Bringing Back Bows Tee

Always in style, this crochet take on a classic tee has a surprise: the back come together to form a row of sweet little bows. Simple and chic, this tee is truly a must have for this season.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 34.25 (38, 42.75, 46.5, 50.25, 54)” to fit bust 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)”

2-4” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 38”

Gauge: 17 sts and 8 rows = 4” [10 cm] in dc after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn: Nako Calico (50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic; 267 yards [245 meters]/100 grams): CL10255 Grey (CC1, 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) balls), CL11220 Powder (CC2, 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) balls)

Needles: US size G/6 (4.0 mm)

Notions: Cable needle, tapestry needle, stitch markers

Abbreviations

CC1 – Contrast color 1

CC2 – Contrast color 2

Pattern Notes

The top is worked from the bottom up.

The front and back hems are made separately and then joined to work the body in the round.

The turning chain/beginning chain counts as first dc throughout

The stripe pattern is created by working 2 rnds/rows with CC1 followed by 2 rnds/rows with CC2. This pattern is followed throughout and color change is not mentioned in the pattern.

Beginning Ch counts as dc throughout.

Pattern

Back Hem

With CC1, ch 75 (83, 93, 101, 109, 117).

Set-up Row (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook, *dc in next ch; rep from * to end, turn. (73 (81, 91, 99, 107, 115) dc)

Next Row (WS): Ch 3, *dc in next dc; rep from * to end.

Rep last row 6 more times.

Fasten off. Break yarn.

Front hem

Work same as Back Hem. Do not break yarn.

Join Hems

Next Row (RS): Ch 3, *dc in next dc; rep from * to end of Front Hem, dc in first dc of Back Hem, **dc in next dc; rep from ** to end of Back Hem, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch. (146 (162, 182, 198, 214, 230) dc)

Next Rnd: Ch 3, *dc in next dc; rep from * to end, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch.

Rep last rnd, changing color every 2 rnds 18 more times. (14 stripes total; piece meas about 14”)

Divide Front and Back

Next Row: Ch 3, (dc in next dc) 72 (80, 90, 98, 106, 114) times, turn and continue working back and forth for Front, leaving the rem 73 (81, 91, 99, 107, 115) dc to work the Back later.

Next Row (WS): Ch 3, *dc in next dc; rep from * to end. (73 (81, 91, 99, 107, 115) dc)

Rep last row 6 (6, 8, 8, 10, 10) more times ending with a WS row.

Shape Neck

Next Row (RS): Ch 3, dc in next 22 (26, 31, 35, 39, 43) dc, dc2tog twice, dc in next 2 dc, turn to cont working Left Front, leaving rem sts for Neck and Right Front. (27 (31, 36, 40, 44, 48) sts)

Left Front

Next Row (WS): Ch 3, dc in next dc, dc2tog twice, dc in each dc to end, turn. (25 (29, 34, 38, 42, 46) sts)

Next Row (RS): Ch 3, *dc in next dc; rep from * to last 6 sts, dc2tog twice, dc in next dc, dc in turning ch, turn. (23 (27, 32, 36, 40, 44) sts)

Next Row (WS): Ch 3, dc in next dc, dc2tog twice, dc in each dc to end, turn. (21 (25, 30, 34, 38, 42) sts)

Rep last 2 rows once more. (17 (21, 26, 30, 34, 38) sts)

Next Row (RS): Ch 3, dc in each st to end.

Rep last row once more.

Fasten off and break yarn.

Right Front

With RS facing, sk 15 sts from Left Neck edge for Front Neck and join yarn. (27 (31, 36, 40, 44, 48) sts)

Next Row (RS): Ch 3, dc in next dc, dc2tog twice, dc in each dc to end. (25 (29, 34, 38, 42, 46) sts)

Next Row (WS): Ch 3, *dc in next dc; rep from * to last 6 sts, dc2tog twice, dc in next dc, dc in turning ch, turn. (23 (27, 32, 36, 40, 44) sts)

Rep last 2 rows 2 more times. (17 (21, 26, 30, 34, 38) sts)

Next Row (RS): Ch 3, dc in each st to end.

Rep last row once more.

Fasten off and break yarn.

Back

With RS facing, join yarn and work 2 rows even ending with a WS row. (73 (81, 91, 99, 107, 115) dc)

Shape Back Neck

Row 1 (RS): Ch 3, dc in next 34 (38, 43, 47, 51, 55) dc, sk next 3 sts, ch 5, dc in each st to end, turn.

Row 2 (WS): Ch 3, dc in next 33 (37, 42, 46, 50, 54) sts, ch 3, sl st in ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in each dc to end, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next 32 (36, 41, 45, 49, 53) sts, sk next (dc, 2 ch-3 sp, dc), ch 9, dc in each dc to end, turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in next 31 (35, 40, 44, 48, 52) sts, ch 5, sl st in ch-9 sp, ch 5, sk next dc, dc in each dc to end, turn.

Row 5: Ch 3, dc in next 30 (34, 39, 43, 47, 51) sts, sk next (dc, 2 ch-5 sp, dc), ch 13, dc in each dc to end, turn.

Row 6: Ch 3, dc in next 28 (32, 37, 41, 45, 49) sts, ch 8, sl st in ch-13 sp, ch 8, sk next 2 dc, dc in each dc to end, turn.

Row 7: Ch 3, dc in next 26 (30, 35, 39, 43, 47) sts, sk next (2 dc, 2 ch-8 sp, 2 dc), ch 21, dc in each dc to end, turn.

Row 8: Ch 3, dc in next 24 (24 (28, 33, 37, 41, 45) sts, ch 12, sl st in ch-21 sp, ch 12, sk next 2 dc, dc in each dc to end, turn.

Row 9: Ch 3, dc in next 22 (26, 31, 35, 39, 43) sts, sk next (2 dc, 2 ch-12 sp, 2 dc), ch 29, dc in each dc to end, turn.

Row 10: Ch 3, dc in next 20 (24, 29, 33, 37, 41) sts, ch 16, sl st in ch-29 sp, ch 16, sk next 2 dc, dc in each dc to end, turn.

Row 11: Ch 3, dc in next 14 (18, 23, 27, 31, 35) sts, dc2tog twice, dc in next 2 dc, turn to cont working Right Back. (19 (23, 28, 32, 36, 40) sts)

Right Back

Next Row (WS): Ch 3, dc in next dc, dc2tog twice, dc in each dc to end, turn. (17 (21, 26, 30, 34, 38) sts)

Work 2 rows even.

Fasten off and break yarn.

Left Back

With RS facing, sk 2 ch-16 sp from Right Back neck edge and join yarn.

Next Row (RS): Ch 3, dc in next dc, dc2tog twice, dc in each dc to end, turn. (19 (23, 28, 32, 36, 40) sts)

Next Row (WS): Ch 3, dc in each dc to last 6 sts, dc2tog twice, dc in next dc, dc in turning ch, turn. (17 (21, 26, 30, 34, 38) sts)

Work 2 rows even.

Fasten off and break yarn.

Finishing

Seam Front and Back at the shoulders.

With RS facing and CC2, join yarn at underarm.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 68 (68, 76, 76, 86, 86) sc around the armhole, join with sl st to beg ch. Fasten and break yarn.

Weave in ends. Block to finished measurements.

 

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