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Spring ribbon sleeved tee

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As spring approaches I’m inspired to create some amazing spring time clothes. For a while now I’ve been dreaming of a lightweight tee with a crocheted ribbon on its sleeves. Quite a few failures made their way into the pile before I was really able to perfect the design idea. The end result isn’t exactly as I had envisioned but then, it never is is it? The ribboned sleeve really adds a bit of fun and flare to this tee.

What created the amazing drape and texture of this tee was the stunning Beautiful you yarn by Lion Brand. The ribbon needed to tie into a nice neat bow and tighten around the arm in just the right way. Lion Brand’s beautiful you yarn is one of the newer offerings over at Lionbrand.com. Once I realized how versatile and high quality this yarn was, I had to order about 20 more balls. The color options are irresistible, check them out here. The ribbon sleeved top features the color “Spanish villa” but for my next design I think some jewel tones are in order. So stay tuned for more Beautiful you yarn designs. I hope you love this pattern.

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The Spring Ribbon Sleeved top

 

Finished Measurements   (Front and back panels)

Pattern is written in sizes S (M, L, XL)

Length 20.75 /53 (20.75/53, 22.75/58, 22.75/58) in/cm including bottom border per panel

Width 17.25/44 (19.5/49, 22/56, 24.25/62) in/cm per panel

Supplies

YARN- Lion brand’s BEAUTIFUL YOU (3.5 oz/100g; 326/298m yds per ball).

4 (4, 5, 5) balls in main color “Spanish villa.”

1 ball of contrasting color “sugar swizzle.”

Size G (4 mm) crochet hook

Tapestry needle

2 stitch markers

Gauge

17 sc sts x 21 rows sc = 4 x 4 inches (10 cm)blocked

Notes

Pattern is worked in color main color throughout the majority of the project. Do not change to contrasting color until reaching the sleeve border and bottom border.

Model is 5 foot 3 inches with a 34 inch bust wearing size S in photos.

Working a gauge swatch is crucial for this pattern to ensure garment fits properly.

You will need to block finished panels as well as sleeve “ribbons” to reduce curling.

Special stitches

Puff stitch– [Yo, insert hook into indicated st, yo and pull up a loop to height of row] three times (7 loops on hook) yo and draw through all 7 loops on hook.

Double Treble crochet – Yo three times, insert hook in next st, yo draw a loop (5 loops on hook); [yarn over and draw through 2 loops] 4 times.

Abbreviations

Sc- single crochet

Dc- double crochet

Dtr- double treble crochet

Puff- puff stitch

Sk- skip

St (sts)- stitch (stitches)

RS- right side

Pattern Instructions

Back Panel

Ch 74 (84, 94, 104)

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. 73 (83, 93, 103) sc.

Rows 2-11: Ch 1, turn sc in each st across. 73 (83, 93, 103) sc.

Row 12: Ch 3 (counts as a dc here and throughout) turn, dc in each of next 2 sts, *sk next st, puff  in next st, crossing over in front of puff just made, puff in skipped st, dc in each of next 3 sts; repeat from * across. 14(16, 18, 20) crossed puff sts and 45 (51, 57, 63) dc sts.

Rows 13-23: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. 73 (83, 93, 103) sc.

Row 24: Ch 5, (counts as dtr here and throughout) turn, dtr in each st across.  73 (83, 93, 103) dtr.

Rows 25- 29: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. 73 (83, 93, 103) sc.

Row 30: Repeat row 24.

Rows 31-41: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 42: Repeat row 12.

Rows 43-53: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 54: Ch 5, turn, dtr in each st across.  73 (83, 93, 103) dtr

55-59: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Rows 60-71(71, 77, 77): Repeat rows 54-59; 2 (2, 3, 3) times

Right shoulder

Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sc in each of next 22 (26, 30, 34) sts, leaving the remaining sts unworked for back neck and left shoulder

Rows 2-5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. 22 (26, 30, 34) sc.

Fasten off.

Left shoulder

From RS, sk next 29 (31, 33, 35) unworked sts following last st of Row 1 of right shoulder, join new strand of yarn with sl st in next st.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st and in each of next 21 (25, 29, 33) sts. 22 (26, 30, 34) sc.

Rows 2-5: Ch 1, turn sc in each st across. 22 (26, 30, 34) sc.

Fasten off.

Front Panel

Make same as back through Row 65 (65, 71, 71)

Right shoulder

Row 1: Ch 5, turn, dtr in each of next 21 sts, leaving remaining sts unworked for left shoulder and front neck. 22 (26, 30, 34) dtr.

Rows 2-6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. 22 (26, 30, 34) sc.

Row 7: Ch 5, turn, dtr in each st across.

Rows 8-12: Ch 1, turn sc in each st across.

Fasten off.

Left Shoulder

From RS, sk next 29 (31, 33, 35) unworked sts following last st of Row 1 of right shoulder, join yarn with sl st in next st.

Row 1: Ch 5, dtr in each st to end of row. 22 (26, 30, 34) dtr.

Rows 2-6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. 22 (26, 30, 34) sc.

Row 7: Ch 5, turn, dtr in each st across.

Rows 8-12: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.  Fasten off.

Joining Pieces

Sew shoulder seams using the mattress stitch.

Place stitch markers on Front and Back sides edges, about 7 (7.5, 8, 8.5) inches below shoulder seams for armholes. 

Using the mattress stitch, sew side seams from bottom edge up to markers.

Sleeves

*Note*– Sleeves are worked in turned rows, leaving a small space between the beg and end of each row to create the opening for the “ribbon.”

With RS facing join a new strand of yarn with a sl st into the row directly below the shoulder seam.

Row 1: Ch 1, work sc sts evenly spaced around the armhole opening until you reach the row directly above the shoulder seam. Leave the shoulder seam unworked,  Do NOT join.

Rows 2-5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 6: Ch 5, turn, dtr in each st across.

Rows 7-11: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Fasten off. Repeat for other sleeve.

Sleeve Border and “ribbon”

With contrasting color, ch 40, join ch with a sl st to to top outer edge of sleeve.

Row 1: sc in each st across, do not turn, ch 41.

Row 2: Turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across ch just made, sc in each sc across the sleeve, sc in each st of beg ch-40 of the row.

*Note- last row is worked all the way around the edge of the trim and the inside opening of the sleeve, across outer edge of the trim to beg st of same row.*

Row 3: Do not turn, work 2 sc into end of row 1, work sc sts evenly on back side of original ch toward sleeve opening, up reaching sleeve work sc sts across row ends of sleeve opening to ribbon on opposite side, continue to work sc sts evenly on back side of ch to end of ribbon, work 2 sc into end of ribbon, work sc sts across opposite side of ribbon (into row 2 sts) until first sc of row, sl st to first sc to join.

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Fasten off, weave in ends. Tie the ribbons into a bow before wearing.

Bottom Border

With CC join a new strand of yarn with a sl st at one of the side seams at the bottom of the garment.

Round 1: Ch 1, work sc stitches evenly around bottom, sl st to beg ch-1 to join.

Round 2-4: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st to beg ch-1 to join.

Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

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