Positano Tee Free Crochet Pattern by Hopeful Honey


Houses tumbling down to the sea in a cascade of sun-bleached peach, pink and terracotta paint the steep cliffside in bursts of warmth and charm. The narrow streets lined with quaint little boutiques and wisteria-draped cafés offer the ideal afternoon excursion as you lazily stroll through the picturesque village nestled perfectly amongst the hills.

With it’s delicate nature and loose-fitting style, the Positano Tee makes for the perfect companion as you wander down to the pebbled beachfront. Made with comfort in mind, the open, lacy fabric gives multiple options for layering – whether worn with your swimsuit or paired with a loose fitting skirt and sandals for a more relaxed vibe, this tee will adapt to every outfit all summer long.

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ve most likely realised that I have an affinity with cotton yarns. How could I not? They come in a variety of weights, colors and even mercerized and unmercerized options, making for the ideal fibre to use when whipping up a soft, summer-y garment. This lightweight tee is worked up using just one of Lion Brand’s luxury yarns, the LB Collection Cotton Bamboo. Soft and sleek with beautiful drape, I love the way the definition of this cotton and bamboo blend creates beautifully shaped eyelets within the yoke of this garment.

I’d consider this an easy level crochet pattern, but an ambitious beginner may be able to tackle this one as I’ve also included a ton of how-to photos to help make the learning process all the more enjoyable. To get started right away, check out the free pattern below. As always you can purchase a printable PDF without ads here, or you can purchase the full yarn kit from Lion Brand here.

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Finished Size

Changes for “Women’s M/L” and “Women’s XL/XXL” sizes are in [ ].

Women’s XS/S
Width: 20.5″ (52cm)
Length: 20” (51cm)
Sleeve Length: 4” (10cm)

Women’s M/L
Width: 23.25″ (59cm)
Length: 20.75” (53cm)
Sleeve Length: 4.5” (11cm)

Women’s XL/XXL
Width: 26″ (66cm)
Length: 21.5” (55cm)
Sleeve Length: 5” (13cm)

Gauge

16 stitches + 20 rows = 4″/10cm in single crochet

Skill Level

This is an “Easy” level crochet pattern (includes “How-To” photos). You must be familiar with basic crochet stitches and techniques. Directions written so that they are easy to read and follow. All patterns are in English, and written in standard US terms.

+ PATTERN

Note: The back/front of this tee is worked in the row, from side to side. This tee is worked in 4 parts (2 sleeves, 2 main parts), which are seamed together to create the final tee. It is imperative to check gauge and maintain an even tension throughout to ensure pieces fit together.

 

+ FRONT OF TEE

Ch85 [97,109] using DK yarn and 4mm hook.

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in next 83 [95,107] sts. Turn your work. (84 [96,108] sts)

Row 2 – 69 [71,73]: Ch1, 1 hdc in same st. *1 sl st in next st, 1 hdc in next st. Repeat from the * 40 [46,52] more times. 1 sl st in next st. Turn your work. (84 [96,108] sts)

Row 70 [72,74] – 75 [78,80]: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. 1 sc in next 83 [95,107] sts. Turn your work. (84 [96,108] sts)

Row 76 [79,81]: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. *Ch3, skip 1 st, 1 sc in next st. Repeat from the * 39 [45,51] more times. Ch3, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in next st. Turn your work. (42 [48,54] sts)

Row 77 [80,82]: Ch4 (counts as 1 dc + ch1), 1 sc in the 2nd ch of next ‘ch3’ space. *Ch3, 1 sc in the 2nd ch of next ‘ch3’ space. Repeat from the * 39 [45,51] more times. Ch1, 1 dc in next sc. Turn your work. (43 [49,55] sts)

Row 78 [81,83]: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. *Ch3, 1 sc in the 2nd ch of next ‘ch3’ space. Repeat from the * 39 [45,51] more times. Ch3, 1 sc in next dc. Turn your work. (42 [48,54] sts)

Row 79 [82,84] – 86 [89,93]: Repeat row 77 [80,82] – 78 [81,83].

Row 87 [90,94]: Ch3 (counts as 1 hdc + ch1), 1 sc in the 2nd ch of next ‘ch3’ space. *Ch2, 1 sc in the 2nd ch of next ‘ch3’ space. Repeat from the * 39 [45,51] more times. Ch1, 1 hdc in next sc. Turn your work. (43 [49,55] sts)

Row 88 [91,95]: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. 1 sc in next ‘ch1’ space. *1 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next ‘ch2’ space. Repeat from the * 39 [45,51] more times. 1 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next hdc. Turn your work. (84 [96,108] sts)

Row 89 [92,96] – 94 [98,102]: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. 1 sc in next 83 [95,107] sts. Turn your work. (84 [96,108] sts)
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

 

+ BACK OF TEE

Ch85 [97,109] using DK yarn and 4mm hook.

Row 1 – 94 [98,102]: Repeat row 1 – 94 [98,102] of “Front of Sweater”.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

 

+ SLEEVE

Ch59 [67,75] using DK yarn and 4mm hook.

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in next 57 [65,73] sts. Turn your work. (58 [66,74] sts)

Row 2 – 24 [26,28]: Ch1, 1 hdc in same st. *1 sl st in next st, 1 hdc in next st. Repeat from the * 27 [31,35] more times. 1 sl st in next st. Turn your work. (58 [66,74] sts)

Row 25 [27,29] – 28 [30,34]: Ch1, 1 sc in same st. 1 sc in next 57 [65,73] sts. Turn your work. (58 [66,74] sts)
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

 

+ ASSEMBLY

Follow “Assembly Diagram” below.

Sweater

Block the finished body of tee to correct height/width. Place the “Front of Tee” on top of the “Back of Tee”, flip the layout inside out, and join the two panels together by seaming ‘Row 1’ to ‘Row 69 [70,71]’ closed, working from the bottom to the top. The remaining openings are the armholes.

Seam the shoulders together (Row 94 [98,102]), working into all 23 [27,33] sts the on the right-side shoulder, and all 23 [27,33] sts the on the left-side shoulder. Leaving the unworked sts of row 94 [98,102] of the body of the tee un-seamed. The remaining opening is the neckline.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Sleeves

Flip each sleeve inside out and seam the sleeves along the ends of the rows, all along the underarm. Seam both sleeves onto the tee, where the armholes are.

Flip your completed tee right side out. Fold-over the cuff of the sleeve 1.5”/4cm, and join the edge of the folded cuff to the sleeve at one point.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Hope you all enjoy this pattern for a lightweight tee, perfect for layering.
Be sure to use the tag #hopefulhoneyhive on Instagram to show me your version of my design!
Have a lovely day crocheting…



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