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Dina Tee Free Crochet Pattern

The Dina Tee is a light weight crop top that would look great on a variety of body types. I love to style tops like these with high waist skirts or bottoms.

This tee is rated at an easy skill level. You will need to know how to chain, single crochet, slip stitch and how to work in the back loop. The tee is worked in two pieces (front and back) and seamed up the side with a no sew seam.

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Dina Tee ©2020 KT and the Squid. All rights reserved. You may not sell, trade, share or redistribute this pattern in any way. You may sell finished items made from this pattern.


Sizes 

XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

To fit a bust of: 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 46, 52, 56, 60)”

The sample is shown in size XS on a model with a 32” bust with 6” positive ease. 

Yarn

KT and the Squid Squid Sport (100% superwash merino; 328 yds/100g)

1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins in color A (shown in Tam)

-325 (375, 425, 475, 525, 585, 630, 680, 735) yards

1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins in color B (shown in Denim)

-285 (325, 365, 415, 455, 505, 545, 585, 625) yards

1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins in color C (shown in Dina)

-185 (215, 245, 290, 320, 365, 395, 435, 465) yards

780 (900, 1020, 1165, 1285, 1445, 1555, 1685, 1820) yards total.

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Hook

H/5.0 mm hook (or hook 0.5mm smaller than gauge hook)

I/5.5mm hook (or hook to meet gauge)

Abbreviations

Ch = chain

St(s) = stitch(es)

Sc = single crochet

BLO = back loop only

Notes

The Dina Tee is worked from the bottom up in 2 separate pieces. Sides are seamed in a no sew fashion. The neck and arm trims are then added.

You can easily add length to the tee. This will add yardage to the yarn requirements. 

Gauge (save time and check your gauge!)

22 sts by 18 rows = 4” square (gauge is measured after blocking)

Gauge Pattern 

Ch an odd number

Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, skip 1 ch, sc in the next ch; repeat from * until 1 ch remains, sc in the last ch.

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st, *ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 space; repeat from * to the last ch-1 space, sc in the last sc. 

Repeat row 2 to desired length.

Stripe Pattern: 1 row Color A, 1 row color B, 1 row color C, repeat from beginning. 

Back 

Bottom Trim 

Using the smaller hook with color A, ch 11.

Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and every ch across. (10)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, working in the BLO, sc in every st across. (10)

Repeat row 2 until you have 100 (112, 124, 134, 146, 156, 168, 178, 190) rows.

Start Body: Back

You will now start working in the sides of the trim rows in the stripe pattern (described above). Change to the larger hook.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in the 1st row, *ch 1, skip 1, sc in the next; repeat from * across until 1 row remains, sc in the last. 100 (112, 124, 134, 146, 156, 168, 178, 190)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in in 1st st, *ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 space; repeat from * across until 1 sc remains, sc in the last sc. 

Repeat row 2 until you have 48 (48, 50, 54, 54, 58, 58, 58, 58) total rows.

If you’d like to make the top longer, add any number of rows here.

Fasten off.

Back Arm Opening

Skip 4 (4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 8, 8, 8) sts and join with the next color in the stripe pattern.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in the same st, *ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 space; repeat from * until 5 (5, 7, 7, 7, 7, 9, 9, 9) sts remain, sc in the next. 92 (104, 112, 122, 134, 144, 152, 162, 174)

Repeat row 1 until you have 25 (29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 43, 45) rows. 

Split for Neck

Side 1

Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st st, *ch1, sc in the next ch-1 st; repeat from * for a total of 26 (32, 32, 36, 40, 44, 46, 50, 56) sts, sc in the next 2. 28 (34, 34, 38, 42, 46, 48, 52, 58)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st st, skip the next sc, sc in the next ch-1 space, *ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 space; repeat from * until 1 st remains, sc in the last. 27 (33, 33, 37, 41, 45, 47, 51, 57)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st st, *ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 space; repeat from * until 2 sts remain, skip 1 sc, sc in the last. 26 (32, 32, 36, 40, 44, 46, 50, 56)

Fasten off.

Side 2

Skip 36 (36, 44, 46, 50, 52, 56, 58, 58) sts from side one and join with the next color in the stripe pattern.

Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sc in the same st, *ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 space; repeat from * until 1 st remains, sc in the last. 28 (34, 34, 38, 42, 46, 48, 52, 58)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st st, *ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 space; repeat from * until 2 sts remain, sc in the last sc. 27 (33, 33, 37, 41, 45, 47, 51, 57)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st st, skip the next 2 sts, *ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 space; repeat from * until 1 st remains, sc in the last. 26 (32, 32, 36, 40, 44, 46, 50, 56)

Fasten off, set back piece aside. 

Front

Bottom Trim 

Repeat as you did for the back bottom trim.

Start Body: Front

Repeat as you did for the back. 

Fasten off.

Front Arm Opening

Skip 4 (4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 8, 8, 8) sts and join with the next color in the stripe pattern.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in the same st, *ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 space; repeat from * until 5 (5, 7, 7, 7, 7, 9, 9, 9) sts remain, sc in the next. 92 (104, 112, 122, 134, 144, 152, 162, 174)

Repeat row 1 until you have 14 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 32, 34) rows. 

Split for Neck

Side 1

Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st, *ch1, sc in the next ch-1 st; repeat from*  for a total of 30 (36, 36, 40, 44, 48, 50, 54, 60) sts, sc in the next 2. 32 (38, 38, 42, 46, 50, 52, 56, 62)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st st, skip the next sc, sc in the next ch-1 space, *ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 space; repeat from * until 1 st remains, sc in the last. 31 (37, 37, 41, 45, 49, 51, 55, 61)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st st, *ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 st; repeat from * until 2 sts remain, skip 1 sc, sc in the last. 30 (36, 36, 40, 44, 48, 50, 54, 60)

Repeat rows 2 and 3 two more times for 7 rows total. 26 (32, 32, 36, 40, 44, 46, 50, 56)

Fasten off.

Side 2

Skip 36 (36, 44, 46, 50, 52, 56, 58, 58) sts from side one and join with the next color in the stripe pattern.

Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sc in the same st, *ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 space; repeat from * until 1 st remains, sc in the last. 32 (38, 38, 42, 46, 50, 52, 56, 62)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st st, *ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 space; repeat from * until 2 sts remain, sc in the last sc. 31 (37, 37, 41, 45, 49, 51, 55, 61)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st st, skip the next 2 sts, *ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 space; repeat from * until 1 st remains, sc in the last. 30 (36, 36, 40, 44, 48, 50, 54, 60)

Repeat rows 2 and 3 two more times for 7 rows total. 26 (32, 32, 36, 40, 44, 46, 50, 56)

Fasten off.

Shoulder Seams

Slip stitch the last rows of the front and back together.

No Sew Side Seams

Join to the bottom st of the trim with larger hook and color A, evenly sc (1 sc per row) on the side of the top to the split for the arms, sc on the first row below the split for the arm on the front, evenly sc down the side of the front. 

*Exact st count is not critical but make sure it’s the same on both sides.

Seam the side working a flat row slip stitch seam.

Tutorial Here  

Repeat on the other side.

Sleeve Trim

Set up round: Join with color B and smaller hook to any st of the underarm, ch 1, evenly sc around the arm opening.

Row 1: Ch 7, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and the next 5 sts, slip st in the next 2 sc on the set up round. 6 plus 2 slip sts

Row 2: Turn skip 2 slip sts, working in the BLO, sc in all sc across. 6

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, working in the BLO sc in each sc, slip st in the next 2 sc of the set up round. 6 plus 2 slip sts

Repeat rows 2 and 3 around, slip st the first row to the last, fasten off. 

Repeat on the other arm opening.

Neck Trim

Repeat as you did for the sleeves around the neck opening except ch 5 for row 1. 

A

38

42

46

50

54

58

62

65

69

B

12.5

12.5

13

14

14

15

15

15

15

C

6

7

7.5

8

8.5

9

9.5

10

10.5

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