Free Summer Crochet Pattern for Women in 9 adult sizes!

Free Summer Crochet Pattern for Women in 9 adult sizes!
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This Summer tee crochet pattern for women is perfect for beginner crocheters and is written for sizes XS through to 5XL. It only uses simple stitches and has a super easy construction. With just 2 rectangles you have a perfect laying piece for your summer wardrobe!

I would wear my lacy crochet tee more casually with a pair of jeans, or maybe some shorts, sandals and a vest top for those particularly sunny days.

But you could team yours with a skirt for the office easily.

I love a piece that is versatile and will pair with just about everything in my wardrobe. What about you?

Inspiration behind the design

When I ordered the yarn for this crochet tee design, I wasn’t sure exactly what I would make. I knew it was going to be a summer tee with a lacy texture and I wanted it to be quite casual for beach days and barbecues.

And I wanted to create a summer garment crochet pattern that is easy and beginner friendly. So, it also had to be made with simple stitches that create a lot of texture and an easy construction.

The Lacy Tee turned out great!

Construction of the design

If this is your first attempt at crocheting a garment, the Lacy Tee is perfect! It uses double crochets, single crochets and chains to create a beautiful feminine texture that will flatter any body shape. The ease of this summer crochet pattern (i.e. the room there is in it) is flattering as it is not too snug making it super easy and comfortable to wear.

And there is no shaping – the drape and texture does all of the talking on this one! This means there are no increases or decreases to worry about….

Two simple rectangles sewn together with enough room for the arms and head and viola! I finished my version off with two rows of single crochet around the arms to add a little more comfort and subtle style element.

The Yarn

I used Heatherly sport weight yarn in colour Ice Pop for my Lacy Tee. It is a 2 weight yarn that is 80% acrylic and 20% merino wool so it also has a warmth to it that will help keep the summer breezes from making you feel a little chilly.

Despite the fact that I used a 2 weight yarn for this summer crochet pattern, it does work up really quite quickly – and one hank of this goes a surprisingly long way with this stitch combination. I used less than 3 hanks for a size large. Each hank has 328 yards per 100g.

This was my first time using this yarn. And I have to say I enjoyed it. I do believe that it is on the heavier side of a sport weight but that wasn’t an issue at all. The yarn was easy to use, it did not split while I was working with it and I didn’t come across any knots. The colour saturation in the yarn is beautiful and true to the website, which is always a relief when you have to order unfamiliar yarn online.

Because it is a thicker 2 weight yarn you can use this one comfortably in a variety of projects – scarves and shawls, garments, even blankets (as long as you don’t mind if it takes you a wee while longer to work up a big blanket). It is perfect for a summer crochet pattern.

If you haven’t worked with it before, I can recommend the Heatherly from WeCrochet! It will not be the last time I design with it.

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The pattern specifics:

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·        Heavier #2 or #3 weight yarn of your choosing – Rough estimates of yardage are below. I used 3 skeins of WeCrochet’s Heatherly Sport Weight  in Ice Pop for size large.
·        4mm hook
·        Stitch markers (optional)
·        Scissors and tapestry needle


10 sts and 10 rows of lace pattern in 2”
Row 1: Turn, Ch 1, SC in first st, *Ch 2, sk next st, DC in next st, Ch 2, sk next st, SC in next st* Rep from * to * across.
Row 2: Turn, CH5 (counts as a DC, Ch 2), *sc in next dc from previous row**,
Ch 2,  DC in next SC from previous row, Ch 2.* Rep from * to * across ending your last repeat at **.
Rep rows 1 and 2 for 18 rows

Sizing of the women’s lacy tee crochet pattern:

This one is written for 9 adult sizes – XS to 5XL. There is approximately 3” of ease in this pattern for all sizes (or as close to as stitch counts would allow)


Abbreviations used:

·       Ch(s)–chain(s)
·       St(s)–stitch(es)
·       rep–repeat
·       sk—skip
·       FSC – foundation single crochet
·       SC – single crochet
·       DC – Double crochet
·       SS – slip stitch
·       YO—yarn over
·       FO—fasten off

Other notes:

– Written in US terms. 
·       Ch1 stitches at the beginning do not count as a st unless otherwise stated.
·       The stitch count is in parenthesis at the end of each row.
·       Sizing is written as XS (S, M, L, XL)(2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

The women’s Lacy Tee crochet pattern:

Make 2:

Row 1:  FSC  85 (93, 101, 109, 117)(125, 133, 141, 149)


               CH 86 (94, 102, 110, 118)(126, 134, 142, 150) , SC in second CH from hook and each CH across (85 (93, 101, 109, 117)(125, 133, 141, 149))

Row 2: Turn, Ch 1, SC in first st, *Ch 2, sk next st, DC in next st, Ch 2, sk next st,

  SC in next st* Rep from * to * across.

Row 3: Turn, CH5 (counts as a DC, Ch 2), *sc in next dc from previous row**,

Ch 2, DC in next SC from previous row, Ch 2.* Rep from * to * across             ending your last repeat at **.

Row 4: Turn, Ch1 (does not count), SC in first DC from previous row, *Ch 2, DC

 in next sc from previous row**, CH 2, SC in next DC from previous row*

Rep from * to * across ending the row at **

Rows 5 on: Rep rows 3 and 4 until work measures almost 22” (22.5”, 23”, 23.5”,

23.5”)(24”, 24”, 24.5”, 24.5”)

Row 6: Turn, Ch1, SC in first st, *1 sc in ch2 sp, sc in next st, 1 sc in next ch2 sp, sc in next st* Rep from * to * across.

Row 7: Turn, Ch1, SC in first st and each st across.

FO and weave in ends


With wrong sides facing, measure according to the diagram below and use a stitch marker to mark them:

Key to diagram below:

AShoulder (sew along here – measurements below)
BArm Hole (do not sew – measurements below are from the top to the bottom of this section)
CSides (sew from bottom of B to top of ribbing)
DHead hole (do not sew!!)
image showing how to sew your lacy tee together
A4.5” (5”,  5.5”, 6.5”, 7.5”) (8”, 9”, 9.5”, 10”)
B6.5” (7”, 7.5”, 8”, 8.5”) (9”, 9.5”, 10”, 10.5”)
CSew from bottom of C to the bottom of B

To Finish off both sleeve:

Round 1 – With right sides facing, attach yarn to the bottom of either arm hole. CH1, SC evenly around. SS to join.

Note: if you create too many SC your sleeve edging will become wavy, too few and you will see it tightening up. I found 3 SC in each DC and 1 SC in each SC around worked well.

Round 2 – CH1, SC in each st around. SS to join.

FO and weave in ends

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