"Let Your Hair Down" Cropped Tee - Free Crochet Pattern

The “Let Your Hair Down” Cropped Tee was a labor of love! This design had many lives before becoming what she is today. I would say I planned this all and am just that smart, but sadly I am not (Lol!). After many attempts, I can happily say I am SO happy with how the “Let Your Hair Down” Cropped Tee turned out!

This top pairs well with high waisted shorts, pants, skirts, all that jazz. Don’t worry if you’re not a crop top lover like myself, instructions are given to those of you who would prefer a longer Tee.

Materials -

3.75mm Crochet Hook

400-600 yards Light (3) weight yarn

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Stitch Marker

Gauge -

Double Crochet in the Back Loop Only

20 Sts = 4”

10 Rows - 4”

Abbreviations -

Ch - Chain

DC - Double Crochet

SC - Single Crochet

DC BLO - Double Crochet in the Back Loop Only

FDC - Foundation Double Crochet

Sl St - Slip Stitch

St(s) - Stitch(es)

PM - Place Marker

Notes -

  • Length adjustments can be made throughout pattern.

  • Size adjustments are listed as such - XS, S, M, L(XL, 2XL, 3XL)

  • It is strongly recommended to highlight your size (rows and stitch counts) before starting this project.

  • Chain 2 DOES NOT count as a stitch.

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Pattern

Front/Back Panel (Make Two)

Body/Right Shoulder

A video tutorial for the Foundation Double Crochet can be found here - https://youtu.be/0hjBv3ySMXY

Size Adjustments - If you would like a longer top, work more Foundation Double Crochets to reach your desired length.

R1 - FDC 64, 74, 84, 94(104, 114, 124)

R2 - Ch2, Turn, DC BLO across 64, 74, 84, 94(104, 114, 124)

Repeat R2 for a total of 10, 12, 14, 14(16, 16, 20) Rows

Body/Neck Opening

R11, 13, 15, 15(17, 17, 21) - Ch2, Turn, DC BLO into next 56, 66, 76, 84(94, 102, 112)

R12, 14, 16, 16(18, 18, 22) - Ch2, Turn, DC BLO across 56, 66, 76, 84(94, 102, 112)

Repeat R12, 14, 16, 16(18, 18, 22) for a total of 24, 26, 28, 34(36, 40, 44) Rows

Body/Left Shoulder

R25, 27, 29, 35(37, 41, 45) - Ch2, Turn, DC BLO across, FDC 8, 8, 8 10(10, 12, 12) 64, 74, 84, 94(104, 114, 124)

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R26, 28, 30, 36(38, 42, 46) - Ch2, Turn, DC BLO across 64, 74, 84, 94(104, 114, 124)

Repeat R26, 28, 30, 36(38, 42, 46) for a total of 34, 38, 42, 48(52, 56, 64) Rows

Fasten off.

Seaming


Lay the shoulder sections of both the front and back panels together. Seam using your preferred method. I recommend using the mattress/shoulder seam - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7a1cHUpsXE

Fold in half, mark 6”, 6”, 6.5”, 7”(7.5”, 8.5”, 9.5”) down from shoulder seam. This hole will be left open to make the sleeves. Seam from this point down to the bottom of the top.

Sleeves

Attach yarn to the underarm section of one arm hole left open from seaming. Repeat this process on both sleeves.

R1 - PM, DC BLO around opening 56, 56, 64, 70(74, 84, 94)

R2 - DC BLO around

Repeat Row 2 for a total of 6, 6, 6, 8(10, 12, 12) Rows

Sl St, Fasten off.

Neck

Attach yarn to the back section of the neck opening. Place 2 SC into each DC around the opening. Sl St to beginning, fasten off. Weave in all ends.