The Summer is almost gone, so I grabbed my hook and I made this Basic T-shirt in Crochet to have it on the days left.

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Basic T-shirt in Crochet

You can purchase the easy printable pdf version of this pattern here.

Last week I was renovated my bathroom, so I didn’t had time to post anything. But here I am with a new summer project that I hope you will enjoy.

Is a simple yoke T-shirt, worked from top to bottom. Is easy to make and you will find here all the info that you will need to make it.

I designed this pattern for sizes from S to 2X, but you can adjusted as you want or need.

Now let’s talk about materials you will need:

I used Scheepjes Whirl in color Dark Grape Squish and a 3.5 mm ( E size ) crochet hook. You will have to work looser. 1 whirl will be enough for any size, but if you want to make changes, as make the Basic T-shirt in Crochet longer or with longer sleeves, for bigger sizes, 1X and 2X you will need some additional yarn.

If you want to use another yarn use a similar weight as baby or sport or even fingering.

You will also need 4 stitch markers and scissors.

Basic T-shirt in Crochet

You can purchase the easy printable pdf version of this pattern here.


If you choose to use another yarn here is the approximate amount of yarn that you will need:

  • S – 150 grams / 680 m / 740 yds
  • M – 160 grams / 730 m/ 790 yds
  • L – 170 grams / 780 m/ 850 yds
  • 1X – 190 grams / 830 m / 910 yds
  • 2X – 200 grams / 890 m / 970 yds

The final measurements of the Basic T-shirt in Crochet are in the next sketch


Basic T-shirt in crochet sketch



18 dc = 10 cm (4″)

10 rounds = 10 cm (4″)

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

  • Ch – chain
  • Dc – double crochet
  • St(s) – stitch (es)
  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • Inc – increase ( 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc)
  • Dec – decrease ( dc2tog – 2 dc work together as a cluster)

Ok, now with all these things in mind, let’s begin:

We will work in rounds from top to bottom. Start with the foundation chain:

  • S – 136
  • M – 146
  • L – 156
  • XL – 164
  • XXL – 172

After finishing the foundation sl st to finish the round.

Round 1

Ch 2 (doesn’t count as a first dc), 1 dc in next 31 (34, 36, 38, 40) sts, 1 inc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 30 (32, 35, 37,39) sts, 1 inc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 36 ( 39, 41, 43, 45) sts, 1 inc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 30 (32, 35, 37,39), 1 inc, 1 dc in the last 5 sts. Sl st.

In each 4 ch 1 spaces of the increases put a stitch marker.

Round 2

Ch 2, 1 dc in each dc until you get to the next ch 1 space. Here you will do the inc. Continue until the end of the round.

Repeat round 2 until you have in total:

  • S – 12 rounds
  • M – 14 rounds
  • L – 15 rounds
  • XL – 18 rounds
  • XXL – 21 rounds

After completing these rounds, the yoke is done and is time to separate the sleeves from the body of the Basic T-shirt in Crochet.

Start the next round as usual. Make 1 dc in each st until you get to the first corner. In the ch 1 space make 1 dc. Then, to join with the front side make a chain of:

  • S – 14 sts
  • M – 18 sts
  • L – 20 sts
  • XL – 24 sts
  • XXL – 26 sts

Skip the sts for the sleeve and in the second corner make 1 dc. Continue with 1 dc in each st, until the next corner.

Here  we will proceed the same as we did in the other side. Finish the round.

Now that we separate the body of the t-shirt from the sleeves we can work the parts individual.

Using a color changing yarn I worked 3 rows on each part just to make sure that the colors will be the same.

I did this only until I finished the sleeves.

Basic T-shirt in Crochet

On the body I made a few increases. At every 3 rows 1 single increase / row ( 2 dc in the same st).

First inc I made it in the 10th st, the next one, after another 3 rounds, in the 20th st and so on until the end of the body. I made in total 33 rounds and you will have to do 33 rounds for every size.

The length will be adjusted from the yoke. If you want a longer t-shirt you can do more rounds.

Ok, now let’s see how we will work the sleeves.

We will start from the middle of the ch that we made when we joined the back and front side.

We will work in rounds making 1 dc in each st. At every 3 rounds we will make 1 decrease at the beginning and at the end of the round.

We will do in total:

  • S, M – 12 rounds
  • L, XL, XXL – 15 rounds

After finishing the Basic T-shirt in Crochet we will add a border on the neck line, bottom line and on the sleeves.

On the sleeves fold 3 rounds and secure the fold by sewing at the armpit.

Because we will fold the edges of the sleeves, work the border on the wrong side.

For the border I used the last color in my whirl, but if you work with a solid color you may choose for the border a contrasting one.

And the Basic T-shirt in Crochet is done.

Basic T-shirt in Crochet


You can purchase the easy printable pdf version of this pattern here.

What do you think? Looks nice isn’t it?

So, you’ll have to give it a try.

Bellow you will also find the video tutorial.

Enjoy Crochet ! ???

Basic T-shirt. Free Pattern & Video Tutorial




  1. love this patter~
    but round 1 seems to be missing 1 inc (1 corner)?

    • Bykaterina

      thank you for notice me. I updated the pattern.

  2. sharon borden

    Can’t wait to get started, thank you for the free pattern!