Summer is just around the corner and whilst crochet may be more of a winter activity there are plenty of summer crochet patterns you can enjoy during the warmer weather! Instead of crocheting warm snuggly scarves, opt for lightweight shawl patterns or swap your big banket project for a smaller home accessory pattern like a plant pot cover! I recently released the ‘Moss Stitch Plant Pot Cover’ a quick and easy crochet pattern perfect for brightening up your home. 

In this post, I’ll be focusing on crochet patterns for T-shirts. I always enjoy making sweaters during the winter but somehow I have never crocheted a T-shirt! After creating this list I cannot wait to get started on my first although I’m still undecided about which pattern I’ll use. I had a hard time whittling my list down to ten patterns because there are so many great T-shirt projects available! As always I’ve tried to include both free and paid patterns as well as making sure there are patterns for most crochet ability levels.

Speaking of crochet and t-shirts, have you seen my new range of crochet-related clothing and accessories? The recently launched products include t-shirts, mugs and crochet hook cases with hoodies and sweatshirts coming soon. All of the products have fun crochet or yarn-related quotes printed on them such as the one pictured below – ‘I’m sorry for what I said when I was counting stitches’ which I’m sure many of you can relate to! I had so much fun designing these and I’m so excited to share them with other crocheters, you can see the whole range on my Etsy store: WillowCrochetShop

I hope you find your next crochet t-shirt pattern in this list – let me know in the comments which one is your favourite!

Summer Dreamin top 


By Crochet Love Melbourne

Summer Dreamin Top Crochet Pattern

Beginner crocheters may enjoy this pattern with its simple front and back rectangular construction. It uses basic stitches along with the puff stitch for which a tutorial is included in the pattern. Make this t-shirt using a cotton DK yarn such as Stylecraft Naturals Bamboo & Cotton.

Saltwater Taffy Tee 


By Rachel Misner

Saltwater Taffy Tee Crochet Pattern

This T-shirt has an unusual construction – instead of being worked bottom-up or top-down, it is worked from side-to-side. I have made a sweater using this method and really enjoyed the outcome so I may give this T-shirt a go!  

Pull Kimono Portofino 


By Giuliano e Giusy Marelli

Pill Kimono Portofino Crochet Pattern

If you can knit and crochet you can use this pattern to combine both crafts! The ribbing on this T-shirt is knitted whilst the main body is crocheted! The pattern requires a fine fingering weight yarn and is available in Italian and English.

Summertime Tee 


By TL Yarn Crafts

Summertime Tee Crochet Pattern

This T-shirt pattern is from one of my favourite designers TL Yarn Crafts – make this tee using a mesh stitch to create a loose breathable fabric perfect for summer. This pattern has definitely earned a place on my future project list!

Mozaika Gunes 


By Nomad Stitches

Mozaika Gunes Crochet T-shirt Pattern

This pattern’s name means ‘Sun Mosaic’ and the intricate colour work is inspired by tiled walls in a Hammam, or Turkish baths. The complexity of this t-shirt design means it would be more suited to an intermediate or advanced crocheter.

Pottering about (the Wildflowers) 


By Louise Conway

Pottering About (The Wildflowers) Crochet Top Pattern

This floral tee is worked in the round from the top down, and the best thing about it is there’s no sewing required! The pattern is written with a slight positive ease giving the t-shirt a comfortable fit. 

Oma Goodness Top 


By Little Golden Nook

Oma Goodness Top Crochet Pattern

If you’re a fan of this t-shirt be sure to check out my blog post from last week detailing my favourite granny square-inspired patterns. With this pattern you can decide whether you want a V-neck or round neck, the pattern also included a useful photo and video tutorials!

Positano Tee 


By Olivia Kent

Positano Tee Crochet Pattern

Use King Cole Bamboo Cotton DK to crochet this light and airy T-shirt, perfect for layering over a swimsuit at the beach. There is also a free version of this pattern on the Hopeful Honey blog!

Rua Top in Rowan Handknit Cotton

Free pattern

By Rowan

Rua Top Crochet Pattern

Don’t be fooled by the name of this pattern – it is a crochet pattern, not a knitting pattern! The ‘handknit’ comes from the yarn required to make this T-shirt – Rowan Handknit Cotton. Test your crochet skills with some more challenging stitches, ideal for intermediate and advanced crocheters.

Coastal Tee


By Michele C

Coastal Tee Crochet Pattern

This tee definitely lives up to its name with the blue and cream stripes giving off coastal vibes! This pattern is easy to customise to any size and it includes helpful photo tutorials.

Did you like these patterns? You might also like Crochet Tank Tops – 10 Patterns To Make This Summer.


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