Moffat Tee: Free Crochet Summer Top Pattern

Ever want a cute and simple top that you can wear anytime of the year? The Moffat Tee is just the crochet pattern you need! This stylish and beginner friendly free crochet top pattern will be your go to top all year long. You’ll love wearing it on evening walks or lounging at home. Wear it with jeans, a skirt, layer it, or any way you want. The best part about this top is that it comes in sizes infant all the way to adults! I spy a mommy and me set in the future for this pattern!

I am so excited to have Mickyla the Maker back here on my blog as a guest designer! She is sharing her free crochet Moffat Tee pattern with you, and I think you are going to love it. If you even want to get the kit for this design, you can get the hand dyed yarn she used (info is in the supplies list). So, I’ll hand things over to Mickyla, and she can share her Moffat Tee crochet top pattern with you!

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Hey!! My name is Mickyla Jackson! I’m a 26 years old wife and mom to three from the lovely Portland, Oregon. I began designing patterns as a hobby, and now I do it as a business! I’ve been designing crochet patterns for almost three years and knit patterns for one year. Lately, I’ve also started crafting embroidery stitch markers for fun! My main goal as a designer is to make each of my patterns accessible and fun! All of my garment designs are size inclusive (ranging from XS-5X) and I’ve started writing each pattern with both “Mini” and “Adult” size categories to make sure you can have all the Mini and Me makes!  I feel so privileged to be a part of the maker community and The Moffat Tee is my gift to you! 

The Yarn

I made The Moffat Tee using hand dyed yarn from The Fiber Faerie. I’m in love with blush and speckled yarn, so when I reached out to her to do a collab, she totally delivered. She even agreed to do kits for The Moffat Tee, so make sure you check out her website to see what kits she has to offer! I originally wrote this pattern in December when we were in Africa visiting my husband’s family. His sisters love crop tops so I went for it and made them each a shirt for Christmas. For those tops I used Paintbox DK Cotton, which is a favorite of mine. Cotton works well for this project, but if you want a tee that is a little less gapey, I’d go for a wool blend (like the kits from The Fiber Faerie) or an acrylic yarn (I love Jeans from Lionbrand). 

 

Supplies list: 

  • Yarn: DK weight (size 3) Yardage amounts:
    • XS: 648 yards
    • S: 681 yards
    • M: 813 yards
    • L:945 yards
    • XL: 1,094 yards
    • 2X: 1236 yards
    • 3X: 1250 yards
    • 4X: 1553 yards
    • 5X: 1652 yards
    • 3/6 months: 113 yards
    • 6/9 months: 140 yards
    • 12 months: 180 yards
    • 18 months: 209 yards
    • 2 years: 245 yards
    • 4 years: 290 yards
    • 6 years: 328 yards
    • 8 years: 468 yards
    • 10 years: 527 yards
  • Hook sizes:, 4.0mm/ G/ 6 US hook, 3.5mm/ E/ 4 US hook
  • Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Measuring Tape 

Stitches used: 

  • BS: Bobble Stitch
  • CH: Chain
  • HDC: Half Double Crochet
  • Sl St: Slip Stitch
  • Y/O: Yarn Over
  • F/O: Finish off (Slip stitch and weave in ends)

Pattern Notes:

  • This pattern is written in US terms
    This pattern is worked in two separate panels and then seamed together.
  • You can find a printable PDF version of this pattern on Ravelry in both the Adult and Kids sizes.
  • Stitch counts are noted at the end of rows. The count will be found in parenthesis. Example: Row 1: SC across (18). 
  • “18” is the stitch count for this row.
  • The rows will be turned with a CH 1 which does not count as a stitch.
  • This pattern comes in many sizes. Each size instruction will be noted in order under each instruction. The first section shows sizes XS-XL. The next section shows 2X-5X. The third section shows sizes 3-6 months-18 months. The fourth section shows 2 years-10 years. 

Moffat Tee Crochet Pattern

SIZES XS-XL: The Body Panel, Make Two
(begin with a 3.5 mm crochet hook)
CH 9, 9, 9, 9, 9

Row 1: HDC into the second chain and across your row (8, 8, 8, 8, 8)Row 2: CH 1, Turn, HDC into the BLO and across your rowRow 3-(5862707886) Alternate Rows 1 and 2 until you reach your noted row count. NOTE: Your strip of ribbing should be 1/2 of the completed measurement for your specific size. For example, if you are making an XS, your ribbing should be approximately 16.5 inches long. If needed, continue repeating rows 2 and 3 until you reach this measurement.  

Change to a 4.0 MM crochet hook

Turn your Ribbing so that you are working across the top of your HDC rows.

Row 1: Work across the “right side” of your garment which is the side where the ridges on the ribbing are most clearly seen.  Evenly place 58627078, 86  HDC stitches evenly across, placing 1 HDC stitch per HDC Row. Note: If you needed more rows in your ribbing to reach the proper measurement, simply place the noted stitch count evenly across.

Row 2: Ensure you are working this row across the “wrong side” of your work. This pops the bobbles out to the right side! *SC into your first 3 stitches, BS into the next stitch.* Repeat from *to* across the row. (58, 6270, 78, 86

Row 3: HDC across (58, 62707886)  

Row 4-(43454547, 51)  Repeat Row 3.  NOTE: If you would prefer a longer tee, add length here. If you hold the tee up to yourself, it should reach from about your hips to your armpits. 

Row 4446, 46, 48, 52 : Repeat Row 2

Row 4547, 47, 49, 53: Repeat Row 3

Row 46, 4848, 50, 54 : Repeat Row 3

Row 47494951, 55 : Repeat Row 3

F/O. Continue to Assembly Instructions.

 
SIZES 2X-5X: The Body Panel, Make two
 
Begin with a 3.5 MM crochet hook
 
CH 9, 9, 9, 9, 9

Row 1: HDC into the second chain and across your row (8, 8, 8, 8, 8)

Row 2: CH 1, Turn, HDC into the BLO and across your row

Row 3-(93101107113) Alternate Rows 1 and 2 until you reach your noted row count. NOTE: Your strip of ribbing should be 1/2 of the completed measurement for your specific size. For example, if you are making an XS, your ribbing should be approximately 16.5 inches long. If needed, continue repeating rows 2 and 3 until you reach this measurement.

Change to a 4.0mm crochet hook. 

Turn your Ribbing so that you are working across the top of your HDC rows.

Row 1: Evenly place 93101,107113  HDC stitches across, placing 1 HDC stitch per HDC Row. Note: If you needed more rows in your ribbing to reach the proper measurement, simply place the noted stitch count evenly across.

Row 2:  *SC into your first 3 stitches, BS into the next stitch.* Repeat from *to* across the row. (93, 101, 107, 113

Row 3: HDC across (93, 101, 107113

Row 4-(53555959)  Repeat Row 3.  NOTE: If you would prefer a longer tee, add length here. If you hold the tee up to yourself, it should reach from about your hips to your armpits. 

Row 5456, 60, 60 : Repeat Row 2

Row 5557, 61, 61: Repeat Row 3

Row 56, 5862, 62 : Repeat Row 3

Row 57596363 : Repeat Row 3

F/O. Continue to Assembly Instructions

SIZES 3/6 MONTHS- 18 MONTHS: The Body Panel: Make Two

CH 6

Row 1: HDC into the second chain and across your row (5, 5, 5, 5)

Row 2: HDC across your row into the BLO (55, 55

Row 3- 28303234: Alternate Rows 1 and 2 until you reach your noted row count.  

Change to a 4.0mm crochet hook. 

Turn your Ribbing so that you are working across the top of your HDC rows.

Row 1: Evenly place  29, 31, 33, 35 HDC stitches across 

Row 2: *SC into your first 3 stitches, BS into the next stitch.* Repeat from *to* across the row (29, 3133, 35

Row 3: HDC across (29, 313335

Row 4- 15191921 : Repeat Row 3 NOTE: If you would prefer a longer tee, add length here. If you hold the tee up to yourself or your model, it should reach from about your hips to your armpits. 

Row 1620, 20, 22 : Repeat Row 2 

Row 1721, 21, 23: Repeat Row 3

Row 18, 2222, 24: Repeat Row 3 

Row 19232325 : Repeat Row 3

F/O. Continue to Assembly Instructions

SIZES 2 YEARS- 10 YEARS: The Body Panel, Make Two

CH 6, 6, 6, 8, 8

Row 1: HDC into the second chain and across your row (5, 5, 5, 7, 7)

Row 2: CH 1, Turn, HDC into the BLO and across your row

Row 3-(3638424648) Alternate Rows 1 and 2 until you reach your noted row count.

change to a 4.0 mm crochet hook

Turn your Ribbing so that you are working across the top of your HDC rows.

Row 1: Evenly place 38404448, 50  HDC stitches across, placing 1 HDC stitch per HDC Row.

Row 2:  *SC into your first 3 stitches, BS into the next stitch.* Repeat from *to* across the row. (38, 4044, 48, 50

Row 3: HDC across (38, 40444850

Row 4-(21252731, 39)  Repeat Row 3. NOTE: If you would prefer a longer tee, add length here. If you hold the tee up to yourself or your model, it should reach from about your hips to your armpits

Row 2226, 28, 32, 40 : Repeat Row 2

Row 2327, 29, 33, 41: Repeat Row 3

Row 24, 2830, 34, 42 : Repeat Row 3

Row 25293135, 43 : Repeat Row 3

F/O

Continue to Assembly Instructions. 

Assembly Instructions Adult Sizes:

  •  Lay your two panels wrong sides together
  • Seaming up the shoulders at the top of your top:
  • Seam in XS-XL: 3.5, 4.5, 5, 6, 7 and 2X-5X: 7.75, 8, 8.5, 9 inches on both sides.
  • Seaming the sides of the top: 
  •  Measure from the shoulder down XS-XL: (7.5, 7.5, 889) and 2X-5X: (9.5, 9.51010.25) inches. Mark this stitch  
  • Attach yarn at the bottom of the top and seam up the side to your stitch marker.  
  • Repeat previous 2 steps on the other side.  
  • Turn your top right side out.  
  • Attach yarn on the collar of your tee and SC around once.
  • Attach yarn in the armpit of your tee and evenly HDC around for two rows total. Repeat on the other side.  
  • Weave in all ends!

Assembly Instructions: Kid Sizes

  •  Lay your two panels wrong side up, long sides together.  
  • Seaming up the shoulders at the top of your top:
  • Seam across 3/6months-18 months: (1 3/4 inches2 inches, 2inches , 2 inches) and 2years-10 years: (2 1/2 inches3 inches3 1/4 inches4 inches, 4 1/2 inches. Repeat this process on the other shoulder.

Seaming the sides of the top: 

  • Measure from the shoulder down 3/6 months- 18 months: (3.5 3.75, 4, 4.5) inches and 2 years- 10 years: (4.5, 4.5, 5, 5.75, 6) inches. Mark this stitch  
  • Attach yarn at the bottom of the top and seam up the side to your stitch marker.  
  • Repeat previous 2 steps on the other side.  
  • Turn your top right side out.
  • Attach yarn on the collar of your tee and SC around once.
  • Attach yarn in the armpit of your tee and evenly HDC around for two rows total.
  • Repeat on the other side.
  • Weave in all ends!
 

Closing paragraph: Thank you so much for joining along with me to make your very own Moffat Tee! Please share with me on Instagram by using #themoffattee! You can find me on Instagram, Pinterest, Ravelry, Etsy, and Love Crafts @mickylathemaker You can also find me on the blog I co-write for where I share more free patterns, pattern stories and video tutorials! Find me there at https://createdmakers.com/.

Happy stitching,

Mickyla

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