Again, and not at all sorry
Can you have too many crocheted tees?
Maybe, the question is: Can you ever have ENOUGH crochet tops?
I can’t stop making them. Capaldi is made in the great boxy style for the body, that is just *so easy* to wear! A wide, but not too wide and deep, but not too deep V-neck…. ya’ll! Eeep. It’s given a level up with the shoulder detail stitching and fitted shoulders.
ABOUT THE YARN
I stepped a little out of my standard lighter weight yarn for this one. I absolutely fell in love with this yarn. To be honest, I was a little worried it would feel heavy and stiff, but after a big ‘ol swatch, I knew I had made the right decision.
It has a very rustic look to it, but in a really really good way. The yarn is soft and is lighter in hand than what you’d expect.
Another bonus about this yarn- worsted (size 4, medium) weight!! Three cheers for speed!
Other yarns that would make a great Capaldi
Silk Garden SoloLoveCrafts website
#4 | medium
45% Silk 45% Mohair 10% Wool
#4 | medium
100% Superwash Merino Wool
Roll With ItJoann website
#4 | medium
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The sizes available
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, +)
As always, this top is size inclusive. What that means is, I have written this pattern for 10+ sizes. Ranging from the standard XS – to 6X with an extra (+) for an added level positive ease. See Finished Measurements below for the inches│centimeters of each size.
The way to decide which size you should make, is to first decide what kind of ease you’d like for the tee to have (you want it a little snug? or a little loose?). For example, the Capaldi I am wearing has a 2″ [5 cm] negative ease (smaller). My chest is 49“ [124.5 cm] and the Capaldi is 47″ [120 cm].
Then, follow the instructions for the size with the finished measurements you want.
The pattern includes a Sizing│Ease chart to make determining the proper size super simple (imperial & metric).
more tees for your hook
The skills you need
But I would definitely not say they are hard and there are instructions on how to work them.
The thing that keeps me from listing this as a “Beginner+” pattern is the shaping. Again, it’s not hard, but there are places where you will be shaping on both edges of the pattern pieces at the same time. So it could get a little tricky.
The stitching is no difficult, you’ll just need to read the instructions carefully and make sure you are always aware of Right and Wrong sides of your fabric.
chain – single crochet – stacked double crochet (optional) – double crochet – together – slip stitch
Whats in the pattern?
You will receive a linked pdf:
- Written pattern – Fully written, line by line instruction (English, US terminology with imperial and metric measurements)
- Sizing│Ease Chart – aide in determining size to make (imperial and metric)
- Stitch Diagrams – Complete illustration(s) of stitches│placement
- Schematic – illustration(s) of shape│measurements│construction graphics
- Illustrations – drawn graphics of special stitches
- Tutorials – video│picture│written instruction for specialty stitches
- Customization – instructions for width │ length alterations
- Interactive – Linked resource information
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A crochet pattern, by Rebecca Velasquez
SHOW IT OFF! Tag @RV.designs (instagram) and use the #CapaldiTee hashtag to share in-progress pics of your amazing new top!
So, this isn’t the most flattering picture of my backside to have on internet display, but its a really great picture of the upper detail stitching (*sigh, the sacrifices I make for ya’ll, lol 😘 )
The more open stitching starts fairly high on the tee. I’m pretty self-aware about sheer and lace clothing. I’ve worn this top out and around the city several times and have never felt uncomfortable or the need to wear a tank or camisole under. So happy about that, because it is still quite warm here.
materials & tools
YARN Worsted weight (#4 medium); 448 (484, 579, 614, 815, 884, 1016, 1122, 1160, 1398, 1480) yd [410 (443, 530, 562, 746, 809, 930, 1026, 1061, 1279, 1354) m].
Shown Berroco Remix (30% nylon 27% cotton 24% acrylic 10% silk 9% linen; 216 yd [200 m]│3.5 oz [100 g]), 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins; #3993 Pepper
*Amount given is for top as shown│written. Yardage will vary with any alterations of pattern.
HOOK H – [5.0 mm]; or size needed to obtain gauge
14 sts and 10 rows = 4” [10 cm] using H [5.00 mm] hook in body stitch pattern after light blocking.
CHEST│HIP 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72)” [81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152.5, 162.5, 172.5, 183) cm] after light blocking
SHOULDER TO HEM 20 (19¼, 20¾, 20, 22½, 22½, 24, 24¾, 24, 27¼, 27¼)” [51 (49, 52.5, 51, 57, 57, 61, 63, 61, 69, 69) cm]
SLEEVE CIRCUMFERENCE 12 (13, 14, 15, 16, 17½, 19, 20½, 22, 23.5, 25)” [30.5 (33, 35.5, 38, 40.5, 44.5, 48.5, 52, 56, 59.5, 63.5) cm]
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