Revel Signature Crochet Tee Pattern, Capaldi

Again, and not at all sorry

Can you have too many crocheted tees?
-or-
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. 

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gray crochet top, capaldi, on hanger

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 patterns that would look great in Remix: Oh Sandy and Biel

Berroco Remix

Other yarns that would make a great Capaldi

Silk Garden Solo

LoveCrafts website
  • rvd icons 4Artboard 14 #4 | medium
  • rvd icons 4Artboard 14 45% Silk 45% Mohair 10% Wool

Twill

WeCrochet website
  • rvd icons 4Artboard 14 #4 | medium
  • rvd icons 4Artboard 14 100% Superwash Merino Wool

Roll With It

Joann website
  • rvd icons 4Artboard 14 #4 | medium
  • rvd icons 4Artboard 14 100% Acrylic

join in

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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).

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The skills you need

This stitching for this top is not hard. There are a few “specialty” stitches I made up specifically for this pattern, because I wanted all the shaping to be “just so” (I’m a bit of a goofy perfectionist that way).
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.
Making sure all of that is clear:
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:

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  • 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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the details

capaldi

A crochet pattern, by Rebecca Velasquez

lady wearing gray crochet top, capaldi

#CapaldiTee

SHOW IT OFF! Tag @RV.designs (instagram) and use the #CapaldiTee hashtag to share in-progress pics of your amazing new top!

lady wearing gray crochet top, capaldi

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.

 

lady wearing gray crochet top, capaldi

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

NOTIONS Stitch markers (8), yarn needle

For a complete list of all the tools & supplies I use, find it HERE (amazon affiliate link, read more about that here)

Gauge

14 sts and 10 rows = 4” [10 cm] using H [5.00 mm] hook in body stitch pattern after light blocking.

finished measurements

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]

lady wearing gray crochet top, capaldi

Project Level

Easy +

TECHNIQUES USED

chain – single crochet – double crochet – stacked double crochet – double crochet – together – slip stitch – seaming

lady wearing gray crochet top, capaldi

Stitch & Share

#CapaldiTee and #RevelSignature

When you’re posting your fun pics of all your stitching progress and the glam poses of your magic skills, please tag me! It absolutely makes my day to see your awesomeness on display!

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