SerendipiTEE by Rachel Carson Hill

SerendipiTEE

Crochet
May 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
13.5 stitches and 9.5 rows = 4 inches
in double crochet
4.0 mm (G)
5.5 mm (I)
800 - 1700 yards (732 - 1554 m)
S - 3XL
US
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Hook Size: 4mm and 5.5mm hooks or sizes needed to obtain gauge

Yarn: Light/DK weight 3 yarn. Sample crocheted in Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK. 808(898, 1178, 1279, 1566, 1698) yards total. (see notes for specifics)

Gauge: Gauge is after blocking. Refer to notes. With 4mm hook: 13.5 sts/9.5 rows = 4” in DC. Each Granny Square should be 5.5” x 5.5” With 5.5mm hook: 16sts/17.3 rows = 4” in Cross stitch/yarn under crochet. With 5.5mm hook: 17sts/17 rows = 4” in crochet moss st. 

Ideal Bust Measurements: S: 32”-35”, M: 36”-39”, L: 40”-43”, XL: 44”-47”, 2XL: 48”-51”, 3XL: 52”-55”

Finished Garment Sizing: Top has approx 3” - 7” positive ease. Measurements are for garment laid flat after blocking. width at bottom: 27(30, 30, 33, 36, 39)” width at bust: 19.5(21.5, 23.5, 25, 27, 29)” Length: 18.5”(18.5, 22.5, 22.5, 25, 25)”. (see notes for fit and modifications)

Model Size: model is 4’11”, 35” bust, 27.5” waist, 40” hips wearing a small with 4” positive ease in bust, 14” positive ease at hips.

Granny Squares and rainbows! What could be better!? This is the SerendipiTEE (get it?); a cute top that came into being by quite the happy chance! This definitely wasn’t what I planned on making when I first started this top. But, it turned out amazingly and I’m super happy about it!

This top is created using granny squares around the bottom joined using the Continuous Flat Braid, then crocheted in the round until the front and back are separated for the sleeves. Because of the wide A-line shape, the sides drape longer than the front. Pair that with the simple waist shaping, and you get a really cute cropped tee. However, you don’t have to make your top cropped. It looks great as a longer tunic style.

I chose to use the traditional ROYGBIV rainbow (Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple). But you can use any colors you like to make your top; rainbow, greyscale, or all one color! The tee looks awesome in all ways!

For the sample top, Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK was used. This is a weight 3, 100% cotton, DK yarn. Cotton is a great transitional fibre for either Spring or Fall and it’s great for summer heat. However, you can make this tee with any weight 3 yarn that you would like. Make sure you check your gauge, though.

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THANK YOU!
Zahra, Lyndsey, Robyn, Wren, Ali, and Chantel

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