About a month ago I sat at my desk at work and received a notification that I had just won (5) skeins of Premier Yarns new Rodeo cotton blend yarn. You can imagine the little dance I did in my chair...I was ecstatic! It proved to be one of the best weeks of this year, but I'll share more about that another time.
Once I received my happy mail, I knew I wanted to make a garment. Premier's Rodeo yarn is a worsted cotton blend made up of 85% cotton and 15% polyester. As with most cotton yarns, it does have the tendency to split, but it stitches up beautifully. It has a nice drape and holds shape very well. I mean what more can you ask for!? I played around with the colors and these three stuck out to me the most. I wasn't sure how I wanted the colors to play into each other. But as I thought about it over a couple days, color blocks seemed to be the most fitting.
I wanted to create something quick, easy and fun. Quick to grab out your closet without second guessing what to style it with. You can pair this with jeans, shorts, over a dress, or a midi skirt as I did in my little shoot. Easy to make for all my makers out there who love a little mindless crocheting while Netflixing. And lastly, fun experimenting with all the fun colors our yarn world has to offer.
I hope you have as much fun making the Maverick Tee as I did, in which I so greatly appreciate everyone who participated in helping me choose a name. Continue reading for the free pattern. I can't wait to see your #wips!
1 ball of Colors A, B, and C each of Premiers Rodeo Yarn [265yds] for a Small (2 balls, 2 balls, 3 balls) OR any worsted cotton/cotton blend that matches the gauge below.
5.00 mm hook
4.50 mm hook
Place Markers (optional)
1 row of 15 hdc = 4 inches
Terminology (US Terms)
ch - chain
blo - back loop only
sc - single crochet
hdc - half doube crochet
sc2tog - single crochet two together
sl st - slip stitch
st - stitch
Ch 2 does not count as stitch.
Pattern consists of instructions for two identical panels of different colors and ribbing/edging/sleeves with a third contrasting color.
Pattern is written for a size small. Sizes Medium, Large, and X-Large are in parentheses.
Measurements for Small, Medium, and Large with ribbing attached are approximately:
Sm - 20 inches wide & 17.5 inches long
Med - 24 inches wide & 18 inches long
Lg - 28 inches wide & 18.5 inches long
XL - 32 inches wide & 19 inches long
Please note that this pattern is written for a slight cropped top. Feel free to adjust accordingly for your own comfort level.
Instructions - Make 2 (5.00 mm hook)
Ch 72 (86,100,114)
Row 1 - HDC in 3rd CH from hook. HDC in each st across to the end. CH 2 and turn. 70(84,98,112)
Row 2 - HDC in 1st st and in each st across to the end. CH 2 and turn. 70(84,98,112)
Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 15.5 in(16 in, 16.5 in, 17 in).
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Repeat same steps as Color A.
Seam pieces together at the sides and shoulders using the mattress stitch on the right side of project (optional). If any other method is used, seam pieces together on the wrong side.
Tip - Leave about 6-8 inches open for the armhole and seam about 4-6 inches for shoulders. Here you can try on garment and adjust for best fit and comfort.
Sleeves - Color A & C (Repeat on each side)
Rejoin Color A at the junction between the joined side pieces and underarms.
Row 1- SC in each st around the armhole. Join with SL ST and CH 1.
Row 2- SC in each st around. Join Color C with SL ST at the end of this row. CH 2.
Row 3 - HDC in each st around the sleeve. Join with SL ST. CH 2.
Row 4-6 - Repeat Row 3.
Neckline - Color C
Join Color C to the neckline.
SC in each st around. Join with SL ST at the end. Fasten off.
Bottom Ribbing - Color C (4.50 mm hook)
Join Color C to the bottom of connected piece. Ribbing should bring the extra 2 inches for final length.
Row 1 - Ch 1. SC in each st around. Join with SL ST.
Ch 11. SC in the first st from hook & each st across (10). SC2TOG in the next 2 stitches from the bottom of the project. Turn.
**SC in the BLO of each st to the end (10). Ch 1 and turn.
SC in BLO of each st. SC2TOG in the next 2 stitches from bottom of project. Turn.**
Repeat from ** to ** until you've reached the beginning of ribbing.
Join the two ribbed ends together using either SL ST or SC on the wrong side of project.
Fasten off and weave in any remaining ends.
I would love to see all your #wips and finished projects. Feel free to tag me on Instagram (@taliacrochetcreations and #MaverickTee)
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