Instructions

GAUGE: Each flower measures about 2 inches across.

SPECIAL STITCH: Refer to knitting/crocheting abbreviations below.

  • Picot: Ch 4, sl st in fourth ch from hk.

DIRECTIONS:

  • Measure front neckline of shirt between shoulder seams. Add 1 inch to this measurement and cut a piece of rickrack. T-shirt shown measured 11-1/2 inches, so piece was cut 12-1/2 inches.
  • Measure lower edge of sleeves and add 1 inch to this measurement to cut two pieces of rickrack. Apply FrayCheck to both ends of each piece. Let dry.

RICKRACK CROCHET EDGINGS: Add crochet edging to each rickrack piece by pushing hk through 1/8 inch from point.

  1. Row 1: Attach red with a sl knot in first point of rickrack on one side; * ch 4, sl st in next point, repeat from * across, turn.
  2. Row 2: * (3 sc, picot, 2 sc) in each ch-4 sp across. Fasten off and weave in ends.

FLOWERS (Make four): With red, ch 7, join with sl st to form ring.

  1. Round 1: Ch 3, 20 dc in ring, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3.
  2. Round 2: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in next dc; (dc, 2tr, picot) in next dc; (2 tr, dc) in next dc; (dc, sc) in next dc; * (sc, dc) in next dc; (dc, 2 tr, picot) in next dc; (2 tr, dc) in next dc; (dc, sc) in next dc; repeat from * three more times for five petals, join with sl st in top of beg sc. Fasten off and weave in ends.

FLOWER CENTERS (Make four): With royal blue, loosely ch 2.

  • Round 1: Work 14 dc in second ch from hk, join with sl st in top of beg dc. Fasten off and weave in ends.

FINISHING:

  1. Referring to photo for placement, pin edging to neckline 1/4 inch below ribbing, folding under ends at shoulders. Pin edging to sleeves so picots touch hem edge, overlapping rickrack at underarms. Add rickrack pieces to shirt, machine-stitching through center of each piece of rickrack, leaving crochet edging free.
  2. Lightly press flowers and centers. Evenly space flowers below neck edging, matching each to a picot. Use matching thread to sew flowers and flower centers in place.

FINISHED SIZE: T-shirt shown is a Child’s size 6-6X. Any size T-shirt can be decorated in this manner, measuring as directed.

Abbreviations

  • ch(s) chain(s)
  • dc(s) double crochet(s)
  • hdc(s) half double crochet(s)
  • hk hook
  • sc(s) single crochet(s)
  • sk skip or skipped
  • sp space
  • sl st slip stitch
  • tr(s) triple crochet(s)
  • beg beginning
  • lp(s) loop(s)
  • rep repeat
  • rnd(s) round(s)
  • RS right side
  • sl slip
  • st(s) stitch(es)
  • tog together
  • WS wrong side
  • yo yarn over
  • * or [ ] Instructions after * or ­between brackets are ­repeated a ­given number of times.
  • ( ) Instructions in ­parentheses are all worked in one stitch or space as ­indicated.

Vintage Crochet Trim T-Shirt from Karen Taylor of Redding, California