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A T Shirt with Crochet Edge



Add a pretty crochet edge to any plain and boring T-shirt with this free easy crochet pattern from DMC Threads. This is a great look for the warmer months.

T-Shirt with Crochet Edge


  • DMC Traditions (Art.145) Crochet Cotton, 1 ball 5800 Sky Blue.
  • Crochet hook size B (2.25 mm)
  • 1 blue t-shirt
  • Sewing pins
  • Sewing needle
  • Sewing thread to match Traditions color

One size fits all

Stitch Gauge
1 pinwheel = 1”
3 rows of edging = 1”


This pattern consists of crocheting an edging and then sewing it to the hem and sleeves of a purchased t-shirt.

Before beginning, wash and dry the t-shirt.

Ch a multiple of 6 for each inch of edging needed + 2.
1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea ch across, ch1, turn.
2nd row: Sc in 1st st, *skip 2 sc [tr, ch 1] 4 times in next st, tr in same st, skip 2
sts, sl st in next st, rep from * across to last st, sc in last st, ch 1, turn.
3rd row: Sc in 1st st, *[sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch 1 sp, sc in tr, rep from * twice, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch 1 sp, sc dec in next 2 tr, rep from * across, ending with sc in
last st. Fasten off.

With t-shirt right side out, pin row 1 of trim along existing stitches at bottom hem. Sew into place with sewing thread and needle. Remove pins. Repeat for each sleeve edging.

ch = Chain
cont = Continue
pat st = Pattern Stitch
rep = Repeat
sc = Single Crochet
sc dec = Sc Decrease
sl st = Slip Stitch
sp = Space
st = Stitch
tr = Triple Crochet

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Thanks for giving simple patterns for beginners and also patterns for "old hands".


Cute and easy . Thanks


What great yet simple idea, thanks!

Carole on Poli

Thank you very much for your crochet lessons they have been great and easy to learn and understand. I go into hospital today for another cancer op. so I can practice my croche on my return home. Also I am expecting my first grandchild, so it will be great to be able to do things for 'the bump' as we call heshe till we know what it is. Thank you very much. Frances - Spain


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