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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. This upcycled shirt idea is a fantastic solution to a t-shirt that is fraying at the edges. The crochet edge allows you to keep the shirt from unraveling while still adding some lovely touches of style. This unexpected crochet project idea is especially feminine and combines crochet lace with casual t-shirt ideas to make one unexpected idea. Plus, you could easily use this idea to upcycle tanks, dresses, and skirts.

T-Shirt with Crochet Edge

Summer Crochet Patterns


Add even more crochet project ideas to your summer crafting plan with these 22 Summer Crochet Patterns.



  • 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!

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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