Sometime I feel like crochet gets a bad reputation in summer. People tend to think of it as a winter hobby, and of course it’s obvious why. Many think of yarn crafts in terms of cozy makes, staying warm in the colder months, and dressing in layers. I used to think this very same thing! However – in the past couple of years I’ve come to greatly appreciate the things that can be crocheted for summer.
There’s a lot of ways to make crochet more summer friendly – using lighter weight yarns, a lacy stitch pattern, and choosing more summery fibers. The Shiloh Tee combines all of these things for a great summer make.
The Shiloh Tee is live now in my Ravelry and Etsy shops, but I’ve also compiled some useful information for the post below. I’ll go over yardage requirements, yarns you can sub, and more so you can make the best Shiloh Tee for you!
For this design, I chose to use one of my favorite summer fingering weight fibres – Comfy Fingering from WeCrochet. This cotton + acrylic blend is perfect for crocheting garments. It has a lovely drape and comes in 19 beautiful colors. For my top, I used the colorway parchment. Some of my testers used Comfy Fingering as well! Check out their tops below!
While I used Comfy Fingering for this design, WeCrochet carries several other fingering weight yarns you might like to try instead. I’ve put together a list comparing some of my favorites (including Comfy Fingering), comparing them by price, yardage, and fiber content.
- Comfy Fingering – Cotton/Acrylic Blend – 218 yards – $3.99
- Stroll – Merino/Nylon Blend – 231 yards – $5.99
- Gloss – Merino/Silk Blend – 220 yards – $7.99
This top has been designed to have a somewhat loose, comfortable fit. I recommend choosing a size 2 – 4″ larger than your bust. This pattern is written for bust sizes 28″ – 62″. You can find a variety of pictures from my testers in all these sizes on Instagram with the hashtag #shilohtee.
- 800, (900, 1000, 1150, 1250, 1450, 1650, 1900, 2150) yards fingering weight yarn. Sample was made with WeCrochet Comfy Fingering; 75% pima cotton, 25% acrylic; 218 yards/50 gram ball; Parchment
- E (3.5 mm) crochet hook, or size needed to get gauge.
- Locking stitch markers (2)
This pattern is intermediate.