Pattern, Shirt

Ocean Dive Tee

This is a top of options. There’s options for a deep v, a less deep v, sleeves or no sleeves and a longer or shorter top. Here you’ll find the pattern for the sleeveless, deep v top, however the full pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry and Etsy

Materials

Yarn: Any DK yarn, I recommend a cotton,

I used yarn bee sugarwheel cotton in Harbor Wish.

Other options split-include: Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend or Coboo, Premier Bamboo Fair.

Acrylic yarn like Joy DK will also work

Hook: I/5.5mm hook or size needed to achieve gauge

Notions: Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Sizing

Size

Bust

Yardage

xs

30

530

sm

34

625

md

38

700

lg

42

790

xl

46

880

2xl

50

980

3xl

54

1075

4xl

58

1175

5xl

62

1275

 

Gauge: 10 clusters x 8 rows = 4”x4”

Pattern Key (US terms)

st – Stitch

sl st – slip stitch

yo – yarn over

fo – finish off

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

cl – cluster

cl dec – cluster decrease

dc2tog – double crochet 2 together

Special Stitches

Cluster (cl)

yo, insert hook in stitch, yo pull up loop, yo pull through 2 loops

yo, insert hook in same stitch, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops

yo, pull through all loops

Cluster Decrease (cl-dec)

yo, insert hook in stitch, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops

yo, insert hook in next stitch, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops

yo, insert hook in same stitch, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops

yo, pull through all loops

Split increase (split-inc):

A split-increase is a cluster split across 2 stitches (the cluster before and after do not count as part of this stitch, and are part of the cluster count before and after the increase)

Yo, insert hook in same st as last cluster, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2, yo insert hook in next st, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through all.

When you move on to the next cluster in the pattern, work in the same stitch.

Double Crochet 2 Together (dc2tog):

These are done at the beginning and ends of rows to create the back v.

Yo, insert hook in next stitch, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2, yo, insert hook in next stitch, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through both.

Continue in next stitch

Pattern Notes:

Ch 2 does not count as a stitch

Sizes are referenced as xs (sm, md, lg, xl, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x)

This pattern splits the hem for all lengths because the chain is not stretchy at all. The split hem allows it to lay better.

Options are available in the ad free PDF which can be purchased on Etsy or Ravelry

As with all garments, gauge is super important. Please swatch and test your gauge to make sure you’re making the right size.

Please refer to the special stitch guide as clusters, increases and decreases may be different than you are used to

Pattern Instructions

Back Hem

Foundation: loosely ch 40 (45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85)

Row 1: ch 2 more regularly, cl in the 3rd ch from your hook, cl in each ch

For a shorter shirt: finish off

For longer shirt: Row 2 – 9: ch 2, turn; cluster in each st across, finish off

Front Hem:

Foundation: loosely ch 40 (45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85)

Row 1: ch 2 more regularly, cl in the 3rd ch from your hook, cl in each ch

For longer shirt: Row 2 -9: ch 2, turn; cluster in each st across

Both Lengths:

Row 2 | 10 :  ch 2, turn; cl in each st across. Take the back hem and continue clustering in each stitch across. Sl st the top together to make a circle. Finish off

Row 3 | 11: Count back 21 (23, 26, 28, 31, 33, 36, 38, 41, 43) sts. Reattach your yarn.  ch 2, turn; in same st as sl st (it will feel like you’re stitching backwards) cl, cl in each st across, sl st in first cl to join (80, [90, 100, 110,  120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170 cls])

NOTE: Your first cluster will always be inn the same stitch as the slip stitch

Row 4 – 8 | 12 – 16: ch 2, turn; in same st as sl st, cl, cl in each st across, sl st in first cl to join (80, [90, 100, 110,  120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170] cls)

Row 9 | 17: ch 2, turn; cl in same st as sl st, cl 19 (21, 24, 26, 29, 31, 34, 36, 39, 41) more times, cl-dec, cl in next 36 (42, 46, 52, 56, 62, 66, 72, 76, 82)  sts, cl-dec, cl in next 20 (22, 25, 27, 30, 32, 35, 37, 40, 42) sts, sl st in first cl to join

Row 10 | 18: ch 2, turn; cl in each st across (78 [88, 98, 108, 118, 128, 138, 148, 158, 168] cls)

Row 11 | 19: ch 2, turn; cl in same st as sl st, cl 19 (21, 24, 26, 29, 31, 34, 36, 39, 41) more times, cl-dec, cl in next 34 (40, 44, 50, 54, 60, 64, 70, 74, 80)  sts, cl-dec, cl in next 20 (22, 25, 27, 30, 32, 35, 37, 40, 42) sts, sl st in first cl to join

Row 12 | 20: ch 2, turn; cl in each st across (76 [86, 96, 106, 116, 126, 136, 146, 156, 166] cls)

Row 13 | 21: ch 2, turn; cl in same st as sl st, cl 19 (21, 24, 26, 29, 31, 34, 36, 39, 41) more times, cl-dec, cl in next 32 (38, 42, 48, 52, 58, 62, 68, 72, 78)  sts, cl-dec, cl in next 20 (22, 25, 27, 30, 32, 35, 37, 40, 42) sts, sl st in first cl to join

Row 14 | 22: ch 2, turn; cl in each st across (74 [84, 94, 104, 114, 124, 134, 144, 154, 164] cls)

Row 15 | 23:  ch 2, turn; cl in same st as sl st, cl 19 (21, 24, 26, 29, 31, 34, 36, 39, 41) more times, cl-dec, cl in next 30 (36, 40, 46, 50, 56, 60, 66, 70, 76)  sts, cl-dec, cl in next 20 (22, 25, 27, 30, 32, 35, 37, 40, 42) sts

Row 16 & 17 | 24 & 25: ch 2, turn; cl in each st across (72 [82, 92, 102, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152, 162] cls)

Row 18 | 26: ch 2, turn; dc2tog, cl in each st across until final 2 sts, dc2tog

Row 19 | 27: ch 2, turn; dc in 1st st, cl in next 18 (20, 23, 25, 28, 30, 33, 35, 38, 40) more times, split-inc, cl in next 32 (38, 42, 48, 52, 58, 62, 68, 72, 78)  sts, split-inc, cl in next 18 (20, 23, 25, 28, 30, 33, 35, 38, 40) sts, dc in last st

Row 20 | 28: ch 2, turn; dc2tog, cl in each st across until final 2 sts, dc2tog

Row 21 | 29: ch 2, turn; dc in 1 st, cl in next 17 (19, 22, 24, 27, 29, 32, 34, 37, 39) more times, split-inc, cl in next 34 (40, 44, 50, 54, 60, 64, 70, 74, 80) sts, split-inc, cl in next 17 (19, 22, 24, 27, 29, 32, 34, 37, 39) sts, dc in last st

Row 22 | 30: ch 2, turn; dc2tog, cl in each st across until final 2 sts, dc2tog

Row 23 | 31: ch 2, turn; dc in 1st st, cl in next 16 (18, 21, 23, 26, 28, 31, 33, 36, 38) sts, split-inc, cl in next 36 (42, 46, 52, 56, 62, 66, 72, 76, 82) sts, split-inc, cl in next 16 (18, 21, 23, 26, 28, 31, 33, 36, 38) sts, dc in last st

Row 24 | 32: ch 2, turn; dc2tog, cl in each st across until final 2 sts, dc2tog

Row 25 | 33: ch 2, turn; dc in 1st st, cl in next 15 (17, 20, 21, 25, 27, 30, 32, 35, 37) sts, split-inc, cl in next 38 (44, 48, 54, 58, 64, 68, 74, 78, 84) sts, split-inc, cl in next 15 (17, 20, 21, 25, 27, 30, 32, 35, 37) sts, dc in last st

Row 26 | 34 : ch 2, turn; dc2tog, cl in each st across until final 2 sts, dc2tog

Row 27 | 35 : ch 2, turn; dc in first st, cl in each st across until last st, dc in last st

Row 28 | 36 : ch 2, turn; dc2tog, cl in each st across until final 2 sts, dc2tog

BACK, SIDE A

Back side A refers to the completed portion above. It is completed with the yarn still attached to your project.

Row 29 | 37: ch 2, turn; dc2tog, cl in next 13 (16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 27, 30, 32, 35) sts, dc. Count 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 4, 4, 4, 6, 6) stitches over and mark the stitch with a stitch marker.

Row 30 | 38: ch 2, turn;  dc2tog, cl in each st until 1 st remains, dc

Row 31 | 39: ch 2, turn;  dc2tog, cl in each st until 2 sts remain, dc2tog

XS:

Row 32 | 40: ch 2, turn;  dc2tog, cl in each st across

Row 33 | 41: ch 2, turn;  cl in each st until 2 sts remain, dc2tog

Row 34 – 40 | 42 – 48: ch 2, turn; cl in each st across.

Finish Off

SM-6x:

Row 32 | 40: ch 2, turn;  dc2tog, cl in each st until 1 st remains, dc

Row 33 | 41: ch 2, turn;  dc2tog, cl in each st until 2 sts remain, dc2tog

Repeat rows 32 | 40 and 33 | 41: 0, (0, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4) more times.

SM:

Row 34 – 41 | 42 – 49: ch 2, turn; cl in each st across.

Finish Off

MD:

Row 34 | 42: ch 2, turn; cl in each st until 1 st remains, dc

Row 35 | 43: ch 2, turn; dc2tog, cl in each st across

Row 36 – 42 | 44 – 50: ch 2, turn; cl in each st across.

Finish Off

LG:

Row 36 – 43 | 44 – 51: ch 2, turn; cl in each st across.

Finish Off

XL:

Rows 38 – 44 | 46 – 52: ch 2, turn; cl in each st across.

Finish Off

2x-6x:

Row 34 | 42: ch 2, turn; cl in each st until 1 st remains, dc

Row 35 | 43: ch 2, turn; dc2tog, cl in each st across

repeat rows 34 | 42 and 35 | 43 x (x, x, x, x, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2) times

ch 2, turn; cl in each st across for x (x, x, x, x, 2, 3, 2, 2, 1) rows. Finish off.

BACK, SIDE B

refers to the uncompleted portion of the picture on page 11. Yarn is attached where the stitch marker is in the picture.

From the split, count over 16 (19, 21, 24, 26, 28, 30, 33, 35, 38). Attach yarn. Place a stitch marker 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 4, 4, 4, 6, 6) further from the split.

Row 29 | 37: ch 2, dc2tog in same stitch you attached your yarn. cl in each st until 1 st remains, dc

Row 30 | 38: ch 2, turn;  dc, cl in each st until 2 sts remains, dc2tog

Row 31 | 39: ch 2, turn;  dc2tog, cl in each st until 2 sts remain, dc2tog

XS:

Row 32 | 40: ch 2, turn;  cl in each st across until 2 sts remain, dc2tog

XS Row 33 | 41: ch 2, turn;  dc2tog , cl in each st across

XS: Row 34 – 40 | 42 – 48: ch 2, turn; cl in each st across.

Finish Off

SM-6x:

Row 32 | 40: ch 2, turn;  dc, cl in each st until 2 sts remain, dc2tog

Row 33 | 41: ch 2, turn;  dc2tog, cl in each st until 2 sts remain, dc2tog

Repeat rows 32 | 40 and 33 | 41: 0, (0, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4) more times.

SM:

Row 34 – 41 | 42 – 49: ch 2, turn; cl in each st across.

Finish Off

MD:

Row 34 | 42: ch 2, turn; dc, cl in each st across

Row 35 | 43: ch 2, turn; cl in each st across until 2 stitch remain, dc2tog

Row 36 – 42 | 44 – 50: ch 2, turn; cl in each st across.

Finish Off

LG:

Row 36 – 43 | 44 – 51: ch 2, turn; cl in each st across.

Finish Off

XL:

Rows 38 – 44 | 46 – 52: ch 2, turn; cl in each st across.

Finish Off

2x-6x:

Row 34 | 42: ch 2, turn; dc, cl in each st across

Row 35 | 43: ch 2, turn; cl in each st across until 2 stitches remain, dc2tog

repeat rows 34 | 42 and 35 | 43 x (x, x, x, x, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2) times

ch 2, turn; cl in each st across for x (x, x, x, x, 2, 3, 2, 2, 1) rows. Finish off.

Front Panel

with right side facing, attach your yarn at the marked stitch on the right.

Row 29 } 37: ch2, dc2tog, cl in each st until 1 stitch remains before the stitch marker. dc2tog

Row 30: ch 2, turn; dc2tog, cl in each st across until 2 stitches remain, dc2tog

repeat row 30 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) more times

Repeat the following row 8 (9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 11, 12, 12, 13) times:

ch 2, turn; cluster in each st across;

Make the front straps:

ch 2, turn; cl in next 10 (11, 10, 13, 12, 14, 14, 16, 16, 18) sts – repeat for 3 more rows

ch 1, turn, sl st together this strap with the back strap.

Finish off

Lay top out as you see in the picture on the previous page. Count 10 (11, 10, 13, 12, 14, 14, 16, 16, 18) sts to the right of the left corner of the front panel.

ch 2, cl in each st.

ch 2, turn; cluster in each st across; Repeat 2 more times.

ch 1, turn, sl st together this strap with the back strap.

finish off

Optional Scalloped Edging:

Slip Stitch to attach your yarn to the V, just below the sleeve seam. *Sk 1 row, 5 dc in next row, sk 1 row, sc in next row* repeat from * to * down and back up the V. slip stitch instead of sc on your last st. Finish off.

To Create A Laced Back:

Slip Stitch to attach your yarn to the V, just below the sleeve seam. *Sk 1 row, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next row, sk 1 row, sc in next row* repeat from * to * down and back up the V. slip stitch instead of sc on your last st. Finish off.

Use the ch 1 space as your eyelets and lace up the back of your top with a ribbon.