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.


  • 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.


  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.


  • 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