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Striped Crochet Tank Top

June 27, 2017

This striped tank top is made to be fitted and a cute addition to your closet! This pattern is written for a size small, but it can be easily customized to fit any size. Where you can adjust is noted in the pattern. The bust measurements, waist measurements and length can all be adjusted.

This pattern is available as an inexpensive, clearly formatted, PDF instant download HERE in my Etsy shop.

PATTERN

Materials
Light weight (3) yarn in 2 colors (I used Yarn Bee Brushworks—2 skeins in mustard and 1 skein  in berry)
5.0 mm hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

Level
Intermediate (uses basic crochet stitches)

Pattern notes & stitches to know
Sl st – slip stich
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Dc – double crochet

Approximate measurements:
Bust: 32 inches
Waist: 28 inches
Length: 23 inches

Top is made with two panels sewn together. The panels are worked from the bottom up. This pattern is a size small, but can be easily adjusted to fit any size.  As long as your starting chain is a even number, any number of chains can be used. The length and bust measurements can be adjusted as well. It is noted in the pattern where these changes can be made.

BACK PANEL

Ch 60 (can be any even number – I measured across my waist and chained enough to fit across)

Sc in 4th chain from the hook

Row 1: Sc in 4th chain from the hook, *ch 1, skip one stitch, sc in next* repeat from * to * across,

Row 2: Ch 2, turn, sc in ch 1 space, *ch 1, skip one stitch, sc in ch 1 space* repeat from * to * across, sc in first ch 4 space

Row 3: Ch 2, turn, sc in ch 1 space *ch 1, skip one stitch, sc in ch 1 space* repeat from * to * across, sc in ch 2 space

Row 4 – 10: repeat row 3

Change to color B

Row 11 – 14: repeat row 3

Change to color A

Row 15 – 24: repeat row 3

Change to color B

Row 25 – 28: repeat row 3

Change to color A

Row 29 – 38: repeat row 3

Change to color B

Row 39 – 42: repeat row 3

Change to color A

Row 43 – 52: repeat row 3

Change to color B

Row 53 – 56: repeat row 3

Change to color A

Row 57 – 66: repeat row 3

Change to color B

Row 67 – 70: repeat row 3

Change to color A

Row 71: repeat row 3

NOTE: Add or take out rows as needed to adjust to the length that fits you

Fasten off, weave in the ends.

Using a stitch marker, mark where you want the straps to be, making sure each side is the same number of stitches in from the edge (I did 5)

STRAPS

In color A

Row 1: Join yarn in ch 1 space with stitch marker, sc decrease over 2 ch 1 spaces (pull up a loop, insert hook in next ch 1 space, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all loops on hook), ch 1 *sc in next ch 1 space, ch 1* 2 times, insert yarn in next ch 1 space, sc decrease over next 2 ch 1 spaces (pull up a loop, insert hook in next ch 1 space, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all loops on hook)

Row 2: Ch 2, turn, sc in ch 1 space, *ch 1, skip one stitch, sc in ch 1 space* 2 times

Row 3: Ch 2, turn, sc in ch 1 space, ch 1, skip one stitch, sc in ch 1 space, ch 1, sc in ch 2

Row 4 – 8: Repeat row 3

Change to color B

Row 9 – 12: Repeat row 3

Change to color A

Row 13 – 18: Repeat row 3

Fasten off weave in the ends.

Join yarn to opposite stitch marker and repeat pattern

Do not fasten off

Now you will stitch around the entire panel.

Ch 1, sc in each sc and ch across the top of the straps, around the top and straps, dc along both sides of the panel, sc across bottom, sc 3 in each corner (check diagram below to see what stitches to use)

Fasten off, weave in the ends.

FRONT PANEL

Ch 60 (can be any even number)

Sc in 4th chain from the hook

Row 1: Sc in 4th chain from the hook, *ch 1, skip one stitch, sc in next* repeat from * to * across,

Row 2: Ch 2, turn, sc in ch 1 space, * ch 1, skip one stitch, sc in ch 1 space* repeat from * to * across, sc in first ch 4 space

Row 3: Ch 2, turn, sc in ch 1 space *ch 1, skip one stitch, sc in ch 1 space* repeat from * to * across, sc in ch 2 space

Row 4 – 10: repeat row 3

Change to color B

Row 11 – 14: repeat row 3

Change to color A

Row 15 – 24: repeat row 3

Change to color B

Row 25 – 28: repeat row 3

Change to color A

Row 29 – 38: repeat row 3

Change to color B

Row 39 – 42: repeat row 3

Change to color A

Row 43: repeat row 3

NOTE: I started increasing in the next rows for the bust. This can be done at any row. I held the top to my front at the length I wanted it and started increasing at the bottom of the bust, then continued with the increasing pattern until the front fit around the bust. Add or take out rows as needed here.

Row 44 (increase row): Ch 2, turn, (sc, ch 1) twice in first ch 1 space, sc in next *ch 1, skip one stitch, sc in ch 1 space* repeat from * to * across, (sc, ch 1) twice in last ch 2 space

Row 45: repeat row 3

Row 46: repeat row 44

Row 47: repeat row 3

Row 48: repeat row 44

NOTE: I stopped increasing here. You can continue repeating the increase row pattern until the bust is the correct size

Row 49 – 52: repeat row 3

Change to color B

Row 53 – 56: repeat row 3

Change to color A

Row 57 – 66: repeat row 3

Change to color B

Row 67 – 70: repeat row 3

Change to color A

Row 71: repeat row 3

Follow pattern for straps, making the straps even with the back panel. Crochet around the panel by repeating previous pattern.

Fasten off, weave in the ends.

Attach color B to one side of the front panel, hdc in each stitch down. Fasten off, weave in the ends. Repeat pattern for  opposite side.

CONSTRUCTION

Line up the panels together (lay them wrong side out – there technically isn’t a “right” side, just whichever you like best), stitch them together with a slip stitch along both sides, stopping about 14 stitches from the bottom to create a small slit on each side. Slip stitch across the top of both straps. Turn right side out so seams are on the inside

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