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Crochet Boho Tank Top

May 11, 2017

I love this fun, funky, fring-y Crochet Boho Tank Top Pattern! It’s super cute layered with long necklaces over a sundress. You could even use cotton yarn and wear it over a bathing suit. It has a button closure on the back and I actually wore it backwards as a vest the other day.


Gotta love the granny square, right? There are endless styles and then even more endless beautiful things you can make with them. I made this cute boho style tank with some granny squares.

Any granny square pattern would work. I wanted a pretty spring-y, flowery square.

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


2 skeins Caron Simply Soft in Bone (any worsted weight (4) yarn will work)
4.5 mm hook
Yarn needle

Level: intermediate

Pattern Notes & Stitches to Know:
Sl st – slip stich
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Dc – double crochet
Treble (tr) cluster – Yarn over twice, insert hook into stitch, yarn over pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through two loops, yarn over again and pull through two loops (you have two loops left on hook), yarn over twice and insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through two loops, yarn over and pull through two loops (you have three loops on your hook) Yarn over twice, insert hook into stitch, yarn over pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through two loops, yarn over again and pull through two loops, yarn over and pull through all 4 loops

Finished Size
Width: 20 inches
Length: 15 inches long (in the middle (not the straps) including fringe)
Fits a S/M – adjustments for L/XL are noted in the pattern


The pattern starts with making the granny squares (make 7)

Ch 7, slip stitch to first chain to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), dc, ch 1 around until you have 12 dc and 12 ch, join to top of first ch 3

Round 2:  Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2dc in chain, *dc on top of dc, 2dc in chain space* repeat from * to * around (36 dc), join to top of first ch 3

Round 3:  Ch 4 (counts as tr) cluster tr over the next 2 stitches (instead of 3 because the first ch 4 counts as your first treble crochet), ch 4, *3 tr cluster over next 3 stitches, ch 4* repeat from * to * around, join to top of first ch 4 (12 clusters)

Round 4: *Ch 5, slip stitch into base of chain 5 to form a loop (this will be a corner), [ch 5, slip stitch on top of cluster] 3 times* repeat from * to * around, join to base of first ch 5 loop (4 corner loops, 12 ch 5)

Round 5:  Slip stitch to the top of the loop, *ch 5, slip stitch into base to form a loop, (you will have a loop on top of the loop from previous round), [ch 5, slip stitch into the chain 5 from previous round] 4 times,* repeat from * to * around, join to base of first ch 5 loop (4 corner loops, 16 ch 5)

Round 6:  *ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 3, 2dc) all into corner loop from previous round, (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in each ch 5 space* repeat from * to * around (note: in the remaining corners work 2dc ch 3 2dc with no ch 3) join to top of first ch 3 (80 dc)

This is for size L/XL – for S/M, fasten off 

Square is approximately 7 inches

OPTIONAL Round 7:  ch 2, (counts as hdc), *hdc in each stitch across, (2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc) in the corner ch space* repeat from * to * around, join to top of first ch 2 (96 hdc)

Fasten off, weave in the ends.

**Squares for S/M are pictured**

Make 7 squares. I wet blocked my squares overnight before assembling them together.


Once you have 7 squares made, line them up like this:

Crochet them together by slip stitching the back loops together. Put first two squares together, right side facing out, insert hook through first back loops of both and slip stitch, continue following the arrows until it’s all one piece.

Turn your work so there are four squares across the top. You’re going to make the straps. Attach yarn to the tip of the first square, ch 30 (adjust the amount of chains to your liking, if needed), attach to the top of next square (make sure not to twist the chain). Fasten off. Weave in the ends. Do the same for the next strap.

Turn work right side up. You’re going to sc around the outside of the tank. Starting at the corner of the far right square, single crochet in each stitch and chain across, all the way to the opposite corner and then work along the bottom, then join to your first sc.

Then work single crochets on the inside of each strap

Now you’ll be working along the bottom.  Insert your hook in the farthest right corner (I started with the wrong side up), ch  4 (counts as dc + ch 1) skip one stitch, dc, *ch 1, skip one stitch, dc* repeat from * to * all the way to the end. (if there’s an extra stitch, don’t worry. Just fudge it and skip two stitches in the end or add another dc)

Ch 1, turn, *sc in chain space,  (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in next chain space* repeat from * to * across. Fasten off weave in the ends.

Add fringe in each ch 2 space. I used 3 10 inch strands in each. Then trim to your liking.

Add a button to one of the corners for the back. I used the corner space of the opposite square as the button hole.

And you’re done! I hope you love this stylish, boho style tank top.

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  1. I’ve used a G and an H hook. My squares are only coming out 7 inches max. Any thoughts? Beside makING 10 squares instead of 7. Thank you

    1. You could add a round of hdc in each stitch with (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in each corner. Also, if you block them it will make them a bit larger. Hope this helps!! ?

  2. Love the pattern and I just wanted to thank you for your hard work in creating the clear and easy instructions! Wonderful idea that I will enjoy again and again with a variety of granny squares ?

  3. Beautiful pattern. My squares are coming out a bit small. I used a 5.00mm hook also. Anything I can do to make them a bit larger?

    1. Hi Bri, you could add a row of hdc around the outside (with hdc, ch 2, hdc in the corners). Hope this helps 🙂

  4. So,when your adding the part before you add the fringe, do you start in the corner of the square where the straps come from? Or start at the top of one of the 3 squares at the bottom?

    1. Hello! Actually, I’m hoping to get a child size pattern made up fairly soon. I’m thinking you could use a traditional granny square and just make it smaller. Maybe 4 – 5 inches? I hope this helps 🙂

  5. Hi thank you for sharing this lovely pattern, i just wondered if you could advise the measurements for the granny squares to make sure mine are coming out the right size ?? thank you

  6. Thank you very much for the pattern. I love it. I´m using a traductor because I’m spanish. But I think I’ll do it. Greetings from Madrid.

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