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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. Because of the cotton yarn, it would be perfect over a swim 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.

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Boho Tank Top Crochet Pattern

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200g/380 yds Dishie from WeCrochet in Mint (or any worsted weight cotton)
4.5mm hook
yarn needle
1″ button


Pattern Notes & Stitches to Know
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
tr – treble crochet
tr2tog – treble crochet 2 together
tr3tog – treble crochet 3 together
fsc – foundation single crochet

· written in US terms

· ch 4 counts as dc + ch 1

· ch 3 counts as dc

· Pattern is made of 7 granny squares sewn together. Then straps and fringe is added.

· Gauge: each square is 6”

This pattern is written in one size. To make the top larger, add an additional round or two to each square.

Approx Finished Size:
Bust: 36”
Length (from strap to bottom – not including fringe): 19.5”
Size Small pictured. I am 5’0” with 34” bust



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

ch 5, sl st to first ch to make a ring, work round 1 into ring

Round 1: ch 4, *dc, ch 1* repeat from * to * around 10 more times, join to first ch 3 with sl st (12 dc, 12 ch-1)

Round 2: ch 3, 2 dc in ch-1 space, *dc in next stitch, 2 dc in ch-1 space* repeat from * to * around, join to first ch 3 with sl st (36 dc)

Round 3: ch 4 (counts as tr), tr2tog over next 2 stitches, ch 4, *tr3tog over next 3 stitches, ch 4* repeat from * to * around, join to first ch 4 with sl st (12 tr3tog)

Round 4: *ch 5, sl st to first ch to make a loop (this will be a corner), [ch 5, sl st to next tr3tog] 3 times* repeat from * to * around, join to bottom of first ch 5 (12 ch-5, 4 corner loops)

Round 5: sl st to top of loop, *ch 5, sl st to first ch to make a loop, [ch 5, sl st to next ch-5 space] 4 times* repeat from * to * around, join to bottom of first ch 5 (16 ch-5, 4 corner loops)

Round 6: ch 3, *(dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same ch-5 space, 5 dc in each ch-5 space across to corner* repeat from * to * around, (note: for remaining corners work (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc), join to first ch 3 with sl st (96 dc)

Fasten off. Weave in the ends.

To make the top larger, add an additional round or two to each square

Fasten off, weave in the ends.

Make 7 squares. I steam 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.


Join yarn to the right-most corner.

Round 1: sc in each stitch across to the next ch-3 space, sc in ch-3 space, work 20 fsc, sc in next ch-3 space in the next square (this is the first strap). Continue to sc in each stitch in the next valley to the next ch-3 space, sc in ch-3 space, work 20 fsc, sc in next ch-3 space in the next square (this is the next strap). Sc around in remaining stitches, join to first sc with sl st

Row 2: (this row is working only along the bottom to the opposite corner) ch 4, turn, skip 1 stitch, dc in next, *ch 1, skip 1 stitch, dc in next* repeat from * to * across to the opposite corner

Row 3: ch 1, turn, *sc in next ch-1 space, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-1 space* repeat from * to * across

Fasten off. Weave in the ends.

Add fringe in each ch-2 space along the bottom. I used three 10” strands in each. Trim to your liking.

Add a button to one corner on the back. The opposite ch-space as the buttonhole.

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!! ?

          1. Hi Breann,

            I am loving this pattern. It is such a cute and fun top.

            I have made a couple and am getting a different size, when I block the squares for the s/m I can make them 7″ what size should the l/xl squares be?

            You are such a gifted person creating all these patterns.

            Thank you for sharing them!!


          2. But when you do that you get more than 96 hdc. Do you mean we are to skip the chain stitch in the previous row?

        1. Hi, I would like to make this top, however in round 2,I do not understand what you mean by dc on top of dc.
          Please help.

          1. I would love to make this, but I too don’t understand round 2? Do we dc into the chain stitches or into “the same stitch?” A photo would be really helpful! Thank you!

  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. Hi Traci, attach to the middle of the chain from the previous row. Does this answer your question?

      1. Hi! What do you mean? Are you making more squares to turn it into a dress? Or sewing it to a dress?

    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.

  7. I love this pattern!! Your instructions were so easy to follow. How could we make this a pullover as opposed to a vest. I’m thinking just add another square on the short side. What do you think? I can’t find one anywhere in English!

    Thanks Breann

      1. Thank you very much for this pattern. These granny squares look so delicate and turn out the same everytime and your pattern is easy to follow. My daughter wants me to make her one too. Thanks again xx

    1. Hi!! I love this pattern and I’m enjoying making it, just wondering what the equivalent uk or Europe sizes were to s/m l/xl? Thankyou 🙂

  8. I just finished this and it turned out so cute! I used 100% cotton by Lily Sugar and Cream medium weight yarn . Will try another one with a sport yarn. Perfect summer beach top! Thank you for sharing your lovely pattern!

  9. Lovely patern and perfect instractions!!!!!It’s my first summer top for present .I loved it!!!!Thank you!!!

    1. Love this pattern! Just made one for my sister for her birthday!

      Is there anyway to make this a size smaller?

  10. How do I make this a little longer? I need to make it for my daughter and she wants it to cover to her waist. Thank you

  11. Just wanted to let you know, I pinned this pattern and there have been hundreds re-pinned from my pin…. Guess you have a winner here!

  12. Maybe this is a silly question but I can not get 12 double crochet and 12 chain 1 out of my 7 chain circle! I managed to make the shirt but just had to add random double, ch1 in but I’m curious what I’m doing wrong! I’m referring to round one.

    Thank you!!

    1. Hi! When you do the 12 dc and 12 ch you should insert your hook into the middle of the ring. You’re not working in each ch, but into the middle of the ring you made. I hope this helps!

  13. My square is coming out a bit wavy and uneven around the corners. I have followed the tutorial. Is it supposed to look like this?

  14. Hi intry to make this for someone who is 48” chest the v part at neck is to low any suggestions.?

  15. Confused on connecting squares on boho vest Do you cut yarn and connect each square or what is the way to do it..

  16. Hi Breann, I’m trying to make this top but I need clarification on Row 2, it’s confusing to me & since you don’t give a stitch count I’m not sure where to put the 2dc in chain after making the Ch3, then which dc on top of dc and so on. Can you give a stitch count for this row for S/M? I wish you’d post a youtube video on this square since I’m making this square right now, lol. I saw other people were confused a bit too so you’d be helping many of us. Please let me know. Thanks so much.

  17. ooops! I sincerely apologize to you, I missed that you DO give a stitch count of 36dc for row 2 (so sorry) – that helps a lot! but I’d still like a video, lol. I’m a visual learner. My yarn cake was on top of the pattern printout hiding that nugget of info, lol. Thanks again.

  18. Hi;

    Please can explain row 6 to me. I cannot get to 80 dc – following your directions. If I have 16 x 5 chains and I do four dc in each of those, (in each 2 dc ch 1 and 2 dc) I cannot get to 80 dc?

    What Am I doing wrong?


    1. Hi! You’ll do 4 dc in each ch 5 space (that’s a total of 16 on each side = 64 dc) then work 4 dc in each corner (16 dc) 64 + 16 = 80 🙂

  19. Hello!
    I absolutely love this pattern!
    I am currently making this top as a Christmas present a plus size lady what would you suggest for making the squares bigger again? I have already added the hdc round and unfortunately it’s still not big enough

    1. Could you post a photo of the underside after attach the back loop slip stitches? Mine are looking a little funky and I want to make sure I did it right

  20. Hello!
    I just finished the squares and getting ready to join them. Row 6 (dc ch3 dc) in written instructions; video shows dc ch3 dc2. I figured out that the video version is correct and just wanted to let you know. This is for the 1st corner; the rest were dc2 ch 3 dc 2. I LOVE this pattern! Thanks so much for sharing! 😊

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