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Watermelon Crochet Tank Top

May 16, 2018
Watermelon Crochet Tank Top - Celebrate summer in style with this cute Watermelon Crochet Tank Top!

Celebrate summer in style with this cute Watermelon Crochet Tank Top! This is such a fun little pattern. Bobbles and ruffles… what’s not to LOVE? Seriously, tho. There are a lot of cute little details in this top that make it stand out in its adorableness.

Watermelon Crochet Tank Top - Celebrate summer in style with this cute Watermelon Crochet Tank Top!

Watermelon Crochet Tank Top - Celebrate summer in style with this cute Watermelon Crochet Tank Top!

This cute top is part of a collection I made of summer tops inspired by fruit! I made a Pineapple Tank Top for my oldest (get the pattern HERE) and a Strawberry Halter Top for myself (pattern coming soon!).

Watermelon Crochet Tank Top - Celebrate summer in style with this cute Watermelon Crochet Tank Top!

Both tops are written in sizes S – L (6 – 12) in young girls and are too fun! I just love how they turned out and I know you will, too!  Plus, it’s an easy pattern that only uses basic crochet stitches, too! BONUS! I labeled it intermediate, but it’s a lower intermediate pattern. If you know how to double crochet and single crochet, you will be able to make this adorable summer tank top.

Watermelon Crochet Tank Top - Celebrate summer in style with this cute Watermelon Crochet Tank Top!

 

Watermelon Crochet Tank Top Pattern

 

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Materials
Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream in Red (2 skeins), Black (1 skein), White (1 skein), and Aloe Vera (2 skeins)
H/5.0 mm hook
Yarn needle
Scissors 

Level
Intermediate

Pattern notes & stitches to know
Sl st – slip stich
Ch – chain
Dc – double crochet
Sc – single crochet
Bobble – join black yarn in the last step of the last sc you work before the bobble, *yarn over, insert hook in to next stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * 4 more times, you should have 6 loops on your hook, (note: my picture doesn’t look like it has 6 loops, but it does, the 6th is just hiding) yarn over with red, pull through all 6 loops on

Approximate Finished Size:
Width across the top: S 6/7 (11”) M 8/9 (12.5”) L 10/12 (14”)
Length: S 6/7 (12”) M 8/9 (14″) L 10/12 (16″)

Gauge:
12 dc = 4”
8 rows = 4” (rows of dc and sc alternating)

**Ch at beginning of each round does not count as a stitch**

WATERMELON TANK TOP

Pattern written in S, M noted in ( ), L noted in [ ]

Ch 65, (69), [73]

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from the hook and across (64 sc, (68 sc) [72 sc])

Join to the first sc with a sl st to make a circle, now work in the round

Round 2: ch 2, dc in each stitch around, join to first dc with sl st (64 dc, (68 dc) [72 dc])

Round 3: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join to first sc with sl st (64 sc, (68 sc) [72 sc])

Round 4: repeat round 2

Round 5: repeat round 3

Repeat rounds 2 & 3 to round 9

Round 10: ch 2, *dc in 3 stitches, 2 dc in next* repeat from * to * around, join to first dc with sl st (80 dc (85 dc) [90 dc])

Round 11: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join to first sc with sl st (80 sc)

NOTE: round 12 is different for each size

(size small) Round 12: ch 2, dc in each stitch around, join to first dc with sl st (80 dc)

(size medium) Round 12: ch 2, 2 dc in first stitch, dc in next 27 stitches, 2 dc in next, dc in next 28 stitches, 2 dc in next, dc in remaining 27 stitches around, join to first dc with sl st (88 dc)

(size large) Round 12: ch 2, *dc in 14 stitches, 2 dc in next* repeat from * to * around , join to first dc with sl st (96 dc)

Round 13: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join to first sc with sl st (80 sc, (88 sc), [96 sc])

Round 14: ch 2, dc in each stitch around, join to first dc with sl st (80 dc, (88 dc), [96 dc])

For Medium repeat rounds 13 & 14 two more times to round 18

For Large repeat rounds 13 & 14 four more times to round 22

In the next round you will use black and the bobble stitch to make the seeds – refer to pattern notes for bobble stitch tutorial

Round 15 (19) [23]: ch 1, sc in 3 stitches, *join black in the last step of the last sc, bobble in next stitch with black, join red in the last step of the bobble, with red sc in 7 stitches* repeat from * to * around (end with 4 sc’s), join to first sc with sl st (10 bobbles, 70 sc (11 bobbles, 77 sc) [12 bobbles, 84 sc])

(I did not fasten off the black, I carried it until I needed it again)

Round 16 (20) [24]: ch 2, dc in each stitch around, join to first dc with sl st (80 dc, (88 dc), [96 dc])

Round 17 (21) [25]: ch 1, *sc in 7 stitches, join black in the last step of the last sc, bobble in next stitch with black, join red in the last step of the bobble* repeat from * to * around, join to first sc with sl st (10 bobbles, 70 sc (11 bobbles, 77 sc) [12 bobbles, 84 sc])

Round 18 (22) [26]: ch 2, dc in each stitch around, join to first dc with sl st (80 dc, (88 dc), [96 dc])

Round 19 (23) [27]: ch 1, sc in 3 stitches, *join black in the last step of the last sc, bobble in next stitch with black, join red in the last step of the bobble, with red sc in 7 stitches* repeat from * to * around (end with 4 sc’s), join to first sc with sl st (10 bobbles, 70 sc (11 bobbles, 77 sc) [12 bobbles, 84 sc]

Round 20 (24) [28]: ch 2, dc in each stitch around, join to first dc with sl st (80 dc, (88 dc), [96 dc])

Round 21 (25) [29]: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join to first sc with sl st (80 sc, (88 sc), [96 sc])

Change to White

Round 22 (26) [30]: ch 2, dc in each stitch around, join to first dc with sl st (80 dc, (88 dc), [96 dc])

Round 23 (27) [31]: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join to first sc with sl st (80 sc, (88 sc), [96 sc])

Change to Aloe Vera

Round 24 (28) [32]: ch 2, dc in each stitch around, join to first dc with sl st (80 dc, (88 dc), [96 dc])

Round 25 (29) [33]: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join to first sc with sl st (80 sc, (88 sc), [96 sc])

Round 26 (30) [34]: ch 2, dc in each stitch around, join to first dc with sl st (80 dc, (88 dc), [96 dc])

Round 27 (31) [35]: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join to first sc with sl st (80 sc, (88 sc), [96 sc])

Fasten off, weave in the ends

RUFFLES

Next you will make the ruffles along the bottom. Working along the top of the rows. You will work the stitches right next to the first row of white, making a row that ruffles over the top

Join white yarn to row 21

Row 1: ch 2, 2 dc in same stitch and in each stitch around, join to first dc with sl st (160 dc, (176 dc), [192 dc])

Row 2: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join to first sc with sl st (160 sc, (176 sc), [192 sc)

Fasten off, weave in your ends.

Join Aloe Vera to row 23

Repeat rows 1 & 2 for the ruffles

Fasten off, weave in the ends

Join Aloe Vera to row 25

Repeat rows 1 & 2 for the ruffles

Fasten off, weave in the ends

STRAPS (make 2)

Ch 21 (23) [25] – chain can be made any size

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from the hook and across (20 sc, (22 sc), [24 sc])

Row 2: ch 2, turn, 2 dc in each stitch across (40 dc, (44 dc), [48 dc])

Fasten off, leave a tail for sewing

Sew the straps to the top

Fasten off, weave in your ends

And you’re done! I hope you love this fun, watermelon tank top!

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MORE HOMEMADE HAPPINESS:

1. Pineapple Tank Top 2. Summer Tunic 3. Circle Vest

 

 

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  1. Hi love the fruity theme tank tops ie Pineapple, Watermelon and would love the Strawberry one as I have 3 little girls I would love to make them for. Thanks for the patterns

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