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Free Crochet Summer Tank Top

Posted on July 07, 2020 by Lorene Eppolite | 0 Comments

 

Simple yet flirty make up The Daisy Summer Tank Top. This top is light and airy making it a go to top for those hot summer days. It is perfect to throw over your bathing suit for a day of playing on the beach or pair it with a light sweater for a cute date night look.

The construction is so easy! Simples stitches and shaping make this a beginner friendly pattern. The top mostly consists of double crochet in the back loop only and I also include instructional photos for the picot edging, It’s easier than it looks!

 

This top is easily customizable, prefer more of a cropped top? Just remove some rows from the body section. Keep in mind that the two panels are identical so whatever changes you make to the front panel also carry over to the back panel. 

This CAL will be broken down into 3 parts. Part 1, we will work the bottom half of the body for both panels. Part 2, we will move onto the top shaping and straps. Part 3, We will then finish with the Picot edging and seaming the 2 panels together.

 

ABOUT OUR DESIGNER

Hello fellow yarnies! My name is Ashlie and I am the designer behind Brindle Babe Designs. I love creating simple yet beautiful western boho style knit and crochet patterns that require as little seaming as possible, can I get an amen?! Even though I do miss the California trees and mountains I am happy to now call Arizona my home with my boyfriend and doggie Lola. The 100+ degree summers of Arizona don’t stop this yarn addict from creating all year around! I hope you follow along and love this top as much as I do!

Folow Ashlie
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SUPPLIES

Yarn               
562 (648, 738, 832, 907, 1006, 1084) yards of Lion Brand ZZ Twist, Weight (4) Worsted, 246 yds. Or comparable worsted weight yarn 

Hook
4.50mm (G+) Crochet Hook- Ashlie used Furls Odyssey Turquoise

Other Materials     
Tapestry Needle
Scissors
Stitch Markers 

 

PATTERN DETAILS

Skill Level   
Beginner+


Sizes          
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X)


Gauge          
4” X 4” In double crochet- back loop only
17 stitches X 9 Rows  


Measurements

Chest 32 (36, 40, 44,  48,  52,  56, 60)”

Length* 19.5 (20, 20.5,  21,  21, 21.5, 21.5,  22)"

Armhole Depth 7 (7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5)”

*Length excludes picot border


Abbreviations (US terms) 

Ch - Chain
St - Stitch
Dcblo - Double Crochet Back Loop Only
Hdc - Half Double Crochet
Dc - Double Crochet
Tr - Treble Crochet
Sc - Single Crochet
dc2tog - Double Crochet 2 Together
dc2togblo - Double Crochet 2 Together Back Loop Only
Sp - Space
SK - Skip

Notes

- Tank top is designed with 2” of positive ease. If you are in between sizes please size down.

- Top is worked in 2 identical panels starting from the bottom and working up.

- Bottom half of body is worked first, then you will work decrease rows for the neck shaping and continue by working the straps. Yarn is then attached to the bottom edge, to work the picot edging.

- Top has a small split seam at the bottom.

- Ch 2 does NOT count as a stitch.

- At the end of each row is a number in brackets which includes the total number of stitches for that row.

 

PART ONE

Hi there! This week we are going to be working on the bottom half of the body. It is worked from the bottom up making a simple rectangle. If you would like to adjust the length do so here by adding or removing rows, make sure to make the front and back match! You will repeat the steps for both the front and back panel.

 

Body

Ch 70 (78, 86, 96, 104, 112, 122, 130) 

Row 1:  dc into 3rd ch (counts as 1 dc), dc in each st across, turn. 

Row 2:  ch2, dcblo in each st across, turn. [68, 76, 84, 94, 102, 110, 120, 128]

Repeat Row 2: an additional  28(28,28, 28, 27, 27, 27,27) rows

 

That's it for this week, we will begin the neck shaping next week, see you then!

 

PART TWO

How’s everyone doing? This week we will be working the neck shaping and then move on to the straps. We will first split our piece in half and begin our decrease rows starting on the right hand side. You will repeat the same steps to the left hand side. Once your shaping is finished you will then work the rows to make your straps. Make sure to follow the same steps for your back panel!

 

Right Side Neck Shaping

Count 34 (38, 42, 47, 51, 55, 60, 64) sts and place a st marker. This will split your panel in half for the right and left side top shaping.

 

*See below for instructional photos of decrease rows.

XS
Row 1: ch2, dc2togblo, dc2togblo, *dcblo in the next st, Rep from* to the last 4 sts (before st marker), dc2togblo, dc2togblo, turn. [30]

Row 2: ch2, dc2togblo, dc2togblo, *dcblo in the next st, Rep from* to the last 4 sts, dc2togblo, dc2togblo, turn. [26]

Repeat row 2 for 5 more rows.

Row 8: ch2, dc2togblo, *dcblo in the next st, Rep from* to the last 2 sts, dc2togblo, turn. [4]

 

Small
Row 1: ch2, dc2togblo, dc2togblo, *dcblo in the next st, Rep from* to the last 4 sts (before st marker), dc2togblo, dc2togblo, turn. [34]

Row 2: ch2, dc2togblo, dc2togblo, *dcblo in the next st, Rep from* to the last 4 sts, dc2togblo, dc2togblo, turn. [30]

Repeat row 2 for 6 more rows.

Row 9: ch2, dc2togblo, *dcblo in the next st, Rep from* to the last 2 sts, dc2togblo, turn. [4]

 

Medium
Row 1: ch2, dc2togblo, dc2togblo, *dcblo in the next st, Rep from* to the last 4 sts (before st marker), dc2togblo, dc2togblo, turn. [38]

Row 2: ch2, dc2togblo, dc2togblo, *dcblo in the next st, Rep from* to the last 4 sts, dc2togblo, dc2togblo, turn. [34]

Repeat row 2 for 7 more rows.

Row 10: ch2, dc2togblo, *dcblo in the next st, Rep from* to the last 2 sts, dc2togblo, turn. [4]



Large
Row 1: ch2, dc2togblo, dc2togblo, *dcblo in the next st, Rep from* to the last 4 sts (before st marker), dc2togblo, dc2togblo, turn. [43]

Row 2: ch2, dc2togblo, dc2togblo, *dcblo in the next st, Rep from* to the last 4 sts, dc2togblo, dc2togblo, turn. [39]

Repeat row 2 for 8 more rows.

Row 11: ch2, dc2togblo, *dcblo in the next st, Rep from* to the last 2 sts, dc2togblo, turn. [5]

 

X-Large
Row 1: ch2, dc2togblo, dc2togblo, *dcblo in the next st, Rep from* to the last 4 sts (before st marker), dc2togblo, dc2togblo, turn. [47]

Row 2: ch2, dc2togblo, dc2togblo, *dcblo in the next st, Rep from* to the last 4 sts, dc2togblo, dc2togblo, turn. [43]

Repeat row 2 for 9 more rows.

Row 12: ch2, dc2togblo, *dcblo in the next st, Rep from* to the last 2 sts, dc2togblo, turn. [5]

 

2X
Row 1: ch2, dc2togblo, dc2togblo, *dcblo in the next st, Rep from* to the last 4 sts (before st marker), dc2togblo, dc2togblo, turn. [51]

Row 2: ch2, dc2togblo, dc2togblo, *dcblo in the next st, Rep from* to the last 4 sts, dc2togblo, dc2togblo, turn. [47]

Repeat row 2 for 10 more rows.

Row 13: ch2, dc2togblo, *dcblo in the next st, Rep from* to the last 2 sts, dc2togblo, turn. [5]

 

3X
Row 1: ch2, dc2togblo, dc2togblo, *dcblo in the next st, Rep from* to the last 4 sts (before st marker), dc2togblo, dc2togblo, turn. [56]

Row 2: ch2, dc2togblo, dc2togblo, *dcblo in the next st, Rep from* to the last 4 sts, dc2togblo, dc2togblo, turn. [52]

Repeat row 2 for 11 more rows.

Row 14: ch 2, dc2togblo, *dcblo in the next st, Rep from* to the last 2 sts, dc2togblo, turn. [6]

 

4X
Row 1: ch2, dc2togblo, dc2togblo, *dcblo in the next st, Rep from* to the last 4 sts (before st marker), dc2togblo, dc2togblo, turn. [60]

Row 2: ch2, dc2togblo, dc2togblo, *dcblo in the next st, Rep from* to the last 4 sts, dc2togblo, dc2togblo, turn. [56]

Repeat row 2 for 12 more rows.

Row 15: ch2, dc2togblo, *dcblo in the next st, Rep from* to the last 2 sts, dc2togblo, turn. [6]

 

Pictured Above: Row 1- First 2 decreases

 

Pictured Above: Row 1- End of row decreases

 

Pictured Above:Row 2- Beginning of row decreases

 

Pictured Above: Finished neck shaping

 

Left Side Neck Shaping
Repeat the same steps to the left side by starting at the stitch next to your st marker.

 

Straps
Row 1: ch2, dc in each st across, turn.

Repeat row 1 for 7(7, 8, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9) rows, or until you have reached your desired length.

 

 This completes Part Two. We will see you next week for Part Three. 

 

 

PART THREE

 

Bottom Edging
Attach the yarn to the bottom edge of your panel.

Row 1:  Ch 4 (counts as a dc & ch 1), sk 1, dc in next st. *ch 1, sk 1, dc in next st, repeat from* to the end of the row.  

 

Row 2: Ch 6, sk 1 dc, sc in 2nd dc from hook, *ch 5, sk 1 dc, sc in 2nd dc, rep from* to the end of the row.  

 

Row 3: Ch 4, sc in center of ch 6 sp, *dc8 in ch 5 sp, sc in center of the next ch 5 sp, ch 4, sc in center of the next ch 5 sp, Repeat from* to the end of the row.  

 

Row 4: Ch 4, hdc in center of ch 4 sp, *ch 1, tr over the next 8 dcs, ch 1, hdc in center of ch 4 sp, repeat from * to the end of the row.  

*Repeat all steps for the 2nd panel.

 

Seaming
Body

Lay your work flat and line up both panels together. Starting at row 2 of dcblos begin seaming up to the first decrease row, using your preferred seaming method. Repeat on the other side.   


Straps
With your work still inside out, Line up front and back straps and seam across. Repeat on the other side. Cut yarn, seam all ends.


Thank you so much for following along! I would love to see your finished pieces! Please tag me if you share photos on Instagram @BrindleBabeDesigns or use #Daisysummertanktop




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