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Free Crochet Tank Top Pattern - Tilley

Posted on June 11, 2019 by Lorene Eppolite | 0 Comments

 

The Tilley Tank is an easy everyday tank top you'll love to wear all Summer! This V-neck tank with a split hem is worked in two pieces using basic stitches. If you're afraid of seaming, not to worry! A slip stitch decorative seam makes it a breeze even for beginners.

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SUPPLIES

Yarn
Furls Whims Merino Hand dyed by KT and the Squid (50% superwash merino/50% nylon; 196 yds; DK weight) 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins- sample shown features Bloom

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Hook
H/5.0 mm hook (or hook to obtain gauge)

 

PATTERN DETAILS

Sizes
S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
To fit a bust of: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58)”
Finished bust: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)”
The sample is shown in size S on a model with a 31” bust.



Abbreviations
Ch = chain
St(s) = stitch(es)
Sc = single crochet


Notes

- The Tilley Tank is worked from the bottom up in 2 separate pieces.
- You may use any DK weight yarn. Be sure to check your gauge.


Gauge (save time and check your gauge!)
21 sts by 19 rows = 4” square (gauge is measured after blocking)

Gauge Pattern (Linen Stitch)
Chain an odd number

Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, skip 1 ch, sc in the next ch; repeat from * until 1 ch remains, sc in the last ch.

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st, *ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 space; repeat from * to the last ch-1 space, sc in the last sc.

Repeat row 2 to desired length

PART ONE

Hey friends! Grab your yarn and your favorite Furls hook. This week we'll be making the back of the Tilley Tank. The back is made flat in 3 sections. First you'll decrease for the split hem, work the rest of the bottom then the arm hole opening. This part is fairly large but should work up fast since the stitches are so simple. If you are using Whims hand-painted please be sure to alternate skeins every few rows. 

Back
Body
  

Ch 68 (78, 90, 100, 112, 122, 134, 142) 

Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, skip 1, sc in the next ch; repeat from * across. 67 (77, 89, 99, 111, 121, 133, 141) 

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st st, *ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 space; repeat from * until 1 st remains, ch 1, sc in the last st. 69 (79, 91, 101, 113, 123, 135, 143)  

Repeat row 2 until you have 9 total rows. Each repeat of row 2 will add 2 sts. You will end with 83 (93, 105, 115, 127, 137, 149, 157) sts  

Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st st, *sc in the next ch-1 space, ch 1; repeat from * until 3 sts remain, sc in the last ch-1 space, sc in the last sc. 83 (93, 105, 115, 127, 137, 149, 157)  

Place a st marker on the first and last st of row 10. This will mark where to start your side seams.  

Row 11: Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st st, *ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 space; repeat from * until 2 sts remain, ch 1, skip 1, sc in the last. 83 (93, 105, 115, 127, 137, 149, 157)  

Repeat rows 10 and 11 until you have 75 total rows.  

Armhole Shaping 

Row 1: Ch 1, turn, slip st in the 1st 6 (6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 8, 10) sts, ch 1, sc in the same st, *ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 space; repeat from * until 5 sts remain, leave the last 5 sts unworked. 73 (83, 95, 105, 117, 127, 135, 139) plus the 6 (6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 8, 10) slip sts  

Place a stitch marker to mark row 1. This will mark where to start counting your rows.  

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st st, skip the 1st 2 sts, *ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 space; repeat from * until 3 sts remain, ch 1, skip 2, sc in the last. 71 (81, 93, 103, 115, 125, 133, 137)  

Repeat row 2 until you have 6 (12, 16, 21, 24, 28, 30, 30) rows. Start counting from the marked row. Each row will decrease by 2 sts. You will end with 63 (63, 65, 65, 71, 73, 77, 81) sts  

Armhole Length 

Row 7 (13, 17, 22, 25, 29, 31, 31): Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st st, *sc in the next ch-1 space, ch 1; repeat from * until 3 sts remain, sc in the last ch-1 space, sc in the last sc. 63 (63, 65, 65, 71, 73, 77, 81) 

Row 8 (14, 18, 23, 26, 30, 32, 32): Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st st, *ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 space; repeat from * until 2 sts remain, ch 1 skip 1, sc in the last. 63 (63, 65, 65, 71, 73, 77, 81)  

Repeat the last 2 rows until you have 30 (32, 34, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46) rows.  

Repeat row 7 (13, 17, 22, 25, 29, 31, 31) one more time 

Fasten off. 

This completes the back of your Tilley Tank. Next week we will make the front panel, then on to assembly and finishing for week three. 

 

PART TWO

Coming 06/25/19

PART THREE

Coming 07/02/19

 

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