I asked for some help in naming my last crochet tank top project and people had so many cool names, it inspired me to go a little tank top crazy 🙂 So here’s summer tank top number two, the Summer Breeze! Thanks to my awesome fellow KnitcroAddicts for all your support. Teaching crochet and knitting is a lot of work, especially in my second language, but everyone’s encouragement and engagement make it all worth it.

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Materials

Stitches used & code

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch(es)
  • dc = double crochet
  • sk = skip
  • sp = space
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • rep = repeat
  • rs = right side
  • ws = wrong side
  • YO = yarn over
  • pf = puff stitch = YO insert hook into the st, YO pull up a loop,YO insert hook into same st, YO pull up a loop, YO insert hook into same st, YO pull up a loop, YO pull through all the loops on hook

Notes:

  • Here’s the video tutorial for this tank top
  • This pattern made as us women XS( S, M, L, XL, XXL )
  • The front and back panel are made the same
  • In the picture I have demonstrated with size small
  • This pattern is in multiples of 2 + 3
  • This pattern is a 4 rows repeat

Gauge blocked: 19 dc x 9 rows = 4″

Sizes and measurements ( After blocked )

  • XS = 14.52″ width x 10.22″ length ( 320 yard of yarn )
  • S = 15.78″ width x 10.22″ length ( 340 yards of yarn )
  • M = 17.89″ width x 12″ length ( 380 yards of yarn )
  • L = 19.15″ width x 13.77″ length ( 410 yards of yarn )
  • XL = 21.26″ width x 15.55″ length ( 450 yards of yarn )
  • XXL = 22.52″ width x 17.33″ length ( 480 yards of yarn )

Pattern ( Make 2 )

Row 1 (rs ) : ch 71( 77, 87, 93, 103, 109 ), sk 3 ch st( count as 1 dc ), 1 dc into next ch st and each ch st across. Total of 69( 75, 85, 91, 101, 107 ) st

Row 2 ( ws ) : Turn, ch 4 ( count as 1 dc and 1 ch ), sk next st, 1 dc into next st, * ch 1, sk next st, 1 dc into next st * rep from *to* until the end(The last st is a third ch st). Total of 35( 38, 43, 46, 51, 54 ) dc and 34( 37, 42, 45, 50, 53 ) ch sp ( Check picture below )

Row 3 : Turn, ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), * 1 dc into 1 ch sp, 1 dc into the dc st * rep from *to* until the end(The last st is a third ch st). Total of 69( 75, 85, 91, 101, 107 ) st ( Check picture below )

Row 4 : Turn, ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), 1 dc into next st and each st across(The last st is a third ch st). Total of 69( 75, 85, 91, 101, 107 ) st

Row 5 rep row 4

  • XS = rep row 2-5 4 more times. Total of 21 rows
  • S = rep row 2-5 4 more times. Total of 21 rows
  • M = rep row 2-5 5 more times. Total of 25 rows
  • L = rep row 2-5 6 more times. Total of 29 rows
  • XL = rep row 2-5 7 more times. Total of 33 rows
  • XXL = rep row 2-5 8 more times. Total of 37 rows

*If you want a shorter tank top, just rep rows 2-5 less times than your size. If you want a longer tank top or even a dress, just keep repeating row 2-5 until you have your desired length.

Row 22( 22, 26, 30, 34, 38 ) : rep row 2

Row 23( 23, 27, 31, 35, 39 ) : Turn, ch 4 ( count as 1 dc and 1 ch ), 1 dc into the dc st, * ch 1, 1 dc into the dc st * rep from *to* until the end(The last st is a third ch st). Total of 35( 38, 43, 46, 51, 54 ) dc and 34( 37, 42, 45, 50, 53 ) ch sp ( Check picture below )

The end of row 23( 23, 27, 31, 35, 39 ) cut the yarn and leave about 30-50 inches long, enough to sew the side of the tank top

Sew the side of tank top

Put the right sides facing each other. We will sew on the wrong side using the tail we left over: use which ever method you prefer to sew. I used a yarn needle. ( Check picture below )

Straps

Make a chain to be 46-60 inches long or as long as you like, but make sure it’s long enough to wrap around your shoulder a couple times and tie off in a bow/knot. When you have the long chain you’re going to sl st into second ch from hook and each ch st across ( I recommend inserting the hook into the bump on the back of the ch st ), cut the yarn.

Flower ( Make 4 )

Make a magic ring, ch 3 ( do not count as a st ), * 1 pf, ch 1* rep from *to* into the same ring sp until you have 6 pf st and 6 ch sp in the magic ring sp, sl st into third ch, cut the yarn

After you have 4 flowers you need to sew each flower into each end of the strap. Weave all ends

Insert the straps into the tank top

Start counting from the side seam and count 10( 10, 12, 12, 14, 14) spaces and then insert your shoulder straps through the same space on the front and back according to the size. Feel free to play around and adjust the straps wherever they feel most comfortable. They aren’t permanently attached and so they can be readjusted at any point.

Double the straps up (see photos below) and tie into a bow knot at the preferred length.

Congratulations, you did it! I’d love to see everyone’s work. If you want to share with me, just tag me on FB or IG. Happy crocheting 🙂

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