The summer tank top frenzy continues! Ok, I’m sure I’ll get past this phase soon, just bare with me if you’re hoping for some more cardigans 🙂 This crochet tank top design has adjustable, tied shoulder straps so you can fine tune it to your perfect fit. I really like the look of tied straps, it gives it some extra character. If you’re into the tank top season as well, check out this pattern from a few weeks ago, the Summer Vibes Tank Top.

This free crochet pattern includes sizes XS-XXL as well as the link to the video tutorial. The printable PDF version is available for purchase on my Etsy shop, as well as Ravelry. Hope you enjoy. Happy summer and happy crocheting! 🙂

Materials

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Stitches used & code

  • ch = chain
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • st = stitch(es)
  • sk = skip
  • rep = repeat
  • rs = right side
  • ws = wrong side
  • YO = yarn over
  • dc3tog = double crochet 3 stitches together: Yo, insert hook into the st, Yo, pull up a loop, Yo, pull through 2 loops, Yo, insert hook into next st, Yo, pull up a loop, Yo, pull through 2 loops, Yo, insert hook into next st, Yo, pull up a loop, Yo, pull through all loops on hook.

Notes:

Gauge unblocked: 15 hdc x 10 rows = 4″

Sizes and measurements (These are measured before blocking/washing. Keep in mind that your tank top will stretch out a couple inches after you block/wash it) *The length also depends on how you tie the knot/bow. You can adjust to fit exactly the way you like it.

  • XS = 13.33″ Width x 13.6″ Length (280 yards of yarn)
  • S = 14.4″ Width x 14.8″ Length (320 yards of yarn)
  • M = 16. 53″ Width x 16.4″ Length (360 yards of yarn)
  • L = 17.6″ Width x 17.6″ Length (400 yards of yarn)
  • XL = 19.73″ Width x 19.2″ Length (440 yards of yarn)
  • XXL = 20.8″ Width x 20.4″ Length (470 yards of yarn)

Pattern ( Make 2 )

Row 1 ( rs ): ch 51( 55, 63, 67, 75, 79 ), 1 hdc into second ch from hook and each ch st across. Total of 50( 54, 62, 66, 74, 78 ) st

Row 2 ( ws ): Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each st across. Total of 50( 54, 62, 66, 74, 78 ) st

Row 3 – 18( 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 ) rep row 2

*If you want a longer top or even a dress, just keep adding more rows before we separate the upper left and right side.

Upper left side ( when you wear it )

Row 19( 21, 23, 25, 27, 29 ): Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), sk first st, 1 hdc into each of next 22( 24, 28, 30, 34, 36 ) st, sk next st, 1 hdc into next st. Total of 23( 25, 29, 31, 35, 37 ) st

Row 20( 22, 24, 26, 28, 30 ): Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), sk first st, 1 hdc into each st until you have 2 st left, sk next st, 1 hdc into last st. Total of 21( 23, 27, 29, 33, 35 ) st

Row 21( 23, 25, 27, 29, 31 ) – 29( 32, 36, 39, 43, 46 ) rep row 20( 22, 24, 26, 28, 30 ) *In each row you will decrease 2 st( 1 st on each side)

*The end of row 29( 32, 36, 39, 43, 46 ) you will have 3( 3, 3, 3, 3, 3 ) st left.

Row 30( 33, 37, 40, 44, 47 ): Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each st cross. Total of 3( 3, 3, 3, 3, 3 ) st

Row 31( 34, 38, 41, 45, 48 ) – 59( 62, 66, 69, 73,76 ) rep row 30( 33, 37, 40, 44, 47 ) *This includes the straps, if you want longer straps just keep adding more rows

Row 60( 63, 67, 70, 74, 77 ): Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), dc3tog, ch 1, cut the yarn and weave the end.

Upper right side ( when you wear it )

Begin adding new yarn and repeat the same pattern when you make the upper left side. ( Check picture below )

Joining the pieces together

Cut a new strand of yarn 20-50 inches long, enough to sew the bottom up to the armpit where we began making the upper left and right side. ( check picture below).

Take the back and front panel, place them together with correct sides facing each other, sew using method of choice.

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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