This pattern was edited on May 20 2019 the original pattern after wearing stretched so much that I had to change the pattern. The pattern as previously written would be a large to XL size.
2 skeins Lion Brand Re-UP yarn 114 yds. ea. (may need to use part of a third skein for L/XL.
Hook size 4M for Small or 4.5M for Medium - Large/XL
This pattern is really stretchy you make think it looks too small buy it stretches a lot!
Needle for sewing in ends.
2 stitch markers or safety pins
CH – chain stitch
ST - stitch
SC – single crochet
SS – Slipstitch
DC – double crochet (American)
Cluster – DC 4 together (flower petals)
Notes: Front and back pieces start out as separate pieces use 1 skein for each side do not
cut the yarn on last stitch before joining, place a stitch marker in the loop so the work
does not come undone while you work.
About my yarn choice I am not getting paid by Lion Brand I wish I were!
I just really like that it is recycled material and easy on the wallet.
It is a bit quirky to work with as it is kind of stringy and likes to separate.
I originally bought it for making market bags but then I liked it so much I decided a tank top
would be great fun to have and make. Michaels carries this yarn for $2 each, less if you have a coupon!
And the Lion Brand website also offers a denim color that is not found in stores it’s $1.99.
My next project with this pattern I am going to try a Caron Cotton Cake.
Feel free to use any cotton you like the 24/7 would probably work up nicely too.
Round 2 – CH 2 tight (does not count as DC) 2 DC in each DC, SS to top of first DC. 36 DC
Round 3 – Petals CH 3 (counts as part of first Cluster) 2 partial DC in next stich,
1 partial DC in next stitch (4 loops left on hook) then pull through all loops. CH 4
Remaining Clusters: Partial DC in next stitch (leave 2 loops on hook) 2 partial DC in next ST (4 loops left on hook)
partial DC in next ST (5 loops left on hook) Pull through all 5 loops CH 4 continue to end SS to top of first petal.
12 Petals & 12 CH Spaces
Yikes!! I finished the row with only 11 petals! Time to start over!! I hope this doesn't happen to you! It was an easy fix.
Tada! 12 Petals!!
This round begins to make the square:
Round 4 – CH 5, SS back in to the base to form a circle, this will be the first of 4 corners.
CH 5 and SS to top of next Cluster, CH 5, SS to top of next Cluster, CH5, SS to top of next Cluster this is the second of 4 corners
CH 5 SS back to top of Cluster repeat to end beginning next row in first corner worked.
Round 5 - 11 Into first corner worked SC into CH 5 space CH 5 and SC back onto corner CH 5, CH SC into next CH 5 space continue work all sides and corners. (For Large- XL add 1-2 more rows)
Round 12 Starting in first corner which will be the bottom edge of top work 5 CHs SC in first 8
CH 5s, CH 4 SC in next 2 CH 5s, CH 4 Work corner SC, CH 4, SC. Top edge of square Work all as:
CH 3, SC in CH 5 to corner, work corner, CH 4 SC, CH 4, SC, CH 4, SC work all the rest of round as in Rw 5. For S/M stop here.
(Round 13 Same as round 12 For L/XL only.)
Finish with a SC into the corner CH 5 spaces to not cut your yarn place a stitch marker in the loop to hold your work.
Just an example all my rows are not yet complete
With the second Skein of yarn make the back same as the front.
Will be joining the sides with and making the armhole and spaghetti strap.
Next will be adding more CH 5, SC rows to the bottom working in the round until desired length.
Instructions and pictures will be posted next week!
Have fun! Feel free to contact me with any questions!
Finnish Summer Tank Part 2
Stitching up the sides and making the armholes:
With both squares side by side right side up match the 2 bottom corners on the square with the yarn attached SC in corner CH SP, CH 4, SC in corner CH SP of next square,
CH 4, SC to next CH SP of the first square
Continue back and forth up the CH 5 SP with a CH 4 SC in each side, leave 4 CH SP, and corner unworked for the armhole.
Don not cut the yarn, place a stitch marker in the loop to hold your work.
Now work the other side the same way making sure the right sides are facing out.
Armhole and spaghetti strap:
CH 1 SC into next CH BLO (back loop only). From here out the arm holes and neckline will be worked this way. SC into each CH and SC BLO up to corner.SC into CH SP of the corner, CH 34.
Attach to the next corner CH SP with a SC. Be sure the chains are not twisted!!!
SC in next SC and each CH BLO until you reach the start.
You can SS to first SC and tie off.
I like a cleaner finish and do it this way:
On your last SC cut a 5" tail and pull through, using a needle sew a loop into the first SC and back to the last SC then sew in your end.
First armhole and spaghetti strap. Go back to the side and repeat.
Neck line and finishing the strap:
I top corner in the first SC attach your yarn CH 1 and SC in same SC BLO, continue to SC across same as armhole through all CH and SC BLO
Finished armhole, neckline and spaghetti straps.
Next to add length to the bottom of the top:
Attach yarn like the photo below.
I put place markers in the SC in the 2 corners the CH 4 space in the middle is the under arm seam.
Attach your yarn in the CH 4 SP, CH 6 counts as SC and CH 5.
SC to next CH SP, Place a stitch marker in the CH 6 SP to mark the beginning of each row. CH 5, SC into CH 5 SP repeat across for as may rows as you want to the length you like. I crocheted 10 rows. I am long waisted and don't like crop tops!