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Simple, free, how to crochet a tank top pattern

Introducing the summer vibes crochet tank top pattern & video tutorial

Did I mention how excited I am for summer? For one thing, I get to make cute tops. I love designing sweaters, but I need some summer in my life right now! It’s time to crochet a tank top for me and a free crochet tank top pattern for you!

Enter the summer vibes crochet tank top pattern. Thanks to @Bohdilifecrochet for help with the name. I love making them but I’m terrible at naming them 😀

I adore this crochet tank top design and I’m thrilled to share it with you.

This is a free written pattern in sizes XS – XXL along with the free video tutorial. If you’d like the printable PDF version or if you’d just like to support these free tutorials, you can find this and many more on my Etsy, Ravelry or Lovecraft

If you’re looking for more crochet summer patterns, you might like my Crochet Dragonfly Halter Top/Dress or Buttoned Up Crochet Tank Top

To get started on how to crochet a tank top, keep scrolling down!

Happy crocheting 😍

Materials

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Stitches used & code

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch(es)
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • sk = skip
  • sp = space
  • rep =repeat
  • rs = right side
  • ws = wrong side

Notes:

  • This pattern made as XS( S, M, L, XL, XXL )
  • The Front and back panel are made the same
  • In the pictures I have demonstrated with size S

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)

  • XS = 13.33″ Width x 15.4″ Length (290 yards of yarn)
  • S = 14.4″ Width x 16.6″ Length (330 yards of yarn)
  • M = 16. 53 Width x 17.8″ Length (370 yards of yarn)
  • L = 17.6 Width x 19″ Length (410 yards of yarn)
  • XL = 19.73″ Width x 20.2″ Length (450 yards of yarn)
  • XXL = 20.8″ Width x 21.4″ Length (480 yards of yarn)
crochet tank top pattern finished dimensions

Here’s the free tank top pattern ( made in panels, 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 – 22( 24, 26, 28, 30, 32 ) 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 23( 25,27, 29, 31, 33 ) : 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 24( 26, 28, 30, 32, 34 ) : 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 25( 27, 29,31, 33, 35 ) – 31( 34, 37, 40, 43, 46 ) rep row 24( 26, 28, 30, 32, 34 ) *In each row you will decrease 2 st(1 st on each side)

*The end of row 31( 34, 37, 40, 43, 46 ) you will have 7( 7, 9, 9, 11, 11 ) st left

Row 32( 35, 38, 41, 44, 47 ) : 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 . Total of 4( 4, 5, 5, 6, 6 )dc and 3( 3, 4, 4, 5, 5 )ch sp (check picture below) *In the pictures I have demonstrated with size S

how to crochet a tank top adding the shoulder straps

Row 33( 36, 39, 42, 45, 48 ) : 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 4( 4, 5, 5, 6, 6 )dc and 3( 3, 4, 4, 5, 5 )ch sp ( check picture below ) *In the pictures I have demonstrated with size S

finishing the tank top shoulder straps

Row 34( 37, 40, 43, 46, 49 ) – 36( 39, 42, 45, 48, 51 ) rep row 33( 36, 39, 42, 45, 48 ) *The end of row 36( 39, 42, 45, 48, 51 ) cut the yarn leave 6″( 6″, 8″, 8″, 10″,10″ ) tail

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 ) *In the pictures I have demonstrated with size S.

finished panel for the crochet tank top

Joining the pieces together

Take the back and the front panel, place them together with correct sides facing each other, using the tail that we left earlier, start sewing on the wrong side using method of choice.

Fold your top in half at the shoulder seam with the right side facing each other and we will sew on the wrong side. 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 ) *In the picture I have demonstrated with size S.

joining the two panels together to finish up the crochet a tank top tutorial

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 🙂

Elizabeth Willson

Saturday 18th of June 2022

Can’t wait to try the patterns It all looks great Thanks for sharing regards Liz

Knitcroaddict

Sunday 19th of June 2022

You're welcome, hope you find something you enjoy, my pleasure to share with you.