HARMONY BAMBOO TANK
After stretching and snapping back to natural position: 4 reps of puff foundation = 3 inches After blocking: 4 V- sts = 3 inches; 8 V- st rows = 41/2 inches Take time to check gauge.
This garment fits closely with plenty of horizontal and vertical stretch. V- stitch mesh fabric has no right or wrong side. The right side of the Tank is determined by the puff foundation. Place a unique marker on the right side for clarity. There is no front or back to this Tank as it is symmetrical. Tank is worked from the Neckline down, dividing for the Armhole Shaping and joining for the Body. Chain- 5 at beginning of round counts as first double crochet and chain- 2 unless otherwise stated. Mark the chain- 2 space at the center of each Yoke corner and move markers up each row. Half double crochet worked in first stitch of round to join counts as chain 2. Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated. Chain- 3 at beginning of round counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated. Work edging stitches loosely for a comfortable fit.
Puff foundation ( used for neckline): Ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, turn, * ch 3, [ yo, insert hook in sc just made, yo, pull up lp to hdc height] 4 times ( 9 lps on hook), yo, draw through all lps on hook ( puff made)**, turn, ch 1, sc in top of puff st just made, turn, rep from * for indicated length ( ch- 3, puff is the RS). V- stitch ( V- st): ( Dc, ch 2, dc) in indicated st or sp. Edging puff ( e- puff): [ Yo, insert hook in indicated sp, yo, pull up lp to hdc height] 3 times ( 7 lps on hook), yo, draw through all lps on hook.
Make puff foundation (see Special Stitches) for 34 [34, 34, 38, 40, 44] reps, ending final rep at **, do not turn, stretch foundation gently, let it snap back if it wants, smooth flat, bring beg of strip to meet last puff, with ch-3 sp edge on top, being careful not to twist strip, sl st in beg sc (insert hook in the same hole that contains the first puff st), sl st in each of next 2 chs of ch-3, do not turn, with RS still facing, beg working in the ch-3 sps of foundation edge.
Rnd 1 ( RS): Ch 5 ( see Pattern Notes), dc in same beg sp, * V- st ( see Special Stitches) in each of next 7 [ 7, 7, 8, 9, 9] ch- 3 sps, ( V- st, ch 2, V- st) in next ch- 3 sp for inc corner, place marker in ch-2 sp just made ( see Pattern Notes), V- st in each of next 8 [ 8, 8, 9, 9, 10] ch- 3 sps*, ( V- st, ch 2, V- st) in next ch- 3 sp for inc corner, place marker in ch- 2 sp just made, rep between * once, V- st in same sp as beg V- st, hdc to join rnd ( see Pattern Notes) in 3rd ch of beg ch, place marker around hdc just made, turn. ( 38 [ 38, 38, 42, 44, 46] V- sts, 4 corner ch- 2 sps) Working back from hdc just made, moving along V- sts just made, go past 1 corner st and
Crochet seamlessly from a unique chainless cluster foundation at the neckline down to the desired hem length.
81/2 inches wide x 66 inches long
• Cascade Yarns Heritage 150 Prints fine ( sport) weight wool/ nylon yarn ( 51/4 oz/ 492 yds/ 150g per hank):
1 hank # 07 litmus • Size F/ 5/ 3.75mm crochet hook or size
needed to obtain gauge • Tapestry needle