HAR­MONY BAM­BOO TANK

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GAUGE

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.

PAT­TERN NOTES

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.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

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.

TANK

Neck­line

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.

Yoke

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.

IN­TER­ME­DI­ATE

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

81/2 inches wide x 66 inches long

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• 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

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