Sum­mer­time Tank

Crochet World - - Contents - De­sign by Toni Lipsey of TL Yarn Crafts

FIN­ISHED SIZES

In­struc­tions given fit size small; changes for medium, large, X-large, 2X-large and 3X-large are in ( ).

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

Bust: 38 (42, 44, 48, 52, 56) inches Length: 21 (22, 22, 23, 23, 231/2) inches

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Lion Brand Yarns Comfy Cot­ton Blend light (DK) weight cot­ton/polyester yarn (7 oz/392 yds/200g per cake):

2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3) cakes #712

chai latte

• Size H/8/5mm cro­chet hook or

size needed to ob­tain gauge • Ta­pes­try nee­dle

• Stitch mark­ers

GAUGE

9 pat­tern reps = 4 inches; 11 rows = 4 inches, un­blocked (1 pat­tern rep is 1 ch and 1 ext sc)

Take time to check gauge.

PAT­TERN NOTES

Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first ex­tended sin­gle cro­chet and chain-1 un­less oth­er­wise stated.

To ad­just the bust size, cre­ate a start­ing rib­bing that will make Row 1 of the pan­els a mul­ti­ple of 2 + 1.

SPE­CIAL STITCH

Ex­tended sin­gle cro­chet (ext

sc): In­sert hook in in­di­cated st, yo and draw up a lp, yo, pull through 1 lp on hook, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook.

TANK BACK PANEL Rib­bing

Row 1: Ch 5 (5, 5, 7, 7, 7), sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. [4 (4, 4, 6, 6, 6) sc] Row 2: Ch 1, work­ing in back lps (see Stitch Guide) only, sc in each st across, turn.

Rep row 2 un­til to­tal of 83 (91, 95, 105, 113, 123) rows have been worked.

Body

Row 1: Ro­tate Rib­bing to work in row ends. Ch 1, sc in each row across, turn. [83 (91, 95, 105, 113, 123) sc] Row 2: Ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), sk first 2 sts, ext sc (see Spe­cial

Stitch) in next st, *ch 1, sk next st, ext sc in next st; rep from * across row, turn. [42 (46, 48, 53, 57, 62) ext sc and 41 (45, 47, 52, 56, 61) ch-1 sps]

Row 3: Ch 3, sk first ext sc, ext sc in next ext sc, (ch 1, ext sc) in each ext sc across, work­ing last ext sc in 2nd ch of turn­ing ch, turn.

Rep row 3 un­til Panel mea­sures 201/4 (211/4, 211/4, 221/4, 221/4, 223/4) inches in­clud­ing Rib­bing.

Place mark­ers on 11th and 32nd (13th and 34th, 14th and 35th, 16th and 38th, 18th and 40th, 20th and 43rd) ext sc.

Right Neck Shap­ing

Row 1: Ch 3, sk first ext sc, ext sc in next ext sc, (ch 1, ext sc) in each ext sc across, work­ing last ext sc in first marked st, re­move marker, turn leav­ing rem sts un­worked. [11 (13, 14, 16, 18, 20)

ext sc and 10 (12, 13, 15, 17, 19) ch-1 sps]

Row 2: Ch 3, sk first ext sc, ext sc in next ext sc, (ch 1, ext sc) in each ext sc across, work­ing last ext sc in 2nd ch of turn­ing ch. Fas­ten off, leav­ing a long tail.

Left Neck Shap­ing

Row 1: Join with sl st in next marked st, re­move marker, ch 3, sk first ext sc, ext sc in next ext sc, (ch 1, ext sc) in each ext sc across, work­ing last ext sc in 2nd ch of turn­ing ch, turn. [11 (13, 14, 16, 18, 20) ext sc and 10 (12, 13, 15, 17, 19) ch-1 sps] Row 2: Rep row 2 of Right Neck Shap­ing.

FRONT PANEL

Work same as Back Panel un­til 14 rows rem, in­clud­ing rows for Neck Shap­ing.

Place mark­ers on 19th and 24th, (21st and 26th, 22nd and 27th, 24th and 30th, 26th and 32nd, 28th and 35th) ext sc.

Right Neck Shap­ing

Row 1: Ch 3, sk first ext sc, ext sc in next ext sc, (ch 1, ext sc) in each ext sc across, work­ing last ext sc in first marked st, re­move marker, turn leav­ing rem sts un­worked. [19 (21, 22, 24, 26, 28) ext sc]

Row 2: Ch 3, sk first 2 ext sc, ext sc in next ext sc, (ch 1, ext sc) in each ext sc across, work­ing last ext sc in 2nd ch of turn­ing ch, turn. [18 (20, 21, 23, 25, 27) ext sc]

Row 3: Ch 3, sk first ext sc, ext sc in next ext sc, (ch 1, ext sc) in each ext sc across to last 2 ext sc, sk next ext sc, ch 1, ext sc in 2nd ch of turn­ing ch, turn. [17 (19, 20, 22, 24, 26) ext sc]

Row 4: Rep row 2. [16 (18, 19, 21, 23, 25) ext sc]

Row 5: Ch 3, sk first ext sc, ext sc in next ext sc, (ch 1, ext sc) in each ext sc across, work­ing last ext sc in 2nd ch of turn­ing ch, turn. Rows 6–13: [Rep rows 4 and 5] 4 times. [12 (14, 15, 17, 19, 21) ext sc]

Row 14: Rep row 4. Fas­ten off. [11 (13, 14, 16, 18, 20) ext sc]

Left Neck Shap­ing

Row 1: Join with sl st in next marked st, re­move marker, ch 3, sk first ext sc, ext sc in next ext sc, (ch 1, ext sc) in each ext sc across, work­ing last ext sc in 2nd ch of turn­ing ch, turn. [19 (21, 22, 24, 26, 28) ext sc]

Rep rows 2–14 of Right Neck Shap­ing.

FIN­ISH­ING

Step 1: Block each Panel to fin­ished length and half of bust mea­sure­ment.

Step 2: With WS of Pan­els tog and end tails of Back Panel, seam shoul­ders. Se­cure and cut yarn.

Step 3: Mea­sure 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 9) inches from shoul­der seam down side edge, place marker on end of each row for arm open­ing. With WS of Pan­els held tog and beg at marked rows, seam down side to just be­fore Rib­bing, leav­ing a small hip slit. Se­cure and cut yarn.

Step 4: Weave in ends.

Long live those sum­mer nights when the grill is hot and the breeze is cool. Don’t get bogged down with a fussy fash­ion. Make the Sum­mer­time Tank, a sleeveless mesh top with a re­laxed neck­line and a ribbed bot­tom edge. The whole piece screams ca­sual cool and will be a sta­ple in your warmweathe­r wardrobe.

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