We made it to the middle of summer, which means it’s most likely hot, hot, hot where you live! Crocheted tank tops are always perfect for summer just due to the nature of them, with open, airy stitches and lighter yarn. So for the Summer 2021 issue of Crochet Foundry Magazine, I designed this versatile tank top!
This tank top is only available as part of the Summer 2021 issue of Crochet Foundry Digital Magazine. Crochet Foundry is a curated collection of size-inclusive garments; each design is available in nine sizes, from XS-5X.
The Crochet Foundry team has strived to bring you 8 never seen before crochet garments as well as a bonus accessory. We release a new issue each season. Grab this sweater as part of the Summer 2021 Collection.
Nonpareils Summer Tank Top
When it comes to a splendid and breezy top for the summer, the Nonpareils Summer Tank is just right. Its flattering design uses eye-catching textured stitches that pop. Whether you’re on the go or on a date night, the Nonpareils Summer Tank is perfect.
XS (S, M, L, 1x)(2x, 3x, 4x, 5x)
Hips (front and back) 17 (18, 20, 22, 24)(26, 27, 28, 31)”
Bust (front) 15 (18, 21, 24, 27.5)(31, 35, 38.5, 42.5)”
Crossback (back) 15 (16, 17, 18, 18.5)(19, 19, 19.5, 19.5)”
Neck Opening (front and back) 4 (4.5, 4.5, 5, 5.5)(5.5, 6, 6.5, 6.5)”
Underarm Depth (front and back) 6.5 (7.25, 7.75, 8, 8.75)(8.75, 9, 9.75, 10.25)”
Body Length (front and back) 19 (19, 19, 19, 19)(19.75, 20.25, 21, 21)”
Total Length (front and back) 25.5 (26.25, 26.75, 27, 27.75)(28.5, 29.25, 30.75, 31.25)”
WeCrochet Paragon Sport Yarn #3 Sport Weight- 50% Fine Merino Wool, 25% Baby Alpaca, 25% Mulberry Silk, 123 yards/112m, 50g
Sample shown in White
6 (7, 8, 9, 10)(11, 12, 13, 15) skeins
720 (800, 896, 1003, 1124)(1259, 1409, 1579, 1768) yards of comparable weight yarn
see below for more yarn options
G+/4.5mm Furls Hook (or size needed to obtain gauge)
16 sts and 12 rows = 4”
Hdc beginning with fhdc for continuity
- Pattern is written with 2-4 inches of positive ease.
- Pattern is written starting in size Extra Small with the additional sizes shown in parentheses- XS (S, M, L, 1X)(2X, 3X, 4X, 5X). If only one number is shown it pertains to all sizes.
- In rows where an ‘x’ appears where a stitch count would normally appear means this section is not to be completed for this size.
- Stitch counts are shown at the end of each row where a change takes place. If only one stitch count appears, it pertains to all sizes.
- Ch 1 does not count as the first single crochet.
- Ch 2 does not count as the first half double crochet.
Notes on Construction
The Nonpareils Tank is made in two panels that are worked from the bottom up. The hips are the same width, or near the same width, for the front and back panels, then each panel adjusts accordingly for the back measurement and the bust measurement. Stitches are skipped on each side of the panels to create the underarm spaces, then the front and back panels are each worked in rows until the straps. The straps are worked separately on both panels. Once the panels are complete, they are seamed together using the mattress stitch. Optionally you can add the textured detailing to the top and bottom of the tank.
Link for mattress stitch/seam -> https://youtu.be/fmhhVG0lXn8
Skilled Beginner to Intermediate
Yarn Options- Splurge, Spend Save
$$$ Splurge – Capra DK
85% Fine Merino Wool, 15% Cashmere, 123 yards/112m, 50g
Capra, our elegant merino wool and cashmere yarn blend, is as pleasurable to crochet with as it is to wear. If you think this yarn feels soft in the skein, wait until you hand wash your project!
$$ Spend – Gloss DK Yarn
#3 DK- 70% Merino wool, 30% Silk, 123 yards/112m, 50g
Gloss DK is a luxurious blend of soft merino wool and lustrous silk. Because this fiber blend takes dye very well, Gloss DK features a large spectrum of beautifully saturated colors
$ Save – Galileo Yarn
#3 Sport- 50% Merino Wool, 50% Viscose from Bamboo, 131 yards/120m, 50g
Lush, brilliant colors inspired by the night sky and a sheen that shimmers like the stars! Galileo is a luscious luxury sport weight yarn that combines the softness of Merino wool with the brilliant luster and strength of bamboo.
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Lorene Eppolite is the designer behind Cre8tion Crochet. She has been designing since October 2012. She loves to create fun and easy crochet accessories and garments. Lorene strives to make her designs to be achievable for any skill level. Just because it is easy, doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful.