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Lion Brand's ZZ Twist yarn in Cranberry (S: 3 balls. M-L: 4 balls)

About this Project

Boardwalk babe: 10:00! Get noticed all summer long with this handmade crochet tank featuring a unique, cut-out neckline. Made from ZZ Twist yarn from Lion Brand, this lightweight tank top has great stitch definition and is super easy to make, so you'll be catching compliments in no time!

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    SIZES
    S (M, L)
    Finished Bust About 36 (40, 44) in. (91.5 (101.5, 112) cm)
    Finished Back Length About 17 (17 1/2, 18) in. (43 (44.5, 45.5) cm)
    Finished Front Length About 18 1/2 (19, 20) in. (47 (48.5, 51) cm), not including band
    Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

     

    GAUGE
    Pattern in photo created with size F-5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook, size G-6 (4.25 mm) crochet hook and a large-eyed blunt needle
    16 1/2 dc + 10 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) with larger hook.
    BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

     

    STITCH EXPLANATION
    dc2tog (dc 2 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.
    NOTE: Top is worked in 3 pieces: Back, Front and Band.

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    BACK
    With larger hook, ch 76 (84, 92).
    Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (3 skipped ch count as first dc) and in each ch across – you will have 74 (82, 90) dc in this row.
    Rows 2-36: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, sk first dc, dc in each st across working last dc in top of beg ch-3.

     

    Shape Armholes
    Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, turn, sl st in first 5 (6, 7) sts, ch 3 (counts as dc), sk next st, dc2tog, dc in each st to last 8 (9, 10) sts, dc2tog, dc in next st; leave rem 5 (6, 7) sts unworked – 62 (68. 74) dc.
    Rows 2-6 (7, 8): Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, sk first st, dc2tog, dc in each st to last 3 sts, dc2tog, dc in top of beg ch-3 – 52 (56, 60) dc.
    Last Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across working last sc in top of beg ch-3.
    Fasten off.

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    FRONT
    With larger hook, ch 76 (84, 92).
    Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (3 skipped ch count as first dc) and in each ch across – 74 (82, 90) dc.
    Rows 2-35: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, sk first dc, dc in each st across working last dc in top of beg ch-3.
    Row 36: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, sk first st, dc in next 33 (37, 41) sts, ch 6, sk next 6 sts for slit, dc in each st across working last dc in top of beg ch-3.

     

    Shape Armholes and Neck
    Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, turn, sl st in first 5 (6, 7) sts, ch 3 (counts as dc), sk next st, dc2tog, dc in next 18 (21, 24) sts, dc2tog, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc in next 6 ch, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st, dc2tog, dc in next 18 (21, 24) sts, dc2tog, dc in next st; leave rem 5 (6, 7) sts unworked – 60 (66, 72) sts.

     

    Right Front
    Row 2 (WS): Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, sk first st, dc2tog, dc in next 14 (17, 20) sts, (dc2tog) twice, dc in next st; leave rem sts unworked for front neck and left front – 19 (22, 25) dc.
    Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, sk first st, dc2tog, dc in each st to last 3 sts, dc2tog, dc in top of beg ch-3 – 17 (20, 23) dc.
    Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, sk first st, dc2tog, dc in each st to last 5 sts, (dc2tog) twice, dc in next st – 14 (17, 20) dc.
    Next 2 (4, 2) Rows:  Rep Rows 3 and 4 for 1 (2, 1) more time(s) – 9 (7, 15) dc.
    Next 2 (1, 5) Rows: Rep Row 3 for 2 (1, 5) more time(s) – 5 sts.
    Next 2 Rows: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc2tog, dc in each st across working last dc in top of beg ch-3 – 3 sts.
    Last Row: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), sk first st, dc2tog – 1 st.
    Fasten off.

     

    Left Front
    Row 2 (WS): From WS, sk next 16 unworked sts of Row 36 of Front, join yarn with a sl st in next st, ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc2tog) twice, dc in each st to last 3 sts dc2tog, dc in top of beg ch-3 – 19 (22, 25) dc.
    Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, sk first st, dc2tog, dc in each st to last 3 sts, dc2tog, dc in top of beg ch-3 – 17 (20, 23) dc.
    Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, sk first st, (dc2tog) twice, dc in each st to last 3 sts, dc2tog twice, dc in next st – 14 (17, 20) dc.
    Next 2 (4, 2) Rows:  Rep Rows 3 and 4 for 1 (2, 1) more time(s) – 9 (7, 15) dc.
    Next 2 (1, 5) Rows: Rep Row 3 for 2 (1, 5) more time(s) – 5 sts.
    Next 2 Rows: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in each st to last 3 sts, dc2tog, dc in top of beg ch-3 – 3 sts.
    Last Row: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), sk first st, dc2tog – 1 st.
    Fasten off.

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    BAND
    With smaller hook, ch 10.
    Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 9 sts.
    Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
    Rep Row 2 until piece measures about 26 (28, 30) in. (66 (71, 76) cm) from beg.
    Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing.

     

    FINISHING
    Sew side seams, beg at underarm and leaving about 4 in. (10 cm) at lower edge of each side unsewn for slits.

     

    Top Edging
    From RS with smaller hook, join yarn with a sl st in top edge at one side seam. Rnd 1: Ch 1, work sc evenly spaced around top edge working 3 sc in each corner of Back and each point of Front; join with sl st in first sc.
    Fasten off.

     

    Lower Edging
    From RS with smaller hook, join yarn with a sl st on lower edge at top of either side slit.
    Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc evenly spaced all the way around lower edge (including side slit edges) working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc.
    Fasten off.
    You’ll need a friend to help with fitting!
    Thread Band through Front slit and pin center of Band to center of slit. Try on Top, adjust ends of Band to fit and pin in place on Back. Pin edges of Band to Front points.
    Remove Top. Sew pieces where they were pinned.
    Weave in ends.

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    ABBREVIATIONS
    beg = begin(ning)
    ch = chain
    dc = double crochet
    rep(s) = repeat(s)
    rnd = round
    RS = right side
    sc = single crochet
    sk = skip
    sl st = slip stitch
    st(s) = stitch(es)
    WS = wrong side