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Easy Summer House Crochet Tank

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If you’re looking for a crochet tank top that's not only simple and modern but also easily customizable, the Summer House Tank is your perfect match! This unique tank top is crocheted in one piece, with rows worked back and forth, making it a versatile and stylish addition to your summer wardrobe.

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Pretty puff stitches on each side of the top add a bit of texture and coordinate with the puff stitch straps that will be added once the body of the top is finished. Love the look of light and airy crochet tops? Check out the Key Largo Top and the Easy Summer Crochet Top!

The Summer House Tank can be made as a crop top or longer. The style is up to you, and this crochet pattern is diverse for everyone.

Crochet Supplies

Yarn


Kind Feather
100% Acrylic, 257yds/100g

Yarn Quantities

These quantities are based on a 9-inch top. Add more yarn for 11 inches and less for 7 inches.


375 (400, 425, 475, 525) (600, 675, 750, 825) yds
2 (2, 2, 2, 3) (3, 3, 3, 4) skeins

Yarn Substitutions


Cotlin DK - 70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen, 123yds/50g

Lion Brand Color Theory - 100% Acrylic, Worsted Weight Yarn, 246yds/100g

Lion Brand Feels Like Heaven - 100% Nylon, 246 yds/100g

Hawthorne DK - 80% Fine Superwash Highland Wool, 20% Polyamide (Nylon), 225yds/100g

Remember always to check the gauge and drape when substituting yarns.

Crochet Hook


Size US H (5.0mm) Crochet Hook or hook to obtain gauge.

Notions


Scissors
Yarn Needle
Removable Stitch Marker

Skill Level


Advanced Beginner

What you'll love about this easy crochet tank top pattern.


  • Only One Seam - This crochet tank top is made in one piece by working back and forth in rows and is then seamed up on the ends.
  • Simple Stitch Repeat - The majority of this top is made with hdc in the third loop, so it's simple and easy to make!
  • Customizable - Choose the length you prefer! The pattern is written for 7", 9', or 11" length, but you can go longer or shorter!

Sizes

XS (S, M, L, 1X) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
To fit chest:
25 (29, 33, 37, 41) (45, 49, 53, 57)” finished bust measurement; garment is meant to be worn with 3-5” of negative ease

Abbreviations


ch - chain
hdc - half double crochet
hdc2tog - half double crochet two together
Puff st - puff stitch
rem - remaining
dc - double crochet
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
st(s) - stitch(es)
Stsc - Stacked Single Crochet

Gauge

19 sts and 12 rows = 4” over Half Double Crochet in the third loop, unblocked


18 sts and 11 rows = 4” over Half Double Crochet in the third loop, blocked

How to Crochet A Gauge Swatch


Working a gauge swatch will let you know if you will have the correct sizing for this pattern. It will also help you practice the stitches used in this project and improve your stitch work for a flawless look.
Are you struggling to match the gauge? Check out the blog post on What is Crochet Gauge and How To Fix It

Construction

This fun summer tank is crocheted in
rows sideways and in one piece. The
front shaping is done on the end of the
rows by increasing or decreasing stitches.

Each side of the crochet tank has rows
of puff stitches that are similar to the
puff stitch straps that will be added once
the body is finished.

The back section of the body can be adjusted for fit

Check out the Shine Like a Diamond Tank Top and the Honeycomb Tank Top if you love easy-breezy tank tops!

Special Stitches

Stacked Single Crochet (Stsc): Do NOT chain, insert hook into next stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through both loops, insert hook in the vertical bar below, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through both
loops on the hook.

Puff Stitch: Yarn over and insert your hook into the stitch/space. Yarn over again and pull up a long loop. (Yarn over and insert your hook into the same stitch/space. Yarn over again and pull up a long loop) two
more times (7 loops on the hook). Yarn over and pull through the first 6 loops, yarn over and pull through remaining loops.

Third Loop: What’s really cool about half double crochet is that there’s a third loop on the back of your stitch when working in rows. If you work hdc into the third loop, you get a totally different, knit-like fabric. For this pattern, we are going to be working in rows, which means we will work on the
row below through the third loop on the front of our work.

Crochet Pattern Notes

  • This pattern substitutes a traditional chain 2 on the edges for a Stacked Single Crochet.
    A ch 1 on the beginning of a single crochet row is not necessary.

  • Work the first and the last st in each row through both loops.

  • Using a stitch marker at the beginning of each row is recommended.

  • The instructions and stitch counts are given for the smallest size, with the larger sizes in
    brackets ( ). Before you dive into your project, take a moment to identify the stitch and row
    counts that match the size you're making. By highlighting or marking them, you'll save time
    and effort later on. Trust us, this small step will make a big difference in your crochet journey!

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Written Crochet Tank Top for DK Weight Yarn

First Puff Section

Setup: With (5.0mm) hook, ch 36 for a 7 inch length, ch 48 for a 9 inch length, and ch 58 for an 11 inch length.


Row 1:

Sc in the first ch from the hook. [skip the next ch, sc in next, work a puff st into the skipped ch] work until the last ch, sc in the last ch, turn. | 7 inch length: 36 sts; 9 inch length: 48 sts; 11 inch length: 58 sts

Row 2:

Sc in the first st. [skip the next st, sc in next, work a puff st into the skipped st] work until the last st, sc in the last st, turn.

Row 3:

Stsc in the first st, hdc in the remaining sts across, turn.

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First Increase Section

Row 1:

Stsc in first, hdc in same, hdc in the third loop in each st across, turn. | increases the stitch count by 1.

Row 2:

Stsc in first, hdc in the third loop until the last st, 2 hdc in last, turn. | increases the stitch count by 1.

Rows 3-12 (14, 16, 18, 19) (20, 21, 22, 24):

Rep Rows 1-2 until the total stitch count is:


7 inch length: 48 (50, 52, 54, 55) (56, 57, 58, 60)


9 inch length: 60 (62, 64, 66, 67) (68, 69, 70, 72)


11 inch length: 70 (72, 74, 76, 77) (78, 79, 80, 82)

The total row count at the end of this section is:

15 (17, 19, 21, 22) (23, 24, 25, 27) rows.

Style

Style the Summer House Tank with a variety of different looks. Pair this top with high-waisted denim shorts and sneakers for a laid-back and casual look. You can also throw this on with boyfriend-style jeans and flats. Swap the pants for a maxi skirt for a boho-chic vibe. If you're feeling a bit of a chill, throw the Easy Stitch Crochet Cardi Pattern over your shoulders or drape yourself with the Boho Pineapple Wrap.

First Decrease Section

For Sizes 1X, 3X


Row 1:

Stsc dec, hdc in the third loop in each st across, turn. | decreases the stitch count by 1.


Row 2:

Stsc in first, hdc in the third loop until the last 2 sts, hdc2tog, turn. | decreases the stitch count by 1.


For Sizes XS, S, M, L, 2X, 5X


Row 1:

Stsc in first, hdc in the third loop until the last 2 sts, hdc2tog, turn. | decreases the stitch count by 1.


Row 2:

Stsc dec, hdc in the third loop in each st across, turn. | decreases the stitch count by 1.


All Sizes


Rows 3-12 (14, 16, 18, 19) (20, 21, 22, 24):

Rep Rows 1-2 until the total stitch count is:


7 inch length: 36 sts;

9 inch length: 48 sts;

11 inch length: 58 sts


The total row count at the end of this section is:

27 (31, 35, 39, 41) (43, 45, 47, 51) rows.

Sizing Tip

  • Want to adjust the width? The back is a great area to do so, but if more width is needed on the front, crochet a couple of rows between the center front increase/decrease sections.

Second Increase Section

All Sizes


Row 1:

Stsc in first, hdc in the third loop until the last st, 2 hdc in last, turn. | increases the stitch count by 1.


Row 2:

Stsc in first, hdc in same, hdc in the third loop in each st across, turn. | increases the stitch count by 1.

Rows 3-12 (14, 16, 18, 19) (20, 21, 22, 24):

Rep Rows 1-2 until the total stitch count is:


7 inch length: 48 (50, 52, 54, 55) (56, 57, 58, 60)


9 inch length: 60 (62, 64, 66, 67) (68, 69, 70, 72)


11 inch length: 70 (72, 74, 76, 77) (78, 79, 80, 82)


The total row count at the end of this section is:

39 (45, 51, 57, 60) (63, 66, 69, 75) rows.

Second Decrease Section

Repeat the First Decrease Section.


The total row count at the end of this section is:

51 (59, 67, 75, 79) (83, 87, 91, 99) rows.

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Second Puff Section

Row 1:

Stsc in the first st, hdc in the third loop in remaining sts across, turn.


Row 2:

Sc in the first ch from the hook. [skip the next ch, sc in next, work a puff st into the skipped ch] work until the last ch, sc in the last ch, turn. | 7 inch length: 36 sts; 9 inch length: 48 sts; 11 inch length: 58 sts

Row 3:

Sc in the first st. [skip the next st, sc in next, work a puff st into the skipped st] work until the last st, sc in the last st, turn.


The total row count at the end of this section is:

51 (59, 67, 75, 79) (83, 87, 91, 99) rows

Back

Row 1:

Stsc in the first st, hdc in each remaining sts across, turn. | 7 inch length: 36 sts; 9 inch length: 48 sts; 11 inch length: 58 sts


Row 2:

Stsc in the first st, hdc in the third loop in remaining sts across, turn.


Repeat Row 2 until there are 31 (35, 41, 45, 55) (63, 73, 81, 87) rows, or the desired fit. For a more relaxed fit, add more rows.


Fasten off leaving a long tail for joining.


Wash and block to measurements.

Joining

Fold the tank to align the first and last rows. To join the first row with the last row, either slip stitch the rows together. or hand sew the rows together using a needle and thread.

Straps

Leave a tail for sewing onto the crochet tank later and ch 3.


Step 1:

Puff st in the 3rd ch from the hook. Turn your work by rotating to the left.


Step 2:

Working in the ch space, puff st, turn.


Step 3:

Working into the space between the last two puff sts made, work a puff st, turn.


Repeat Step 3 until the desired length.


Tip: To ensure the straps are the best length, pin it in place and try it on, adjust with more or fewer puff stitches as needed. This is also a great time to decide on placement and consider how to best cover
bra straps if needed.


Once the length of the strap is determined, fasten off leaving a tail. Sew the straps to the front peaks of the tank and then to the back of the tank.


Want a criss-cross strap on the back? Adjust the length of the straps for a comfortable fit and then sew in place.

Finishing

Weave in all ends and lightly block again if necessary. Wear and enjoy your crochet tank top!

Care for your finished garment properly to ensure its longevity and beauty. You will want to handwash your handmade top with mild detergent and lay it flat to dry to preserve the delicate stitches and shape of the tank top and to avoid stretching out the gorgeous straps.

If you love those puff stitch accents as much as I do, crochet a coordinating Danbury Rectangle Bag or Autumn Wheat Beginner Cardigan—both will look incredible with your new top!

Cheers, and happy crocheting!

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