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How to Honeycomb Crochet Tank Top Pattern

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How to Honeycomb Crochet Tank Top Pattern

I won’t stay away from the hexagon honeycomb crochet stitches, and this time, it’s the Honeycomb Tank Top Crochet Pattern. Plus, I love using crochet to create beautifully themed pieces, and the honeycomb has, for sure, become a thing in my shop. In fact, it’s not even just a crochet thing. While you’ll learn how to honeycomb crochet stitch for this tank top, I also have Tunisian crochet and knit honeycomb stitch patterns.

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How to Honeycomb Crochet Tank Top Pattern

About the Honeycomb Crochet Top

I enjoyed working this up so much that I made two! These are lightweight crochet tank tops designed for summer. Of course, you could also layer them over long-sleeves or under a jacket for all-weather wear. And if you love this top, you might also love the Shine Like A Diamond Crochet Tank Top or the Hexagon Cover-Up Crochet Pattern too!

Honeycomb Crochet Stitch Inspiration: Bees

Let’s take a moment to chat about the critical inspiration for this design…the bees.

When I was working on taking images for this design, I went out to my lemon tree to see if the bees were swarming. We have had some unusual weather this year, and the previous night had been a little cold.

Stacked Single crochet stitch

The lemon tree has the perfect blooming branch for some images, and then I noticed a bumblebee still clinging to the flower, not moving.

I brought the branch into my office and began to photograph some in-progress pictures, but that little bee just kept swarming in my mind. Why did the bee stay on the branch? What happened?

By no means am I a bee expert to understand the society of bees so I was baffled.

After finishing the photos, I left the branch on my desk. And later came the surprise.  

Honeycomb Crochet Tank Top

The bee was alive!!!

I guess he just needed to be warmed up a little. I was so excited and also terrified of the angry flying bee in my office.

Of course I quickly jumped into action when the bee landed on an object and bravely moved it back outside while he was still regaining some strength.

So basically, I rescued a bee. That’s the story we are going with lol.

Kind words are a Honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and healing for the body.

Honeycomb Crochet Tank Top

I reflected on how the bee had surprised me. I’m so fascinated by how such small creatures can have such a big impact.

From spreading pollen to creating honey. And of course the honeycomb shape, so mathematical yet so organic.

Honeycomb Crochet Tank Top

Don’t Forget To Bee Awesome.

With the world quickly changing, we must protect the bees. Even a small act such as planting bee-friendly plants could help.

Here is an excellent article by Honeybee Conservancy about how to plant a bee garden.

Yarn Notes

I want to take a moment to chat about the yarn. I designed this using Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek DK, which may not be available at this time. The yarn label states it’s a 3 DK weight, but when I tested it against the fingering yarn in my office, I found it worked up more like a 1 fingering.

Therefore, If you are doing a substitute yarn, such as that pretty yarn that’s in your stash still waiting to be on your hooks, I suggest doing a gauge swatch. The crochet tank top is a fitted item, so it’s crucial to get the stitch sizes and gauge just right. As long as you get the gauge correct, the pattern should work as intended.

Honeycomb Crochet Tank Top

What to pair with the Honeycomb Crochet Top:

  • If you are like me, even in the middle of summer I still need layers. I walk into a store that’s blasting the AC and it freezes me out. I love to have something like the Get Comfy Crochet Cardigan on hand to stay cozy.
  • We all need something to carry our stuff! For a light option try the Herringbone Crochet Clutch, and if you need more space the Nettleton Crochet Bag is a great option.

Supplies for the Honeycomb Crochet Top

• Crochet Hook 2.75 mm (C), I highly recommend Furls Hook (affiliate link) or a Clover Crochet Hook (link below). I love both of these.
Removable stitch markers if needed
Yarn needle to weave in ends
7-13 buttons

Yarn Bee:
 Soft and Sleek DK

I suggest a fingering weight yarn to be substituted as long as the gauge can be matched. 


  • Small: 710 yards (650 m)
  • Medium: 810 yards (740 m)
  • Large: 980 yards (896 m)
  • 1X: 1100 yards (1005 m)
  • 2X: 1300 yards (1189 m)
  • 3X: 1500 yards (1372 m)

20 double crochet stitches by 10 double crochet rows = 3×3” [7.6 cm]


  • Small: 32-34” bust (81-87 cm)
  • Medium: 36-38” bust (91-97 cm)
  • Large: 40-42” bust (102-107 cm)
  • 1X: 44-46” bust (112-117 cm)
  • 2X: 48-50” bust (123-51 cm)
  • 3X: 52-54” bust (131-137 cm)


  • ch- Chain
  • dc- Double Crochet
  • dc2tog – Double Crochet Two Stitches Together
  • dc3tog – Double Crochet Three Stitches Together
  • RS- Right Side
  • sl st- Slip Stitch
  • sts- Stitches
  • STSC- Stacked Single Crochet
  • WS- Wrong Side

Skill Level:
• Easy/Advanced Beginner

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Alternative Starting Chain


– The honeycomb crochet tank top pattern is worked as one piece, from bottom up, and in rows. If a longer length is desired add one more repeat on the body portion. Trim is added and at the same time buttonholes are created for the front.

– A stacked single crochet is made at the beginning of each row instead of chaining. The stacked single crochet counts as a double crochet stitch. The same stitch is modified for the decreases. Replacing the beginning chain with this method creates cleaner lines along the garment. It is helpful to place a marker at the beginning of each row to mark the first stitch.

– Double crochet decreasing: for this pattern, the dc2tog and dc3tog is used as a decrease on each edge when shaping the top. The method used for this incorporates the stacked single crochet. Further instructions are here:

– Sizes are written as Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X)

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Amazing Crochet Testers:

As mentioned, I worked this tank top in two different colors because I loved it so much. However, you don’t have to use the colors I’ve chosen as you learn how to honeycomb crochet stitch for this tank top pattern. Just look at all of the beautiful versions that my amazing testers came up with:

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Honeycomb Crochet Tank Top
Honeycomb Crochet Tank Top

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Katie Mazzella

Tuesday 16th of June 2020

Hi there! I just purchased this pattern on Ravelry and I am super pumped to start. The Ravelry listing says that there is a chart included, but I am not seeing it in the pattern pdf. Does it exist elsewhere? I am a visual person and I purposefully buy more patterns with charts because I find them so much easier. Thanks!

Briana Kepner

Wednesday 17th of June 2020

I apologize for that mistake. However, I might have a chart I can send to you. What size are you working on?


Wednesday 27th of May 2020

Love love love this pattern! I just bought it and am about to cast on, but I'm debating the size to make since I fall kind of in between the small and medium. Should there be much positive ease with this top?

Briana Kepner

Thursday 28th of May 2020

Yay! This is a fitted item so there isn't a lot of ease. Go with your bust size and after a few rows, you can wrap it around yourself to double-check and make sure it's how you will like it.


Saturday 23rd of May 2020

Hi Brian, just bought this lovely pattern. I've started it and I have a question. Does the pattern get narrower at it goes up or is it a straight pattern- top to bottom? The reason is...I've completed round 3 and I feel the size is big, so wondering if I should reduce it. Looking forward to your reply. It's an amazing pattern can't wait to finish it!

Briana Kepner

Monday 25th of May 2020

It is straight so if you feel it will be too big around the bust either check gauge or go down a size. Can't wait to see it1

Judy Mitchel

Wednesday 1st of April 2020

Well that's sad. The email said it was free.

Briana Kepner

Thursday 2nd of April 2020

So sorry for the link error on one of the parts of the e-mail, the free pattern for April first is found here:

Martha Robertson

Saturday 28th of March 2020

I just love your gray cat, he's gorgeous!

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