Berry Kiss Cowl Top

This berry pink cowl tank works perfectly for any summer barbecue or concert and is a must-make accessory for the summer.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sizes: Small (Medium, Large, X-Large). Bust Circumference: 33½ (37, 40¾, 44½)”. Length: 22 (22¾, 25¼, 25½)”. Armhole Depth: 7¼ (8, 8¾, 9)”

Gauge: 22 sts x 10 rows = 4” in Fan Lace patt

Materials

Yarn: Premier Yarns Cotton Fair (52% cotton, 48% acrylic; 317 yards [290 meters]/100 grams): #27-07 Bright Peach (3 skeins)
Hook: US size G/6 (4.0 mm) hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

Tank is crocheted in pieces, worked from the bottom up and then sewn together. The cowl neck is worked last.
Fan Lace: multiple of 10 ch +2

Pattern

Foundation row: (Dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in 6th ch from hook, ch 1, 1 dc in next ch, ch 1, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next ch, skip 3 ch, 1 sc in next ch, * sk 3 ch, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next ch, ch 1, 1 dc in next ch, ch 1, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next ch, sk 3 ch, 1 sc in next ch; rep from * to end.
Row 1: Ch 4, 1 dc in first sc, * ch 1, sk (1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc), 1 sc in ch-1 sp, 1 sc in dc, 1 sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk (1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc), (1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in next sc; rep from *, end (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next ch.
Row 2: Ch 4, sk first dc, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in first ch-1 sp, * sk (1 dc, 1 ch, 1 sc), 1 sc in next sc, sk (1 sc, 1 ch, 1 dc), 1 dc in next ch-3 sp, ( ch 1, 1 dc) four times in same ch-3 sp; rep from *, end with 1 dc under tch, (ch 1, 1 dc) twice in same ch-4 sp.
Row 3: Ch 1, sk first dc, 1 sc in ch-1 sp, * ch 1, sk (1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc), (1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in next sc, ch 1, sk (1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc), 1 sc in ch-1 sp, 1 sc in dc, 1 sc in ch-1 sp; rep from *, end with 1 sc in ch-4 sp, 1 sc in 3rd ch of ch-4.
Row 4: Ch 1, sk first sc, * sk (1 sc, 1 ch, 1 dc), 1 dc in next ch-3 sp, (ch 1, 1 dc) four times in same ch-3 sp, sk (1 dc, 1 ch, 1 sc), 1 sc in next sc; rep from *, work last sc in last ch.
Rep Rows 1-4 for patt.

Back & Front (Make 2)

Ch 92 (102, 112, 122). Beg Fan Lace patt on Foundation row, work in patt to end.
Cont to work in Fan Lace patt until work meas 14¾ (14¾, 16½, 16½)” from cast on edge.

Shape Armholes

(Note: Tank is worked in dc from this point forward.)

Front Left Strap

Next row: Sl st into first 5 (5, 6, 6) sts, work dc to last 7 (7, 8, 8) sts, dc2tog, leave last 5 (5, 6, 6) sts unworked.
Dec row: Dc2tog, dc to last 2 dc, dc2tog.
Dec row: Dc2tog, work dc to center 18 (28, 20, 30) dc, turn work, leaving rem sts unworked.
Dec row: Dc2tog, work to last 2 dc, dc2tog.
Rep last row, 8 (8, 11, 11) more times – 12 (12, 14, 14) sts rem.
Cont to work dc every row until strap meas 7¼ (8, 8, 9)”. Fasten off last st.

Front Right Strap

Beg at WS of work, sl st into first 5 (5, 6, 6) sts, work dc to center 18 (28, 20, 30) dc, turn work.
Dec row: Dc2tog, dc to last 2 dc, dc2tog.
Dec row: Dc2tog, work to last 2 dc, dc2tog.
Rep last row, 10 (10, 12, 12) more times – 12 (12, 14, 14) sts rem.
Cont to work dc every row until strap meas 7¼ (8, 8, 9)”. Fasten off last st.
Make Left & Right Back Strap as for Front Straps.

Finishing

Sew shoulder seams and side seams.

Armhole Borders

With RS facing and beg and center of underarm sts, work sc around entire armhole. Fasten off last st.

Collar

With RS facing and beg and left top edge of inside shoulder, work tr around entire neckline. Turn work. Cont to work tr in rows until collar meas 7”. Fasten off last st, leaving a long tail to sew collar seam. Sew collar seam and weave in all ends.yarn ball

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