Boho Beauty Fringe Tank

Princess shaping and a tailored finish take this top from handmade to heirloom. Make this boho-inspired, fringed tank yours by customizing colors and bead types.

Skill Level: Intermediate 

Size: Finished Bust Size = 33 (36, 41, 44, 49, 52)” to fit bust 32 (35, 40, 43, 48, 51)”; 1-3” positive ease recommended. Shown in size 36”

Gauge: 20 sts and 10 rows = 4” [10 cm] in double crochet after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn: Fibra Natura Flax (100% linen; 137 yards [125 meters]/50 grams): #11 Adriatic (MC, 5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 8) hanks), #18 Pewter (CC1, 1 hank), #02 Tangerine (CC2, 1 hank), #17 Silver (CC3, 1 hank)
Hook: US size D/4 (3.5 mm) hook
Notions: Removable markers, tapestry needle, 80 (88, 100, 108, 120, 128) 5.0 mm glass beads

Special Stitches

Windows – (Multiple of 4 sts + 2)
Set-up row: Sc in 1st 2 sc, [ch 3, sk next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc] to end, turn.
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), sk 1st sc, dc in next sc, [ch 3, dc in next 2 sc] to end, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in 1st 2 dc, [ch 3, sc in next 2 dc] to end, turn.
Rep Rows 1-2 for patt.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in pieces and seamed.
To add length to the body, work more rounds of plain double crochet after finishing the hem, and before the waist shaping section.

Pattern

Back

With MC, ch 83 (91, 103, 111, 123, 131). 

Hem

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (82 (90, 102, 110, 122, 130) sc)
Work Set-up row of Windows patt, then rep Rows 1-2 of Windows patt, 3 times.
Next row: Ch 1, sc in next 2 sc, [2 sc in ch-3 sp, sc in next 2 sc] to end, turn.

Body

Set-up row: Ch 3 (counts as dc), skip 1st dc, dc in next 26 (29, 33, 36, 40, 42) sc, dc in next sc, place removable m on this st, dc in next 26 (28, 32, 34, 38, 42) sc, dc in next sc, place removable m on this st, dc in rem 27 (30, 34, 37, 41, 43) sc, turn.
Note: move markers up each row.
Row 1 (Dec): Ch 3 (counts as dc), sk 1st dc, dc in each dc to 1 st before marked dc, dc2tog, dc in each dc to next marked dc, dc2tog, dc in each dc to end, turn. (2 sts dec’d)
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), sk 1st dc, dc in each dc to end, turn.
Rows 3-6: Rep Rows 1-2, 2 more times.
Rows 7-8: Rep Row 1. (72 (80, 92, 100, 112, 120) dc rem)
Row 9: Ch 3 (counts as dc), sk 1st dc, dc in each dc to end, turn.
Row 10 (Inc): Ch 3 (counts as dc), sk 1st dc, dc in each dc to 1 st before marked dc, [2 dc] in next dc, dc in marked dc, dc in each dc to next marked dc, dc in marked dc, [2 dc] in next dc, dc in each dc to end, turn. (2 sts inc’d)
Row 11: Ch 3 (counts as dc), sk 1st dc, dc in each dc to end, turn.
Row 12: Rep Row 10.
Rows 13-18: Rep Rows 11-12, 3 more times.
Row 19: Rep Row 11.
Row 20: Rep Row 11. Remove shaping markers. (82 (90, 102, 110, 122, 130) dc)
Rows 21-27: Ch 3 (counts as dc), sk 1st dc, dc in each dc to end, turn.

Shape Armholes

Row 1: Ch 1, sl st in 1st 3 (5, 6, 8, 11, 11) sts, sc in next dc, hdc in next dc, dc in each dc to last 5 (7, 8, 10, 13, 13) dc, hdc in next dc, sc in next dc, turn leaving last 3 (5, 6, 8, 11, 11) dc unworked.
Row 2: Ch 1, sl st in sc, sl st in hdc, sc in next dc, hdc in next dc, dc in each dc to last 2 dc, hdc in next dc, sc in last dc, turn.
Rows 3-4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6): Rep Row 2, 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4) more times. (60 (64, 70, 74, 80, 84) dc rem)
Row 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7): Ch 1, sl st in sc, sl st in hdc, sl st in dc, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each dc across, turn.
Rows 6 (6, 7, 7, 7, 8) – 14 (15, 16, 17, 18, 19): Ch 3 (counts as dc), sk 1st dc, dc in each dc to end, turn. 

Shape Back Right Shoulder

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), sk 1st dc, dc in next 11 (13, 15, 17, 19, 21) dc, dc2tog, dc in next dc, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), sk 1st dc, dc2tog, dc in each dc to end, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), sk 1st dc, dc in each dc to last 3 dc, dc2tog, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), sk 1st dc, dc2tog, dc in each dc to end. Fasten off. (11 (13, 15, 17, 19, 21) dc rem)

Shape Back Left Shoulder

Skip 30 (30, 32, 32, 34, 34) sts from last Right Shoulder st worked. Attach MC with sl st to next dc.
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc2tog, dc in each dc to end, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), sk 1st dc, dc in each dc to last 3 dc, dc2tog, dc in last dc, turn.
Rows 3-4: Rep Rows 1-2. Fasten off. (11 (13, 15, 17, 19, 21) dc rem)

Front

With MC, ch 83 (91, 103, 111, 123, 131).

Hem

Work as for Back.

Body

Set-up row: Ch 3 (counts as dc), skip 1st dc, dc in next 20 (22, 25, 27, 30, 32) sc, dc in next sc, place removable m on this st, dc in next 38 (42, 48, 52, 58, 62) sc, dc in next sc, place removable m on this st, dc in rem 21 (23, 26, 28, 31, 33) sc, turn.
Rows 1-23: Work as for Back. 

Shape Left Front Keyhole

Place removable markers on either side of center 10 sts.
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), sk 1st dc, dc in each dc to 4 dc before m, hdc in next 2 dc, sc in next dc, sl st in last dc, turn, leaving rem sts unworked.
Row 2: Ch 1, sl st in sc, sl st in next 2 hdc, sc in next dc, hdc in next 2 dc, dc in each dc to end, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), sk 1st dc, dc in each dc to last 3 dc, dc2tog, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc2tog, dc in each dc to end, turn. (27 (31, 37, 41, 47, 51) sts rem) 

Shape Left Armhole

Row 1:  Ch 1, sl st in 1st 3 (5, 6, 8, 11, 11) sts, sc in next dc, hdc in next dc, dc in each dc to last dc, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), sk 1st dc, dc in each dc to last 2 dc, hdc in next dc, sc in last dc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sl st in sc, sl st in hdc, sc in next dc, hdc in next dc, dc in each dc to end, turn.
Row 4: Rep Row 2. 

Medium (Large, 1X, 2X) Sizes Only
Row 5: Rep Row 3. 

2X Size Only
Row 6: Rep Row 4. 

All Sizes
16 (18, 21, 23, 26, 28) sts rem.
Next row: Sl st to next dc (if necessary), ch 3 (counts as dc), sk 1st dc, dc in each dc to end, turn. Work 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8) more rows even in dc.

Shape Neck

Extra Small (Medium, 1X) Sizes Only
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), sk 1st dc, dc in each dc to last 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) dc, hdc in next dc, sc in next dc, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sl st in sc, sl st in hdc, sl st in next dc, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each dc to end, turn. (11 (13, 15, 17, 19, 21) dc rem)
Rows 3-8: Ch 3 (counts as dc), sk 1st dc, dc in each dc to end, turn. Fasten off. 

Small (Large, 2X) Sizes Only
Row 1: Ch 1, sl st in next 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) dc, sc in next dc, hdc in next dc, dc in each dc to end, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), sk 1st dc, dc in each dc to end, turn. (11 (13, 15, 17, 19, 21) dc rem)
Rows 3-8: Ch 3 (counts as dc), sk 1st dc, dc in each dc to end, turn. Fasten off.

Shape Right Front Keyhole

Attach MC with sl st to the dc just to the left of the left-most removable marker.
Row 1: Sc in next dc, hdc in next 2 dc, dc in each dc to end, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each dc to last 3 dc, hdc in next 2 dc, sc in last dc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sl st in sc, sl st in next 2 hdc, sl st in next dc, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc2tog, dc in each dc to end, turn.
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each dc to last 3 dc, dc2tog, dc in last dc, turn. (27 (31, 37, 41, 47, 51) sts rem) 

Shape Right Armhole

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each dc to last 5 (7, 8, 10, 13, 13) dc, hdc in next dc, sc in next dc, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sl st in sc, sl st in hdc, sc in next dc, hdc in next dc, dc in each dc to end, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each dc to last 2 dc, hdc in next dc, sc in last dc, turn.
Row 4: Rep Row 2. 

Medium (Large, 1X, 2X) Sizes Only
Row 5: Rep Row 3. 

2X Size Only
Row 6: Rep Row 4. 

All Sizes
16 (18, 21, 23, 26, 28) sts rem.
Next row: Sl st to next dc (if necessary), ch 3 (counts as dc), sk 1st dc, dc in each dc to end, turn. Work 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8) more rows even in dc.

Shape Neck

Extra Small (Medium, 1X) Sizes Only
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), sk 1st dc, dc in each dc to last 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) dc, hdc in next dc, sc in next dc, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sl st in sc, sl st in hdc, sl st in next dc, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each dc to end, turn. (11 (13, 15, 17, 19, 21) dc rem)
Rows 3-8: Ch 3 (counts as dc), sk 1st dc, dc in each dc to end, turn. Fasten off. 

Small (Large, 2X) Sizes Only
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), sk 1st dc, dc in each dc to last 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) dc, hdc in next dc, sc in next dc, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sl st in sc, sl st in hdc, sl st in next dc, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each dc to end, turn. (11 (13, 15, 17, 19, 21) dc rem)
Rows 3-8: Ch 3 (counts as dc), sk 1st dc, dc in each dc to end, turn. Fasten off. 

Keyhole

With MC and RS facing, attach MC with sl st to top edge of Left Front Neck at top of Keyhole opening.
Row 1 (RS): Work 2 sc in the side of each of the next 12 (13, 14, 15, 16, 17) rows, 8 sc along curved portion of Left opening, 10 sc along 10 center skipped Neck sts, 8 sc along curved portion of Right opening, and 2 sc in the side of each of the last 13 (14, 15, 16, 17) rows Fasten off. (74 (78, 82, 86, 90, 94) sc)
Attach CC1 with sl st to the 1st sc in Row 1.
Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, sc in blo of same sc, sc in blo of each of next 22 (24, 26, 28, 30, 32) sc, sc 2tog in blo, sc in blo of next 11 sc, sc2tog in blo, sc in blo of next 11 sc, sc 2tog in blo, sc in last 23 (25, 27, 29, 31, 33) sc, turn. (3 sc dec’d)
Row 3 (WS): Ch 1, sc in same sc, sc in next 18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28), sc2tog, sc in next 8 sc, sc2tog, sc in next  9 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 8 sc, sc2tog, sc in last 19 (21, 23, 35, 27, 29) sc, turn. (4 sc dec’d)
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in blo of same sc, sc in blo of each of next 21 (23, 25, 27, 29, 31) sc, sc 2tog in blo, sc in blo of next 9 sc, sc2tog in blo, sc in blo of next 8 sc, sc 2tog in blo, sc in last 22 (24, 26, 28, 30, 32) sc, turn. (3 sc dec’d)
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in same sc, sc in next 17 (19, 21, 23, 25, 27) sc, sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog, sc in next  8 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog, sc in last 18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28) sc, turn. (4 sc dec’d)
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in blo of same sc, sc in blo of each of next 20 (22, 24, 26, 28, 30) sc, sc 2tog in blo, sc in blo of next 6 sc, sc2tog in blo, sc in blo of next 6 sc, sc 2tog in blo, sc in last 21 (23, 25, 27, 29, 31) sc, turn. (3 sc dec’d)
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in same sc, sc in next 16 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26) sc, sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc, sc2tog, sc in next  5 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc, sc2tog, sc in last 17 (19, 21, 23, 25, 27) sc finishing the st with CC2, turn. Break CC1. (4 sc dec’d)
Row 8: With CC2 ch 1, sc in blo of same sc, sc in blo of each of next 19 (21, 23, 25, 27, 29) sc, sc 2tog in blo, sc in blo of next 3 sc, sc2tog in blo, sc in blo of next 4 sc, sc 2tog in blo, sc in last 20 (22, 24, 26, 28) sc, turn. (3 sc dec’d)
Row 9: Ch 1, sc in same sc, sc in next 15 (17, 19, 21, 23, 25) sc, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in next  4 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog, sc in last 16 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26 ) sc, finishing the st with CC3, turn. Break CC2. (4 sc dec’d)
Row 10: With CC3 ch 1, sc in blo of same sc, sc in blo of each of next 18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28) sc, sc 2tog in blo, sc in blo of next sc, sc2tog in blo, sc in blo of next sc, sc 2tog in blo, sc in last 19 (21, 23, 25, 27, 29) sc, turn. (3 sc dec’d)
Row 11: Ch 1, sc in same sc, sc in next 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) sc, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog, sc in next sc, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog, sc in last 15 (17, 19, 21, 23, 25) sc finishing the st with CC2, turn. (4 sc dec’d)
Row 12: With MC ch 1, sl st in blo of each sc across. Fasten off.

Finishing

Block pieces to finished measurements. Sew Shoulder and side seams.

Neck Edging

Beg at Right Shoulder seam, attach MC with sl st.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc evenly along Back neck at a rate of 2 sc for every rows, and 1 sc for every dc; sc evenly along Left Front Neck, sc evenly along Right Front Neck (closing gap between Keyhole, join with sl st to beg sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, work reverse sc evenly around, join with sl st to beg sc. Fasten off. 

Armhole Edgings

Beg at Underarm, attach MC with sl st.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc evenly around Armhole at a rate of 2 sc for every rows, and 1 sc for every dc, join with sl st to beg sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, work reverse sc evenly around, join with sl st to beg sc. Fasten off. 

Fringe

Cut 40 (44, 50, 54, 60, 64) pieces of 10” long fringe using MC. To attach a piece of fringe, fold 1 strand in half, insert hook into ch, grab strand and pull through, then grab ends and pull through loop on the hook. 

Tier One

Attach each piece to beg-ch edge around entire lower body, every 4 chs and at side seams. Thread each fringe with one bead. Knot fringe again to secure bead. 

Tier Two

Divide each fringe in half. Knot one side of fringe together with the corresponding piece from neighboring fringe. Repeat across entire Tier. Thread each new group of fringe with one bead. Knot fringe again to secure bead.
Trim fringe to 2” below last knot made. Weave in ends.

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