Corner Coffee Tank Top

Need a lightweight, stylish tank to wear to your next coffee shop visit? This simple top is just what your hooks have been asking for. Made with an easy single crochet band at the top and granny squares near the bottom, the result is a breezy tank with a flowing look and feel.

 

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished Above Bust Size 20.75 (26, 29, 33.25, 37.5, 41.5, 45.75)” to fit above bust 25.5 (32, 35.75, 41, 46.5, 51.25, 56.25)”

6” negative ease recommended.

Shown in size 26”

Gauge: 15.5 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] in single crochet (stretched fully width-wise then slightly relaxed).

Stretched fully 12.5 sts = 4” [10 cm]

4 rnds Granny Square = 4” [10 cm] across (blocked)

Materials

Super fine weight yarnYarn: Plymouth Yarn Anne (100% Mercerized Cotton; 371 yards [339 meters]/100 grams): 1074 Ecru (A, 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins), 4146 Goldenrod (B, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skein), 6133 Raspberry (C, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2) skeins), 6313 Grape (D, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2) skeins), 2829 Blue (E, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skein.

Hook: US size G/6 (4.25 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, lockable stitch markers

Abbreviations

Ch (chain) – yo, pull through lp.

Csh (corner shell) – [sh, ch 1] twice in same sp or st.

Dc (double crochet) – yo, insert hook in sp indicated, yo, pull up lp, [yo, draw through 2 lps] twice.

Fsc (foundation single crochet) – ch 1, *insert hook in ch, yo, pull up lp, yo, draw through 1 lp (1 foundation ch made), yo, draw through 2 lps (1 fsc made); rep from * to desired stitch count.

Sc (single crochet) – insert hook in st, yo, pull up lp, yo, pull through 2 loops (1 lp left on hook).

Sh (shell) – 3 dc in same sp or st.

Special Stitches

Magic Loop

Hold yarn in left hand with tail running down past pinkie finger, wrap working yarn around first 2 fingers of left hand (up front, down back, up front again), insert hook in loop made, yo, pull up Lp, tension yarn keeping loop open, begin working sts into loop working around 2 strands of yarn. When first rnd is complete, pull yarn tail to tightly close up Lp.

Granny Square for swatch

Rnd 1: Make Magic Loop, ch 3, 2 dc in Magic lp (counts as 1 sh here and throughout), ch 1, [sh, ch 1] 3 more times into Magic lp, join with sl st to 3rd ch, turn. (4 sh)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next 3 dc, Csh in next 3 ch-1 sps, sh in same sp as first 2 dc, ch 1, join with sl st to ch-3, turn.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next 3 dc, sh in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next 3 dc, [Csh in next ch-1 sp, sk next 3 dc, sh in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next 3 dc] 3 times, sk next 3 dc, sh in same sp as first 2 dc, ch 1, join with sl st to ch 3, turn.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next 3 dc, sh in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next 3 dc, *Csh in next ch-1 sp, sk next 3 dc, [sh in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next 3 dc] 2 times; rep from * 3 times, sh in same sp as first 2 dc, ch 1, join with sl st to ch 3, turn.

Pattern Notes

This granny square tank is worked top down in the round from the single crochet band. Band should fit snugly above bust. 4 corners are worked evenly around from the band ‘Granny Square style’ so the top flares dramatically.

Turn after each rnd.

Color order – A, [B, C, D, E, D, C, B, A] twice, 4 Rnds A, [B, C, D, E, D, C, B, A].

If more garment length is required, add more rounds in the 4 Rnd color A section (NOTE: adding more rnds for length may require an additional skein of yarns B, C, & D color for size 41.5, and an additional skein of color B for size 45.75).

Pattern

Band

Using color A, Fsc 80 (96, 112, 128, 144, 160, 176), join with sl st to first Fsc, being careful not to twist.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st to ch 1, do not turn (join is at Center Back).
Rep Rnd 1 until work meas 1.5 (1.5, 1.5, 2, 2, 2.5, 2.5)”.

Body

Rnd 1 (RS): Using A and with RS facing, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, ch 1, sk 3 sc, [Sh in next sc, ch 1, sk 3 sc] 1 (2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4) times, *Csh in next sc, sk 3 sc, [Sh in next sc, ch 1, sk 3 sc] 4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) times; rep from * 2 more times, Csh in next sc, sk 3 sc, [Sh in next sc, ch 1, sk 3 sc] 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5) times, join with sl st to beg ch-3, turn.

Rnd 2 (WS): Change to B, ch 3, 2 dc in first ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 3 dc, [Sh in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 3 dc] 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5) times, *Csh in next ch-1 sp in previous Csh, sk 3 dc, [Sh in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 3 dc] 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) times; rep from * 2 more times, Csh in next ch-1 sp in previous Csh, sk 3 dc, [Sh in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 3 dc] 2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) times, join with sl st to ch 3, turn.

Following color order in Pattern Notes, continue working in rnds as established, working Csh in each corner ch-1 sp and Sh in every regular ch-1 sp to end of color order. 29 Granny Square Rnds. Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block granny square only – omit blocking sc band.

Braided Straps

Cut 6 x 1yd lengths of each color. Divide into groups of 3.

With RS facing, use lockable stitch markers to mark top row of single crochet corresponding with center of each Granny Square corner. Center back is where rnds joined.

Lay each 3-strand grouping so color order works from A-E with A laying closest to Center Front.

With RS Front facing, working on Right Front Strap, starting from color E, insert hook 2 sts to left of stitch marker, use hook to pull through from WS to RS each 3-strand group in order leaving approx 4” tails down front of band. Gather these 4” tails together with ends level and tie gently into an overhand knot. Turn tank so that you can now braid the remaining lengths of yarn.

Follow braiding chart for 5-strand braid. Continue braiding to required strap length ending with colors in same order as beginning.

Hook each color through top rnd of sc at corresponding corner position on back of tank being careful not to twist strap, knot as on front.

Repeat for other strap.

Trim each strap end (tassel) to 4” or desired length.

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