Easygoing Crochet Tank

Vertically worked with offset, mini-shell stitches to create a seamless tank top, this design has no right or wrong side. Shaping is completed with increases and decreases on one side of the row only which allows for an easier-to-manage garment appearance. The longer length adds to the style, with an unfinished edge to add a nice scalloped effect that’s chic and effortless.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)” to fit bust 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)”

2” negative ease recommended

Shown in size 36”

Gauge: 6 (sc, ch 1, sc) stitch groups = 3” [7.5 cm], 16 rows = 4” [10 cm]

Materials

Light weight yarnYarn: Manos Del Uruguay Silk Blend (70% Merino Wool, 30% Silk; 150 yards [135 meters]/50 grams): SB300U Rust (6 (7, 8, 9, 10) balls)

Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked vertically from side to side.

Turning edges will not be even/straight. The turning edges will create a “scalloped” effect.

To join as you go and eliminate seaming at shoulders, when finishing last stitch of row slip stitch to adjacent row of opposite shoulder (front right to back right, front left to back left), slip stitch in next row or adjacent shoulder (this counts as the ch 1 of the row turn), turn and work next row.

To join as you go and eliminate seaming at side seam, when working the last row *remove hook from working loop, insert hook front to back, through the unused loops of beginning chain that contains stitches (do not use skipped chains), pull through the working loop of yarn, work (sc, ch 1, sc) in indicated stitch; rep from * across.

For a smoother effect with the Arm Hole and Neck Edging, when working over “steps” created from row decreases, work a decrease stitch (sc3tog: insert hook in first st, YO, pull up a loop, insert hook in next st, YO, pull up a loop, insert hook of last st, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through all 4 loops), over the first stitch before the step, the side of the row, and the next stitch of the next row.

Pattern

Underarm

Ch 64.

Row 1: (Sc, ch 1, sc) in 2nd ch from hook, [sk next ch, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch] 31 times, turn. (32 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)
Row 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first st, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 31 times, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first st, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] across, turn.

Rows 4-6 (8, 10, 12, 14): Rep Row 2.

Row 7 (9, 11, 13, 15): Ch 13, (sc, ch 1, sc) in 2nd ch from hook, [sk next ch, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch] 5 times, sk next ch, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 31 times, turn. (38 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 8 (10, 12, 14, 16): Rep Row 3.

Front Right Shoulder

Row 9 (11, 13, 15, 17): Ch 29, (sc, ch 1, sc) in 2nd ch from hook, [sk next ch, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch] 13 times, sk next ch, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 37 times, turn. (52 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Rows 10-16 (12-20, 14-24, 16-28, 18-32): Rep Row 3.

Neckline

Row 17 (21, 25, 29, 33): Sl st in same st, sl st in ch-1 sp, sl st in next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 50 times, turn. (51 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 18 (22, 26, 30, 34): Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first st, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 49 times, turn. (50 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 19 (23, 27, 31, 35): Sl st in same st, sl st in ch-1 sp, sl st in next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 48 times, leaving rem sts unworked, turn. (49 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 20 (24, 28, 32, 36): Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first st, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 47 times, leaving rem sts unworked, turn. (48 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 21 (25, 29, 33, 37): Sl st in same st, sl st in ch-1 sp, sl st in next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 46 times, leaving rem sts unworked, turn. (47 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 22 (26, 30, 34, 38): Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first st, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 45 times, leaving rem sts unworked, turn. (46 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 23 (27, 31, 35, 39): Sl st in same st, sl st in ch-1 sp, sl st in next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 44 times, leaving rem sts unworked, turn. (45 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 24 (28, 32, 36, 40): Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first st, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 43 times, leaving rem sts unworked, turn. (44 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 25 (29, 33, 37, 41): Sl st in same st, sl st in ch-1 sp, sl st in next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 42 times, leaving rem sts unworked, turn. (43 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 26 (30, 34, 38, 42): Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first st, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 41 times, leaving rem sts unworked, turn. (42 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 27 (31, 35, 39, 43): Sl st in same st, sl st in ch-1 sp, sl st in next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 40 times, leaving rem sts unworked, turn. (41 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 28 (32, 36, 40, 44): Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first st, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 39 times, leaving rem sts unworked, turn. (40 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 29 (33, 37, 41, 45): Sl st in same st, sl st in ch-1 sp, sl st in next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 38 times, leaving rem sts unworked, turn. (39 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 30 (34, 38, 42, 46): Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first st, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 37 times, leaving rem sts unworked, turn. (38 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 31 (35, 39, 43, 47): Sl st in same st, sl st in ch-1 sp, sl st in next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 36 times, leaving rem sts unworked, turn. (37 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 32 (36, 40, 44, 48): Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first st, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 35 times, leaving rem sts unworked, turn. (36 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 33 (37, 41, 45, 49): Sl st in same st, sl st in ch-1 sp, sl st in next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 34 times, leaving rem sts unworked, turn. (35 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 34 (38, 42, 46, 50): Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first st, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 33 times, leaving rem sts unworked, turn. (34 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Rows 35-39 (39-45, 43-51, 47-57, 51-63): Rep Row 3.

Row 40 (46, 52, 58, 64): Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first st, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 33 times, (sc, ch 1, sc) in last st, turn. (35 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 41 (47, 53, 59, 65): Ch 3, (sc, ch 1, sc) in 2nd ch from hook, sk next ch, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 34 times, turn. (36 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 42 (48, 54, 60, 66): Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first st, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 35 times, (sc, ch 1, sc) in last st, turn. (37 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 43 (49, 55, 61, 67): Ch 3, (sc, ch 1, sc) in 2nd ch from hook, sk next ch, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 36 times, turn. (38 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 44 (50, 56, 62, 68): Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first st, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 37 times, (sc, ch 1, sc) in last st, turn. (39 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 45 (51, 57, 63, 69): Ch 3, (sc, ch 1, sc) in 2nd ch from hook, sk next ch, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 38 times, turn. (40 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 46 (52, 58, 64, 70): Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first st, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 39 times, (sc, ch 1, sc) in last st, turn. (41 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 47 (53, 59, 65, 71): Ch 3, (sc, ch 1, sc) in 2nd ch from hook, sk next ch, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 40 times, turn. (42 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 48 (54, 60, 66, 72): Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first st, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 41 times, (sc, ch 1, sc) in last st, turn. (43 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 49 (55, 61, 67, 73): Ch 3, (sc, ch 1, sc) in 2nd ch from hook, sk next ch, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 42 times, turn. (44 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 50 (56, 62, 68, 74): Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first st, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 43 times, (sc, ch 1, sc) in last st, turn. (45 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 51 (57, 63, 69, 75): Ch 3, (sc, ch 1, sc) in 2nd ch from hook, sk next ch, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 44 times, turn. (46 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 52 (58, 64, 70, 76): Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first st, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 45 times, (sc, ch 1, sc) in last st, turn. (47 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 53 (59, 65, 71, 77): Ch 3, (sc, ch 1, sc) in 2nd ch from hook, sk next ch, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 46 times, turn. (48 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 54 (60, 66, 72, 78): Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first st, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 47 times, (sc, ch 1, sc) in last st, turn. (49 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 55 (61, 67, 73, 79): Ch 3, (sc, ch 1, sc) in 2nd ch from hook, sk next ch, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 48 times, turn. (50 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 56 (62, 68, 74, 80): Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first st, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 49 times, (sc, ch 1, sc) in last st, turn. (51 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 57 (63, 69, 75, 81): Ch 3, (sc, ch 1, sc) in 2nd ch from hook, sk next ch, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 50 times, turn. (52 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Front Left Shoulder

Rows 58-64 (65-72, 70-80, 76-88, 82-96): Rep Row 3.

Row 65 (73, 81, 89, 97): Sl st across the next 14 (sc, ch-sp, sc), (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 37 times, turn. (38 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Row 66 (74, 82, 90, 98): Rep Row 3.

Row 67 (75, 83, 91, 99): Sl st across the next 6 (sc, ch-sp, sc), (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc, [sk ch-sp, sk next sc, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next sc] 30 times, turn. (31 (sc, ch 1, sc) groupings)

Underarm

Rows 68-78 (76-88, 84-98, 92-108, 100-118): Rep Row 3.

Row 79 (89, 99, 109, 119): Rep Row 7.

Row 80 (90, 100, 110, 120): Rep Row 3.

Back Left Shoulder

Row 81 (91, 101, 111, 121): Rep Row 9.

Rows 82-88 (92-100, 102-112, 112-124, 122-136): Rep Row 3. (See pattern notes for joining options.)

Row 89 (101, 113, 125, 137): Rep Row 17.

Row 90 (102, 114, 126, 138): Rep Row 18.

Row 91 (103, 115, 127, 139): Rep Row 17.

Row 92 (104, 116, 128, 140): Rep Row 18.

Back

Rows 93-123 (105-137, 117-151, 129-165, 141-179): Rep Row 3.

Row 124 (138, 152, 166, 180): Rep Row 40.

Row 125 (139, 153, 167, 181): Rep Row 41.

Row 126 (140, 154, 168, 182): Rep Row 40.

Row 127 (141, 155, 169, 183): Rep Row 41.

Back Right Shoulder

Rows 128-134 (142-150, 156-166, 170-182, 184-198): Rep Row 3 (See Pattern Notes for joining option.)

Row 135 (151, 167, 183, 199): Rep Row 65.

Row 136 (152, 168, 184, 200): Rep Row 66.

Row 137 (153, 169, 185, 201): Rep Row 67.

Row 138 (154, 170, 186, 202): Rep Row 68.

Row 139-142 (155-158, 171-174, 187-190, 203-206): Rep Row 3. (See pattern notes for joining option.) Fasten off.

Seam shoulders together, if necessary. Seam last row to first row, if necessary

Arm Hole Edging

Rnd 1: Join to any st of under arm, ch 1, sc in same st, evenly sc around, sl st to join to beg sc, turn.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st to join.
Fasten off.

Neck Edging

Rnd 1: Join to any stitch of Back, ch 1, sc in same st, evenly sc around, sl st to join to beg sc, turn.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st to join.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block.

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