From: The June 2016 Issue of I Like Crochet
Skill level: Intermediate
Ready for a fun and creative challenge? We have one for you! The Rad in Red Tank pattern lets you play with crochet motifs, different-sized hooks, and your imaginative whims to make a “fabric” top all your own.
Yes, you can make a unique fabric with crochet motifs—and it’s even easier when you join as you go. The Rad in Red Tank pattern combines diamond and triangle motifs to make the openwork skirt section of the tank. Once you get going, you can keep adding motifs to turn this tank into a dress!
If you’re wondering how to shape this top (or dress) to flatter your waist and hips, the Rad in Red Tank has you covered. Just use a different size hook to make the motifs looser or more compact where you want them. This top has subtle waist shaping by using a larger size hook for the lower diamond motifs, and a smaller size hook for the upper diamond and triangle motifs. To make the waist shaping more dramatic, or to create a flared lower edge, choose hook sizes that are a few sizes apart and adjust the width of your motifs accordingly.
Work the diamond motifs on the Rad in Red Tank skirt first, joining the new motifs to the existing motifs as they are being made. Then work the triangle motifs at the top edge of the diamond motifs. Edging is worked at the lower edge of the skirt, then the bodice is worked from the top edge of the skirt to the underarm in the lace pattern. The straps are worked by extending up from the front, and are then sewn to the back.
Popular knit and crochet designer, and author, Kristen TenDyke designed this wonderful pattern for I Like Crochet. She guides you every step of the way and includes two downloadable schematics so you can work the motifs and sizing to perfection.
The Rad in Red Tank pattern includes:
- Complete stitch instructions for 5 sizes
- List of materials, notions, and hook sizes
- Special stitches and pattern notes
- 2 downloadable schematics
- Finishing instructions
Oh, did we mention that the Rad in Red Tank is gorgeous? It’s the perfect Boho chic topper over a black cami and jeans or, if you make a longer dress version, a tank and leggings. Throw it on over your yoga pants to meet a friend for a smoothie after class. And if red’s not your color, you can look Luscious in Lime, Pretty in Purple, or Beautiful in Blue. Pick your favorite hue and make a Rad in Red Tank that’s you!
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