'Shimmer Me Pretty" Tank - Free Crochet Pattern

Today I have a really fun pattern to share with you all. A few weeks ago I asked you on Instagram what kind of patterns you all would like to see more off, the response was amazing (I always appreciate each and every one of your inputs) and a great deal of you requested a basic tank top. I was actually a little surprised because I honestly never thought about designing a tank top pattern! So, being that I can’t keep anything basic, I had to use a pretty yarn for my own satisfaction.

This pattern uses Lion Brand Yarns “Shawl In A Ball” I strongly recommend using this yarn because not only is it absolutely gorgeous but you get SO MUCH yarn for the price. I made the size small and used just under one skein. If that’s not tempting enough for you, you’ll have to look at the color choices. They are absolutely gorgeous!


Materials

3.75mm Crochet Hook

1-2 skeins Lion Brand Shawl In A Ball 380-500 yards medium (4) yarn

Scissors

Yarn Needle

Gauge

In Double Crochet using 3.75mm Crochet Hook

16sts & 10r  = 4”

Abbreviations

Ch - Chain

SC - Single Crochet

DC - Double Crochet

FDC - Foundation Double Crochet

Notes

This top is worked in 2 separate panels, seamed together at the end.

Chain 2 does not count as a stitch.

Size adjustments are listed as such (XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)

Foundation Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial - https://youtu.be/0hjBv3ySMXY

Pattern

Front/Back Panel (Make Two)

R1 - FDC (58, 66, 72, 80, 88, 96, 104)

R2 - Ch2, Turn, DC across (58, 66, 72, 80, 88, 96, 104)

Repeat R2 for a total of (20, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34)rows

Note - If you would like a longer Tank top work more rows here. Make sure to keep count so that the second panel has the same number of rows.

Armhole Shaping

R(21, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35) - Ch2, Sk1, DC across until 2 sts remain, Sk1, DC into last stitch (56, 64, 70, 78, 86, 94, 102)

R(22, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36) - Ch2, Sk1, DC across until 2 sts remain, Sk1, DC into last stitch (54, 62, 68, 76, 84, 92, 100)

R(23, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37) - Ch2, Sk1, DC across until 2 sts remain, Sk1, DC into last stitch (52, 60, 66, 74, 82, 90, 98)

R(24, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38) - Ch2, Sk1, DC across until 2 sts remain, Sk1, DC into last stitch (50, 58, 64, 72, 80, 88, 96)

R(25, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39) - Ch2, Sk1, DC across until 2 sts remain, Sk1, DC into last stitch (48, 56, 62, 70, 78, 86, 94)

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Right Shoulder

R(26, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40) - Ch2, Sk1, DC into next (14, 16, 18, 22, 24, 26, 28)sts

R(27, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41) - Ch2, Turn Sk1, DC across until 2 sts remain, Sk1, DC into last stitch (12, 14, 16, 20, 22, 24, 26)

R(28, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42) - Ch2, Turn Sk1, DC across until 2 sts remain, Sk1, DC into last stitch (10, 12, 14, 18, 20, 22, 24)

R(29, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43) - Ch2, Turn Sk1, DC across until 2 sts remain, Sk1, DC into last stitch (8, 10, 12, 16, 18, 20, 22)

R(30, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44) - Ch2, Turn Sk1, DC across until 2 sts remain, Sk1, DC into last stitch (6, 8, 10, 14, 16, 18, 20)

X-Small Continue On To Straps

R(35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45) - Ch2, Turn Sk1, DC across until 2 sts remain, Sk1, DC into last stitch (6, 8, 12, 14, 16, 18)

Small Continue On To Straps

R(38, 40, 42, 44, 46) - Ch2, Turn Sk1, DC across until 2 sts remain, Sk1, DC into last stitch (6, 10, 12, 14, 16)

Medium Continue On To Straps

R(41, 43, 45, 47) - Ch2, Turn Sk1, DC across until 2 sts remain, Sk1, DC into last stitch (8, 10, 12, 14)

Large Continue On To Straps

R(44, 46, 48) - Ch2, Turn Sk1, DC across until 2 sts remain, Sk1, DC into last stitch (8, 10, 12)

Continue On To Straps

Straps

R(31, 36, 41, 42, 45, 47, 49) - Ch2, Turn, DC into each stitch across (6, 6, 6, 8, 8, 10, 12)

Repeat for a total of (40, 42, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54) Rows

Fasten off.

Left Shoulder

attach yarn to the opposite end of row (25, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39)

Repeat the same steps from the right shoulder.

Seaming

Step 1 - Lay panels one on top of the other. Measure from the top of one shoulder down (9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)” Using the slip stitch seam from this point down to the bottom (or foundation row) of the panels. Repeat on opposite side.

Step 2 - Slip Stitch the front and back straps together. Flip so seams are on the inside.

Cleaning Up The Edges

Neckline - Attach yarn to the back section of the neck opening. Ch1, single crochet into each stitch/row around the opening, slip stitch back to the beginning. Fasten off.


Arms - Attach yarn to the underarm section of the arm hole opening. Ch1, single crochet into each stitch/row around the opening, slip stitch back to the beginning. Fasten off.