Tank

Something for the colder days I was looking for. It should not be thick wool sweater yet. So this tank top was one of my first crochet projects ever. The manual is suitable for children between 12 and 18 months. The size varies a bit depending on wool type and needle size.

Material Recommendation

Wüsthof 5338/21 Stoffschere 21 cm
W³sthof; Stoffschere WUE
27,55 EUR




Video Tutorial

Part 1 – Backpart




Part 2 – Frontpart




Part 3 – Sewing




Part 4 – Borders




Text Pattern

What do we need?

2 colors of yarn – e.g. Catania Grande from Schachenmayr
Crochet hook 4 mm
Wool needle
Scissors
Tape measure




Instructions tank top

The back and front part are crocheted in rows back and forth.

Backpart

First loop, chain 46

1: 1 Half double crochet in the 3rd chain stitch from the needle, half double crochet in every chain stitch (44 half double crochet)

Turn and change color (Skip this step if your tank top has only one color)

2: 2 chains, Half double crochet in every stitch until the end of the round

Turn your work.

3: 2 chains, Half double crochet in every stitch until the end of the round

Turn and change color (Skip this step if your tank top has only one color)

4-5: 2 chains, half double crochet

Work two rows of alternating color in half double crochet until a height of approx. 16.5 cm is reached. (about 20 rows)

Turn your work.



Backpart – Armholes

1: 5 slilp stitches, 2 chains, 34 half double crochet

Reposition second color at current position, turn work and tighten threads.

Work two rows of alternating color in half double crochet until a height of the armhole edge of approx. 11.5 cm is reached. (about 20 rows)

Attention: The last two rows should be finished in one color. It is now crocheted another round in the second color.




Backpart – Neckline

Count 11 stitches on both sides and mark.

2 chains, 11 half double crochet, slip stitch in the last stitch

Secure the thread and cut it.

Attach the thread to the second marker.

2 chains, 11 half double crochet until the end of the round, slip stitch

Secure the thread and cut it.



Frontpart

We start with the color we also took at the beginning of the back part.

First loop and chain 46

1: Half double crochet in the 3rd chain stitch from the needle, half double crochet in every chain stitch (44 half double crochet)

Turn and change color (Skip this step if your tank top has only one color)

2: 2 chains, Half double crochet in every stitch until the end of the round

Turn your work.

3: 2 chains, Half double crochet in every stitch until the end of the round, last Half double crochet in 2nd chain stitch from the previous round

Turn and change color (Skip this step if your tank top has only one color)

4-5: 2 chains, half double crochet

Work two rows of alternating color in half rods until a height of approx. 16.5 cm is reached. (about 20 rows)



Frontpart – Armholes

1: 5 slip stitches, 2 chains, 30 half double crochet

Turn and change color, to do this, cut off the thread and reconnect.

2-3: 2 chains, half double crochet until the end of the round



Frontpart – V-Neckline

The right and left sides of the neckline are crocheted separately.

Turn and change color

1-2: 2 chains, 18 half double crochet

3: 2 chains, skip one stitch and half double crochet in the next stitch, half double crochet until the end of the round

Turn and change color

4: 2 chains, half double until at the end of the row 2 stitches are left, work 2 half double crochet together

5: 2 chains, skip one stitch and half double crochet in the next stitch, half double crochet until the end of the round

6: 2 chains, half double until at the end of the row 2 stitches are left, work 2 half double crochet together

Repeat rows 5 and 6 until only 11 stitches are left. Then repeat two more rows in half double crochet and another one in the adjacent color to the back piece, also in half double crochet.

Cut the thread and secure it.

Reposition the thread next to the half double crochet in the middle at the beginning of the cut-out.

1: 2 chains, half double crochet until the end of the round

Turn your work.

2: 2 chains, half double until at the end of the row 2 stitches are left, work 2 half double crochet together

Turn and change color

3: 2 chains, skip one stitch and half double crochet in the next stitch, half double crochet until the end of the round

Turn your work.

4: 2 chains, half double crochet until at the end of the row 2 stitches are left

Repeat rows 5 and 6 until only 11 stitches are left.

At the beginning skip the first stitch, at the end work the last two stitches together.

Then repeat three more rows in half double crochet.

2 chains, half double crochet, slip sttich

Cut threads and secure.



Sewing

First, sew the shoulders together. To do this, pierce the edge of the edge with a needle at any corner and fasten with a double knot. Use only the two upper stitches and repeat until the end of the shoulder. At the end, work in two knots for fastening.

Cut the thread and secure it.

Repeat work for the second shoulder.

Next, the sides are sewn together. Please note that the colors of the two sides are harmonious.

Start in the lower right corner and work a double knot, continue to work in principle as for the shoulders until the beginning of the arm edge, finally work in two knots for fastening.

Cut the thread and secure it.

Repeat work for the left side.



Borders – Bottom

Attach the thread to one of the two side seams.

1 chain, single crochet around the tank top, until we are back at the beginning, slit stitch into the chain from the beginning

Cut the thread and secure it.



Borders – Process arm edges

Attach the thread to the lower edge of the seam

1 chain, single crochet around the tank top, until we are back at the beginning, slit stitch into the chain from the beginning

Cut the thread and secure it.

Repeat work for the second arm edge



Neckline

Attach the right or upper left thread at the seam to the shoulder.

1 chain, single crochet around the tank top, until we are back at the beginning, slit stitch into the chain from the beginning

Cut the thread and secure it.

Turn the tank top to the right side.




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