Roxborough Crochet Summer Tank Top

Easy and simple crochet tank top. Crochet with Premier Cotton fair yarn, a cotton, acrylic blend. A similar type yarn could be substituted.

Quick pattern to crochet, easy enough for a beginner to handle.

Roxborough Tank Top Pattern

Notes

  • The front is worked in two pieces joined together. One strap piece is worked separately and then other is used to join the two together.
  • The back is worked in two pieces and then seemed together.
  • The stitch count is written in the brackets as follows (small, medium, large, extra large) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
  • Tank top is made with 2″ positive ease. If you would like the tank top to be looser fitting, go up one size.
  • If you’d like the tank top to be longer, add more rows to the bottom of both the front and back panel

Abbreviations

hdc – half double crochet

Sts/st – Stitches

Ch- Chain

Material

  • Yarn: Premier – Cotton Fair (lvl 2)
  • 5mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Measuring tape

Gauge

14 st/ 4” | 12.5 row/ 4”

Yardage

Approximate yardage.

Small: ~508 yrds

Medium: ~621 yrds

Large: ~724 yrds

Extra Large: ~740 yrds

2X: ~915 yrds

3X: ~ 1031 yrds

4X: ~1038 yrds

5X: ~1163 yrds

SizeSmallMediumLargeXL2X3X4X5X
Actual
Bust Size
34.537.541.545.555596367
Tank Top
bust size
36.539.543.547.557616569
Length1919.7520.2520.7522.7523.7524.7525.75

Pattern

Follow each of the steps for your size.

Strap Pieces 

Using a 5mm crochet hook chain 4 (for all sizes)

Row 1: In the third chain from the hook hdc, hdc across, turn (3 sts)

Row 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in the next stitch, 2 hdc in the last stitch, turn (5 sts)

Row 3: ch 3, hdc in the next stitch, ch 1, skip one stitch, hdc in the next stitch, ch 1, hdc in the last stitch, turn (7sts)

Row 4: ch 2, 3 hdc in the first chain space, 2hdc in the next chain space, 3hdc in the last chain space, turn (9 sts)

Row 5: ch 2, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc across, 2 hdc in the last st, turn (11 sts)

Row 6: ch 3, hdc in the next st, *(ch 1, skip 1 st, hdc in the next stitch)*, ch 1, hdc in last stitch, turn (13 sts)

Row 7: ch 2, 3 hdc in the fist chain space, 2 hdc in each chain space across, 3hdc in last chain space, turn (15 sts) 

*Bind off small, medium, large, and extra large*

Row 8: ch 2, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc across, 2 hdc in the last stitch, turn (17 sts) 

Row 9: ch 3, hdc in the next stitch, *(ch 1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in the next st)*, ch 1, hdc in the last stitch, turn (19 sts) 

Row 10: Ch 2, 3 hdc in the  fist chain space, 2 hdc in each chain space across, 3hdc in last chain space, turn (21 sts) 

*fasten off 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X*

Now make another strap piece following the same instructions as above but DO NOT fasten off Instead turn your work and follow the directions below. 

Front

The first part of the front is worked making increases every row. The second part is worked in the regular pattern with no increases. 

Starting with the strap piece you currently just worked, we will be attaching the other piece together to start working the front body of the piece. 

Front Increases 

Row 1: Ch 2, 2 hdc in the next st, hdc until the end ch (15, 19, 23, 25) (29, 31, 35,37), now join the extra strap piece to the chain with and hdc, hdc across, 2 hdc in the last stitch, turn (47, 51, 55, 57)(73, 75, 79, 81)

Row 2: Ch 3, hdc in the next st, *(ch 1, skip next st, hdc in the next st)*, ch 1, hdc in last st, turn (49, 53, 57, 59)(75, 77, 81, 83)

Row 3: ch 2, 3 hdc in the first chain space, 2hdc in each chain space across, 3 hdc in the last chain space, turn (51, 55, 59, 61)(77, 79, 83, 85)

Row 4: ch 2, 2 hdc in the next stitch, hdc across, 2 hdc in the last stitch, turn (53, 57, 61, 63)(79, 81, 85, 87)

Row 5: Repeat row 2 (55, 59, 63, 65)(81, 83, 87, 89)

Row 6: Repeat row 3 (57, 61, 65, 67)(83, 85, 89, 91)

Row 7: Repeat row 4 (59, 63, 67, 69)(85, 87, 91, 93)

Stop increasing for small, move on to the next part (scroll down to find your size)

Row 8: Repeat row 2 (59, 65, 69, 71)(87, 89, 93, 95)

Row 9: Repeat row 3 (59, 67, 71, 73)(89, 91, 95, 97)

Row 10: Repeat row 4 (59, 69, 73, 75)(91, 93, 97, 99)

Stop increasing for medium, move on to the next part (scroll down to find your size)

Row 11: Repeat row 2 (59,69, 75, 77)(93, 95, 99, 101)

Row 12: Repeat row 3 (59,69,77,79)(95,97,101,103)

Stop increasing for large, move on to the next part (scroll down to find your size)

Row 13: Repeat row 4 (59,69,77,81)(97,99,103,105)

Row 14: Repeat row 2 (59,69,77,83)(99,101,105,107)

Stop increasing for extra large, move on to the next part (scroll down to find your size)

Row 15: Repeat row 3 (59,69,77,83)(101,103,107,109)

Stop increasing for 2X, move on to the next part (scroll down to find your size)

Row 16: Repeat row 4 (59,69,77,83)(101,105,109,111)

Row 17: Repeat row 2 (59,69,77,83)(101,107,111,113)

Stop increasing for 3X, move on to the next part (scroll down to find your size)

Row 18: Repeat row 3 (59,69,77,83)(101,107,113,115)

Row 19: Repeat row 4 (59,69,77,83)(101,107,115,117)

Stop increasing for 4X, move on to the next part (scroll down to find your size)

Row 20: Repeat row 2 (59,69,77,83)(101,107,115,119)

Row 21: Repeat row 3 (59,69,77,83)(101,107,115,121)

Stop increasing for 5X, move on to the next part (scroll down to find your size)

Continue on front panel (no more increases)

Small

Row 8: ch 3, skip next st, hdc in the next st, *(ch 1, skip one stitch, hdc in the next st)*, turn (59)

Row 9: ch 2, 2hdc in each chain space across, turn (59)

Row 10: ch 2, hdc across,turn (59 sts)

Row 11-37: Repeat rows 8-10 (9 times)

Row 38-39: Repeat rows 8-9

Fasten off. 

Medium

Row 11: ch 3, skip next st, hdc in the next st, *(ch 1, skip one stitch, hdc in the next st)*, turn (69 sts)

Row 12: ch 2, 2hdc in each chain space across, turn (69 sts)

Row 13: ch 2, hdc across,turn (69 sts)

Row 14-36: Repeat rows 11-13 (8 times)

Row 28-29 : Repeat rows 11-12

Fasten off. 

Large

Row 13: ch 2, hdc across,turn (77 sts)

Row 14: ch 3, skip next st, hdc in the next st, *(ch 1, skip one stitch, hdc in the next st)*, turn (77 sts)

Row 15: ch 2, 2hdc in each chain space across, turn (77 sts)

Row 16-42: Repeat rows 13-15 (9 times)

Fasten off

Extra large

Row 15: ch 2, 2hdc in each chain space across, turn (83 sts)

Row 16:  ch 2, hdc across,turn (83 sts)

Row 17: ch 3, skip next st, hdc in the next st, *(ch 1, skip one stitch, hdc in the next st)*, turn (83 sts)

Row 18- 41: repeat rows 15-17 (8 times)

Row 42: Repeat row 15 

Fasten off

2X

Row 16: ch 2, hdc across,turn (101 sts)

Row 17: ch 3, skip next st, hdc in the next st, *(ch 1, skip one stitch, hdc in the next st)*, turn (101 sts)

Row 18: ch 2, 2hdc in each chain space across, turn (101 sts)

Row 19-45: Repeat rows 16-18 (9 times)

Fasten off

3X

Row 18: ch 2, 2hdc in each chain space across, turn (107 sts)

Row 19:  ch 2, hdc across,turn (107 sts)

Row 20: ch 3, skip next st, hdc in the next st, *(ch 1, skip one stitch, hdc in the next st)*, turn (107 sts)

Row 21- 47: repeat rows 18-20 (9 times)

Fasten off

4X

Row 20: ch 3, skip next st, hdc in the next st, *(ch 1, skip one stitch, hdc in the next st)*, turn (115 sts)

Row 21: ch 2, 2hdc in each chain space across, turn (115 sts)

Row 22: ch 2, hdc across,turn (115 sts)

Row 23-46: Repeat rows 20-22 (8 times)

Row 47: repeat row 20

Fasten off 

5X

Row 21: ch 2, hdc across,turn (121 sts)

Row 22: ch 3, skip next st, hdc in the next st, *(ch 1, skip one stitch, hdc in the next st)*, turn (121 sts)

Row 23: ch 2, 2hdc in each chain space across, turn (121 sts)

Row 24-50: Repeat rows 21-23 (9 times)

Fasten off

Back Panel (Top Part)

Panel is made in two sections and then stitched together 

Ch (15,17,19,21)(25,27,29,31)

Row 1: In the 3rd chain from the hook hdc, hdc across, turn

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc across, turn 

Row 3: Ch 3, skip 1 stitch, hdc, *(ch1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in the next stitch)*, turn

Row 4: Ch 2, 2hdc in each chain space across, turn

Small

Row 5-16: Repeat rows 2-4 (4 times)

Row 17-18: Repeat rows 2-3

Scroll down to find your size for the increases.

Medium, Large, Extra Large, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X

Row 5-19: repeat rows 2-4 (5 times)

Row 20-21: Repeat rows 2-3

Scroll down to find your increases.

Back Panel (Top Part Increases)

Small

Row 19: Ch 2, 3 hdc in the first chain space, 2 hdc in each chain space across, 3 hdc in last chain space. (17 sts)

Row 20: Ch 2, 2hdc in next stitch, hdc across, 2 hdc in last stitch, turn (19 sts)

Row 21: Ch 3, hdc in next stitch, *(ch 1, skip next stitch, hdc in next stitch)*, turn (21sts)

Row 22: Repeat row 19 (23 sts)

Row 23: Repeat row 20 (25 sts)

Row 24: Repeat row 21 (27 sts)

Row 25: Repeat row 19 (29 sts)

Row 26: Repeat row 20 (31 sts)

Row 27: Repeat row 21 (33 sts)

Fasten off

Medium

Row 22: Ch 2, 3 hdc in the first chain space, 2 hdc in each chain space across, 3 hdc in last chain space. (19 sts)

Row 23: Ch 2, 2hdc in next stitch, hdc across, 2 hdc in last stitch, turn (21 sts)

Row 24: Ch 3, hdc in next stitch, *(ch 1, skip next stitch, hdc in next stitch)*, turn (23 sts)

Row 25: Repeat row 22 (25 sts)

Row 26: Repeat row 23 (27 sts)

Row 27: Repeat row 24 (29 sts)

Row 28: Repeat row 22 (31 sts)

Row 29: Repeat row 23 (33 sts)

Row 30: Repeat row 24 (35 sts)

Fasten off

Large

Row 22: Ch 2, 3 hdc in the first chain space, 2 hdc in each chain space across, 3 hdc in last chain space. (21 sts)

Row 23: Ch 2, 2hdc in next stitch, hdc across, 2 hdc in last stitch, turn (23 sts)

Row 24: Ch 3, hdc in next stitch, *(ch 1, skip next stitch, hdc in next stitch)*, turn (25 sts)

Row 25: Repeat row 22 (27 sts)

Row 26: Repeat row 23 (29 sts)

Row 27: Repeat row 24 (31 sts)

Row 28: Repeat row 22 (33 sts)

Row 29: Repeat row 23 (35 sts)

Row 30: Repeat row 24 (37 sts)

Row 31: Repeat row 22 (39 sts)

Fasten off

Extra Large

Row 22: Ch 2, 3 hdc in the first chain space, 2 hdc in each chain space across, 3 hdc in last chain space. (23 sts)

Row 23: Ch 2, 2hdc in next stitch, hdc across, 2 hdc in last stitch, turn (25 sts)

Row 24: Ch 3, hdc in next stitch, *(ch 1, skip next stitch, hdc in next stitch)*, turn (27 sts)

Row 25: Repeat row 22 (29 sts)

Row 26: Repeat row 23 (31 sts)

Row 27: Repeat row 24 (33 sts)

Row 28: Repeat row 22 (35 sts)

Row 29: Repeat row 23 (37 sts)

Row 30: Repeat row 24 (39 sts)

Row 31: Repeat row 22 (41 sts)

Row 32: Repeat row 23 (43 sts)

Row 33: Repeat row 24 (45 sts)

Fasten off 

2X

Row 22: Ch 2, 3 hdc in the first chain space, 2 hdc in each chain space across, 3 hdc in last chain space. (27 sts)

Row 23: Ch 2, 2hdc in next stitch, hdc across, 2 hdc in last stitch, turn (29 sts)

Row 24: Ch 3, hdc in next stitch, *(ch 1, skip next stitch, hdc in next stitch)*, turn (31 sts)

Row 25: Repeat row 22 (33 sts)

Row 26: Repeat row 23 (35 sts)

Row 27: Repeat row 24 (37 sts)

Row 28: Repeat row 22 (39 sts)

Row 29: Repeat row 23 (41 sts)

Row 30: Repeat row 24 (43 sts)

Row 31: Repeat row 22 (45 sts)

Row 32: Repeat row 23 (47 sts)

Row 33: Repeat row 24 (49 sts)

Fasten off 

3X

Row 22: Ch 2, 3 hdc in the first chain space, 2 hdc in each chain space across, 3 hdc in last chain space. (29 sts)

Row 23: Ch 2, 2hdc in next stitch, hdc across, 2 hdc in last stitch, turn (31 sts)

Row 24: Ch 3, hdc in next stitch, *(ch 1, skip next stitch, hdc in next stitch)*, turn (33 sts)

Row 25: Repeat row 22 (35 sts)

Row 26: Repeat row 23 (37 sts)

Row 27: Repeat row 24 (39 sts)

Row 28: Repeat row 22 (41 sts)

Row 29: Repeat row 23 (43 sts)

Row 30: Repeat row 24 (45 sts)

Row 31: Repeat row 22 (47 sts)

Row 32: Repeat row 23 (49 sts)

Row 33: Repeat row 24 (51 sts)

Row 34: Repeat row 22 (53 sts)

Fasten off 

4X

Row 22: Ch 2, 3 hdc in the first chain space, 2 hdc in each chain space across, 3 hdc in last chain space. (31 sts)

Row 23: Ch 2, 2hdc in next stitch, hdc across, 2 hdc in last stitch, turn (33 sts)

Row 24: Ch 3, hdc in next stitch, *(ch 1, skip next stitch, hdc in next stitch)*, turn (35 sts)

Row 25: Repeat row 22 (37 sts)

Row 26: Repeat row 23 (39 sts)

Row 27: Repeat row 24 (40 sts)

Row 28: Repeat row 22 (43 sts)

Row 29: Repeat row 23 (45 sts)

Row 30: Repeat row 24 (47 sts)

Row 31: Repeat row 22 (49 sts)

Row 32: Repeat row 23 (51 sts)

Row 33: Repeat row 24 (53 sts)

Row 34: Repeat row 22 (55 sts)

Row 35: Repeat row 23: (57 sts)

Row 36: Repeat Row 24: (59 sts)

Fasten off 

5X

Row 22: Ch 2, 3 hdc in the first chain space, 2 hdc in each chain space across, 3 hdc in last chain space. (33 sts)

Row 23: Ch 2, 2hdc in next stitch, hdc across, 2 hdc in last stitch, turn (35 sts)

Row 24: Ch 3, hdc in next stitch, *(ch 1, skip next stitch, hdc in next stitch)*, turn (37 sts)

Row 25: Repeat row 22 (39 sts)

Row 26: Repeat row 23 (41 sts)

Row 27: Repeat row 24 (43 sts)

Row 28: Repeat row 22 (45 sts)

Row 29: Repeat row 23 (47 sts)

Row 30: Repeat row 24 (49 sts)

Row 31: Repeat row 22 (51 sts)

Row 32: Repeat row 23 (53 sts)

Row 33: Repeat row 24 (55 sts)

Row 34: Repeat row 22 (57 sts)

Row 35: Repeat row 23: (59 sts)

Row 36: Repeat Row 24: (61 sts)

Fasten off 

Back Panel (bottom Part)

Small

Chain 59 

Row 1: In the 3rd chain from the hook hdc, hdc across, turn

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc across, turn 

Row 3: Ch 3, skip 1 stitch, hdc, *(ch1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in the next stitch)*, turn

Row 4: Ch 2, 2hdc in each chain space across, turn

Row 5- 31: repeat rows 2-4 (9 times)

Fasten off 

Medium 

Chain 69 

Row 1: In the 3rd chain from the hook hdc, hdc across, turn

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc across, turn 

Row 3: Ch 3, skip 1 stitch, hdc, *(ch1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in the next stitch)*, turn

Row 4: Ch 2, 2hdc in each chain space across, turn

Row 5- 28: repeat rows 2-4 (8 times)

Fasten off 

Large 

Chain 77

Row 1: In the 3rd chain from the hook hdc, hdc across, turn

Row 2: Ch 3, skip 1 stitch, hdc, *(ch1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in the next stitch)*, turn

Row 3: Ch 2, 2hdc in each chain space across, turn 

Row 4: Ch 2, hdc across, turn 

Row 5-28: repeat rows 2-4 (8 times)

Row 29-30: repeat rows 2-3

Fasten off 

Extra Large

Chain 83

Row 1: In the 3rd chain from the hook hdc, hdc across, turn

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc across, turn 

Row 3: Ch 3, skip 1 stitch, hdc, *(ch1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in the next stitch)*, turn

Row 4: Ch 2, 2hdc in each chain space across, turn

Row 5- 28: repeat rows 2-4 (8 times)

Fasten off 

2X

Chain 101

Row 1: In the 3rd chain from the hook hdc, hdc across, turn

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc across, turn 

Row 3: Ch 3, skip 1 stitch, hdc, *(ch1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in the next stitch)*, turn

Row 4: Ch 2, 2hdc in each chain space across, turn

Row 5- 31: repeat rows 2-4 (9 times)

Fasten off 

3X

Chain 107

Row 1: In the 3rd chain from the hook hdc, hdc across, turn

Row 2: Ch 3, skip 1 stitch, hdc, *(ch1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in the next stitch)*, turn

Row 3: Ch 2, 2hdc in each chain space across, turn 

Row 4: Ch 2, hdc across, turn 

Row 5-31: repeat rows 2-4 (9 times)

Row 32: Repeat row 2

Fasten off 

4X

Chain 115

Row 1: In the 3rd chain from the hook hdc, hdc across, turn

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc across, turn 

Row 3: Ch 3, skip 1 stitch, hdc, *(ch1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in the next stitch)*, turn

Row 4: Ch 2, 2hdc in each chain space across, turn

Row 5- 31: repeat rows 2-4 (9 times)

Row 32-33: Repeat row 2-3

Fasten off 

5X

Chain 121

Row 1: In the 3rd chain from the hook hdc, hdc across, turn

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc across, turn 

Row 3: Ch 3, skip 1 stitch, hdc, *(ch1, skip 1 stitch, hdc in the next stitch)*, turn

Row 4: Ch 2, 2hdc in each chain space across, turn

Row 5- 31: repeat rows 2-4 (9 times)

Fasten off

Seeming the tank top

Weave in all ends.

Starting with the back 

Place the top piece (the wide bottom) in the center of the bottom piece. Whip stitch or mattress stitch the two pieces together. 

Now line up the back and the front sides from the bottom and whip stitch or mattress stitch the sides together. 

Once everything is seemed together, make a slip stitch border around the bottom and the top of the tank top. This will clean up all your edges to give a nice finish

Braided straps

Cut 6 pieces of string double the length of your straps, for each strap

Hold them all together and fold them in half. You will make a lark’s head knot in each of the top points on the front side. Divide the yarn into three sections with two pieces of string in each section. Now braid each strap. Once you reach the end, tie a knot and sew it to each top side of the back of the tank top. 

Strap Lengths:

SMALL – 4”

MEDIUM – 5”

LARGE- 5.25”

EXTRA LARGE- 5.5”

2X -5.75”

3X- 6”

4X- 6.5”

5X- 7”

This pattern is an original pattern by Meg Hardison of The Northern Moose. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. Please do not reprint this pattern on your site. You may keep a copy of the pattern for your own personal use, but please do not sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me Meg Hardison and link back to The Northern Moose Blog. Permission is not granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you for being respectful and for your understanding!

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