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Honeycomb stitch summer tank crochet pattern

By July 8, 2019 August 12th, 2019 One Comment

I know everyone loves a good quick and easy crochet garment. And Ive got a few here on the blog like the twisted chains tee or my Malibu ruffle tank.

But this week I wanted to offer a free crochet pattern that was slightly more challenging. Ive just added a few extra steps to give your crochet skills a little fine-tuning. But don’t worry, you can do this!

It won’t be hard, I promise! It may just take a bit more time than the usual simple crochet summer tank pattern. If you’re in the mood for some crochet skill building and you like the look of this summer top – then read on!

Browse through the pattern instructions and see what you think! You’ll see that its not complicated, Ive just added a few extra tricks so you’re crochet top looks more designer and less hand-made.

Now lets talk about the yarn.

Its no secret that lovecrafts.com is one of my all time favorite places to shop for yarn. The prices, the selection, you’ve been there. I’d purchased some of this light and lovely MillaMia yarn a while back and finally got a chance to play with it! And I love then end result.

If you haven’t tried this yarn yet, MillaMia a very light weight cotton yarn that’s not too heavy when worked up like some cottons can be. As with all other LoveCrafts.com yarns, the MillaMia cotton comes in a nice range of colors. I really love how the off white pairs beautifully with any other color in the palette.

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As for crochet skills, this one is more of an intermediate design. The stitches aren’t hard but its not going to be a quick and simple dc your way through it kind of top.

I just added a few extra steps to make this one perfect! If your up for a challenge and don’t mind blocking or working a sc border (or 2), then consider the honeycomb tank an easy crochet project with a little extra love added!

Now lets get started!

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The Pattern

Finished Measurements Per panel in sizes xs (s, M, L, XL, 2x)

Width- 15 (17, 19, 21, 23, 25.5) inches / 38 (43, 48, 53, 58, 64) cm blocked.

Length – 19.5 (20.25, 21.5, 22.75, 24, 25.25) inches / 49 (51, 54, 58, 61, 64) cm.

Supplies

  • –  Millamia Naturally soft cotton yarn, 100% cotton, sport weight 1.75 oz/50 grams, 180 yards/165 m per ball. 3 (4, 4, 5, 6, 6) balls color “flamingo” and 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 4) balls color “off white.”
  • –  Tapestry needle and 4 stitch markers
  • –  T-pins, blocking mat and spray bottle for blocking
  • –  Size E/3.5 mm crochet hook

Gauge

Always check your gauge.

19 sc x 24 rows = 4 inches/10 cm blocked.

Notes

Top is worked in two panels from bottom up, panels are then joined together using a decorative seaming technique.

Model is 5’ 3” tall with a 34 inch bust shown wearing size S.

Abbreviations

Ch- chain

dc- double crochet

sc- single crochet

sl st- slip stitch

st(s)- stitch(es)

tr- treble crochet

Special Stitches

Sc2tog- single crochet 2 together – Insert hook and draw up a loop (2 loops on hook), insert hook into next st and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo, draw through all 3 loops.

Pattern Instructions

Bottom Panel (make 2)

With color “off white” ch- 72 (82, 92, 102, 112, 122)

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 71 (81, 91, 101, 111, 121) sc.

Row 2: Ch 1(does not count as a st here and throughout), turn, 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, *ch 5, skip next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc; repeat from * to last 4 sc, ch 5, skip 2 sc, 1 sc in each of last 2 sc – 43 (49, 55, 61, 67, 73) sc and 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) ch-5 loops.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in first sc, sk next st, *5 sc in next ch-5 arch, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in next sc, skip 1 sc; repeat from * to last sc, 1 sc in last sc.

Row 4: Ch 6, (counts as 1 tr and 2 ch sts) turn, skip first 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, *ch 5, skip 3 sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc; repeat from * to last 2 sc, ch 2, sk next sc, 1 tr in last sc.

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in first tr, 2 sc in next ch-2 space, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in next sc, skip next sc, *5 sc in next ch-5 arch, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in next sc, skip 1 sc; repeat from * to last ch-2 space, 2 sc in last ch-2 space, 1 sc in 4 th ch of the ch-6 at beginning of previous row.

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, * ch 5, skip 3 sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc; repeat from * to last 5 sc, ch 5, skip 3 sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc.

Repeat rows 3-6 two times then repeat rows 3-5 once.

Fasten off.

Top Panel

Turn the bottom panel so that you can begin to work into the unused loops of the foundation chain, join color “flamingo” with a sl st.

Row 1: Ch 1, work 1 sc into each unused loop of the foundation ch – 71 (81, 91, 101, 111, 121) sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across – 71 (81, 91, 101, 111, 121) sc
Repeat row 2 until “flamingo” colored portion of panel measures 7 (7.5, 7.5, 8, 8, 8.5) inches / 18 (19, 19, 20, 20, 21) cm.

Do not fasten off.

Armhole openings

Row 1: Do not ch, turn, sl st in next 7 (9, 9,11,11,13) sts, ch 1, sc in same st and in each st across to last 6 (8, 8, 10, 10, 12) sts, leave last 6 (8, 8, 10, 10, 12) sts unworked – 59 (65, 75, 81, 91, 97) sc.

Rows 2-12: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across – 59 (65, 75, 81, 91, 97) sc.

Do not fasten of

Create V-neck shaping

Note – When creating v-neck/shoulder panels you will decrease at the ends of the odd numbered rows for the left shoulder and at the beginnings of the odd

numbered rows for the right shoulder to ensure shaping at the neck opening rather than the arm opening.

Left Shoulder Panel

Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 29 (32, 37, 40, 45, 48) sts, leaving remaining 30 (33, 38, 41, 46, 49) sts unworked – 29 (32, 37, 40, 45, 48) sc. *Place a st marker in the first unworked st following the last st of row 1 as shown in photo.*

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across – 29 (32, 37, 40, 45, 48) sc.

Row 3: (decrease) Ch 1, turn, sc in next 27 (30, 35, 38, 43, 46) sts, sc2tog over last 2 sts – 28 (31, 36, 39, 44, 47) sc.

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across – 28 (31, 36, 39, 44, 47) sc.

Row 5: (decrease) Ch 1, turn, sc in next 26 (29, 34, 37, 42, 45) sts, sc2tog over last 2 sts – 27 (30, 35, 38, 43, 46) sc.

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across – 27 (30, 35, 38, 43, 46) sc.

Rows 7- 33 (35, 43, 47, 55, 59): Work in established pattern, decreasing by 1

st every odd-numbered row until st count is 13 (15, 16, 17, 18, 19) sc.

Right Shoulder Panel

From RS, join yarn at first st after marked st (leave marked st unworked.)

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each st across – 29 (32, 37, 40, 45, 48) sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across – 29 (32, 37, 40, 45, 48) sc.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in each remaining st – 28 (31, 36, 39, 47) sc.

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across – 28 (31, 36, 39, 44, 47) sc.

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in each remaining st – 27 (30, 35, 38, 43, 46) sc.

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across – 27 (30, 35, 38, 43, 46) sc.

Rows 7- 33 (35, 43, 47, 55, 59): Work in established pattern, decreasing by 1 st every other (odd) row until you are left with 13 (15, 16, 17, 18, 19) sc.

Fasten off.

Blocking

Lay pieces out according to finished measurements.

Pin in place.

Spray with water to block.

Allow to dry completely.

Finishing

Before joining both panels, you will work a single crochet “base” edging around 3 sides of each panel before you work a final contrasting color border around the neck opening and armhole openings.

Base Border

Starting with color “off white” join a new strand of yarn with a sl st at the bottom right corner (facing you) of the panel.

Row 1: Ch 1, work sc sts evenly in row ends of the side of the panel. Changing to color “Flamingo,” continue working toward the armhole, across the shoulders and neck, and back down the opposite side of the panel. Changing back to “off white,” continue working sc sts until you reach the bottom left corner (facing you) of the panel.

*Notes on sc border* Aim to work approximately 1 sc st in each sc row end, 2-3 sc sts in each dtr row end and 3 sc sts all in same space to turn corners.

The exact amount of sc sts worked around each panel will vary by size. What is crucial is that the sts are evenly spaced and not too crowded.

Fasten off.

Sew shoulder seams

Place front and back panels with wrong side facing up with shoulder edges meeting, sew shoulder seams using the mattress stitch.

Join pieces at sides with double crochet seam (see below photo for steps)

Place front and back panels with right sides facing up with side edges parallel. Place stitch marker at the second to last base border sc st just before the color change.

Starting at the marked st of first panel join color “off white” with a sl st.

Double crochet seam: (see below pictorial) Ch 3, dc in next st, *skip 2 sts of second panel, 2 dc in next 2 sts of second panel, skip next 2 sts of first panel, 2 dc sts in first panel; repeat from * until you reach armhole.

Do not fasten off.

Armhole border

Continuing in color “off white” work sc sts into the base border, working around entire armhole, ending at underarm of second panel. (see photo above)

Fasten off.

Repeat double crochet seam and armhole border on other side.

Neckline border

With right side facing, join yarn in color “off white” with a sl st to left shoulder seam.

Round 1: Ch 1, work sc sts in each st around the neckline, sl st to first sc to join.

Fasten off.  You’re done!

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