Creating a ribbed crochet tank top is a wonderful project that results in a stylish and comfortable summer garment. Below is a simple free pattern and description to guide you through the process. This pattern is designed for a women’s size medium. Adjustments can be made to fit different sizes.

Materials Needed:

  • Worsted weight cotton yarn (color of your choice)
  • Crochet hook (size H/5mm)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

Stitches Used:

  • Chain (ch)
  • Single Crochet (sc)
  • Half Double Crochet (hdc)
  • Front Post Half Double Crochet (FP hdc)
  • Back Post Half Double Crochet (BP hdc)

Pattern: Front Panel:

Row 1: Chain 61.

Row 2: Starting in the 2nd chain from the hook, hdc across. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, FP hdc in the next st, BP hdc in the next st, repeat * to * across. Turn.

Rows 4-30: Repeat Row 3.

Row 31: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn.

Row 32: Ch 1, hdc in each st across. Turn.

Rows 33-48: Repeat Row 3.

Back Panel:

Follow the same instructions as the Front Panel for Rows 1-32.

Rows 33-60: Repeat Row 3.


  1. Lay the Front and Back panels on top of each other, with the ribbed pattern running vertically.
  2. Seam the shoulders: Use a whipstitch or slip stitch to sew the shoulder seams together, leaving a gap in the center for the neck opening. This gap should be about 10-12 inches wide, depending on your desired neck width.
  3. Seam the sides: Starting from the bottom, sew the side seams of the tank top using a whipstitch or slip stitch.
  4. Neckline and Armholes: With the right side facing you, attach your yarn to the neck opening. Work a round of sc evenly around the neck, including the edges of the armholes. You can work 2-3 rounds of sc for a clean finish.
  5. Edging: For the bottom hem, work a round of sc evenly around the edge of the tank top.
  6. Finishing: Weave in all loose ends using a yarn needle.
  7. Optional: You can add straps by attaching yarn at the desired points on the shoulders and crocheting a chain of your preferred length. Attach the other end of the chain to the corresponding point on the opposite shoulder.

Remember, this is a basic pattern, and you can customize it by adding more rows for a longer tank top, adjusting the width and length, or using different stitches for variations in texture. Enjoy crocheting your ribbed tank top!