Introduction: In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through creating a stylish and versatile crochet tank top. This pattern is perfect for beginners who are eager to dive into garment-making. With simple stitches and clear instructions, you’ll be able to crochet your very own tank top in no time.

Materials Needed:

  1. Worsted weight yarn in your chosen color
  2. Crochet hook appropriate for the yarn (usually size H/5.0mm)
  3. Scissors
  4. Yarn needle for weaving in ends
  5. Stitch markers (optional)

Pattern: Size: This pattern is written for a standard women’s small size. Adjustments for other sizes are provided in parentheses.

Gauge: 15 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches in single crochet

Abbreviations:

  • ch: chain
  • sc: single crochet
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • rep: repeat
  • yo: yarn over

Instructions: Front Panel:

  1. Ch 56 (or desired width in multiples of 4 + 2 for turning chain).
  2. Row 1: Starting in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc across. Turn.
  3. Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc here and throughout), hdc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, rep * to * across, ending with hdc in last st. Turn.
  4. Rows 3-30 (or until desired length): Rep Row 2. Fasten off.

Back Panel: Follow the same instructions as the Front Panel.

Assembly:

  1. Place the Front and Back Panels together with right sides facing each other.
  2. Seam the shoulders: With a yarn needle, sew the top edges of the Front and Back Panels together at each shoulder, leaving a space open for the neckline.

Neckline and Armholes:

  1. Join yarn at one of the shoulder seams.
  2. Round 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around the neckline, placing 3 sc in the corner space. Join with a slip stitch to the first sc.
  3. Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around, placing 3 sc in the center st of the 3-sc corner from the previous round. Join.
  4. Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), hdc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, rep * to * around. Join with a slip stitch to the ch-2 space.
  5. Rounds 4-5: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, placing 2 hdc in each ch-1 space. Join.

Bottom Edging:

  1. Join yarn at the side seam.
  2. Round 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around the bottom edge. Join.
  3. Round 2: Ch 2, hdc in each st around. Join.
  4. Round 3: Ch 2, hdc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, rep * to * around. Join.
  5. Round 4: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, placing 2 hdc in each ch-1 space. Join.

Finishing:

  1. Weave in all loose ends using a yarn needle.
  2. Block your tank top by gently washing and shaping it to your desired dimensions.

Congratulations! You’ve completed your very own Crochet Basic Tank Top. This versatile garment can be paired with jeans, skirts, or shorts, making it a perfect addition to your wardrobe. Experiment with colors and yarn types to create unique variations of this timeless piece. Enjoy your crochet journey!