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Mana Halter Tank Top – FREE Crochet Pattern

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With spring fast approaching my thoughts have been turning to warm breezes, the smell of the early blossoms and the sun on my skin… and the adorable summer tops and that come with it.  It may still be cold outside (at least it is in my part of the world – Canada) but that doesn’t mean a girl can’t dream about easy, light and airy projects in delicate beautiful yarns!

This lightweight top was a lot of fun to dream up and create.  It features a halter neck, a cute eyelet bodice on the front and has nice drape and stretch.  It is made with a #1 Super Fine yarn and the majority of it is double crochet, making it a good project for beginners who like a challenge (with the eyelets in particular) or an intermediate crocheter.

I’m Terri Ann, the designer and blogger behind Lulo Stitch Co.  I absolutely love yarn and creating something that is both beautiful and functional from those thin strands of possibility. I live in Toronto, Canada with my husband, daughter and son.  I am so excited to be featured here on Joy of Motion Crochet for the first time with my Mana Halter Tank Top.

Mana Halter Tank Top - FREE Crochet Pattern

Mana Halter Tank Top - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

 

THE YARN


For the Mana Halter Tank Top pictured in size XL I used Loops & Threads “Woolike” in Olive and for the size Small pictured I used Loops & Threads “Woolike” in Gray.  This is a Category 1 Super Fine yarn is an acrylic/nylon blend, giving it a good amount of stretch and drape but any #1 Super Fine yarn would work for this project.

 

Mana Halter Tank Top - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

MANA HALTER TANK TOP


Whether you live in a warm-weather area all year or you live with the seasons and dream of the sun, this stylish tank top is a great addition to your warm weather wardrobe.  Featuring a halter neck and eyelet front bodice, this is a fairly easy project that only requires 2 panels (front and back), a tie string that weaves through the top and around the neck and is only seamed down the two sides.  Don’t let the eyelets scare you, with the exception of a few rows, the entire top is done in double crochet including the eyelets!  This top is also customizable too – you can add length, use ribbon for the neck tie or simply crochet straps edge to edge over the shoulders instead of using a tie.  The possibilities are plentiful.

 

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Mana Halter Tank Top - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

Mana Halter Tank Top - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CROCHET THAT?


How long it takes to crochet something varies depending on your skill & how fast you crochet. But that isn’t a helpful answer is it?

Well, I’ve developed a yarn calculator to help you get the answer to this question.

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MANA HALTER TANK TOP – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


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ABOUT THE PATTERN:


The Mana Halter Tank Top comes in sizes Small, Medium, Large and XL.  It is a customizable pattern, you can add more length, use a different tie for the halter neck or change up the width of the eyelets.  Have fun with it and make it your own.

 

Mana Halter Tank Top - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

SKILL LEVEL: 


INTERMEDIATE

 

Read about skill levels.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:


CROCHET HOOK:

Size 3.5 mm / US: 4 / E / UK: 9

 

YARN:

Yarn used: Loops & Threads ‘Woolike’

Size XL pictured in Olive.  Size Small pictured in Gray.

Find it here.

 

Yarn amount used: 

Size Small – 800 yards // 730 m

Size Medium – 950 yards // 868 m

Size Large – 1100 yards // 1005 m

Size XL – 1200 yards // 1097 m

 

Yarn characteristics:

  • #1 Super Fine yarn
  • 85 % acrylic, 15 % nylon

 

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:

 

GAUGE:


21 ST x 13 rows = 4” x 4”

 

NOTES: 


  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms (more details).
  • All measurements given are unblocked.
  • Note that measurements are given as exact as possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes from person to person.
  • Read pattern instructions carefully before beginning to make sure you understand everything. It might save you hours!
  • At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis.
  • This halter top is made using a 1st yarn and a 3.5mm hook but adjust, if desired, to achieve the gauge since not all yarns are created equal and cottons and synthetics behave differently while being worked.
  • The Turning Chains count as a stitch for all rows except rows 1 & 2 for all sizes.
  • The chains in the eyelets count as a stitch.
  • There are no decreases in this project and since the turning chains count as a stitch, you will need to work in to them or with them in the count.
  • All the increases are made placing one additional stitch at the beginning and one additional stitch at the end of the row.  Therefore, in rows where there IS an increase, you work a stitch in to the 1st stitch after the turning chain and 2 stitches in to the last stitch (which is the turning chain from the row below)… and in rows where there is NOT an increase, you skip the 1st stitch from the chain and work your first stitch in the 2nd stitch from your turning chain – and in the last row only work 1 stitch in to the last stitch (which is the turning chain).  Keep count of your stitches in order to make sure you’re on track.
  • The eyelet sequences are in parentheses in the pattern [  ]
  • The eyelets are in a set of 3 with 2 DC’s separating each and are comprised of 19 stitches, not including the stitches on either side of the set (see eyelet chart below)
  • The eyelets require 3 rows to complete (the bottom row is for reference and the DC’s on the each side of the sequence are also for reference, but the entire sequence is 19 stitches wide)
  • *** The “hook” on the sets of 3 stitches in the top row of the pictured chart indicate that the DC should go AROUND the chain 3 and not IN to the chain stitches.

 

SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:


The chest measurements are given for the resting project, but this top has a lot of stretch to it and there are 2” – 3” of positive give in each size

Small – 17” width (for 34” chest), 18.5” length

Medium – 18.5” width (for 37” chest), 18.5” length

Large – 20.5” width (for 41” chest), 21” length

XL – 22.5” width (for 45” chest), 21” length

 

Mana Halter Tank Top - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

ABBREVIATIONS:


CH – chain

ST – stitch

SL ST – slip stitch

SC – single crochet

HDC – half double crochet

DC – double crochet

DC2togSK3 – double crochet 2 together with 3 skipped stitches in between (in the case of this pattern, this happens in the eyelets only and is indicated in the chart below)

DC3L – double crochet in the 3rd loop

DC3rdL – double crochet in the 3rd loop

 

STITCHES YOU WILL NEED: 


Chain, Slip Stitch, Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Double Crochet

 

TECHNIQUES YOU WILL NEED: 


TECHNIQUE: 

– You will need to know how to crochet 2 double crochets together which are separated by 3 skipped stitches (see pictured chart)

– You will need to know how to increase

– You will need to know how to count a turning chain as a stitch

 

Mana Halter Tank Top - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

INSTRUCTIONS:


THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE MAIN PORTIONS OF ALL 4 SIZES ARE SEPARATED FOR EASIER FOLLOWING AND THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE NECK TIE AND ASSEMBLY FOR ALL SIZES ARE AT THE END

 

SIZE SMALL:

SMALL FRONT PANEL:

Reminder: Turning Chains count as a stitch from ROW 3 onward (rows 1 & 2 have no increases but rows 3 to 26 are all increases), so increases must go in to the first stitch at the beginning of a row, and 2 stitches in to the turning chain at the end of the row

Foundation Chain: CH 43 + 1 to turn

Row 1: SC in each CH across, CH 3 and turn (43)

Row 2: DC in each stitch across, CH 3 and turn (43)

Row 3:

DC 13 (incl 1st ST increase)

[CH 2, DC2togSK3, CH 2], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 13 (incl last ST increase), CH 3 and turn (45)

Row 4:

DC 14 (incl 1st ST increase)

[DC in to 3rd ST (the 2tog), CH 3, DC in to that same ST], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 14 (incl last ST increase), CH 3 and turn (47)

Row 5:

DC 15 (incl 1st ST increase)

[DC 1, DC 3 around the CH 3 below, DC 1], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 15 (incl last ST increase), CH 3 and turn (49)

Rows 6 to 26:

Repeat rows 3, 4 & 5, remembering to increase by 2 stitches per row so that your stitch counts per row are as follows:

Row 6 (51), Row 7 (53), Row 8 (55), Row 9 (57), Row 10 (59), Row 11 (61), Row 12 (63), Row 13 (65), Row 14 (67), Row 15 (69), Row 16 (71), Row 17 (73), Row 18 (75), Row 19 (77), Row 20 (79), Row 21 (81), Row 22 (83), Row 23 (85), Row 24 (87), Row 25 (89), Row 26 (91)

 

NOTE: Increases stop here

Reminder: Since increases stop here and since our turning chains count as a stitch, from here onward you will skip the first stitch from your turning chain at the beginning of a row and will place only 1 stitch in turning chain at the end of your row.

Row 27:

DC 40 (SK 1st ST after CH)

[CH 2, DC2togSK3, CH 2], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 40 (1 in turning CH) CH 3 and turn (91)

Row 28:

DC 40 (SK 1st ST after CH)

[DC in to 3rd ST (the 2tog), CH 3, DC in to that same ST], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 40 (1 in turning CH), CH 3 and turn (91)

Row 29:

DC 40 (SK 1st ST after CH)

[DC 1, DC 3 around the CH 3 below, DC 1], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 40 (1 in turning CH), CH 3 and turn (91)

Rows 30 to 38:

Repeat rows 27, 28, 29 remembering there are no increases so that your stitch count stays at 91 stitches per row between rows 27 and 38. (**except at the end of Row 38, CH 2 instead of 3 as we’re about to do a row of HDC)

Row 39: HDC in each ST across the row, CH 3 and turn (91)

Row 40: DC3L in each ST across the row, CH 2 and turn (91)

Row 41: HDC in each ST across the row, CH 3 and turn (91)

Row 42: DC3L in each ST across the row, CH 3 and turn (91)

Row 43 to 60:

DC in each ST across the row (SK 1st ST from CH, 1 ST in turning CH at end of row), CH 3 and turn (**at the end of row 60, CH 1 instead of 3 as we’re about to do a row of SC) (91)

Row 61: SC in each ST across the row (91)

TIE OFF and weave in ends

 

SMALL BACK PANEL:

Reminder: Turning Chains count as a stitch from ROW 3 onward (rows 1 & 2 have no increases but rows 3 to 26 are all increases), so increases must go in to the first stitch at the beginning of a row, and 2 stitches in to the turning chain at the end of the row

 Foundation Chain: CH 43 + 1 to turn

Row 1: SC in each CH across, CH 3 and turn (43)

Row 2: DC in each stitch across, CH 3 and turn (43)

Rows 3 to 26:

Repeat row 2, remembering to start increasing by 2 stitches per row so that your stitch counts per row are as follows:

Row 6 (51), Row 7 (53), Row 8 (55), Row 9 (57), Row 10 (59), Row 11 (61), Row 12 (63), Row 13 (65), Row 14 (67), Row 15 (69), Row 16 (71), Row 17 (73), Row 18 (75), Row 19 (77), Row 20 (79), Row 21 (81), Row 22 (83), Row 23 (85), Row 24 (87), Row 25 (89), Row 26 (91)

 

NOTE: Increases stop here

Reminder: Since increases stop here and since our turning chains count as a stitch, from here onward you will skip the first stitch from your turning chain at the beginning of a row and will place only 1 stitch in turning chain at the end of your row.

 Rows 27 to 38:

DC in each ST across the row (SK 1st ST from CH), CH 3 (**except at the end of row 38 CH 2 instead of 3 as we’re about to do a row of HDC) (99)

Row 39: HDC in each ST across the row, CH 3 and turn (91)

Row 40: DC3L in each ST across the row, CH 2 and turn (91)

Row 41: HDC in each ST across the row, CH 3 and turn (91)

Row 42: DC3L in each ST across the row, CH 3 and turn (91)

Row 43 to 60:

DC in each ST across the row (SK 1st ST from CH, 1 ST in turning CH at end of row), CH 3 and turn (**at the end of row 60, CH 1 instead of 3 as we’re about to do a row of SC) (91)

Row 61:

SC in each ST across the row (91)

TIE OFF and weave in ends

 

SIZE MEDIUM:

MEDIUM FRONT PANEL:

 Reminder: Turning Chains count as a stitch from ROW 3 onward (rows 1 & 2 have no increases but rows 3 to 30 are all increases), so increases must go in to the first stitch at the beginning of a row, and 2 stitches in to the turning chain at the end of the row

Foundation Chain: CH 43 + 1 to turn

Row 1: SC in each CH across, CH 3 and turn (43)

Row 2: DC in each stitch across, CH 3 and turn (43)

Row 3:

DC 13 (incl 1st ST increase)

[CH 2, DC2togSK3, CH 2], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 13 (incl last ST increase), CH 3 and turn (45)

Row 4:

DC 14 (incl 1st ST increase)

[DC in to 3rd ST (the 2tog), CH 3, DC in to that same ST], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 14 (incl last ST increase), CH 3 and turn (47)

Row 5:

DC 15 (incl 1st ST increase)

[DC 1, DC 3 around the CH 3 below, DC 1], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 15 (incl last ST increase), CH 3 and turn (49)

Rows 6 to 30:

Repeat rows 3, 4 & 5, remembering to increase by 2 stitches per row so that your stitch counts per row are as follows:

Row 6 (51), Row 7 (53), Row 8 (55), Row 9 (57), Row 10 (59), Row 11 (61), Row 12 (63), Row 13 (65), Row 14 (67), Row 15 (69), Row 16 (71), Row 17 (73), Row 18 (75), Row 19 (77), Row 20 (79), Row 21 (81), Row 22 (83), Row 23 (85), Row 24 (87), Row 25 (89), Row 26 (91), Row 27 (93), Row 28 (95), Row 29 (97) Row 30 (99)

 

NOTE: Increases stop here

Reminder: Since increases stop here and since our turning chains count as a stitch, from here onward you will skip the first stitch from your turning chain at the beginning of a row and will place only 1 stitch in turning chain at the end of your row.

Row 31:

DC 40 (SK 1st ST after CH)

[CH 2, DC2togSK3, CH 2], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 40 (1 in turning CH) CH 3 and turn (99)

Row 32:

DC 40 (SK 1st ST after CH)

[DC in to 3rd ST (the 2tog), CH 3, DC in to that same ST], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 40 (1 in turning CH), CH 3 and turn (99)

Row 33:

DC 40 (SK 1st ST after CH)

[DC 1, DC 3 around the CH 3 below, DC 1], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 40 (1 in turning CH), CH 3 and turn (99)

Rows 34 to 38:

Repeat rows 31, 32, 33 remembering there are no increases so that your stitch count stays at 99 stitches per row between rows 31 and 38. (**except at the end of Row 38, CH 2 instead of 3 as we’re about to do a row of HDC)

Row 39: HDC in each ST across the row, CH 3 and turn (99)

Row 40: DC3L in each ST across the row, CH 2 and turn (99)

Row 41: HDC in each ST across the row, CH 3 and turn (99)

Row 42: DC3L in each ST across the row, CH 3 and turn (99)

Row 43 to 60:

DC in each ST across the row (SK 1st ST from CH, 1 ST in turning CH at end of row), CH 3 and turn (**at the end of row 60, CH 1 instead of 3 as we’re about to do a row of SC) (99)

Row 61: SC in each ST across the row (99)

TIE OFF and weave in ends

 

 

MEDIUM BACK PANEL:

Reminder: Turning Chains count as a stitch from ROW 3 onward (rows 1 & 2 have no increases but rows 3 to 30 are all increases), so increases must go in to the first stitch at the beginning of a row, and 2 stitches in to the turning chain at the end of the row

Foundation Chain: CH 43 + 1 to turn

Row 1: SC in each CH across, CH 3 and turn (43)

Row 2: DC in each stitch across, CH 3 and turn (43)

Rows 3 to 30:

Repeat row 2, remembering to start increasing by 2 stitches per row so that your stitch counts per row are as follows:

Row 6 (51), Row 7 (53), Row 8 (55), Row 9 (57), Row 10 (59), Row 11 (61), Row 12 (63), Row 13 (65), Row 14 (67), Row 15 (69), Row 16 (71), Row 17 (73), Row 18 (75), Row 19 (77), Row 20 (79), Row 21 (81), Row 22 (83), Row 23 (85), Row 24 (87), Row 25 (89), Row 26 (91), Row 27 (93), Row 28 (95), Row 29 (97) Row 30 (99)

 

NOTE: Increases stop here

Reminder: Since increases stop here and since our turning chains count as a stitch, from here onward you will skip the first stitch from your turning chain at the beginning of a row and will place only 1 stitch in turning chain at the end of your row.

 Rows 31 to 68:

DC in each ST across the row (SK 1st ST from CH), CH 3 (**except at the end of row 38 CH 2 instead of 3 as we’re about to do a row of HDC) (99)

Row 39: HDC in each ST across the row, CH 3 and turn (99)

Row 40: DC3L in each ST across the row, CH 2 and turn (99)

Row 41: HDC in each ST across the row, CH 3 and turn (99)

Row 42: DC3L in each ST across the row, CH 3 and turn (99)

Row 43 to 60:

DC in each ST across the row (SK 1st ST from CH, 1 ST in turning CH at end of row), CH 3 and turn (**at the end of row 60, CH 1 instead of 3 as we’re about to do a row of SC) (99)

Row 61:

SC in each ST across the row (99)

TIE OFF and weave in ends

 

SIZE LARGE:

LARGE FRONT PANEL:

 Reminder: Turning Chains count as a stitch from ROW 3 onward (rows 1 & 2 have no increases but rows 3 to 30 are all increases), so increases must go in to the first stitch at the beginning of a row, and 2 stitches in to the turning chain at the end of the row

 Foundation Chain: CH 53 + 1 to turn

Row 1: SC in each CH across, CH 3 and turn (53)

Row 2: DC in each stitch across, CH 3 and turn (53)

Row 3:

DC 18 (incl 1st ST increase)

[CH 2, DC2togSK3, CH 2], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 18 (incl last ST increase), CH 3 and turn (55)

Row 4:

DC 19 (incl 1st ST increase)

[DC in to 3rd ST (the 2tog), CH 3, DC in to that same ST], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 19 (incl last ST increase), CH 3 and turn (57)

Row 5:

DC 20 (incl 1st ST increase)

[DC 1, DC 3 around the CH 3 below, DC 1], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 20 (incl last ST increase), CH 3 and turn (59)

Rows 6 to 30:

Repeat rows 3, 4 & 5, remembering to increase by 2 stitches per row so that your stitch counts per row are as follows:

Row 6 (61), Row 7 (63), Row 8 (65), Row 9 (67), Row 10 (69), Row 11 (71), Row 12 (73), Row 13 (75), Row 14 (77), Row 15 (79), Row 16 (81), Row 17 (83), Row 18 (85), Row 19 (87), Row 20 (89), Row 21 (91), Row 22 (93), Row 23 (95), Row 24 (97), Row 25 (99), Row 26 (101), Row 27 (103), Row 28 (105), Row 29 (107) Row 30 (109)

  

NOTE: Increases stop here

Reminder: Since increases stop here and since our turning chains count as a stitch, from here onward you will skip the first stitch from your turning chain at the beginning of a row and will place only 1 stitch in turning chain at the end of your row.

Row 31:

DC 45 (SK 1st ST after CH)

[CH 2, DC2togSK3, CH 2], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 45 (1 in turning CH) CH 3 and turn (109)

Row 32:

DC 45 (SK 1st ST after CH)

[DC in to 3rd ST (the 2tog), CH 3, DC in to that same ST], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 45 (1 in turning CH), CH 3 and turn (109)

Row 33:

DC 45 (SK 1st ST after CH)

[DC 1, DC 3 around the CH 3 below, DC 1], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 45 (1 in turning CH), CH 3 and turn (109)

Rows 34 to 50:

Repeat rows 31, 32, 33 remembering there are no increases so that your stitch count stays at 109 stitches per row between rows 34 and 50. (**except at the end of Row 50, CH 2 instead of 3 as we’re about to do a row of HDC)

Row 51: HDC in each ST across the row, CH 3 and turn (109)

Row 52: DC3L in each ST across the row, CH 2 and turn (109)

Row 53: HDC in each ST across the row, CH 3 and turn (109)

Row 54: DC3L in each ST across the row, CH 3 and turn (109)

Row 55 to 78:

DC in each ST across the row (SK 1st ST from CH, 1 ST in turning CH at end of row), CH 3 and turn (**at the end of row 78, CH 1 instead of 3 as we’re about to do a row of SC) (109)

Row 79: SC in each ST across the row (109)

TIE OFF and weave in ends

 

LARGE BACK PANEL:

Reminder: Turning Chains count as a stitch from ROW 3 onward (rows 1 & 2 have no increases but rows 3 to 30 are all increases), so increases must go in to the first stitch at the beginning of a row, and 2 stitches in to the turning chain at the end of the row

 Foundation Chain: CH 53 + 1 to turn

Row 1: SC in each CH across, CH 3 and turn (53)

Row 2: DC in each stitch across, CH 3 and turn (53)

Rows 3 to 30:

Repeat row 2, remembering to start increasing by 2 stitches per row so that your stitch counts per row are as follows:

Row 6 (61), Row 7 (63), Row 8 (65), Row 9 (67), Row 10 (69), Row 11 (71), Row 12 (73), Row 13 (75), Row 14 (77), Row 15 (79), Row 16 (81), Row 17 (83), Row 18 (85), Row 19 (87), Row 20 (89), Row 21 (91), Row 22 (93), Row 23 (95), Row 24 (97), Row 25 (99), Row 26 (101), Row 27 (103), Row 28 (105), Row 29 (107) Row 30 (109)

 

NOTE: Increases stop here

Reminder: Since increases stop here and since our turning chains count as a stitch, from here onward you will skip the first stitch from your turning chain at the beginning of a row and will place only 1 stitch in turning chain at the end of your row.

Rows 31 to 50:

DC in each ST across the row (SK 1st ST from CH), CH 3 (**except at the end of row 50 CH 2 instead of 3 as we’re about to do a row of HDC) (109)

Row 51: HDC in each ST across the row, CH 3 and turn (109)

Row 52: DC3L in each ST across the row, CH 2 and turn (109)

Row 53: HDC in each ST across the row, CH 3 and turn (109)

Row 54: DC3L in each ST across the row, CH 3 and turn (109)

Row 55 to 78:

DC in each ST across the row (SK 1st ST from CH, 1 ST in turning CH at end of row), CH 3 and turn (**at the end of row 78, CH 1 instead of 3 as we’re about to do a row of SC) (109)

Row 79:

SC in each ST across the row (109)

TIE OFF and weave in ends

 

SIZE XL:

XL FRONT PANEL:

Reminder: Turning Chains count as a stitch from ROW 3 onward (rows 1 & 2 have no increases but rows 3 to 35 are all increases), so increases must go in to the first stitch at the beginning of a row, and 2 stitches in to the turning chain at the end of the row

Foundation Chain: CH 53 + 1 to turn

Row 1: SC in each CH across, CH 3 and turn (53)

Row 2: DC in each stitch across, CH 3 and turn (53)

Row 3:

DC 18 (incl 1st ST increase)

[CH 2, DC2togSK3, CH 2], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 18 (incl last ST increase), CH 3 and turn (55)

Row 4:

DC 19 (incl 1st ST increase)

[DC in to 3rd ST (the 2tog), CH 3, DC in to that same ST], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 19 (incl last ST increase), CH 3 and turn (57)

Row 5:

DC 20 (incl 1st ST increase)

[DC 1, DC 3 around the CH 3 below, DC 1], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 20 (incl last ST increase), CH 3 and turn (59)

Rows 6 to 35:

Repeat rows 3, 4 & 5, remembering to increase by 2 stitches per row so that your stitch counts per row are as follows:

Row 6 (61), Row 7 (63), Row 8 (65), Row 9 (67), Row 10 (69), Row 11 (71), Row 12 (73), Row 13 (75), Row 14 (77), Row 15 (79), Row 16 (81), Row 17 (83), Row 18 (85), Row 19 (87), Row 20 (89), Row 21 (91), Row 22 (93), Row 23 (95), Row 24 (97), Row 25 (99), Row 26 (101), Row 27 (103), Row 28 (105), Row 29 (107) Row 30 (109), Row 31 (111), Row 32 (113), Row 33 (115), Row 34 (117), Row 35 (119)

  

NOTE: Increases stop here

Reminder: Since increases stop here and since our turning chains count as a stitch, from here onward you will skip the first stitch from your turning chain at the beginning of a row and will place only 1 stitch in turning chain at the end of your row.

 Row 36:

DC 45 (SK 1st ST after CH)

[CH 2, DC2togSK3, CH 2], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 45 (1 in turning CH) CH 3 and turn (119)

Row 37:

DC 45 (SK 1st ST after CH)

[DC in to 3rd ST (the 2tog), CH 3, DC in to that same ST], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 45 (1 in turning CH), CH 3 and turn (119)

Row 38:

DC 45 (SK 1st ST after CH)

[DC 1, DC 3 around the CH 3 below, DC 1], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 2

Repeat [ to ], DC 45 (1 in turning CH), CH 3 and turn (119)

Rows 39 to 50:

Repeat rows 36, 37, 38 remembering there are no increases so that your stitch count stays at 119 stitches per row between rows 39 and 50. (**except at the end of Row 50, CH 2 instead of 3 as we’re about to do a row of HDC)

Row 51: HDC in each ST across the row, CH 3 and turn (119)

Row 52: DC3L in each ST across the row, CH 2 and turn (119)

Row 53: HDC in each ST across the row, CH 3 and turn (119)

Row 54: DC3L in each ST across the row, CH 3 and turn (119)

Row 55 to 78:

DC in each ST across the row (SK 1st ST from CH, 1 ST in turning CH at end of row), CH 3 and turn (**at the end of row 78, CH 1 instead of 3 as we’re about to do a row of SC) (119)

Row 79: SC in each ST across the row (119)

TIE OFF and weave in ends

 

XL BACK PANEL:

Reminder: Turning Chains count as a stitch from ROW 3 onward (rows 1 & 2 have no increases but rows 3 to 35 are all increases), so increases must go in to the first stitch at the beginning of a row, and 2 stitches in to the turning chain at the end of the row

Foundation Chain: CH 53 + 1 to turn

Row 1: SC in each CH across, CH 3 and turn (53)

Row 2: DC in each stitch across, CH 3 and turn (53)

Rows 3 to 35:

Repeat row 2, remembering to start increasing by 2 stitches per row so that your stitch counts per row are as follows:

Row 6 (61), Row 7 (63), Row 8 (65), Row 9 (67), Row 10 (69), Row 11 (71), Row 12 (73), Row 13 (75), Row 14 (77), Row 15 (79), Row 16 (81), Row 17 (83), Row 18 (85), Row 19 (87), Row 20 (89), Row 21 (91), Row 22 (93), Row 23 (95), Row 24 (97), Row 25 (99), Row 26 (101), Row 27 (103), Row 28 (105), Row 29 (107) Row 30 (109), Row 31 (111), Row 32 (113), Row 33 (115), Row 34 (117), Row 35 (119)

 

NOTE: Increases stop here

Reminder: Since increases stop here and since our turning chains count as a stitch, from here onward you will skip the first stitch from your turning chain at the beginning of a row and will place only 1 stitch in turning chain at the end of your row.

Rows 36 to 50:

DC in each ST across the row (SK 1st ST from CH), CH 3 (**except at the end of row 50 CH 2 instead of 3 as we’re about to do a row of HDC) (119)

Row 51: HDC in each ST across the row, CH 3 and turn (119)

Row 52: DC3L in each ST across the row, CH 2 and turn (119)

Row 53: HDC in each ST across the row, CH 3 and turn (119)

Row 54: DC3L in each ST across the row, CH 3 and turn (119)

Row 55 to 78:

DC in each ST across the row (SK 1st ST from CH, 1 ST in turning CH at end of row), CH 3 and turn (**at the end of row 78, CH 1 instead of 3 as we’re about to do a row of SC) (119)

Row 79:

SC in each ST across the row (119)

TIE OFF and weave in ends

 

NECK TIE FOR ALL SIZES:

Foundation Chain: Chain 200 + 1 to turn

SC 199 down the chain

SC 6 ST in the last CH to turn around the corner

SC199 down the back side of the chain

SC 5 in the last CH and SL ST in to the first ST of the row

TIE OFF and weave in ends

 

ASSEMBLY FOR ALL SIZES:

– Place your front panel and back panel together with the wrong sides out, right sides facing each other.

– Mark the following rows down from the top for each size S, M, L, XL (27, 31, 31, 36) which is where the increases stopped – this is where you will start seaming your sides

– Whip stitch (or any joining of your choice) your sides together between the appropriate row (from the line above) and the bottom.  Remember that DC generally require 2 ‘stitches’ per row so you will have 2 x as many whip stitches as rows – this is not an exact science, however, and with such small yarn and small stitches, you don’t have to be precise about it, just try to place your whip stitches about 1-2mm apart all the way down.  Also try to whip stitch through only 1 strand of yarn instead of through a whole DC post.  Do this on both sides.

– Tie off and weave in ends.

– Weave the neck tie through the 1st row of DC just before the eyelets start at the top – I chose to weave around every 2 posts knowing it would leave an odd stitch count on one side (since it’s an odd stitch count across the row) but I don’t notice it at all since the stitches are so small.  You could also just weave in and out of every stitch if you like –  play with it and see what your preference is.

– When weaving the tie in the back, I had them meet in the middle and simply tied a bow in the middle of the back panel, but you could also tie it off to one side over your shoulder, OR make 2 ties to tie on either side if desired.

 

Mana Halter Tank Top - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

BY GUEST DESIGNER TERRI ANN FROM LULO STITCH CO!


Mana Halter Tank Top - FREE Crochet Pattern

Terri Ann Ward is the designer behind Lulo Stitch Co.  After learning to crochet at a young age, she gave it up in pursuit of other fiber arts but eventually came back to crochet which has become her first love.  With a penchant for simple, minimalist and contemporary style, her designs fit in with today’s trends.  She lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and two children.

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