Goldenrod Tank Top Free Crochet Pattern

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Light and airy, the Goldenrod Tank Top was designed to fit loose and flatter most body types. I wanted to make an easy crochet summer top and I really think I accomplished it with the Goldenrod Tank Top. The top primarily uses double crochet and is worked up so there is no sewing to do beyond weaving in ends.

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I have been looking for the right yarn for a summer tank top for Phoenix, Arizona. I have tried light yarns and lace yarn, but the Lion Brand 24/7 cotton seems to be the best yarn for a summer top. The cotton breathes and the worsted weight yarn works up quickly.

I had some of this yarn left over and used it for my Bohemian Beaded Necklace and my Summer Garden Scarf. I really love the feel and stitch definition of this yarn.

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Goldenrod Tank Top Free Crochet Pattern

Materials

2 Skeins Lion Brand Yarn 24-7 Cotton Yarn, Ecru

3 Skeins Lion Brand Yarn 24-7 Cotton Yarn, Goldenrod

Clover Amour Crochet Hook, Size G, 4.0mm

Yarn Needle

Scissors

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Stitches and Abbreviations:

Ch – Chain

Sc – Single Crochet

Dc – Double Crochet

Inc – 2 Double Crochet in the next Stitch

Skst – Skip stitch

St(s) – Stitch(es)

Slst – Slip stitch

R- Row or Round

FO – Fasten Off

 

Gauge:

8 Dc = 2 inches

4 rows of Dc = 2 inches

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Sizes:

Choose the size that fits your bust measurement. The tank top will remain the same measurement from the bust area down through the rest of the top. The pattern is for a size Large. Only two rows will change in order to change the pattern size. Instructions will be in the notes at the end of Row 1 of the Upper back and Row 19 of the Torso section explaining how to change the pattern. Feel free to leave questions in the comments if there is any confusion or if you want the changes for a size not listed.

S – Bust – 35″

M – Bust – 37″

L – Bust – 39″

XL – Bust – 41″

Goldenrod Tank Top Pattern

Creating the top of the tank top may seem a little tricky, but it really isn’t. I have provided photos to help walk you through the process of crocheting pieces together. Once you get to the goldenrod section of the shirt you will be just repeating the same row over and over until you reach your desired length.

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Front Shoulder Strap – Make 2 (with Ecru Yarn)

Note: I prefer to Ch 2 at the end of each row and turn. This is just personal preference, you are welcome to Ch 3 instead, but I do not treat my Ch 2 as a Dc.

Ch 8

R 1: Dc in the 2nd Ch from the hook, Dc in each remaining Ch,Ch 2, turn. (6 Dc)

R 2- 8: Dc in each st, Ch 2, turn.

R 9: Inc, 4 Dc, Inc, Ch 2, turn. (8 Dc)

R 10: 8 Dc, Ch 2, turn.

R 11: Inc, 6 Dc, Inc, Ch 2, turn. (10 Dc)

R 12: 10 Dc, Ch 2, turn.

R 13: Inc, 8 Dc, Inc, Ch 2, turn. (12 Dc)

R 14: 12 Dc, Ch 2, turn.

R 15: Inc, 10 Dc, Inc, Ch 2, turn. (14 Dc)

R 16: Inc, 12 Dc, Inc, Ch 2, turn. (16 Dc)

R 17: Inc, 14 Dc, Inc, Ch 2, turn. FO. (18 Dc)

Make 2 pieces and we will start the upper back section by working into the opposite side of the foundation chain of the front shoulder strap.

Upper Back (With Ecru Yarn)

You will be crocheting onto the two front shoulder pieces to create one piece. The chain used to connect the two pieces will vary based on the top size you are trying to achieve. The pattern is made for a size Large. To change sizes follow the notes listed after Row 1 of Upper half.

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R 1: Slst to the top of one of the shoulder straps, Ch 2, 6 Dc across the shoulder strap, Ch 40, 6 Dc across the second shoulder strap. Ch 2, turn.

Size Adjustment Notes: If you want a size Small only Ch 36 in row 1, for size Medium only Ch 38, for size Large ch 40 as directed, for size Extra Large Ch 42.

R 2- 9: Dc into each st and ch across, Ch 2, turn. (S = 48, M = 50, L = 52, XL = 54)

R 10: Inc, Dc in all but the last st, Inc, Ch 2 turn. (S = 50, M = 52, L = 54, XL = 56)

R 11: Dc in each st across, Ch 2, turn. (S = 50, M = 52, L = 54, XL = 56)

R 12: Inc, Dc in all but the last st, Inc, Ch 2 turn. (S = 52, M = 54, L = 56, XL = 58)

R 13: Dc in each st across, Ch 2, turn. (S = 52, M = 54, L = 56, XL = 58)

R 14: Inc, Dc in all but the last st, Inc, Ch 2 turn. (S = 54, M = 56, L = 58, XL = 60)

R 15: Dc in each st across, Ch 2, turn. (S = 54, M = 56, L = 58, XL = 60)

R 16: Inc, Dc in all but the last st, Inc, Ch 2 turn. (S = 56, M = 58,L = 60, XL = 62)

R 17: Inc, Dc in all but the last st, Inc, Ch 2 turn. (S = 58, M = 60, L = 62, XL = 64)

R 18: Inc, Dc in all but the last st, Inc, Ch 2 turn. (S = 60, M = 62, L = 64, XL = 66)

Torso Section

Continuing from the last row you will work the next row and use chains to combine the front and back of the top. The chain section of this row will vary in how many chains are used in order to create the final size you are making.

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Note:  Pay close attention not to twist your chain or straps when working Row 19. You are still working with the ecru color.

R 19: Inc, Dc in all but the last st, Inc, Ch 17, Inc  in the first st of bottom of shoulder strap, 16 Dc, Inc in last st of bottom of shoulder strap, Ch 17, Inc in first st of second shoulder strap, 16 Dc, Inc in last st of bottom of shoulder strap, Ch 16, slst to first Dc of row. Ch 2, turn. (S = 140, M = 148, L = 156, XL = 164)

Size Adjustment Notes: If you want a size Small only Ch 12 instead of 16 in row 19, for size Medium only Ch 14, for size Large ch as directed, for size Extra Large Ch 18. You will replace the 3 areas where you ch 16 in row 19 with the number indicated above. Check your stitch count to verify you did it right.

R 20: Dc in every ch and st around. Slst to first Dc. Ch 2, turn. (S = 140, M = 148, L = 156, XL = 164)

R 21- 25: Dc in every st around, Slst to first Dc, Ch 2, turn. (S = 140, M = 148, L = 156, XL = 164)

Change to the Goldenrod color.

R 26: *Dc, skst, (Dc, Ch 2, Dc) in next stitch, skst* repeat from *to* around, slst to first Dc, Ch 2, turn. (Counting on Dc, S=105, M=111, L=117, XL=123)

R 27 – 57: *Dc, Skst, (Dc, Ch 2, Dc) into the Ch2 Space, skst* repeat from *to* around, slst to first Dc, Ch 2, turn. (Counting on Dc, S=105, M=111, L=117, XL=123)

I fasten off at the end of row 57 and wove in my ends. This is where the shirt reached just below my bottom. You can keep adding rows or stop early once the shirt reaches your desired length.

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Adding the Final Touches

To really give this top a finished look, I single crocheted around the armholes and neck. You can do this by slip stitching under the armpit (or back of the neck) and placing one single crochet at the top of each stitch, and 2 single crochet at the side of each double crochet stitch.

To add more detail I also surface slip stitched with the Goldenrod color to the top half of row 24 and 25.

Add with that your Goldenrod Tank Top is complete!

Let me know how you like this free crochet pattern. If you have any questions leave a comment below and I will try and help the best I can. I hope you decide to make a Goldenrod Tank Top of your own. If you do, I would LOVE to see a photo! If you share it on social media be sure to tag me @windingroadcrochet or #windingroadcrochet

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14 thoughts on “Goldenrod Tank Top Free Crochet Pattern”

      • I really want to make this beautiful tank top but, my bust size is 46. Can you help me with the pattern for that size? Thanks🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷

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        • You will need to add an additional 20 stitches in circumference. You can some extra chains in Row 1 of the upper back section.You can also add additional Chains to Row 19, I would separate the extra chains between the 4 locations to add chains. Starting with row 26 you should not have a problem with the stitch repeat, as it is a repeat of 4 stitches and the additional chains are a multiple of 4. I would recommend trying the top on after row 19 or 20 to make sure you are happy with how the top looks. Let me know if this helps.

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  1. This is awesome. Is it at all possible to put up a video of how to slst into the shoulder pieces to crochet them into the top bit. Thank you

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    • You will be slip stitching to the other side of the foundation chain used to make one of the front shoulder straps, then chain up and Double crocheting into the opposite side of the foundation chain. Let me know if this is still confusing and I will work up a shoulder strap and add a photo to show where you slip stitch.

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      • How do you work the skipped stitches on rows 27-57? Do you count the two chain stitches as one stitch? Is there a pattern that repeats as far as which stitches are skipped? Thank you for this fantastic pattern!

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        • Ok, I need to add an extra row in here. For row 27-57: (Dc into the first St, Skst, Work (Dc, Ch2, Dc) into the Ch2 space.Skst) repeat from (to) around. Slst to the first Dc.

          So for these rows you will skipping the DC’s of the (Dc, CH2, DC)of the previous row and you will only be working a DC in the stand alone DC and the (DC, Ch2, DC) into the CH2 space of the previous row.

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  2. Hey! Thanks for sharing this beautiful pattern. I’m part way through making it, but am having trouble with a stitch count. For the torso section row 19 I keep ending up with a stitch count of 154 (back = 66, straps = 20×2, chains = 16×3). I’m wondering if you could maybe help me out with where I’m going wrong and how to get it to 156? Thanks!

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    • Here is what I would do. I would ch 17 for each side to fix the stitch count. This will get you to 156 which will be needed when we start working the gold part of the pattern.

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  3. When working row 19, to increase to XL is says to ch 18 in all three places where it says ch 16 above. But it says to ch 17 to connect back to front then ch 17 between the front pieces and ch 16 to connect front to back. If I chain 18 in all of those 3 places, my count is off at the end of the row… can you please clarify this?

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    • Ok, I am not going to change the pattern because I might mess something else up later down. So this is what I am going to tell you to do. I am coming up with a stitch count of 162. In order to add 2 more stitches, in the first chaining section, CH19, then the second CH18, then the third section CH 19.

      In other words, for the sections under the armpit, you will chain 19 and the front section is 18. This will fix the stitch count so that the open stitch pattern works later down.

      This is one of my first patterns where I attempted to write multiple sizes. Let me know if you come across any other issues.

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  4. What a gorgeous top and fabulous pattern!! Thank you so much for sharing — I can’t wait to try it! Love the colours as well!

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