Stitch up this colorful pattern with playful ripple stitches and easy lace stitches for a little girl in your life who has a sweet tooth! Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend is perfect for summer clothes because it breathes much better than wool or heavy acrylic…and it looks great too! The cherry on top is the crossed straps in the back and the darling little button.
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Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend – Flower Garden (1 skein) or other weight 3 or 4 yarn as needed to obtain gauge
Size I9 – 5.5 mm hook or size needed to obtain gauge
1 small button of your choice (approx ½ inch diameter)
2/4 ( 6/8, 10/12 )
265 ( 315, 365 )
2/4: 11 inches across, 10 inches long
6/8: 13 inches across, 12 inches long
10/12: 15 inches across, 14 inches long
ch = chain
yo = yarn over
sk = skip
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
dc2tog = yo, insert hook in next stitch, pull up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops, yo, insert hook in next stitch, pull up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops, yo, draw through all loops on hook
cdc = sk the next stitch, dc in the next stitch, dc in the skipped stitch
Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch until the end.
Rows 2-17: ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Finished square should measure 4 inches X 4 inches (10 cm X 10 cm).
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The tank top is worked from the top down. The first 2 rows are worked in rows and the rest is worked in rounds. The straps are crocheted separately and sewn on afterwards.
ch 91 ( 103, 115 )
*multiple of 12 plus 7*
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook (ch 3 counts as dc here and throughout), *dc in next 3 ch, (dc2tog) twice, dc in next 3 ch, (2 dc in next ch) twice, repeat from * 6 (7, 8) times, dc in next 3 ch, (dc2tog) twice, dc in next 3 ch, 2 dc in next ch, sk 3 ch, sl st to the last chain to form a loop for the button, turn.
Row 2: sl st to the top of the last dc, ch 3, dc in the same st, *dc in next 3 dc, (dc2tog) twice, dc in next 3 dc, (2 dc in next dc) twice, repeat from * 6 (7,8) times, dc in next 3 dc, (dc2tog) twice, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in ch 3 from row 1, sl st to the top of the ch 3 from the beginning of row 2 to form a circle.
Rounds 3-6: ch 3, dc in the same st, *dc in next 3 dc, (dc2tog) twice, dc in next 3 dc, (2 dc in next dc) twice, repeat from * 6 (7,8) times, dc in next 3 dc, (dc2tog) twice, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in ch 3 from the previous round, sl st to the top of the ch 3 from the beginning of the last round.
Round 7: ch 1 (does not count as sc), *sc 5, (2 sc in next st)* repeat around. Sl st to beginning ch 1.
Round 8: ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), cdc around, hdc in last st. Sl st to beginning ch 2.
Round 9: ch 2, hdc in next st, cdc around. Sl st to beginning ch 2.
Rounds 10 – 22 (26, 30) : Repeat rounds 8 and 9.
Ch 33 ( 43, 53)
Row 1: cdc in the 4th chain from the hook (skipped ch 2 counts as hdc), cdc across, hdc in the last ch.
Row 2: sl st back along the top of the first row, cut yarn leaving long tails for sewing.
Tuck one side of the first strap under the back of the garment a couple of stitches to the right of the button. The strap and the body of the top should overlap by about an inch.
Sew the strap on using the “Box X” technique as shown and then weave in ends.
Sew one side of the other strap under the back of the garment a couple of stitches to the left of the button loop. The strap and the body of the top should overlap by about an inch. Sew the strap on using the same technique. Weave in ends.
Cross the strap in the back and sew the opposite sides of the straps in the same fashion on the front of the garment. The straps on the front should be positioned on the top of the ripple closest to the arms on either side.
Sew a button across from the button loop on the back of the garment in row 1.
Please do not redistribute this pattern as your own, but feel free to sell finished items made from this pattern as long as you credit Nine Inspired as the designer.