This simple tank top is a breeze to make, and light and airy to wear too – perfect for hot summer weather! Buttoned straps make it easy to put on, and can be made longer or shorter if needed, for just the right fit. It’s designed in a linen blend, but could be made in a cotton or bamboo too.

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In this sample, I used Plymouth Yarns Linen Concerto in Aqua for the main color. For the edging I used a different linen yarn which is now discontinued. Linen Concerto also comes in a Grape colorway, which would be a great option for the edging.


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Breezy Baby Tank

4-medium
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Materials:

 

Difficulty:

Easy – mostly sc and dc, some shaping (increases and decreases). Some working in the round.

Sizes:

Pattern is written for 6 months, with changes for 12 months shown in [ ]

Gauge:

15 sc x 16 rows = 4 inches. Gauge is important for a good fit. Take time to check your gauge.

Abbreviations used:

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • fsc = foundation single crochet
  • sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together
  • dc = double crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sp(s) = space(s)
  • rnd = round
  • MC = main color
  • AC = accent color
  • WS = wrong side
  • RS = right side

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Notes:

  • Join rounds as indicated with slip stitch in first st of round, unless otherwise stated.
  • Ch 3 at beginning of round counts as first double crochet
  • Ch 1 at the beginning of each row (turning ch) does not count as a stitch or a space.

 Instructions:

Body:

Rnd 1 (WS): With MC, work 78 [82]) fsc, join (78 [82] sts)

OR Alternate Rnd 1: With MC, ch 79 [83], sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, join. (78 [82] sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, turn, (ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st) around to last st, ch 1, sk last st, join. (39 [41] dc, 39 [41] sps)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn, sk first st, (2 sc in next sp, sk next st) around, join. (78 [82] sts)

Rnds 4-6 [7]: Ch 3, turn, dc in next st and in each st around, join.

Rnd 7 [8]: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around, join.

Rnd 8 [9]: Repeat Rnd 2

Rnd 9 [10]: Repeat Rnd 3, placing a marker in 75th (3rd) stitch of round. Fasten off.

Front:

Continuing from rnd 9 [10] of body, turn, sk first 20 sts, join MC in next st.

NOTE: Ch 1 at the beginning of each row (turning ch) does not count as a sp.

Row 1 (RS [WS]): Ch 1, sc2tog, (ch 1, sk next st, sc in next st) 17 [18] times, ch 1, sk next st, sc2tog (19 [20] sts, 18 [19] sps)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sk first st, sc in first sp, (ch 1, sk next st, sc in next sp) across to last sp, sc2tog in last sp and last st. (18 [19] sts, 17 [18] sps)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, (sc in next sp, ch 1, sk next st) across to last sp, sc in last sp, sc in last st. (19 [20] sc, 16 [17] sps).

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, (ch 1, sk next st, sc in next sp) across to last 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, sc in last st. (18 [19] sts, 17 [18] sps).

Rows 5-16 [19]: Repeat rows 2-4, four [five] more times. (14 sc, 13 sps at end of row 19).

6 months only – Row 17: Repeat row 2. (13 sc, 12 sps)

Both sizes – Fasten off.

Straps:

With WS facing, join MC in marked stitch on back.

Back

Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, sc in next 5 sts. (5 sc)

Note: Strap should be centered at the back, with 17 [18] unworked stitches on each side.

Rows 2-6: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 4 sts. (5 dc)

Row 7: Ch 3, turn, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts (6 dc)

Now we will split for left and right straps:

Right strap

Row 8r (RS): Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, leaving last 3 sts unworked. (4 dc)

Rows 9r-16r: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 3 sts (4 dc)

Note: At this point, strap is about 1.25″ shorter than it will be when finished. If you have the child available, this is a good time to try it on for size. The strap should comfortably reach the top of the front – the extra 1.25 inches will be overlapping for the button. You can adjust the strap size if needed at this point, by adding more rows (repeat row 9), or ripping back a row or two. It does not matter if you end up on a right side or wrong side row. 

Row 17r: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across (4 sc)

Row 18r: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, ch 2 (buttonhole), sc2tog (2 sts, 1 sp)

Row 19r: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, 2 sc in sp, sc in last st (4 sc)

Row 20r: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across, fasten off. (4 sc)

Left strap

With right side facing, join MC in first unworked st from row 7 of strap.

Row 8L (RS): Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st (4 dc)

Rows 9L – 20L: Work as for rows 9r-20r of right strap

Note: If you changed the number of rows on the right strap, be sure to make the same changes for the left strap. If you do make any changes, it would be a good idea to try it on the child again before starting the edging. 

Top / Straps Edging:

With RS facing, join AC in first unworked stitch on back, after strap (see picture)

start edging

  • Sc in the 17 [18] unworked sts from back (17 [18] sts)
  • Working in sides of rows, work 15 [17] sc evenly spaced along edge of front, up to top corner (15 [17] sc)
  • Working across top of front, 3 sc in first st, (sc in next sp, sc in next st) across to last sp, sc in last sp, 3 sc in last st. (29 [31] sts)
  • Working in sides of rows, work 15 [17] sc evenly spaced along edge of front. (15 [17] sc)
  • Sc in each of the remaining 17 [18] unworked sts from back (17 [18] sc)
  • Working in sides of rows, work 35 sc up side of right strap, to top corner (35 sc)
  • Working across top of right strap, 3 sc in first st, sc in next 2 sts, 3 sc in next st (8 sc)
  • Working in sides of rows, work 23 sc down the side of the right strap to the center where the straps split, then work 23 sc up the side of the left strap, to top corner. (46 sc)
  • Working across top of left strap, 3 sc in first st, sc in next 2 sts, 3 sc in next st. (8 sc)
  • Working in sides of rows, work 35 sc down side of left strap. Join with sl st to beginning of edging. Fasten off. (35 sc)

Note: for a more seamless final join on your edging, try the invisible join technique instead. 

Bottom Edging:

With RS facing, and working into the bottom of the foundation chain, join AC in any stitch around bottom, sc in each st around, join, fasten off. (78 [82] sts)

Note: for a more seamless final join on your edging, try the invisible join technique instead. 

Finishing:
  • Sew buttons to front. If you have the child available, you may want to try it on at this point to find the best placement for the buttons. Otherwise you can use the picture as a guide.
  • Weave in all ends


I hope you enjoy the pattern. Special thanks to Kyla Marie of Keep Me in Stitchez, and wilmalee for testing it!

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