Welcome to the Alani Tank Crochet Pattern! This is a free pattern and the low-cost PDF if available in my Shop, on Etsy and Ravelry.  

The Alani Tank was inspired by my love for tank tops. I wanted to create a top that could be worn year-round and with an eye-catching texture. I used the granny stripe stitch in rows to create a texture that can be worn with a light tank underneath or in the cooler months with a long sleeve shirt underneath. The wide straps at the top offer support and comfort to the bodice of this top as well. You can play around with a variety of worsted weight yarns but medium worsted weight yarn like Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti Pilling works best.  

 I also used my Furls Odyssey Hook for this project too! Please share your Alani Tanks with me on social media so I can see how yours turns out!

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Materials:

Skill Level:

Easy

Sizes:

XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

  • Finished Bust: 30 (31, 33, 39, 42, 47, 47, 51, 55) in. (76 (78.5, 84, 99, 106.5, 119.5, 119.5, 129.5, 139.5) cm)
  • Finished Length: 19 3/4 (20 3/4, 21, 22 1/2, 23 1/2, 24 3/4, 25 1/4, 26 1/2, 27) in. (50 (52.5, 53.5, 57, 59.5, 63, 64, 67.5, 68.5) cm)

Gauge: 

27 dc (9 3-dc groups) = about 8 in. (20.5 cm); 10 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) over pattern in Rows 3 and 4 of Front.

Dimensions:

Abbreviations:   

  • ch = chain 
  • dc = double crochet
  • RS = right side
  • sc = single crochet
  • sk = skip
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sp(s) = space(s)
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • WS = wrong side

 

Notes:

  • Tank is made from 2 pieces: Front and Back.
  • Front and Back are worked back and forth in rows of a 3-dc group pattern.
  • Pattern written XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Pattern: 

FRONT

Ch 51 (54, 57, 66, 72, 81, 81, 87, 93) loosely.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – you will have 50 (53, 56, 65, 71, 80, 80, 86, 92) sc in this row.

Row 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a st), turn, sk first 2 sts, 3 dc in next st, *sk next 2 sts, 3 dc in next st; rep from * to last 2 sts, sk next st, dc in last st – 16 (17, 18, 21, 23, 26, 26, 28, 30) 3-dc groups.

Row 3: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), turn, 2 dc in first st, sk first 3-dc group, 3 dc in each sp between 3-dc groups, 3 dc in beg ch-3 sp – 17 (18, 19, 22, 24, 27, 27, 29, 31) groups (the first group consists of ch-2 and 2 dc).

Row 4: Ch 3 (does not count as a st), turn, 3 dc in each sp between 3-dc groups, 3 dc in sp between last 3-dc group and beg 2-dc group, dc in beg ch-2 sp – 16 (17, 18, 21, 23, 26, 26, 38, 30) 3-dc groups.Rep Rows 3 and 4 for a total of 37 (39, 39, 41, 43, 45, 45, 47 47) rows, ending with a Row 3 as the last row you work.Fasten off.

Shape Front Armholes and NeckPlace a marker at center of last row worked for center front neck. For sizes XS, M, 2X, 3X, 4X, and 5X the center will be in the center dc of a 3-dc cluster. For sizes S, L and 1X the center will be in a space between 3-dc clusters.Place 2 more markers in last row worked in the 2nd (2nd, 3rd, 3rd, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 5th) space between groups from each side edge for armholes.

Right Front

Row 1 (WS)From WS, join yarn with sl st in first marked sp, ch 3 (does not count as a st), sk same sp as joining sl st, 3 dc in each sp between 3-dc groups to just before center marker, dc in same st or sp as center marker – 6 (6, 6, 7, 7, 9, 9, 10, 10) 3-dc groups

Row 2: Ch 3 (does not count as a st), turn, sk first 3-dc group, 3 dc in each sp between 3-dc groups, 3 dc in beg ch-3 sp – 6 (6, 6, 7, 7, 9, 9, 10, 10) 3-dc groups.

Row 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a st), turn, 3 dc in each sp between 3-dc groups, dc in beg ch-3 sp – 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 8, 8, 9, 9) 3-dc groups.Rep Rows 2 and 3 until there are only two 3-dc groups, ending with a Row 3 as the last row you work.

Next Row: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), turn, 2 dc in first st, sk first 3-dc group, 3 dc in next sp between 3-dc groups, 3 dc in beg ch-3 sp.

Next Row: Ch 3 (does not count as a st), turn, 3 dc in next sp between 3-dc groups, 3 dc in sp between last 3-dc group and beg 2-dc group, dc in beg ch-2 sp.

Rep last 2 rows until you have a total of 12 (13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20) rows in this side of neck.

Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail for slip stitching the shoulders together.

Left Front

Row 1 (WS): From WS, join yarn with sl st in center marked st or sp, ch 3 (does not count as a st), sk same st or sp as joining sl st, 3 dc in each sp between 3-dc groups to just before marked sp, dc in marked sp – 6 (6, 6, 7, 7, 9, 9, 10, 10) 3-dc groups

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), turn, 2 dc in first st, sk first 3-dc group, 3 dc in each sp between 3-dc groups, dc in beg ch-3 sp – 6 (6, 6, 7, 7, 9, 9, 10, 10) groups (the first group consists of ch-2 and 2 dc).

Row 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a st), turn, sk first 3-dc group, 3 dc in each sp between 3-dc groups, 3 dc in sp between last 3-dc group and beg 2-dc group, dc in beg ch-2 sp – 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 8, 8, 9, 9) 3-dc groups.

Rep Rows 2 and 3 until there are only two 3-dc groups, ending with a Row 3 as the last row you work.

Next Row: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), turn, 2 dc in first st, sk first 3-dc group, 3 dc in next sp between 3-dc groups, 3 dc in beg ch-3 sp.

Next Row: Ch 3 (does not count as a st), turn, 3 dc in next sp between 3-dc groups, 3 dc in sp between last 3-dc group and beg 2-dc group, dc in beg ch-2 sp.

BACK

Work same as Front to Shape Front Armholes and Neck.

Shape Back Armholes

Place 2 markers in last row worked in the 2nd (2nd, 3rd, 3rd, 4th, 4th, 4th, 4th, 5th) space between 3-dc groups from each side edge for armholes.

Row 1 (RS): From RS, join yarn with sl st in first marked sp, ch 3 (does not count as a st), sk same sp as joining sl st, 3 dc in each sp between 3-dc groups to 2nd marked sp, dc in marked sp – 13 (14, 13, 14, 16, 19, 19, 19) 3-dc groups.

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), turn, 2 dc in first st, sk first 3-dc group, 3 dc in each sp between 3-dc groups, 3 dc in beg ch-3 sp – 14 (15, 14, 15, 17, 20, 20, 20) groups (the first group consists of ch-2 and 2 dc).

Row 3: Ch 3 (does not count as a st), turn, 3 dc in each sp between 3-dc groups, 3 dc in sp between last 3-dc group and beg 2-dc group, dc in beg ch-2 sp – 13 (14, 13, 14, 16, 19, 19, 19) 3-dc groups.Rep Rows 2 and 3 until you have a total of 12 (13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20) rows from beg of armholes.

Fasten off.

FINISHING

From WS join shoulders as follows: With yarn tail and working through both thicknesses (Front and Back), work sl st, ch 1, sl st, ch 1, evenly spaced across.Fasten off. 

Join sides in same way, leaving 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4) in. (7.5 (7.5, 7.5, 7.5, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10) cm) open at lower edges for side slits.  

Weave in ends.

 

 

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October 3, 2020

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