Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Light 'n' Lively Tank
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern Number: 60485
Dress it up, dress it down -- this cute top can go from the beach to the mall to a summer dinner out with equal ease.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Measurement below Bust 26 1/4 (33 1/4, 40, 46 1/4, 53 1/4) in. [67.5 (85, 101.5, 118, 136) cm]
Finished Length 24 (24 1/4, 24 1/4, 25 1/4, 25 1/4) in. [61 (62, 62, 65, 65) cm]
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.
830-134 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Terracotta
Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: (4, 5, 6, 7)
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
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18 dc + 8 rows = 4 in. [10 cm]; 7 shells = 8 in. [20 cm]. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.
BRA TRIANGLES (make 2)
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 8 ch, 5 dc in last ch (mark center dc of 5 dc group), working along opposite side of beg ch, dc in next 9 ch - 23 dc.
Row 2: Ch 3 (does not count as dc), turn, dc in next 11 dc, 5 dc in marked dc (move marker to center dc of 5 dc), dc in next 11 dc - 27 dc.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 13 dc, 5 dc in marked dc (move marker to center dc of 5 dc), dc in next 13 dc - 31 dc.
Continue to work as established, working 5 dc in marked stitch and working 2 more dc on each side for 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) more rows - 19 (21, 23, 25, 27) sts on each side with 5 dc in marked st.
Ch 34 (45, 56, 67, 78).
Working in ends of rows, work 24 (28, 32, 36, 40) sl st along straight edge of first Bra Triangle, ch 4, work 24 (28, 32, 36, 40) sl st along straight edge of second Bra Triangle, ch 34 (45, 56, 67, 78); sl st in first ch to join.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as a dc here and throughout), dc in each ch and sl st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-3 - 120 (150, 180, 210, 240) dc.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in each dc around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-3.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st, skip 4 dc, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next dc (shell made), skip 4 dc; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-3 - 24 (30, 36, 42, 48) shells.
Rnd 4 (inc row): Sl st to first ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp, shell in next ch-2 sp 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) times, shell in sp between shells, *shell in next ch-2 sp 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) times, shell in sp between shells; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-3 - 30 (36, 42, 48, 54) shells.
Rnds 5 and 6: Sl st to first ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp, shell in next ch-2 sp around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-3.
Rnd 7 (inc row): Sl st to first ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp, shell in each ch-2 sp around, inc 6 shells by working a shell in 6 sps between shells; join with sl st in top of beg ch-3 - 36 (42, 48, 54, 60) shells.
Rnds 8-25: Rep Rnds 5-7 six times - 72 (78, 84, 90, 96) shells.
Center Back Panel
From RS and working along the opposite edge of first row of bodice, skip 16 (21, 26, 32, 37) sts, join yarn in next st, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 35 (47, 59, 69, 81) sts, leaving remaining sts unworked.
Row 1 (WS): Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in next 35 (47, 59, 69, 81) sts - 36 (48, 60, 70, 82) dc.
Repeat Row 1 until Back Panel measures 4 in.
[10 cm] from beg, end with a WS row.
Row 1: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 5 sts - 6 dc.
Repeat Row 1 until strap measures 13 (13, 13, 14, 14) in.
[33 (33, 33, 35.5, 35.5) cm].
Skip 24 (36, 48, 58, 70) sts, join yarn with sl st in next st, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 5 sts.
Work second strap same as first strap.
Center Front Joining
From RS, join yarn with sl st in lower corner of right Bra Triangle at center front, ch 3, dc in next 7 sts along last row of right Bra Triangle.
Next Row: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 7 sts; join with sl st in lower corner of left Bra Triangle.
Next Row: Ch 3, dc in next 7 sts along last row of left Bra Triangle.
Next Row: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 7 sts; join with sl st in lower corner of right Bra Triangle.
Sew a button at tip of each Bra Triangle.
Weave in ends.
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
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