Hello craftee, join me to make this pretty seashells crochet tank top pattern. It is simple, easy to crochet, beautiful and can be styled in different ways.
This Seashells crochet tank top is part of the Christmas in July Make-along with Marie of The Underground Crafter. This Shell stitch crochet tank top is part of the patterns and designed released for week 2 of the Make -along. You will find many more lovely projects to make as you join us in this Make-along.
The crochet Shell stitch has often looked a bit complicated to me, because it comes in many variations. You can have 5, 4 or 3 DC stitch Shell, you can also make it like DC, chain 1, DC, chain 1, DC (which is used in this pattern). That’s not to say it cannot be mastered, crochet is a lot like math you just have to persevere to understand the stitch count.
Having said that, the crochet Shell stitch is really pretty. It is a great stitch for home decor items, wearable and accessories. This will definitely not be the first and only time I design with the Shell stitch.
The Seashells crochet tank top can be styled casually or you can throw a jacket, blazer or cardigan on it. Wear it with a skirt or pants, embellish it with a belt or not. Have fun styling the Seashells Crochet Tank Top.
The yarn used for the Seashell crochet tank top is YarnArt Adore, a very soft DK weight yarn in acrylic fiber. Even without blocking the tank top, it has some drape to it after wearing. I encourage you to keep your stitches loose as you make the seashells crochet tank top.
Of course, you can also use cotton yarn; see the gauge as a guide. In fact, if I make this tank top again I will use cotton yarn or a blend of cotton and acrylic fibers (my favourite). TAKE YOUR PICK
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Gauge: 5 Shell stitches across/14 rows= 4 inches
- DK weight, medium 3 yarn. This pattern uses YarnArt Adore antipilling, 100g/280m. 600 (650, 700, 800, 850, 950, 950) meters per size. Take your pick here
- 4mm hook
- Tapestry Needle
- Stitch markers
- SC- single crochet
- DC- double crochet
- SL ST- slip stitch
- CH- chain
- SC2TOG- single crochet 2 together
- Special stitch- Shell Stitch- DC, Ch 1, DC, Ch 1, DC into the same stitch.
BODY- make 2
Row 1: see table for number of chains to begin with. SC in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Ch 1, turn
Row 2: SC in 1st st, *skip 2 sts, Shell stitch in next, skip 2 sts, SC in next. Repeat from * across. Ch 4, turn.
Tip: from the next row and through-out, SC sts are done the middle DC stitch while all Shell sts are done in the SC st.
Row 3: chain 4 from previous row counts as the 1st DC and ch 1. DC in 1st (same st as ch 4) st, SC in middle st (the DC in the center of the Shell st), skip the next st (DC), Shell st in next st (SC). Repeat from * across ending with DC, ch 1, DC in last st. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4: SC in 1st st, *Shell st in next SC st, SC in middle st of Shell st. Repeat from * across, ending with SC in top of ch 3. Ch 4, turn
Rows 5- 44 (44, 46, 48, 50, 50, 52): repeat row 2. Snip yarn. Turn
DECREASE ROWS: this is done from the first Shell stitch to the last Shell stitch only.
Row 45 (45, 47, 49, 51, 51, 53): starting from the next shell stitch, join yarn in st. ch 1, SC in middle st (DC in center of the Shell st.), skip the next st (DC), Shell st in next st (SC). Repeat from * across ending with SC in middle of last Shell st. Snip yarn. Turn
Rows 46 (46, 48, 50, 52, 52, 54)- 47 (47, 49, 51, 53, 53, 55): repeat Row 45 above as well as for larger sizes. On the last row, Ch 4, turn.
Row 48 (48, 50, 52, 54, 54, 56): DC in 1st (same st as ch 4) st, SC in middle st (the DC in the center of the Shell st), skip the next st (DC), Shell st in next st (SC). Repeat from * across ending with DC, ch 1, DC in last st. Ch 1, turn.
Row 49 (49, 51, 53, 55, 55, 57): SC in 1st st, *Shell st in next SC st, SC in middle st of Shell st. Repeat from * across, ending with SC in top of ch 3. Ch 4, turn
Rows 50 (50, 52, 54, 56, 56, 58) – 53 (53, 57, 59, 61, 61, 63): repeat Rows 48 & 49 above as well as for larger sizes.
Row 1: chain 50 (56, 56, 56, 62, 62, 62), SC in 2nd ch from hook, *skip 2 chs, Shell st in next, skip 2 chs SC in next. Repeat from * across. ch 4 turn
Row 2: DC in 1st (same st as ch 4) st, SC in middle st (the DC in the center of the Shell st), skip the next st (DC), Shell st in next st (SC). Repeat from * across ending with DC, ch 1, DC in last st. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3: SC in 1st st, *Shell st in next SC st, SC in middle st of Shell st. Repeat from * across, ending with SC in top of ch 3. Ch 4, turn
Rows 4 & 5: repeat Rows 2&3. For a wider strap, repeat rows 2&3 again.
- Lay the panels so that the wrong side of first and last rows are facing up
- Sew the sides, turn the top inside out to the right side
- With the first and last rows of the strap facing the right side, sew the strap to the body. Ensure that the first row is toward the outer side of the armhole.
- Starting from the underarm, with right side of top facing up, join yarn in 1st stitch of Shell st.
- SC into each st on the the decrease rows, SC into each st row of the even rows
- On the strap, 2SC into each skipped ch 2
- SC into each st row of the even rows, SC into each st of the decrease rows till last st.
- SC2tog in last st and 1st st on next panel. Snip yarn, weave in tails.
Turn the top and repeat the trim on the other armhole.
Blocking is optional. Enjoy your Seashells Crochet Tank Top!
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