Butterfly Summer Tank Top

Wear it as a tank or camisole.

Butterfly Tank Top Extra Small
Extra Small (Front View)
Butterfly Tank Top Extra Large1
Extra Large (Front View)

Instructions are given for size extra small, Sizes small, medium, large and extra large are given in parentheses. The Pattern is designed for a tight fit.

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Material: Red Heart Luster Sheen 2, (2, 2, 3, 3) 4oz. skeins.
Hook Size: E 3.50mm
Gauge: Measures 3/4" over 2 hdc rows, and 2" over 9 hdc sts.
Finished Sizes Fit Bust: 30, (33, 36, 39, 42)

Abbreviations:
bl = back loops
ch = chain
chs = chains
hdc = half double crochet
hdc2tog = half double crochet 2 together
lp = loop
lps = loops
rem = remaining
rep = repeat
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
sp = space
st = stitch
sts = stitches
WS = wrong side

Front (Bottom Section)

Ch 63, (69, 75, 81, 87)

Row 1: (WS) Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across; turn. 62, (68, 74, 80, 86) sc.

Row 2: (RS) Ch 1, hdc in each st across; turn. 62, (68, 74, 80, 86) sc.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn. 62, (68, 74, 80, 86) sc.

Row 4: Ch 1, hdc in first 5, (4, 3, 2, 5) sts, ch 4, sk next 4 sts, *hdc in next 4 sts, ch 4, sk next 4 sts; rep from * to up to last 5, (4, 3, 2, 5) sts, hdc in last 5, (4, 3, 2, 5) sts; turn. 34, (36, 38, 40, 46) sts and 7 (8, 9, 10, 10) ch-4 lps.

Row 5: Ch 1, hdc in first 5, (4, 3, 2, 5) sts, ch 4, sk next 4 chs, *hdc in next 4 sts, ch 4, sk next 4 chs; rep from * up to last 5, (4, 3, 2, 5) sts, hdc in last 5, (4, 3, 2, 5) sts; turn. 34, (36, 38, 40, 46) sts and 7 (8, 9, 10, 10) ch-4 lps.

Row 6: Same as row 5.

Row 7: Ch 1, hdc in first 5, (4, 3, 2, 5) sts, ch 2, sc around the 3 lps of prev 3 rows, ch 2, *hdc in next 4 sts, ch 2, sc around the 3 lps of prev 3 rows, ch 2; rep from * up to last 5, (4, 3, 2, 5) sts, hdc in last 5, (4, 3, 2, 5) sts; turn. 41, (44, 47, 50, 56) sts and 14 (16, 18, 20, 20) ch-2 sps.

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in first 5, (4, 3, 2, 5) sts, ch 4, sk both ch-2 sps, *sc in next 4 hdc, ch 4, sk both ch-2 sps; rep from * up to last 5, (4, 3, 2, 5) sts, sc in last 5, (4, 3, 2, 5) sts; turn.

Row 9: Ch 1, sc in each st and each ch across; turn. 62, (68, 74, 80, 86) sc.

Row 10: Ch 1, hdc in each st across; turn. 62, (68, 74, 80, 86) hdc.

Row 11: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn. 62, (68, 74, 80, 86) sc.

Rows 4-11 form pattern. Rep another 4, (5, 5, 6, 6) times. Do NOT fasten off. Continue with Bust.

Bust

Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in first 2 sts, *ch 1, sk next st, hdc in next 2 sts; rep from * to end of row; turn. 42 (46, 50, 54, 58) sts and 20 (22, 24, 26, 28) ch-1 sps.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first 7, (8, 9, 10, 11) sts/chs, then working in bl only sc in next 48, (52, 56, 60, 64) sts/chs, working in both lps sc in last 7, (8, 9, 10, 11) sts/chs; turn. 62, (68, 74, 80, 86) sts

Row 3: Ch 1, working in both lps hdc in each st across; turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first 16, (17, 18, 19, 20) sts, *2 sc in next st, [1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 3, (4, 5, 6, 7) times*, sc in next 16 sts; Rep from * to * once, then sc in last 16, (17, 18, 19, 20) sts; turn. 70, (78, 86, 94, 102) sts.

Row 5: Ch 1, hdc in first 33, (37, 41, 45, 49) sts, ch 4, sk next 4 sts, hdc in last 33, (37, 41, 45, 49) sts; turn. 66, (74, 82, 90, 98) sts.

Row 6: Ch 1, hdc in first 33, (37, 41, 45, 49) sts, ch 4, sk next 4 chs, hdc in last 33, (37, 41, 45, 49) sts; turn. 66, (74, 82, 90, 98) sts.

Row 7: Rep row 6.

Row 8: Ch 1, hdc in first 33, (37, 41, 45, 49) sts, ch 2, sc around the 3 lps from prev 3 rows, ch 2, hdc in last 33, (37, 41, 45, 49) sts; turn. 67, (75, 83, 91, 99) sts.

Row 9: Ch 1, sc in first 33, (37, 41, 45, 49) sts, ch 4, sk both ch-2 sps, sc in last 33, (37, 41, 45, 49) hdc sts; turn. 66, (74, 82, 90, 98) sts.

Row 10: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st and ch across; turn. 70, (78, 86, 94, 102) sc.

Row 11: Ch 1, hdc in each st across; turn.

Row 12: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn

Rep rows 11 and 12 another 0, (1, 2, 3, 4) times. Do NOT fasten off, continue with Butterfly Rows.

Butterfly Rows:

Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in first 30, (34, 38, 42, 46) sts, ch 1, sk next st, hdc in next 2 sts, ch 4, sk next 4 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, hdc in last 30, (34, 38, 42, 46) sts; turn. 64, (72, 80, 88, 96) sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in first 29, (33, 37, 41, 45) sts, ch 1, sk next st, 2 hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 6, sk next 2 sts, sk ch-4 lp and next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next st, hdc in last 29, (33, 37, 41, 45) sts; turn. 62, (70, 78, 86, 94) sts.

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in first 28, (32, 36, 40, 44) sts, ch 1, sk next st, 2 hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 8, sk next 2 sts, sk ch-6 lp and next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next st, hdc in last 28, (32, 36, 40, 44) sts; turn. 60, (68, 76, 84, 92) sts.

Row 4: Ch 1, hdc in first 27, (31, 35, 39, 43) sts, ch 1, sk next st, 2 hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5, sk next 2 sts, sc around the 3 lps from prev 3 rows, ch 5, sk next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next st, hdc in last 27, (31, 35, 39, 43) sts; turn. 58, (66, 74, 82, 90) sts.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first 27, (31, 35, 39, 43) sts, sc in ch-1 sp and in next 2 sts, ch 10, sk both ch-5 lps, sc in next 2 sts and ch-1 sp, sc in last 27, (31, 35, 39, 43) sts; turn. 60, (68, 76, 84, 92) sts.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch across; turn. 70, (78, 86, 94, 102) sts.

Row 7: Ch 1, hdc in each st across; turn.

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Fasten off.

Continue with Side 1 of Front Armhole and Neckline Shaping.

Side 1 of Front Armhole and Neckline Shaping

Row 1: With right side of work facing, sk first 6, (7, 8, 9, 10) sts, join yarn to next st, draw up a lp, ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, hdc in next 7, (8, 9, 10, 11) sts, ch 4, sk next 4 sts, hdc in next 7, (8, 9, 10, 11) sts, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, hdc in next st, leave rem sts unworked; turn. 18, ( ) sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in first st, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, hdc in next 6, (7, 8, 9, 10) sts, ch 4, sk ch-4 lp, hdc in next 6, (7, 8, 9, 10) sts, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, hdc in last st; turn. 16, ( ) sts.

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in first st, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, (6, 7, 8, 9) ch 4, sk ch-4 lp, hdc in next 5, (6, 7, 8, 9) sts, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, hdc in last st; turn. 14, ( ) sts.

Row 4: Ch 1, hdc in first st, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, hdc in next 4, (5, 6, 7, 8) sts, ch 2, sc around 3 lps from prev 3 rows, ch 2, hdc in next 4, (5, 6, 7, 8) sts, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, hdc in last st; turn. 13, ( ) sts.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc2tog over first 2 sts, sc in next 4, (5, 6, 7, 8) sts, ch 4, sk next 2 ch-2 lps, sc in next 4, (5, 6, 7, 8) sts, sc2tog over last 2 sts; turn. 10, ( ) sts.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc2tog over first 2 sts, sc in each st and ch to last 2 sts, sc2tog over last 2 sts; turn. 12, (14, 16, 18, 20) sts.

Row 7: Ch 1, hdc in first st, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, hdc in each st to last 3 sts, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, hdc in last st; turn. 10 (12, 14, 16, 18) sts.

Row 8: Ch 1, sc2tog over first 2 sts, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog over last 2 sts; turn. 8, (10, 12, 14, 16) sts.

Rep rows 7 & 8 until 4 sts remaining ending with row 8. Do Not fasten off, continue with Straps.

Straps

Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in each st across; turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.

Rep last 2 rows another 4, (5, 5, 6, 6) times. FO.

Side 2 of Front Armhole and Neckline Shaping

Row 1: With right side of work facing, sk center 10, (12, 14, 16, 18) sts, join yarn to next st, draw up a lp, ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, hdc in next 7, (8, 9, 10, 11) sts, ch 4, sk next 4 sts, hdc in next 7, (8, 9, 10, 11) sts, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, hdc in next st, leave rem 6, (7, 8, 9, 10) sts unworked; turn.

Continue with row 2 of Side 1 of Front Armhole and Neckline Shaping.

Back (Bottom Section)

Work same as for Front (Bottom Section). Then continue with the following:

Back (Top Section)

Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in first 2 sts, *ch 1, sk next st, hdc in next 2 sts, Rep from * to end of row; turn. 42 (46, 50, 54, 58) sts and 20 (22, 24, 26, 28) ch-1 sps.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch across; turn. 62, (68, 74, 80, 86) sc.

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in each st across; turn. 62, (68, 74, 80, 86) hdc.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn. 62, (68, 74, 80, 86) sc.

Row 5: Ch 1, hdc in first 5, (4, 3, 2, 5) sts, ch 4, sk next 4 sts, *hdc in next 4 sts, ch 4, sk next 4 sts; rep from * to up to last 5, (4, 3, 2, 5) sts, hdc in last 5, (4, 3, 2, 5) sts; Turn. 34, (36, 38, 40, 46) sts and 7 (8, 9, 10, 10) ch-4 lps.

Row 6: Ch 1, hdc in first 5, (4, 3, 2, 5) sts, ch 4, sk next 4 chs, *hdc in next 4 sts, ch 4, sk next 4 chs*; rep from * up to last 5, (4, 3, 2, 5) sts, hdc in last 5, (4, 3, 2, 5) sts; turn. 34, (36, 38, 40, 46) sts and 7 (8, 9, 10, 10) ch-4 lps.

Row 7: Same as row 6.

Row 8: Ch 1, hdc in first 5, (4, 3, 2, 5) sts, ch 2, sc around the 3 lps from prev 3 rows, ch 2, *hdc in next 4 sts, ch 2, sc around the 3 lps from prev 3 rows, ch 2; rep from * up to last 5, (4, 3, 2, 5) sts, hdc in last 5, (4, 3, 2, 5) sts; turn. 41, (44, 47, 50, 56) sts and 14 (16, 18, 20, 20) ch-2 sps.

Row 9: Ch 1, sc in first 5, (4, 3, 2, 5) sts, ch 4, sk both ch-2 sps, *sc in next 4 sts, ch 4, sk both ch-2 sps; rep from * up to last 5, (4, 3, 2, 5) sts, sc in last 5, (4, 3, 2, 5) sts; turn. 34, (36, 38, 40, 46) sts and 7 (8, 9, 10, 10) ch-4 lps.

Row 10: Ch 1, sc in each st and each ch across; turn. 62, (68, 74, 80, 86) sc.

Row 11: Ch 1, hdc in each st across; turn. 62, (68, 74, 80, 86) hdc.

Row 12: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn. 62, (68, 74, 80, 86) sc.

Rep rows 11 and 12 another 0, (1, 2, 3, 4) times.

Then Rep rows 5-12 once. Fasten off. Continue with Side 1 of Back Armhole and Neckline Shaping.

Side 1 of Back Armhole and Neckline Shaping

Row 1: With right side of work facing, sk first 4, (5, 6, 7, 8,) sts, join yarn to next st, ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, hdc in next 7, (8, 9, 10, 11) sts, ch 4, sk next 4 sts, hdc in next 7, (8, 9, 10, 11) sts, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, hdc in next st, leave rem sts unworked; turn. 18, ( ) sts.

Continue with row 2 of Side 1 of Front Armhole and Neckline Shaping.

Side 2 of Back Armhole and Neckline Shaping

Row 1: With right side of work facing, sk center 6 sts, join yarn to next st, ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, hdc in next 7, (8, 9, 10, 11) sts, ch 4, sk next 4 sts, hdc in next 7, (8, 9, 10, 11) sts, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, hdc in next st, leave rem 4, (5, 6, 7, 8) sts unworked; turn.

Continue with row 2 of Side 1 of Front Armhole and Neckline Shaping.

Finishing

Seams: Pin garment together with right sides facing each other. Sew shoulder seams. Sew side seams beginning at the top by the armhole and work down to about 2.5 (3, 3.5, 4, 4.5,) inches from the bottom. Leave rem seam undone to create a side-slit, fasten off. Turn work right side out.

Neck edging: With right side facing, join yarn at shoulder seam. Ch 1, sc evenly around neck edge, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Armhole edging: With right side facing, join yarn to side seam, ch 1, sc evenly around armhole edge, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Side-slit edging: With right side facing, join yarn to bottom of undone seam and working right to left, ch 1, sc evenly around both sides of the side-slit. Fasten off.

Tie String: Ch 185, (197, 209, 221, 233), sc in second ch from hook, and in each ch across. Fasten off.

Butterfly Tank Top Extra Small
Extra Small (Back View)
Butterfly Tank Top Extra Large
Extra Large (Back View)

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