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Blossom Stitch Summer Tank Crochet Pattern

As requested, the blossom stitch summer tank crochet pattern is now available in all sizes from XS to XL. Sleeves are also on the request list, but I’m not comfortable with sleeves yet, so that will have to wait until a later date.

A blossom stitch crochet top worked up in a self-striping yarn.

Originally the tank top was worked up in an acrylic yarn, but since I could no longer find the yarn in my local yarn shop, I reworked this up in a much nicer, cotton blend by Lion Brand Yarns called Shawl in a Ball. Not only is the cotton more suitable for the summer, but this yarn also has a beautiful drape that you will enjoy in any summer garment.

The yarn used here is a self-striping yarn, thus I omitted the edging for the neck, arms and bottom edging. Another variation seen here is that I omitted the side slit as well. However, I left the instructions for those who would prefer to add the edging and slits as originally posted. To see the original, and materials that were originally used, scroll down to the bottom.

Although shown in a comfortably snug fit, you can easily go up a few sizes to make it oversized. Thus it could be worn as a summer beach cover-up as well.

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Blossom Stitch Summer Tank Crochet Pattern

Garment is shown in Small size on a small mannequin.
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Materials

  • Yarn: Lion Brand Yarns – Shawl in a Ball (Medium Weight, #4; 61% Cotton, 34% Acrylic, 5% Other Fiber; 481yds/440m; 5.3oz./150g) Color: Lotus Blossom, 2, (2, 2, 2, 3) balls.
  • Crochet Hook: H/8-5.00mm
  • Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.

Measurements

  • Gauge: 1" over 1 st rep (sc, V-st)
  • Finished Size: To fit bust 28, (32, 36, 40, 44). When laying flat is measures 16", (18", 20", 22", 24") wide by 20.5", (21", 22", 22.5", 23") long. Garment may stretch when worn.

Abbreviations

Special Stitch Instructions

  • V-St: (dc, ch 1, dc) in designated chain or space.

Notes

  • Size is given in X-Small. Small, Medium and Large are given in Parenthesis.
  • Neckline: Some testers found the neckline to be too close to the neck. You can adjust this by decreasing the shoulder seam. Same thing for armhole, if it's too small, simply reduce the side-seam.
  • Blossom Stitch Tutorial

Instructions

  • Make 2
  • Leaving a 30" tail, ch 66, (74, 82, 90, 98) or any multiple of 4 + 2.
  • Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *sk next ch, v-st in next ch, sk next ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across. Turn. [16, (18, 20, 22, 24) V-sts]
  • Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch-1 sp), (sc, ch 1) in first v-st, *(dc, ch 1) in next sc, (sc, ch 1) in next v-st; rep from * across to last sc, dc in last sc. Turn. (32, (36, 40, 44, 48) ch-1 sps)
  • Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *v-st in next sc, sc in next dc; rep from * across. Turn. [16, (18, 20, 22, 24) V-sts]
  • Rows 4-54, (56, 58, 60, 62): Rep rows 2-3 until you have reached a desired length making sure to end with row 2. FO leaving a 12" tail.

Assembly

  • With RS facing together sew the shoulder seams 3.5" (4", 4.5", 5", 5.5") on each side, leaving a 9", (10", 11", 12", 13") opening for the neck. Shorten the shoulder seam for a larger neck opening.
  • Sew side seams leaving a 7" (7.5", 7.5", 8", 8.5") opening for the arms. Shorten the side seam for larger armholes if desired. You can also leave an optional 2"-3" slit at the bottom of the side seam.

Edging

  • Neck, Arm Openings and Bottom Edging: Join yarn (preferably along seam), ch 1, sc evenly around; join with sl st in first sc. FO.
  • Note: If you left a slit at the bottom you will need to work 3 sc into each bottom corner of the slit in order for it to lay flat.

Acrylic Material

  • Shown below is the original. It is shown the XS on a Small mannequin. It is worked in the following material:
  • Yarn: Loops and Threads Soft & Shiny 3, (3, 3, 4) 6oz/170g balls. Or use any similar (#4) yarn that meets the gauge.
  • Crochet Hook: H/8-5.00mm
    Blossom Tank

And last but not least, you might also be interested in the FREE pattern collection on CPB for Women’s Summer Tanks & Camisoles.

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6 Comments

  1. Hello! I made this top and now I am interested in adding sleeves to it. I was wondering if you might know a sightly way to decrease this pattern stitch on rows as I go? I am crocheting the sleeves directly on the garment, and it looks good so far, but decreasing after the elbow to make a nice fit doesn’t look so good. I would appreciate any suggestions. I like the pattern a lot, but decided to adapt it to being a winter sweater, as it is too hot here to wear for the summer.

    1. Hi Lydia, I would have to play around with it to give you an exact answer. I’ll try and find some time this weekend, but most likely it won’t be till next week that I can get back to you. :)

  2. This looks beautiful!! I am looking forward to making it, also am interested in how you make sleeves for it, then I could make it a bit longer and wear it for the winter months, a win win, two shirts from one battery ;)

  3. 5 stars
    Rhelena, I love this pattern! I changed the neckline to a v shape and it has turned out wonderfully! I’ll be posting pictures on Instagram as soon as I finish the edging. If you want I can send you the changes on the neckline so you can get them posted.
    The next ones that I make I’m going to add cap sleeves to.
    Thanks again!

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