Author:
Kayla Wood

Kayla, of Kayla Krochets, is a momma maker living in the sweaty armpit of the United States. (aka Georgia) She picked up a crochet hook for the first time in 2016 and has yet to let go!

Double Take Tunisian Tank Crochet Pattern

Maker
6/30/2019

Hi friends! I'm Kayla, the maker behind Kay Krochets. I'd love to say I have an interesting story but I totally don't. I'm just your average butt wipin', slowly going insane, stay at home momma. I enjoy drinking strong, black coffee, taking long naps, exploring new places, snacking on peanut butter M&M's, and obviously crochet.  

I've had a hook in my hand since 2016 and although I have created too many things to count, I'm still amazed that I'm able to transform a ball of yarn into something of use.  My favorite items to design are comfy, wearable garments. And the Double Take Tunisian Tank is just that! Comfy and wearable. You'll be able to throw it on and not worry about bra straps showing or boobs poppin' out. It's honestly my most worn, handmade garment yet and I hope you enjoy wearing it just as much as I do!  

MATERIALS

6mm flexible crochet hook & 3.5 mm crochet hook (or hooks needed to obtain gauge)

Light Weight Yarn (Size 3) –Sweet Delight by Baby Bee in Baby Sage

(Great substitutions include: Paintbox Cotton DK and LB Cotton Jeans)

550, 600, 650, 750, 800 yds

1 small button

Threading needle

Scissors

Stitch markers

ABBREVIATIONS

St(s) – stitch(es)

Ch(s) – chain(s)

Blsc – back loop single crochet

Inc – increase (see notes)

Dec – decrease (see notes)

Slst- slip stitch

Sc – single crochet

F/o – finish off

f/o row – finish off row (see notes)

Tss – Tunisian simple stitch

RS – Right Side (of work)

GAUGE

16 rows × 16 tss = 4" (6mm hook)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

(size - length - width)

XS - 19.5" - 31"

S - 21" - 34"

M - 21.5" - 38"

L - 22.5" - 42"

XL - 23" - 46"

NOTES

GAUGE: 16 rows × 16 tss = 4" (6mm hook)

Tank is worked from bottom to top

Instructions for different sizes are the following XS, S, M, L, XL

Return pass: y/o pull through 1 loop on hook, *y/o pull through 2 loops on hook* repeat ** across

Inc: put your hook through the SAME column as the last tss, but ALSO through the ch between the two columns, pull back through

Dec: put your hook through the next 2 columns, y/o and pull back through f/o row: slst into each st across

REMINDERS

- The last remaining st on your hook counts as a st

- You will always be working on the RS (though I chose to have the WS of my tank showing)

- Email kkrochets@hotmail.com if you have any questions or concerns

FRONT

RIBBING – 3.5 mm hook

Ch 11

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn --- 10 sts

Row 2: ch 1, blsc in each st across, turn --- 10 sts

Rows 3-62, 68, 76, 84, 92: repeat row 2 --- 10 sts

BODY – Switch to 6 mm flexible hook

Row 1: working into side of ribbing, tss across, return pass --- 62, 68, 76, 84, 92 sts

Row 2: tss across, return pass --- 62, 68, 76, 84, 92 sts

Rows 3-34, 34, 34, 50, 50: repeat row 2 --- 62, 68, 76, 84, 92 sts

(Elongate by continuing to repeat row 2 until desired length. Note: every 4 rows = 1” and the last row of the BODY should hit right below the underarm)

SHAPE ARMHOLES

Row 1: slst 2x, 4x, 6x, 6x, 8x tss across until 1, 3, 5, 5, 7 sts remain, slst in remaining sts, f/o leaving a long enough tail to use for sewing side seam later and with a new strand of yarn make a return pass --- 58, 60, 64, 72, 76 sts

REMINDER: If working on BACK panel, STOP here and head to RIGHT BACK STRAP

Row 2: dec, tss across until 3 sts remain, dec, tss, return pass --- 56, 58, 62, 70, 74 sts

Rows 3-7, 7, 7, 9, 9: repeat row 2 --- 46, 48, 52, 56, 60 sts

Rows 8, 8, 8, 10, 10: tss across, return pass --- 46, 48, 52, 56, 60 sts

Rows 9-15, 9-17, 9-19, 11-19, 11-19: repeat previous row --- 46, 48, 52, 56, 60 sts

SHAPE STRAPS

Row 1: tss 20x, 21x, 23x, 25x, 26x (including first loop on hook), slst 8x, 8x, 8x, 8x, 10x, tss across, return pass ONLY through what is now the RIGHT STRAP (you will continue working the RIGHT STRAP with the sts from the LEFT STRAP on your cable.) --- 19, 20, 22, 24, 25 sts

RIGHT FRONT STRAP

Row 2: dec, dec, tss across, return pass --- 17, 18, 20, 22, 23 sts

Rows 3-5: repeat row 2 --- 11, 12, 14, 16, 17 sts

Row 6: tss into each st across, return pass --- 11, 12, 14, 16, 17 sts

Rows 7-10: repeat row 6 and f/o row --- 11, 12, 14, 16, 17 sts

LEFT FRONT STRAP

Row 1: (Continued) using a new strand, make a return pass --- 19, 20, 22, 24, 25 sts

Row 2: tss across until 5 sts remain, dec, dec, tss, return pass --- 17, 18, 20, 22, 23 sts

Row 3-5: repeat row 2 --- 11, 12, 14, 16, 17 sts

Row 6: tss across, return pass --- 11, 12, 14, 16, 17 sts

Row 7-10: repeat row 6 and f/o row leaving a long enough tail to sew top straps together --- 11, 12, 14, 16, 17 sts

(You should have a TOTAL of 59, 61, 63, 79, 79 rows)

BACK

Repeat RIBBING, BODY, and Row 1 from SHAPE ARMHOLES

RIGHT BACK STRAP

Row 1: dec, tss 22x, 23x, 25x, 27x, 29x dec, tss 2x, return pass --- 27, 28, 30, 34, 36 sts

Row 2: dec, tss across until 4 sts remain, dec, tss 2x, return pass --- 25, 26, 28, 32, 34 sts

Rows 3-4: repeat row 2 --- 21, 22, 24, 28, 30 sts

Row 5: dec, tss across, return pass --- 20, 21, 23, 27, 29 sts

Row 6-6, 6, 6, 8, 8: repeat row 5 --- 19, 20, 22, 24, 26 sts

Row 7, 7, 7, 9, 9: tss across, return pass --- 19, 20, 22, 24, 26 sts

Rows 8-19, 8-21, 8-23, 10-23, 10-23: repeat previous row --- 19, 20, 22, 24, 26 sts

Row 20, 22, 24, 24, 24: tss across until 2 sts remain, inc, tss in last 2 sts, return pass --- 20, 21, 23, 25, 27 sts

Rows 21-23, 23-25, 25-27, 25-27, 25-27: repeat previous row --- 23, 24, 26, 28, 30 sts

Row 24, 26, 28, 28, 28: tss across, return pass --- 23, 24, 26, 28, 30 sts

Row 25, 27, 29, 29, 29: tss 11x, 12x, 14x, 16x, 17x (including first loop on hook), slst across, f/o, using a new strand make a return pass and f/o row --- 11, 12, 14, 16, 17 sts

LEFT BACK STRAP

Row 1: attach a new strand to the column just left of the last st for the RIGHT BACK STRAP (see image below), tss 1x, dec, tss across until 3 sts remain, dec, tss 1x, return pass --- 27, 28, 30, 34, 36 sts

Row 2: tss 1x, dec, tss into each st across until 3 sts remain, dec, tss 1x, return pass --- 25, 26, 28, 32, 34 sts

Row 3-4: repeat row 2 --- 21, 22, 24, 28, 30 sts

Row 5: tss across until 3 sts remain, dec, tss 1x, return pass --- 20, 21, 23, 27, 29 sts

Row 6-6, 6, 6, 8, 8: repeat row 5 --- 19, 20, 22, 24, 26 sts

Row 7, 7, 7, 9, 9: tss across, return pass --- 19, 20, 22, 24, 26 sts

Rows 8-19, 8-21, 8-23, 10-23, 10-23: repeat previous row --- 19, 20, 22, 24, 26 sts

Row 20, 22, 24, 24, 24: tss 1x, inc, tss across, return pass --- 20, 21, 23, 25, 27 sts

Rows 21-23, 23-25, 25-27, 25-27, 25-27: repeat previous row --- 23, 24, 26, 28, 30 sts

Row 24, 26, 28, 28, 28: tss across, return pass --- 23, 24, 26, 28, 30 sts

Row 25, 27, 29, 29, 29: slst 12x, 12x, 12x, 12x, 13x, tss across, return pass, f/o row --- 11, 12, 14, 16, 17 sts

FINISHING

Using st markers, try on the garment and make adjustments where needed. Also, I personally think the RS and WS of this garment look great so you decide which side you want facing outward!

Step 1: with WS facing you, sew FRONT and BACK straps together

Step 2: with WS facing you, use the long tails or attach new yarn and sew down/up the sides

Step 3: sew on button

If you chose to have the RS of this garment showing, follow 1) instructions and if you chose to have the WS showing (like I did) follow 2) instructions

1)     with RS facing you, sew your button onto the second to last row of LEFT BACK and use the gap from the last st of RIGHT BACK for the button hole

2)     with WS facing you, sew your button onto the second to last row of RIGHT BACK and use the gap from the last st of LEFT BACK for the button hole

Step 4: Armhole Edging (optional)

Row 1: attach a new strand to the bottom of one of the armholes, tss around until there are no sts left (do not connect in the round), return pass

Row 2: f/o row and use the tail to sew the 2 rows together

Step 4: weave in all of the ends and block if desired

Voila!

You now have yourself a handmade, head-turning tank! I hope you like the design as much as I do! Don’t forget to use #kaykrochets hashtag and tag @kaykrochets on Instagram/Facebook so I can see your new, beautiful creation! Have a FANTABULOUS day and never forget that God loves you!

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