simple crochet tank top tutorial

Simple Crochet Tank Top Pattern

We’re almost at the end of summer, but it’s not over yet! With a few weeks of sunny days and warm breezes left, there’s still time to infuse your wardrobe with light and airy pieces that epitomize summer chic. 

What better way to do that than by creating your very own crochet tank top?

In this comprehensive crochet top tutorial, perfect for beginners and seasoned crocheters alike, we’ll guide you through the process of crocheting a stunning, breezy crochet tank top. 

This easy-to-follow DIY crochet top project will have you fashionably enjoying the last few weeks of summer in no time!

crochet tank top pattern

Double Crochet

Let’s talk about the double crochet stitch. This stitch is a true powerhouse when it comes to crocheting garments.

Its versatility and height make it an ideal choice for creating lightweight, breathable pieces like this crochet tank top. The double crochet stitch lends a beautiful drape and texture to crocheted garments, ensuring a finished piece that’s both comfortable and stylish. 

To master the double crochet stitch, follow these steps:

  1. Start by crocheting a foundation chain of desired length.
  2. Yarn over and insert your hook into the stitch where you want to create the double crochet.
  3. Yarn over again and pull through, giving you three loops on the hook. 
  4. Yarn over once more and pull through the first two loops on the hook.
  5. Yarn over again and pull through the remaining two loops.

Construction: Assembling Your Front & Back Pieces

This crochet tank top pattern is worked by crocheting a front panel and a back panel. Once you’ve completed the panels, it’s time to bring your tank top to life by sewing them together. 

  1. Lay your front and back panels with the right sides facing each other.
  2. Use a tapestry needle and the same yarn you used for crocheting to sew the shoulders together. Start from the outer edge and work your way towards the center, creating a secure seam.
  3. Repeat the same process for the side seams. 
  4. Flip your tank top right side out and boom! There’s your finished product!
easy crochet top

Crochet Tips & Tricks For Tank Top Success

Creating a crochet tank top is an exciting endeavor, and these tips and tricks will help you achieve the best results:

  • Gauge is Key: Swatch and check your gauge before starting. Adjust your hook size as needed to ensure your tank top fits perfectly.
  • Count Your Stitches: Pay close attention to stitch counts, especially at the beginning and end of rows, to maintain symmetry.
  • Block for a Polished Look: After finishing your tank top, block it gently to even out stitches and create a professional appearance.
  • Consistent Tension: Maintain consistent tension throughout your project to ensure uniformity in your stitches.
  • Yarn Choice Matters: Opt for worsted weight yarn in natural fibers for a breathable and comfortable summer crochet project.

Design Inspiration: Breezy Boho Vibes for Summer

This crochet tank top pattern draws inspiration from the breezy boho aesthetic that’s perfect for soaking up the sun. Imagine delicate lace-like patterns, fringe accents, and intricate stitchwork that embodies carefree summer days. This design invites you to embrace your inner bohemian spirit while staying cool and stylish during the hottest months!

I’m a big fan of mesh-like, breathable tank tops that you can layer over a cami for some extra style. Layers are so fun!

Check Out More Free Summer Knitting Patterns

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Ready to take your knitting game up a notch? Think about snagging the ad-free, downloadable PDF version of this awesome tank top knitting pattern.

Why, you wonder? Well, having that PDF in your pocket comes with a bunch of perks. First off, it gives you a handy offline reference, so you can knit on the move without needing an internet lifeline. Plus, the PDF format makes sure the pattern looks all sleek and printer-friendly, so you can rock those crochet steps like a pro. And hey, when you buy the PDF, you’re showing some love for the hard work that went into dreaming up and creating this cool summer knitting gig.

So why settle for peeking at it on the blog when you could have a knitting sidekick that’s portable, printable, and has your back? That’s what I call a win-win, my friend!

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crochet tank top pattern

Yarn Requirements

The yarn I used for this crochet tank top pattern is Comfy Worsted by WeCrochet in the color Parchment. It’s a super soft and comfy pima cotton yarn that’s perfect for summer! I love the way it drapes and will definitely be making more garments in other colors. Click here to check out all the colors.

When choosing your yarn, opt for worsted weight yarn. It strikes a balance between structure and lightness, ensuring your tank top drapes elegantly while remaining durable. Look for yarns with natural fibers that provide breathability and a soft touch against your skin. Worsted weight yarn comes in a variety of colors, giving you the freedom to express your personal style.

Substitute Yarns: Exploring Alternatives

While we recommend worsted weight yarn for this project, you have options! Sport weight cotton yarns offer a lighter feel for an even airier garment. Bamboo yarns provide a luxurious drape and a silky touch. Remember, if you decide to use a different yarn, swatch and check gauge to ensure the right fit.

Your Personalized Summer Wardrobe Staple

With this crochet tank top tutorial, you’re well on your way to creating a versatile, chic, and comfortable piece for your summer wardrobe. The double crochet stitch sets the foundation for a project that’s ideal for beginners and crochet enthusiasts alike. From assembling the front and back pieces to customizing your design and yarn choice, you’re in control of your summer fashion statement.

So gather your materials, select your favorite worsted weight yarn, and embark on the journey to craft a crochet tank top that encapsulates the breezy boho vibes of the season.

Get ready to flaunt your DIY crochet top with pride, and enjoy the compliments as you radiate effortless summer chic!

I love seeing your completed projects! Share what you made using the hashtag #themodernmakerco and tag me at @themodernmakerco on Instagram or TikTok!

Easy Tank Top | Free Crochet Tank Top Pattern

This adorable tank is a perfect summer crochet project! It is constructed with just two pieces worked in
the flat. The double crochet stitch gives the tank nice visual interest and lovely drape, and the slightly
cropped fit makes it perfect for an easy breezy summer wardrobe! Model is 5’7” (170 cm) wearing size S.
The finished garment fits true to bust size for a slightly drapey look.

NOTE: The tank top length can be easily customized if you want it to be longer. Simply work additional
rows on the front and back panel before Bottom of Arm row (keep in mind this will change your total
yardage required).


This pattern is written in the format of XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL). Follow the instructions accordingly.


  • 8 stitches and 6 rows = 4×4 inches (10x10cm) in double crochet


  • R = row
  • St = stitch
  • Ch = chain
  • Dc = double crochet
  • RS = right side
  • WS = wrong side

Stitches Used

  • Double Crochet: Start by crocheting a foundation chain of any length. Yarn over and insert your hook into the third stitch from your hook. Yarn over again and pull through, giving you three loops on the hook. Yarn over once more and pull through the first two loops on the hook. Yarn over again and pull through the remaining two loops.

Size Chart

Choose your size based on bust measurement.

size chart

Front Panel

R1: Ch 34 (34, 36, 38, 42, 44). Ch 2, turn.

R2: Dc 34 (34, 36, 38, 42, 44). Ch 2, turn.

Repeat R2 for a total of 13 (13, 14, 14, 14, 14) rows.

Continue to Front Panel Chart for your selected size.

Back Panel

R1: Ch 34 (34, 36, 38, 42, 44). Ch 2, turn.

R2: Dc 34 (34, 36, 38, 42, 44). Ch 2, turn.

Repeat R2 for a total of 13 (13, 14, 14, 14, 14) rows.

Continue to Back Panel Chart for your selected size.

Front & Back Panel Charts


  1. Read the chart from the bottom up. The shaded area represents the body of the pattern piece and the various sections you will crochet/shape.
  2. Choose the corresponding chart based on the size you are crocheting. You will start the Front Panel Chart at Bottom of Armhole
  3. Using the Inches/Cm and/or Row # columns as your guide, follow the increases and decreases as indicated by the + and – numbers. At any point in time, you may use the # of Stitches column to cross-check your position in the piece.
  4. When you get to Bottom of Neck, work one side of the chart at a time. Once the right side of the chart is completed, bind off. Insert your crochet hook on the left side of your work and complete the other side.
  5. When you reach the end of the chart, bind off. Weave in yarn ends and continue to Construction.

XS: Front Panel Chart

XS: Back Panel Chart

S: Front Panel Chart

S: Back Panel Chart

M: Front Panel Chart

M: Back Panel Chart

crochet tank top m back

L: Front Panel Chart

L: Back Panel Chart

XL: Front Panel Chart

crochet tank top XL front

XL: Back Panel Chart

crochet tank top XL back

XXL: Front Panel Chart

crochet tank top XXL front

XXL: Back Panel Chart


Place body panels RS together. Use stitch markers to line up both sides evenly. Whip stitch the side seams and shoulder seams. Weave in yarn ends.

*OPTIONAL: Leave 3-4 rows of double crochet unstitched at the bottom of the side seams.

free crochet tank top pattern

Enjoy wearing your new Crochet Tank Top!

free crochet tank top pattern

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