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Grady Tank – Free Crochet Pattern

July is wrapping up and I’m releasing my final summery pattern of 2020! This one was a joy to work on, and I hope you will enjoy making it just as much as I did.

This is the first garment I have ever made with fingering weight yarn. Now – I picked a really easy way to do it – this pattern is primarily made up of double and treble crochet. So you get all the awesome drape of fingering weight yarn without building it out of small stitches. The yarn I used for this is Stroll Fingering from WeCrochet in the colorway Jack Rabbit Heather. This color is what I would describe as a grey – brown. It’s a beautiful neutral to have in your stash.

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THE PATTERN

Materials:
430 (500, 570, 640, 750, 800, 880, 950, 990) yards, sample uses WeCrochet Stroll, Fingering weight, 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon blend
H (5.0 mm) crochet hook, or size needed to get gauge.
Locking stitch marker
Blocking supplies

Gauge:
15 sts x 8 rows, alternating rows of linked dc and tc = 4” blocked

Pattern Notes:
•Pattern is written in size XS with changes for sizes S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, and 5X following in parentheses. Model is wearing size XS.
•Finished bust measurements are 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64)”
•Top is written to include 2” positive ease through the bust. To choose your size, measure your bust at the fullest point and choose the size that is 2 – 3” inches larger.
•Ch 1 or ch 3 at the beginning of a row does not count as a st.
•Stitch counts are indicated in < > where there is a change.
•For bust shaping, it may be helpful to mark the first st of each row with a sm so you can clearly identify it on the next row.

Special Stitches:
Linked dc – Insert hook into front bar of previous dc,* yo, pull up a loop, insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through two loops on hook, yo pull through remaining two loops.
-For initial linked dc of a row, insert hook into the 2nd ch of your ch 3, then proceed from *.

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Linked double crochet – have you tried it? I use this stitch in the Grady Tank (releasing tomorrow), I love how it has the height of a traditional dc but also makes a tighter fabric. Have you ever used this stitch? It’s really easy! Here are the instructions: Insert hook into front bar of previous dc,* yo, pull up a loop, insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through two loops on hook, yo pull through remaining two loops. PS – sorry for the shakiness at the beginning 😂😂😂 Yarn: @wecrochetofficial Mighty Stitch in Fairy Tale . . . #wecrochet #crochettutorial #ourmakerlife #craftsposure #crochet #crochetgeek #crochetaddict #crochetersofig #yarnstagram #crochetcrew #bhooked #yarnaddict #craftastherapy #crochetisbae #crochet_relax #alwaysyarning #mycreativebiz #crochetpattern #creativityfound #crochetgram #welovecrochet #craftylife #crochetrelax #onmyhook #stitchandhustle #makerstrong #yarnaddiction #crocheting

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Abbreviations (US Terms):

ch  chain

sc  single crochet

hdc half double crochet

fhdc foundation half double crochet

dc  double crochet

Tc  treble crochet

sp  space

sm  stitch marker

sk  skip

st(s)  stitch(es)

rs  right side

ws  wrong side

* *   repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed

Front Panel:

Row 1 (rs): Fhdc 67 (75, 83, 91, 99, 107, 115, 123, 131), turn. <67, 75, 83, 91, 99, 107, 115, 123, 131> hdc

Row 2 (ws): Ch 3, *tc 1, ch 1, sk 1*, repeat from * to * across, turn. <34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66> tc

Row 3: Ch 3, linked dc in every st and ch sp across, turn. <67, 75, 83, 91, 99, 107, 115, 123, 131> linked dc

Rows 4 – 25: Repeat rows 2 – 3.

Row 26: Repeat row 2.

Additional repeats may be added here to lengthen your piece before shaping for bust area, but be sure to end on a row 2 repeat.

Right front shaping:

Place a sm in the 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64) st from the both the right and left sides of your top. These should be ch sp, and you should have a tc, ch 1, tc between the two sm. 

Row 1: Ch 1, sk 1, sc 1, hdc 1, dc 1, linked dc until 3 sts remain to sm, dc1, hdc 1, sc 1, turn. <31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 59, 63> sts

Row 2: Ch 1, sk 1, sc 1, hdc 1, dc 1, ch 1, sk 1,  *tc 1, ch 1, sk 1*, repeat from * to * until 4 sts remain, dc1, hdc 1, sc 1, turn. <11, 13, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30> tc

Row 3: Ch 1, sk 1, sc 1, hdc 1, dc 1, linked dc until 3 sts remain to sm, dc1, hdc 1, sc 1, turn. <27, 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 59> sts

Row 4: Ch 1, sk 1, sc 1, hdc 1, dc 1, ch 1, sk 1,  *tc 1, ch 1, sk 1*, repeat from * to * until 4 sts remain, dc1, hdc 1, sc 1, turn. <12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28> tc

Row 5: Ch 1, sk 1, sc 1, hdc 1, dc 1, linked dc until 3 sts remain to sm, dc1, hdc 1, sc 1, turn. <23, 27, 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 59> sts

Row 6: Ch 1, sk 1, sc 1, hdc 1, dc 1, ch 1, sk 1,  *tc 1, ch 1, sk 1*, repeat from * to * until 4 sts remain, dc1, hdc 1, sc 1, turn. <10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26> tc

Row 7: Ch 1, sk 1, sc 1, hdc 1, dc 1, linked dc until 3 sts remain to sm, dc1, hdc 1, sc 1, turn. <19, 23, 27, 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55> sts

Row 8: Ch 1, sk 1, sc 1, hdc 1, dc 1, ch 1, sk 1,  *tc 1, ch 1, sk 1*, repeat from * to * until 4 sts remain, dc1, hdc 1, sc 1, turn. <8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24> tc

Row 9: Ch 1, sk 1, sc 1, hdc 1, dc 1, linked dc until 3 sts remain to sm, dc1, hdc 1, sc 1, turn. <15, 19, 23, 27, 31, 35, 39, 43, 47> sts

Row 10: Ch 1, sk 1, sc 1, hdc 1, dc 1, ch 1, sk 1,  *tc 1, ch 1, sk 1*, repeat from * to * until 4 sts remain, dc1, hdc 1, sc 1, turn. <6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22> tc

Row 11: Ch 1, sk 1, sc 1, hdc 1, dc 1, linked dc until 3 sts remain to sm, dc1, hdc 1, sc 1, turn. <11, 15, 19, 23, 27, 31, 35, 39, 43> sts

Size XS/S proceed to Right Front Strap

Row 12: Ch 1, sk 1, sc 1, hdc 1, dc 1, ch 1, sk 1,  *tc 1, ch 1, sk 1*, repeat from * to * until 4 sts remain, dc1, hdc 1, sc 1, turn. <X, X, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20> tc

Row 13: Ch 1, sk 1, sc 1, hdc 1, dc 1, linked dc until 3 sts remain to sm, dc1, hdc 1, sc 1, turn. <X, X, 15, 19, 23, 27, 31, 35, 39> sts

Size M/L proceed to Right Front Strap

Row 14: Ch 1, sk 1, sc 1, hdc 1, dc 1, ch 1, sk 1,  *tc 1, ch 1, sk 1*, repeat from * to * until 4 sts remain, dc1, hdc 1, sc 1, turn. <X, X, X, X, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18> tc

Row 15: Ch 1, sk 1, sc 1, hdc 1, dc 1, linked dc until 3 sts remain to sm, dc1, hdc 1, sc 1, turn. <X, X, X, X, 19, 23, 27, 31, 35> sts

All remaining sizes proceed to Right Front Strap

Right Front Strap:

Row 1: Ch 3, dc2tog, dc2tog, linked dc until 4 sts remain, dc2tog, dc2tog, turn. <7, 7, 11, 9, 15, 19, 23, 27, 31> dc

Sizes M, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X only repeat row 1 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) times, then proceed to row 3. 

Size L only:

Row 2: Ch 3, dc2tog, linked dc until 4 sts remain, dc2tog, turn. <7> dc

All sizes should now have 7 sts for their strap.

Row 3: Ch 3, linked dc across, turn. 

Rows 4 – 18: Repeat row 3.

Fasten off.

Left Front Shaping:

Attach yarn in second marked st, with rs facing you. Repeat all instructions as for the Right Front Shaping, and Right Front Strap.

Back Panel:

Row 1 (rs): Fhdc 67 (75, 83, 91, 99, 107, 115, 123, 131), turn. <67, 75, 83, 91, 99, 107, 115, 123, 131> hdc

Row 2 (ws): Ch 3, *tc 1, ch 1, sk 1*, repeat from * to * across, turn. <34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66> tc

Row 3: Ch 3, linked dc in every st and ch sp across, turn. <67, 75, 83, 91, 99, 107, 115, 123, 131> linked dc

Rows 4 – 25: Repeat rows 2 – 3.

Row 26: Repeat row 2.

If you added additional repeats for the front panel, you will want to do the same number here of repeats here.

Back Straps (repeat for each side):

Row 1: Join yarn at first st on edge, slst 12 (14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28), ch 3, linked dc 7, turn. <7 dc>

Row 2: Ch 3, linked dc across, turn. 

Rows 3 – 24: Repeat row 2.

Fasten off

Finishing:

Weave in all ends. Block your pieces according to your preference, ensuring they are both the same width. Using your preferred seaming method, seam the front and back panels together, lining up the rows as you go. You may choose to use stitch markers to hold your panels together. Tie your straps over each shoulder, and you’re good to go! Use the hashtags #gradytank and #hookedhazel when you share your makes so I can see and share them!

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