This is an advanced crochet pattern.
Crochet hook size 5.00 mm
Vero Mooda Loom Yarn 74 % Acrylic + 26 % Nylon.
Special crochet stitches:
Bullion stitch uses 7 loops over hook in this pattern.
Crochet tank top pattern step by step tutorial
Row 1. Begin crochet Solomon’s Knot as follows: 20 long loops (Solomon’s knot stitch), + 3 at end of row. Turn.
Row 2 – 4. Crochet Solomon’s knot. Each row begins with 3 loops instead of 2, EXCEPT row 4 which begins with 2 loops. This is to avoid a floppy edge. Turn.
Row 5. 3 sc in loop, 1 sc in sc. Continue to end. Turn.
Row 6. Row 6. Ch 3, *1 bullion st in next st, 1 tr in next st, turn, sk 1 tr, 1 bullion st around previous bullion st, turn, 1 tr in next st (next to last tr made)*. Continue between ** to last 2 sc. Do not turn. Sl st in last 2 sc to next loop. Crochet as follows: 3 sc in loop, 1 sc in sc. Continue to end, sl st in st up the edge other side.
Row 7. Begin crochet crocodile stitch as follows: 31 sc, turn, Ch 3, 1 tr in same sc as ch 3, *ch 2, sk 2 scs, 2 tr in next st*, continue between ** to end.
Row 8. Crochet 5 tr down the 1st tr of the 2-tr group (last tr previous row), ch 1 and insert hook from left to right (looking directly at the work), crochet 5 tr up the next tr (you have now crocheted a Shell), *sk next 2-tr-group, crochet shell in next 2-tr group*, continue to end of row.
Row 9. Sl st to middle of 2nd shell from hook, ch 3, 1 tr in same st as ch 3, ch 2, 2 tr the middle of 2-tr-group (the 2-tr group you skipped previous row), ch 2*, repeat between ** to end of row, ending with 2 tr in center of 2nd last shell. Turn.
Row 10. Rep row 8. Turn.
Row 11. Ch 2, *2 tr into the center of last shell, ch 2, 2 tr in the middle of 2-tr-group (the 2-tr group you skipped previous row), ch 2*, repeat between ** to end of row, ending with 2 tr in center of shell.
Row 12. Rep row 8.
Row 13. Rep row 9.
Row 14. Rep row 11.
Row 15. Rep row 8.
Row 16. Ch 2, 2 tr in the center of last shell. Turn.
Row 17. Crocodile stitch in 2-tr-group. Fasten off.
Crochet edge around the side of row 7 to 17 both sides using row 6 as pattern.