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Daylily Tank

The daylily tank came to life from the yarn. The beautiful lace top is flowery and adds such interest to this simple tank without adding difficulty. It is also super easy to adjust the length so you can make it your own!

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Materials

Yarn: For the single color top I used Springfetti from LeRoo Cotton

For color block top I used Zeppelin and Lilac from Threadhead Knits

However any dk weight yarn will work. Some good alternatives are sugarwheel cotton from Hobby Lobby, Cotton Bamboo from Lion Brand, Cotton Jeans from Lion Brand, Joy DK from Michaels.

Yardage is as follows:


xs sm md lg xl 2x 3x 4x 5x 6x
yardage 544 599 654 740 826 913 998 1084 1170 1260

Hook: 5mm hook or size needed to achieve gauge

Notions: Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Gauge: 16 dc x 8 rows = 4” x 4”:

Sizing: 

xs sm md lg xl 2x 3x 4x 5x 6x
30” 34” 38” 42” 46” 50” 54” 58” 62” 66”

Pattern Key (US Terms)

st – Stitch
sk – skip
ss – slip stitch
yo – yarn over
fo – finish off
ch – chain
fsc – Foundation Single Crochet
dc – double crochet
dc2tog – double crochet two together

Pattern Notes (read before starting):

  • Turning chains count as a stitch
  • This pattern is written starting around the bust. The lace top is worked up on the fsc, then the body is worked in the round by flipping the project crocheting into the bottom of the fsc
  • For help with the Foundation Single Crochet there’s a great tutorial with pictures and video here: https://persialou.com/foundation-single-crochet-fsc-photo/
  • It is important to use a fsc instead of a chain for the stretch the fsc offers
  • You can purchase an ad-free version of this pattern on Etsy or Ravelry

Pattern Instructions:

Lace Front:

Foundation: 120 (134, 148, 176, 190, 204, 218, 232, 246, 260) fsc, join in a loop with a ss making sure not to twist your row

row 1: ch 3, (counts as dc) dc in next 2 sts, *sk 2 (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next st, sk 2, dc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * 7 (8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17) more times, dc in next st [8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 (2dc, ch 1, 2dc)] – leave remaining sts unworked

row 2: ch 3, turn, 2 dc in between 2 dc, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next chain space, 2 dc in between next 2 dc*, repeat from * to * until 1 st remains. dc

repeat row 2,  7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) more times, for 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18) rows total or until it measures 4 (4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5) inches

Strap 1:

row 1: ch 3, turn, 2dc in between next 2 dc, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next chain space, 2 dc in between next 2 dc* repeat from * to * 1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) more times, 2 dc in next chain space

row 2: ch 3, turn,  sk 2, 2 dc in between two dcs, * (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch sp, 2 dc in between next 2 dc* repeat from * to * 1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) more times, dc in next st

row 3: ch 3, turn, 2 dc in between next 2 dc, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next chain space, 2 dc in between next 2 dc* repeat from * to * 0 (0, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4) more time, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next chain space, dc in turning chain

row  4:  ch 3, turn, 2 dc in next chain space, 2 dc between next 2 dc, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next chain space, 2 dc in between next 2 dc* repeat from * to * 0 (0, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4) more times, dc in next st

row 5: ch 3, turn; dc in next 2 sts, *hdc in next st, sc in next st, sc in ch space, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * 0 (0, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4) more times, dc in next 2 sts, fo

Strap 2:

reattach yarn in the 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) ch space from the left

row 1: ch 3,  dc in ch space, 2dc in between next 2 dc, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next chain space, 2 dc in between next 2 dc* repeat from * to * 1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) more times,  dc in last st

row 2: ch 3, turn; 2dc in between next 2 dc, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next chain space, 2 dc in between next 2 dc* repeat from * to * 1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) more times, dc in turning ch

row 3: ch 3, turn;  *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next chain space, 2 dc in between next 2 dc*  repeat from * to * 1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) more times, dc in last  st

row 4: ch 3, turn, 2dc in between next 2 dc, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next chain space, 2 dc in between next 2 dc* repeat from * to * 0 (0, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4) more times,  2 dc in next ch sp, dc in turning space

row 5: ch 3, turn, dc in next 3 sts, *hdc, sc in next 3 sts, hdc, dc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * across, dc in last st fo

Lace Back:

turn your work so the front panel is on the bottom, making sure you haven’t twisted your foundation stitch, attach your yarn to the first unworked st 

row 1: ch 3, (counts as dc) dc in next 2 sts, *sk 2 (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next st, sk 2, dc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * 7 (8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17) more times, dc in next st 

row 2: ch 3, turn, 2 dc in between 2 dc, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next chain space, 2 dc in between next 2 dc*, repeat from * to * until 1 st remains. dc

repeat row 2,  9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18) more times, for 11 (12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20) rows total or until it measures 5 (5.5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5) inches

Strap 1:

row 1: ch 3, turn, 2 dc in between next 2 dc, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next chain space, 2 dc in between next 2 dc* repeat from * to * 0 (0, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4) more time, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next chain space, dc in between next 2 dc

row  2:  ch 3, turn, 2 dc in next chain space, 2dc between next 2 dc, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next chain space, 2 dc in between next 2 dc* repeat from * to * 0 (0, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4) more times, dc in turning ch

row 3: ch 3, turn; dc in next 2 sts, *hdc in next st, sc in next st, sc in ch space, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * 0 (0, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4) more times, dc in last 2 sts, fo leaving a long tail

Strap 2:

attach yarn between the 2 dc after the 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) double (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc)

row 1: ch 3,  *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next chain space, 2 dc in between next 2 dc*  repeat from * to * 1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) more times, dc in last  st

row 2: ch 3, turn, 2 dc in between next 2 dc, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next chain space, 2 dc in between next 2 dc* repeat from * to * 0 (0, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4) more times,  2 dc in next ch sp, dc in turning space

row 3: ch 3, turn, dc in next 3 sts, *hdc, sc in next 3 sts, hdc, dc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * across, dc in last st fo

 leaving a long tail

Whip Stitch the top of the arms together

@va1erie

Body:

Flip your project so the fsc is at the top. Attach your yarn under the armpit on the unworked side of the fsc.

Want a boxier look? Skip the waist shaping by following row 20 until you reach your desired length. 

For the first 8 rows, you will be decreasing 2 stitches each row under the armpit, if you’d prefer not to count, dc2tog in the first 2 stitches and in the armpit

row 1: ch 3, turn; dc2tog, dc 58 (65, 71, 86, 93, 100, 107, 114,  121, 128), dc2tog, dc in remaining st, ss into the turning ch to join

row 2: ch 3, turn; dc2tog, dc 57 (64, 70, 85, 92, 99, 106, 113,  120, 127), dc2tog, dc in remaining st, ss into the turning ch to join

row 3: ch 3, turn; dc2tog, dc 56 (63, 69, 84, 91, 98, 105, 112,  119, 126), dc2tog, dc in remaining st, ss into the turning ch to join

row 4: ch 3, turn; dc2tog, dc 55 (62, 68, 83, 90, 97, 104, 111,  118, 125), dc2tog, dc in remaining st, ss into the turning ch to join

row 5: ch 3, turn; dc2tog, dc 54 (61, 67, 82, 89, 96, 103, 110,  117, 124), dc2tog, dc in remaining st, ss into the turning ch to join

row 6: ch 3, turn; dc2tog, dc 53 (60, 66, 81, 88, 95, 102, 109,  116, 123), dc2tog, dc in remaining st, ss into the turning ch to join

row 7: ch 3, turn; dc2tog, dc 52 (59, 65, 80, 87, 94, 101, 108,  115, 122), dc2tog, dc in remaining st, ss into the turning ch to join

row 8: ch 3, turn; dc2tog, dc 51 (58, 64, 79, 86, 93, 100, 107,  114, 121), dc2tog, dc in remaining st, ss into the turning ch to join

Row 9 – 11: ch 3, turn; dc in each st across, ss into turning chain to join

For the next 8 rows, you will be increasing 2 stitches each row under the armpit, if you’d prefer not to count, dc twice in first st, then dc twice in one st under the other armpit

row 12: ch 3, turn; 2 dc in next st, dc 52 (59, 65, 80, 87, 94, 101, 108,  115, 122), 2 dc in next st, dc in remaining st, ss into the turning ch to join

row 13: ch 3, turn; 2 dc in next st, dc 53 (60, 66, 81, 88, 95, 102, 109,  116, 123), 2 dc in next st, dc in remaining st, ss into the turning ch to join

row 14: ch 3, turn; 2 dc in next st, dc 54 (61, 67, 82, 89, 96, 103, 110,  117, 124), 2 dc in next st, dc in remaining st, ss into the turning ch to join

row 15: ch 3, turn; 2 dc in next st, dc 55 (62, 68, 83, 90, 97, 104, 111,  118, 125), 2 dc in next st, dc in remaining st, ss into the turning ch to join

row 16: ch 3, turn; 2 dc in next st, dc 56 (63, 69, 84, 91, 98, 105, 112,  119, 126), 2 dc in next st, dc in remaining st, ss into the turning ch to join

row 17: ch 3, turn; 2 dc in next st, dc 57 (64, 70, 85, 92, 99, 106, 113,  120, 127), 2 dc in next st, dc in remaining st, ss into the turning ch to join

row 18: ch 3, turn; 2 dc in next st, dc 58 (65, 71, 86, 93, 100, 105, 114,  121, 128), 2 dc in next st, dc in remaining st, ss into the turning ch to join

row 19: ch 3, turn; 2 dc in next st, dc 59 (66, 72, 87, 94, 101, 108, 115,  122, 129), 2 dc in next st, dc in remaining st, ss into the turning ch to join

row 20 – 30: ch 3, turn; dc in each st around, ss into the turning chain to join

watch your gauge during these rows, most people have a tendency to loosen their stitches as they go

you can shorten your top by doing fewer rows, and add length by doing more – this will affect yardage

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@themindieraes

Testers:

A huge thank you to my testers

Asia at yarnfixation.com
Jenna at ravelry.com/designers/jst
Kate @Katedenyse
Kari at Crocheted Creations By Kari
Kathy Hungerford Paquette
Kristen @themindieraes
Liza from Liz_knots
shannonrogers760
Tiffany of @themodestbungalow
Valerie www.instagram.com/va1erie

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