💗 Easy Crochet Heart Tank Top | Free Pattern & Video

Easy Crochet Heart Tank Top Free Pattern & Video
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If you’re looking to create heartfelt and charming crochet projects for Valentine’s Day, what better way to celebrate love than with a handmade crochet top? A heart-shaped tank top combines creativity, warmth, and love in one delightful package. Whether you’re planning a cozy date night or want to surprise someone special, this project is a sweet gesture.

This free crochet pattern is designed to fit all nine sizes ranging from XS up to 5XL and can be adjusted to your preferred size. This written pattern features a simple stitch pattern and a step-by-step photo tutorial that is easy to follow, making it perfect for beginner crocheters or those looking for a quick and easy yet stylish project.

The full Video tutorial is available on my YouTube channel where it is worked up in size Medium. If you would like a printable PDF copy of this pattern with no distracting ads, and loads of guided images, it is available for purchase on my Pattern Store here. Or just add this to your Ravelry queue for later.

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DESIGN INSPIRATION

crochet heart top hanging

I wanted to incorporate the heart-shaped crochet pattern into a crochet top, and by doing this I managed to achieve a lovely sweetheart neckline, making this crochet heart-shaped top the perfect Valentine’s Day ensemble.

Choosing the right yarn is essential for creating a soft and smooth garment that feels comfortable against the skin. Opting for a lightweight and breathable yarn such as cotton or bamboo can ensure that the top is comfortable to wear for extended periods.

crochet heart from magic ring

The start of this lovely crochet heart-shaped top begins with the magic ring or magic circle technique. This technique creates a tight and seamless center for the top.

Once you’ve established the center of the top, you’ll continue working in rounds using a simple repeat pattern.

This pattern typically involves increasing the number of stitches in each round to gradually shape the top into a large crochet heart. This method allows for easy adjustment of the size of the top to fit any body type by simply adding rounds as needed.

The versatility of a crochet heart-shaped top makes it suitable for various occasions and styles. Pairing it with jeans and shorts creates a casual and effortless look, perfect for a day out with friends or a casual date.

Alternatively, pairing it with a long skirt adds an elegant touch, making it suitable for a romantic dinner or evening event.

If you prefer a laid-back vibe or a more refined aesthetic, the crochet heart-shaped top offers endless styling possibilities.

If you would like to learn 3 other ways how to make a crochet heart, then check out this easy crochet heart pattern tutorial. From a basic crochet heart to a soft and puffy heart, learn how to make them in different sizes. This free crochet heart pattern also comes with a step-by-step video tutorial.

Crochet heart top

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CONSTRUCTION

crochet heart

The construction of making a crochet heart-shaped top involves using basic crochet stitches like single crochet stitches, double crochet stitches, and treble crochet stitches. It begins with the magic loop technique, forming a tight and seamless center for the top. This technique allows for easy adjustment of the size by adding or subtracting rounds as needed.

crochet heart tank top using coboo yarn

For this pattern, we recommend Lion Brand’s Coboo yarn due to its blend of cotton and bamboo fibers, providing a soft and smooth texture against the skin.

A smaller hook than the recommended size, such as a 3.5 mm crochet hook, is used to achieve the desired drape and stitch definition.

crochet heart puff stitches

To create the straps, simple puff stitches are worked in repeat throughout the sleeves. Puff stitches add texture and visual interest to the garment while remaining easy to execute, making them perfect for beginners and experienced crocheters alike.

By combining these techniques and materials, you can create a crochet heart-shaped top that is both stylish and comfortable to wear.

This step-by-step tutorial is versatile and the detailed instructions allow you to customize the size and style to suit your preferences, making it a perfect project for crocheters of all skill levels.

Tips For Beginners

If this is your first time attempting a crochet garment, here are some additional tips to ensure success:

  1. Hook Size Matters: Pay close attention to the recommended hook size in the pattern. Using the wrong size can significantly affect your gauge and, subsequently, the fit of your sweater.

  2. Yarn Considerations: Consider using a thinner yarn or a lightweight stretchable yarn for the warmer weather. This modification allows for breathability and comfort in the summer months.

  3. Customizing Your Top: Don’t be afraid to add your personal touch. Experiment with different colors, and yarn textures, or even incorporate stripes for a unique look.

  4. Gauge: Always take the time to create a gauge swatch. This first step is crucial in ensuring your project size does not derail from the written pattern

Tools And Materials:

tools and materials

Yarn weight: Category 3
Brand: Coboo Lion Brand
Color: Pale Pink
Hook: 3.5 mm hook
Gauge: 20 Hdc Sts x 10 Rows = 5×4 in/ 13 x 10 cm
No. yarns (skeins & yardage): XS [S/ M/ L/ XL] [2XL/ 3XL/ 4XL/ 5XL] : 1 [1.5/ 2/ 2/ 2.5] [3/ 3.5/ 4/ 4.5] skeins and 232 [261/ 371/ 444/ 542] [629/ 746/ 847/ 981] – These are approximates
Tools: tapestry needle, measuring tape, Scissors, Stitch Markers
Skill: Beginner

  

Things to Note:

  • Prepare a pattern gauge to get the right size. You may need to adjust your tension or change the hook size to achieve the same gauge.
  • Pattern consist of basic Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Double Crochet and Trebel Crochet stitches.
  • 2Hdc vs Hdc2 : 2 Hdc refers to working and increase of 2 Hdc Sts into the same stitch. Hdc 2 refers to working 1 Dc stitch into the next 2 stitches.
  • Video Tutorial available here
  • The abbreviation is available in English US format here.

     

Crochet Abbreviations (US term) 

Ch – Chain Stitch
Ch Sp – Chain Space
RS – Right Side
inc – Increase
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sc – Single Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Tr – Treble / Triple Crochet

Heart Tank Top Measurement Chart:

Crochet heart shape measurement chart

  • Pattern consists of 9 sizes.
  • Measurements above are only an estimate of the finished garment based on gauge and not body size
  • Size can be adjusted to your liking
  • If you are in between sizes, size up or measure along
  • Pattern has a negative ease of 2 in/ 5cm
  • Model is wearing size M is 5’3” / 160cm in height for reference purposes.

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Easy Crochet Heart Tank Top Free Pattern & Video

Crochet heart top

Instructions

 

PART 1: Front Body Panel

  1. Foundation Row: Work a magic ring, Ch 2
  2. Row 1: Work 3 Tr in the ring, 4 Dc, 1 Tr , 4 Dc, 3 Tr, Ch 2, Sl St into ring, Ch 2 turn

    Place a SM in the Tr St

  3. Row 2: Sk 2 Ch, Sc in 1st St, work 3 Hdc inc into the next 3 Sts, Work 1 Hdc into the next 3 Sts, work a (Hdc, Dc, Hdc) inc in the next St, Hdc 3, 3 Hdc inc into the next 3 Sts, Sc, Ch 2 turn

    Cont to replace the SM on the Tr St on every row

  4. Row 3: Sk 2 Ch, Sk 1 St, Sc, work *(1 Hdc, 2 Hdc inc) 3 times, work 1 Hdc into the next 6 Sts, work a (Hdc, Dc, Hdc) inc in the next St, Dc 6, *(2 Hdc inc, 1 Hdc) 3 times, Sc, Ch 2 turn
  5. Row 4: Sk 2 Ch, Sk 1 St, Sc, work *(2 Hdc, 2 Hdc inc) 3 times, Work 1 Hdc into the next 6 Sts, work a (Hdc, Dc, Hdc) inc in the next St, Hdc 6, *(2 Hdc inc, 2 Hdc) 3 times, Sc, Ch 2 turn
  6. Row 5: Sk 2 Ch, Sk 1 St, Sc, work *(3 Hdc, 2 Hdc inc) 3 times, Work 1 Hdc into the next 6 Sts, work a (Hdc, Dc, Hdc) inc in the next St, Hdc 6, *(2 Hdc inc, 3 Hdc) 3 times, Sc, Ch 2 turn

    For the next rows, add 1 stitch to the previous rows Hdc St before the 2 Hdc inc and make 3 sets. Pattern increase: *(prev Hdc St + 1, 2 Hdc inc) 3 times. Example below:

  7. Row 6: Sk 2 Ch, Sk 1 St, Sc, work *(4 Hdc, 2 Hdc inc) 3 times, Work 1 Hdc into the next 6 Sts, work a (Hdc, Dc, Hdc) inc in the next stitch, Hdc 6, *(4 Hdc, 2 Hdc inc, 3 Hdc) 3 times, Sc, Ch 2 turn.
  8. Next Rows: Rep pattern increase until you’ve reached your preferred size. For ref XS (S /M / L/ XL)(2XL/ 3XL/ 4XL/ 5XL) work 18 [ 19 /23/ 25/ 28] [30/ 33/ 35/ 38] total rows including Row 1 .

    Refer to the Measurement chart or measure your chest circumference and get half the width. Adjust the fit to your liking.

     

  9. Once all rows are made, Ch 1, turn to the top row and work a Sc. *(Ch 1, Sc) into each row evenly across. At the magic ring, work a Sc through the center of the loop. Cont to (*) across. Bind off.
  10. Make a second heart using the same pattern in Steps 1 – 9.
 
 

PART 2: Seaming the Sides

  1. Place both hearts on top of each other, WS facing up.
  2. Place one SM at both corner ends and one SM into the first increase St from the top.
  3. Insert hook and Sc both pcs together across. Bind off
  4. Rep on the other side. Bind off
 
 

PART 3: Heart Shape Puff Stitch Straps

  1. Turn hearts RS facing up.
  2. Place SM at the top of the heart where the straps should be.

    Refer to the measurement chart or  the simple way is to measure against your bra straps width for more accurate placement.

  3. Row 1: Insert hook through the front right side of the SM and draw up a loop. *(Yo, insert hook in the same St, draw up a loop) x 3. In the next St, *(Yo, insert hook in the same St, draw up a loop) x 3. Yo, pull through 4 loops on hook. Ch 1, Yo, pull through the remaining 4 loops on hook, Ch 1
  4. Row 2: *(Yo, insert hook in the Ch Sp, draw up a loop) x 7. Yo, pull through 4 loops on hook (split the loops in half on hook). Ch 1, Yo, pull through the remaining 4 loops on hook, Ch 1
  5. Rep Row 2 for as many rows as needed to achieve the length of your strap.

    Refer to the measurement chart or measure against your bra straps length for a more accurate fit.

  6. Bind off and leave a long tail to sew the strap to the back.
  7. Thread a yarn needle and place the strap to the back where the SM is.

    Be careful not to twist the strap

  8. Insert the needle through the side of the strap and through the back. Work your needle straight in and diagonally back. Do this across. Whipstitch the bottom of the strap across. Weave in and bind off
  9. For the 2nd strap, instead of working through the front, work through the inside (WS) of the front piece on the left side.
  10. Rep Rows 1 – 8 on the other side.
  11. Weave in all loose ends.

     

END

If you are looking for the tools used to make this Crochet Heart Tank Top pattern, I’ve listed them all right here:

3.5 mm Crochet hook
Coboo Lion Brand in the Color Pale Pink        
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