Light & Airy Crochet Halter Tank Top | Free Pattern + Video

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Whoever said you can’t make a light and airy Crochet Top in Summer minus the layering? Well, besides Crochet Swimwear which I love, pretty crochet summer tops without the weight and warmth are totally makeable! All you need is the right type of yarn and hook size to get the perfect texture! 

And ill show you just how to do it!

This pattern tutorial is also available on my YouTube channel where it is worked up in size M. However, 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 

DESIGN INSPIRATION

 
 
Summer Halter Tank top
 

Halter Tank Tops are my go-to Summer wear – hands down! And what else would a crocheter do with her love of Halter Tank Tops but to make a crochet version of one! LOL

To be honest, I saw a design I liked online that kept popping up on my feed and I knew I had to make one.

Summer Halter Tank top

So I thought to myself, I’ll crochet this design and make it light and airy. Finding the perfect yarn was essential! And a fun tip to note is to sew in some padded bra inserts like these on the inside to avoid wearing a bra!

Once completed, I knew I had to make this pattern in all 9 sizes, and it would be easily adjustable. 

If you like this crochet top, then you might also like to check out these other free Crochet top patterns here:

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CONSTRUCTION

Summer Halter Tank top

 

This pattern uses 2 simple stitch-type repeats. One row of half double crochet (Hdc) stitches and two rows of Paddle Stitches. 

 

Paddle stitch is a simple and pretty stitch that comes out slightly poufy, but works great with this yarn! This stitch is basically like a half double crochet 2 together (Hdc2tog) but worked on the previous and front stitch together into one stitch. 

 

Here is a full written tutorial with loads of step-by-step images and a video tutorial as well.

 

The front and back are worked from side to side in a similar fashion and finally, a quick Paddle Stitch edging is added to the finishing touch.

 

Summer Halter Tank top back

This Crochet Halter Top pattern also comes Ad Free with a full step-by-step picture-guided PDF file and video tutorial to guide you throughout the entire process. 

For this pattern, I am using Woolike Simili-Laine in the color Ivory, which is a Fingering weight yarn. And in my opinion, anything heavier than a category 1 would not make a light and airy piece of garment.

And for that reason, you will have to use a smaller hook but big enough to offer some room to stretch without the gaps and lace-like finish. (Unless that is what you are aiming for). 

Summer Halter Tank top

I am using a 3.0mm Crochet hook by Clover and it works out just right. You might have to try another hook size or adjust your tension to get the correct gauge

Here are some other patterns made using this yarn you might like to try: Granny Square Beach Cover & Alpine Tank Top

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Tools And Materials:

Summer Halter Tank top tools needed

 

Yarn Weight: Category 1
Brand: Woolike Simili-Laine
Color: Ivory
Hook: 3.0mm
Gauge: 12 Rows x 20 Sts = 4 x 4” / 10 x 10 cm
No. yarns: XS [S/ M /L/ XL] [2XL/ 3XL /4XL/ 5XL] = : 2 [2/ 2/ 3/ 3] [3.5/ 4/ 4/ 5]
Tools: tapestry needle, measuring tape, scissors, stitch markersbra pads (Optional)
Skill: Beginner – Easy

  

Things to Note:

§  Prepare pattern gauge to get the right size. You may need to adjust your tension or change hook size to achieve the same gauge.

§  Turning chain does not count as a stitch unless mentioned otherwise

§  Special Stitch: Paddle Stitch (PSt) – Hdc prev St and front St together repeats

§  Step by step Video Tutorial available here

 Your body measurement:

    Sizes: XS [S/ M /L/ XL] [2XL/ 3XL /4XL/ 5XL]
Bust: 30 [34/ 38/ 42/ 46] [50/ 54/ 58/ 60]” or  76 [86/ 96.5/ 106.5/ 117] [127/ 137/ 147/ 152.4]  cm

§  These measurements are only estimates and is best to measure your work/body

§  Abbreviation page available in English US format

**I am wearing size Medium and I am 5″3 (160cm) for reference

 

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Crochet Halter Tank Top Free pattern

Summer Halter Tank top

Instructions

 Paddle Stitch (See Tutorial Here)

Hdc, Hdc 1st and 3rd St together, Hdc 2nd and 4th St together, *(Hdc prev St and front St together) Rep (*), Hdc

 

 PART 1: Front Panel

Working from side to side. Measure (in inches) the length you want to achieve from the underarm downwards and multiply by 5 or ref to guide below. 

 

1.    Foundation Row: Ch 65 [70/ 75/ 80/ 85] [90/ 95/ 100/ 105] , Ch 1 to start the next row

2.    Row 1: Hdc on the 2nd Ch from hook and across, Ch 1 turn

3.    Row 2 (Paddle St Increase): Hdc on the 1st St, Hdc the 1st and 3rd St together, Hdc 2nd and 4th St together, *(Hdc prev St and front St together) Rep (*) until the last St. Work 2Hdc on the last St , Ch 1 turn

4.    Row 3: 2Hdc on the 1st St, Hdc the 1st and 3rd St together. Hdc 2nd and 4th St together, *(Hdc prev St and front St together) Rep (*) until the last St. Work 1Hdc on the last St , Ch 1 turn

5.    Row 4: Hdc across, Work 2Hdc on the last St, Ch 1 turn

6.    Row 5: 2Hdc on the 1st St, Hdc the 1st and 3rd St together, Hdc 2nd and 4th St together, *(Hdc prev St and front St together) Rep (*) until the last St. Work 1 Hdc on the last St, Ch 1 turn

7.    Row 6: Hdc on the 1st St, Hdc the 1st and 3rd St together, Hdc 2nd and 4th St together, *(Hdc prev St and front St together) Rep (*) until the last St. Work 2Hdc on the last St , Ch 1 turn

8.    Row 7: 2Hdc on the 1st St and Hdc across, Ch 1 turn

9.    Next Rows: Rep Rows 2 – 7 for a total of 15 [18/ 21/ 24/ 27] [30/ 33/ 33/ 36] rows

 Your last row should be the 2nd Paddle St row 

 

10.Next Row (Neckline): From last PSt, Ch 13 [12/ 12/ 11/ 11] [10/ 10/ 12/ 12], Ch1 to start the next row

11.Next Row: Hdc on the 2nd Ch from hook, Hdc each Ch across, Hdc each St across, Ch 1 turn.

12.Next 2 PSt Rows: *[Hdc on the 1st St, Hdc the 1st and 3rd St together. Hdc 2nd and 4th St together, *(Hdc prev St and front St together) Rep (*) until the last St. Work 1 Hdc on the last St, Ch 1 turn] Rep [*] 1x

13.Next Row: Hdc each St across, Ch 1 turn.

14.Next Row: Rep Step 12 & 13 for a total of 6 [6/ 6/ 6/ 6] [6/ 6/ 9/ 9] rows.

15.Next Row (Fancy Strip): *(Hdc 3, Ch 1, Sk 1), Rep (*) until the last St, Ch 1 turn

16.Next Row: Hdc each St and each Ch across, Ch1 turn

17.Next Row: Hdc on the 1st St, Hdc the 1st and 3rd St together. Hdc 2nd and 4th St together, *(Hdc prev St and front St together) Rep (*) until the last St. Work 1 Hdc on the last St, Ch 1 turn

18.Next Rows: Rep Step 17 PSt for a total of 7 [7/ 7/ 7/ 10] [10/ 10/ 7/ 7] rows

19.Next 2 Rows: Rep Steps 15 & 16

20.Next Rows: Rep Step 12 & 13 for a total of 6 [6/ 6/ 6/ 6] [6/ 6/ 9/ 9] rows. 

Your last row should be the Hdc St row 

21.Bind off 

 

Place a SM on the 13 [12/ 12/ 11/ 11] [10/ 10/ 12/ 12] St from the top, Insert hook at the SM St and draw up a loop, Ch 1 to secure. Work a decrease PSt – see next step

 

Summer Halter Tank top stitch marker

22.Next Row (Paddle St decrease) : Hdc the 1st and 3rd St together, Hdc 2nd and 4th St together, *(Hdc prev St and front St together) Rep (*) until the last St. Work 1 Hdc on the last St, Ch 1 turn

23.Next Row: Hdc on the 1st St, Hdc the 1st and 3rd St together. Hdc 2nd and 4th St together, *(Hdc prev St and front St together) Rep (*) until the last St. Ch 1 turn

24.Next Row: Hdc2tog, Hdc each St across, Ch 1 turn

25.Next Row: Hdc on the 1st St, Hdc the 1st and 3rd St together. Hdc 2nd and 4th St together, *(Hdc prev St and front St together) Rep (*) until the last St. Ch 1 turn

26.Next Row: Hdc the 1st and 3rd St together, Hdc 2nd and 4th St together, *(Hdc prev St and front St together) Rep (*) until the last St. Work 1 Hdc on the last St, Ch 1 turn

27.Next Row: Hdc each St across, Hdc2tog on the last St, Ch 1 turn

28.Next Rows: Rep Steps 22 – 27 for a total of 15 [18/ 21/ 24/ 27] [30/ 33/ 33/ 36] rows

29.Bind off.

Summer Halter Tank top front panel

 

PART 2: Back Panel

 

Rep Part 1: Steps 1 – 13 

 

1.    Next 2 PSt Rows: *[Hdc on the 1st St, Hdc the 1st and 3rd St together. Hdc 2nd and 4th St together, *(Hdc prev St and front St together) Rep (*) until the last St. Work 1 Hdc on the last St, Ch 1 turn] Rep [*] 1x

2.    Next Row: Hdc each St across, Ch 1 turn.

3.    Next Rows: Rep Step 1 & 2 for total of 22 [22/ 22/ 22/ 25] [25/ 25/ 28/ 28] rows

Your last row should be the Hdc St row 

 

4.    Next Rows: Rep Part 1Steps 25 – 27 and steps 22 – 24 for a total of 15 [18/ 21/ 24/ 27] [30/ 33/ 33/ 36] rows

5.    Bind off

Summer Halter Tank top back panel

PART 3: Seam Sides

 

Place the front and back panels (WS up) on top of each other and turn to the side 

 

1.    Insert hook through the last St of both panels at the bottom corner of the row and draw up a loop, Ch 1 to secure

2.    Sc each St of both panels together across,

3.    Bind off and rep on the other side.

4.    Do not bind off. Open up the underarm area to stitch the top portion in the round. Go to Part 4

 

PART 4: Edging

 

Top Edging

Summer Halter Tank top edging

 

1.    From the last St, work 1 Hdc Sts on each row across.

2.    On the neckline corner, Hdc on the 1st St, and cont to Hdc across

3.    On the last St at the corner of the top neckline, work 3Hdc Sts 

4.    Cont to Hdc across, Rep Step 3 and Hdc across

5.    Cont to Hdc on each Row and St across in the round.

6.    Slst to the 1st St to close, Bind off

 

Strap

Turn work RS up 

 

1.    Insert hook through the corner St of the top left, back panels neckline and draw up a loop,

2.    Rnd 1: Ch 10 (for all sizes or adjust accordingly). Slst on to the opposite front side (corner St of the top left, front panels neckline), Ch 1 and turn to the panel side

3.    Rnd 2: Work the PSt. Hdc on the 1st St, Hdc the 1st and 3rd St together. Hdc 2nd and 4th St together, *(Hdc prev St and front St together) Rep (*) until you reach the 1st in the round, Slst on to the 1st St to close 

4.    Bind off

5.    Rep steps 1 – 4 on the opposite side starting from the front right side instead.

 

Neckline

Summer Halter Tank top edging

1.    Insert hook through anywhere along the neckline and draw up a loop, Ch 1 to secure

2.    Rnd 1: Work the PSt. Hdc on the 1st St, Hdc the 1st and 3rd St together. Hdc 2nd and 4th St together, *(Hdc prev St and front St together) Rep (*) until you reach the 1st in the round, Slst on to the 1st St to close,

3.    Bind off

 

Bottom Hem

1.    Insert hook through anywhere along the bottom of the hem row and draw up a loop, Ch 1 to secure

2.    Rnd 1: Work 2 Sc in each Row in the round, Slst to the 1st St to close, Ch 1

3.    Rnd 2: Work the PSt. Hdc on the 1st St, Hdc the 1st and 3rd St together. Hdc 2nd and 4th St together, *(Hdc prev St and front St together) Rep (*) until you reach the 1st in the round, Slst on to the 1st St to close.

4.    Bind off

5.    Weave in all loose ends

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 And don’t forget!: Sew on some padded bra inserts like these on the inside to avoid wearing a bra!

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END!

 

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

♥ 3.0mm Clover Crochet hook

♥  Woolike Simili-Laine in Ivory

♥   Summer Halter Tank Top Printable PDF (Ad Free & Picture guided!)

Summer Halter Tank top

Great job if you made it this far! If you have any questions about this pattern, do check out the video tutorial or get in touch with me by dropping a comment below.

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Happy hooking,
Shaz 🌺

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