Squared Tank



I love making granny squares.
You can make so many things with them....blankets, tops, dresses, market bags...

And there are a ton of different patterns out there.
I've been wanting to make a tank top with granny squares for a while...so here it is.
This pattern is very easy and beginner friendly.

Notes before you begin:
-This tank top can be made with any granny square pattern.
-The size might vary depending on what weight yarn you use, and if you change the granny square pattern.
-Blocking is very important to make sure you can seam the squares together evenly
-This pattern will fit size small to medium
-if you want the top bigger, make sure to complete an ODD number of squares and attach the squares the same way as below
-The back can be fastened together with a button sewn on, a long piece of yarn attached and tied,or sewn together closed if you are able to fit it over your head
-each round is complete by joining the first and last stitch with a SL ST (this way you will be able to tell where each round started and finished)
-I used approx 200 grams (7oz) of cotton yarn, weight 4

Here we go!


OTH Crochet Nook Pattern: Squared Tank

Materials:

Hook size: 5.00mm
I used: Betta Knit Receycled Jeans Yarn (you can use any size 4 weight cotton yarn)

Legend:

CH - Chain
DC - Double Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
TR - Treble Crochet (aka: Triple Crochet)
MPS - Modified Puff Stitch
SL ST - Slip Stich

Modified Puff Stitch (MPS): YO, insert hook, pull up loop, YO, insert hook, pull up loop, YO, insert hook, pull up loop



*make 7 squares*

Ch 5, SL ST in the first chain, ch 2 (you should now have a small ring)

Round 1: DC inside ring x 15, join

Round 2: MPS in each stitch x 15, join

Round 3: 4DC in between each puff stitch x 15, join

Round 4: *3TR in ch1-sp, ch 3, 3TR in same space, 3DC in next space, 3HDC in next space, 3DC in next space* , repeat from * until square is complete 
SL ST, fasten off

-the bolded stitches make the corners of the Granny Square


Blocking:
-the most important part of this pattern is to block the squares
-this will make them completely even and will create a perfect flat seam when you attach them together
-there are many ways to block your work (check Pinterest!)
-the picture below shows how I blocked the squares: a wooden peg board and pencils (perfect DIY and works like a charm!)
-you can spray each square with a little bit of water before setting them if you want (I didn't do this)




Now lay out and seam together all seven squares like the picture below.


Straps:
SC through every stitch like the picture below, do that twice
SL ST, fasten off




Here is what the back looks like:

Here is what the back looks like with straps complete:


Fasten the back with a button sewn on, or a piece of chained yarn to tie it together, or fasten it closed if it can fit over your head.

Here is the top without tassels:



Add tassels to the bottom if you wish:
I cut 12 inch long pieces, and grouped 4 together for one tassel
Put as many as you'd like!

And that's it!

I'd love to see your Squared Tank!
Use #OTHSquaredTank
And tag me @OTHCrochetNook



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  1. Hi I looked at your pattern for the squares and you said to do a modified puff stitch in each of the Double Crochets and yet when I counted the puff stitches there are 15 puff stitches. Where there 15 double crochets instead of 12 as you say in the pattern?

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