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


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


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, pull through all 6 loops on hook.

*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

-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.

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


1 comment

  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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