Say hello to your next go-to summer staple. This sleeveless top brings all the 90’s vibes and proves that crochet isn’t just for heavy winter sweaters. It was named Desert Stroll after the yarn chosen for this design (WeCrochet Stroll) combined with the deliciously wavy texture, reminiscent of sand dunes.
This is an approachable, easy-level crochet pattern with a sophisticated fit. The high neckline and solid fabric provide great coverage, bringing a level of functionality and practicality to this design for regular, everyday wear without feeling too exposed. A few simple finishing rows are worked along all the raw edges to add a refined, store-bought look that can be hard to find in crochet pieces. The negative ease tricks the eye by creating the appearance of shaping in the upper portion of this tank top, while in fact, each panel is created entirely from two rectangles without any decreasing.
Crocheted in a delicate shell stitch pattern that will keep your interest from start to finish, Desert Stroll has plenty of customizable elements sprinkled throughout the pattern to help make this piece feel more “you”.
Construction: This crop top is worked in two identical pieces that get seamed together along the sides. You will then work in the round to create the border along the bottom circumference, along each side to create the straps, and around the neckline.
Yarn: Fingering—WeCrochet Stroll in Jack Rabbit Heather
- 75% Fine Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon
- 231 yds [211 m] per 1.8-oz [50-g] skein
- Find this yarn on crochet.com or visit yarnsub.com to find comparable substitutes.
Yardage: 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) (6, 6, 7, 8) skeins or 525 (650, 750, 875, 1075) (1200, 1375, 1525, 1675) yds [481 (595, 686, 801, 983) (1098, 1258, 1395, 1532) m]
Yarn Substitution Notes: Substitute WeCrochet Stroll with any similar fingering weight, category #1 yarn that matches gauge. Choose a breathable fiber that you would like to wear on your skin for long periods of time, keeping in mind that this tank top is likely going to be worn in warm weather and is close-fitting with 2-4” [5-10 cm] of negative ease.
Hook: Size U.S. F/5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle, 2 locking stitch markers
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