Get ready to soak up those warm rays when you slip on the Roxie Tank, a free crochet crop top pattern designed in collaboration with Lion Brand.
Sun’s out, guns out, am I right?! I come alive in the warm weather and there’s nothing I want more than to shed my winter layers. Tanks are my go-to for everything from backyard bbq’s to impromptu beach trips. The Roxie Tank, designed in collaboration with Lion Brand, is an easy choice for any outing on your social calendar. Make this pattern for free using the instructions in this post.
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- FREE PATTERN: Keep scrolling for the free version of the Roxie Tank, available to view in this blog post.
- PRINTABLE PDF: Purchase the printable PDF pattern of the Roxie Tank. It’s easy to read, and ad-free. Purchase the pattern HERE.
- ALL IN ONE KIT: Customize your Roxie Tank kit from Lion Brand – choose from 33 colors! Kit includes a PDF version of the pattern (sent digitally) and all of the yarn you need. Optionally, add the crochet hook and tapestry needle to your order. Purchase the kit HERE.
Crochet Crop Top Pattern
The summertime is all about spontaneous adventures with your favorite people. Just because the plans are last-minute doesn’t mean your outfit has to be. Slip on the Roxie Tank for an instantly polished look. The thick straps stay in place and won’t slip off your shoulders. This top has a square neckline to accent your bust without showing too much. And the cropped length looks equally great with high-waisted pants as well as flowy skirts.
24/7 Cotton from Lion Brand was a perfect choice for this crochet cop top project – the mercerized cotton is breathable and holds its shape well. I first tried this yarn for my Sandbar Cardi and fell in love with the crochet experience. 24/7 Cotton glides as you stitch with it, making the Roxie Tank the perfect WIP for road trips and long weekends. With 33 colors to choose from, it’s easy to have a closet full of Roxie Tanks.
MORE SUMMER CROCHET PATTERNS
The Summer Must Haves Collection
Each year, Lion Brand celebrates the summer with a collection of patterns using cotton and cotton blend yarns called Summer Must Haves. This year, they partnered with 13 independent designers and the resulting patterns are phenomenal. In addition to the Roxie Tank crochet crop top pattern, choose from several brand new top, bag, accessory patterns. Your WIP list just got a little longer!
All of the projects in the Summer Must Haves collection are available as kits on the Lion Brand website. Kits include a PDF version of the pattern delivered to your inbox, as well as all of the yarn you need for the project dropped on your doorstep. You can even customize your kit by changing colors and adding hooks, needles, and notions.
Shop the Lion Brand Summer Collection 2021 HERE.
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- Shop the yarn for this pattern HERE.
- Add this pattern to your Ravelry queue HERE.
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Roxie Tank Details
The Roxie Tank is a crochet crop top with thick straps and a square neckline. The yoke is worked in a spiral, then split to work the front and back in turned rows. A small amount of decreasing after the yoke allows for some extra room under the arm. The top is finished with a textured bottom hem by using the twisted single crochet stitch.
- 3 (4, 4, 4) (5, 5) balls Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in Terracotta, or other comparable worsted weight yarn (check your gauge!)
- 4mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- Locking stitch markers
S (M, L, XL) (2XL, 3XL). All sizes intended to have 1-2″ positive ease. Measurements taken after a light steam blocking
- Bust – 35 (39, 43, 47) (51, 55)”
4″ = 17 sts x 18 rows in (sc, ch 1) pattern, unblocked. Ch-1 spaces counted as stitches when measuring gauge.
Ch = chain
Dc = double crochet
Inc = increase – place 2 dc in the next st
Rep = repeat
RS = right side
Sc = single crochet
Sk = skip
Sl st = slip stitch
Sp = space
St = stitch
Tsc = twisted single crochet (see Special Stitch)
WS = wrong side
- Starting chain at the beginning of rows DOES NOT count as a stitch.
- SPECIAL STITCH: Twisted Single Crochet (tsc) – pull up a loop in the next stitch, rotate hook counterclockwise 180°, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook. See video tutorial HERE.
Roxie Tank Pattern
Ch 170 (184, 196, 204) (216, 220), join with a sl st to work in the round without twisting the chain.
ROUND 1 (RS): Ch 1, working in the back bump of chains, sc 1, ch 2, sc 47 (51, 55, 57) (61, 61), ch 2, sc 40 (43, 45, 47) (49, 51), ch 2, sc 43 (47, 51, 53) (57, 57), ch 2, sc 39 (42, 44, 46) (48, 50), sl st in 1st sc of round to join. (178, 192. 204, 212, 224, 228 sts)
ROUND 2: Ch 1, sk 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 1, (sc 1, ch 1, sk 1) to next ch-2 sp, [(sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 1, (sc 1, ch 1, sk 1)] around, sl st in 1st sc of round to join. (186, 200, 212, 220, 232, 236 sts)
ROUND 3: Rep Round 2. (194, 208, 220, 228, 240, 244 sts)
ROUND 4: Ch 1, sk 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 1, (sc 1, ch 1, sk 1) to next ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc each st to next ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 1, (sc 1, ch 1, sk 1) to next ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc to 1st skipped st, sc into skipped st (working over the ch-1), sl st in 1st sc of round to join. (202, 216, 228, 236, 248, 252 sts)
ROUND 5: Ch 2, sk 1, (dc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 1 (sc 1, ch 1, sk 1) to next ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp, complete Increase Instructions for your size, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 1, (sc 1, ch 1, sk 1) to next ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, complete Increase Instructions for your size with last dc in 1st skipped st, sl st in 2st sc of round to join. (226, 242, 254, 266, 278, 282 sts)
- S: Dc 2, inc, (dc 5, inc) 7 times, dc 3.
- M: (Dc 4, inc) 9 times, dc 4.
- L: Dc 6, inc, (dc 4, inc) 8 times, dc 6.
- XL: Dc 2, inc, (dc 4, inc) 10 times, dc 2.
- 2XL: Dc 3, inc, (dc 4, inc) 10 times, dc 2.
- 3XL: (Dc 4, inc) 11 times, dc 4.
ROUND 6: Ch 2, sk 1, (dc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 1, (sc 1, ch 1, sk 1) to next ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in each st across to next ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 1, (sc 1, ch 1, sk 1) to next ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in each st across placing last dc in 1st skipped st, sl st in 1st dc of round to join. (234, 250, 262, 274, 286, 290)
ROUND 7: Rep Round 6. (242, 258, 270, 282, 294, 298 sts)
Do not fasten off. Begin working FRONT in turned rows.
ROW 1: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) into ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 1, (sc, ch 1, sk 1) to next ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 1, sc) into ch-2 sp, turn. (65, 69, 73, 75, 79, 79 sts)
ROW 2: Ch 1, sc 1, ch 1, (sc 1, ch 1, sk 1) to last st, sc 1, turn. (67, 71, 75, 77, 81, 81 sts)
Repeat Row 2 3 (5, 7, 10) (12, 16) more times.
ROW 3: Sc 2, ch 1, sk 1, (sc 1, ch 1, sk 1) to last 2 sts, sc 2, turn. Place marker at beginning and end of row.
ROW 4: Ch 1, (sc 1, ch 1, sk 1) to last st, sc 1, turn.
Repeat Rows 3 and 4 18 more times, or until FRONT is the desired length.
LAST ROW: Ch 1, sc 1, (tsc 1, ch 1, sk 1) to last 2 sts, tsc 1, sc 1.
Fasten off yarn.
With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in ch-2 sp on right side of back.
Complete all rows from FRONT.
Stitch counts for BACK
- ROW 1: 61 (65, 69, 71) (75, 75) sts
- ROW 2: 63 (67, 71, 73) (77, 77) sts
- ROW 2 Repeat: 69 (77, 85, 93) (101, 109) sts
Fold tank with RS facing each other and WS facing out. Whip stitch seam each side together, starting from the bottom hem to the marked row. Remove markers.
Weave in all remaining ends. Steam block lightly as needed.
Prefer an ad-free printable pattern? Get the Roxie Tank PDF for just $7.50 HERE.
Thanks for joining me to make the Roxie Tank! I’m so excited to add this fun and flirty top to my collection and I hope you are too.