Make it Cool With the Alix Tank Top free crochet pattern

[image description] while wearing the Alix Tank Top, white woman with purple hair stands facing the camera with both hands in her front jean pockets.

Hi there! Can you believe that it’s almost the end of June? It just seems like time flies by these days. Ya know? Well, at least we have a brand new crochet pattern to be excited about – the Alix Tank Top pattern!
This design is a fun one I’ve been working on for a while and it’s got quite a fun story behind it too. My friends at Hobbii had an idea and wanted to have fun wuth designers and fans by creating a design a long. This was a design that I would create but it required lots of input by my followers on Instagram. Using polls in my Instagram stories, I let them pick the yarn/ color arrangement, texture, and even the little details at the top of the pattern. So I got the ideas going, but the way this top turned out was really a labor of love for everyone.
Did I mention, I love how it tuned out? Here is the first post about it on Instagram so you can see what the other options could have been. It was such a blast to make and be excited to see what people voted on for how the top turned out. There’s even a highlight on my Instagram profile so you can see all the votes.
What do you think? Should I do more design a longs? Is that a fun idea or too much work for everyone?
Anyway I hope you like this pattern and give it a try!

Please note: I was provided Zafira for this pattern by Hobbii Yarn for the purposes of designing the Alix Tank Top crochet pattern, with compensation. I wasn’t provided the yarn with the expectations of positive or negative reviews but I did enjoy using this yarn. If you purchase yarn through any of the links in this post, I will be compensated.


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{image description] the Alix Tank top lays in the center of the frame, a white woman's hand crasps the right side and holds a cup of coffee over the bottom of the top.

Level

Easy/Advanced Easy

Materials

  • H (5.00 mm) crochet hook
  • Size #4/ worsted weight yarn
    • 1 – 3 colors
    • Individual amounts in the Finished Product Details
    • I used Zafira by Hobbii yarn for this project.
      • Specific colors in the Notes.
  • Notions: scissors, measuring tape, yarn needle

Gauge

  • 13 hdc x 10 rows = 4” (blocked)

Terms/ Stitches used

  • RS: Right side
  • Rnd: Round
  • St: Stitch
  • Sc: Single crochet
  • Ch: Chain
  • BTLO: Back third loop only (explained below)
  • Hdc: Half double crochet

Notes

  • BTLO: (back third loop only): when looking at the stitch you will have the 2 loops on top of the hdc (the V on top), lean the stitch towards you and will see the third loop that runs along the back of the stitch. This is the loop you will work into. This stitch is also known as the Camel Stitch. Please note that when you work this stitch you will be looking at the back of the previous row’s hdc, so the third loop will be facing you. 
  • This pattern is worked in 3 sections: the Back piece, the Front piece, and the Sleeve details. Both the Back and Front pieces are worked individually in rows with a turn at the beginning of the row. When they’re done, you seam along the sides and straps to complete your project. The Sleeves are worked in the round along the arm holes with a join at the end of the rnd to the first st.
  • The ch-1 at the beginning of the rows does not count as a stitch.
  • Blocking is recommended for this pattern.
  • The sample in the photos is the size medium made with Zafira by Hobbii. Color A is Rust, color B is Copper, and color C is Powder.

Camel Stitch Help

Camel st help

Approx finished product details

XSmall
Height: 17”
Across: (Body) 14”
Across: (Top) 11”
Fits Chest: 28″ – 30″
Yarn: 
A & B each: 1.5 oz | 139 yds
C: 1.3 oz | 121 yds
Small
Height: 17”
Across: (Body) 16”
Across: (Top) 12”
Fits Chest: 32″ – 34″
Yarn: 
A & B each: 1.7 oz | 158 yds
C: 1.4 oz | 130 yds
Medium
Height: 19”
Across: (Body) 18”
Across: (Top) 12”
Fits Chest: 36″ – 38″
Yarn: 
A & B each: 2.1 oz | 196 yds
C: 1.7 oz | 158 yds
Large 
Height: 19”
Across: (Body) 20”
Across: (Top) 12.5”
Fits Chest: 40”- 42”
Yarn: 
A & B each: 2.4 oz | 224 yds
C: 1.8 oz | 168 yds
1X
Height: 19”
Across: (Body) 22”
Across: (Top) 12.5”
Fits Chest: 44″ – 46″
Yarn: 
A & B each: 2.7 oz | 252 yds
C: 1.8 oz | 168 yds
2X
Height: 21.5” 
Across: (Body) 24”
Across: (Top) 13.5”
Fits Chest: 48″ – 50″
Yarn:
A & B each: 3.2 oz | 298 yds
C: 2.2 oz | 205 yds
3XHeight: 21.5” 
Across: (Body) 26”
Across: (Top) 14”
Fits Chest: 52″ – 54″
Yarn: 
A & B each: 3.5 oz | 326 yds
C: 2.3 oz | 214 yds
4X
Height: 21.5”
Across: (Body) 28”
Across: (Top) 15”
Fits Chest: 56″ – 58″
Yarn: 
A & B each: 3.7 oz | 345 yds
C: 2.5 oz | 233 yds
5X
Height: 21.5”
Across: (Body) 30”
Across: (Top) 15”
Fits Chest: 60″ – 62″
Yarn: 
A & B each: 4oz | 372 yds
C: 2.5 oz | 233 yds
 

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[image description] while wearing the Alix Tank Top, a white woman with purple hair stands looking to the left the camera with one hand in her back jean pockets.

Alix Tank Top Crochet Pattern Instructions

Sizing as follows: XS (SM, MD, LG, 1X)(2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
Back
Body
(RS) Row 1: A: Ch 47 (53, 59, 65, 73)(79, 85, 91, 97), hdc into the 3rd ch from the hook (skipped sts count as a hdc) and across — 46 (52, 58, 64, 72)(78, 84, 90, 96) hdc
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc into the first st, *hdc BTLO into the next st, hdc into the next st* repeat from * to * until the last st, hdc into the last st — 46 (52, 58, 64, 72)(78, 84, 90, 96) hdc
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc across — 46 (52, 58, 64, 72)(78, 84, 90, 96) hdc
Rows 4 – 13 (13, 15, 15, 15)(17, 17, 17, 17): repeat rows 2 – 3, 5 (5, 6, 6, 6)(7, 7, 7, 7) times.
Row 14 (14, 16, 16, 16)(18, 18, 18, 18): repeat row 2.
Fasten off color A, switch to color B.
Row 15 (15, 17, 17, 17)(19, 19, 19, 19): repeat row 3.
Rows 16 (16, 18, 18, 18)(20, 20, 20, 20) – 27 (27, 31, 31, 31)(35, 35, 35, 35): repeat rows 2 – 3, 6 (6, 7, 7, 7)(8, 8, 8, 8) times.
Row 28 (28, 32, 32, 32)(36, 36, 36, 36): repeat row2.
Top
Fasten off color B. Create a slipknot on your hook (this makes your first st a standing hdc) with color C and skip 5 (7, 10, 12, 16)(17, 19, 21, 24) sts toward the center on your last row. Start in the next st.Row 29 (29, 33, 33, 33)(37, 37, 37, 37): C: Hdc into the next 36 (38, 38, 40, 40)(44, 46, 48, 48) sts — 36 (38, 38, 40, 40)(44, 46, 48, 48) hdc
Row 30 (30, 34, 34, 34)(38, 38, 38, 38): Ch 1, turn, hdc into the first st, *hdc BTLO into the next st, hdc into the next st* repeat from * to * until the last st, hdc into the last st — 36 (38, 38, 40, 40)(44, 46, 48, 48) hdc
Rows 31 (31, 35, 35, 35)(39, 39, 39, 39) – 42 (42, 48, 48, 48)(54, 54, 54, 54): repeat rows 29 (29, 33, 33, 33)(37, 37, 37, 37) – 30 (30, 34, 34, 34)(38, 38, 38, 38), 6 (6, 7, 7, 7)(8, 8, 8, 8) times.
Neck Strap
Rows 43 (43, 49, 49, 49)(55, 55, 55, 55) – 44 (45, 51, 51, 52)(57, 58, 59, 59): Ch 1, turn hdc into the next 5 (6, 6, 7, 7)(9, 10, 11, 11) sts — 5 (6, 6, 7, 7)(9, 10, 11, 11) hdc
Fasten off leaving a long enough tail that you will be able to seam all the sts of the Strap to the Front piece.  Block to match the measurements listed above.

[image description] while wearing the Alix Tank Top, a white woman with purple hair stands away from the camera while looking down to the left.

Front
Repeat rows 1 – 29 (29, 33, 33, 33)(37, 37, 37, 37) of the Back instructions (including switching to color C for the Top).
Row 30 (30, 34, 34, 34)(38, 38, 38, 38): Ch 1, turn, hdc across — 36 (38, 38, 40, 40)(44, 46, 48, 48) hdc
Row 31 (31, 35, 35, 35)(39, 39, 39, 39): Ch 1, turn, hdc into the next 15 (16, 16, 17, 17)(19, 20, 21, 21) sts, ch 6, skip 6 sts, hdc to the end — 30 (32, 32, 34, 34)(38, 40, 42, 42) hdc, 1 ch-6 space (all sizes)
Row 32 (32, 36, 36, 36)(40, 40, 40, 40): Ch 1, turn, hdc across (this counts both chs and sts here and throughout this section) — 36 (38, 38, 40, 40)(44, 46, 48, 48) hdc
Row 33 (33, 37, 37, 37)(41, 41, 41, 41): Ch 1, turn, hdc into the next 12 (13, 13, 14, 14)(16, 17, 18, 18) sts, ch 12, skip 12 sts, hdc to the end — 24 (26, 26, 28, 28)(32, 40, 42, 42) hdc, 1 ch-12 space (all sizes)
Row 34 (34, 38, 38, 38)(42, 42, 42, 42): Ch 1, turn, hdc across — 36 (38, 38, 40, 40)(44, 46, 48, 48) hdc
Row 35 (35, 39, 39, 39)(43, 43, 43, 43): Ch 1, turn, hdc into the next 9 (10, 10, 11, 11)(13, 14, 15, 15) sts, ch 18, skip 18 sts, hdc to the end — 18 (20, 20, 22, 22)(28, 36, 38, 38) hdc, 1 ch-18 space (all sizes)
Row 36 (36, 40, 40, 40)(44, 44, 44, 44): Ch 1, turn, hdc across — 36 (38, 38, 40, 40)(44, 46, 48, 48) hdc
Rows 37 (37, 41, 41, 41)(45, 45, 45, 45) – 42 (42, 48, 48, 48)(54, 54, 54, 54): repeat rows Row 35 (35, 39, 39, 39)(43, 43, 43, 43) – Row 36 (36, 40, 40, 40)(44, 44, 44, 44), 3 (3, 4, 4, 4)(5, 5, 5, 5) times.
Neck Strap
Rows 43 (43, 49, 49, 49)(55, 55, 55, 55) – 44 (45, 51, 51, 52)(57, 58, 59, 59): Ch 1, turn hdc into the next 5 (6, 6, 7, 7)(9, 10, 11, 11) sts — 5 (6, 6, 7, 7)(9, 10, 11, 11) hdc
Fasten off leaving a long enough tail that you will be able to seam all the sts of the Strap to the Back piece. Block to match the measurements listed above.

Seaming
Straps
Seam the 5 (6, 6, 7, 7)(9, 10, 11, 11) sts of the Front Neck Strap to the last 5 (6, 6, 7, 7)(9, 10, 11, 11) sts of Row 42 (42, 48, 48, 48)(54, 54, 54, 54) of the Back in your preferred method of seaming. Repeat with the Back Neck Strap seaming to the Front.
Sides
Seam together the row ends from Row 1 to Row 28 (28, 32, 32, 32)(36, 36, 36, 36) in your preferred method of seaming on both sides of the Body.

Sleeves
Rnd 1:
Create a slipknot on your hook and with the Front Top and RS facing you, start in the first st to the left of your side seam, sc into the next 5 (7, 10, 12, 16)(17, 19, 21, 24) sts (these are the stitches you skipped when you made the Top portion), *sc into the next row end of the Top section, sc twice into the next row end,* repeat from * to * until you go all the way around the row ends of the Top (for sizes SM/MD/LG/2X/4X/5X sc into the next row end), sc into the next 5 (7, 10, 12, 16)(17, 19, 21, 24) sts on the Back piece, join — 55 (60, 72, 76, 86)(92, 98, 103, 109) sc
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc around, join — 55 (60, 72, 76, 86)(92, 98, 103, 109) sc
Fasten off, weave in your ends. Repeat Sleeve instructions on the other arm hole.


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