Crochet the Ruby-V Tank

The crochet Ruby-V Tank is a fun modern piece with V neck front and back. Wear with high waisted pants or shorts for summer or layer under a cardigan or jacket in Spring and Fall.

Crochet Ruby-V Tank

Loose and comfy fit designed in Sugar Bush Yarns Bliss. A soft and light blend of extra fine superwash merino, mulberry silk and cashmere.

Crochet Ruby-V Tank

I love crocheting my own clothes. I was inspired to make this tank top from one of my favourite knits tops. I just needed it to have a bit more coverage. I love being able to customize my clothing for the perfect fit.

Crochet Ruby-V Tank

I decided to keep this piece extra simple by making the front and back panels the same. The V neck back is perfect for hot days. But if you want more coverage just don’t add the V to the back panel. Only work the armhole decreases.

Crochet Ruby-V Tank

The crochet Ruby-V Tank available for free on the blog. You get all 9 sizes here for Free! You also get the medium size tutorial for Free on YouTube. Just follow along with the pattern for size adjustments.

Crochet Ruby-V Tank

Free Crochet Pattern – Ruby-V Tank

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Size Chart:            XS   S        M        L        XL        2X        3X        4X       5X

Bust Measurement:

inches                28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54, 56-58, 60-62)

Finished Bust:

inches                 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64)

Yarn Requirements: 

Sugar Bush Bliss– 70% extra fine superwash merino, 20% mulberry silk, 10% cashmere (105 yds/50g) Shown in Ruby

# Balls           4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7)

Yards            340 (380 , 420, 480, 520 , 560, 600, 640, 700)

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Yarn substitutions

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Crochet Hook Requirements:

US I/9 (5.5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Additional Supplies:

Yarn Needle 

Removable Stitch Markers

Blocking Mat and Pins

Garment Tag (optional)

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Crochet Ruby-V Tank

Abbreviations:

Ch – Chain

Hbdc – Herringbone Double Crochet

Hbdc2tog – Herringbone Double Crochet Decrease

Pm – Place Marker

Rep – Repeat

RS – Right Side

Sc – Single Crochet

Sl St – Slip Stitch

Sp(s) – Space(s)

St(s) – Stitch(es)

WS – Wrong Side

( ) – Work step in parentheses in indicated stitch

[ ] – Work step in brackets number of times indicated

Gauge:

13 sts and 10 rows equal to 4″ in hbdc (unblocked) 

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Crochet Ruby-V Tank

Instructions:

Chain is not included as a stitch. Crochet Ruby-V Tank is written for smallest size with larger sizes in parenthesis ( ). If there is only one number it applies to all sizes. Tank is worked from the bottom up. Front and back piece are worked separately then straps and sides are seamed together with whip stitch. Step by step video tutorial is provided on our YouTube channel for size medium. 

Back:

XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Row 1 (RS): Ch 52 (58, 64, 70, 76, 82, 88, 94, 100) work 1 hbdc in 3rd ch from hook, work 1 hbdc in each ch across, turn—50 (56, 62, 68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98) sts. 

Rows 2-20: Ch 2, work 1 hbdc in each st across, turn—50 (56, 62, 68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98) sts.  

Armhole

Row 21 (RS): Sl st first 4 sts, work 1 hbdc next st, work 1 hbdc in each st across to last 2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) sts, leave last 2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) sts unworked, turn—46 (50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 70, 74, 78) sts. 

Row 22: Ch 2, work 1 hbdc first st, work hbdc2tog over next 2 sts, work 1 hbdc in each st across to last 3 sts, work 1 hbdc2tog over next 2 sts, work 1 hbdc last st, turn—44 (48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76) sts. 

Rows 23-24: Rep Row 22, ending with—40 (44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72) sts. 

Mark V Neck 

Count over 20 (22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36) sts left and right side and pm in last st. 

Back Right

Row 25 (RS): Ch 2, work 1 hbdc first st, work hbdc2tog over next 2 sts, work 1 hbdc in each st across to 3 sts before marker, work 1 hbdc2tog over next 2 sts, work 1 hbdc last st, turn—17 (19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33) sts. 

Row 26: Ch 2, work 1 hbdc first st, work hbdc2tog over next 2 sts, work 1 hbdc in each st across to last 3 sts, work 1 hbdc2tog over next 2 sts, work 1 hbdc last st, turn—15 (17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31) sts. 

Rows 27-28: Rep Row 26, ending with—11 (13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27) sts. 

*Armhole no longer decreases, only decrease V-Neck

Row 29 (RS): Ch 2, work 1 hbdc first st, work 1 hbdc in each st across to last 3 sts, work 1 hbdc2tog over next 2 sts, work 1 hbdc last st, turn—10 (12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26) sts. 

Row 30: Ch 2, work 1 hbdc first st, work hbdc2tog over next 2 sts, work 1 hbdc in each st across, turn—9 (11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25) sts. 

Rep Rows 29 & 30 [ 2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) times] Rep Row 29 [ one more time]. Ending with 4 sts.

Last Row: Ch 2, work 1 hbdc in each st across, fasten off leaving a tail for sewing.  If armhole depth needs adjusted add or decrease rows.

Back Left

Row 25 (RS): RS facing join yarn to left of marker, ch 2, work 1 hbdc first st, work 1 hbdc2tog over next 2 sts, work 1 hbdc in each st across to last 3 sts, work 1 hbdc2tog over next 2 sts, work 1 hbdc last st, turn—17 (19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33) sts. 

Row 26: Ch 2, work 1 hbdc first st, work hbdc2tog over next 2 sts, work 1 hbdc in each st across to last 3 sts, work 1 hbdc2tog over next 2 sts, work 1 hbdc last st, turn—15 (17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31) sts. 

Rows 27-28: Rep Row 26, ending with—11 (13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27) sts. 

*Armhole no longer decreases, only decrease V-Neck

Row 29: Ch 2, work 1 hbdc first st, work 1 hbdc2tog over next 2 sts, work 1 hbdc in each st across, turn—10 (12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26) sts. 

Row 30: Ch 2, work 1 hbdc first st, work 1 hbdc in each st across to last 3 sts, work 1 hbdc2tog over next 2 sts, work 1 hbdc last st, turn—9 (11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25) sts. 

Rep Rows 29 & 30 [ 2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) times] Rep Row 29 [ one more time]. Ending with 4 sts.

Last Row: Ch 2, work 1 hbdc in each st across, fasten off leaving a tail for sewing.  If armhole depth needs adjusted add or decrease rows.

Front:

Front is worked the same as back.

Finishing: 

Block 

Use a blocking mat and pins.  Dampen garment and pin piece to measurements.  Allow to fully dry. See schematics for measurements pg. 5.

Seaming

Strap

With RS facing seam shoulder straps together using a whip stitch.  Try on to make sure armhole depth is good before weaving ends. You can add or remove rows if needed for correct fit.

Sides

With RS facing seam shoulder straps together using a whip stitch.  Try on to make sure armhole depth is good before weaving ends. You can add or remove rows if needed for correct fit.

Edging 

Bottom Edge: Join yarn to bottom side of tank with a sl st. Work 1 sc in each st around, sl st in first sc to join, fasten off and weave in ends.

Armhole: Join yarn to underarm seam with a sl st. Work 1 sc evenly around, sl st in first sc to join, fasten off and weave in ends.

Neck: Join yarn to top of strap with a sl st. Work 1 sc evenly around, sl st in first sc to join, fasten off and weave in ends.

Schematics:

XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

A: 16 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32)”

B: 8.5″

C: 10″

D: 6.5 (7.5, 8, 9, 10, 10.5, 11.25, 11.5, 12 )” 

E: 1″

Pattern and photographs are property of Sentry Box Designs and are Copyright protected.  This pattern is for personal non-commercial use only.  You may not distribute or sell this pattern in any way. You are welcome to sell finished product from this pattern. Pattern is written in Standard American Terms.

Crochet Ruby-V Tank

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