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Kitty Cat Tank Top – Free Crochet Pattern

The Kitty Cat Tank Top is here, and I’m so excited!! You’ll find this pattern available in sizes XS-5x, in the ultra soft (and slightly shiny!) Lion Brand Truboo Yarn. This tank features wide straps, minimal seaming, easy stitches, and cozy fit! It also features a cute cat face peeking out from the side, which is crazy adorable.

I used Lion Brand Truboo Yarn for this pattern, and I have to say, this might be some of the softest yarn I’ve used for a crochet pattern in a LONG time! It’s made from Bamboo, and has a silky finish to it. Not only that but the yardage seems to go a long way! I love it! I will definitely be using it again for a future design.

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Now that you’re all set, here’s the pattern for the Kitty Cat Tank Top!

“Meow! The Kitty Cat Tank Top is the perfect layering piece, or wear it alone in warm weather!”

Difficulty

Beginner

Yarn

Lion Brand Truboo (241yds/100g): 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11) balls White (A), 1 ball Slate (B). 

Materials

US Size H/8 (5mm) crochet hook, US Size F/5 (3.75mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors, stitch marker.

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Abbreviations

Ch = chain

Sc = single crochet

Hdc = half double crochet

Sizes

XS, Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x. 

Measurements 

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

Gauge

11 sc, ch-1 x 13 rows = 4” blocked.

Notes

  1. Tank top is worked in pieces and seamed. 
  2. This garment requires blocking, use your favourite method.  
  3. Use a highlighter to highlight your size in each Row to keep track of your stitches. 

Instructions

Tank Panel

Make 2 using 5mm hook.  

With A, ch 62 (66, 70, 74, 78, 82, 86, 90, 94).

Row 1(RS):  Hdc in 3rd ch from hook, and in each across, turn–61 (65, 69, 73, 77, 81, 85, 89, 93) sts. 

Row 2:  Ch 1, sc in same, *ch 1, skip 1 st, sc in next; repeat from * across, turn.

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in same, sc in ch-1 space, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in ch-1 space; repeat from * to last, sc in last, turn

Row 4:  Repeat Rows 2-3 until piece measures 14 (14, 15, 15.5, 16, 16.5, 17, 17.5, 18, 18.5)”. 

Continue to Arm Shaping. 

Arm Shaping

Row 1:  Ch 1, sl st in next 6 (6, 6, 6, 8, 8, 8, 10, 10) sts, in next st (sl st, ch 1, sc), *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * leaving last 7 (7, 7, 7, 9, 9, 9, 11, 11) sts unworked, turn–47 (51, 55, 59, 59, 63, 67, 69, 73) sts.

Row 2:  Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in ch-1 space, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in ch-1 space; repeat from * to last, sc in last, turn. 

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in same, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in ch-1 space; repeat from * across, turn. 

Rows 4-11 (11, 11, 13, 13, 15, 15, 17, 19):  Repeat Rows 2-3. 

Move to Shoulder.

Right Shoulder

Row 1 (RS):  Ch 1, sc in same, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in ch 1 space for a total of 15 (15, 15, 21, 23, 27, 27, 29, 31) sts, turn–15 (15, 15, 21, 23, 27, 27, 29, 31) sts.

Row 2:  Ch 1, sc in same, sc in next ch-1 space, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * across to last, sc in last, turn. 

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in same, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in ch-1 space; repeat from * across, turn.

Row 4:  Repeat Rows 2-3 until strap measures 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9)”. 

Fasten off, move to Left Shoulder. 

Left Shoulder

Repeat as for Right Shoulder on opposite side. 

Kitty Cat Applique

With B, and 3.75mm crochet hook. 

Row 1:  Ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn–10 sts.

Rows 2-12:  Ch 1, 2sc in same, sc across to last, 2sc in last, turn–32 sts at end of Row 12. 

Rows 13-15:  Ch 1, sc across, turn. 

Row 16:  Ch 1, 2sc, sc 15, 2sc in next, sc 15, 2sc in last, turn–36 sts.

Row 17:  Ch 1, 2sc in same st, sc across, turn–37 sts. 

Row 18:  Ch 1, sc across, 2sc in last, turn–38 sts. 

Rows 19-20:  Ch 1, sc across, turn. 

Rows 21-30:  Ch 1, sc2tog, sc across to last 2, sc2tog,turn–18 sts at end of Row 30.

Row 31:  Sl st in 1st 3 sts, sc 3, hdc 6, sc 3, sl st 3. 

Do not turn, move to Left Ear. 

Left Ear

Working in uneven sts down side of Kitty face.

Row 1:  Ch 1, sc 10 evenly down uneven edge, working 1 sc in each row end, turn–10 sts. 

Row 2:  Ch 1, sc across, turn.

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc2tog, sc across, turn–9 sts. 

Rows 4-10:  Repeat Rows 2-3, ending with a Row 2. 

Row 11:  Ch 1, sc3tog twice, turn–2 sts. 

Row 12:  Repeat Row 2. 

Row 13:  Sl st. 

Fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing. 

Right Ear

Repeat as for Left Ear on opposite side of face, working in uneven row ends. 

Neck

With Wrong Side Facing, join in last st of foundation ch.

Row 1:  Ch 1, sc 12 across uneven edges of first 12 rows of Kitty Applique, turn–12 sts. 

Row 2:  Ch 1, 2sc in same, sc across, turn–13 sts.

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc across to last, 2sc in last, turn–14 sts. 

Rows 4-13:  Repeat Rows 2-3–24 sts. 

Fasten off, weave in ends. 

Seaming

Seam sides of Tank Top under arms, down to hem. Seam tops of straps. 

Finishing

Sew Kitty Applique to left side of tank, match the edge of neck to the seam edge. Using a few pieces of string, attach 3 whiskers using the photo as a guide. 

Block using steam. I put my tank top on my mannequin and steam blocked it and let it dry on there. 

I hope you enjoyed this pattern, let me know if you make one of your own! I would love to see it over on instagram when you use the hashtag #cococrochetlee.

Happy Crocheting!!

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