How to Crochet Straps on a Tank Top, Version 1

I really enjoy embellishing fabric with crochet. I have created several videos on a variety of ways to crochet on fabric. One of my favorites is the lace edging I embellished on my bedroom curtains. I admire and adore them every day. You can see the entire collection of Crochet on Fabric Video Series on my YouTube Channel here: Crochet on Fabric Video Series

But what could possibly be easier than crocheting on tank top straps? You just crochet right around the strap! In this design we make a beautiful lace edging to embellish this simple tank top.

Materials you will need:
Be So Sporty Yarn; 100% bamboo sport weight yarn; 325 yards per 4oz hank; color Caribbean Turquoise
G/6 (4mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle

Gauge: each repeat of lace pattern is 3” wide

Finished size: depending on the length of your strap, you will need to adjust the pattern. It begins with a multiple of 3 + 2. For this particular tank top, we used 3 multiples, or 3x3+2 = 11

Watch the step by step video tutorial for this pattern on Kristin’s YouTube Channel below:


Instructions (make 2):
Row 1: Join yarn with slst to edge of one strap, ch1, sc around strap. *ch5, sc around strap approx 3/4” further along strap. Rep from * ten more times. -- 11 ch5 sps

Row 2: turn, slst into first ch5 sp, ch1, sc in same sp. *ch5, sc in next ch5 sp, 7dc in next ch5 sp. Rep from * 2 times, sc in next ch5 sp, ch5, sc in last ch5 sp. -- 3 7dc shells

Row 3: turn, slst into first ch5 sp, ch1, sc in same sp. *Dc in next dc, (ch1, dc in next dc)x6, sc in next ch5 sp. Rep from * across. -- 3 shells

Row 4: turn, work 3dc in first ch1 sp, (work 3dc in next ch1 sp) x5, slst in next sc. *(Work 3dc in next ch1 sp)x6, slst in next sc. Rep from * to end. Fasten off.

Weave in loose ends.
Note: for more secure straps, either tack down the beg and end of the straps to the fabric of the top, or add a drop of fabric glue to secure them.

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