How to Crochet on Tank Top Straps, Version 2 FREE Pattern

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 Jaded Peacock
G/6 (4mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle

chain ch; single crochet sc; double crochet dc; slip stitch slst

Gauge: gauge is not super critical for this project.

Finished size: depending on the length of your strap, you will need to adjust the pattern. You want to add more shells that required for the length to add volume. This is a ruffled edging.

Instructions (make 2):
Row 1: Join yarn with slst to edge of one strap, ch1, sc around strap. *ch5, sc around strap approx 1/2” further along strap. Rep from * 20 more times, ch2, dc around strap (this counts as last ch5 sp). -- 22 ch5 sps

Row 2: turn, ch1, sc in same sp. *ch5, sc in next ch5 sp. Rep from * to last ch5 sp: ch2, dc in last ch5 sp. -- 21 ch5 sps

Row 3: rep row 2. -- 20 ch5 sps

Row 4: rep row 2. -- 19 ch5 sps

Row 5: rep row 2. -- 18 ch5 sps

Row 6: rep row 2. -- 17 ch5 sps

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.
Steam blocking works beautifully for opening up the lacework.

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

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