Sunshine and Lollipops

Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows everything that’s wonderful is what I feel a-when I’m wearing this tank top…hehe well that is how I feel when I wear this tank top, and I hope you feel wonderful and bust out into song when you wear it too! There is lots to love with this sunshine seeking tank top with it’s super chic chunky geo lace edge and unique braided straps that show off your beautiful back! Braiding these straps will bring back memories of Summer Camp and friendship bracelets and all that is wonderful about Summer. An option is also included for a trendy t-strap back, as well as a cropped or regular length fitted tank to give you lots of options to suite your unique preferences. Enjoy!

Tank top is knit in one piece in the round from the bottom up, and is finished with a single crochet edging along the top (link to a tutorial is included in the pattern!)

The straps are crocheted using a chain stitch (link to tutorial included!), and then braided. Lots of photos are included to show how to make the straps, including a tutorial for how to make a 6-strand braid. A sewing machine is suggested for the strappy back version, and a t-strap option is also included which does not require a sewing machine.

The lace edge pattern is given written and as a chart. Instructions are included for a cropped tank with no shaping, and a regular length tank with shaping. Alternatively you could make the cropped version longer.

"Sunshine and Lollipops" Braided Strappy Back Tank Top with Geo Lace EdgePrice: $5.50  This pattern is part of the Boardwalk Beauties Collection, a collection of 5 patterns for $16!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Yarn Weight: Sport (450-700 yards)

Recommended Yarn: Aunt Lydia’s “Bamboo Crochet” Size 3 (shown in Cruise Blue) or Blue Heron “Rayon Metallic” (shown in Marine)

Needles: US 3 (3.25mm) 29″ circular needle, D/3 (3.25mm) crochet hook, F/5 (3.75mm) crochet hook

Sizes: XS-XL (to fit a 30-44″ bust)

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers

Gauge: 24 sts and 36 rows = 4″ in Stockinette Stitch

Buying Options: After checkout, you will receive a link to instantly download the .pdf pattern.  If you are a member of Ravelry, the pattern will automatically show up in your library!  You can also purchase this pattern through my Girly Knits pattern stores on Ravelry, Craftsy, and Etsy.

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