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Diamond Duchess Crochet Tank


Materials

Glamour yarn by Circulo - 2 skeins

G 4.00mm crochet hook

Scissors

Yarn needle


Level of difficulty



                              













07/04/2024

                    

Abbreviations

Ch - chain

Sc - single crochet

Sk - skip

Rep - repeat


Gauge is not necessary

*It is HIGHLY recommended to block this piece before wearing to give it the proper shape


Trellis Stitch Instructions - for top body part of dress


Chain loosely


Use a multiple of 4sts + 3

(Below is a guide for the base chain number depending on your size, however this may vary, so be sure to make adjustments if necessary)


Small: Ch 130

Medium: Ch 134

Large: Ch 138

Extra Large: Ch 142


**After you make your base chain, wrap it around your chest and make adjustments if needed


Row 1: 1 sc in the 6th ch from the hook, ch 5, sk 3 ch, 1 sc into the next ch, rep from to end, turn.

Row 2: Ch 5, 1 sc into the next ch 5 sp, rep from to end, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until desired length. Finish off. Fold in half longways and whip stitch together.


Bottom Border Instructions

Attach yarn in the back seam and ch 1

Round 1: 1 sc in the same st, (1 sc, 1 hdc, 2 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) in the ch 5 sp, 1 sc in the next sc, repeat from * around ending with a sl st to the first sc. Ch 1.


Round 2: 1 sc in the same st, ch 2, sk 1 sc and sk 1 hdc, 1 sc in the dc, ch 3, sl st in the first ch from the hook (picot made), 1 sc in the next dc, ch 2, sk 1 hdc and sk 1 sc, 1 sc in the next st, repeat from * around ending with a sl st to the first sc. Finish off. Weave in ends.


Strap Instructions - make two

Ch 14 very loosely


Row 1: (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the fourth ch from the hook, ch 4, sk 4, sl st into the next ch, ch 2, turn your piece to the wrong side, dc in each of the next 3 chs, ch 2, turn piece again back to the right side, work 1 dc in the first dc and the next 2 dc (diamond made). Ch 1, sk 4, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the last ch. Turn.


Row 2: Sl st in the second dc and into the ch 2 sp, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same sp, ch 8, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into the ch 2 sp between the clusters on the other side. Turn.


Row 3 & 4: Repeat Row 2


Row 5: Sl st into the second dc and into the ch 2 sp, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same sp, ch 4, sc very loosely into the top loop of the diamond from Row 1, working over the 3 ch strings, ch 2, turn piece to wrong side, work 1 dc in each of the next 3 chs, ch 2, turn piece back to right side, work 1 dc in the first dc and the next 2 dc, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into the ch 2 sp between the clusters on the other side. Turn.


Repeat Row 2-5 until desired length, then move onto the finishing Row below.. For the sample in the picture, which is a size small, there are 7 diamonds total for one strap.


Finishing Row: (Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, ch 4, sl st to the top of the diamond, ch 4, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into the ch 2 sp between the clusters on the other side. Finish off. I recommend blocking your pieces separately before attaching them together.


Assembly

Place straps in desired location along the top of the bodice and whip stitch in place.


Disclaimer: Measurements are approximate due to differences between centimeters and inches, needle sizes and tension. All care has been taken to allow accurate completion of the pattern.


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