Free Pattern: The Suze-Anna Racerback Top

Life has been busy and this simple pattern has taken me longer than necessary to write but it’s here now.

I enjoyed making this pattern for one of my younger sisters, who the design is named after. The design is a whole lot like her; a big dollop of fun, a little bit of sweet, and a bucket of sass. The new Suze-Anna Racerback Top brings all the right vibes to your summer and early fall wardrobe with its feminine silhouette and racerback.

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It’s still summer and there’s plenty of time to show off that tan you’ve worked so hard for. Style your Suze-Anna tank top with high waist jeans for a casual daytime look, or make it the full top version to match with some cutoff jeans.

I’m so excited to add the Suze-Anna Tank Top to my summer patterns (alongside the Breezy Summer Top). The Suze-Anna Tank Top is an intermediate level pattern, but I’m sure an advanced beginner would be able to tackle it. The pattern encourages makers to create a piece unique to their style and body shape.

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SIZE: Instructions are for size S/M. To create a smaller or larger top, add or substrate 8 chains per size decrease or increase.

MATERIALS

  • I used Premier Yarn Cotton (2 balls) approximately 5.6 oz/160g, 280 yds/256m
  • I-9 (5.5mm) hook
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure

ABBREVIATIONS

  • Ch = chain
  • Dc = double crochet
  • Sk = skip
  • Dec= decrease
  • Sp = space
  • T-ch = turning chain

SPECIAL STITCH — SHELL: (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in the same stitch.

**Longer version in parenthesis**

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Front

Ch 54

R1: Dc in the 2nd ch from hook. Dc in first 25 ch, sk1 ch, (2dc, ch1,2dc) in next ch, sk1 ch, dc in remaining 25 dc. Ch2, turn.

R2- R12: Dc in the first 25 dc, (2dc, ch1,2dc) in ch sp, dc in remaining 25 dc. Ch2, turn.

LONGER TOP VERSION ONLY

R13- R20: Repeat Row 2.

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R13 (R21): Dc in the first 25 dc, 2 sc in ch sp, dc in remaining 25 dc. Ch2, turn.

Side 1

R14 (R22): Dc in first 2, dc in next 21, dc decrease in next 2 dc. Ch 2, turn.

R15-23 (R23-R31): Dc decrease in first 2 dc, dc across, dec in last 2 dc. Ch2, turn.

R24 (R32): Sk1 dc, shell in next, sk1 dc, dc in last. Ch2, turn.

R25 (R33): Shell in ch1 sp, dc on top of ch2. Ch2, turn.

R26- R31 (R34- R39): Repeat row 25 (Row33).

Side 2

Skip the 2 sc and attach yarn.

Repeat instructions for side 1.

Back

Ch 54

R1: Dc in 2nd ch from hook and across. Ch2, turn.

R2- R15: Dc in each dc. Ch2, turn.

Racerback strap

R1: Skip first 22 dc, attach yarn and ch2. sk1 dc, shell in next, sk1 dc, shell in next, sk1 dc, dc in next. Ch2, turn.

R2- R10 (R2- R18): Shell in ch1 sp, dc on top of dc, shell in ch1 sp, dc on top of dc. Fasten off. Leave a long tail.

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ASSEMBLY

With darning needle, join the back to the front at row 15 and sew down the sides. With a long tail, attach shoulder straps to racerback shells. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

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