Tulip Square Tank Top

Crochet this Tulip Square Tank Top with my free crochet pattern available in size S up to 5XL! It’s an easy crochet granny square crop top made with 16 ‘Tulips from Holland‘ squares joined together. Pattern also includes a step by step video tutorial.

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About the pattern

I turned my popular ‘Tulips from Holland‘ square into a tank top! This pattern is available in size S-5XL and a video tutorial can be found below.

The top consists of 16 squares and 4 triangles joined together. Straps are made with puff stitches.

If you like this square, you might also like my crop top, triangle shawl, shrug, poncho, cardigan, sweater, bag and another bag with handles.

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About the yarn

For this granny square crop top I’ve used Lionbrand Coboo which contains 50% cotton and 50% Bamboo. It feels very soft and has excellent drape and stitch definition. It’s one of my favorite yarns and I often use it for shawls and garments. I only needed 3 skeins for size S and7 skeins for size 5XL.

Tulip Crochet Granny Square Crop Top - free crochet pattern in size S-5XL - granny squares

Tulip Square Tank Top
free crochet pattern

Materials

– LionBrand Coboo (Weight 3/light, 232yds/3.5oz, 212m/100g).
3 (4, 6, 7) balls in color tan [835-123]
or 230 (330, 520, 685) grams of similar yarn

– Crochet hook 6mm (J/10)

– Tapestry needle

– Scissors

Gauge

13 dc x 8 rows = 10 cm x 10 cm / 4” square

Stitches & abbreviations

– st: stitch

– ch: chain

– sl st: slip stitch

– dc: double crochet

– ch-sp: chain space

– v-st: v stitch (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in one stitch

– puff st: puff stitch (yarn over, pull up a long loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull up a long loop in same st (5 loops on hook), yarn over, pull up a long loop in same st (7 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all 7 loops on your hook, chain 1 to secure stitch)

* *: repeat what is between the asterisks as many times as directed

< >: amount of stitches you should have at the end of a row

Finished dimensions

This top is designed with a 4-12” negative ease so it fits nice and snuggly. If you’re in between sizes, I recommend sizing up. For reference, model is 1.63m/5’3″ tall with a 34” bust wearing the top in size S/M.

 INCHS/ML/XL2X/3X4X/5X
To fit bust34-4042-4850-5658-64
Actual measurement at bust30364652
Length (without straps)17.52127.531

 CMS/ML/XL2X/3X4X/5X
To fit bust34-4042-4850-5658-64
Actual measurement at bust7691.5117132
Length (without straps)44.553.57079

Notes

– This pattern is written in US terms

– Top consists of 16 squares and 4 triangles joined together. Straps are made with puff stitches. 2 rounds of sc are then worked along the bottom to make the top more fitted.

– Pattern contains instructions for sizes S/M with L/XL, 2XL/3XL and 4XL/5XL in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all.

– You can make this crop top longer by adding more squares. Note that you’ll need more yarn for a longer version.

Video

Below you can find a video tutorial of my Tulip Square Crop Top which is the same, but shorter. You’ll just need to make a few more squares and triangles.

Click here to watch the video on YouTub

Written pattern

** An ad-free PDF version is available on Etsy and Ravelry.
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SQUARES

Square notes

– Squares are worked in rounds with the right side facing you

– Beginning and ends of rounds will take place within same corner

– Sl st does not count as a stitch

Square pattern – make 16

With hook size 6mm, ch 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring. You can also start with a magic circle.

Round 1:
Ch 5 (counts as your first dc and ch 2 here and throughout),
[1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2] 3 times,
1 dc, ch 1, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 2 dc / 1 v-st)

Traveling Afghan Square crochet tutorial row 1
Round 2:
*(1 puff, ch 2, 1 puff) into corner, ch 1,
[1 puff in next ch-sp, ch 1] repeat across,
repeat from * 3 more times, sl st in 1st puff, sl st into corner (4 sets of 3 puff)

Traveling Afghan Square crochet tutorial row 2

Round 3:
ch 5, 2 dc into corner, 1 dc in next puff,
*[2 dc in next ch-sp, 1 dc in next puff] repeat across, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into corner,
repeat from * 3 more times but replace last corner with 1 dc into corner before beginning ch-5, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 11 dc)

Traveling Afghan Square crochet tutorial row 3

Round 4:
ch 5, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) into corner, skip next 2 st,
*[(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next st, skip next 2 st] repeat across, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) into corner,
repeat from * 3 more times but replace last corner with (1 dc, ch 1) into corner before beginning ch-5, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 10 dc / 5 v-st)

Traveling Afghan Square crochet tutorial row 4

Round 5:
Repeat round 2 <4 sets of 7 puff>

Size S/M: fasten off, weave in ends. Square should measure 7″ x 7″ / 17.5 x 17.5 cm from bottom left to top right.

Round 6:
Repeat round 3 <4 sets of 23 dc>

Size L/XL: fasten off, weave in ends. Square should measure 8.5″ x 8.5″ / 21.5 x 21.5 cm from bottom left to top right.

Round 7:
Repeat round 4 <4 sets of 18 dc / 9 v-st>

Round 8:
Repeat round 2 <4 sets of 11 puff>

Size 2X/3X: fasten off, weave in ends. Square should measure 11″ x 11″ / 28 x 28 cm from bottom left to top right.

Round 9:
Repeat round 3 <4 sets of 35 dc>

Size 4X/5X: fasten off, weave in ends. Square should measure 12.5″ x 12.5″ / 32 x 32 cm from bottom left to top right.

You can make your square bigger by repeating row 4, 2 and 3 as many times as you want.

Traveling Afghan Square crochet tutorial row 5 - 8
Row 5, 6, 7, 8

TRIANGLES

Triangle notes

– Turn your work at the end of each row

– Turning chains do not count as a stitch

– You do not need turning chains for the first puff stitch in row 2, just pull up an extra long loop

Triangle pattern – make 4

With hook size 6mm, ch 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring. You can also start with a magic circle.

Row 1:
Ch 3, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in ring, turn <4 dc / 2 v-st>

Row 2:
1 puff in 1st st,
*ch 1, 1 puff in next ch-1 sp* repeat to center ch-2 sp, ch 1,
(1 puff, ch 2, 1 puff) in center ch-2 sp,
ch 1, *1 puff in next ch-1 sp, ch 1* repeat to end,
1 puff in last st, turn <6 puff>

Row 3:
Ch 3, 3 dc in 1st puff,
*2 dc in next ch-sp, 1 dc in next puff* repeat to center ch-2 sp,
(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in center ch-2 sp,
*1 dc in next puff, 2 dc in next ch-sp* repeat to end,
3 dc in last puff st, turn <22 dc>

Row 4:
Ch 3, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in 1st st, skip next st,
*(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next st, skip 2 st* repeat to center ch-2 sp,
(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in center ch-2 sp,
*skip 2 st, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next st* repeat to end,
skip next st, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in last st, turn <20 dc / 10 v-st>

Tulip Square Top Triangle rows 1 - 4

Row 5:
repeat row 2 <14 puff>

Size S/M: fasten off

Row 6:
repeat row 3 <46 dc>

Size L/XL: fasten off

Row 7:
repeat row 4 <36 dc / 18 v-st>

Row 8:
repeat row 2 <22 puff>

Size 2X/3X: fasten off

Row 9:
repeat row 3 <70 dc>

Size 4X/5X: fasten off

You can make your triangle bigger by repeating row 4, 2 and 3 as many times as you want.

Assembly

Arrange all granny squares as indicated by diagram below with the good sides facing upwards.

Slip stitch the squares together or use a tapestry needle to sew them together.

You can steam block the top to help smoothen the joined granny squares.

Straps

Rejoin yarn in one of the corners on the front. To rejoin yarn, make a slip knot, insert your hook into the slip knot and work a sl st into the corner.

Ch 2, 1 puff into corner, *ch 2, 1 puff in previous puff* repeat until you have a total of 12 puff stitches, end with a puff into corner on the back. Repeat on the other side.

You can adjust the length depending on how long you want your strap to be. Fasten off, weave in the ends.

End of pattern.

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Joy Wabnitz
    20 November 2022 at 8:49 pm

    Wilma, I cannot figure out how to put the squares tank top together.
    Can you post a “how to” video? I go by visual better than words/description.
    Thank you for your wonderful & beautiful crochet patterns.

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    Angela
    11 August 2022 at 11:22 am

    Goedemorgen. Ik zou deze top graag haken maar ik heb niet het juiste garen in huis. Ik heb super soft van de zeeman maar dat is met haaknaald 3. Heeft u enig idee met welk garen of vergelijkbaar garen ik deze top ook kan maken?

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    Tee
    21 July 2022 at 10:19 am

    How much difference will a 1/2 inch in gauge make ? Length is a perfect four inches. Height = almost 4.5 inches.

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    Sarah
    19 July 2022 at 8:05 pm

    So if chest size is 34, what size should the pattern be?

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    Susan
    27 June 2022 at 5:25 am

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    terry pearson
    10 June 2022 at 3:02 am

    how is a 36″ tank supposed to fit my 46″ bust?

    • Reply
      Beth
      13 June 2022 at 5:17 am

      I was wondering about that also with being a 42″

    • Reply
      Holly Oswald
      28 June 2022 at 7:29 am

      Read the entire instructions. Larger sizes have larger squares with more rows. You end up with the same number of squares, just bigger ones.

  • Reply
    Melody
    8 June 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Hi! I just have a quick question. In round 5 of the square instructions, is the measurement the length of the side or the diagonal? Thanks!

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