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So, funny story, the Cleopatra Tank was not something I had planned to make. I usually have a running list of designs I have ideas for and want to create but the Cleopatra was not one of them. I sat down with my yarn, intending to design a completely different top! Instead I came up with this design and fell head over heels in love with it! I love how our minds create sometimes! Don’t you?
The Cleopatra Tank is made with lightweight DK yarn. I used Lion Brand Yarn Coboo yarn.
I am a huge fan of this yarn! It is a cotton/bamboo blend, making very soft and lightweight. It also has amazing stitch definition. I loved how the herringbone double crochet stitch looked with this yarn! It was such a nice texture!
The pattern comes in both children’s sizes and adult sizes, so you don’t have to purchase two patterns. The children’s sizes range from 2 to 10 and the adult sizes come in XS-2X.The pattern is rated Intermediate on the difficulty scale. Check out my tutorial if you don’t know how to do the Herringbone double crochet stitch.
It is a top down project with no sewing needed. You will work in a continuous round the entire length of the tank. The tank also has a simple trim at the bottom to match the top.
The Cleopatra Tank is versatile and customizable. Many of my testers also made this in self-striping yarn! You can totally make it your own style!
More tank top crochet patterns:
Cool Beans Tank Top– This fun stitch combo and details racer back makes the cutest summertime tank!
Blushing Eyelet Tank Top– The eyelet detailing on this one will get you so many compliments!
Sarasota Tank Top – This lacy spaghetti strap is a fun bottom up workup!
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Michelle has been crocheting for over 9 years and has been designing crochet patterns for 6 of those years. She specializes in modern garments and accessories for your handmade wardrobe. Michelle has been featured in Happily Hooked Magazine, thehooknooklife.com, wecrochet.com, ourmakerlife.com, and several other websites. She is committed to providing the highest quality crochet information and patterns that instill a true feeling of pride, enjoyment, and accomplishment when completing a project.