This Tunisian Crochet Tank Top pattern has been in the works for quite a while. I am SO happy to get it out into the world and onto your hook! I’m calling it the “Tunisian Sunrise Tank” because of how gorgeous these colors are when worked together. It reminds of a beautiful sunrise and I just love the way that makes me feel.
Tunisian Sunrise Crochet Tank Top
If you have never worked Tunisian crochet before, or you have but not in the round using a double ended hook, this is the perfect beginner-friendly pattern to hit the ground running. For the main portion of this pattern we are using the Tunisian Knit Stitch. In my Tunisian in the Round video tutorial we are using this exact stitch! Watch that video to get your feet wet.
For more practice on Tunisian Crochet in the round, you could practice using the Tunisian “Smock it to Me” set which includes a beanie, mittens, a cowl, and an infinity scarf. Practice with those smaller patterns, then jump in to make the tank. To be honest this tank top may be even easier than the set. It really is a very simple, beginner-friendly Tunisian wearable pattern.
For the main image (the colorful tank) I used the gorgeous Stroll Gradient yarn in the “Camper Van” colorway. For the size XS, S, and M you would need ONLY two cakes! I love that!
For the L, XL and 2XL you would need to purchase at least 3 to get the colors to lay how mine are here, and 4 balls would be more than enough.
I also love the “Vintage Tee Gradient” colorway shown below. I may have to design a different pattern using Tunisian in the round to showcase the gorgeousness that is this yarn. LOVE IT!
For the second tank pictured I used Lion Brand TruBoo. This is a bamboo blend that is heavier than the Stroll Gradient and has such a great sheen to it. It is so soft next to the skin. Note that the yarn label marks TruBoo as a 3 weight, but I was able to meet gauge just fine using the same 4.5mm hook.
Double-ended Tunisian crochet hook in size 4.5mm
(XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL) fits up to (30”, 34”, 38”, 42”, 46”, 50”) bust.
Note that I do have sizes 3XL and 4XL written but I did not include them in the final PDF because they have not yet been tested. If you would like to test either of those sizes, I’d be happy to send you the pattern as long as you are willing to provide feedback when you’re finished so that I can update the pattern for everyone else as well.