Granny Squares? Not when they are this cute! With granny squares being seamed together to create everything from tops and tanks to tights and skirts, they are quickly losing that lame old 1970s reputation. Cute Girl Squares are a much more appropriate name for them! This slightly oversized tank with built in belt helps you bring these fun to crochet squares into your everyday wardrobe, and no one will be calling you Granny! Pick one color or go a little bolder with three color motif.
Finished Size 30 (38, 46, 54)” bust/chest circumference, with 2” of positive ease. Top shown Knit Picks Gloss Fingering in 38” and in Gynx Merino Sock/ Fingering in 30”.
Yarn: Knit Picks Gloss Fingering, 70% Merino Wool, 30% Silk; 220yds/50g: Tranquil (MC) 2 (2, 3, 4) skeins; Robot (CC1) 2 (2, 3, 4) skeins; Hawk (CC2) 2 (2, 3, 4) skeins.
Yarn: Gynx Yarns Merino Sock/Fingering, 100% Superwash Merino; 400yds/100g: Cactuar 3 (3, 4, 5) skeins.
Hook: Size F/5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Tapestry needle.
Gauge A 5 round granny square should be a 4” square, blocked.
Notes First thing’s first: You will be making a LOT of granny squares, weaving in their ends, and seaming them together with single crochet. A belt section is worked between circles of granny squares and a single crocheted belt is weaved in. Granny clusters are worked to complete the top of the tank.
The Designer Allyson Dykhuizen is a knitwear designer and knitting teacher from Michigan who lives in Chicago. Her patterns have been published in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, and knit. wear magazines, by Lion Brand Yarns, and included in the Knit Picks Independent Designer Program. She self publishes and blogs on her website The Sweatshop of Love, and runs Holla Knits. For questions about this pattern please contact Allyson at firstname.lastname@example.org.