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After the Rain ~ free crochet child tank top pattern by Jessie At Home

After the Rain
Free Crochet Pattern
Easy/Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

This sweet little tank is a great accessory for any little girl’s summer! It can be worn with jeans, a skirt, or anything in between. This pattern is only available in child small, I may one day go back and make it in more sizes, but that would most likely be a paid pattern. For now, this is the size I needed for a fun piece for one of my daughters for Easter, so this is the size you get for free. 🙂 I made it using some leftover Lion Brand Modern Baby yarn from another rainbow project I made. You can make yours in just one color, or however many make you happy!!

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Size:
Child small: 18″ to 22″ chest

Yarn:
Lion Brand Modern Baby (50% acrylic, 50% nylon; 173 yards [158 meters]/75 grams) ~ 2 skeins (130 g) used

Hook:
US H/8 (5 mm)

Gauge:
16 sts x 10 rows in double crochet in 4″

Stitches and Skills used:
ch ~ chain
sl st ~ slip stitch
sc ~ single crochet
hdc ~ half double crochet
dc ~ double crochet
fsc ~ foundation single crochet
st(s) ~ stitch(es)
rnd ~ round

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Getting Started:
If you would like to copy the colors as they are in the sample pictured, the color names and approximate amounts are: Pink 15g, Red 15g, Orange 20g, Yellow 23g, Chartreuse 18g, Green 18g, Turquoise 18g, Blue 15g, Purple 18g

The foundation (starting) round may seem a bit odd. You start off with a ch 4, then work some fsc, the reason for the extra chains before the fsc is that it is counting as the corner ch-2. There are also a few ch-2s added in between some of the fsc, because those are the other 3 ch-2 corners.

Pattern:
Rnd 1: Ch 4, fsc 20, ch 2, fsc 24, ch 2, fsc 20, ch 2, fsc 24, sl st to 2nd ch.
Rnd 2: Sl st into ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 3, dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 20 sts, (dc, ch 3, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 24 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 20 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 24 sts, sl st to top of first sc.
Rnd 3: Sl st into ch-2 sp, (2 sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-3 sp, sc in each of next 22 sts, (sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in ch-3 sp, sc in each of next 26 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 22 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 26 sts, sl st to top of first sc, sl st in top of next sc.
Rnd 4: Sl st into ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 3, dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 24 sts, (dc, ch 3, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 29 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 24 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 29 sts, sl st to top of first sc.
Rnd 5: Sl st into ch-2 sp, (2 sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-3 sp, sc in each of next 26 sts, (sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in ch-3 sp, sc in each of next 31 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 26 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 31 sts, sl st to top of first sc, sl st in top of next sc.
Rnd 6: Sl st into ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 3, dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 28 sts, (dc, ch 3, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 34 sts, (sc, ch 3, dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 28 sts, (dc, ch 3, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 34 sts, sl st to top of first sc.
Rnd 7: Sl st into ch-2 sp, (2 sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-3 sp, sc in each of next 30 sts, (sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in ch-3 sp, sc in each of next 36 sts, (2 sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-3 sp, sc in each of next 30 sts, (sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in ch-3 sp, sc in each of next 36 sts, sl st to top of first sc, sl st in top of next sc.

Chest top: This section is worked in rows. First several rows are worked off the back section of the yolk, than several rows are worked off the front section of the yolk. Lastly, one round is completed around the entire piece.

Back section:
Row 1: Sl st into ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same ch-2 sp, dc in next 32 sts, 2 dc in ch-2 sp. ~ {36 dc}
Row 2: Turn, sc in each st across. ~ {36 sc}
Row 3: Turn, ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same (first) st, dc in each of next 34 sts, 2 dc in last st. ~ {38 dc}
Row 4: Turn, sc in each st across. ~ {38 sc}
Row 5: Turn, ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same (first) st, dc in each of next 36 sts, 2 dc in last st. ~ {40 dc}
Fasten off.

Front section:
Reattach yarn to the front of the yolk, in ch-2 sp.
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same ch-2 sp, dc in next 32 sts, 2 dc in ch-2 sp. ~ {36 dc}
Row 2: Turn, sc in each st across. ~ {36 sc}
Row 3: Turn, ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same (first) st, dc in each of next 34 sts, 2 dc in last st. ~ {38 dc}
Row 4: Turn, sc in each st across. ~ {38 sc}
Row 5: Turn, ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same (first) st, dc in each of next 36 sts, 2 dc in last st. ~ {40 dc}

Border: Do no turn, ch 3, *3 sc in side of dc, (sc in side of sc, 2 sc in side of dc) 2 times, sc in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 40 sc, sc in ch-2 sp, (2 sc in side of dc, sc in side of sc) 2 times, 3 sc in side of dc, ch 2, 2 sc in same dc, sc in each of next 38 dc, 2 sc in next dc** ch 2, repeat from * to ** once more, sl st to 2nd ch of beginning ch 3. ~ {60 sc along sides, 42 sc along front and back}

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Underarms and below: Some rounds in this section start with a turn. This is done to keep the stitch pattern lined up correctly.
Rnd 1: Sl st into ch-2 corner, ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch-2), fold piece in half, 3 dc in ch-2 corner of front to close armhole, dc in each of next 42 sts, 3 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 2, fold piece in half, 3 dc in ch-2 corner of back to close armhole, dc in each of next 42 sts, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 5. {100 sts}
Rnd 2: Sl st into ch-2 sp, sc in same ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 48 dc, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 48 dc, sc in ch-2 sp, sl st to top of beginning sc, sl st in each of next 2 sc. ~ {100 sc}
Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc) 4 dc in same st, * skip 4, 5 dc in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. ~ {20 sets of 5 dc)
Rnd 4: Turn, * sc in between sets of 5 dc, ch 5, repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning sc. ~ {20 sets of (sc, ch 5)}
Rnd 5: Turn, sl st in each of first 3 ch, ch 3 (counts as first dc) 4 dc in same ch, *5 dc in 3rd ch of next ch-5 set, repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. ~ {20 sets of 5 dc)
Rep rnds 4 & 5: 7 more times

Bottom Section:
Rnd 1: Turn, * (sc, ch 2, sc) in between sets of 5 dc, ch 5, (sc in between sets of 5 dc, ch 5) 9 times, repeat from * on more times, sl st to top of beginning sc. ~ {20 sets of (sc, ch 5) and 2 ch-2}
Rnd 2: Turn, sl st in each of first 3 ch, ch 3 (counts as first dc) 4 dc in same ch, * (5 dc in 3rd ch of next ch-5 set) 9 times, 5 dc in ch-2 sp ** 5 dc in 3rd ch of next ch-5 set, repeat from * to ** once more, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. ~ {22 sets of 5 dc)
Rnd 3: Turn, sl st in each of first 3 dc, ch 3, (sc in between sets of 5 dc, ch 5) 10 times, sc in between sets of 5 dc, ch 3, sl st in 3rd dc of next set of ch 5, ch 3, (sc in between sets of 5 dc, ch 5) 10 times, sc in between sets of 5 dc, ch 3, sl st to first sl st of round. ~ {20 sets of (sc, ch 5) and 4 ch-3}
Rnd 4: Turn, sl st in each of first 2 ch, ch 3 (counts as first dc) 4 dc in same ch, (5 dc in 3rd ch of next ch-5 set) 10 times, (5 dc in 2nd ch of next ch-3 set) 2 times, (5 dc in 3rd ch of next ch-5 set) 10 times, 5 dc in 2nd ch of next ch-3 set, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. ~ {22 sets of 5 dc)
Rnd 5: Turn, * sc in between sets of 5 dc, ch 5, repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning sc. ~ {20 sets of (sc, ch 5)}
Rnd 6: Turn, sl st in each of first 3 ch, ch 3 (counts as first dc) 4 dc in same ch, *5 dc in 3rd ch of next ch-5 set, repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. ~ {20 sets of 5 dc)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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23 Comments

23 Comments on After the Rain

  1. Florrie
    April 23, 2015 at 12:56 pm (3 years ago)

    that is really cute Jess

    Reply
    • Jessie
      April 23, 2015 at 2:52 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks, Mom. Vada loves it! I am going have to play with this pattern some more. 🙂

      Reply
  2. tess
    April 23, 2015 at 4:25 pm (3 years ago)

    Love this… so cute! Think I can do for my granddaughters… they’re tweens so may use larger hook & adjust! Thank you so much for sharing!!! ♥

    Reply
  3. Brenda Zabriskie
    July 8, 2015 at 12:12 pm (2 years ago)

    HI Jessie, I was working on this pattern and found in Rnd 3 in the last section you don’t specify what stitch to do in the last 26 stitches and then again in Rnd 4 for the last 24 stitches. Thank you for sharing your pattern with us. I can’t wait to finish it.

    Reply
    • Jessie
      July 8, 2015 at 2:56 pm (2 years ago)

      In the bottom section? I just checked and it is all there. Maybe try again? I know that sometimes I miss parts when there is a long set of directions for a round, it’s possible that you just skipped a line or something.

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      • Brenda Zabriskie
        July 8, 2015 at 7:44 pm (2 years ago)

        HI Jessie, I’m sorry I should have been more specific. The Rnd’s were in the first part of the instructions under the Pattern section Rnd;s 3&4. Thank you.

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        • Jessie
          July 9, 2015 at 2:28 am (2 years ago)

          Oh, my! You are right! They both should say sc. I fixed them. Thank you so much for bringing to my attention.

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          • Brenda Zabriskie
            July 9, 2015 at 9:55 am (2 years ago)

            Thank you Jessie, I will post a picture of my completed project on your facebook page. I made a few changes in my tank though in case you look close. I sl st’ed the sides up about 3 inches and put a picot stitch around the neck line, plus I made it a bit smaller as this is for my great niece who is 3 years old. I love the pattern though and will make it again for other family members.

  4. Heather
    October 15, 2015 at 1:13 pm (2 years ago)

    Cute Jessie, any little girl would love it, i like the colours you have used too.

    Reply
    • Jessie
      October 15, 2015 at 2:33 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you, Heather!

      Reply
  5. Ellisen
    December 28, 2015 at 3:13 pm (2 years ago)

    Love this darling child’s top. I really appreciate your creativeness. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us.

    Reply
  6. Aparna
    June 24, 2016 at 10:04 am (1 year ago)

    Hi i’m going to do this dress size 3T. I’m gonna use red heart super saver yarn. What hook size i have to use? I tried matching gauge with lower hook sizes. But still its not working out. Please help me!

    Reply
    • Jessie
      June 24, 2016 at 7:10 pm (1 year ago)

      I’m not sure, I didn’t try it with that yarn.

      Reply
      • Aparna
        July 4, 2016 at 7:27 am (1 year ago)

        I matched the gauge using 2.75 mm hook. How to do this dress in 3T size? What are the adjustments I have to do? Please help☺️ Thanks!

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        • Jessie
          July 4, 2016 at 11:21 am (1 year ago)

          I only made this pattern in one size. You can try a smaller yarn with a smaller hook to make a smaller top.

          Reply

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