Crochet pineapple racerback tank top

Crochet pineapple racerback tank top

While the racerback tank top brings a healthy and sexy look, the traditional pineapple crochet stitches adds a feminine and delicate style.

It’s the type of mix match I always love to try xD

crochet racerback tank top

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Materials: ( I used )
5mm crochet hook
Worsted weight yarn: white color ( about 300 gr for the sample- size L/ 100 gr or 174 yds per skein )
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Yarn needle
Scissors

If you don’t crochet, you can buy this top on my Etsy Shop 🙂

Abbreviations

Note: I used chainless starting dc for every first dc of each row/round instead of ch 3. There’s another good crochet technique to use is ch 2, dc into same stitch ( counted as 1st dc). In the pattern below you’ll see I simply state dc into 1st stitch for every first dc of each row/round, so just choose your best technique 🙂

Special stitch used:

2dc-V stitch: ( 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc ) into same stitch or space

This crochet pineapple racerback tank top pattern fits size L ( chest size: 36 to 38 inches )

Skill level: Intermediate

Gauge: 8 double crochet stitches x 4 rows approximately 2 inches ( with materials indicated )

Top: ( work in rounds )

R1: ch 114, sl into 1st ch to form round, 114 dc around, sl into 1st stitch to join.

R2: *dc, skip 2 sts, 2dc-V stitch into next st, ch 3, skip 3 sts, sc into next st, ch 6, skip 3 sts, sc into next st, ch 3, skip 3 sts, 2dc-V stitch into next st, skip 2 sts, dc into next st * repeat ** 6 times around, sl into 1st stitch to join.

R3: *dc, skip 2 sts, 2dc-V stitch into next ch2-space, skip next (2 sts and ch3-space), 9 tr into next ch6-space, skip next (ch3-space and 2 sts), 2dc- V stitch into next ch2-space, skip 2 sts, dc into next st* repeat ** 6 times around, sl into 1st stitch to join.

R4: *dc, skip 2 sts, 2dc- V stitch into next ch2-space, ch2, skip 2 sts, sc into next st, ( ch3, skip 1 st, sc into next st ) x 4 times, ch2, skip 2 sts, 2dc-V stitch into next ch2-space, skip 2 sts, dc into next st* repeat ** 6 times around, sl into 1st stitch to join.

R5: *dc, skip 2 sts, 2dc- V stitch into next ch2-space, ch3, skip next (2 sts and ch2-space), sc into next ch3-space, ( ch3, skip 1 st, sc into next ch3-space ) x 3 times, ch3, skip next (ch2-space and 2 sts), 2dc-V stitch into next ch2-space, skip 2 sts, dc into next st* repeat ** 6 times around, sl into 1st stitch to join.

R6: *dc, skip 2 sts, 2dc- V stitch into next ch2-space, ch4, skip next (2 sts and ch3-space), sc into next ch3-space, ( ch3, skip 1 st, sc into next ch3-space ) x 2 times, ch4, skip next (ch3-space and 2 sts), 2dc-V stitch into next ch2-space, skip 2 sts, dc into next st* repeat ** 6 times around, sl into 1st stitch to join.

R7: *dc, skip 2 sts, 2dc- V stitch into next ch2-space, ch5, skip next (2 sts and ch4-space), sc into next ch3-space, ch3, skip 1 st, sc into next ch3-space, ch5,  skip next (ch4-space and 2 sts), 2dc-V stitch into next ch2-space, skip 2 sts, dc into next st* repeat ** 6 times around, sl into 1st stitch to join.

R8: *dc, skip 2 sts, 2dc- V stitch into next ch2-space, ch8, skip next (2sts and ch5-space), sc into ch3-space, ch8, skip next (ch5-space and 2 sts), 2dc-V stitch into next ch2-space, skip 2 sts, dc into next st* repeat ** 6 times around, sl into 1st stitch to join.

R9: *dc, skip 2 sts, 2dc-V stitch into next ch2-space, ch3, sc into ch8-space, ch6, sc into next ch8-space, ch3, 2dc- V stitch into next ch2-space, skip 2 sts, dc into next st* repeat ** 6 times around, sl into 1st stitch to join.

R10: same as R3.

R11: same as R4

R12: same as R5

R13: same as R6

R14: same as R7

R15: same as R8

R16: same as R9

Repeat ( R10 to R16 ) x 2 more times. Untill you reach R30

R31: same as R3

R32: ch1, hdc around, sl into 1st stitch to join. ( fasten off, weave in end )

 

Back part and shoulder straps: ( work in rows )

Back part:

R1: From the 1st ch of 114 chain, sc around, total 114 sts, sl into 1st stitch to join ( fasten off, weave in end )

R2: From the 1st stitch of R1, skip 15 sts, crochet 27 sc across, total 27 sts, turn.

R3: 5 dc across, skip 2 sts, 2dc-V stitch into next st, ch 3, skip 3 sts, sc into next st, ch 6, skip 3 sts, sc into next st, ch 3, skip 3 sts, 2dc-V stitch into next st, skip 2 sts, 5 dc across, turn.

R4: 5 dc across, skip 2 sts, 2dc-V stitch into next ch2-space, skip next (2 sts and ch3-space), 9 tr into next ch6-space, skip next (ch3-space and 2 sts), 2dc- V stitch into next ch2-space, skip 2 sts, 5 dc across, turn.

R5: 5 dc across, skip 2 sts, 2dc- V stitch into next ch2-space, ch2, skip 2 sts, sc into next st, ( ch3, skip 1 st, sc into next st ) x 4 times, ch2, skip 2 sts, 2dc-V stitch into next ch2-space, skip 2 sts, 5 dc across, turn.

R6: 5 dc across, skip 2 sts, 2dc- V stitch into next ch2-space, ch3, skip next (2 sts and ch2-space), sc into next ch3-space, ( ch3, skip 1 st, sc into next ch3-space ) x 3 times, ch3, skip next (ch2-space and 2 sts), 2dc-V stitch into next ch2-space, skip 2 sts, 5 dc across, turn.

R7: 5 dc across, skip 2 sts, 2dc- V stitch into next ch2-space, ch4, skip next (2 sts and ch3-space), sc into next ch3-space, ( ch3, skip 1 st, sc into next ch3-space ) x 2 times, ch4, skip next (ch3-space and 2 sts), 2dc-V stitch into next ch2-space, skip 2 sts, 5 dc across, turn.

R8: 5 dc across, skip 2 sts, 2dc- V stitch into next ch2-space, ch5, skip next (2 sts and ch4-space), sc into next ch3-space, ch3, skip 1 st, sc into next ch3-space, ch5,  skip next (ch4-space and 2 sts), 2dc-V stitch into next ch2-space, skip 2 sts, 5 dc across, turn.

R9: 5 dc across, skip 2 sts, 2dc- V stitch into next ch2-space, ch6, skip next (2sts and ch5-space), sc into ch3-space, ch6, skip next (ch5-space and 2 sts), 2dc-V stitch into next ch2-space, skip 2 sts, 5 dc across, turn.

crochet racerback tank

Straps: ( make 2 )

R10: 5 dc across, turn.

R11 to 25: same as R10 ( fasten off, leave long end ).

Repeat from R10 to R25 at other side to make the other strap.

Turn your top inside out, from the 1st of R1 of the back part, skip 9 sts ( front side of the top ), seam the straps with sc or sl.

Steamblock your finished project if needed.

You can have suggestions for size XXS to XXL with stitches diagram in this instant download pdf file here: Pineapple Racerback Tank Top – All sizes

( There’s an itsy bitsy fee for it, thanks for your support )

Happy crocheting!

Written pattern and photos copyright Maz Kwok 2015. Please do not repost, republish or sell the content or photos as your own. You can sell the items you made from this pattern as long as you use your own pictures and give back proper credit. Please do share this pattern with others by link. For more info, visit my Copyright page.

 

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28 comments

  1. Ashley says:

    When repeating R2 for the first time, do I dc in the next st after the dc I just ended with or is the dc in the same st?

  2. Eliza says:

    I can’t seem to get this at all.
    Round 2 and 3 just don’t match each other!
    I understand that it is the pineapple stitch but I am getting confused by the panel in between?
    Have you accounted for this in the pattern? For example, when you say to dc in 1st stitch, do I continue to do this for the stitches in the panel part until I get to the space which was made by ch3 and skipping 3 in round 2? I seem to have many stitches before I get to the ch3 and ch6 spaces and I don’t know what to do with them..

    • Maz Kwok
      Maz Kwok says:

      Hi Eliza,
      Please read the in the Note section: 2dc-V stitch into next space: crochet 2dc-V stitch into the ch 2 of the 2dc-V stitch of previous round.
      So from R3, you don’t have to skip sts, just follow the instruction and work into spaces.

      • Eliza says:

        Thanks a million! That should teach me to read the instructions more carefully in the future! Will give it a go tonight.
        I’m also noticing that it is quite a large top, would I be able to make it smaller by using a smaller size crochet hook?

  3. Alison says:

    BEWARE there is a virus for hacking on the program used to try and view in PDF mode. It says your program is out of date and you have to upgrade. My virus checker found that that message is a hacker virus link. My program is up to date!

    • Maz Kwok
      Maz Kwok says:

      Hi Alison,
      As you may know, the PrintFriendly plugin is offering free service so there are ads. However, I will notify them the issue.

  4. Syn says:

    Hi,
    I’m having a problem with round 3 and was wondering if you could help?
    You it says to do a 2dc-V stitch in the next space are we doing it in the CH 2 between the 2dc-V of the previous round or in the ch3 after the 2dc-V stitch

  5. Michele . Finnigan says:

    When ordering the other sizes. Is it an instant download? I’ve ordered it and haven’t received anything

    • Maz Kwok
      Maz Kwok says:

      Yes, I sell via Craftsy and they’re all instant download pdf files. Which means you would have your own library and could re-download it anytime.

  6. Paula says:

    I love the pineapple tank I am just finishing up on it but was wondering how do you steam block it? I am familiar with the blocking and that but on this do you pin it and then block it.
    Thank you for sharing your pattern I am going to start another as soon as I finish this one up.

    • Maz Kwok
      Maz Kwok says:

      Hi there,
      You don’t have to pin your top, just lay it flat, spread it out to the correct dimensions without distorting the direction of the stitches 🙂

  7. Alexandra says:

    I love this tank! I can’t wait to try this!!
    I would love if you would share this at our Yarn Fanatic Link Party – EyeLoveKnots.blogspot.com/2015/01/yarn-fanatic-link-party-18-my-first.html

  8. Euryale says:

    How many yards of yarn did you use? This pattern look perfect for a project I have in mond, but I can’t plan it out without knowing how much yarn!

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