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Originally published in "SweaterBabe.com's Fabulous & Flirty Crochet"
(Quarry Books, March, 2006). Photo by Allan Penn Photography.
This ruffled strap tank is sexy and sweet at the same time. The tank is crocheted in an all-over lace stitch, which has a beautifully intricate look. The shaped neckline and slim straps with ruffled trim make for a very flattering top. The drawstring tie accentuating the color change adds a nice finishing touch. Perfect with jeans for a casual, yet sexy look or with a cream-colored suit for an elegant, sophisticated look.
Finished Crocheted Measurements: To Fit Bust Size(s): 33-34 1/2 (36 1/2-38, 40-41 1/2)" [84-87.5 (92.5-96.5, 101.5-105.5) cm]. Finished Bust Measurement(s): 32 1/2 (36, 39 1/2)" [82.5 (91.5, 100.5) cm].
Yarn Used: Classic Elite Miracle (50% Alpaca, 50% Tencel; approx 108 yd [99 m] per 1 3/4 oz [50 g] per ball):
Color A: #3329 Fundy Bay Blue, 4 (4, 5) balls
Color B: #3392 Geneva Blue, 2 (2, 3) balls.
Pattern Gauge: Five pinwheels [i.e., each ([1 dc, ch 1] 4 times, 1 dc) group as counted on the odd rows of pinwheel lace pattern st] = 9" [23 cm] and approx 7 rows = 3" [7.5 cm] in pinwheel lace pattern st using size H/8 [5mm] crochet hook.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A light-weight alpaca blend yarn with a gauge of 5.5 sts = 1" on size 6 needles..
Total Yardage Required: Color A total yardage required 432 (432, 540) yd [395 (395, 494) m];
Color B total yardage required 216 (216, 324) yd [198 (198, 296.5) m].
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Crochet Hook Used: Size H/8 [5mm] crochet hook.
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