Enter the Wide Strap Tank pattern by Maz Kwok. The construction was very simple. I used Red Heart Shimmer yarn in the Shamrock colorway from my stash. I also used a Boye ergonomic crochet hook with a rubberized handle. That made using the tiny hook way easier on my hand and wrist. If you're a crocheter and haven't used any of those ergonomic hooks, you should get a Joann's coupon and buy one!
The only thing that eventually got to me was going round and round with the shells on the bottom. My goodness it got boring! At one point I was actually falling asleep while crocheting! I think I had gotten a couple rounds into the shells when I decided to stop and work on the Frankenshirt. Taking that break was just what I needed, because after Frankenshirt was done, I powered through the rest of this top.
I made a few modifications to the pattern, nothing to change the structure, but more aesthetic changes. Primarily, the pattern calls for relief stitches to create horizontal ribs over the upper bust part. I didn't want them, so instead I just worked regular double crochet stitches. I like that the change made the overall look of the top less fussy which is more in line with my style. I also replaced the foundation chain with a foundation double crochet row. That made the join of the back section more seamless.
I've worn the tank out once so far. It wears well and it's very comfortable. If I make this top again I'd definitely narrow out the straps a bit. Their maybe half an inch too wide for me. I may also go up a hook size to see if I can get a more loose drape to the fabric.
Start Date: Feb 15, 2016
Finish Date: Mar 7, 2016