Gunnison Tank

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Yarn: approx. 350(550, 700, 850) yards of size 10 crochet thread

Tools: 2.25mm crochet hook, tapestry needle, scissors

Skill Level: Intermediate

Gauge: 7 rows of 5 sc= 1″x1″

Stitches: (ch)chain, (sc)single crochet, (dc)double crochet

S (M, L, XL)

Ch. 75 (87,99,111)

Row 1: (2dc, ch.1, 2dc) in 6th ch. from hook (5 sk. chs counts as dc plus sk 2 ch), *sk nxt 5 chs, (2dc, ch.1, 2dc) in nxt ch. * repeat from * across to last 3chs, sk nxt 2chs, dc in last ch.

Row 2: Turn, ch.1, sc in 1st dc, ch.3, dc in nxt ch.1 sp., * ch. 3, sk nxt 2dc, sc in sp. before nxt dc, ch.3, dc in nxt ch.1 sp. * repeat from * across to last 3dc, ch.3, sk nxt 2dc, sc in last dc.

Row 3: Turn, ch.3 (counts as dc), sk nxt ch.3 sp., (2dc, ch.1, 2dc) in nxt dc, * sk nxt 2 ch.3 sps., (2dc, ch.1, 2dc) in nxt dc * repeat from * across to last ch.3 sp., sk last ch.3 sp., dc in last sc.

Rows 4-29 (33, 37, 41): Repeat Rows 2 &3 13(15, 17, 19) more times.

Row 30 (34, 38, 42): Turn, ch.1, sc in 1st dc, ch.3, dc in nxt ch.1 sp., *ch.3, sk nxt 2dc, sc in sp. before nxt dc, ch.3, dc in nxt ch.1 sp., * repeat from * 2 (2, 3, 3) times, ch.3, sk nxt 2dc, sc in sp. before nxt dc, ch. 36 (48, 48, 60), sk nxt 6 (8, 8, 10) shells, sc in sp. before nxt shell, ch.3, sk 2dc, dc in nxt ch.1 sp., **ch.3, sk nxt 2dc, sc in sp. before nxt shell, ch.3, sk nxt 2dc, dc in nxt ch.1 sp.** repeat from ** across to last dc, ch. 3, sk nxt 2dc, sc in last dc.

Row 31 (35, 39, 43): Turn, ch.3 (counts as dc), sk nxt ch.3 sp., (2dc, ch.1, 2dc) in nxt dc, *sk nxt 2 ch.3 sps., (2dc, ch.1 2dc) in nxt dc *repeat from * (2, 2, 3, 3) times, sk nxt (ch.3 sp., sc, and nxt 3ch), (2dc, ch.1, 2dc) in nxt ch. [sk nxt 5 ch., (2dc, ch. 1, 2dc) in nxt ch.] 5 (7, 7, 9) times, sk nxt sc & ch.3 sp., (2dc, ch.1, 2dc) in nxt dc, **sk nxt 2 ch.3 sps., (2dc, ch.1, 2dc) in nxt dc** repeat from ** across to last ch.3 sp., sk last ch.3 sp., dc in last sc.

Row 32 (36, 40, 44) through 58 (66, 74, 82): Repeat Rows 2&3 ending with Row 2. Do not finish off.

Fold piece in half. Beginning at bottom on one side, sc evenly up side through front and back sides for 7 (8, 9, 10) inches. Finish off. Join w/sc in other bottom side and seam up other side. Finish off. Turn top right side out.

On bottom of side seam join w/sc, sc a total of 150 (174, 198, 222) evenly around. Continue to sc around in each sc until waistband measures 1 (1.25, 1.5, 2) inches. Finish off. Weave in ends.

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