The Caribbean Tank Top is crocheted. First I made shoulder straps. Start with a chain, then turn and go back with chain 2 double crochet one, * skip 2 and chain 2, dc 1 * repeat from * to * until you get to the end. Then do another one for the other shoulder. Then I put chains for under the arms and across the chest and back area while holding it up to myself to make sure it would fit. If what I’m describing isn’t making sense, see a picture of the same process here, which shows the shoulder straps and chains on a chair: https://ilovesocks.wordpress.com/2010/03/28/working-without-patterns-lacy-lemon-crocheted-tank/
Then I felt my arm holes weren’t low enough so I did a couple of rows across on the front and back sections (this caused me to have to cut the yarn and work in ends which I usually try to avoid! So its best to make sure your arm holes are really big enough.) After that, its very simple, you just work around in a tube until its long enough.
Chart citations: The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs, 500 classic & original patterns. Linda P. Schapper. Lark Books, New York. 2007.
Bust area with star is chart #195, pg. 156; Belt area is a modified version of chart #6 pg. 38 (picots were left out). The bottom below the belt is simply ch 2, dc, repeat, then on the next row do each dc in the hole of the one below to make a brick pattern. Increases were added only in this region always under the arm by putting 3 dc in one hole, ch 2 between as usual. This will make a bigger hole where you increased, that’s why its best to hide it where a seam would be below the arm.