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Crochet Tunic top Pattern

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Meet the Colleen crochet tunic top. The perfect summer lace top for anyone thinking of making their very first sleeveless crochet top. This easy-to-follow and customize crochet lace top is perfect for all weather.

This crochet tunic is such a fun project as it also works pretty quickly. I love that you can go stash-busting with this pattern.

I love how you can allow your imagination to flow with this tunic. Here are a few of the tunics made by my testers.

Photo Credit – @Angcand

I have always wanted a tunic with some flare in it. When my friend, Colleen then showed me a flared top, I knew exactly what I would make. A few days later, this tunic came to life. And the testing was even more fun!

Photo Credit – @Helscribbs

If you have always wanted to make your own version of a crochet tunic, then this pattern is for you! Not only can you customize the colors, but you can also make this tunic to your desired length. Seeing all the beautiful versions by my testers makes me want to have another tunic.

Photo Credit – @Kami Jones

You can either get the PDF from my website, Etsy or Ravelry using the button and links below.

Download on my website

Colleen Summer Tunic on Ravelry

For anyone with difficulty finding a crochet pattern that fits, this tunic would be a life-changer. It sure would be a perfect fit!

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Materials needed to make this crochet tunic

Yarn – Any #4 weight of yarn can be used. 

The prototype was made using 2 strands of #2, listed below.   

Hobbii Twister Solid, #2 (55% Cotton, 45% Acrylic, 437 yards/ 400 m per 3.5 oz/100g Ball)

Main color – Off white

CC1 = Brown

CC2 = Mustard

Estimated YardageMain Color – 600  (800, 900, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600) Yards

CC1 – 100 – 140 yards

CC2 – 80 – 100 yards

Hook and other Materials

6 mm Crochet Hook

Stitch markers – 2 pieces

Gauge – 13 sts over 10  Rows = 4” across, made using hdc, before blocking.

Adjust hook size, if necessary, to obtain gauge.

Pattern Notes

  1. Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.

Any other yarn weight of  #4 weight can be substituted.

  1.  Stitch count is written after each row/round with the smallest XS written first and the other in the ().
  2. Stitch count written in black is for all sizes but at some points, the stitch counts are color-coded for clarity, i.e. XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)

Difficulty Level – Intermediate

Terms – US Terminology

Stitches Abbreviations

Chain/chains – ch/chs

Single Crochet – sc

Half double crochet – hdc

Double crochet – dc

Special Stitch 

Crossed double crochet lace (xdcl) Foundation row

 *ch 1,  skip next 3 sts, dc in next st, ch 1,  crocheting over the dc just made, dc in second skipped stitch

First crossed double crochet lace made.  Repeat from * across.

How to work the second  crossed double crochet lace 

Next row of crossed double crochet lace (xdcl) = *ch 1,  skip ch1 -sp, next st and next ch 1-sp, dc in next st (this is the first leg of xdcl made into the 4th stitch), ch 1,  crocheting over the dc just made, dc in the second leg (st) stitch.

First crossed double crochet lace made. , Repeat from * across.

Note – when making the second row of xdcl, you only crochet into the dc stitches and skip all chain 1  spaces.

MC = Main Color

CC1 = Contrasting color 1

CC2 = Contrasting color 2

Finished Measurement

Size(s) and color codes – XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)

Bust Measurement: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)”

Length of Top: 18 (19, 20, 21, 21.5, 22, 23, 24, 25)”

Arm hole Measurement: 15.5 (16, 16.5, 17, 17.5, 18, 18.5, 19, 19.5)”

The modeled garment is shown in XL, with about 10” of Positive Ease, around the hips

Would you be going with just a single color or totally spicing your own crochet tunic up?

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