Perfect Tunisian Summer Peplum Top Pattern

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Today is another great day, I am excited to have Roeska on the blog today, she is the talented designer behind HandmadebyRoeska on Instagram. She designs one of the most beautiful easy to follow Tunisian patterns in the crochet community. Her garments are super easy to follow, flattering, and fits all kind of shapes and sizes. The Tunisian Summer Peplum top Pattern is size-inclusive and one that is perfect for the season. Check out her beautiful diversity blog here.

Perfect Tunisian Peplum Top Pattern
Roeska in her top (44” bust, size 4)

Materials for this beautiful Tunisian Summer Peplum Top 

I get my inspiration from different small things; I see a stitch I like, a shape, a texture or a combination of colours. For this particular pattern, I got inspiration from my postpartum body. I felt incredibly good about my body, having been able to grow a perfect tiny human in it. I wanted to honour all bodies and create a summer top that looks beautiful on all bodies, because I believe all bodies are beautiful! This top has – 1/+1″ of ease, depending on your bust size.

Level: Advanced beginner or intermediate; knowledge of Tunisian full, knit, and simple stitch, as well as comfortable with doing Tunisian crochet in the flat and in the round. 

Sizing: 31-34”, 35-38”, 39-42”, 43-46”, 47-50”, 51-54”, 55-58”, 59-62”

Gauge: To meet gauge is essential for the correct fit of the piece. After blocking the gauge should be: 16 st x 16 rows = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) square in Tunisian Full Stitch, using the 6.5mm (US K/10.5) Tunisian hook for the FwdP or any other size to get gauge. 

Materials needed: WeCrochet/ KnitPicks Galileo in Aquarius, 50% Merino Wool, 50% Viscose from Bamboo, 50gr/131yds (120m), sport weight (or any other yarn with you meet gauge)

Yardage: 600, 750, 920, 1150, 1200, 1300, 1430, 1570 yards

6.5mm (US K/10.5) Tunisian hook with a 4-10” cord.

6.5mm (US K/10.5) double-ended Tunisian hook.

4.5mm (US 7) regular hook

Darning needle

Scissors

Removable stitch markers (3)

Abbreviations, stitch knowledge: 

Ch – chain

St(s) – stitch(es)

FwdP – Forward Pass

RetP – Return Pass

Tss – Tunisian simple stitch

Tfs – Tunisian full stitch

Tks – Tunisian knit stitch

PM – Place Marker

Tss3tog – Tunisian simple stitch 3 together

Tbo – Tunisian bind off

Sc – single crochet

Slst – slip stitch

RS – Right side

Perfect Tunisian Peplum Top
Laura (@murphymadecrochet) wearing her top, size 1

Get the Ad-free copy of this beautiful pattern on Ravelry or on Etsy

You might alos want to chck out some other patterns here on my blog –

  1. Lilian Flared cardigan
  2. Pretty in Purple shawl

Pattern instruction for the Tunisian Peplum Top.

Left Front

Using the 6.5mm Tunisian hook with cable.

Row 1: Ch 4 (4, 6, 6, 6, 8, 8, 8) skip the first ch, Tss 3 (3, 5, 5, 5, 7, 7, 7), in the back bump of the remaining ch. RetP – (4, 4, 6, 6, 6, 8, 8, 8 st).

Row 2: Tks, Tfs 2 (2, 4, 4, 4, 6, 6, 6), edge stitch. RetP – (5, 5, 7, 7, 7, 9, 9, 9 st).

Row 3: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 2 (2, 4, 4, 4, 6, 6, 6), edge stitch. RetP – (6, 6, 8, 8, 8, 10, 10, 10 st).

Row 4: Tks, Tfs 4 (4, 6, 6, 6, 8, 8, 8), edge stitch. RetP – (7, 7, 9, 9, 9, 11, 11, 11 st).

Row 5: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 4 (4, 6, 6, 6, 8, 8, 8), edge stitch. RetP – (8, 8, 10, 10, 10, 12, 12, 12 st).

Row 6: Tks, Tfs 6 (6, 8, 8, 8, 10, 10, 10), edge stitch. RetP – (9, 9, 11, 11, 11, 13, 13, 13 st). 

Row 7: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 6 (6, 8, 8, 8, 10, 10, 10), edge stitch. RetP – (10, 10, 12, 12, 12, 14, 14, 14 st).

Row 8: Tks, Tfs 8 (8, 10, 10, 10, 12, 12, 12), edge stitch. RetP – (11, 11, 13, 13, 13, 15, 15, 15 st).

Row 9: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 8 (8, 10, 10, 10, 12, 12, 12), edge stitch. RetP – (12, 12, 14, 14, 14, 16, 16, 16 st).

Row 10: Tks, Tfs 10 (10, 12, 12, 12, 14, 14, 14), edge stitch. RetP – (13, 13, 15, 15, 15, 17, 17, 17 st). 

Row 11: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 10 (10, 12, 12, 12, 14, 14, 14), edge stitch. RetP – (14, 14, 16, 16, 16, 18, 18, 18 st).

Row 12: Tks, Tfs 12 (12, 14, 14, 14, 16, 16, 16), edge stitch. RetP – (15, 15, 17, 17, 17, 19, 19, 19 st). 

Row 13: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 12 (12, 14, 14, 14, 16, 16, 16), edge stitch. RetP – (16, 16, 18, 18, 18, 20, 20, 20 st).

Row 14: Tks, Tfs 14 (14, 16, 16, 16, 18, 18, 18), edge stitch. RetP – (17, 17, 19, 19, 19, 21, 21, 21 st).

Row 15: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 14 (14, 16, 16, 16, 18, 18, 18), edge stitch. RetP – (18, 18, 20, 20, 20, 22, 22, 22 st).

Size 1 and Size 2: go to “Left side: increases on both sides”

Row 16: Tks, Tfs X (X, 18, 18, 18, 20, 20, 20), edge stitch. RetP – (X, X, 21, 21, 21, 23, 23, 23 st).

Row 17: Tfs, Tks, Tfs X (X, 18, 18, 18, 20, 20, 20), edge stitch. RetP – (X, X, 22, 22, 22, 24, 24, 24 st)

Size 3: go to “Left side: increases on both sides”

Row 18: Tks, Tfs X (X, X, 20, 20, 22, 22, 22), edge stitch. RetP – (X, X, X, 23, 23, 25, 25, 25 st).

Row 19: Tfs, Tks, Tfs X (X, X, 20, 20, 22, 22, 22), edge stitch. RetP – (X, X, X, 24, 24, 26, 26, 26 st). 

Size 4 and Size 5: go to “Left side: increases on both sides”

Row 20: Tks, Tfs X (X, X, X, X, 24, 24, 24), edge stitch. RetP – (X, X, X, X, X, 27, 27, 27 st).

Row 21: Tfs, Tks, Tfs X (X, X, X, X, 24, 24, 24), edge stitch. RetP – (X, X, X, X, X, 28, 28, 28 st).

Size 6 and Size 7: go to “Left side: increases on both sides”

Row 22: Tks, Tfs X (X, X, X, X, X, X, 26), edge stitch. RetP – (X, X, X, X, X, X, X, 29 st).

Size 8: go to “Left side: increases on both sides”

Cute flared Tunisian Crochet Top Pattern
Progress picture by Kasey (@theskeiniac)

Left side: Increases on both sides: Size 1 and Size 2 

Row 16: Tks, Tfs 15 (15), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (20, 20 st).

Row 17: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 17 (17), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (22, 22 st).

Row 18: Tks, Tfs 19 (19), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (24, 24 st).

Row 19: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 21 (21), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (26, 26 st).

Row 20: Tks, Tfs 23 (23), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (28, 28 st).

Row 21: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 25 (25), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (30, 30 st). 

Row 22: Tks, Tfs 27 (27), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (32, 32 st).

Row 23: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 29 (29), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (34, 34 st).

Size 1 and Size 2: PM on the active loop, do not fasten off, and go to Right front

Left side: Increases on both sides: Size 3

Row 18: Tks, Tfs 19, Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (24 st). 

Row 19: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 21, Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (26 st). 

Row 20: Tks, Tfs 23, Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (28 st).

Row 21: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 25, Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (30 st). 

Row 22: Tks, Tfs 27, Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (32 st).

Row 23: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 29, Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (34 st).

Row 24: Tks, Tfs 31, Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (36 st).

Row 25: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 33, Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (38 st).

Row 26: Tks, Tfs 35, Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (40 st).

Size 3: PM on the active loop, do not fasten off, and go to Right front

Left side: Increases on both sides: Size 4 and Size 5 

Row 20: Tks, Tfs 21 (21) , Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (26, 26 st).

Row 21: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 23 (23), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (28, 28 st).

Row 22: Tks, Tfs 25 (25), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (30, 30 st).

Row 23: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 27 (27), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (32, 32 st). 

Row 24: Tks, Tfs 29 (29), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (34, 34 st). 

Row 25: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 31 (31), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (36, 36 st). 

Row 26: Tks, Tfs 33 (33), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (38, 38 st).

Row 27: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 35 (35), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (40, 40 st).

Row 28: Tks, Tfs 37 (37), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (42, 42 st). 

Row 29: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 39 (39), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (44, 44 st).

Size 4 and Size 5: PM on the active loop, do not fasten off, and go to Right front

Left side: Increases on both sides: Size 6 and Size 7 

Row 22: Tks, Tfs 25 (25), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (30, 30 st).

Row 23: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 27 (27), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (32, 32 st).

Row 24: Tks, Tfs 29 (29), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (34, 34 st).

Row 25: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 31 (31), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (36, 36 st).

Row 26: Tks, Tfs 33 (33), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (38, 38 st).

Row 27: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 35 (35), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (40, 40 st).

Row 28: Tks, Tfs 37(37), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (42, 42 st).

Row 29: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 39 (39), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (44, 44 st).

Row 30: Tks, Tfs 41 (41), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (46, 46 st).

Row 31: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 43 (43), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (48, 48 st).

Row 32: Tks, Tfs 45 (45), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (50, 50 st).

Size 6 and Size 7: PM on the active loop, do not fasten off,  and go to Right front

Left side: Increases on both sides: Size 8

Row 23: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 27, Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (32 st).

Row 24: Tks, Tfs 29, Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (34 st).

Row 25: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 25, Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (36 st).

Row 26: Tks, Tfs 27, Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (38 st).

Row 27: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 29, Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (40 st).

Row 28: Tks, Tfs 31, Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (42 st).

Row 29: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 33, Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (44 st).

Row 30: Tks, Tfs 35, Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (46 st).

Row 31: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 37, Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (48 st).

Row 32: Tks, Tfs 39, Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (50 st).

Row 33: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 41, Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (52 st).
Row 34: Tks, Tfs 39, Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (50 st).

Size 8: PM on the active loop, do not fasten off, and go to Right front

Tunisian Peplum Top Pattern
Kasey (@theskeiniac) in her top, size 2

Right front

Using the 6.5mm Tunisian hook with cable, use a new skein of yarn. 

Row 1: Ch 4 (4, 6, 6, 6, 8, 8, 8) skip the first ch, Tss 3 (3, 5, 5, 5, 7, 7, 7) in the back bump of the remaining ch. RetP – (4, 4, 6, 6, 6, 8, 8, 8 st).

Row 2: Tfs 2 (2, 4, 4, 4, 6, 6, 6), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (5, 5, 7, 7, 7, 9, 9, 9 st).

Row 3: Skip 1, Tfs 2 (2, 4, 4, 4, 6, 6, 6), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (6, 6, 8, 8, 8, 10, 10, 10 st).

Row 4: Tfs  4 (4, 6, 6, 6, 8, 8, 8), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (7, 7, 9, 9, 9, 11, 11, 11 st).

Row 5: Skip 1, Tfs 4 (4, 6, 6, 6, 8, 8, 8), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (8, 8, 10, 10, 10, 12, 12, 12 st).

Row 6: Tfs 6 (6, 8, 8, 8, 10, 10, 10), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (9, 9, 11, 11, 11, 13, 13, 13 st).

Row 7: Skip 1, Tfs 6 (6, 8, 8, 8, 10, 10, 10), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (10, 10, 12, 12, 12, 14, 14, 14 st).

Row 8: Tfs 8 (8, 10, 10, 10, 12, 12, 12), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (11, 11, 13, 13, 13, 15, 15, 15 st).

Row 9: Skip 1, Tfs 8 (8, 10, 10, 10, 12, 12, 12), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (12, 12, 14, 14, 14, 16, 16, 16 st).

Row 10: Tfs 10 (10, 12, 12, 12, 14, 14, 14), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (13, 13, 15, 15, 15, 17, 17, 17 st).

Row 11: Skip 1, Tfs 10 (10, 12, 12, 12, 14, 14, 14), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (14, 14, 16, 16, 16, 18, 18, 18 st).

Row 12: Tfs 12 (12, 14, 14, 14, 16, 16, 16), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (15, 15, 17, 17, 17, 19, 19, 19 st).

Row 13: Skip 1, Tfs 12 (12, 14, 14, 14, 16, 16, 16), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (16, 16, 18, 18, 18, 20, 20, 20 st).

Row 14: Tfs 14 (14, 16, 16, 16, 18, 18, 18), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (17, 17, 19, 19, 19, 21, 21, 21 st).

Row 15: Skip 1, Tfs 14 (14, 16, 16, 16, 18, 18, 18), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (18, 18, 20, 20, 20, 22, 22, 22 st).

Size 1 and Size 2: PM on the active loop and go to Right side: Increases on both sides

Row 16: Tfs X (X, 18, 18, 18, 20, 20, 20), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (X, X, 21, 21, 21, 23, 23, 23 st).

Row 17: Skip 1, Tfs X (X, 18, 18, 18, 20, 20, 20), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (X, X, 22, 22, 22, 24, 24, 24 st).

Size 3: PM on the active loop and go to Right side: Increases on both sides

Row 18: Tfs X (X, X, 20, 20, 22, 22, 22), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (X, X, X, 23, 23, 25, 25, 25 st).

Row 19: Skip 1, Tfs X (X, X, 20, 20, 22, 22, 22), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (X, X, X, 24, 24, 26, 26, 26 st).

Size 4 and Size 5: PM on the active loop and go to Right side: Increases on both sides

Row 20: Tfs X (X, X, X, X, 24, 24, 24), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (X, X, X, X, X, 27, 27, 27 st).

Row 21: Skip 1, Tfs X (X, X, X, X, 24, 24, 24), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (X, X, X, X, X, 28, 28, 28 st).

Size 6 and Size 7: PM on the active loop and go to Right side: Increases on both sides

Row 22: Tfs X (X, X, X, X, X, X, 26), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (X, X, X, X, X, X, X, 29 st).

Size 8: PM on the active loop and go to Right side: Increases on both sides

Right side: Increases on both sides: Size 1 and Size 2 

Tunisian Top Pattern
Leila (@freshhooked), in her top, size 1 

Row 16: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 15 (15), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (20, 20 st).

Row 17: Tks, Tfs 17 (17), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (22, 22 st).

Row 18: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 19 (19), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (24, 24 st).

Row 19: Tks, Tfs 21 (21), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (26, 26 st).

Row 20: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 23 (23), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (28, 28 st).

Row 21: Tks, Tfs 25 (25), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (30, 30 st).

Row 22: Tfs, Tks, Tfs  27 (27), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (32, 32 st).
Row 23: Tks, Tfs 29 (29), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (34, 34 st).

Size 1 and Size 2: PM on the active loop, do not fasten off, and go to Joined front

Right side: Increases on both sides: Size 3

Row 18: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 19, Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (24 st).

Row 19: Tks, Tfs 21, Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (26 st).

Row 20: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 23, Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (28 st).

Row 21: Tks, Tfs 25, Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (30 st).

Row 22: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 27, Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (32 st).

Row 23: Tks, Tfs 29, Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (34 st).

Row 24: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 31, Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (36 st).

Row 25: Tks, Tfs 33, Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (38 st).

Row 26: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 35, Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (40 st).

Size 3: PM on the active loop, do not fasten off, and go to Joined front

Right side: Increases on both sides: Size 4 and Size 5 

Row 20: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 21 (21), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (26, 26 st).

Row 21: Tks, Tfs 23 (23), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (28, 28 st).

Row 22: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 25 (25), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (30, 30 st).

Row 23: Tks, Tfs 27 (27), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (32, 32 st).

Row 24: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 29 (29), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (34, 34 st).

Row 25: Tks, Tfs 31 (31), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (36, 36 st).

Row 26: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 33 (33), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (38, 38 st).

Row 27: Tks, Tfs 35 (35), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (40, 40 st).

Row 28: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 37 (37), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (42, 42 st).

Row 29: Tks, Tfs 39 (39), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (44, 44 st).

Size 4 and Size 5: PM on the active loop, do not fasten off, and go to Joined front

Right side: Increases on both sides: Size 6 and Size 7 

Row 22: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 25 (25), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (30, 30 st).

Row 23: Tks, Tfs 27 (27), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (32, 32 st).

Row 24: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 29 (29), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (34, 34 st).

Row 25 : Tks, Tfs 31(31), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (36, 36 st).

Row 26: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 33(33), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (38, 38 st).

Row 27: Tks, Tfs 35(35), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (40, 40 st).

Row 28: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 37(37), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (42, 42 st).

Row 29: Tks, Tfs 39(39), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (44, 44 st).

Row 30: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 41(41), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (46, 46 st).

Row 31: Tks, Tfs 43(43), Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (48, 48 st).

Row 32: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 45(45), Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (50, 50 st).

Size 6 and Size 7: PM on the active loop, do not fasten off, and go to Joined front

Right side: Increases on both sides: Size 8

Row 23: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 27, Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (32 st).

Row 24: Tks, Tfs 29, Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (34 st).

Row 25: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 25, Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (36 st).

Row 26: Tks, Tfs 27, Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (38 st).

Row 27: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 29, Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (40 st).

Row 28: Tks, Tfs 31, Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (42 st).

Row 29: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 33, Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (44 st).

Row 30: Tks, Tfs 35, Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (46, st).

Row 31: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 37, Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (48 st).

Row 32: Tks, Tfs 39, Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (50 st).

Row 33: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 41, Tks, edge stitch. RetP – (52 st).
Row 34: Tks, Tfs 39, Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP – (50 st).

Size 8: PM on the active loop, do not fasten off, and go to Joined front

Flared Tunisian Pattern
Emily (@emilyprocraftinates) in her top, size 4 

Joined Front

Using the 6.5mm Tunisian hook, pick up the active loop on the Right front (remove Stitch Marker). 

Row 1: Tfs, Tks, Tfs 31 (31, 37, 41, 41, 47, 47, 50), edge stitch.

Pick up the active loop from the Left Front (use the yarn from the Left Front and remove Stitch Marker). 

Tfs 32 (32, 38, 42, 42, 48, 48, 51), Tks, edge stitch, RetP (use the yarn originating from the Left Front – all the way back to the beginning)

(70, 70, 82, 90, 90, 102, 102, 108 st)

Fasten off the yarn (originating from the Right Front) at the point of the V-neck. 

Rows 2-4 (2-9, 2-8, 2-10, 2-14, 2-12, 2-15, 2-17): Alternate Rows A/B. 

In both rows you increase with 2 st. 

  • Row A: Tks, Tfs until one Tfs remains, Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP. 
  • Row B: Tfs, Tks, Tfs until one Tfs remains, Tks, edge stitch. RetP
    – (76, 86, 96, 108, 116, 124, 130, 140 st)

Back 

Using the 6.5mm Tunisian hook with cable, use a new skein of yarn. 

Row 1: Ch 48 (48, 60, 60, 68, 68, 72, 72), skip the first ch, Tss 47 (47, 59, 59, 67, 67, 71, 71) in the back bump of the remaining ch. RetP – (48, 48, 60, 60, 68, 68, 72, 72 st).

Rows 2-26 (27, 34, 36, 40, 36, 37, 38): Alternate Rows A/B

  • Row A: Sk 1, Tfs until the end, edge stitch. RetP. 
  • Row B: Tfs until one Tfs remains, sk 1, edge stitch. RetP.
    – (48, 48, 60, 60, 68, 68, 72, 72 st).

Rows 27-28 (28-32, 35-36, 37-40, 41-44, 37-44, 38-48, 39-52): Alternate Rows C/D

  • Row C: Tks, Tfs until one Tfs remains, Tks, Tfs, edge stitch. RetP. 
  • Row D: Tfs, Tks, Tfs until one Tfs remains, Tks, edge stitch. RetP
    – (52, 58, 64, 68, 76, 84, 94, 100 st).

PM on the active loop, cut off the yarn, leave a tail to weave in and go to Body

Easy Crochet Flared Top Pattern
Laura (@lost_boys_crochet) in her top, size 3

Body

Before we start working on the body, we seam the shoulders together using your preferred method. I used the mattress stitch. 

Using the 6.5mm double ended Tunisian hook, pick up the active loop on the Front. We will start working in the round now. Attach a second skein of yarn to start the RetP to work simultaneously with the FwdP.

Row 1: Tfs 75 (85, 95, 107, 115, 123, 129, 139)

(this includes the edge stitch of the front)

Pick up the active loop from Back (remove Stitch Marker), 

Tfs 51 (57, 63, 67, 75, 83, 93, 99), edge stitch PM at the first Tfs, move this along the rows as you work. RetP – (128, 144, 160, 176, 192, 208, 224, 240 st).

Row 2: Tfs around. RetP – (128, 144, 160, 176, 192, 208, 224, 240 st).

Repeat Row 2 until your piece measures approximately 2.75 (3, 3.25, 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 3.75, 4)“ from the bottom of the arm hole. Your top should be hitting you just above the bottom of your bust. The weight of the top will pull it down and it will hug your bosom when your top is finished. If you need to add length before the waist shaping to get there, continue repeating Row 2 until you reach the desired length.

Waist shaping

Row 3: to decrease: 

  • Size 1: Tss3tog, Tfs 2, [Tss3tog, Tfs 3] until 3 st remain, Tfs 3. RetP – (104 st).
  • Size 2:  Tfs, Tss3tog, [Tfs 4, Tss3tog] until 3 st remain, Tfs 3. RetP – (120 st).
  • Size 3: Tss3tog, Tfs 3, [Tss3tog, Tfs 4] until 5 st remain, Tss3tog, Tfs 4. RetP -(134 st).
  • Size 4: Tfs 2, Tss3tog, [Tfs 5, Tss3tog] until 4 st remain, Tfs 4. RetP – (151 st).
  • Size 5: Tfs 2, Tss3tog, [Tfs 6, Tss3tog] until 4 st remain, Tfs 4. RetP – (168 st).
  • Size 6: Tss3tog, Tfs 8, [Tss3tog, Tfs 5] until 9 st remain, Tfs 9. RetP – (180 st).
  • Size 7: Tfs 5, Tss3tog, [Tfs 4, Tss3tog] until 7 st remain, Tfs 6, Tss3tog. RetP – (187 st).
  • Size 8: Tfs, Tss3tog, [Tfs 4, Tss3tog] until 3 st remain, Tfs 3. RetP – (200 st). 

Row 4: Tfs around – (104, 120, 134, 151, 168, 180, 187, 200 st). 

Repeat Row 4 until the top measures 6 (6, 6, 6.5, 6.5, 6.5, 6.75, 6.75)” from the bottom of the armhole. It should fall right above your natural waist. The weight of the peplum will pull it down some. Add additional length if needed. 

Peplum

Row 5: [Tfs, Tks] around – (208, 240, 268, 302, 336, 360, 374, 400 st).

Row 6: Tfs around – (104, 120, 134, 151, 168, 180, 187, 200 st). 

Repeat Row 6 until the top measures 13.5 (14, 14, 14, 14.5, 14.5, 14.5, 15)” from the bottom of the armhole. The weight of the peplum will pull it down some. Try on your top and add additional length if you would like a longer peplum.

End with the Tbo. Fasten off.

Easy Crochet Flared pattern
Chris (@hookedbychrisho) in her top, size 1 and Sally (@sosewsally) in her top, Size 5

Finishing 

Using a regular 4.5mm hook, with the RS of the top facing you, attach yarn in the armhole. Ch 1, sc in each of the rows of the armhole. Repeat for the other armhole.

Using a regular 4.5mm hook, with the RS of the top facing you, attach yarn at the back of the neck. Ch 1, sl st across the back, between the vertical legs of the tfs. In the front v-neck [sc, 2sc]* repeat from * until you reach the point of the V. one sc here. Continue upwards {sc, 2sc]* repeat from * until you reach the back again. sl st across the back, between the vertical legs of the tfs. Fasten off. 

Weave in all ends. Block according to fibre.

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Bio: Pattern by Roeska from HandmadebyRoeska. Roeske is a Dutch Tunisian crochet designer, mom of three, and lecturer in Life Sciences. She loves to play with textures in Tunisian crochet, creating size-inclusive garments, because all bodies are beautiful. This (and more) ad-free patterns can be found on: 

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