Color Block Tunic

Color Block Tunic
Color Block Tunic

Whether you plan to spend summer lounging by the pool or out-and-about with friends, one thing is certain. You'll want to look sophisticated and fashion-forward. What's a fashionista to do? Get a crochet hook and get started on the Color Block Tunic, of course. With its stylish design and crochet pattern that's perfect for beginners, this crochet tunic is one you'll want to make again and again. You can wear this crochet tunic as a cover-up after an afternoon of swimming or pair it with your favorite jeans or skirt for a truly fashionable look. You'll love wearing this cute little-number in warm weather!

NotesNOTE: The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger size(s) the instructions will be written thus ( ). When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.


Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge18 dc and 10 rows = 4" [10 cm]. 

Materials List

  • Patons® GraceTM (1.75 oz/50 g; 136 yds/125 m) for sizes XS/S (M, L, XL, 2/3XL, 4/5XL): Contrast A Night (62040) 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 9) balls; Contrast B Natural (62008) 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) balls
  • Size U.S. H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Finished Sizes

  1. To fit bust measurement:
    Extra-Small/Small 28-34" [71-86.5 cm]
    Medium 36-38" [91.5-96.5 cm]
    Large 40-42" [101.5-106.5 cm]
    Extra-Large 44-46" [112-117 cm]
    2/3 X-Large 48-54" [122-137 cm]
    4/5 X-Large 56-62" [142-157.5 cm]

  2. Finished bust: 
    Extra-Small/Small 36" [91.5 cm]
    Medium 40" [101.5 cm]
    Large 44" [112 cm]
    Extra-Large 48" [122 cm]
    2/3 X-Large 56" [142 cm]
    4/5 X-Large 64" [162.5 cm]


  1. **With A, chain (ch) 84 (92-102-110- 128-146). 

  2. 1st row: Right side (RS). 1 double crochet (dc) in 4th ch from hook. 1 dc in each ch to end of chain. Turn. 82 (90-100-108-126-144) dc.

  3. 2nd row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each dc to end of row. Turn.

  4. Repeat (rep) last row until work from beginning (beg) measures approximately (approx) 22 (22½- 23-23-23½-24)" [56 (57-58.5-58.5- 59.5-61) cm], ending on a wrong side (WS) row. 

  5. Fasten off.

Shape Sleeves

  1. 1st row: With B, ch 9. Working across last row of Back with RS facing, 1 dc in each dc to end of row. Ch 11. Turn.

  2. 2nd row: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped ch-3 counts as dc). 1 dc in each ch and dc to end of row. 100 (108-118-126-144-162) dc. Turn.

  3. 3rd row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each dc to end of row. Turn.**

  4. Rep last row until work from beg measures 32 (33-34-34-35-36)" [81.5 (84-86.5-86.5-89-91.5) cm] from beg. 

  5. Fasten off.


  1. Work from ** to ** as given for Back. Rep last row until work from beg measures approx 30 (31-32-32-33-34)" [76 (78.5-81.5-81.5-84-86.5) cm], ending on a WS row. 

Shape Neck

  1. Left Side: 1st row: (RS). Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each of next 33 (37-39-43-51-59) dc. [Yarn over hook (yoh) and draw up a loop in next stitch. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook - Double crochet 2 together (Dc2tog) made. 
    Turn. Leave remaining stitches (sts) unworked.
    2nd row: Ch 3. 1 dc in next dc (counts as dc2tog). 1 dc in each dc to end of row. Turn.
    Rep 1st and 2nd row once more, then 1st row once. 30 (34-36-40-58-56) dc.
    Fasten off. 

  2. Right Side: With RS facing, skip next 28 (28-34-34-36-38) sts. Join B with slip stitch (sl st) to next dc.
    1st row: (RS). Ch 3. 1 dc in next dc (counts as dc2tog). 1 dc in each dc to end of row. Turn. 34 (38-40-44-52- 60) dc.
    2nd row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each dc to last 2 sts. Dc2tog. Turn. Rep last 2 rows once more, then 1st row once. 30 (34-36-40-58-56) dc.
    Fasten off.


  1. Sew shoulder and side seams. 

  2. Neck edging: With RS facing, join B with sl st to left shoulder seam at neck edge. Ch 1. Work single crochet (sc) evenly around neck edge. Join with sl st to first sc. 

  3. Fasten off. 

Project Diagram

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This tunic is great for someone who has the goods to show off. I like the colors used here but any other color that you fancy will look great.

This pattern shows that the skill level is beginner and I read over the directions and I kind of agree. The stitches are basic but without any pictures or videos a beginner may have a little trouble with completing the projects. However, I am not a beginner so I think this would be the perfect tunic to work through with my friend as she is just beginning to learn. Thanks for the free pattern.

Wow! This color block crochet tunic can be modified to fit almost any size! I like free patterns like that. I like the color block but I think I would like to have this in a single shade.

Love the presentation of this top and how you show it matched up with accessories and how it can be worn in different ways on different occasions. This is a very versatile top and easily customized to whatever color choices you want. Great selection of sizes are included also. Another plus.

I love this Color Block Tunic! The written pattern is right here on this page and it is so well written and easy to follow. I want a few of these for this summer in different colors. I am thankful there is a print tab and have saved it to print out later. I'm looking forward to wearing this beautiful tunic.. I'm sure this is one I'll have to hide from my daughters if I want to keep them. Yep that happens. LOL Thank you so much for this free crochet pattern.

This is the EXACT same pattern as the Crochet Summer Colorblock Top that I've been working on.

Colorblock is so trendy in the summer and this top is the perfect way to try it out! This would be really cute paired with some bold, neon accessories.


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