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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].
- 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
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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]
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]
**With A, chain (ch) 84 (92-102-110- 128-146).
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.
2nd row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each dc to end of row. Turn.
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.
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.
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.
3rd row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each dc to end of row. Turn.**
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sew shoulder and side seams.
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.
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