Apparently is it Spring here in Jersey. You would never know with the erratic weather we are having. Snow…really? It’s April! Unfortunately the weather is something we can’t control, but what we wear in that weather is! I love long sweaters, especially a sweater that is long enough to cover my back side….yes, my rear end 🙂 I love tunic sweaters and tops. A tunic is a top that is pretty basic in style and extends from the shoulders to the hips and below.
My Stone Harbor Tunic is a longer crochet sweater that can be worn with both jeans and leggings. It is crocheted using very basic stitches. You’ll crochet this tunic sweater by creating two longer rectangles and then seaming the sides and top. You then add the sleeves. The bottom ribbing is created by using the single crochet stitch worked in the back loop. The body of the tunic uses the Herringbone Double Crochet stitch.
The yarn I used for this sweater is Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice. I love this yarn because it comes in so many beautiful colors. It is a great beginner yarn to work with as well! The color I used for the pattern is Sage. It is such a beautiful color that reminded me of Spring.
This tunic sweater pattern can be altered to fit your personal taste. If you would like it shorter, simply crochet less rows. I love the little peep-hole effect to the pattern, but you can certainly omit that if you want.
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Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice or any comparable worsted weight yarn. For a size S/M I used 5 1/2 skeins.
6mm crochet hook
Fabric Measuring Tape
Single Crochet (sc)
Back Loop Only (blo)
Herringbone Double Crochet (hbdc) Tutorial
Slip Stitch (ss)
Herringbone Double Crochet Decrease (hbdc dec) – Yarn over, insert hook into next st, yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook). Pull first loop through second loop (two loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through first loop on hook (2 loops on hook). Yarn over and insert hook into next stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop (four loops on hook). Pull first loop through second loop (three loops on hook) Yarn over and pull though first loop on hook (3 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through all three loops.
I tend to crochet tight so check your gauge.
Gauge is approx. 12 hbdc across and 12 rows = 4″
For the bottom ribbing, measure hip to hip in inches. Then, add a half inch for stretch. For Example, I measured 17.5in. hip to hip. I then added .5in to get 18″ for my ribbing. You can also measure you bust around in inches. Then divide by 2 and add a half inch. For example, I measured 35in around in bust. So, 35/2 = 17.5 + .5 = 18″ for ribbing. For reference I typically wear a S/M in sweater size.
Panels (make 2)
Row 1 – sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. (11)
Row 2 – Ch.1 turn, sc blo in every st across. (11) For a cleaner edge, I chose to sc under both loops for the first and last stitch.
Repeat Row 2 til your ribbing measures your approximate length. For me this was 18″
Then, sc along the edge of the band. I ended with 55 sc stitches.
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Row 1 – Ch.2 turn, hbdc in each st across. (55)
Rows 2 thru 6 – Repeat row 1
Row 7 – Ch.3 (counts as hbdc and ch.1) Turn, sk first st, hbdc in the next, ch.1 *sk next st, hbdc in the next, ch.1* Repeat *til end of row. End with hbdc in the last st. (55)
Row 8 – Repeat row 7
When ending row 8 make sure to crochet a hbdc in the last ch.1 of previous row and then the ch.2 of previous row. (55)
Repeats rows 1 thru 6 and 7 & 8 respectively four more times. End on a row 1
Panel dimensions are 23″ x 18″
Lay front and back panel on top of each other with wrong sides facing out.
I sewed 6in across on top for each side for shoulders. I then sewed up the sides leaving 6.5in for the armholes. You can leave as much room as you would like for the opening of the armholes depending on your size. See pic below.
Turn ride side out.
Attach yarn to opening of armhole. Preferably where armpit will be.
Round 1 – Ch.2 and work 38 hbdc around the armhole. (38) Ss to join.
Round 2 – Repeat round 1 (38) (Start first st in same st as join)
Round 3 – Ch.2 hbdc in same st and the next two stitches, hbdc dec in next. *hbdc in the next 8 stitches, hbdc dec in the next* Repeat *til there are three stitches left. Hbdc in each stitch. (34)
Rounds 4 thru 6 – Ch.2, hbdc in same st and each st around. Join with a ss. (34)
Round 7 – Ch. 2, hbdc in the same st, ch.1 sk next st, hbdc in the next. *ch.1 sk next st, hbdc in the next* Repeat *til end of round. End with a ch.1 and ss to join. (34)
Round 8 – Turn your work so you are crocheting in the opposite direction. Repeat round 7 (34)
Turn you work again before starting rounds 9 thru 14.
Rounds 9 thru 14 – Ch.2, hbdc in the same st and each st around. Ss to join. (34)
Rounds 15 & 16 – Repeat rounds 7 & 8.
Rounds 17 & 18 – Ch.2, hbdc in the same st and each st around. Ss to join. (34)
Round 19 – Ch.2 hbdc in the same st and the next three stitches, hbdc dec in the next. *hbdc in the next 6 stitches, hbdc dec in the next.* Repeat *til there are four stitches left. Hbdc in each st. Join with ss. (30)
Rounds 20 thru 22 – Ch.2 hbdc in the same st and each st around. Join with a ss. (30)
Rounds 23 & 24 – Repeat rounds 7 & 8 (30)
Rounds 25 thru 30 – Ch.2 hbdc in the same st and each st around. Join with a ss. (30)
Rounds 31 & 32 – Repeat rounds 7 & 8 (30)
Rounds 33 & 34 – Ch.2 hbdc in the same st and each st around. Join with a ss. (30)
Weave in any loose ends!
That’s it, you’re finished!
I really hope you have enjoyed this pattern. Be sure to tag me on Instagram with your creation!