Free crochet pattern yoke tunic

Tunic crochet patternMaterials

Yarn weight: #3

Yarn used: Brown Sheep Serendipity Tweed (60% cotton, 40% wool; 210 yd [192 m]/3 1/2 oz [100 g]):

#ST48 Denim Aster, 4 skeins.

Tools

U.S. size H-8 (5mm) crochet hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

St markers (m).

1 1/2 yards 3/4" wide ribbon.

Sizes

Small/Medium, Large/XL, 2X.

Finished Bust/Chest Measurements

36 (45, 54)"

Gauge

(Sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-4 sp, fan in next sc) 2 times = 4 1/2" and 10 rnds = 4".

Motif = 4 1/2" square.

Stitch Guide

Fan

(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc).

Fans and triangles patt (multiple of 10 sts +1)

Ch 21.

Foundation row: (RS) Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1 throughout), 3 dc in 5th ch from hook, *sk next 3 ch, sc in next ch, ch 5, sk next ch, sc in next ch, sk next 3 ch**, fan (see above) in next ch; rep from * across, ending last rep at **, (3 dc, ch 1, dc) in last ch, turn.

Row 1: (WS) Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 4, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across, sc in 3rd ch of tch, turn.

Row 2: Ch 4, 3 dc in first sc, *sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-4 sp**, fan in next sc; rep from * across, ending last rep at **, (3 dc, ch 1, dc) in last sc, turn.

Rep Rows 1-2 for patt.

Motif #1

Note: (ch 1, hdc) is used to close final corner at the end of Rnds 1-3 and counts as ch-3 corner.

Ch 4, sl st in 1st ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc throughout), (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ring, *ch 3 (corner sp), (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in circle; rep from * 2 times, ch 1, hdc in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 to join (corner sp)—4 dc groups, 4 corner sps.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, fan in next ch-1 sp, *(dc, ch 3, dc) in next corner sp (corner sp), fan in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around, dc in same corner as beg ch-3, ch 1, hdc in top of beg ch-3 to join (corner sp)—4 corner sps.

Rnd 3: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch-2 throughout), *fan in ch-1 sp, ch 2**, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next corner sp (corner sp), ch 2; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, dc in next corner sp, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-5 to join (corner sp)—4 corner sps.

Rnd 4: Ch 5, *dc in next ch-2 sp, fan in next ch-1 sp, dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2**, (dc, ch 3, dc) in ch-3 sp, ch 2; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, dc in corner sp, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-5 to join—4 corner sps. Fasten off.

Joined Motifs

Work Rnds 1-3 of Motif #1.

Rnd 4 (joining): Ch 5, dc in next ch-2 sp, fan in next ch-1 sp, dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, (dc, ch 2, sl st in corner sp of last motif, ch 2, dc) in next corner sp of current motif, ch 2, dc in ch-2 sp on current motif, (3 dc, ch 1, sl st in ch-1 sp of last motif, 3 dc) in ch-1 sp of current motif, dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, (dc, ch 2, sl st in last motif, ch 2, dc) in next corner sp of current motif, ch 2, *dc in next ch-2 sp, fan in next ch-1 sp, dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2**, (dc, ch 3, dc) in ch-3 sp, ch 2; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, dc in corner sp, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-5 to join—4 corner sps. Fasten off.

Notes

Motifs are worked first and joined as you go. Body and sleeves are then worked in the round from the motif edging up to the neck shaping, then yoke is worked back and forth to the end.

Chain-3 and 2 double crochet at beginning of rounds and 3 double crochet, chain 1 at end of rounds combine for fan in stitch count.

PATTERN

Motif Strip (Make 2)

Make 4 (5, 6) joined motifs (see Stitch Guide) for motif strip. Do not join the strips as they are split at the hips.

Body

Beg working across first motif strip (front) then across second motif strip (back) and join to form body.

With RS facing, join yarn at right corner of first motif strip.

Foundation rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc throughout), 2 dc in same sp as join, *sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 5, sc in next dc, fan in next ch-1 sp, sc in next dc, ch 5, sc in next ch-2 sp, fan in sl st bet motifs; rep from * around, 3 dc in last ch-3 sp, ch 1, sl st in top of beg ch-3 to join—16 (20, 24) fans.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 4; rep from * across, sl st in 1 st sc to join—32 (40, 48) sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in first sc, *sc in ch-4 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-4 sp, fan in next sc; rep from * around, 3 dc in last sc, ch 1, sl st in top of beg ch-3 to join—16 (20, 24) fans.

Rep Rnds 1-2 until body measures about 15 1/2 (17 1/2, 18 1/2)" from bottom edge, ending with Rnd 1. Fasten off.

Sleeve (Make 2)

Make 3 joined motifs for strip.

Last motif

Work Rnds 1-3 as for Motif #1.

Rnd 4 (joining): Ch 5, dc in next ch-2 sp, fan in next ch-1 sp, dc in next ch-2 sp, *ch 2, (dc, ch 2, sl st in corner sp of last motif, ch 2, dc) in next corner sp of current motif, ch 2, dc in ch-2 sp on current motif, (3 dc, ch 1, sl st in ch-1 sp of last motif, 3 dc) in ch-1 sp of current motif, dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, (dc, ch 2, sl st in last motif, ch 2, dc) in next corner sp of current motif, ch 2*, dc in next ch-2 sp, fan in next ch-1 sp, dc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * to *, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-5 to join—4 corner sps. Fasten off.

Sleeve Body

With RS facing, join yarn at corner of any motif on motif strip.

Work Rnds 1-2 of body until sleeve measures 8 1/2 (9 1/2, 10 1/2)" from bottom edge—8 fans.

Fasten off.

Yoke

Note: At beg, yoke is worked in the rnd, then divides for front neck and cont in rows. With body piece flat, place marker (pm) 10 sts before and after each fold for side "seam". With sleeve flat and join at center back, pm 10 sts before and after join.

With RS facing, join yarn with sl st at center front.

Join body and sleeves: Ch 3, 2 dc in first sc, *sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-4 sp, fan in next sc**; rep from * to ** 2 (3, 4) times, sk marked body section, rep from * to ** across sleeve, sk marked body and sleeve sections for underarm, rep from * to ** across back, sk marked body section, rep from * to ** across next sleeve, sk marked body and sleeve sections for opposite underarm, rep from * to ** across to center front, 3 dc in same sc as join, ch 1, hdc in top of beg ch-3 to join—24 (28, 32) fans.

Work Rnds 1-2 of body until yoke measures 4" from join, turn at end of last rnd.

Shape neck

Work Rows 1-2 of Fans and triangles patt (see Stitch Guide) until yoke measures 9 (10, 11)" from beg of yoke, ending with Row 1, turn.

Next row (eyelet): Ch 4, *dc in ch-4 sp, ch 1, dc in sc; rep from * across, turn.

Next row (picot edging): Ch 4, sl st in same st, *sl st across next 4 sts and chs, ch 4, sl st in same st; rep from * across. Fasten off.

Finishing

Sew unworked sleeve section to unworked body section to close underarm seam.

Drawstring

Chain enough sts to measure about 48" long. Fasten off. Weave drawstring through eyelet row beg at center front. Tie a knot at each end.

Weave in ends. Block.

Schematic

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