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Thia Tunic

I’m incredibly excited to share the Thia Tunic. Thia is great for all weather – perfect for a swim suit cover at the beach, and when worn with jeans and a tank, is a perfect tunic for any time of the year. Or wear it as a dress with a slip. Thia is so versatile and easy to make. It’s made as one long rectangle with a hole in the middle then stitched up the side. A few more rows are added to shape the hips and boom! All set and ready to wear.

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Thia Tunic
Size small by @themindieraes using Joy Dk yarn

Materials
Yarn: Any DK weight yarn. Good options are Lion’s Brand Coboo, Premier
Bamboo Fair, Joy DK Yarn by Loops & Threads
Color A: 252 (328, 405, 482, 566, 650, 734, 818, 901) yards
Color B: 252 (328, 405, 482, 566, 650, 734, 818, 901) yards
Color C: 124 (164, 203, 241, 283, 325, 367, 409, 451) yards
I choose purple for Color A, speckled white for Color B, and yellow for Color C

Hook: 6.5mm – or whatever size is needed to achieve gauge
Notions: Yarn/tapestry needle

Size medium by @coycrochet using Lion Brand Comfy Cotton

Sizing
Gauge: 6 v-st x 8 rows = 4”x4”
ch 72, in second ch from hook crochet then crochet across. Complete row
2 of pattern and repeat row 3 until you have 8 rows of v-stitches. Gauge is
met when you have exactly 6 v-sts per 4 inches.
Length: 29”, 31” or 34”
Bust Size: 30” (34”, 38”, 42”, 46”, 50”, 54”, 58”, 62”)
Size up for a looser fit. If your size is not included, I’m so sorry, please email me
and I’ll get your size added and be sure to include it in the future

Pattern Key (US Terms)
ch: Chain
sp: Space
st(s): Stitch(es)
sk: Skip
sl st: Slip Stitch
sc: Single Crochet
hdc: Half Double Crochet
dc: Double Crochet
v-st: (dc, ch, dc) in same st
hdc v-st: (hdc, ch, hdc) in same st

Dragonfly Creations using Joy DK

Notes
Turning chains do not count as stitches.
Pattern size instructions are specified as follows: xs (sm, md, lg, xl, 2xl, 3xl, 4xl,
5xl)
Gauge is super important to this pattern. If gauge is too loose the you will not
achieve the correct length.

Pattern Summary:
This tunic is made as one long rectangle. The neck hole is made in the middle
then the sides are seamed up. To create shaping at the hips some extra rows
are worked.
This pattern has three repeating sections:
V-Stitches – this is where the width of the garment is made, each section of v-stitches gives you a width in inches as well as rows to keep your tunic the
correct size.
Cross-back half double crochets – skip a stitch and hdc in the next. Then crossing in front of that stitch, hdc in the skipped stitch
Ladder stitches – Double crochet, chain one, skip a stitch, double crochet
Each of these sections are split up by a row of single crochets.

Made by @yarnfixation using Premier Yarns Primo

Pattern Instructions

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In Color C
Foundation:
For a 29” length ch 266 (87 v-sts per row)
For a 31” length ch 284 (93 v-sts per row)
For a 34” length ch 311 (102 v-sts per row)
Row 1: In the second ch from your hook, sc, sc in each ch across.
Switch to Color A
Row 2: ch 2, turn; dc in first 2 sts, sk 1, v-st in next st, *sk 2, v-st in next st* repeatfrom * to * until you reach the final 3 sts, sk 1, dc in last 2 sts.
Row 3: ch 2, turn; dc in the first 2 dc, v-st in each ch 1 sp across. dc in last 2 sts.
Stop here to double check your gauge – fold your tunic in half and measure.
Repeat row 3, 2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) more times or until 2 (2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5,
5.5, 6) inches wide
Switch to Color C
Row 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14): ch 1, turn; sc in each st across.
Switch to Color B
Row 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15): ch 1, turn; sc in each st across
Row 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16): ch 2, turn; dc in first st, *ch 1, sk 1, dc* repeat from * to * across.
Row 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17): ch 1, turn; sc in each st across
Switch to Color C
Row 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18): ch 1, turn; sc in each st across
Switch to Color A
Row 11 (12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19): ch 2, turn; *sk 1, hdc in next st, hdc in skipped st* repeat from * to * across, hdc in last st.
Row 12 (13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20): ch 2, turn; ^sk 1, hdc in next st, hdc in skipped st* repeat from * to * across, hdc in last st.
Switch to Color C
Row 13 (14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21): ch 1, turn; sc in each st across
Switch to Color B
Row 14 (15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22): ch 2, turn; dc in first 2 sts, sk 1, v-st in next st, *sk 2, v-st in next st* repeat from * to * until you reach the final 3 sts, sk 1, dc in last 2 sts.
Repeat row 3, 4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) times or until 2.5 (3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5) inches wide
Switch to Color C
Row 19 (21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35): ch 1, turn; sc in each st across
Switch to Color A
Row 20 (22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36): ch 1, turn; sc in each st across
Create the neck hole:

  • For 29” tunics – ch 2, turn; dc in first st *ch 1, sk 1, dc* repeat from * to * 48 times, ch 65, sk 65 sts, dc in next st, repeat from * to * 51 times (101 dc)
  • For 31” tunics – ch 2, turn; dc in first st *ch 1, sk 1, dc* repeat from * to * 50 times, ch 71, sk 71 sts, dc in next st, repeat from * to * 55
    times (107 dc)
  • For 34” tunics – ch 2, turn; dc in first st *ch 1, sk 1, dc* repeat from * to * 54 times, ch 79, sk 79 sts, dc in next st, repeat from * to * 60
    times (116 dc)

Row 22 (24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38): ch 1, turn; sc in each st across
Switch to Color C
Row 23 (25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39): ch 1, turn; sc in each st across
Switch to Color B
Row 24 (26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40): ch 2, turn; dc in first 2 sts, sk 1, v-st in next st, *sk 2, v-st in next st* repeat from * to * until you reach the final 3 sts, sk 1, dc in last 2 sts.
Repeat row 3, 4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) times or until 2.5 (3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5) inches wide
Switch to Color C
Row 29 (32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50, 53): ch 1, turn; sc in each st across
Switch to Color A
Row 30 (33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51, 54): ch 2, turn; *sk 1, hdc in next st, hdc in skipped st* repeat from * to * across, hdc in last st.
Row 31 (34, 37, 40, 43, 46, 49, 52, 55): ch 2, turn; *sk 1, hdc in next st, hdc in skipped st* repeat from * to * across, hdc in last st.
Switch to Color C
Row 32 (35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50, 53, 56): ch 1, turn; sc in each st across
Switch to Color B
Row 33 (36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51, 54, 57): ch 1, turn; sc in each st across
Row 34 (37, 40, 43, 46, 49, 52, 55, 58): ch 2, turn; dc in first st, *ch 1, sk 1, dc*
repeat from * to * across.
Row 35 (38, 41, 44, 47, 50, 53, 56, 59): ch 1, turn; sc in each st across
Switch to Color C
Row 36 (39, 42, 45, 48, 51, 55, 57, 60): ch 1, turn; sc in each st across
Switch to Color A
Row 37 (40, 43, 46, 49, 52, 56, 58, 61): ch 2, turn; dc in first 2 sts, sk 1, v-st in next st, *sk 2, v-st in next st* repeat from * to * until you reach the final 3 sts, sk 1, dc in last 2 sts.
Repeat row 3, 3 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) times or until 2 (2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6) inches wide
Switch to Color C
Row 41 (45, 49, 53, 57, 61, 65, 69, 73): ch 1, turn; sc in each st across. Finish off

Seaming

Lay your work out flat and, starting at any corner, count up along the side and mark the following stitches with a safety pin, piece of string, or stitch marker:
29” Length:
stitch 68 (66, 65, 65, 63, 62, 62, 60, 60)
stitch 108 (106, 104, 102, 100, 98, 96, 94, 92)
31” Length
stitch 77 (75, 74, 74, 72, 71, 71, 69, 69)
stitch 116 (114, 112, 110, 108, 106, 104, 102, 100)
34” Length
stitch 91 (89, 88, 88, 86, 85, 85, 83, 83)
stitch 130 (128, 126, 124, 122, 120, 118, 116, 114)

Repeat from all 4 corners. Leaving 8 stitches marked on your garment
Fold hamburger style and line up the marked stitches.

Slip stitch or whip stitch the two sides together with color C between your stitch markers, creating arm holes and leaving a large slit down each side.

Flare it
The flare is worked in three rows, each row you work up the slit and back down. While working down the slit you will be joining together the two sides with slip stitches
Using Color C
Attach your yarn to one of the bottom corners and work up the slit.

29” Length:

  • Row 1: ch 2, dc in first two stitch, sk 1, v-st in next st, *sk 2, v-st* , repeat from * to 10 (10, 10, 10, 10, 9, 9, 9, 9) more times, *sk 2, hdc v-st*, repeat from * to * 5 (5, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4) more times, sk 2, sc in next st, *ch 1, sk 1, sc in next st* repeat from * to * 4 (3, 4, 4, 3, 4, 4, 3, 3) more times.
    turn, and crochet down the other side of the slit: ch 1, sc in first stitch, *sl st in the ch 1 sp on the other half of the garment, sk 1, sc* repeat 4 (3, 4, 4, 3, 4, 4, 3, 3) more times, *sk 2, hdc v-st*, repeat from * to * 5 (5, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4) more times, *sk 2, v-st* , repeat from * to * 11 (11, 11, 11, 11, 10, 10, 10, 10) more times, sk 1, dc in last two stitches.
  • Row 2: ch 2 turn; dc in first two stitch, v-st in ch-sp of next 8 (8, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7) vsts, hdc v-st in the ch-sp of next 4 (4, 4, 4, 4, 3, 3, 3, 3) v-sts, sc next ch-sp of next v-st, *ch 1, sk 1, sc in next st* repeat from * to * 8 more times. turn, and crochet down the other side of the slit: ch 1, sc in first stitch, *sl st in the ch 1 sp on the other half of the garment, sk 1, sc* repeat from * to * 7 more times, hdc v-st in the next ch-sp 4 (4, 4, 4, 4, 3, 3, 3, 3) times, v-st in next 8 (8, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7) ch-sps, dc in last two dc.
  • Row 3: ch 2 turn; dc in first two stitch, v-st in ch-sp of next 4 (4, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3) vsts, hdc v-st in the ch-sp of next 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1) v-sts, sc next ch-sp of next v-st, *ch 1, sk 1, sc in next st* repeat from * to * 7 more times. turn, and crochet down the other side of the slit: ch 1, sc in first stitch, *sl st in the ch 1 sp on the other half of the garment, sk 1, sc* repeat from * to * 7 more times, hdc v-st in the next ch-sp 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1) times, v-st* in next 4 (4, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3) ch-sps, dc in last two dc.

Finish off leaving a long end tail. Whip stitch the slit closed, or leave opened.
Repeat on other side.

31” Length:

  • Row 1: ch 2, dc in first two stitch, sk 1, v-st in next st, *sk 2, v-st*, repeat from * to 11 (11, 10, 10, 10, 9, 9, 9, 9) more times, *sk 2, hdc v-st*, repeat from * to * 5 more times, sk 2, sc in next st, *ch 1, sk 1, sc in next st* repeat from * to * 7 (6, 7, 7, 6, 7, 7, 6, 6) more times.
    turn, and crochet down the other side of the slit: ch 1, sc in first stitch, *sl st in the ch 1 sp on the other half of the garment, sk 1, sc* repeat 7 (6, 7, 7, 6, 7, 7, 6, 6) more times, *sk 2, hdc v-st*, repeat from * to * 5 more times, *sk 2, vst*, repeat from * to * 12 (12, 11, 11, 11, 10, 10, 10, 10) more times, sk 1, dc in last two stitches.
  • Row 2: ch 2 turn; dc in first two stitch, v-st in ch-sp of next 9 (9, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8) vsts, hdc v-st in the ch-sp of next 4 (4, 4, 4, 4, 3, 3, 3, 3) v-sts, sc next ch-sp of next v-st, *ch 1, sk 1, sc in next st* repeat from * to * 7 more times. turn, and crochet down the other side of the slit: ch 1, sc in first stitch, *sl st in the ch 1 sp on the other half of the garment, sk 1, sc* repeat from * to * 7 more times, hdc v-st in the next ch-sp 4 (4, 4, 4, 4, 3, 3, 3, 3) times, v-st* in next 9 (9, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8) ch-sps, dc in last two dc.
  • Row 3: ch 2 turn; dc in first two stitch, sk 1, v-st in next 5 (5, 5, 5, 5, 4, 4, 4, 4) ch spaces, hdc v-st in next 2 (2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) ch-sps, sc in next ch-sp, *ch 1, sk 1, sc in next st* repeat from * to * 5 more times. turn, and crochet down the other side of the slit: ch 1, sc in first stitch, *sl st in the ch 1 sp on the other half of the garment, sk 1, sc* repeat 5 more times, hdc v-st in next 2 (2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) ch-sps, v-st in next 5 (5, 5, 5, 5, 4, 4, 4, 4) ch-spaces, dc in last two dcs.

Finish off leaving a long end tail. Whip stitch the slit closed, or leave opened.

Repeat on the other side.

34” Length:

  • Row 1: ch 2, dc in first two stitch, sk 1, v-st in next st, *sk 2, v-st*, repeat from * to 13 (13, 12, 12, 12, 11, 11, 11, 11) more times, *sk 2, hdc v-st*, repeat from * to * 5 more times, sk 2, sc in next st, *ch 1, sk 1, sc in next st* repeat from * to * 11 (10, 11, 11, 10, 11, 11, 10, 10) more times.
    turn, and crochet down the other side of the slit: ch 1, sc in first stitch, *sl st in the ch 1 sp on the other half of the garment, sk 1, sc* repeat 11 (10, 11, 11, 10, 11, 11, 10, 10) more times, sk 2, hdc v-st, repeat from * to * 5 more times, *sk 2, v-st* , repeat from * to * 14 (14, 13, 13, 13, 12, 12, 12, 12) more times, sk 1, dc in last two stitches.
  • Row 2: ch 2 turn; dc in first two stitch, sk 1, v-st in next 10 (10, 10, 10, 10, 9, 9, 9, 9) ch-spaces, hdc v-st in next 5 (5, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4) ch-sps, sc in next ch-sp, *ch 1, sk 1, sc in next st* repeat from * to * 7 more times.
    turn, and crochet down the other side of the slit: ch 1, sc in first stitch, *sl st in the ch 1 sp on the other half of the garment, sk 1, sc* repeat 7 more times, hdc v-st in next 5 (5, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4) ch-sps, v-st in next 10 (10, 10, 10, 10, 9, 9, 9, 9) ch-spaces, dc in last two dcs.
  • Row 3: ch 2 turn; dc in first two stitch, sk 1, v-st in next 6 (6, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5) ch spaces, hdc v-st in next 3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2) ch-sps, sc in next ch-sp, *ch 1, sk 1, sc in next st* repeat from * to * 7 more times.
    turn, and crochet down the other side of the slit: ch 1, sc in first stitch, *sl st in the ch 1 sp on the other half of the garment, sk 1, sc* repeat 7 more times, hdc v-st in next 3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2) ch-sps, v-st in next 6 (6, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5) ch-spaces, dc in last two dcs.

Finish off leaving a long end tail. Whip stitch the slit closed, or leave opened.
Repeat on the other side.

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This pattern was tested by:
Asia – yarnfixation.com
Codesro
Dragonfly Creations – https://www.etsy.com/shop/DragonflyCreations83
Jessica @CoyCrochet
Kristen – https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/thEmIndieRaes
Shannon
Loren @the_feminist_hooker