Pattern, Tunic

Thia Tunic

You guys, I cannot even begin to express how excited I am to share the Thia Tunic pattern! The ladies above and I have put so much work into this and I hope you all love it as much as I do. Please share your work with me on instagram @leroocrochet or #thiatunic.

The Thia Tunic is a long top that can be worn with leggings, as a swim suit cover or just with a pair of jeans. It’s stitch sections leave a great chance for color work but also looks amazing solid. 

You can purchase an ad free version of this pattern on ravelry or etsy. The PDF includes options for a 29″ and a 34″ tunic. 

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

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: 31″ – 29″ and 34″ are available in the purchasable PDF on ravelry or etsy

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

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.

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Pattern Instructions

In Color C

Foundation: ch 284 (93 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* repeat from * 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:

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)

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:

stitch 77 (75, 74, 74, 72, 71, 71, 69, 69)

stitch 116 (114, 112, 110, 108, 106, 104, 102, 100)

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.

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, v-st* , 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) v-sts, 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.

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