The Summer Tunic Crochet Pattern is a great lightweight, kid’s summer top! I used the new Luna Yarn from Premier Yarns and it was perfect for this tunic! It’s a DK weight acryic yarn with so many beautiful colors to choose from. I chose the color Neptune and I love the bright and fun colors… so great for spring and summer!
Category 3 weight + bright colorways = summer yarn perfection! I tell ya, this yarn is what summer crochet dreams are made of. For me, summer is my making season because crocheting cute little tops is my jam. So I’m always looking for a lightweight yarn to work with. If you are too then definitely check out this new self-striping yarn because I’m pretty sure you’re gonna love it.
It’s designed and sized for kids (sizes 6/7, 8/9, 10/12) and is as easy as sewing 2 rectangles together. There’s some fun details in the stitches, but once you get the hang of the pattern repeat it will be easy-peasy.
Summer Tunic Crochet Pattern
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Premier Luna Yarn in Neptune (2 for S, 3 for M and L)
4.5 mm hook
easy+ (must be very familiar with basic crochet stitches)
Pattern Notes & Stitches to Know
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
CL – 2 double crochet cluster (*yarn over, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over pull through 2 loops* repeat from * to * again, yarn over, pull through all loops on hook)
Ch 2 at the beginning of each row does not count as dc
Approximate Finished Sizes (Size M is pictured)
Length: S (16″) M (18″) L (20″)
Width: S (14″) M (16″) L (18″)
RECTANGLES (make 2)
Pattern written in S (6/7), M (8/9) noted in ( ), L (10/12) noted in [ ]
Ch 119 (135)  – leave a long beginning tail for sewing (to make a different size ch any multiple of 4 + 3)
Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across (117 dc, (133 dc), [149 dc])
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across (117 sc, (133 sc), [149 sc])
Row 3: ch 2, turn, dc in same stitch, *ch 1, skip one stitch, CL in next* repeat from * to * across to last 2 stitches, ch 1, skip one stitch dc in last stitch (57 CL, (65 CL), [73 CL])
Row 4: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch and ch space across (117 sc, (133 sc), [149 sc])
Row 5: ch 2, turn, dc in each stitch across (117 dc, (133 dc), [149 dc])
Repeat row 2 – 5 to row 18 (ending on a row 2 repeat)
In the next rows you will start the lacy mesh edging
Row 19: ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *ch 2, skip 1 stitch, CL in next, ch 2, skip 1 stitch, sc in next* repeat from * to * across (29 CL, (33 CL), [37 CL])
Row 20: ch 5 (counts as tr + ch 1), turn, sc in first CL, *ch 5, sc in top of next CL* repeat from * to * across to last CL, ch 1, tr in last stitch (29 sc, (33 sc), [37 sc])
Row 21: ch 1, turn, sc in tr *ch 2, CL in next sc, ch 2, sc in ch 5 space* repeat from * to * across ending with sc in ch 3 of turning ch from previous row (29 CL, (33 CL), [37 CL])
For size S, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing
For size M repeat rows 20 & 21 to row 23
For size L repeat rows 20 & 21 to row 25
Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing
Fold both rectangles and lay them next to each other, with row 1 facing in. Use the long tail to sew the pieces together up the middle with a whip stitch. I went about halfway for the back. Repeat for the front. I went up about 3/4 of the way for the front
Repeat for the sides, sewing up about halfway each side
Join yarn to a corner along the bottom,
Row 1: ch 1, sc evenly around, join to first sc with sl st
Row 2 – 6: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join to first sc with sl st
Fasten off, weave in the ends
Ch 200. Fasten off. Add a couple pieces of fringe to each end. Lace up the back of the top.
And you’re done! I hope you love this fun summer tunic!
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Thanks for the sweater pattren. I been looking for one.
This summer tunic is awesome!! Is there an easy way (I’m still pretty new to crocheting) to multiply the size to fit an adult? I would need a LG/XL. Thank you for letting me know 🙂
Hi would love adult size so cute!
What does this mean?
“Repeat row 2 to row 18 (ending on a row 2 repeat)“
Should it be – repeat row 2-5 ending on row 2 repeat?
Oops! Yes, it should say repeat rows 2 – 5 🙂
I love how cute this is, and easy to follow. However, I’m confused on row 4. It says to sc in each stitch AND ch-space. But if I do that my stitch count increases because there are now 3 stitches for every 2 in the previous row. To keep my stitch count correct I skipped putting a sc in any of the ch spaces. I think it’s an OOPS.
Hi! You will have 1 stitch in each CL (the CL is one stitch, not two) and in each ch space. You should have the same number of stitches. There isn’t any increase 🙂