You guys I loved working the By the Bay Tunic and when it was finished I wanted to design another tunic and the Valerie Tunic didn’t disappoint. This tunic has a beautiful texture, works up super quick and is simple to make. This tunic is definitely going in my closet to wear this fall and winter. Turquoise, aqua and any of these blue shades are my favorite colors this year, so when I found some I Love This Yarn in turquoise in my stash, I knew that is the color I wanted to use. I love tops that I can layer over a tank top and can go with leggings or jeans. You can also make the child version too and you can make coordinating mother/daughter tunics!
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I loved making these tunics that I wanted to host the #ValerieTunicCAL which will run July 31st – thru August 13th (this giveaway has already passed). Head over to the Valerie Tunic CAL post and see the schedule, details and giveaway prizes!
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The Valerie Tunic Crochet Pattern can be found in my pattern store as an ad free and beautifully formatted PDF.
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- Yarn: Medium, Weight 4; Example made with I Love This Yarn (Turquoise)
- Yardage: 255 – 1100 yards
- Hook: K (6.00mm)
- Tapestry Needle, Scissors and Measuring Tape
- Gauge: 15 Stitches and 8 Rows = 4”x4” (dc)
- Finished measurements shown below. Width is the waist before joining sides and the length is from the neck to hip.
- St/Sts: Stitch(es)
- Ch: Chain
- Dc: Double Crochet
- You will be working the tunic in two pieces from the bottom up. Then they will be sewed together.
- Chain 1 does not count as a stitch.
Valerie Tunic Adult Sizes: (Make 2)
Chain 72 (76, 80, 88, 96)
Row 1: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (3 skipped chs count as 1 dc), skip next ch, *2 dc in next ch, skip next ch; repeat from*, end with 1 dc in last ch. 70 (74, 78, 86, 94)
Row 2: Ch 1 and turn, 1 dc in same st, skip next st, 2 dc between the next 2 dc, *skip next 2 sts, 2 dc between the 2 next dc; repeat from*, skip next st, 1 dc in last st. 70 (74, 78, 86, 94)
Repeat Row 2 until you have 28 rows or until it measures 14 inches tall for all sizes or add more rows if you want a longer than waist length.
Do not turn or fasten off at the end of row 34, move to sleeves
Sleeve 1: With the side you are currently working on, ch 38 (40, 42, 46, 50) do not fasten off.
Sleeve 2: With a long piece of yarn, ch 37 (39, 41, 45, 49) and fasten off, the last ch does not count as a ch, it is to help create an ending slip knot.
Go back to sleeve 1, where you didn’t fasten off and move to row 1.
Row 1: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (3 skipped chs count as 1 dc), skip next ch, *2 dc in next ch, skip next ch; repeat from*, until you reach the end of the sleeve. Skip the next dc and work 2 dc in between the next 2 dc. Skip next st, 2 dc between the next 2 dc, *skip next 2 dc, 2 dc between the 2 next dc; repeat from*, until you reach beginning of the other sleeve. Skip next dc and work 2 dc between the next 2 dc. Skip next ch, *2 dc in next ch, skip next ch; repeat from*, end with 1 dc in last ch. 140 (148, 156, 172, 188)
Row 2: Ch 1 and turn, 1 dc in same st, skip next st, 2 dc between the next 2 dc, *skip next 2 sts, 2 dc between the 2 next dc; repeat from*, skip next st, 1 dc in last st. 140 (148, 156, 172, 188)
Repeat Row 2 until you have 17 (17, 21, 21, 25) rows or until the sleeves measures 7 (7, 8.75, 8.75, 10.5) inches tall.
Fasten off and weave in any loose ends.
Place the two right sides together, start at the bottom of the tunic, leaving a 1 inch slit for the hips, sew the side seam and continuing along bottom of the sleeves. To sew the top of the sleeves, find the center and leave an 9 (9, 9.5, 10, 10.5)” space open for the neck.
Need more inspiration?
A fun textured blanket to make is the Oliver Blanket! This blanket can be customized any way you like!