Sea Isle Tunic

This loose-fit tunic top is the perfect springtime tee, great for a sunny walk on the beach or out with friends. This piece can also carry over into the warmer summer months as a swimsuit coverup.

Skill Level: Easy 

Size: S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) 

Gauge: 14 sts and 11 1/2 rows = 4″ in hdc

Materials

Yarn:

Fine Weight Yarn Knit Picks Shine Sport (60% pima cotton, 40% modal natural beech wood fiber; 110 yards [100 meters]/50 grams: #23615 Cream (A, 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins), #25779 Pistachio (B, 6 (6, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins)

Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm) hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: Tapestry needle

Special Stitches

Fhdc (foundation half double crochet): Chain 3 (counts as first fhdc). Yarn over and insert hook in 3rd chain from hook. *Yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 1 loop creating a chain, (this is an important step but easy to forget). Yarn over again and pull through all three loops on hook. This completes the second fhdc (remember your first ch3 counted as the first fhdc). To stitch the next fhdc, yarn over and insert the hook into the chain made in the 2nd fhdc and repeat from *.

Pattern Notes

Garment is designed to fit loose as a tunic should. If you prefer a tighter fitting garment, please refer to the finished size schematic to determine the size you will need.
Ch 3 is considered the first dc, second dc will be placed in the same st to create 2 dc in same st.
Ch 1 is not considered the first sc, first sc will be placed in the first st of each sc row.
Ch 2 is considered the first hdc, next hdc will be placed in the next (or second) st, unless otherwise noted.
Changes for specific sizes only pertain to the sizes listed. Skip to next for all other sizes unless specified.
Color A is the lace/accent color, and the color you begin with. Color B is the main/body color. 

Pattern

Front

Row 1 (RS): Beg with Color A, fhdc 139 (139, 145, 151, 151, 157).
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, sk next fhdc, ch 1, *dc next fhdc, sk next fhdc, ch 1; rep from * to last 2 fhdc, sk next fhdc, 2 dc in the last fhdc.

Medium, Large, 2x and 3x Only
Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, ch 1, sk next dc, *dc in next dc, sk next fhdc, ch 1; rep from * to last 2 dc, sk next dc, 2 dc in the last dc.

All Sizes
Next Row:
Ch 1, turn, sc in the first st, sc in next st, *ch 6, sk 2 dc, sc next dc; rep from * to last 2 dc, sc in each of the last 2 dc.
Next Row: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, ch 1, *(dc, ch 1, dc, ch1) in next ch-6 sp, dc in next sc, ch 1; rep from * to last ch-6 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in final ch-6 sp, 2 dc in last sc.
Lace Repeat Row 1: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, ch 1, sk next dc, *dc in next dc, ch 1; rep from * to last 2 dc, sk next dc, 2 dc in the last dc.
Lace Repeat Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in the first st, sc in next st, *ch 6, sk 2 dc, sc next dc; rep from * to last 2 dc, sc in each of the last 2 dc.
Lace Repeat Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, ch 1, *(dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in next ch-6 sp, dc in next sc, ch 1; rep from * to last ch-6 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in final ch-6 sp, 2 dc in last sc. Do not fasten off.
Note: These last 3  rows will be known as Lace Repeat Row and will be repeated throughout the pattern.

Large Only
Next row:
Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, ch 1, sk next dc, *(dc in next dc, ch 1); rep from * to last 2 dc, sk next dc, 2 dc in the last dc. Do not fasten off.

1x, 2x and 3x Only
Work Lace Repeat Rows 1-3. Do not fasten off.

Sleeves

Mark 29 (29, 29, 32, 32, 32) dc in from either side. 

Sleeve 1

Row 1: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, ch 1, sk next dc, *(dc in next dc, ch 1); rep from * to marked st, 2 dc in the marked st.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in the first st, sc in next st, *(ch 6, sk 2 dc, sc next dc); rep from * to last 2 dc, sc in each of the last 2 dc.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, ch 1, *(dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in next ch-6 sp, dc in next sc, ch 1; rep from * to last ch-6 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in final ch-6 sp, 2 dc in last sc.
Rows 4-9: Work Lace Repeat Rows 1-3, 2 times.
Fasten off for S, M and L. 

1x, 2x and 3x Only
Next Row:
Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, ch 1, *(dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in next ch-6 sp, dc in next sc, ch 1; rep from * to last ch-6 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in final ch-6 sp, 2 dc in last sc. Fasten off. 

Sleeve 2

Row 1: With last completed sleeve to your right, insert hook in marked st, ch 3, dc in same st, ch 1, *(dc in next dc, ch 1); rep from * to last 2 dc, sk next dc, 2 dc in the last dc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in the first st, sc in next st, *(ch 6, sk 2 dc, sc next dc); rep from * to last 2 dc, sc in each of the last 2 dc.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, ch 1, *(dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in next ch-6 sp, dc in next sc, ch 1; rep from * to last ch-6 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in final ch-6 sp, 2 dc in last sc.
Rows 4-9: Work Lace Repeat Rows 1-3, 2 times.
Fasten off for S, M and L.

1x, 2x and 3x Only
Next Row:  Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, ch 1, sk next dc, *dc in next dc, ch 1; rep from * to last 2 dc, sk next dc, 2 dc in the last dc. Fasten off. Updated 9/21/2020

Body

NOTE: You will now be working along the opposite side of the fhdc row. Place top/sleeve portion so that beginning tail is on your right side.
Mark 39 (36, 36, 36, 33, 33) fhdc in from either side
Row 1 (RS): Beg with Color B, attach yarn in the first marked st, ch 2, hdc in every st across to and including, next marked st. (63 (69, 75, 81, 87, 93))
Rows 2-25: Ch 2, turn, hdc in every st across.
Rows 26-29: Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in every st across. (67 (73, 79, 85, 91, 97))
Next 11 (11, 13, 13, 15, 15) rows: Ch 2, turn, hdc in every st across.

Bottom Lace Edging

Row 1: Beg with Color A, ch 2, turn, hdc in every st across. (67 (73, 79, 85, 91, 97))
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, sk next hdc, ch 1, *(dc next hdc, sk 1, ch 1); rep from * to last 2 hdc, sk next hdc, 2 dc in the last hdc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in the first st, sc in next st, *(ch 6, sk 2 dc, sc next dc); rep from * to last 2 dc, sc in each of the last 2 dc.
Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, ch 1, *(dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in next ch-6 sp, dc in next sc; rep from * across, dc in last sc.
Rows 5-7:  Work Lace Repeat Rows 1-3.
Row 8: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, ch 1, sk next dc, *(dc in next dc, ch 1); rep from * to last 2 dc, sk next dc, 2 dc in the last dc.
Row 9: Ch 1, turn, sc in the first st, sc in next st, *(ch 6, sk 2 dc, sc next dc); rep from * to last 2 dc, sc in each of the last 2 dc.
Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in the first sc, *sk next sc, 7 sc in the next ch-6 sp; rep from to last 2 sc, sk the next sc, sc in the last sc. Fasten off.

Back

Row 1 (RS): Beg with Color A, fhdc 139 (139, 145, 151, 151, 157)
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, sk next fhdc, ch 1, *dc next fhdc, sk 1 fhdc, ch 1; rep from * to last 2 fhdc, sk next fhdc, 2 dc in the last fhdc.

Medium, Large, 2x and 3x Only
Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, ch 1, sk next dc, *(dc in next dc, ch 1); rep from * to last 2 dc, sk next dc, 2 dc in the last dc.

All Sizes
Row 3:
Ch 1, turn, sc in the first st, sc in next st, *ch 6, sk 2 dc, sc next dc); rep from * to last 2 dc, sc in each of the last 2 dc.
Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, ch 1, *(dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in next ch-6 sp, dc in next sc, ch 1; rep from * to last ch-6 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in final ch-6 sp, 2 dc in last sc.
Rows 5-13: Work Lace Repeat Rows 1-3, 3 times. Do not fasten off.

Large Only
Next Row: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, ch 1, sk next dc, *(dc in next dc, ch 1); rep from * to last 2 dc, sk next dc, 2 dc in the last dc. Do not fasten off.

1x, 2x and 3x Only
Work Lace Repeat Rows 1-3.. Do not fasten off.

Sleeves

Mark 29 (29, 29, 32, 32, 32) dc in from either side.

Sleeve 1

Row 1: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, ch 1, sk next dc, *(dc in next dc, ch 1); rep from * to marked st, 2 dc in the marked st. 
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in the first st, sc in next st, *(ch 6, sk 2 dc, sc next dc); rep from * to last 2 dc, sc in each of the last 2 dc.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, ch 1, *(dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in next ch-6 sp, dc in next sc, ch 1; rep from * to last ch-6 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in final ch-6 sp, 2 dc in last sc.
Fasten off for S, M and L.

1x, 2x and 3x Only
Next Row: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, ch 1, *(dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in next ch-6 sp, dc in next sc, ch 1; rep from * to last ch-6 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in final ch-6 sp, 2 dc in last sc. Fasten off.

Sleeve 2

Row 1: With last completed sleeve to your right, insert hook in marked st, ch 3, dc in same st, ch 1, *(dc in next dc, ch 1); rep from * to last 2 dc, sk next dc, 2 dc in the last dc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in the first st, sc in next st, *(ch 6, sk 2 dc, sc next dc); rep from * to last 2 dc, sc in each of the last 2 dc.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, ch 1, *(dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in next ch-6 sp, dc in next sc, ch 1; rep from * to last ch-6 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in final ch-6 sp, 2 dc in last sc. Fasten off S, M and L.

1x, 2x and 3x Only
Next Row: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, ch 1, *(dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in next ch-6 sp, dc in next sc, ch 1; rep from * to last ch-6 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in final ch-6 sp, 2 dc in last sc. Fasten off.

Body

NOTE: You will now be working along the opposite side of the fhdc row. Place top/sleeve portion so that beginning tail is on your right side.
Mark 39 (36, 36, 36, 33, 33) fhdc in from either side.
Row 1 (RS): Beg with Color B, attach yarn in the first marked st,ch 2, hdc in every st across to and including next marked st. (63 (69, 75, 81, 87, 93))
Rows 2-25: Ch 2, turn, hdc in every st across.
Rows 26-29: Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in every st across. (67 (73, 79, 85, 91, 97))
Next 11 (11, 13, 13, 15, 15) rows: Ch 2, turn, hdc in every st across.

Bottom Lace Edging

Row 1: Beg with Color A, ch 2, turn, hdc in every st across. (67 (73, 79, 85, 91, 97))
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, sk next hdc, ch 1, *(dc next hdc, sk 1, ch 1); rep from * to last 2 hdc, sk next hdc, 2 dc in the last hdc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in the first st, sc in next st, *(ch 6, sk 2 dc, sc next dc); rep from * to last 2 dc, sc in each of the last 2 dc.
Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, ch 1, *(dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in next ch-6 sp, dc in next sc; rep from * across, dc in last sc.
Rows 5-7: Work Lace Repeat Rows 1-3.
Row 8: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, ch 1, sk next dc, *(dc in next dc, ch 1); rep from * to last 2 dc, sk next dc, 2 dc in the last dc.
Row 9: Ch 1, turn, sc in the first st, sc in next st, *(ch 6, sk 2 dc, sc next dc); rep from * to last 2 dc, sc in each of the last 2 dc.
Row 10: Ch 1, turn, 1sc in the first sc, *sk next sc, 7 sc in the next ch-6 sp; rep from to last 2 sc, sk the next sc, sc in the last sc. Fasten off. 

Finishing

Place right sides together and mattress st from first hdc row to last hdc row (do not st the side lace portions), across top of sleeves and bottom of sleeves. Turn right side out. Sc evenly around neck and arm openings. Block as needed. yarn ball

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Comments
  • Lora W.

    I don’t see the finished size schematic that is referred to in the patterns notes section.

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  • Kelly J.

    Love this pattern. I hope to get it done and if so, I’ll share a pic. Thank you for an easy to follow pattern as well as the schematic to download.

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  • This top is beautiful, I must make it, but is there another stitch I can use instead of the Fhdc (foundation half double crochet), I have a terrible time making this stitch. Thank you for a great pattern

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    • Nicola P.

      Hello Mary! We’ve reached out to the designer for advice and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola

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    • Nicola P.

      Hi Mary! Instead of fhdc, you can chain the given number, plus 2, instead then, you can st into the 3rd ch from the hook. Hope that helps! – Nicola

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  • Rebecca H.

    I don’t understand the last part of the sleeve section. For 1x 2x and 3x only, it says ‘Next Row’ and gives the instructions for working into the row that has 6-ch’s. But the 3rd row of the lace pattern repeat already was worked into the 6-ch’s row. Are we supposed to work into that row twice? And if so then you are working over the last row of the lace pattern repeat.

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    • Nicola P.

      Hello Rebecca! We’ve reached out to the designer for clarification and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola

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    • Nicola P.

      Hi Rebecca! We’ve now updated that row in the pattern and I’m pasting it here as well:
      Next Row: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, ch 1, sk next dc, *dc in next dc, ch 1; rep from *
      to last 2 dc, sk next dc, 2 dc in the last dc. Fasten off.

      Happy crocheting! – Nicola

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