Something I have always wanted to design is sweaters and the By the Bay Tunic gave me the perfect opportunity too. Now we are going to summer so I didn’t wanna design anything bulky because this top was designed to throw over your tank and head out. The By the Bay Tunic is worked in two pieces from the bottom up and then seamed together. This tunic has not only a beautiful texture and came out even better than I imagined it is simple to make!
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I enjoy wearing things that are 3/4 length sleeves, you get to wear something lightweight but still be comfortable. By the Bay Tunic was designed to be a little over-sized, so if want something a little more tight fitting you can go down a size. I loved making the By the Bay Tunic and I hope you are ready to get hooked on the tunic too!
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The By the Bay Tunic Crochet Pattern can be found in my pattern store as an ad free and beautifully formatted PDF.
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- Yarn: Light, Weight 3; Example made with Cascade Yarns, Anchor Bay (Meadow)
- Yardage: 1400 – 2,300 yards
- Hook: H (5.00mm)
- Tapestry Needle, Scissors and Measuring Tape
- Gauge: 16 Stitches and 8 Rows = 4”x4” (dc)
- Finished measurements shown below. Width include the sleeves and the length is from the neck to hip.
- St/Sts: Stitch(es)
- Ch: Chain
- Sc: Single Crochet
- Dc3tog (Double Crochet 3 Together): *Yarn over, insert hook, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through two loops; repeat from*, three times, yarn over and pull through all four loops on hook.
- You will be working the tunic in two pieces from the bottom up. Then they will be sewed together.
- Chain 4 counts as part of the first box.
By the Bay Tunic: (Make 2)
Chain 94 (102, 114, 118, 130)
Row 1: dc3tog cluster in 5th chain from hook, ch 1, skip 2 chs, 1 sc in next ch, *ch 3, dc3tog cluster in next ch, ch 1, skip next 2 chs, 1 sc in next ch; repeat from*, until the last 2 chs, ch 2, skip next ch, 1 dc in next ch. 22 (24, 27, 28, 31) boxes and ending sc and dc
Row 2: Ch 4 and turn, dc3tog cluster in ch 2 space, ch 1, *1 sc into next ch 3 sp, ch 3, dc3tog in same space as sc, ch 1; repeat from*, until last ch 3 space, 1 sc in ch 3 space, ch 2, 1 dc in same ch 3 space. 22 (24, 27, 28, 31) boxes and ending sc and dc
Row 3-34: Repeat Row 2
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 63 (63, 55, 55, 55) do not fasten off.
Sleeve 2: With a long piece of yarn, ch 61 (61, 53, 53, 53) and fasten off.
Go back to sleeve 1, where didn’t fasten off and move to row 1.
Row 1: Dc3tog in 5th ch from hook, ch 1, skip 2 chs, *1 sc in next ch, ch 3, dc3tog in next ch, skip 2 chs; repeat across until you reach the ch 2 space at the beginning of the tunic. In the ch 2 space, 1 sc, ch 3, dc3tog, ch 1, *in the next ch 3 space, 1 sc, ch 3, dc3tog, ch 1; repeat from*, until you reach the other sleeve chain. Skip next 2 chs, 1 sc in next ch, *ch 3, dc3tog in next ch, skip next 2 chs, 1 sc in next ch; repeat from*, until the last 2 chs, ch 2, 1 dc in last ch. 52 (54, 53, 54, 57) boxes and ending sc and dc
Row 2: Ch 4 and turn, dc3tog cluster in ch 2 space, ch 1, *1 sc into next ch 3 sp, ch 3, dc3tog in same space as sc, ch 1; repeat from*, until last ch 3 space, 1 sc in ch 3 space, ch 2, 1 dc in same ch 3 space. 52 (54, 53, 54, 57) boxes and ending sc and dc
Row 3 – 17 (17, 20, 20, 25): Repeat Row 2.
Final Row: Turn (do not chain) 2 sc in ch 2 space, *4 sc in next ch 3 space; repeat from*, until last ch 3 space, 2 sc in last ch 2 space. 208 (216, 212, 216, 228)
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 a 9 (9, 9.5, 10, 10.5)” space open for the neck.
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