I made myself a Valerie Tunic in the adults women size and I was so amazed by how comfortable it was, the beautiful texture and how quickly it worked up that I wanted to make one for my daughter Elizabeth too. I worked on her little tunic (size 2) during an afternoon and it was completely finished in 3-4 hours. I had a good amount of I Love This Yarn in the turquoise shade left over, so I started making an identical one for her but then I realized that I was going to run out of the color that I went to my stash and found some grey beard. Normally I would go on a yarn run but I was loving how quickly it was working up that I wanted to finish it during her afternoon nap.
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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 and Grey Beard)
- Yardage: 285 – 950 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 Children Sizes: (Make 2)
Chain 36 (40, 44, 56, 64, 68)
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. 34 (38, 42, 54, 62, 66)
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. 34 (38, 42, 54, 62, 66)
Repeat Row 2 until you have 11 (15, 19, 23, 26, 30) rows or until it measures 6.5 (7.5, 8.5, 10.5, 12, 14) inches tall or add more rows if you want a longer than waist length.
Do not turn or fasten off after the last row, then move to sleeves
Sleeve 1: With the side you are currently working on, ch 20 (22, 24, 30, 34, 36) do not fasten off.
Sleeve 2: With a long piece of yarn, ch 19 (21, 23, 29, 33, 35) 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. 68 (76, 84, 108, 124, 132)
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. 68 (76, 84, 108, 124, 132)
Repeat Row 2 until you have 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 16) rows or until the sleeves measures 4.25 (4.75, 5, 5.5, 6, 7) 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 8 (8.5, 9, 9.5, 10)” 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!