When I think of the perfect crocheted tunic I think of chic lines, drawstrings, and fringe. It also needs to be a bit oversized so it’s nice and comfy. The Hippie Chic Tunic hits ALL of those requirements, and it’s so stylish, too!
Hippie Chic Tunic
This new crochet pattern is so dreamy. We are using a beautiful cotton blend yarn (great substitutions listed below) to create vertical lines that truly flatter all shapes and sizes. The open stitch design of the fabric gives it great breathability and when paired with the right yarn we end up with true tunic perfection.
This is also a great chance to use multiple colorways to create the striping effect as pictured here. For this version I used CotLin yarn, a 70% Tanguis Cotton / 30% Linen blend, in the colorways “Bare“, “Mustard Seed“, “Conch“, and “Surf“. Don’t those just POP next to each other?! 🤩
In order to make this tunic pattern you will need to know how to do the Crossed Double Crochet Stitch. This is a fun and easy stitch that works up quickly and holds your interest. The fabric created using this stitch is airy and has a fabulous drape. The fringe adds just the right amount of a hippie vibe, and I LOVE the tassels on the drawstring center!
The Hippie Chic Tunic pattern ranges in sizes XS through 5XL. Check the sizing chart below. If you’ve crocheted Heart Hook Home garment patterns in the past you may notice that the sizing is a bit roomier than normal. This is because the body of the tunic is intended to be worn with 3 – 5″ of positive ease, and the sleeves are more fitted (like normal).
The construction on the tunic is clever and fun. Made in two panels and connected as mirror images, we finish it off with a drawstring crisscross in the front. My lovely tester Leann worked up the 4XL size for me. I love the extra knot she did in her fringe. It really sets it off, especially using a solid color.
While the striped version is my favorite, I do like the solid color pictured below using the Comfy Sport yarn in the “Marlin” colorway. I think the pocket is more cohesive on the solid colored tunic than the striped, but the pocket is also worked vertically in case you would like to match colors with the body of your tunic.
Other great yarn options would include the new Woolen Cotton from WeCrochet, Lion Brand Coboo, Lion Brand Cotton Bamboo, Premier Bamboo Fair, Hobbii’s Acacia, and you could try the Allino from Hobbii as well, although it may be a tad bit thin. It looks dreamy though and I love that fiber content!
Crochet hook in size H/5mm or needed to obtain gauge
Sizing: (XS, S, M, L, XL) (2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
What color(s) will you use to make yours? I can’t wait to see! Be sure to tag @HeartHookHome across all social media, or share in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community on Facebook.