Uptown Tunic Remix: Free Crochet Tunic Pattern

Uptown Tunic Remix

Uptown in Minneapolis is alive with people of all ages, good food, and fun.

The vibrant colors in this tunic remind me of all the adventures I’ve had in this special pocket of the city.

At once chic and comfortable, you will be able to dress this tunic up or down to your liking.

Equally at home with flip flops or heels, this tunic looks darling no matter what the occasion and the pattern is easily adapted to suit any age and size.

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Nerd Girl Yarns Heart You 3-ply light fingering weight 100% superwash merino wool yarn (490 yds/100g per hank): see yardage based on size on next page, color pictured in Uptown; Hook size (G-6) 4.0 mm

Pattern Info

Gauge: 15 rows and 18 sts = 4” in hdc

Skill level: Intermediate

Necessary Skills: Basic and intermediate stitches, basic sewing, finishing and blocking

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[ ]           work instructions within brackets as many times as directed

( )            used for additional or clarifying information

ch           chain

ch-          refers to chain or space previously made (i.e., ch-1 space)

hdc          half double crochet (YouTube link)

rep           repeat

sc            single crochet

sk            skip

sl st          slip stitch

sp(s)            space(s)

st(s)            stitch(es)

WS           wrong side

xs              times

Special stitches

Reverse Single Crochet (rsc)

Working backwards across the row, insert hook into next st to the right (if left handed, insert hook into next st to the left), yoh, draw loop up (2 loops on hook), yoh and draw through both loops on hook, 1 rsc complete.


Ch 3, sl st in 1st ch.

Pattern Sizes


Tunic is worked in two sections: a front panel and a back panel. The two panels are sewn together with openings remaining for the neck and armholes.


Front Panel—

Choose a pattern size. Work the initial number of chains for the selected size.

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. (stitch count = # of chains – 2)

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), hdc in next st and in each st across.

Rep row 2 until front panel reaches appropriate panel height for selected size. Do not finish off.

Reverse sc along sides of rows and foundation chain, leaving the final hdc row of panel unworked. Finish off.

Back panel—

Work back panel identical to front panel, work reverse sc edging. Do not finish off.

Blocking notes

  • If the finished panel ends up a bit off-target in terms of its width, blocking can save the day.

If the panel is too narrow, add a few extra rows to the length, then dampen the whole piece and stretch it out to the desired width to dry; the extra rows of length will get pulled down into the needed width.

If the panel is too wide, take out a few rows from the length, dampen it, and stretch it vertically; the extra width will be absorbed into more length as it dries.

  • Block both panels at the same time (one on top of the other and WS of reverse sc facing inside) to ensure exact sizing before sewing.


Uptown Tunic – Original version

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