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Gracie Crochet Tunic

2021-03-25 | 12:29:00

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With warmer weather on the horizon (and my baby due soon!) I’m already dreaming of floaty Spring tops. Perfect for soaking up some rays, my dream Springtime attire is light, bright and breezy. So, when I saw this beautiful crochet tunic by Roseanna of Moara Crochet, I fell in love.

It’s the perfect blend of elegance and boho chic all wrapped up in an airy and comfortable package. Styled down with jeans, or up with a flowy skirt this crochet tunic is sure to become a Spring staple…if we can rely on the British weather to deliver us a warm Spring, that is!

Roseanna herself says, “Inspired by the graceful form of a swan the Gracie crochet top is designed in a classic shape with a French style boatneck opening and an optional crochet belt to add definition to the waist. The repeating lacy fan pattern is light and airy perfect for the coming warmer days.

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Natural fibres are excellent for warm weather. While I LOVE acrylic. It’s cheap, cheerful and easy to throw in the wash, there’s no denying it can get a bit…sweaty feeling in the heat. So, if you want to crochet a garment for Spring, I strongly recommend using a natural fibre like bamboo or cotton. Alongside the usual blends of cotton, linen and bamboo, there are some fabulously strange and wonderful natural yarns on the market made from everything from milk proteins to seaweed!

Natural fibres work well because they breathe in warm weather and have excellent moisture-wicking qualities so you don’t need to worry about sweating!

Just be aware that natural fibres such as cotton and bamboo often have less elasticity than acrylic or wool so I highly recommend that you swatch for any projects.

My favourite Spring-friendly yarns are Paintbox Cotton DK, Stylecraft Classique Cotton DK, King Cole Bamboo Cotton DK and Rowan Creative Linen.


If there’s one style that never goes out of fashion, it’s boho. Just look at all of your fave fashion icons. As soon as Spring rolls around, my Insta feed is awash with floppy hats, swishy skirts and floaty tops. There’s a reason we love it so much. Not only does it look pretty, it’s a super comfortable style to wear too.

Sarah-Jayne stands against a brick wall. She is wearing a casual outfit with jeans and holding a crochet pink market bag, The Sundown Market Bag.

For the ultimate in Boho style, I suggest teaming this crochet tunic with a lush, long skirt, my Sundown Market Bag and Make & Do Crew’s lovely Fedora Sun Hat.

Related Videos: Sundown Market Bag

This pattern is in line with Bella Coco Crochet’s inclusive sizing policy. If you’d like to see more size inclusive crochet clothing, why not take a peek at this Pinterest board?


Yarn: Sport weight yarn. Roseanna used Circulo Charme, however if you can’t get that yarn than good alternatives are: MillaMia Naturally Soft Cotton, Schachenmayr Catania and Debbie Bliss Eco Baby. Depending on the size you make, you will need 550, 600, 650, 700, 750 meters of sports weight

Hooks: 3.5mm crochet hook & 4.5mm crochet hook


Tapestry Needle


XS – S: Chain 70 (2 x 40cm width x 55cm length)

S – M: Chain 86 (2 x 50cm width x 55cm length)

L – XL: Chain 102 (2 x 60cm width x 55cm length)

XL – XXL: Chain 118 (2 x 70cmwidth x 55cm length)

3XL – 4XL: Chain 134 (2 x 80cm width x 55cm length)


20 stitches x 8 rows (dc stitch over 10 x 10cm square)


Pattern is made using US crochet terms.

The top is made top down or two identical panels.

The crochet pattern is created from a 4 row repeat which can be shorted or lengthened to your desired size.

Long tails are left at the beginning and the end which are used to seam the side and shoulders using whip stitch.

An optional belt can be added to your top to add more definition to the waist.

Pattern skill level: Ideal for an advanced beginner.


Chain (ch): Yarn over, pull through one loop on the hook.

Single Crochet (sc): Insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up loop (you will have 2 loops on the hook), yarn over, pull through both loops.

Double Crochet (dc): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up loop (you will have 3 loops on the hook), yarn over, pull through first 2 loops, yarn over pull through last 2 loops.
Double Crochet Puff Stitch (dc puff): *Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, draw back through the stitch, yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook* repeat from * to * 2 more times in the same st. Yarn over, draw through all 4 loops on hook.

Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.



Leave a long tail of 50cm before starting the foundation chain as you will use this to seam the shoulders together.
Row 1: Chain 70, (86, 102, 118), 134) sc in the 2nd from the hook, *ch5, skip 3 sts, sc * repeat * to * 16 (20, 24, 28, 32) more times. Turn. Total. 17 (21, 25, 29, 33) chain-spaces.

Row 2: Chain 5, skip 2 sts, sc, *ch5, skip 5 sts, sc, skip 3 sts, 7dc in the next ch-sp, skip 3sts, sc, ch5, skip 5 sts, sc* repeat * to * 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) more times, ch2, skip 2 sts, dc. Turn.

Row 3: Chain 1, sc in same st, ch5, skip 5 sts, sc, * [skip 3 sts, *(dc, ch2)* repeat * 5 more times, dc, skip 3 sts, sc, ch5, skip 5 sts, sc]* repeat * to * 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) more times. Turn.

Row 4: Chain 5 (count as dc, ch2), skip 2 sts, *[sc, ch2, skip 4 stitches, *in the chain-sp dc puff stitch, ch2, skip st* repeat * to*  4 more times, dc puff stitch, ch2, skip 4 sts]* repeat * to * 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) more times, sc, ch2, skip 2 sts dc. Turn.

Row 5: Chain 1, sc in same stitch, ch5, skip 6 sts, *sc in first ch-sp after the first dc puff stitch, ch5, skip next dc puff stitch, sc, ch5, skip next 2 dc puff stitches, sc, ch5, skip next puff stitch, sc, ch5, skip 7 sts* repeat * to * 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) more times, sc in first ch-sp after the first dc puff stitch, ch5, skip next dc puff stitch, sc, ch 5, skip next 2 dc puff stitches, sc, ch5, skip next puff stitch, sc, chain 5, skip 6 sts sc. Turn. 

Continue to repeat rows 2-5 until you make 10 repeats of the pattern in total. Add an extra repeat if you would like you top to be longer in length. LEAVE A LONG TAIL OF 1 METER as you will use this to seam the sides together.

Block your panel and repeat to make the back panel. 

Once both of your panels are made, place the front and back panel on top of each other with the foundation tail on either side (as we turned after each row there is no defined front or back to this design). Using the long tail left from the foundation chain seam the shoulders together with a whip stitch to the just after the first half of the first or second repeat depending of your preference, ensuring you have a neck opening which is most comfortable for you.

Using the long tail from the end seam the back and front panels together at the side up to 5 repeats, again you can alter this to your preferred size. Fasten off & weave in your ends.


Double your yarn and chain 180 – 250 using a 4.5mm crochet hook. Add optional beads if you wish to the ends. Weave in your belt at your chosen point on your top.


Hi I am Roseanna, I am the crochet designer behind Moara Crochet. I create crochet clothing patterns for women with a bohemian style. I love vintage & ethnic textiles, playing my double bass, drinking tea & surrounding myself with plants.

If you enjoyed making this crochet tunic, you can see more of Roseanna’s beautiful designs here: Moara Crochet.

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