Crochet Pineapple Tunic

Crochet Pineapple Tunic

Here is the 3rd pattern of my pineapple stitch crochet projects series. It’s a tunic as a casual and elegant cover top or dress.

crochet tunic, crochet cover top

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Materials: ( I used )
3.25 mm crochet hook
Light weight yarn: emerald cotton/acrylic blend ( 300 gr for the sample )
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Yarn needle
Scissors

If you don’t crochet, you can buy this tunic on my Etsy Shop 🙂

Abbreviations

Note: I used chainless starting dc for every first dc of each row instead of ch 3. There’s another good crochet technique to use is ch 2, dc into same stitch ( counted as 1st dc). In the pattern below you’ll see I simply state dc into 1st stitch for every first dc of each round, so just choose your best technique 🙂

Special stitch used: 2dc-V stitch ( 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc into same stitch or space )

This crochet pineapple tunic pattern fits size L ( chest size: 36 to 38 inches )

Gauge: cluster of crochet stitches ( 2dc- V stitch, dc, dc, 2dc- V stitch ) approximately 2 inches after steam blocking ( with materials indicated )

Front:

R1: Ch 78, dc into 3rd ch from hook, ( the first 2 ch doesn’t count as 1st dc ), skip 2 ch, 2dc – V stitch into next ch, ch3, skip 3ch, sc into next ch, ch6, skip 3ch, sc into next ch, ch3, skip 3ch, 2dc-V stitch into next ch, skip 2ch, dc into next ch,* dc into next ch, skip 2ch, 2dc-V stitch into next ch, ch3, skip 3ch, sc into next ch, ch6, skip 3ch, sc into next ch, ch3, skip 3ch, 2dc- V stitch into next ch, skip 2ch, dc into next ch* repeat ** 3 times.

R2: turn, * dc, 2dc-V stitch into next ch2-space, 9 tr into ch6-space, 2dc- V stitch into next ch2-space, dc into next st* repeat ** 4 times.

R3: turn, * dc, 2dc- V stitch into next ch2-space, ch2, sc into next st, ( ch3, skip 1 st, sc into next st ) x 4 times, ch2, 2dc-V stitch into next ch2-space, dc into next st* repeat ** 4 times.

R4: turn, * dc, 2dc- V stitch into next ch2-space, ch3, sc into next ch3-space, ( ch3, sc into next space ) x 3 times, ch3, 2dc-V stitch into next ch2-space, dc into next st* repeat ** 4 times.

R5: turn, * dc, 2dc- V stitch into next ch2-space, ch4, sc into next ch3-space, ( ch3, sc into next space ) x 2 times, ch4, 2dc-V stitch into next ch2-space, dc into next st* repeat ** 4 times.

R6: turn, * dc, 2dc- V stitch into next ch2-space, ch5, sc into next ch3-space, ch3, sc into next space, ch5, 2dc-V stitch into next ch2-space, dc into next st* repeat ** 4 times.

R7: turn, * dc, 2dc- V stitch into next ch2-space, ch8, sc into ch3-space, ch8,  2dc-V stitch into next ch2-space, dc into next st* repeat ** 4 times.

R8: turn, * dc, 2dc-V stitch into next ch2-space, ch3, sc into ch8-space, ch6, sc into next ch8-space, ch3, 2dc- V stitch into next ch2-space, dc into next st * repeat ** 4 times.

R9: same as R2

R10: same as R3

R11: same as R4

R12: same as R5

R13: same as R6

R14: same as R7

Repeat (from R8 to R14) x 7 times, untill you reach R56 (fasten off)

Shoulder part: back to R1 of the front.

R1: insert hook into the 1st ch of R1, dc into 1st ch, skip 2ch, 2dc-V stitch into next ch, ch3, skip 3ch, sc into next ch, ch6, skip 3ch, sc into next ch, ch3, skip 3ch, 2dc- V stitch into next ch, skip 2ch, dc into next ch.

R2: turn, dc, 2dc- V stitch into next ch2-space, 9 tr into ch6-space, 2dc- V stitch into next ch2-space, dc into last st.

R3: turn, dc, 2dc- V stitch into next ch2-space, ch2, sc into next st, ( ch3, skip 1 st, sc into next st ) x 4 times, ch2, 2dc- V stitch into next ch2- space, dc into last st.

R4: turn, dc, 2dc- V stitch into next ch2-space, ch3, sc into next ch3-space, ( ch3, sc into next space ) x 3 times, ch3, 2dc-V stitch into next ch2-space, dc into last st.

R5: turn, dc, 2dc- V stitch into next ch2-space, ch4, sc into next ch3-space, ( ch3, sc into next space ) x 2 times, ch4, 2dc-V stitch into next ch2-space, dc into last st.

R6: turn, dc, 2dc- V stitch into next ch2-space, ch5, sc into next ch3-space, ch3, sc into next space, ch5, 2dc-V stitch into next ch2-space, dc into last st.

R7: turn, dc, 2dc- V stitch into next ch2-space, ch8, sc into ch3-space, ch8,  2dc-V stitch into next ch2-space, dc into last st (fasten off, leave long end for seaming)

Repeat at other side to make the other one.

Back:

From R1 to R14: same as front part

Repeat (from R8 to R14) x 8 times untill you reach R63.

Shoulder part: back to R1 of the back.

R1: insert hook into the 1st ch of R1, dc into 1st ch, skip 2ch, 2dc-V stitch into next ch, ch3, skip 3ch, sc into next ch, ch6, skip 3ch, sc into next ch, ch3, skip 3ch, 2dc- V stitch into next ch, skip 2ch, dc into next ch.

R2: turn, dc, 2dc- V stitch into next ch2-space, 9 tr into ch6-space, 2dc- V stitch into next ch2-space, dc into last st (fasten off, leave long end for seaming)

Repeat at other side to make the other one.

Seam shoulder parts with sc ( wrong side ). ( cluster of stitches: dc, 2dc-V stitch ) at both sides of the shoulder part.

crochet tunic top

Put front and back hemlines equally, seam side lines ( wrong side ), leave open armholes ( Your 1/2 armpit measurement + 2 to 4 inches ) and slits on both sides ( about 8 to 10 inches )

Weave in ends and steamblock your finished project if needed.

crochet tunic free pattern

You can have suggestions for size XXS to XXL with chart for the stitch in this instant download pdf file here: Pineapple Tunic – All sizes

( There’s an itsy bitsy fee for it, thanks for your support )

Happy crocheting xD

 

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14 comments

  1. mary baribeau says:

    Thank you for sharing this pattern. I love the look. I am starting to make some things for myself, which I have never done. I look forward to making this for myself and anyone else who might would like it as well. I’ve never worked with DK weight yarn so this will be a new challenge for an old crocheter. I have been crocheting for 37 years. I always enjoy seeing your patterns, thank you for the work and dedication you have to crafting.

  2. Jocelyne Immell says:

    I just came across this pattern and your site. I love this top. I was wondering if a worsted weight would work For this pattern?

    • Maz Kwok
      Maz Kwok says:

      Hi,
      If you want to use worsted weight yarn then choose a bigger hook that matches. The tunic’s size will be larger, too.

  3. another oh so beautifully elegant pattern Maz! Not sure how you do it but you have some mad crochet skills! So glad you share with us at Snickerdoodle! We can just dream of doing half this beautiful!

  4. Yvette says:

    I Love when people that think they know what they’re doing write patterns and parts of it are complete gibberish! I Love your design, but what is your idea of lghweight yarn? Fingering? DK? Sport? And as far as giving yarn amounts in Grams, in order to use that bit of info we would need to know what yarn you used? Because every yarn weighs differently depending on the content and the loft. So yarn is measured by Yards or meters. We can purcase x amount of yards or meters and know we’ll have enogh yarn of the same dye lot to complete a Project. Buying yarn in Gram weights does not work. Beautiful design, too bad no useable info besides that

    • Maz Kwok
      Maz Kwok says:

      Hi there,
      Light weight yarn is also called Dk yarn ( 300 gr ~ 900 yards ). If I meant other type of yarn I would use exact name ( fingering/ sport yarn). Yarn is not just measured by yard, if so you won’t see gram or ounce measurements in every skein. Have a nice day!

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