I can’t believe summer is almost over, and I am glad I was able to get my Linen Series 2021 series in before it ended. So, now I can start thinking about fall. I have been working on some crochet items, and one of them is this oversized crochet tunic that can also double as a dress. I love to crochet, but I must admit, I am not a fast crocheter. If that’s even a word. But I enjoy the process of crochet so much because it is one of the most relaxing activities that gives me an abundance of joy. Plus, the bonus is that one day, you will finish your project, and you will be able to enjoy that item for years to come.
So, this is one of many crochet items I hope to post in the coming fall and winter months. This tunic is basically two pieces, crocheted with two different colors. I used a double crochet back loop only stitch because I love the rows when using a blo stitch. It’s one of my favorite stitches. I used Yarn Bee yarn Rustic Romantic in Antic Iron and Okie Wheat. I believe I used 6 skeins altogether. I wasn’t really keeping up, so this is a guestimate. I am starting to think I have a thing for gray and mustard. Because I made a mustard, gray and off-white poncho, which I posted previously. If you missed that post, here it is. Then I posted a gray and off-white oversized crochet bag, which I posted here. here. Now, I am posting a mustard and gray tunic. Hmmmmm. Maybe I can start making items in other colors besides mustard and gray. But in the meantime, here are a few pics of the poncho and the crochet bag I posted in the mustard and the gray. Ps. I still love both pieces, especially the bag.
I’ll think about adding a different color . . . . one day. So, after I finished crocheting the front and back of the sweater, I added some gray trim down the sides and the back. That consisted of two rows of single crochet, which gave me the side stripe.
Here are a few pics of the process and also the yarn I used. I purchased the yarn from Hobby Lobby and I really like the weight of this yarn. From the pictures, you can see when the first color was finished; adding the second color, the finished front prior to adding the side stripe, the front and back draped across Ruth, (my dress form named after my mother), and then the finished project from the side and front.
I love this tunic. I love the size, and I also like that I can actually wear it as a dress as well as a tunic. Initially, while still in the process of constructing it, I thought it was too short for a dress, but having finished it, I believe it would work just fine as a dress with tights and boots. I have some gray boots that would probably look pretty good with this. I can also add a long sleeve tee under this for colder days. I will be wearing this tunic a lot and I can’t wait to show it off this season. Of course, I could always keep this casual and just wear them with some cute sneaks.
Currently, I am also working on another crochet bag, which I will offer for sale, another bag I will make for myself, because I love the gray and off-white one so much, a couple of scarves to go with my coats, and another sweater. All of which I will be posting. And keep checking in, because I may also have a giveaway in the next few months.
That’s a wrap for now, but I can’t wait to show you a new project, pattern, or DIY something. Thank you for allowing me to share this oversized crochet tunic with you. Leave a comment and please “Like” if you like. I love sewing, and I love sharing my projects with you. Also, if you have not subscribed yet, please consider doing so. You can subscribe below. Until next time, I will be making my life better, one project at a time, and I hope you do the same.
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