Interweave Crochet Summer 2018: Coastal Tunic

I’ve been having dreams of warm weather and breaking out my swimsuit pretty much since the first chilly day of this past fall. And while it’s steadily getting warmer and warmer, it won’t truly feel like summer until I start crocheting myself the perfect swimming accessory. Lucky for me, the Summer 2018 issue of Interweave Crochet is bursting with projects for a summer spent poolside, including the Coastal Tunic.

If you’re like me and are still on the hunt for the perfect garment for your next pool party, look no further. The Coastal Tunic is that extra-special little something you’ll want to start crocheting now to throw over your suit all summer! This gorgeous tunic is worked in an open lace pattern that is reminiscent of peacock feathers. Style it with the tassels either in the front or thrown over your shoulders as a dramatic accent.

Your search for the perfect poolside look is over: the Coastal Tunic will have you strutting your crochet stuff all summer long!

Coastal Tunic

Pattern Details


DIFFICULTY Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE 30 (37½, 45)” bust circumference. Garment shown measures 30″, modeled with 2″ negative ease.

YARN DMC Natura Just Cotton (100% cotton; 170 yd [155 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #86 brique, 4 (5, 7) balls.

HOOK Size C/2 (2.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS Yarn needle; st markers (m), 7 (9, 11); 3½” cardboard square, 1.

GAUGE 1 patt rep (26 sts and 14 rows) = 3¾” wide and 7″ tall.

Be pretty as a peacock in the Costal Tunic!

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