Peach Pocket Tunic by Eline Alcocer

Peach Pocket Tunic

October 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches
3.5 mm (E)
3.0 mm
465 - 1105 yards (425 - 1010 m)
12 months to 10 years
both US and UK
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The Peach Pocket Tunic offers a modern, wearable take on crochet garments. Made in soft 8-ply (DK), it’s a cute piece for any time of the year – wear on its own or with a layer underneath, team with pretty shoes or funky wellies. The possibilities are endless, making this a kiddie wardrobe staple!

The pattern is worked from the bottom up in 4 sections: back panel, front panel, and 2 sleeves that are seamed onto to the front and back in a raglan construction. The ribbed collar and hems are worked directly into the edges. Finally, 2 pockets are worked separately and sewn on.

The stitch pattern is a very simple SC worked alternately in the front and back loop. It gives a wonderful texture and a much better drape than you’d normally expect from a SC.

Difficulty level
This pattern is aimed at intermediate crocheters who want to create a well-fitting, more tailored garment. It uses an easy stitch (SC worked in FLO and BLO) and clever shaping techniques. Full written instructions as well as stitch diagrams and schematics are included. A step-by-step photo tutorial for the ribbing is available here:

E/4 (3.5mm) & D/3 (3.0mm) hooks, or as required to obtain gauge
wool needle
yarn: 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) x 50 g ball of MoYa Whisper Mint (Main Color - MC)
1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 3) x 50 g ball of MoYa Whisper Peche (Contrast Color - CC)

MC 325 (350, 380, 420, 550, 620) m / MC 355 (385, 420, 460, 605, 680) yds
CC 100 (130, 200, 260, 300, 390) m/ CC 110 (145, 220, 285, 330, 430) yds

Yarn alternatives
Choose a lightweight (also referred to as DK or 8-ply) yarn. I recommend using 100% cotton or a cotton/merino blend for summer to mid-season, and a merino/silk or alpaca/silk blend for winter.

12-18M (24M, 2-4Y, 4-6Y, 6-8Y, 8-10Y)

Body: 10 x 10 cm = 17 sts x 17 rows over DC in FLO/BLO, using larger hook.
Ribbing & pockets: 10 x 10 cm = 22 sts x 6 repeats of ribbing pattern, using smaller hook.

Stitches + Skills
Basic crochet stitches, short row shaping, decreasing, basic sewing skills

PDF downloads are available in US or UK terms.