Aruba Tunic by Toni Lipsey

Aruba Tunic

May 2023
DK (11 wpi) ?
5.5 mm (I)
695 - 1265 yards (636 - 1157 m)
XS/S, M/L, XL/2XL, 3XL/4XL (see notes)
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Sporty meets chic in the Aruba Tunic, an easy, everyday poncho that you won’t want to take off. The joy of this breezy Tunisian crochet top is in its simplicity – a meditative mesh pattern meets clean stripes and intentional finishing for a look that screams “Vacation Time!”. From the beach to the boardwalk, you’ll be on trend and comfy cool all summer long.


-Multiple skeins of Lion Brand Truboo in a main color (MC) and an accent color (AC); sample made in “Lichen” and “Tan”. Substitute any comparable DK (#3) weight yarn - plant fibers like bamboo, linen, or cotton are recommended.
-5.5mm Tunisian crochet hook with 40” cord
-Tapestry needle
-Locking stitch markers
-Tape measure
-Blocking supplies

-Tunisian crochet foundation
-Tunisian mesh stitch
-Color changes
-Mattress stitch seam

The pattern includes the sizes listed below. Note: Choose the size most suited to the fit you want. The finished tunic is designed with 6-12″ of positive ease (meaning it is designed to be comfortably oversized). Yard/skeins account for the main color and accent color.

S/M. Finished bust 40″. Sized for bust 32-38″. 425/270 yards; 2/2 skeins each.
L/XL. Finished bust 48″. Sized for bust 40-46″. 525/345 yards/ 3/2 skeins each.
2XL/3XL. Finished bust 56″. Sized for bust 48-54″. 665/445 yards/ 3/2 skeins each.
4XL/5XL. Finished bust 64″. Sized for bust 56-62″. 765/500 yards / 4/3 skeins.

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