Tango Tunic

Inspired by a vintage thread crochet doily, the motifs of the yoke on this seamless, stretchy crochet tunic circle the shoulders and draw the eye to your face while providing a framework for the lace mesh body that floats to tunic length. The deep, gently ruffled trim creates a roomy, flared fit around the hip and gives the hem the weight it needs to sway with your every step.

Designer: Doris Chan
Finished Size:
42 (45, 561⁄4)” bust circumference. Garment shown measures 42.
Prism Yarn Tencel Tape (100% tencel; 120 yd [110 m]/2 oz [57 g]; CYCA #3): denali, 4 (5, 6) skeins.
Hook Size:
H/8 (5 mm) for size 42″; I/9 (5.5mm) for sizes 45 (561⁄4)”. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
With H/8 (5 mm) hook, 14 Fsc = 4″ (10 cm). Motif (before assembly) = 5″ height (stem to point); 51⁄2″ wide. In mesh stitch of body: 2 reps of [ch 8, (sc, ch 3, sc)] = 31⁄2″; 4 rnds = 4″. With I/9 (5.5mm) hook, 13 Fsc = 4″. Motif (before assembly) = 51⁄2″ height (stem to point); 6″ wide. In mesh stitch of body: 2 reps of [ch 8, (sc, ch 3, sc)] = 33⁄4″; 4 rnds = 41⁄2″.


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Toni Rexroat is the Online Editor of Crochet Me. Outfitted with several crochet hooks and surrounded by bins of yarn, she has been the assistant editor for Interweave Crochet magazine as well as PieceWork, Interweave Crochet’s sister magazine. She was born and raised in a little town in Wyoming where she was exposed to wool and other fibers at an early age, and began crocheting in her early teens. Enjoying a wide variety of fibery hobbies from crochet and knitting to sewing, she is determined to learn to spin so she can crochet with her own yarn.

4 thoughts on “Tango Tunic

  1. I want to make this garment. 

    Is the pattern in the Interweave Crochet Spring magazine of patterns?  If so… is this the only way to obtain/buy the Tango Tunic pattern?

    Help!!!  Raylee