Thistledown Tunic

This mosaic crochet patterned crochet tunic uses just one color for each row to create a complex-looking pattern using spike stitches.


Designer: Lily Chin

Finished Size: 24½ (27½, 30, 32½, 35½)” chest circumference, to fit girl’s size 2 (4, 6, 8, 10). Garment shown measures 32½”, modeled with 5½” ease.

Yarn: O-Wool Legacy DK (100% organic merino; 130 yd [119 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #4199 rutabaga (MC), 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) skeins; #9104 overcast (CC), 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) skeins. Yarn distributed by Tunney Wool Company.

Hook Sizes H/8 (5 mm), I/9 (5.5 mm), and J/10 (6 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: St markers (m); yarn needle.

Gauge: 12 sts and 15 rows = 4″ in patt st with smallest hook, blocked.


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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.