It's here!!! Finally, finally I am ready to re-release this pattern. I say re-release, because you might have seen it knocking about on Pinterest for a while. I first published it on my old blog in the spring of 2015, in one size only. I did promise there would be more sizes, so ta-da!
I didn't quite intend for it to take this long, but there has been a very good reason for the delay. I wanted it to be perfect. So really, this is a completely re-worked pattern. I made another sample in the most deliciously soft organic cotton. The instructions are more concise and easier to understand. When I'd finished writing the pattern my editor pored over it for hours and my team of testers did a wonderful job, providing feedback that allowed me to iron out the last kinks. I'm really, really happy with it and I hope you will be too.
You can purchase a copy of this pattern, in either UK or US terms, from my Ravelry store now.
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.
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. If you're more of a beginner crocheter, don't feel intimidated by this pattern - a separate blog post full of tips, photos and tricks is on its way! A step-by-step photo tutorial for the ribbing is available already.
E/4 (3.5mm) & D/3 (3.0mm) hooks, or as required to obtain gauge
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
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, crochet ribbing, decreasing, short row shaping, basic sewing skills
You can purchase the PDF download in US and UK terms from my Ravelry store now.
€4.50 (plus VAT if applicable)
Until Friday 21 October 2016, I'm offering a 20% discount - just enter code PEACH20 at checkout. Or, for extra crochet kiddie goodness, you can purchase this pattern as a bundle with the Sea Breeze Hoodie for €7.00. Add both patterns to your basket and the price will automatically be updated. Also valid until Friday 21 October!