It’s time for a new Pineapple & Pine design! Who’s excited?! Sarah, of A Plush Pineapple and I have teamed up with a new guest designer to bring you a a beautiful trio of summer wearables. My contribution to the set is the flirty and fun Summer Waves Tunic! This airy top doubles as a beach cover, and the simple construction will have you beach ready in no time. So grab your crochet hooks and some cotton yarn and get ready to crochet the Summer Waves Tops with us!

The Summer Waves Tops were part of a Crochet-a-Long for Pineapple & Pine in Summer 2020. If you’d like to read more about Pineapple & Pine, click here! You can also follow check out past CAL’s by clicking here! Be sure to follow us on Instagram or Facebook for updates on future events.


Meet the Design Team

Carol Hladik, of Carol Hladik Designs, is our guest designer. She is a lover of everything crafty and crochet. She has been crocheting for over 20 years and began designing back in 2016. While she has a variety of fun crochet patterns on her blog, she is probably best known for her wearable blanket dresses. You can find her patterns on Etsy and Ravelry. And you can also find her work on her Facebook or Instagram page.

Sarah, of A Plush Pineapple, is the second designer in this design team. You may remember her from the February Scarf CAL or the April Bag CAL. She likes to keep everything in her arena sunshine and pineapples. You can usually find her latest pineapple-y creations on her Instagram page.

Kelsie, that’s me! I’ll be rounding out the team. If you don’t know me yet, I’m Kelsie! I’m the maker and designer here at Crafting for Weeks. I like to play with color and texture to create visually interesting crochet designs. While you can find many of my designs here at my blog, you can keep an eye out for what’s coming up next my in Instagram page.


Summer Waves Tops

So I’m sure you’re all anxious to see some details of what we’ve been cooking up! These patterns were originally released as a month-long Crochet-a-Long, but now you can find the complete patterns all together and ready to go! In the classic Pineapple & Pine style, we chose some stitch combos to use throughout the designs and each brought you a different modification. AND bonus! We graded them for kids sizes as well. Check out the Summer Waves Kids Tunic here!

The Cardi

The first option is this fun short-sleeved cardigan. This beauty was dreamt up by Carol. This classic style cardi boasts tons of texture and is perfect for summertime layering.

This pattern is now a paid only pattern available for purchase in Carol’s Ravelry and Etsy shop.

The Sweater

The next option is the sweater. This airy, long sleeved cardigan was designed by Sarah. Not only does it have that same fun texture, but it’s got a couple cool features…like POCKETS!

You can find the free pattern on Sarah’s blog or purchase the PDF in her Etsy or Ravelry shop.

The Tunic

The third option is the tunic. This slightly-oversized pullover will make a perfect beach cover for your summer outings. Or pair it with a cami and rock it as a top.

You can now purchase this PDF in my Ravelry or Etsy shop. Click the button below to head there! Or keep scrolling for the free pattern below.


Measurements & Yardage

Tunic (Paintbox DK Cotton)

SizeBust (4-6″ positive ease)Length (Front Panel/Back Panel)Yardage
X-Small34”28”/30”870
Small38”28”/30”1005
Medium42”29”/31”1140
Large46”29”/31”1280
X-Large50”30”/32”1440
2XL54”30”/32”1590
3XL58”31”/33”1810
4XL62”31”/33”1985
5XL66”32”/34”2150

Materials Needed

Paintbox DK Cotton Yarn or similar (See Charts for Weight/Yardage)
Size H (5.0mm) Crochet Hook
Tapestry Needle
Measuring Tape
Scissors

Gauge

Open Wave Stitch – 11 stitches (chains don’t count) x 12 rows= 4” square
Trinity Stitch – 16 stitches + 16 rows = 4” square (Note: 4 rows trim = 1”)

Stitches/Abbreviations

Ch – Chain 
St – Stitch(es)
Sk – Skip
Sc – Single Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Trinity Stitch
Open Waves Stitch

Notes

  • Chains at the beginning of the rows do not count as stitches throughout this pattern.
  • This pattern is written in increments of 10 + 3 stitches. To increase the length of the tunic, add stitches in increments of 10 (approx 2”) to the foundation chain.
  • When working the trinity stitch, tops of stitches and chain 1 spaces count as a stitch.
  • When working trinity stitch into open wave stitch, for the first row, you will work 2 “legs” of the trinity stitch into each chain 3 space. For best results, work into the chain spaces and not around them.
  • Pattern sizes are noted in the following manner (X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)

Special Stitches

The same special stitches are used through all the all of the patterns. For a tutorial on each of these stitches, please click the corresponding link or watch the video below.

Open Waves Stitch


SUMMER WAVES TUNIC

Section 1

PANEL 1
TRIM (Trinity Stitch)

Ch (264,264,274,274,284,284,294,294,304)

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook. *Pull up a loop in same ch as last stitch, then pull up a loop in each of the next two stitches (4 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through 4 loops. Ch 1.* Repeat from * to * across until 2 stitches remain. Pull up a loop in same ch as last stitch, then pull up a loop in each of the next two stitches. Yarn over and pull through 4 loops. Sc in last stitch (same space as previous stitch). (263,263,273,273,283,283,293,293,303)

Row 2: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in first stitch. *Pull up a loop in same space as last stitch, then pull up a loop in top of the next stitch and in the ch space (4 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through 4 loops. Ch 1.* Repeat from * to * across until 2 stitches remain. Pull up a loop in same stitch as last stitch, then pull up a loop in top of the next stitch and the ch space. Yarn over and pull through 4 loops. Sc in last stitch (same space as previous stitch). (263,263,273,273,283,283,293,293,303)

Row 3-4: Repeat Row 2

BODY (Open Wave Stitch)

Row 5: Ch 2 and turn. *Dc 3, ch 3, sk 2 st, sc 3, ch 3, sk 2 st.* Repeat from * to * until 5 stitches remain. Ch 3, sk 2 st, dc 3. (159,159,165,165,171,171,177,177,183)


Section 2

Row 6: Ch 1 and turn. *Sc 3 in top of dc, ch 3, sk ch spaces, dc 3 in top of sc.* Repeat across until 3 stitches remain. Ch 3, sc 3 in top of dc. (159,159,165,165,171,171,177,177,183)

Row 7: Ch 2 and turn. *Dc 3 in top of sc, ch 3, sk ch spaces, sc 3 in top of dc.* Repeat across until 3 stitches remain. Ch 3, dc 3 in top of sc. (159,159,165,165,171,171,177,177,183)

Repeat Rows 6 -7 until work measures for a total of (22,25,28,31,34,37,40,43,46) rows of the wave stitch or until work measures approx. (8.5”,9.5”,10.5”,11.5”,12.5”,13.5”,14.5”,15.5”,16.5”) wide when lightly stretched. For more than 4-6” of positive ease, continue repeats until piece measures desired width.

TRIM (Trinity Stitch)

For the second set of trim, you will be working the trinity stitch. In Row 1, you will work 2 “legs” of the trinity stitch into each chain 3 space. Work into the first and second chain space and skip the third. To simplify reading, I will refer to all sc, dc, and the 2 ch spaces as “stitch” in this section. For best results, work into the chains and not the chain spaces.

Row 1: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in first stitch. *Pull up a loop in same space as last stitch, then pull up a loop in top of the next two stitches (4 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through 4 loops. Ch 1.* Repeat from * to * across until 2 stitches remain. Pull up a loop in same stitch as last stitch, then pull up a loop in top of the next two stitches. Yarn over and pull through 4 loops. Sc in last stitch (same space as previous stitch). (263,263,273,273,283,283,293,293,303)

Row 2: Row 2: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in first stitch. *Pull up a loop in same space as last stitch, then pull up a loop in top of the next stitch and in the ch space (4 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through 4 loops. Ch 1.* Repeat from * to * across until 2 stitches remain. Pull up a loop in same stitch as last stitch, then pull up a loop in top of the next stitch and the ch space. Yarn over and pull through 4 loops. Sc in last stitch (same space as previous stitch). (263,263,273,273,283,283,293,293,303)

Tie off and leave approx. 24-36” tail for seaming.

Section 3

Make another panel following the instructions from Section 1 and 2.


Section 4

SEAMING
  1. Line up the panels so that the edges with 2 rows of trim are next to each other. One tail for seaming should be at each end of the panels. 
  2. Fold the pieces in half lengthwise, so that the top half (Front) is 2” higher that the bottom half (Back). Clip on outside edges using locking stitch markers or quilting clips to hold in place
  3. With a stitch marker or quilting clip, mark approx. where you would like the deepest point of the neckline to be in the Front. Using a long tail, seam from the bottom to the marked point. Leave yarn temporarily attached to customize fit.
  4. Turn piece over so that Back is facing up and repeat Step 3. (Note: the seam in the back will likely need to be slightly higher than the seam in the front.)
  5. Starting 4” from the bottom of the front panel, seam outside edge using the mattress stitch. Stop when you are approx. (9”,9”,10”,10”,10”,11”,11”,11”,12”) inches from the top of the shoulder. Repeat on opposite edge.
  6. Optional: To adjust the depth of the V in the front and back panels, try on your garment. With yarn left from seaming in Steps 2 and 3, either continue seaming or remove stitches to leave a smaller or larger gap based on fit preference.

And if you’re interested in making the kids version, check out this post here!

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Kelsie

I'm a stay-at-home mom of 3 little ones that loves to create with yarn. I design crochet patterns, and create tutorials for fun crafts.