The Angles Tunic (Child/Youth Sizes) – Free Crochet Pattern

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When I wrote the pattern for the Angles Tunic, I was so excited! Not only had I created a piece that I absolutely adored, but everyone out there in internet land seemed to love it too! To date, it is my best selling pattern pdf on ravelry and the most popular pattern post on my blog. I am so very proud of The Angles Tunic. 

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That is why I simply had to write this pattern for child and youth sizes. So all the moms out there who are loving their Angles Tunic can make one for their littles! Because there is nothing better than matching outfits with your mini-me. 😉

Finished Sizes:

Instructions given to fit size 2; changes for sizes 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, and 16 are in () 

2 (4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16) 

Finished Chest: 21” (23”, 25”, 27”, 29”, 31”, 33”, 33”) 

Finished Neck: 20 ½” (20 ½”, 20 ½”, 20 ½”, 22”, 22”, 22”, 22”)

Finished Length: Customizable.

Materials:

I used  Bebe LUV Baby, which is 100% Acrylic, #2 fingering/baby weight. 

Any yarn of similar weight would work. 

Approximately 550 (550, 600, 650, 700, 750, 800, 850) yds to make the length shown. 

4.5mm Hook

5mm Hook

Stitch Markers

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Gauge:

Work the pattern and check gauge at two specified points:

Row 5: 5 ¼” W x 3” H

Row 10: 10 ½” W x 5” H

You will find reminders within the pattern to check you gauge.

Abbreviations:

Sk = Skip

Sp = Space

St = Stitch

Ss = Slip Stitch

Ch = Chain

Sc = Single Crochet

Hdc = Half Double Crochet

Dc = Double Crochet

Sh = 3 Dc Shell (See Notes)

Hdc2tog = Half Double Crochet 2 together

Dc2tog = Double Crochet 2 together

Dc3tog = Double Crochet 3 together

Notes:

Shell: A shell in this pattern consists of 3 dc in one stitch. 

Ch1 and ch2 at the beginning of a row is never considered a stitch. 

Ch1 between hdc is always considered a stitch. 

Ch3 at the beginning of a row is always considered a dc.

 I have added many pictures to help you along the way.  

 Choose your size according to the finished measurements noted above and your preferences.

Instructions

This top is made by crocheting the back panel down to the armpits, then crocheting the front panel down to the armpits and joining it to the back panel. Then you work back and forth in the round until you have the desired length. 

Top Back Panel

With 4.5mm Hook 

Ch 4 and ss to the 1st ch to form a ring. Work row 1 into this ring. 

1. (This will be the right side of your garment.) Ch3. 3dc (dc and sh made), ch2, 4dc (sh and dc made). Turn.   – 8 st + ch2

2. (This will be the wrong side of your garment.) Ch3, sh in space between 1st dc and sh, (sh, ch2, sh) in ch2, sh in space between sh and ch3, dc in top of ch3. Turn.   – 14 st + ch2

Change to 5mm Hook

3. Ch3, sh in sp between 1st dc and 1st sh and in space between each sh across up to ch2. (Sh, ch2, sh) in ch2. Sh in space between each sh across and between last sh and ch3. Dc in top of ch3. Turn.   – 20 st + ch2

4. Repeat Row 3.   – 26 st + ch2

5. Repeat Row 3. (Check gauge – 5 ¼” W x 3“ H)   – 32 st + ch2

6. Ch3. Dc in same st. Dc in each st up to ch2. (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2. Dc in each st up to starting ch3. 2dc in top of ch3. Turn.   – 38st + ch2

7. Repeat Row 6.   – 44 st + ch2

8. Ch1, (hdc, ch1, hdc) in 1st st. *Ch1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st**. Repeat from * to ** until you come to ch2. Ch1, sk 1 st, (hdc, ch2, hdc) in ch2. *Ch1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st**. Repeat from * to ** until you come to starting ch3. Ch1, sk 1 st, (hdc, ch1, hdc) in top of starting ch3. Turn.   – 50 st + ch2

9. Repeat Row 6.   – 56 st + ch2

10. Repeat Row 6. (Check Gauge – 10 ½” W x 5” H. )   62 st + ch2

Size 2: Skip rows 11-16 and carry on to the instructions below. 

All other sizes go to next row. 

11. Ch3. *Sh in next st, sk 2 sts**. Repeat from * to ** until you come to the ch2. (Sh, ch2, sh) in ch2. *Sk 2 sts, sh in next st**. Repeat from * to ** until there are only 4 sts left. Sk 2 sts. Sh in next st. Dc in last st. Turn.   – 68 st + ch2

Size 4: Skip rows 12-16 and carry on to the instructions below. 

All other sizes go to next row. 

12. Ch3, sh between 1st dc and 1st sh and between each sh of the previous row up to ch2. (Sh, ch2, sh) in ch2. Sh between each sh of the previous row and between last sh and ch3. Dc in top of ch3. Turn.   – 74 st + ch2

Size 6: Skip rows 13-16 and carry on to the instructions below. 

All other sizes go to next row. 

13. Repeat Row 12.   – 80 st + ch2

Size 8: Skip rows 14-16 and carry on to the instructions below. 

All other sizes go to next row. 

14. Repeat Row 12.   – 86 st + ch2

Size 10: Skip rows 15-16 and carry on to the instructions below. 

All other sizes go to next row. 

15. Repeat Row 12.   – 92 st + ch2

Size 12: Skip row 16 and carry on to the instructions below. 

All other sizes go to next row.

16. Repeat Row 6.   – 98 st + ch2

Sizes 14 & 16: Carry on to the instructions below. 

Your stitch count should be 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

The top of your work (the longest side of your triangle) should be 10 ½” (11 ½”, 12 ½”, 13 ½”, 14 ½”, 15 ½”, 16 ½”) across. 

We will now be working the same pattern, except without the increases on each end. Begin with the row marked with your size and work each row after until you come to instructions to stop. Example: Size 2 begins at row 1 and ends at row 8. 

1. (Size 2 begin here) Ch3, sk next 3 sts. *Sh, sk next 2 sts**. Repeat until you come to ch2. (Sh, ch2, sh) in ch2. *Sk next 2 sts, sh**. Repeat until you have 4 sts left unworked. Sk 3 sts, dc in top of ch3. Turn.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

2. (Size 4 begin here) Ch3, sk 1st sh. Sh in sp between each sh until you come to ch2. (Sh, ch2, sh) in ch2. Sh in sp between each sh until you have 4 sts left unworked. Sk last sh, dc in top of ch3. Turn.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

3. (Size 6 begin here)   Ch3, sk 1st sh. Sh in sp between each sh until you come to ch2. (Sh, ch2, sh) in ch2. Sh in sp between each sh until you have 4 sts left unworked. Sk last sh, dc in top of ch3. Turn.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

4. (Size 8 begin here)  Ch3, sk 1st sh. Sh in sp between each sh until you come to ch2. (Sh, ch2, sh) in ch2. Sh in sp between each sh until you have 4 sts left unworked. Sk last sh, dc in top of ch3. Turn.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

5. (Size 10 begin here)  Ch3, sk 1st sh. Sh in sp between each sh until you come to ch2. (Sh, ch2, sh) in ch2. Sh in sp between each sh until you have 4 sts left unworked. Sk last sh, dc in top of ch3. Turn.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

6. (Size 12 begin here) Ch2. Dc2tog in next 2 sts (This is considered a dc3tog). Dc in each st up to ch2. (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2. Dc in each st until there are 3 sts left in the row. Dc3tog. Turn.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

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7. (Sizes 14 & 16 begin here) Ch2. Dc2tog in next 2 sts (This is considered a dc3tog). Dc in each st up to ch2. (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2. Dc in each st until there are 3 sts left in the row. Dc3tog. Turn.    – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2.

8. Work pattern according to your size.  

[Sizes 2, 6, 10, 14, & 16]: Ch1, hdc2tog in 1st and 2nd st. *Ch1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st**. Repeat from * to ** until you come to ch2. Ch1, sk 1 st, (hdc, ch2, hdc) in ch2. *Ch1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st**. Repeat from * to ** until you come to the last 3 sts. Ch1, hdc2tog in last 2 sts. Turn.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

Size 2: Skip rows 9-21 and carry on to the instructions below. 

All other sizes go to next row.

[Sizes 4, 8, & 12]: Ch1, hdc2tog in 1st and 2nd st. Hdc in next st, *ch1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st**. Repeat from * to ** until you come to 1 st before ch2. Ch1, sk 1 st, (hdc, ch2, hdc) in ch2. *Ch1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st**. Repeat from * to ** until you come to the last 4 sts. Ch1, hdc in next st, hdc2tog in last 2 sts. Turn.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

9. Ch2. Dc2tog in next 2 sts (This is considered a dc3tog). Dc in each st up to ch2. (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2. Dc in each st until there are 3 sts left in the row. Dc3tog. Turn.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

10. Repeat Row 9.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

Size 4: Skip rows 11-21 and carry on to the instructions below. 

All other sizes go to next row.

11. Ch3, sk next 3 sts. *Sh, sk next 2 sts**. Repeat until you come to ch2. (Sh, ch2, sh) in ch2. *Sk next 2 sts, sh**. Repeat until you have 4 sts left unworked. Sk 3 sts, dc in top of ch3. Turn.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

12. Ch3, sk 1st sh. Sh in each sp between sh until you come to ch2. (Sh, ch2, sh) in ch2. Sh in each sp between sh until you have 4 sts left unworked. Sk last sh, dc in top of ch3. Turn.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

Size 6: Skip rows 13-21 and carry on to the instructions below. 

All other sizes go to next row.

13. Repeat Row 12.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

14. Repeat Row 12.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

Size 8: Skip rows 15-21 and carry on to the instructions below. 

All other sizes go to next row.

15. Repeat Row 12.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2.

16. Ch2. Dc2tog in next 2 sts (This is considered a dc3tog). Dc in each st up to ch2. (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2. Dc in each st until there are 3 sts left in the row. Dc3tog. Turn.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

Size 10: Skip rows 17-21 and carry on to the instructions below. 

All other sizes go to next row.

17. Repeat Row 16.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2.

18. Work pattern according to your size.  

[Sizes 2, 6, 10, 14, & 16]: Ch1, hdc2tog in 1st and 2nd st. *Ch1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st**. Repeat from * to ** until you come to ch2. Ch1, sk 1 st, (hdc, ch2, hdc) in ch2. *Ch1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st**. Repeat from * to ** until you come to the last 3 sts. Ch1, hdc2tog in last 2 sts. Turn.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2.

[Sizes 4, 8, & 12]: Ch1, hdc2tog in 1st and 2nd st. Hdc in next st, *ch1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st**. Repeat from * to ** until you come to 1 st before ch2. Ch1, sk 1 st, (hdc, ch2, hdc) in ch2. *Ch1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st**. Repeat from * to ** until you come to the last 4 sts. Ch1, hdc in next st, hdc2tog in last 2 sts. Turn.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2.

Size 12: Skip rows 19-21 and carry on to the instructions below. 

All other sizes go to next row.

19. Ch2. Dc2tog in next 2 st. (This is considered a dc3tog) Dc in each st up to ch2. (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2. Dc in each st until there are 3 sts left in the row. Dc3tog. Turn.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

20. Repeat Row 16.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2.

Size 14: Skip row 21 and carry on to the instructions below. 

All other sizes go to next row.

21. Ch3, sk next 3 sts. *Sh, sk next 2 sts**. Repeat until you come to ch2. (Sh, ch2, Sh) in ch2. *Sk next 2 sts, sh**. Repeat until you have 4 sts left unworked. Sk 3 sts, dc in top of ch3. Turn.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

Size 16: Carry on to the instructions below. 

You should now have 18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 31) rows. 

The right and left edges of your piece should be 4 ¼” (4 ¾”, 5”, 5 ½”, 6”, 6 ½”, 7”, 7 ½”) high. This will be the depth of your arm holes. Fasten off, leaving an extra inch of tail more than you normally would.

Note: The armholes are very easy to adjust to your taste. Simply work more or less row repeats. But be sure to work your front panel with the same row repeats as your back. 

Top Front Panel

Now you will work the front panel from the neckline down to the bottoms of the arm holes. 

Set up row:

With 5mm Hook

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1. Ch 39 (39, 39, 39, 45, 45, 45, 45), Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 18 (18, 18, 18, 21, 21, 21, 21) chs. Ch2. Sc in next ch and each ch across. Turn.   – 38 (38, 38, 38, 44, 44, 44, 44) st + ch2

Carry on to the row marked with your size.

2. Sizes 2, 4, 6, & 8 begin here. (This will be the right side of your garment.) Ch3. Dc in same st. Dc in each st up to ch2. (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2. Dc in each st up to starting ch3. 2dc in top of ch3. Turn.   – 44 st + ch2

3. Sizes 10, 12, 14, & 16 begin here, (This will be the wrong side of your garment.) Ch1, (hdc, ch1, hdc) in 1st st. *Ch1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st**. Repeat from * to ** until you come to ch2. Ch1, sk 1 st, (hdc, ch2, hdc) in ch2. *Ch1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st**. Repeat from * to ** until you come to starting ch3. Ch1, sk 1 st, (hdc, ch1, hdc) in top of starting ch3. Turn.   – 50 st + ch2

4. Repeat Row 2.   – 56 st + ch2

5. Repeat Row 2.   – 62 st + ch2

Size 2: Skip rows 6-11 and proceed to the instructions below. 

6. Ch3. *Sh in next st, sk 2 sts**. Repeat from * to ** until you come to the ch2. (Sh, ch2, sh) in ch2. *Sk 2 sts, sh in next st**. Repeat from * to ** until there are only 4 sts left. Sk 2 sts, sh in next st, dc in last st. Turn.   – 68 st + ch2

Size 4: Skip rows 7-11 and proceed to the instructions below. 

7. Ch3, sh between 1st dc and 1st sh and between each sh of the previous row up to ch2. (Sh, ch2, sh) in ch2. Sh between each sh of the previous row and between last sh and ch3. Dc in top of ch3. Turn.   – 74 st + ch2

Size 6: Skip rows 8-11 and proceed to the instructions below.

8. Repeat Row 7.   – 80 st + ch2

Size 8: Skip rows 9-11 and proceed to the instructions below. 

9. Repeat Row 7.   – 86 st + ch2

Size 10: Skip rows 10-11 and proceed to the instructions below. 

10. Repeat Row 7.   – 92 st + ch2

Size 12: Skip row 11 and proceed to the instructions below. 

11. Ch3. Dc in same st. Dc in each st up to ch2. (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2. Dc in each st up to starting ch3. 2dc in top of ch3. Turn.   – 98 st + ch2

Sizes 14 & 16: Go to the instructions below.

We will now be working the same pattern, except without the increases on each end. Begin with the row marked with your size and work each row after until you come to instructions to stop. Example: Size 2 begins at row 1 and ends at row 8.

1. (Size 2 begin here) Ch3, sk next 3 sts. *Sh, sk next 2 sts**. Repeat until you come to ch2. (Sh, ch2, sh) in ch2. *Sk next 2 sts, sh**. Repeat until you have 4 sts left unworked. Sk 3 sts, dc in top of ch3. Turn.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

2. (Size 4 begin here)   Ch3, sk 1st sh. Sh in each sp between sh until you come to ch2. (Sh, ch2, sh) in ch2. Sh in each sp between sh until you have 4 sts left unworked. Sk last sh, dc in top of ch3. Turn.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

3. (Size 6 begin here)   Ch3, sk 1st sh. Sh in each sp between sh until you come to ch2. (Sh, ch2, sh) in ch2. Sh in each sp between sh until you have 4 sts left unworked. Sk last sh, dc in top of ch3. Turn.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

4. (Size 8 begin here)  Ch3, sk 1st sh. Sh in each sp between sh until you come to ch2. (Sh, ch2, sh) in ch2. Sh in each sp between sh until you have 4 sts left unworked. Sk last sh, dc in top of ch3. Turn.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

5. (Size 10 begin here)  Ch3, sk 1st sh. Sh in each sp between sh until you come to ch2. (Sh, ch2, sh) in ch2. Sh in each sp between sh until you have 4 sts left unworked. Sk last sh, dc in top of ch3. Turn.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

6. (Size 12 begin here) Ch2. Dc2tog in next 2 sts. (This is considered a dc3tog) Dc in each st up to ch2. (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2. Dc in each st until there are 3 sts left in the row. Dc3tog. Turn.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2.

7. (Sizes 14 & 16 begin here) Ch2. Dc2tog in next 2 sts. (This is considered a dc3tog) Dc in each st up to ch2. (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2. Dc in each st until there are 3 sts left in the row. Dc3tog. Turn.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

8. Work pattern according to your size.  

[Sizes 2, 6, 10, 14, & 16]: Ch1, hdc2tog in 1st and 2nd st. *Ch1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st**. Repeat from * to ** until you come to ch2. Ch1, sk 1 st, (hdc, ch2, hdc) in ch2. *Ch1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st**. Repeat from * to ** until you come to the last 3 sts. Ch1, hdc2tog in last 2 sts. Turn.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

Size 2: Skip rows 9-21 and carry on to the instructions below. 

All other sizes go to next row.

[Sizes 4, 8, & 12]: Ch1, hdc2tog in 1st and 2nd st. Hdc in next st, *ch1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st**. Repeat from * to ** until you come to 1 st before ch2. Ch1, sk 1 st, (hdc, ch2, hdc) in ch2. *Ch1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st**. Repeat from * to ** until you come to the last 4 sts. Ch1, hdc in next st, hdc2tog in last 2 sts. Turn.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

9. Ch2. Dc2tog in next 2 sts (This is considered a dc3tog)Dc in each st up to ch2. (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2. Dc in each st until there are 3 sts left in the row. Dc3tog. Turn.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

10. Repeat Row 9.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

Size 4: Skip rows 11-21 and carry on to the instructions below. 

All other sizes go to next row.

11. Ch3, sk next 3 sts. *Sh, sk next 2 sts**. Repeat until you come to ch2. (Sh, ch2, sh) in ch2. *Sk next 2 sts, sh**. Repeat until you have 4 sts left unworked. Sk 3 sts, dc in top of ch3. Turn.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

12. Ch3, sk 1st sh. Sh in each sp between sh until you come to ch2. (Sh, ch2, sh) in ch2. Sh in each sp between sh until you have 4 sts left unworked. Sk last sh, dc in top of ch3. Turn.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

Size 6: Skip rows 13-21 and carry on to the instructions below. 

All other sizes go to next row.

13. Repeat Row 12.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2.

14. Repeat Row 12.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

Size 8: Skip rows 15-21 and carry on to the instructions below. 

All other sizes go to next row.

15. Repeat Row 12.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

16. Ch2. Dc2tog in next 2 sts. (This is considered a dc3tog)Dc in each st up to ch2. (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2. Dc in each st until there are 3 sts left in the row. Dc3tog. Turn.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

Size 10: Skip rows 17-21 and carry on to the instructions below. 

All other sizes go to next row.

17. Repeat Row 16.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2.

18. Work pattern according to your size.  

[Sizes 2, 6, 10, 14, & 16]: Ch1, hdc2tog in 1st and 2nd st. *Ch1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st**. Repeat from * to ** until you come to ch2. Ch1, sk 1 st, (hdc, ch2, hdc) in ch2. *Ch1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st**. Repeat from * to ** until you come to the last 3 sts. Ch1, hdc2tog in last 2 sts. Turn.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2.

[Sizes 4, 8, & 12]: Ch1, hdc2tog in 1st and 2nd st. Hdc in next st, *ch1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st**. Repeat from * to ** until you come to 1 st before ch2. Ch1, sk 1 st, (hdc, ch2, hdc) in ch2. *Ch1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st**. Repeat from * to ** until you come to the last 4 sts. Ch1, hdc in next st, hdc2tog in last 2 sts. Turn.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2.

Size 12: Skip rows 19-21 and carry on to the instructions below. 

All other sizes go to next row.

19. Ch2. Dc2tog in next 2 sts. (This is considered a dc3tog) Dc in each st up to ch2. (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2. Dc in each st until there are 3 sts left in the row. Dc3tog. Turn.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

20. Repeat Row 19.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2

Size 14: Skip row 21 and carry on to the instructions below. 

All other sizes go to next row.

21. Ch3, sk next 3 sts. *Sh, sk next 2 sts**. Repeat until you come to ch2. (Sh, ch2, sh) in ch2. *Sk next 2 sts, sh**. Repeat until you have 4 sts left unworked. Sk 3 sts, dc in top of ch3. Turn.   – 62 (68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 98) st + ch2. 

Size 16: Carry on to the instructions below. 

Your piece should have 13 (15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25) rows and match up with your back piece. 

Do not fasten off.

Joining the Panels

You will now join the two panels together. 

– Lay the panels one on top of the other with the wrong sides facing each other (right sides facing you). 

– Use the tail end of your back panel to tie it to the matching stitch of your front panel. (I recommend doing this just to give the piece more stability as you begin working from the armpits down. )

– Grab your 5mm hook and front panel again and ss to the matching stitch on the back panel. Turn. 

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– You will begin your next row with the ss in the back panel, but because you have turned, you will begin your next row working into the front panel. 

– Your front and back panel should now be joined together in both armpits. You will now be working in the round, but still turning your work at the end of each round.

Bottom

Begin with the row marked with your size and work each row after. For those making smaller sizes or a shorter version of this top, work the pattern until you have achieved the desired length. You will want to end off on a row that is a repeat of rounds 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 or 9. This is because the other rounds have an off number of stitches or are a hdc, ch1 row. The others just don’t mesh well with the picot edging. 

1  (Sizes 2 & 12 begin here) Ch2. Starting in next st, dc3tog. *Dc in each st until you get to ch2. (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2. Dc in next 28 (31, 34, 37, 40, 43, 46, 46) sts. Dc3tog.** Dc3tog. Repeat from * to **. The last part of your dc3tog will be worked into the same st as your beginning ch2. Ss to 1st dc3tog. Turn.   – 124 (136, 148, 160, 172, 184, 196, 196) st + 2x ch2

2.    Ch2. Starting in next st, dc3tog. *Dc in each dc until you get to ch2. (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2. Dc in next 28 (31, 34, 37, 40, 43, 46, 46) sts. Dc3tog.** Dc3tog. Repeat from * to **. The last part of your dc3tog will be worked into the same st as your beginning ch2. Ss to 1st dc3tog. Turn.   – 124 (136, 148, 160, 172, 184, 196, 196) st + 2x ch2

3(Sizes 4 & 14 begin here) Ch3. 2dc between ch2 and dc3tog of previous row. (Sh made). Sk 4 sts , sh in next st, sk 2 sts. *Sh in next st, sk 2 sts ** Repeat from * to ** until you get to ch2. (Sh, ch2, sh) in ch2. Sk 2 sts, sh in next st** Repeat from * to ** until you have 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16) sh. Sk 4 sts and sh in sp between 2 dc3tog of previous row. Sk 4 sts, sh in next st, sk 2 sts. *Sh in next st, sk 2 sts ** Repeat from * to ** until you get to ch2. (Sh, ch2, sh) in ch2. Sk 2 sts, sh in next st** Repeat from * to ** until you have 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16) Sh. Sk 3 sts, ss to top of starting ch3. Turn.   – 126 (138, 150, 162, 174, 186, 198, 198) st + 2x ch2

4. (Size 16 begin here) Ch3, sk 1st sp (the one just under your ch3), sh in next sp and in each sp up to ch2. (Sh, ch2, sh) in ch2. Sh in each sp until you have 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16) sh. Place 1 dc in each of next 2 sp.  Sh in each sp up to ch2. (Sh, ch2, sh) in ch2. Sh in each sp until you have 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16) sh. Dc in last sp. Ss to top of starting ch3. Turn.   – 124 (136, 148, 160, 172, 184, 196, 196) st + 2x ch2

5. (Size 6 begin here) Ch3. 2dc between ch3 and dc of previous row. (Sh made). Sk 4 sts, sh in each sp until you get to ch2. (Sh, ch2, sh) in ch2. Sh in each sp until you have 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16) sh. Sk 4 sts and sh in sp between 2 dc of previous row. Sk 4 sts, sh in each sp until you get to ch2. (Sh, ch2, sh) in ch2. *Sh in each sp until you have 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16) sh. Sk 3 sts, ss to top of starting ch3. Turn.   – 126 (138, 150, 162, 174, 186, 198, 198) st + 2x ch2

6. Ch3, sk 1st sp (the one just under your ch3), sh in next sp and in each sp up to ch2. (Sh, ch2, sh) in ch2. Sh in each sp until you have 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16) sh. Place 1 dc in each of next 2 sp. Sh in each sp up to ch2. (Sh, ch2, sh) in ch2. Sh in each sp until you have 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16) sh. Dc in last sp. Ss to top of starting ch3. Turn.   – 124 (136, 148, 160, 172, 184, 196, 196) st + 2x ch2

7. (Size 8 begin here) Ch3. 2dc between ch3 and dc of previous row. (Sh made). Sk 4 sts, sh in each sp until you get to ch2. (Sh, ch2, sh) in ch2. Sh in each sp until you have 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16) sh. Sk 4 sts and sh in sp between 2 dc of previous row. Sk 4 sts, sh in each sp until you get to ch2. (Sh, ch2, sh) in ch2. *Sh in each sp until you have 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16) sh. Sk 3 sts, ss to top of starting ch3. Turn.   – 126 (138, 150, 162, 174, 186, 198, 198) st + 2x ch2

8  Ch2, starting in next st, dc2tog. *Dc in each st until you get to ch2. (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2. Dc in next 28 (31, 34, 37, 40, 43, 46, 46) sts. Dc3tog.** Sk 1 st. Dc3tog. Repeat from * to **. There will be 1 st left unworked. Ss to 1st dc3tog. Turn.   – 124 (136, 148, 160, 172, 184, 196, 196) st + 2x ch2

9(Size 10 begin here) Ch2. Starting in next st, dc3tog. *Dc in each st until you get to ch2. (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2. Dc in next 28 (31, 34, 37, 40, 43, 46, 46) sts. Dc3tog.** Dc3tog.  Repeat from * to **. The last part of your dc3tog will be in the same st as your beginning ch2. Ss to 1st dc3tog. Turn.   – 124 (136, 148, 160, 172, 184, 196, 196) st + 2x ch2

10.  Work pattern according to your size.  

[Sizes 2, 6, 10, 14, & 16)]: Ch1, hdc2tog in next 2 sts. *Ch1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st**. Repeat from * to ** until you come to 1 st before ch2. Ch1, sk 1 st, (hdc, ch2, hdc) in ch2. *Ch1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st**. Repeat from * to ** over the next 25 (28, 31, 34, 37, 40, 43, 43) sts. Ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc2tog. Hdc2tog. *Ch1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st**. Repeat from * to ** until you come to 1 st before ch2. Ch1, sk 1 st, (hdc, ch2, hdc) in ch2. *Ch1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st**. Repeat from * to ** over the next 25 (28, 31, 34, 37, 40, 43, 43) sts. Ch1, sk 1 st, hdc2tog in last 2 st. Turn.   – 124 (136, 148, 160, 172, 184, 196, 196) st + 2x ch2

[Sizes 4, 8, & 12]: Ch1, hdc2tog in next 2 sts. Hdc in next st, *Ch1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st**. Repeat from * to ** until you come to 1 st before ch2. Ch1, sk 1 st, (hdc, ch2, hdc) in ch2. *Ch1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st**. Repeat from * to ** over the next 24 (27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 42) sts.  Ch1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st, hdc2tog. Hdc2tog, hdc in next st, *ch1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st**. Repeat from * to ** until you come to 1 st before ch2. Ch1, sk 1 st, (hdc, ch2, hdc) in ch2. *Ch1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st**. Repeat from * to ** over the next 24 (27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 42) sts.  Ch1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st, hdc2tog. Turn.    – 124 (136, 148, 160, 172, 184, 196, 196) st + 2x ch2

Your top should peak in the middle front and back and come up to a corner at the sides. Here’s a side view to give you an idea of what it should look like. 

Now you will repeat rounds 1-10 until you have reached your desired length. You will want to end off on a row that is a repeat of rounds 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 or 9. This is because the other rounds have an off number of stitches or are a hdc, ch1 row. The others just don’t mesh well with the picot edging. 

The bottom edge is finished with a picot stitch. For those of you who have never done picots, I have written a tutorial. You can find it here.

 If you already know how to do a picot, get ready. You’re about to do a bunch of them! Follow the instructions according to your size. 

Turn and ch1. 

– *Sc in next 6, picot. ** Repeat from * to ** until you have 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7) picots. 

– Sc in next 7 (4, 7, 4, 7, 4, 7, 4) sts. (This should bring you to the ch2)

– (Sc2, picot, sc2) in ch2. 

– Sc in next 7 (4, 7, 4, 7, 4, 7, 4) sts.

– *Picot, sc in next 6 sts. ** Repeat from * to ** until you have 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7) picots. 

– *Sc in next 6 sts, picot. ** Repeat from * to ** until you have 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7) picots. 

– Sc in next 7 (4, 7, 4, 7, 4, 7, 4) sts. (This should bring you to the ch2)

– (Sc2, picot, sc2) in ch2. 

– Sc in next 7 (4, 7, 4, 7, 4, 7, 4) sts.

– *Picot, sc in next 6 sts. ** Repeat from * to ** until you have 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7) picots. 

– Ss to first sc. Fasten off. 

Now you will finish off the sleeve  and neck edges and tack them together. The following instructions will give the top a cold shoulder, similar to the adult version. Of course, if you don’t love the cold shoulder, you can always whip stitch the tops of the sleeves together to give it a solid shoulder. 

Sleeves

– With the right side of your piece facing you, join your yarn with a ss into an armpit. 

– Sc up the side of the armhole, placing 1 sc in every hdc row, 2 sc in every dc row, and 3 sc in every ch3 (sh) row until you get to the top of the sleeve, with only 1 st left unworked. 

– Ss into the top stitch. Then ss into the top stitch of the other side of the sleeve. 

– Continue to sc down the other side of the sleeve, using the same amount of sc you used in the first side. 

– Ss to your first sc. Fasten off. 

– Repeat with the other sleeve.

Neck

– Lay your top flat on a surface. 

– Match up the neck edge on the front of your top with the top of row 6 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 7) on the back. I find it helpful to hold them together with a locking stitch marker. 

– Do the same with both sides of the neck. 

– With the right side of your piece facing you, join your yarn in the center back of the neck. 

– Sc around the back of the neck, placing 1 sc in the ring, 1 sc in every hdc row, 2 sc in every dc row, and 3 sc in every ch3 (sh) row until you get to the last stitch before your stitch marker. 

– Ss into the last stitch of the back. Then ss into the first stitch of the front. 

– Sc in each of next 8 (8, 11, 11, 14, 14, 17, 17) sts. 

– Sc2tog (into the 2 sc at the bottom on the V). 

– Sc in each of the next 8 (8, 11, 11, 14, 14, 17, 17) sts. 

– Ss into the last stitch of the front. Then ss into the first stitch of the back. 

– Sc around the back of the neck, placing 1 sc in every hdc row, 2 sc in every dc row, and 3 sc in every ch3 (sh) row until you get back to the ring. Place 1 more sc in the ring. 

– Ss to your first sc. Fasten off. 

Weave in your ends and you’re done! 

I hope you enjoyed making this piece as much as I did! I’m really excited about its versatility! Make it extra long and it’s a dress. Extra short and it’s a crop top. Make it in cotton yarn and it would be a super cute bathing suit cover! The possibilities are endless!

I hope your little one loves their new tunic, and I look forward to seeing all of your beautiful pictures on Ravelry!  

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If you enjoyed this free pattern for The Angles Tunic (Child/Youth Sizes), you may want to check out my other designs!

And until next time… Happy Hooking! 😉

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