Tunisian Crochet Summer Top

Do you love Tunisian crochet and would like to treat yourself with a lightweight, handmade vest top? Crochet a beautiful Tunisian crochet summer top!

Crocheting Tunisian crochet garments can feel overwhelming if you’re just starting. You might have a lot of doubts and questions on how to increase or decrease your stitch count. How to properly shape your garments? Can you actually make a lightweight Tunisian crochet vest top?!

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I get you, I used to ask myself the same things. And well, my answers to those questions are all in this easy-peasy, Tunisian crochet strap top.

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Tunisian Crochet and Light Drape – Yes, It Is Possible!

Before going on and look at the more technical things, here, I’d love to talk a bit about the drape and the stitches that we will be using to build this top.

It is a common belief that Tunisian crochet can only produce a thick and heavy fabric. But that’s not true at all!

I guarantee you that you can make nice and light clothes with Tunisian crochet. Think anything for the summertime, from sleeveless T-shirts to swimsuit cover-ups.

How? Simply choose a lace-weight or fine yarn and a much bigger hook than the hook size recommended for that yarn! To me, it really is as simple as that.

That’s why, for my Tunisian crochet summer top, I used some very light bamboo/cotton/linen blend yarn from Ice Yarns which you would normally work with a 3.00/3.50 mm crochet hook. However, for my top, I used a 6.5 mm Tunisian crochet hook!

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The Stitch Combo

I started experimenting with different combinations of stitches to finally come up with a 3-row repeat consisting of 1 row of Tunisian crochet simple stitch and 2 rows of Tunisian extended stitch worked as for a Tunisian knit stitch.

And the fun part? I love the wrong side of this stitch combination way better than the right side! So, I stitched up all my top, sewed it together, weaved in my ends, and turned it inside-out!

However, feel free to choose whether you like to wear your top on the right or the wrong side!

Tunisian Crochet Summer Top - Stitch Pattern - Raffamusa Designs

Crochet Top Construction

To build the Tunisian Crochet Summer Top we are going to make two separate panels, the front and the back one.

For both panels, we’ll be working bottom-up and crochet the entire panel as a single piece.

For the straps, you’ll not have to cut yarn and join again, and we’ll see how later in the pattern.

This top pattern requires some seaming for the sides and the straps.

Materials

– Fine (2)/Sport-Weight Yarn (18 wpi). I used Spring Garden by Ice Yarns.
– 6.5-mm (K/10.5 US, 3 UK) Tunisian Crochet Hook with a Cable Extension of at least 20” (50 cm).

To chose the right yarn, compare the Wraps per inch

Crochet Abbreviations (US Terms)

Ch – Chain
Dec – Decrease
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch
Tes – Tunisian Extended Stitch
Tks – Tunisian Knit Stitch
Tss – Tunisian Simple Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over

Special Stitches

Tunisian Foundation Row
Please, refer to this step-by-step tutorial on how to make a Tunisian crochet foundation row.

Tunisian Extended Stitch (Tes)
To learn how to crochet the Tes, check this step-by-step tutorial on how to crochet the Tunisian Extended Stitch.
However, keep in mind that this pattern only uses Tes as for a Tunisian Knit Stitch (Tks). This means that you have to execute a Tes by inserting the hook into the next st as you would do for a regular Tks.

Tunisian Simple Stitch (Tss)
You can find how to crochet the Tunisian Simple Stitch in this tutorial.

Standard Tunisian Return
Yo, pull through the first loop on your hook, *yo, pull through two loops*. Repeat in between * for the stitches on your hook. At the end of the return pass, you will only have one loop on your hook.

If you would like to get more help with the Return pass, you can take a look at the very bottom of the step-by-step tutorial on how to make a Tunisian foundation row.

Pay Attention that in this pattern, the decreases are made in the return pass by closing two stitches together.

How to Work the Decreases

You will be working all your decreases on either the left or right side of your panel.

In this pattern, the left side of your work is the one on the left when you have your stitches on the hook and the front of your work facing up (so, facing you). In the same way, the right side is the side on the right when you are facing your work on the hook.

How to crochet a Tunisian crochet decrease on the left side of your work

Decrease on the Left

To make one Tunisian crochet decrease on the LEFT side, you will have to directly yo and pull yarn through the first 2 loops on your hook.

To make two or more Tunisian crochet decrease on the LEFT side, yo and pull yarn through the first 2 loops on your hook for the first decrease. For all the remaining decreases, yo and pull through three loops (the first loop is your working yarn and the other two are the two sts you are closing together).

Decrease on the Right

To make one Tunisian crochet decrease on the RIGHT side, work your return pass until you have three loops remaining on your hook (1 loop is your working yarn and two loops are two of your sts). Then, yo and pull through all three loops on your hook.

How to crochet a Tunisian crochet decrease on the right side of your work

To make two Tunisian crochet decreases on the RIGHT side, work your return pass until you have five loops remaining on your hook (1 loop is your working yarn and four loops are four of your sts). Then, yo and pull through the first three loops on your hook. Now, you’ll have three loops on your hook. Once more, yo and pull through all three loops on your hook.

How to Crochet on a Decrease

After you have your decreases, you might be wondering how to treat those two sts that are now one. So, with the exception of the very first stitch, which you will always skip whether or not you have a decrease in the row below, for all the other decreases, just work your next st into both of those joined sts.

In the images below, you can see how I made my Tunisian extended stitches as for Tunisian knit stitches after I had made 2 decreases on the left and two decreases on the right in the previous row.

1. Skip the very first stitch.
2. Insert your hook under both loops/stitches of the next decrease.
3. Bring your hook to the back of the work as you normally do with a Tunisian knit stitch.
4. Yarn over and draw up a loop.

How to crochet on a Tunisian crochet decrease on the right side

5. Yarn over again and draw up another loop.
6. When you are at a new decrease, repeat steps 2-5 to crochet the next extended stitch as for a knit stitch.
7-8. Crochet the last stitch by inserting your hook under both stitches of the last decrease.

How to crochet on a Tunisian crochet decrease on the left side

Pattern Notes

  • Always skip the very first st.
  • If the pattern states to make a certain number of Tss at the beginning of a row, the very first vertical bar is included in the indicated number of stitches.
  • The first stitch is included in the stitch count.
  • The last stitch is worked under both loops of the final ch from the previous row.
  • Pay attention to the instructions for the return pass. If there are no instructions for the return pass, make a Standard Tunisian Return. Pay attention whenever you see instructions for the return pass because those are the rows with decreases!
  • To decide which is the left or right side, always look at your work when you have your stitches on the hook and the front of your work facing up (so, facing you).
  • The instructions are written for size M with the adaptation for the other sizes reported within brackets.
  • In round brackets, you’ll find the indications for the other sizes as follows: (XS, S, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
  • The total stitch count for size M is indicated within square brackets at the end of each row.

Size

The pattern for the Tunisian Crochet Summer Top is available for sizes:

SizeTo Fit BustFinished BustLengthArmhole DepthYardage
XS28-30″
71-76 cm
32″
81 cm
23″
58.5 cm
8″
20.5 cm
250-370 yds
S32-34″
81-86 cm
36″
91 cm
23.5″
60 cm
8″
20.5 cm
510-560 yds
M36-38″
91-96.5 cm
40″
101 cm
24.5″
62 cm
8.5″
21.5 cm
600-650 yds
L40-42″
101-107 cm
44″
112 cm
24.5″
62 cm
8.5″
21.5 cm
710-733 yds
XL44-46″
112-117 cm
48″
122 cm
25.5″
64.5 cm
9″
23 cm
940-960 yds
2XL48-50″
122-127 cm
52″
132 cm
26″
66 cm
9″
23 cm
1138-1060 yds
3XL52-54″
132-137.5 cm
56″
142 cm
26″
66 cm
9″
23 cm
1269-1300 yds
4XL56-58″
142-147.5 cm
60″
152 cm
27″
68.5 cm
9.5″
24 cm
1367-1400 yds
5XL60-62″
152-157.7 cm
64″
162.5 cm
27″
68.5 cm
9.5″
24 cm
1596-1618 yds
Tunisian Crochet Summer Top – Raffamusa Designs

Gauge

Before you start crocheting your Tunisian Crochet Summer Top, it is very important that you check your gauge. Make a gauge swatch as follow:

Make a Tunisian crochet foundation row with 14 sts.

Row 1. 14 Tss.

Row 2-3. 14 Tes as for a Tks.
Row 4-9. Repeat rows 1 to 3 twice more.

13.5 sts for 9 rows in 4” (10 cm).

Pattern – Tunisian Crochet Summer Top

Both Front and Back Panels

Ch 70 (58, 64, 76, 82, 88, 94, 100, 108) and make a foundation row. [70 sts] (58, 64, 76, 82, 88, 94, 100, 108 sts)

Row 1-2. Tss in each st. [70 sts] (58, 64, 76, 82, 88, 94, 100, 108 sts)

Row 3-4. Tes as for a Tks in each st. [70 sts] (58, 64, 76, 82, 88, 94, 100, 108 sts)

Row 5. Tss in each st. [70 sts] (58, 64, 76, 82, 88, 94, 100, 108 sts)


Sizes XS and S only: Skip directly to rows 12-13.


Row 6-8. Repeat rows 3-5. [70 sts] (58, 64, 76, 82, 88, 94, 100, 108 sts)

Row 9-11. Repeat rows 3-5. [70 sts] (58, 64, 76, 82, 88, 94, 100, 108 sts)


Sizes XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, and 5XL only: Repeat rows 3-5 once more before moving to rows12-13.


Row 12-13. Repeat rows 3-4 once more. [70 sts] (58, 64, 76, 82, 88, 94, 100, 108 sts)

Row 14. Tss in each st. [70 sts] (58, 64, 76, 82, 88, 94, 100, 108 sts)
Return. Yo and pull through 2 to make 1 Dec on the left, (yo, pull through 2) until you have 3 loops remaining on your hook, yo, pull through 3 to make a Dec on the right. [68 sts] (56, 62, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 106 sts)

Row 15-20. Repeat rows 3-5 twice but with 2 sts less. [68 sts] (56, 62, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 106 sts)


Sizes 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, and 5XL only: Repeat rows 3-5 once more before moving to rows 21-22.


Row 21-22. Tes as for a Tks in each st. [68 sts] (56, 62, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 106 sts)

Row 23. Tss in each st. [68 sts] (56, 62, 74, 80, 86, 92, 98, 106 sts)
Return. Yo and pull through 2 to make 1 Dec on the left, (yo, pull through 2) until you have 3 loops remaining on your hook. Yo, pull through 3 to make 1 Dec on the right. [66 sts] (54, 60, 72, 78, 84, 90, 96, 104 sts)

Row 24-25. Tes as for a Tks in each st. [66 sts] (54, 60, 72, 78, 84, 90, 96, 104 sts)

Row 26. Tss in each st. [66 sts] (54, 60, 72, 78, 84, 90, 96, 104 sts)

Row 27-28. Tes as for a Tks in each st. [66 sts] (54, 60, 72, 78, 84, 90, 96, 104 sts)

Row 29. Tss in each st. [66 sts] (54, 60, 72, 78, 84, 90, 96, 104 sts)
Return. Yo and pull through 2 to make 1 Dec on the left, (yo, pull through 2) until you have 3 loops remaining on your hook. Yo, pull through 3 to make 1 Dec on the right. [64 sts] (52, 58, 70, 76, 82, 88, 94, 102 sts)

Row 30-31. Tes as for a Tks in each st. [64 sts] (52, 58, 70, 76, 82, 88, 94, 102 sts)

Row 32. Tss in each st. [64 sts] (52, 58, 70, 76, 82, 88, 94, 102 sts)

Row 33-34. Tes as for a Tks in each st. [64 sts] (52, 58, 70, 76, 82, 88, 94, 102 sts)

Row 35. Tss in each st. [64 sts] (52, 58, 70, 76, 82, 88, 94, 102 sts)
Return. Yo and pull through 2 to make 1 Dec on the left, (yo, pull through 2) until you have 3 loops remaining on your hook. Yo, pull through 3 to make 1 Dec on the right. [62 sts] (50, 56, 68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 100 sts)

Row 36-37. Tes as for a Tks in each st. [62 sts] (50, 56, 68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 100 sts)

Row 38. Tss in each st. [62 sts] (50, 56, 68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 100 sts)

Row 39. Tes as for a Tks in each st. [62 sts] (50, 56, 68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 100 sts)

Start working the Underarm.

Row 40. Tes as for a Tks in each st. [62 sts] (50, 56, 68, 74, 80, 86, 92, 100 sts)
Return. Work 2 Dec on the left and 2 Dec on the right. [58 sts] (46, 52, 64, 70, 76, 82, 88, 96 sts)

Row 41. Tss in each st. [58 sts] (46, 52, 64, 70, 76, 82, 88, 96 sts)
Return. Work 1 Dec on the left and 1 Dec on the right. [56 sts] (44, 50, 62, 68, 74, 80, 86, 94 sts)

Row 42. Tes as for a Tks in each st. [56 sts] (44, 50, 62, 68, 74, 80, 86, 94 sts)
Return. Work 2 Dec on the left and 2 Dec on the right. [52 sts] (40, 46, 58, 64, 70, 76, 82, 90 sts)

Row 43. Tes as for a Tks in each st. [52 sts] (40, 46, 58, 64, 70, 76, 82, 90 sts)
Return. Work 2 Dec on the left and 2 Dec on the right. [48 sts] (36, 42, 54, 60, 66, 72, 78, 86 sts)

Row 44. Tss in each st. [48 sts] (36, 42, 54, 60, 66, 72, 78, 86 sts)
Return. Work 1 Dec on the left and 1 Dec on the right. [46 sts] (34, 40, 52, 58, 64, 70, 76, 84 sts)

Row 45. Tes as for a Tks in each st. [46 sts] (34, 40, 52, 58, 64, 70, 76, 84 sts)
Return. Work 1 Dec on the left and 1 Dec on the right. [44 sts] (32, 38, 50, 56, 62, 68, 74, 82 sts)


For sizes XS, S, M, and L: Continue working the back and front panels as described in the sections Back Panel and Front Panel.


For sizes XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, and 5XL only: Before moving on to the sections Back Panel and Front Panel, add the following rows.

Row 45′. Tes as for a Tks in each st. [na] (na, na, na, 56, 62, 68, 74, 82 sts)
Return. Work 1 Dec on the left and 1 Dec on the right. [na] (na, na, na, 54, 60, 66, 72, 80 sts)

Row 45”. Tss in each st. [na] (na, na, na, 54, 60, 66, 72, 80 sts)
Return. Work 1 Dec on the left and 1 Dec on the right. [na] (na, na, na, 52, 58, 64, 70, 78 sts)

From here on, the patterns for the front and back panels are different.

Back Panel

Row 46. Tes as for a Tks in each st. [44 sts] (32, 38, 50, 52, 58, 64, 70, 78 sts)
Return. Work 1 Dec on the left and 1 Dec on the right. [42 sts] (30, 36, 48, 50, 56, 62, 68, 76 sts)


For sizes XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, and 5XL only: Before moving to row 47, add the following row.

Row 46′. Tes as for a Tks in each st. [na] (na, na, na, 50, 56, 62, 68, 76 sts)
Return. Work 1 Dec on the left and 1 Dec on the right. [na] (na, na, na, 48, 54, 60, 66, 74 sts)


Row 47. Tss in each st. [42 sts] (30, 36, 48, 48, 54, 60, 66, 74 sts)
Return. Work 1 Dec on the left and 1 Dec on the right. [40 sts] (28, 34, 46, 46, 52, 58, 64, 72 sts)


For sizes XS and S only: Skip rows 48-50. Continue working the back panel as described in the section Right Back.


Row 48. Tes as for a Tks in each st. [40 sts] (na, na, 46, 46, 52, 58, 64, 72 sts)
Return. Work 1 Dec on the left and 1 Dec on the right. [38 sts] (na, na, 44, 44, 50, 56, 62, 70 sts)

Row 49. Tes as for a Tks in each st. [38 sts] (na, na, 44, 44, 50, 56, 62, 70 sts)

Row 50. Tss in each st. [38 sts] (na, na, 44, 44, 50, 56, 62, 70 sts)

Right Back

Row 51a. 14 (10, 13, 16, 16, 18, 20, 22, 26) Tes as for a Tks and 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) Tks. [16 sts] (12, 15, 19, 19, 21, 24, 26, 30)
Return. Work 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) Dec on the left (The left side of your work corresponds to the center/back of your top). [14 sts] (10, 13, 16, 16, 17, 20, 21, 25)

Row 52a. 10 (6, 9, 11, 11, 12, 14, 14, 18) Tes as for a Tks and 2 Tks, leaving the remaining sts unworked. [12 sts] (8, 11, 13, 13, 14, 16, 16, 20)
Return. Work 2 (1, 1, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5) Dec on the left. [10 sts] (7, 10, 10, 10, 10, 12, 12, 15)

Row 53a. 9 (6, 9, 9, 9, 9, 11, 11, 14) Tss. [9 sts] (6, 9, 9, 9, 9, 11, 11, 14)
Return. Work 1 Dec on the left. [8 sts] (5, 8, 8, 8, 8, 10, 10, 13)

Row 54a. 7 (4, 7, 7, 7, 7, 9, 9, 12) Tes as for a Tks. [7 sts] (4, 7, 7, 7, 7, 9, 9, 12)
Return. Work 1 (0, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 4) Dec on the left. [6 sts] (4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8)

Row 55a. Tes as for a Tks in each st. [6 sts] (4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8)

Row 56a. Tss in each st. [6 sts] (4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8)

Row 57a. Tes as for a Tks in each st. [6 sts] (4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8)

Row 58a-59a. Repeat instructions at 55a-56a.

Bind off by sl st into each st like for a Tks. Sl st on the side of the rows all the way down to row 50. Then, sl st back into the same st where you worked the last st of row 51a.

Once your back on row 51a, close 6 (4, 4, 6, 6, 8, 8, 10 10) sts by sl st as for a Tks.

Here's the back panel of the summer top.

Left Back

Row 51b. 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) Tks (you now have 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) loops on your hook), 14 (10, 13, 16, 16, 18, 20, 22, 26) Tes as for a Tks. [16 sts] (12, 15, 19, 19, 21, 24, 26, 30)
Return. 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) Dec on the right. [14 sts] (10, 13, 16, 16, 17, 20, 21, 25)

Row 52b. Sl st into next 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 5, 5) sts as for Tks to close them. 1 Tks into the next st (you now have 2 loops on your hook), 10 Tes as for a Tks. [12 sts] (8, 11, 13, 13, 14, 16, 16, 20)
Return. 2 (1, 1, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5) Dec on the right. [10 sts] (7, 10, 10, 10, 10, 12, 12, 15)

Row 53b. Close 1 st by sl st as for a Tks. Tss into the remaining sts. [9 sts] (6, 9, 9, 9, 9, 11, 11, 14)
Return. 1 Dec on the right. [8 sts] (5, 8, 8, 8, 8, 10, 10, 13)

Row 54b. Close 1 st by sl st as for a Tks. Tes as for a Tks into the remaining sts. [7 sts] (4, 7, 7, 7, 7, 9, 9, 12)
Return. 1 (0, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 4) Dec on the right. [6 sts] (4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8)

Row 55b. Tes as for a Tks in each st. [6 sts] (4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8)

Row 56b. Tss in each st. [6 sts] (4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8)

Row 57b. Tes as for a Tks in each st. [6 sts] (4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8)

Row 58b-59b. Repeat instructions at 55b-56b.

Bind off by st sl in each st as for a Tks.

Front Panel

The starting point is after row 45, which had a total stitch count of [44 sts] (32, 38, 50, 52, 58, 64, 70, 78 sts).

Front, Right Panel

Row 46a. 16 (11, 13, 16, 17, 19, 21, 22, 26) Tes as for a Tks and 4 (4, 4, 6, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8) Tks, leaving the rest of the sts unworked. [20 sts] (15, 17, 22, 23, 25, 28, 30, 34)
Return. Work 3 (3, 3, 5, 2, 3, 5, 5, 6) Dec on the left and 1 Dec on the right. [16 sts] (11, 13, 16, 20, 20, 23, 24, 27)


For sizes XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, and 5XL only: Before moving to row 47a, add the following row.

Row 46a’. Make (na, na, na, 19, 19, 22, 23, 26) Tes as for a Tks. [na] (na, na, na, 19, 19, 22, 23, 26)
Return. Work (na, na, na, 2, 2, 2, 3, 5) Dec on the left and 1 Dec on the right. [na] (na, na, na, 16, 16, 19, 19, 20)


Row 47a. 14 (9, 11, 14, 14, 14, 17, 17, 18) Tss. [14 sts] (9, 11, 14, 14, 14, 17, 17, 18)
Return. Work 1 Dec left and 1 Dec right. [12 sts] (7, 9, 12, 12, 12, 15, 15, 16)

Row 48a. 11 (6, 8, 11, 11, 11, 14, 14, 15) Tes as for a Tks, leaving the last st (the left Dec from the previous return pass) unworked. [11 sts] (6, 8, 11, 11, 11, 14, 14, 15)
Return. Work 2 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) Dec left and 1 Dec right. [8 sts] (4, 6, 8, 8, 8, 10, 10, 11)


For sizes XS and S only: Skip rows 49a-51a. Continue from row 52a.


Row 49a. 8 (na, na, 8, 8, 8, 10, 10, 11) Tes as for a Tks. [8 sts] (na, na, 8, 8, 8, 10, 10, 11)
Return. Work 2 (na, na, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) Dec left (in this row there are NO Dec on the right!). [6 sts] (na, na, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8)

Row 50a. Tss in each st. [6 sts] (4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8)

Row 51-52a. Tes as for a Tks in each st. [6 sts] (4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8)

Row 53a. Tss in each st. [6 sts] (4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8)

Row 54-55a. Tes as for a Tks in each st. [6 sts] (4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8)

Row 56a-58a. Repeat instructions at 53a-55a.

Row 59a. Tss in each st. [6 sts] (4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8)

Bind off by sl st into each st like for a Tks. Sl st all the way down to row 45 and sl st back into the same st where you worked the last st of row 46a.

Once your back on row 45, close 4 (2, 4, 6, 6, 8, 8, 10, 10) sts by sl st as for a Tks.

Front, Left Panel

Row 46b. 4 (4, 4, 6, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8) Tks, 16 (11, 13, 16, 17, 19, 21, 22, 26) Tes. [20 sts] (15, 17, 22, 23, 25, 28, 30, 34)
Return. 1 Dec left, 3 (3, 3, 5, 2, 3, 5, 5, 6) Dec right [16 sts] (11, 13, 16, 20, 20, 23, 24, 27)


For sizes XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, and 5XL only: Before moving to row 47b, add the following row.

Row 46b’. Sl st as for Tks (na, na, na, 2, 3, 5, 5, 6) sts to close them. Make (na, na, na, 18, 18, 21, 22, 25) Tes as for a Tks. [na] (na, na, na, 19, 19, 22, 23, 26)
Return. Work 1 Dec on the left and (na, na, na, 2, 2, 2, 3, 5) Dec on the right. [na] (na, na, na, 16, 16, 19, 19, 20)


Row 47b. Sl st as for Tks 3 (3, 3, 5, 2, 2, 2, 3, 5) sts to close them. Tss into the next 13 (8, 10, 13, 13, 13, 16, 16, 17) sts. [14 sts] (9, 11, 14, 14, 14, 17, 17, 18)
Return. Work1 Dec on the left and 1 Dec on the right. [12 sts] (7, 9, 12, 12, 12, 15, 15, 16)

Row 48b. Sl st into the first st to close it. Ch 1, Tes as for a Tks into the next 10 (5, 7, 10, 10, 10, 13, 13, 14) sts. [11 sts] (6, 8, 11, 11, 11, 14, 14, 15)
Return. Work 1 Dec left and 2 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) Dec right. [8 sts] (4, 6, 8, 8, 8, 10, 10, 11)


For sizes XS and S only: Skip rows 49b-51b. Continue from row 52b.


Row 49b. Tes as for a Tks in each st. [8 sts] (na, na, 8, 8, 8, 10, 10, 11)
Return. NO Dec on the left! Work 2 (na, na, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) Dec on the right. [6 sts] (na, na, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8)

Row 50b. Tss in each st. [6 sts] (4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8)

Row 51-52b. Tes as for a Tks in each st. [6 sts] (4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8)

Row 53b. Tss in each st. [6 sts] (4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8)

Row 54-55b. Tes as for a Tks in each st. [6 sts] (4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8)

Row 56b-58b. Repeat instructions at 53b-55b.

Row 59b. Tss in each st. [6 sts] (4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8)

Bind off by st sl in each st as for a Tks.

Assembly

See the top of the shoulders and the sides of the top using the mattress stitch or your favorite method for seaming.

Weave in all your ends.

Your Tunisian Crochet Summer Top is ready!

I hope you enjoyed crocheting your Tunisian crochet top. Please, do not hesitate to contact me if you need any help or support. I am looking forward to seeing all your beautiful makes on Facebook and Instagram!

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Summer Vibes Blog Op

The pattern of the Tunisian crochet Summer Top was featured in the Summer Vibes Blog Op organized by the amazing Susanna of Fosbas Designs. You can see more amazing summer projects in Susanna’s Round-Up post.

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