Freya Tunic Sweater – Free Crochet Pattern

Easy crochet stitches and simple construction make the Freya Tunic Sweater a breeze to whip up! Pair it with leggings for the perfect Fall wearable.! I’m so excited to offer The Freya Tunic Sweater as a free crochet pattern below, but also as a Lion Brand Yarn Kit where you get all of the yarn (in any colour) plus the pattern delivered right to your door!

Freya Tunic Sweater - free crochet pattern - CoCo Crochet Lee - Lion Brand Yarn

The Yarn

For the Freya Tunic Sweater, I wanted to use something that would have a bit of stretch to it, a bit of sheen or gloss, and something that I could wash in the washing machine with my regular clothes. I have been sharing my clothes more and more with my teenager, Emma-Noel, and so this sweater is going to get some mileage!

I landed on Lion Brand Truboo yarn which is so lovely to work with, and is also an amazing price! You can find it in all sorts of amazing colours here:

Find LION BRAND Truboo here

Freya Tunic Sweater - free crochet pattern - CoCo Crochet Lee - Lion Brand Yarn

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There are a few great ways to get the Freya Tunic Sweater!!

  1. Order your Kit from Lion Brand Yarn which includes the printed pattern + all of the yarn you need shipped right to your door! When choosing your Kit, you can also pick any colour of Truboo! >> GET THE LION BRAND KIT
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Freya Tunic Sweater - free crochet pattern - CoCo Crochet Lee - Lion Brand Yarn
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Now that you’re all set, here’s the pattern for the Freya Tunic Sweater!

Freya Tunic Sweater - free crochet pattern - CoCo Crochet Lee - Lion Brand Yarn

Yarn

Lion Brand Truboo (3-lightweight) (220 yds/100g):  2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) balls each Slate (A), Goldenrod (B), Silver (C)

Materials

US Size F/5 (3.75mm) crochet hook, H/8 (5.0mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors. 

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Size/Measurements

Xs (Sm, Med, Lg, 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x 5x)

Bust:  28–30 (32–34, 36–38, 40–42, 44–46, 48–50, 52–54, 56–58, 60–62)”
*size small shown.

Blocking Measurements

Panel Total Length 22 (24, 24, 25, 26, 27, 27, 28, 28)”

Armhole Depth 6 (7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10)”

Panel Width 19 (20, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 30)”

Sleeve Length  17 (17, 17, 17, 17, 18, 18, 18, 18)” 

Gauge

12 X 12 rows = 4” blocked.

Gauge Swatch

Using 5mm crochet hook, ch 13. 

Row 1:  Ch 1, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across, turn–12 hdc. 

Rows 2-12:  Ch 1, hdc across, turn. 

Block swatch before measuring gauge.

Notes

  1. avoid weaving in any additional ends by dropping the unworked colour at the end of each row, and then picking it back up again as needed. You can do this by doing your last yo and pull through of the hdc with the next colour. 
  2. Weave in ends as work progresses.
  3. The sweater is worked from the bottom up, beginning with the Hem. The Hem is worked in rows and then turned on it’s side lengthwise to begin the body of the sweater in the row ends. 
  4. The sweater will stretch longer when worn.  

Instructions for the Freya Tunic Sweater:

Instructions:

Front and Back Panels:

Hem

With 3.75mm crochet hook, and A

Row 1:  Ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn–10 sc. 

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in BLO across, turn. 

Rows 3-58 (62, 66, 70, 74, 78, 82, 86, 90):  Ch 1, sc in BLO across, turn. 

Do not fasten off, continue to Body. 

Body

With 5.0mm crochet hook. 

For the Body of the sweater, work in a row rotation of A, B, and C. Beginning with A

Row 1:  Ch 1, rotate to work in row-ends of Hem, hdc in each row end across, turn–58 ( 62, 66, 70, 74, 78, 82, 86, 90) sts. 

Row 2:  Ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout), hdc in each st across, turn. 

Next Rows:  Repeat Row 2, alternating between A, B, and C, until body measures 16 (17, 17, 17, 18, 18, 18, 18, 18)”.

Fasten off all colours. Continue to Shape Armholes.

Shape Armholes

Continuing with your next colour, skip 8 sts and join in the next st.

Row 1:  Ch 2, hdc across to last 8 sts, leave remaining 8 sts unworked, turn.

Row 2:  Ch 2 hdc in each st across, turn. 

Next Rows:  Repeat Row 2, alternating between A, B, and C, until Armholes measure 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8)”.

Continue to Shoulder. 

Shoulder

Continuing in colour sequence. 

Row 1:  Ch 2, hdc in next 14 (15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24) sts, turn leaving remaining sts unworked. 

Row 2:  Ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn. 

Next Rows:  Repeat Row 2 until Shoulder measures 2”.

Fasten off. Repeat on opposite side for opposite shoulder. Fasten off and weave in ends. 

Sleeves:

(Make 2). 

Cuff

With 3.75mm crochet hook, and A. *Note: If the Cuff is too tight, use a 5mm hook in place of 3.75mm.

Row 1:  Ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn–10 sc. 

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in BLO across, turn. 

Rows 3-32:  Ch 1, sc in BLO across, turn. 

Do not fasten off, continue to Sleeve Body. 

Sleeve Body

With 5.0mm crochet hook. 

For the Body of the sleeve work in a row rotation of A, B, and C. Beginning with A

Row 1:  Ch 1, rotate to work in row-ends of Hem, hdc in each row end across, turn–32 sts, 

Rows 2-3:  Ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn. 

Row 4 (increase row):  Ch 1, 2 hdc in 1st st, hdc across to last, 2 hdc in last, turn–34 sts. 

Rows 5-6:  Ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn. 

Next Rows:  Repeat Rows 4-6, alternating between A, B, and C, until Sleeve measures 12 (14, 14, 16, 16, 18, 18, 20, 20)” across. 

Finishing Rows:  Ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn. Repeat until Sleeve length measures 17 (17, 17, 17, 17, 18, 18, 18, 18)” long. 

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. 

Assembly

Block pieces before assembling using blocking measurements.

Sew Shoulder seams together at the top of each panel. Insert Sleeves into armholes and sew sleeve seam. Sew from Sleeve Cuff to armpit, and from armpit to Hem but do not sew Hem closed, leave the hem open on either side.  

Collar

With 3.75mm hook and B

Round 1:  Join to any st at back of the neckline with a sl st, ch 1, sc evenly in each st and row-end around, join with a sl st. 

I hope you enjoyed this pattern, let me know if you make one of your own! I would love to see it over on instagram when you use the hashtag #cococrochetlee.

Happy Crocheting!!

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