16 Natural Summer Crochet Tunic Ideas

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Natural Summer Crochet Tunic Ideas
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There are a lot of yarn types available in stores and online, but it’s crucial to choose the right one for the right project. These crochet tunic ideas are perfect for summertime. The season makes us long for oversized silhouettes, airy openwork stitches and delicate, sheer designs.

Natural yarns can be soft and comfy but also sturdy and thick. The light beach covers and sturdy beach hats are waiting to be made! This time of year, we should embrace all that goes with the natural yarn choice for crochet tunic, and I am talking about colors! Subdued hues, browns, creams, greys – they all will make you look effortless and relaxed and will match what you already have in your closet. Take a look at the examples below and search for links to free patterns under the pictures.

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1. Springtide Tunic

Take a look at this beautiful yet simple stylization! In the pictures below, Jess Coppom shows off her minimalist crochet tunic pattern combined with the perfect choice of accessories. Relaxed fit, simple stitches, and beginner/intermediate skills are needed!

  • DESIGNED by Jess Coppom
  • PROJECT TYPE crochet tunic
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
peach long crochet tunic

Photo by Jess Coppom / ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on makeanddocrew.com, or read more about it on ravelry.com.

2. The Lovelace Top

This cute airy crochet top is perfect for the summertime, beaches, and festivals! You can make it using only simple double crochet and Chain stitches. In the pictures below by Cactus and Lace Designs, you can clearly see how playful and comfortable that top is!

  • DESIGNED by Cactus and Lace Designs
  • PROJECT TYPE crochet tunic
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
sea blue crochet lace tunic

Photo by Cactus and Lace Designs / ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on cactusandlacedesigns.com, or read more about it on ravelry.com.

3. Vanier V-Neck Tunic 

This oversized tunic is very easy to make because its construction is basic – it’s just two rectangles joined together.

  • DESIGNED by Jennifer Ozses
  • PROJECT TYPE crochet tunic
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
lace crochet summer tunic

Photo by Jennifer Ozses / ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on Ravelry.

4. Lisbon 

A beautiful poncho with a stunning lacy stitch will be an elegant accessory for summer dresses.

  • DESIGNED by Robyn Chachula
  • PROJECT TYPE crochet tunic
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
crochet lace capelet

Photo by Berocco Inc / berocco.com

Find this free pattern on berocco.com.

5. Crossroads Vest Crochet

This gorgeous crochet vest in the pictures below is worked from the bottom up in 3 separate panels that are sewn together at the shoulders and on the sides. It’s going to look fantastic with a simple T-shirt or a dress. It’s a fantastic idea for spring and summer!

  • DESIGNED by whoshomemad
  • PROJECT TYPE crochet tunic
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
Crossroads Vest Crochet 

PHOTOS by @whoshomemad / Instagram.com

Find this free pattern on whoshomemade.com, the top photo is here, and the bottom photo is here.

6. Seaside Tank Top

This gorgeous pattern in the pictures below will allow you to learn how to crochet an easy summer tank top! This is a simple tank top for the summertime! It uses only beginner-friendly stitches, so every adventurous beginner will be able to make it!

  • DESIGNED by Nicky Jones
  • PROJECT TYPE crochet tunic
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
Seaside Tank Top

PHOTOS by Nicky Jones / Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on jewelsandjones.com, or check out more on its Ravelry page here.

7. Festival Cardigan

This super fun cardigan in the pictures below was made by Yarnspirations Design Studio and it’s a fantastic, summery project, that is ideal when you want a light layer of warmth and style. It features an openwork design in Bernat Softee Cotton, it’s cool and comfy for the warmer seasons. 

  • DESIGNED by Yarnspirations Design Studio
  • PROJECT TYPE crochet cardigan 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Festival Cardigan

PHOTOS by Yarnspirations Design Studio / Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on yarnspirations.com or read more on Ravelry.

8. Tempo Tunic

This lovely crochet tunic in the pictures below was made by WeCrochet Design Team and it’s absolutely perfect for any season! This luxurious baby-alpaca openwork pullover is sure to become a wardrobe staple. If you like three-quarter length sleeves and a flattering tunic lenght, this project is going to be perfect for you! 

  • DESIGNED by WeCrochet Design Team
  • PROJECT TYPE crochet cardigan 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Tempo Tunic

PHOTOS by WeCrochet Design Team / Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on crochet.com or read more on Ravelry.

9. Metropolis Belted Tunic

City mouse or country mice, everyone will enjoy this stylish and comfortable tunic. Teresa Chorzepa has created a wonderful and transitional style that can be worn with many different outfits. From jeans and tee, through trousers and elegant shirt, to even a dress or skirt. This one works with just everything, especially when styled up with a belt or decorative buttons.

  • DESIGNED by Teresa Chorzepa
  • PROJECT TYPE tunic 
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
grey crochet tunic with pockets on front panel

Photos Teresa Chorzepa / lionbrand.com

Find the original free pattern on lionbrand.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

10. Honeycomb Mesh T

The easiest way to add some texture, layer and character to your most basic outfit is to throw a mesh piece on top of it all. With this super simple pattern from Tasha Margette you can create such an addition to everyday style on your own. Such tops have been around for decades now, and they are not going anywhere. So stop wondering and start crocheting because you will love and wear it more than you suspect.

  • DESIGNED by Tasha Margette
  • PROJECT TYPE tunic top
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
blue meshed crochet tee

Photos Tasha Margette / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on stardustgoldcrochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

11. Olimpia Crochet Tunic

Simple crochet tunic with an intricate design. The lacy design combined with the ombre effect yarn makes this crochet garment look like you bought it in a store. It’s a lightweight piece perfect for summer weather. Whether you’re going for an evening stroll or an active beach party, this tunic will feel very comfortable. Check out the free crochet pattern.

  • DESIGNED by Agnieszka Reduch
  • PROJECT TYPE tunic top
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
dark summer lace tunic

Photos Agnieszka Reduch / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

12. The Poppy Cardigan

The cute handmade garment will make you stand out from the crowd. This crochet summer cardigan is designed for an oversized fit to be super comfortable in any situation. It features a subtle v-neckline and rolled short sleeves. The project is very easy, and the crochet pattern is beginner-friendly, so don’t be afraid to start, even if you have no experience at all. The step-by-step crochet tutorial will help you along the way.

  • DESIGNED by Rachel Misner
  • PROJECT TYPE tunic top
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
crochet short-sleeved cardigan on a woman

Photos Rachel Misner / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on eandpcrochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

13. Aruba Tunic

An airy and stylish tunic for the summer. The pattern offers a fabulous design that’s perfect for hot days. It’s light, airy and oh-so-comfortable, making it an ideal choice for your summer wardrobe. The delicate lace details add a touch of elegance that will keep you looking fabulous and feeling cool all season long.

  • DESIGNED by Toni Lipsey
  • PROJECT TYPE tunic
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a woman wearing a crochet mesh pattern tunic

PHOTOS by Toni Lipsey / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on tlycblog.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

14. Lacy Tunic

If you’re looking for a chic and breathable tunic, consider crocheting the second pattern. This lace tunic is the epitome of summer style, with an open design that allows for maximum airflow. The elegant pattern and relaxed fit make it a perfect choice for casual outings and beach days. Stay cool and fashionable with this beautiful crochet creation.

  • DESIGNED by Brianna Iaropoli
  • PROJECT TYPE tunic
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a woman wearing a crochet lace tunic with a shell pattern in a pink color

PHOTOS by Brianna Iaropoli / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on lifeandyarn.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

15. Pretty Lace Crochet Tee

A versatile crochet tunic pattern. Its delicate lace design offers a breezy and elegant look, making it perfect for relaxed summer days. Whether you’re strolling through the park or enjoying a casual brunch, this tunic will add a touch of grace to your outfit. The pattern is easy enough for beginners.

  • DESIGNED by Kiks + Jack Crochet
  • PROJECT TYPE tunic
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a woman wearing a pink lace crochet top

Photos by Kiks + Jack Crochet / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on kiksandjackcrochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

16. Sunday Funday Top

Looking for a fun and versatile summer tunic? This one is a great choice for those laid-back weekends. The pattern allows you to create a stylish tunic that’s both comfortable and fashionable. Its relaxed and comfortable design makes it perfect for a variety of activities, from picnics to walks on the beach. 

  • DESIGNED by Tamara Kelly
  • PROJECT TYPE tunic
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a woman wearing a white crochet top with an openwork design and four-colored striped pattern on front below the neckline

Photos by Tamara Kelly / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on mooglyblog.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

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