Crochet Design Preview: April 9, 2022 issue

crochet preview April 9

Crochet design: Long-line tunic

Difficulty: easy

We have a treat of a crochet design for readers this week — step into Spring with a lovely lilac long-line tunic.

It’s perfect for this time of year and looks great either over a t-shirt or on its own.

We have chosen Rico Fashion Cotton Light & Long Tweed yarn that, as the name suggests, is a mix of cotton, acrylic and polyamide. It has a lovely soft feel and creates a colourful gradient with a tweed fleck.

The shade featured is Lilac (014) but there is a good range of colours available if you prefer something else.

crochet preview April 9 close up lilac yarn

Photograph by Ally Stuart.

Instructions come in six sizes ranging from 79/84 cm (31/33 ins) to 117/122 cm (46/48 ins) with actual size around 15/10 cm (6/4 ins) bigger giving a comfortable fit.

It is mainly trebles with the body worked in treble clusters with back post and front post trebles adding texture.

The yoke features single trebles throughout with decreases for the shaping.

Crochet fans are always asking for more crochet designs so we hope this one will be a winner. The People’s Friend team would love to see your creations. You can send them to for a chance to be shared on social media or in the magazine!

Find the full crochet design in our April 9, 2022 issue of “The People’s Friend”. On sale this Wednesday!

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Liz O’Rourke

Liz is part of our Features Team and her hobbies include knitting and crafts, reading and foreign travel which are also her main responsibilities on the “Friend”. If you walk into the office you will soon spot her desk, it’s the one piled high with knitwear and balls of yarn!