24 Tunic Knitting Patterns

Move over old sweater, this stunning list of tunic knitting patterns is making its grand debut. The great thing about tunics is that you can wear them year round. They can be warm enough to be worn in the winter and light enough to be worn for a summer evening out. Bonus: you get more coverage over your butt if you don’t want people giving you those looks!

24 Tunic Knitting Patterns

Tunics come in a variety of styles from the long tunic, t-shirt tunics, and tunics that have long sleeves or are sleeveless. Once you’ve decided on the style of the tunic, choose from the fabulous designs below and you won’t be disappointed. Whether it’s summer or winter, these tunic knitting patterns are for every season!


1. Fan Lace Tunic Knitting Pattern by Lion Brand

Drape some funky lace over your favorite top and easily make it look snazzy with this Fan Lace Tunic. It features a gorgeous fan lace pattern and moss stitch border. It’s an easy pattern, ideal for advancing beginners to tackle.

Fan Lace Tunic Knitting Pattern by Lion Brand

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2. Free Tunic Sweater Knitting Pattern by The Spruce Crafts

This tunic-style sweater is light and breezy for summer but also works as a layering piece. With 8 inches of positive ease, it’s oversized, which also creates a draped cap sleeve. Flattering on most body types, pattern is offered in a range of sizes.

Free Tunic Sweater Knitting Pattern by The Spruce Crafts

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3. Weave Knitted Tunic Pattern by Loose Loop

Once turtlenecks hit the garment racks, you know the painfully cold days are well on their way. Featuring Weave and Garter Stripes pattern, a turtleneck, dropped shoulders and long, ‘70s style bell-shaped sleeves, this Weave Tunic is the ideal companion.

Ease into this cozy sweater and wear it around the house, or while running errands on the weekend.

Weave Knitted Tunic Pattern by Loose Loop

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4. Sleeveless Cable Tunic Knitting Pattern by Hayfield

Inspired by sophisticated Parisian-chic, this Sleeveless Cable Tunic is a beautiful tunic that will slip into your wardrobe and be worn any season. You’ll knit the central diamond panel on reverse stocking stitch with cables either side.

Sleeveless Cable Tunic Knitting Pattern by Hayfield

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5. Rib Knitted Tunic Pattern by Yarnspirations

This Rib Tunic is designed for all-day comfort and style, with a boxy shape, saddle shoulder, and floppy turtle neck. You’ll learn a rhythmic selection of knit, purl, and increases and decreases techniques in this knit tunic that’s an easygoing choice to refresh your wardrobe.

Rib Knitted Tunic Pattern by Yarnspirations

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6. Boho Romance Tunic Knitting Pattern by Annie Lupton

This Boho Romance Tunic is a whimsical garment with a feminine, boho vibe. This seamless top is knit in the round from the top down and has a tunic length, A-line body, wavy lace edge, and lovely picot bind off.

This pattern is a perfect mix of basic knitting and interesting stitch patterns. The tunic length is ideal for layering; it’s as much fun to knit as it is to wear!

Boho Romance Tunic Knitting Pattern by Annie Lupton

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7. Long Tunic Knitting Pattern by Through The Stitch

Knitted flat, this Long Tunic Knitting Pattern creates a relaxed, quite loose, and extremely comfy garment. Warm and feminine with a lovely drape, this garment works well as a stand alone vest or as an extra layer over a blouse or long sleeved tee.

Long Tunic Knitting Pattern by Through The Stitch

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8. Grass Stitch Tunic Knitting Pattern by Hayfield

This sleeveless tunic is designed with grass stitch that brings interesting texture to the simple slouchy shape. A warm and flattering on all body shapes, this pattern is easily adapted to be a shorter or longer tunic.

Grass Stitch Tunic Knitting Pattern by Hayfield

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9. Pebble Free Easy Knit Tunic Pattern by Joji Locatelli

Wear this relaxed tunic to the office or out on the town. It’s a timeless style, with a casual shape and drooping pockets. Dream-up a different color and make one as a gift your friends will adore.

Pebble Free Easy Knit Tunic Pattern by Joji Locatelli

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10. Grange Park Tunic Knitting Pattern by Yarnspirations

Spruce up your repertoire and put on this Grange Park Tunic. It’s a chic sleeveless top that will keep you feeling fresh on warm days. This wearable style is a great wardrobe builder with a split hem and subtle A-line shaping.

Sharpen your intarsia and stocking stitch skills while revealing a geometric pattern that flows from front to back. The design is flattering on most body shapes and is available in sizes XS-5XL.

Grange Park Tunic Knitting Pattern by Yarnspirations

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11. Magic Leaves Tunic Knitting Pattern by Tanya

Whether she wears it over jeans or fancy leggings, she’ll love the comfort of this Magic Leaves Tunic. It is knitted with wool worsted weight yarn that makes it an ideal garment for wearing during cold winter months. It’s darling in any shade that inspires your creativity!

Magic Leaves Tunic Knitting Pattern by Tanya

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12. Hollows Tunic Knitting Pattern by Loose Loop Patterns

Try this flowing Hollow Tunic that makes a breezy layering piece for summer. Worked in one piece using circular needle, the pattern starts from the bottom of the Front and finishing at the bottom of the Back and features a boat neckline, asymmetrical hemline, split sides and long sleeves.

No matter how you wear it, it’s a project that adds originality and style to any warm weather wardrobe.

Hollows Tunic Knitting Pattern by Loose Loop Patterns

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13. Bandwidth Tunic Knitting Pattern by Valley Yarns

This Bandwidth Knit Tunic is perfect for jumping, dancing and playing around! This elated top can be worn as a shirt in the summer or as a vest in the winter. Simply select her favorite shade, or make it bright and cheerful yellow as shown.

Bandwidth Tunic Knitting Pattern by Valley Yarns

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14. Child’s Foxy Tunic Knitting Pattern by Red Heart

Someone (we mean you) is getting a big hug for shaping their favorite child this fun piece for her next birthday party! Because of the playful fox design, your child will enjoy wearing it over any top for extra warmth in chilly weather. You can match with a knitted dress. The pattern is adorable in sizes ranging from 2 to 8 years old.

Child's Foxy Tunic Knitting Pattern by Red Heart

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15. Mala Tunic Knitting Pattern by Annie Lupton

This Mala Tunic is such a joy to knit and wear. Look at those impressive tassels on the bottom edge and mala bead necklace which extends around to the back neck. You’ll love how it layers over your favorite tops, adding dimension and style.

Mala Tunic Knitting Pattern by Annie Lupton

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16. Linnea Tunic Knitting Pattern by Stella Ackroyd

Here’s a relaxed way to take the chill off during the transitional months, or dress up your favorite t-shirt. It’s a laid back kind of tunic for a “live for the weekend” kind of girl! You’ll want one in several colors.

Linnea Tunic Knitting Pattern by Stella Ackroyd

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17. Stripy Tunic Top Knitting Pattern by Julie Ferguson

Whether you show it off in the designer’s shades, or create a similar effect using a different duo of colors, this Stripy Tunic Top is an ideal garment for those of you looking to branch out into simple colorwork and try your hand at lace knitting.

Stripy Tunic Top Knitting Pattern by Julie Ferguson

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18. Monique’s Tunic Knitting Pattern by Red Heart

Simple stitches, a relaxed fit, and the flattering drape make this long tunic a piece you’ll reach for all season. With just the right coverage for your tush and upper arms, this Monique’s Tunic will keep you feeling comfortable and stylish.

Monique's Tunic Knitting Pattern by Red Heart

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19. Tunic With Pockets Knitting Pattern by The Knitting Network

Show off your skills with this exciting garment project. I love this extra layer, complete with textured stitches and cable detail. Pop this tunic over jeans for another layer, or over your PJs at home when you curl up with a favorite book!

Tunic With Pockets Knitting Pattern by The Knitting Network

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20. Watermelon Knitted Tunic Pattern by Jane Burns

Celebrate summer in style with this cute Watermelon Tunic! It’s really simple to knit and a great choice for beginner knitters looking to make their first garment project. The design would also look great knit in a single color with a stripe pattern of your choice!

Watermelon Knitted Tunic Pattern by Jane Burns

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21. Lily Tunic Top Knitting Pattern by Natalie Smart

You’ll love wearing this comfortable crochet tunic any time of the year. Layer it for cooler weather, wear it alone in warmer weather or wear it under a jacket in the office.

Lily Tunic Top Knitting Pattern by Natalie Smart

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22. Knit Tank Tunic Pattern by Yarnspirations

Enhance the look of a simple top by layering this versatile tunic over it. You can use it over a tank or bathing suit in the summer or over a long tee when the weather is cooler. It’s a lightweight garment you’ll want to wear every day.

Knit Tank Tunic Pattern by Yarnspirations

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23. Land Of The Pines Lace Tunic Knitting Pattern by ABC Knitting Patterns

If the heat of a city summer has you longing for the cool, quiet woods, try escaping with free knitting patterns like this gauzy tunic. Worked with two strands, the Land Of The Pines Tunic captures that woodsy feeling with a chevron-shaped knit lace pattern that recreates the shape of a pine forest.

In addition to the lace, this gorgeous tunic has open sides to ensure maximum breeziness. One look at lace pattern knitting will have you dreaming of your log cabin getaway.

 Land Of The Pines Lace Tunic Knitting Pattern by ABC Knitting Patterns

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24. Tiered Tunic Knitting Pattern by Annie Lupton

Stay cool in this free spirit tunic! When I say “stay cool” I’m talking about both meanings of the word. This top is loose and floaty so is perfect for warm summer days, and at the same time is effortlessly stylish. Wear it alone in the warmer months or layer it in the fall and winter!

Tiered Tunic Knitting Pattern by Annie Lupton

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WITH THESE STYLISH TUNIC KNITTING PATTERNS, YOU’LL HAVE YOUR CLOSET UPDATED IN NO TIME.

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Nothing beats the feeling of expressing your personal style with a clothing and accessory you crafted yourself. From dress, tops to kimonos to pants, jumpers to shawls to skirts, we got you covered anytime of the year.

Between their comfort and the incredibly diverse ways that they can be styled, it’s hard to say no to these tunic knitting patterns.

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