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Tunic and Dress Knitting Patterns

by | Jul 3, 2015 | Clothing, Featured, Tunics

Tunic Knitting Patterns, many free patterns

These pullover sweater knitting patterns can be knit at a shorter length for tunics or longer for dresses. I selected tunic patterns that are long enough to go to mid-thigh or below and be worn with jeans, leggings, tights or by themselves.

Looking for more pullover knitting patterns? Visit my Lace Pullover Knitting Patterns page.

Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Lena's Top-Down Sweater

Lena’s Top-Down Sweater

Long-sleeved tunic-length  pullover with pockets knit top down. Designed by Lena Skvagerson. Sizes XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL). Aran yarn. This pattern was featured in Season 8 of Knit and Crochet Now! and is free with registration at Annie’s

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Free Knitting Pattern for Aran Basket Stitch Sweater

Aran Basket Stitch Sweater

This pullover tunic features a 2-row repeat twisted rib trim and one of my favorite stitches, the 4-row repeat basket stitch cable. Designed by Heather Lodinsky for Red Heart. Sizes small – xxl


Free Knitting Pattern for 4 Row Repeat Slouchy Sweater Dress

Slouchy Sweater Dress

This versatile tunic features a 4-row repeat basket rib waffle texture and pockets for convenience. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Sizes XS/S M L XL 2/3XL 4/5XL Designed by Bernat Design Studio

Tsu Shi

Tsh Shi Tunic

Yarnspirations designed this stylish oversized lace tunic. Sizes: Extra Small/Small, Medium/Large,  XL/2XL, 3XL/4XL

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Margarita Dress

This vintage pattern is for a dress or tunic with a smocked yoke knit in sport weight yarn.

Get the free knitting pattern

Shop for sport weight yarn at Annie’s

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© Blacker Designs

Hearts and Kisses Tunic

This loosely fitting, long tunic is designed by Amanda Jones. The pretty textured design features both lace and cables. To fit bust 81 (86, 91, 96, 101) cm / 32 (34, 36, 38, 40)”

Mohair Tunic

This cuddly sweater is made by stranding mohair and alpaca yarns together. Size: S – M – L – XL – XXL – XXXL

Get the free knitting pattern

Get the recommended yarn at Etsy: Drops Alpaca and Kid Silk

Image of Cable Luxe Tunic

Cable Luxe Tunic

This dramatic sweater designed for Lion Brand is a gorgeous addition to any wardrobe, featuring a beautiful cabled yoke and a slightly belled body and belled sleeves. SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X in two lengths.


Free Knitting Pattern for Lavinia Tunic or Dress


The pattern site has many project variations for this sleeveless lace tunic including sleeves, dress length, different amounts of lace. Sizes 36-38, 40, 42-44. Pictured project by pennymoney

Yoshimi Dress Free Knitting Pattern


An easy-to-make, easy-to-wear  tunic dress knit in two panels with a generous fit.  The designer reports that she has literally been stopped on the street by people complimenting her on this dress!

Get the free knitting pattern

Get the recommended yarn at Etsy

Empire Waist Pullover

One size – 35.4 inch bust, so you may have to adapt the pattern. Fully written out in English.

Get the free knitting pattern

See knitting projects using this pattern at Ravelry

Shop for DK Yarn for this project at Annie’s

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Free Knitting Pattern for Rambler Tunic Sweater


Easy to wear loose fit ladies sweater, with cable patterning and crew neck designed by Marie Wallin. Sizes 32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50 inches. Pictured project by A2KIWI



By the Lake

Textured chevron pattern in a comfortable fit tunic perfect over jeans or leggings. Size: S – M – L – XL – XXL – XXXL

Get the free knitting pattern

Get the recommended yarn at Etsy:  Cloud or Brushed Alpaca Silk

Tabitha Tunic

Tabitha Tunic

An asymmetric neckline adds a stylish detail to this simply elegant tunic. Bust sizes: 95 (103, 110) cm [37 (40, 43)”]

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Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Cloudy Sunday Tunic

Cloudy Sunday Tunic

This pullover sweater with a big, dramatic cowl and short sleeves. Quick knit in bulky yarn and mostly one piece. Women’s XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)


Knitting Pattern for Soul Sister Tunic

Soul Sister Tunic

This pullover sweater features a contrasting lace front yoke, a flattering A-line silhouette, and three-quarter length sleeves.To fit: Woman’s S through 2XL. Designed by Melissa Leapman

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Tuscany Lace Tunic Knitting pattern

Tuscany Lace Tunic

This well structured pattern allows for a balance between a flattering stabilizing yoke continuing into a lovely draped diamond patterned lace lower tunic. Sizes 36 (40, 44, 48)” (91.5 [101.5, 112, 122] cm) finished bust circumference

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Knitting Pattern for Roam Tunic

Roam Tunic

A slim fit and kangaroo pocket streamlines the cables of this sweater. Finished Size 30½ (35½, 40½, 45¼, 50¼)” bust circumference. Tunic shown measures 30½”. Pictured project by stitch-please

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Evangeline Tunic Knitting Pattern-PDF

Evangeline Tunic

The fit and flare silhouette gives an hourglass look, the gathered sweetheart neckline creates a beautiful bust and neck, and the soft center panel skims over the tummy with a height-enhancing vertical line. Available in petite to plus sizes!


Knitting Pattern for Zickzack Tunic

Zickzack Tunic

Melissa Wehrle knits laceweight on big needles to create a slinky, silky, fabric punctuated by simple zigzagging eyelets. with a deep cowl and ribbed edges with the same fluid drape. Sized for bust 33½ (36½, 39, 42, 45, 47½)” bust circumference. Tunic shown measures 36½”. Pictured project by ennyleve

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