Crocheted Chainmail Tunic

IMG_3206Fit for a Warrior Princess, this crocheted chainmail tunic is made in a fine sparkly yarn  for a look of silver (or mithril, if you prefer).  This is made for a pre-teen girl, probably close to a woman’s small or x-small.

Yarn: Vanna’s Glamour in Platinum (3 balls)  I used exactly 3 balls, including my gauge swatch, so make it 4 if you plan to increase the size or add sleeves.

Hook: N (9 mm)

Gauge: 10 hdc and 8 rows = 4″

Back: Chain 44 loosely.

Row 1: Hdc in the second chain from hook, and in each remaining chain, turn.  43 hdcs.

Row 2: Ch 1, Hdc in each stitch across, turn.

Repeat row 2 until piece measures 20 inches.  Begin armhole shaping.

Row 1: Sl st in first 3 stitches, Ch 1, Hdc in same stitch and in each remaining stitch to last 2, turn, leaving the last two stitches unworked.  39 hdcs.

Row 2: Ch 1, skip 1st stitch,Hdc in next stitch and in each rem. stitch to last stitch, turn, leaving last stitch unworked. 37 hdcs.

Row 3-4: Repeat row 2.  33 hdcs remain.

Work even (as body row 2) for an additional 4 inches.

Shoulder Shaping:

Row 1: Ch 1, Hdc in 10 stitches, turn, leaving remaining stitches unworked.

Row 2 – 4: Work even (as body row 2), fasten off.

For opposite shoulder, join yarn 10 stitches from end of unworked body stitches, and repeat shoulder shaping.

Front: Work same as for back through row 4 of the armhole shaping.

Work even ( as body row 2) for 2 inches.

Shape shoulders the same as for back, making each side 8 rows instead of 4.  Fasten off.

With right sides together, sl st shoulder seams together.  Seam sides from armhole to about 8 inches from bottom for side vents.  Work one row of sc evenly around each armhole and neck.  Weave in ends, and block to desired finished measurements.  This is a really stretchy fabric – my blocked sizing came out to about 33″ around and 29″ long.

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2 Responses to Crocheted Chainmail Tunic

  1. Inga says:

    Love it! Maybe you can get a picture of her posing in it. I’d love to see it on.

  2. This is a great pattern. Good Job!

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