The Timeless Tunic – Off Shoulder Crochet Shirt

The Timeless Tunic is an off shoulder crochet shirt that is a great pattern for starting to make wearables. It is worked by first creating the yoke, and then working down the body. The Timeless Tunic is a classic style that can be dressed up and down! Perfect for any occasion. The free pattern can be found below, or you can purchase an ad free PDF of the Timeless Tunic.

Materials Needed:

3-5 skeins Caron Simply Soft
Size H/5 mm crochet hook.



Gauge Pattern:

Yoke – 6 rows of 14 BLDC equal 4”x4”
Body – 9 rows of 7 Trinity Stitches equal 4”x4”


Sl St – Slip Stitch
Ch – Chain Stitch
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
BLDC – Back Loop Double Crochet

Special Stitches:

Trinity Stitch

Insert hook into stitch, pull up loop, insert hook into next stitch, pull up loop, insert stitch into next stitch, pull up a loop.  Yarn over, pull through all 4 loops on hook. Subsequent stitches start in same stitch previous stitch ended in.

Trinity Stitch Steps – Copyright Emerald Cherub Crochet

Written Pattern – The Timeless Tunic – Off Shoulder Crochet Shirt


Ch 29.

Row 1: DC in 4th Ch from hook, and across.  (25 DC)

Ch 3, turn,

Row 2-40(47, 53, 60, 67, 74, 81) BLDC Across (25 BLDC), Ch 3, turn.

Closing Yoke:

Fold in half, lining up stitches from last row to stitches from first row.  Sl St across by inserting hook into Front Loop Only of row in front, and both loops of row in back, across.  (25 Sl St)

Finishing Yoke

Ch 1

Round 1: 2 sc in each row of DC around.  (80, 94, 106, 120, 134, 148, 162 SC)

Sl St to first SC to close round.  

Ch 1

Form Sleeves

Round 2: SC in next 30 (34, 37, 41, 45, 49, 53) stitches.  Ch 11 (14, 16, 18, 21. 24, 27) Skip next 10 (13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 28) stitches.  SC in next 30 (34, 37, 41, 45, 49, 53) stitches.  Ch 11 (14, 16, 18, 21. 24, 27).  Skip next 10 (13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 28) stitches, Sl St into first SC to close round.  (82, 96, 106, 118, 132, 146, 160)

Ch 1

Round 3:  SC in each stitch around.  Sl St to first stitch to close round (82, 96, 106, 118, 132, 146, 160)

Begin Body

Round 4-45 (48, 51, 54, 57, 60, 63): Ch 1, Trinity Stitch (See Special Stitches), around (41, 48, 53, 59, 66, 73, 80)

Sl St to close round, Ch 1

Round 46 (49, 52, 55, 58, 61, 64): SC in each stitch around.  (82, 96, 106, 118, 132, 146, 160)

Sl St to close.  Fasten Off and weave in ends.

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  1. Can you tell me what the measurements are for the sizes, or at least the bust measurements to choose the size to make; and will this have any ease to it, positive, negative, or none? Thanks so much. This tunic is adorable. Have you made it in a cotton or bamboo blend?

    1. Thank you!

      The bust of the tunic should fit snugly. With the sleeves being off the shoulder, the bust area should be tight enough to hold the shirt in place, but not so tight that it is uncomfortable. I hope that makes sense.

      The bust measurements that I have are:
      S – 24″
      M – 28″
      L – 31″
      XL – 34″
      2X – 42″
      3X – 46″

      If you need a different size than what is listed, let me know, and I will help work out the adjustments on the pattern!

  2. Thank you, this helps give me an idea of where I should be with the pattern, that if I substitute the yarn that when I adjust the hook that I’m back on track. I read through the pattern, and I think I understand. I’m thinking of using a cotton blend or bamboo yarn, depending on how close to your measurements, if it will be a dk or ww yarn. But if I get going, and I stumble, I might ask where my mistake might be while crocheting. Thank you so much, this is such as cute top. (That I wanted to make one for my daughter, that I could easily add straps so she wouldn’t feel self conscious that her top might slip, etc. She’s in middle school, so feeling comfortable means she’ll wear it. That this was just too cute and she agreed.) Thank you, for the pattern and again for taking the time to reply with measurements. (If I remember, I can send you a picture of the garment and if I did anything different. Really torn because I love simply soft but I like cotton/blend or bamboo/blend for warm weather tops, that I can send what I used.)

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