Mobile Menu IconMenu
Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns from Elaine Phillips

Make It Square Tunic

Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Sweater Knitting Pattern

Size: S (M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Chest: 40 [44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68] inches (102 [112, 122, 132, 142, 152, 162, 172] cm

Materials: Kudo by Plymouth (affiliate link) Yarn aran weight yarn (55% Cotton, 40% Rayon, 5% Silk), color 44,  198 yards (181 meters) / 100 gr - 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins

Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) straight and dpn OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE.

Gauge: 17 st x 32 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm) in garter stitch

Garter Stitch
all rows - knit sts

Wrap and turn in the short rows:
With yarn in front sl 1 stitch to the right needle
Move yarn between the needles to the back
Slip the stitch back to the left needle
Turn the work and bring yarn back to the wrong side between the needles


The sweater consists of 2 squares for the front and back, which are shaped with short rows. It has 2-4 inches positive ease.


Cast on 86 (94, 102, 110, 118, 126, 134, 142) sts.
Row 1: knit
Row 2: knit to the last 2 sts. Leave the last 2 sts on the left needle and turn (this is the 1st short
row). Do NOT wrap.
Row 3: knit
Row 4: knit to the last 3 sts, turn.
Continue to work short rows until 2 sts are left on the right needle before turn. This is 1/2 of the
front. Turn, knit next row.
Now start knitting one more stitch in every even row until you work all the stitches on the left needle. While working second half of the front WRAP in short rows.
Knit wrong side row.
Bind off.



Back is worked the same as the front with one exception: knit 2 rows before first short row instead of 1.


Work applied I-cord around both squares (front and back).
Sew on side and shoulder seams.
Leave 10" (25 cm) between shoulder seams for the head opening.
Leave 7 (71/2, 8, 81/2, 9, 91/2, 10, 101/2) inches 18 (19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25) cm for the
armholes. If you would like to have bottom slits, leave 2-4 inches (5-10 cm) unstitches.

See video instructions for knitting applied I-cord


Download PDF  


Leave a comment about the article.

If you liked this pattern, you might also like:

Summer Night Short-Sleeve Raglan Henley

Child's Color Block Sweater

Dulcet Silk Sweater

Browse Similar Items by Category:

Patterns:Knit >> Sweaters and Tops
Difficulty Level:3-Intermediate
Size:2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, L, M, S, XL,
Short Rows
Yarn Weight:Aran
Yarn Brand:Plymouth Yarn

Mailing List
Enter your e-mail to receive new patterns:

Mailing List
Enter your e-mail to receive announcements of new free patterns:

Or follow us using: