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Free Easy Crochet Vest Pattern- far easier than it looks!

Pattern for Crochet Vest

 

This easy crochet vest free pattern has a simple shaping that is easy enough for beginners. It includes multiple sizes from Small to 5XL.

 

Free Crochet Vest Pattern for Women

 

Throw it over your jeans or a maxi dress, pair it with anything and everything this summer. Make it in neutral colors or in vibrant shades. 

 

 

 

Easy Crochet Vest Pattern Free

 

Free pattern for crochet bohemian vest

 

This easy crochet vest pattern can satisfy your summer craving for crochet. Who said crochet is only for the cold winter months? 

 

Free crochet vest

 

Crochet Vest Free Pattern

 

Easy Crochet Vest Free Pattern

You can work from the free pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for $3.99 here. You will receive a download link once you make payment and click “Return to Merchant”.

 

Materials

1. Any DK weight yarn. Bernat Baby Sport in color Baby Ecru and Ice Yarns Cake Baby Fine were used for making the sample vests. 

 

Ice Yarns Cake is marked fine(size 2) weight but it has a gauge similar to Lion Brand Mandala which can be a great substitute for this project. 

 

2. A size G(4.5) mm Hook

 

Finished Size

If you are making the smaller size, it will have a slightly looser fit. For example, if you are making the size S/M, it will have a looser fit if you are a size Small and a perfect fit if you are a size Medium.

 

The finished length includes the length of the tassels. 

SIZEFits ChestFinished ChestBack WidthFront WidthFinished Length
S/M34 to 38" 38"19"9"36"
L/XL42 to 46"44"22"10"37"
2XL/3XL50 to 54" 52"26"12"38"
4XL/5XL 58 to 62" 60"30"14"39"

 

Yardage

S/M– 1250 yards

L/XL– 1500 yards

2XL/3XL– 1750 yards

4XL/5XL– 2000 yards

 

Stitch Abbreviations

The pattern is written in US terms.

ch- chain

st- stitch

sc- single crochet

dc- double crochet

sk- skip

YO- yarn over

 

Stitch Explanations

dc2tog: *(YO, insert your hook into the next st and pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops), repeat from * one more time, YO and pull through all the 3 loops on hook.

 

dc3tog: *(YO, insert your hook into the next st and pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops), repeat from * 2 more times, YO and pull through all the 4 loops on hook.

 

sc3tog: *(insert your hook into the next st or point and pull up a loop), repeat from * 2 more times, YO and pull through all the 4 loops on your hook.

 

sc5tog: *(insert your hook into the next st or point and pull up a loop), repeat from * 4 more times, YO and pull through all the 6 loops on your hook.

 

Gauge

Crochet Vest Stitch

Ch 37 and start working the pattern for the front panel given below. Once you complete rows 1 to 9, measure the lacy part for gauge as shown in the picture.

4 repeats= 4 inches

 

Pattern for Crochet Vest

Pattern Notes

Stitch counts for bigger sizes are given in the order S/M( L/XL, 2XL/3XL, 4XL/5XL)

 

Front Panels- Left & Right

Ch 37(41, 49, 57)

Row 1: 1 dc into 4th ch from hook(3 skipped chs count as first dc), 1 dc in each ch across to end, turn.————–35(39, 47, 55) dc

 

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc here and throughout), 1 dc in next st, *(ch 1, sk next st, 1 dc in next st), repeat from * to beginning ch, 1 dc on top of beg ch, turn.——19(21, 25, 29) dc 

 

Row 3: Ch 3, *( 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in next ch,), repeat from * to last 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc on top of beg ch, turn.—–35(39, 47, 55) dc

 

Row 4: Ch 1, 1 sc in 1st st and each st across to end. Your last sc will be worked on top of the beg ch. Turn.——35(39, 47, 55) sc

 

Row 5: Ch 3, dc2tog across next 2 sts, *(ch 5, sk next sc, dc3tog across next 3 sts), repeat from * to last 4 sts, ch 5, sk next sc, dc2tog across next 2 sts, 1 dc in last sc, turn.——-9( 10, 12, 14) dc clusters

 

Row 6:  Ch 3, 1 dc on top of adjacent dc2tog, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch-5 space, *(ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-5 space), repeat from * and after sc in last ch-5 space, ch 2, 1 dc in next dc2tog, 1 dc on top of beg ch, turn.——–7(8, 10, 12) ch-5 loops + 2 ch-2 loops

 

Row 7: Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, *(ch 1, 3 dc in the third ch of next ch-5 loop), repeat from * and after working 3 dc in last ch-5 loop, ch 1, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc on top of beg ch, turn.—–9( 10, 12, 14) dc groups

 

Row 8: Ch 1, 1 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 2 dc sts, *( 1sc in next ch, 1 sc in next 3 dc), repeat from * to end. Your last sc will be on top of the beg ch. Turn. —–35(39, 47, 55) sc

 

Row 9: Ch 3, 1 dc in next st and each st across to end, turn.——-35(39, 47, 55) dc

 

Repeat Rows 2 to 9 until your piece measures approximately 21″  and you have completed 12 solid dc rows. Your last row will be a repeat of Row 3. 

 

Note: In the next row, you will skip stitches to form your armholes. From here the rows for the right and left panels are slightly different.

 

Continue for Left Panel

Next Row: Ch 1, 1 sc in 1st st and in next 18(22, 26, 30) sts, leave the remaining 16(16, 20, 24) sts free and turn.——-19(23, 27, 31) sc       

Repeat Rows 5 to 9. Follow it up with Rows 2 to 9. You will get 5(6,7,8) dc clusters at the end of Row 5. 

 

For Size S/M Only

Repeat Rows 2, 3 and 4.

Next Row: Ch 3, 1 dc in next st and each st across to end, turn.—-19 dc

 

Last Row: Ch 1, 1 sc in 1st st and each st across to end. Your last sc will be worked on top of the beg ch. Turn. Fasten off. —-19 dc

 

For Size L/XL Only

Repeat Rows 2, 3 and 4.

Repeat Row 2 . You will work your last st into your last sc. 

Repeat Row 3. Fasten off

 

For Size 2XL/3XL

Repeat Rows 2 to 8. Fasten off.

 

For Size 4XL/5XL

Repeat Row 2 to 9

Last Row: Ch 1, 1 sc in the first st and each st across to end. Fasten off.

 

Continue for Right Panel

Next Row: Ch 1 (counts as the first sl st), sl st in the next 15(15, 19, 23)sts, 1 sc in the next st, place a marker in this sc, 1 sc in the remaining sts to end, turn.——-19(23, 27, 31) sc

 

Next Row: Ch 3, dc2tog across next 2 sts, *(ch 5, sk next sc, dc3tog across next 3 sts), repeat from * to last 4 sts, ch 5, sk next sc, dc2tog across next 2 sts, 1 dc in last marked sc, turn.—–5(6,7,8) dc clusters

Repeat Rows 6 to 9. Follow it up with Rows 2 to 9.

 

For Size S/M Only

Repeat Rows 2, 3 and 4.

Next Row: Ch 3, 1 dc in next st and each st across to end, turn.—-11 dc

 

Last Row: Ch 1, 1 sc in 1st st and each st across to end. Your last sc will be worked on top of the beg ch. Turn. Fasten off. —-19 dc

 

For Size L/XL Only

Repeat Rows 2, 3 and 4.

Repeat Row 2 but you will work your last st into your last sc. 

Repeat Row 3. Fasten off

 

For Size 2XL/3XL

Repeat Rows 2 to 8. Fasten off.

 

For Size 4XL/5XL

Repeat Row 2 to 9

Last Row: Ch 1, 1 sc in the first st and each st across to end. Fasten off.

 

Back Panel

 

Note: The back panel is lacier than the front. 

 

Ch 73(85, 101, 117)

Row 1: 1 dc into 4th ch from hook(3 skipped chs count as first dc), 1 dc in each ch across to end, turn.————–71(83, 99, 115)dc

 

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc here and throughout), 1 dc in next st, *(ch 1, sk next st, 1 dc in next st), repeat from * to beginning ch, 1 dc on top of beg ch, turn.——37(43, 51, 59) dc 

 

Row 3: Ch 3, *( 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in next ch,), repeat from * to last 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc on top of beg ch, turn.—–71(83, 99, 115)dc

 

Row 4: Ch 1, 1 sc in 1st st and each st across to end. Your last sc will be worked on top of the beg ch. Turn.——71(83, 99, 115) sc

 

Row 5: Ch 3, dc2tog across next 2 sts, *(ch 5, sk next sc, dc3tog across next 3 sts), repeat from * to last 4 sts, ch 5, sk next sc, dc2tog across next 2 sts, 1 dc in last sc, turn.——-18(21, 25, 29) dc clusters

 

Row 6:  Ch 3, 1 dc on top of adjacent dc2tog, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch-5 space, *(ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-5 space), repeat from * and after sc in last ch-5 space, ch 2, 1 dc in next dc2tog, 1 dc on top of beg ch, turn.——–16(19, 23, 27) ch-5 loops + 2 ch-2 loops

 

Row 7: Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, *(ch 1, 3 dc in the third ch of next ch-5 loop), repeat from * and after working 3 dc in last ch-5 loop, ch 1, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc on top of beg ch, turn.—–18(21, 25, 29) dc groups

 

Row 8: Ch 1, 1 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 2 dc sts, *( 1sc in next ch, 1 sc in next 3 dc), repeat from * to end. Your last sc will be on top of the beg ch. Turn. —–71(83, 99, 115) sc

 

Repeat Rows 5 to 8, four more times.

Row 9: Ch 3, 1 dc in next st and each st across to end, turn.——-71(83, 99, 115)dc

Repeat Rows 2 to 9 a total of 2 times.

Repeat Rows 2  and 3.

 

Armhole Shaping

Note: In the next row we will work sl sts and skip sts to form armholes on both sides.

 

Next Row: Ch 1 (counts as the first sl st), sl st in the next 15(15, 19, 23)sts, 1 sc in the next st, place a marker in this sc, 1sc in next 38(50, 58, 66)sts, leave the remaining 16(16, 20, 24)sts free, turn.——–39(51, 59, 67) sc

 

Repeat Rows 5 to 9. Follow it up with Rows 2 to 9. You will get 10(13,15,17) dc clusters at the end of Row 5.

 

For Size S/M Only

Repeat Rows 2, 3 and 4.

Next Row: Ch 3, 1 dc in next st and each st across to end, turn.

 

Last Row: Ch 1, 1 sc in 1st st and each st across to end. Your last sc will be worked on top of the beg ch. Turn. Fasten off. 

 

For Size L/XL Only

Repeat Rows 2, 3 and 4.

Repeat Row 2 but you will work your last st into your last sc. 

Repeat Row 3. Fasten off

 

For Size 2XL/3XL

Repeat Rows 2 to 8. Fasten off.

 

For Size 4XL/5XL

Repeat Row 2 to 9

Last Row: Ch 1, 1 sc in the first st and each st across to end. Fasten off.

 

Seaming the Pieces Together 

 

 

Place the front panels on the back panel with the right sides of the fabric touching each other. Seam the shoulders with loose sl sts. Leave a 12-inch opening for a side slit at the bottom and seam the rest of the sides. 

 

Finishing 

Armhole Edging

Round 1: Working on the outside of your vest, sl st to the base of the armhole where you have the side seam and work a round of sc around the armhole, sl st to the first sc. Do not turn.

 

Round 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, fasten off. 

 

Finishing the Slit

Row 1: Working inside your vest, sl st to the base of the slit and work sc sts until you are near the top of the slit, work sc5tog at the top, continue down the slit and work sc sts all the way to the bottom of the slit. Turn. 

 

Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st until you reach near the top of the slit, s3tog at the top, 1 sc in each remaining st to the bottom. Fasten off.

 

Finishing the Front Opening

Row 1: Working inside your vest, sl st to the base of the front opening, and work sc sts until you are near the shoulder seam, 3 sc at the seam, *(1 sc in the next st, 2sc in the next), repeat from * until you reach the next shoulder seam, 3 sc at the seam, continue working sc sts all the way to the bottom, turn.

 

Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across to the end. fasten off.

 

Adding Tassels

Cut a 5-inch piece of cardboard, wrap yarn around it multiple times and cut on one end to get strands of equal length. Take 2 strands, fold in the middle, pull the middle through the base of your vest to form a loop, grab all the 4 tails and pull through the loop, and tighten to complete a tassel. Take care not to crowd your tassels or your base will look wider. 

 

Final Thoughts on Free Crochet Vest Pattern

You can pair it with a maxi dress or jeans. I hope you will enjoy making a few using this free crochet pattern for a lacy vest. 

 

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Shari

Friday 16th of July 2021

Love the pattern! Where am I missing the size of hook to use to make this vest?

Shehnaaz

Friday 16th of July 2021

Oops! Just added the hook size. It is a 4.5mm hook.

Jai

Friday 16th of July 2021

Great pattern, Can't wait to start it for the fall wardrobe. Suggestion: Pinterest links for posting pics to the pattern do not print with the free pattern. We have to return to the website every time we need to see the pic. Thanks.

Peggy

Friday 16th of July 2021

Question about the last row for the L/XL of the pattern. You show on both front panels & the back panel to end with row 3 a dc row (fasten off) and all the other sizes to end with sc row. So should the L/XL end on a dc row or a sc row?

Thank you. Peggy

Shehnaaz

Friday 16th of July 2021

Each size is a little different on the shoulder part so as to adjust the depth of the armholes. So follow what the pattern says for L/XL.