Knitting for women Crochet Vests Crochet Vest free pattern

Crochet Vest free pattern

Crochet Vest free pattern



A striking vest instantly adds a touch of flair to even the simplest outfit.

Skills used:

• Single crochet

• Reverse single crochet

• Double crochet

Sizes: Women's Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, 2X)

Finished measurements:

Bust: 35 1/2 (38, 41, 43 1/2, 46, 49)"

Length: 29 (29, 29 1/2, 29 1/2, 30, 30)"

Yarn weight: 2

Yarn used: 220 Sport by Cascade Yarns

MATERIALS

• 8 (8, 9, 9, 10, 10) skeins 220 Sport by Cascade Yarns, 100% Peruvian Highland wool (164 yds/50g) in color 9420

• U.S. size H-8 (5mm) crochet hook, or size required for gauge

• U.S. size G-6 (4mm) crochet hook

• Yarn needle

Yarn alternatives

Save: Champagne by Grignasco Knits

Spend: Sulka Nina by Mirasol

Splurge: Equity Sport by Sincere Sheep

DETAILS

Gauge

18 sts and 8 rows = 4" (10cm) in openwork patt using larger hook

Stitch pattern

Openwork

Foundation row (RS): Ch 3, [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] in 5th ch from hook, skip next 2 ch, *[1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] in next ch, skip next 2 ch; rep from * across, ending with [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] in next ch, skip next ch, dc 1 in last ch, turn.

Row 1: Ch 3, skip first 2 dc, *[1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across, ending with dc 1 in top of ch-3,turn.

Rep row 1 for patt.

Note

Each dc, ch-1 sp, and ch-3 counts as one stitch.

VEST

Back

With larger hook, ch 82 (88, 94, 100, 106, 112).

Work even in openwork patt until piece measures approx 20 1/2" from beg, ending with a WS row. Do not ch 3. Turn.

Shape armholes

Sl st in first 13(16, 16, 19, 19, 22) sts, ch 3, work in patt across until 12(15, 15, 18, 18, 21)sts rem in row. Ch 3, turn, leaving rest of row unworked.

Work even in patt on 56 (56, 62, 62, 68, 68) sts until piece measures approx 29 (29, 29 1/2, 29 1/2, 30, 30)" from beg.

Fasten off.

Left front

With larger hook, ch 61 (64, 67, 70, 73, 76).

Work even in openwork patt until piece measures approx 20 1/2" from beg, ending with a WS row. Do not ch 3. Turn.

Shape armhole

SI st in first 13 (16, 16, 19, 19, 22) sts, ch 3, cont patt across to end. Ch 3,turn.

Work even in patt on 47 (47, 50, 50, 53, 53) sts until piece measures approx 29 (29, 29 1/2, 29 1/2, 30, 30)" from beg.

Fasten off.

Right front

Work as for left front, reversing all shaping.

FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams, leaving center 30 sts at center back open for back neck. Sew side seams.

Body edging

With RS facing and smaller hook, join A with a si st to lower right side seam, ch 1.

Work 1 rnd sc evenly spaced along edges of garment, working 3 sc in each corner and sc2tog at the indentation of each armhole. Join with a si st to first sc. Work 1 rnd of rev sc. Fasten off.

Armhole edging

With RS facing and smaller hook, join A with a si st to upper side seam, ch 1.

Work same as body edging.

Weave in ends. Block.

Use an elegant shawl pin to close the vest for a fitted finish.