Knitting for children Knitting for boys Children's hooded vest crochet pattern free

Children's hooded vest crochet pattern free

Children's hooded vest crochet pattern free



FINISHED SIZES

Instructions given fit child's size 6; changes for sizes 8 and 10 are in [ ].

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Chest: 25 1/2 inches (size 6) [27 inches (size 8), 29 inches (size 10)]

Length: 18 inches (size 6) [193/4 inches (size 8), 2V/2 inches (size 10)]

MATERIALS 

• Plymouth Yarn Encore DK light (DK) weight acrylic/wool yarn (1 3/4oz/150yds/50g per ball):

5 [6,6] balls #0658 blueberry mix

• Size I/9/5.5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

• Yarn needle

• 23mm metal buttons: 2

GAUGE 4 sts = 1 inch; 3 rows = 1 inch

PATTERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work progresses.

Chain-2 at beginning of row counts as first half double crochet unless otherwise stated.

Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.

SPECIAL STITCHES

First foundation half double crochet (first foundation hdc): Ch 2, yo, insert hook into 2nd ch from hook (see illustration A), yo, draw up lp, yo, draw through 1 lp on hook (see illustration B—ch 1 completed), yo, draw through all lps on hook (see illustrations C and D—hdc completed).

Next foundation half double crochet (next foundation hdc): *Yo, insert hook in last ch-1 made (see illustration A), yo, draw up lp, yo, draw through 1 lp on hook (see illustration B—ch-1 completed), yo, draw through all lps on hook (see illustrations C and D—hdc completed), rep from * as indicated.

VEST

FRONT

Row 1: First foundation hdc (see Special Stitches), work 51 [55, 59] next foundation hdc (see Special Stitches), turn. (52 [56, 60] foundation hdc)

Row 2: Ch 2 (see Pattern Notes), working in back lp (see Stitch Guide), hdc in next st, working in front lp (see Stitch Guide), hdc in next st] across, turn. (52 [56, 60] sts)

Rows 3-37 [3-41, 3-45]: Rep row 2. At the end of last rep, fasten off, turn.

Armhole Shaping

Row 38 [42, 46]: Sk first 4 sts of previous row, join (see Pattern Notes) yam in next st, hdc in back lp of same st as joining, hdc in front lp of next st, [hdc in back lp of next st, hdc in front lp of next st] across to last 4 sts, leaving last 4 sts unworked, turn. (44 [48, 52] sts)

Rows 39-41 [43-45,47-49]: Rep row 2. (44 [48, 52] sts)

First Neck Shaping

Row 42 [46, 50]: Rep row 2 across 22 [24, 26] sts, leaving rem sts unworked.

Rows 43-53 [47-59, 51-64]: Rep row 2. At the end of last rep, fasten off. (22 [24, 26] sts)

2nd Neck Shaping 

Row 42 [46, 50]: Join yam in next unworked st of row 41 [45,49], rep row 2 across 22 [24, 26] sts.

Rows 43-53 [47-59, 51-64]: Rep row 2. At the end of last rep, fasten off. (22 [24, 26] sts)

BACK

Row 1: Work first foundation hdc, work 51 [55, 59] next foundation hdc, turn. (52 [56, 60] foundation hdc)

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in back lp of next st, hdc in front lp of next st] across, turn. (52 [56, 60] sts)

Rows 3-37 [3—41, 3-45]: Rep row 2. At the end of last rep, fasten off, turn.

Armhole Shaping

Row 38 [42, 46]: Sk first 4 sts of previous row, join yarn in next st, hdc in back lp of same st as joining, hdc in front lp of next st, [hdc in back lp of next st, hdc in front lp of next st] across to last 4 sts, leaving last 4 sts unworked, turn. (44 [48, 52] sts)

Rows 39-53 [43-59, 47-64]: Rep row 2. At the end of last rep, fasten off. (44 [48, 52] sts)

HOOD

Row 1: Beg at front of Hood, work first foundation hdc, work 73 [75, 77] next foundation hdc, turn. (74 [76, 78] foundation hdc)

Rows 2-21 [2-23, 2-25]: Ch 2, hdc in back lp of next st, hdc in front lp of next st] across, turn. At the end of last rep, fasten off. (74 [76, 78] sts)

Hood Front Border

Row 1: Join yarn in opposite side of foundation ch made with foundation hdc row 1, ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each ch of foundation hdc across, turn. (74 [76, 78] dc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each dc across, fasten off.

Hood Tie

Leaving 4-inch length at beg, ch 125 [130,135], leaving 4-inch length, fasten off.

BUTTON LP

Make 2.

Leaving 6-inch length at beg, ch 8, leaving 6-inch length, fasten off.

ASSEMBLY

Holding Front and Back tog, starting at bottom whipstitch edges (see illustration) tog up to Armhole opening, whipstitch opposite edge of Vest.

From outer edge of Armhole side of shoulder, sew across 11 [12, 13] sts leaving rem 22 [24, 26] sts for Back Neck opening. Rep on other side for Front Neck opening. (44 [48, 52] sts unworked)

ARMHOLE TRIM

Rnd 1 (RS): Join yarn at underarm seam of Armhole opening, ch 1, sc evenly sp around Armhole opening, join in beg sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join in beg sc. Fasten off. Rep Armhole Trim on other Armhole opening.

NECK FINISHING

Row 1 (RS): Join yam at Neck opening in side edge of row 53 [59, 64], ch 1, sc evenly sp down front neck opening and up opposite side, ending in row 53 [59, 64] on opposite edge. Fasten off.

With yarn needle and length of yarn, sew first button to row 51 [57, 62] on left front for girl and right front for boy. Sk next 4 rows and sew next button directly below first button. Sew Button Lps to opposite edge adjacent to buttons.

ASSEMBLE HOOD

Fold Hood in half and sew seam across row 21 [23, 25], Sew Hood to Neck opening. Weave Hood Tie through dc sts of row 22 [24, 26], knot each end of Tie, trim ends.

BOTTOM TRIM

Rnd 1 (RS): Join yarn at side seam of bottom edge of Vest, working in opposite side of foundation hdc sts, ch 1, sc in each st around, join in beg sc. Fasten off.