Couldn’t wait to finish this Summer crocheted vest and share it with you. Is easy to make and is so beautiful.
or any cotton 8/4 for which the recommended hook is 2.5 mm
This pattern is for sizes from S to 1X, but I will give you the instructions you will need to make this summer crocheted vest even if you want to use another type of yarn.
So, we will make 3 panels: 1 Back side and 2 front sides.
All 3 panels are identical, so once you have one done, all you have to do is to repeat the same with the next 2. Then assemble the 3 pieces and done. What is important is that the length of the chain is the length of your vest.
So chain as many stitches as you need to get to the desired length. Then start to make the stitch with circle and make as many rows as you need to get to the desired width.
The width of one panel is the width from shoulder to shoulder. You can purchase the easy printable pdf version of this pattern here.
Knowing that is easy now to make this vest with any type of yarn. Materials that I used
- Mercerized cotton
- 2.5 mm crochet hook (try with B or C US size)
- Tapestry needle
You will need approximate
- For size S – 700 m (765 Yd) or 175 grams of yarn
- For size M – 800 m (875 Yd) or 200 grams
- For sizes L and XL – 900 m (985 Yd) or between 225 – 250 grams of yarn
* This yardage are approximated for a cotton thread size 5. Gauge 23 Double crochet = 10 cm ( 4 “) 10 rows in double crochet = 10 cm (4”)
Abbreviations used in this pattern:
- Ch – chain
- St(s) – stitch(es)
- Dc – double crochet
For all sizes I let the same length, 57 cm without stretching and 62 after washing and steam the vest.
So begin with 176 sts. If you want your vest to be longer or shorter, add or cut sts, but remember that you will need a multiple of 8.
Start with the 7th st from the hook. [2 dc wide (2 dc worked together with 2 ch between them), ch 2, skip 2, 1 V st in the next st, ch 2] repeat this section to the end of the row, ending with 2 dc wide, ch 2, skip 2, 1 dc in the last stitch. Turn
3 turning ch, [ch 5, skip (ch 2, 2 dc wide, ch 2), 1 dc in first dc of the V st, ch 2, 1 dc in the second dc of the V st, ch 5, ] – repeat the section to the end of the row, ending with ch 5 and 1 dc in the 3rd st of the turning chain. Turn
3 turning ch, [ch 2, 1 V st in the 3rd st of the ch 5 from the previous row, ch 2, 2 dc wide (first dc in the next dc, second in the next one)] – repeat this section to the end of the row, ending with ch 2, 1 V st in the 3rd ch of the ch 5, ch 2n 1 dc in the 3rd st of the turning chain. Turn
Ch 5, [ 1 dc in first dc of the V st, ch 2, 1 dc in the second dc of the V st, skip (ch 2, 2 dc wide, ch 2), ch 5] repeat the section to the end of the row, ending with 1 dc in first dc of the last V st, ch 2, 1 dc in the second dc of the V st, ch 2, skip 2, 1 dc in the 3rd st of the turning ch. Turn. Now repeat these 4 rows until you have in total:
- For size S – 35 rows
- For size M – 39 rows
- For sizes L, XL – 41 rows
Now one panel is done. Repeat the same with the next 2. After finishing the 3 panels is time for assembling. Sew the sides edges to the armpit. Let for the arm hole:
- For sizes S, M – 20 cm (64 sts)
- For sizes L,XL – 23 cm (74 sts)
Now sew the shoulder. Between 5 and 10 cm on each shoulder as you like it. Make a border all over the vest edges in single crochet for 2 rows, or you cam make another stitch if you want. And this is it. An easy and beautiful summer crocheted vest. You can purchase the easy printable pdf version of this pattern here.
Ravelry I love it. Bellow you will find the video tutorial.
Hope you liked this pattern and you will give it a try. Enjoy crochet!