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Striped Crochet Vest Pattern

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You’re going to love this crochet pattern for the Striped Crochet Vest.

It’s an easy pattern, with sizes from XS to 5XL. 

This pattern is a great crochet sweater vest to wear during the colder season. With a shirt or top, with jeans or a skirt. 

Make this women’s crochet vest in one solid color or with the stripes as suggested. 

 

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Striped Crochet Vest Pattern

 

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Striped Crochet Vest Pattern

Striped Crochet Vest Pattern

 

 

 

THE YARN


The suggested yarn for this free crochet vest pattern is Wool Ease from Lion Brand Yarn

It’s a great yarn, that comes in a vide variety of colors.

I’ve used it in patterns such as the Your Weekday CowlYour Afternoon Walk Cardigan &  Spikes and Stripes Pillow.

 

Striped Crochet Vest Pattern

 

THE PERFECT FALL CROCHET PROJECT


This sweater vest crochet pattern is just perfect for fall. It gives warmth, yet not being too warm.

It comes in 9 women’s sizes from XS to 5XL, so it’s easy to find the size that fits you.

 

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Striped Crochet Vest Pattern

 

 

Striped Crochet Vest Pattern

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CROCHET THAT?


How long it takes to crochet something varies depending on your skill & how fast you crochet. But that isn’t a helpful answer is it?

Well, I’ve developed a yarn calculator to help you get the answer to this question.

It will help you calculate exactly how much time you’ll spend crocheting a project.

All you need to know is how much yarn you will use on the project in either meters, yards or skeins. Then crochet your test square & time it.

Calculate how long it takes to crochet that. 

 

STRIPED CROCHET VEST – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


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ABOUT THE PATTERN:


Great crochet vest pattern in sizes XS to 5XL. It’s a striped sweater vest pattern, but can easily be made in one solid color as well. 

Amazing women’s crochet vest that can be used throughout the fall & winter season. 

Try this easy crochet pattern and enjoy wearing this crochet vest with jeans and a shirt, or styled as you prefer. 

 

Striped Crochet Vest Pattern

 

SKILL LEVEL: 


EASY

 

Read about skill levels.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:


CROCHET HOOK:

Size 6 mm / US: J – 10 / UK: 4

Hook I used: Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from Knitpro

 

YARN:

Yarn used:

Lion BrandWool Ease in color Grey Heather (CA), Denim (CB) & Fisherman (CC).

 

 

Yarn amount used: 

Color A:

  • 2 (2) 2 (3) 3 (3) 3 (3) 3 skeins
  • 136 (147) 163 (174) 190 (204) 215 (231) 241 g
  • 289 (312) 345 (369) 402 (433) 454 (488) 511 m
  • 316 (341) 377 (404) 439 (474) 497 (534) 559 yards

 

Color B:

  • 1 (2) 2 (2) 2 (2) 2 (2) 2 skeins
  • 80 (87) 98 (105) 113 (122) 128 (137) 143 g
  • 170 (185) 207 (221) 240 (259) 272 (290) 303 m
  • 186 (202) 226 (242) 263 (283) 297 (318) 331 yards

 

Color C:

  • 2 (2) 2 (2) 2 (2) 3 (3) 3 skeins
  • 105 (115) 128 (137) 148 (159) 166 (177) 184 g
  • 223 (243) 271 (290) 314 (337) 352 (375) 390 m
  • 244 (265) 296 (317) 343 (369) 385 (410) 427 yards

 

Yarn characteristics:

  • 4 Medium Yarn
  • 80 % Acrylic, 20 % Wool

 

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:

 

GAUGE:


Measured with double crochet stitches crocheted in rows:

14 stitches & 9 rows per 10 cm / 4”.

 

NOTES: 


  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms (more details).
  • All measurements given are unblocked.
  • Note that measurements are given as exact as possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes from person to person.

 

  • Read pattern instructions carefully before beginning to make sure you understand everything. It might save you hours!
  • Make a swatch that measure at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch the gauge is given for. If your swatch matches the gauge, you’re good to go. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your hook. Go up in crochet hook size if your stitches are smaller & go down in crochet hook size if your stitches are bigger (more details).
  • Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test your yarn against the gauge (more details).

 

  • This pattern is written for 9 sizes, where the different sizes is given in parentheses like this: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL. If just one number is given, it applies to all sizes. I recommend that you highlight or circle the size you’re making before you begin to make the pattern easier to follow. Size adjustments are added under “Size & Measurements”.
  • At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parentheses.
  • This vest crochet pattern is worked from the bottom up, in 2 parts, front & back. First the body, then the armhole to shoulder, then the shoulder on each side. After that the front and back are seamed together. Finally you crochet the neck edging & shoulder edgings. 

 

SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:


Striped Crochet Vest Pattern

 

SIZE NOTES:

  • This crochet pattern is written to have a standard fitting body, that means 5-10 cm / 2-4” positive ease. 
  • The arm opening is written to have a oversized fit, that means 15 cm / 6” positive ease.

 

SIZE ADJUSTMENTS:

  • Adjust bust/waist/hip measurement: Go up / down in size or add/reduce stitches two at a time. Note, adding/reducing stitches affect arm opening. And you should be prepared to make adjustments there as well. 
  • Adjust arm opening: Can be done many ways. You can adjust how many rows you work on from armhole to shoulder. You can adjust how many stitches you leave unworked when you start the armhole to shoulder part. Finally you can decrease more/less on the first row of shoulder edging. 
  • Length: Add/reduce the numbers you work total.

 

ABBREVIATIONS:


BPdc = back post double crochet

CA = color A

CB = color B

CC = color C

ch = chain (s) (tutorial)

dc = double crochet

FPdc = front post double crochet

FSC = foundation single crochet

Sl st = slip stitch (tutorial)

st = stitch (es)

 

STITCHES YOU WILL NEED: 


FOUNDATION SINGLE CROCHET (FSC):

Written description:

Step 1: Ch 2 st.

Step 2: Insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, pull up a loop. Yo and pull through first loop (making “chain”). Yo and pull through both loops on hook.

Step 3: Insert hook into prev “chain” you made (It should look like you go through a resemblance of a “normal” st, with 2 strands of yarn), pull up a loop, yo and pull through first loop (making “chain”). Yo and pull through both loops on hook. Repeat step 3 until you’ve made enough stitches.

*2nd ch in step 1 makes 1 st, step 2 makes 1 st & every time step 3 is repeated you make 1 st.

 

Video tutorial

 

FRONT POST DOUBLE CROCHET STITCH (FPdc):

Written description:

Yo, insert your hook from front to back between the prev st & the st you’re working, & bring it to the front again between the st you’re working & the next st, yo & pull up a loop, you have 3 loops on the hook, yo & pull through 2 of the 3 loops, yo and pull through the 2 last loops.

 

BACK POST DOUBLE CROCHET STITCH (BPdc):

Written description:

Yo, insert your hook from back to front between the prev st & the st you’re working, & bring it to the back again between the st you’re working & the next st, yo & pull up a loop, you have 3 loops on the hook, yo & pull through 2 of the 3 loops, yo and pull through the 2 last loops.

Video tutorial for FPdc & BPdc

 

CROCHET TOGETHER 2 DOUBLE CROCHET STITCHES (dc2tog):

Used to decrease stitches.

Written description: yo, draw up a loop from the next st, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, draw up a loop from the stitch after that, yo, pull through 2 loops, you have 3 loops on the hook, yo, pull through all loops on the hook.

 

TECHNIQUES YOU WILL NEED: 


CHANGING COLOR WITH DIFFERENT COLOR ON DIFFERENT ROWS:

When working with different colors on different rows, you’ll never finish the last stitch on the last row with one color, with the color you where working with.

Do all the steps of the stitch, then leave the last step unworked. Yarn over with the color for the next st & pull yarn through.

Repeat this for every row you change colors to make the color changes look beautiful.

 

 

Striped Crochet Vest Pattern

 

INSTRUCTIONS:


COLOR CHANGES: 

Follow the chart below for color changes. 

Striped Crochet Vest Pattern

 

FRONT & BACK: 

Make 1 front & 1 back.

 

HIP TO ARMHOLE:

With CA, make 60 (66) 74 (80) 88 (96) 102 (110) 116 stitches using the FSC method. 

 

Row 1 (with CA): Dc 1 in 1st st (no ch), dc 1 in each st across, turn (=60 (66) 74 (80) 88 (96) 102 (110) 116 st).

Row 2 (with CA): Dc 1 in 1st st (no ch), *FPdc 1 in next st, BPdc 1 in next st*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, dc 1 in last st, turn (=60 (66) 74 (80) 88 (96) 102 (110) 116 st).

Row 3-6 (with CA): Repeat row 1.

Row 7 –  row 37 (with color changes as given above): Repeat row 1.

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

ARMHOLE TO SHOULDER:

Row 38 (with color changes as given above): Skip 11 (13) 15 (17) 20 (23) 26 (29) 32 st. Attach yarn in next st, dc 1 in each st across until you have 11 (13) 15 (17) 20 (23) 26 (29) 32 st left, turn (= 38 (40) 44 (46) 48 (50) 50 (52) 52 st). 

Row 39 – 56 (with color changes as given above): Dc 1 in 1st st (no ch), dc 1 in each st across, turn (= 38 (40) 44 (46) 48 (50) 50 (52) 52 st).

 

Continue directly on “shoulder 1”.

 

SHOULDER 1:

Row 57 (with CC): Dc 1 in 1st st (no ch), dc 1 in the next 5 (6) 7 (8) 8 (8) 8 (8) 8 st, turn (=6 (7) 8 (9) 9 (9) 9 (9) 9 st).

Row 58 (with CC): Repeat row 57. 

 

Fasten off & cut yarn. 

 

SHOULDER 2:

Count 26 (26) 28 (28) 30 (32) 32 (34) 34 st from where you cut yarn on “shoulder 1”. Start working row 57 in next st.

 

Row 57 (with CC): Dc 1 in 1st st (no ch), dc 1 in the next 5 (6) 7 (8) 8 (8) 8 (8) 8 st, turn (=6 (7) 8 (9) 9 (9) 9 (9) 9 st).

Row 58 (with CC): Repeat row 57. 

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

FINISHING:


When you’re finished crocheting you have 2 parts.

  1. Seam the front and back together along the sides from row 7 to row 37. If you prefer a visible seam like in the photos, use the flat slip stitch join method.
  2. Seam the front and back together over the shoulders 6 (7) 7 (9) 9 (9) 9 (9) 9 stitches.

 

SHOULDER EDGING:

Use color A.

Repeat on both sides.

 

Worked in rounds on the right side of the work. 

Attach yarn in the middle under the arm.

 

Round 1: dc2tog in the next 10 (12) 14 (14) 16 (20) 24 (24) 26 dc left unworked on body, dc 1 in the next – (-) – (2) 3 (2) 1 (4) 5 st  left unworked on the body, dc 1 in each dc row made on “armhole to shoulder” & “shoulder”, dc 1 in the next – (-) – (2) 3 (2) 1 (4) 5 st  left unworked on the body, dc2tog in the next 10 (12) 14 (14) 16 (20) 24 (24) 26 dc left unworked on body, sl st in top of ch 2 from beg of round (= 54 (56) 58 (62) 66 (68) 70 (76) 80 st). 

Round 2:Ch 2 (counts as 1 st), *FPdc 1 in next st, BPdc 1 in next st*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, FPdc 1 in next st, sl st in top of ch 2 from beg of round (= 54 (56) 58 (62) 66 (68) 70 (76) 80 st). 

Round 3: Repeat round 2. 

 

Fasten off & cut yarn. 

 

 

NECK EDGING:

Use color A.

Worked in rounds on the right side of the work. 

Attach yarn in the back left corner.

 

Round 1: *dc 1 in each dc row made on shoulder 1 and 2, dc 1 in each st from row 56 on main part*, repeat from *to* once, sl st in 1st st, (= 60 (60) 64 (64) 68 (72) 72 (76) 76 st). 

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 st), *FPdc 1 in next st, BPdc 1 in next st*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, FPdc 1 in next st, sl st in top of ch 2 from beg of round (= 60 (60) 64 (64) 68 (72) 72 (76) 76 st). 

Round 3: Repeat round 2. 

 

Fasten off & cut yarn. 

 

Striped Crochet Vest Pattern

 

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