Crochet Vest Free Pattern With Sizes S – XL + Video Tutorial

A crochet vest is worn over a shirt.Cozy vest in forest green
A Crochet Vest in Forest Green, worn over a shirt.

Crochet vests are a timeless classic that never goes out of style. They’re versatile, comfortable, and can be made in a variety of styles to suit any occasion. Crocheting a vest is a great project for anyone looking to expand their crochet skills, as it combines basic stitches with shaping and construction techniques. In this pattern, we will be creating a classic crochet vest that can be worn over any outfit to add a touch of elegance.

That is to say that this pattern is suitable for both beginners and intermediate crocheters. Since it comes with step by step video tutorial and written pattern.You can see a very clear picture accordingly to each row so that you see clear where the stitches are crocheted.

Let me show you below how its done in 5 simple steps.

1.Watch the video tutorial.

2.Crochet the front and back panels of the vest.

3.Sew the panels.

4.Crochet the collar.

5.Sew the shoulders of the vest.

Crochet Vest in 5 simple steps.

1.Watch the video tutorial.

Weather you are a beginner or an advanced crocheter i recommend you to watch the step by step video tutorial below. It will help a lot on visualising the way how the vest pattern works.

2.Crochet the front and back panels of the vest.

In this section you find the full written pattern of this crocheted vest. Each row is illustrated very clear with their respective picture. In addition to crochet this pattern you also need basic crochet skills such as chain, single crochet, and slip stitch. For the purpose of sizing i recommend you using similar yarn thickness as the one i use.

GOOD TO KNOW
1. ByStellaM cannot accept responsibility for the finished item if any yarn other than the recommended yarn is used.
2. Yarn quantities are based on average requirements and are therefore approximate.

3.Color reproduction is as close as color accuracy on screens.
4. Instructions are written using US terminology

5.The qty of stitches for other sizes are written inside of these brackets  [ ]

The recommended yarn is from PaintBox yarns with the qty for each size shown below:

— 400 [400,500,550]gr of 100 % acrylic yarn  in color Racing Green.

10 mm hook

Markers

Size of the sweater vest lying flat (size S ):

60 cm bodice wide

61.6 cm ribbing width

48 cm long

CROCHET ABBREVIATIONS USED:

ch(s)                    chain(s)

st(s)                     stitch(es)

sk                         skip

closed HDC       closed half double crochet

sl st                      slip stitch

tbl                        through back loop

Gouge : 13 st * 12 rows  for a 10cm*10cm square

Let’s START.

— Back Panel

– Start with 65 [68,70,73] ch st(s).
crocheted base chain stitches
Starting the panel with the base chain stitches
– 1st Row  (starts on a sl st side).

7 [7,8,9]sl st ,  57 [60,61,63] closed HDC.

sk 1 ch from the hook and crochet sl st on the 2nd ch.

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Place a marker on the 1st sl st.

Continue crocheting sl st st(st) until 7 [7,8,9]sl st in total.

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At the 8th [8,9,10] ch switch to closed HDC  (I show you how to crochet the half double crochet ribbing stitch in a full video tutorial).

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Place a marker at the 1st closed HDC st of the row.

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Than continue crocheting 56 [59,60,62] closed HDC st to the end of the row. In total 57 [60,61,63] closed HDC st.

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– 2nd Row (starts on a closed HDC side).

1ch,turn,sk 1ch,57 [60,61,63] closed HDC tbl, 7 [7,8,9] sl st.

For the 2nd row 1 ch,turn your work.

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sk the ch from the hook and on back loop crochet closed HDC .

Continue crochet closed HDC tbl until you have 57 [60,61,63] in total.

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Than at the 58th [61,52,64] st switch to sl st. Crochet 7 [7,8,9] sl st(s) in total to the end of the row.

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– 3rd Row (starts on a sl st side).

1 ch, turn, 7 [7,8,9] sl st(s), 57 [60,61,63] closed HDC tbl.

To start the 3rd row, 1 ch, turn your work than sk the ch from the hook and crochet sl st on the next st from the hook. Continue crocheting sl st(s) until you have 7 [7,8,9] sl st(s) in total.

slip stitch ribbing on a work in progress sweater

Than switch to closed HDC tbl on the 8th [8,9,10] st.

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Crochet to the end of the row 57 [60,61,63] closed HDC tbl st(s) in total.

– 4th  Row-59th [59,59,63] Row.

Repeat (row2,row3) 28 [28,28,30] more times.

In total the back panel will have 59 [59,59,63] rows.Which will be seen as 29 [29,29,31] ribbings.

The loose end of the ch row will be on the top left of the panel and the end of the 59th [59,59,63] row yarn will be on the top right of the panel.

Leave some yarn for the sewing and cut the rest of it.

a crocheted sweater back panel
The crocheted back panel with the full number of ribbings that must be crocheted.

–Front panel

– Start with 65 [68,70,73]ch st(s)

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– 1st Row  (starts on a sl st side)

7 [7,8,9] sl st,  57 [60,61,63] closed HDC.

sk 1 ch from the hook and crochet sl st on the 2nd ch.

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Place a marker on the 1st sl st.

Continue crocheting sl st st(st) until 7 [7,8,9] sl st in total.

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At the 8th [8,9,10] ch switch to closed HDC.

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Place a marker at the 1st closed HDC st of the row.

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Than continue crocheting 56 [59,60,62] closed HDC st to the end of the row. In total 57 [60,61,63] closed HDC st.

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– 2nd Row (starts on a closed HDC side)

1ch, turn, sk 1ch, 57 [60,61,63] closed HDC tbl, 7 [7,8,9] sl st

For the 2nd row 1 ch, turn your work.

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sk the ch from the hook and on back loop crochet closed HDC .

Continue crochet closed HDC tbl until you have 57 [60,61,63] in total.

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Than at the 58th [61,62,64] st switch to sl st. Crochet 7 [7,8,9] sl st(s) in total to the end of the row.

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– 3rd Row (starts on a sl st side)

1 ch, turn, 7 [7,8,9] sl st(s), 57 [60,61,63] closed HDC tbl.

To start the 3rd row, 1 ch, turn your work than sk the ch from the hook and crochet sl st on the next st from the hook. Continue crocheting sl st(s) until you have 7 [7,8,9] sl st(s) in total.

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Than switch to closed HDC tbl on the 8th [8,9,10] st.

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Crochet to the end of the row 57 [60,61,63] closed HDC tbl st(s) in total.

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– 4th Row – 17th [17,17,19] Row

repeat (ROW2,ROW3),  7 [7,7,8] more times.

– 18th[18,18,20] Row (starts on the closed HDC side)

57 [60.61,63] closed HDC tbl, 7 [7,8,9] sl st(s) tbl.

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This is the shoulder side of the front panel which in total will have  9[9,9,10] ribbings and your yarn will be on the sl st side of the panel.

From now on we start to decrease 1 st per  2 rows on the HDC side of the pattern, until we have 6 st(s) less.

So the pattern will be as below:

– 19th [19,19,21] Row (starts on the sl st side)

7 [7,8,9] sl st(s) tbl, 56 [59,60,62] closed HDC tbl.

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Leave the last st without crocheting than start the 20th [20,20,22] row.

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– 20th [20,20,22] Row (starts on the HDC side)

1 ch, turn, sk 1st ch from the hook, 56 [59,60,62] closed HDC tbl, 7 [7,8,9] sl st(s) tbl.

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 – 21st [21,21,23] Row – 30th [30,30,32] Row

Repeat  (ROW19,ROW20)  5  more times. Each time crocheting 1 less closed HDC tbl on the uneven row.

The 30th [30,30,32] Row will have 51 [54,55,57] closed HDC tbl st(s) and 7 [7,8,9] sl st(s) tbl.

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Now the pattern for the other half of the front panel, is the same as the first half, just that on this side we increase 1 closed HDC st every 2 rows.

So the pattern for the 31st Row will be:

– 31st [31,31,33] Row

1 ch, sk 1ch, 7 [7,8,9]sl st(s), 51 [54,55,57] closed HDC st(s), 2 ch.

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– 32nd [32,32,34] Row

sk 1st ch from the hook, crochet a closed HDC st on the 2nd st from the hook.

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Than 51 [54,55,57] closed HDC st(s) tbl, 7 [7,8,9] sl st(s) tbl to the end of the row.

 – 33rd [33,33,35] Row – 42nd [42,42,44] Row

Repeat (ROW31,ROW32) 5 more times,each uneven row adding 2 ch st(s) at the HDC side and each even row crocheting 1 closed HDC more.

The 42nd [42,42,44] Row will end on the sl st side of the panel. At the 42nd [42,42,44] Row we have achieved again 57 [60,61,63] closed HDC st(s) as when we started the panel.

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– 43rd [43,43,45] Row – 58th [58,58,62] Row

repeat (ROW3,ROW2,) 8 [8,8,9] more times, ending at the sl st side of the pattern.

Than repeat ROW 3 (7 [7,8,9] sl st(s) tbl,57 [60,61,63]closed HDC tbl) one more time to end up the panel on the HDC side of the panel.

At the picture below i noted the ribbings on each side of both shoulders, the ends of the yarns, also the ribbings of the increase and decrease sides of the panel. Like this you can have a more visual idea on how the pattern should look like at the end.

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And the crochet panels oc the vest are done.

3-Sew the panels

We need to sew these 2 panels so than we can continue with the rest of the work. Place the back and front panel so the qty of the ribbings on shoulder areas match and sew the shoulders and sides, leaving 2 open spaces for the sleeves. In the video tutorial i explain in details how the sewing of the shoulders and sides of the panels is done.

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4.Crochet the collar.

Once the bodice is sewed than start to crochet the neck area.

Starting from the center ribbing of the back panel, pull a loop, being careful to not loose the end, than crochet 13 ch st.

– 1st ROW (starts at the free end of the neck panel)

Sk the 1st ch from the hook and crochet sl st on the next ch. Crochet sl st until you arrive at the back panel, in total 12 sl st(s).

To connect the neck border with the bodice we need to crochet on each space between 2 ribbing patterns and on each ribbing pattern. So once back at the back panel, insert the hook on the space between 2 ribbings and sl st.

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– 2nd Row (starts at the back panel end of the neck panel)

Turn your work, sk the 1st st from the hook and crochet sl st on the next one. Continue crocheting sl st(s) until you arrive at the free end of the neck border, in total 12 sl st(s).

– 3rd Row – back at the point we started.

Keep repeating the pattern of the 1st Row than 2nd Row until you are back to the place you started.

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5.Sew the collar and the shoulders of the vest.

Once the crochet of the neck panel is finished start sewing the back of the collar and the folding of it as shown in the video tutorial .

In the picture below you can see clear where the sewing of the collar should be.

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For the sweater vest you will need to do the sewing of the padded shoulders.

First fold the top of the shoulder side 5 cm in and pin the side to the underarm area.

Continue sewing with a very simple stitch until you arrive at he armpit, where there is no folding.

In the video tutorial all the sewing process of the collar is shown very clear. So i recommend that you check out the full video tutorial.

Once the sewing is done you have this crocheted vest ready to wear. Its pretty amazing what we can achieve with our hands. Dont you agree?!

This pattern comes in another variation of a crocheted sweater.Check it out and continue making beautiful things with your hands.

XO XO

Stella

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