Draped crochet vest pattern

Women's vest crochet pattern

Vest crochet patternFINISHED SIZES

Instructions given fit size small; changes for medium, large, X-large, 2X-large and 3X-large are in [ ].

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Bust: 52 1/2 inches (small) [56 inches (medium), 58 inches (large), 61 inches (X-large), 64 1/2 inches (2X-large), 67 1/2 inches (3X-large)]

Finished measurements include draped Fronts.

MATERIALS

Berroco Weekend medium (worsted) weight acrylic/cotton yarn (3 1/2 oz/205 yds/100g per skein):

5 [5,6,6,6,6] skeins #5904 pebble

Sizes E/4/3.5mm and F/5/3.75mm crochet hooks or size needed to obtain gauge

GAUGE

Size F hook: 17 1/2 sts in pattern = 4 inches; 11 pattern rows = 4 inches

Take time to check gauge.

PATTERN NOTES

Chain-5 at beginning of row counts as first double crochet and chain-2 unless otherwise stated.

Chain-3 at beginning of row counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated.

Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.

SPECIAL STITCHES

First foundation double crochet (first foundation dc): Ch 2, yo, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook (see illustration A), yo, pull up lp, yo, pull through 1 lp on hook (see illustration B—ch-1 completed), [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] twice (see illustrations C-E—dc completed).

Next foundation double crochet (next foundation dc): *Yo, insert hook in last ch-1 made (see illustration A), yo, pull up lp, yo, pull through 1 lp on hook (see illustration B—ch-1 completed), [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] twice (see illustrations C-E—dc completed), rep from * as indicated in instructions.

VEST

LEFT BACK

Row 1 (RS): With size F hook, first foundation dc (see Special Stitches), next foundation dc (see Special Stitches) 89 [93, 97, 101, 105, 109] times, turn. (90 [94, 98, 102, 106, 110] dc)

Row 2: Working in sps between sts, ch 1, sc in sp between first and 2nd sts, [ch 4, sk next 3 sps, sc in next sp] across to last 5 sts, ch 4, sk next 3 sps, dc in last st, turn. (22 [23, 24, 25, 26, 27] ch sps)

Row 3: Ch 5 (see Pattern Notes), sc in first ch-4 sp, [ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp] across, ch 2, dc in last sc, turn. (21 [22, 23, 24, 25, 26] ch-4 sps, 2 ch-2 sps)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 4, [sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 4] across, sc in 3rd ch of turning ch-5, turn. (22 [23, 24, 25, 26, 27] ch sps)

Row 5: Ch 3 (see Pattern Notes), 4 dc in each ch-4 sp across, dc in last sc, turn. (90 [94, 98, 102, 106, 110] dc)

Next rows: Rep rows 2-5 consecutively for pattern until piece measures 7 1/4 [7 3/4, 8, 8 3/4, 9, 9] inches from beg, ending with row 4 [5, 2, 4, 5, 5].

ARMHOLE

Sizes Small & X-Large Only

Next row (RS): Ch 3, 4 dc in each of next 4 [5] ch sps, ch 32 [36], sk next 8 [9] ch sps, 4 dc in each of last 10 [11] ch sps, dc in last sc, turn. (58 [66] dc)

Sizes Medium, 2X-Large & 3X-Large Only

Next row (WS): Ch 1, sc in sp between first and 2nd sts, [ch 4, sk next 3 sps, sc in next sp] across to last [49, 61, 61] sts, ch [36, 44, 44], sk next [33, 41, 41] sts, sc in next sp after last dc, [ch 4, sk next 3 sps, sc in next sp] [3, 4, 4] times, ch 4, sk next 3 sps, sc in last st, turn. ([15, 16, 17] ch-4 sps)

Size Large Only

Next row (RS): Ch 5, sc in next ch-4 sp, [ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp] twice, ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 39, sk next 10 ch sps, dc in next sc, ch 2, sc in next ch-4 sp, [ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp] 10 times, ch 2, dc in last st, turn. ([12] ch-4 sps, [4] ch-2 sps)

LEFT FRONT

Sizes Small & X-Large Only

Next row (WS): Ch 1, sc in first dc, [ch 4, sk next 3 sps, sc in next sp] 10 [11] times, ch 4, sc in 4th ch of Armhole, [ch 4, sk next 3 chs, sc in next ch] 7 [8] times, [ch 4, sk next 3 sps, sc in next sp] 3 [4] times, ch 4, sc in last st, turn. (22 [25] ch sps)

Sizes Medium, 2X-Large & 3X-Large Only

Next row (RS): Ch 5, sc in next ch-4 sp, [ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp] [3, 4, 4] times, ch 4, sc in 2nd ch of Armhole, [ch 4, sk next 3 chs, sc in next ch] [8, 10, 10] times leaving rem chs unworked, [ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp] [10, 10, 11] times, ch 2, dc in last st, turn. ([22, 25, 26] ch-4 sps, 2 ch-2 sps)

Size Large Only

Next row (WS): Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 4, [sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 4] 10 times, sc in next dc, [ch 4, sk next 3 chs, sc in next ch] 9 times leaving rem chs unworked, ch 4, sc in next dc, [ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp] 2 times, ch 4, sc in last st, turn. ([24] ch-4 sps)

All Sizes

Next rows: Work in established pattern until piece measures 19 [20 1/4, 21, 21 3/4, 23 1/4, 24 3/4] inches from Armhole, ending with row 4. Fasten off.

RIGHT BACK

Row 1: With size F hook and WS facing, working in bottom of foundation dc on opposite side of row 1 on Left Back, join (see Pattern Notes) at neck edge, ch 1, sc in first dc, [ch 4, sk next 3 sps, sc in next sp] across to last 5 sts, ch 4, sc in turning ch, turn. (22 [23, 24, 25, 26, 27] ch sps)

Row 2: Ch 5, sc in first ch-4 sp, [ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp] across, ch 2, dc in last sc, turn. (21 [22, 23, 24, 25, 26] ch-4 sps, 2 ch-2 sps)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 4, [sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 4] across, sc in 3rd ch of turning ch-5, turn. (22 [23, 24, 25, 26, 27] ch sps)

Row 4: Ch 3, 4 dc in each ch-4 sp across, ending with dc in last st, turn. (90 [94, 98, 102, 106, 110] dc)

Next rows: Work in established pattern until piece measures 7 1/4 [7 3/4, 8, 8 3/4, 9, 9] inches from beg, ending with Left Back row 4 [5, 2, 4, 5, 5].

ARMHOLE

Sizes Small & X-Large Only

Next row (RS): Ch 3,4 dc in each of next 10 [11] ch sps, ch 32 [36], sk next 8 [9] ch sps, 4 dc in each of last 4 [5] ch sps, dc in last sc, turn. (58 [66] dc, 1 ch sp)

Sizes Medium, 2X-Large & 3X-Large Only

Next row (WS): Ch 1, sc in sp between first and 2nd sts, [ch 4, sk next 3 sps, sc in next sp] [4, 5, 5] times, ch [36, 44, 44], sk next [33,41, 41] sts, sc in next sp after last dc, [ch 4, sk next 3 sps, sc in next sp] [10, 10, 11] times, ch 4, sk next 3 sps, sc in last st, turn. ([15, 16, 17] ch-4 sps)

Size Large Only

Next row (RS): Ch 5, sc in next ch-4 sp, [ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp] 10 times, ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 39, sk next 10 ch sps, dc in next sc, ch 2, sc in next ch-4 sp, [ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp] twice, ch 2, dc in last st, turn. ([12] ch-4 sps, [4] ch-2 sps)

RIGHT FRONT

Sizes Small & X-Large Only

Next row (WS): Ch 1, sc in first dc, [ch 4, sk next 3 sps, sc in next sp] 4 [5] times, [ch 4, sk next 3 chs, sc in next ch] 8 [9] times, [ch 4, sk next 3 sps, sc in next sp] 9 [10] times, ch 4, sc in last st, turn. (22 [25] ch sps)

Sizes Medium, 2X-Large & 3X- Large Only

Next row (RS): Ch 5, sc in next ch-4 sp, [ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp] [9, 9, 10] times, ch 4, sc in 2nd ch of Armhole, [ch 4, sk next 3 chs, sc in next ch] [8, 10, 10] times, [ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp] [4, 5, 5] times, ch 2, dc in last st, turn. ([22, 25, 26] ch-4 sps, 2 ch-2 sps)

Size Large Only

Next row (WS): Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 4, [sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 4] 2 times, sc in next dc, [ch 4, sk next 3 chs, sc in next ch] 9 times, ch 4, sc in next dc, [ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp] 10 times, ch 4, sc in last st, turn. ([24] ch-4 sps)

All Sizes

Next rows: Work in established pattern until piece measures 19 [20 1/4, 21, 21 3/4, 23 1/4, 24 3/4] inches from Armhole, ending with row 4. Do not fasten off.

EDGING

With size E hook, ch 1, *(2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in each ch-4 sp across, working in ends of rows, work sc evenly sp across to other Front edge, rep from * once, join in beg sc. Fasten off.

Armhole Edging

With size E hook, working in Armholes, join at bottom edge, work sc evenly sp around, join in beg sc. Fasten off

Rep on rem Armhole.

Design by Jill Wright

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