Child vest crochet pattern

Crochet vest for boys or girls

Vest crochet patternSIZES

Chest: 20 (21, 22, 24)" [51 (53.5, 56, 61) cm]

Length: 10 (11, 13, 15)" [25 (28, 33, 38) cm]

Directions are for size 6 months. Changes for sizes 12, 18 and 24 months are in parentheses.

GAUGE

16 sc = 4" [10 cm]; 20 rows = 4" [10 cm] in pattern st.

Check your gauge. Change hook size to obtain correct gauge.

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS

dc2tog: [Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 2 times, yarn over, draw through all loops on hook

sc2tog: [Draw up a loop in next st] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

MATERIALS

Yarn*: 1 (2, 2, 2) balls #9440 Light Grey Heather

Crochet hook*: G-6 (4mm)

Large-eyed blunt needle*

*Red Heart® Soft® yarn and Susan Bates® crochet hook were used for this project. Medium-weight yarn available in solid, print, and heather.

INSTRUCTIONS

Vest Back

Ch 37 (39, 43, 45).

Row 1: (RS) Sc in 2nd ch and in each ch across—36 (38, 42, 44) sts.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc throughout), turn, dc in each st across.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, working through back loops only, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across to last st, 2 sc in last st—38 (40, 44, 46) sts.

Row 4: Repeat Row 2.

Row 5: Repeat Row 3—40 (42, 46, 48) sts.

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, *ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st; repeat from * across to last st, sc in last st.

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, *sc in next st, sc in ch-1 space; repeat from * across to last st, sc in last st.

Repeat Rows 6-7 until piece measures 6 (6 1/2, 8, 9 1/2)" [15 (16.5, 20.5, 24) cm] from beginning. End with a right side row.

Fasten off.

Shape Armhole

Next Row: (WS) With wrong side facing, skip first 4 (4, 5, 5) sts, join yarn in next st, ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st; repeat from * to last 5 (5, 6, 6) sts, sc in next st, leave remaining sts unworked—32 (34, 36, 38) sts.

Armhole Decrease

Row: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog—30 (32, 34, 36) sts.

Next Row: Keeping in pattern st, repeat Row 6.

Repeat last 2 rows twice more— 26 (28, 30, 32) sts.

Next Row: Repeat Row 7.

Repeat Rows 6-7 until Armhole measures 4 (4 1/2, 5, 5 1/2)" [10 (11.5, 12.5, 14) cm]. End with a wrong side row.

Shape Right Shoulder

Last Row: (RS) Ch 1, turn, sc in next 5 (5, 6, 6) sts, leave remaining sts unworked. Fasten off.

Shape Left Shoulder

Last Row: With right side facing, skip center 16 (18, 18, 20) sts for Neck, join yarn in next st, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each sc to end of row—5 (5, 6, 6) sts. Fasten off.

Vest Front

Work as for Back until piece measures same length as Back to Armhole, end with a right side row.

Next Row: (WS) With wrong side facing, skip first 4 (4, 5, 5) sts, join yarn in next st, ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st; repeat from * to last 5 (5, 6, 6) sts, sc in next st, leave remaining sts unworked - 32 (34, 36, 38) sts.

Left Shoulder (Shape Neck)

Neck and Armhole Decrease 

Row: (RS) Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 12 (13, 14, 15) sc, sc2tog, leave remaining sts unworked—14 (15, 16, 17) sts.

Next Row: Keeping in pattern st, repeat Row 6.

Keeping in pattern st, repeat last 2 rows twice more—10 (11, 12, 13) sts.

Neck Decrease

Row: (RS) Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc to last 2 sts, sc2tog—9 (10, 11, 12) sts.

Next Row: Keeping in pattern st, repeat Row 6.

Keeping in pattern st, repeat Neck Decrease Row every other row 4 (5, 5, 6) more times—5 (5, 6, 6) sts.

Work until piece measures same length as Back to shoulders. Fasten off.

Right Shoulder

Neck and Armhole Decrease

Row: (RS) With right side facing, join yarn in next unworked st on last full row worked, ch 1, sc in same st, sc2tog, sc in next 11 (12, 13, 14) sc, sc2tog—14 (15, 16, 17) sts.

Next Row: Keeping in pattern st, repeat Row 6.

Neck and Armhole Decrease

Row: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each sc to last 2 sc, sc2tog—12 (13, 14, 15) sts.

Next Row: Keeping in pattern st, repeat Row 6.

Keeping in pattern st, repeat last 2 rows once more—10 (11, 12, 13) sts.

Neck Decrease

Row: (RS) Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each sc to end of row—9 (10, 11, 12) sts.

Next Row: Keeping in pattern st, repeat Row 6.

Keeping in pattern st, repeat Neck Decrease Row every other row 4 (5, 5, 6) more times—5 (5, 6, 6) sts.

Work until piece measures same length as Back to shoulders. Fasten off.

Finishing

Sew Shoulder and side seams.

Armhole Border

Round 1: With right side facing, join yarn in side seam at underarm, ch 1, sc in same space, sc in next 4 (4, 5, 5) sts, sc 16 (18, 20, 22) sts along armhole edge to shoulder seam, sc 16 (18, 20, 22) sts along opposite armhole edge to unworked sts of underarm, sc in remaining 4 (4, 5, 5) sts, slip st in first sc—40 (44, 50, 54) sts.

Round 2: Ch 3, dc in next st, dc2tog; repeat from *, slip st in first dc. Fasten off.

Repeat around opposite armhole.

Neck Border

Row 1: With right side facing, join yarn in right shoulder seam, ch 1, sc in same st, sc 16 (18, 18, 20) sts across back to left shoulder seam, sc 17 (18, 20, 23) sts along left front neck edge to center front, sc 17 (18, 20, 23) sts along right front neck edge, slip st in first sc—50 (54, 58, 66) sts.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next st, *dc2tog, dc in next 2 sts, repeat from * around, slip st in first dc. Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Diagram

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