Crochet little boy’s vest

Crochet little boy’s vest

This is my first design for a baby boy’s outfit. What came in my mind is a little vest to pair with the Aspen Baby Hat I made for I Like Crochet e-magazine last Winter.

crochet baby vest

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Materials: ( I used )
5mm crochet hook
Worsted weight yarn: green and white colors ( about 100 gr for the sample )
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Buttons
Yarn needle
Scissors

Abbreviations

Note: I used chainless starting dc/ tr for every first dc of each row instead of ch 3/ ch 4. There’s another good crochet technique to use is ch 2/ ch 3 then dc/ tr into same stitch ( counted as 1st dc/ tr ). In the pattern below you’ll see I simply state dc/ tr into 1st stitch for every first dc/ tr of each row, so just choose your best technique 🙂

This crochet little boy’s vest pattern fits size 6 to 12 months old baby boy ( chest size: 18 to 20 inches )

Skill level: Intermediate

Gauge: 8 double crochet stitches x 4 rows = approximately 2 inches ( with materials indicated )


Back part:

Start with color A yarn

R1: Ch49, dc into 3rd chain from hook ( the first 2 chain doesn’t count as 1st dc ), 46 dc across, total 47 sts, turn.

R2: 47 dc across, turn.

R3: same as R2.

R4: change to B color yarn, ( dc, fpdc ) x 23 times across, end with 1dc into last st, turn.

R5: 47 dc across, turn.

R6: change to color A yarn, ( sc, fptr around the fpdc of R4 ) x 23 times across, end with 1 sc into last st, turn.

R7: 47 dc across, turn.

R8: change to color B yarn, ( sc, fptr around the fptr of R6 ) x 23 times across, end with 1 sc into last st, turn.

R9: 47 dc across, turn.

R10: change to color A yarn, ( sc, fptr around the fptr of R8 ) x 23 times across, end with 1 sc into last st, turn.

R11: 47 dc across, turn.

R12: change to color B yarn, ( sc, fptr around the fptr of R10 ) x 23 times across, end with 1 sc into last st, turn.

R13: 47 dc across, turn.

R14: change to color A yarn, ( sc, fptr around the fptr of R12 ) x 23 times across, end with 1 sc into last st, turn.

R15: 47 dc across, turn.

R16: dc into 1st st, dec dc, 41 dc across, dec dc, dc into last st, turn.

R17: dc into 1st st, dec dc, 39 dc across, dec dc, dc into last st, turn.

R18: dc into 1st st, dec dc, 37 dc across, dec dc, dc into last st, turn.

R19: dc into 1st st, dec dc, 35 dc across, dec dc, dc into last st, turn.

R20: dc into 1st st, dec dc, 33 dc across, dec dc, dc into last st, turn.

R21: 37 dc across, turn.

R22 and R23: same as R21.

R24: 9 dc across, dec dc ( fasten off )

Repeat R24 at the other side.

Front part:

# 1: Start with color A yarn

R1: Ch27, dc into 3rd chain from hook ( the first 2 chain doesn’t count as 1st dc ), 24 dc across, total 25 sts, turn.

R2: 25 dc across, turn.

R3: same as R2.

R4: change to B color yarn, ( dc, fpdc ) x 12 times across, end with 1dc into last st, turn.

R5: 25 dc across, turn.

R6: change to color A yarn, ( sc, fptr around the fpdc of R4 ) x 12 times across, end with 1 sc into last st, turn.

R7: 25 dc across, turn.

R8: change to color B yarn, ( sc, fptr around the fptr of R6 ) x 12 times across, end with 1 sc into last st, turn.

R9: 25 dc across, turn.

R10: change to color A yarn, ( sc, fptr around the fptr of R8 ) x 12 times across, end with 1 sc into last st, turn.

R11: 25 dc across, turn.

R12: change to color B yarn, ( sc, fptr around the fptr of R10 ) x 12 times across, end with 1 sc into last st, turn.

R13: 25 dc across, turn.

R14: change to color A yarn, ( sc, fptr around the fptr of R12 ) x 12 times across, end with 1 sc into last st, turn.

R15: 25 dc across, turn.

R16: dc into 1st st, dec dc, 22 dc across, turn.

R17: 21 dc across, dec dc, dc into last st, turn.

R18: dc into 1st st, dec dc, 20 dc across, turn.

R19: 19 dc across, dec dc, dc into last st, turn.

R20: dc into 1st st, dec dc, 18 dc across. ( fasten off )

R21: Insert hook and yarn into the 1st stitch of R20, 9 dc across, dec dc, turn.

R22: 10 dc across, turn.

R23: same as R22.

R24: 10 dc across. ( fasten off )

# 2: Start with color A yarn

From R1 to R15: same as # 1

R16: 22 dc across, dec dc, dc into last st, turn.

R17: dc into 1st st, dec dc, 21 dc across, turn.

R18: 20 dc across, dec dc, dc into last st, turn.

R19: dc into 1st st, dec dc, 19 dc across, turn.

R20: 18 dc across, dec dc, dc into last st, turn.

R21: 9 dc across, dec dc, turn.

R22: 10 dc across, turn.

R23: same as R22.

R24: 10 dc across. ( fasten off )

  • Seam shoulder lines with sc.
  • Seam body lines with sc ( 15 rows from bottom up )
  • Using color B yarn, sc around armholes, neckline, button lines and hemline as borders. Insert yarn and hook into the left side of button line, crochet one row of tr across ( fasten off, weave in ends )
  • Sew buttons on, use the gap between each tr you made as button loops.

It’s been one year since I designed the Aspen Baby Hat pattern for I Like Crochet. Now It’s time to offer it in this pattern set ( ad-free, instant download pdf file ) here : Little Boy’s Vest & Hat Set

crochet baby boy's vest and hat

( There’s an itsy bitsy fee for it, thanks for your support )

Happy crocheting xD

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