Crochet Moonlight cardi vest

Crochet Moonlight cardi vest

I love versatile piece which is easy to layer. A long vest is what came through my mind, it’s also a perfect option for cooler weather.

So I picked my favorite yarn and worked up this open front topper – a combination of vintage vest and sleeveless cardigan.

crochet sleeveless cardigan

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Materials: ( I used )
5mm crochet hook
Light weight/ DK yarn: white, grey and black self striping yarn ( 150 gr for the sample – size S&M/ 100 gr or 393 yds per skein )
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Yarn needle
Scissors

If you don’t crochet, you can buy this vest on my Etsy Shop 🙂

Abbreviations

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

Special stitch used:
V-stitch:  ( dc, ch1, dc ) into same stitch or space

This crochet Moonlight cardi vest pattern fits size 2XL ( chest size: 44 to 46 inches )

Skill level: Intermediate

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

Back part:

R1: ch 97, dc into 2nd chain from hook ( the first 2 chain doesn’t count as 1st dc ), 95 dc across, turn.

R2: dc, skip 1 st, V-stitch into next st, ( skip 2 sts, V-stitch into next st ) x 30 times across, skip 1 st, dc into last st, turn.

R3: dc, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 31 times across, dc into last st, turn.

R4 to R34: same as R3

R35: same as R3 ( fasten off )

R36: Skip 1 dc and 1 V-stitch, insert hook into next st, make 1 dc, skip next ch1-space and next 2 sts, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 27 times across, skip 2 sts and next ch1-space, dc into next st, turn.

R37: dc, skip 1 V-stitch, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 25 times across, skip 1 V-stitch, dc into last st, turn.

R38: dc, dc into next ch1-space, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 23 times across, dc into next ch1-space, dc into last st, turn.

R39: dc, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 23 times across, dc into last st, turn.

R40 to R53: same as R39.

R54: dc, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 5 times across, dc into next ch1-space, skip 1 st, dc into next st, turn.

R55: dc, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 5 times across, dc into last st, turn.

Repeat R54 and R55 at the other side. ( fasten off )

 

Front part: ( make 2 )

R1: ch 49, dc into 2nd chain from hook ( the first 2 chain doesn’t count as 1st dc ), 47 dc across, turn.

R2: dc, skip 1 st, V-stitch into next st, ( skip 2 sts, V-stitch into next st ) x 14 times across, skip 1 st, dc into last st, turn.

R3: dc, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 15 times across, dc into last st, turn.

R4 to R34: same as R3

R35: same as R3 ( fasten off )

R36: Skip 1 dc and 1 V-stitch, insert hook into next st, make 1 dc, skip next ch1-space and next 2 sts, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 12 times across, dc into next ch1-space, dc into last st, turn.

R37: dc, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 11 times across, skip 2 sts and next ch1-space, dc into last st, turn.

R38: dc, dc into next ch1-space, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 9 times across, dc into next ch1-space, dc into last st, turn.

R39: dc, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 9 times across, dc into last st, turn.

R40: dc, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 8 times across, dc into next ch1-space, dc into last st, turn.

R41: dc, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 8 times across, dc into last st, turn.

R42: dc, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 7 times across, dc into next ch1-space, dc into last st, turn.

R43: dc, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 7 times across, dc into last st, turn.

R44: dc, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 6 times across, dc into next ch1-space, dc into last st, turn.

R45: dc, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 6 times across, dc into last st, turn.

R46: dc, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 5 times across, dc into next ch1-space, dc into last st, turn.

R47: dc, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 5 times across, dc into last st, turn.

R48 to R54: same as R47

R55: same as R47 ( fasten off )

  • Seam shoulder part with sc.
  • Seam body part with sc. ( 2 dc into every dc-space )
  • Sc around armholes as borders.
  • Sc across neckline and button line as borders. ( fasten off, weave in ends )
  • Crochet a chain then tie a bow or use a pin as a button.

 

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