Crochet shawl cir-collar vest

Crochet shawl cir-collar vest

This crochet short vest pattern has a nice mix match of old and new trends. While the shawl collar gives a classic touch, the ribbed texture adds a modern look. Just in style!

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Materials: ( I used )
5mm crochet hook
Light weight yarn: mid blue ( Red Heart Luster Sheen Yarn/ 170gr for the sample – size S/M )
Yarn needle

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Note: I used chainless starting dc for every first dc of each 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 for every first dc of each row, so just choose your best technique.

Special stitch used:
V stitch (dc, ch 1, dc into same stitch or space)
2dc V stitch (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc into same stitch or space)
6 dc shell stitch (6 dc into same stitch or space)

Gauge: 6 V-stitches approximately 4 inches

This crochet shawl cir-collar vest patern fits size S and M (chest 30 to 34 inches). 

Back part: work in rows (side to side)
R1: ch 58, dc into the 3rd chain from hook (the first 3 chain doesn’t count as 1st dc) , dc across, 56 sts
R2 and 3: turn, dc across, 56 sts
R4: turn, dc, skip 1 st, (V stitch into next stitch, skip 2 sts) x 17times, V stitch, skip 1 st, dc into last stitch.
R5: turn, dc into 1st stitch, (V stitch into next ch1-space ) x 18 times, dc into last stitch.
R6 to R15: same as R5
R16: turn, dc across, 56 sts
R17 and 18: same as R16

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Circle part: work in rounds
R1: from the last stitch of R18 (of the back part), crochet a chain of 32, sc into the 1st stitch of R1 (of the back part), 56 sc across, ch 32, sc into the 1st stitch of R18 (of the back part), 56 sc across, sl into 1st stitch to join.
R2: dc into the chains, 32 dc across, inc dc, 54 dc across, inc dc, 32 dc cross, inc dc, 54 dc scross, inc dc, sl into 1st stitch to join, total 180 sts, sl into 1st stitch to join.

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R3: (dc, skip 1 st, V stitch into next st, skip 1 st) around x 45 times, sl into 1st stitch to join.
R4: (fpdc, 2 dc – V stitch into next ch1-space) x 45 times, sl into 1st stitch to join.
R5 to 21: same as R4
R22: 3 dc into same stitch, *sc into next space (ch 1 of 2dc V stitch of last round), 6 dc shell stitch into next stitch (fpdc of last round)*, repeat **around, end with 3 dc into 1st stitch of last round, sl into 1st stitch to join (fasten off, weave in ends)
Try on, choose your best place to attach the button. Steam block your finished project.

A Christmas version with red and white fur yarn.

crochet Santa circle vest

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  1. Cyndie Dyer says:

    Just in case anyone else makes this lovely pattern only to discover the shape is not flattering on them, don’t toss it! With my short neck and belly bulge, I should of known better – but it was too pretty not to try. I finally turned it so that one armhole became the neck opening and crocheted a kangaroo pouch pocket beginning at the other armhole opening and attached to the outside edge. Now it is the best poncho, and I love it! With the shorter back, it is easy to pop on and off as the air conditioning changes. Don’t know how to attach a photo, or I would post it.

  2. Alina says:

    Love, love the pattern! Made it for my niece however, have one problem. The bottom curls up. Used acrylic yarn, washed and dried it and the curl is still there. Any helpful solutions to eliminate the curl? Thank for your pattern and advice.

  3. Rathje says:

    I have made this beautiful vest for my daughter for Christmas. But i do have a question. What size button do you suggest? Thank you for creating this pattern.

  4. Debra Mulvaney says:

    I’m making this. Now doing in the round..but am lost R2..180 sts. Am I going all around the whole piece ..the sides and bottom?

  5. Lisa says:

    Hello! This is a beautiful pattern, and I can’t wait to try it! Could you please tell me how much yarn would be needed for the smaller size, in yards? Thank you!!

    • Maz Kwok
      Maz Kwok says:

      Hi! If you’re going to use Luster Sheen yarn from Red Heart, just get 2 skeins. Other light weight yarn, I think 600 yds is safe 🙂

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