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!
Materials: ( I used )
5mm crochet hook
Light weight/DK yarn: Red Heart Luster Sheen Yarn- mid blue ( 200gr for the sample – size S&M/ 100 gr or 216 yds per skein )
If you don’t crochet, you can buy this vest on my Etsy Shop 🙂
Note: I used chainless starting dc for every first dc of each row/round 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/round, 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
Skill level: Intermediate
Gauge: 9 double crochet stitches x 5 rows approximately 2 inches
This crochet shawl cir-collar vest patern fits size S and M (chest 30 to 34 inches).
Back part: work in rows
R1: ch 58, dc into the 3rd chain from hook (the first 2 chain doesn’t count as 1st dc) , dc across, 56 sts, turn.
R2 and 3: 56 dc across, turn.
R4: dc into 1st stitch, skip 1 st, (V stitch into next stitch, skip 2 sts) x 17 times across, V stitch into next st, skip 1 st, dc into last stitch, turn.
R5: dc into 1st stitch, (V stitch into next ch1-space ) x 18 times, dc into last stitch, turn.
R6 to R15: same as R5
R16: 56 dc across, turn.
R17 and 18: same as R16
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 into next st, 54 dc across, inc dc into next st, 32 dc cross, inc dc into next st, 54 dc scross, inc dc into next st, total 180 sts, sl into 1st stitch to join.
R3: (dc, skip 1 st, V stitch into next st, skip 1 st) x 45 times around, sl into 1st stitch to join.
R4: (fpdc, 2 dc – V stitch into next ch1-space) x 45 times around, sl into 1st stitch to join.
R5 to 21: same as R4
R22: 3 dc into 1st stitch, *sc into next ch1-space, 6 dc shell stitch into next stitch*, repeat **around, end with 3 dc into 1st stitch, 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.
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