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 yarn: mid blue ( Red Heart Luster Sheen Yarn )
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 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 fits size S and M (chest 30 to 34 inches). I used 2 skeins of Red Heart Luster Sheen for this size.
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
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.
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.
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