Crochet sleeved circle vest

Crochet sleeved circle vest

Have you ever tried to add sleeves to a crocheted circle vest? I managed to do it with this crochet sleeved circle vest pattern – another good version of the Shawl cir-collar vest.

crochet circle vest with sleeves

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Materials: ( I used )
5mm crochet hook
Sport weight yarn: copper ( 50 gr or 202 yds per skein )
Light weight/DK yarn: gray, ivory cotton ( 100 gr or 393 yds per skein )
Yarn needle
Scissors
Button

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 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.

  • Crocheted sleeve is started from the armhole. However, adding sleeves is always an option, simply increasing or decreasing rounds to get the length of your choice.
  • I used up 500 gr of light weight/DK yarn for the gray/ long sleeved sample – size M. The amount of yarn depends on the type and size of vest you want to make ( with or without sleeves ) but I suggest at least 300 gr of light weight yarn in hand to start a sleeveless vest.
  • If you want to crochet smaller sleeves, I suggest a smaller hook size to narrow down the width.

Special stitch used:

V stitch: (dc, ch 1, dc) into same stitch or space.

This crochet sleeved circle vest pattern fits size S and M (chest size: 30 to 34 inches).

Skill level: Intermediate

Gauge: 9 double crochet stitches x 5 rows approximately 2 inches

Back part: work in rows.

R1: ch 58, dc into the 3rd chain from hook ( the first 2 ch doesn’t count as 1st dc ), dc across, total 56 sts, turn.

R2 and 3: 56 dc across, turn.

R4: dc into 1st stitch, skip 1 st, (V stitch into next st, 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 across, dc into last stitch, turn.

R6 to R15: same as R5

R16: turn, dc across, total 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 ( or sl ) into the 1st stitch of R1 (of the back part), 56 sc across, ch 32, sc ( or sl ) into the 1st stitch of R18 (of the back part), 56 sc across.

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 across, inc dc into next st, sl into 1st stitch to join, total 180 sts.

how to crochet circle vest

R3: (dc, skip 1 st, V stitch into next st, skip 1 st) x 45 times around, sl into 1st stitch to join.

R4: (2 fpdc around the dc of last round, V stitch into next ch1-space) x 45 times around, sl into 1st stitch to join.

R5: (fpdc, ch1, fpdc, V stitch into next ch1-space) x 45 times around, sl into 1st stitch to join.

R6: (fpdc, ch2, skip next ch1-space, fpdc, V stitch into next ch1-space) x 45 times around, sl into 1st stitch to join.

R7: (fpdc, ch1, dc into next ch2-space, ch1, fpdc, V stitch into next ch1-space) x 45 times around, sl into 1st stitch to join.

R8: (fpdc, skip next ch1-space, V stitch into next st, skip next ch1-space, fpdc, V stitch into next ch1-space) x 45 times around, sl into 1st stitch to join.

R9: (fpdc, V stitch into next ch1-space, fpdc, V stitch into next ch1-space) x 45 times around, sl into 1st stitch to join.

R10 to R22: same as R9

R23: (sc, ch4, skip next V stitch) x 90 times around, sl into 1st stitch to join.

R24: sc around, sl into 1st stitch to join. (fasten off, weave in ends)

You have finished a versatile circle vest.

crochet versatile circle vest

( I used up 3 skeins of Vanna’s Glamour for this one. Very light weight! )

Sleeves: work in rounds

R1: Insert hook into the 1st or last chain from R1 of the circle part.  Sc around the armhole, 1 sc into each chain, 2 sc into each dc space (the dc of the back part). Total 68 sts. Sl into 1st stitch to join.

R2: 68 dc around, sl into 1st stitch to join.

R3: (fpdc, skip 1 st, V stitch into next stitch, skip 1 st) x 17 times around, sl into 1st stitch to join.

R4: (fpdc, V stitch into next ch1-space) repeat around x 17 times around, sl into 1st stitch to join.

Repeat R4 until you reach your desirable length. (fasten off, weave in ends)

Steam block your finished project. Try on and choose the best position for a button.

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 Happy crocheting xD

Written pattern and photos copyright Maz Kwok 2014. Please do not repost, republish or sell the content or photos as your own. You can sell the items you made from this pattern as long as you use your own pictures and give back proper credit. Please do share this pattern with others by link. For more info, visit my Copyright page.

 

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26 comments

  1. Lois says:

    Thank you so much! I feel so silly to have posted that query! Once I made sure I had 180sts (I cheated on that cos somehow I had ended u with 182, I did not really want to redo) it was really straightforward! I am having so much fun making it. Simple and superb pattern. I don’t get the kind of yarn you mention, here in India, but the pattern makes my not so great yarn look pretty beaut! Thank you for sharing and for helping.

  2. Lois says:

    Hi! Love the pattern and this is the most complicated Crochet project I’ve taken on. R5 of the circular part, how am I to fpdc and then ch 1, fpdc then V stitch? The V stitch space is not adding up.

    • Maz Kwok
      Maz Kwok says:

      Hi,
      You will fpdc around the fpdc of the previous round, The V-stitch will be made into the ch1-space of the V-stitch from previous round.

  3. Maria A Ruiz says:

    Spectacular: I have not tried to crochet because I thought it was very difficult for me. But with the pattern, the comments and your explanations, I know it’s not difficult. I will try as son as posible. Thanks.

  4. Natalie says:

    Have you thought of crocheting a flower or other small embellishment in the same yarn as the vest. You can then sew the button on the back of this embellishment and to close the vest you would insert the button from the outside to the inside of both sides of the vest. This would allow you to change the position of the closure based on your outfit or mood of the day. You could even create multiple embellishments to go with a vest to make it more versatile.

  5. Gretchen says:

    Is there any way that I would be able to make a hood to attach to this? Just curious, something I’ve been wanting to try 🙂

    • Maz Kwok
      Maz Kwok says:

      I love your idea but I haven’t tried it with circle vest, too. Not sure how will it turn out 🙂

  6. Lisa Knox says:

    Love the sleeves! I’ve made this vest and thought it would look great with sleeves. Thank you for this pattern! I will definitely make it again with your sleeves.

  7. Anne Broekman says:

    Yeah I got it, but thanks For the fast answer! Still don’t get the way you wrote it down, but that could be a language thing. figured it out by looking at the picks and the next row. At row 16 right now

  8. Dawn says:

    Good evening! Ok, so, I started this pattern as soon as I received 4 skeins of Berocco Floret yarn from my daughter. I didnt pay attention to the amount needed to complete it and ended up asking her to send me three more skeins, which again was not enough! Oh my! I ordered another 5 skeins, and it still isnt enough to make it a long sleeved garment, however I was able to make both sleeve the same length. This has taken 600 yards with a sleeve that comes to the elbow. Also, with a 68 stitch count for the sleeves, they are VERY wide (using 5mm hook or an H), Oh, I could take the sleeves out and work them smaller, but I am not really that creative!
    I thank you so much for this pattern!!!!! And I will post pictures to my facebook page mentioning this free pattern as soon as I block the vest

    • Maz Kwok
      Maz Kwok says:

      Hi Dawn,
      Thanks for sharing your experience on this pattern. Berocco Floret worsted weight yarn is only 50 gr per skein, for sure you have to get many skeins to make a vest with sleeves. About the sleeves, if you want smaller sleeves, I would suggest a smaller hook ( 4mm or so ). I’d love to see your finished project 🙂

    • Maz Kwok
      Maz Kwok says:

      Dear Dedri, I’m in love with your Sophie’s Mandala. Can’t wait to see it turns into a circle vest 😀

  9. DentalDiva says:

    Thanks so much for including a print-friendly option. I have some copper and gold yarn that I can’t wait to try this on.

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