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XOXO Summer Crochet Vest

July 25, 2017

Add this vest to your summer wardrobe for a fun accessory! The cotton yarn makes it light and a great project for warmer months.

I used the “X’ stitch. It has an open, airy design, and creates a nice textured piece.

The vest is just one big rectangle with armholes. It’s fitted along the back, but is pretty and flowy in the front.

I wanted to keep everything easy-peasy and because there isn’t any decreasing along the neckline, it hangs a little bit. But by folding over the neckline like a collar the problem is solved!

This pattern is available as an inexpensive, clearly formatted, PDF instant download HERE in my Etsy shop.

PATTERN

Materials
540 – 720 yards cotton worsted weight yarn (I used 3 skeins (540 yards) I Love This Cotton! In Rosy)
5.0 mm hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors 

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Level
Easy – intermediate — must be familiar with basic crochet stitches and techniques

Pattern notes & stitches to know
Sl st – slip stich
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Dc – double crochet

Pattern is written in S/M Short, S/M noted in [ ] and L/XL is posted below the SM

Finished Size—measurements are approximate

S/M Short – pictured (I’m 5’0”)
Length: 22.5 inches
Width: 44 inches
Width between shoulders: 14.5 inches

S/M – noted in [ ]
Length: 25.5
Width: 44 inches
Width between shoulders: 14.5 inches

L/XL – pattern below the S/M
Length 28.5 inches
Width: 59 inches
Width between shoulder blades: 19. 5 inches

Note about sizing: the pattern is a repeat of 8 rows, because of this there is a larger than usual difference between the size measurements. The only difference between the S/M Short and  S/M is the length. The difference between the S/M and the L/XL is about 5 inches between the shoulder blades.

VEST — S/M Short & S/M (noted in [ ])

X stitch – skip 3 stitches, dc, dc in previous stitch, ch 1

Ch 3 at the beginning of each round counts as dc

Ch 69 [78]

Row 1: dc in 4th chain from the hook and across (66 dc [75 dc])

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in each stitch across (66 [75 dc])

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in each stitch across (66 dc [75dc])

Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as dc + 1 ch), *skip 2 stitches, dc in next, dc in previous stitch, ch 1 (this is an X stitch)* repeat from * to * across to last 2 stitches, skip one, dc in top of ch 3 from previous row (21 X stitches, [24 X stitches])

Row 5 – 8: repeat row 4

Row 9 – 11: repeat row 3

Row 12 – 16: repeat row 4

Row 17: repeat row 3

Row 18: ch 3, turn, dc in next 7 stitches, ch 25, skip 25 stitches, dc in next and across

Row 19: ch 3, turn, dc in each stitch and ch across (66 dc [75 dc])

Row 20 – 24: repeat row 4

Row: 25 – 27: repeat row 3

Row 28 – 32: repeat row 4

Row 33 – 35: repeat row 3

Row 36 – 40: repeat row 4

Row 41: repeat row 3

Row 42: ch 3, turn, dc in next 7 stitches, ch 25, skip 25 stitches, dc in next and across

Row 43: ch 3, turn, dc in each stitch and ch across (66 dc [75 dc])

Row 44 – 48: repeat row 4

Row 48 – 51: repeat row 3

Row 52 – 56: repeat row 4

Row 57 – 59: repeat row 3

Ch 1, sc across the top and around the entire piece, with 3 sc in each corner

join to top of first sc, ch 3, dc across the top

Fasten off, weave in the ends.

The row of dc acts as a collar around the neckline. Because there is no decreasing in this pattern, the neck will be a bit loose, but folding down the collar helps with this.

VEST — L/XL

X stitch – skip 3 stitches, dc, dc in previous stitch, ch 1

Ch 3 at the beginning of each round counts as dc

Ch 87

Row 1: dc in 4th chain from the hook and across (84 dc)

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in each stitch across (84 dc)

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in each stitch across (84 dc)

Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as dc + 1 ch), *skip 2 stitches, dc in next, dc in previous stitch, ch 1 (this is an X stitch)* repeat from * to * across to last 2 stitches, skip one, dc in top of ch 3 from previous row (27 X stitches)

Row 5 – 8: repeat row 4

Row 9 – 11: repeat row 3

Row 12 – 15: repeat row 4

Row 16 – 18: repeat row 3

Row 19 – 23: repeat row 4

Row 24: repeat row 3

Row 25: Ch 3, turn, dc in first 7 stitches, ch 30, skip 30 stitches, dc in next and across

Row 26: Ch 3, turn, dc in each stitch and ch across (84 dc)

Row 27 – 31: repeat row 4

Row 32 – 34: repeat row 3

Row 35 – 39: repeat for 4

Row 40 – 42: repeat row 3

Row 43 – 47: repeat row 4

Row 48 – 50: repeat row 3

Row 51 – 55: repeat row 4

Row 56: repeat row 3

Row 57:  Ch 3, turn, dc in first 7 stitches, ch 30, skip 30 stitches, dc in next and across

Row 58: Ch 3, turn, dc in each stitch and ch across (84 dc)

Row 59 – 63: repeat row 4

Row 64 – 66: repeat row 3

Row 67 – 71: repeat row 4

Row 72 – 74: repeat row 3

Row 75 – 79 repeat row 4

Row 80 – 83: repeat row 3

(S/M short is pictured)

Ch 1, sc across the top and around the entire piece, with 3 sc in each corner

join to top of first sc, ch 3, dc across the top

Fasten off, weave in the ends.

The row of dc acts as a collar around the neckline. Because there is no decreasing in this pattern, the neck will be a bit loose, but folding down the collar helps with this.

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  1. Hi Breann
    I am really looking forward to tackling this project. For clarification, the terms are US? Thanking you in advance.

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