XOXO Summer Vest Crochet Pattern - Add this XOXO Summer Crochet 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.
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XOXO Summer Crochet Vest

April 17, 2021

Add this XOXO Summer Crochet 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!

XOXO Summer Vest Crochet Pattern - Add this XOXO Summer Crochet 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.

 I used I Love this Cotton Yarn from Hobby Lobby. This is one of my favorite cotton yarns! It’s so soft, durable, and comes in a beautiful variety of colors. Any worsted weight cotton (or acrylic or wool) yarn would work great!

XOXO Summer Vest Crochet Pattern - Add this XOXO Summer Crochet 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.

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XOXO Summer Vest Crochet Pattern - Add this XOXO Summer Crochet 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.

XOXO Summer Vest Crochet Pattern

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Materials
I Love this Cotton Yarn in Rosy (3 skeins for S/M, 4 for L/XL)
H/5.0 mm hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors 

Level
intermediate

Pattern notes & stitches to know
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
X stitch – skip 2 stitches, dc in next, dc in previous stitch (working in front of dc just made), ch 1

· written in US terms

· Gauge: 12 dc x 6 rows = 4” x 4”

Pattern is written in S/M and L/XL

Approx Finished Size
Length: S/M (22.5”) L/XL (25.5”)
Width (across entire rectangle): S/M (44”) L/XL (59”)
Width between shoulders: S/M (14.5”) L/XL (19.5”)

XOXO SUMMER VEST CROCHET PATTERN

S/M

ch 68

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

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

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

Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as dc + 1 ch), X stitch across to last 2 stitches, skip one, dc in top of ch 3 from previous row (21 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

The first armhole is created in the next row

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)

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

The second armhole is created in the next row

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)

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.

L/XL

Ch 86

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), X stitch 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 – 16: repeat row 4

Row 17 – 19: repeat row 3

Row 20 – 24: repeat row 4

Row 25: repeat row 3

The first armhole is created in the next row

Row 26: Ch 3, turn, dc in first 7 stitches, ch 30, skip 30 stitches, dc in next and across

Row 27: Ch 3, turn, dc in each stitch and ch across (84 dc)

Row 28 – 32: repeat row 4

Row 33 – 35: repeat row 3

Row 36 – 40: repeat for 4

Row 41 – 43: repeat row 3

Row 44 – 48: repeat row 4

Row 49 – 51: repeat row 3

Row 52 – 56: repeat row 4

Row 57: repeat row 3

The second armhole is created in the next row

Row 58:  Ch 3, turn, dc in first 7 stitches, ch 30, skip 30 stitches, dc in next and across

Row 59: Ch 3, turn, dc in each stitch and ch across (84 dc)

Row 60 – 64: repeat row 4

Row 65 – 67: repeat row 3

Row 68 – 72: repeat row 4

Row 73 – 75: repeat row 3

Row 76 – 80 repeat row 4

Row 81 – 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.

You’re done! I hope you love your new summer vest!

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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.

  2. Looks very pretty. I would like to try this for my daughter 8 yrs old. How to reduce it to kids size? Appreciate your help. Thanks!

  3. Hi
    I’m doing the s short version… I’m o the 4 rows now but I want to know if I’m doing it wrong…. when I measure it the length Judy 18 or 22.5 ….. am I doing it wrong…..( using a different yarn …. not Cotton)should I ch more… I ch68…. thanks

  4. Hi Breann. What weight yarn did you use? And could you use a cotton blend? Thank you for such a lovely pattern. — Larryn

  5. Hi I’m going to do this vest & when I start just clarifying cuz I’m new at reading patterns so I chain 68 cuz I’m doing the Sm/Med then I add 3 more stitches THEN I DC in the 4th stitch from the hook? Just to clarify… thank u so much ! This vest looks so simple but elegant & looks like it works up quick which I love!

  6. Love it but there seems to be a mistake on the L/XL pattern. Should be 5 rows of the X stictch. Row 12-15 should be 12-16. But I did the same at the end and it all looks good

  7. I’d love to make this but only have DK cotton available to me. Any suggestions on how to make the vest with DK instead?

    1. If I’m not mistaken if you use 2 strands of DK it’s equivalent to worsted weight.

      How many meters did you use as that yarn is not available here?

  8. I would really like to make this for a good friend, but she needs 3x. Can you tell me how to enlarge the pattern ? Thanks. btw, I love your patterns !

  9. is this pattern is worked horizontally,
    1. the number of foundation chain measure up the height, right
    2. Is this a multiple of 3 + 2 chains to begin with

  10. Hello, thanks for such a lovely pattern! You mentioned that the neck hangs a bit as there is no decrease. If I want to add that decrease you talk about, how shall I go about it? Which part exactly would be decreased? Thanks in advance! 🙂

  11. Thanks for all your patterns. The Crochet Along for a Cause was great last year and I would definitely enjoy the hats for donation again.

  12. Love your pattern! I made one in Peaches & Creme cotton yarn, Seafoam colorway. I so have to make some more in different colors. Thank you for sharing!

  13. do you have a yotube tutorial of the xoxo summer top……l would really love to knit one as the written notes are a bit difficult for me to understand…l tried and got stuck on Row 4

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