XOXO Summer Vest - 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.
Crochet Patterns | Summer | Sweaters and Tops | Wearable Items

XOXO Summer Crochet Vest

July 25, 2017
XOXO Summer Vest - 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.
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.

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 - 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 - 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

 

– Get the free pattern below or this pattern is also available as an inexpensive, clearly formatted, PDF instant download in my Etsy Shop or Ravelry Shop!

– PIN for later HERE

– Add to your Ravelry Queue HERE

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

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.

Gauge:
12 dc = 4″
6 rows = 4″

VEST — S/M Short & S/M (noted in [ ])

X stitch – skip 2 stitches, dc, dc in previous stitch, ch 1

Ch 3 at the beginning of each round counts as dc

Ch 68 [77]

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 2 stitches, dc, dc in previous stitch, ch 1

Ch 3 at the beginning of each round counts as dc

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), *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 – 16: repeat row 4

Row 17 – 19: repeat row 3

Row 20 – 24: repeat row 4

Row 25: repeat row 3

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

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!

 

Looking for more patterns? Follow me on FacebookInstagram, and Pinterest! Please share a pic of your finished product with me. I’d love to see it!

MORE HOMEMADE HAPPINESS:

1. Light Summer Scarf 2. Shelly Cardigan 3. Just Peachy Cowl

 

Only registered users can comment.

  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?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *