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.
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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

 

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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!

 

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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

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