Meet the new easy peasy crochet vest with collar or you could called it a sweater vest with pretty collar free crochet pattern with step by step video tutorial and they are beginner friendly as always.
Simple and stylish crochet vest.
This cute crochet vest with collar is so simple and you will be surprise how easy they are all you need is just basic crochet stitches like half double crochet. single and double crochet that all.
The crochet vest you could wear them by itself or styling with a nice layer, you will be modest and intrend for this summer or a cold season.
About the crochet vest.
This easy crochet vest with collar is made from 2 panel front and the back and the collar is made separate then attach thme to the vest and that it you all done!
The yarn and the size.
So what kind of yard you need for this cute crochet sweater vest with collar? Oh well you can use any kind of fiber DK weight yarn for this crochet vest for example in this pattern I use 100% cotton dk weight yarn they work just fine and If you have any polyester, acrylic, cotton, bamboo or wool blend will work just fine also and they will give you a nice and soft texture for those blend.
I use cotton 100% because I didnot have much choice of the pretty color for other fiber so I go with the cotton.
The size is available from small to extra large.
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Let get into the pattern shall we?
– I used DK weight yarn around 800 yard for size small to medium from bust size 30-36 inch.
– 4.0 mm crochet hook
– Sewing yarn needle
Gauge: 4 hdc = 1 inch
Skill and abbreviations
you will need to know how to make (American crochet term)
-sc which mean single crochet
-dc which mean double crochet
-hdc which mean half double crochet
-blo which mean crochet in back loop only
-1dec which mean crochet decrease = crochet 2 stitch together to become 1 stitch
-sk mean skip stitch
Finished Size Approximately:
This example crochet vest is made to fit size small to medium 30-36 inch bust size
For me the model wearing this piece, I am 4’9 feet tall, bust 32 inch.
Easy crochet vest with collar pattern instruction.
This example crochet vest with collar the length is 15 inch long include the shoulder height.
We will make the front panel first.
The foundation chain is the length of the vest.
All size made the same.
Row1 -20 all size made the same.
Row21-24 for size L and XL
Start making foundation chain for all size.
Now we will start to make a front panel with the first half then will make the second half later.
We will start with 30 chain.
All size make the same start with chain 30.
For all size make the same from row1 – 20.
Row1. Make hdc in each chain across until the end of the row. chain 1 and turn.
Row2. Make hdc in each stitch across until the end of the row. chain 1 and turn.
Row3. Make hdc in each stitch across until the end of the row. chain 10 and turn.
Row4. make 2hdc in first chain and make 1hdc in each chain and in each st across until the end of the row chain 1 and turn.
Row5. make 1hdc in the first st and in each stitch across then in the last st make 2hdc to continue to make the slope for open neck until the end of the row. Chain 1 and turn.
Row 6-10 . repeat row 4-5 then at the end of row 10 , we chain 5 to make them longer for the shoulder and turn.
Row11-15. ( this we will even it out for the shoulder) Make hdc in each stitch across until the end of the row. chain 1 and turn
Now we are going to make the armhole by crochet decrease for only 2 row on row 16-18.
Measure from the top end down to 5 inch put your stitch marker in at the 5 inch point then, join new yarn.
Row16. Make 1decrease( which mean crochet 2 stitch to become 1 stitch) in back loop only then the rest is just 1hdc in back loop until the end of row then chain 1 and turn.
Row17. make 1hdc back loop only in each stitch across until the end of the row then make 1dec in the last 2 stitch . then chain 1 and turn.
Now we will continue from the armhole to row18-20.
Row18-20. make hdc in back loop until the end of row then chain 1 and turn.
Decrease or add more row of hdc row to adjust to fit your size and remember the nature of the ribbed stitch is quite stretching so u might be need more row or decrease row.
For size L to Xl add more row of hdc row by 1 more inch.
Fasten off and leave long tail for sewing.
After we finished the first half of the front panel then we will repeat the same for the second half of the front panel.
Start to make the back panel by bring your front panel and measure from each end of the shoulder and you will get the length of your back panel.
Then start to make the foundation chain in any number that will match the length of your front panel.
After we got the back panel already then we will start to make the armhole by repeat the step from row 16-20 from the front panel.
Add the armhole for each side.
After we done with the armhole for both side for the back panel. Now we will start to make the collar.
make 1 piece.
To make the band by simple make the foundation 14 or in any even number then * in the first stitch make sc and in the next stitch make dc * and repeat this * to * row after row until you get the length that match the length of your opening neck of the vest.
Then attach the band by sewing using yarn needle.
Make 2 small band for attach at the opening neck.
Jut simple chain in any number that match the length of your opening neck for 1 or 2 row in hdc. and attach them by sewing.