I have 3 yarn cake in stock so , I was thinking to make crochet garment that can easily wear for spring or easy summer night out.
The light weight spring vest was born. This pretty color crochet vest is made up from 3 simple rectangle with the easy basic crochet V stitch that let the air come through just enough to make you feel comfortable and cool at the same time. Have you see my popular spring cardigan yet?
The light weight spring easy crochet vest made with 100% acrylic yarn, They will be one of your favorite item to everyday wear.
Let’s get start!
– I used Lion brand Mandala 100% acrylic 150 gram 540 m or you can use any kind of a yarn cake . I am using about 2-3 skein around 1,200 meter fit size small to XL.( easy to adjust the size see pattern instruction below) yarn weight 3 light.
– 6 mm crochet hook or J/10 US hook size
– Sewing yarn needle
Skill and abbreviations
(American crochet terms)
You will need to know how to make
-sc which mean single crochet
-dc which mean double crochet
Finished Size Approximately: one size fit all adult from size small to fit xl.
of the rectangle.
-18 inches wide
-23 inches long
Gauge: 2 group of V double crochet= 1-1.2 inch
Light weight spring vest instruction.
Start of by making a slip knot Then make 60 chains foundation chain.
(you can adjust the size of the vest to be small by decrease foundation chain in even number . or Bigger size by increase foundation chain in even number. for example ( 70,80,90,100,…..) for foundation chain.
After you got the foundation chain then make sc in each chain across, chain 2, turn.
Row1: make 1dc in the same stitch * skip 1 stitches, then work 2dc in next stitch* repeat * to * across until end of the row until you will have 2 stitch remain, skip 1 st, 1dc in the last stitch, ch2 turn.
Row2. now you will work *2dc in between each of 2dc of the previous row* repeat * to * across until end of the row, then 1dc in chain 2 space of the previous row, ch1, turn.
Row3. now you will work *sc in each stitch across until end of the row, then ch1, turn.
Row4. now you will work *sc in each stitch across until end of the row, then ch2, turn.
Repeat row 1-4 until your rectangle measures approximately 18 inch wide and 23 inches long then finished off and leave long tail for sewing.
After finished 3 pieces of rectangle , it’s time to assembly.
Lay 3 pieces of rectangles side by side. Now, using a yarn needle and whip stitch to Seam up each side of the vest with a whip stitch or your prefer stitch method.
At the top upper end seam up 3 inch and Leave space for the arm hole about 5 inch, You may adjust the how long of the arm hole to fit your size.
At the bottom end seam up about 15 inch. Finish off and weave in end.
Now enjoy your light weight crochet vest.
If you make one I would love to see your creation tag me on Instagram! would love to see your creation.
Tuesday 9th of March 2021
If you chain more than 60 what are the sizes of the rectangles??
Thursday 11th of March 2021
HiColleen if you chain 70 the rectangle will be 22 inch wide fit size Large to XL. 4 chain is about 1.2 inch.
Wednesday 24th of April 2019
So do I make 3 panels exactly the same then seam them together?
Wednesday 24th of April 2019
Hi Brittany, yes make 3 panel the same then seam them together.