Free Crochet Vest Pattern
Size: 12/14 (42/44)
Materials:100% Cotton fingering weight, 500 g.
Hook: A (2.0 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
6.5 shells = 4" (10 cm)
10 rows = 4" (10 cm)
Double Shell Pattern
Chain multiple of 6 + 3 (see dra
Row 1: ch 3, skip 2 sts, *double shell in the next st (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc), skip 5 sts*, repeat from * till *, double shell, skip 2 sts, 1 dc.
Row 2: ch 3, skip 2 sts, *double shell in the ch 3 from the double shell of the previous row (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc), skip 5 sts*, repeat from * till *, double shell, skip 2 sts, 1 dc.
Repeat row 2.
Vest crocheted from top to bottom.
Crochet chain 33.
Crochet Double Shell pattern for 6 rows (5 shells). At the end of the 5th rows crochet chain 36 to shape a neckline.
Continue to crochet front of 11 shells. Crochet rows 19-25. At the end of the 25th rows crochet chain 24 for the armholes. In the following row work 4 more shells over the ch 24. There will be now 15 shells.
Continue to crochet left front of 15 shells. Crochet rows 26-77. Tie off.
Crochet chain 99.
Crochet Double Shell pattern for 18 rows (16 shells). At the end of the 17th and 18th rows crochet chain 24 for the armholes. In the following rows (18th and 19th) work 4 more shells over the chain 24. There will be 24 shells.
Continue to crochet back of 24 shells. Crochet rows 19-70. Tie off.
Crochet as left front.
Join shoulder and side seams.
Finish neck and armholes by crocheting 1 in (2.5 cm) bands with sc (single crochet).
Double Shell Pattern drawing
Close up of the vest back