While my husband refuses to call this the Summer Long Vest, I’m standing firm as there are technically a few weeks left of summer and this vest is too cute to wait for fall 🙂

This is a very easy, beginner friendly project. It’s only three panels, no sleeves and it’s very easy to adjust the sizes. I know not everyone loves long vests, so you can kick back and relax after you make half of this one.

There’s a video tutorial to follow along with, as usual. If you enjoy this project, share it with a friend 🙂

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Wan

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Stitches used & code

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch(es)
  • dc = double crochet
  • sk = skip
  • sp = space
  • rep = repeat
  • ” = inches
  • rs = right side
  • ws = wrong side

Notes:

  • Here’s the video tutorial for this vest
  • This pattern is made in 3 separate pieces and sewn together
  • This pattern is made as us women’s XS( S, M, L, XL, XXL )
  • This pattern is a 2 row repeat *row 2 and 3
  • This pattern is in multiples of 4 stitches
  • In this picture I have demonstrated with size small

Gauge blocked: 18 st (dc and ch) X 7 rows = 4″

Measurements across back ( After blocked )

  • XS = 19.11″ Width X 38.28″ Length ( 960 yards of yarn )
  • S = 20.88″ Width X 38.28″ Length ( 1,000 yards of yarn )
  • M = 24.44″ Width X 38.28″ Length ( 1,060 yards of yarn )
  • L = 26.22″ Width X 38.28″ Length ( 1,100 yards of yarn )
  • XL = 29.77″ Width X 38.28″ Length ( 1,160 yards of yarn )
  • XXL = 31.55″ Width X 38.28″ Length ( 1,200 yards of yarn )

Front panels ( Make 2 )

Notes:

  • Make sure to make the last st into the third ch/the turning ch in each row.
  • 2 dc is count as 1 group

Row 1 ( rs ) : ch 36( 40, 48, 52, 60, 64 ), sk 3 ch ( count as 1 dc ), 1 dc into next ch, *ch 2, sk 2 ch, 1 dc into each of next 2 ch* rep from *to* across. Total of 9( 10, 12, 13, 15, 16 ) groups of dc ( Check picture below )

Row 2 ( ws ) : Turn, ch 4 ( count as 1 dc and 1 ch sp ), *2 dc into 2 ch sp, ch 2* rep from *to* across, end with ch 1, 1 dc into last st. Total of 8( 9, 11, 12, 14, 15 ) groups of dc ( Check picture below )

Row 3 : Turn, ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), 1 dc into first 1 ch sp, *ch 2, 2 dc into 2 ch sp* rep from *to* until you have 1 ch sp left, 1 dc into 1 ch sp, 1 dc into last st. Total of 9( 10, 12, 13, 15, 16 ) groups of dc ( Check picture below )

rep row 2 and 3 32 more times. Total of 67 rows. Cut the yarn and leave 16-20″ long

*All the sizes are the same length. If you want a shorter vest, just repeat rows 2 and 3 less times. If you want a longer vest, just keep repeating rows 2 and 3 more to the desired length. Just make sure all the panels are the same length.

Back panel ( Make 1 )

Notes:

  • Make sure to make the last st into the third ch/the turning ch in each row.
  • 2 dc is count as 1 group

Row 1 ( rs ) : ch 88( 96, 112, 120, 136, 144 ), sk 3 ch ( count as 1 dc ), 1 dc into next ch, *ch 2, sk 2 ch, 1 dc into each of next 2 ch* rep from *to* across. Total of 22( 24, 28, 30, 34, 36 ) groups of dc

Row 2 ( ws ) : Turn, ch 4 ( count as 1 dc and 1 ch sp ), *2 dc into 2 ch sp, ch 2* rep from *to* across, end with ch 1, 1 dc into last st. Total of 21( 23, 27, 29, 33, 35 ) groups of dc

Row 3 : Turn, ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), 1 dc into first 1 ch sp, *ch 2, 2 dc into 2 ch sp* rep from *to* until you have 1 ch sp left, 1 dc into 1 ch sp, 1 dc into last st. Total of 22( 24, 28, 30, 34, 36 ) groups of dc

rep row 2 and 3 32 more times. Total of 67 rows. Cut the yarn

*All the sizes are the same length. If you want a shorter vest, just repeat row 2 and 3 less times. If you want a longer vest, just keep repeating row 2 and 3 to the desired length.

Sew the pieces together

Sewing the front and back panels together

Place the front and back panels right side facing down. We’ll sew on the wrong side, using the tails that we left earlier for sewing. Using which ever method you prefer to sew ( Check picture below )

Sewing the side seams together

Fold your vest in half at the shoulder seams with the right side facing each other, we’ll sew on the wrong side. Cut a new strand of yarn 70-80″ long, enough to sew the side.

Counting the rows from the bottom up until you have 53( 53, 52, 52, 51, 51 ) rows and then place the stitch marker into row 53( 53, 52, 52, 51, 51 ).

Start sewing from the bottom up to until you reach the stitch marker. Cut the yarn and weave the end ( Check picture below )

Congratulations, you did it! I’d love to see everyone’s work. If you want to share with me, just tag me on IG or FB. Happy crocheting 🙂

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