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Crochet Sweater Vest Pattern

I wanted to get this out there while some of us still had time to wear it this year. I posted a knitted sweater vest a couple weeks ago, and a lot of the crochet peeps asked for a crochet version. So, I obliged with this crochet sweater vest pattern.

This is a simple, 2 panel project. It was made using #6 super bulky yarn, which makes it work up quickly. It’s very beginner friendly, I just used single crochet and half double crochet. There’s a little bit of decreasing as well.

The crochet sweater vest pattern would be perfect for spring and fall, so I’m hoping wherever you are, there’s still time to wear it! It’s hit or miss here, so I’ll get a couple chances to wear it at least.

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If you’d like a video tutorial to follow along with, just scroll down to the bottom.

Materials

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Stitches Used & Code (US Term)

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch(es)
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • hdc2tog = half double crochet 2 stitches together
  • sk = skip
  • sp = space
  • REP = repeat
  • RS = right side
  • WS = wrong side
  • ” = inches

Skill: Easy

Notes:

  • The pattern is written in English US terminology
  • This pattern made as US women’s Sizes XS( S, M, L, XL, XXL )
  • In this picture I have demonstrated with size Small
  • This sweater vest is worked flat in two separate pieces from the bottom up and then sewn together

Yarn needed: 230( 260, 300, 350, 390, 430 ) yards

Gauge blocked: 8 hdc X 6.5 rows = 4″

Measurements (After blocked)

  • XS = 16″ Body width across X 16.53″ Length
  • S = 17″ Body width across X 16.53″ Length
  • M = 19″ Body width across X 16.53″ Length
  • L = 21″ Body width across X 17.76″ Length
  • XL = 23″ Body width across X 17.76″ Length
  • XXL = 25″ Body width across X 17.76″ Length

CROCHET SWEATER VEST PATTERN

BACK PANEL

RIBBING

Row 1: ch 7( 7, 7, 7, 7, 7 ), 1 sc into second ch from hook and each ch across. Total of 6( 6, 6, 6, 6, 6 ) st

Row 2: Turn, ch 1 (do not count as a st), 1 sc into each st across. Total of 6( 6, 6, 6, 6, 6 ) st

Row 3 – Row 32( 34, 38, 42, 46, 50 ): REP Row 2

The end of row 32( 34, 38, 42, 46, 50 ) DO NOT cut the yarn, we’ll be using the same yarn to crochet the body

BODY

Notes:

  • After the ribbing is finished, we’ll use the same yarn to crochet the body
  • Turn your work sideways and we’ll crochet into the end of each row of the ribbing (sp for reference)

Row 1 (WS): ch 1 (do not count as a st), 1 hdc into each sp across. Total of 32( 34, 38, 42, 46, 50 ) st. Check picture below

crocheting beginning the body of your crochet sweater vest pattern

Row 2 (RS): Turn, ch 1 (do not count as a st), 1 hdc into each st across. Total of 32( 34, 38, 42, 46, 50 ) st

Row 3 – Row 8: REP Row 2

Row 9: Turn, ch 1 (do not count as a st), hdc2tog, 1 hdc into next st and each st until you have 2 st left, hdc2tog. Total of 30( 32, 36, 40, 44, 48 ) st

Row 10 – Row 14( 14, 15, 15, 16, 16 ): REP Row 9

In each row you’ll decrease 2 st (1 st on each side). The end of row 14( 14, 15, 15, 16, 16 ) you’ll have a total of 20( 22, 24, 28, 30, 34 ) st

Row 15( 15, 16, 16, 17, 17 ): Turn, ch 1 (do not count as a st), 1 hdc into each st across. Total of 20( 22, 24, 28, 30, 34 ) st

Row 16( 16, 17, 17, 18, 18 ) – Row 22( 22, 22, 24, 24, 24 ): REP Row 15( 15, 16, 16, 17, 17 )

The end of row 22( 22, 22, 24, 24, 24 ) cut the yarn. Check picture below

FRONT PANEL

For the front panel, make it exactly the same as the back panel until you reach the end of row 17( 17, 17, 19, 19, 19 ). After that we’ll make the upper left and upper right.

UPPER LEFT (When you’re wearing it)

Row 18( 18, 18, 20, 20, 20 ): Turn, ch 1 (do not count as a st), 1 hdc into each of next 3( 4, 4, 6, 6, 8 ) st. Total of 3( 4, 4, 6, 6, 8 ) st

Row 19( 19, 19, 21, 21, 21 ): Turn, ch 1 (do not count as a st), 1 hdc into each st across. Total of 3( 4, 4, 6, 6, 8 ) st

Row 20( 20, 20, 22, 22, 22 ) – Row 22( 22, 22, 24, 24, 24 ): REP Row 19( 19, 19, 21, 21, 21 )

The end of row 22( 22, 22, 24, 24, 24 ) cut the yarn and weave 6-10″ tail. Check picture below

UPPER RIGHT (When you’re wearing it)

Row 18( 18, 18, 20, 20, 20 ): With the RS facing up, sk 14( 14, 16, 16, 18, 18 ) st at the middle part, then add new yarn into next st, ch 1 (do not count as a st), 1 hdc into the same st that you just added new yarn, 1 hdc into next st and each st across. Total of 3( 4, 4, 6, 6, 8 ) st. Check picture below

Adding the upper parts to your crochet sweater vest again

Row 19( 19, 19, 21, 21, 21 ): Turn, ch 1 (do not count as a st), 1 hdc into each st across. Total of 3( 4, 4, 6, 6, 8 ) st

Row 20( 20, 20, 22, 22, 22 ) – Row 22( 22, 22, 24, 24, 24 ): REP Row 19( 19, 19, 21, 21, 21 )

The end of row 22( 22, 22, 24, 24, 24 ) cut the yarn and weave 6-10″ tail. Check picture below

Adding the upper parts to your crochet sweater vest

JOINING THE VEST PIECES TOGETHER 

SEW THE SHOULDER SEAMS TOGETHER

Place your panels right side facing down. We’ll sew on the wrong side, using the tails that we left earlier. Use which ever method you prefer to sew (Both sides are sewn the same). Check picture below

sewing your vests side seams

SEW THE SIDE SEAMS TOGETHER

Fold your vest in half at the shoulder seam with the right sides facing each other and we will sew on the wrong side. Cut a new strand of yarn 16-20 inches long. Start sewing from the bottom of the ribbing up to row 8 or about 7-8″ to the armpit for all the sizes. I recommend trying it on at this point to make sure you’re happy with the fit and adjusting if necessary, then weave all the ends (Both sides are sewn the same). Check picture below 

sewing the crochet sweater vest side seams

CROCHET AROUND THE NECK HOLE EDGE

Turn your work right side out, we’ll crochet on the right side in the round.

Round 1: Add a new yarn at the corner of the shoulder seam, ch 1 (do not count as a st), 1 sc into the same st that you just added new yarn and then place a stitch marker into the first sc, 1 sc into next st and each st around (when you reach the hdc rows and the other shoulder seam just continue to make a sc, treat them like a normal st). Total of 40( 40, 44, 44, 48, 48 ) st, if you have a couple more or less it’s ok. Check picture below

crocheting the neck hole and finishing up the crochet sweater vest pattern

Round 2: 1 sc into each st around. Total of 40( 40, 44, 44, 48, 48 ) st, cut the yarn and weave all the ends and you’re done!

THE END. Congratulations on finishing this crochet sweater vest pattern.

I hope you get to enjoy wearing it wherever you are. If you’d like to share your work with the rest of us, just reach out or tag me on IG or FB.

Have fun, and keep on making. Until next time.

Happy crocheting

💖✌🧶Wan

HERE’S THE VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR THIS CROCHET SWEATER VEST