Sleeveless Crochet Vest

The Sleeveless Crochet Vest is a beginner-friendly pattern that works up very fast. Crochet a sleeveless vest for yourself or make one as a gift for family and friends. All you need to know is how to make chains and double crochet stitches. Stay warm and comfortable with your own Sleeveless Crochet Vest!

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Sleeveless Crochet Vest

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Crochet a sleeveless vest with Scarfie yarn - free crochet pattern by Wilmade

About the design

After the big success of my Perfect Gift Poncho and Poncho Dress I decided to continue working on different types of garments made with Scarfie. All patterns use the same yarn, same stitch and same simplicity for beginners. And the best thing: they all work up extremely fast!

This Sleeveless Crochet Vest is worked in one piece from side to side without breaking yarn, then sewn together on both sides. The collar ribbing (optional) is worked last.

Crochet a sleeveless vest with Scarfie yarn

About the fit

This pattern is available in sizes S/M, L/XL, XXL/XXXL, XXXXL/XXXXXL. Optionally you can wear a belt to give your sleeveless vest a little more structure and upgrade your look. For reference, model is 1.68m/5’6″ tall with a 36” bust and wearing the cardigan in size S/M.

Crochet a sleeveless vest with Lionbrand Scarfie yarn - front and back view

About the yarn

For this pattern you’ll need than 2 skeins of Lion Brand Scarfie. Scarfie is a soft wool blend yarn with unique self-striping ombré effect. It beautifully shades from one color to the next and works up fast. It’s perfect for making warm garments, accessoires and afghans.

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Lionbrand Scarfie yarn color taupe charcoal 200

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Materials

Lionbrand Scarfie (Weight 5/bulky | 312 yds/5.3oz | 285m/150g)
each size only needs 2 balls (180, 210, 230, 260 grams)

Crochet hook 10 mm (US N/P 15)

Tapestry needle

Measuring tape

Sizes

S/M: fits bust 34 – 38″, length 75cm / 29.5″

L/XL: fits bust 40 – 46″, length 79cm / 31″

2XL / 3XL: fits bust 48 – 54″, length 79cm / 31″

4XL / 5XL: fits bust 56 – 62″, length 83cm / 32.5″

For reference, model is 1.68m/5’6″ tall with a 36” bust and wearing the cardigan in size S/M.

Gauge

2.8 ch-sp x 5 rows equal 10 cm / 4”

Stitches & abbreviations (US terms)

– st: stitch
– sl st: slip stitch
– ch: chain
– dc: double crochet

* *: repeat what is between the asterisks as many times as directed
( ) at end of a row: amount of stitches you should have at the end of that row

Notes

– This pattern is written in US terminology

– Pattern is worked in one piece from side to side without breaking yarn, then sewn together on both sides. Collar ribbing is worked last.

– Turn your work at the end of each row

– 3 turning chains do not count as a stitch

– Pattern contains instructions for sizes S/M, L/XL, 2XL/3XL, 4XL/5XL. Directions for sizes are in parentheses such as “chain 127 (133, 133, 139)” whereas ch 127 stands for size S/M, 133 for size L/XL, 133 size 2XL/3XL and 139 size 4XL/5XL. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow the pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

Video

In this video you can see how to make the vest.

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Pattern

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Chain 127 (133, 133, 139), turn

Row 1:
(1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in 4th chain from hook, *skip 2 ch, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in next ch* repeat across, turn (42, 44, 44, 46 ch-spaces)

Row 2 till 8 (9, 10, 11):
ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in each ch-sp across, turn (42, 44, 44, 46 ch-spaces)

Row 9 and 10 (10 & 11, 11 & 12, 12 & 13)
ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in next 21 (22, 22, 23) ch-sp, turn (21, 22, 22, 23 ch-spaces)

Row 11 (12, 13, 14):
ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in each ch-sp across, ch 66 (69, 69, 72), turn (21, 22, 22, 23 ch-spaces & 66, 69, 69, 72 chains)

Row 12 (13, 14, 15):
(1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in 4th ch from hook, *skip 2 ch,
(1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in next ch* repeat across,
skip last 2 ch, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in each ch-sp across, turn (42, 44, 44, 46 ch-spaces)

Row 13 till 19 (14 till 21, 15 till 23, 16 till 25):
ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in each ch-sp across (42, 44, 44, 46 ch-spaces)

If you want to add a collar ribbing, don’t break yarn yet.

Assembly

Match the side seams and sew both sides together with needle and thread. You can also use single crochet stitches: work 2 sc in each ch-2 sp, 1 sc in between the spaces. Begin at the bottom, working your way up, leaving 7″ (8, 9, 10) / 18 cm (20, 23, 25) open for the arm hole. Weave all ends.

Collar Ribbing (optional)

If you prefer the front panel to be wider, you can add a simple collar as following:

With right side facing you (piece upside down), join yarn at side seam of front panel. If you didn’t break yarn after the last row, you can continue working with the same yarn.

Row 1:
ch 3, 2 dc in each ch-sp across, turn

Row 2 & 3:
ch 3, 1 dc in each st across, turn

Fasten off, weave ends.

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Marthie
    12 September 2019 at 3:04 pm

    I love this vest. Thank you very much for your effort for doing it in video and writing <3

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    Dea
    30 August 2019 at 5:09 pm

    I’m trying this pattern in the charcoal magenta color. This is the first time using this yarn and mine is very fuzzy and thick in some places, doesn’t look as smooth as the yarn in the pictures or video. Not sure if this is normal for this yarn or if I have some bad ones.

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    Michelle
    28 July 2019 at 11:52 pm

    I am making one in cream/taupe. So far so good!

  • Reply
    wendy
    18 July 2019 at 12:45 am

    That sleeveless Sweater came out real nice. Cant wait to make one. I was wondering if you have made one like it with sleeves?

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