What do you need for a size 8.
- Crochet needle 4
- 5 balls of yarn
Back and front parts:
Crochet the back and front parts togheter. If you want your vest in another size, you can easily resize this pattern. Maesure your first row around your hips. Keep in mind you add a board on both sides. The board is 5 cm wide, so when you fit your first row, keep a small space left for the board. And also make sure your chain is divicble by 6 + 3.
Ch 105 (or more if you need it)
Row 1 – 37: Crochet Shell pattern.
Now we are going to make the front part. Crochet further like you already did, but stop earlier (in the middle of your row)
Row 38: Crochet Shell pattern, but stop crocheting after 3 shells. End with a dc above the shell of the last row. Ch 3, turn.
Row 39 – 48: Decrease 1 dc on the outside of the vest (where your neck is going to be). The inside can remain straight. Finish your work after row 48.
Attach your yarn on the other side of this vest. Also on the outside. Repeat row 38 – 48. This is what it looks like right now:
Now we are going to crochet the back part. Attach your yarn again, 9 stitches further then the font part, so you create a space between the front and the back part. This is where the sleeves are coming. Crochet to the other side with a shell pattern, but stop 9 stitches earlier. This is what i mean:
Crochet the shell pattern for 11 rows. Just as long as the front part. Sew the front parts to the back part on top and this is what you have right now:
We crochet the board with a board stitch. In this video I will show you how to crochet the board. The video is in dutch, because I’m dutch, but you can see how the stitch works.
Attach your yarn somewhere on the outside of the vest. Doesn’t matter where. Crochet hdc all around the vest with 3 hdc on the corners of your vest. After that crochet for 7 rows a board stitch. End with al sl st in row 7 and finish your work.
Ch 30. Join with a sl st to a cirkle.
Row 1: Ch 2. hdc until end.
Row 2 – 8: Ch 2, crochet board stitch. End with a sl st in row 8.
Row 9: Ch 3. Crochet Shell pattern. You do not have to turn your work, like with the body. You don’t see the difference with this stitch. So you can crochet around. Start this row with 2 dc next to the ch 3. End this row with 2 dc in de same stitch en close with a sl st in the 3th ch of the first ch 3.
Row 10: Start with ch 3 and crochet a shell on the next dc. End with a sl st in the 3th ch of the first ch 3.
Row 11 – 23: Repeat row 9 and 10.
Row 24: Ch 4, 1 dc in the first ch of this row. Crochet Shell pattern.
Row 25: Ch 4, 1 dc in the first ch of this row. Crochet Shell pattern. End with 4 dc in the first ch of this row and with a sl st in the 3th ch of the first ch 4.
Row 26 – 49: Crochet Shell pattern. At the end of row 49: Ch 3, turn.
Row 50: Crochet Shell pattern. Start with 2 dc in the first stitch. Crochet 5 shells. End with a dc. Ch 3, turn.
Row 51 – 58: Crochet Shell pattern, but decrease every row with 2 dc in the beginning of the row. At the end of row 58 you finish your work. Attach the sleeve to your vest. Crochet another sleeve the same way.
Row 1 – 4: Crochet Shell pattern.
Row 5: Crochet Shell pattern, but stop after 2 1/2 shell. End with a dc on top of the shell of the last row.
Row 6: Ch 3, don’t crochet 2 dc in the first stitch this time. Crochet a dc on top of the shell of the last row. Crochet Shell pattern. End with 3 dc.
Row 7 – 13: Crochet Shell pattern.
Crochet board on the outside of the pocket, like this:
Row 14: Ch 2. Crochet hdc until the end of the arrow.
Row 15 – 16: Crochet a board. Finish your work after row 16. Leave a long tail of yarn to sew it onto the vest.
Crochet another pocket. Sew to the vest, on the bottom.
And you’re done. This is what it looks like:
And here is me, wearing the vest:
Good luck with crocheting this vest. It’s not that hard, but the result is lovely. The pattern is designed and made by myself. The pattern is for free, for your own use. So don’t copy or share my pattern without letting me know, please. If you love this pattern you can make a donation to me. I would really appreciate that. You can choose your own amount by clicking the button below:
Thank you, have a nice day and see you soon! Bye!