Best Dressed Vest

Vests are back!

You might love 'em, you might hate 'em....but you can't get away from them!

Sweater vests are making a comeback and I'm loving it!


I wanted to design this sweater vest as simple as possible.

It's very easy and perfect for beginners. 


The very first date I went on with my husband....we actually dressed the same.....and WORE VESTS! 😂


Adorbs! #meanttobe


Before we get into the pattern, I need to talk about this crazy soft chunky yarn.

Biggo is the yarn you've always wanted!  

It's a super soft blend of Superwash Merino and nylon in a bulky weight.


Making an entire blanket or an oversized sweater 

in this would be so cozy to curl up in.

Want some? Click HERE to fill you cart!

Notes before you begin:

  • Chain 2 at the beginning of each row does NOT count as the first DC in that row.
  • The front and back panel are identical and worked up first, then seamed at the shoulders and sides.
  • The ribbing around the arm and neck are worked up separately and attached to the vest
  • I made a size small (shown in all pictures).
  • Keep in mind this yarn will stretch with multiple wears, I would suggest sizing down. (you can contact me and let me know how many inches wide you'd like your panel and I can calculate for you, sizes below are suggestions, you know best how you would like it to fit.)
  • Please email anytime with questions: oth crochet nook [at] gmail [dot] com

OTH Crochet Nook Pattern: Best Dressed Vest

Yarn: Biggo in Rabbit Heather < Use: 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 7) skeins >

Hook: 8.00mm (M) Furls Ergonomic Wooden Crochet Hook 

Notions: Scissors, Stitch Markers, Measuring Tape, Tapestry Needle


Abbreviations:

Sts: Stitches

SC: Single Crochet

DC: Double Crochet

BLO: Back Loop Only

Ch: Chain

Sl St: Slip Stitch

WS: Wrong Side

RS: Right Side


Gauge: 8 sts wide x 5 rows tall in double crochets = 4"

*The sizing guide follows size XS(S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL). 


Measurements inches:


To fit Bust: 30 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52)"

Panel Width: 16(17,18, 20, 22, 24, 26)"

Length: 17(18, 20, 22, 23, 23, 24)" (includes ribbing)


Panel (make 2 alike):

Ribbing

Ch 7.

*Note: you can make the ribbing thicker by increasing your initial chain #

Row 1: SC in 2nd from hook. SC in the next 5 sts. Turn. (6)

Row 2: Ch 1. SC BLO in every stitch. Turn. (6)

Repeat Row 2  until Row 30(32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52)

*Note: you can continue ribbing and hold it up against where it will sit on your body - most likely on your waist - and complete as many rows you need)

**Now continue pattern on top of of the ribbing**

Row 1: DC in every stitch on top of the ribbing (this will be equal to how many rows you completed in your ribbing, for example: 32 rows in your ribbing, will be 32 DC across). Turn.  <30(32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52)>

Row 2: Ch 2. DC in every stitch until end of the row. Turn.

Repeat Row 2  until Row 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 12, 13).

Sl st.

Fasten off.

Shaping armhole on panel:

Join yarn at 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5)th stitch.

Row 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 13, 14): DC across, leaving the last 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) stitches unworked. Turn.

Repeat Row 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 13, 14) until Row 16 (17, 20, 22, 24, 24, 25)


*You can add/remove rows to make your vest longer/shorter.

Do not fasten off!  We will now begin the shoulder shaping.

Row 17 (18, 21, 23, 25, 25, 26): Ch 2. DC in the next 6 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11). Turn.

Repeat Row 17 (18, 21, 23, 25, 25, 26) once more.

Sl st.

Fasten off.

Now attach yarn to other side of panel (shape other shoulder): Ch 2. DC in the next 6 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11).

Repeat once more.

Sl st.

Fasten off.


Seaming:

Lay both panels on top of each other.

Seam shoulders using a whip stitch.


Seam sides up to Row 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 12, 13) + bottom ribbing using a whip stitch.

Once this seaming is complete, this is the wrong side of the vest.


Ribbing for arm (make 2 alike):

Ch 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5).

Row 1: SC in 2nd from hook. SC in all sts until end of the row. Turn. 

Row 2: Ch 1. SC BLO in every stitch. Turn. 

Repeat Row 2  until Row 32(34, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52)

Now attach the ribbing to each arm using a whip stitch on the WS of the vest.



Ribbing for collar:

Ch 3.

Row 1: SC in 2nd from hook. SC in the next 1 st. Turn. (2)

Row 2: Ch 1. SC BLO in every stitch. Turn. (2)

Repeat Row 2  until Row 36(40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)

*Note: you can make the ribbing thicker by increasing your initial chain #, this will create a higher collar or even better - a turtle neck!

Now attach the ribbing to the collar using a whip stitch on the WS of the panel.


Weave in all ends, turn inside out!

All done!

Check out your Best Dressed Vest!


I'd love to see yours!

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