Continuing with my obsession for making clothes (and rather selfishly, for myself), I thought I’d share this really simple pattern I’ve designed for a crochet cotton vest.
I always struggle to create a sophisticated low cut neckline when making crochet vest tops so this time I decided to try a high neck – and I’m so pleased with the effect and overall fit.
So here it is…
Free Crochet Vest Top Pattern
I used a cheap craft cotton to make this top as I like the rawness of the material, and a 3.5mm hook.
Chain (ch) 116 and attach to create a hoop
Round 1: ch 2 and work a round of treble crochet (tc) (116)
Round 2-21: ch 2 and work a total of 21 rounds of 116 tc
Tip: at this point measure against your body to check you’ve got the length you need from your underarms down to your waist
You’ve finished the bulk of the body, now we’re going to work on the top front.
Round 22: ch 2 and work 58 tc around (58)
Round 23: ch2 and turn, tc2tog and work 53 tc across, tc2tog (56)
Round 24: ch2 and turn, tc2tog and work 51 tc across, tc2tog (54)
Round 25: ch2 and turn, tc2tog and work 49 tc across, tc2tog (52)
Round 26: ch2 and turn, tc2tog and work 46 tc across, tc2tog (50)
Round 27: ch2 and turn, tc2tog and work 43 tc across, tc2tog (48)
Round 28-38: ch2 and turn, work 48 tc around
Tip: at this point measure against your body to check you’ve got the length you need from the top of your shoulders down to your underarms, and down to your waist
You’ve finished the front of your top, and you now need to make the back piece of your top.
Round 39: Attach your yarn at ch 59 of the body, ch2 and work 58 tc across in the oposing space to the front piece without joining the front and back pieces.
Rounds 40 – 55: repeat rounds 23-38
Now we need to join the front and back pieces to make the shoulder straps. You can do this using a slip stitch (sl st)
Without fastening off, match up your front and back pieces and join with a slip stitch (sl st) at the top corner.
Continue to join the front and back pieces along the top edge by working a sl st into the first 10 sts from the edge. Fasten off
Attach your yarn at the opposite corner of top and join the front and back pieces with a sl st, again work your sl st into the first 10 sts from the edge. Fasten off
This should create a gap in between the two shoulder straps for your head.
Weave in loose ends.