How to Crochet: Easy Boho Summer Crochet Vest
The Free Spirit Boho Summer Crochet Vest is a must have accessory this summer. The carefree bohemian style is a favorite of many. It makes me think of hikes in the desert, nights watching the stars and days spent on road trips.
This vest is works up quickly using one skein of Red Heart It’s a Wrap Sprinkles yarn. This is a very thin yarn that helps keep this vest light and airy so you will not over heat in the summer sun. Red Heart kindly provided the yarn for this project.
I designed this vest to be worked all in one piece. The inspiration came from some DIY tutorials where they sewed scarves together to create a vest. The beauty of crochet it that we can simply crochet the vest as one piece instead of sewing anything together.
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Free Spirit Crochet Vest Materials
Stitches and Abbreviations
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
SkSt – Skip Stitch
St(s) – Stitch(es)
R – Row
Gauge and Finished Size
7 Dc = 2 Inches and 5 rows = 2 Inches
Vest is designed to fit loosely around the waist and hang down the front.
(S/M) – 37″ around the waist and 20.5″ long.
(L/XL) – 42″ around the waist and 23″ long.
(2XL/3XL) – 60″ around the waist and 25.5″ long.
Free Spirit Crochet Vest Pattern
- Pattern is written in US terms.
- Stitch count is read S/M (L/XL, 2XL/3XL).
- When counting stitches you will count every DC and CH as a stitch.
- I do not count my turning chain as a stitch.
Ch 132 (147, 162)
R1: Dc in the 3rd chain from the hook and every Ch across. 130 (145, 160)
R2-6: Ch2, turn, Work a Dc into every St of the previous row. 130 (145, 160)
R7: Ch2, turn, Work a Dc in the next 20 (23, 26) Sts, Ch 49 (52, 55), Sk 35 (38, 41) Sts, Work a Dc into the next 20 (23, 26) Sts, Ch 49 (52, 55), Sk 35(38, 41) Sts, Work a Dc into the last 20 (23, 26) Sts. 158 (173, 188)
R8: Ch2, Work a Dc into the first St, Sk 1 St, Work a (Dc, Ch1, Dc) into the next St. *Sk 2 Sts, Work a (Dc, Ch1, Dc) into the next St.* repeat from *to* across all the sts and chains until you reach the last two sts. Sk 1 St, Dc into the last St. 158 (173, 188)
R9-41: Ch2, turn, Work a Dc into the first St, *Work (Dc, Ch1, Dc) into the next Ch space,* repeat from *to* until the last St. Work a Dc into the last St. 158 (173, 188)
Note: For Row 9 and on you will only work into a Dc into the first and last stitch, all other stitches will be worked into the Chain spaces.
For size L/XL work 5 extra rows of Row 9. For size 2XL/3XL work 10 extra rows of Rows 9 or until the vest reaches your desired length.
Now your Free Spirit Crochet Vest is complete. Wear it over a tank top or t-shirt for a fun bohemian style outfit.
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