June 12

Juniper Vest ~ A Free Crochet Pattern

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Juniper Vest Crochet Pattern

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This design can be worn in any season. Though this looks great with a tank, pairing the vest with a long sleeve in cooler months is also ideal. 

The long vest crochet pattern also includes measurements for the following lengths:

  • Crop Top
  • Shirt Length
  • Tunic Length
  • Mid-Thigh
  • Mid-Calf

Long Vest Crochet Pattern


Materials:


Sizing:

Adult Size

CIRCUMFERENCE

Estimated Yardage for long vest

Small

34"

1130 yards

Medium

38"

1265 yards

Large

42"

1400 yards

1X

46"

1530 yards

2X

50"

1665 yards

3X

54"

1800 yards

Yardage is calculated for thigh length vest. Amount needed will vary if working a different length.


Gauge:

14 hdc by 10 rows = 4"


Pattern Key:

  • Ch: Chain
  • Sc: Single Crochet
  • Hdc: Half Double Crochet
  • Dc: Double Crochet
  • RS: Right Side
  • WS: Wrong Side
  • Slst: Slip Stitch
  • St(s): Stitch(es)

Difficulty:

Intermediate

Juniper Vest Crochet Pattern by Crystalized Designs

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Special Pattern Notes: 

When stitch counts are listed, they will be listed in sequential order. Chains are not included in counts.


Back Yoke Panel

Sm: Chain 52 loosely

Med: Chain 58 loosely

Lg: Chain 58 loosely

1X: Chain 58 loosely

2X: Chain 64 loosely

3X: Chain 64 loosely

R1: (RS) Sc in 4th ch from hook (first 3 chs counts as hdc and ch 1), skip 2, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in next ch, *skip 2, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch, skip 2, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in next ch, repeat * across to last 3 chs, skip 2, [sc, ch 1, hdc] in last ch – 50, 56, 56, 56, 62, 62 sts

R2: (WS) Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, 2 dc in same, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch 2 space, *[2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in next ch 3 space, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch 2 space, repeat * across, 3 dc in hdc – 50, 56, 56, 56, 62, 62 sts

R3: Ch 3 (counts as hdc and ch 1), turn, sc in same, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in ch 3 sp, *[sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch 2 sp, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in next ch 3 space, repeat * across, [sc, ch 1, hdc] in last dc – 50, 56, 56, 56, 62, 62 sts

Repeat Row 2 and 3 until piece measures approximately 9”, 9”, 9”, 10”, 10”, 10”, ending on row 3.

Finish off and weave in ends.

Lime Odyssey Crochet Hook

Front Yoke Panels 

Sm: Chain 16 loosely

Med: Chain 22 loosely

Lg: Chain 22 loosely

1X: Chain 22 loosely

2X: Chain 28 loosely

3X: Chain 28 loosely

R1: (RS) Sc in 4th ch from hook (first 3 chs counts as hdc and ch 1), skip 2, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in next ch, *skip 2, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch, skip 2, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in next ch, repeat * across to last 3 chs, skip 2, [sc, ch 1, hdc] in last ch – 14, 20, 20, 20, 26, 26 sts

R2: (WS) Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, 2 dc in same, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch 2 space, *[2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in next ch 3 space, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch 2 space, repeat * across, 3 dc in hdc – 14, 20, 20, 20, 26, 26 sts

R3: Ch 3 (counts as hdc and ch 1), turn, sc in same, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in ch 3 sp, *[sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch 2 sp, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in next ch 3 space, repeat * across, [sc, ch 1, hdc] in last dc – 14, 20, 20, 20, 26, 26 sts

Repeat Row 2 and 3 until front piece has same amount of rows as back panel, ending on row 3.

Finish off and weave in ends. Make second panel but do not finish off. Continue to Shoulder Assembly and then Body of Vest.


Shoulder Assembly

Find a mattress stitch tutorial here.

With wrong sides together, mattress stitch (or use sewing method of choice) shoulder seams evenly together at beginning chains of both front and back panels. Second front yoke panel, the one that hasn’t been finished off, needs to be on the Garment’s right side (or your left while looking at it from the top down).


Body of Vest

In the next row, you’ll be joining the back and front panels with chains while creating armholes. The next 2 rows are separated by section for easier reading.

R1: 

(Garment’s Right Front) Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, 2 dc in same, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch 2 space, *[2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in next ch 3 space, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch 2 space, repeat * across front panel, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in hdc,

(Armhole) ch {7, 7, 13, 19, 19, 25},

(Garment’s Back Panel) [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in hdc on back panel, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch 2 space, *[2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in next ch 3 space, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch 2 space, repeat * across back panel, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in hdc,

(Armhole) ch {7, 7, 13, 19, 19, 25},

(Garment’s Left Front) [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in hdc on front panel, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch 2 space, *[2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in next ch 3 space, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch 2 space, repeat * across front panel, 3 dc in last hdc – 78, 96, 96, 96, 114, 114 sts

R2: 

(Garment’s Left Front) Ch 3 (counts as hdc and ch 1), turn, sc in same, *[2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in ch 3 sp, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch 2 sp, repeat * across front panel,

(Armhole) skip 2 dc, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in next ch, *skip 2 chs, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch, skip 2 chs, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in next ch, repeat * across armhole ch,

(Garment’s Back Panel) skip 2 dc, *[sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch 2 sp, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in next ch 3 space, repeat * across back panel,

(Armhole) skip 2 dc, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in next ch, *skip 2 chs, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch, skip 2 chs, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in next ch, repeat * across armhole ch,

(Garment’s Right Front) skip 2 dc, *[sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch 2 sp, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in next ch 3 space, repeat * across back panel, [sc, ch 1, hdc] in last dc – 98, 116, 128, 140, 158, 170 sts


R3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, 2 dc in same, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch 2 space, *[2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in next ch 3 space, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch 2 space, repeat * across, 3 dc in hdc – 98, 116, 128, 140, 158, 170 sts

R4: Ch 3 (counts as hdc and ch 1), turn, sc in same, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in ch 3 sp, *[sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch 2 sp, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in next ch 3 space, repeat * across, [sc, ch 1, hdc] in last dc - 98, 116, 128, 140, 158, 170 sts

Repeat Row 3 and 4 until measures approximately 33”, 33”, 33”, 34”, 34”, 34” ending on row 3. Finish off and weave in ends.

For a different length, see chart below. Different length than listed above will alter yardage.

Size

Length

Crop Top Length

12.5”-15”

Shirt Length

23”-26”

Tunic Length

28”-32”

Mid Thigh Length

33”-37”

Mid Calf Length

43”-46”

Edging

Attach yarn on right side of Garment’s Right Panel on last round worked of Body. Stitch counts will vary depending on amount of rows worked in body. No counts will be listed.

Edging will be worked evenly up raw edge of panel, across back panel, and back down raw edge of opposite panel.

For Row 1 on raw edges, work in every row end. If edging is too tight, decrease space between stitches. If edging is too wavy, increase space between stitches.

For Row 1 on back panel, work in every 3rd chain (skip 2 chains).

R1: (RS) Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next, *[2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in next ch 3 space, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch 2 space, repeat * across, 3 dc in last row end

R2: (WS) Ch 3 (counts as hdc and ch 1), turn, sc in same, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in ch 3 sp, *[sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch 2 sp, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in next ch 3 space, repeat * across, [sc, ch 1, hdc] in last dc

R3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, 2 dc in same, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch 2 space, *[2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in next ch 3 space, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch 2 space, repeat * across, 3 dc in hdc

Repeat Row 3 and 3 until there are 12 rows total of the edging, 13 if you want to end on the right side and won’t be added a button. Finish off and weave in ends. Attach button if desired. Button will fit through stitches.

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