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The Taylor Vest – Free Crochet Pattern

       Here is the pattern for “The Taylor Vest”! I decided to give it my first name because I want to wear it everyday! It is so comfy & matches just about everything in my wardrobe. The color of this Lion Brand Heartland yarn is called Mammoth Cave. It is a beautiful brown that’s not too cool and too warm. My favorite part of the structure is that you can either pop up or fold down the collar.

This pattern is written for a size small but I have listed suggestions for medium and large sizes. To customize this pattern, you will want the circle to fit across your upper back. Then chain as many as you need to create a comfortable arm hole. And lastly, repeat suggested rows on the border to add length.

 

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Supplies:

Lion Brand Heartland yarn (Three 5oz skeins for small and medium, four 5oz skeins for large)

Hook Size: J(6mm)

Stitch markers

Darning Needle

Terms to Know:

MC = Magic Circle

Ch = Chain

SS = Slip Stitch

SK ST = Skip Stitch

SC = Single Crochet

DC = Double Crochet

TC = Treble Crochet

Circle:

Row 1: MC, Ch 2, 8 HDC in MC (8)

Row 2: Ch 3, DC in same st, 2DC in each st around, SS (16)

Row 3: Ch 3, DC in same st, Ch 1, 2DC in same st (this is the first shell), SC in next st, 2DC Ch 1 2DC (second shell), SC in next st *Repeat around, SS in last st (8 shells)

Row 4: SS in next chain space, SS in next st, SC in chain space (middle of shell), Ch 6, SC in middle of next shell (the Ch 1 space) *Repeat around, SS into first SC st (8 chains)

Row 5: Ch 3, DC in chain space, Ch 3, SC in next st *Repeat around, SS in last st (8dc, 7sc, 1 slip stitch)

Row 6: Ch 3, 4DC in each chain space, 3DC in last chain space, SS to top of Ch 3 (16 groups of 4dc)

Row 7: Ch 3, 1DC in same st, 1DC in each st around, SS in last st (64st)

Row 8: Ch 3, DC in same st, Ch 1, SK ST, 2DC in next st *Repeat around, SS in last st (32 groups of 2dc)

Row 9: Ch 3, DC in same st, DC in chain space, DC in next 2 stitches *Repeat around, SS in last st (96st)

For Size Small(about 12 1/2″ wide in diameter):

Row 10: Repeat row 8

Row 11: Repeat Row 9

Row 12: Repeat Row 8

SS, tie off

For Size Medium(about 14″ wide in diameter) :

Row 10: Repeat Row 8

Row 11: Repeat Row 9

Row 12: Repeat Row 8

Row 13: Chain 3, DC in same st, DC in next st, DC in top of st only not in the chain spaces, repeat around until the end, SS

Row 14: Repeat Row 8

SS, tie off

For Size Large(about 15 1/2″ wide in diameter):

Row 10: Repeat Row 8

Row 11: Repeat 9

Row 12: Repeat 8

Row 13: Ch 3, DC in same st, DC in next st, continue to DC in top of st only not in the chain spaces, repeat around until the end, SS

Row 14: Repeat Row 8

Row 15: Repeat Row 13 (Ch 3, DC in same st, DC in next st, continue to DC in top of st only not in the chain spaces, repeat around until the end, SS)

Row 16: Repeat Row 8

SS, tie off

Arm Holes:

For the arm holes, you will want to place them on the upper half of the circle, leaving less stitches on the top half and more on the bottom half. Find where you want them to be and place stitch markers in those stitches. 

Row 1 (First arm hole & collar):

Small: Attach yarn to the right side of the circle, where the bottom of your first arm hole will be. Ch 35, skip 29 st, SC into 30th st, SC across (stop when you reach the stitch marker for the top of your second arm hole)

Medium: Attach yarn to the right side of the circle, where the bottom of your first arm hole will be. Ch 45, sk 39 st, SC into 40th st, SC across (stop when you reach the stitch marker for the top of your second arm hole)

Large: Attach yarn to the right side of the circle, where the bottom of your first arm hole will be. Ch 55, sk 49 st, SC into 50th st, SC across (stop when you reach the stitch marker for the top of your second arm hole)

Row 2 (Second arm hole & bottom of vest): Ch 35, skip 29 st, SC into 30th st, SC across to the first arm hole

Row 3: SC 35 into arm hole, make sure it is not twisted, SC into next st, SC across (photos below show how the SC stitches are bunched together, you may need to slide them over so you can then SC into the next stitch as shown)

Row 4: SC 35 into next arm hole, make sure it is not twisted, SC in next st, SC across

Row 5: once you reach next arm hole, after the last SC, Ch 3, DC in each st in arm hole (35)(45)(55)

Row 6: Ch 3, turn, DC in next, DC in each st back down arm hole

DC across, DC up other arm hole

Row 7: Ch 3, turn, DC back down arm hole, SS at the end, tie off

Border:

Row 1: Attach yarn to top of the right arm hole, Ch 4, turn, TC in next st, TC across, TC to top of other arm hole

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, DC in next st, DC across

For Size Small: Repeat rows 1 & 2 for 6 rows, then end with a 7th row of Row 1

For Size Medium: Repeat rows 1 & 2 for 8 rows, then end with a 9th row of Row 1

For Size Large: Repeat rows 1 & 2 for 10 rows, then end with an 11th row of Row 1

SS, tie off.

Pin the first 3 rows of border to the collar (should be first two rows of DC and first row of TC stitches) For size Large, you may want to sew the shoulder seam a little longer to create the collar effect. Below are photos of a size Medium.

Sew the shoulder seam together and weave in any ends.

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Hello, I'm Taylor! I'm an Army wife, boy mom and lover of all things crafty! I especially love crochet and anything pertaining to yarn :) I am excited to share my crochet patterns and other DIY tips here on Bodhi Life Creations!

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4 Comments

  1. I really love this pattern. I’m going to start making a few for granddaughters for Christmas. It is never to soon to start! Thank you for the pattern. Have a Blessed day!

  2. muchas gracias por el esquema del chaleco tejido al crochet, me resulta muy fácil.maria eva

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