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The Sutherland Waterfall Vest Crochet Pattern is designed as one panel and in one piece, there is no seaming to be done. Working with one piece of fabric for a garment is wonderful and great for beginners.
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What is a wool vest crochet pattern and how does it fit?
A wool vest crochet pattern is an article of clothing that was originally designed to be worn as a mid-layer under a jacket or coat. The length can vary, but it can also be worn as an outer layer in warmer climates.
It’s important to make sure you choose the right size for your own measurements before chaining your first row. Use a sewing measuring tape to take your measurements and then use those numbers to match your desired bust size for the pattern.
About the Yarn & Substitutes:
For this crochet pattern, I used Swish DK by WeCrochet. If you haven’t gotten your hands on the Swish yarn yet, you are missing out. It’s full of squish and so soft for wool.
Each skin of yarn is made from fine superwash merino wool. So it’s easy to clean, and has the amazing properties of merino, like temperature control.
Here are some recommended substitutes for this crochet vest pattern:
City Tweed DK – 55% Merino wool, 25% Superfine alpaca, 20% Donegal tweed
Lion Brand Heartland – 100% Acrylic
Mary Maxim Ultra Mellowspun Yarn – 70% Acrylic 30% Nylon
Mary Maxim Northern Heathers Yarn – 100% acrylic yarn
About the Crochet Stitches Used:
For this pattern I wanted to do a mimic of the stitch I used for the Crochet Knit Purl Pillow, the Crochet Knit Purl Hat, the Crochet Gift Card & Stocking, and as well as the body portion of the Arizona Sweater Dress. All of these patterns are worked in the round, and it inspired me to try to work this stitch flat.
While crocheting this stitch may look different flat versus round, the texture was a pleasant surprise. And beyond that, the drape is marvelous. The crochet stitch combinations create a beautiful fabric.
How to Crochet a Vest Video:
What You’ll Need To Make A Wool Vest Crochet Pattern:
WeCrochet Swish DK
100% Fine Superwash Merino Wool 123 yds/50g skein
Colorway: Squirrel Heather
8 (9, 10, 10, 11) (12, 12, 13, 14) Balls
XSmall: 850 yds (778 m)
Small: 925 yds (846 m)
Medium: 1050 yds (960 m)
Large: 1150 yds (1052 m)
1X: 1275 yds (1166 m)
2X: 1400 yds (1280 m)
3X: 1500 yds (1372 m)
4X: 1600 yds (1463 m)
5X: 1725 yds (1578 m)
ch – chain
est st pat – established stitch pattern*
Ssc – split single crochet
ehdc – extended half double crochet
Stsc – stacked single crochet
- See notes
14 sts by 18 rows = 4×4” in stitch pattern
Finished Bust Sizes Before Front Trim
XSmall: 32” (81 cm)
Small: 36” (91 cm)
Medium: 40” (102 cm)
Large: 44” (112 cm)
1X: 48” (122 cm)
2X: 52” (132 cm)
3X: 56” (142 cm)
4X: 60” (152 cm)
5X: 64” (163 cm)
This has an additional 2.25” ease on each side of the front.
Notes & Special Crochet Stitches:
Sizes are written as: xs (s,m, l, 1X) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X).
The Sutherland Waterfall Crochet Vest body is worked flat from the bottom up. A center back panel and side panels will be crocheted to make openings for the arms. Then we will work across all the panels and create the neck and waterfall front. Lastly, a tie is made as an accessory.
There is no need to ch 1 at the beginning of each row.
Established Stitch Pattern:
Sc in first, ch 1, skip 1, ssc in next; repeat from * to * across.
Tip: Mark the first stitch with a stitch marker so you know which stitch is your first stitch in the row.
Stacked Single Crochet (Stsc): https://brianakdesigns.com/stacked-single-crochet/ Do NOT chain, insert hook into next stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through both loops, insert hook in the vertical bar below, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through both loop on hook.
Extended Half Double Crochet (ehdc): https://youtu.be/bf4XbL7Mn50 Ehdc: Yo, insert hook into stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo and draw through the first loop only forming a chain stitch, yo and draw through remaining loops on hook.
Bottom of Crochet Vest
|1||Ch 127 (139, 153, 167, 181) (195, 209, 223, 237)|
Sc in first chain from the hook, ch 1, skip 1, sc in next; repeat from * to * across, turn.
|127 (139, 153, 167, 181) (195, 209, 223, 237)|
|2||Sc in first, *ch 1, skip 1, ssc in next*; repeat from * to * across, turn.||127 (139, 153, 167, 181) (195, 209, 223, 237)|
|Repeats||Repeat Row 2 for 63 total rows (14 inches ending on an odd row count), or until the desired length to the underarm is achieved. This is the ‘E’ length of the vest, check diagram for visual.||127 (139, 153, 167, 181) (195, 209, 223, 237)|
First Arm Hole (Right Panel)
|1 (RS)||Ch 1, working in the est st pat for 35 (41, 45, 53, 57) (63, 69, 77, 83) sts, turn.||35 (41, 45, 53, 57) (63, 69, 77, 83)|
|Repeats||Repeat Row 1 for 39 (41, 43, 44, 47) (49, 49, 51, 51) rows. Fasten off.||35 (41, 45, 53, 57) (63, 69, 77, 83)|
Across the Shoulders (Center Panel)
|1 (RS)||Skip the chain st from the last stitch worked on row 1 of the First Arm Hole. Attach yarn and work in the est st pat for 53 (55, 65, 79, 85) (95, 109, 119, 133) sts, turn.||53 (55, 65, 79, 85) (95, 109, 119, 133)|
|2||Repeat Row 1 for 39 (41, 43, 44, 47) (49, 49, 51, 51) rows. Fasten off.||55 (57, 67, 81, 87) (97, 111, 121, 135)|
Second Arm Hole (Left Panel)
|1(RS)||Skip the chain st from the last stitch worked on Row 1 of Across the Shoulders. Attach yarn and work in the est st pat for 35 (41, 45, 53, 57) (63, 69, 77, 83) sts, turn.||35 (41, 45, 53, 57) (63, 69, 77, 83)|
|2||Repeat Row 1 for 39 (41, 43, 44, 47) (49, 49, 51, 51) rows. Fasten off.||35 (41, 45, 53, 57) (63, 69, 77, 83)|
Working Across All Panels
|1(RS)||Ch 1, working in the est st pat across the first panel, ch 1, continue across the center panel, ch 1, continue across the last panel, turn.||127 (139, 153, 167, 181) (195, 209, 223, 237) Including chains.|
|2||Ch 1, working in the est st pat across all stitches, turn.||127 (139, 153, 167, 181) (195, 209, 223, 237)|
|Repeats||Repeat Row 2 for 20 more times, or until desired height after the armholes. Fasten off.||127 (139, 153, 167, 181) (195, 209, 223, 237)|
|1||Ch 5 and Stsc in the first chain from the hook, ehdc in each remaining sts across, turn.||5 for all sizes.|
|2||Stsc between the first two ehdc sts in the row, ehdc between each st across until the last st, ehdc in the last, turn.||5 for all sizes.|
|Repeats||Repeat Row 2 until the desired length for the tie. The size small in the image is 48 inches.||5 for all sizes.|
Fasten off and weave in all ends. Block and wear.
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