Highland Twilight Crochet Colorwork Vest FREE Pattern
by Kristin Omdahl
Crocheted from the top down, completely seamlessly, this vest features one color predominately, and utilizes a smaller amount of 3 other colors. This would also be gorgeous worked in one solid color. The self ties make it so easy to slip this over a casual dress or jeans and a tshirt. Dress it up with a blouse and dress slacks for a spash of color in the office.
Scroll to the bottom of this free pattern page to see the crochet charts, too!
S (M, L, XL, 2X)
Bust 35 (38¼, 42, 45½, 49)”
Length 24 (24½, 25¼, 25¾, 26½)”
Hip 39 (42, 45, 48, 51)”
1 (1, 2, 2, 2) skeins Kristin Omdahl Yarns Be So Fine (4oz/115g, 650yds/594m, 100% bamboo) in Blue Danuce (A)
1 skein in each Iced Silver Fox (B) and Pink Damask (C)
Size G/6 (4mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain correct gauge
16 dc and 6½ dc rows = 4” (10 cm) after blocking
V-st: (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in indicated st or sp
3-dc cl (3 double crochet cluster): [Yo, pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 3 times in indicated st or sp, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
Reverse dc: * Yo, working from left to right, pull up a loop in next st to the right, (3 loops on hook), (yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice; rep from * for Reverse dc. This is similar to Crab st, except using dc instead of sc sts.
Garment is worked in one piece from the top down.
To change colors, work last st of old color to last yarn over, yarn over with new color and draw through loop(s) on hook.
With A, ch 42 (50, 58, 66, 74).
Row 1 (RS): Sk 2 ch, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in each of next 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) ch, V-st in next ch, dc in each of next 7 (9, 11, 13, 15) ch, V-st in next ch, dc in next 14 (16, 18, 20, 22) ch, V-st in next ch, dc in each of next 7 (9, 11, 13, 15) ch, V-st in next ch, dc in each of next 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) ch, 2 dc in last ch, turn — 54 (62, 70, 78, 86) dcs.
Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as st), 2 dc in first dc, * dc in each dc to next ch-2 sp, V-st in ch-2 sp; rep from * 3 times, dc in each st to last dc, 2 dc in last dc, turn — 72 (80, 88, 96, 104) dc.
Rep the last row twice more — 108 (116, 124, 132, 140) dc.
Next row: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), * dc in each st to next ch-2 sp, V-st in next ch-2 sp; rep from * 3 times, dc in each st to end, turn — 124 (132, 140, 148, 156) dcs
Rep the last row 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) more times — 252 (276, 300, 324, 348) dc.
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in each of next 33 (36, 39, 42, 45) dc for front, ch 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) for underarm, sk next 59 (65, 71, 77, 83) dc for armhole, dc in each of next 66 (72, 78, 84, 90) dc for back, ch 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) for underarm, sk next 59 (65, 71, 77, 83) dc for armhole, dc in each of last 34 (37, 40, 43, 46) for front, turn — 140 (154, 168, 182, 196) sts including ch sts at underarms.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in each of next 5 (6, 5, 5, 5) sts, 2 dc in next st, * dc in each of next 7 (9, 12, 16, 22) sts, 2 dc in next st; rep from * 16 (14, 12, 10, 8) more times, dc in each of last 5 (6, 5, 5, 5) sts – 157 (169, 181, 193, 205) sts.
Begin Lace Pattern
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first st, * ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc in next st; rep from * to end, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, * sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * to end, sc in last sc, turn.
Change to B.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), * 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, 5 dc in next ch-2 sp, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * to end, dc in last sc, turn.
Change to C.
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), * sk 3 sts, 3-dc cl in sp before next st, ch 1, sk next st, (3-dc cl in next st, ch 1) 3 times, sk next st 3-dc cl in sp before next st, sk 3 sts; rep from * to end, dc in last st, turn.
Change to A.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, (ch 3, sc) in each of next 3 ch-1 sps, * dc in sp between 2 3-dc groups 2 rows below, sc in next ch-1 sp, (ch 3, sc) in each of next 3 ch-1 sps; rep from * to end, sc in last st, turn.
Rep rows 2 – 5 only 8 more times, then rep Row 2 once more.
Do not fasten off.
Work evenly in Reverse dc around edge of vest, working 3 dc in each bottom corner. Join with sl st in first dc.
Front Ties (make 2)
Join A with sl st to left front at edge of second row of Lace Pattern, ch for about 15”, then fasten off.
Make other Tie the same on opposite side.
Weave in loose ends. Hand wash and block to schematic measurements.
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
sp – space
st – stitch
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