Claire Tender Crochet Vest Easy FREE Pattern
by Kristin Omdahl
Layers are a wonderful way to express your style in a multitude of ways simultaneously. I love to add textures, colors and prints to my outfits through layers. A simple blouse or tshirt can be dressed up with a loose crochet vest and jewelry in contrasting or monochromatic colors. For example, this easy and beautiful vest could be worn in contrast to the shirt underneath to make the texture of the stitchwork pop. Or, worn over a monochromatic tshirt, its the texture of the yarn that pops.
This could be worn over jeans or capris OR a sundress or maxi dress. There really isn’t a wrong way to wear a vest!
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What you will need to make the Claire Crochet Vest:
- 600 yds #4 worsted weight yarn
- H/8 (5mm) crochet hook
- yarn needle for weaving in loose ends
beg – begin(ning)
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
inc – increase
pat – pattern
rep – repeat
rnd – round
RS – right side
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
sp – space
st – stitch
tr – triple crochet
WS – wrong side
For any help with stitches, please visit my Crochet Stitch Glossary Page
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10 thoughts on “Claire Tender Crochet Vest Easy FREE Pattern”
what would i do if i wanted the pattern longer at the back
I would suggest starting with 7 pattern repeats instead of 5. 7×3 = 21 foundation ovals. You will need one additional ball of yarn for this modification.
Please let me see the finished vest!
Can u post a photo of rounds 15 and 16? I must have done the armhole wrong. I am getting 7 repeats instead of 5. I am probably doing the ovals wrong or skipping the wrong areas of repeat. That would help a lot.
Thanks so much! Love your work!
Hi how could I make this big enough for 60" chest. I love this so pretty. Tq in advance
Not sure which way you want it sized differently. But, I can tell you that some ladies have adjusted the size by working more foundation ovals in the beginning of the project to make it longer in the back. If you are asking to make it wider, you would need to add more rows before and after the armhole opening.
Hope that helps!
what size is this? i am a size Small (bust size is 34in.). how will i start the foundation oval if i will make it in my size using DK cotton yarn and what crochet hook size? thanks! i’d really like to do this for myself! 🙂
This is an unsized, unconstructed vest. Did you see the flat dimensions given?
Without knowing your gauge with a different yarn and different hook size, I am not able to help you determine what size your vest would be. I would need more information to help you.
I want make this for my Granddaughter, she is 16 years old.I would like to know if I could use a different kind of yarn. Thanks
I love your kind message about helping victims of domestic violence and that they truly feel like no one knows and no one really cares for them. More awareness must be spread to help innocent victims of this epidemic!!! Thank you thank you thank you for using your platform to do that. Beautiful vest too. Totally saving!
I am a survivor of DV and I know all too well the signs and how important it is to get out before it’s too late. After 11 1/2 years, I made that run with 3 kids and never looked back! Best choice of my life and for God I thank!