Summer Love Crochet Lace Vest FREE Pattern

Introducing the Summer Love Crochet Vest FREE Pattern

By Kristin Omdahl

This is a top down crochet lace vest that combines several easy, beginner stitches to create a casual vest that you can wear with anything. It has a bohemian flair but is super functional and therefore can be accessorized with many styles. The construction style of the yoke is raglan shaping, and the entire vest is worked in one piece! Edging is added at the end, using spaces made by stitches at row-ends.

I named this pattern the Summer Love because the miniature pineapple lace stitch pattern reminds me of strawberries. And nothing reminds me of summer more than fresh and fragrant strawberries!

I love the tasseled ties. You can simply close the vest together with a simple loose bow, or leave them to dangle. The fringe of the tassels flows so beautifully. And this yarn makes such a gorgeous, blunt cut fringe.

You could also corset tie this crochet vest with the tassels but weaving them in and out opposite sides (like you were lacing your sneakers).

Or, you could add buttons. Or you could simply leave it open. You can’t go wrong with a layering piece like the Summer Love Crochet Vest Free Pattern.

What you will receive with the Summer Love Crochet Vest Free Pattern

The pattern is generously sized ranging form 36” to 52” bust measurements, which makes it great for gift giving. And the pattern includes charts, which helps make the process of crocheting a pattern flow so much easier if you can read crochet charts. If you don’t already know how to read charts, I suggest you check out my How to Read Crochet Charts video series. You can find more information about it on this page on my website HERE I have tutorial videos coming soon for this pattern. And in that video series, I will also show you how to easily add sleeves to this project. If you want to get started without me, simply pick up where you left off in the established pattern during the yoke, and work the sleeves in the round, beginning at the foundation ovals at the underarm. If you don’t add shaping, a 3/4 sleeve would be pretty. And for simple shaping ( not shaping within the stitch pattern) you could adjust your gauge by slowly increasing or decreasing your hook size to create tapered or belled sleeves.

I love styling vests so much because they are so versatile. Here is a video where I show multiple ways to style crochet vests:

Scroll down below to begin making this gorgeous Summer Love Crochet Vest Free Pattern. If you prefer an ad-free PDF pattern, you can purchase it for only $1.99. It will be emailed to you as an instant download PDF file with an expiring download link.

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What you will need:

1150 (1300, 1600, 1900) yds (1051, 1188, 1463m 1737m) #1 fingering weight yarn

Shown in:  

  • Be So Fine Yarn; 100% bamboo; 650 yds (594m) per 3.5oz (100g); color Celestial Blue Mist 2 (2, 3, 3, 4) balls

  • G/6 (4mm) crochet hook

  • Yarn needle

  • Scissors

 

Gauge: 

4 shells and 8 rows = 4 in (10 cm) after blocking

Note: Blocking your gauge swatch before measuring is the best way to ensure proper sizing, true to pattern.

Finished Sizes:

36 (40, 44, 48, 52) in

or

91.4 (101.6, 111.8, 121.9, 132.1) cm bust circumference

22.5 (23, 23.5, 24, 24.5) in  or 57.2 (58.4, 59.7, 61, 62.2) cm length

Shown in size 36 in (91.4 cm) bust circumference

Stitch Guide: 

Beg shell: Ch3 (counts as dc), (1dc, ch1, 2dc) in next ch1 sp.

Beg single increase shell: Ch3 (counts as dc), (1dc, ch1, 2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next ch1 sp.

Chain (ch): Wrap the yarn over the hook in a clockwise direction. Draw the yarn through to form a new loop without tightening the previous one.

Double increase shell: [(2dc, ch1)x3, 2dc] in next ch1 sp.

Double crochet (dc): Wrap the yarn over the hook and insert the hook into the work (or specified chain from hook), wrap the yarn over the hook, draw through the work only and wrap the yarn again. Draw through the first two loops only and wrap the yarn around the hook again. Draw through the last two loops on the hook

Foundation oval: Ch4, tr in 4th ch from hook.

Shell: (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next ch1 sp.

Single increase shell: (2dc, ch1, 2dc, ch1, 2dc) in next ch1 sp.

Single crochet (sc): Insert the hook into the work (or specified chain from hook), wrap the yarn over the hook and draw the yarn through the work only. Wrap the yarn around the hook again and draw it through both loops.

Slip Stitch (slst):  Insert hook into specified stitch. Wrap the yarn over the hook. Draw the yarn through the stitch and through the loop on the hook.

Treble crochet (tr): Wrap the yarn over the hook twice and insert the hook into the work (or fifth chain from hook). Wrap the yarn over the hook, draw through the work and wrap again. Draw through the first 2 loops only and wrap the yarn again. Draw through the next two loops only and wrap the yarn again; draw through the last two loops.

2 Treble Crochet Cluster (2tr-cl): Yo twice, insert hook in next specified stitch, yo, pull up a loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops on hook)x2. Yo twice, insert hook in same stitch and pull up a loop. (yo, pull through 2 loops on hook)x2. Yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Instructions:

Yoke:

Row 1 (RS): *Ch4, dc in 4th ch from hook; rep from * 19 (27, 35, 43, 51) times. — 20 (28, 36, 44, 52) foundation ovals

Row 2: Beg single increase shell in first foundation oval, shell in ea of next 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) foundation ovals, double increase shell in next foundation oval, shell in ea of next 0 (2, 4, 6, 8) foundation ovals, double increase shell in next foundation oval, shell in ea of next 10 (12, 14, 16, 18) foundation ovals, double increase shell in next foundation oval, shell in ea of next 0 (2, 4, 6, 8) foundation ovals, double increase shell in next foundation oval, shell in ea of next 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) foundation ovals, single increase shell in last foundation oval. — 30 (38, 46, 54, 62) ch1 sps

Row 3: Beg shell in first ch1 sp, shell in ea ch1 sp across. — 30 (36, 42, 48, 54) ch1 sps

Row 4: Beg single increase shell in first ch1 sp, shell in ea of next 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) ch1 sps, double increase shell in next ch1 sp, shell in ea of next 2 (4, 6, 8, 10) ch1 sps, double increase shell in next ch1 sp, shell in ea of next 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) ch1 sps, double increase shell in next ch1 sp, shell in ea of next 2 (4, 6, 8, 10) ch1 sps, double increase shell in next ch1 sp, shell in ea of next 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) ch1 sps, single increase shell in last ch1 sp. — 40 (48, 56, 64, 80) ch1 sps

Row 5: Rep row 2. — 40 (44, 48, 52, 56) ch1 sps

Note: Mark the beginning and end of this row for placement of ties.

Row 6: Beg shell in first ch1 sp, shell in ea of next 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) ch1 sps, double increase shell in next ch1 sp, shell in ea of next 4 (6, 8, 10, 12) ch1 sps, double increase in next ch1 sp, shell in ea of next 14 (16, 18, 20, 22) ch1 sps, double increase shell in next ch1 sp, shell in ea of next 4 (6, 8, 10, 12) ch1 sps, double increase shell in next ch1 sp, shell in ea of next 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) ch1 sps. — 48 (56, 64, 72, 88) ch1 sps

Row 7: Rep row 3. — 48 (52, 56, 60, 64) ch1 sps

Row 8: Beg shell in first ch1 sp, shell in ea of next 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) ch1 sps, double increase shell in next ch1 sp, shell in ea of next 6 (8, 10, 12, 14) ch1 sps, double increase shell in next ch1 sp, shell in ea of next 16 (18, 20, 22, 24) ch1 sps, double increase shell in next ch1 sp, shell in ea of next 6 (8, 10, 12, 14), double increase shell in next ch1 sp, shell in each of next 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) ch1 sps. — 56 (64, 72, 80, 96) ch1 sps

Row 9: Rep row 3. — 56 (64, 72, 80, 96) ch1 sps

Rep row 9 until yoke measures 6 (6.5, 7, 7.5, 8) in or 15.2 (16.5, 17.8, 19.1, 20.3) cm from beginning.

Separate for body and sleeves:

Next row: Beg shell in first ch1 sp, shell in ea of next 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) ch1 sps, ch4, dc in 4th ch from hook (underarm foundation oval made), skip next 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) ch1 sps, shell in ea of next 18 (20, 22, 24, 26) ch1 sps, ch4, dc in 4th ch from hook (underarm foundation oval made), skip next 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) ch1 sps, shell in ea of next 9 (10, 11, 12, 13) ch1 sps. — 36 (40, 44, 48, 52) ch1 sps

Note: Next stitch pattern requires a multiple of 3 + 3 shells. Evenly space out 0 (2, 1, 0, 0, 2) single increase shells across row. — 36 (42, 45, 48, 54)

Lower Body:

Row 1: Beg shell in first ch1 sp, shell in next ch1 sp, *ch2, sc in next ch1 sp, ch5, sc in next ch1 sp, ch2, shell in next ch1 sp. Rep from * across, shell in last ch1 sp. 11 (13, 14, 15, 17) ch5 sps

Row 2: Beg shell in first ch1 sp, shell in next ch1 sp, *11 tr in next ch5 sp, shell in next ch1 sp. Rep from * across, shell in last ch1 sp. — 11 (13, 14, 15, 17) 11tr shells

Row 3: Beg shell in first ch1 sp, shell in next ch1 sp, *ch2, sc in next tr, (ch3, skip 1 tr, sc in next tr)x5, ch2, shell in next ch1 sp. Rep from * across, shell in last ch1 sp. 11 (13, 14, 15, 17) sets of 5 ch3 sps

Row 4: Beg shell in first ch1 sp, shell in next ch1 sp, ch3, sc in next ch3 sp, (ch3, skip 1 tr, sc in next ch3 sp)x4, ch3, shell in next ch1 sp. Rep from * across, shell in last ch1 sp. 11 (13, 14, 15, 17) sets of 4 ch3 sps

Row 5:  Beg shell in first ch1 sp, shell in next ch1 sp, ch4, sc in next ch3 sp, (ch3, skip 1 tr, sc in next ch3 sp)x3, ch4, shell in next ch1 sp. Rep from * across, shell in last ch1 sp. —  11 (13, 14, 15, 17) sets of 3 ch3 sps

Row 6: Beg shell in first ch1 sp, shell in next ch1 sp, ch5, sc in next ch3 sp, (ch3, skip 1 tr, sc in next ch3 sp)x2, ch5, shell.  In next ch1 sp. Rep. from * across, shell in last ch1 sp. — 11 (13, 14, 15, 17) sets of 2 ch3 sps

Row 7: Beg shell in first ch1 sp, shell in next ch1 sp, *ch7, sc in next ch3 sp, ch3, skip 1 tr, sc in next ch3 sp, ch7, shell in next ch1 sp. Rep from * across, shell in last ch1 sp. — 11 (13, 14, 15, 17) sets of 1 ch3 sps

Row 8: Beg shell in first ch1 sp, (dc, ch3, dc) in next ch1 sp, *ch2, sc in next ch7 sp, ch5, sc in next ch7. sp, ch2, (dc, ch5, dc) in next ch1 sp. Rep from * across. On last repeat, replace last (dc, ch5, dc) with (dc,  ch3, dc), shell in last ch1 sp.

Row 9: Beg shell in first ch1 sp, 7 tr in next ch3 sp, *shell in next ch5 sp, 11 tr in next ch5 sp. Rep from * across. On last repeat, replace 11tr with 7 tr, shell in last ch1 sp.

Row. 10: Beg shell in first ch1 sp, ch3, skip first sc, sc in next tr, (ch3, skip 1 tr, sc in next tr)x2, *ch2, shell in next ch1 sp, ch2, sc in next tr, (ch3, skip 1 tr, sc in next tr)x5, ch2, shell in next ch1 sp. Rep from * across, ch3, skip first tr, sc in next tr,  (ch3, skip 1 tr, sc in next tr)x2, ch3, shell in last ch1 sp.

Row 11: Beg shell in first ch1 sp,  sc in ch3 sp, (ch3, sc in next ch3 sp)x2, *ch3, shell in next ch1 sp, ch3, sc in next ch3 sp, (ch3, sc in next ch3 sp)x4, ch3, shell in next ch1 sp. Rep from * across, ch3, sc in next ch3 sp, (ch3, sc in next ch3 sp)x2, shell in last ch1 sp.

Row 12: Beg shell in first ch1 sp, (ch3, sc in next ch3 sp)x2, ch4, shell in next ch1 sp, *ch4, skip 1 ch3 sp, sc in next ch1 sp, (ch3, sc in next ch3 sp)x3, ch4, shell in next ch1 sp. Rep from * across, ch4, (sc in next ch3 sp)x2, shell in last ch1 sp.

Row 13: Beg shell in first ch1 sp, sc in first ch3 sp, ch3, sc in next ch3 sp, ch5, shell in next ch1 sp, ch5,  sc in next ch3 sp, (ch3, sc in next ch3 sp)x2, ch5, shel in next ch1 sp. Rep from *across, ch5, sc in next ch3 sp, ch3, sc in next ch3 sp, shell in last ch1 sp.

Row 14: Beg shell in first ch1 sp, ch3, sc in next ch3 sp, ch7,  shell in next ch1 sp, *ch7, sc in next ch3 sp, ch3, sc in next ch3 sp, ch7, shell in next ch1 sp. Rep from * across, ch7, sc in next ch3 sp, ch3, shell in last ch1 sp.

Row 15: Beg shell in first ch1 sp, sc in next ch3 sp, ch5, sc in next ch7 sp, ch2, (dc, ch5, dc) in next ch1 sp, ch2, sc in next ch7 sp, ch5, sc in next ch7 sp, ch2, (dc, ch5, dc) in next ch1 sp, ch2, sc in next ch7 sp. Rep from * across, ch5, sc in next ch3 sp, shell in last ch1 sp.

Rep rows 2 – 15 two times, then rows 2 – 7 once more.

Fasten off.

Front Bands and Collar:

Row 1: With right side facing and beginning in side of last row of right front, join with slst to end of row. Ch3 (counts as dc), work 2dc in same end of row. Work 2dc in ea end of row across to collar. Work 3dc in opposite end of beginning foundation ovals. Work 2dc in ea end o row across left front, work 1 additional dc in last end of row.

Row 2: Ch1, sc in same st, *ch4, 2tr-cl in same st. Skip 3 sts, sc in next st. Rep from * across.

Ties (make 2):

Join with slst to front band in a sc on last row at the point where yoke was separated for body and sleeves. Ch 100, sc in 6th ch from hook and ea ch across.

Fringe (make 2):

*Cut 15 pieces of yarn 6 in (15 cm) long. Fold in half and insert fold into ch5 loop at end of either fringe. Make a lark’s head knot and secure.  Repeat from * for second fringe and attach to second tie.

Finishing:

Weave in loose ends. Hand wash, block to finished measurements and allow to dry.

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