Iona is the first crochet pattern created with the Crochet Design Challenge voting polls. This cardi wrap vest crochet free pattern was chosen from 4 different types of projects, 3 stitch patterns and 3 colors of yarn.
A cardi wrap vest is such a versatile, all-season layering accessory.
It is figure flattering, offers modest coverage and drapes beautifully over any outfit This wrap is constructed in 3 pieces: begin crocheting the shaped back from the top down, and each draped front is crocheted seamlessly from the back shoulders. Corset ties with fringe allow you to adjust the armhole opening by seasons, depending on the thickness of your under layers.
What you will need to make the IONA cardi wrap vest crochet pattern:
- 1050 yds (960m) #4 worsted weight yarn
- H/8 (5mm) crochet hook
- Yarn needle
Brava Worsted by Knit Picks Yarn; 100% premium acrylic; 218 yds per 100gm ball; 5 balls color Hunter. Hunter is a dark blue green color with a grey undertone. This rich green can be compared to the lush greens of the forest and as a jewel tone, this gem also works great for men’s projects.
Alternate ways to Download the Iona Draped Vest Pattern:
Gauge: 16 sts / 8 rows = 4 in (10cm) in blocked stitch pattern
Finished size of Cardi Wrap Vest Crochet Free Pattern:
26 in (66cm) length
12 in (30.5cm) wide between shoulders
11 in (27.9cm) armhole openings
21 in (53.3cm) wide fronts
Chain (ch), foundation oval (fo), double crochet (dc), and single crochet (sc).
Watch the Tutorial Video for Iona Cardi wrap Vest Crochet Free Pattern here:
Set up row: *Ch3, dc in 3rd ch from hook. Rep from * fourteen more times. – 15 FOs
Row 1: Ch1, sc in first fo, *5dc in next fo, sc in next fo. Rep from * across. – 7 5dc shells
Row 2: Ch5 (counts as dc, ch2), skip 2 dcs, sc in next dc, *ch2, skip 2 dcs, dc in next sc, ch2, skip 2 dcs, sc in next dc. Rep from * across, ch2, skip 2 dcs, dc in last sc.
Row 3: Ch1, sc in first dc, *5dc in next sc, 1sc in next dc. Rep from * across. – 7 5dc shells
Rows 4 – 17: Rep rows 2 – 3 seven more times.
Row 18: Ch5 (counts as dc, ch2), (dc, ch2)x2 in same st, skip 2 dcs, sc in next dc, *ch2, skip 2 dcs, dc in next sc, ch2, skip 2 dcs, sc in next dc. Rep from * across, (ch2, dc)x3 in last sc.
Row 19: Rep row 3. – 9 5dc shells
Rows 20 – 25: Rep rows 2 – 3 three more times.
Row 26: Rep row 18. – 11 5dc shells
Rows 27: Rep row 3.
Rows 28 – 33: Rep rows 2 – 3 three more times.
Row 34: Rep row 18. – 13 5dc shells
Row 35: Rep row 3.
Rows 36 – 41: Rep rows 2 – 3 three more times.
Row 42: Rep row 18. – 15 5dc shells
Row 43: Rep row 3.
Rows 44 – 51: Rep rows 2 – 3 four more times.
Row 1: Join with slst to 5th foundation oval from edge of top back set up row, ch1, sc in same fo, *5dc in next fo, sc in next fo. Rep from * across. – 2 5dc shells
Row 2: Ch5 (counts as dc, ch2), *skip 2 dcs, sc in next dc, ch2, skip 2 dcs, dc in next sc. Rep from * across.
Row 3: Ch1, sc in same dc, *5dc in next sc, sc in next dc. Rep from * across. – 2 5dc shells
Row 4: Ch5 (counts as dc), skip 2 dcs, sc in next dc, ch2, skip 2 dcs, dc in next sc, skip 2 dcs, sc in next dc, skip 2 dcs, (ch2, dc)x3 in last sc.
Row 5: Rep row 3. – 3 5dc shells.
Row 6: Ch5 (counts as dc, *ch2) skip 2 dcs, sc in next dc, ch2, skip 2 dcs, dc in next sc. Rep from * two more times, make 24 foundation ovals.
Row 7: Ch1, sc in first fo, (5dc in next fo, sc in next fo)x2, (sc in next dc, 5dc in next sc)x3, sc in last dc. – 15 5dc shells
Row 8: Rep row 2.
Row 9: Rep row 3.
Rows 10 – 51: Rep rows 2 – 3 twenty-one more times. Fasten off.
Rep rows 1 – 51 of right front. Fasten off.
Crochet 250 chains. Fasten off. Cut 16 pieces of yarn 8 in long. Add 4 pieces of fringe to each end of each corset tie chain.
Using the schematic as your guide, corset tie the side seams of the vest together, leaving the fringe ends at the bottom.
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