Author:
Veronika Cromwell

Veronika was born in picturesque Slovakia but moved to United Kingdom 12 years ago where she lives with her husband and 3 year old son Jacob. She was taught to crochet as a young girl by her mum but only a couple of years ago she found a real passion for designing and creating patterns for garments and accessories for the whole family. She set up Blue Star Crochet Company in December 2016 and her designs have since been widely published in all major UK crochet magazines - Inside Crochet, Crochet Now and Simply Crochet.

Hooded Vest Pattern

Maker
3/2/2018

My name is Veronika, I’m crochet fashion designer and head yarn hoarder at Blue Star Crochet Company.

I had a very happy childhood with no mobile phones, game consoles or computers which is one of the reasons my mum taught me to crochet when I was a child to occupy my hands and mind. She still has the first pencil case I ever crocheted!

About ten years ago I picked up crochet again and started exploring new stitches and techniques.

I started designing my own patterns when I was pregnant with our son Jacob. The lack of cool and fun clothes for boys has led me to making my own designs and it was in fact Jacob’s Cardigan that was my first published pattern printed in UK crochet magazine.

That's when I decided to set up Blue Star Crochet Company to share my patterns and designs.

 

SUPPLY LIST

·         Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky, 2 (3, 3, 4) balls in Misty Grey, 1 (1, 1, 1) ball in each Marine Blue and Pure White

·         6 mm crochet hook

·         Tapestry needle

·         Scissors

TENSION

17 sts x 16 rows measured over linen stitch = 10 cm square

 

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS

Ch- chain stitch

Sl st- slip stitch

Sc- single crochet

Sc in blo- single crochet stitch worked through back loop only

Sc2tog- single crochet the following 2 stitches together

Sc3tog- single crochet the following 3 stitches together

Rep- repeat

Ch-sp – chain space

Rem- remaining

St- stitch

PATTERN NOTES

·         1 ch at the beginning of the row doesn’t count as a st throughout the pattern

·         1 ch space when working the linen stitch counts as 1 st.

 

PATTERN

MAIN BODY FRONT

With Misty Grey and 6 mm crochet hook chain 6.

Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, 5 sc, turn. [5 sc]

Row 2: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st), 1 sc in blo across, turn. [5 sc]

Repeat Row 2 for 37 (43, 47, 53) more rows. Do not turn after completing the last row.

Turn your work 90 degrees right and continue working across the long edge of the band.

Row 1: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st), 1 sc in end st of each row, turn. [39 (45, 49, 55) sc]

Fasten off and change to Marine Blue.

Row 2: 1 ch, 1 sc in same st at the bottom of 1ch, *(1 ch, miss 1 sc, 1 sc in next st) rep across, turn. [39 (45, 49, 55) sc]

Fasten off and change to Pure White.

Row 3: 1 ch, 1 sc in same st at the bottom of 1 ch, 1 sc in next 1ch-sp, *(1 ch, miss next sc, 1 sc in next 1 ch-sp) rep across, 1 sc in last sc, turn. [39 (45, 49, 55) sc]

Fasten off, change to Marine Blue.

Row 4: 1 ch, 1 sc in same st at the bottom of 1ch, *(1 ch, miss 1 sc, 1 sc in next 1 ch-sp) rep across, turn. [39 (45, 49, 55) sc]

Fasten off and continue working in Misty Grey.

Repeat Row 2 & Row 3 for pattern until you have 28 (32, 36, 40) rows of the main body in total.

Fasten off.

V NECK FIRST HALF

Miss first 2 sc and next 1 ch-sp, re-join yarn in next sc.

Row 1: 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st at the bottom of 1 ch, 1 sc in next 1 ch-sp, *(1 ch, miss next sc, 1 sc in next 1 ch-sp) rep 6 (7, 8, 10) times; 1 sc in next sc, turn leaving remaining sts unworked. [15 (17, 19, 23 sts]

Row 2: 1 ch, 1 sc2tog next 2 sc, *(1 sc in next 1 ch-sp, 1 ch, miss next sc) rep across, 1 sc in last st, turn. [14 (16, 18, 22) sts]

Row 3: 1 ch, 1 sc in same st at the bottom of 1 ch, *(1 sc in next 1 ch-sp, 1 ch, miss next sc) rep across, 1 sc in last st, turn. [14 (16, 18, 22) sts]

Row 4: 1 ch, miss the st at the bottom of 1 ch, *(1 sc in next 1 ch-sp, 1 ch, miss next sc) rep across, 1 sc in last st, turn. [13 (15, 17, 21) sts]

Row 5: 1 ch, 1 sc in same st at the bottom of 1 ch, 1 sc in next 1 ch-sp, *(1 ch, miss next sc, 1 sc in next 1 ch-sp) rep across, 1 sc in last st, turn. [13 (15, 17, 21) sts]

Repeat Row 2- Row 5 for pattern 2 (3, 4, 5) more times, working 13 (17, 21, 25) rows in total, ending with 9 (10, 11, 14) sts. Fasten off.

V NECK SECOND HALF

The linen stitch creates reversible fabric, so you can turn the front over, miss first 2 sc and next 1 ch-sp and join yarn the other end of the front part.

Repeat the pattern as for V NECK FIRST HALF leaving 3 (5, 5, 3) sts in the middle unworked.

MAIN BODY BACK

Repeat pattern as for FRONT for 28 (32, 36, 40) rows. Fasten off.

Miss first 2 sc and next 1 ch-sp, re-join yarn in next sc.

Row 1: 1 ch, 1 sc in same st at the bottom of 1 ch, 1 sc in next 1 ch-sp, *(1 ch, miss next sc, 1 sc in next 1 ch-sp) rep across until last 4 sts, 1 sc in next sc, turn leaving the rem 3 sts unworked. [33 (39, 43, 49) sts]

Row 2: 1 ch, 1 sc in same st at the bottom of 1 ch, 1 sc in next 1 ch-sp, *(1 ch, miss next sc, 1 sc in next 1 ch-sp) rep across, 1 sc in last st. [33 (39, 43, 49) sts]

Row 3: 1 ch, 1 sc in same st at the bottom of 1 ch, *(1 ch, miss next sc, 1 sc in next 1 ch-sp) rep across, 1 sc in last st. [33 (39, 43, 49) sts]

Repeat Row 2 & Row 3 for pattern 5 (7, 9, 11) more times. Fasten off.

Line up the front and back and sew together at shoulders and sides.

HOOD

Counting from the bottom of V neck opening, join Misty Grey in the end st of 8th (10th, 12th, 14th) row.

Row 1: 1 ch, 2 sc in end st of each row of the V neck opening, continue across the back panel working 2 sc in each 1 ch-sp, 1 sc in each sc, working down the other side of the V neck opening 2 sc in end st of each of the next 6 (8, 10, 12) rows, turn. [47 (61, 71, 79) sts]

Row 2: 1 ch, 1 sc in same st at the bottom of 1ch, *(1 ch, miss 1 sc, 1 sc in next) rep across, turn. [47 (61, 71, 79) sts]

Row 3: 1 ch, 1 sc in same st at the bottom of 1 ch, 1 sc in next 1ch-sp, *(1 ch, miss next sc, 1 sc in next 1 ch-sp) rep across, 1 sc in last sc, turn. [47 (61, 71, 79) sts]

Repeat Row 2 & Row 3 for pattern for 28 (35, 42, 49) rows in total.

Fasten off, fold the hood in half and sew together on the wrong side.

FINISHING OFF

Join Marine Blue in the end st of first row at the bottom of V neck opening.

Row 1: work 1 sc into end st of each row around the V neck opening and the hood, 3 (5, 5, 3) sc into the missed sts at the bottom of the neckline at the front, sl st to 1st dc. [73 (93, 111, 127) sc]

Fasten off and join Pure White.

Row 2: 1 sc around, sl st to 1st st. [73 (93, 111, 127) sc]

Fasten off and join Marine Blue.

Row 3: 1 sc in each st around until last 3 (4, 4, 3) sts, 1 sc3tog, 0 (1, 1, 0) sc in last, sl st to 1st st.

Fasten off.

If you fancy saying hello or showing me your finished Hooded Vest, pop over to Instagram and tag me @bluestarcrochet or share your projects with #bluestarcrochetcompany!

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