Navigation

Peasy Vest crochet pattern

Vorige Item 6 of 20 Volgende

Peasy Vest crochet pattern

 

You'd rather knit? No problem!

Peasy is a loose vest that matches with many outfits – from jeans to your little black dress. 

It is a very simple design of two rectangular patches.

 

Skills:

The Peasy Vest is worked in trebles (US: double crochet) and chain stitches. For this project, you will need the following skills:

  • working chain stitches (& making the base chain),
  • working treble stitches (US double crochet),
  • switching to a new ball of yarn,
  • sewing.

This pattern is suitable for beginners, but it does not contain a tutorial for these skills. (You can refresh your memory on how to work a treble stitch and chain stitch.)

 

Required materials:

 

Size:

Please refer to Ch II Easy Peasy: this is how it's done with the approximate measurements

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS/ go straight to:

I.   About this project

II.  Easy Peasy: this is how it's done

III. Pattern

 

I. About this project

At Yarnz, we like to design patterns that enable you to make something that fits you well. Or the intended recipient, of course.

Usually, patterns require you to choose an off-the-peg size before you start. You then have to follow precise instructions, down to the very stitch and half centimeter. You end up with a handmade confectionery item, a contradiction in terms. Unless you have the skills to adapt the pattern, your handmade item will not fit you like a handmade item should.

So for this project, we don't work with exact numbers of stitches or centimeters. Some indication and direction is of course necessary - and given - but please, pretty please with sprinkles, use your own judgement and measurements. Don't blindly follow instructions.

Instead, we explain how the vest is made, so you understand what you're doing. Because if you understand what you're doing, you can easily adapt it to your own wishes. 

 

II. Easy Peasy: this is how it's done.

Please note: we use the UK crochet terms. When it says treble, the US term would be double crochet.

The vest is made up of 2 rectangular pieces, which you crochet separately.

 ! We chose for a stitch pattern of 2 trebles and 1 chain, because this makes a supple piece of crochet. Of course you can use different stitches if you wish. Do make sure your work doesn't become too rigid. 

 

You crochet from side to side. This is how you're crocheting:  

And when the patch is finished, you rotate it 90°. 

So the length of the base chain is the length of the vest from shoulder to hip. The number of rows decides how wide your vest becomes: 

The longer you crochet on, the wider your vest becomes.

 

 ! Again, you can do things differently. You can very well cast on a longer base chain and work upwards. The disadvantage is that you have to decide beforehand how wide your patch should become.

Front and back are made separately and sewn together. The front is a bit longer than the back, so there's enough cloth to allow for the decorative creases and folds. 

So you can easily adapt the vest to your own size. If you want to make the vest a bit longer (shoulder to hip), make your base chain longer. If you need more space in front, use an extra (half) ball of Eco-Fusion and crochet on for a while. If it turns out too wide, simply pull out a bit - if you can stand that. (Remember that pulling out, and sometimes starting all over again, too is part of crafting your own handmade items.)

(For this, it helps if you crochet a swatch and measure yourself.) 

The wider the front, compared to the back, the more it will fold and dangle in front. It's a matter of trying out and see what looks good on you. 

If you want to try it on, just loosely attach the shoulders and sides with some safety pins or stitch holders

Note that you do need enough yarn in order to be able to really play around. Since Eco-Fusion is a hand dyed yarn, you'll risk a difference in colour if you order some extra yarn which might be from a different dyelot. 

 

Sizes: a rough estimate:

This is the minimum amount of yarn that we think you'd need for a Peasy Vest in these sizes. 

Extra Small and Small: 7 balls in total.

Make a base chain of 83 chains + 5 chain stitches to turn. Use 4 balls of Eco-Fusion for the front and 3 balls for the back. 

 

Medium and Large: 10 balls in total.

Make a base chain of 113 chains + 5 chain stitches to turn. Use 5,5 balls of Eco-Fusion for the front and 4,5 balls for the back. 

 

Extra Large and XXL: 15 balls in total.

Make a base chain of 143 chains + 5 chain stitches to turn. Use 9 balls of Eco-Fusion for the front and 6 balls for the back. 

 

For this model, the size doesn't have to be very accurate. We measure in balls, not centimeters ;)

 

 

III. Pattern

You're going to crochet 2 pieces, using treble and chain stitches. This makes your work nice and supple.

 

The front will be a bit longer than the back, so you have enough cloth for elegant draping. 

Front:

Make sure you make the base chain very loose. You might want to use a larger size hook for this. 

  1. Make a base chain the same length as you want your vest to be (shoulder to hip). The number of chains should be a plural of 3, plus 2, plus 5 chains to turn. So for example (37 x 3) + 2 = 113 chains for a base chain of approximately 48 to 50 cm. Add 5 chains to turn. (Refer to the approximate sizes.)
  2. Work a treble stitch into the 6th chain (the 5th from the hook). 
  3. Work another treble stitch into the next chain stitch. 
  4. Chain 1.
  5. Skip one chain in the base chain.
  6. Again work a treble stitch into the next 2 chain stitches. 
  7. Chain 1.
  8. Again skip a chain in the base chain. 
  9. Continue until you have reached the end of the base chain. End with 2 trebles in the last 2 chains. 
  10. Chain 4 and turn the work. 
  11. Treble 2 into the space in between the trebles of the previous row, underneath that previous chain stitch. 
  12. Chain 1.
  13. Again treble 2 in the space underneath and chain 1.  
  14. Continue until you have reached the end of row two. End with treble 2 in between the treble and the chains of the previous row. 
  15. Chain 4 and turn the work. 
  16. Continue until the patch has the desired length. The length of the patch will be the width of the vest: 

 

Back:

​Make the back in the same way. The back should be shorter than the front. (Refer to the approximate sizes.) 

If you want to try it on, just loosely attach the shoulders and sides with some safety pins or stitch holders

You can easily adapt the vest to your own size. If you need more space in front, use an extra (half) ball of Eco-Fusion and crochet on for a while. If it turns out too wide, simply pull out a bit - if you can stand that. (Remember that pulling out, and sometimes starting all over again, too is part of crafting your own handmade items.)

 

Assembling the vest:

Put down both pieces of crochet in front of you. 

Back:

Peasy achterpand

 

The longer (wider) front:

Peasy voorpand

 

Turn one side of the front upside down... 

 

...to create the crease: 

 

Put the front onto the back: 

 

Sew the shoulders and sides:

 

You can use the tail ends of yarn for this.

You can crochet the edges together, but we found this makes for very rigid seams. So we preferred just plain sewing/darning.

For the shoulder, we recommend that you sew each about 1/3 of the width, from outside inwards. You can close the sides as little or as much as you please. We chose for very large, airy armholes. (Do make sure the arm holes don't get too small!) 

 

CONGRATULATIONS! Your tailored Peasy Vest is finished and ready to use!

 

Did you enjoy this? I sure hope you did! 

Are you happy? I'll dance a jig!

Do you have suggestions? I'd love to hear them.

Are you unhappy? I'll fix it!

Working on this project, you have practiced important knitting skills. I am very interested to hear your opinion regarding this project, the yarn and the tutorial. Your feedback helps us to improve.

Therefore I would very much appreciate it if you would share your experience in our online guestbook. Of course you can also share your thoughts via hallo @ yarnz . nl  

I’d love to hear from you!

 

 

 

 

Michèle Tewes.

Yarnz. Start Crafting.

© 2015 - 2018 Yarnz | sitemap | rss | ecommerce software - powered by MyOnlineStore
This website uses cookies. Accept More information
What is a cookie ? A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your computer. When you visit a website Both this website and other parties may place cookies . What are cookies used for? This website uses cookies to improve . Ease of use and performance of the website Using cookies , we make sure to include that you do not always receive the same information when you visit our site or enter . Cookies make surfing the site so much more pleasant . There are different types of cookies . This website uses persistent cookies and session cookies. Permanent cookies : Allows the website can be set to your preferences. For example, to your consent to allow cookies to remember. As a result, you do not have to repeat so you save time and easily navigate through the online store . Your preferences Persistent cookies can be removed via the settings of your browser . Session cookies : Using a session cookie , we can see which parts of the website you have viewed this visit . We can therefore adapt to the surfing behavior of our visitors as possible. Webshop These cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser . With the specific purpose of this Web site places cookies ? This web site places cookies for the following reasons : Shopping Cart ( functional cookie) : Remember what products are in your shopping cart. Without this cookie , you can order any products or in your shopping basket . Cookie selection ( functional cookie) : Remember that you have given to the placing of cookies our permission . Google Analytics ( tracking cookie ) : Measure how you use the website and how you found us and reports in attempt to gain insight here . Google AdWords ( tracking cookie ) : we measure how you use the website and how you found us. We use this knowledge to improve . Our AdWords campaigns Facebook ( Social Media cookie) : This cookie is possible to 'like' our Facebook page . This button works through code from Facebook itself originates . Twitter ( Social Media cookie) : This cookie is possible to follow our Twitter page . This button works through code that originates from Twitter itself . AddThis ( Social Media cookie) : This cookie is it possible to share via Facebook , Twitter , Hyves and various other social media websites our content . How can I manage or delete cookies ? Generally, cookies can be managed , edited and deleted by your browser . More information on and off , and cookies can be found in the instructions and / or using the help function of your browser .