I love the idea of a vest with a scarf attached. Most of us have at least one, if not several, jackets that are lightweight. When the weather gets cold, it’s sometimes a good idea to dress in layers. For instance, I have a rain jacket that is quite thin. By adding a vest with a scarf, I can transform my jacket into a garment that I can wear in the snow and rain. If I want to be more comfortable while driving, I can ditch the jacket and just wear the vest. The attached scarf does not get lost or fall into puddles or slush.
When I started this vest, I was just looking for a simple project to take up a bit of time. I had ordered some yarn to make a beautiful throw for our living room and was waiting for it to arrive. With that end in mind, I picked up 6 skeins of Vanna’s yarn at JoAnn’s. I like being able to machine wash my crocheted items so I figured that the acrylic would be just fine. Now that I’ve finished the project, I’m sorry that I didn’t use better yarn. It really turned out well.
If you would like to try this pattern, You can use any worsted weight yarn. Vanna’s yarn is a bit heavy so stick to something with a similar heft. Caron Simply Soft is too lightweight. The scarf can be tied in front or wrapped around the neck.
Just a note here: One of the gals over at Crochetville was commenting that she thought the armholes were too big. If you prefer, you can either reduce the length of the armhole or reduce the width at the underarm. To do this, simply do not leave as many stitches unworked when you are beginning your right front and back sections. Make sure to reduce the number of unworked underarm stitches on the other side too.
Materials: 6 sk. Vanna’s Choice 3 oz. 145 yds, color: Purple Print
Size L crochet hook, size K crochet hook, size D crochet hook
(6) 3/4″ buttons
Stitch markers, tapestry needle
Size: 44″ bust and hip
Gauge: 10 sts and 10 rows in pattern = 4 inches with L hook
This vest is worked in one piece from hem to shoulder. The shoulder seams will be crocheted together and then the front bands, collar, and armhole trim will be added. The turning chain counts as a stitch for dc stitches.
Stitches Used: Sl st, sc, dc, sc2tog, dc2tog
With L, ch 96. Sc into 2nd ch from hook and into ea ch across. (95 sc) ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc into 1st sc, *dc into next sc, sc into next sc*. Repeat from * to * to end of row, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Sc into 1st sc. *dc into next dc, sc into next sc*. Repeat from * to * to end of row. Ch1, turn.
Repeat row 3 until piece measures 13″. End on a wrong side row.
Row 1: Work 20 stitches in pattern, ch 2, turn.
Row 2: Sc in 1st sc. Follow pattern to turning ch at end of row. Dc into tc. Ch 2, turn.
Repeat row 2 until right front measures 7″. End on a wrong side row. Fasten off. Turn.
Row 1: Sk 1st 5 sts. Attach yarn with a sl st on 6th st. Ch 2. Work row in pattern to end. ch 2, turn.
Row 2: Work 12 sts in pattern. Sc2tog over last 2 sts. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Work even in pattern. Ch2, turn.
Row 4: Sc in 1st sc. Work in pattern to last 2 sts. Dc2tog over last 2 sts. Ch 2, turn.
Row 5: Sc in 1st sc. Work in pattern to end of row. Ch2, turn.
Row 6: Sc in 1st sc, work in pattern to last st and tc. Sc2tog over last st and tc. Fasten off or work until right fron measures 10″ from beginning of armhole.
On right side, sk 8 sts. Attach yarn with a sl st in 9th st. Ch 1, sc in 1st sc. Work in pattern until you have worked 39 sts. Ch 1, turn.
Work even in pattern until back measures 10″, ending on a wrong side row. Fasten off.
On right side, sk 8 sts. Attach yarn in 9th st with sl st. Ch 2, work in pattern to end of row. Work in pattern until piece measures 7″ from beginning of armhole, ending on wrong side row.
Row 1: Work 15 sts. (Tc counts as 1 st) Sk last 5 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc2tog over 1st 2 sts, work to end of row, placing last dc into top of tc. Ch 2, turn.
Row 3: Work even in pattern. Turn.
Row 4: Sk 1st sc, dc in next dc…work in pattern to end of row.
Row 5: Work even in pattern, ch 1, turn.
Row 6: Sc2tog, work to end of row (12 sts). Fasten off or work even in pattern until left front measures same as right front (10″ from beginning of armhole).
Cut two 36″ lengths of yarn. Split yarn in half. Knot lengths end to end. Trim ends of knots. With size D hook, crochet shoulder seams together taking up 12 sts on fronts and back at shoulders. Place 2 sts of sc into ea shoulder stitch on body of vest. Make sure seam lies flat. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.
With K hook,on outside, attach yarn with a sl st at bottom right front corner. Sc in same st. Work 49 sc along front, working in ends of rows. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Work 49 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Sc in 1st 2 scs. *Ch 1, sk 1 sc, sc in next 8 sc* Repeat from * to * 5 times. Ch 1, sk 1 sc, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4: Sc in ea sc and in ea ch 1 space. Ch 1, turn.
Row 5: Work one row sc over 49 sts. Fasten off.
For left front band, work 5 rows of sc over 49 sts. Fasten off.
Collar and Scarf
On fronts, mark the 5th st from the inside edge of the band at neck with a stitch marker.
With K hook, make 2 chains of 56. Fasten off. Set aside.
On outside, with K hook, attach yarn at center front corner of right front and work a row of sc around neck edge. At corner of left front, fasten off. Attach previous chain made to right front at marked stitch at neck edge with a sl st. Attach other chain on left front at marked stitch. Attach yarn on wrong side of chain at left front with a sl st. Sc in same st and in ea chain, across neck, and along opposite chain. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2: Work in dc from beginning to end of row. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Work in sc from beginning to end of row. Ch2, turn.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 four more times. Fasten off.
On inside, with K hook attach yarn to stitch at shoulder seam. Ch 1, sc around armhole , working about 57 sts. Sl st into 1st sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc around armhole. Sl st into beginning sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Sew button opposite buttonhole at neck edge. Sew button opposite buttonhole at bottom edge. Measue 4″ from ea button and place a marker. Measure 4″ from ea marker and place a marker. Sew remaining buttons at markers.
I did a little light blocking to straighten the scarf and collar. Be careful not to overblock.