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Crochet Sweater Vest
Patterns to Keep You Cosy

Sweater vests are making a comeback! Here’s 18 free crochet sweater vest patterns to inspire you to make your own. They’re a great transitional piece and add a stylish layer to your outfit.

Crochet Sweater Vest Patterns for #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted Weight Yarn.

A woman in a garden with a rainbow-striped crochet sweater vest
Photo: elleyarns.com

Multi-Coloured Vest from Elle Yarns

Have fun with colour with this free crochet sweater vest pattern, perfect for warmer weather, worked up in cotton yarn.

SIZE: eight sizes to fit a bust measurement of 28″ (72 cm), 30″ (77 cm), 32″ (82 cm), 34″ (87 cm), 36″ (92 cm), 40″ (102 cm), and 42″ (107 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight cotton, e.g., Cottons DK from Elle Yarns.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: you’ll need between two and four 50g balls in the Natural colourway and one 50 g ball of 18 colours of your choice.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3.50 mm (E-4) and 4 mm (G-6) crochet hooks.
NOTIONS: three buttons, scissors, and a yarn needle.

Video: Crochet by Bev

Wednesday Addams Crochet Checkered Vest from Crochet by Bev

Learn how to crochet Wednesday Addams crochet vest with this free tutorial. The original designer of the vest in the Wednesday series is Alice Morell Evans, and she has given permission for the above tutorial.

SIZE: 20″ wide (51 cm); with details for adjusting the size.
YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: approximately 175 g in Black and 100 g in White.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a yarn needle, scissors, and a tape measure.

a woman wearing a grey-blue crochet sweater vest with a v-neck.
Photo: garnstudio.com

Lake View Vest from DROPS Design

This free crochet sweater vest pattern is crocheted from the bottom up in treble crochet.

SIZE: S, M, L, XXL, XXXL.
YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight yarn, e.g., DROPS Sky from Garnstudio.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: depending on size, you will need 200-305 g.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3.50 mm (E-4) and 4 mm (G-6) crochet hooks.
NOTIONS: a tape measure, scissors, and a yarn needle.

Crochet Sweater Vest Patterns for #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran Weight Yarn.

A woman in a pink cable crochet sweater vest.
Photo: cococrochetlee.com

Alice Cabled Vest from Coco Crochet Lee

Learn how to make a cool crochet vest with this free pattern featuring cable crochet.

SIZE: Xs, Sm, Med, Lg, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, and 5X to suit busts 30, 34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, and 62.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Basic Stitch Anti Pilling from Lion Brand.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: between four and eight 100 g balls, depending on size.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a tape measure, scissors, and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Cable Crochet.

A back view of a woman in an oversized crochet sweater vest.
Photo: wilmade.com

Tulip Square Vest from Wilmade

The Tulip Square Vest pattern is designed around a pretty crochet granny square. It is a free pattern and includes instructions for four sizes and a video tutorial.

SIZE: XS/S to fit bust 30-36″ (76-91 cm), M/L to fit bust 38-44″ (96-112 cm), XL/SX/3X to fit bust 45-56″ (114-142 cm), and 4X/5X to fit bust 58-64″ ( 147-162 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Color Theory from Lion Brand.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: between five and 11 skeins or 450-1050 g, depending on size.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 6 mm (J-10) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: measuring tape, tapestry needle, scissors, and blocking supplies.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Slip Stitch worked in Back Loop Only, V-Stitch, and Puff Stitch.

Video: Bloodimaryart Crochet

Chunky Crochet Vest from Bloodimaryart Crochet

This step-by-step video tutorial is accompanied by a free written pattern.

SIZE: the instructions detail how to crochet the vest to your own personal measurements.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 7 mm crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a yarn needle, scissors, stitch markers, and a tape measure.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Sedge Stitch.

A woman with a fitted, cropped crochet sweater vest with love heart motifs.
Photo: divinedebris.com

This cute crochet vest pattern features asymmetrical hearts and random stripes.

SIZE: XSmall with a width of 16″ (40 cm), Small with 17″ (43 cm) width, Medium 18″ (46 cm) width, Large 19″ (48 cm) width, XLarge 20″ (51 cm) width, and 2X 20-21″ (51-53 cm) width.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Vanna’s Choice from Lion Brand.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: three 100 g skeins in total.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5.50 mm (I-9) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a tape measure, scissors, and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Back Loop Only Crochet and Half Double Crochet Cluster Stitch.

A woman wearing a crochet sweater vet with a ribbed v-neck.
Photo: crochetwithcarrie.com

Grandpa Sweater Vest from Crochet with Carrie

The Grandpa Sweater Vest is an easy pattern in five sizes, from Small to 2XL. There is also a video tutorial for this pattern.

SIZE: o fit bust 32-34″(81-86 cm), 36-38″ (91-97 cm), 40-42″ (102-107 cm), 44-46″ (112-117 cm), and 48-54″ (122-137 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Vanna’s Choice from Lion Brand.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: approximately 850/900/1020/1050/1070 yards (777/823/933/960/979 m).
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a tape measure, scissors, a stitch marker, and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Back Loop Only Crochet.

A retro granny square crochet sweater vest in bright blues.
Photo: yarnspirations.com

Red Heart Crochet Retro Granny Motif Vest from Yarnspirations

This free crochet sweater vest pattern was originally released four decades ago! The pattern has been revised and updated and includes instructions for three sizes, from extra small to large.

SIZE: XS/S to fit bust measurement 30-32″ (76-81.5 cm), M to fit bust measurement 34-36″ (86.5-91.5 cm), and L to fit bust measurement 38-40″ (96.5-101.5 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Red Heart Super Saver O’Go.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: one skein in the Navy colourway and two skeins in the Peacock print colourway.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) for S, 5 mm (H-8) for M, and 5.50 mm (I-9) crochet hook for L.
NOTIONS: a measuring tape, scissors, and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Picot Stitch.

A woman wearing a granny square sweater vest in browns and neutrals.
Photo: bethanylynnemakes.com

The Agnes Sweater Vest from Bethany Lynne Makes

The Agnes Sweater Vest combines crocheted granny squares with knitted ribbing.

SIZE: finished width is approximately 18¼” (46 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4.50 mm (7) crochet hook and 4.5 mm 16″ and 29″-36″ circular knitting needles.
NOTIONS: scissors and a yarn needle.

A woman wearing a cropped crochet sweater vest with v-neck, collar, and strawberry motifs.
Photo: hayhaycrochet.com

Strawberry Fields Sweater Vest from Hayhay Crochet

The Strawberry Fields Sweater Vest is a fun, retro-look pattern with a video tutorial. The strawberries are super cute, but you can leave them out.

SIZE: S-2XL.
YARN WEIGHT: 4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., I Love This Yarn!, from Hobby Lobby.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: you’ll need yarn in three colourways – Light Sage, Ivory, and Red. One skein in Light Sage for S/M/L and two skeins for XL and 2XL. One skein in Ivory for S, two skeins for M/L, and three skeins for sizes XL and 2XL. One skein in Red for all sizes.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4.50 mm (7) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a ruler or measuring tape for checking gauge, scissors, a darning needle, and stitch markers (optional)
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Single Crochet in the Back Loop Only, Half Double Crochet in the Back Loop Only, and Strawberry Stitch.

A side view of a woman with a rib-look crochet sweater vest.
Photo: hobbii.com

Balmoral Vest from Hobbii

Designed by Miss Beetle for Hobbii, the Balmoral Vest is an easy pattern in four sizes.

SIZE: S, M, L, and XL. To fit bust 33″/84 cm, 37″/94 cm, 40.9″/104 cm, and 45.7″/116 cm.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Tweed Delight from Hobbii.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: six, seven, eight, or nine 50 g skeins, depending on size.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 6 mm (J-10) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a tape measure, yarn needle, stitch markers, and scissors.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Half Double Crochet Slip Stitch and Half Double Crochet Slip Stitch in the Back Loop Only.

A woman sitting down in jeans and a checkerboard crochet sweater vest.
Photo: hayhaycrochet.com

Crochet Checkerboard Sweater Vest from Hayhay Crochet

The Checkerboard Sweater Vest is a free written pattern with a YouTube video tutorial. The vest has a boxy, oversized fit, and instructions are for three sizes. There is also a lighter-weight mohair version on this pattern page that is really lovely.

SIZE: S/M 17″ wide x 16½” tall (43 cm x 42 cm), L/XL 21″ x 18½” (53 cm x 47 cm), and 2XL/3Xl 25″ x 20½” (63.5 cm x 52 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Basic Stitch Anti Pilling: Skein Tones from Lion Brand.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: you’ll need two contrasting colours; two skeins of each colour for S/M, three skeins of each colour for L/lXL, and three of one colour and four of the colour used in the ribbing for the 2XL/3XL.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4.50 mm (7) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a measuring tape, scissors, a darning needle, and stitch markers (optional).
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Single Crochet in the Back Loop Only.

A crochet sweater vest with featuring colourwork cats.
Photo: yarnoften.neocities.org

This adorable free pattern includes a chart and written instructions. The bulk of the vest is crocheted in Aran weight yarn, and the different coloured cats use DK.

SIZE: small/medium.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn and #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 400 g/600 m of Aran weight yarn, e.g., The Women’s Institute Soft and Smooth Tweed. And five 100 g balls of The Women’s Institute Premium Acrylic DK weight yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 6 mm (J-10) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: stitch markers, a yarn needle, and scissors.

A woman in a hat, jeans, and a retro granny square crochet sweater vest.
Photo: premieryarns.com

Granny Square Vest from Premier Yarns

This free crochet sweater vest pattern is made with cute, join-as-you-go granny squares.

SIZE: XS with a finished bust measurement of 36″ (91 cm), S-M 45″ (114 cm), L-1X 54″ (137 cm), 2X-3X 63″ (160 cm), and 4X-5X 72″ (183 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Basix Worsted from Premier Yarns.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: one 100 g ball each in the colours Taupe, Denim, Chestnut, Mustard, and Sage. And two to five balls in Linen, depending on size.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) and 5 mm (H-8) crochet hooks.
NOTIONS: a tapestry needle and scissors.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Join As You Go.

Crochet Sweater Vest Patterns for #5 / Bulky / Chunky Weight Yarn.

A bright, multicolored crochet checkerboard sweater vest.
Photo: yarnspirations.com

Caron Color Block Party Crochet Vest from Yarnspirations

This free crochet sweater vest pattern makes excellent use of the pre-coordinated colours of the O’Go range. The design is intermediate level and uses the Intarsia crochet colourwork technique.

SIZE: XS/S, M, L, XL, 2/3XL, and 4/5 XL.
YARN WEIGHT: #5 / Bulky / Chunky / Craft weight yarn, e.g., Caron Colorama O’Go.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: Depending on size, you’ll need two to four skeins of the First Blush colourway and one to three skeins of Baja.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 6 mm (J-10) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a gauge ruler or measuring tape, scissors, stitch markers, and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Intarsia Crochet.

Three different views of a cowl neck crochet sweater vest.
Photo: hookedonhomemadehappiness.com

Cowl Sweater Vest from Hooked on Homemade Happiness

This free crochet sweater vest pattern works up relatively quickly in bulky weight yarn.

SIZE: finished garment width of S 18″/46 cm, M 20″/51 cm, L 22″/56 cm, XL 24″/61 cm, and 1X 26″/66 cm.
YARN WEIGHT: #5 / Bulky / Chunky / Craft weight yarn, e.g., Charisma from Loops & Threads.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: you’ll need approximately two 100 g skeins each, in Off White, Taupe, and Charcoal, for the S; three skeins of each colour for M and L; and four skeins of each colour for XL and 1X.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 8 mm (L-11) and 10 mm (N/P-15) crochet hooks.
NOTIONS: a tape measure, yarn needle, and scissors.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Front Post Double Crochet and Back Post Double Crochet.

Crochet Sweater Vest Patterns for #6 / Super Bulky / Roving Weight Yarn.

A woman wearing a crochet sweater vest in super bulky weight yarn.
Photo: wilmade.com

Wow Chunky Vest from Wilmade

The Wow Chunky Vest is a free crochet sweater vest pattern suitable for beginners. Crocheted in a super bulky weight yarn, it is a quick and easy project. The instructions included details for sizes XS up to 5XL, and there is a step-by-step video tutorial.

SIZE: XS with a finished bust measurement of 30″ (76 cm), S 34″ (86 cm), M 38″ (96 cm), L 42″ (107 cm), XL 46″ (117 cm), 2XL, 50″ (127 cm), 3XL 54″ (137 cm), 4XL 58″ (147 cm), and 5XL 62″ (157 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #6 / Super Bulky / Roving weight yarn, e.g., Wow Chunky from Katia.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: between four and eight 100 g balls, depending on size.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 10 mm (N/P-15) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a measuring tape, tapestry needle, scissors, and stitch markers (optional).
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: uses only basic crochet stitches.

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