beginner crochet vest pattern - Anika - crochet pdf pattern only

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This is a very simple, beginner’s vest pattern. This listing is for the vest pattern only, not the vest itself. You will receive download instructions via Etsy after purchase.

The pattern is a one row repeat and is charted. The vest starts at the bottom, & is worked in one piece until you get to the underarms. The vest is then divided into the two front pieces & the back piece, & the only seam is at the shoulders.

Anika looks good in both solid & multi color versions (photos show both versions), though it is written only for the solid version. In my scrap version shown in the first two photos, I changed colors randomly at the end of the row.

It is designed with 2-4” of positive ease in mind, so you can easily wear this as a layering piece. Spud & Chloe Sweater is a cotton & wool blend, making this a great 3 season vest. The stripey version I'm wearing in the first two photos show 1" of positive ease.

o Spud & Chloe Sweater yarn, a superwash yarn, 55% wool & 45% organic cotton worsted weight yarn, 3 (3, 4, 5, 5, 5) skeins / 480, (480, 640, 800, 800, 800) yards. If you are going to lengthen the vest then please purchase an additional skein of yarn.
o Buttons, if desired
o 5 mm/ H crochet hook
o scrap of yarn or removable stitch marker

Gauge: 4 pattern repeats = 4.75”.

Finished chest sizes: 33.25” (38”, 42.75”, 50”, 54.75”, 59.5”)

The main stitch pattern uses single crochet, double crochet, and chain stitches. Pattern includes fully written directions and is 7 pages long, including chart, schematic, pattern, & photographs.

I named this vest after my beautiful friend, Anika, who is also my model in the third photo you see. Her version is made with no ease & is shown unbuttoned.

Buttons are optional: I do not give directions for making buttonholes, but the stitch is very open, making it easy to add buttons or closure any place you’d like, & simply close through the lace pattern.

Thanks to withbuttons, sueburkitt, MaybeKnitting, merripurdy, redcurlysue, blogstarr, Patriciaelizabeth, rwilliams, soxvixen & 3Catcrochet for their test crocheting skills, to June Gilbank ( for her tech editing/charting skills, & to Anika Pecyna for being my lovely model! As always I couldn’t do it without all of you.

Feel free to make as many of these as you like for local craft fairs/auctions/raffles/bazaars, but please do not sell finished items online. The pattern itself is not for sale. If making for charity, please let me know the name of the charity & include my contact info with the item (anastaciaknits on Ravelry).

If you have any questions or comments or just want to join like-minded souls & / or join in some testing (mainly crochet patterns) please join my Ravelry group at Thanks!

This listing is for the vest pattern only, not the vest itself. You will receive download instructions from etsy after purchase.

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download fast and printed fine, thanks!!
Nov 7, 2014 by jandm heluk

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