Cowl Vest

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Cowl Vest

designed by Lisa Gonzalez
Free Pattern
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A quick project, learn the easy-to-use "v-stitch" by crocheting this causal and comfy weekend-perfect top using two strands at once.

Sizes

XS
36" / 91.5 cm
19" / 48.5 cm
S
40 " / 101 cm
19 1/2" / 49.5 cm
M
44" / 112 cm
20" / 51 cm
L
48" / 122 cm
20" / 51 cm
XL
52" / 132 cm
20 1/2" / 52 cm
2XL
56" / 142 cm
20 1/2" / 52 cm
3XL
60" / 152.5 cm
21" / 53.5 cm
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The materials for this project cost $32.13

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • XS
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
  • 2XL
  • 3XL
To fit bust
36" / 91.5 cm
Length
19" / 48.5 cm

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Contrast A

Simply Soft | Bone, 9703Edit Color
$12.87

Contrast B

Simply Soft | Off White, 9702Edit Color
$8.58

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size N15/9mm
$2.20

Chibi Tapestry Needle Set

Jumbo 2/Pkg
$4.99

Bamboo Crochet Hook

Size P/11.5mm
$3.49
The materials for this project cost $32.13

Abbreviations

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

sc = single crochet

Sl st = Slip stitch

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit bust
XS 36" / 91.5 cm
S 40 " / 101 cm
M 44" / 112 cm
L 48" / 122 cm
XL 52" / 132 cm
2XL 56" / 142 cm
3XL 60" / 152.5 cm
Length
XS 19" / 48.5 cm
S 19 1/2" / 49.5 cm
M 20" / 51 cm
L 20" / 51 cm
XL 20 1/2" / 52 cm
2XL 20 1/2" / 52 cm
3XL 21" / 53.5 cm

MATERIALS

Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
SizesXSSMLXL2XL3XL 
Contrast A
Bone (9703)
3334445
Contrast B
Off White (9702)
2223345
One size US P-15 (11.5 mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge. One size US N-13 (9 mm) crochet hook. Yarn needle.

GAUGE

In pattern, using size US P-15 (11.5 mm) hook and holding 2 strands of A and one strand of B together, 4 V-sts (12 sts) and 6 rows = 4"/10 cm.

INSTRUCTIONS

SPECIAL TERM

V-st: (Sc, ch 1, sc) in indicated stitch or space.

BACK

With larger hook and 2 strands of A and one strand of B held together, chain 53 (59, 65, 71, 77, 83, 89).
Row 1 (WS): (Sc, ch 1, sc) in second ch form hook (V-st made), *skip next 2 ch, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch; repeat from * across, turn—18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30) V-sts.
Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, working in front loops only, (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch-space of each V-st across, turn.
Repeat last row until piece measures 9 1/2 (10, 10, 10, 10 1/2, 10 1/2, 11)"/24 (25.5, 25.5, 25.5, 26.5, 26.5, 28)cm from beginning; end with a RS row.

Shape Arms

Next Row (increase): Ch 1, working in front loops only, V-st in first sc, skip next ch-space, V-st in next sc (increase made), skip next sc, *V-st in ch-space of next V-st; repeat from * across to last V-st; V-st in next sc, skip next ch-space, V-st in last sc (increase made), turn—20 (22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32) V-sts.
Next Row: Ch 1, working in front loops only, V-st in ch-space of each V-st across, turn.
Repeat last row until piece measures 19 (19 1/2, 20, 20, 20 1/2, 20 1/2, 21)"/48.5 (49.5, 51, 51, 52, 52, 53.5)cm from beginning. Fasten off.

FRONT

Work as for back until piece measures 4 (4, 4 1/2, 4 1/2, 4 1/2, 4 1/2, 4 1/2)"/10 (10, 11.5, 11.5, 11.5, 11.5, 11.5)cm above arm shaping; end with a RS row—20 (22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32) V-sts.

Shape Neck and First Shoulder

Note: Work in front loops only throughout.
Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, V-st in ch-space of first 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) V-sts; leave remaining sts unworked (for neck and second shoulder), turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in next ch-space, V-st in ch-space of remaining V-sts across, turn—8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) V-sts and 1 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, V-st in ch-space of each V-st across, sc in last sc, turn.
Rows 4 and 5: Repeat Rows 2 and 3—7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) V-sts and 1 sc.
Row 6: Ch 1, skip first sc, V-st in ch-space of each V-st across—7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) V-sts.
Row 7: Ch 1, working in front loops only, (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch-space of each V-st across, turn.
Repeat last row until piece measures 19 (19 1/2, 20, 20, 20 1/2, 20 1/2, 21)"/48.5 (49.5, 51, 51, 52, 52, 53.5)cm from beginning. Fasten off.

Shape Neck and Second Shoulder

Note: Work in front loops only throughout.
Row 1: With WS facing, skip next 2 unworked V-sts following first shoulder; join 1 strand each of A and B held together with sc in ch-space of next V-st, ch 1, sc in same ch-space (first V-st made), V-st in ch-space of remaining V-sts across—9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) V-sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, V-st in ch-space of each V-st across to last V-st, sc in ch-space of last V-st, turn—8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) V-sts and 1 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, V-st in ch-space of each V-st across, turn.
Row 4 and 5: Repeat Row 2 and 3—7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) V-sts and 1 sc.
Row 6: Ch 1, V-st in ch-space of each V-st across; leave last sc unworked—7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) V-sts.
Row 7: Ch 1, working in front loops only, (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch-space of each V-st across, turn.
Repeat last row until piece measures 19 (19 1/2, 20, 20, 20 1/2, 20 1/2, 21)"/48.5 (49.5, 51, 51, 52, 52, 53.5)cm from beginning. Fasten off.

FINISHING

With WS together, with 2 strands of A, sew or crochet shoulder seams. Beginning at lower edge, sew or crochet side seams up to beginning of arm shaping on each side.

Cowl Neck

Round 1: With WS facing, larger hook, and holding 1 strand each of A and B together, join yarn with sc at center back neck; work 66 sc evenly spaced around neck opening; join with slip st in first sc, turn.
Round 2: Ch 1, skip first sc, V-st in next sc, *skip next 2 sc, V-st in next sc; repeat from * around to last sc, skip last sc; join with slip st in first sc, turn—22 V-sts.
Round 3: Ch 1, V-st in each V-st around; join with slip st in first sc, turn.
Repeat last round until cowl measure 6"/15 cm from beginning. Fasten off.

Trim

With RS facing, smaller hook, and holding 2 strands of A and 1 strand of B together, join yarn with slip st at center back neck; slip st in each st around (skip the joining slip st). Repeat this process around armholes. Note: Using a smaller hook will cinch the edges of the neck and arm to create a smaller opening.

Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.