Woman’s Vest Pattern – Free Vintage Crochet Pattern

This free vintage woman’s vest pattern was originally published in 1915 in Woolcraft: A Practical Guide to Knitting & Crochet.

Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this vintage crochet pattern to make this classic woman’s garment. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this crocheted woman’s clothing pattern.

Crochet Pattern for a Woman’s Vest

Crochet Pattern for a Woman's Vest

REQUIRED MATERIALS

4 ozs. 2 ply Beehive Lady Betty Fleecy
A No. 11 Celluloid Crochet Hook
3 yds. Ribbon

NOTES

This woman’s vest has a low neck, and is finished with a fancy yoke.

Worked in a d.c. pattern, it is a change from the more usual knitted type.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

Make 227 ch. to commence the back of this woman’s vest.

1st Row – Miss 3 ch., * 1 d.c. in the next ch., 1 ch., miss one of the foundaction ch., repeat from * to the end of the row, 2 ch., turn.

2nd Row – 1 d.c. in the first space, * 1 ch., 1 d.c. in the next space, repeat from * to the end of the row, 2 ch., turn.

Repeat this row until 15 inches are worked.

In the next row miss the last 20 spaces, leaving them for the armhole.

Work 15 more inches (for the front) on the stitches of the previous row. Fasten off and sew the last row to the corresponding portion of the 1st, this forming a seam under the armhole at the side of the vest.

Joining up the wool again at once corner of the front (at the top of the vest), commence the yoke as follows:

1st Row – 1 d.c. in the corner stitch, * 4 ch., miss two rows, 1 d.c. in the edge stitch of the next row, repeat from * to the other corner of the front (making 42 loops across the row), 4 ch., turn.

2nd Row – 1 d.c. in the 1st loop, * 4 ch., 1 d.c. in the next loop, repeat from * to the end of the row, 4 ch., turn.

Repeat the 2nd row twice.

5th Row – 1 d.c. in the 1st loop, * 4 ch., 1 d.c. in the next loop, 4 tr. in the next d.c., 1 d.c., in the next loop, repeat from * ending with a loop of 4 ch., then 4 ch., turn.

6th Row – 1 d.c. in the 1st loop, * 4 ch., 1 d.c. in the centre of the tr. group, 4 ch., 1 d.c. in the next loop, repeat from * to the end of the row, 4 ch., turn.

Repeat the 2nd row twice.

9th Row – 1 d.c. in the 1st loop, * 4 ch., 1 d.c. in the next loop, 4 ch., 1 d.c. in the next loop, 4tr. in the next d.c., 1 d.c. in the next loop, 4 ch., 1 d.c. in the next loop, repeat from * to the end of the row (finishing with 2 loops), 4 ch., turn.

10th Row – 1 d.c. i the first loop, * 4 ch., 1 d.c. in the next loop, 4 tr. in the next d.c., 1 d.c. in the center of the tr. group, 4 tr. in the next d.c. , 1 d.c. in the next loop, 4 ch., 1 d.c. in the next loop, repeat from * to the end of the row (finishing with 2 loops), 4 ch., turn.

11th Row – 1 d.c. in the 1st loop, * 4 ch., 1 d.c. in the next loop, 4 ch., 1 d.c. in the center of the next tr. group, 4 tr. in the next d.c., 1 d.c. in the center of the next tr. group, 4 ch., 1 d.c. in the next loop, repeat from * ending with 2 loops.

Work 3 rows of loops (without any tr. groups). Repeat the 5th row once.

Work 3 more rows of loops.

Now work backwards and forwards on the first 4 loops for 6 inches, d.c. the last row to the corresponding portion of the back to form a shoulder strap. Work the second shoulder in the same way on the last 4 loops of the yoke.

Round the neck and armholes work the following edging:

1st Row – Working 1 tr. and 1 ch., evenly all round (to form the holes through which to thread the ribbon), join at the end with 1 s.c.

2nd Row – * 5 ch., 1 d.c. in the 1st ch., 1 d.c. in the next space, repeat from * all round. Fasten off.

Repeat the 2nd row along the lower edge of the vest.

Thread ribbon at neck and sleeves of this woman’s vest.