Free Crochet Pattern for the Pillow Cardigan

Crochet pattern for Pillow Cardigan - Megmade with Love

***You can find the PDF version of this pattern in the shop by clicking HERE. Great for easy printing!***

So I’m pretty stoked to bring today’s pattern to you, mooooostly because I was able to team up with Red Heart and use their amazing yarn, Chic Sheep by Marly Bird! This yarn made the perfect material for what I’m calling the “Pillow Cardigan”… a cozy sweater—but for your pillow. ha!

Crochet Pillow Cardigan Pattern - Megmade with Love

It features such a great textured stitch pattern, with a ribbed center that holds four oversized buttons. It’s so simple, yet so lovely! And the best part?? It’s worked up in one piece— yessssssss.

Crochet Pillow Cover - Megmade with Love

I think what makes this pillow, though, is the yarn. You guys. If you haven’t tried out Chic Sheep yet… you’ve gotta. I think what sets it apart from other big brand yarns is the luxurious feel of it. It is hands down the sleekest yarn I’ve used. You can tell when working with it, that it’s such good quality. It’s 100% superwash merino wool, and washable— hayyyyy! Another thing I noticed while working with Chic Sheep was the “bounce” it had to it. Like it seemed really springy and squishy. Does that make sense?! lol

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This project is actually a part of a blogger tour that features lots of amazing projects created with Chic Sheep by other super talented designers! You can read more about the tour HERE and swoon over all the other awesome designs. There’s lots of great garments and accessories in the lineup!

Red Heart Chic Sheep - Megmade with Love

I chose to use the color “Linen”, which is exactly what I used for The Slopes Headband this past Winter. There’s such a nice selection of colors for this yarn too… a good mix of vibrant tones plus some good neutral options.

Crochet Pillow Cover - Megmade with Love

I hope you enjoy making this pillow cardi! It’s sure to cozy up any corner of your home :)

What you’ll need:

-worsted weight (4) yarn, approximately 700 yards (for this project I used four skeins of Red Heart Chic Sheep in color “Linen”, linked HERE)

-size i (5.5 mm) hook or size needed to obtain gauge

-18 x 18 inch pillow insert

-four 1 3/8 - 1 1/2 inch buttons (the ones I used can be found HERE)

-thread for buttons

-yarn needle

-sewing pins

Finished Dimensions:

Pillow cover measures approximately 16.5” x 17”

Gauge:

15 hdc by 12 rows equals a four inch square

Abbreviations:

ch(‘s)=chain(s), hdc=half double crochet, BLO= back loop only, sc=single crochet, sk=skip, dc=double crochet, st(s)=stitch(es)

Notes:

-pattern is written in US terms

-whether or not ch’s count as sts will be clarified in the pattern

-the pillow cover is worked up in one piece, starting with the ribbing (that includes button holes) then working sts along the long side of the ribbing. It’s designed to wrap around the pillow and be buttoned in the center, then the two sides are sewn.

-the finished cover measures a tad smaller than the 18” pillow, but since it stretches it fits nicely

***You can find the PDF version of this pattern in the shop by clicking HERE. Great for easy printing!***

Pattern:

-Ribbing (chains at the beginning of ribbing rows do not count as st):

Row 1) ch 9, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and across (8 total sts)

Rows 2 - 10) ch 1, turn, hdc in BLO across row (8 total sts)

Row 11) ch 1, turn, hdc in BLO of first 2 sts, ch 4, sk 4 sts, hdc in BLO of last 2 sts (4 total sc, 4 total ch’s)

Rows 12 - 23) ch 1, turn, hdc in BLO across row (8 total sts)

Row 24) repeat instructions from row 11

Rows 25 - 36) ch 1, turn, hdc in BLO across row (8 total sts)

Row 37) repeat instructions from row 11

Rows 38 - 49) ch 1, turn, hdc in BLO across row (8 total sts)

Row 50) repeat instructions from row 11

Rows 51 - 60) ch 1, turn, hdc in BLO across row (8 total sts)

-do not finish off

-Body of the pillow

Row 1) to begin the body of the pillow you will start by working into the side of the ribbing, from where you left off in row 60. You will ch 1 (does not count as st), then work one sc into the side of each row of the ribbing, working sc’s all along the long side of ribbing. You can see a visual of this in the photo below. (60 total sc’s)

Crochet pillow how to

Row 2) ch 1 (counts as sc), sk first st, dc, [sk next st, work 1 sc and 1 dc in next st] across until last st of row— in that last st, only work 1 sc, not a dc (59 total sts)

Rows 3 - 135) ch 1 (counts as sc), dc in first st, [sk next st, work 1 sc and 1 dc in next st] across until last st of row— in that last st, only work 1 sc, not a dc (59 total sts)

-Finish off

Assembly:

crochet pillow how to - megmade with love

To assemble your pillow cover, you will fold up your piece like shown in the photo above— bringing both ends to the middle and overlapping them, with the ribbed side on the under side, because you will flip it inside out once it’s sewn and will want the ribbed side on the outside. You will want the middle overlapped part to be in the very center.

crochet pillow

Make sure to overlap in the middle only just up to the top of the ribbing, like shown in the photo above. You can pin your pillow together on the sides, to keep it from shifting around while you sew.

crochet pillow how to


Then using a long piece of yarn and yarn needle, sew along the very edge of the two open sides using a whip stitch. When you sew the middle part that is overlapped be sure to include all the layers when sewing— very important! Then you can weave in all ends.

crochet pillow button

Once your pillow is sewn, flip it right side out. Now you’re ready to sew on your buttons. How I attached each button was by going one at a time and aligning the button with each button hole to where it should be placed on the under piece.

After all buttons are sewn on, you can stuff in your pillow insert, button up the center and you’ve got yourself a cozy little sweater just for your pillow! Teehee.

Crochet Pillow Cover Pattern - Megmade with Love

I really really love this pillow pattern… Dare I say it’s my new favorite?! I love the simplicity and the durability of it. And those buttons are the perfect touch…

If you make one of these bad boys yourself, be sure to tag me over on Instagram. I’d love to admire! Thanks for following along with my makes, and I hope you have a great weekend!

-Meg

Crochet Pillow Cover Pattern - Megmade with Love

Free Crochet Pattern for the Daydreamer Crochet Vest

Free Crochet Pattern for the Daydreamer Crochet Vest - Megmade with Love

****You can find the PDF version of this free pattern in my shop by clicking HERE. Great for easy printing!***

Today I bring you a brand-spankin' new pattern! An easy-going, airy vest that seriously looks great paired with any outfit. It features two stripes on the bottom for added detail, and is basically only made up of chains and double crochets, woot woot! 👏🎉

Free Crochet Pattern for the Daydreamer Crochet Vest - Megmade with Love

This vest was actually very much inspired by one I saw at Target awhile back, lol (thanks Target for being the best, always! 😂). I think what makes it so great to me, is the simplicity of it. I'm a no-frills kinda gal, which makes it right up my alley. And the fringe is the perfect finishing touch if ya ask me.

Free Crochet Pattern for the Daydreamer Crochet Vest - Megmade with Love
Free Crochet Pattern for the Daydreamer Crochet Vest - Megmade with Love

Like I said, this vest pairs well with so many things. I plan on wearing it a lot over basic outfits like the one I'm pictured in. But it'd also be incredibly cute paired with a flowy dress.

Free Crochet Pattern for the Daydreamer Crochet Vest - Megmade with Love

The pattern is made up of three pieces: two front panels and one back panel. They all decrease at the top to create a "tank top" type of design. It's written for multiple sizes, so hopefully errbody and their dog will be able to sport their own Daydreamer Vest!

***PDF version of this pattern can be found by clicking HERE, makes for easier printing!***

What you'll need:

-Fingering (Super Fine) weight yarn (I used Knit Picks Comfy Fingering Cotton Yarn in "Ivory-- couldn't recommend this yarn enough-- a super super soft cotton-- linked HERE. See notes for yardage information)

-Size E (3.5 mm) hook, or size needed to obtain gauge

-yarn needle

-sewing/safety pins to help with sewing

Gauge:

(since the vest is made up of mostly chains, I thought I'd offer a couple of ways to assess gauge)

12 chains = 2 inches

10 rows & 5 (ch 5 + dc) "sections" = 4 inch square

Abbreviations:

ch=chain, sk=skip, st(s)=stitch(es), dc=double crochet, sl=slip, sc=single crochet

Difficulty:

Intermediate

Notes:

Sizing: 

Small
-Fits up to 34" bust, approx. 26" long
-Requires 550 yards of yarn (excluding fringe) 

Medium
-Fits up to 36" bust, approx. 26" long
-Requires 575 yards of yarn (excluding fringe)

Large
-Fits up to 38" bust, approx. 27" long
-Requires 600 yards of yarn (excluding fringe)

X-Large
-Fits up to 41" bust, approx. 27" long
-Requires 650 yards of yarn (excluding fringe)

Plus
-Fits up to 44" bust, approx. 27" long
-Requires 700 yards of yarn (excluding fringe)

***pattern is formatted for the different sizes as follows: S (M, L, XL, PLUS)

-pattern is written in US terms

-chains do NOT count as stitches in this pattern

-length of vest could easily be adjusted by adding/taking away rows before the decreases begin

-vest is worked in three pieces: two front panels and one back panel

-you may find that you should block your vest after assembling

Pattern:

Formatted: S (M, L, XL, PLUS)

******FRONT PANEL (MAKE 2):

Row 1) ch 67 (73, 79, 85, 91), dc in 14th ch from hook, [ch 5, sk 5 ch's, dc] until end of row (total 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 dc's)

Rows 2-20) ch 8, turn, work dc on top of next dc from previous row, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) times, for last section: ch 5, sk 5 ch's dc into next ch (total 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 dc's)

Row 21) ch 3, turn, dc in next 5 ch's, [ch 1, sk st, dc in next 5 ch's] 9 (10, 11, 12, 13) times (total 50, 55, 60, 65, 70 dc's)

Row 22) ch 8, turn, dc into next ch 1 sp, [ch 5, dc into next ch 1 sp] 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) times, for last section: ch 5, dc into 3rd ch from the beginning of previous row (total 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 dc's)

Row 23) repeat row 21

Row 24) repeat row 22

Rows 25-50) ch 8, turn, work dc on top of next dc from previous row, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) times, for last section: ch 5, sk 5 ch's dc into next ch (total 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 dc's)

Row 51) ch 5, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 4 ch's, sc in next ch (total 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 dc's and 1 sc)

Row 52) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 4, dc on top of next dc [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 dc's)

Row 53) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 3, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) times, for last section: ch 3, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 dc's)

Row 54) turn, sl st into first 2 ch, ch 2, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) times, for last section: ch 2, sk 1 ch, sl st in next ch (total 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 dc's)

Row 55) turn, sl st up to first dc, ch 6, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) times, ch 3, dc on top of last dc (total 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 dc's)

Row 56) ch 6, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) times, ch 3, sk 3 ch's, dc in next ch (total 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 dc's)

Row 57) ch 5, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 4 ch's, sc in next ch (total 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 dc's and 1 sc)

Row 58) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 4, dc on top of next dc [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 dc's)

Row 59) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 3, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) times, for last section: ch 3, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 dc's)

Row 60) turn, sl st into first 2 ch, ch 2, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) times, for last section: ch 2, sk 1 ch, sl st in next ch (total 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 dc's)

Row 61) turn, sl st up to first dc, ch 6, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) times, ch 3, dc on top of last dc (total 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 dc's)

Row 62) ch 6, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) times, ch 3, sk 3 ch's, dc in next ch (total 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 dc's)

Row 63) ch 5, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 4 ch's, sc in next ch (total 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 dc's and 1 sc)

Row 64) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 4, dc on top of next dc [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 dc's)

Row 65) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 3, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) times, for last section: ch 3, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 dc's)

Row 66) turn, sl st into first 2 ch, ch 2, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) times, for last section: ch 2, sk 1 ch, sl st in next ch (total 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 dc's)

Row 67) turn, sl st up to first dc, ch 6, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) times, ch 3, dc on top of last dc (total 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 dc's)

Row 68) ch 6, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) times, ch 3, sk 3 ch's, dc in next ch (total 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 dc's)

Row 69) ch 5, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 4 ch's, sc in next ch (total 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 dc's and 1 sc)

Row 70) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 4, dc on top of next dc [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 dc's)

Row 71) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 3, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) times, for last section: ch 3, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 dc's)

Row 72) turn, sl st into first 2 ch, ch 2, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) times, for last section: ch 2, sk 1 ch, sl st in next ch (total 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 dc's)

***FOR SIZE SMALL ONLY***

Row 73) turn, sl st up to first dc, ch 6, dc on top of next dc, ch 3, dc on top of last dc (total 2 dc's)

Row 74) ch 6, turn, dc on top of next dc, ch 3, sk 3 ch's, dc in next ch (total 2 dc's)

-At this point size small will finish off.

***FOR SIZES MEDIUM - PLUS***

Row 73) turn, sl st up to first dc, ch 6, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 1 (2, 3, 4) times, ch 3, dc on top of last dc (total 3, 4, 5, 6 dc's)

Row 74) ch 6, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 1 (2, 3, 4) times, ch 3, sk 3 ch's, dc in next ch (total 3, 4, 5, 6 dc's)

-At this point size medium will finish off. Sizes large, xlarge & plus continue...

***For LARGE, XLARGE & PLUS***

Row 75) ch 5, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 2 (3, 4) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 4 ch's, sc in next ch (total 3, 4, 5 dc's and 1 sc)

Row 76) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 4, dc on top of next dc [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 2 (3, 4) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 3, 4, 5 dc's)

Row 77) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 3, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 2 (3, 4) times, for last section: ch 3, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 3, 4, 5 dc's)

-At this point sizes large, xlarge & plus will finish off


******BACK PANEL:

Row 1) ch 139 (145, 151, 163, 175), dc in 14th ch from hook, [ch 5, sk 5 ch's, dc] until end of row (total 22, 23, 24, 26, 28 dc's)

Rows 2-20) ch 8, turn, work dc on top of next dc from previous row, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 20 (21, 22, 24, 26) times, for last section: ch 5, sk 5 ch's dc into next ch (total 22, 23, 24, 26, 28 dc's)

Row 21) ch 3, turn, dc in next 5 ch's, [ch 1, sk st, dc in next 5 ch's] 21 (22, 23, 25, 27) times (total 110, 115, 120, 130, 140 dc's)

Row 22) ch 8, turn, dc into next ch 1 sp, [ch 5, dc into next ch 1 sp] 20 (21, 22, 24, 26) times, for last section: ch 5, dc into 3rd ch from the beginning of previous row (total 22, 23, 24, 26, 28 dc's)

Row 23) repeat row 21

Row 24) repeat row 22

Rows 25-50) ch 8, turn, work dc on top of next dc from previous row, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 20 (21, 22, 24, 26) times, for last section: ch 5, sk 5 ch's dc into next ch (total 22, 23, 24, 26, 28 dc's)

Row 51) ch 5, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 20 (21, 22, 24, 26) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 4 ch's, sc in next ch (total 21, 22, 23, 25, 27 dc's and 1 sc)

Row 52) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 4, dc on top of next dc [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 20 (21, 22, 24, 26) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 21, 22, 23, 25, 27 dc's)

Row 53) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 3, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 20 (21, 22, 24, 26) times, for last section: ch 3, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 21, 22, 23, 25, 27 dc's)

Row 54) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 2, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 20 (21, 22, 24, 26) times, for last section: ch 2, sk 1 ch, sl st in next ch (total 21, 22, 23, 25, 27 dc's)

Row 55) turn, sl st up to first dc, ch 6, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 18 (19, 20, 22, 24) times, ch 3, dc on top of last dc (total 20, 21, 22, 24, 26 dc's)

Row 56) ch 6, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 18 (19, 20, 22, 24) times, ch 3, sk 3 ch's, dc in next ch (total 20, 21, 22, 24, 26 dc's)

Row 57) ch 5, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 18 (19, 20, 22, 24) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 4 ch's, sc in next ch (total 19, 20, 21, 23, 25 dc's and 1 sc)

Row 58) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 4, dc on top of next dc [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 18 (19, 20, 22, 24) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 19, 20, 21, 23, 25 dc's)

Row 59) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 3, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 18 (19, 20, 22, 24) times, for last section: ch 3, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 19, 20, 21, 23, 25 dc's)

Row 60) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 2, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 18 (19, 20, 22, 24) times, for last section: ch 2, sk 1 ch, sl st in next ch (total 19, 20, 21, 23, 25 dc's)

Row 61) turn, sl st up to first dc, ch 6, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 16 (17, 18, 20, 22) times, ch 3, dc on top of last dc (total 18, 19, 20, 22, 24 dc's)

Row 62) ch 6, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 16 (17, 18, 20, 22) times, ch 3, sk 3 ch's, dc in next ch (total 18, 19, 20, 22, 24 dc's)

Row 63) ch 5, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 16 (17, 18, 20, 22) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 4 ch's, sc in next ch (total 17, 18, 19, 21, 23 dc's and 1 sc)

Row 64) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 4, dc on top of next dc [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 16 (17, 18, 20, 22) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 17, 18, 19, 21, 23 dc's)

Row 65) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 3, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 16 (17, 18, 20, 22) times, for last section: ch 3, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 17, 18, 19, 21, 23 dc's)

Row 66) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 2, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 16 (17, 18, 20, 22) times, for last section: ch 2, sk 1 ch, sl st in next ch (total 17, 18, 19, 21, 23 dc's)

Row 67) turn, sl st up to first dc, ch 6, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 14 (15, 16, 18, 20) times, ch 3, dc on top of last dc (total 16, 17, 18, 20, 22 dc's)

Row 68) ch 6, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 14 (15, 16, 18, 20) times, ch 3, sk 3 ch's, dc in next ch (total 16, 17, 18, 20, 22 dc's)

Row 69) ch 5, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 14 (15, 16, 18, 20) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 4 ch's, sc in next ch (total 15, 16, 17, 19, 21 dc's and 1 sc)

Row 70) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 4, dc on top of next dc [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 14 (15, 16, 18, 20) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 15, 16, 17, 19, 21 dc's)

Row 71) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 3, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 14 (15, 16, 18, 20) times, for last section: ch 3, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 15, 16, 17, 19, 21 dc's)

Row 72) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 2, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 14 (15, 16, 18, 20) times, for last section: ch 2, sk 1 ch, sl st in next ch (total 15, 16, 17, 19, 21 dc's)

Row 73) turn, sl st up to first dc, ch 6, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 12 (13, 14, 16, 18) times, ch 3, dc on top of last dc (total 14, 15, 16, 18, 20 dc's)

Row 74) ch 6, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 12 (13, 14, 16, 18) times, ch 3, sk 3 ch's, dc in next ch (total 14, 15, 16, 18, 20 dc's)

-At this point sizes small & medium will finish off. Sizes large, xlarge & plus continue...

***For LARGE, XLARGE & PLUS***

Row 75) ch 5, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 14 (16, 18) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 4 ch's, sc in next ch (total 15, 17, 19 dc's and 1 sc)

Row 76) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 4, dc on top of next dc [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 14 (16, 18) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 15, 17, 19 dc's)

Row 77) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 3, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 14 (16, 18) times, for last section: ch 3, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 15, 17, 19 dc's)

-At this point sizes large, xlarge & plus will finish off

Assembly:

To assemble your vest, you'll take lay out your three pieces like in the photo below.. (forgive all my wild yarn ends!)

Crochet Vest - Megmade with Love

Place the back panel down first, right side up. Then put the two front panels on top of it, right sides down (meaning right sides are together). You'll align the front panels along the outer edges of the back panel, also aligning the tops of your front panels to the top outer edges of the back panel. You can pin them together now to help during sewing.

crochet vest Megmade with Love

It is very important to line up the rows of the front and back panels-- because you'll want your "stripes" to line up and also to help with sewing up to the correct row.

Next you're ready for sewing.. I used a whip stitch to seam up the pieces along the very edges. You'll sew up the two sides, starting at the bottom, using your yarn needle and long strand of yarn (remember to align rows!!) **up to row 50. You will also sew along the tops of the front panels, connecting them to the outer edges of the back panel.

Optional: if you wanted the edges to look extra tidy, you could sc around the entire outside perimeter of the vest. I chose not to do this because I thought it looked fine.. just thought I'd throw that out there!

Once your vest is seamed up, ends woven in, and if you'd prefer-- blocked... you've got your very own Daydreamer Vest!! 

Daydreamer Crochet Vest Pattern - Megmade with Love

Go ahead and try it on and give it a good twirl... you know you wanna :)

Hope you love this design as much as I do! Even though it calls for such thin yarn, it actually isn't too slow to work up. Do please share with me over on Instagram if you make one yourself, I'd love, love, love to admire it. 

Happy hooking!
Meg

Free Crochet Pattern for the Daydreamer Crochet Vest - Megmade with Love