The Cloud Nine Cropped Sweater - Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet Cropped Sweater - Megmade with Love

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I am just pleased as punch to bring you the new free sweater pattern! The Cloud Nine Cropped Sweater certainly lives up to it’s name, as it’s made with the absolute softest yarn to grace this planet: Yarn Bee Cloud 9 Yarn. Ohhh, what a dream!

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I mean, you can see proof in photo above… it’s just one of the most lovely yarns I’ve worked with (and no, this isn’t a sponsored post!). It’s polyester, very lightweight-feeling and the feel is so buttery! The makeup of it is like a thin strand of thread with fluffy bursts coming out of it, if that makes sense whatsoever?? It’s perfect for garments :)

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When it comes to the sweater itself, I love the cropped cut! And it pairs well with so many outfits… I thought it looked cool with some distressed shorts for a laid-back Spring look. But I also have dreams of wearing it with a floral maxi skirt or some high waisted black pants. Oooh don’t even get me started, mkkkk.

And if you’re not too big of a fan of cropped sweaters, it’s actually easily adjustable— so you can add the length you’d like.

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While this yarn truly is the star of the show when it comes to this sweater, I did find it a bit tricky at first to work with, just because it’s a bit hard to see the stitches. But fear not! I figured out some tricks on how to tackle this issue, and summed them up in the notes section of the pattern. I think figuring out how to work with it is absolutely worth it because the drape and feel of the yarn really just “makes” the sweater in my opinion.

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Without further ado, here’s the pattern for the Cloud Nine Cropped Sweater… a staple in your Spring wardrobe, no doubt! I hope you enjoy making this fun and unbelievably soft piece of clothing :)

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What you’ll need:

-category 3 (light) weight yarn (yardage for each size is found in the “notes” section), I used Yarn Bee Cloud 9 Yarn in color “Mushroom”. I highly suggest using this yarn or one similar in texture for this pattern.

-size g (4.25 mm) hook

-yarn needle

-stitch markers

-sewing pins (optional)

Gauge:

15 dc and 8 rows equals a four inch square

Abbreviations:

ch=chain, dc=double crochet, st(s)=stitch(es), sl=slip, hdc=half double crochet, fpdc=front post double crochet, bpdc=back post double crochet, dc2tog=double crochet two together (decrease)

Notes:

*** Yarn Yardage per size:

Small (approx 38” bust) - 950-1000 yards
Medium (approx 40” bust) - 1000-1050 yards
Large (approx 42” bust) - 1050-1100 yards
XL (approx 44” bust) - 1100-1150 yards
2X (approx 48” bust) - 1200-1250 yards

-ch’s at beginning of rows and rounds do NOT count as sts

-I learned some little tricks while working with this yarn, which is so soft… and flowy… and awesome, yet very hard to distinguish stitches with. I found out that good lighting while working with it made all the difference. Also working into the initial chains was the hardest part for me, so I took it super slow. I usually just went by feel when it came to where to put the next stitch, but if I ever had doubt, I held it up to the light to see better.

-sweater is worked up in a front and back body panel, and the sleeves and collar are crocheted onto the body once it’s sewn. Both front and back panels are worked from the bottom-up.

-you could easily add rows to the body to make this sweater fit longer— just add them before you begin to work the neck hole on the front panel. When sewing the panels, just add the amount of rows to row 22 to figure out what row to sew up to on each side.

-size worn in photos is small

Pattern:

***Back Panel :

Formated S (M, L, XL, 2X)

Row 1) ch 77 (81, 85, 89, 97), dc in 3rd ch from hook and across, I found it easier to work dc’s into BLO of ch’s (75, 79, 83, 87, 95 total sts)

Row 2) ch 1, turn, hdc in 1st st, fpdc, [bpdc, fpdc] across row— work hdc in last st (75, 79, 83, 87, 95 total sts)

Row 3) ch 1, turn, hdc in 1st st, bpdc, [fpdc, bpdc] across row— work hdc in last st (75, 79, 83, 87, 95 total sts)

Row 4) repeat row 2

Row 5) repeat row 3

Row 6) ch 2, turn, dc across row (75, 79, 83, 87, 95 total sts)

——-FOR SIZES SMALL & MEDIUM:

Rows 7-38) repeat row 6

-finish off

——-FOR SIZES LARGE AND XLARGE:

Rows 7-40) repeat row 6

-finish off

——-FOR SIZES 2X:

Rows 7-42) repeat row 6

-finish off

***Front Panel:

——--SIZES SMALL & MEDIUM, formatted S (M) :

Rows 1-5) repeat instructions from back panel

Rows 6-32) ch 2, turn, dc across row (75, 79 total sts)

(now working one side of the neck hole)

Row 33) ch 2, turn, work 27 (28) dc, sc, sl st in next 19 (21) sts, sc, dc in last 27 (28) sts (75, 79 total sts)

Row 34) ch 2, turn, work 26 (27) dc, sc in next st (27, 28 total sts)

Row 35) turn- do not ch, sl st into 1st st (does not count as st), sc, dc in last 25 (26) sts (26, 27 total sts)

Row 36) ch 2, turn, work 25 (26) dc, sc in last st (26, 27 total sts)

Row 37) turn- do not ch, sl st into 1st st (does not count as st), sc, dc in last 24 (25) sts (25, 26 total sts)

Row 38) ch 2, turn, work 24 (25) dc, sc in last st (25, 26 total sts)

finish off, leave long tail to sew the top seam

(now working on the opposite side of the top of the front panel, to complete the other side of the neck hole, you will draw up your yarn in the very last st of row 33. View “photo A” below for assistance.)

Once yarn is drawn up, you will repeat rows 34-38 to complete the other side of the neck hole. Then finish off and leave long tail to sew up top seam.

——-SIZES LARGE & XLARGE, formatted L (XL) :

Rows 1-5) repeat instructions from back panel

Rows 6-34) ch 2, turn, dc across row (83, 87 total sts)

(now working one side of the neck hole)

Row 35) ch 2, turn, work 29 (30) dc, sc, sl st in next 23 (25) sts, sc, dc in last 29 (30) sts (83, 87 total sts)

Row 36) ch 2, turn, work 28 (29) dc, sc in next st (29, 30 total sts)

Row 37) turn- do not ch, sl st into 1st st (does not count as st), sc, dc in last 27 (28) sts (28, 29 total sts)

Row 38) ch 2, turn, work 27 (28) dc, sc in last st (28, 29 total sts)

Row 39) turn- do not ch, sl st into 1st st (does not count as st), sc, dc in last 26 (27) sts (27, 28 total sts)

Row 40) ch 2, turn, work 26 (27) dc, sc in last st (27, 28 total sts)

finish off, leave long tail to sew the top seam

(now working on the opposite side of the top of the front panel, to complete the other side of the neck hole, you will draw up your yarn in the very last st of row 35. View “photo A” below for assistance.)

Once yarn is drawn up, you will repeat rows 36-40 to complete the other side of the neck hole. Then finish off and leave long tail to sew up top seam.

——SIZE 2X :

Rows 1-5) repeat instructions from back panel

Rows 6-36) ch 2, turn, dc across row (95 total sts)

(now working one side of the neck hole)

Row 37) ch 2, turn, work 32 dc, sc, sl st in next 29 sts, sc, dc in last 32 sts (95 total sts)

Row 38) ch 2, turn, work 31 dc, sc in next st (32 total sts)

Row 39) turn- do not ch, sl st into 1st st (does not count as st), sc, dc in last 30 sts (31 total sts)

Row 40) ch 2, turn, work 30 dc, sc in last st (31 total sts)

Row 41) turn- do not ch, sl st into 1st st (does not count as st), sc, dc in last 29 sts (30 total sts)

Row 42) ch 2, turn, work 29 dc, sc in last st (30 total sts)

finish off, leave long tail to sew the top seam

(now working on the opposite side of the top of the front panel, to complete the other side of the neck hole, you will draw up your yarn in the very last st of row 37. View “photo A” below for assistance.)

Once yarn is drawn up, you will repeat rows 38-42 to complete the other side of the neck hole. Then finish off and leave long tail to sew up top seam.

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After both panels are completed, you’re ready to sew the body together. Place your front panel on top of the back panel, like shown in photo above. It doesn’t matter which sides are on the inside because they look the same at this point.

Then you will want to mark where you will sew up to on the sides of both panels with a stitch marker— you will be sewing up to row 22 (this goes for all sizes). It is important your rows line up on the front and back panels so you will have the exact amount of rows left for the sleeve hole—it also may help to use sewing pins to keep panels secure and in place.

for SIZES SMALL & MEDIUM there will be 16 rows on both the front and back panel not sewn for the sleeve hole
for SIZES LARGE & XLARGE there will be 18 rows on both the front and back panel not sewn for the sleeve hole
for SIZE 2X there will be 20 rows on both the front and back panel not sewn for the sleeve hole

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Using yarn needle and long piece of yarn, sew up on each of the sides of the front and back panel through row 22. I used the whip stitch along the very outer edge of both pieces, and made sure to have a pretty loose tension when sewing.

Then you will sew the tops of your panels together using the same loose whip stitch. Sew starting on the outside then move in, and stop when the neck hole forms on the front panel.

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After the two panels are sewn along the top and sides, you will begin on the sleeves. Begin by drawing up your yarn in the bottom of one of the sleeve holes AKA the armpit (I found it didn’t make any difference if you flipped the sweater right side out when working the sleeves— because this yarn disguises rows and rounds well). ch 2, then you will begin working dc’s into the very edge of each row of your sleeve hole. You will work a sequence of [2dc, dc] all the way around the sleeve hole, then join to 1st dc with sl st. This completes the first round of the sleeve.

***Total SLEEVE sts worked into sleeve hole for each size:

SMALL & MEDIUM: 48 total sts (24 on each side)
LARGE & XLARGE: 54 total sts (27 on each side)
2X: 60 total sts (30 on each side)

Remainder of sleeve:

formatted (S, M, L, XL, 2X)

Rounds 2- 37) ch 2, dc around, join to 1st dc with sl st (48, 48, 54, 54, 60 total sts)

Round 38) ch 2, dc2tog around, join to 1st st with sl st (24, 24, 27, 27, 30 total sts)

Round 39) ch 2, dc around, join to 1st dc with sl st (24, 24, 27, 27, 30 total sts)

Round 40) ch 1, [fpdc, bpdc] around, join to 1st st with sl st (24, 24, 27, 27, 30 total sts)

Round 41) repeat row 40

finish off

***repeat instructions for other sleeve

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You will finish up your sweater by crocheting around the neck hole to create the collar. Draw up your yarn in the back corner of the neck hole and ch 1. Work hdc’s around the very edge of the entire neck hole, then join to first hdc with sl st.

Rounds 2-3 of neck hole) ch 1, [fpdc, bpdc] around, join to 1st st with sl st

After the neck hole is finished, and all ends woven are in, you’re ready to slip on the loveliest sweater ever! And even better that YOU made it?!

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I hope this pattern/sweater brings value to your life! It’s so fun making the stuff we wear… or even making something for someone else— it’s just so special. Now go give someone a hug with your cuddly new sweater!! Teehee.

Take care and happy hooking,
Meg

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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