Simple Open Vest Crochet Pattern – Gardenia

Layering on clothing with a simple open vest crochet pattern is an easy way to add a versatile piece to your closet. When it gets chilly you put it on and just take it off when it gets warm!

Open crochet vests are great to put a splash of color as well, or maybe to hide some parts and feel more comfortable

I love crochet open vests in all shapes

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Are crochet vests a good project for beginners?

Vests are the perfect starting point for anyone new to crocheting garments.

They’re typically designed without a lot of complex shaping or seaming. In this example the Gardenia Vest is made of rectangles joined, with no increasing or decreasing

Many designs are worked without sleeves or buttonholes, minimizing the steps needed to complete the project.

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Let’s get to the pattern, shall we? Making an Open Vest Crochet Pattern




  • Alize Burcum KlassiK, 100gr, 100% Acrylic, 210 mt, 230 yards color 491
  • For this sample, I used 2 skeins
  • or any weight # 4 yarn of your choice

Hook: US Size (7 mm) 


  • 14 st  X 6 rows ( 4″ X 4″)


  • This sample is: 22” long and 21” wide, Size M/L for women

Stitch Key

  • Ch = Chain
  • Sc = Single Crochet
  • Dc = Double Crochet
  • Tr = Treble Stitch

What yarn is best for making crochet vests?

It all depends on how and when you will wear your vest. For cozy winter vests, blended wool yarns, wool, and acrylic yarns are good choices. Cotton, Bamboo, and other natural fibers are your best bet for lighter summer vests.

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  • The pattern is worked rows
  • This pattern is worked in separate parts and joined together, Two exact front panels and One back panel 
  • Ch1 at the beginning of the row does not count as st
  • Ch3 does count as st at the beginning of each row
  • This pattern uses pattern repeats.
  • At the beginning and end of each row, we have 3 double crochet stitches to form a structure
  • You can work this pattern with one color or multiple as you wish- I used one solid color
  • If changing colors make sure to have a changing technique 
  • You can decide on the width and length of the Vest by adding multiples of chains at the foundation and row repeats 
  • This pattern calls for Chain multiples of 6+3
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Front Panel – make two identical

Ch 43

Row 1: Dc1 in 4th Ch from hook, Dc1 in next st and across to end of the row, turn work

Row 2: Ch1, Dc1 in 1st st from hook, Dc1 in next 2 st , skip 2 st, (2Dc + Ch1 + 2Dc) in next st

 *[ skip next 5 Ch, (2Dc,Ch 2, 2Dc) in next  Ch]* repeat from * to * across to last 5 st, skip 2 st, Dc1 in last 3 St, turn work

Row 3:  Ch1, Dc1 in 1st st from hook, Dc1 in next 2 st,*[Ch3, Dc in next Ch 1 space, Ch 3, skip next 2 Dc, Sc1 in between  Dc clusters from prev row]* repeat from * to * across,  to last Dc in between, Ch3 ,Dc1 in last 3 St, turn work

Rows 2-3 are the repeat pattern for this entire Vest

I made  16 repeats  for every panel

Last Row: Ch 3, Dc1 in next st, Dc1 in next and across to end of row

Back Panel

Ch 86+1

Row1: Dc1 in 4th Ch from hook, Dc1 in next st and across to end of the row, turn work

Repeat Rows 2+3 for 16 times, Finishing with a Dc 1 row


Lay three finished panels with the right side in- facing the wrong side towards you and the table.

Leave 14 stitches in the center of the back panel for the neckline, and sew the front panels from the shoulder to the neck leaving the rest open. 

Now we will not join the sides of this Vest but leave them open and close them with a Chain weaved in zigzag on both front and back panels.

Cut your yarn and weave in the ends.


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