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Easy Breezy Fringe Festival Vest – Free crochet Pattern

 Free Crochet Pattern for this Easy Breezy Fringe Festival Vest!

 

I’m super excited to be sharing this new pattern with you,  Its so easy, you’ll have it worked up in a day!! Start it in the morning and sling it over a floral dress for drinks in the evening. Its basically made with 3 panels and stitched together.

The pattern I have used is normally worked with Double crochets but I wanted to create a more open and ‘airy’ look so I decided to work the same pattern with trebles. I’m totally happy with how its turned out and as the stitches are taller it works up in no time! Bonus! Its given me so many ideas to create more open airy looks my head is about to pop!

Its incredible versatile, so if you want to make it longer you can, or shorter? Sure! Add fringe, or tassels would look great too. Its basically a blank canvas for you to do whatever you like with!

Enough of the blurb lets get making!

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What You’ll need:

Approx 311 yards Aran weight yarn – I used Womens Institute Soft and Smooth in Cream which exclusive to Hobbycraft but some good alternatives are Red Heart Soft or  Caron Simply Soft

5mm hook

Scissors

Darning needle

Stitch markers (Optional)

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Gauge:

Unblocked a 4×4″ sqaure = 15st & 4rows


Stitches Used:

Ch – Chain.

Tr – Treble.

Tr2tog – Treble crochet two stitches together.


Pattern Notes

Level : Easy

Pattern is written in Us terms.

Pattern is written for sizes S/M.

Model is 5 ft 6 and a UK size 12 or Medium

Finshed garment is 17” across and 15” in length without tassels

Pattern is easily adjustable by adding / subtracting ch’s (just make sure its an odd number of chains) at the beginning & adding / subtracting rows.

The left and right panels are worked in opposite directions to ensure all the stitches are on the correct sides. If the left panel is worked as the right, the back of the stitches will be seen on the right side of the work.

The vest is worked in 3 pieces and whip stitched together

Blocking is required to obtain a neat finish.

Ch 4 at the beginning of the pattern counts as a stitch throughout.


Pattern:

Back panel 

Ch 67

Row 1. 1 tr in 4th ch from hook and each ch across, turn.

Row 2. Ch 5, *sk 1, 1 tr, 1 ch in the next st, repeat from * to the end of the row ending with 1 treble in 4th ch.

Row 3. Ch 4, *tr in ch 1 sp and next st, repeat from * across.

Rows 2 & 3 form the pattern, repeat these rows 16 more times ending on an odd row.

FO and weave in your ends.

Right Panel  – This panel is worked from the top down.

Ch 18

Row 1. 1 dtr in 5th ch from hook and each ch across

Row 2. Ch 5, *sk 1, 1 tr, 1 ch in the next st, repeat from * to the end of the row ending with 1 treble in 4th ch.

Row 3 Increase row.  Ch 4, 2 tr in same st. 1 tr in each st and ch 1 sp across

Repeat rows 2 and 3 more times until you have 27 stitches.

Row 14. Repeat row 2.

Row 15. Ch 4, *tr in ch 1 sp and next st, repeat from * across.

Row 16. Repeat row 2.

Row 17. Repeat row 15.

Row 18. Repeat row 2.

Row 19. Repeat row 15.

FO and weave in your ends.

Left Panel – This panel is worked from the bottom up.

Ch 30

Row 1. 1 tr in 5th ch from hook and each ch across

Row 2. Ch 4, *sk 1, 1 tr, 1 ch in the next st, repeat from * to the end of the row ending with 1 treble in 4th ch.

Row 3. Ch 4, 2 tr in same st. 1 tr in each st and ch 1 sp across

Repeat rows 2 & 3 twice more.

Row 8. Repeat row 2.

Row 9 Decrease row. Ch 1, 1 tr in ch 1 sp, tr2tog (over the next tr and ch 1 sp) 1 tr in each st across.

Tip : I like to place a stitch marker in the ch 1 at the beginning of the row to indicate where my last stitch is worked. 

Row 10. Repeat row 2.

Repeat rows 9 & 10 4 more times.

Row 19. Repeat row 9 once more. You should now be left with 15 (20) stitches.

FO and weave in ends.


Construction and Fringe. 

With Right sides facing sew together as in the photo below :

Leave a gap for the armholes by only sewing up to and including Row 10

Turn your work right sides out and voila! You now have yourself an Easy Breezy Festival Vest!

Next up cut 78 strands of yarn approx 14″ long or longer if you prefer.. and attach evenly around the bottom of the vest. I attached 2 in every 3rd stitch.  Check out this post to see how to attach fringe to your work.

I love how versatile this vest is, it can be put with so many outfits. I would wear it over basic jeans and t but you could wear it to spruce up any type of outfit.

I hope you enjoyed this free pattern. Be sure to tag me with your makes on Instagram using #bluemooncrochet and a cheeky follow on Pinterest would be nice 🙂 You can follow my Free Pattern board from the link in my sidebar.

Toodles!

 

 

 

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