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48 Crochet Vest Patterns

By: Jesse Carpender, Editor of
48 Crochet Vest Patterns

Looking pulled together is all about layering, and there's no better layer than a vest. Vests are extremely comfortable worn over a shirt or under a sweater. That's why we've gathered our Best Crochet Vests: 23 Crochet Top Patterns. These free crochet top patterns work up fast and they're great beginner crochet patterns. Shop around these completely free patterns to find a vest that suits your fall and winter style.

Crochet vests look great for a variety of occasions, including work or nightlife. It all depends on the style of the vest. Nowadays, looser bohemian-style vests are in fashion. Bulky vests will be more useful in cold winter weather. Vests are a great option when you want to dress up during the holiday season, too. When your outfit needs just one special finishing touch, a vest can add interest and balance.

Browse our list of the best crochet vests and discover which free crochet pattern suits your personal taste.

Free Crochet Vest Patterns

The great thing about crochet vests is you have complete control over the color scheme. You can make these vests in loud, funky colors, or keep it more neutral. The variety in these free crochet patterns leads to all kinds of possibilities. We have crochet vests for men, too.

  • Pastel Colored Rippling Vest

    Use this free crochet pattern to make a pastel colored rippling vest. 

  • Unique Shell Vest

    This back of the Unique Shell Vest is constructed in one piece from top to bottom. The two front panels are then crocheted on in two sections and joined as you go. Once all three panels are crocheted, the sides are stitched together.

  • Lovely Lace Vest

    The Lovely Lace Vest is a great item to add to your closet. Perfect for a summer work outfit, wear it over anything!

  • Pretty in Pink Crochet Vest

    Crocheted vests like this are one of the most timeless crochet designs ever. It can be worn any time of the year, depending on what type of layers you pair it with.

  • Simply Soft Cowl Vest

    Comfortable and soft would be the best possible words to describe this simply soft cowl vest. Made with Simply Soft yarn, this free crochet pattern turns into a cozy vest you can wear whenever you need a little comfort in your hectic life.

  • Working Girl Vest

    The unique, laced-up enclosure of this crochet top is a special detail, as well as the cute tassels. 

  • Unique V Neck Cropped Vest

    This vest will see lots of use throughout the year with how versatile it is with wearing options.

  • Clamshell Lace Waterfall Vest

     A determined beginner could definitely make this project! Be sure to use stitch markers to keep track of the dc mesh borders and the lace pattern.

  • Simple Waterfall Vest

    Worked side to side, and with a simple edging, you’ll have this pattern worked up in a long weekend! It’s got a lot of stretch and is fun to wear both open and closed with a shawl pin. 

  • Summer Lovin' Crochet Vest

    This pattern has a bohemian flair but is super functional and therefore can be accessorized with many styles. 

  • Easy Crocheted Cowl Vest

    This design is super easy to make since it’s essentially two rectangles that are seamed and the turtleneck is added at the end. It's made with the beautiful granite stitch which gives it almost a knit or woven look. 

  • Whispering Birch Bohemian Vest

    From the delicate trellis design to the lightweight fringe blowing carelessly in the afternoon breeze, this dreamy vest will add a touch of modern elegance to any summer outfit.

  • Cabled Vest

    This Cabled vest is perfect for any season and you can wear it with just about anything!

  • Overcast Vest

    This crochet vest is worked up with ribbed texture.

  • Moonlight Cardi Vest

    This design is a combination of vintage vest and sleeveless cardigan. 

  • Latte Short Vest

    This easy pattern features a shoulder slope, so the vest will have a flattering fit and contour to a woman's body.

  • Sandstorm Ripples Vest

    This design is made by self- striping light weight yarn and lacy crochet stitches.

  • Whirlwind Circle Vest

    This is a relaxing and simple crochet circle vest pattern with a whirlwind texture.

  • Layered Lapel Vest

    If you are interested in asymmetrical layer outfit, this crochet open front vest with draped lapel would be a cool project to try.

  • Pocket Full of Posies Vest

    This vest is available in size Women's Small, Women's Medium and Women's large.

  • Crochet Adult Lacy Cardigan

    This vibrant, striped design is an intermediate design that's perfect for adults. 

  • Classic Crochet Vest

    Featuring buttons down the front and an intricate design, this must-have accessory includes an assortment of crochet stitches to create a vest that has a classic look and can be worn over a long-sleeved T-shirt or dress shirt.

  • Boho Crochet Vest

    This crochet vest is a woman's size and also includes instructions for a Plus size. Along with the written pattern you will also find links to step-by-step video tutorials.

  • Pointed Hem Vest

    This crochet opened front vest is made by light weight cotton yarn and simple crochet stitches.

  • Claire Tender Crochet Vest

    This easy and beautiful vest could be worn in contrast to the shirt underneath to make the texture of the stitchwork pop.

  • Versatile Triangle Shawl and Scarf

    This crochet pattern is easy to make and combines the best of both worlds, as it can be worn as either a shawl or a scarf.

  • Vintage Collared Crochet Vest

    The Vintage Collared Crochet Vest is the perfect crochet vest pattern if you want to achieve a wonderfully relaxed, retro vibe. 

  • Warm Wooly Vest

    This crochet pattern is worked in panels, which are then whipstitched together at the end. Vests like this are a classic and timeless item that never goes out of style.

  • Simple Sleeveless Bolero

    You'll love the texture that comes through the yarn once you've worked up the stitches of this sleeveless bolero. 

  • Hooded Crochet Vest

    You'll be super prepared for any weather when you layer with this crochet pattern.

Crochet Vests for Children

Never underestimate the cuteness potential fo a baby or child in a crochet vest. With these free crochet top patterns, your child will be the best dressed in all seasons.

  • Easy Newborn Vest

    The tassels really add an extra spark to this adorable crochet outfit. It is small enough to perfectly fit a newborn--and you can make a matching hat and booties too!

  • Boys Springtime Vest

    Dress your little boy up in this boy's springtime vest. He'll look so handsome no matter where he's going.

  • Girl's Easy Vest

    This stylish vest is one of our most recent free children's crochet patterns. Make it for your little lady to wear around town proudly. She'll be sure to love it!

  • Boho Toddler Vest

    The airy toddler boho vest is created by alternating half double crochets and chains.

  • Boho Baby Crochet Vest Pattern

    The infant boho vest is the perfect first clothing project. The design is made in 1 piece with lots of pictures. The only seaming together is at the shoulders.

  • Little Boy's Vest

    This design is so cute and features a band of spikey stitches to add visual interest. 

  • Glenda Vest

    The Glenda Vest is a wonderful pattern for all of our little ones who have a penchant for dressing up.

  • Childs Ombr Pullover Vest

    This beginner-friendly child's vest was designed to meet the donation requirements for Wool-Aid, Inc., a charity that provides accessories, garments, and blankets to children living in some of the world’s coldest climates.

  • Ring Around the Rosie Vest

    This is made with less than 300 yards of worsted weight yarn and either an H 5.00mm crochet hook or an I 5.50mm Crochet Hook.

  • Easy Toddler Vest

    This crochet gilet has an interesting and unusual look while it is simple and fast to crochet at the same time.

  • Crochet Boy Vest

    This is a very simple pattern. You can easily adjust in many other sizes.

  • So Stylish Crochet Vest

    With its understated design, the So Stylish Crochet Vest is one that can be worn with almost any outfit and can even make a great hand-me-down in a few years. 

  • Banana Split Baby Vest

    This would be a great addition to an Easter outfit or just the right touch of color for any spring day.

  • Dreamy Psychedelic Crochet Vest

    If you choose to add ribbon to the crochet vest once the piece is worked up you can easily lace it up for a fun finishing touch. Adding buttons is another option that might complete the design.

More Crochet Tops: Holiday Vest Patterns

You've probably seen teachers, librarians, or family members sporting cool crochet vests around the holidays. The secret is that they aren't just fashionable--they're also very comfortable. Take a look at these free crochet patterns.

  • Holiday Hippie Vest Pattern

    Loose and trendy, this crochet vest is perfect for layering over a long-sleeved shirt.

  • Fun Fur Crochet Vest

    Using Lion Brand Fun Fur and this free crochet pattern you can work up a Fun Fur Crochet Vest to wear during the winter season. The lower part of the vest is crocheted as one piece, without side seams.

  • Striped Vest

    This Striped Vest is worked separately at the beginning of the front and back and then joined as one piece using double crochet and single crochet. A free crochet pattern like this one if for the intermediate crocheter.

  • Warm Wooly Vest

    This crochet pattern is worked in panels, which are then whipstitched together at the end.

Have you made any crochet vests? 

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I love that there's a photo with each pattern, not just the title. Makes it so much easier to peruse!! Thanks for being user friendly.

Wow. 48 Crochet Vest Patterns. 48 different vests to choose from. Can't wait to make even just one among them.

I like crochet vests because they are lightweight while still having some warmth.

I love vests. Living in central Florida means no heavy clothes and a vest made from light weight yarn and an open pattern is perfect. I am a larger lady and tall so they cover so many sins and pull the look together. I have loved them ever since Bea Arthur started the trend for big ladies back on her TV show, Maude. Yes, there was life before Golden Girls.

Looking for a cape pattern for girls age 7 and 11

I'm looking for the PDF book on vests...please send copy or give me e-mail address. Sincerely, Lorrie's email features a long green vest with ties near bust. I can't find a pattern..what is it called please.

Hello, I believe you're looking for our Hippie Holidays Vest, which you can locate using our search bar. Thanks for reading!

There was no pattern for the simply soft cowl vest????

I clicked on the pic and they came up


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