Hippie Granny Vest

Hippie Granny Vest

Hippie Granny Vest
Hippie Granny Vest

"The Hippie Granny Vest is a free crochet pattern inspired by the classic Granny Square motif and stories of the old west era. This vest can easily be worn over a tshirt or tank top for a classic look. The pattern is worked with 2 strands of fingering weight yarn, is made in 3 parts and seamed at the sides and the top with a criss cross, and is written for 6 sizes, XS, S, M, L, 1XL and 2XL."

Difficulty LevelIntermediate

Crochet HookK/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(1) Super Fine (27-32 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge3 rounds of granny square approx. 3.5"

Finished SizeXS, S, M, L, 1XL and 2XL

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Vests are not my thing but my co worker wears them just about twice to three times a week. I can not recall ever seeing her in one anything like this but she will be getting one from me. With such an easy design, I can't wait to surprise her on her birthday in October.

The play on words looped me for a second. A hippie granny in one sentence? I see that the vest is made from granny squares and it has a hippie vibe. I love it. Not loving the color so much but I just love the vest.

This little piece doesnt remind me so much of my ancient Hippie days as part of an Indian costume I made for a play my children were in. If you want to go that route and make this a cosplay piece, add pony beads to the fringe, and work the dark granny squares in something more vibrant. Most tribes favored certain colors for their clothing, so a bit of research might be fun, too.

Oh wow and far out! I am having a seventies Brady Bunch flashback looking at that vest. How awesome is that? What a great boho accessory to add to my wardrobe. The open back summer vest the designer shows with this pattern is a great modern vest. Love them both.

What a nice story behind the inspiration to the creation of this vest. I believe crochet is a highly personal thing. At first I thought this was like a costume for kids, but I see her wearing it with a pair of blue jeans and her cute booties. I'd pair the vest with a long tunic and leggings, with either booties or tall leather boots. This would look cool in a black, gray, and white combo, too!

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