close

Search Term

Enter a search term (optional)

Categories

Select One (optional)


Difficulty Level

Select One (optional)

Yarn Weight

Select One (optional)

Crochet Hook

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • B/1 or 2.25 mm hook
  • C/2 or 2.75 mm hook
  • D/3 or 3.25 mm hook
  • E/4 or 3.5 mm hook
  • F/5 or 3.75 mm hook
  • G/6 or 4 mm hook
  • H/8 or 5 mm hook
  • I/9 or 5.5 mm hook
  • J/10 or 6 mm hook
  • K/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook
  • L/11 or 8 mm hook
  • M/13 or 9 mm hook
  • N/15 or 10 mm hook
  • P/16 or 11.5 mm hook
  • 4.5 mm hook
  • 00 or 3.5 mm hook (steel)
  • 0 or 3.25 mm hook (steel)
  • 1 or 2.75 mm hook (steel)
  • 2 or 2.25 mm hook (steel)
  • 3 or 2.1 mm hook (steel)
  • 4 or 2 mm hook (steel)
  • 5 or 1.9 mm hook (steel)
  • 6 or 1.8 mm hook (steel)
  • 7 or 1.65 mm hook (steel)
  • 8 or 1.5 mm hook (steel)
  • 9 or 1.4 mm hook (steel)
  • 10 or 1.3 mm hook (steel)
  • 11 or 1.1 mm hook (steel)
  • 12 or 1 mm hook (steel)
  • 13 or .85 mm hook (steel)
  • 14 or .75 mm hook (steel)
  • Q or 16mm hook
AllFreeCrochet.com

Menu

Free Offer
8 Different Crochet Stitches: Learn To Crochet Something New With Free Crochet Patterns

Learn new stitching techniques and get free crochet patterns to make cool projects with this FREE e-book!

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

Latest Comments

Unique Shell Vest

By:

Updated March 20, 2017
(2 Votes)

4 Comments

UPDATED
Unique Shell Vest
Unique Shell Vest
This image courtesy of allfreecrochet.com

This lightweight and airy crochet vest is designed with the gorgeous Lion Brand Unique Yarn in Jewel. The bright changing tones give this simple design a big visual impact. 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.

Intermediate

Crochet Hook: N/15 or 10 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

MATERIALS:

  • 3 (4, 4, 5) skeins Lion Brand Unique yarn, Jewel
  • US N15/10.00mm hook- or hook needed to obtain gauge
  • Large eyed embroidery needle

SIZE:
Fits Bust Measurement(s) 35” (39 ½”, 41”, 45 ½”)

GAUGE:
(measure in pattern) 4 shells (or 12sts) and 6 rows = 6” x 6”

NOTES:

  • Pattern is written in size small, changes for medium, large and extra-large, are in parenthesis.
  • To make reading pattern easier you may want to print out pattern and highlight changes for your size.

INSTRUCTIONS:

BACK

  1. Row 1: Ch34 (37, 40, 43). 1dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 2dc in first st). Skip 2sts. [3dc in the next st. Skip 2sts] 9x (10x, 11x, 12x). 2dc in the last ch. <31 (34, 37, 40 )> (Measures 15” (16 ½” 18”, 19 ½”)
  2. Row 2: Ch3 and turn. 1dc in the first st (counts as 2dc in first st). Skip 2sts. [3dc in the next st. Skip 2sts] 9x (10x, 11x, 12x). 2dc in the Ch3. <31 (34, 37, 40 )>
  3. Row 3-8 (8, 9, 9): Repeat row 2. <31 (34, 37, 40)>
  4. Row 9 (9, 10, 10): Ch3 and turn. 2dc in the first st (counts as 3dc in first st). Skip 2sts. [3dc in the next st. Skip 2sts] 9x (10x, 11x, 12x). 3dc in the Ch3. <33 (36, 39, 42>
  5. Row 10 (10, 11, 11): Ch3 and turn. 1dc in the first st (counts as 2dc in first st). [Skip one st. 3dc in next st.] 2x. Skip 2sts. [3dc in the next st. Skip 2sts] 8x (9x, 10x, 11x). Skip one st. 3dc in the next st. Skip one st. 2dc in the Ch3. <37 (40, 43, 46)> MARK THIS ROW
  6. Row 11 (11, 12, 12): Ch3 and turn. 1dc in the first st. Skip 2sts. [3dc in the next st. Skip 2sts] 11x (12x, 13x, 14x). 2dc in the Ch3. <37 (40, 43, 46)>
  7. Row 12 (12, 13, 13)- 22 (23, 24, 25): Repeat row 11 (11, 12, 12). <37 (37, 43, 43)> (Measures 17” (18 ½”, 20”, 21 ½”)


Front (Sides are labeled as worn)
Right

  1. Row 1: Insert hook and attach yarn in the last chain of the beginning ch34. *Ch3 and 1dc in the same st (counts as 2dc in first st). Skip 2 chains. [3dc in the next ch. Skip 2 chains] 2x (3x, 3x, 4x]. 2dc in the next ch. <10 (13, 13, 16)> (Measures 4 ½” (6”, 6”, 7 ½”)
  2. Row 2-6 (6, 7, 7): Ch3 and turn. 1dc in the first st (counts as 2dc in first st). Skip 2sts. [3dc in the next ch. Skip 2 chains] 2x (3x, 3x, 4x]. 2dc in the Ch3. <10 (13, 13, 16)>
  3. Row 7 (7, 8, 18): Ch3 and turn. 1dc in the first st (counts as 2dc in first st). Skip 2sts. [3dc in the next ch. Skip 2 chains] 2x (3x, 3x, 4x]. 3dc in the Ch3. <11 (14, 14, 17)>
  4. Row 8 (8, 9, 9): Ch3 and turn. 1dc in the first st (counts as 2dc in first st). [Skip one st. 3dc in next st.] 2x. Skip 2sts. [3dc in the next st. Skip 2sts] 1x (2x, 2x, 3x). 2dc in the Ch3. <13 (16, 16, 19)>
  5. Row 9 (9, 10, 10): Ch3 and turn. 2dc in the first st (counts as 3dc in first st). Skip 2sts. [3dc in the next st. Skip 2sts] 3x (4x, 4x, 5x). 3dc in the Ch3. <15 (18, 18, 21)>
  6. Row 10 (10, 11, 11): Ch3 and turn. 1dc in the first st (counts as 2dc in first st). [Skip one st. 3dc in next st.] 2x. Skip 2sts. [3dc in the next st. Skip 2sts] 2x (3x, 3x, 4x). Skip one st. 3dc in the next st. Skip one st. 2dc in the Ch3. <19 (22, 22, 25)> MARK THIS ROW
  7. Row 11 (11, 12, 12): Ch3 and turn. 1dc in the first st (counts as 2dc in the first st). Skip 2sts. [3dc in the next st. Skip 2sts] 5x (6x, 6x, 7x). 2dc in the Ch3. <19 (22, 22, 25)>
  8. Row 12 (12, 13, 13)- 22 (23, 24, 25): Repeat row 11 (11, 12, 12). <19 (22, 22, 25)> (Measures 9” (10 ½”, 10 ½”, 12”)


Left

  1. Rows 1-22 (23, 24, 25): With finished (right side) on your left, insert hook and attach yarn in the first (beginning) chain.
  2. Working towards center, repeat from * in Front Right.


ASSEMBLY

  1. Fold piece in half inside out. Whip stitch both sides closed from bottom to marked row on either side.


FINISHING

  1. Weave in all ends.

Shell Vest-1Shell Vest 2

Images from other crochet readers

Your Recently Viewed Projects

Love these projects? Get MORE delivered to your Inbox – FREE Click Here!

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

I have been crocheting for years, but this pattern has me confused. Do I end the back after 12 rows, if I do it does not measure 22 ins. If I add the sides to it it still will not be correct. What am I doing wrong.

Hi sirjack, The pattern above is based on keeping a consistent gauge (noted above) so if you crochet with the proper amount of tension, your project should reach the desired length after the specified number of rows. I hope that helps! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

where is the printable version of Unique Shell Stitch Vest

Hi newsuz1, you can find the print button directly under the title "Unique Shell Stitch Vest." I have included a picture of it in case you need help locating it. Happy crocheting! - Editor of AllFreeCrochet

Close

Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Newsletter Signup

Free Newsletter!

Subscribe to our free newsletter, Hooked on Crochet, and we'll give you hundreds of free crochet patterns, how-to videos and tutorials along with great crochet tips. Take advantage of all things free, sign up today!

Please Wait

Thanks for signing up

Sorry, we could not sign you up.

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite patterns
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your patterns

 

Connect With Us

Facebook Google Plus Instagram Twitter Pinterest
Twitter Blog Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Keyword Index Privacy Policy Share Your Project Subscribe Unsubscribe Terms of Service

---- 1 ----

close

Images from other crochet readers

Sort by:Highest RatingRecently Added