Crochet Moonlight cardi vest

Crochet Moonlight cardi vest

  • Difficulty: Intermediate
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I love versatile piece which is easy to layer. A long vest is what came through my mind, it’s also a perfect option for cooler weather. So I picked my favorite yarn and worked up this open front topper – a combination of vintage vest and sleeveless cardigan.

 

Materials:

  • This crochet Moonlight cardi vest pattern fits size 2XL ( chest size: 44 to 46 inches )
  • 5mm crochet hook
  • Gauge: 8 double crochet sts x 4 rows = 2 inches ( with materials indicated )
  • Light weight/ DK yarn: white, grey and black self striping yarn ( 150 gr for the sample – size S&M/ 100 gr or 393 yds per skein )

Abbreviations

US crochet terms

  • Ch = Chain
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)
  • Sl = Slip stitch
  • Sc = Single crochet
  • Inc = Increase
  • Dec = Decrease
  • Inc sc = 2 single crochet in same stitch
  • Dec sc = Single crochet 2 stitches together
  • Hdc= Half double crochet
  • Dec hdc= Half double crochet 2 stitches together
  • Inc hdc= 2 half double crochet in same stitch
  • Dc = Double crochet
  • Inc dc = 2 double crochet in same stitch
  • Dec dc = Double crochet 2 stitches together
  • Tr = Triple crochet
  • Dtr = Double triple crochet
  • Inc tr = 2 triple crochet in same stitch
  • Dec tr = Triple crochet 2 stitches together
  • Fpsc = Front post single crochet
  • Bpsc = Back post single crochet
  • Fpdc = Front post double crochet
  • Bpdc = Back post double crochet
  • Fptr = Front post triple crochet
  • Bptr = Back post triple crochet

Note:

I used chainless starting dc for every first dc of each round/row instead of ch 3. There’s another good crochet technique to use is ch 2, dc into same stitch ( counted as 1st dc). In the pattern below you’ll see I simply state dc into 1st stitch for every first dc of each round/row, so just choose your best technique.

Special stitch used:

V-stitch:  ( dc, ch1, dc ) into same stitch or space

Back part:

  • R1: ch 97, dc into 2nd chain from hook ( the first 2 chain doesn’t count as 1st dc ), 95 dc across, turn.
  • R2: dc, skip 1 st, V-stitch into next st, ( skip 2 sts, V-stitch into next st ) x 30 times across, skip 1 st, dc into last st, turn.
  • R3: dc, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 31 times across, dc into last st, turn.
  • R4 to R34: same as R3
  • R35: same as R3 ( fasten off )
  • R36: Skip 1 dc and 1 V-stitch, insert hook into next st, make 1 dc, skip next ch1-space and next 2 sts, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 27 times across, skip 2 sts and next ch1-space, dc into next st, turn.
  • R37: dc, skip 1 V-stitch, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 25 times across, skip 1 V-stitch, dc into last st, turn.
  • R38: dc, dc into next ch1-space, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 23 times across, dc into next ch1-space, dc into last st, turn.
  • R39: dc, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 23 times across, dc into last st, turn.
  • R40 to R53: same as R39.
  • R54: dc, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 5 times across, dc into next ch1-space, skip 1 st, dc into next st, turn.
  • R55: dc, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 5 times across, dc into last st, turn.
  • Repeat R54 and R55 at the other side. ( fasten off )

Front part: ( make 2 )

  • R1: ch 49, dc into 2nd chain from hook ( the first 2 chain doesn’t count as 1st dc ), 47 dc across, turn.
  • R2: dc, skip 1 st, V-stitch into next st, ( skip 2 sts, V-stitch into next st ) x 14 times across, skip 1 st, dc into last st, turn.
  • R3: dc, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 15 times across, dc into last st, turn.
  • R4 to R34: same as R3
  • R35: same as R3 ( fasten off )
  • R36: Skip 1 dc and 1 V-stitch, insert hook into next st, make 1 dc, skip next ch1-space and next 2 sts, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 12 times across, dc into next ch1-space, dc into last st, turn.
  • R37: dc, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 11 times across, skip 2 sts and next ch1-space, dc into last st, turn.
  • R38: dc, dc into next ch1-space, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 9 times across, dc into next ch1-space, dc into last st, turn.
  • R39: dc, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 9 times across, dc into last st, turn.
  • R40: dc, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 8 times across, dc into next ch1-space, dc into last st, turn.
  • R41: dc, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 8 times across, dc into last st, turn.
  • R42: dc, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 7 times across, dc into next ch1-space, dc into last st, turn.
  • R43: dc, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 7 times across, dc into last st, turn.
  • R44: dc, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 6 times across, dc into next ch1-space, dc into last st, turn.
  • R45: dc, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 6 times across, dc into last st, turn.
  • R46: dc, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 5 times across, dc into next ch1-space, dc into last st, turn.
  • R47: dc, ( V-stitch into next ch1-space ) x 5 times across, dc into last st, turn.
  • R48 to R54: same as R47
  • R55: same as R47 ( fasten off )

Finishing

 

  • Seam shoulder part with sc.
  • Seam body part with sc. ( 2 dc into every dc-space )
  • Sc around armholes as borders.
  • Sc across neckline and button line as borders. ( fasten off, weave in ends )
  • Crochet a chain then tie a bow or use a pin as a button.

 

Got this pattern here. You should really go check the site out. There are some really lovely patterns there!

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