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One of my all time favorite ways to complete my beachy boho look is to add a lace crochet vest to my outfit. (One of my favorite Salty Pearl designs is this lace vest!) Here are my favorite crochet vest patterns free and paid, from AllFreeCrochet, Ravelry, and around the web. (Here’s a photo of me in my favorite crochet vest and the beachy hat to coordinate!)
Premium Crochet Vest Patterns
Draped in Diamonds Crochet Vest – Creations by Courtney
This gorgeous diamond mesh crochet vest pattern makes the perfect final layer to your outfit, no matter the season! I love the subtle sparkle in the yarn she used! Available for purchase on Ravelry for $5. UPDATE: Courtney has generously offered to give away 5 copies of her Pattern to my readers, and as a grand prize, 4 balls of Red Heart Boutique Midnight Yarn and the PDF Pattern to make the vest! Click here to enter the giveaway!
Lyrical Maxi Vest – Blackstone Designs
Maxi vests are so adorable, and so versatile! You can add it to jeans and a band tee for a punk look, or over a flowy camisole with a floppy hat for a boho look. Isn’t it stunning? It’s available for purchase on Ravelry for $5.99.
This vest is just adorable! I love the hoodie with pom pom ties, and the color blocking on the sides and front looks so flattering! Available on Ravelry for $6.00.
Adalene Cabled Vest – A Crocheted Simplicity
Cables and mesh and a flattering tunic length? YES! This vest is absolutely stunning. As soon as I can decide which color I need, I’ll be crocheting this beautiful vest for myself! $6.00 on Ravelry.
Free Crochet Vest Patterns from AllFreeCrochet.com
After finding so many amazing paid boho crochet vest patterns, I was worried that I might not find quite as many crochet vest patterns free on the web. Of course, a quick trip to AllFreeCrochet.com proved me wrong! I’ve gone through and picked out my absolute favorites, but my fellow pattern hoarders may enjoy seeing my whole search results here.
Honestly I would have been sold just by the name! This sort of humor is just so me. As is this gorgeous lace vest! It’s even pictured in my favorite color.
This vest is my favorite design. I love to submit my projects to AllFreeCrochet.com so I can share with all you lovely crocheters! This garment uses an interesting Clamshell Lace pattern to create a reversible shell stitch look. That means it can be made in one continuous rectangle, with no seaming or shaping required for a symmetrical vest!
Whispering Birch Bohemian Vest – Hopeful Honey
This is so stunning! I’m in love with the ties, and the picot mesh pattern is so beautiful. I’ve been a huge fan of Hopeful Honey for a while, and this pattern is where her style and mine intersect perfectly.
This stunning kimono makes the perfect accessory for a bohemian outfit! The brighter colors are so gorgeous, but I think it would look equally stunning in neutrals or softer earthy tones.
The gorgeous motif style lace pattern is so pretty. I love how feminine and pretty this vest is- what a great way to soften up an outfit. I’m absolutely rethinking my aversion to thread crochet because of this gorgeous crochet vest pattern!
Versatile Triangle Shawl and Scarf
This gorgeous triangle shawl works triple duty- you can wear it as a vest or a scarf as well! I love patterns that allow you to wear and pair them with multiple different styles and outfits.
Free Crochet Vest Patterns
These crochet vest patterns came from some of my favorite designers. I’m sure you can also find some of them featured on AllFreeCrochet! These free boho crochet vest patterns came from my personal internet bookmarks.
Southern Diamonds Long Vest – Elk Studio Handcrafted Crochet Designs
This long vest has such a sweet Southern charm! I love all of Kathy’s designs, but this vest just might be my favorite! It’s absolutely on my short list of free crochet vest patterns to make for myself.
This beautiful lace vest inspires me so much! Can’t you just feel the salty breeze in your hair looking at this photo? Definitely click over to visit the free crochet vest pattern by Kristin Omdahl!
Maggie Vest – the Crochet Dude
This vest speaks to me! To make this gorgeous vest, you’ll crochet a ruffled neckline and attach it to a shaped piece of leather (or faux leather, of course!) I suppose fabric could work in a pinch, too, if you’re handier than me with a sewing machine! Crochet and leather are two of my greatest weaknesses. And he just went and combined them into one garment!
Rhapsody Vest – Furls CAL by Lorene Eppolite
Can I say something embarassing? Lorene from Cre8tion Crochet is who I want to be when I grow up. I’m in love with the way she can mesh coastal cool with boho with punk rock. This vest has been on my Ravelry queue for quite some time, and I’m running out of excuses not to make it right now. Isn’t it so stunning? It’s a choose your own adventure CAL, with three lengths, several finishing options, and a huge range of sizes that ALL look absolutely stunning.
So there you have them! These crochet vest patterns are sure to inspire you to make something beautiful for yourself! Everyone could use a little more gypsy spirit in their closet from time to time.
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Joan LoBrutto says
The vest that fits my style the best is the Lovely Lace Vest. The motifs are so pretty and feminine. No matter what color you make this vest in it will look beautiful.
I agree, the Lovely Lace Vest would look great in any shade! I love that as a crocheter, I can adapt patterns to suit the look I’m going for just by changing the yarn I use. It would look sweet and cutesy/country in a soft, off white, but you could add some punch to it by using neon and pairing it with jeans and a tee… or go for a classic lace look in pastel… <3 The possibilities are endless!
I haven’t tried making a vest yet. There are some nice options here!
Clare- I agree! Honestly, I think vests are the BEST way to break into crochet garment making! I’ve done a few dresses and sweaters, but vests are much easier (and they really fit my beachy summery wardrobe for Florida!). Happy crocheting! ~Katie
It is really hard to pick so I’ve had to pick my top three instead.
1. Clamshell lace (seriously, and not because it is your blog)
2. Southern diamonds long vest
3. Claire vest.
Others are cute but these three are the ones I can absolutely see myself wearing. Again and again.
Hey Kristi! Thanks so much for your sweet comment! I agree, I can easily see myself wearing all your top picks, too! How funny that you picked these, because my vest was inspired by both the Southern Diamonds vest and the Claire vest! They’re just such great patterns.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy crocheting- I’m sure you’ll feel fabulous in whichever vest you choose to crochet first!
susanne shumate says
Ann G says
As a Pacific Northwest Girl who’s almost always cold, the Marek Vest is the one for me (and it’s waiting in my library for me to find the time…)
Yeah! I know the feeling. I signed up for the Ravelry CAL Project Challenge to shrink my queue by 5 items… Only 10 to go now! 😛
Maddie N says
I’ve not ventured past making flat crocheted items. Making a vest sounds like a good step up for me. Great patterns!
Thanks! I hope this encourages you to try. And if you’re still intimidated, there are several that still ARE flat crocheted items. My Clamshell Lace Vest and Kristin Omdahl’s Claire Vest are two such. 😀 Good luck, I’m sure you’ll nail making a vest!
Rachel Decker says
I like the Adalene Cabled Vest, simple, but adds a nice layer to an outfit.
I agree! It is gorgeous.
Deb Karns says
All of the vests fit my style it depends on what I am wearing
Yes! Exactly! I love how you can change the look of your style with a fun accessory like this, and you can change the look of the accessory by pairing it with different outfits!
Its cold here, I would love to make Sincerely Pam’s zip – up hoodie to wear right now!
I wish it was cool enough to wear one down here! … but on second thought I’ll keep my 70 degree weather. Stay warm, Deborah!
brenda Dufour says
Wow! I love the selection of vest. There is a vest for every occasion. Thanks for the designs.
You’re so welcome! I’m glad you found some patterns to inspire you. Thank you for stopping by to comment! <3