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The Winnie Hooded Vest Crochet Pattern

The Winnie Hooded Vest is worked in one piece using one simple seam to create the hood, perfect for a beginner crochet project. Oh, and don’t forget the pockets!!! The Winnie has a simple, yet classy edge that finishes it off just right! This light and airy design is perfect for a trip to the beach or the pool!  It is also perfect for spring or fall over a cozy long sleeved shirt! The fashion possibilities are endless with The Winnie!

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Materials

Size 6.50 mm crochet hook
Scissors
#4 Worsted Weight Cotton or Acrylic Yarn –
1000 (1125, 1250, 1500, 1625) yards
Yarn Needle

*Red Heart Soft is one of my favorite yarns and would be great for Winnie! This is an affiliate link, but has no added cost to you!

Gauge

6 Rows X 12 sts in DC is 4” x 4”

Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations

  • Chain Stitch – CH – yarn over, pull yarn through stitch on hook.
  • Slip Stitch – Sl St – Insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over, pull yarn through both loops on hook.
  • Single Crochet – SC – Insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over, pull up a loop, (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook.
  • Front Loops Only – FLO – Create the intended stitch in the Front Loop Only of the stitch to be worked.
  • Double Crochet – DC – Yarn over, insert hook into stitch or space, pull up a loop, (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through remaining loops.
  • Picots – For your picots you will SC then chain 3 and Sl St back into the space where your just created your SC.
  • * * – Designates a repeat.
  • XS (S, M, L, XL) – Use corresponding number for your size.

Vest Pattern

Row 1

CH 117 (117, 121, 121, 129)

DC in the 4th chain from the hook (counts as 1 DC).

DC across in each chain 115 (115, 119, 119, 127) total stitches.

Row 2

CH 4 (counts as 1 DC and CH 1) then turn.

Skip next DC and DC in the next DC stitch.

*CH 1 and then skip the next DC, DC in the next DC stitch.*

*   * Repeat to end 115 (115, 119, 119, 127) total stitches.

Row 3

CH 3 (counts as 1 DC) then turn.

DC in each DC stitch and around each CH 1 space AND in the 3rd chain of the turning CH 4 of the last row.

Continue to end for 115 (115, 119, 119, 127) total stitches.

Row 4

CH 3 (counts as 1 DC) then turn.

DC in FLO of the next 2 DC stitches.

*CH 1 and skip the next DC stitch and then DC in the FLO of the next 3 DC stitches.*

*   * Repeat to end 115 (115, 119, 119, 127) total stitches.

***Last stitch is placed in the CH 3 of the last row.

Row 5

CH 3 (counts as 1 DC) then turn.

DC in each DC stitch and around each CH 1 space AND in the 3rd chain of the turning CH 4 of the last row.

Continue to end for 115 (115, 119, 119, 127) total stitches.

***Last stitch is placed in the CH 3 of the last row.

Row 6 – 12 (12, 12, 14, 14)

Rep. Rows 2 -5 in proper repeating order starting with Row 2 and ending with Row 4 (4, 4, 2, 2).

Row 13 (13, 13, 15, 15 )

Repeat Row 5 (5, 5, 3, 3) for 52 (52, 53, 53, 58) stitches. *Working from the hood down.*

Then CH 21 (21, 24, 24, 27) and skip corresponding stitches and DC into your next stitch.

Continue your repeat of Row 5 (5, 5, 3, 3)

Row 14 (14, 14, 16, 16) – 34 (36, 38, 40, 42)

Rep. Rows 2 -5 in proper repeating order starting with Row 2 ( 2, 2, 4, 4) and ending with

Row 2 ( 4, 2, 4, 2)

*Work in the back loops of your Arm Hole chain for a more finished edge.*

Row 35 ( 37, 39, 41, 42)

Repeat Row 3 (5, 3, 5, 3) for 52 (52, 53, 53, 58) stitches. *Working from the hood down.*

Then CH 21 (21, 24, 24, 27) and skip corresponding stitches and DC into your next stitch.

Continue your repeat of Row 3 (5, 3, 5, 3)

Row 36 (38, 40, 42, 44) – 48 (50, 52, 54, 56)

Rep. Rows 2 -5 in proper repeating order starting with Row 4 ( 2, 4, 2, 4) and ending with

Row 4 ( 2, 4, 2, 4).

*Work in the back loops of your Arm Hole chain for a more finished edge.*

Finish Off.

Hood Assembly

With Right Sides facing, bring the corners of your hood together and slip stitch to the end.

The turn your Right Sides out.

*The Right Side will show the Back Loops that were not worked.

Finish Off.

Vest Trimming

Round 1

Reattach your yarn towards the bottom corner of your vest with the Right Side Facing you.

Do one complete round of SC around the edge of the entire vest placing 2-3 SC stitches in each DC or turning chain.

Your number of stitches will be dependent on your tension and size. Keep checking along the way that you are not creating a wavy edge.

Be sure to place 2-3 SC in each bottom corner.

Sl St to the beginning of your round.

Round 2

CH 1 and then continue until you reach the bottom of your vest.

When you reach the bottom, place 2-3 SC in the corner and then SC 3 across.

*You will now add Picots to the bottom edge of your vest.*

CH 3 and then Sl St into the same stitch as your last SC stitch.

*3 SC, CH 3, Sl St into the same stitch as your last SC stitch.*

Pockets – Make Two

Row 1

CH 17

DC in the 4th chain from the hook (counts as 1 DC).

DC across in each chain across, 15 total DC stitches.

Row 2

CH 4 (counts as 1 DC and CH 1) then turn.

Skip next DC and DC in the next DC stitch.

*CH 1 and then skip the next DC, DC in the next DC stitch.*

*   * Repeat to end 15 total stitches.

Row 3

CH 3 (counts as 1 DC) then turn.

DC in each DC stitch and around each CH 1 space AND in the 3rd chain of the turning CH 4 of the last row.

Continue to the end for 15 total stitches.

Row 4

CH 3 (counts as 1 DC) then turn.

DC in FLO of the next 2 DC stitches.

*CH 1 and skip the next DC space and then DC in the FLO of the next 3 DC stitches.*

*   * Repeat to end 15 total stitches.

***Last stitch is placed in the CH 3 of the last row.

Row 5

CH 3 (counts as 1 DC) then turn.

DC in each DC stitch and around each CH 1 space AND in the 3rd chain of the turning CH 4 of the last row.

Continue to the end for 15 total stitches.

***Last stitch is placed in the CH 3 of the last row.

Row 6 & 7

Repeat Rows 2 & 3

Do not finish off.

CH 1 and turn your work 90 degrees clockwise so that the Right Side is still facing you and work down the side in the DC stitches and tuning chains.

SC around the edges placing 2-3 SC in the corners.

When you get back to the last row of DC you worked to for the pocket you will add a row of Picots to finish. This will be the top edge of your pocket.

3 SC, then CH 3.

Sl St into your last stitch.

*3 SC, CH 3, Sl St into the last stitch. *

*   * Repeat to end and finish off at the beginning of your round leaving a long tail to attach your pockets.

Final pocket measurement is 5” x 5”.

Pocket Attachment

Place your pockets 2-1/2” in and 3” up from the bottom of my vest, not measuring from the picots.

Thread your yarn needle with the long tail of your pocket and sew around the two sides and bottom.

Tie off on the inside of your vest and weave in your end!

YOU ARE DONE! Congratulations! Now put on your beautiful Winnie Hooded Vest and wear her to the beach! Don’t forget to share some pictures and tag @life.and.yarn!




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37 thoughts on “The Winnie Hooded Vest Crochet Pattern”

    1. Any chance to still get the Winnie pattern..just learning crochet here and would LOVE it to be my 1st project !

      1. Hi! If you are part on my subscribers list then I literally just sent a coupon code! It’s 25OFFWINNIE on Etsy and Ravelry! You can use the links in this post! The code is only good until Wednesday! The Winnie would be a great first project and I’m always here to help!

  1. My daughter’s just said, ‘can I do this for her?’ I’m going to give it a go, just not too sure about following a pattern as I used to be.

  2. in each DC stitch and around each CH 1 space AND in the 3rd chain of the turning CH 4 of the last row: a little confused about “around” each ch 1. So do I go through the hole or through the chain? If that make sense =D

    1. For this row it is all DCs. If it’s a DC, I work in the stitch. If it is a chain space I place my DC around it and not in it. That is just my preference and I think I looks cleaner. If you prefer to work in the chain 1 then that is fine. Just be sure that you have the correct amount of stitches including the chain up when you complete that row. Please let me know if that doesn’t make sense!

    1. An XL requires about 1625 yards of #4 yarn. It would depend on the brand of your 1 pound skein but I believe you would be just shy of what you would need!

    1. I believe you are referencing the arm hole sections? For however many chains you create, that is how many stitches you will skip before reattaching your yarn. So if you are chaining 25 stitches, you will skip 25 stitches and reattach in the 26th stitch from the last stitch you created. I hope that helps!

      1. Thank you so much. That’s what I thought but wasn’t sure. Thanks for the quick response.

    1. Hi! The Winnie has now become a paid pattern and has been replaced by The Madeline as my new free pattern. If you would like there is a code until Wednesday you can use! It’s 25OFFWINNIE on Etsy and Ravelry! You can get there by using the links in their post!

    1. I have been thinking about adding video tutorials with my patterns, but I do not have any yet! Hopefully soon!

  3. I am very disappointed that this doesn’t go larger than an xl. I would love to make it. But it doesn’t go big enough.

    1. Hi Sally! I’m sorry, it takes me a lot of time to do all of the sizing. That being said, I DO plan on adding additional sizes to ALL of my patterns. I hope you will check back or sign up for my newsletter, I will notify my subscribers when patterns are updated!! Enjoy the rest of your day!! -Brianna

      1. One side is longer then the other I figured this was for hood placement is the hood to be formed on the end that is longer I hope that makes sense

  4. Hi there, still looking for the stitch diagram. If this diagram is only in the paid pattern, please say so.

    1. Hi Gwen! I replied to your other comment, it must not have sent you a notification. I removed that note as the diagram and charts are only part of the paid pattern. Sorry for the confusion!

  5. I’ve just found you today – and this awesome Vest Pattern!\ Thank you for sharing! think even I may be able to do this. Only question I have is the stitch diagram, referenced in Row 14 – when I click on that link, all I get is a definition of diagram….but NO diagram….is there a diagram available?
    Thank you for all you share…..artists like yourself who post these lovely designs are such an inspiration for the rest of us to work just a bit harder to improve our own skills! So I thank you sincerely!

      1. Thanks Gwen!!! I just tried to get rid of the silly note again. I can’t figure out why that part won’t stay updated!

    1. You don’t know how happy comments like this make me! THANK YOU! I have been trying to get rid of that not but it just keeps coming back! All diagrams, stitch charts and sizing charts are available in the paid PDF versions. You can grab a copy on Etsy or Ravelry, but I’m always here to help whether you are working off of the free or paid version!

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