Free Easy Bohemian Crochet Vest Pattern – Stylish Pockets

Make this free crochet pattern for a bohemian style vest that works up fast and is perfect for summer months or fall a layering boho look! This Bohemian Vest Crochet Pattern is made with worsted weight yarn from Lion Brand! Treble Crochet Stitches make up the bulk of this free pattern which means it works up even faster than a double crochet vest!

Included in this free crochet vest pattern are detailed instructions on how to make the racer back, back panel, front panels and pockets along with detailed assembly instructions.

Best Bang for your Buck, get a Kit From Lion Brand includes PDF and Yarn!
Get an Ad-Free PDF on Etsy or Ravelry!

crochet vest with pockets

Can You Crochet a Vest?

Crocheting a vest is an easy skill level project depending on the specific design. A crocheted vest is usually the perfect pattern to try out making your first crochet garment.

How to Crochet a Vest

There are many ways to crochet a vest with different crochet techniques. Some beautiful designs are made with simple rectangles while others may include some easy increases or decrease.

Most vests come in different sizes to fit many body shapes and look awesome in many different colors.

This crochet vest is made using treble crochet and center single crochet to create a long vest! This airy vest has pockets and would be perfect for warmer months or cooler months when worn in layers.

Some added fringe would be a nice touch to really enhance this crochet boho vest pattern!

boho crochet vest

Come find me on…

Materials

  • 6.50 mm Crochet Hook
  • 3 (4, 4, 5) Skeins of Lion Brand Local Grown in
    Beetroot [#668-147AP] 
  • #4 Worsted Weight Yarn
    558 (651, 744, 837) Yards

Gauge

  • 11 sts x 6 rows is 4”x 5 .5” in tr rows

Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations

  • Chain Stitch – ch 
  • Slip Stitch – sl st 
  • Stitch(es) – st(s)
  • Skip – sk
  • Single Crochet – sc
  • Treble crochet – tr – yarn over hook twice, insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over, pull up a loop, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops, repeat from * until 1 loop remains completing your stitch.
  • Treble Crochet 2 Togethertr2tog – yarn over hook twice, insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over, pull up a loop, insert hook into next st, yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over, pull though 3 loops, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops, repeat from * until 1 loop remains completing your stitch.
  • Stacked Single Crochet StitchSTsc – insert your hook into the designated stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through both loops, *insert your hook into the second vertical bar on the stitch you just created, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull though all loops, repeat from * one more time.
  • Stacked Single Crochet Stitch 2 Together – STsc2tog- insert your hook into the designated stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, Insert your hook into the next st, yarn over, pull up a loop, 3 loops on hook, yarn over, pull through all loops, *insert your hook into the second vertical bar on the stitch you just created, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull though all loops, repeat from * one more time.
  • Center Single Crochetcsc – To create a csc, you will work your stitch under the front and back loop between the two posts of the stitch, this can be done of the right and wrong side of the stitch.
  • (Also known as the waistcoat stitch)
  • Foundation Single Crochet Fsc – Chain 2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through 1 loop, (2 loops on hook with 1 ch created), yarn over, draw through all loops (1 loop on hook, 1 foundation single crochet with chain at the bottom). *Insert hook to the bottom of the stitch you just made, it will look like the top or “V” of a stitch, yarn over, pull up 1 loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through 1 loop (2 loops on hook with 1 ch created), yarn over, draw through all loops;* repeat from * to * for desired amount of stitches.

Pattern Notes

  • XS/S (M/L, L/XL, XL/2XL)
  • Fits Bust up to 36 (40, 44, 48) inches. 
  • Length: 30 (30, 32, 34) inches.
  • * Designates a repeat.
  • “sc 1″ means to single crochet in the next stitch.
  • “sc 2” means to single crochet in each of the next 2 stitches.
  • “2 sc” means to single crochet twice in the next stitch to create an increase.
racerback vest

Easy Bohemian Crochet Vest Pattern with Pockets

Back Panel

Row 1 – Fsc 20 (24, 26, 26) sts.
Row 2 – Turn, sc 20 (24, 26, 26) sts.
Row 3 – Turn, csc 20 (24, 26 26) sts.
Rows 4 to 7 – Repeat Row 2.
Row 8 – Turn, (STsc, tr) in first st for an increase, tr across to last st, 2 tr in last st for an increase.
[22 (24. 26, 26) sts]
Rows 9 to 20 (20, 22, 24) – Repeat Row 8 with every Row increasing by 2 sts for a final st count of
46 (50, 56, 60) sts.
Next 6 Rows – Turn, STsc in first st,  tr across in every st to end. [46 (50, 56, 60) sts]
Next 5 Rows – Turn, STsc2tog in first 2 sts, tr2tog in next 2 sts,  tr across until 4 sts remain, tr2tog twice to create 2 decreases with every Row decreasing by 4 sts for a final st count of 26 (30, 36, 40) sts, finish off.

Front Panels

Reattatch your yarn at one end of Row 1 of Back Panel (Foundation Single Crochet Row)

Row 1 – Sc 20 (24, 26, 26) sts.
Rows 2 and 3 – Turn, csc 20 (24, 26, 26) sts.

Row 4 – (Short Row) Turn, csc 10 (12, 13, 13) sts.
Rows 5 to 10 – Repeat Row 4.
Row 11 to 18 – Turn, STsc in first st,  tr across in every st to end. [10 (12, 13, 13) sts]
Row 19 – Turn, STsc in first st, tr across to last st, 2tr in last st for an increase. [11 (13, 14, 14) sts]
Row 20 – Turn, (STsc, tr) in first st for an increase, tr across to end. [12 (14, 15, 15) sts] 
Rows 21 to 30 (30, 32, 34) – Repeat Rows 19 and 20 with each Row increasing by 1 st for a final st count of 22 (24, 27, 29) sts.
Row 31 (31, 33, 35)– Turn, STsc in first st, tr across to last st, 2tr in last st for an increase.
[23 (25, 28, 30) sts]
Next 6 Rows – Turn, STsc in first st,  tr across in every st to end. [23 (25, 28, 30) sts]
Next 4 (5, 5, 6) Rows – Turn, STsc2tog in first 2 sts, tr2tog in next 2 sts,  tr across until 4 sts remain, tr2tog twice to create 2 decreases with every Row decreasing by 4 sts for a final st count of 7 (5, 8, 6) sts, see instructions for your size below or finish off for size M/L.
Size XS/S – Turn, STsc2tog in first 2 sts, tr2tog in next 2 sts, tr 1, tr2tog in last 2 sts to create 1 decrease for a final st count of 4, finish off.
Size L/XL – Turn, STsc2tog in first 2 sts, tr2tog in next 6 sts for 3 decreases ending with a final st count
of 4.
Size XL/2XL – Turn, STsc2tog in first 2 sts, tr 2, tr2tog in last 2 sts for a decrease ending with a final st count of  4.

Reattatch your yarn at the last st of Row 3 of Front Panel portion you just created. You will be starting from Row 4 instructions above working IN towards the center stitch or in other words, the opposite direction of the other Row 4. You must make sure to be woking in the correct direction so that the increases are on the correct side. 

Continue From Row 4 Instructions above once your yarn is attached. 

Pockets

Row 1 – Fsc 11 (13, 16, 18) sts.
Row 2 – Turn, (STsc, tr) in each of first 3 sts for 3 increases, tr across to end in remaining sts . [14 (16, 19, 21) sts]
Row 3 – Turn, tr until 3 sts remain, (STsc, tr) in last 3 sts for 3 increases. [17 (19, 22, 24) sts]
Row 4 – Turn, (STsc, tr) in each of first 3 sts for 3 increases, tr across to end in remaining sts . [20 (22, 25, 27) sts]
Row 5 – Turn, tr until 3 sts remain, (STsc, tr) in last 3 sts for 3 increases. [23 (25, 28, 30) sts]
Row 6 – Turn, STsc in first st,  tr across in every st to end. [23 (25, 28, 30) sts]
Next 4 (5, 5, 6) Rows – Turn, STsc2tog in first 2 sts, tr2tog in next 2 sts,  tr across until 4 sts remain, tr2tog twice to create 2 decreases with every Row decreasing by 4 sts for a final st count of 7 (5, 8, 6) sts, see instructions for your size below or finish off for size Medium.
Size Small – Turn, STsc2tog in first 2 sts, tr2tog in next 2 sts, tr 1, tr2tog in last 2 sts to create 1 decrease for a final st count of 4, finish off.
Size Large – Turn, STsc2tog in first 2 sts, tr2tog in next 6 sts for 3 decreases ending with a final st count of 4.
Size XL – Turn, STsc2tog in first 2 sts, tr 2, tr2tog in last 2 sts for a decrease ending with a final st count of 4.

Assembly

  1. Fold your Front Panels on to your Back Panel. 
  2. Seam your Front Panels to your Back Panel using the 6 Rows created with no increases or decreases.
  3. Place your Pocket on top of your Front Panel lining up your rows and stitches.
  4. Starting in your Fsc Row 1 seam your pocket on to your Front panel, seam down the side, across the last row, back up the other  side and in one remaining side row, finish off leaving the final side open for your hand.
  5. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to attach your second Pocket.
  6. Steam Block your vest and enjoy!
stylish boho vest

If you liked this vest check out my other vest crochet patterns! These two crochet vests are also summer outfits in warmer weather or perfect fall layering accessories! 

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.