Winnie, a Crochet Hooded Vest is worked in one piece using a simple seam to create the hood! The Winnie Hooded Vest is a Crochet Pattern for Beginners that would make a great first garment! Plus pockets! Who doesn’t love a crochet vest with pockets! This crochet hooded vest 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! Your fashion possibilities are endless for this crochet hooded vest with pockets!


One of my goals for Life and Yarn is to create easy crochet patterns for beginners! My designs are meant to be easy for a beginner but satisfying to a seasoned maker. I think that Winnie is just that, the perfect first garment for a beginner!

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crochet hooded vest
crochet hooded vest
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Pattern contents are NOT to be re-shared, DIRECT LINKS ONLY to this post for the pattern.

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Materials

Size 6.50 mm crochet hook
Scissors
#4 Worsted Weight Cotton or Acrylic Yarn –
780 (810, 840, 910, 940, 1010, 1070) Yards
Yarn Needle

To update this crochet hooded vest I remade mine using Lion Brand’s Pound of Love Yarn in their color of the year, Succulent, AND you can now get Winnie as a Kit! Pound of Love is a great yarn that is super affordable and comes in wonderful selection of colors! I hope that my updates to Winnie, a crochet vest with pockets make this crochet pattern for beginners much more clear!

Gauge

6 Rows X 12 sts in DC is 4” x 4”

 

XS

S

M

L

XL

2X

3X

TOT. LENGTH

38.3”

38.3”

39.7”

39.7”

42.3”

42.3”

43.7”

TOT. WIDTH

32”

33.3”

34.7”

37.3”

38.7”

41.3”

44”

HOOD

14”

14”

14”

14”

14”

14”

14”

BACK – WAIST

24.3”

24.3

25.7”

25.7”

28.3”

28.3”

29.7”

CROSS BACK

14.5”

16”

17.3”

17.3”

18.7”

18.7”

18.7”

FRONT PAN.

8.6”

8.6”

8.6”

10”

10”

11.3”

12.7”

ARM HOLE

7”

7”

8”

8”

9”

9”

10”

Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations

  • Chain Stitch – ch / Slip Stitch – Sl St / Double Crochet – dc / Stitch(es) – st(s)
  • Foundation Double Crochet – Fdc – Chain 4, yarn over, insert hook into 4th chain from the hook, yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook) yarn over and pull through 1 loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through all loops (1 foundation double crochet with chain at bottom created) *Yarn over, insert hook to bottom of the stitch you just made, it will look like the top or “V” of a stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 1 loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over pull though all loops.
  • Picots – Ch 3, Sl St into same space.
  • * – Designates a repeat.
  • XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X) – Use corresponding number for your size.
  • Turning ch 3 counts as 1 dc
  • Turning ch 4 counts as (1 dc, ch 1).
  • Pattern is worked in multiples of 4 +3.
crochet vest with pockets
crochet vest with pockets
This pattern and its photographs are property of Life and Yarn. This pattern and the design are subject to copyright and are for personal use only with the exception of items made from it. You may sell your finished items, but please give credit to the designer and creator, Brianna Iaropoli of Life and Yarn.
Pattern contents are NOT to be re-shared, DIRECT LINKS ONLY to this post for the pattern.

Crochet Hooded Vest Pattern

Row 1
Fdc 115 (115, 119, 119, 127, 127, 131) sts.
Row 2
Ch 4, turn, skip next st, dc in next st, *ch 1, skip 1, dc in next st.
Repeat from * to end. [115 (115, 119, 119, 127, 127, 131) total stitches]
Row 3
Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across placing last dc in 3rd chain of the turning ch-4.
Row 4
Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 sts, *ch 1, skip 1, dc in next 3 sts, repeat from * to end placing the last dc in turning ch-3.
Row 5
Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across placing last dc in 3rd chain of the turning ch-4.
Row 6 – 12 (12, 12, 14, 14, 16, 18)
Rep. Rows 2 -5. Reference stitch diagram for clarity.
Row 13 (13, 13, 15, 15, 17, 19)
Repeat Row 5 (5, 5, 3, 3, 5, 3) for 52 (52, 53, 53, 58, 58, 59) stitches, ch 21 (21, 24, 24, 27, 27, 30), skip 21 (21, 24, 24, 27, 27, 30) sts, dc in next st, dc to end. See photo below for clarity.

crochet pattern for beginners
crochet pattern for beginners

Row 14 (14, 14, 16, 16, 18, 20) – 34 (36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46)
Rep. Rows 2 -5, reference stitch diagram for clarity.

easy crochet pattern
easy crochet pattern

Row 35 (37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47)
Repeat Row 3 (5, 3, 5, 3, 5, 3) for 52 (52, 53, 53, 58, 59) stitches, ch 21 (21, 24, 24, 27, 27, 30), skip 21 (21, 24, 24, 27, 27, 30) sts, dc in next st, dc to end. See previous photos for clarity.
Row 36 (38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48) – 48 (50, 52, 56, 58, 62, 66)
Rep. Rows 2 -5, reference stitch diagram for clarity.
Finish Off.

easy crochet pattern
easy crochet pattern

Crochet Hooded Vest Assembly

With Right Sides facing, bring the corners of your hood together and seam to the end.
The turn your Right Sides out.
*Use diagram and photos for clarity.
Finish Off.

Vest Trimming

Round 1
Reattach your yarn at the bottom corner of your vest so that you will be working up towards the hood.
Do one complete round of SC evenly around the edge of the entire vest placing 3 sc stitches in each corner.
Sl St to your first sc.
Round 2
Ch 1, sc to first corner, place 3 sc in the second stitch of previous 3-sc, then 3 sc, *picot, 3 sc, repeat from * to end, place 3 sc in the second stitch of previous 3-sc, sl st to first sc in round.
Finish off.

Pockets – Make Two

Row 1
Fdc 17 sts.
Row 2
Ch 4, turn, skip next st, dc in next st, *ch 1, skip 1, dc in next st.
Repeat from * to end. [17 total stitches]
Row 3
Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across placing last dc in 3rd chain of the turning ch-4.
Row 4
Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 sts, *ch 1, skip 1, dc in next 3 sts, repeat from * to end placing the last dc in turning ch-3.
Row 5
Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across placing last dc in 3rd chain of the turning ch-4.
Row 6 & 7
Repeat Rows 2 & 3, but do not finish off.
Ch 1, turn your work 90 degrees clockwise to work down the side, sc evenly to corner, place 3 sc in corner, turn work again, sc across next side, place 3 sc in corner, turn again, sc evenly to last corner, 3 sc, *picot, 3 sc, repeat from * to end, 3sc in last corner, sl st to first sc in round, leave a long end to attach your pocket.
Final pocket measurement is 5” x 5”.

Pocket Attachment

Place your pockets on the desired location of your vest with the picots at the top.
Thread your yarn needle with the long tail of your pocket and sew around the three sides of the pocket leaving the top with the picots open.
Tie off on the inside of your vest and weave in your end!

YOU ARE DONE! Congratulations!
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winnie hooded vest
winnie hooded vest

This pattern and its photographs are property of Life and Yarn. This pattern and the design are subject to copyright and are for personal use only with the exception of items made from it. You may sell your finished items, but please give credit to the designer and creator, Brianna Iaropoli of Life and Yarn.
Pattern contents are NOT to be re-shared, DIRECT LINKS ONLY to this post for the pattern.
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96 replies on “Crochet Hooded Vest -Winnie – Free Crochet Pattern For Beginners

  1. Brianna, your ‘Likes’ are having some kind of technical glitch: no idea how to fix it though – sorry.
    LOVELY PATTERN, this: will try it out in a gigantic size ere long, just because it’s so pretty ! :)

  2. I want to make this for my grandaughter but on this post I can’t see the measurements for the large size. Is there something I can do?

    1. There is a chart in the pattern…you may have to flip your device to the side to see it on the whole screen…or look from a computer 😊

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