FREE BABY CROCHET VEST PATTERN THAT ADDS A BOHO FEEL WITH FRINGE

Summer is here. Time for bold prints, bright colors, and anything with fringe. It was a long, dreary winter after all. Adding a soft neutral color like the boho crochet vest can help tone down a bold pattern, plus it has a fringe.


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The darling lemon romper from The Dainty Place is a perfect example. It gives you all the summertime feels. The Dainty Place makes quality handmade kids clothing that I secretly wish came in my size. Now I’m craving a glass of fresh squeezed lemonade.

What if I told you, you could make this baby crochet vest pattern. even if you’re a beginner to crochet? Don’t be intimidated. Here’s a look at the simple construction. The only seaming together will be at the top of the shoulders. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy 😉

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When I designed the toddler vest with fringe pattern I had no idea how popular it would be. Requests for more sizes came pouring in. I have a special place in my heart for baby crochet patterns. I made crochet baby photo props for a couple years before I began pattern writing.

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Baby Crochet Vest Pattern

The vest is forgiving and will fit your flower child in sizes 3-12 months. The infant boho vest is the perfect first clothing project. You’ll only need 1 skein of worsted weight cotton yarn. The airy design makes this project quick, my favorite.

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Grab a skein of cotton yarn, the free crochet pattern, and a glass of fresh squeezed lemonade. You’re on your way to summer.

What You Need

(Yarn Substitutes) Bernat Handicrafter or Sugar and Cream

Gauge

Learn all the details about crochet gauge in this tutorial.

11 sts= 4”

Finished Size

3-12 months 7.5” Long x 9” Wide (without the fringe)

Abbreviations (U.S. Crochet Terms)

  • hdc= half double crochet
  • hdc2tog= half double crochet 2 stitches together
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • YO = yarn over
  • 

sc = single crochet
  • ch= chain
  • sts= stitches

Boho Baby Crochet Vest Pattern

ch 57
row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch across. Turn (56sts)
row 2: ch 2(counts as 1 hdc) skip 1st stitch, 1 hdc in next st, *ch 1, skip 1 st, 1 hdc in next st. repeat from * across. Turn (56sts)
row 3: ch 2(counts as 1 hdc) *1 hdc in the ch space, ch 1, skip 1 st, repeat from * across. You will end with a hdc in the turning ch space. Turn (56sts)
row 4: ch 1, 1 hdc in each st across. The last hdc will be in the turning ch. Turn (56sts)
rows 5 & 6: repeat row 4
rows 7-9: repeat rows 2-4

1st Front Vest Panel
row 10: ch 1, 1 hdc in each of the next 14 sts. Turn (14sts)
row 11: ch 2(counts as 1 hdc) skip 1st stitch, 1 hdc in next st, *ch 1, skip 1 st, 1 hdc in next st. repeat from * across. Turn (14sts)
row 12: ch 2(counts as 1 hdc) *1 hdc in the ch space, ch 1, skip 1 st, repeat from * across. You will end with a hdc in the turning ch space. Turn (14sts)
row 13: ch 1, 1 hdc in each st across. The last hdc will be in the turning ch. Turn. (14sts)
row 14: ch 1, hdc2tog, 1 hdc in each of the next 10 sts, hdc2tog. Turn (12sts)
row 15: repeat row 13 (12sts)
row 16: repeat row 11 (12sts)

2nd Front Panel
Attach the yarn in the last stitch on the opposite side and repeat rows 10-16

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Back Panel
Attach the yarn in the next unworked stitch where the arrow is pointing.

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row 1: ch 1, 1 hdc in each of the next 28 sts. Turn (28sts)
row 2: ch 2(counts as 1 hdc) skip 1st stitch, 1 hdc in next st, *ch 1, skip 1 st, 1 hdc in next st. repeat from * across. Turn (28sts)
row 3: ch 2(counts as 1 hdc)*1 hdc in the ch space, ch 1, skip 1 st, repeat from * across. You will end with a hdc in the turning ch space. Turn (28sts)
row 4: ch 1, 1 hdc in each st across. The last hdc will be in the turning ch. Turn. (28sts)
row 5: ch 1, hdc2tog, 1 hdc in each of the next 24 sts, hdc2tog. Turn (26sts)
row 6: repeat row 4 (26sts)
row 7: repeat row 2 (26sts)

Sewing It All Together

(If you are blocking do this before sewing together)

  1. Lay the vest out flat.

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3. Sew together along the top, following the dotted line, to form the shoulders of the vest using the whip stitch.

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Cut yarn into 4” pieces. Hold 2 strands of yarn together, fold yarn in half, tie a larks head knot. Repeat this along the bottom of the vest.

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