Toddler crochet vest pattern that is perfect for beginners

How many times do you see a cute top and think “I could make that”? You shop for yarn only to realize it would have been cheaper to buy the top. I know the quality of handmade and the feeling of accomplishment doesn’t have a price, but it’s still a little disheartening.


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This all started by dreaming of the lake, warm sunshine, and a strawberry margarita. A swimsuit cover up was the plan. After crocheting a swatch, the stitch pattern was better suited for a vest. The airy boho feel is created by alternating half double crochets and chains. I love everything boho; crop tops, flower crowns, and anything with fringe.

What Most Crocheters Hate

Seaming pieces together and sewing in ends is the worst part of crocheting. I wanted to make the boho vest all in 1 piece. The only seams to sew together are the shoulders.

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If you are a beginner to crochet, a vest is the perfect 1st garment to try. Clothing is intimidating. I waited years before I took the plunge. I didn’t want to waste all that time and yarn only to have a lopsided cardigan taking up space in my closet. So I made one for my daughter. Here are a few more toddler crochet patterns. Surprisingly, it turned out. Don’t let fear hold you back.

If little sister needs a matching boho chic vest you can get the Boho Baby Vest Pattern too.

What You Need To Know

  • Half Double Crochet
  • Half Double Crochet 2 Stitches Together (Half Double Crochet Decrease)
  • Single Crochet
  • Chain
  • How to hand stitch 2 pieces together (Whip Stitch or whichever stitch you prefer)
  • The fringe is made by hand tying knots
  • How to read a written crochet pattern

Materials For The Toddler Crochet Vest Pattern

If you can crochet a basic rectangle and sew the seams together you can make this vest. The toddler crochet vest pattern uses 1 skein of cotton yarn. You can get it on sale for $1.97. You’ll have enough cash left over for that strawberry margarita.

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