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“Tree Lined” Long Crochet Vest – Free Pattern by Created Makers

This long crochet vest features an open work tree pattern along the bottom edge, making it the perfect transitional sleeveless cardigan for Fall. Free pattern + tutorial.

This long crochet vest with subtle pine tree cutouts is perfect for layering over your favorite fall outfit. Get the free pattern below or purchase the ad-free, printable PDF here.

Thanks to Lion Brand Yarns for providing the yarn for this free long crochet vest pattern. This post contains affiliate links.

Welcome back to the Make & Do Crew guest designer series. While I’m getting to know the newest baby in our family, Mickyla from Created Makers is sharing her free long crochet vest pattern with us today! You can see lots of of Mickyla’s crochet patterns her blog, Created Makers, Etsy, and Ravelry. And be sure to check her out on social media too: Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook. Mickyla, take it away!

The Inspiration for My Long Crochet Vest Pattern

Hey all! My name is Mickyla Jackson and I am so honored to get to share this pattern with you all! I began “The Northwest Series” patterns last summer when I was suddenly inspired to make my daughter a tank-top with a unique design in it. I had the idea to spice it up with an evergreen tree motif because I’m a born and raised Oregonian and evergreen trees are basically in my blood. 😉

Once I made the tank, I fell in love with the look of the tiny tree cutout and designed a market bag with the same motif. From here, the Northwest Series was born! The Northwest Vest is my third installment in this series and I’m so excited to release it!

Free crochet pattern for a long sleeveless kimono with tree cutout pattern, using Lion Brand Heartland yarn.

Easy Sleeveless Crochet Cardigan For Fall

This pattern is an “advanced beginner” pattern. That means that any ambitious beginner could totally take this project on! This project uses half double crochet and chains to complete the spaces for the trees. As long as you can chain, half double crochet, and single crochet (or want to learn!!), you can complete this project, no problem!

Also, I am always available and willing to help out over on Instagram, so if you get stuck, send me a message and I’ll help you work it out!!

This long crochet kimono with subtle pine tree pattern is perfect for layering over your favorite fall outfit. Free pattern and tutorial featuring Lion Brand Heartland yarn.

A Soft, Multi-Purpose Yarn for Fall

I’m loving this casual look for the upcoming fall season. I love to be cozy all the time and wearing this vest is basically like wearing a big ol’ blanket with holes for your arms!

I chose Lion Brand’s Heartland yarn for this project because I wanted it to be a worsted yarn for a medium weight project, because I love the drape of Heartland, and because the King’s Canyon colorway is exactly the color I envisioned when I imagined this project!

This long crochet vest with subtle pine tree pattern is perfect for layering over your favorite fall outfit. Free pattern and tutorial featuring Lion Brand Heartland yarn.

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1. Dwell Cardigan // 2. Brunch Cardigan // 3. Free Range Cardigan // 4. Habitat Cardigan

Northwest Long Crochet Vest Free Pattern

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Explanation:
Immerse yourself in the peace and solitude of the Northwest with this piece of old growth beauty. This vest is reminiscent of simpler times, utilizing simple stitches to complete a staple wardrobe piece for any season! Skills require Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet and Chaining.

Supplies:
Lion Brand Heartland (weight: 4/medium – 251 yards, 5 oz)
King’s Canyon (#136-180) – 5 balls
Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
Tapestry needle
Stitch markers
• Scissors

Sizes/Measurements:
• This pattern comes in two sizes; S/M and L/XL.

• Each direction will include instructions for both sizes and comes in order of smallest to biggest: (S/M, L/XL)

• S/M: 36″ bust measurement

• M/L: 41″ bust measurement

Gauge:
• 4×4 inch square: 10 rows of HDC by 12 rows of HDC stitches

Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
F/O – Finish Off (Slip stitch, cut yarn, weave in ends).

Overall Pattern Notes:
• This pattern is written in US terms.

• Clarification photos can be found at the end of this document.

• Stitch counts are noted at the end of rows. The count will be found in parenthesis. Example: Row/ Round 1: SC across/ around (18). “18” is the stitch count for this row/ round.

• This Pattern is worked as a whole piece at the beginning, and then is split into a back panel and two front panels in the middle of the project.

• The Evergreen Motif is worked by combining chains and skipped stitches and it is ESSENTIAL to the pattern that you count every stitch! If you miscount while working the motif, your tree will end up crooked! Note that the chain 1 at the beginning of each HDC row DOES NOT count as a stitch.

Beginning at the bottom of the vest:

Row 1: CH 109, 125

Row 2: Turn, HDC into the second CH and then across all stitches. (108, 124)

Row 3-9: Repeat row 2.

Row 10: Ch 1, Turn, HDC across 8 stitches *Ch 2, Skip 2, HDC into the next 16 stitches* Repeat * to * 4, 6 times. Then, CH 2, Skip 2, HDC into the last 8 stitches

Row 11: Ch 1, Turn, HDC across 8 stitches *Place 2 SC into the CH 2 space from the previous row, HDC into the next 16 stitches* Repeat * to * 4 , 6 times. Then, place 2 SC into the last CH 2 space of the row and HDC into the last 8 stitches.

Row 12-13: Repeat rows 10 and 11 once each.

Row 14: Ch 1, Turn, HDC across 6 stitches. *Ch 3, skip 3 stitches, slip stitch into the 4th stitch, CH 3, Skip two stitches, HDC into the next 12 stitches* Repeat * to * (4, 6) times. Ch 3, skip 3 stitches, slip stitch into the 4th stitch, CH 3, Skip two stitches, HDC into the last 6 stitches.

Row 15: CH 1, turn, HDC 6, *place 3 SC in each chain 3 space, HDC into the next 12 stitches* Repeat * to * (4, 6) times. Then, place 3 SC into the last two CH 3 spaces of the row and HDC 6 stitches to the end.

Row 16-17: Repeat Rows 14 and 15 once each.

Row 18: Ch 1, Turn, HDC across 7 stitches, * CH 2, Skip 2 stitches, sl st in the next stitch, Ch 2, skip 1 stitch, HDC into the next 14 stitches * Repeat * to * (4 , 6) times. Then, CH 2, Skip 2 stitches, sl st in the next stitch, Ch 2, skip 1 stitch, HDC into the last 7 stitches.

Row 19: Ch 1, Turn, HDC across 7 stitches, * Place 2 SC into each CH 2 space, HDC into the next 14 stitches * Repeat * to * (4, 6) times. Then place 2 SC into the last two chain 2 spaces of that row, then HDC into the last 7 stitches.

Row 20-21: Repeat Rows 18 and 19 once each.

Row 22-23: Repeat Rows 10 and 11 once each.

Row 24: Ch 1, Turn, HDC across the row, placing 1 HDC in each stitch

Row 25-80, 82: Repeat Row 24.

We are now splitting off to complete the individual panels.

Beginning with the first front panel:

Row 1: Without finishing off, turn your work and HDC across (27, 31) stitches. (Place a stitch marker in this stitch)

Row 2: Turn, Ch 1, HDC back across the row. (27, 31)

Row 3-16, 18: Repeat Row 2. F/O after last row.

Moving on to the middle (back) panel: Attach your yarn in the stitch after the stitch marker you placed at the beginning of the first panel.

Row 1: Ch 1, HDC across (54, 62) stitches. (Place a stitch marker in this stitch)

Row 2: Turn, Ch 1, HDC back across the row. (54, 62)

Row 3-16, 18: Repeat Row 2. F/O after last row.

Now we will work up the final front panel.

Attach your yarn to the stitch after the stitch marker you placed at the end of the row of the middle section.

Row 1: Ch 1, HDC across (27, 31) stitches.

Row 2: Turn, Ch 1, HDC back across the row. (27, 31)

Row 3-16, 18: Repeat Row 2. F/O after last row.

Crochet vest tutorial made with Lion Brand Heartland.

Assembly Instructions: Turn your vest so that the right side is facing you. Fold the two panels on top of the back panel and slip-stitch along the tops of the shoulders on each side. Weave in your ends and you have yourself a long crochet vest!

Thanks again to Mickyla of CreatedMakers.com for sharing this free long crochet vest pattern! Be sure to check out Mickyla’s blog for lots more free modern crochet patterns!

More Free Patterns For Handmade Clothing to Crochet

If you’re interested in more free crochet patterns for handmade clothing, here are a few of the most loved by M&DC crocheters.

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1. Saratoga Poncho Top – This popular pattern is made from two simple rectangles to create a boho style that’s flattering on a variety of bodies. Sizes S-3X.

2. Alpine Crochet Poncho – This stylish crochet poncho with sleeves is very easy because it’s made from five simple rectangles. 

3. Day Date Crochet Hexagon Cardigan  Two simple crochet hexagons transform into a lightweight, on-trend cardigan complete with cozy pockets and roomy bishop sleeves. Includes video tutorial.

4. Canyonlands Crochet Top –  Combine this breezy boho crochet top with a bandeau or cami, a pair of well-worn jeans and a free spirit and you’ll have yourself the perfect bohemian look! 

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1 Comment

  • Janice Chrostoski
    August 10, 2019 at 2:00 am

    I was wondering if you could make this vest in a 3x. How would I more row. Or could I. I just love the vest. But I am a3x.

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