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Women’s Crochet Vest With Fringe – Free Pattern from KMT Creations

This women's crochet vest with fringe is the perfect combination of vintage and boho. Made with self-striping cake yarn. Free pattern and tutorial.

This women’s crochet vest with fringe is effortlessly stylish with openwork stitches and an on-trend ombre. Get the full free pattern below.

Women's boho crochet vest with fringe free pattern and tutorial. Thanks to Lion Brand Yarns for providing the yarn for this free women’s crochet vest with fringe 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, Kayla from KMT Creations is sharing her free women’s crochet vest with fringe pattern with us today! You can see lots of of Kayla’s crochet patterns her blog, KMT Creations and Ravelry. And be sure to check her out on social media too: Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook. Kayla, take it away!

The Inspiration for My Women’s Crochet Vest With Fringe

I had the idea a long time ago to create a lacy, boho style top. So I added it to my “to-do” list, where it sat for quite a while. This Designer Call from Make & Do Crew was just the nudge I needed to pull that idea off the back burner and get to work. At last, the Leigh Boho vest was born. I knew that this would be the perfect design to suit the Make & Do Crew style, and it happens to be right up my alley as well!

This lacy crochet vest is easy enough for patient beginners. The fringe adds a beautiful boho vibe. Free pattern and tutorial.

A Lacy Crochet Vest Made With Basic Crochet Stitches

This is an intermediate pattern because of the lace aspect. But I promise it is not nearly as intimidating as it looks. You will only need to know basic stitches to be able to complete this. As long as you keep good counts, this will be a quick and easy project.

This women's crochet vest with fringe has the perfect amount of bohemian flair, and will help you stay cool - and stylish - in the heat. Free crochet pattern and tutorial!This women's crochet vest with fringe is the perfect combination of vintage and boho. Made with self-striping cake yarn. Free pattern and tutorial.

The Color Comes from The Cake (Yarn)!

Keeping the boho look in mind, I began to search for yarn. I knew I needed something neutral with interesting color changes.

Free crochet boho vest pattern using Lion Brand Wool Ease cakes

Finding both is not what I would consider an easy task but when I came across Wool-Ease Cakes on Lionbrand.com, I knew that I had found the perfect fiber! I mean, isn’t it gorgeous? As soon as I stumbled upon this beauty, I HAD to have it! You can check out all the colors of Wool Ease Cakes here (including Athena, pictured above).

This women's crochet vest with fringe is the perfect combination of vintage and boho. Made with self-striping cake yarn. Free pattern and tutorial.

More Free Boho Crochet Patterns 

If you love this boho crochet vest, you might also like these free boho crochet patterns. You can always find all our free crochet patterns here.

Four free boho crochet patterns, including a long fringed cardigan, a fringed circle bag, a festival purse, and a poncho-style top.

1. Solstice Cardigan // 2. Moonrise Bag // 3. Urban Nomad Bag // 4. Saratoga Top

Leigh Boho Vest
Free Crochet Pattern

Explanation:
The Leigh Boho Vest is the perfect addition to any wardrobe. This versatile piece is an intermittent lace crochet pattern that uses simple chains and double crochets to make a beautiful intricate lace that you are sure to love.

Supplies:
• Lion Brand Wool-Ease Cakes Yarn (weight: 3/light – 590 yards, 5.3 oz)
Apollo (#621-206) – 1 ball
Size G (4.5 mm) crochet hook (or any size to obtain gauge)
Tapestry needle
Stitch markers
• Sewing needle
• Thread
• Scissors
• Measuring tape

Sizes/Measurements:
• XS/S: 34 inches width x 16 inches height

• M/L: 40 inches width x 16 inches height

Gauge:
• Pattern measures= 6 inch width. 2.25 inch height

– To start: Make a Ch of 19.

– Row 1: [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the 4th Ch from the hook. Ch6, sk6 stitches. [DC, Ch3, DC] in the next stitch. Ch6, Sk6 stitches. [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the next stitch. DC in the last Ch. Turn.

– Row 2: Ch3. [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the Ch2 space. *Ch4, 10DC in the Ch3 space. Ch4, [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the next Ch2 space. DC in the last stitch. Turn.

– Row 3: Ch3. [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the Ch2 space. Ch3, DC in the next 10 DCs. Ch3, [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the next Ch2 space. DC in the last stitch. Turn.

– Row 4: Ch3. [ 2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the Ch2 space. Ch1, 2DC in the each of the next 10 DCs. Ch1, [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the next Ch2 space. DC in the last stitch. Turn.

Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
Ch(s): Chain
SLST: Slip Stitch
Sk: Skip
HDC(s): Half double Crochet
HDC2tog: Half Double Crochet 2 together
DC(s): Double Crochet
Fan: group of 20 DCs
RS: Right side: All even rows
WS: Wrong side: All odd rows

Overall Pattern Notes:
• This pattern is written from the bottom-up.

• Ch3 counts as first DC.

• This pattern is written for XSmall/Small with (Medium/Large) in parenthesis.

Bottom

To start: Make a loose Ch of 89(117).

Row 1: [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the 4th Ch from the hook. *Ch6, sk6 stitches. [DC, Ch3, DC] in
the next stitch. Ch6, Sk6 stitches. [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the next stitch. * Repeat ** across. DC
in the last Ch. Turn. – 104 Chs | 42 DCs (138 Chs | 54 DCs)

Row 2: Ch3. [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the Ch2 space. *Ch4, 10DC in the Ch3 space. Ch4, [2DC,
Ch2, 2DC] in the next Ch2 space.* Repeat ** across. DC in the last stitch. Turn. – 62 Chs |
90 DCs (82 Chs | 118 DCs)

Row 3: Ch3. [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the Ch2 space. *Ch3, DC in the next 10 DCs. Ch3, [2DC,
Ch2, 2DC] in the next Ch2 space.* Repeat ** across. DC in the last stitch. Turn. -50 Chs |
90 DCs ( 66 Chs | 114 DCs)

Row 4: Ch3. [ 2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the Ch2 space. *Ch1, 2DC in the each of the next 10 DCs.
Ch1, [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the next Ch2 space. * Repeat ** across. DC in the last stitch. Turn.
– 26 Chs | 150 DCs (34 Chs | 198 DCs)

Row 5: Ch3. [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the Ch2 space. *Ch6, [DC, Ch3, DC] between the 10th and
11th DC from the fan. Ch6, [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the Ch2 space. * Repeat ** across. DC in the
last stitch. Turn. – 104 Chs | 42 DCs (138 Chs | 54 DCs)

Row 6: Ch3. [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the Ch2 space. *Ch4, 10DC in the Ch3 space. Ch4, [2DC,
Ch2, 2DC] in the next Ch2 space.* Repeat ** across. DC in the last stitch. Turn. – 62 Chs |
90 DCs (82 Chs | 118 DCs)

Row 7: Ch3. [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the Ch2 space. *Ch3, DC in the next 10 DCs. Ch3, [2DC,
Ch2, 2DC] in the next Ch2 space.* Repeat ** across. DC in the last stitch. Turn. -50 Chs |
90 DCs ( 66 Chs | 114 DCs)

Row 8: Ch3. [ 2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the Ch2 space. *Ch1, 2DC in the each of the next 10 DCs.
Ch1, [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the next Ch2 space. * Repeat ** across. DC in the last stitch. Turn.
– 26 Chs | 150 DCs (34 Chs | 198 DCs)

Rows 9-12: Repeat Rows 5-8. If added length is desired, repeat Rows 5-8 until desired length is met. This will not be included in estimated yardage.

Left Front

Row 1 (WS): Ch3. [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the Ch2 space. Ch6, [DC, Ch3, DC] between the 10th
and 11th DC from the fan. Ch6, [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the Ch2 space. DC in the first DC in the
next fan. Turn. -19 Chs | 12 DCs

Row 2: Ch3. [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the Ch2 space. Ch4, 10DC in the Ch3 space. Ch4, [2DC,
Ch2, 2DC] in the next Ch2 space. DC in the last stitch. Turn. -12 Chs | 20 DCs

Row 3: Ch3. [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the Ch2 space. Ch3, DC in the next 10 DCs. Ch3, [2DC,
Ch2, 2DC] in the next Ch2 space. DC in the last stitch. Turn. -10 Chs | 20 DCs

Row 4: Ch3, 4DC in the Ch2 space. 3DC in the Ch3 space. HDC in the 10 DCs. 3DC in the
Ch3 space. 4DC in the Ch2 space. DC in the last stitch. Turn. -16 DCs | 10 HDCs
2

Row 5: Ch1 (Doesn’t count as stitch). HDC in each stitch across. Turn. -26 HDCS

Row 6: Ch2 (Doesn’t count as stitch). DC in the first stitch. *Ch1, Sk1 stitch. DC in the next
stitch.* Repeat ** across DC in the last. Turn. – 12 Chs | 14 DCs

Row 7: Ch1. HDC2tog. HDC in the first 2 Ch1 spaces. 2HDC in each remaining Ch1 space.
HDC in the top of the last stitch. -24 HDCs

Row 8: Ch2 (Doesn’t count as stitch). DC in the first stitch. *Ch1, Sk1 stitch. DC in the next
stitch.* Repeat ** across. DC in the last stitch. Turn. -11 Chs | 13 DCs

Rows 9-20: Repeat Rows 7-8. -5 Chs | 7 DCs

Row 21: Ch1. HDC in the first 2 stitches. 2HDC in each Ch1 space across until you get to
the last Ch1 space. HDC in the Ch1 space. HDC in the last stitch. -12 HDCs

Row 22: Ch2 (Doesn’t count as stitch). DC in the first stitch. *Ch1, Sk1 stitch. DC in the
next stitch.* Repeat ** across. DC in the last stitch. Turn. -5 Chs | 7 DCs

Rows 23-26: Repeat Rows 21-22. -5 Chs | 7 DCs

Finish off.

Break yarn, Leave a long tail for sewing.

Back

With the WS facing up, Sk18 DCs and attach yarn to the last DC of the “fan.”

Row 1: Ch3. [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the Ch2 space. *Ch6, [DC, Ch3, DC] between the 10th and
11th DC from the fan. Ch6, [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the Ch2 space. * Repeat ** 1(3) additional
times across. DC in the first DC of the next fan. Turn. -53 Chs | 24 DCs (70 Chs | 30 DCs)

Row 2: Ch3. [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the Ch2 space. *Ch4, 10DC in the Ch3 space. Ch4, [2DC,
Ch2, 2DC] in the next Ch2 space.* Repeat ** across. DC in the last stitch. Turn. -32 Chs |
48 DCs (42 Chs | 62 DCs) 3

Row 3: Ch3. [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the Ch2 space. *Ch3, DC in the next 10 DCs. Ch3, [2DC,
Ch2, 2DC] in the next Ch2 space.* Repeat ** across. DC in the last stitch. Turn. -26 Chs |
48 DCs (32 Chs | 62 DCs)

Row 4: Ch3. [ 2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the Ch2 space. *Ch1, 2DC in the each of the next 10 DCs.
Ch1, [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the next Ch2 space. * Repeat ** across. DC in the last stitch. Turn.
-14 Chs | 78 DCs (18 Chs | 102 DCs)

Row 5: Ch3. [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the Ch2 space. *Ch6, [DC, Ch3, DC] between the 10th and
11th DC from the fan. Ch6, [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the Ch2 space. * Repeat ** across. DC in the
last stitch. Turn. -53 Chs | 24 DCs (70 Chs | 30 DCs)

Row 6: Ch3. [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the Ch2 space. *Ch4, 10DC in the Ch3 space. Ch4, [2DC,
Ch2, 2DC] in the next Ch2 space.* Repeat ** across. DC in the last stitch. Turn. –32 Chs |
48 DCs (42 Chs | 62 DCs)

Row 7: Ch3. [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the Ch2 space. *Ch3, DC in the next 10 DCs. Ch3, [2DC,
Ch2, 2DC] in the next Ch2 space.* Repeat ** across. DC in the last stitch. Turn. -26 Chs |
48 DCs (32 Chs | 62 DCs)

Row 8: Ch3. [ 2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the Ch2 space. *Ch1, 2DC in the each of the next 10 DCs.
Ch1, [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the next Ch2 space. * Repeat ** across. DC in the last stitch. Turn.

Rows 9-12: Repeat Rows 5-8. -14 Chs | 78 DCs (18 Chs | 102 DCs)

Finish off.

Break yarn, weave in ends.

Right Front

With the WS facing up, Sk18 DCs and attach yarn to the last DC of the fan.

**IMAGE**

Row 1 (WS): Ch3. [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the Ch2 space. Ch6, [DC, Ch3, DC] between the 10th
and 11th DC from the fan. Ch6, [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the Ch2 space. DC in the last stitch.
Turn. -19 Chs | 12 DCs 4

Row 2: Ch3. [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the Ch2 space. Ch4, 10DC in the Ch3 space. Ch4, [2DC,
Ch2, 2DC] in the next Ch2 space. DC in the last stitch. Turn. -12 Chs | 20 DCs

Row 3: Ch3. [2DC, Ch2, 2DC] in the Ch2 space. Ch3, DC in the next 10 DCs. Ch3, [2DC,
Ch2, 2DC] in the next Ch2 space. DC in the last stitch. Turn. -10 Chs | 20 DCs

Row 4: Ch3, 4DC in the Ch2 space. 3DC in the Ch3 space. HDC in the 10 DCs. 3DC in the
Ch3 space. 4DC in the Ch2 space. DC in the last stitch. Turn. -16 DCs | 10 HDCs

Row 5: Ch1 (Doesn’t count as stitch). HDC in each stitch across. Turn. -26 HDCS

Row 6: Ch2 (Doesn’t count as stitch). DC in the first 2 stitches. *Ch1, Sk1 stitch. DC in the
next stitch.* Repeat ** across. Turn. – 12 Chs | 14 DCs

Row 7: Ch1. HDC in first stitch. 2HDC in each Ch1 across until 2 Ch1 spaces remain. HDC
in the remaining Ch1 spaces. HDC2tog in the last 2 stitches. -24 HDCs

Row 8: Ch2 (Doesn’t count as stitch). DC in the first 2 stitches. *Ch1, Sk1 stitch. DC in the
next stitch.* Repeat ** across. Turn. -11 Chs | 13 DCs

Rows 9-20: Repeat Rows 7-8. -5 Chs | 7 DCs

Row 21: Ch1. 2HDC in each Ch1 space across. HDC in the last 2 stitches. -12 HDCs

Row 22: Ch2 (Doesn’t count as stitch). DC in the first 2 stitches. *Ch1, Sk1 stitch. DC in the
next stitch.* Repeat ** across. Turn. -5 Chs | 7 DCs

Rows 23-26: Repeat Rows 21-22 -5 Chs | 7 DCs

Finish off.

Break yarn, Leave a long tail for sewing.

Assembly

With the RS facing up, fold the sides over to lay on top of the Back Portion. The sides will
be longer than the back and that is intentional.

With a needle and the long tails, sew the last row of the sides to the last row of the back.

Turn vest right-side out.

Fringe

Used the long-side of a DVD case and wrap yarn several times.

Cut one side of the wrapped yarn.

Add 2 pieces of the cut yarn in every 2-3 chains along the bottom.

Trim if needed.

Thanks again to Kayla of KMT Creations for sharing the free pattern for this women’s crochet vest with fringe! Be sure to check out Kayla’s blog for lots more free modern crochet patterns!

More Free Modern Crochet Patterns for Summer

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

Four free crochet patterns that are great for warmer weather, including a sweater made from 2 hexagons, a fringed circle purse, a beginner-friendly tote bag, and how to patch your jeans with crochet lace.

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

2. Street Fair Purse – Channel your inner free spirit with this easy crochet boho purse made from two fun circles.

3. Suzette Bag – Requiring only single and double crochet and a very simple construction, this free crochet bag pattern is perfect for beginners. Includes video stitch tutorial.

4. How to Patch Jeans With Crochet Lace – Do your holey jeans need a facelift? Learn how to patch jeans with crochet lace in this simple how-to tutorial! Free crochet doily patch pattern included.

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