Simply the Vest

Dress up a simple tshirt or tank top and jeans with a fun and open vest design, the Harper Vest, from a free crochet pattern on DivineDebris.com

Happy Tuesday! Who’s read for tank top living? I do believe I’ve talked about how hot it is here in SoCal – but if I haven’t, it is so warm already. I’m living in tank tops and shorts these days, just to stay cool. Which is why I designed this vest! The Harper Vest crochet pattern is a simple design based on the Harper Shirt I posted a few months back and I hope you like it.

I love how the Harper Shirt turned out. That fan is so pretty! I love a good easy fan design that’s fun and cute to customize – I just love how this vest looks in a multicolored yarn! One of my testers worked it up in a variegated color and has so much personality. Not that I don’t like the color I used for this, I’m a fan of sagey greens in all their variety.

Anyway, like I was saying, this design is great for Summer wear. Even if we’re not going out a lot these days, it’s still so cute to wear for a walk around the neighborhood. I’ve worn it myself for short trips – it’s light enough to do some fun twirls in too. And it’s all worked in one piece! Very minimal seaming (just on the top where the shoulders are) – that’s what I like in a design if you ask me.

I hope you’re still doing well and being safe out there. This year as been stressful one, that’s for sure.

Please note: I was provided the yarn for this pattern by WeCrochet for the purposes of making this design, with compensation. I wasn’t provided the yarn with the expectations of positive or negative reviews but I did enjoy using this yarn, it’s a great cotton yarn I will be using again.

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Dress up a simple tshirt or tank top and jeans with a fun and open vest design, the Harper Vest, from a free crochet pattern on DivineDebris.com

Level

Easy

Materials

  • US I (5.50 mm) crochet hook
  • Size #4/ worsted/ medium weight
    • yarn oz/yds in Finished Product Dimensions
  • Notions: scissors, measuring tape, yarn needle

Gauge

  • 16 dc = 4” (blocked)
  • 10 rows = 5” (blocked)
    Ravelry link

Terms/ Stitches used

  • RS: right side
  • Ch: chain
  • St: stitch
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Dc: double crochet
  • Dc2tog: double crochet 2 sts together (see note below)
  • Fan (explained below)

Notes

  • Dc2tog: yarn over, insert your hook into the st and pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, insert your hook into the same st and pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through last 3 loops on your hook. This stitch is not a decrease st in this pattern. You will work it as one stitch in the same st.
  • Fan: (into the same st) dc2tog, ch 2, dc2tog, ch 2, dc2tog
  • This pattern is worked from the bottom up in one piece. You will create the Body first, then it breaks up into 3 sections for the Upper Back: Top Right, Top Center, and Top Left to create sleeves. Then you add the Lapel around the row ends.
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of some rows does not count as a stitch.
  • The ch 3 at the beginning of some rows does count as a stitch.
  • Rows 1 – 10 are 4.25” high.You will need to know how to create a slipknot on your hook for this pattern.
  • The sample in the photos is the medium size and worked in Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in Silver Sage.

Finished product dimensions (measurements may vary by gauge and yarn used)

XS
Height: 37”Width: 26”Yarn: 10.5 oz/650 yds
Fits Chest: 28″ – 30″
SM
Height: 37”Width: 30”Yarn: 11.4 oz/706 yds
Fits Chest: 32″ – 34″
MD
Height: 43”Width: 34”Yarn: 14 oz/867 yds
Fits Chest: 36″ – 38″
LG
Height: 43”Width: 38”Yarn: 15 oz/929 yds
Fits Chest: 40”- 42”
1X
Height: 43”Width: 42” Yarn: 16 oz/991 yds
Fits Chest: 44″ – 46″
2X
Height: 46”Width: 46”Yarn: 19 oz/1177 yds
Fits Chest: 48″ – 50″
3X
Height: 49”Width: 50”Yarn: 21 oz/1301  yds
Fits Chest: 52″ – 54″
4X
Height: 49”Width: 52”Yarn: 22 oz/1363 yds
Fits Chest: 56″ – 58″
5X
Height: 49”Width: 56”Yarn: 23.5 oz/1455 yds
Fits Chest: 60″ – 62″
Dress up a simple tshirt or tank top and jeans with a fun and open vest design, the Harper Vest, from a free crochet pattern on DivineDebris.com

Harper Vest crochet pattern instructions

Body

Sizing as follows: XS (SM, MD, LG, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

(RS) Row 1: Chain 107 (122, 137, 152, 167, 182, 202, 207, 222), sc into the second ch from the hook and into the next 105 (120, 135, 150, 165, 180, 200, 205, 220) sts – 106 (121, 136, 151, 166, 181, 201, 206, 221) sc
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 106 (121, 136, 151, 166, 181, 201, 206, 221) sts – 106 (121, 136, 151, 166, 181, 201, 206, 221)
Row 3: Ch 5 (counts as dc + ch 2 here and throughout), dc2tog into the first st, skip the next 4 sts, *fan into the next st, skip the next 4 sts,* repeat from 19 (22, 25, 28, 31, 33, 38, 39, 42) more times, (dc2tog, ch 2, dc) into the last st – 2 dc (all sizes), 2 dc2tog (all sizes), 20 (23, 26, 29, 32, 34, 39, 40, 43) fans
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, ch 4, *sc into the middle dc2tog of the next fan, ch 4,* repeat from * to * 19 (22, 25, 28, 31, 34, 38, 39, 42) more times, sc into the last dc – 22 (25, 28, 31, 34, 37, 41, 42, 45) sc
Row 5: Ch 5, dc2tog into the first st, skip the ch 4, *fan into the next sc, skip the ch 4*, repeat from 19 (22, 25, 28, 31, 33, 38, 39, 42) more times, (dc2tog, ch 2, dc) into the last st – 2 dc (all sizes), 2 dc2tog (all sizes), 20 (23, 26, 29, 32, 34, 39, 40, 43) fans
Rows 6 – 9: repeat rows 4 – 5, twice
Row 10: repeat row 4
Row 11: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), turn, dc into the next 105 (120, 135, 150, 165, 180, 200, 205, 220) sts (this counts both sts and chs) – 106 (121, 136, 151, 166, 181, 201, 206, 221) dc
Row 12: Ch 3, turn, dc into the next 105 (120, 135, 150, 165, 180, 200, 205, 220) sts – 106 (121, 136, 151, 166, 181, 201, 206, 221) dc
Rows 13 – 42: repeat rows 3 – 12, 3 times
Note: if you want your vest to be smaller, do fewer repeats here.
Rows 43 – 50: repeat rows 3 – 10, once
Do not fasten off, move onto the Top Right section.

Upper Back
Top Right

Note: you will be starting from where you stopped row 50.
(RS) Row 51: Ch 3, turn, dc into the next 10 (10, 15, 15, 20, 20, 25, 25, 30) sts (this counts both sts and chs) – 11 (11, 16, 16, 21, 21, 26, 26, 31) dc
Row 52: Ch 3, turn, dc into the next 10 (10, 15, 15, 20, 20, 25, 25, 30) sts – 11 (11, 16, 16, 21, 21, 26, 26, 31) dc
Row 53: Ch 5, dc2tog into the first st, skip the next 4 sts, *fan into the next sc, skip the next 4 sts,* repeat from — (–, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4) more times, (dc2tog, ch 2, dc) into the last st – 2 dc (all sizes), 2 dc2tog (all sizes), 1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5) fans
Row 54: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, ch 4, *sc into the middle dc2tog of the next fan, ch 4,* repeat from * to * — (–, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4) more times, sc into the last dc – 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) sc
Row 55: Ch 5, dc2tog into the first st, skip the ch 4, *fan into the next sc, skip the ch 4,* repeat from — (–, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4) more times, (dc2tog, ch 2, dc) into the last st – 2 dc (all sizes), 2 dc2tog (all sizes), 1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5) fans Row 56: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, ch 4, *sc into the middle dc2tog of the next fan, ch 4,* repeat from * to * — (–, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4) more times, sc into the last dc – 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) sc
Rows 57 – 60: repeat rows 55 – 56, twice
XS (SM)
Row 61: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 11 (11) sts (this counts both sts and chs) – 11 (11) sc
Row 62: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 11 (11) sts – 11 (11) sc
Fasten off leaving a long tail (you will use this later to secure your straps to your Top Center).
MD (LG, 1X)
Rows 61 – 70: repeat rows 51 – 60
Row 71: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 16 (16, 16) sts (this counts both sts and chs) – 16 (16, 16) sc
Row 72: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 16 (16, 16) sts – 16 (16, 16) sc
Fasten off leaving a long tail (you will use this later to secure your straps to your Top Center).
2X (3X, 4X, 5X)
Rows 69 – 80: repeat rows 51 – 60, twice
Row 81: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 21 (26, 26, 31) sts (this counts both sts and chs) – 21 (26, 26, 31) sc
Row 82: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 21 (26, 26, 31) sts – 21 (26, 26, 31) sc
Fasten off leaving a long tail (you will use this later to secure your straps to your Top Center).

Top Center
With the RS facing you, skip 14 (19, 19, 24, 24, 29, 34, 34, 34) sts (this counts chs and sts) from where you stopped on the Top Right side on Row 51, you will start in the next sc.
Row 51: Create a slipknot on your hook and dc into the specified sc and into the next 55 (60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 80, 85, 90) sts (this counts both sts and chs) – 56 (61, 66, 71, 76, 81, 81, 86, 91) dc
Row 52: Ch 3, turn, dc into the next 55 (60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 80, 85, 90) sts – 56 (61, 66, 71, 76, 81, 81, 86, 91) dc
Row 53: Ch 5, dc2tog into the first st, skip the next 4 sts, *fan into the next sc, skip the next 4 sts,* repeat from 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 14, 15, 16) more times, (dc2tog, ch 2, dc) into the last st – 2 dc (all sizes), 2 dc2tog (all sizes), 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 15, 16, 17) fans
Row 54: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, ch 4, *sc into the middle dc2tog of the next fan, ch 4,* repeat from * to * 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 14, 15, 16) more times, sc into the last dc – 12 (13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 17, 18, 19) sc
Row 55: Ch 5, dc2tog into the first st, skip the ch 4, *fan into the next sc, skip the ch 4,* repeat from 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 14, 15, 16) more times, (dc2tog, ch 2, dc) into the last st – 2 dc (all sizes), 2 dc2tog (all sizes), 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 15, 16, 17) fans Row 56: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, ch 4, *sc into the middle dc2tog of the next fan, ch 4,* repeat from * to * 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 14, 15, 16) more times, sc into the last dc – 12 (13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 17, 18, 19) sc
Rows 57 – 60: repeat rows 55 – 56, twice
XS (SM)
Row 61: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 56 (61) sts (this counts both sts and chs) – 56 (61) sc
Row 62: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 56 (61) sts – 56 (61) sc
Fasten off.
MD (LG, 1X)
Rows 61 – 70: repeat rows 51 – 60
Row 71: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 66 (71, 76) sts (this counts both sts and chs) – 66 (71, 76) sc
Row 72: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 66 (71, 76) sts – 66 (71, 76) sc
Fasten off.
2X (3X, 4X, 5X)
Rows 69 – 80: repeat rows 51 – 60, twice
Row 81: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 81 (81, 86, 91) sts (this counts both sts and chs) – 81 (81, 86, 91) sc
Row 82: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 81 (81, 86, 91) sts – 81 (81, 86, 91) sc
Fasten off.

Top Left
With the RS facing you, skip 14 (19, 19, 24, 24, 29, 34, 34, 34) sts (this counts chs and sts) from where you stopped on the Top Center side on Row 51, you will start in the next sc.
(RS) Row 51:Create a slipknot on your hook and dc into the specified sc and into the next 10 (10, 15, 15, 20, 20, 25, 25, 30) sts (this counts both sts and chs) – 11 (11, 16, 16, 21, 21, 26, 26, 31) dc
Row 52: Ch 3, turn, dc into the next 10 (10, 15, 15, 20, 20, 25, 25, 30) sts – 11 (11, 16, 16, 21, 21, 26, 26, 31) dc
Row 53: Ch 5, dc2tog into the first st, skip the next 4 sts, *fan into the next sc, skip the next 4 sts,* repeat from — (–, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4) more times, (dc2tog, ch 2, dc) into the last st – 2 dc (all sizes), 2 dc2tog (all sizes), 1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5) fans
Row 54: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, ch 4, *sc into the middle dc2tog of the next fan, ch 4,* repeat from * to * — (–, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4) more times, sc into the last dc – 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) sc
Row 55: Ch 5, dc2tog into the first st, skip the ch 4, *fan into the next sc, skip the ch 4,* repeat from — (–, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4) more times, (dc2tog, ch 2, dc) into the last st – 2 dc (all sizes), 2 dc2tog (all sizes), 1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5) fans 
Row 56: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, ch 4, *sc into the middle dc2tog of the next fan, ch 4,* repeat from * to * — (–, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4) more times, sc into the last dc – 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) sc
Rows 57 – 60: repeat rows 55 – 56, twice
XS (SM)
Row 61: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 11 (11) sts (this counts both sts and chs) – 11 (11) sc
Row 62: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 11 (11) sts – 11 (11) sc
Fasten off leaving a long tail (you will use this later to secure your straps to your Top Center).
Block your whole piece so it measures approx 37” x 26” (37” x 30”) and then move onto seaming.
MD (LG, 1X)
Rows 61 – 70: repeat rows 51 – 60
Row 71: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 16 (16, 16) sts (this counts both sts and chs) – 16 (16, 16) sc
Row 72: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 16 (16, 16) sts – 16 (16, 16) sc
Fasten off leaving a long tail (you will use this later to secure your straps to your Top Center).Block your whole piece so it measures approx 43” x 34” (43” x 38”, 43” x 42”) and then move onto seaming.
2X (3X, 4X, 5X)
Rows 69 – 80: repeat rows 51 – 60, twice
Row 81: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 21 (26, 26, 31) sts (this counts both sts and chs) – 21 (26, 26, 31) sc
Row 82: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 21 (26, 26, 31) sts – 21 (26, 26, 31) sc
Fasten off leaving a long tail (you will use this later to secure your straps to your Top Center).
Block your whole piece so it measures approx 46” x 46” (49” x 50”, 49” x 52”, 49” x 56”) and then move onto seaming.

Harper Vest free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Example of Harper Vest to this point

Securing

Use the tail you left on the Top Right and secure the 11 (11, 16, 16, 21, 21, 26, 26, 31) sts to the first 11 (11, 16, 16, 21, 21, 26, 26, 31) sts of the Top Center with your preferred method of seaming. Repeat seaming with the tail from the Top Left and the last 11 (11, 16, 16, 21, 21, 26, 26, 31) sts of the Top Center. Weave in your ends.

Lapel

Row 1:
Starting in the row end of Row 1 of the Body, sc once into each sc row end and sc 3 times into each dc row end all the way up to Row 62 (62, 72, 72, 72, 82, 82, 82, 82), sc into the 34 (39, 34, 39, 34, 39, 29, 34, 29) unworked sts of the Top Center, sc once into each sc row end and sc 3 times into each row end down to Row 1 – 302 (307, 338, 343, 338, 387, 377, 382, 377) sc
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 302 (307, 338, 343, 338, 387, 377, 382, 377) sts – 302 (307, 338, 343, 338, 387, 377, 382, 377) sc
Fasten off, weave in your ends.

Dress up a simple tshirt or tank top and jeans with a fun and open vest design, the Harper Vest, from a free crochet pattern on DivineDebris.com

Tada! There it is, the Harper Vest crochet pattern! I hope you love it and use the hashtag #DivineDebris on Instagram and I’ll share it in my stories!

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