Pattern for Size 3T – 4T

Materials:

  • Crochet hook: H-5.00 mm
  • Yarn:  1 skein – light #3 ( i used comfy cotton blend by lion brand yarns, color -whipped cream). 
  • Yarn: small amount of yellow. Bulky #5 (i used soft and sleek by yarn bee, color mustard)
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape

Crochet Stitches and their abbreviations:

Ch = chain

Hdc = half double crochet

P = picot 

Slst = slip stitch

Sts = stitches

St = stitch

Hdc2tog = half double crochet 2 stitches together

Hdc blo = half double crochet in back loop only

Picot stitch – after you complete a hdc, ch 3, slst into the first ch created. Continue on with the next st in the pattern.

Half double crochet 2 stitches together – yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop,(3 loops on hook now) insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop,(4 loops on hook now) yarn over and pull through all four loops on hook,

Finished Measurements:

Side to side at the bottom: approximately 12 inches

Top of Shoulder strap to bottom: approximately 10.5 inches

At the top,from the outside of each, shoulder strap to strap: approximately 9 inches

Crochet Pattern

Front 

Ch 47

Row 1: In the 2nd ch from hook hdc, hdc across ch. Ch 1, turn (46)

Row 2: hdc in next 2 sts, bo(with yellow), *(hdc in next 4 sts, bo(with yellow))

Repeat * across. Ch 1, turn. (46)

Row 3: hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn (46)

Row 4-5: repeat row 3

Row 6: hdc in next 4 sts, bo, *(hdc in next 4 sts, bo) repeat * across. Ch 1, turn. (46)

Row 7-8: repeat row 3

Row 9: repeat row 2

Row 10-12: repeat row 3

Row 13: repeat row 6

Row 14-15: repeat row 3

Row 16: slst across the next 7 sts, hdc in next 32 st. ch 1, turn. 

Row 17-19: hdc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (32)

Starting with the first shoulder strap.   

Row 20: hdc in the next 13 sts. Ch 1 turn (13)

Row 21: hdc2tog, hdc in each st across. Ch 1, turn (12)

Row 22: hdc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (12)

Row 23: hdc2tog, hdc in each st across. Ch 1, turn (11)

Row 24:  hdc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (11)

Row 25:  hdc2tog, hdc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (10)

Row 26-29: hdc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (10)

Fasten off.

For the next shoulder strap, join your yarn at the opposite side of your top. Repeat Rows 16-29.  Fasten off.

Back

Ch 47

Row 1: In the 2nd ch from hook hdc, hdc across ch. Ch 1, turn (46)

Row 2-15: hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn (46)

Row 16: slst across the next 7 sts, hdc in next 32 st. ch 1, turn. 

Row 17: hdc in each st across. Ch 1 turn. (32)

Row 18-23: repeat row 17

Row 24: hdc in the next 12 sts. Ch 1, turn. (12)

Row 25: hdc2tog, hdc in each st across. Ch 1, turn (11)

Row 26: hdc in each st across. Ch 1, turn (11)

Row 27:  hdc2tog, hdc in each st across. Ch 1, turn (10)

Row 28: hdc in each st across. Ch 1, turn (10)

Row 29: hdc in each st across. (10)

Fasten off

Back of Bobble Crop Vest

Join your yarn at the opposite side of the top at row 24 to make your second shoulder strap. Repeat Rows 24-29. Fasten off.

Put the back and front piece together. Make sure you place the right sides facing together (the sides that will be showing on the outside). You can either slip stitch the sides together or use your yarn needle and sew them together. Don’t forget to join the shoulder straps too!

Neck border

Using the yellow yarn, join at the inside shoulder seam, sc evenly around. Join with slst. Join our white yarn, ch 1, turn. *(Hdc in blo next 5 st, hdc blo 2 in next st), repeat * around. Join with sl st. Fasten off.

Arm Openings

Join Yarn at armpit seam. Ch 1, Hdc evenly around opening, join with slst. Fasten off. Repeat for the other arm opening.

Bottom Border

Join yarn at one of the side seams. Ch 1, *(hdc in next 4 sts, P), repeat * around. Join with slst. Fasten off, weave in all yarn ends!