Your Dusk Hooded Vest

hooded vest crochet pattern FREE

A new hooded vest crochet pattern – Your Dusk Hooded Vest – is now a free pattern on the blog. Read all about my inspiration, the collection it is a part of, and the perfect yarn I choose, or scroll down for the free crochet pattern.

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Free Hooded Vest Crochet Pattern

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Front details of the dusk hooded vest crochet pattern

For days when you need another layer, but a sweater is too much, Your Dusk Hooded Vest is the perfect crochet piece to grab from your closet. The loose fit and flat open front allows it to pair nicely with almost any top you own. An oversized hood adds interest to the back (and protects your hair when you get caught in the rain!), and a contrasting lace detail adds a touch of femininity. The pattern is made out of two rectangles, meaning it’s perfect for beginner crocheters, and is available in sizes XS to 5XL. You’ll feel cozy yet stylish at home or away in this hooded vest.

hooded vest crochet pattern for women

Your Everyday Classics Collection

Everyone has that one crochet project that they use (or wear) constantly. It’s the perfect blend of classic, but not boring; modern, but not overly trendy. These favorites were our inspiration for Your Everyday Classics collection. In it, you’ll find 12 exclusive crochet patterns from Joy of Motion Crochet, E’ClaireMakery, and me, all designed to be your new go-to piece. We’ve covered the gamut from cardigans, blankets, and a vest, to socks and a headband. You’re sure to adore this collection of fun new patterns, and find some great gift ideas as well!

Read more about the collection and find all free patterns here. Or grab your PDF copy of the collection here.

Click here to grab the PDF of the entire crochet pattern collection

The Yarn

LionBrand Wool-Ease is a worsted weight yarn made of wool and acrylic, so you get the softness and warmth of wool, plus it’s machine washable and easy to care for. It’s a versatile and durable yarn, which is exactly what you need when you’re designing pieces for everyday wear.

The yarn is available in 16 colors that feel modern yet classic. Browse their selection and you’re sure to find something that suits your next crochet project. 

lionbrand wool ease yarn

Before you Start

Materials

  • 6 mm / US J – 10 hook.
  • Lionbrand Wool Ease (85g, 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 180m / 197yds):
    • 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) skeins Denim color
    • 1 skein Fisherman color.
  • Tapestry needle to weave in the ends. I love this set as it has different eye sizes for different yarn thicknesses and it comes in a small tube which is very convenient so I don’t lose them.

Size

This is a comfy loose fitted hooded vest crochet pattern fitted with 15 to 20 cm / 6” to 8” ease.

The crochet vest pattern is available in following sizes XS/S, M/L, XL/2XL, 3XL/4XL, 5XL/6XL. The pattern is written for Medium/Large, with the smallest and larger sizes in parentheses as: XS/S (M/L, XL/2X, 3X/4X, 5XL/6XL). The pictures illustrate the size M/L. If you want less of an oversized fit, don’t hesitate to go one size down.

Below are the final hoodie bust measurements for the different sizes.

  • XS/S: 75 cm /29.5” height, 99cm / 39” circumference
  • M/L: 77 cm / 30.25” height, 1.17m / 45.25” circumference
  • XL/2XL: 79 cm / 31” height 1.36m / 52.75” circumference
  • 3XL/4XL: 81 cm / 31.75” height 1.54m / 60.75” circumference
  • 5XL/6XL: 83 cm / 32.75″ height, 1.73m / 68″ circumference
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Gauge

The gauge for this pattern, in dc, is 13 st by 8.5 rows for a 10 cm by 10 cm square (4” by 4”).

Abbreviations

This pattern uses US notations.

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • skip = miss
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Notes

Work instructions between [] the indicated number of times or until the end of the row / round.

The final number of stitches is indicated at the end of the row / round between < >.

The turning ch 1 doesn’t count as stitches throughout the pattern except if mentioned otherwise.

The pattern is written in crochet shorthand.  For example:

  • “sc 1” means to single crochet in the next stitch,
  • “sc 2” means to single crochet in each of the next 2 stitches,
  • and “2 sc” means to single crochet twice in the next st.

Special stitches

  • Puff stitch = Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st, yarn over, pull up a loop, [yarn over, insert hook in same st, yarn over, pull up a loop] twice, yarn over, pull through all 7 loops on the hook, ch 1 to close the puff stitch.
  • The vest crochet pattern uses a modified version of the Cherry Puffs Stitch. Find the detailed tutorial here.
Bottom details of the dusk hooded vest crochet pattern free

The Actual Hooded Vest Crochet Pattern

The Cardigan Body

With your 6mm / US J – 10 hook and denim color yarn chain 129 (153, 177, 201, 225) + 2.

Row 1: Dc in the 3rd ch from the hook, dc across, turn. <129 (153, 177, 201, 225) st>

Row 2 – 3: Ch 2, dc across, turn. 

Switch to fisherman color yarn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc across, turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc, [ch 5, skip 3, sc] across, turn. 

Row 6: Ch 1, [(puff st, ch 2, puff st) in the ch-5 space, skip the sc st] until the last st, sc, turn.

Row 7: Ch 1, [3 sc in the ch-2 space, sc between the puff stitches] until the last st, sc, turn.

Repeat Rows 5 to 7.

Bottom lace section of the vest crochet pattern

Switch back to denim color yarn.

Row 8: Ch 2, dc across, turn. 

Repeat Row 8 until you reach 55 cm /21.5”.

Now you need to split your work in 3 sections: both front panels and the back panel. This way you create the armholes.

Divide your stitches as follows:

  • XS/X: 39 st, 51 st, 39 st.
  • M/L: 45 st, 63 st, 45 st.
  • XL/2XL: 53 st, 71 st, 53 st.
  • 3XL/4XL: 60 st, 81 st, 60 st.
  • 5XL/6XL: 67 st, 91 st, 67 st.
Construction of the crochet vest

Work each part separately. Repeat Row 8 until you reach 20 cm / 7.75” (22 cm / 8.5”, 24 cm/ 9.5”, 26 cm / 10.25”, 28 cm / 11″) for each section.

The Hood

With your 6 mm / US J – 10 hook and denim color yarn chain 113 + 2 st.

Row 1: Dc in the 3rd ch from the hook, dc across, turn. <113 st>

Row 2 – 3: Ch 2, dc across, turn. 

Switch to white color yarn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc across, turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc, [ch 5, skip 3, sc] across, turn. 

Row 6: Ch 1, [(puff st, ch 2, puff st) in the ch-5 space, skip the sc st] until the last st, sc, turn.

Row 7: Ch 1, [3 sc in the ch-2 space, sc between the puff stitches] until the last st, sc, turn.

Repeat Rows 5 to 7.

Switch back to denim color yarn.

Row 8: Ch 2, dc across, turn. 

Repeat Row 8 until you reach 20 cm / 7.75”.

Blocking and Finishing Touches

You’re done with the crocheting part. Make sure to weave in all the ends.

Carefully block your pieces to give them their best shape and open up the lace sections.

Don’t skip this step as it can make a huge difference. Read my detailed tutorial on why block, how-to, and all my tips and tricks if you need help.

Assembly

To assemble the vest, sew the shoulders leaving 13 cm / 5” of the front flaps unseamed on each side.

Assembly: sew the shoulders leaving 13 cm / 5" unseamed

To form the hood, fold the panel in half and sew both larger denim sides together up to the last 8 stitches.

Assemble the crochet hoodie

Thread your needle through the 8 remaining stitches and pull tightly to close the hole.

Thread through the last stitches to avoid a pointed hoodie

Finally, attach the hood to the body of the vest. Match the center back of the hood with the center back of the vest and seam to the back and front flaps (loose 13 cm / 5”).

Final assembly attaching crochet hoodie to the sleeveless cardigan

Weave in all the ends and enjoy your hooded crochet vest.

Back side view of the hooded crochet vest

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