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Girl wearing a pink crochet vest called the Flowers & Showers Vest.

The Flowers & Showers crochet vest pattern is a beautiful boho style vest that looks great with just about any outfit!

Pattern Inspiration

I was inspired to create a children’s version of the Flowers & Showers crochet vest after I created the adult vest! It is such an adorable vest for any age and I wanted it to be available to kids and adults alike!

Girls wearing a pink crochet vest called the Flowers & Showers Vest.

Pattern Details

The Flowers & Showers crochet vest pattern uses worsted weight (#4) yarn. WeCrochet Brava Worsted was used for the sample. Brava Worsted is one of my favorite yarns!

It is 100% acrylic and comes in a large variety of colors! It is machine washable and dryable and is a great price! You will need approximately 300-475 yards, depending on what size you make.

Girl wearing a pink crochet vest called the Flowers & Showers Vest.

The crochet vest is worked from the bottom up in rows and split into 3 sections to create the armholes. It is then seamed at the shoulders to connect it.

This pattern is rated Easy in pattern difficulty.

Children’s Flowers & Showers Vest Crochet Pattern

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Materials

300-475 yards worsted (#4) weight yarn

K hook or hook to obtain gauge

Measuring tape

Scissors

Darning needle to weave in ends


Difficulty

Easy

Gauge

See first page for gauge pattern.

Sizing

2/4- 21-23” chest

6/8- 25-27” chest

10/12- 28-30” chest

Pattern Notes

Beginning chain does not count as first stitch unless otherwise
stated.
Measurements are approximate. It is best to try on as you go.

Stitches Needed

fsc- chainless foundation single crochet
ch- chain
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
**- repeat what is in these symbols
rs- right side
sc2tog- single crochet 2 together
dc2tog- double crochet 2 togethe

Gauge Pattern

Rectangle should be approximately 5”x 3.25”


Row 1: Fsc 17, turn work so that the sc side is on top.
Row 2: Dc in 1st, {dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc} in next, skip 2 repeat across, dc in last, turn. (5 shells, 2 dc)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each dc across, turn. (17)
Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1), skip 1, dc in next, ch 1, skip 1, dc in next, repeat across, turn.
(9 dc)
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each stitch and ch 1 space across, turn. (17)
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn. (17)
Row 7: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in each stitch across, turn. (17)
Row 8: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (17)

Vest Pattern- 2/4 (6/8, 10/12)


Row 1: FSC 65 (83, 89), turn work so that the sc side is on top.
Row 2: (RS) Dc in 1st stitch, {dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc} in next, skip 2, repeat across, dc in last, turn. (21,
27, 29 shells)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each dc across, turn. (65, 83, 89)
Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1), skip 1, dc in next, * ch 1, skip 1, dc in next*, repeat across, turn.
(33, 42, 45 dc)
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each stitch and ch 1 space across, including into 3rd chain of chain 4, turn. (65, 83, 89)
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn. (65, 83, 89)
Row 7: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in next stitch and in each stitch across, turn. (65, 83, 89)
Row 8: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, including into chain 3, turn. (65, 83, 89)
Repeat rows 2-8 until piece measures approximately 9.5” long or until about an inch below the armpit.
(Length should start around top of thighs.)
Finish off. Weave in ends.


Right Side Panel (this will be left side panel for left handed crocheters)


With right side facing you join to 1st stitch:
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), *{dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc}, in next, skip 2*, repeat across for 18 (24, 24)
stitches, turn. (6, 8, 8 shells)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn. (19, 25, 25)3
Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1), skip 1, dc in next, * ch 1, skip 1, dc in next*, repeat across. (10,
13, 13 dc)
Row 4: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 15(21, 21), sc2tog, turn. (17, 23, 23)
Row 5: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 13 (19, 19), sc2tog, turn. (15, 21, 21)
Row 6: Ch 3 (counts as 1
st stitch, dc2tog, dc in next 10(16, 16), dc2tog, turn. (13, 19, 19)
Row 7: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 9(15, 15), sc2tog, turn. (11, 17, 17)
Row 8: Ch 3 (counts as 1
st dc), *skip 2, {dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc}* in next, repeat across, dc in last, turn. (3,
5, 5 shells)
Row 9: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 7(13, 13), sc2tog, turn. (9, 15, 15)
Row 10: Ch 4 (counts as 1
st dc and ch 1), skip 1, dc in next, * ch 1, skip 1, dc in next*, repeat across, turn.
(5, 8, 8 dc)
Row 11: Ch 1, sc2tog (into 1st stitch and chain 1 space), sc into next 5(11, 11) stitches and chain 1 spaces,
sc2tog, turn. (7, 13, 13)
Row 12: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 3(9, 9), sc2tog, turn. (5, 11, 11)
Row 13: Ch 3 (counts as 1
st dc), dc in each stitch across, turn. (5, 11, 11)
Row 14: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn. (5, 11, 11)
Finish off. Weave in ends.


Middle Panel


With right side facing you, join to next unworked stitch.
Row 1: Ch 1, *skip 2, {dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc} in next*, repeat across for 27 (33, 39) total stitches, turn. (9,
11, 13 shells)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each dc across, turn. (27, 33, 39)
Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as 1
st dc and ch 1), skip 1, dc in next, *ch 1, skip 1, dc in next*, repeat across, turn.
(14, 17, 20 dc)
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each stitch and ch 1 space across, including 3rd chain in ch 4, turn. (27, 33, 39)
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (27, 33, 39)
Row 6: Ch 3 (counts as 1
st dc), dc in next stitch and in each stich across, turn. (27, 33, 39)
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, including top of chain 3, turn. (27, 33, 39)
Repeat rows 1 through 7 one more time. Finish off. Weave in ends.


Left Side Panel (this will be Right Side Panel for left handed crocheters)

With right side facing you join to next unworked stitch: 4
Row 1: ch 1, skip same stitch and next, *{dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc} in next, skip 2*, repeat across, dc in last.
(6, 8, 8 shells)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each dc across, turn. (19, 25, 25)
Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1), skip 1, dc in next, * ch 1, skip 1, dc in next*, repeat across, turn.
(10, 13, 13 dc)
Row 4: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 15(21, 21), sc2tog, turn. (17, 23, 23)
Row 5: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 13 (19, 19), sc2tog, turn. (15, 21, 21)
Row 6: Ch 3 (counts as 1
st stitch, dc2tog, dc in next 10(16, 16), dc2tog, turn. (13, 19, 19)
Row 7: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 9(15, 15), sc2tog, turn. (11, 17, 17)
Row 8: Ch 3 (counts as 1
st dc), *skip 2, {dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc}* in next, repeat across, dc in last, turn. (3,
5, 5 shells)
Row 9: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 7(13, 13), sc2tog, turn. (9, 15, 15)
Row 10: Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1), skip 1, dc in next, * ch 1, skip 1, dc in next*, repeat across, turn.
(5, 8, 8 dc)
Row 11: Ch 1, sc2tog (into 1st stitch and chain 1 space), sc into next 5(11, 11) stitches and chain 1 spaces,
sc2tog, turn. (7, 13, 13)
Row 12: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 3(9, 9), sc2tog, turn. (5, 11, 11)
Row 13: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each stitch across, turn. (5, 11, 11)
Row 14: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn. (5, 11, 11)
Finish off. Weave in ends.


Trim


Join to right of first stitch of right side panel.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in 1st 4( 10,10), sc2tog the last stitch of the right side panel and first stitch of the
middle panel, sc in next 25( 31,37), sc2tog the last stitch of the middle panel and the first stitch of the
left side panel, sc in last 4(10,10).
Continue to sc evenly around the entire garment, working 2 sc in each corner. Join to 1st stitch.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each stitch around, working 2 sc in each corner, join to 1st stitch. Finish off. Weave in ends.


Sleeves


Join yarn to bottom corner of each armhole and sc evenly around, join to 1st stitch. Finish off Weave in
ends.
Lay right and left panel over middle panel. Use scrap yarn to whip stitch the 4(10, 10) stitches from the
side panels to the wrong side of the middle panel. Finish off. Weave in ends.

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