The Derby Duster Vest crochet pattern is an easy project that creates a lightweight, flowy, and fun layering piece for your outfit!
This crochet vest is very versatile and can be made different lengths to suite your preferences. It can also be worn any time of year!
I love to wear mine over a tank top and jeans or my favorite maxi dress!
The Derby Duster Vest crochet pattern calls for DK (#3) weight yarn. I used Yarn Bee Baby Bee Sweet Delight for my sample vest.
This yarn has a wonderful drape and feels so soft against the skin.
It is 60% acrylic and 40% polyamide. It can be machine washed and dried. Check out my post on Caring for Your Crocheted Garments for more information!
You will need approximately 978 to 1970 yards, depending on which size you make.
The pattern comes with instructions for women’s sizes XS to 3X. Measurements are from the hips.
This crochet vest is worked from the bottom up with chains that create the armholes.
The pattern is rated Easy in difficulty level. You will only need to know how to do basic crochet stitches to complete this project.
More Crochet Patterns for Layering!
Rory Sleeveless Sweater– a gorgeous sleeveless sweater, perfect for layering over a long sleeve top!
Summer Stroll Vest – a super lightweight and flowy vest that is perfect for summer!
Bindi Poncho – a beautiful lightweight poncho with lots of fun stitch combos!
Flowers & Showers Vest – not as long as the Derby Duster Vest, but uses lots of fun stitches to create a gorgeous everyday layering piece.
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Michelle has been crocheting for over 8 years and has been designing crochet patterns for 6 of those years. She specializes in modern garments and accessories for your handmade wardrobe. Michelle has been featured in Happily Hooked Magazine, thehooknooklife.com, wecrochet.com, ourmakerlife.com, and several other websites. She is committed to providing the highest quality crochet information and patterns that instill a true feeling of pride, enjoyment, and accomplishment when completing a project.