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Crochet Tutorial: Sharp Dressed Man Vest

Over the course of the week, I designed and created this Sharp Dressed Man Vest. This semi-formal fashion piece for men can be paired with a shirt and tie or worn over a plain jersey shirt. A versatile piece that would be perfect for the man in your life. A collection of stitches provide rich texture and great elements of design in this two-toned sweater vest.

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I want to give a special shout out to Nate for waking up early and braving the freezing cold weather to model this piece. He wears it so well! I really go crazy over this Sharp Dressed Man!

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The best thing about this Sharp Dressed Man vest is that with a bit of basic math, the stitch calculations can be adjusted for any size!! From infant to adult this design can be modified for anyone!

Although I didn’t make this design with pockets, adding that detail would be an easy adjustment for an entirely new look.

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Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this vest:

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Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
You *may* sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:

**Click here to get the full kit of supplies to make this vest!!**

Red Heart Yarns Soft in Charcoal
Red Heart Yarns in Mid Blue
(~1,020 Yards of yarn total)

818 yards of Charcoal and 200 yards of Mid Blue
-G-4.25mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Buttons
Yarn Needle
Stitch Markers
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-You can adjust the size for measurements but this measures 44 inches around and 22 inches long.
-The one I made is 44 inches around, 11 inches on the left and right front panels and 22 inches on the back panel. See video tutorial intro for all measurements.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPHDC: Front Post Half Double Crochet
BPHDC: Back Post Half Double Crochet

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial to have visual instructions.

 

Back panel

Ch 82 or any even number that measures half of your chest measurement
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, *DC in next, SC in next, repeat from across. ch 1, turn. (81)

Row 2: DC in 1st st, *SC in next, DC in next, Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn. (81)

Row 3: SC in 1st st, *DC in next, SC in next, repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn. (81)

Rows 4-39: Repeat rows 2 and 3 until your piece is as long as you need to fit under the armpit (see video tutorial), Mine is approx. 12 inches long. End on a repeat of Row 3.
When your piece is as long as you need, go on to instructions for Row 40

Row 40: DC2TOG, DC in next, SC in next, Repeat from * across until 2 sts remain, DC2TOG over last 2 sts, Ch 1, turn. (79)

Row 41: SC2TOG, *DC in next, SC, in next, repeat from * across until 2 sts remain, SC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (77)

**When repeating rows, just be sure to do your decrease in the beginning and end of the rows, be sure to put a SC in a DC stitch, and put a DC in a SC stitch when working across the rows. **

Row 42: Repeat Row 40 (75)

Row 43: Repeat Row 41 (73)

Row 44: Repeat Row 40 (71)

Row 45: Repeat Row 41 (69)

Row 46: Repeat Row 40 (67)

Row 47: Repeat Row 41 (65)

See video tutorial to learn how to make this smaller for other sizes

Row 48: Repeat Row 2 (65)

Row 49: Repeat Row 3

Row 50-65: Repeat Rows 2 and 3
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing.

Front Right Panel:
Ch 36 or any multiple of 7 + 1
Row 1: HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (35)

Row 2: *HDC in 3 sts, FPHDC in next, Repeat from * across. Ch 1, Turn. (35)

Row 3: *HDC in 3 sts, BPHDC in next, repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn. (35)

Rows 4-35: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until piece measures 12 inches or until you are to the point where you need to decrease around arm. (See video tutorial)

Row 36: HDC2TOG, HDC in next, FPHDC in next, *HDC in next 3, FPHDC on next, Repeat from * Until 2 sts remain, HDC2TOG on last 2 sts. Ch 1, Turn. (33)

Row 37: HDC2TOG, *BPHDC on next st, HDC in next 3, repeat from * across until 2 sts remain, HDC2TOG, ch 1 turn. (31)

Row 38: HDC in 1st st, FPHDC on next st, HDC2TOG, HDC in next, *FPHDC on next st, HDC in next 3 sts, repeat from * across until 5 sts remaining, HDC in next, HDC2TOG, FPHDC on next st, HDC in last st. (29)

Row 39: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 2 sts, BPHDC on next, *HDC in next 3 sts, BPHDC in next, repeat from * across ending with HDC, HDC2TOG. Ch 1, Turn. (27)

Row 40: *HDC in 3 sts, FPHDC in next, repeat from * until 2 sts remain, HDC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (26)

Row 41: HDC2TOG, BPHDC on next st, *HDC in next 3 sts, BPHDC on next, Repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn. (25)

Row 42: *HDC in 3 sts, FPHDC on next st, repeat from * across until last 4 sts, HDC2TOG, FPHDC, HDC in last st. Ch 1, Turn. (24)

Row 43: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 2 sts, *BPHDC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts repeat from * across. Ch 1, Turn. (23)

Row 44-58: Repeat Rows 2 and 3
Fasten off weave in ends.

Front Left Panel:
Ch 36 or same as Right Panel
Rows 1-39: Repeat as same as Right Panel

Row 40: HDC2TOG, HDC in next st, *FPHDC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts, repeat from * across, ch 1, Turn. (26)

Row 41: *HDC in 3 sts, BPHDC on next st, Repeat from * across until 3 sts remain, BPHDC, HDC2TOG. Ch 1, Turn. (25)

Row 42: HDC in 1st st, FPHDC in next st, HDC2TOG, HDC in next st, *FPHDC on next st, HDC in next 3 sts, Repeat from * across, ch 1, turn. (24)

Row 43: HDC in 3 sts, BPHDC in next, repeat from * across, until 4 sts remain, BPHDC, HDC in next 2, HDC2TOG on last 2 sts. (23)

Row 44-58: Repeat Rows 2 and 3
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly steps:
Sew all pieces together
See video tutorial for edging

**With Mid Blue for edging:

Sleeves:
Single crochet 4 rows around each sleeve

Edging:
Single crochet across front right panel and around neck and down left side panel, ch 1, turn
Single crochet across, ch 1, turn, Make button holes when you get on the left side panel (See video tutorial),
Make 4 rows in total for single crochet edging.

Bottom edging:
HDC across bottom, ch 1, turn
Row 2: *FPHDC, BPHDC, repeat from * across
Row 3: *BPHDC, FPHDC, repeat from * across
(See video tutorial to add button hole)
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have 6 rows total, or more if you want to make this longer.

Assembly step:
Sew buttons to right side panel edging
See video tutorial.

Weave in all ends

Enjoy!!

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The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Red Heart Yarns

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6 responses

  1. Hi Nadia making …in process of making the vest .have a doubt. For front panel we have to chain 36 +1 but should it be 10 1/2 inches or not because mine is 9 “chain only.

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    • The same thing happened to me. The back panel worked out fine. The front panels are too narrow…about 9inches. Also the left panel’s directions are different. There’s no decrease on the armhole side.

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  2. Hi, Madam, Excellent work, it inspire me lot, so Amazing way of teaching, I bow down before you, Coz, I am trying my level best to study knitting,

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