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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:

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.
***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”
***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!
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!!

This post contains affiliate links, which means if you click on the link and buy from the linked websites, I will receive a small percentage of the value of your order. The amount you pay is not changed.

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

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Crochet Tutorial: Sparkling Wine Beverage Bag

Learn how to make this Sparkling Wine Beverage Bag using cable crochet! Making the party rounds during the holiday season? Why not wrap up a special bottle of your favorite beverage in this Sparkling Wine Beverage Bag?! The host/hostess of every event you visit this Christmas will be charmed by this lovely touch and elegant presentation.

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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this beverage bag:

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
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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 for the full kit of supplies!**

Red Heart Yarns Holiday in Aran/Gold
G/6-4.25mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Ribbon

NOTES:
-Make the piece flat that will wrap around the bottle
-The bottom of the bottle circle is made separately and sewn to the piece.
-This piece is seamed down the back
-This bag is 11 inches (28cm) long
-WATCH THE VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR CABLE DESIGN FOR EVERY ROW

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Ch 34
Row 1: HDC in 3rd ch from hook and across. Ch 1, turn. (33 sts)

Row 2: HDC in 13 sts, [FPDC in next, HDC in next] 4 times, HDC in last 12 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row 3: HDC in 13 sts, [BPDC in next, HDC in next] 4 times, HDC in last 12 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row 4: HDC in 13 sts, FPDC in next, HDC in next, Sk 2 sts, FPDC around FPDC, HDC in sk’d HDC, FPDC around sk’d FPDC, HDC in next, FPDC in next, HDC in next 13 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row 5: HDC in 13 sts, [BPDC in next, HDC in next] 4 times, HDC in last 12 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row 6: HDC in 13 sts, Sk 2 sts, FPDC around FPDC, HDC in sk’d HD, FPDC around sk’d FPDC, HDC in next, Sk 2 sts, FPDC around FPDC, HDC in sk’d HDC, FPDC around sk’d FPDC, HDC in last 13 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row 7: HDC in 13 sts, [BPDC in next, HDC in next] 4 times, HDC in last 12 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row 8-11: Repeat rows 4-7

Rows 12-15: Repeat Rows 4-7

Rows 16-19: Repeat Rows 4-7

Row 20: HDC in 13 sts, [FPDC in next, HDC in next] 4 times, HDC in last 12 sts, ch 1, turn.

Rows 21-30: HDC across, ch 1, turn.
Fasten off with long tail.

Bottom part of bag:
Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch up 3, (Counts as DC), 11 DC into ring, sl st to ch up 3 (12 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch up 3, DC in same st as sl st, 2 DC in each st around, sl st to ch up 3 (24 sts)
Rnd 3: Ch up 3, DC in same st as sl st, *DC in next st, 2 DC in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to ch up 3, fasten off with long tail. (36 sts)

Assembly:
Sew the back seam closed, then sew the bottom of the bag to the bag bottom. Weave in all loose ends.
Use ribbon to close the top of the bag.

Enjoy!!

This post contains affiliate links, which means if you click on the link and buy from the linked websites, I will receive a small percentage of the value of your order. The amount you pay is not changed.

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

Crochet Tutorial: Cable Crochet Headband

I often see cable stitches in knitted items, but there is a way to do it with crochet as well! For anybody looking to crochet a cable knit headband, or use this technique to create other awesome items like blankets and hats, follow along with my video tutorial to learn how to do just that!!

I filmed this tutorial a while ago and wanted to add it to my website as a blog post for all of you. 🙂

It may look intricate, but in this video tutorial, you will learn that this is a very simple pattern.

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
Add me on Snapchat: YARNutopia
Follow me on Instagram
Visit My Ravelry Store and add this to your Favorites!
Follow me on Twitter: @YARNutopia
Enjoy this video and subscribe to my channel on YouTube for more tutorials on how to crochet!
Leave a comment, and share with your friends!

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:
-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (I used Gray)
-Size G/6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-You can use any type of yarn for this project. Gauge is not important.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

Ch 13
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across. Turn (12 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, HDC in each st across. Turn (12 hdc)
Row 3: Ch 2, HDC in the first 4 sts, FPTR around the next 4 HDC, HDC in the last 4 sts. Turn (8 HDC, 4 FPTR)
Row 4: Ch 1, HDC in the first 4 sts, BPTR around the next 4 sts, HDC in the last 4 sts. Turn (8 HDC, 4 BPTR)
Row 5: Ch 2, HDC in first 4 sts, skip the next 2 sts, FPTR around the next 2 sts, FPTR around the 2
skipped stitches. (in that order every time- 3, 4, 1, 2), HDC in remaining 4
sts. Turn ( 8 HDC, 4 FPTR)
Rows 6 – 63: Repeat rows 4 and 5 or until your piece is as long as you need it. (In the video tutorial I ended on row 43)
Row 64: Ch 2, HDC in each st across. Turn (12 hdc)
Row 65: Ch 1, sc in each st across. (12 sc)
SC around the entire band. Fasten off with long tail. Sew seam in back. See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Enjoy!

~Nadia