There’s a chill in the air, and the Simple Waterfall Vest is ready to keep you cozy in style. Simple really is the key – as you’ll see in this free crochet pattern in 4 sizes on Moogly!
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The Simple Waterfall Vest is a wonderful garment to make – even if you’ve never made an adult garment before. In fact, it is *almost* as easy as crocheting a scarf or blanket, because it’s really just a fancy rectangle!
Worked side to side, and with a simple edging, you’ll have this pattern worked up in a long weekend – yay for sweater weather! It’s got a lot of stretch and is fun to wear both open and closed with a shawl pin.
Made with Lion Brand Wool-Ease, the Simple Waterfall Vest is easy to wear, warm without being heavy, and is so cozy! If you can’t wear wool I recommend Lion Brand Heartland as a 100% acrylic substitute with the same weight and great colors.
Simple Waterfall Vest
US-M/N – 9.0mm hook – Furls Crochet
600-900yds Lion Brand Wool Ease (80% acrylic/20% wool; Worsted/yarn symbol “4”/UK:10-12 ply; 197 yds/180 m; 3 oz)
Colorway shown: Natural Heather
Gauge: 9 sts x 5.5 rows = 4″/10cm in main st pattern (hdc and exdc rows)
Small/Medium (32-38″ bust) – 4 balls;
Large/Extra Large (40-46″ bust) – shown – 4 balls;
2XL/3XL (48-54″ bust) – 5 balls;
4XL/5XL (56-62″ bust) – 5 balls
FHDC – https://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-half-double-crochet/
EXDC – https://www.mooglyblog.com/extended-double-crochet-exdc/
NOTE: The stitch and row counts for the different sizes are written in the pattern as S/M(L/XL, 2XL/3XL, 4XL/5XL). Circle or highlight the numbers that apply to the size you are making before beginning the pattern.
Row 1: FHDC 60(64, 68, 72); turn. (60(64, 68, 72) sts – total row st count maintained throughout pattern)
Row 2 and 3: Ch 1, hdc in the first st, *blo hdc in next st, flo hdc in next st; rep from * until 1 st remains, hdc in last st, turn.
Row 4: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), exdc in each st across; turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, hdc in each st across; turn.
Row 6 – 14(16, 18, 20): Repeat Rows 4-5, then Row 4 again.
Row 15(17, 19, 21) Arm Hole Row: Ch 1, hdc 11(11, 13, 13), ch 19(21, 23, 25), skip 19(21, 23, 25), hdc in each rem st across; turn.
Row 16(18, 20, 22) – 36(40, 42, 42) Repeat Rows 4-5, then Row 4 again. (Try on to check fit across back – add or subtract rows here as needed for a custom fit)
Row 37(41, 43, 43) Arm Hole Row: Ch 1, hdc 11(11, 13, 13), ch 19(21, 23, 25), skip 19(21, 23, 25), hdc in each rem st across; turn.
Row 38(42, 44, 44) – 49(55, 59, 61): Repeat Rows 4-5.
Row 50(56, 60, 62) and 51(57, 61, 63) : Repeat Row 2.
Edging: Ch 1, sc evenly around entire vest, working a ch 1 at each corner; join and break yarn.
Arm Hole Edging (repeat for both arm holes): Join to bottom of arm hole, ch 1, sc evenly around arm hole; join and break yarn.
And that’s how to crochet the Simple Waterfall Vest! With the stretchy fabric and easy construction, it’s a great pattern to make as gifts – and for yourself. You could even add patch pockets if desired, or perhaps sleeves! I hope you enjoy making it – if you do, please post your photos on social media! I love seeing what you’ve made!
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