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Wanderer Vest | Top-Down Crochet Fringe Vest

Updated: Sep 5, 2023

A boho-chic vest designed for the fashionable explorer.


Scroll down to read all about the design or click your preferred shop below to grab the pattern!




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ABOUT


The Wanderer Vest is a unique layer that features airy, arcade stitches and a whole lot of fringe! Thoughtful shaping was added throughout the entire garment so that it fits you and your curves perfectly. It's worked from the top-down, so you get to try it on as you go and easily determine the length that works best for you. Plus, the only seaming required are the top shoulder straps! THAT'S IT.


The pattern includes easy to follow instructions for 9 sizes and example photos/diagrams, so there's no confusion!







CONSTRUCTION


This vest is worked from the top-down, in rows. You'll start by making 2 front panels and 1 back panel. You'll then work across all 3 panels to connect them and work the body. You'll finish by adding a simple edging and fringe!



BEHIND THE DESIGN


The Wanderer Vest was actually something I designed and released back in 2018! (See photos below.) However, after opening the pdf to answer a question for someone, I gasped. (Like... truly gasped.) It was one of the first patterns I had ever written, and I could tell!


It only included 3 sizes and had a crazy number of row-by-row instructions (instead of easy-to-follow repeats with measurements).


Although there was nothing technically "wrong" with it, I knew it could be SO much better. (And it is!!!)







SIZES & MEASUREMENTS


XS (S, M, L, XL) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)



WHAT YOU'LL NEED



YARN: Approx. 760 (955, 1160, 1205, 1275) (1505,1665, 1710,1915) yards of Impeccable by Loops & Threads. Great substitutions include Heartland by LBY or any worsted weight (size 4) yarn. (Keep in mind the final weight. I made the mistake of using a very heavy bamboo yarn for my second vest and am not a fan of the final weight.)





PIN IT NOW. MAKE IT LATER!



TESTERS


Below are the beautiful vests made by the women who tested this pattern! They each gave up time, used up yarn, and shared knowledge to help make this pattern the best it can be and for that, I'm truly grateful. Click that right arrow to see how stunning it looks on everyone and don't forget to click on each photo to give some love on Instagram!



So, whatchya waiting for, friend? Grab the pattern by clicking your preferred shop below and start creating it today!








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