It’s pumpkin season! We are feeling festive for Fall around here! I was inspired by all the pumpkins on our front porch and decided to get a little creative with my yarn. I made Zoe a little Pumpkin Crochet Sweater Vest! It has little cap sleeves and fits nicely over a long sleeve shirt.
– Bernat Super Value in Pumpkin Orange and Lush Green. Shop colors HERE on Yarnspirations.com.
– Size H Crochet Hook
– 2-4 Green Buttons (about 3/4 – 1 inch round)
– Tapestry Needle
Sweater Vest is worked from the top down and is worked in rows (not rounds).
This Sweater Vest fits a child 3-5 years old
You can increase after row 5 to make it wider (so row 6 would look like this: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 9) and you can make it as long as you want by continuing the rows of orange!
I think you could also double the pattern for a much larger size! Although I haven’t tried it myself.
Sweater Vest Pattern:
Staring with green yarn…
Chain 62, DC in 3rd chain from hook and the rest of the way down chain, chain 2, turn
Row 2: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 5, repeat for rest of row, chain 2, turn (70 DC)
Row 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 6, repeat for rest of row, chain 2, turn (80 DC)
Row 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 7, repeat for rest of row, chain 2, turn (90 DC)
Row 5: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 8, repeat for rest of row, chain 2, turn (100 DC)
Row 6-7: DC in each stitch across, chain 2, turn (100 DC)
Row 8: DC in first 15, chain 5 and skip 20 stitches (this makes your first armhole, DC in next 30 stitches, chain 5 and skip 20 stitches (this makes your second armhole), DC in last 15 stitches, chain 2, turn (60 DC + 10 chains)
Row 9: DC in each stitch across making 5 DC over each chain 5, chain 2, turn (70 DC)
Row 10: in Front loops only, 4 DC all in next stitch, skip a stitch, SC in next, skip a stitch, 4 DC in next, skip a stitch, SC in next, repeat until end of row (this makes your scallops), don’t fasten off. Continue to SC up along sweater edge and collar to make more a finished edge (this part is optional). Then fasten off and weave in ends.
Attach Orange yarn to back loops of Row 10.
2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 6, repeat for rest of row, chain 2, turn
Row 11: DC in first 8 stitches, FPDC in next two, DC in next 6, FPDC in next two, DC in next 6 (basically make a FPDC in all the places where you had made 2 DC in one stitch from the previous row), repeat until end, making DC in last 8 stitches (no front post stitches on the edges of your sweater vest), chain 2, turn
Row 12: DC in first 8 stitches, BPDC in next two, DC in next 6, BPDC in next two (make BPDC stitches in all the places where your FPDC stitches were in the previous row), repeat until end, chain 2, turn
Row 13-28: Repeat rows 11 and 12 until length desired.
SC along the edge of the sweater (the orange part) for a finished edge (optional)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
with green yarn
Chain 140, 2 SC in second chain from hook and in next 19, slip stitch in next 100, 2 SC in last 20, fasten off and weave in ends.
Weave coil in and out of the DC stitches of row 9
Add 2-4 green buttons to top edge of sweater vest! They will fit in between the DC stitches to button up sweater.
Absolutely adorable pattern and Zoe is a beautiful model! Thank you always for the free patterns and tutorials Sarah.
Green Girl Gardener says
Super cute pattern! I bet she’ll feel great trick or treating in her little pumpkin outfit! .
Hi! Thanks so much for this cute pattern! What would be your suggestions for making a smaller size?
Super cute! Do you think you might expand this to adult sizes? I NEED one!
I love this! But my granddaughter wears a 24 months size. Any chance you have the pattern worked out to fit her?
The sweater from the pumpkin is very beautiful and beautiful.
Nicole Leafty says
This is great! Thanks for sharing!
Question: about how much yarn should I plan for?
Sarah, Thanks for sharing!
Pogo Games Support Australia says
how adorable this little one is!!!
This piece is just suiting her and this pumpkin style sweater is just awesome. It’s something new and different. I will ask my aunt to prepare just like it for my niece.
Really good one!!!
I love this vest. So easy and adorable for my two little grandgirls. Wonder how this would transform into a Christmas vest. Love your creativity. Thank you.
Marie V Mattera says
Love this idea! The colors, the stitch, the cuteness of it. I am going to try to make it in an adult size. Hopefully by next Halloween.
Printer Customer Support says
How lovely she is!!!
This is lovely. A very nice design. Unfortunately, I can’t make it for Halloween as it’s almost no time left. But I promise to sew this sweater next year for my grand-daughter. Jenny, you’ll love this!
Anabelia Craft Design says
Hello, dear! Beautiful pattern, thank you very much for sharing it with us. I would like to have your permission to publish a photograph of this projects in a compilation of beautiful inspiration for Halloween in my blog. Have a great day!
Shelly Diane Perkins says
would love to make this in an adult size so cute for halloween
Kelly Jacobson says
How can up make this for a 12 year old? I’m just learning how to do more than just blankets, hats, scarfs and booties. I would loe to make this for my niece.