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Lynn Fringe Vest, free boho crochet sleeveless duster pattern

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Harness your inner flower child while you sport the Lynn Fringe Vest, a FREE crochet pattern designed for Crochet Academy.

Nothing beats a stroll on the beach or a trip to the ice cream stand as the summer winds down. Jazz up your go-to jeans and a t-shirt outfit with the adorable Lynn Fringe Vest. Made with minimal seaming and funky fringe accents, this is a great piece for transitioning through seasons. Start your Lynn Fringe Vest now with this free crochet pattern and tutorial.

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Free beginner crochet boho fringe vest pattern with tutorial video. Sizes S-4XL. Includes helpful tutorial video + free pattern.

Get The Lynn Fringe Vest

  • FREE PATTERN: Keep scrolling for the FREE version of the Lynn Fringe Vest + helpful tutorial video.
  • PRINTABLE PDF: Pick up the beautifully formatted, ad-free PDF version of the Lynn Fringe Vest from Ravelry or TLYarnCrafts.com.
  • CROCHET KIT: Get everything you need to make the Lynn Fringe Vest in a convenient kit from Lion Brand. Customize your kit now!

Boho Fringe Vest

Crocheting your very first garment can be intimidating for brand-new stitchers. So often, we are encouraged to start off with small projects like hats and washcloths. But there’s no reason your first crochet project can’t be a wearable piece, especially when it’s as easy as this cute boho-inspired layer.

The beauty of the Lynn Fringe Vest is how simple it is to make. Start with the back panel, then build the front panels in seamlessly. Join the sides, trim the front, add fringe, and you’re all done!

Pima Cotton Yarn for Summer

Cotton is an obvious choice when crocheting summer garments. It has a light touch on the skin and helps reflect heat instead of holding onto it. Pima Cotton from Lion Brand is made of 100% Pima cotton, which is a more luxurious version of the traditional cotton you’ll find in craft stores. The result is a silky smooth feel. Find Pima Cotton from Lion Brand.

If Pima Cotton isn’t the right fit for you, swap it out for a suitable substitution. You’re looking for a category 4 worsted weight yarn with some cotton content. Cotton blends with linen or acrylic are a great choice, but steer clear of wool if you plan to wear this in warmer months. Some yarns I would recommend are Lion Brand’s Touch of Linen, Paintbox Cotton Aran, or WeCrochet’s Comfy Worsted.

Learn how to substitute yarn the easy way in this blog post.

Free beginner crochet boho fringe vest pattern with tutorial video. Sizes S-4XL. Includes helpful tutorial video + free pattern.

If you want to take the guesswork out of making your Lynn Fringe Vest, get the all-in-one kit from Lion Brand. With just a few clicks, you can choose the color of your boho duster and add in any hooks and notions you need. Complete your purchase to get the yarn sent to our door and a PDF version of the pattern sent to your inbox.

Want to make the Lynn Fringe Vest? Customize your kit by choosing your favorite shade of Lion Brand Pima Cotton. START HERE!

Get The Lynn Fringe Vest

  • FREE PATTERN: Keep scrolling for the FREE version of the Lynn Fringe Vest + helpful tutorial video.
  • PRINTABLE PDF: Pick up the beautifully formatted, ad-free PDF version of the Lynn Fringe Vest from Ravelry or TLYarnCrafts.com.
  • CROCHET KIT: Get everything you need to make the Lynn Fringe Vest in a convenient kit from Lion Brand. Customize your kit now!

Lynn Fringe Vest Details

MATERIALS

  • Lion Brand Pima Cotton (category 4) worsted weight yarn. S/M – 7 skeins, L/XL – 8 skeins, XL/2XL – 8 skeins, 3XL/4XL – 9 skeins
  • 6mm crochet hook (like this one!)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Locking stitch markers
  • Tape measure
  • Small sturdy book (or another device for making fringe)
  • Steam blocking supplies (what are those?!)
Free beginner crochet boho fringe vest pattern with tutorial video. Sizes S-4XL. Includes helpful tutorial video + free pattern.

FINISHED SIZES

S/M (L/XL, 2XL/3XL, 4XL/5XL) All sizes intended to have 10-18” positive ease. Measurements taken after light steam blocking.

  • Finished Bust: 50 (56, 60, 66)”
  • Finished Length, Front: 28 (28, 29, 30)”
  • Finished Length, Back: 32 (32, 33, 34)”

GAUGE

4” = 8 rows x 15 stitches in esc + ch-1 stitch pattern. Each esc and ch-1 count as a stitch.

ABBREVIATIONS

ChchainSl Stslip stitch
Escextended single crochet (see Special Stitch)Spspace
ReprepeatSt(s)stitch(es)
RSright sideTchturning chain
Scsingle crochetWSwrong side
Skskip  

SPECIAL STITCH

Extended Single Crochet (esc): pull up a loop in the indicated stitch, yarn over, pull through 1 loop, yarn over, pull through both remaining loops.

NOTES

  • Starting ch-3 counts as esc + ch 1.
  • Pattern is written for smallest size with all other sizes in parentheses.

Lynn Fringe Vest Pattern

Let’s make the Lynn Fringe Vest together! Follow along with this tutorial video:

BACK

ROW 1: Ch 100 (114, 128, 142), esc in 4th ch from hook, (ch 1, sk 1 ch, esc in next ch) across row, turn. (48, 55, 62, 69 esc)

ROW 2: Ch 3, sk esc at base of ch and next ch-1 sp, esc in next esc, (ch 1, esc in next esc) across, placing last esc in 2nd ch of tch, turn.

Free beginner crochet boho fringe vest pattern with tutorial video. Sizes S-4XL. Includes helpful tutorial video + free pattern.

NEXT ROWS: Rep ROW 2 until piece measures 32 (32, 33, 34)” from starting ch. Do not fasten off.

FRONT – SIDE A

Begin counting from the edge. Mark the 21st and 28th (24th and 32nd, 27th and 36th, 30th and 40th) esc.

ROW 1: Ch 3, sk esc at base of ch and next ch-1 sp, esc in next esc, (ch 1, esc in next esc) to first marker, placing last st in marked st, leave remaining sts unworked, turn, drop marker. (21, 24, 27, 30 esc)

ROW 2: Ch 3, sk esc at base of ch and next ch-1 sp, esc in next esc, (ch 1, esc in next esc) across, placing last esc in 2nd ch of tch, turn.

ROW 3: Rep Row 2 until Front – Side A measures 28 (28, 29, 30)”. Count number of rows. Fasten off.

FRONT – SIDE B

Return to remaining marker. Sl st to join in marked st and work toward outer edge.

ROW 1: Ch 3, sk esc at base of ch and next ch-1 sp, esc in next esc, (ch 1, esc in next esc) to marker, placing last st in marked st, turn, drop marker. (21, 24, 27, 30 esc)

ROW 2: Ch 3, sk esc at base of ch and next ch-1 sp, esc in next esc, (ch 1, esc in next esc) across, placing last esc in 2nd ch of tch, turn.

Free beginner crochet boho fringe vest pattern with tutorial video. Sizes S-4XL. Includes helpful tutorial video + free pattern.

ROW 3: Rep Row 2 until Front – Side B is the same number of rows as Front – Side A. Fasten off.

ASSEMBLY

STEP 1: Choose what will be the RS and WS of your piece. Lay the piece with WS facing out and fold at shoulders.

STEP 2: Place a marker 9 (9, 10, 11)” from shoulder along edge, catching both thicknesses of fabric. Repeat for other side. This is your arm opening.

STEP 3: Place a marker 12 (12, 11, 11)” from first marker along edge. Repeat for other side. This marks a split at the bottom of the vest.

STEP 4: Join with sl st at first marker, sc seam sides together, working in the following pattern – 1 sc in the edge of the next row, 2 sc in the edge of the next row – place the last st in the space of the second marker. Fasten off. Repeat for other side. Drop markers.

EDGING

Edging is placed around the arm openings and front opening of the vest (front opening extends from front opening to side split and around back of vest). The same technique is used for each of the three edgings needed. Follow these instructions for each edge:

  • For arm openings, join with sl st at base of arm hole.
  • For front opening, join with sl st in the valley of one of the side splits.

ROUND 1: With RS facing out, join where instructed, ch 1, sc in same st as join. Work evenly around opening using the following pattern for row ends – 1 sc in the edge of the next row, 2 sc in the edge of the next row – and sc in each esc and ch-1 over pattern stitch sections. Ch 1 before rotating at bottom corners. Join with sl st in first sc of round. Fasten off and weave in ends.

FINISHING

  1. Weave in all remaining ends.
  2. Steam block lightly to finished dimensions.
  3. Make + Attach Fringe: Using a small, sturdy book, wrap yarn around book multiple times to create fringe about 11” long. Holding two lengths of fringe together, attach fringe to bottom of vest in every other sc. Make additional fringe as needed. Steam fringe so it will lay flat and trim even as needed.
Free beginner crochet boho fringe vest pattern with tutorial video. Sizes S-4XL. Includes helpful tutorial video + free pattern.

Prefer an ad-free, printable version of this pattern? Find it HERE!

Don’t spend those last few days of summer in the house. Get outside! And don’t forget to slip on your Lynn Fringe Vest. It’s always ready for a music festival, hometown parade, or stroll through the park.

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Find more free beginner crochet patterns here:

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Comments

  1. AvatarAnn says

    You make crochet look so easy! I have been a crochet-a-holic most of my life, learning from my mom. She was right-handed and I am left-handed but if you paid me to crochet left-handed I couldn’t do it! lol I have learned a lot from watching your tutorials and cannot wait to try this granny sweater! Thank you for all your hard work and fabulous tutorials and other videos you put out!

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