Alice Cabled Vest – Free Crochet Pattern

The Alice Cabled Vest is a cozy way to practice some beautiful crochet textures! Featuring the Diamond Stitch and a swirling cable, the Alice Vest is a cold-weather wardrobe staple! I’m so excited to offer The Alice Cabled Vest as a free crochet pattern below, but also as a Lion Brand Yarn Kit where you get all of the yarn (in any colour) plus the pattern delivered right to your door!

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The Yarn

For the Alice Cabled Vest, I wanted to use something that would have a bit of stretch to it, a bit of sheen or gloss, and something that I could wash in the washing machine with my regular clothes. I have been sharing my clothes more and more with my teenager, Emma-Noel, and so this vest is going to get some mileage!

I landed on Lion Brand Basic Stitch yarn which is so lovely to work with, and is also an amazing price! You can find it in all sorts of amazing colours here:

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There are a few great ways to get the Alice Cabled Vest!!

  1. Order your Kit from Lion Brand Yarn which includes the printed pattern + all of the yarn you need shipped right to your door! When choosing your Kit, you can also pick any colour of 24/7 Cotton! >> GET THE LION BRAND KIT
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Alice Cabled Vest - free crochet pattern - CoCo Crochet Lee - Lion Brand Yarn

Now that you’re all set, here’s the pattern for the Alice Cabled Vest!

Alice Cabled Vest - free crochet pattern - CoCo Crochet Lee - Lion Brand Yarn

Yarn

Lion Brand Basic Stitch (185yds/ 100g): 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8) balls Prism.

Materials

US Size H/8 (5.0mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors. 

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Size/Measurements

(Size small shown in photo). Xs (Sm, Med, Lg, 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x) – vest is close-fitted. If you would like a looser fit, choose a size larger. Bust – 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62).

Gauge

14 sts x 10 rows = 4” in pattern stitch rows 1-4. 

The Gauge was measured across a repeat of rows 1-4 over a series of several rows — 14 sts x 10 rows in pattern stitch rows 1-4.

You can take a section of the pattern stitch to achieve gauge so, an example would be:

((Keep in mind, this swatch is bigger than 14 sts x 10 rows, so you will need to measure just the size needed for the gauge. This swatch will end up being 24 sts for 15 rows.))

Swatch Instructions:

Row 1:  Ch 25, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn–24 sts. 

Row 2:  Ch 2, dc in each st across, turn. 

Row 3:  Ch 1, *fptr around 3rd sc of Row 1, sc in next 3 sts of working row, fptr2tog by working around last fptr worked, skip 3 sc of Row 1 and finish fptr2tog around next sc of Row 1, sc in next 3 sc of working row, skip next 3 sc of Row 1 and fptr around next sc **, fpdc around next 6 dc, repeat from * to **, turn. 

Row 4:  Repeat Row 2. 

Row 5:  Ch 1, *sc in 1st 2 sts, fptr2tog around 1st and next fptr below, sc in next 3 sts of working row, fptr2tog around last fptr worked and next fptr below, sc in next 2 sts of working row**, skip next 3 sts, fptr around next 3 sts, working in front fptr around each skipped st, repeat from * to **, turn. 

Row 6:  Repeat Row 2. 

Row 7:  Ch 1, *fptr around 1st fptr2tog below, sc in next 3 sts on working row, fptr2tog around last fptr worked and next fptr below, sc in next 3 sts on working row, fptr around last fptr worked**, fpdc around next 6 sts, repeat from * to **, turn. 

Rows 8-15:  Repeat Rows 4-7.

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Special Stitches

FPtr2tog (front post treble two together) = *Yo twice, insert hook around post of indicated stitch from front to back, yo and draw up a loop, [yo and draw through two loops ] twice**; repeat from * to **, yo and draw through 4 loops on hook. 

Notes

  1. Weave in ends as work progresses.
  2. Ch 2 does not count as a stitch.

Instructions for the Alice Cabled Vest:

Pattern Stitch

Row 1 (WS):  Ch 2, dc in next 10 (14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31, 35, 38) sts, bpdc around next 4 sts, dc in next 9 sts, bpdc around next 6 sts, dc in next 9 sts, bpdc around next 4 sts, dc in next 10 (14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31, 35, 38) sts, turn. 

Row 2:  Ch 1, sc in next 10 (14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31, 35, 38) sts, fphdc around next 4 sts, *sc in 1st 2 sts, fptr2tog around 1st and next fptr below, sc in next 3 sts of working row, fptr2tog around last fptr worked and next fptr below, sc in next 2 sts of working row**, skip next 3 sts, fptr around next 3 sts, working in front fptr around each skipped st, repeat from * to **, fphdc around next 4 sts, sc in next 10 (14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31, 35, 38) sts, turn. 

Row 3:  Repeat Row 1. 

Row 4:  Ch 1, sc in next 10 (14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31, 35, 38) sts, fphdc around next 4 sts, *fptr around 1st fptr2tog below, sc in next 3 sts on working row, fptr2tog around last fptr worked and next fptr below, sc in next 3 sts on working row, fptr around last fptr2tog just worked**, fpdc around next 6 sts, repeat from * to **, fphdc around next 4 sts, sc in next 10 (14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31, 35, 38) sts, turn. 

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Back Panel

Hem

Row 1:  Ch 11, working in BLO sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn–10 sc. 

Rows 2-52 (60, 66, 74, 80, 88, 94, 102, 108):  Ch 1, sc in BLO of each st across, turn. 

Row 53 (61, 67, 75, 81, 89, 95, 103, 109): Ch 1, rotate work, working across the row ends of Hem, sc evenly in each row end across, turn–52 (60, 66, 74, 80, 88, 94, 102, 108) sc.

Back Panel Body

Row 1 (WS): Work Pattern Stitch Row 1.

Row 2 (RS):  Ch 1, sc in next 10 (14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31, 35, 38) sts, fphdc around next 4 sts, *skip next 2 sts of Row 1 and fptr around 3rd st of Row 1, sc in next 3 sts of working row, fptr2tog by working around last fptr worked and skip 3 sc of Row 1 finishing the fptr2tog by fptr around next sc of Row 1, sc in next 3 sts of working row, fptr around last fptr just worked**, fpdc around next 6 dc, repeat from * to **, fphdc around next 4 sts, sc in next 10 (14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31, 35, 38) sts, turn. 

Work Rows 1-4 of Pattern Stitch until Back Panel Measures approximately 9.5 (10, 10, 9.5, 9.5, 9, 8.5, 8.5, 8)” including Hem, ending after working Pattern Stitch Rows 2 and 3.

Back Panel Shape Armholes

Fasten off and skip the next 8 sts, join in the 9th st. 

Row 1 (RS):  Ch 1, sc in next 2 (6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30) sts, fphdc around next 4 sts, *fptr around 1st fptr2tog below, sc in next 3 sts on working row, fptr2tog around last fptr worked and next fptr below, sc in next 3 sts on working row, fptr around last fptr2tog just worked**, fpdc around next 6 sts, repeat from * to **, fphdc around next 4 sts, sc in next 2 (6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30) sts leaving remaining 8 sts unworked, turn. 

Row 2 (WS):  Ch 2, dc in next  2 (6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30) sts, bpdc around next 4 sts, dc in next 9 sts, bpdc around next 6 sts, dc in next 9 sts, bpdc around next 4 sts, dc in next  2 (6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30) sts, turn. 

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in next  2 (6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30) sts, fphdc around next 4 sts, *sc in 1st 2 sts, fptr2tog around 1st and next fptr below, sc in next 3 sts of working row, fptr2tog around last fptr worked and next fptr below, sc in next 2 sts of working row**, skip next 3 sts, fptr around next 3 sts, working in front fptr around each skipped st, repeat from * to **, fphdc around next 4 sts, sc in next  2 (6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30) sts, turn. 

Row 4:  Repeat Row 2. 

Repeat Rows 1-4 until Armhole measures approximately 6.5 (7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5)” ending on a Right Side Row. 

Fasten off, weave in ends. 

Front Panel

Repeat instructions for Back Panel Hem, and Body.

Front Panel Shape Armholes Left

Fasten off and skip the next 8 sts, join in the 9th st. 

Row 1 (RS):  Ch 1, sc in next 2 (6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30) sts, fphdc around next 4 sts, *fptr around 1st fptr2tog below, sc in next 3 sts on working row, fptr2tog around last fptr worked and next fptr below, sc in next 3 sts on working row, fptr around last fptr2tog just worked**, fphdc around next 3 sts, leaving remaining sts unworked, turn–18 (22, 25, 29, 32, 36, 39, 43, 46) sts. 

Row 2 (WS):  Ch 2, bpdc around next 3 sts, dc in next 9 sts, bpdc around next 4 sts, dc in next  2 (6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30) sts, turn.

Row 3:  Ch 1, sc in next  2 (6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30) sts, fphdc around next 4 sts, *sc in 1st 2 sts, fptr2tog around 1st and next fptr below, sc in next 3 sts of working row, fptr2tog around last fptr worked and next fptr below, sc in next 2 sts of working row**, fphdc around next 3 sts, turn. 

Row 4:  Repeat Row 2. 

Repeat Rows 1-4 until Armhole measures approximately 6.5 (7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5)” ending on a Right Side Row. 

Fasten off, weave in ends. 

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Front Panel Shape Armholes Right

Join in the next fpdc left unworked in center of cable.

Row 1 (RS):  Ch 2, fphdc around next 3 sts, *fptr around 1st fptr2tog below, sc in next 3 sts on working row, fptr2tog around last fptr worked and next fptr below, sc in next 3 sts on working row, fptr around last fptr2tog just worked**, fphdc around next 4 sts, sc in next 2 (6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30) sts, leaving remaining sts unworked, turn–18 (22, 25, 29, 32, 36, 39, 43, 46) sts. 

Row 2 (WS):  Ch 2, dc in next  2 (6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30) sts, bpdc around next 4 sts, dc in next 9 sts, bpdc around next 3 sts, turn.

Row 3:  Ch 2, fphdc around next 3 sts, *sc in 1st 2 sts, fptr2tog around 1st and next fptr below, sc in next 3 sts of working row, fptr2tog around last fptr worked and next fptr below, sc in next 2 sts of working row**, fphdc around next 4 sts, sc in next  2 (6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30) sts, turn. 

Row 4:  Repeat Row 2. 

Repeat Rows 1-4 until Armhole measures approximately 6.5 (7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5)” ending on a Right Side Row. 

Fasten off, weave in ends. 

Seaming 

With Wrong Sides Facing, seam shoulders leaving a few inches free on either neckline to allow space for the neck. 

I recommend “trying it on” by laying the back panel across your back and using stitch markers to mark where your neck will fit across the back panel. 

On the size small I was able to seam the entire front panel to the back but it’s a bit snug. 

Seam sides from Armhole to Hem. 

Collar (optional): 

I added a ribbed collar to my vest that mimics the Hem stitching. It’s completely optional, you may enjoy your vest without the high collar. 

Row 1:  Fasten on to the 1st st of the inside bottom of the neckline, ch 1, place 3 sc in each ch-2 chain at the start of every other row, do not join, turn. 

Row 2:  Chain 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, sl st in the next 2 sc of Collar Edging, turn–8 sc. 

Row 3:  Ch 1, skip next 2 sl sts, sc in BLO of next 8 sc, turn–8 sc. 

Row 4:  Ch 1, sc in BLO of next 8 sc, sl st in next 2 sc of Collar Edging, turn–8 sc. 

Rows 4–:  Repeat Rows 3-4 all the way around the Collar. 

Fasten off. Weave in ends. 

Tack the outside edge of the collar down by stitching it to in line with the V of the vest. Leave the back edge free. 

Armhole Finishing

Join to any st under the armpit.

Round 1:  Ch 1, sc evenly around entire armhole, join.

Rounds 2-3:  Sl st in BLO of each st around, join. 

I hope you enjoyed this pattern, let me know if you make one of your own! I would love to see it over on instagram when you use the hashtag #cococrochetlee.

Happy Crocheting!!

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