The Brandywine Falls Vest is a free crochet pattern for a simple and beginner friendly child size vest in size 10/12.
Due to popular demand, I am in the process of resizing my Brandywine Falls Vest and here is the child size 10/12. My original Brandywine Falls Vest pattern was designed with Lion Brand Scarfie* which I love. However, I felt that for children it would probably not be the best yarn choice. I know that my grandkids are hard on their clothes and I wanted something economical, durable and easily washable. My choice was Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn. A very apt name, by the way, as I certainly do love this yarn! There are so many color choices available! I let my granddaughters each pick out the colors they wanted and they are so happy with them! You can see they may share their Nana’s love for bright cheery colors in their choices!
If you are interested in the other sizes you can find them here:
Brandywine Falls Vest Size Adult Large / XL
Brandywine Falls Vest Size Small / Medium Petite
Brandywine Falls Vest Size Child 6/8
Brandywine Falls Vest Size 2/4 T
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Brandywine Falls Vest Child Size 10/12 Free Crochet Pattern
3 I Love This Yarn Print Deep Sea Diving 15 oz / 756 yds
Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Pattern written in US crochet terminology
RS right side
hdc half double crochet st stitch
blo back loop only
dc double crochet
Notes about pattern: Chain 2 counts as stitch
Gauge: 14 hdc = 4”, 9 rows = 4”
Approximate finished size = 29” long x 39” wide
Row 1 (RS) hdc in third ch from hook and in each st across. Turn (101)
Row 2 ch 2, hdc in blo in each st across. Turn (101)
Row 3 ch 4 (counts as 1st dc + ch 1), sk next st, *dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st* repeat between * * to last st, dc in ch 2 from previous row. Turn (51 double crochets + ch 1 spaces)
Row 4 ch 2, hdc in ch 1 sp, *hdc in next st, hdc in ch 1 sp* repeat between * * to last st, hdc in top of ch 3 from previous row. Turn (101)
Row 5 – 25 repeat rows 2 – 4
Row 26 (arm hole) ch 35, sk next 34 stitches, hdc in blo in next st and in each st to end. Turn (66 sts + 35 chs)
Row 27 ch 4, sk next st, *dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st,* repeat between * * 31 times, dc in first ch, *ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next ch,* repeat between * * to last ch, ending with dc in last ch. Turn (51 sts + ch 1 spaces)
Row 28 ch 2, hdc in ch 1 sp, *hdc in next st, hdc in ch 1 sp* repeat between * * to last st, hdc in top of ch 3 from previous row. Turn (101)
Row 29 – 55 repeat rows 2 – 4
Row 56 (arm hole) ch 35, sk next 34 sts, hdc in blo in next st and in each st to end. Turn (66 sts + 35 chs)
Row 57 ch 4, sk next st,*dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st* repeat between * * 31 times, dc first ch, *ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next ch* repeat between * * to last ch, ending with dc in last ch. Turn (51 sts + ch 1 spaces)
Row 58 ch 2, hdc in ch 1 sp, *hdc in next st, hdc in ch 1 sp* repeat between * * to last st, hdc in top of ch 3 from previous row. Turn (101)
Row 59 – 80 repeat rows 2 – 4 ending on row 2.
Measure 3” from arm hole on shoulder and place stitch markers through back and front panel on both sides of vest. From WS of vest, sew seam together using desired method (I used the mattress seam) from arm hole to stitch marker on both sides.
With RS facing, attach yarn to bottom of arm hole, ch 1, sc evenly around each arm hole. This will give the arm hole a little more stability.
With RS facing, hdc evenly around top of front panels around neck.
Weave in ends.