Granny Square Stitch Waistcoat – Free Crochet Pattern
This Granny Square Stitch Waistcoat is made with joining granny squares for the top and then working the granny stitch for the waist down. A fun project for beginners! Easy Granny Square and easy construction!
Skill Level: Easy
Projects using yarn with basic stitches, repetitive stitch patterns, simple color changes, and simple shaping and finishing.
Elle Family Knit DK – DK (11 wpi)
165 yards(151 meters)
50 grams (1.76 ounces)
22.0 sts = 4 inches
US 3 – 6 or 3.25 – 4mm
100% Manufactured Fibers – Acrylic
I used 8 x 50 gram balls
- 50 gr each of double knitting/light worsted yarn, in
- 100 gr of double knitting/light worsted yarn, in beige
- Size 4.00 mm hook
- Size 6.00 mm hook
- Optional – assortment of beads for cord
Size to fit: XL – XXL
Approx 45 inches – Shoulder to shoulder
To adjust for smaller sizes – use a smaller hook; thinner yarn OR reduce the amount of granny squares.
This waistcoat so easy to construct that is really easy to adjust the size.
I use US Crochet stitch terminology.
Due to the nature of this pattern – the yarn and hook used is only a suggestion and any substitute may be used.
Size of finished product will vary depending on yarn and also size of hook used.
CH – chain
SL ST – slip stitch
SC – single crochet (UK – DC)
HDC – half double crochet (UK – HTR)
DC – double crochet (UK – TR)
Next row: Work 4CH, 2TR into first space. Work 3TR into each space between 3tr clusters of
previous row. This row forms the pattern, alternate colors each row,
I worked for 21 rows to reach my desired length.
This is a project/pattern I initially first did in 2014!
I wanted to try my hand at making a simple waistcoat with granny squares. With lots inspiration gathered from everywhere and lots of restarts this was the most basic design that is easy to adjust in size and to play with color
I need to thank my Sister-In-Law which was my muse so to speak, as she has wanted one for a long time. I am happy to report she likes it!!
I have been a crochet designer for more than 10 years. I love to think outside the box and to try and do things a bit differently. I love to learn new techniques and to challenge myself. I firmly believe that crochet should fun and evoke joy and pleasure. Creating and designing is one of my life's passions.
“Crochet is an art and crocheters it’s artists. Each crafted item is unique and own to its crafter”
Happy Crocheting Joanita Theron