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Toddler Vest Knitting Pattern

Toddler Vest Knitting Pattern

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Where has the time gone? Can’t believe that July is ending…..  Actually, I completed this Toddler Vest for my son in May but only able to post it up now… knitting pattern writing is not a simple task to me.

I used circular needles all the way for this Toddler Vest Knitting Pattern. Firstly, I can save up a little time by not having to work on the side seams. Secondly, it is much comfortable to wear without the extra piece of seam on the sides. The shoulder seam is also an invisible type, where I didn’t bind-off upon finishing the shoulder. I just left all the stitches on the needle, and sew them up by weaving stitch to stitch by resembling a row of knitting.

toddler vest pattern

This free Toddler Vest Knitting Pattern is suitable for toddlers from age 2 to 5. I made it comfortable to wear so that kids won’t fuss over it even wearing it alone as a sleeveless top.

Toddler Vest Knitting Pattern

 

Toddler Vest Knitting Pattern

Knitting Pattern

Difficulty Level
Intermediate

Material
Yarn: 100% cotton, light worsted, DK
– Steinbach Capri Ombre, color code 911, qty=50g x 3
– White, qty=20g
Circular Knitting Needle – 4mm/40cm length & 3.5mm/40cm length or shorter
Crochet hook – 3.5mm for casting stitches on circular needle
Tapestry needle
Markers
scrap yarn

Finishing Size
At Underarm 13″
Length 15.5″
To fit chest 24″
Suits age 2-5 toddler

Tension
23 sts and 30 rows to 4″ (10cm) square on 4mm needles.

Abbreviations
K – Knit
P – Purl
st(s) – stitch(es)
k2tog – knit 2 together
yo – yarn over
dec – decrease by working 2 sts together
beg – beginning
rep – repeat
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
rnd – round

Pattern
Work on right side
rnd 1 : k12
rnd 2 : k5, yo, k2tog, k5
*rnd 3 – 5 : rep rnd 1
*rnd 6 : rep rnd 2
rep * until rnd 11
rnd 12 : p12

Body
This vest knits from bottom to top.

With 3.5mm crochet hook, provisional cast on 168 sts with scrap yarn on 4mm circular needle. Bind of. Tie ends together to form a circle. Click here for the video on how to make provisional cast-on using a crochet hook and scrap yarn.

Remark: the scrap yarn will be removed for ribbing sts, so make sure you are able to untie the ends.

Change to main yarn. Starting with a K rnd, work in circular with pattern begins at rnd 2 for 66 rnds. Place marker on the first st. You will have 14 repeated patterns in a round.

Shape Armhole
Cast off 4 sts at the end of the rnd
Cast off 4 sts at the beg of the rnd, k76, cast off 8sts, k76

Back
Turn to the wrong side facing
Cast off 3 sts at the beg of next 2 rows (70sts)
Cast off 2 sts at the beg of next 2 rows (66sts)
Dec 1st at the beg and end of next 3 row (60sts) *
Work 34 row, ending with RS for the next row

Shape Neck
Work 17 sts for next 2 rows
Work 15 sts for next 2 rows
Work 13 sts for next 3 rows
Cut yarn
Pass all sts from left to right needle, rep back right neck in reverse order.
Cut yarn and leave all sts on the circular needle and continue to work on the front portion.

Front
Work as Back until *
Work 13 rows, ending with WS for the next row

Shape Neck
Work 19 sts for next 2 rows
Work 17 sts for next 2 rows
Work 15 sts for next 2 rows
Dec 1 st at the end of the row and beg of next row
Work 13 sts for next 20 rows
Cut yarn
Pass all sts from left to right needle, rep front left neck in reverse order.
Cut yarn and leave all sts on the circular needle for the make up

Make Up
Join shoulder seams by weaving st by st to resemble a row of knitting. This method will give an invisible seam for both RS and WS.

Ribbing Pattern
Work in rib stitch around begin with k1 p1 for 7 rounds
rnd 1, 2, 3, 5 & 7 – white
rnd 4 & 6 – main yarn

Bottom Rib
Remove bottom scrap yarn while slipping sts on 3.5mm circular needle.
Place marker on the first st.
Dec 6 sts evenly on the first rnd while working on the ribbing. (162sts)
Bind-off Rib stitch.

Collar Rib
With RS facing and 3.5mm crochet hook, cast on 120 sts on 3.5 circular needle.
Place market on the first st.
Work on the ribbing.
Bind-off rib stitch.

Armhole Rib
With RS facing and 3.5mm crochet hook, cast on 114 sts on 3.5 circular needle.
Place market on the first st.
Work on the ribbing.
Bind-off rib stitch.
Knitted Vest For Toddler

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