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Crochet Pattern | Nantucket Vest

girl modeling a handmade dark green crochet sweater vest with a bobble stitch texture and ribbed edging

Introducing the Nantucket Vest. It only took me an entire year to complete this design. šŸ¤¦šŸ¼ā€ā™€ļø Last year I had it nearly complete when I realized I missed one minor detail while writing it up that impacted enough of what I had done to cause me to come unhinged. So, I frustratingly put it in time out. I nearly forgot about it, but I spent about 15-20 hours this past weekend putting my big girl pants on and powering through to get it done.

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The Design

The Nantucket Vest is a preppy style vest featuring a modern bobble texture. It's perfect for layering with your favorite chambray button-up or basic t-shirt.

Fit + Sizing

The Nantucket Vest has a boxy fit, crew neck, mid-length, and ribbed edging. It's generously sized, but not too oversized. Sizing is based on Craft Yarn Council's standards.

It is designed to have a positive ease of 6-8". To select your size, measure your bust and find the garment circumference in the chart that matches approximately 6-8" larger. If you prefer to have more or less ease, select the garment circumference that reflects that number in inches compared to your measured bust in inches.


Bust Circum.

Garment Circum.























As written, you'll need:

Other materials you'll need:

  • 4mm crochet hook

  • 5mm crochet hook

  • tapestry needle

  • scissors

Yarn Substitutions:

Might Stitch is labeled as a category 4 worsted weight yarn. I feel like this yarn is fairly close to a true worsted, but might consider it a little on the lighter side of a worsted. The nice thing is that there are so many yarns that could probably substitute really well. If substituting, however, I highly recommend making sure you make a gauge swatch. Small differences in gauge can lead to big differences in project outcome. For more on gauge, you can read this blog.

  • Lion Brand Basic Stitch | Basic Stitch is an anti-pilling yarn that is great for garments that will be getting a lot of use, and is easy care (machine washable).

  • Lion Brand Jeans | Jeans is full of character and comfort, and is a great choice for any sweater or garment (also machine washable).

  • Lion Brand Heartland | Heartland is a popular and sensationally soft, premium acrylic comes in heathered and tweedy shades inspired by the natural beauty of the American landscape (also machine washable).

  • WeCrochet Swish Worsted | Swish is a 100% fine superwash merino wool that is really soft and comes in a lot of beautiful colors.

  • WeCrochet Brava Worsted | Brava is a wonderful economy acrylic yarn that is only $3.49/skein. It will only cost $14(18, 21, 21, 25, 28) to make this vest with this yarn!

  • WeCrochet Bare Felici Worsted | I'm a big fan of this superwash merino and nylon blend. It's super soft and squishy, and is really durable.

  • WeCrochet Wool of the Andes Worsted | WOTA is a classic + strong, 100% Peruvian wool yarn that is great for heirloom-quality knitwear.

Required Skills

  • basic sts

  • bobble st

  • working flat

  • gauging

  • seaming

  • decreasing

  • loop recognition

  • understanding of **, ( ), and [ ]

  • adding ribbing perpendicular to an edge

  • following a pattern with minimal or no photo references

  • experience reading a pattern

Shop + Make

The pattern is available here in the pattern shop on my website, on Ravelry, and on Etsy.

I'd love to see how your projects turn out and support your maker journey, so don't forget to tag me on your photos @thecozyknot and use the hashtags #thecozyknot and #nantucketvest in your post captions so I don't miss your makes and can share them with my community.


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