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Maglia Crochet Mesh Vest Pattern

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The Maglia Crochet Mesh Vest is light and breezy, great for summer. This free crochet vest pattern is available in sizes XS-3X. Video tutorials are also included. It works up so fast and I love how customizable it is-leave off the fringe, make it longer, you name it.

I love a good layering piece and the Maglia Crochet Mesh Vest is perfect. It was such an fast pattern that I made two mesh vests, one in Pagoda and one in Heather Grey-got my color and neutral covered.

And I chose two different styles of fringe too. I love giving you options and seeing all your beautiful choices in turn.

picture of teal open mesh crochet vest

The Maglia Crochet Mesh Vest (just ignore the g-if you don’t know Italian) is designed to be worn open in the front. I kept the length short to accommodate the added fringe. I give you some tips on adjusting this vest for your liking below.

picture of mesh vest with fringe

One of my lovely testers gifted the XS to her granddaughter and she looks amazing in it! She wanted a long look and she got it! This vest is truly versatile.

Construction:

The Maglia Crochet Mesh Vest is worked in all one piece. First you begin with the back panel, and then work from the bottom up to the neck.

Once the back is complete, you’ll begin one shoulder. You’ll continue to work down, increasing for the front panel. Then you’ll repeat for the other side.

To finish it up you’ll add the side detail, which is my favorite part of this design. I love a picot, even though it was a bit tricky to learn when I first came across it years ago. (Don’t worry there’s a video for that!)

picture of side of mesh vest

I’ve also included video tutorials for all the parts of the vest. The video tutorials are linked up at the beginning of the pattern. The photos are also at the beginning. Just check back if you need them.

picture of woman in grey mesh vest

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Materials:

  • 6mm J (10) hook*, or hook needed to achieve gauge.
  • Caron Simply Soft, or other #4 worsted weight yarn-approximately: 1 skein (315 yds) for XS-S
  • 2 skeins (630 yds) for M-XL
  • 3 skeins (945) for 2X-3X
  • Yarn needle, measuring tape and scissors

Gauge:

2′′x 2′′ = 7 dcs x 4 rows of dc

I got a (dc, ch 2, dc) in an inch & 2 rows in an inch of the mesh.

Notes:

1. Ch 5=dc+ch 2 The vest is worked in crochet mesh: dc+ch 2. You will always dc into the previous row’s dc, so “dc in next” means to double crochet into the next double crochet and “sk 2” means to skip the next two chains.

2. Ch 5 counts as dc+ch 2.

Adjust for fit:

The easiest method is to go up/down a size, but for a more custom fit, here are a few tips below.

  1. The fit of this vest is “regular” with the length (without fringe) hitting around the top-mid hip. Adding length is the easiest adjustment-just add more rows on the back panel & front panels. Hold the top of your panel to your shoulder to see how far it hangs down. If you would like to add more rows, do so. I kept the length shorter to accommodate adding fringe, but if you would like to make one without fringe then you may considering adding 3-6 more rows to the back panel and front panels.
  2. While the front panels will pull closed, they are designed to be worn open. To make them wider continue to follow the increase rows repeat in the front panel section to your desired width. Check the next size up first to see if that may be what you need.
  3. While this vest was designed with adults in mind, the smaller sizes work well on older children, but the fit will be longer and looser.
  4. The sides can also be easily modified by increasing or decreasing the number of chains.

Stitch multiple is 3 + 2 for the starting chain, if you would like to make your back panel rectangles wider to start.

Stitches:

ch-chain
dc-double crochet
Ss-slip stitch
Picot: ch 5, ss back through the first ch made.

Maglia Mesh Vest Video Tutorials:

Back Panel Video

Front Panel Video

Vest Sides Video

Bust Sizes:

If you are in between sizes, then go up a size in the pattern.

XS-30” S-34” M-38” L-42” XL-46” 2X-50” 3X-54

Increase-Decrease Photos

Here are a few pictures of the finished decreases and increases in the front panel. These might be helpful to look back on once you get to those sections.

picture of gray decrease

The portion of the front panel where you “Ch 5, sk all of the next: (2 chs, dc, 2 chs) and dc in the next dc.”

picture of mesh increase

The front panel section where you, “Ch 5, dc in the same dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next dc} rep from * across, after last dc, ch 2 and dc in same.”

picture of where to join front panel

The front panel is continued from the back. Attach to the opposite side of the back panel (yellow circle) to repeat the front panel on the other side.

Pattern:

Teen/X-Small:

Back Panel

Ch 59
1. DC in 8th ch from your hook (dc, ch 2, dc formed), *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next ch} rep from * to end, turn. (19 dcs, 36 chs)

2. Ch 5 (counts as dc + ch 2 throughout), sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * to end, last dc will be in 3rd ch, turn. (19 dcs)

3-25. Rep Row 2.

Decrease

26. Ch 5, sk all of the next: (2 chs, dc, 2 chs) and dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * until last 6 sts, then ch 2, sk all of the next: (2 chs, dc, 2 chs) and dc in the 3rd ch, turn. (17 dcs)

27-33. Rep Row 2. (17 dcs) Don’t finish off, continue on to the front panel below.

Front Panel:

34. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * 7X, turn. (9 dcs, 16 chs)

35. Ch 5, sk all of the next: (2 chs, dc, 2 chs) and dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * 6X, last dc will be in 3rd ch, turn. (8 dcs, 14 chs) see photos above

36. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, last dc will be in 3rd ch, turn. (8 dcs, 14 chs)

Repeat:

37. Rep Row 35.(7 dcs, 12 chs)
38. Rep Row 36. (7 dcs, 12 chs)

39. Rep Row 35. (6 dcs, 10 chs)
40. Rep Row 36. (6 dcs, 10 chs)

41. Ch 5, dc in the same dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next dc} rep from * across, after last dc, ch 2 and dc in same, turn. (8 dcs, 14 chs) see photos above

42. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, turn. (8 dcs, 14 chs)

43-66. Rep last row.

67. Ch 1, sc in the same and in each ch and dc across.(22)

Finish off.

Second Front Panel

First join the yarn with a ss to the opposite side. You can see where, indicated by the yellow circle, in the picture under “Increase-Decrease Photos.” Now repeat the Front Panel rows. When you’ve finished the second panel, continue down to “All Sizes” to finish.

This will actually make the second panel facing the “wrong side” but crochet mesh has such a similar appearance on both sides so it’s not noticeable.

**For Row 34 of the second panel the last dc (9th st) will share a space with the last st from the other panel-so there will be two stitches in the center, one from each panel. Continue down to “All Sizes” to finish.

Small:

Back Panel

Ch 62
1. DC in 8th ch from your hook (dc, ch 2, dc formed), *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next ch} rep from * to end, turn. (20 dc, 38chs)

2. Ch 5 (counts as dc + ch 2 throughout), sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * to end, last dc will be in 3rd ch, turn. (20 dc)

3-25. Rep Row 2.

Decrease

26. Ch 5, sk all of the next: (2 chs, dc, 2 chs) and dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * until last 6 sts, then ch 2, sk all of the next: (2 chs, dc, 2 chs) and dc in the 3rd ch, turn. (18 dcs)

27-34. Rep Row 2. (18 dcs)

Don’t finish off, continue on to the front panel below.

Front Panel:

35. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * 7X, turn. (9 dcs, 16 chs)

36. Ch 5, sk all of the next: (2 chs, dc, 2 chs) and dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * 6X, last dc will be in 3rd ch, turn. (8 dcs, 14 chs) see photos above

37. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, last dc will be in 3rd ch, turn. (8 dcs, 14 chs)

Repeat:

38. Rep Row 36. (7 dcs, 12 chs)
39. Rep Row 37. (7 dcs, 12 chs)

40. Rep Row 36. (6 dcs, 10 chs)
41. Rep Row 37. (6 dcs, 10 chs)

Increase

42. Ch 5, dc in the same dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next dc} rep from * across, after last dc, ch 2 and dc in same, turn. (8 dcs, 14 chs) see photos above

43. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, turn. (8 dcs, 14 chs)

44. Ch 5, dc in the same dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * after last dc, ch 2 and dc in the same dc, turn. (10 dcs, 18 chs)

45. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, turn. (10 dcs, 18 chs)

46-68. Rep last row. (10 dcs, 18 chs)

69. Ch 1, sc in the same and in each ch and dc across. (28)

Finish off.

Second Front Panel

Join yarn with a ss to opposite side and repeat Front Panel rows for other side, see pFirst join the yarn with a ss to the opposite side. You can see where, indicated by the yellow circle, in the picture under “Increase-Decrease Photos.” Now repeat the Front Panel rows. When you’ve finished the second panel, continue down to “All Sizes” to finish.

Med:

Back Panel

Ch 68
1. DC in 8th ch from your hook (dc, ch 2, dc formed), *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next ch} rep from * to end, turn. (22 dcs, 42 chs)

2. Ch 5 (counts as dc + ch 2 throughout), sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * to end, last dc will be in 3rd ch, turn.(22 dc)

3-25. Rep Row 2.

Decrease

26. Ch 5, sk all of the next: (2 chs, dc, 2 chs) and dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * until last 6 sts, then ch 2, sk all of the next: (2 chs, dc, 2 chs) and dc in the 3rd ch, turn. (20 dcs)

27-34. Rep Row 2. (20 dcs)

Don’t finish off, continue on to the front panel below.

Front Panel:

35. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * 7X, turn. (9 dcs, 16 chs)

36. Ch 5, sk all of the next: (2 chs, dc, 2 chs) and dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * 6X, last dc will be in 3rd ch, turn. (8 dcs, 14 chs) see photos above

37. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, last dc will be in 3rd ch, turn. (8 dcs, 14 chs)

Repeat:

38. Rep Row 36. (7 dcs, 12 chs)
39. Rep Row 37. (7 dcs, 12 chs)

40. Rep Row 36. (6 dcs, 10 chs)
41. Rep Row 37. (6 dcs, 10 chs)

Increase

42. Ch 5, dc in the same dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next dc} rep from * across, after last dc, ch 2 and dc in same, turn. (8 dcs, 14 chs) see photos above

43. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, turn. (8 dcs, 14 chs)

44. Ch 5, dc in the same dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * after last dc, ch 2 and dc in the same dc, turn. (10 dcs, 18 chs)

45. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, turn. (10 dcs, 18 chs)

46. Ch 5, dc in the same dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next dc} rep from * across, after last dc, ch 2 and dc in same, turn. (12 dcs, 22 chs)

47. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, turn.

48-68. Rep last row. (12 dcs, 22 chs)

69. Ch 1, sc in the same and in ea ch and dc across. (34)

Finish off.

Second Front Panel

Join yarn with aFirst join the yarn with a ss to the opposite side. You can see where, indicated by the yellow circle, in the picture under “Increase-Decrease Photos.” Now repeat the Front Panel rows. When you’ve finished the second panel, continue down to “All Sizes” to finish.

Large:

Back Panel

Ch 74
1. DC in 8th ch from your hook (dc, ch 2, dc formed), *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next ch} rep from * to end, turn. (24 dcs, 46 chs)

2. Ch 5 (counts as dc + ch 2 throughout), sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * to end, last dc will be in 3rd ch, turn.(24 dc)

3-25. Rep Row 2.

Decrease

26. Ch 5, sk all of the next: (2 chs, dc, 2 chs) and dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * until last 6 sts, then ch 2, sk all of the next: (2 chs, dc, 2 chs) and dc in the 3rd ch, turn. (22 dcs)

27. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * to end, the last dc will be in the 3rd ch, turn. (22 dcs)

28. Rep Row 26. (20 dcs)

29. Rep Row 27. (20 dcs)

30-35. Rep last row. (20 dcs) Don’t finish off, continue on to the front panel below.

Front Panel:

36. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * 7X, turn. (9 dcs, 16 chs)

37. Ch 5, sk all of the next: (2 chs, dc, 2 chs) and dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * 6X, last dc will be in 3rd ch, turn. (8 dcs, 14 chs) see photos above

38. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, last dc will be in 3rd ch, turn. (8 dcs, 14 chs)

Repeat:

39. Rep Row 37. (7 dcs, 12 chs)
40. Rep Row 38. (7 dcs, 12 chs)

41. Rep Row 37. (6 dcs, 10 chs)
42. Rep Row 38. (6 dcs, 10 chs)

Increase

43. Ch 5, dc in the same dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next dc} rep from * across, after last dc, ch 2 and dc in same, turn. (8 dcs, 14 chs) see photos above

44. Ch5, sk2 chs, dc in the next dc,*{ch2, sk2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, turn. (8 dcs, 14 chs)

45. Ch 5, dc in the same dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * after last dc, ch 2 and dc in the same dc, turn. (10 dcs, 18 chs)

46. Ch 5,sk 2 chs,dc in the next dc,*{ch 2, sk2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from *across, turn. (10 dcs, 18 chs)

47. Ch 5, dc in the same dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next dc} rep from * across, after last dc, ch 2 and dc in same, turn. (12 dcs, 22 chs)

48. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, turn. (12 dcs, 22 chs)

49. Ch 5, dc in the same dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next dc} rep from * across, after last dc, ch 2 and dc in same, turn. (14 dcs, 26 chs)

50. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, turn. (14 dcs, 26 chs)

51-70. Rep last row. (14 dcs, 26 chs)

71. Ch 1, sc in the same and in each ch and dc across. (40)

Finish off.

Second Front Panel

Join yarn with a ss to opposite side and repeat Front Panel rows for other side, see photos aFirst join the yarn with a ss to the opposite side. You can see where, indicated by the yellow circle, in the picture under “Increase-Decrease Photos.” Now repeat the Front Panel rows. When you’ve finished the second panel, continue down to “All Sizes” to finish.

X-Large:

Back Panel

Ch 83
1. DC in 8th ch from your hook (dc, ch 2, dc formed), *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next ch} rep from * to end, turn. (27 dc, 52 chs)

2. Ch 5 (counts as dc + ch 2 throughout), sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * to end, last dc will be in 3rd ch, turn.(27 dc)

3-25. Rep Row 2.

Decrease

26. Ch 5, sk all of the next: (2 chs, dc, 2 chs) and dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * until last 6 sts, then ch 2, sk all of the next: (2 chs, dc, 2 chs) and dc in the 3rd ch, turn. (25 dcs)

27. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * to end, the last dc will be in the 3rd ch, turn. (25 dcs)

28. Rep Row 26. (23 dcs)
29. Rep Row 27. (23 dcs)

30-35. Rep last row. (23 dcs)

Don’t finish off, continue on to the front panel below.

Front Panel:

36. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * 7X, turn. (9 dcs, 16 chs)

37. Ch 5, sk all of the next: (2 chs, dc, 2 chs) and dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * 6X, last dc will be in 3rd ch, turn. (8 dcs, 14 chs) see photos above

38. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, last dc will be in 3rd ch, turn. (8 dcs, 14 chs)

Repeat:

39. Rep Row 37. (7 dcs, 12 chs)
40. Rep Row 38. (7 dcs, 12 chs)

41. Rep Row 37. (6 dcs, 10 chs)
42. Rep Row 38. (6 dcs, 10 chs)

Increase

43. Ch 5, dc in the same dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next dc} rep from * across, after last dc, ch 2 and dc in same, turn. (8 dcs, 14 chs)

44. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, turn. (8 dcs, 14 chs) see photos above

45. Ch 5, dc in the same dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * after last dc, ch 2 and dc in the same dc, turn. (10 dcs, 18 chs)

46. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, turn. (10 dcs, 18 chs)

47. Ch 5, dc in the same dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next dc} rep from * across, after last dc, ch 2 and dc in same, turn. (12 dcs, 22 chs)

48. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, turn (12 dcs, 22 chs)

49. Ch 5, dc in the same dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next dc} rep from * across, after last dc, ch 2 and dc in same, turn. (14 dcs, 26 chs)

50. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, turn. (14 dcs, 26 chs)

51. Ch 5, dc in the same dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next dc} rep from * across, after last dc, ch 2 and dc in same, turn. (16 dcs, 30 chs)

52. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, turn. (16 dcs, 30 chs)

53-70. Rep last row. (16 dcs, 30 chs)

71. Ch 1, sc in the same and in each ch and dc across. (46)

Finish off.

Second Front Panel

Join yarn with a ss to opposite side and repeat Front Panel rows for other side, see photos aFirst join the yarn with a ss to the opposite side. You can see where, indicated by the yellow circle, in the picture under “Increase-Decrease Photos.” Now repeat the Front Panel rows. When you’ve finished the second panel, continue down to “All Sizes” to finish.

2X:

Back Panel

Ch 89
1. DC in 8th ch from your hook (dc, ch 2, dc formed), *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next ch} rep from * to end, turn. (29 dcs, 54 chs)

2. Ch 5 (counts as dc + ch 2 throughout), sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * to end, last dc will be in 3rd ch, turn.(29 dc)

3-25. Rep Row 2.

Decrease

26. Ch 5, sk all of the next: (2 chs, dc, 2 chs) and dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * until last 6 sts, then ch 2, sk all of the next: (2 chs, dc, 2 chs) and dc in the 3rd ch, turn. (27 dcs)

27. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * to end, the last dc will be in the 3rd ch, turn. (27 dcs)

28. Rep Row 26. (25 dcs)
29. Rep Row 27. (25 dcs)
30. Rep Row 26. (23 dcs)
31. Rep Row 27. (23 dcs)

32-38. Rep last row. (23 dcs) Don’t finish off, continue on to the front panel below.

Front Panel:

39. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * 7X, turn. (9 dcs, 16 chs)

40. Ch 5, sk all of the next: (2 chs, dc, 2 chs) and dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * 6X, last dc will be in 3rd ch, turn. (8 dcs, 14 chs) see photos above

41. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, last dc will be in 3rd ch, turn. (8 dcs, 14 chs)

Repeat:

42. Rep Row 38. (7 dcs, 12 chs)
43. Rep Row 39. (7 dcs, 12 chs)

44. Rep Row 38. (6 dcs, 10 chs)
45. Rep Row 39. (6 dcs, 10 chs)

Increase

46. Ch 5, dc in the same dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next dc} rep from * across, after last dc, ch 2 and dc in same, turn. (8 dcs, 14 chs) see photos above

47. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, turn. (8 dcs, 14 chs)

48. Ch 5, dc in the same dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * after last dc, ch 2 and dc in the same dc, turn. (10 dcs, 18 chs)

49. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, turn. (10 dcs, 18 chs)

50. Ch 5, dc in the same dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next dc} rep from * across, after last dc, ch 2 and dc in same, turn. (12 dcs, 22 chs)

51. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, turn (12 dcs, 22 chs)

52. Ch 5, dc in the same dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next dc} rep from * across, after last dc, ch 2 and dc in same, turn. (14 dcs. 26 chs)

53. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, turn. (14 dcs, 26 chs)

54. Ch 5, dc in the same dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next dc} rep from * across, after last dc, ch 2 and dc in same, turn. (16 dcs, 30 chs)

55. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, turn. (16 dcs, 30 chs)

56. Ch 5, dc in the same dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next dc} rep from * across, after last dc, ch 2 and dc in same, turn. (18 dcs, 34 chs)

57. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, turn. (18 dcs, 34 chs)

58-77. Rep last row.

78. Ch 1, sc in the same and in each ch and dc across. (52)

Finish off.

Second Front Panel

First join the yarn with a ss to the opposite side. You can see where, indicated by the yellow circle, in the picture under “Increase-Decrease Photos.” Now repeat the Front Panel rows. When you’ve finished the second panel, continue down to “All Sizes” to finish.

3X:

Back Panel

Ch 92
1. DC in 8th ch from your hook (dc, ch 2, dc formed), *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next ch} rep from * to end, turn. (30 dcs, 58 chs)

2. Ch 5 (counts as dc + ch 2 throughout), sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * to end, last dc will be in 3rd ch, turn.(30 dc)

3-25. Rep Row 2.

Shoulder Decrease

26. Ch 5, sk all of the next: (2 chs, dc, 2 chs) and dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * until last 6 sts, then ch 2, sk all of the next: (2 chs, dc, 2 chs) and dc in the 3rd ch, turn. (28 dcs)

27. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * to end, the last dc will be in the 3rd ch, turn. (28 dcs)

Repeat:

28. Rep Row 26. (26 dcs)
29. Rep Row 27. (26 dcs)
30. Rep Row 26. (24 dcs)

31. Rep Row 27. (24 dcs)
32. Rep Row 26. (22 dcs)
33. Rep Row 27. (22 dcs)

34-38. Rep last row. (22 dcs) Don’t finish off, continue on to the front panel below.

Front Panel:

39. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * 7X, turn. (9 dcs, 16 chs)

40. Ch 5, sk all of the next: (2 chs, dc, 2 chs) and dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * 6X, last dc will be in 3rd ch, turn. (8 dcs, 14 chs) see photos above

41. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, last dc will be in 3rd ch, turn. (8 dcs, 14 chs)

Repeat:

42. Rep Row 38. (7 dcs, 12 chs)
43. Rep Row 39. (7 dcs, 12 chs)

44. Rep Row 38. (6 dcs, 10 chs)
45. Rep Row 39. (6 dcs, 10 chs)

Increase

46. Ch 5, dc in the same dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next dc} rep from * across, after last dc, ch 2 and dc in same, turn. (8 dcs, 14 chs) see photos above

47. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, turn. (8 dcs, 14 chs)

48. Ch 5, dc in the same dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * after last dc, ch 2 and dc in the same dc, turn. (10 dcs, 18 chs)

49. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, turn. (10 dcs, 18 chs)

50. Ch 5, dc in the same dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next dc} rep from * across, after last dc, ch 2 and dc in same, turn. (12 dcs, 22 chs)

51. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, turn (12 dcs, 22 chs)

52. Ch 5, dc in the same dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next dc} rep from * across, after last dc, ch 2 and dc in same, turn. (14 dcs, 26 chs)

53. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, turn. (14 dcs, 26 chs)

54. Ch 5, dc in the same dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next dc} rep from * across, after last dc, ch 2 and dc in same, turn. (16 dcs, 30 chs)

55. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, turn. (16 dcs, 30 chs)

56. Ch 5, dc in the same dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next dc} rep from * across, after last dc, ch 2 and dc in same, turn. (18 dcs, 34 chs)

57. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, turn. (18 dcs, 34 chs)

58. Ch 5, dc in the same dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next dc} rep from * across, after last dc, ch 2 and dc in same, turn. (20 dcs, 38 chs)

59. Ch 5, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc, *{ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across, turn. (20 dcs, 38 chs)

60-77. Rep last row.

78. Ch 1, sc in the same and in each ch and dc across. (58)

Finish off.

Second Front Panel

First join the yarn with a ss to the opposite side. You can see where, indicated by the yellow circle, in the picture under “Increase-Decrease Photos.” Now repeat the Front Panel rows. When you’ve finished the second panel, continue down to “All Sizes” to finish.

All Sizes:

picture of crochet mesh vest sides
picture of woman wearing crochet mesh vest teal

Now attach yarn with ss to the bottom right corner of the back panel when laid in front of you. Then Ch 1 and sc in the same st. Continue to sc in each dc and in each ch across. Don’t cut yarn, next continue to the sides below:

Sides:

Step 1. Ch 5, picot, ch 5, ss to first row of front panel.(lined up with the same row of back panel)

2. SS up three rows, ch 5, picot, ch 5, ss to same row on back panel.

3. SS up three rows, ch 5, picot, ch 5, ss to same row on front panel.

4. Rep steps 2 and 3 until you’ve reached Row 21 of the back panel. (8 ch 5-picot-ch 5s) Continue to sc around the armhole, ss and finish off.

Repeat for the other side.

Finishing Your Maglia Crochet Mesh Vest

Sc around the inside neck/front panels.

To add fringe cut about 6” pieces of yarn-2 per ch 2 space is what I used on the teal vest-and loop it through each ch spc around the bottom.

For the grey vest I cut 4-13” pieces per ch sp and used this tutorial to do a double knot fringe.

http://www.creativepartnersllc.com/HowTo-MakeFringe.html

picture of double knot fringe
picture of teal fringe

I’d love to see your #magliameshvest when you get to make one, just tag me ​@christacodesign​ on ​Instagram​ if you post a pic! Or if you would rather, share it to my​ ​Facebook page​, I love to see your work! I have a new ​crochet group on Facebook​, come join the fun!

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Lynda

Saturday 25th of April 2020

Is this pattern free somewhere. I started it last year & want to finish but can't find the written pattern that was free when I started it.

Christa18

Saturday 25th of April 2020

Hi Lynda, Thanks for asking. It seems most of the pattern disappeared. I've put it back to right again. Sorry about that, and thanks for letting me know.

Joey Lea Baird

Tuesday 25th of September 2018

I wish I would have tested this pattern, it is COOL!!

Christa18

Tuesday 25th of September 2018

Thank you, me too ?

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