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Men’s Crochet Sweater Vest Pattern Free Alfonso Vest

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The Alfonso is a cozy winter vest for him. This men’s crochet sweater vest pattern features a v-neck design, ribbed hem and a classic fit for comfort. You’ll have him feeling warm and looking polished!

This sweater vest can be layered simply over a long sleeve t-shirt for everyday wear. And when you want to dress up, the v-neck is deep enough to wear over a collared shirt.

Scroll down for all the details to make your the Alfonso men’s crochet sweater vest pattern free here on the blog!

Man smiling while wearing green crochet v-neck sweater vest in front of beige wall.

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You can get the men’s crochet sweater vest pattern free here on the blog, or purchase the pdf in my shops.

The Yarn

The yarn for this design was generously provided by WeCrochet,* thank you!

For this men’s vest pattern I chose Wool of the Andes* super wash. This gives your vest the warmth of wool and the ease of machine washing.

Green skeins of yarn and copper yarn bowl with ergonomic crochet hook.

The color choices are many and so gorgeous. I chose the Noble Heather color that definitely resembles it’s namesake, the Noble Fir tree.

Wool of the Andes is a #4 medium worsted weight yarn. You can substitute a different yarn of the same weight, just be sure to work up a gauge swatch with your chosen yarn and hook.

Close up of crochet sweater vest on man with v-neck and ribbing at hem.

Winter Fashion Blog Hop

The Alfonso Vest was a part of the Winter Fashion Blog Hop hosted by E’Claire Makery!

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Green crochet sweater vest for him laid flat on wood background.

More Free Crochet Patterns For Men

My Simple Striped Sweater is an easy double crochet sweater in men’s sizes that’s great for beginners!

The Grigio Gloves are ultra textured fingerless gloves that keep those hands warm.

The Matteo Set includes a textured crochet scarf, fingerless gloves and beanie which all work well for the men.

Materials

Yarn By Size

  • S (36”/91.5cm) 9 balls 990 yd/905m
  • M (40”/101.5cm) 10 balls 1100 yd/1006m
  • L (44”/111.5cm) 11 balls 1210 yd/1106m
  • XL (48”/122cm) 12 balls 1320 yd/1207m
  • 2X (52”/132cm) 13 balls 1430 yd/1308m
  • 3X (56”/142cm) 14 balls 1540 yd/1408m
  • 4X (60”/152cm) 15 balls 1650 yd/1509m
  • 5X (64”/162.5cm) 16 balls 1760 yd/1609m

Notes

  • Ch 1 counts as a stitch. You will work into this turning chain, so it may help to chain it loosely and mark it with a stitch marker to help you locate it/remember. 
  • Ch 3 counts as a stitch, I highly recommend a ch 3 alternative.
  • For best result check gauge before beginning.

Stitches/Abbreviations

ch(s) – chain(s)

dc – double crochet

FPdc – front post double crochet

esc – extended single crochet

esc2tog – extended single crochet two together: insert hook into first stitch, yo and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), insert hook into next stitch, yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo and pull through 2 loops (2 loops left on hook), yo and pull through last 2 loops. 

rep – repeat

sc – single crochet

sk – skip the indicated stitch

sl st – slip stitch 

rep – repeat

RS – right side

st(s) – stitch(es)

Level

Intermediate

Gauge

4”/10cm x 4”/10cm = 13 esc x 12 rows of esc, after blocking

Construction

Vest is worked flat in two parts and seamed together at the sides and shoulders. The v-neck and armhole shaping are made with decreases. To finish the vest, ribbing is worked in the round on the hem, neck and arm holes.

Fit/Adjustments

Vest includes 1.5”/4cm – 2.5”/6.5cm positive ease, where finished vest is larger than actual body measurements. For a looser fit, go up a size in the pattern. For a more snug fit, go down a size.

To change the length of the vest, add or subtract rows before beginning the armhole shaping. Be sure to match your back and front panel row counts.

To change the length of the v-neck, begin the decreases sooner (for a deeper v) or later (for a shallower v). For a wider v-neck continue to decrease, for a narrower v-neck stop decreases sooner.

To Fit Chest Size

S – 36” / 91.5cm

M40” / 101.5cm

L – 44” / 112cm

XL48” / 122cm

2X – 52” / 132cm

3X56” / 142cm

4X – 60” / 152.5cm

5X64” 162.5cm

Finished Chest Circumference

S – 38” / 96.5cm

M – 42” / 106.5cm

L – 45.5” / 115.5cm

XL – 50.5” / 128.5cm

2X – 54” / 137cm

3X – 57.5” / 146cm

4X – 62.5” / 159cm

5X – 66.5” / 169cm

Panel Width

S – 19” / 48.5cm

M – 21” / 53.5cm

L – 22.75” / 58cm

XL – 25.25” / 64cm

2X – 27” / 68.5cm

3X – 28.75” / 73cm

4X – 31.25” / 79.5cm

5X – 33.25” / 84.5cm

Total Length

S – 24” / 61cm

M26” / 66cm

L – 27.25” / 69cm

XL – 28.25” / 72cm

2X – 29” / 73.5cm

3X – 30” / 76cm

4X – 30” / 76cm

5X – 31” / 78.5cm

Finished Armhole Depth

S- 7.75” / 19.5cm

M – 8.25” / 21cm

L – 9” / 23cm

XL – 9.25” / 23.5cm

2X – 10” / 25.5cm

3X – 10.25” / 26cm

4X – 11” / 28cm

5X – 11.25” / 28.5cm

V-Neck Depth

S – 7.75” / 19.5cm

M – 8.25” / 21cm

L – 9” / 23cm

XL – 9.25” / 23.5cm

2X – 10” / 25.5cm

3X – 10.25” / 26cm

4X – 11” / 28cm

5X – 11.25” / 28.5cm

V-Neck Width

S – 4.75” / 12cm

M – 5” / 12.5cm

L – 5.25” / 13.5cm

XL – 6” / 15cm

2X – 6.25” / 16cm

3X – 6.75” / 17cm

4X – 7.25” / 18.5cm

5X – 7.75” / 19.5cm

You can get the men’s crochet sweater vest pattern free here on the blog, or purchase the pdf in my shops.

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Man smiling while wearing green crochet v-neck sweater vest in front of beige wall.

Alfonso Men's Vest Crochet Pattern

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 6 hours
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate

The Alfonso is a men’s crochet sweater vest pattern free in men's sizes. This sweater vest features a v-neck design, ribbed hem and a classic fit for comfort. You'll have him feeling warm and looking polished!

Materials

  • #4 medium worsted weight yarn; Wool of the Andes* (100% superwash wool, 1.75 oz/50 g, 110 yds/101m); color: noble heather.
  • Yarn By Size
  • S (36”/91.5cm) 9 balls 990 yd/905m
  • M (40”/101.5cm) 10 balls 1100 yd/1006m
  • L (44”/111.5cm) 11 balls 1210 yd/1106m
  • XL (48”/122cm) 12 balls 1320 yd/1207m
  • 2X (52”/132cm) 13 balls 1430 yd/1308m
  • 3X (56”/142cm) 14 balls 1540 yd/1408m
  • 4X (60”/152cm) 15 balls 1650 yd/1509m
  • 5X (64”/162.5cm) 16 balls 1760 yd/1609m

Tools

  • 5.5mm US Size I-9 crochet hook
  • yarn needle
  • measuring tape
  • scissors
  • stitch markers

Instructions

  1. Back Panel
    Row 1. Fdc 62 (68, 74, 82, 88, 94, 102, 108) or ch 64 (70, 76, 84, 90, 96, 104, 110) and dc in the 2nd ch from your hook and in each ch across, turn. (62, 68, 74, 82, 88, 94, 102, 108 sts)

  2. Row 2. (RS) Ch 1, esc in each st across, turn. Remember to mark the ch 1 to help keep track of it, as you will work into it.

  3. Row 3. Ch 1, esc in each st across (including the turning ch), turn.

  4. Rep last row until you have 43 (47, 49, 51, 51, 53, 51, 53) total rows or until work measures 14.25” (15.75”, 16.25”, 17”, 17”, 17.75”, 17”, 17.75”), 36 (40, 41.5, 43, 43, 45, 43, 45) cm long.

    If you wish to lengthen your vest add more rows here, before the armhole shaping. There are still 29 (31, 33, 34, 36, 37, 39, 40) rows = 9.5” (10.5”, 11”, 11.5”, 12”, 12.5”, 13”, 13.5”), 24 (26.5, 28, 29, 30.5, 32, 33, 34.5) cm to add to the length.

    *Mark this last row with a stitch marker to indicate where to stop sewing for seaming the sides.
  5. Armhole Shaping
    -Row count starts over.
    -Start on the next RS row.
    -Continue to mark and count the ch 1 as a st.
    -Worked over last 29 (31, 33, 34, 36, 37, 39, 40) total rows = 9.5” (10.5”, 11”, 11.5”, 12”, 12.5”, 13”, 13.5”), 24 (26.5, 28, 29, 30.5, 32, 33, 34.5) cm of the back panel.

    Row 1. (RS) Ch 1 (remember this counts as a st), esc2tog, esc in each st across until the last 3 sts, esc2tog, esc in last st, turn. (62, 68, 74, 82, 88, 94, 102, 108 sts)

    Row 2. Ch 1, esc in each st across, turn. (62, 68, 74, 82, 88, 94, 102, 108 sts)

    Rep Rows 1-2 until you have 20 (22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34) total rows and you have 42 (46, 50, 56, 60, 64, 70, 74) sts.

    For last 9 (9, 9, 8, 8, 7, 7, 6) rows: Ch 1, esc in each st across, turn. (42, 46, 50, 56, 60, 64, 70, 74 sts)

    Cut yarn and leave a long tail for seaming.
  6. Front Panel
    Row 1. Fdc 62 (68, 74, 82, 88, 94, 102, 108) or ch 64 (70, 76, 84, 90, 96, 104, 110) and dc in the 2nd ch from your hook and in each ch across, turn. (62, 68, 74, 82, 88, 94, 102, 108 sts)

    Row 2. (RS) Ch 1, esc in each st across, turn. Remember to mark the ch 1 to help keep track of it, as you will work into it.

    Row 3. Ch 1, esc in each st across (including the turning ch), turn.

    Rep last row until you have 43 (47, 49, 51, 51, 53, 51, 53) total rows or until work measures 14.25” (15.75”, 16.25”, 17”, 17”, 17.75”, 17”, 17.75”), 36 (40, 41.5, 43, 43, 45, 43, 45) cm long. Remember to match your length to the back panel, if you made adjustments.

    *Mark this last row with a stitch marker to indicate where to stop sewing when seaming the sides.
  7. Armhole ShapingV-neck and armhole ribbing on mens vest crochet pattern.
    -Row count starts over.
    -Start on the next RS row.
    -Continue to mark and count the ch 1 as a st.
    -Worked over last 29 (31, 33, 34, 36, 37, 39, 40) total rows = 9.5” (10.5”, 11”, 11.5”, 12”, 12.5”, 13”, 13.5”), 24 (26.5, 28, 29, 30.5, 32, 33, 34.5) cm of the back panel.

    Row 1. (RS) Ch 1 (remember this counts as a st), esc2tog, esc in each st across until the last 3 sts, esc2tog, esc in last st, turn. (60, 66, 72, 80, 86, 92, 100, 106 sts)

    Row 2. Ch 1, esc in each st across, turn. (60, 66, 72, 80, 86, 92, 100, 106 sts)

    Rep Rows 1-2 two more times, until you have 6 rows total, or 2”/5cm and you have (56, 62, 68, 76, 82, 88, 96, 102 sts)
  8. V-neck Shaping
    -Now you will work half the stitches (28, 31, 34, 38, 41, 44, 48, 51 sts) for the left front shoulder (when wearing) and then re-join the yarn to work the other half of the stitches for the right side.
    -Decreases begin to create the v-neck shape.
    -Armhole decreases continue.
    -Row count starts over.
  9. Left Front Shoulder (when wearing)
    (28, 31, 34, 38, 41, 44, 48, 51 sts)

    Row 1. (RS) Ch 1 (counts), esc2tog, esc in next 22 (25, 28, 32, 35, 38, 42, 45) sts
    esc2tog, esc in next st, turn. (26, 29, 32, 36, 39, 42, 46, 49 sts)

    Row 2. Ch 1, esc across, turn. (26, 29, 32, 36, 39, 42, 46, 49 sts)

    Rep Rows 1-2 until you have 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28) total rows and you have 14 (15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23) sts and shoulder width = 4.25” (4.5”, 5”, 5.5”, 5.75”, 6.25”, 6.75”, 7”), 11 (11.5, 12.5, 14, 14.5, 16, 17, 18) cm.

    For last 9 (9, 9, 8, 8, 7, 7, 6) rows: Ch 1, esc in each st across, turn. (14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23 sts)

    Cut yarn and leave a long tail for seaming.
  10. Right Front Shoulder (when wearing)
    -On RS, join yarn in first unworked st at center with a sl st. This will be to the left of the shoulder you have already complete.
    -Rep instructions for Left Front Shoulder.
  11. Seaming
    -Lay front and back panel together with RS touching so you are working on the WS.
    -Use yarn needle and tail or length of yarn to sew panels together at the shoulders.
    -Then sew sides together from the bottom hem to the beginning of the armhole decreases-through rows 43 (47, 49, 51, 51, 53, 51, 53).
    -Now is a good time to try it on and check fit.
  12. Ribbing Notes
    -Turn vest right side out.
    -Join yarn with sl st to the st closest to seam.
    -Ribbing is worked in the round on the RS.
    -Ch 3 counts as a dc.
    -Adjust ribbing by doing more or less reps.
  13. Armhole Ribbing
    Rnd 1. (RS) Ch 3 (counts), dc 57 (61, 65, 67, 73, 73, 77, 79) evenly around armhole, join with sl st to first st. (58, 62, 66, 68, 72, 74, 78, 80 sts) The exact number of stitches is not as important as crocheting around evenly, so add/subtract more if needed, but keep an even number of stitches and make sure both arms match.

    Rnd 2. (RS) Ch 3, FPdc in next st, *{dc in next st, FPdc in next st} rep from * around, join to first st with sl st.
    Rnds 3-4. Rep last row. Add more or less ribbing rows here to your preference.
    Last row. Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st to first st to join.
    Cut yarn and weave in end.
  14. Neckline RibbingNeckline on men's crochet sweater vest in green on wood backdrop.
    Rnd 1. (RS) Ch 3, dc 41 (44, 47, 53, 56, 59, 65, 68) evenly around neckline, join with sl st to first st. (42, 45, 48, 54, 57, 60, 66, 69 sts) The exact number of stitches is not as important as crocheting around evenly, so add/subtract more if needed, but keep an even number of stitches.
    Rnds 2-4. Rep last row = 2”/5cm.

  15. Hem RibbingClose up of crochet men's vest hem with ribbing.
    Rnd 1. (RS) Ch 3, FPdc in next st, *{dc in next st, FPdc in next st} rep from * around, join to first st with sl st. (124, 136, 148, 164, 176, 188, 204, 216 sts)
    Rnds 2-4. Rep last row = 2”/5cm.
    Cut yarn. Weave in ends.

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