Crochet Checkerboard Sweater Vest by Heather Brooke

Crochet Checkerboard Sweater Vest

January 2022
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in Half double crochet
4.5 mm
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This pattern is available for free.


Medium Weight (4) Yarn – Lion Brand Skein Tones in “Almond” and “Cocoa” .
Number of skeins needed:
S/M – 4 (2 of each color) skeins
L/XL – 6 (3 of each color) skeins
2XL/3XL – 7 (3 of one color, 4 of the color used for vest AND ribbing) skeins
Approximately 307 grams of yarn were used for the size S/M.

For the light weight version, I used 4 skeins of Drops Alpaca Silk in the shades “Sage Green” and “Off White” for a size S/M

4.5mm Crochet Hook (my FAVORITE crochet hooks)

Darning Needle


Stitch Markers (I personally don’t use a stitch marker for this pattern, but if you easily lose track of where you started or are a beginner, stitch markers are very helpful.)


Sweater Vest is designed to be a bit of a boxy, slightly oversized fit

The 2 colors used in this pattern will be referred to as “Color A” and “Color B”

This Pattern follows size S/M, but has sizes S-3XL

This Pattern follows US crochet terms

Turning ch 1 does NOT count as a stitch in this pattern.

Number of stitches (and rows) indicated between “<>” and “( )“. E.g. “” and “64 (78, 94)”