How To Crochet Agnes Sweater Vest

How to Crochet Agnes Sweater Vest

The Agnes Sweater Vest is a granny square crochet project perfect for layering over tops and dresses. It features oversized armholes and a slightly cropped length, designed for comfort and style.

Agnes Sweater Vest

Agnes Sweater Vest


  • Yarn: Worsted Weight (suggested brands include Knit Picks Wool of the Andes and Simply Wool Worsted)
  • Needle Size: 4.5mm (US 7) crochet hook; 4.5mm (US 7) 16″ and 29″-36″ circular knitting needles for the ribbing.
  • Colors Used: Brass Heather, Mink Heather, Pampas Heather, Winnie Twist, Winkle, Wallace, Wendy.


  • Granny squares should measure 4″ (10.2 cm) before joining.

Finished Size

  • Dimensions can vary based on the desired fit, personal measurements, and adjustments.

Tips for Sizing

  • Add an extra round to granny squares for a larger fit.
  • Single crochet alongside seams to add width.
  • Adjust the hook size to modify the granny square size.

Pattern Steps

Crocheting Granny Squares

  1. Follow a Granny Square tutorial.
  2. Make initial squares to determine shoulder width and adjust size as needed.
  3. Create a total of 25 granny squares, varying colors by preference.
  4. Safety pin squares together to check fit during the process.
  5. Whip-stitch squares together.

Collar & Armholes

  1. After seaming squares, pick up stitches for collar ribbing.
  2. Pick up 76 stitches around the neck, adding a single crochet at the corners.
  3. Work in K1, P1 rib for 4 rounds.
  4. Perform tubular bind-off or chosen bind-off method.


  1. Pick up 124 stitches around each armhole.
  2. Work in K1, P1 rib for 4 rounds followed by tubular bind-off.

Split Hem

  1. Pick up stitches along the front bottom edge, and work in rib as for collar and armholes.
  2. Work 11 rows or to the desired length.
  3. Bind off using the tubular method.
  4. Repeat for the back hem.


  • Weave in all remaining yarn ends.
  • Block and shape to desired measurements.

Final Notes

  • Experiment with various finishing methods for edges according to preference.
  • Use the hashtag #agnessweatervest to share your creations.


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