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Crochet Body Warmer

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This body warmer is a great free crochet pattern for a man. If you're looking for a warm and cozy gift for that special man in your life then this is perfect. This pattern is crocheted in one piece and then sewn together at the shoulders.

This body warmer is crocheted in one piece and then sewn together at the shoulders. Here I have used double crochet stitch but you could use either single crochet or treble crochet. The pattern works up quickly and I’m told the final garment is indeed very warm.

I have designed this body warmer to be bigger around the front as I’m told most men are bigger at the front. If you want the warmer to be equally sized I would reduce the left & right front by 1 or 2 rows. This warmer measure 44” chest.
 

Materials:

  • 5.5mm, any DK yarn here I used Wendy Fusion in shades of Chilli Pepper, Turmeric and Mace.
  • Tension/Gauge:
  • 5 sts & 2 rows measures 2” x 1.5”

Pattern:
Ch 45 (+2 for turning)
Row 1: dc into 2nd ch from hook and across all ch
Row 2: ch2, dc into 2nd st and all across to end.
Row 3: ch 2, dc into 2nd stand all sts to last st, work 2 dc into final st
Row 4: Ch 2, 2 dc into 1st st, dc all sts.
Row 5: As row 3
Row 6: As row 4
Continue working these 2 rows and increasing at neck edge until 11 rows are complete.
Row 12-14 Work straight dc
Row 15: work 35 dc and turn (armhole shaping)
Row 16 – 18 work straight dc
Row 19: work straight dc and ch 19ch at end of row
Row 20: turn and dc into 2nd chain from hook and dc across all sts.
Row 21 – 23 straight dc
Row 24: dec 1 st at neck edge, dc to end.
Row 25: dec 1 st at neck edge, dc to end.
Row 26: dec 1 st at neck edge, dc to end.
Row 27 & 28 straight dc
You are now half way through and the pattern is now just reversed.
Row 29 & 30 straight dc
Row 31: inc 1 st at neck edge, dc to end
Row 32: inc 1 st at neck edge, dc to end
Row 33: inc 1 st at neck edge, dc to end
Row 34-35: straight dc
Row 36: work 35dc and turn (armhole shaping)
Row 37 - 40 work straight dc
Row 41: work straight dc and ch 19ch at end of row
Row 42-44: Work straight dc
Row 45: dc 1 st at neck edge, dc all across
Row 46: dc 1 st at neck edge, dc all across
Row 47: dc 1 st at neck edge, dc all across
Row 48: dc 1 st at neck edge, dc all across
Row 49: dc 1 st at neck edge, dc all across
Row 50: dc 1 st at neck edge, dc all across
Row 51: dc 1 st at neck edge, dc all across
Row 52: dc 1 st at neck edge, dc all across
Row 53: dc 1 st at neck edge, dc all across
Row 54: dc 1 st at neck edge, dc all across
 

Finishing: I went around the whole warmer using black yarn and SC but that isn’t required. Sew in all loose ends.

 

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I like the pattern. Can you tell me if I use a size I or K crochet hook, how will this pattern change. Thanks.

Hi, bcatonone 4972583. Here is a link to some common crochet abbreviations that might help: www.allfreecrochet.com/Basics/Crochet-Abbreviations. If you have more specific questions, you may want to contact the original designer of the pattern directly, as specified in the byline. Good luck! - Editors of FaveCrafts

Please, I do not understand what "dc into 2nd stand" means nor do I understand "ch 19ch" means. I have crocheted quite a bit but cannot figure these two instructions out. Please advise. My vest is not coming out right and I believe these two instructions are why. Thanks, Betty

Unfortunately the editors did not read the pattern before posting it or before replying to you. "dc in 2nd stand" should be "dc in 2nd st and..." the word is not "stand" but rather st (stitch) AND The other problem is "ch 19ch" I believe this means works 19 chains at end of row. So, after the DC's you will chain an additional 19, then turn and work a dc in the 2nd chain from the hook. This is after the armhole shaping and may be the the start of the back, which is wider. Hope this helps.

I have looked evrywhere for an adjustable vest type warmer for men! Thank you so much for the pattern. I love it and am making it for my husband for Christmas in Red Wool. Birdie Gee

Good pattern but came out way too smal. Will try again and just enlarge it.

Aileen I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!! We are always looking for something for men and this is really a good one! Easy to crochet and easy to wear...I will surely be making a bunch of these for next Christmas gift giving. I love your color choices, too... Thanks for the pattern...cathe.

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