Nicholas V Neck Vest Crochet Pattern

Nicholas V Neck Vest Crochet Pattern
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I have wanted to design a garment for men for a long time now, and the Nicholas V-Neck Vest is the one!  I named this after my husband and even used the N-stitch for the texture of this vest. Have you tried the N stitch before? We have a video tutorial for it on my YouTube Channel.

A V neck vest is a great garment for men, as it gives comfort and style at the same time.  I wanted something classic looking but with a stitch that most people haven’t used.

The Yarn

I used City Tweed from Knit Picks in Dolphin for this project.  I really love this yarn!  It is a fabulous blend of wool, Alpaca, and Donegal Tweed!  I really couldn’t put my husband in any old yarn–I wanted the best for him to wear.



The color is a grayish blue and the tweed coloring is just perfect with it!  The texture and stitch definition with this yarn really shines well.

Texture and Stitch Definition

Materials Needed

I used roughly 1500 yards of City Tweed DK yarn, which is a DK/light weight yarn.  This was for a size 2XL.  The pattern is written for sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, and 4XL.  I include yardage for each size–these are approximate.

4.5mm hook for the body of the vest and 3.75mm hook for the ribbing

Stitch Markers–definitely needed for this project.

Tapestry Needle

Stitch/Row Counter (there’s a lot to keep track of!)


How it’s Made

This vest is worked in two panels that are then sewn together.  I then added the ribbing around the neck and arm holes using the smaller hook.  You will want the stitch markers for marking the center where the V neck starts and then once again to hold the panels together while you sew.




I really can’t get over how great this looks on my husband.  He also really likes it and actually wears it!  Proof that this is something you need to make for the men in your life!  I truly hope you enjoy this design and appreciate that the pattern is written for so many sizes.  Each of the sizes have their own section of the pattern, rather than trying to keep track of which color of stitch count is the one you’re following.

Where to find it

Sunflower Store

Etsy Shop




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