Unique Shell Crochet Vest


This back of this vest is constructed in one piece from top to bottom. The two front panels are then crocheted on in two sections and joined as you go. Once all three panels are crocheted, the sides and shoulder seams are stitched together.

Materials List

Lion Brand Unique in Jewel 3 (4, 4, 5) skeins or 300 (436, 436, 545) yards

US N15/10.00mm hook– or hook needed to obtain gauge

Yarn needle

Finished Size

Bust Measurement
35” (39 ½”, 41”, 45 ½”)


(measure in pattern)
4 shells (or 12sts) and 6 rows = 6” x 6”


  • Pattern is written in size small, changes for medium, large and extra-large, are in parenthesis.
  • To make reading pattern easier you may want to print out pattern and highlight changes for your size.
  • The pattern is worked top down.  The back panel is worked first.  The two front panels are then worked off of the beginning chain of the pattern (which will become the top row of the back panel)

The Pattern

Find full pattern on website

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