Crochet A Gilet: May 21, 2022 Preview

Model wearing a crochet gilet

Crochet A Gilet: How To

Difficulty: Easy

This week, readers will be able to crochet a two-tone gilet featuring patch pockets worked in an organic cotton.

Close up of crochet gilet shoulders two-tone fabric

Photograph by Ally Stuart.

The gilet coms in six sizes ranging from 76/81 cm (30/32 ins) to 127/132 cm (50/52 ins). Actual size is around 18/13 cm (7/5 ins) larger giving a comfortable fit, and allowing you to wear a layer underneath.

We have used Stylecraft Organic Cotton DK in shades Storm (7204) and Coral (7180).

If you prefer not to use cotton, we have also given quantities for using Stylecraft Life DK.

We have graded this gilet as Easy. The stitches used are double crochet, half-treble, treble and double-treble. The UK terms are used throughout. Details on how to change to US terminology is available online.

Close up of crochet gilet pockets with hands

Photograph by Ally Stuart.

We have had lots of requests for crochet this year so we hope this will keep you busy.

More crochet will follow soon!

Send it in!

The People’s Friend team would love to see your creations. You can send them to for a chance to be shared on social media or in the magazine!

Find the full gilet crochet pattern in our May 21, 2022 issue of “The People’s Friend”. On sale this Wednesday!

For more crafts, visit our Craft section. Or you can subscribe to “The People’s Friend” here, to make sure you’ll never miss another one of our great patterns and projects.

Liz O’Rourke

Liz is part of our Features Team and her hobbies include knitting and crafts, reading and foreign travel which are also her main responsibilities on the “Friend”. If you walk into the office you will soon spot her desk, it’s the one piled high with knitwear and balls of yarn!