Crochet A Waistcoat Preview: October 8, 2022

Model wearing multicoloured crochet waistcoat over white blouse next to flowers

We have a versatile crochet waistcoat for you this week.

How To Crochet A Waistcoat

Close up of multicoloured crochet waistcoat over white blouse

Photography by Eve Conroy.

We are all going to be layering up this year as the colder weather hits which makes this waistcoat a real winner.

Worked in puff stitch and trebles, it is a great way to showcase the yarn, Rico Creative Melange Chunky, a popular yarn that comes in a wool-acrylic blend.

The colour mixes move smoothly from one colour to the next, producing both soft fades and strong stripes. No two garments will be quite the same.

We have chosen the shade Mauve-Ivy, a glorious mix of pale and dark pinks, blues and purples.

However, there is a big range of shades to choose from if you would prefer something else. You can view them and order direct by visiting

The waistcoat comes in five sizes ranging from 76/81 cm (30/32 ins) to 117/122 cm (46/48 ins) with actual size being around 15/10 cm (6/4 ins) bigger. This gives you plenty of room to fit it over a layer or two.

The ties at the waist add the final, finishing touch.

Crochet lovers are always looking for a new challenge, and we hope this waistcoat will fit the bill.

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Cover of The People's Friend Oct 8 issue graphic

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Find the full instructions for how to knit a cardigan in our October 8, 2022 issue of “The People’s Friend”. On sale now! Available online or from most major supermarkets and newsagents.

Plus, 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!