Betty…Betty Grable Crochet Pattern by Rohn Strong

Betty... Betty Grable, worn upside down.

Betty… Betty Grable, worn upside down.

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Every lady needs a vest to make her summer wardrobe complete. That one piece that is lightweight, airy, and perfect for throwing over your bathing suit for a day at the beach or a tank top to take the chill off while watching the fireworks. Betty…Betty Grable is a patriotic little number that was inspired by the great pin-up model, Betty Grable! It is worked in one large piece from the bottom up. The Double Trellis Stitch is as simple as can be and after a good blocking, opens up beautifully. A simple scallop trim finishes this piece off!

Betty... Betty Grable, worn right side up

Betty… Betty Grable, worn right side up

Finished Size To Fit Size 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)” bust/chest circumference. Vest shown in Knit Picks Capra in 36” and reclaimed wool in size 32”.

Worn Right Side Up, in Kalanag Reclaimed Wool

Worn Right Side Up, in Kalanag Reclaimed Wool


Yarn: Knit Picks Capra (85% Merino Wool, 15% Cashmere; 123yds/50g): 2 (2, 3, 3, 4) balls each Scarlet (A), Cream (B), Celestial (C).

Yarn: Kalanag Knits Reclaimed Heavy Worsted Lambswool (100% Wool; 138g/4.86oz): Green: 738 (738, 1107, 1107, 1476) yds.

Work Upside Down, in Knit Picks Capra

Worn Upside Down, in Knit Picks Capra

Hook: H/8 (5.00mm) Hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

Upside Down, size

Upside Down, size 32″

Notions: Tapestry needle, buttons (optional).

Gauge Work 22 sts (chains and sc) and 2 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Pattern Stitch AFTER BLOCKING.

Upside Down, size 36"

Upside Down, size 36″

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Notes This piece must be blocked because the Double Trellis Stitch is quite stretchy. Swatching and blocking the swatch with your chosen yarn is a must. Please note, acrylic yarn will not work for this piece. An animal fiber is an absolute must.

Body is worked in one large piece. Ch-3 counts as dc throughout.

Designer Rohn Strong

Designer Rohn Strong

The Designer Hey y’all! My name is Rohn Strong and I am a crochet and knitwear designer! I love to work with modern patterns with a vintage twist. I have been crocheting for over 16 years and knitting for over 6. I design for a living and have published 8 e-books! I love working with yarn companies from all over the world and most of all connecting with crocheters and knitters of all levels! If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to say hello please do not hesitate to contact me, Rohn Strong, at! 

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