Gypsy Chic Summer Boho Crocheted Vest

summer beach cover up 60s gypsy



Happy Independence Day!

This pattern is inspired by my hippy days and brings back the nostalgia and freedom of my youth. But it’s also a great contemporary pattern as the 60’s fashions come back. This vest is so fun to wear and flatters every figure. The way it drapes and flows around you, I guarantee you will love the sensation. An original pattern from Gena Hester for Yarn Designers Boutique and crocheted in Kramer’s Belfast Irish Linen Tweed Blend yarn makes it the perfect sweater vest for year around comfort.hippy vest crochet circular beach cover up

Dress it down for daytime or up for the evening! You can even wear it upside down for a shorter fuller look. People will stop you in the street to comment on how amazing this is.

Not only is it super fun to wear, its great to make, its made completely in the round, and I love making it so much I’ve made 7 different versions of this vest, in different colors, and yarn weights! This pattern is for a DK weight yarn and we have so many color choices for you.

The vest is approximately 48” long from the back of the neck and fits up to at least a 40” bust – making it a small to medium size. Model is 5’1” to give you an idea of how the length would fit you depending on your height.

If you would like a custom vest made, please contact us at
(909) 584-9715 or
for yarn choices and additional sizes and prices.

If you want to make it yourself,
you can get the pattern online from our store.

You can also buy this one off finished garment from our etsy store.

Each of Gena’s pieces feature fashion forward styles and strong, quality crochet stitches and yarns for many years of wear. You will also find her finishing and blocking techniques give you the feel of a couture garment.

Recommended Yarn:
Kraemer ‘Belfast’ for a soft natural color
Caron ‘Simply Soft Yarn 6oz’. for a solid vest
Mary Maxim ‘Prism’ for a Self Striping multicolored look

easy crochet bohemian shawl

Materials:beach summer cover up lace
● 1,320 yards dk weight yarn for the small size (noted as a “3” yarn). (The Grey/white fleck small example is made in Kraemer “Belfast” (a linen blend) in the color “Peat” – DK weight, 220 yds per skein, used 6 skeins.) Add several hundred yards for larger sizes. Keep in mind 220 yards only makes 2 – 3 lace finishing rounds.

● Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook – I prefer Soft Touch as it is very comfortable for this larger project.

● Attachable stitch markers to mark row beginnings.

For more information about the sizing and gauge visit our website.

This is also available as a finished item if you don’t want to make it yourself

Gypsy Chic Boho Crochet Vest PatternHappy Crocheting!








Broomstick Crochet Lace Scarf Class

Crochet Lace ScarfDebi Botteron Lawson will teach us how to make a beautiful scarf, lacy and textured, with the age-old broomstick crochet method. As you choose the piece you will be making, you should think about making a cowl, longer infinity scarf, or just a regular scarf with fringe. Also if you use a solid color, you will see more stitch definition but a variegated yarn can be very rich and fashion forward.
broomstick lacy crochet scarf
Class: Sunday July 19th from 1 to 3 PM. Fee: $10 to reserve your space. You will also be purchasing 1 skein of yarn of your choice. You will need any size crochet hook and at least 1 Size 50 (25mm) knitting needle(sets are $7.45).

Join us for a fun afternoon – this is a beginning class and the method is so different from either knitting or crocheting that if you have done either, you will probably pick this up very quickly!

This class is sponsored by Yarn Designers Boutique LLC. Please contact us by phone 909 584-9715 or email to register or with questions.

Classes will be in the Co-op room at 439 W Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City, CA 92314. For more information about our company, please see our website:

Simple Crocheted ‘Now’ Poncho

This is a super easy warm poncho to wrap yourself in for those cold winter nights. Easy Crochet Poncho

You will need:

3 Skeins of Masala- Hyacinth Hues by Bernat (Yarn A) Bulky (5) 155 yds ea. skein

3 Skeins of Kooky- Fushia by Red Heart (Yarn B) Bulky (5) 108 yds ea. skein

Crochet Hook N or P

8 DC = 4”
SC/ DC row pattern for 6 rows = 4”

Check your gauge before starting


Download the pattern now for $5 or

get it FREE when you buy the yarn from us!

Ci Ci Crochet Scarf

This is a super easy and fast scarf, the process and stitching is simple, it’s the yarn that adds the pizazz. So this is great for making lots of Christmas presents for the whole family! Great for beginners.

What you will need:Easy crochet scarf ci ci

Crochet Hook: “Q”

Yarns Used:

one skein each of

CiCi – Amazon
Tutu – Cabanna Blue
Allure – Sable
Fun Fur Stripes – Lime Blue
VooDoo – Sand
Incredible – Copper Penny


Get the pattern online for $5 or

get if FREE when you buy the yarn from us!

Summer Beadnik Ponchette

Summer Beadnik Ponchette

Well, summer is back and that means we will be working on lacy, airy, and lightweight knits. Here’s a great little poncho for the summer and can be made in any worsted weight yarn or ribbon.

Get the free pattern here!

Crochet, intermediate
Sized for Small/Medium and Large/Extra Large. Shown in Small/Medium

Shown in Beadnik-MD (103 yds) 2 skeins (Blue Beat)(3 skeins of Beadnik if you make the larger size (#4) worsted weight.

Beadnik ponchette


Also shown in Wiggles-TLC (250 yds) 1 skein (Yellow) or 2 skeins for larger size.

Wiggles summer poncho

Any worsted weight smooth yarn will substitute – about 200 yds for smaller size, 300 yds for larger size. “K”(10.5) (6.5mm) Hook or size to obtain gauge

Email us at with the yarn style and color choice and we will put together a “kit” to make this adorable ponchette!

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Lower edge circumference 60” (72”) Length 12” (15”)

5 sts and 10 rnds to 4” over dc with size K/10.5 hook (6.5mm)

Download the pattern for free!

Originally designed by Alicia Paulson and adapted by Gena Hester