Granny Motif Vest Crochet Pattern

This was originally published in a collection of “Rib Ticklers” four decades ago.  We’re sure it’s because you can’t help but feel like giggling when you see this colorful way to wear a crochet granny square.

  • Easy
  • Crochet
  • Apparel

RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 1 Skein each 365 Coffee A, 235 Lemon B, 726 Coral C and 631 Light Sage D.

Crochet Hooks: 4mm [US G-6] for Small; 5mm [US H-8] for Medium and 5.5mm [US I-9] for Large.
Yarn needle.

Directions are for size Small; changes for sizes Medium and Large are made by using larger crochet hook.

Finished Bust: 29 (32, 35)”.
Finished Length: 17½ (20, 21)”.

GAUGE: 13 dc = 4”; 8 rows = 4” using 4mm [US G-6] hook for Small. 12 dc = 4”; 7 rows = 4” using 5mm [US H-8] hook for Medium. 11 dc = 4”; 7 rows = 4” using 5.5mm [US I-9] hook for Large. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

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mshellm's picture

retro vest

I love this vest! If i knew how to upload a picture on here I could show everyone and I made a matching purse..

kcrochetgal's picture


I loved this vest when i saw it. It's so easy and goes with just about everything, instead of making it in the colors listed. I made it in different shades of blue (my favorite color). I still have to crochet the edging, but so far this is my favorite garment that I have made.

carmeniris's picture

Rib Ticklers Pattern

Imagine my surprise to see the granny motif pattern, I made that one in 1971. I also have the original cardboard pattern card. It has travelled with me thousands of miles during the last forty years. I will be making another (only bigger).

Granny Square Top

I remember making one of these when I was about 15 about 1973. Mine was purple , lavendar, and green. Maybe I'll make myself another one.

rebat's picture

Rib Ticklers Patterns

I still have an original copy of the Rib Ticklers patterns. I made myself a "target" vest and my friend received the granny vest as a present. This just verifies my belief that old patterns are seldom out of style.