Tenzing Vest

from Sweet Paprika Designs

Tenzing Vest Pattern


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Crocheting: Tenzing Vest
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Girls, Boys, Infant/Baby



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Chain (ch)
  • Single crochet (sc)
  • Double crochet (dc)
  • Half-double crochet (hdc)
  • Slip stitch (sl st)

Pattern Description:

This hooded vest is named for Tenzing Norgay, an avid and relentless explorer and one of the first people to reach the top of Mount Everest. The vest is worked in one piece with minimal seaming at the shoulders and top of hood. The ribbed detail uses post stitches to create strong vertical lines that continue around the hood.

The pattern includes five sizes (from 0-24 months) and buttonhole instructions for both boy's and girl's versions.


17 sts = 4" and 10 rows = 3" in hdc, after blocking.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sizes: 0-3 (3-6, 6-12, 12-18, 18-24) months
  • To Fit Chest: 16 (17.5, 19, 20, 21)"
  • Chest circumference: 19.5 (21.5, 23, 24, 25)"
  • Length: 8.75 (10, 11, 12.25, 13.5)"


  • Sweet Paprika Minuet (100% superwash merino wool; 50g/110 yds), 3 (4, 5, 5, 6) skeins Hot Cocoa.
  • Size 7 (4.5mm) crochet hook

You Will Also Need:

  • Yarn needle
  • 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) buttons

About Designer

About Designer

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I love to teach people how to knit or crochet and then watch them get totally addicted.

As co-owner of Sweet Paprika Designs, I'm always surrounded by yarn and knitting, and enjoy exploring the relationship between designing patterns and dyeing yarn.

When not knitting, I love to dance, teach Pilates, go on picnics and travel.

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