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Christmas in July CAL – Vintage Crochet Apron

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I have always loved these Vintage Crochet Aprons. They just make me happy. I’ve wanted to make one for so long, and I finally decide to just go for it. I’ve included some holiday colors for the stripes to make it seasonal, but you can use any colors you would like. Enjoy!

Vintage Crochet Apron - free crochet pattern by Jessie At Home

The yarn used in this pattern was provided by Red Heart.

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Vintage Crochet Apron
Crochet Pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

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Size:
15″ across top, 15″ long

Yarn:
Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread size 10, 100% mercerized cotton
White 0001 – 2 balls, 82 g
Natural/Gold 0229G – 1 ball, 20 g
Forest Green 0449 – 1 ball, 12 g
Victory Red 0494 – 1 ball 20 g

Hook:
US-7, 1.5mm

Gauge:
36 sts x 17 rows = 4” [10 cm] in dc

Other supplies:
yarn needle

Stitches and Abbreviations:
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sp(s) – space(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)

Pattern:
Tie band first side: 
Row 1: Ch 8, 3 dc in 5th ch from hook, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch, dc in last ch.
Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as first dc), (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in last st. – {8 dc}
Repeat Row 2 to half of desired tie band length, sample is 40″
Tie band second side: 
Row 1: Attach yarn to starting ch of first side of tie band, ch 3, skip 1, 3 dc in next ch, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch, skip 1, dc in next ch.
Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as first dc), (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in last st. – {8 dc}
Repeat Row 2 to desired tie band length, sample is 80″

Apron
Row 1: Count 24 dc from center of tie band, attach yarn to the side of the 24th dc, ch 3, *[skip 1, (3dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next dc, skip 1, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next dc] 2 times, skip 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next dc, ch 3, skip 1, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next dc, ch 3; repeat from * 2 more times, [skip 1, (3dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next dc, skip 1, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next dc] 2 times, skip 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next dc, skip 1, dc in next dc.
Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), *[(dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 sp] 2 times, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, skip 3 dc and 3 ch, dc in next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 3; repeat from * 2 more times, [(dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 sp] 2 times, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in last st.
Row 3: Turn, ch 3, *[(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp] 2 times, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, skip dc, skip 3 ch, skip 1 dc, dc in each dc to ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in each dc until 1 st remains before ch-3 sp, ch 3; repeat from * 2 more times, [(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp] 2 times, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in last dc.
Row 4: Turn, ch 3, *[(dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 sp] 2 times, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, skip 3 dc and 3 ch, dc in each dc to ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in each dc to ch-3 sp, ch 3; repeat from * 2 more times, [(dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 sp] 2 times, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in last st.
Repeat Rows 3 & 4 until there are a total of 52 Rows, following the color chart below:

Rows 1-16: White
Rows 17-18: Gold
Rows 19-20: White
Rows 21-22: Gold
Rows 23-28: White
Rows 29-30: Gold
Rows 31-32: White
Rows 33-36: Green
Rows 37-42: White
Rows 43-44: Gold
Rows 45-46: White
Rows 47-52: Red

Wear or give and enjoy!

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13 thoughts on “Christmas in July CAL – Vintage Crochet Apron”

  1. I’m not understanding the apron part of the directions, it goes from row 1 to row 2 with no instructions to turn the work. It doesn’t seem like the stitch count for the apron part adds up correctly.

    Reply
    • Sorry, I write both knit and crochet patterns. You write “turn” in crochet but not knit, so sometimes I forget it! I added it in.

      Reply
    • I need to know where it seems to have gone wrong in order to help you. If you are on Facebook, join my group that’s listed in the bottom of the pattern and post a photo. Be sure to tag me so I see it and it will be a lot easier for me to help.

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    • In row 3 you see:
      skip 3 ch, skip 1 dc, dc in each dc to ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in each dc until 1 st remains before ch-3 sp, ch 3
      This is NOT an increase
      In row 4 you see:
      skip 3 dc and 3 ch, dc in each dc to ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in each dc to ch-3 sp,
      This IS an increase.
      So you increase the pointed sections on every repeat of row 4.

      Reply
  2. Hello, I was hoping you can help me.

    But first I have to tell you this is a gorgeous apron! Thank you for the pattern.

    My question is: I was starting the apron part and you say “to count 24 DC from centre of band” when i am counting the dc does the chain 3 mean a DC? Or is it just the DC?

    Thank you,

    Ljuba

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  3. I’m confused as to why the apron straps are different lengths. Is that how aprons work or am I missing something? I’ve never owned one. I’m so excited about making this for a baker friend of mine, it’ll be a perfect gift for her (obviously not for Christmas). Thank you for this pattern!

    Reply
    • They are the same length. When you make the first half it’s 40″ long (or half of the total length you want), when you make the second half the whole thing is 80″ long (or the total length you want).

      Reply

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