The Perfect Combination of Vintage and Modern – A Free Crochet Apron Pattern

I’m not really much of a chef. Or a baker. Or a dishwasher. In fact, I spent very little time in the kitchen. I CAN do all of those things, but my lovely husband (He definitely needs a nickname…and not “The Cowboy”…) usually takes charge of it all because of my work schedule.

However, every once in a while I feel compelled to try to bake up scrumptious chocolate chip cookies from scratch. They never live up to my expectations, but I have fun none-the-less. (Side note, if you have any good cookie recipes or tips, drop them in the comment box below!) Part of the appeal of baking from scratch is the “1950s Housewife” feel of it all. Well, what 1950s housewife would be caught dead without an apron?

Image result for vintage crochet apron 1950

When I was trying to think of a cool new pattern for the Caron Cakes I reviewed last week, I immediately thought of chevrons. Chevrons are both modern and classic and the combination of neutrals and bright color in this yarn are perfect for bringing it into the 21st century.

Free vintage inspired crochet apron pattern from Modern Crochet. Use less than one skein of Caron Cakes yarn to make this adorable apron.

Vintage Inspired Crochet Apron Pattern

Yarn: Caron Cakes

Yardage: approximately 300 yards

Hook: I (5.5 MM)

Other Materials:
Coordinating ribbon such as this (approximately 2 yards)
Sewing Needle
Thread
OR
Liquid Stitch

Project Cost: about $10-15

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Apron

Vintage Inspired Crocheted Apron. Chevron apron made with caron cakes yarn.

Ch 42 (multiples of 10 plus 2)

Row 1:
DC in 4th ch from hook (skipped chains count as first DC).
DC in next 2 chains (4 DC so far).
*3 DC in next stitch (stitch 5).
DC in next 4 stitches.
Sk 2 ch.
DC in next 4 stitches.*
Repeat between * until 2 stitches remaining.
DC last two stitches together.

Row 2 (Standard Row):
Ch 2 and turn (counts as DC here and throughout).
Sk first stitch.
DC in next 3 stitches (4 DC so far).
*3 DC in next stitch (This should be the middle stitch of the 3 DC from previous row).
DC in next 4 stitches.
Sk 2 stitches (These should be the stitch before and the stitch after the Sk 2 ch from previous round).
DC in next 4 stitches.*
Repeat between * until 2 stitches remaining.
DC last two stitches together.

Row 3-4:
Standard Row

Row 5 (Increase Row):
Repeat row 2 EXCEPT do 5 DC instead of 3 DC at each “peak”.

The increases are going to give your apron a more trapezoidal shape. In the end, this allows it to have some beautiful movement and lay with nice ripples.

 

Crocheted Chevrons - Caron Cakes

Rows 6-10:
Alternate Standard and Increase rows.

Rows 10-17:
Three rows of Standard, 1 row of Increase (x2)

Rows 18-27:
Four rows of Standard, 1 row of Increase (x2)

Rows 28-30:
Standard Rows

Tie off and weave in ends.

Waistband

Cut a length of coordinating ribbon to comfortably tie around your waist. Use a lighter to seal the ends.

Lay the ribbon over the top few rows of your apron, lining up the middles of the ribbon and the apron. Hand stitch them together using row of stitches at the top of the ribbon and a row at the bottom of the ribbon. If you do not want to sew, you could use Liquid Stitch, which is what I did for this project.

Et voila!

 

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