Working Man’s Apron Free Crochet Pattern

Thank you for stopping by Jo’s Crafty Hook.  In today’s post I am sharing with you one of my newest crochet designs, the Working Man’s Apron Free Crochet Pattern!

You don’t see a lot of crochet patterns for men.  My husband is always working in his garage and hunting around for his tools, so I thought this Working Man’s Apron would be the perfect thing Just for Him.

I also wanted to let you know that the Working Man’s Apron, will be part of the Just for Him Event hosted by Sunflower Cottage Crochet and sponsored by WeCrochet starting November 17 until November 30, 2021.

 

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Me and 13 other fabulous crochet designers are collaborating and sharing crochet patterns Just for Him.

Each day of the event you can get a FREE pdf copy of a new featured designer and their crochet pattern that was designed Just for Him.  The event will start at 3a EST and run until 2:59a EST the next day.

 

 

You can find out how the Just for Him Event works and get each day’s featured pattern by clicking on the button below.

 

On my featured day, November 20th, you can get my Working Man’s Apron crochet pattern for Free!  Click  on the button below to download your FREE pdf copy on my featured day, November 20th.

 

 

 

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I used WeCrochet/KnitPicks Brava #7 Bulky Weight.  136 yds/100 gram

Materials:
US Hook K/6.5 mm
340 yds of Cobblestone Heather
816 yds of Black
Scissors
Tapestry Needle
Stitch Markers

Gauge:
Hook US K/6.5 mm
12 st x 8 rows  = 4”

Finished Size:
44” tall
20” wide

The Working Man’s Apron can be very easily customized.  Inside the premium crochet pattern you will find step-by-step picture tutorials.  Also, inside the pattern you will find the inches broken down so you can choose how wide your apron is and how long it is.  Not only can you make this just for him, but it is a totally Unisex pattern.

You can get a PDF copy of the Ad-Free and the Premium crochet pattern that has step-by-step picture tutorials at my Ravelry Store.

 

 

Abbreviations/Stitches Used:
fsc = foundation single crochet
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
MC = Main Color
CC = Contrasting Color
RS = Right Side
WS = Wrong Side

Special Stitches:
Foundation Single Crochet:  creates your foundation row at the same time as your first row of single crochet stitches.
Seed Stitch:  alternate sc and dc in the 1st row then you add a dc in the sc and a sc in the dc in the consecutive rows.

Notes:
alt ch 2 and counts as a dc.
ch 2 counts as a dc.
Corners consist of (sc, ch 1, sc) all in the same sp.
The pattern has a lot of pieces.  They are panels, pockets, and straps that will be sewn together.
The pieces may shrink due to the tightness of the stitch.  You may want to block it.
You can steam it or wash it and pin it down.

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Customizing:

The apron can easily be customized to fit your working man.  Below I have supplied the gauges in 1” 2” 3” 4” and the rows needed for 1” 2” 3” 4”

1” = 3st x 2 rows
2” = 6 st x 4 rows
3” = 9 st x 6 rows
4” = 12 st x 8 rows

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Apron Crochet Pattern:

Chest 10” x 8”

Using MC

fsc 30 turn  (30 sc)
alternative:  ch 31, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each remaining st across.  (30 sc)

R1: ch 1, sc in the same sp, *dc in the next st, sc in the next st*  rep from * until last st, dc in last st.  turn (30 st)

R2-R16:  Repeat R1 do  not turn after R16

Move to the Border below

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Middle 14” x 12”

fsc 42 turn (42 sc)
alternative:  ch 43, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each remaining chain.  turn (42 sc)

R1: ch 1, sc in the same sp, *dc in the next st, sc in the next st*  rep from * until last st, dc in last st.  (42 st)

R2-R24:  Repeat R1.  Do not turn after R24

Move to Border below

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Bottom 18” x 16”

fsc 54 (54 sc) turn
alternative:  ch 55, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each remaining chain.  (54 sc)

R1:  ch 1, sc in the same sp, *dc in the next st, sc in the next st*  rep from * until last st, dc in last st.  (54 st)

R2-R32:  Repeat R1.  Do not turn after R32

Move to Border below

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Chest Pockets 2” x 4”
(make 2)

Note:  For a tighter pocket, use sc only in width and height. 

Using CC

fsc 6 turn ( sc)
alternative:  ch 7, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each remaining chain.  turn (6 sc)

R1:  ch 1, sc in the same sp, *dc in the next st, sc in the next st*  rep from * until last st, dc in last st.  (6 st)

R2-R8:  Repeat R1.  Do not turn after R8

Move to Border below

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Middle Pocket 14” x 10”

fsc 42 turn (42 sc)
alternative:  ch 43, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each remaining chain.  turn (42 sc)

R1: ch 1, sc in the same sp, *dc in the next st, sc in the next st*  rep from * until last st, dc in last st.  (42 st)

R2-R20:  Repeat R1.  Do not turn after R20

Move to Border below

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Bottom Pocket 18” x 16”

fsc 54 turn (54 sc)
alternative:  ch 55, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each remaining chain.  turn (54 sc)

R1:  ch 1, sc in the same sp, *dc in the next st, sc in the next st*  rep from * until last st, dc in last st.  turn (54 st)

R2-R24:  Repeat R1.  Do not turn after R24

Move to Border below

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You can get a PDF copy of the Ad-Free and the Premium crochet pattern that has step-by-step picture tutorials at my Ravelry Store.

Border (RS):

Side 1:
ch 1, turn your work to the side and sc evenly down the sides st.  

Corner:
(sc, ch 1, sc) all in the last st.  

Bottom:
turn and sc evenly in the fsc row until the last st.  

Corner:
(sc, ch 1, sc) all in the last st.  

Side 2:
turn and sc evenly up the side of the until the last st.  

Corner:
(sc, ch 1, sc) all in the last st.  

Top:
turn and sc across until the last st.  (sc, ch 1, sc) all in the last st.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Apron Border

R1:

Step 1:
Starting in any corner of the apron, attach yarn with a sl st in the corner st.

Step 2:

sc in the same sp as the sl st.  sc in each st around the apron until you come to a corner st.  (sc, ch 1, sc) all in the same st. 

Step 3:
Continue step 2 all the way around the apron, being sure to place the (sc, ch 1, sc) all in the corner st.

Step 4:
Repeat Step 3 until you come to the last st.  sc, ch 1 in the last st and sl st in th 1st st to join.

R2:  ch 1, sc in the same sp.  *sc in each st until you come to the corners, (sc, ch 1, sc) all in the ch-1 sp of the corner.  Rep from *around the apron until the last st, sc, ch 1 in the last st.  sl st in 1st st to join.  

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Pieces Assembly

Step 1:
Line up the middle of the top piece to the middle of the middle piece.  You want to have the same amount of st on the left side as you do the right side.

Step 2:
Starting where your 2 pieces lined up, sew the RS of the bottom st to the RS of the top st.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Repeat these steps for sewing the top to the middle piece and the middle to the bottom piece.

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Neck Strap 10” x 2”

Neck Strap

When making your slip knot be sure to leave a long tail of yarn for attaching to the top part of your apron.

fsc 30 turn (30 sc)
alternative:  ch 31, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each remaining st across.  turn  (30 sc)

R1:  ch 1, sc in the same sp, *dc in the next st, sc in the next st*  rep from * until last st, dc in last st.  (30 st)

R2-R3:  Repeat R1.  

R4:  ch 1, sc in the same sp and each st across.  (30 sc)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

For best results for assembling, sc in the end st on both ends of neck straps. 

Leave a long tail on 1 end for attaching to the apron.

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Attaching Neck Strap

Step 1:
Line up the bottom corner of your strap piece to the corner of your top piece.

Step 2:
Starting where your 2 pieces lined up, sew the RS of the bottom st to the RS of the top st.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Repeat Steps 1 & 2 on the other side of your top piece.

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Waist Ties 20” x 1”
(make 2)

Waist Straps

fsc 60 turn (60 sc)
alternative:  ch 61, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining st across.  turn  (60 sc)

R1:  ch 1, sc in the same sp, *dc in the next st, sc in the next st*  rep from * until last st, dc in last st.  (60 st)

R2:  Repeat R1.  

R3:  ch 1, sc in the same sp and each st across.  (60 sc)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

For best results for assembling, sc in the end st on both ends of waist ties. 

Leave a long tail on 1 end for attaching to the apron.

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Attaching Waist Straps

Step 1:
Line up the bottom corner of your strap piece to the corner of your middle piece where the middle and bottom pieces connect.

Step 2:
Starting at the top of your end piece of the strap line up the st evenly.

Step 3:
Sew the RS of your end piece of your strap to RS of the middle piece.  Do NOT fasten off.

Step 4:
Sew the RS of the bottom of your strap to the RS of the top of your bottom piece, being sure to line up your st evenly.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Repeat Steps 1-4 on the other side of your apron.

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Pocket Assembly

Step 1:
Place your pockets where you would like to sew them on, being sure to place the WS of your pockets to the RS of your top piece.

Step 2:
Line up the top, sides, and bottom of your pockets to the corresponding rows of the top piece.

Step 3:
Sew from one of the top corners down to the bottom corner, across the bottom, and up to the next corner. You will leave the top of your pocket open.

Repeat Steps 1-3 for each piece and pockets

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Finished Working Man’s Apron

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O Holy Night Wrap


I have another new crochet pattern that I have been dying to share with you!  I have had to keep a lid on it since August and let me tell ya, my lid was ready to blow off!  So today I am introducing you to my O Holy Night Wrap crochet pattern!

 

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The crochet pattern release was held until today as part of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop hosted by Fosbas Designs.  The yarn used in designing the O Holy Night Wrap was donated by WeCrochet.

 

 

The O Holy Night Wrap is being released at the perfect time because the holidays are right around the corner!  We who like to crochet like to get a head start for those gift giving months.  Plus, with it being the first of November there should still be PLENTY of time for you to crochet the O Holy Night Wrap for those important to your life!  Yes we still have Thanksgiving (US) to get through, but as you know life gets busy especially around this time of year.

 

 

As my gift to you I am giving you a FREE pdf copy of the O Holy Night Wrap for 24 hours!  In order to get the Coupon Code, you need to go to the Round Up for More Patterns button below to get today’s Coupon Code.  Then you can download the free pattern from the button below that says “Download On Ravelry”

 

 

 

 

 

Download the FREE pdf copy of the O Holy Night Wrap crochet pattern using the button below.

 

 

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