Peek-a-Boo Button Wrap Pattern Size S-XL

Here it is, what you’ve been waiting for – the pattern for the Peek-a-Boo Wrap!

Peek-a-Boo Wrap free crochet pattern size S-XL on #haken

I’ve made this for you in four different sizes, from Small through to XL.

Here you can find a written pattern for size Medium, and below you can find a chart which will give you the measurements and stitch counts for sizes Small, Large and XL.

For the Dutch speakers among us, I’ve also had the design translated.  You can find it here. Veel plezier!

You can pick up the yarn at Scheepjes retailers all over the Benelux including Caro’s Atelier*, or internationally from Wool Warehouse* and Deramores*.

And even better, Esther from It’s all in a Nutshell has created a video tutorial, which is enormously helpful!

Are you ready?

What You Need

Scheepjes Stone Washed XL in 850 (Garnet) – 12 balls for size M (I used 11, but get an extra to be safe)
S = 10 balls (each ball of Stone Washed XL has 75 metres)
M = 12 balls
L = 15 balls
XL = 17 balls
7cm bamboo button – you can pick these up at any good craft store, or online
Size 5mm hook (or hook to obtain gauge)
Measuring Tape
Tapestry Needle
Eucalan wool wash


8 stitches x 5 rows = 5cm x 5cm
gauge across gauge up


Note: All stitches are in US terms
Chain (CH)
Half Double Crochet (HDC)
Half Double Crochet Back Loop Only (HDCBLO)
Half Double Crochet Front Loop Only (HDCFLO)

Size Medium

  1. Chain loosely 119 stitches.  If you’re a tight crocheter, consider going up a hook size to make sure that the chain isn’t too tight.
  2. HDC into the third chain from the hook, and all the way across (a total of 117 stitches across).  CH2, turn.
  3. HDCBLO in the first stitch, HDCFLO in the next.  Repeat this front and back (HDCBLO/FLO) format all the way across, CH2, turn.  Note:  It’s important to ensure that you have an odd number of stitches to make it easier to achieve the texture of the stitches.  If you finish the row in the back loop, when you start the next row, start in the front loop and vice versa.  You’ll find very quickly as you go that the look of the wrap will be different if you don’t maintain the BLO then FLO stitch pattern in alternating stitches.Stitch view vest
  4. Repeat this pattern building rows for 25cm.
  5. Now we are going to make the first sleeve.  Follow the HDCBLO/FLO pattern for 20 stitches, then CH 35, skip 35, then continue the HDCBLO/FLO pattern all the way to the end.  Make sure you double check that you stitch into the BLO or FLO correctly (if the stitch in the row below was FLO, you need to stitch into the BLO).
  6. HDCBLO/FLO to the chain from the previous row, then HDC 35 into the chain, then continue the HDCBLO/FLO to the end.  the short end becomes the collar of the wrap.
  7. Repeat step 3 for a further 37cm and then we will make the next sleeve.  Making sure you start from the top of the collar and work down (add a row if you need to), repeat steps 5 and 6.
  8. Continue building the final front panel, for 25cm, then we will make the button hole.button large
  9. Starting from the top of the collar, repeat the HDCBLO/FLO pattern for 37 stitches.  Chain 7, skip 7 stitches, then repeat the HDCBLO/FLO pattern all the way to the end.
  10. HDCBLO/FLO to the chain from the previous row, then HDC 7 into the chain, then continue the HDCBLO/FLO to the end.
  11. Build a further 7 rows, or complete your ball of yarn.  Tie off, weave in ends.
  12. Sew button on the opposite end of the garment to the button hole 9cm from the end, 25cm from the top.Peek-a-Boo Wrap free crochet pattern size S-XL on #haken
  13. Block, stretching a little (especially the length) and you’re done!

Peek-a-Boo Wrap free crochet pattern size S-XL on #hakenThe back of the body warmer

Size Chart

You can switch out the stitch counts and centimetres in the written pattern above for the numbers in the chart below, depending on your required size.

CM Rows CM Rows
Length 70 Chain 117 + 2 70cm Chain 117 + 2
Back 32 32 37 37
Front (button) 20 20 25 25
Front (button hole) 27 27 32 32
CM Stitch Count CM Stitch Count
Start Sleeve 12.5 20 12.5 20
End Sleeve 20 32 22.5 35
Start Button Hole 23 37 23 37
Button Hole Size 7 7
CM Rows CM Rows
Length 75cm Chain 123 + 2 75cm Chain 123 + 2
Back 42 42 47 47
Front (button) 30 30 35 35
Front (button hole) 37 37 42 42
CM Stitch Count CM Stitch Count
Start Sleeve 15 24 17.5 28
End Sleeve 25 39 27.5 43
Start Button Hole 25 40 25 40
Button Hole Size 7 7

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187 responses to “Peek-a-Boo Button Wrap Pattern Size S-XL

  1. Katheryn East

    I have made the vest three times but the back of the neck is always too loose. Any idea what I might be doing wrong or how I might remedy this problem. I really like the pattern and the yarn, but as it I am not going to be able to wear it.

  2. I love this vest and I understand the stitches, however I’ve frogged it twice because apparently I keep not getting to or working in the last stitch at the end of the row, so have been losing stitch count and getting a slanted edge. At the start of the row, where it says to chain 2, do you count it as a stitch or not? And then do you work in the bottom stitch below the 2 chains? I’ve tried stitch marking it but still don’t get it right. I’d really like to make nice straight edges! Since there’s a lot of stitches in each row, I hate to count every stitch to make sure I get the right count. Hope this makes sense because it’s such a beautiful garment. Thanks.

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    Gracias desde que lo vi me gusto, tengo lana gruesa lo haré me encanta no saldrá igual pero al menos, el suyo es precioso, ha y el color es agradable simpático que atrae, GRACIAS POR COMPARTIR.

  6. This is awesome! I’m a little confused on where the numbers in the chart fit into the pattern? I’m trying to make an XL, in step 4 for the medium pattern it says 25 cm. I’m not sure which number it is for the XL?

    • sarcasticsunshine9

      Im pretty sure that for the XL, instead of 25, you would want to do 35 cm. (I looked at the size table, found the only 25 cm on the medium pattern and it says it’s front (button) and under the XL pattern guidelines it’s 35 cm instead of 25. Hope this isn’t too confusing (sometimes I’m not the greatest with my words!) And that this helps!!

  7. I love this so much. I hope that I am increasing the size right. I am following the pattern, but the number of my stiches is increasing with every row. What am I doing wrong?

    • Check your starting stitches, you might be working an accidental increase into either the first or last of the row – that’s easy to do. Enjoy!

      Regards, Nerissa


      • Randi Rieffer

        I tried several rows and still couldn’t get it right so I changed to a cross stitch pattern. The height of the 2 rows combined to make the stitch is about 1 inch. If the back measurement is 21 inches from armpit to armpit, how many rows should I be doing? Where does this pattern start? I’ve seen some that you crochet it in pieces and then put it together. Sorry for all of the questions!

  8. Thank you so much for this pattern, and because of the wonderfully detailed chart, I was able to adjust the pattern to crochet this vest with bulky yarn. I love it!

  9. Could you put this in rows instead of centimeters

  10. Laura M Waterfield

    Thank you. Just what I’m looking for.
    Love it.

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  13. I would like to have the pattern also include 2XL and 3XL

    • Hi Gail,

      The pattern is very easy to customise to any size. If you match gauge, one row is 1cm high, so measure across the back from armpit to armpit, and crochet as many rows as centimetres. Then for the breast piece, you can extend the rows as far as you’d like it to reach across (armpit to opposite nipple gives a good fit).

      Good luck, feel free to email me for support!

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  15. Betty jean Forba

    Love the pattern do you have this pattern to knit.
    Thank you

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