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Crochet Vest

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This classic vest makes an excellent layering piece, from casual to dressy. Shown in Bernat Bamboo.

Extra-Small/Small
28 - 34" [ 71-86.5 cm]
35" [ 89 cm ]
Medium
36 - 38" [ 91.5-96.5 cm]
39" [ 99 cm ]
Large
40 - 42" [ 101.5-106.5 cm]
43" [109 cm ]
Extra-Large
44 - 46" [ 112-117 cm]
48" [122 cm ]
2/3 Extra-Large
48 - 54" [ 122-137 cm]
56" [142 cm ]
4/5 Extra-Large
56 - 62" [ 142-157.5 cm]
65" [165 cm ]
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The materials for this project cost $56.60

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • Extra-Small/Small
  • Medium
  • Large
  • Extra-Large
  • 2/3 Extra-Large
  • 4/5 Extra-Large
To fit bust measurement
28 - 34" [ 71-86.5 cm]
Finished bust
35" [ 89 cm ]

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Color Info

Bamboo | Wicker, 92011 is discontinued. Click 'Edit Color' to select other shade.Edit Color
$49.90

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size J10/6mm
$2.20

ButtonTHIS Solid Color Buttons 1" 4/Pkg

Pink
$4.50
The materials for this project cost $56.60

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

Dcfp = Yoh and draw up a loop around post of next st at front of work inserting hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice - 1 dcfp made.

Inc = Increase(ing)

rep = repeat

Rnd = Round

RS = right side

Sl st = Slip stitch

sp(s) = space(s)

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Yoh = yarn over the hook

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit bust measurement
Extra-Small/Small 28 - 34" [ 71-86.5 cm]
Medium 36 - 38" [ 91.5-96.5 cm]
Large 40 - 42" [ 101.5-106.5 cm]
Extra-Large 44 - 46" [ 112-117 cm]
2/3 Extra-Large 48 - 54" [ 122-137 cm]
4/5 Extra-Large 56 - 62" [ 142-157.5 cm]
Finished bust
Extra-Small/Small 35" [ 89 cm ]
Medium 39" [ 99 cm ]
Large 43" [109 cm ]
Extra-Large 48" [122 cm ]
2/3 Extra-Large 56" [142 cm ]
4/5 Extra-Large 65" [165 cm ]

MATERIALS

Bernat Bamboo (60 g/2.1 oz;57 m/63 yds)
SizesExtra-Small/SmallMediumLargeExtra-Large2/3 Extra-Large4/5 Extra-Large 

Wicker ()
101112141618
Size 6 mm (U.S. J or 10) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. 3 buttons.

GAUGE

11 dc and 6½ rows = 4 ins [10 cm].

INSTRUCTIONS

Left Front
Ch 13 (16-18-19-25-31).
1st row: (RS). 1 dc in 4th ch from hook. 1 dc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 11 (14-16-17-23-29) dc.
2nd row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in every dc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row twice more.
Next row: (RS). (Dec row). Ch 3. (Yoh and draw up a loop in next dc. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – Dc2tog made. 1 dc in every dc to last dc. 2 dc in last dc. Turn.
Next row: Ch 3. 1 dc in every st to end of row. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows twice more. 11 (14-16-17-23-29) dc.
Work 2 rows even.
Next row: (RS). (Inc row). Ch 3. 1 dc in first dc. 1 dc in every dc to end of row.
Next 3 rows: Ch 3. 1 dc in every dc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last 4 rows once more. 13 (16-18-19-25-31) dc.
Cont even until work from beg measures 14 ins [35.5 cm], ending with a WS row.
Shape armhole and front: Next row: Sl st in each of first 4 (6-7-9-12-17) dc. Ch 3. 1 dc in every dc to last 3 dc. Dc2tog over next 2 sts. 1 dc in last dc. 9 (10-11-10-13-14) dc.
Next row: Ch 3. Dc2tog over next 2 sts. 1 dc in every dc to last 2 sts. Dc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
Rep last row 2 (3-3-3-3-3) times more. 3 (2-3-2-5-6) sts.
Sizes 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: Next row: Ch 3. Dc2tog over next 2 sts. 1 dc in every st to end of row. Turn.
Next row: Ch 3. Dc2tog over next 2 sts. 1 dc in every dc to last 2 sts. Dc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
All sizes: Next row: Ch 3. (Yoh and draw up a loop in next st. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 2 (1-2-1-1-2) time(s). Yoh and draw through all loops on hook. Fasten off.
Front Band: Ch 27 (27-30-33-31-35). With RS of work facing, work 48 (50-50-50-55-55) sc down left front edge. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2 (does not count as st). 1 hdc in each st to end of row. 75 (77-80-83-86-90) hdc. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2 (does not count as st). Dcbp in each st to end of row. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2 (does not count as st). Dcfp in each st to end of row. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows for 4 (4-4-4-5-5) ins [10 (10-10-10-12.5-12.5) cm]. Fasten off.
Right Front
Ch 13 (16-18-19-25-31).
1st row: (RS). 1 dc in 4th ch from hook. 1 dc in each dc to end of ch. Turn. 11 (14-16-17-23-29 ) dc.
2nd row: Ch 3. 1 dc in every dc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row twice more.
Next row: (RS). (Dec row). Ch 3. Dc2tog over next 2 sts. 1 dc in every dc to last dc. 2 dc in last dc. Turn.
Next row: Ch 3. 1 dc in every st to end of row. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows twice more. 11 (14-16-17-23-29) dc.
Work 2 rows even.
Next row: (RS). (Inc row). Ch 3. 1 dc in every dc to last dc. 2 dc in last dc. Turn.
Next 3 rows: Ch 3. 1 dc in every dc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last 4 rows once more. 13 (16-18-19-25-31) dc.
Cont even until work from beg measures 14 ins [35.5 cm], ending with a WS row.
Shape armhole and front: Next row: Ch 3. Dc2tog over next 2 sts. 1 dc in every dc to last 3 (5-6-8-11-16) dc. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked. 9 (10-11-10-13-14) dc.
Next row: Ch 3. Dc2tog over next 2 sts. 1 dc in every dc to last 2 sts. Dc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
Rep last row 2 (3-3-3-3-3) times more. 3 (2-3-2-5-6) sts.
Sizes 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: Next row: Ch 3. 1 dc in every st to last 2 sts. Dc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
Next row: Ch 3. Dc2tog over next 2 sts. 1 dc in every dc to last 2 sts. Dc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
All sizes: Next row: Ch 3. (Yoh and draw up a loop in next st. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 2 (1-2-1-1-2) time(s). Yoh and draw through all loops on hook. Fasten off.
Front Band: With RS of work facing, work 48 (50-50-50-55-55) sc up right front edge. Ch 29 (29-32-35-33-37). Turn.
Next row: Ch 2 (does not count as st). 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each st to end of row. 75 (77-80-83-86-90) hdc. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2 (does not count as st). Dcbp in each st to end of row. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2 (does not count as st). Dcfp in each st to end of row. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows for 4 (4-4-4-5-5) ins [10 (10-10-10-12.5-12.5) cm]. Fasten off.
Back
Ch 53 (59-64-71-82-95).
1st row: (RS). 1 dc in 4th ch from hook. 1 dc in each dc to end of ch. Turn. 51 (57-62-69-80-93) dc.
2nd row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in every dc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row twice more.
Next row: (RS). (Dec row). Ch 3. Dc2tog over next 2 sts. 1 dc in every dc to last 3 dc. Dc2tog over next 2 dc. 1 dc in last dc. Turn.
Next row: Ch 3. 1 dc in every st to end of row. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows twice more. 45 (51-56-63-74-87) dc.
Work 2 rows even.
Next row: (RS). Ch 3. 1 dc in first dc. 1 dc in every dc to last dc. 2 dc in last dc. Turn.
Next 3 rows: Ch 3. 1 dc in every dc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last 4 rows once more. 49 (55-60-67-78-91) dc.
Cont even until work from beg measures 14 ins [35.5 cm], ending with a WS row.
Shape armhole: Next row: (RS). Sl st in each of first 4 (6-7-9-12-17) dc.
Ch 3. 1 dc in every dc to last 3 (5-6-8-11-16) dc. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked. 43 (45-48-51-56-59) dc.
Next row: Ch 3. Dc2tog over next 2 sts. 1 dc in every dc to last 3 sts. Dc2tog over next 2 sts. 1 dc in last dc. Turn.
Rep last row 3 times more. 35 (37-40-43-48-51) sts.
Next row: (WS). Ch 3. 1 dc in every st to end of row. Turn.
Next row: Ch 3. Dc2tog over next 2 sts. 1 dc in every dc to last 3 sts. Dc2tog over next 2 sts. 1 dc in last dc. Turn.
Rep last 2 rows 0 (0-0-0-1-1) time more. 33 (35-38-41-44-47) sts.
Next row: (WS). Ch 3. 1 dc in every dc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row until armhole measures 3 (-4--5-) ins [7.5 (9-10-11.5-12.5-14) cm], ending with a WS row. Fasten off.
Finishing
Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.
Sew sides of Front Bands tog for back neck seam.
Place markers along foundation ch of front bands 6 (-7--8-) ins [15 (16.5-18-19-20.5-21.5) cm] each side from back seam.
Sew side seams. Sew Back to Front Bands between markers.
Place markers for 3 buttonholes on right front, having top button on same level as beg of armhole shaping, bottom button 3 ins [7.5 cm] below and 3rd button spaced evenly between.
Buttonhole and button band: Sew shoulder seams. With RS of work facing, join yarn with sl st to bottom of right front. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as sl st. Work 1 sc in each st to first buttonhole marker. [Ch 4. Sl st to top of last sc (buttonhole). 1 sc in each st to next buttonhole marker] twice. Ch 4. Sl st to top of last sc (buttonhole). 1 sc in each sc around right front, back neck edge and left front. Fasten off.
Sew buttons to correspond to buttonholes.