Mary Kate Vest

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Mary Kate Vest

designed by Kimberly K. McAlindin
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A loose crochet vest with a bit of a '60s vibe.

S
34" [86.5 cm]
25.5" [65 cm]
M
37" [94 cm]
25.5" [65 cm]
L
44" [112 cm]
28.5" [72.5 cm]
XL
47" [119.5 cm]
30" [76 cm]
2XL
50" [127 cm]
30" [76 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $17.57

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Size:

  • S
  • M
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  • 2XL
Finished Chest
34" [86.5 cm]
Finished Length
25.5" [65 cm]

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Main Color (MC)

Simply Soft Party | Spring Sparkle, 0002Edit Color
$12.87

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size K10.5/6.5mm
$2.20

Bent Tip Steel Yarn Needles

Sizes 13 & 16 2/Pkg
$2.50
The materials for this project cost $17.57

Abbreviations

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

Dc = double crochet

sc = single crochet

Sl st = Slip stitch

tr = treble crochet

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished Chest
S 34" [86.5 cm]
M 37" [94 cm]
L 44" [112 cm]
XL 47" [119.5 cm]
2XL 50" [127 cm]
Finished Length
S 25.5" [65 cm]
M 25.5" [65 cm]
L 28.5" [72.5 cm]
XL 30" [76 cm]
2XL 30" [76 cm]

MATERIALS

Vest
Simply Soft Party (85 g/3. oz;150 m/164 yds)
SizesSMLXL2XL 
Main Color (MC)
Spring Sparkle (0002)
33455
One size US K/10.5 (6.5mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge. Yarn needle

GAUGE

In pattern, 3 pattern repeats and 6 rows = 5"/12.5cm. Note: One pattern repeat consists of one shell or one V-st and one ch-2 sp.

INSTRUCTIONS

SPECIAL STITCHES

shell: 6 dc in indicated stitch or space.

half-shell: 3 dc in indicated stitch or space.

V-st: V-stitch—(Dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated space.

 

NOTE

Vest is worked in one piece from lower edge up to underarm. The piece is then divided for armholes. The back and fronts are then worked separately up to shoulders.

 

VEST

Beginning at lower edge, ch 108 (118, 138, 148, 158).

Row 1 (WS): Shell in 8th ch from hook, *sk next 4 ch, shell in next ch; repeat from * across to last 5 ch, ch 1 sk next 4 ch, dc in last ch, turn—20 (22, 24, 26, 28) shells.

Row 2 (RS): Ch 5, *V-st between 3rd and 4th dc of next shell, ch 2; repeat from * across, sk next ch, tr in next ch (6th ch of beginning ch), turn—20 (22, 24, 26, 28) V-sts.

Row 3: Ch 4, shell in ch-1 sp of each V-st across, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.

Row 4: Ch 5, *V-st between 3rd and 4th dc of next shell, ch 2; repeat from * across, tr in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until piece measures 16 1/2 (16 1/2, 18, 19 1/2, 19 1/2)"/42 (42, 45.5, 49.5, 49.5)cm from beginning. Take care that the last row you work is a Row 4 (RS row).

 

FIRST FRONT

L (1X, 2X) Only

Row 1 (WS): Ch 4, shell in ch-1 sp of first 5 (6, 6) V-sts, dc in first dc of next V-st; leave remaining sts unworked, turn—5 (6, 6) shells.

Row 2: Ch 5, *V-st between 3rd and 4th dc of next shell, ch 2; repeat from * across, tr in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.

Proceed to Shape Neck for All Sizes. Note that Row 1 will be your Row 3.

Shape Neck

All Sizes

Row 1 (WS): Ch 4, half-shell in ch-1 sp of first V-st, shell in ch-1 sp of next 3 (3, 4, 5, 5) V-sts, ch 1, dc in first dc of next V-st; leave remaining sts unworked, turn—3 (3, 4, 5, 5) shells and 1 half-shell.

Row 2: Ch 5, *V-st between 3rd and 4th dc of next shell, ch 2; repeat from * across to half shell, dc in first dc of half shell, tr in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn—3 (3, 4, 5, 5) V-sts.

Row 3: Ch 4, shell in ch-1 sp of each V-st across, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.

Row 4: Ch 5, *V-st between 3rd and 4th dc of next shell, ch 2; repeat from * across, tr in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.

Row 5: Ch 4, half-shell in ch-1 sp of first V-st, shell in ch-1 sp of each V-st across, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn—2 (2, 3, 4, 4) shells and 1 half-shell.

Rows 6–8: Repeat Rows 2–4—2 (2, 3, 4, 4) V-sts.           

Rows 9 and 10: Repeat Rows 3 and 4.

Row 11: Ch 4, 4 dc in ch-1 sp of each V-st across, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch.

Fasten off.

 

BACK

With WS facing, sk V-st immediately following first front (the V-st with a dc worked in the first dc), skip next 1 (1, 2, 1, 2) unworked V-sts, join yarn with sl st in 2nd dc of next V-st.

Row 1 (WS): Ch 4, shell in ch-1 sp of next 6 (8, 8, 10, 10) V-sts, ch 1, dc in first dc of next V-st, turn—6 (8, 8, 10, 10) shells.

Row 2 (RS): Ch 5, *V-st between 3rd and 4th dc of next shell, ch 2; repeat from * across, sk next ch, tr in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn—6 (8, 8, 10, 10) V-sts.

Row 3: Ch 4, shell in ch-1 sp of each V-st across, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.

Rows 4–11 (11, 13, 13, 13): Repeat last 2 rows 4 (4, 5, 5, 5) times.

Fasten off.

 

SECOND FRONT

With WS facing, sk V-st immediately following back front (the V-st with a dc worked in the first dc), skip next 1 (1, 2, 1, 2) unworked V-sts, join yarn with sl st in 2nd dc of next V-st.

L (1X, 2X) Only

Row 1 (WS): Ch 4, shell in ch-1 sp of each V-st across, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn—5 (6, 6) shells.

Row 2: Ch 5, V-st between 3rd and 4th dc of next shell, ch 2; repeat from * across, tr in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.

Proceed to Shape Neck for All Sizes.  Note that Row 1 will be your Row 3.

Shape Neck

All Sizes

Row 1 (WS): Ch 4, half-shell in ch-1 sp of first V-st, shell in ch-1 sp of next 3 (3, 4, 5, 5) V-sts, ch 1, dc in first dc of next V-st; leave remaining sts unworked, turn—3 (3, 4, 5, 5) shells and 1 half-shell.

Row 2: Ch 5, *V-st between 3rd and 4th dc of next shell, ch 2; repeat from * across to half shell, dc in first dc of half shell, tr in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn—3 (3, 4, 5, 5) V-sts.

Row 3: Ch 4, shell in ch-1 sp of each V-st across, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.

Row 4: Ch 5, *V-st between 3rd and 4th dc of next shell, ch 2; repeat from * across, tr in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.

Row 5: Ch 4, half-shell in ch-1 sp of first V-st, shell in ch-1 sp of each V-st across, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn—2 (2, 3, 4, 4) shells and 1 half-shell.

Rows 6–8: Repeat Rows 2–4—2 (2, 3, 4, 4) V-sts.           

Rows 9 and 10: Repeat Rows 3 and 4.

Row 11: Ch 4, 4 dc in ch-1 sp of each V-st across, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch.

Fasten off.

 

FINISHING

Seam shoulders: Fold fronts over back, with RS of fabric facing each other and stitches of shoulders matching. Working through both thicknesses, inserting hook into front loop of top layer and back loop of lower layer, join yarn with sl st at beginning of shoulder, sl st in each st across shoulder. Fasten off. Repeat across other shoulder.

Front and Lower Edging: With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in lower front corner of vest, ch 1, sc evenly spaced across all outer edges of vest; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Armhole Edging: With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in armhole at underarm, ch 1, sc evenly spaced around armhole; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. Repeat around other armhole.

Closure: Cut a 5 yd/4.5m length of yarn. Measure 100"/254cm from one end of length and make a slip knot. Place slip knot on hook and ch 48, working with the long end of the yarn, leaving the 100" section unworked. Sl st in 4th ch from hook to form a ring, ch 2, work 16 dc in the ring; join with sl st in first dc. Fasten off. Reinsert hook at base of beginning slip knot; with 100"/254cm section, sl st in 4th ch from hook to form a ring, ch 2, work 16 dc in the ring; join with sl st in first dc. Fasten off. Thread closure through fronts, near beginning of neck shaping.

Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.