Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Vest In-a-Jiffy
Lion Brand® Jiffy®
Pattern Number: 20064
A pretty hip-length open-front vest with a single button closure that's flattering and simple to make.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: XS, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

450-360 Jiffy Yarn: Midnight Blues (discontinued) Mixed medium blues and teal
Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 12.95
Alternative Quantity: (5,6,6,6,6,7)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49

Additional Materials
One 1-inch (25 mm) button
GAUGE:
12 sts + 6 rows = 4 in (10 cm) in double crochet. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK
Ch 55 (61, 67, 73, 79, 85, 89).

Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 54 (60, 66, 72, 78, 84, 88) sc.

Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc for 2 rows more.

Ch 3, turn; dc in each st across.

Rep last row until piece meas 14 (14, 14, 13 1/2, 13 1/4 , 13, 13) inches from beg.



Armhole shaping
Slip st across first 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5) sts, ch 3, dc to last 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5) sts.
Dec row Ch 3, turn.

Dec 1 st at each edge.

Repeat dec row every row 4 (6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 12) times more - 38 (40, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52) sts.

Cont to work even in dc until armhole measures 7 1/4 (8, 8 1/4, 9, 9 1/4, 10, 10 1/4) inches.



Shoulder and Back neck shaping
Slip st across first 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4) sts, ch 3, dc 4 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7).
Next row Ch 3, turn; dc 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4).

Fasten off.

Skip central 26 (26, 28, 28, 30, 30, 30) sts, join yarn in next st.

Ch 3, dc 4 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7), leaving rem sts unworked, turn.

Slip st across first 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) sts, ch 3, dc 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4).

Fasten off.


LEFT FRONT
Ch 27 (30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45).

Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 26 (29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44) sc.

Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc for 2 rows more.

Ch 3, turn; dc in each st across.

Rep last row until piece meas 14 (14, 14, 13 1/4, 13 1/2, 13, 13) inches from beg.

Place marker at neck edge.



Armhole and V-neck shaping
Slip st across first 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5) sts, dc to last 2 dc, dec 1 st.
Next row Dec 1 st at each edge.

Repeat dec at armhole edge every row 4 (6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 12) times more, and dec at neck edge every row 10 (10, 11, 11, 13, 13, 13) times more.

Work even until armhole measures 7 1/4 (8, 8 1/4, 9, 9 1/4, 10, 10 1/4 ) inches, ending after a WS row.



Shoulder shaping Slip st across first 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4) sts, dc 4 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7).

Next row: Ch 3, turn; dc 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4).

Fasten off.




RIGHT FRONT
Work to correspond to left front, reversing all shaping.


FINISHING
Sew shoulders together.

Sew side seams, leaving 4-inch side slits.

With RS facing, join yarn at lower right front opening.
Row 1 Ch 1, sc evenly across to lower left side opening, working 3 sc at base of V-neck and working 2 sts together at shoulder seams.
Row 2 Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across, working buttonhole (ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc to end) on right front opposite marker.
Row 3 Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across, working sc in ch1-space for buttonhole.

Work 1 rnd sc evenly around armholes and side slits.

Weave in loose ends.

Sew on button.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)


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