Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Simple Luxury Vest Crochet
Lion Brand® Chenille Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 20125 Dress it up, dress it down -- this versatile Chenille Thick & Quick vest is sure to be a wardrobe staple. Size S(42 inches), M(46 inches) L(50 inches) 1x (54 inches).

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Finished Chest 42 (46, 50, 54)inches
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

950-126 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Sable DISCONTINUED Warm, soft brown
Quantity needed: 6 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 56.94
Alternative Quantity: (6, 7, 7)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size P-15 (10 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.95

GAUGE:
6 sc = 4" (10 cm). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. 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 33 (35, 39, 43).

Row 1: Sc into the 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across – 32 (34, 38, 42) sc.

Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc in each sc across.

Ch 1, turn.

Work even until piece measures 19 (20, 21, 22)" from beg, ending with a RS row.

Shape Armholes: Slip st across first 2 sc, sc to within last 2 sc.

Ch 1, turn.

Work even on 28 (30, 34, 38) sc until armholes measure 8 1/4 (9 1/4, 10, 10 1/4)".

Fasten off, leaving a 14" length for sewing shoulders.



LEFT FRONT

Ch 17 (19, 21, 23).

Row 1: Sc into the 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across – 16 (18, 20, 22) sc.

Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc in each sc across.

Ch 1, turn.

Work even sc until piece measures 19 (20, 21, 22)" from beg.

Shape Armhole: Slip st across first 2 sts for underarm, sc in each sc across – 14 (16, 18, 20) sc.

Ch 1, turn.

Next Row (WS): Dec 1 sc (neck dec), sc in each sc across – 13 (15, 17, 19) sc.

Ch 1,turn.

Cont in sc, dec 1 sc at neck edge every other row 5 (6, 7, 8) more times – 8 (9, 10, 11) sc.

Work even until piece measures same as Back.

Fasten off, leaving a 14" length for sewing shoulders.



RIGHT FRONT

Work as for Left Front, reversing shaping.



FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams.

Weave in ends.

Sew side seams, leaving 4" open at lower edge for slits.

Front Edging: With RS facing and beg at Right Front lower edge, sc evenly up Right Front, sc across Back Neck dec 2 sts evenly spaced, then sc evenly down Left Front to lower edge.

Fasten off.

Armhole Edging: With RS facing and beg at lower armhole edge, sc evenly around armhole, join to first st and fasten off.

Sew clasp at point where V-neck shaping begins.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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