Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Squares Vest
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 60380

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: XS, Small, Medium, Large, 1X
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

620-195 Wool-Ease Yarn: Azalea Pink

Bright fuchsia pink


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.38
Alternative Quantity: (2, 3, 3, 4)
Note: (A)

620-126 Wool-Ease Yarn: Chocolate Brown

Rich, deep brown


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.07
Alternative Quantity: (3, 4, 4, 5)
Note: B

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


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

GAUGE:
1 square = 3 in. [7.5 cm]. 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
SQUARE PATTERN
Note: All sts are worked in sp between sts.


With A, ch 4, sl st in beg ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), work 11 more hdc in ring, sl st in top of beg ch to join - 12 hdc.


Rnd 2: Sl st in sp between next sts, ch 2 (counts as a hdc), hdc in same sp, 2 hdc in each sp between sts around, sl st in top of beg ch to join - 12 2-hdc groups.

Fasten off.
Rnd 3: With B, join yarn in any sp between 2-hdc groups, ch 3 (counts as dc), 4 dc in same sp, * (dc in next sp between 2-hdc groups) twice, 5 dc in next sp between groups; rep from * twice more, (dc in next sp between groups) twice, sl st in to first dc to join - 28 dc.

Fasten off.


INSTRUCTIONS



VEST
Make 64 (77, 96, 122, 138) squares.



FINISHING

Assembly
From RS, arrange 10 (12, 14, 16, 18) squares in a strip.

Working through back loops only, sl st sides of squares together.

Join first and last squares to make a ring.

Repeat to make 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) rings.

Sl st rings together along long edges for body.

Sl st 4 (5, 6, 6, 7) squares together for front strip.

Make 1 (1, 2, 2, 2) front strips.

Sl st 1 square on top of first and last squares of one front piece, leaving center 2 (3, 4, 4, 5) squares for neck.

Sl st front strips together along long edge.

Lining up squares, sl st front piece on body piece.

Sl st 4 (5, 6, 6, 7) squares together for back strip.

Make 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) back strips.

Sl st strips together for back piece.

Lining up squares and leaving 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) squares on either side of front piece for armhole, sl st back piece on body piece.

Sl st shoulder seams.



Edging
From RS, join B at lower edge of vest.

Work 1 row of hdc evenly spaced around lower edge of vest.

Work 1 row of hdc around neck edge and around each armhole.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
bpdc = Back Post double crochet
ch(s) = chain(s)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
yo = yarn over


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