Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Hippie Chic Vest
Lion Brand® Fun Fur®
Pattern Number: 60717A

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: XS, Small, Medium, Large
Finished Chest 27 3/4 (30 1/2, 33 1/2, 36 1/2) in. (70.5 (77.5, 85, 92.5) cm) Finished Length 10 (10 1/2, 11 3/4, 13) in. (25.5 (26.5, 30, 33) cm)
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

320-126 Fun Fur Yarn: Chocolate

Deep, rich brown


Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 24.95
Alternative Quantity: 5, 5, 5
Note: A

320-153 Fun Fur Yarn: Black Rich, true black
Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 24.95
Alternative Quantity: 5, 5, 5
Note: B

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.65


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


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

GAUGE:
11 hdc + 10 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) with 1 strand each of A and B held tog. 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:
hdc2tog (hdc dec) Yarn over, insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through all 5 loops on hook.


INSTRUCTIONS
BODY
With 1 strand each of A and B held tog, ch 78 (86, 94, 102).
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across - 76 (84, 92, 100) hdc.
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc across.

Rep last row until piece measures 4 (4, 5, 6) in.

(10 (10, 12.5, 15) cm) from beg.

Fasten off.



BACK
Sk first 23 (25, 27, 30) sts of Body, with 1 strand each of A and B held tog, join yarn in next st with sl st.
Row 1: Ch 2, hdc in same st and next 29 (33, 37, 39) sts - 30 (34, 38, 40) sts.
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog - 28 (32, 36, 38) sts.
Rows 3-5: Rep Row 2 - 22 (26, 30, 32) sts.
Row 6: Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each st across to last st, 2 hdc in last st - 24 (28, 32, 34) sts.
Rows 7-15 (16, 17, 18): Rep Row 6 - 42 (48, 54, 58) sts.
Last Row: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.
Fasten off.


LEFT FRONT
From WS, with 1 strand each of A and B held tog, join yarn in top left edge of Body with sl st.
Row 1 (WS): Ch 2, hdc in first 15 (17, 18, 20) sts
Row 2 (RS): Ch 2, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog - 13 (15, 16, 18) sts.
Row 3: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog - 12 (14, 15, 17) sts.
Rows 4 and 5: Rep last 2 rows - 9 (11, 12, 14) sts.
Row 6: Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog.
Row 7: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across to last st, 2 hdc in last st - 10 (12, 13, 15) sts.
Row 8: Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog.
Row 9: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across to last st, 2 hdc in last st - 11 (13, 14, 16) sts.
Rows 10-13 (15, 17, 17): Rep last 2 rows 2 (3, 4, 4) more times - 13 (16, 18, 20) sts.
Continue to inc 1 st at armhole edge every row 2 (1, 0, 1) more times, and AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st at neck edge every other row 0 (0, 0, 1) more time - 15 (17, 18, 20) sts.
Last Row: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.

Fasten off.



RIGHT FRONT
From RS, with 1 strand each of A and B held tog, join yarn in top right edge of Body with sl st.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 2, hdc in first 15 (17, 18, 20) sts.
Row 2 (WS): Ch 2, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog - 13 (15, 16, 18) sts.
Row 3: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog - 12 (14, 15, 17) sts.
Rows 4 and 5: Rep last 2 rows - 9 (11, 12, 14) sts.
Row 6: Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog.
Row 7: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across to last st, 2 hdc in last st - 10 (12, 13, 15) sts.
Row 8: Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, hdc2tog.
Row 9: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across to last st, 2 hdc in last st - 11 (13, 14, 16) sts.
Rows 10-13 (15, 17, 17): Rep last 2 rows 2 (3, 4, 4) more times - 13 (16, 18, 20) sts.
Continue to inc 1 st at armhole edge every row 2 (1, 0, 1) more times, and AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st at neck edge every other row 0 (0, 0, 1) more time - 15 (17, 18, 20) sts.
Last Row: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.
Fasten off.



FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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