Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Neck Tab Button Vest
Lion Brand® Nature's Choice Organic® Cotton
Pattern Number: 70256A This vest is a great layering piece for your summer office wardrobe.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Medium, Large, 2X
S/M (L, 1X/2X) Finished Chest 34 (42, 47 1/2) in. (86.5 (106.5, 120.5) cm) Finished Length 19 (20 3/4, 22 1/4) (48 (52.5, 56.5) 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

480-124 Nature's Choice Organic Cotton Yarn: Pecan

Light chocolate


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 33.96
Alternative Quantity: (5, 6)
Note: (A)

480-170 Nature's Choice Organic Cotton Yarn: Pistachio

Medium moss green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.49
Alternative Quantity: (1, 2)
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

Additional Materials
1 button 1 in. (25 mm) diameter Sewing needle and matching thread
GAUGE:
12 sc + 10 rows = 4 in. (10 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.

NOTES:
1) Vest is worked in one piece to armholes.

2) Sc in front loop only throughout, unless otherwise indicated.


INSTRUCTIONS



BODY

With A, ch 103 (127, 145).

Row 1: Working in both loops, sc in 2ndch from hook and each ch across – 102 (126,144) sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, sc in each sc across.

Rep last row until piece measures 10 (10 3/4, 11 1/2) in.

(25.5 (27.5, 29) cm) from beginning.

Do not fasten off.

Note: Continue working in front loops only throughout Body.



Divide for Armholes Left Front Row 1 (WS):

Ch 1, turn, sc in first 24 (30, 35) sc for Left Front; leave remaining sts unworked.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across – 24 (30, 35) sc.

Rep last row until armhole measures 9 (10, 10 3/4) in.

(23, (25.5, 27.5) cm).

Fasten off.



Back Row 1 (WS):

Join A with sc in next st on last row of Body, sc in next 53 (65, 73) sc – 54 (66, 74) sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

Rep last row until armholes measure same as Left Front.

Fasten off.



Right Front Row 1 (WS):

Join A with sc in next st on last row of Body, sc in next 23 (29, 34) sts – 24 (30, 35) sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

Rep last row until armhole measures same as Left Front.

Fasten off.



FINISHING

Sew 18 (22, 26) sts of each shoulder together, leaving center 18 (22, 22) sts of Back unsewn for neck and 6 (8, 9) sts unsewn at each side of Front neck.



Lower Edging

From RS, join B with sl st at lower Left Front corner.

Row 1: Working in free loops of foundation ch, sc in each ch across lower edge – 102 (126, 144) sc.

Rows 2 and 3: Ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, sc in each sc across.

Do not fasten off.



Right Front Edging Row 1:

Ch 1, pivot to work in ends of rows along Front edge, sc evenly along Right Front edge.

Rows 2 and 3: Ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, sc in each sc across.

Fasten off.



Left Front Edging

From RS, join B with sl st at top Left Front corner.

Row 1: Working in ends of rows, sc evenly along Left Front edge.

Rows 2 and 3: Ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, sc in each sc across.

Fasten off.



Neck Edging

From RS, join B with sl st at Right Front neck edge.

Row 1: Ch 7, sc in 2ndch from hook and each ch across, then sc evenly around neck.

Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, sc in each sc to last 4 sc, ch 2, skip 2 sc (buttonhole made), sc in last 2 sc.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in each sc across.

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, sc in each sc across.

Fasten off.

Sew on button.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
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ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
yo = yarn over
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
WS = wrong side


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