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Mesh Vest
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: 90550AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: Varies
S (M/L, 1X/2X, 3X) Finished Bust (twice back width) 36 (42, 48, 54) in. (91.5 (106.5, 122, 137) cm). Finished Width (at lower edge) 45 (48, 54, 57) in. (114.5 (122, 137, 145) cm), not including edging Finished Length (from back neck to lower edge) 21 1/2 (23, 24 1/2, 26) in. (54.5 (58.5, 62, 66) cm), not including edging 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

860-108 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Dusty Blue

Muted blue


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 13.16
Alternative Quantity: 5, 7, 8

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


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

GAUGE:
2 repeats = 3 in. (7.5 cm) and 5 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in pattern. 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:
Fsc (Foundation single crochet)
1.

Ch 2 (counts as first Fsc), insert hook in 2nd ch from hook and draw up a loop; yarn over and draw through one loop on hook (the "chain"); yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (the "single crochet").


2.

*Insert hook into the "chain" of the stitch just made and draw up a loop; yarn over and draw through one loop on hook (the "chain"), yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (the "single crochet"); rep from * the total number of times indicated.
shell Hdc in indicated ch-sp, (ch 1, hdc) 3 times in same ch-sp.
shoulder-inc (shoulder increase) (V-st, ch 5, V-st) in indicated st or ch-sp.
V-st (V-stitch) (Dc, ch 5, dc) in indicated st or ch-sp.

NOTES:
1.

The Vest is formed from a rectangle, with openings for armholes.

The foundation row forms the front and neck edges, and the last row forms the lower edge.
2.

Rows are worked from the front edge, over the shoulder, and down to the back edge.
3.

Increases are worked on either side of top back to shape the shoulders and causes the front edge of the rectangle to curve (around the neck).


INSTRUCTIONS



VEST
Fsc 121 (129, 145, 153).
Turn foundation over, hold sc edge at top and work across sc edge.
Row 1 (WS): Ch 3, sk first 2 sc, (V-st in next sc, sk next 3 sc) 13 (14, 16, 17) times, shoulder-inc in next sc, sk next 3 sc, (V-st in next sc, sk next 3 sc) twice, shoulder-inc in next sc, (sk next 3 sc, V-st in next sc) 13 (14, 16, 17) times, sk next sc, dc in last sc - 32 (34, 38, 40) V-sts and 1 additional ch-5 sp at each shoulder.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, shell in each ch-5 sp across, dc in top of turning ch - 34 (36, 40, 42) shells.
Note: When instructed to work a V-st or shoulder-inc in a shell, work the V-st or shoulder-inc into the 2nd ch-1 sp of the shell.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, V-st in next 14 (15, 17, 18) shells, shoulder-inc in next shell, V-st in next 4 shells, shoulder-inc in next shell, V-st in next 14 (15, 17, 18) shells, dc in top of turning ch - 36 (38, 42, 44) V-sts and 1 additional ch-5 sp at each shoulder.
Row 4: Rep Row 2 - 38 (40, 44, 46) shells.
Row 5: Ch 3, turn, V-st in next 15 (16, 18, 19) shells, shoulder-inc in next shell, V-st in next 6 shells, shoulder-inc in next shell, V-st in next 15 (16, 18, 19) shells, dc in top of turning ch - 40 (42, 46, 48) V-sts and 1 additional ch-5 sp at each shoulder.
Row 6: Rep Row 2 - 42 (44, 48, 50) shells.
Row 7: Ch 3, turn, V-st in next 16 (17, 19, 20) shells, shoulder-inc in next shell, V-st in next 8 shells, shoulder-inc in next shell, V-st in next 16 (17, 19, 20) shells, dc in top of turning ch - 44 (46, 50, 52) V-sts and 1 additional ch-5 sp at each shoulder.
Row 8: Rep Row 2 - 46 (48, 52, 54) shells.



Sizes M/L (1X/2X, 3X) only
Row 9: Ch 3, turn, V-st in next 18 (20, 21) shells, shoulder-inc in next shell, V-st in next 10 shells, shoulder-inc in next shell, V-st in next 18 (20, 21) shells, dc in top of turning ch - 50 (54, 56) V-sts and 1 additional ch-5 sp at each shoulder.
Row 10: Rep Row 2 - 52 (56, 58) shells.



Sizes 1X/2X (3X) only
Row 11: Ch 3, turn, V-st in next 21 (22) shells, shoulder-inc in next shell, V-st in next 12 shells, shoulder-inc in next shell, V-st in next 21 (22) shells, dc in top of turning ch - 58 (60) V-sts and 1 additional ch-5 sp at each shoulder.
Row 12: Rep Row 2 - 60 (62) shells.



Size 3X only
Row 13: Ch 3, turn, V-st in each of next 23 shells, shoulder-inc in next shell, V-st in each of next 14 shells, shoulder-inc in next shell, V-st in each of next 23 shells, dc in top of turning ch - 64 V-sts and 1 additional ch-5 sp at each shoulder.
Row 14: Rep Row 2 - 66 shells.



Armholes
All sizes
Row 9 (11, 13, 15): Ch 3, turn, V-st in next 9 (9, 10, 10) shells, sk next 8 (10, 12, 14) shells for armhole, V-st in next 12 (14, 16, 18) shells, sk next 8 (10, 12, 14) shells for armhole, V-st in next 9 (9, 10, 10) shells, dc in top of turning ch - 30 (32, 36, 38) V-sts.
Row 10 (12, 14, 16): Ch 3, turn, shell in each ch-5 sp across, dc in top of turning ch - 30 (32, 36, 38) shells.
Row 11 (13, 15, 17): Ch 3, turn, V-st in each shell across, dc in top of turning ch.
Rep last 2 rows 8 times.
Fasten off.



FINISHING
Neck Edging
From WS, hold foundation with ch edge at top to work across opposite side of foundation.
Join yarn with sl st in first ch of opposite side of foundation.
Row 1: Ch 3, sk first 2 ch, (V-st in next ch, sk next 3 ch) across, ch 3, sk next ch, sl st in last ch.
Do not fasten off.
Edging Rnd: Ch 3, turn, hdc in first ch-3 sp, (ch 1, hdc) twice in same ch-3 sp, **shell in ch-5 sp of each V-st across, shell in turning ch-sp at end of row; rotate piece to work across side edge, *sk end of next row, shell in end of next row; rep from * across side edge; rep from ** to work across last row and opposite side edge; join with sl st in top of beginning ch.

Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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