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Circle Vest
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: 90556B

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE:
Girl's 8-10 (10-12, 12-14) Finished Back Width 10 (11, 11 1/4) in. (25.5 (28, 28.5) 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

860-142 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Rose

Vibrant purple-pink


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Note: (A)

860-101 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Pink

Light pink


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Note: (B)

860-146 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Dusty Purple Cool light purple
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Note: (C)

860-123 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Beige

Golden off-white


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Note: (D)

860-147 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Purple Medium purple


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Note: (E)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
10 dc + 9 rnds = 4 in. (10 cm). Flower Motif measures about 8 in. (20.5 cm) diameter. 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:
beg-Cl (beg cluster) (Yarn over) 3 times, insert hook in indicated ch and draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times (2 loops on hook); (yarn over) 3 times, insert hook in same ch and draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.


Cl (cluster) (Yarn over) 3 times, insert hook in indicated ch and draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times, *(yarn over) 3 times, insert hook in same ch and draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times; rep from * once more, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.



STRIPE SEQUENCE
Work *1 rnd with D, 2 rnds with E, 1 rnd with A, 2 rnds with E, 1 rnd with B, 2 rnds with E, 1 rnd with C, 2 rnds with E; rep from * for Stripe Sequence.

NOTES:
1.

Vest is worked in the rnd, from the center outwards, with slits worked for armholes.
2.

To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over.

Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete st.


INSTRUCTIONS



VEST
Flower Motif
With A, ch 6.
Rnd 1: Beg-Cl in 6th ch from hook, *ch 5, Cl in same ch; rep from * 6 more times; join with ch 2, dc in top of Beg-Cl (ch 2, dc join counts as ch-5 sp) - 8 clusters and 8 ch-5 sps at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first ch-5 sp (formed by join), ch 6, *sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 6; rep from * around, changing to B in last st; join with sl st in first sc - 8 sc and 8 ch-6 sps at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 3: With B, sl st in first ch-6 sp, ch 3, 5 dc in same ch-6 sp, ch 3, *6 dc in next ch-6 sp, ch 3; rep from * around, changing to C in last st; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 4: With C, ch 3 (does not count as st), dc in sp between beg ch and next st, (dc in next sp between sts) 4 times, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, *(dc in next sp between sts) 5 times, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around, changing to D in last st; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 64 sts at the end of this rnd.

Do not fasten off.



Shape Back
Notes:
1.

Work all dcs in the sps between sts instead of into the top of sts.
2.

Change color following Stripe Sequence.



Rnd 5: With D, ch 3 (does not count as st here and throughout), dc in each sp between sts around, changing to E in last st; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 6: With E, ch 3, *(dc in next sp between sts) 7 times, 2 dc in next sp between sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 72 sts.
Rnd 7: Ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 8 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around, changing to A in last st; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 80 sts.

Do not fasten off.



From this point, follow instructions for your specific size.



SIZE 8-10 ONLY
Notes:
1.

Before beg this section, make 2 armhole chains as follows: With a separate ball of A, and leaving a long beg tail, ch 15.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Set chs aside for use in Rnd 8.
2.

Continue to change colors following Stripe Sequence throughout.



Rnd 8: Ch 3, (dc in next sp) 9 times, 2 dc in next sp, (dc in next sp) 8 times; working across one armhole ch, dc in each ch, sk next 13 sps, (dc in next sp) 8 times, 2 dc in next sp, (dc in next sp) 9 times, 2 dc in next sp, (dc in next sp) 8 times; working across 2nd armhole ch, dc in each ch across, sk next 13 sps, (dc in next sp) 8 times, 2 dc in last sp; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 88 sts.
Rnd 9: Ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 10 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 96 sts.
Rnd 10: Ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 11 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 104 sts.
Rnd 11: Ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 12 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 112 sts.
Rnd 12: Ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 13 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 120 sts.
Rnd 13: Ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 14 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 128 sts.
Rnd 14: Ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 15 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 136 sts.
Rnd 15: Ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 16 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 144 sts.
Rnd 16: Ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 17 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; changing to B in last st; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 152 sts.
Do not fasten off.
Note: Beg with Rnd 17, use color specified for each rnd, DO NOT change color following Stripe Sequence.
Rnd 17: With B, ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 18 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; changing to C in last st; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 160 sts.
Rnd 18: With C, ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 19 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; changing to D in last st; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 168 sts.
Rnd 19: With D, ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 20 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; changing to A in last st; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 176 sts.
Rnd 20: With A, ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 21 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; changing to C in last st; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 184 sts.
Rnd 21: With C, ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 22 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; changing to D in last st; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 192 sts.
Do not fasten off.
Outer Edging
Note: Work in tops of sts, not in sps between sts.
From WS, with D, *ch 1, (sc, hdc, 2 dc) in next st, sk next 2 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in first ch.
Fasten off.



FINISHING
Armhole Edging
With RS facing, join D with sl st at underarm.

Sc evenly around armhole slit; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Rep edging around other armhole.
Weave in ends.
SIZE 10-12 ONLY
Rnd 8: With A, ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 9 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch, changing to E in last st - 88 sts.

Do not fasten off.



Notes:
1.

Before beg this section, make 2 armhole chains as follows: With a separate ball of E, and leaving a long beg tail, ch 16.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Set chs aside for use in Rnd 9.
2.

Continue to change colors following Stripe Sequence throughout.



Rnd 9: Ch 3, (dc in next sp) 10 times, 2 dc in next sp, (dc in next sp) 9 times; working across one armhole ch, dc in each ch, sk next 14 sps, (dc in next sp) 9 times, 2 dc in next sp, (dc in next sp) 10 times, 2 dc in next sp, (dc in next sp) 9 times; working across 2nd armhole ch, dc in each ch across, sk next 14 sps, (dc in next sp) 9 times, 2 dc in last sp; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 96 sts.
Rnd 10: Ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 11 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 104 sts.
Rnd 11: Ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 12 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 112 sts.
Rnd 12: Ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 13 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 120 sts.
Rnd 13: Ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 14 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 128 sts.
Rnd 14: Ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 15 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 136 sts.
Rnd 15: Ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 16 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 144 sts.
Rnd 16: Ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 17 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 152 sts.
Rnd 17: Ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 18 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 160 sts.
Rnd 18: Ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 19 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; changing to B in last st; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 168 sts.
Do not fasten off.
Note: Beg with Rnd 19, use color specified for each rnd, DO NOT change color following Stripe Sequence.
Rnd 19: With B, ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 20 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; changing to C in last st; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 176 sts.
Rnd 20: With C, ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 21 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; changing to D in last st; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 184 sts.
Rnd 21: With D, ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 22 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; changing to A in last st; join with sl st in top of beg ch -192 sts.
Rnd 22: With A, ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 23 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; changing to C in last st; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 200 sts.
Rnd 23: With C, ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 24 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; changing to D in last st; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 208 sts.
Do not fasten off.
Outer Edging
Note: Work in tops of sts, not in sps between sts.
From WS, with D, *ch 1, (sc, hdc, 2 dc) in next st, sk next 2 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in first ch.
Fasten off.



FINISHING
Armhole Edging
With RS facing, join D with sl st at underarm.

Sc evenly around armhole slit; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Rep edging around other armhole.
Weave in ends.



SIZE 12-14 ONLY
Rnd 8: With A, ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 9 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch, changing to E in last st - 88 sts.

Do not fasten off.
Rnd 9: With E, ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 10 times, 2 dc in next sp; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 96 sts.
Do not fasten off.



Notes:
1.

Before beg this section, make 2 armhole chains as follows: With a separate ball of E, and leaving a long beg tail, ch 17.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Set chs aside for use in Rnd 10.
2.

Continue to change colors following Stripe Sequence throughout.



Rnd 10: Ch 3, (dc in next sp) 11 times, 2 dc in next sp, (dc in next sp) 10 times; working across one armhole ch, dc in each ch, sk next 15 sps, (dc in next sp) 10 times, 2 dc in next sp, (dc in next sp) 11 times, 2 dc in next sp, (dc in next sp) 10 times; working across 2nd armhole ch, dc in each ch across, sk next 15 sps, (dc in next sp) 10 times, 2 dc in last sp; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 104 sts.
Rnd 11: Ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 12 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 112 sts.
Rnd 12: Ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 13 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 120 sts.
Rnd 13: Ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 12 (13, 14) times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 128 sts.
Rnd 14: Ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 15 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 136 sts.
Rnd 15: Ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 16 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 144 sts.
Rnd 16: Ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 17 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 152 sts.
Rnd 17: Ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 18 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 160 sts.
Rnd 18: Ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 19 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 168 sts.
Rnd 19: Ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 20 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; changing to B in last st; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 176 sts.
Do not fasten off.
Note: Beg with Rnd 20, use color specified for each rnd, DO NOT change color following Stripe Sequence.
Rnd 20: With B, ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 21 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; changing to C in last st; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 184 sts.
Rnd 21: With C, ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 22 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; changing to D in last st; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 192 sts.
Rnd 22: With D, ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 23 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; changing to A in last st; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 200 sts.
Rnd 23: With A, ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 24 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; changing to C in last st; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 208 sts.
Rnd 24: With C, ch 3, *(dc in next sp) 25 times, 2 dc in next sp; rep from * around; changing to D in last st; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 216 sts.
Do not fasten off.
Outer Edging
Note: Work in tops of sts, not in sps between sts.
From WS, with D, *ch 1, (sc, hdc, 2 dc) in next st, sk next 2 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in first ch.
Fasten off.



FINISHING
Armhole Edging
With RS facing, join D with sl st at underarm.

Sc evenly around armhole slit; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Rep edging around other armhole.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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