Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Spiral Vest
Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool®
Pattern Number: L32150 The earthy tones of Fishermen's Wool gives this crocheted spiral vest a very bohemian and relaxed look. Feel like you're always at the spa with this vest. Designed by Rohn Strong.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Bust 32 in. (81.5 cm) Finished Length 32 in. (81.5 cm) Finished Length from shoulder 24 in. (61 cm) Sizing Note: An option is provided to customize the size. If making a larger size, additional yarn may be needed.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

150-123 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Oatmeal

Light taupe (darker than the Natural color)


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Estimated Price: $ 12.99
Note: (A)

150-200 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Oak Tweed

Natural cream twisted with deep brown


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Note: (B)

150-201 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Maple Tweed

Dark brown twisted with light cream


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Note: (C)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
16 sts and 16 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in sc. 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:
rev sc (reverse single crochet) Single crochet worked from left to right (right to left, if left-handed).

Insert hook into next stitch to the right (left), under loop on hook, and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through all loops on hook.

NOTES:
1.

Vest is worked in one piece from center of circle out to sides.

Directions are provided for how to make the Vest larger.

Note that the Vest is a circle, so as you increase the width, the length will also increase.

2.

All rounds are worked in continuous rounds with RS always facing, and not joined at the end of each round.

3.

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

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

Fasten off old color.

4.

When you see '- 12 sts' in the instructions, this lets you know how many sts you will have at the end of that specific row.


INSTRUCTIONS



STRIPE SEQUENCE: Work 4 in.

(10 cm) with A, 4 in.

(10 cm) with B, 6 in.

(15 cm) with C, then 2 in.

(5 cm) with B.



VEST With A, ch 2.

Rnd 1 (RS): Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with sl st in first sc.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, ch 3, *sc in next sc, ch 3; rep from * 4 more times - 6 ch-3 sps at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 3: *Sc in next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * 5 more times - 6 ch-3 sps and 12 sc.

Rnd 4: *Sk next sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * 5 more times - 6 ch-3 sps and 18 sc.

Rnd 5: *Sk next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 4; rep from * 5 more times - 6 ch-4 sps and 24 sc.

Rnd 6: *Sk next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 4; rep from * 6 more times - 6 ch-4 sps and 30 sc.

Rnd 7: *Sk next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 5; rep from * 6 more times - 6 ch-5 sps and 36 sc.

Rnd 8: *Sk next sc, sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5; rep from * 6 more times - 6 ch-5 sps and 42 sc.

Rnd 9: *Sk next sc, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 6; rep from * 6 more times - 6 ch-6 sps and 48 sc.

Rnd 10: *Sk next sc, sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next ch-6 sp, ch 6; rep from * 6 more times - 6 ch-6 sp and 54 sc.

Rnds 11-26: Continue in established pattern and Stripe Sequence, inc 1 more sc every rnd and adding 1 more ch in ch-sps every other rnd - 6 ch-14 sps and 25 sc on each of 6 sides at the end of Rnd 26.

Fasten off.

Remove marker.



Sizing Note: To make larger sizes, continue to add scs and chs in ch-sps each round until piece is desired diameter, changing colors as desired.

When working armhole, ch the same number of sts as are in one complete (ch-sp and sc) section, adding 1 extra for underarm.



Armhole Shaping Rnd 27: Continuing to change color according to Stripe Sequence, join yarn with a sl st in last sc before next ch-sp, ch 40, sk next (ch-sp and sc) section and leave unworked for armhole, join with a sl st into first ch of next ch-sp, hdc in each sc and ch in next (ch-sp and sc) section for back, ch 40, sk next (ch-sp and sc) section and leave unworked for armhole, join with a sl st into first ch of next ch-sp, hdc in each sc and ch around.

Place marker for new beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.



Shape Body Rnds 28-37: Hdc in each st around.

Rnds 38-43: Dc in each st around.

Rnd 44: Inc 28 sts evenly spaced around by working 2 dc in one st 28 times.

Rnds 45 and 46: Dc in each st around.



Sizing Note: To increase size of Fronts and Collar, continue to add rnds of dc, inc 28 sts evenly spaced every 10 rnds until piece is desired size.



FINISHING Edging: Work rev sc (sc worked from left to right) in each st around, join with sl st in first st.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl = slip
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)
rev = revers(e)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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