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Wee Crochet Vest
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: L32317 This adorable crochet hooded vest works up quickly, just in time to wear for the next playdate! Designed by Yuki Ikeda.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes)
6-9 months (12 months, 24 months) Finished Chest 25 (27, 29) in. (63.5 (68.5, 73.5) cm) Finished Length 12 1/2 (14 1/2, 16 1/2) in. (32 (37, 42) cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-109 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Colonial Blue

Medium blue


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.78
Alternative Quantity: 2, 3

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
12 sts + 10 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in hdc. 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 crocheted in 4 pieces, Back, 2 Fronts, and a Hood.

2.

The Fronts are reversible, just flip one to make a Left and a Right Front.

3.

Hood is worked as a flat rectangle, then seamed to neck edge of Vest.

4.

It's easy to add buttons if you like.

Simply use the spaces between sts as buttonholes.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK Ch 38 (41, 44).

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across – 36 (39, 42) hdc.

Row 2: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.

Rep Row 2 until piece measures 7 (8 1/2, 10) in.

(18 (21.5, 25.5) cm) from beg.

Shape Armholes Next Row: Turn, sl st in first 3 sts, ch 2, hdc in next 30 (33, 36) sts, leave remaining sts unworked – 30 (33, 36) hdc.

Continue on these 30 (33, 36) sts only.

Next Row: Ch 2, turn, hdc in 30 (33, 36) hdc.

Rep last row until piece measures 12 1/2 (14 1/2, 16 1/2) in.

(32 (37, 42) cm) from beg.

Fasten off.



LEFT FRONT Ch 21 (23, 25).

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across – 19 (21, 23) hdc.

Row 2: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.

Rep Row 2 until piece measures 7 (8 1/2, 10) in.

(18 (21.5, 25.5) cm) from beg.

Shape Armhole Next Row : Turn, sl st in first 3 sts, ch 2, hdc in each st across – 16 (18, 20) hdc.

Next Row: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc across; leave sl sts unworked.

Next Row: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.

Rep last row until piece measures 11 (13, 15) in.

(28 (33, 38) cm) from beg.

Shape Neck Next Row: Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 9 (11, 13) sts, sc in next st; leave remaining sts unworked – 10 (12, 14) sts.

Next Row: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.

Next Row: Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 8 (10, 12) sts, sc in next st; leave remaining st unworked – 9 (11, 13) sts.

Last Row: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.

Fasten off.



RIGHT FRONT Work same as Left Front.



HOOD Ch 53.

Row 1 (RS): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across – 51 hdc.

Row 2: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.

Rep Row 2 until piece measures 7 1/2 in.

(19 cm) from beg.

Fasten off.



FINISHING Sew shoulder seams.

With RS facing and lining up center st of Hood with center of Back neck, sew Hood around neck, easing to fit.

Sew top seam of Hood.

Sew side seams.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = treble (triple) crochet
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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