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Level 1 Crocheted Vest
Lion Brand® Lion's Pride® Woolspun®
Pattern Number: L40222 For the full Lion Brandagram experience, print the pattern or download the PDF. Designed by Teresa Chorzepa.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Bust About 38 (42, 46, 50, 54) in. (96.5 (106.5, 117, 127, 137) cm) Finished Length About 23 (23 1/2, 23 1/2, 24 1/2, 25) in. (58.5 (59.5, 59.5, 62, 63.5) 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

671-134 Lion's Pride Woolspun: Tomato

heathered soft red


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 23.96
Alternative Quantity: 5, 5, 6, 7

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
9 hdc + 7 rows = about 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.

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 3 pieces; Back, Left Front and Right Front.

2.

An edging is worked around outer edge of assembled Vest.


INSTRUCTIONS



STEP 1 BACK Ch 42 (46, 50, 56, 60).

STEP 2 Row 1 (RS): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across.

At the end of Row 1 you will have 40 (44, 48, 54, 58) hdc.

STEP 3 Rows 2-6: Ch 2, turn, hdc in next st and in each st across, hdc in top of beg ch.

Row 7: Ch 4, turn, sk next st, dc in next st, *ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st; rep from * to last st, sk last st, dc in top of beg ch.

At the end of Row 7 you will have 20 (22, 24, 27, 29) dc and 20 (22, 24, 27, 29) ch-1 sps.

Row 8: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each ch-1 sp and st across, hdc in 3rd ch of beg ch – 40 (44, 48, 54, 58) hdc.

Row 9: Ch 2, turn, hdc in next st and in each st across, hdc in top of beg ch.

Rows 10-18: Rep Rows 7-9.

Rows 19-22: Rep Row 9.

STEP 4 Shape Armholes Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, turn, sl st in first 7 (7, 8, 9, 9) sts, ch 2, hdc in next st and in each st to last 5 (5, 6, 7, 7) sts; leave last 5 (5, 6, 7, 7) sts and beg ch unworked.

At the end of Row 1 you will have 28 (32, 34, 38, 42) hdc.

Rows 2-16 (17, 17, 18, 19): Ch 2, turn, hdc in next st and in each st across, hdc in top of beg ch.

Fasten off.

STEP 5 LEFT FRONT Ch 24 (26, 28, 30, 32).

Rows 1-6: Work same as Rows 1-6 of Back.

You will have 22 (24, 26, 28, 30) hdc in each row.

Row 7: Ch 4, turn, sk next st, dc in next st, *ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st; rep from * to last st, sk last st, dc in top of beg ch.

At the end of Row 7 you will have 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) dc and 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) ch-1 sps.

Row 8: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each ch-1 sp and st across, hdc in top of beg ch – 22 (24, 26, 28, 30) hdc.

Row 9: Ch 2, turn, hdc in next st and in each st across, hdc in top of beg ch.

Rows 10-18: Rep Rows 7-9.

Rows 19-22: Rep Row 9.

STEP 6 Shape Armhole Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, turn, sl st in first 7 (7, 8, 9, 9) sts, ch 2, hdc in next st and in each st across, hdc in top of beg ch – 16 (18, 19, 20, 22) hdc.

Rows 2-16 (17, 17, 18, 19): Ch 2, turn, hdc in next st and in each st across, hdc in top of beg ch.

Fasten off.

STEP 7 RIGHT FRONT Work same as Step 5.

Shape Armhole Row 1 (RS): Ch 2, turn, hdc in next st and in each st to last 5 (5, 6, 7, 7) sts; leave last 5 (5, 6, 7, 7) sts and beg ch unworked – 16 (18, 19, 20, 22) hdc.

Rows 2-16 (17, 17, 18, 19): Ch 2, turn, hdc next st and in each st across, hdc in top of beg ch.

Fasten off.

STEP 8 Sew shoulder seams, beg at outer edge, for about 3 (3 1/2, 4, 4 1/2, 5) in.

(7.5 (9, 10, 11.5, 12.5) cm), leaving 7 (7 1/2, 7 1/2, 8 1/2, 9) in.

(18 (19, 19, 21.5, 23) cm) at center Back and 4 1/2 (5, 5, 5, 5) in.

(11.5 (12.5, 12.5, 12.5, 12.5) cm) at each center Front for neck.

Sew side seams, beg about 5 in.

(12.5 cm) above lower edge for side slits, to beg of armholes.

STEP 9 Collar Row 1 (RS): From RS, join yarn with sl st at beg of right front neck edge, ch 2, work 10 (11, 11, 11, 11) hdc evenly spaced across to shoulder seam, 15 (16, 16, 19, 20) hdc evenly spaced across Back neck, and 11 (12, 12, 12, 12) hdc evenly spaced across left front neck edge – 36 (39, 39, 42, 43) hdc.

Rows 2-4: Ch 2, turn, hdc in next st and in each st across, hdc in top of beg ch.

Fasten off.

STEP 10 Edging From RS, join yarn with sl st in any st along outer edge of Vest, ch 1, work rev sc evenly spaced around entire outer edge of Vest; join with sl st in beg ch.

Fasten off.

Armhole Edging From RS, join yarn with sl st at underarm, ch 1, work rev sc evenly spaced around armhole edge; join with sl st in beg ch.

Fasten off.

Rep edging around other armhole.

FINISHINGWeave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)


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