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Granny Square Vest
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease® (original)
Pattern Number: 20185-2

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Finished Chest 37 (40, 43, 46) inches
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: (applied Jun 16, 2003)
Pattern called for Licorice when Candy Blue was shownThe above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)


700-102 Cotton-Ease yarn: Bubblegum (discontinued) Hot pink
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.99
Note: (A)

700-169 Cotton-Ease yarn: Pistachio (discontinued) Pastel green
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.99
Note: (B)

700-107 Cotton-Ease yarn: Candy Blue (discontinued) Light medium blue
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.97
Note: (C)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size F-5 (3.75 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.30

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

Additional Materials
Four 3/4-inch buttons Note: Pattern size can be increased by using a larger hook: For 1X size, use I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Each motif measures 3 (3 1/4, 3 1/2, 3&frac24;) inches square with size F (G, H, I) hook. 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.



Make 56 squares following color chart below:

Make Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3

Square 1 12 B A C

Square 2 8 A B C

Square 3 14 A A C

Square 4 8 B B C

Square 5 14 C C C

With first color, ch 5.

Join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1

Ch 3, dc in ring, *ch 2, 2 dc in ring; rep from * 6 times more, hdc in top of beg-ch3.

If changing color, fasten off and join new color in same space with slip st.

Rnd 2

Ch 3, 3 dc in same space, 4 dc in next ch2-space, *ch 4, (4 dc in next ch2-space) twice; rep from * twice more, ch 2, hdc in top of beg-ch3.

If changing color, fasten off and join new color in same space with slip st.

Rnd 3

Ch 1, 3 sc in same space, *sc in each of next 8 dc, 6 sc in ch4-space; rep from * 3 times more, end last rep with 3 sc in last ch4-space, join with slip st.

Fasten off, leaving 12 inches end for sewing squares together.


Sew squares together according to diagrams below:



With C, work 1 row sc evenly around each of the three pieces, placing 4 markers along Left Front edge for buttons and making four ch2-space buttonholes along right front edge opposite markers.

Sew shoulder and side seams.

Work 1 more row sc evenly around armholes and completely around outer edges of garment.

beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)

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