Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Denim Vest
Lion Brand® Chunky USA
Pattern Number: ccusa-denimVest

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished chest 35 (39, 45, 47, 51, 55) 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: None

MATERIALS

420-110 Chunky USA yarn: Denim Dark denim blue
Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.96
Alternative Quantity: (4, 5, 5, 5, 6)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.65


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


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49

Additional Materials
1 1-inch (25 mm) button
GAUGE:
10 sc and 16 rows = 4" (10 cm) 10 dc and 12 rows = 4" (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.


INSTRUCTIONS



VEST

BACK
Ch 46 (51, 56, 61, 66, 71).

Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 45 (50, 55, 60, 65, 70) sc.

Ch 1, turn, work 2 more rows sc.

Ch 3, turn, continue in dc until piece measures 14 (14, 13 1/4, 13 1/4, 13, 13)" from beg.

Ch 1, turn; continue in sc only.



Armhole shaping Slip st across first 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) sts, sc to last 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) sts, ch 1, turn.

Dec row Dec 1 st at each edge.

Repeat dec every row 3 (4, 5, 6, 8, 9) times more - 31 (34, 37, 38, 39, 42) sts.

Work even in sc until armhole measures 7 (7 1/4, 8, 8 1/4, 9, 9 1/4)".

Shoulder and Back neck shaping Ch 1, turn; work 7 (8, 9, 9, 9, 10) sc.

Cont on these sts 3 rows more - armhole measures 8 (8 1/4, 9, 9 1/4, 10, 10 1/4)".

Fasten off.

Skip center 17 (18, 19, 20, 21, 22) sts.

Join yarn with ch 1 and work 7 (8, 9, 9, 9, 10) sc.

Cont on these sts 3 rows more.

Fasten off.


LEFT FRONT
Ch 23 (25, 28, 30, 33, 35).

Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 22 (24, 27, 29, 32, 34) sc.

Ch 1, turn, work 2 more rows sc.

Ch 3, turn, continue in dc until piece measures 14 (14, 13 1/4, 13 1/4, 13, 13)" from beg.

Ch 1, turn; continue in sc only.



Armhole and V-neck shaping Slip st across first 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) sts, sc to last 2 sc, dec 1 st.

Next row Dec 1 st at armhole edge.

Repeat dec at armhole edge every row 3 (4, 5, 6, 8, 9) times more.

Repeat dec at neck edge every 4th row 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 9) times more.

Cont in this manner until armhole measures 8 (8 1/4, 9, 9 1/4, 10, 10 1/4)".

Fasten off.


RIGHT FRONT
Work to correspond to left front, reversing all shaping.



FINISHING
Sew shoulders together.

Sew side seams, leaving 4" side slits.

Mark button placement on left front.



Edging With RS facing, beg at lower right front, join yarn and work in sc to lower left front, working 3 sc at beg of V-neck and 2 sts together at back neck corners.

Buttonhole row Ch 1, turn; sc, working buttonhole on right front opposite marker by (ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc to end).

Ch 1, turn; sc 1 row more, working sc in ch1-space for buttonhole.

Work 1 rnd in sc around armholes and 1 rnd sc at side slits.

Weave in loose ends.

Sew on button.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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ch(s) = chain(s)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
est = establish(ed)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rev = revers(e)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)


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