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Fisherman Crochet Aran Vest
Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool®
Pattern Number: cfw-aranVest
Classically styled, this crochet vest is a classic destined for years of wear and enjoyment!

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Finished chest 41 (46, 50, 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: (applied Nov 27, 2005)
Shape Armholes Keeping to pattern, slip st in first 4 sts at beg and do not work last 4 sts at end of next 0 (0, 0, 1) row, 3 sts at beg and end of next row, then 2 sts at beg and end of 0 (1, 1, 1) row. Continue in pattern and dec 1 st at beg and end of next 2 (3, 3, 3) rows, then dec 1 st at beg and end of every other row 2 (2, 3, 3) times. Work even on 54 (56, 60, 62) sts until armholes measure 10 1/4 (11, 11 1/4, 12) inches from first row of armhole shaping, ending with a WS row. Fasten off.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

150-098 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Natural

Soft cream


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 38.97
Alternative Quantity: (3, 4, 4)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9
Quantity needed: 1
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Nine 7/8-inch (22 mm) buttons
GAUGE:
13 sts + 16 rows = 4 inches [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:
Front-Post Double Crochet (fpdc) Yo, insert hook from front to back then to front, going around the dc post, draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.

Skip st behind the FPDC.

NOTES:
Dec Keep last loops of 2 sts to be dec tog on hook and work them off tog by yo and pull through all 3 loops.
Bind off at beg of row Slip st across number of sts to be bound off.
Bind off at end of row Do not work across number of sts to be bound off.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACKCh 69 (77, 83, 93).
Row 1 (Foundation Row) Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 68 (76, 82, 92) sts.
Row 2 and all even rows (WS) Ch 1 and turn, sc in each st across.
Row 3 (RS) Ch 1 and turn, sc in first 2 (3, 3, 2) sts, *fpdc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts; repeat from * across, end with 0 (1, 1, 0) sc.

On subsequent RS rows, work fpdc around fpdc of previous RS row and repeat Rows 2 and 3 until piece measures 14 inches from beg, checking that piece measures 20 1/4 (23, 25, 27 1/4) inches wide, ending on a WS row.

Shape Armholes Keeping to pattern, slip st in first 4 sts at beg and do not work last 4 sts at end of next 0 (0, 0, 1) row, 3 sts at beg and end of next row, then 2 sts at beg and end of 0 (1, 1, 1) row.

Continue in pattern and dec 1 st at beg and end of next 2 (3, 3, 3) rows, then dec 1 st at beg and end of every other row 2 (2, 3, 3) times.

Work even on 54 (56, 60, 62) sts until armholes measure 10 1/4 (11, 11 1/4, 12) inches from first row of armhole shaping, ending with a WS row.

Fasten off.

RIGHT FRONT
Ch 37 (41, 44, 49).
Row 1 (Foundation Row) Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 36 (40, 43, 48) sts.
Row 2 and all even rows (WS) Ch 1 and turn, sc in each st across.
Row 3 (RS) Ch 1 and turn, sc in first 3 sts, *fpdc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts; repeat from * across, end with 0 (1, 1, 0) sc.

On subsequent RS rows, work fpdc around fpdc of previous RS row and repeat Rows 2 and 3 until piece measures 14 inches from beg, checking that piece measures 10 3/4 (12, 13, 14 1/4) inches wide, ending with a WS row.

Shape Armhole Work as for Back armhole shaping at side edge only (left side when RS faces, right side when WS faces).

AT SAME TIME, when work measures 15 1/4 inches from beg, ending with a WS row, beg neck shaping *Dec at neck edge on next row, work 1 row even, dec at neck edge on next row, work 2 rows even; repeat from * until 14 (15, 16, 17) dec's total have been worked at neck edge.

Work even on 15 (15, 16, 16) sts until armhole measures same as Back.

Fasten off.

Mark for 6 buttons evenly spaced from bottom to neck shaping.

LEFT FRONTBeg and work Rows 1 and 2 same as Right Front.Row 3 (RS) Ch 1 and turn, sc in first 2 (3, 3, 2) sts, *fpdc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts; repeat from * across, end with sc at tend of row.

On subsequent RS rows, work fpdc around fpdc of previous RS row and repeat Rows 2 and 3.

Work buttonholes to correspond to button markers of Right Front as follows: Work to 3rd st from center edge, ch 1 and skip this 3rd st from center edge, continue in pattern across row; on subsequent rows, work sc into ch-1 space.

When piece measures 14 inches from beg, work armhole as for Right Front, rev shaping (side edge is right side when RS faces; left side when WS faces).

When piece measures 15 1/4 inches from beg, shape neck as for Right Front, rev shaping, and complete as for Right Front.

LARGE POCKETS - Make 2Ch 25.
Row 1 (Foundation Row) Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 24 sts.
Row 2 and all even rows (WS) Ch 1 and turn, sc in each st across.
Row 3 (RS) Ch 1 and turn, sc in first st, fpdc in next st, *sc in each of next 2 sts, fpdc in next st; repeat from * across, end with sc in last st.

On subsequent RS rows, work fpdc around fpdc of previous RS row and repeat Rows 2 and 3 until 25 rows have been completed.
Buttonhole Row 26 Ch 1 and turn, sc across first 11 sts, slip st in next st, ch 2 loosely, slip st in next st, sc in each of rem 11 sts.
Row 27 Resume pattern as for Row 3 but skip center slip sts and work 2 sc in ch-2 space.

Continue in pattern until Row 29 has been completed.EdgingWith RS facing, ch 1, turn work and going into rows along side edge, work 22 sc evenly spaced, ch 1; with RS still facing, turn work again and slip st into each beg ch, ch 1; with RS still facing, turn work again and going into rows along side edge, work 22 sc evenly spaced, ch 1; with RS still facing, slip st into each st of last row worked, join with slip st to next sc.

Fasten off.SMALL POCKET - Make 1
Ch 19.

Work as for Large Pocket on 18 sts until 17 rows total have been completed.
Row 18 (Buttonhole Row) Ch 1 and turn, sc across first 8 sts, slip st in next st, ch 2 loosely, slip st in next st, sc in each of rem 8 sts.
Row 19 Work as for Large Pocket Row 27.

Continue in pattern until Row 21 has been completed.

EdgingWork as for Large Pocket but work 16 sc along each side edge.FINISHINGBlock pieces if desired.

Sew shoulder and side seams.

Sew pockets as pictured, lining up rib pattern.

Sew buttons at button markers 3 sts in from edge.

Sew a button behind each buttonhole of each pocket.Trim With RS facing, sc (working from right to left) evenly around all edges, join with slip st to beg, ch 1, then work 1 row of reverse or backwards sc (working from left to right).

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
CC = contrasting color
MC = main color
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
fpdc = front post double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rev = revers(e)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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