Free Crochet Pattern Stunning Vest From RedHeart.com

LW2894

Stunning Vest Crochet Pattern

LW2894

Skill Level: Intermediate

Designed By: Kimberly K. McAlindin

RED HEART® Shimmer™: 2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) balls 1536 Purple.
Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9] and 6.5mm [US K-10.5].
2 yards satin ribbon, 1” wide, stitch markers, yarn needle.

Directions are for Adult size Small; changes for sizes Medium, Large, X-Large, 2X and 3X are in parentheses.

Bust: 36 (38½, 42½, 50, 52½, 58)”.
Length: 22 (22½, 23, 23½, 25, 25½)”.

GAUGE: 8 sc and 6 ch-1 spaces = 4”; 14 rows = 4” in pattern st using smaller hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Special Abbreviations
sc2tog: draw up a loop in next sc, skip ch-1 space, draw up a loop in next sc, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Special Technique
Fsc (foundation single crochet)
First St: Ch 2, insert hook under top 2 strands of first ch, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 1 loop, yo, draw through both loops (first fsc complete).
Remaining sts: Insert hook under both loops of previous st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 1 loop, yo, draw through both loops.
VEST
Back
With smaller hook, Fsc 61 (67, 75, 89, 95, 105) sts.
Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 Fsc, *ch 1, skip next Fsc, sc in next Fsc; repeat from * to last st, sc in last Fsc – 32 (35, 39, 46, 49, 54) sc.
Row 2 (Right Side): Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sc, *ch 1, skip ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * to last st, sc in last sc.
Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 14 (14, 14, 14, 15, 15)”, end with a right side row.
Shape Armholes
Row 1: Turn, slip stitch across first 2 sc and ch-1 space, slip st in next sc, ch 1, sc in same sc, *ch 1, skip ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from across to last ch-1 space, leave ch-1 space and last 2 sc unworked – 28 (31, 35, 42, 45, 50) sc.
Decrease Row: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, work to last 3 sts sc2tog – 26 (29, 33, 40, 43, 48) sc.
Repeat Decrease Row every row 2 (2, 3, 4, 4, 6) times – 22 (25, 27, 32, 35, 36) sc.
Work until Armhole measures 6½ (7, 7½, 8, 8½, 9)”, end with a wrong side row.
Shape Neck and Shoulders
First Side
Row 1: Ch 1, turn, work in pattern across 6 (6, 7, 8, 9, 9) sc, leave remaining sts unworked.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, work across 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) sc, slip stitch in next sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, work across 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, work across 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) sc, slip stitch in next sc.Row 5: Ch 1, turn, work in 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) sc.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc and ch-1 space across.
Fasten off.
Second Side
Row 1: Join yarn at opposite side edge and work Rows 1-6.
Fasten off.
Left Front
With smaller hook, Fsc 30 (32, 36, 44, 46, 52) sts.
Row 1: Sc in first Fsc, *ch 1, skip next Fsc, sc in next Fsc; repeat from * to last 2 Fsc, sc in last 2 Fsc – 16 (17, 19, 23, 24, 27) sc.
Row 2 (Right Side): Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sc, *ch 1, skip ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * to end.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * to last sc, sc in last sc.
Repeat Rows 2-3 until piece measures 14 (14, 14, 14, 15, 15)”, end with a right side row.
Shape Armhole
Row 1 (Wrong Side): Ch 1, turn, work across to last 2 sc, leave remaining sts unworked – 14 (15, 17, 21, 22, 25) sc.
Decrease Row: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, work across – 13 (14, 16, 20, 21, 24) sc.
Decrease 1 st at side edge every row 2 (2, 3, 4, 4, 6) times – 11 (12, 13, 16, 17, 18) sc.
Shape Neck
Decrease 1 st at each Neck edge every row 5 (6, 6, 8, 8, 9) times – 6 (6, 7, 8, 9, 9) sc.
Work until Armhole measures 6½ (7, 7½, 8, 8½, 9)”, end with a wrong side row.
Shape Shoulders
Row 1 (Right Side): Ch 1, turn, work in pattern across 6 (6, 7, 8, 9, 9) sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, work across 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) sc, slip stitch in next sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, work across 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) sc. Row 4: Ch 1, turn, work across 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) sc, slip stitch in next sc.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, work in 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) sc.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc and ch-1 space across.
Fasten off.
Right Front
With smaller hook, Fsc 30 (32, 36, 44, 46, 52) sts.
Row 1: Sc in 2 Fsc, *ch 1, skip next Fsc, sc in next Fsc; repeat from * across – 16 (17, 19, 23, 24, 27) sc.
Row 2 (Right Side): Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * to last sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sc, *ch 1, skip ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across.
Repeat Rows 2-3 until piece measures 14 (14, 14, 14, 15, 15)”, end with a wrong side row.
Shape Armhole
Row 1 (Right Side): Ch 1, turn, work across to last 2 sc, leave remaining sts unworked – 14 (15, 17, 21, 22, 25) sc.
Decrease Row: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, work across – 13 (14, 16, 20, 21, 24) sc.
Decrease 1 st at side edge every row 2 (2, 3, 4, 4, 6) times – 11 (12, 13, 16, 17, 18) sc.
Shape Neck
Decrease 1 st at each Neck edge every row 5 (6, 6, 8, 8, 9) times – 6 (6, 7, 8, 9, 9) sc.
Work until Armhole measures 6½ (7, 7½, 8, 8½, 9)”, end with a right side row.
Shape Shoulders
Row 1 (Wrong Side): Ch 1, turn, work in pattern across 6 (6, 7, 8, 9, 9) sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, work across 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) sc, slip stitch in next sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, work across 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, work across 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) sc, slip stitch in next sc.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, work in 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) sc.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc and ch-1 space across. Fasten off.
FINISHING
Sew Shoulder and side seams.
Collar
With right side facing and smaller hook, join yarn in lower corner of Right Front, work [sc, ch 1] evenly spaced to beginning of right neck shaping, place marker, work [sc, ch 1] evenly spaced to beginning of left neck shaping, sc, place marker, work [ch 1, sc] to lower edge of Left Front. Shape Collar
Mark center 5 sc along Back Neck.
Row 1: Change to larger hook, ch 1, turn, work in pattern to marked Back Neck sts, work across 5 marked sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, work in pattern across 7 sc, ch 1, turn, work across 9 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, work across Back Neck sts to 2 sts beyond previous worked sc, ch 1, turn, work to 2 sc beyond previous worked sc.
Repeat Row 3, working 2 more sc each side of center sts every row until all sts between markers have been worked. Work to end of row.
Continue to work in pattern on all sts for 6 more rows.
Fasten off.
Weave in ends.
Cut length of ribbon in half. Sew each end inside Vest at beginning of Neck shaping. Tie ends together to close Vest.
ABBREVIATIONS: A, B, C, etc = color A, B, C, etc; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.      

 

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