Knitting for women Crochet Vests Stormy Weather Vest

Stormy Weather Vest

Stormy Weather Vest



The rectangular shape of this vest creates a flattering waterfall drape in the front when worn. Ribbing along the hem and collar creates a nice counterpoint to the lacy sunburst pattern of the body.

Design by Cathy Robbins

FINISHED SIZES

Instructions given fit 32-38-inch bust (small/medium); changes for 40-46-inch bust (large/X-large) and 48-54-inch bust (2X-large/3X-large) are in [].

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Length: 45 inches (small/medium), [52 inches (large/X-large), 59 inches (2X-large/3X-iarge)]

Width: 23 inches

MATERIALS

* James C Brett Monsoon medium (worsted) weight acrylic/wool yarn (3 1/2 oz/196 yds/ 100g per ball):

5 [6,6] balls 54 blue/purple/yellow variegated

* Size J/10/6mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

* Tapestry needle

GAUGE

 Rows 4-11 = 2 1/2 inches

PATTERN NOTES

Vest is crocheted vertically side to side in 1 piece.

Weave in loose ends as work progresses.

SPECIAL STITCHES

First foundation single crochet (first foundation sc):

Ch 2, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yo, draw lp through, yo, draw through 1 lp on hook (see illustration A—base ch completed), yo, draw through 2 lps on hook (see illustrations B and C—sc completed).

Next foundation single crochet (next foundation sc):

*Insert hook in base ch just completed (see illustration A), yo, draw lp through, yo, draw through 1 lp on hook (see illustration B—base ch completed), yo, draw through 2 lps on hook (see illustrations C and D—sc completed), rep from * until desired number of sts has been completed.

VEST

RIGHT FRONT

Row 1: Beg at front opening, first foundation sc (see Special Stitches), work 99 next foundation sc (see Special Stitches), turn. (100 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, working in back lps (see Stitch Guide), sc in each st across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in back lp of each of next 5 sc (top edge ribbing), ch 5, sk next 5 sc, [sc in each of next 5 sc, ch 5, sk next 5 sc] 8 times, sc in back lp of each of next 10 sts (bottom ribbing), turn. (9 ch-5 sps, 8 groups of 5 sc)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in back lp of next 10 sts, ch 5, [sk next 4 chs, sc around next ch, sc in each of next 5 sc, sc around next ch, ch 5, sk next ch-5 sp and next sc, sc in each of next 3 sc, ch 5] 4 times, sc in back lp in each of last 5 sc, turn. (4 groups of 3 sc, 4 groups of 7 sc)

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in back lp of each of next 5 sts, ch 5, [sk next ch-5 sp and next sc, dc in next sc, ch 5, sk next sc and next 4 chs, sc around next ch, sc in each of next 7 sc, sc around next ch, ch 5] 4 times, sc in back lp of each of next 10 sc, turn. (4 dc, 4 groups of 9 sc)

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in back lp of each of next 10 sts, ch 5, [sk next ch-5 sp and next sc, sc in each of next 7 sc, ch 5, sk next sc and next 4 chs, sc around next ch, sc in next dc, sc around next ch, ch 5] 4 times, sc in back lp in each of next 5 sc, turn. (4 groups of 3 scy 4 groups of 7 sc)

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in back lp of each of next 5 sts, ch 5, [sk next 4 chs, sc around next ch, sc in each of next 3 sc, sc around next ch, ch 5, sk next ch-5 sp and next sc, sc in each of next 5 sc, ch 5] 4 times, sc in back lp of each of next 10 sc, turn. (8 groups of 5 sc)

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in back lp of each of next 10 sts, ch 5, [sk next ch-5 sp and next sc, sc in each of next 3 sc, ch 5, sk next sc and next 4 chs, sc around next ch, sc in each of next 5 sc, sc around next ch, ch 5] 4 times, sc in back lp of each of next 5 sts, turn. (4 groups of 7 sc, 4 groups of 3 sc)

Row 9: Ch 1, sc in back lp of each of next 5 sts, ch 5, [sk next 4 chs, sc around next ch, sc in each of next 7 sc, sc around next ch, ch 5, sk ch-5 sp and next sc, dc in next sc, ch 5] 4 times, sc in back lp of each of next 10 sts, turn. (4 groups of 9 sc, 4 dc)

Row 10: Ch 1, sc in back lp of each of next 10 sts, ch 5, [sk next 4 chs, sc around next ch, sc in dc, sc around next ch, ch 5, sk ch-5 sp and next sc, sc in each of next 7 sc, ch 5] 4 times, sc in back Ip of each of next 5 sts, turn. (4 groups of 3 sc, 4 groups of 7 sc)

Row 11: Ch 1, sc in back lp of each of next 5 sts, ch 5, [sk ch-5 sp and next sc, sc in each of next 5 sc, ch 5, sk next 4 chs, sc around next ch, sc in each of next 3 sc, sc around next ch, ch 5] 4 times, sc in back lp of each of next 10 sts, turn. (8 groups of 5 sc)

Rows 12-51 [12-59,12-67]: [Rep rows 4-11 consecutively] 5 [6, 7] times.

FIRST ARMHOLE OPENING

Row 52 [60, 68]: Ch 1, sc in back lp of each of next 10 sts, [ch 5, sk next 4 chs, sc around next ch, sc in each of next 5 sc, sc around next ch, ch 5, sk ch-5 sp and next sc, sc in each of next 3 sc] twice, sc in next sc, [5 sc in next ch-5 sp, sc in each of next 5 sc] 3 times, sc around next ch, ch 5, sk ch-5 sp and next sc, sc in each of next 3 sc, ch 5, sc in back lp of each of next 5 sts, turn. (3 groups of 7 sc, 3 groups of 3 sct 1 group of 35 sc, 6 ch-5 sps)

Row 53 [61, 69]: Ch 1, sc in back lp of each of next 5 sts, ch 5, sk ch-5 sp and next sc, dc in next sc, ch 5, sk next sc and next 4 chs, sc around next ch, work 32 next foundation sc, sk next 32 sc, sc in next sc, dc in next sc, ch 5, *sk next sc and next 4 chs, sc around next ch, sc in each of next 7 sc, sc around next ch, ch 5**, sk ch-5 sp and next sc, dc in next sc, ch 5, rep from * to **, sc in back lp of each of next 10 sts, turn. (2 groups of 9 sc, 6 ch-5 sps, 3 dc, 32 next foundation sc)

Row 54 [62, 70]: Ch 1, sc in back lp of each of next 10 sts, ch 5, sk ch-5 sp and next sc, sc in each of next 7 sc, ch 5, sk next sc and next 4 chs, sc around next ch, sc in dc, sc around next ch, ch 5, sk ch-5 sp and next sc, sc in each of next 7 sc, ch 5, sk next sc and next 4 chs, sc around next ch, sc in dc, sc in next sc, ch 5, *sk next 5 sc, sc in each of next 7 sc, ch 5**, sk next 5 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 5, rep from * across, ending at **, sk next sc and next 4 chs, sc around next ch, sc in next dc, sc around next ch, ch 5, sc in back lp of each of next 5 sc, turn. (4 groups of 7 sc, 4 groups of 3 sc)

BACK

Rows 55-59 [63-67, 71-75]: Rep rows 7-11 consecutively.

Rows 60-99 [68-115, 76-131]: [Rep rows 4-11 consecutively] 5 [6, 7] times.

2ND ARMHOLE OPENING

Rows 100-102 [116-118,132-134]: Rep rows 52-54 [60-62, 68-70].

LEFT FRONT

Rows 103-107 [119-123, 135-139]: Rep rows 7—11.

Rows 108-147 [124-171, 140-195]: [Rep rows 4—11 consecutively] 5 [6, 7] times.

Rows 148-151 [172-175, 196-199]: Rep rows 4-7.

Row 152 [176, 200]: Ch 1, sc in back lp of next 10 sts, [5 sc in next ch-5 sp, sc in each of next 5 sc] 7 times, 5 sc in next ch-5 sp, sc in back lp of next 5 sts, turn. (100 sc)

Row 153 [177, 201]: Ch 1, sc in back lp of each sc across.

Fasten off.