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Karina Vest - Crochet

Karina Vest  - Crochet



Crocheted Karina Vest

Designed By: Melissa Leapman

Skill Level: Easy Yarn

Weight: #3

Sizes

Women's S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X):

To Fit Bust: 32-34 (35-38, 39-42, 43-46, 47-50, 51-54)"/81.5-86.5 (89-96.5, 99-106.5, 109-117, 119.5-127, 129.5-137)cm

Finished Measurements Bust: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56)"/91.5 (101.5, 112, 122, 132, 142)cm

Length: 29 (29 1/2, 29 1/2, 30, 30, 30 1/2)"/73.5 (75, 75, 76, 76, 77.5)cm

MATERIALS

Classic Elite Magnolia (70% merino wool, 30% silk; 1.76oz/50g; 120yd/110m)

11 (12, 13, 14, 15, 15) balls #5475 Granite (A)

2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3) balls #5423 Faded Rose (B)

Size H-8 US (5mm) crochet hook OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

3 buttons, 1 3/8"/35mm diameter Stitch markers

GAUGE

16 sts and 10 rows = 4"/10cm in Textured st patt.

To save time, take time to check gauge.

DESIGNER NOTES

Vest is made from 4 pieces worked back and forth: Back, Left Front, Right Front, and Collar.

Vest is intended to be close-fitting.

To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Proceed with new color. Fasten off old.

STITCH GLOSSARY

rev sc: Reverse single crochet—Work single crochet in opposite direction by inserting hook in next stitch (to the right if right-handed, and to the left if left-handed), yam over and draw up a loop, yam over and draw through both loops on hook.

PATTERN STITCH

Textured Stitch Pattern (over an odd number of sts)

Foundation Row (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch count as first dc) and in each ch across.

Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, *tr in next st, sc in next st; rep from * across.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), turn, dc in each st across. Rep Rows 1 and 2 for Textured st patt.

SPECIAL TECHNIQUE

Join with sc—Place a slip knot on hook, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.

INSTRUCTIONS

BACK

With A, ch 73 (81, 89, 97, 105, 113).

Work even in Textured st patt until piece measures 20 1/2"/52cm from beg; end on WS row—71 (79, 87, 95, 103, 111) sts.

Shape Armholes

Next Row (RS): Turn, sl st in first 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8) sts, ch 3 (counts as dc worked in same st as last sl st made), dc in each st to last 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) sts; leave rem sts unworked—63 (69, 77, 83, 91, 97) sts.

Next Row: Turn, sl st in first 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 5) sts, ch 1, sc in next dc, *tr in next dc, sc in next dc; rep from * to last 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 5) sts; leave rem sts unworked—59 (65, 71, 77, 83, 87). Work in patt as established, dec 1 st each end of every row 1 (2, 4, 5, 7, 6) times—26 (28, 29, 31, 32, 35) sts.

Work in patt as established, dec 1 st each end of every other row 2 (2, 1, 1, 0, 1) times—24 (26, 28, 30, 32, 34) sts.

Work even in Textured st patt as established until Back measures 29 (29 1/2, 29 1/2, 30, 30, 30 1/2)"/ 73.5 (75, 75, 76, 76, 77.5)cm from beg. Fasten off.

LEFT FRONT

With A, ch 35 (39, 43, 47, 51, 55) sts.

Work even in Textured st patt until piece measures 20 1/2"/52cm from beg; end on WS row—33 (37, 41, 45, 49, 53) sts.

Shape Armhole

Next Row (RS): Turn, sl st in first 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8) sts, ch 3 (counts as dc worked in same st as last sl st made), dc in each st across—29 (32, 36, 39, 43, 46) sts.

Next Row: Work Row 1 of Textured st patt to last 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 5) sts; leave rem sts unworked—27 (30, 33, 36, 39, 41) sts.

Work in patt as established, dec 1 st at armhole edge every row 1 (2, 4, 5, 7, 6) times—26 (28, 29, 31, 32, 35) sts.

Work in patt as established, dec 1 st every other row 2 (2, 1, 1, 0, 1) times—24 (26, 28, 30, 32, 34) sts.

Work even in patt as established until piece measures 26 (26, 26, 26 1/2, 26 1/2, 26 1/2)766 (66, 66, 67.5, 67.5, 67.5)cm from beg; end on RS row.

Shape Neck

Next Row (WS): Turn, sl st in first 4 sts, ch 1, sc in next dc, work in patt as established to end of row—20 (22, 24, 26, 28, 30) sts.

Next Row: Work in patt as established to last 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 5) sts; leave rem sts unworked—18 (20, 21, 23, 24, 25) sts.

Work in patt as established, dec 1 st at neck edge every row 1 (2, 4, 5, 7, 6) times—17 (18, 17, 18, 17, 19) sts.

Work in patt as established, dec 1 st every other row 2 (2, 1, 1, 0, 1) times—15 (16, 16, 17, 17, 18) sts.

RIGHT FRONT

Work same as Left Front to armhole shaping—33 (37, 41, 45, 49, 53) sts.

Shape Armhole

Next Row (RS): Ch 3, turn, dc in each st to last 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) sts; leave rem sts unworked—29 (32, 36, 39, 43, 46) sts.

Next Row: Turn, sl st in first 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 5) sts, ch 1, sc in next dc, work in patt as established to end of row—27 (30, 33, 36, 39, 41) sts.

Work patt as established, dec 1 st at armhole edge every row 1 (2, 4, 5, 7, 6) times—26 (28, 29, 31, 32, 35) sts.

Work patt as established every other row 2 (2, 1, 1, 0, 1) times—24 (26, 28, 30, 32, 34) sts.

Work even in patt as established until piece measures 26 (26, 26, 26 1/2, 26 1/2, 26 1/2)"/66 (66, 66, 67.5, 67.5, 67.5)cm from beg; end on RS row.

Shape Neck

Next Row (WS): Work in patt as established to last 4 sts; leave rem sts unworked 20 (22, 24, 26, 28, 30) sts.

Next Row: Turn, sl st in first 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 6) sts, ch 3 (counts as dc worked in same st as last sl st made), dc in each st across—18 (20, 21, 23, 24, 25) sts.

Work in patt as established, dec 1 st at neck edge every row 1 (2, 4, 5, 7, 6) times—17 (18, 17, 18, 17, 19) sts.

Work in patt as established every other row 2 (2, 1, 1, 0, 1) times—15 (16, 16, 17, 17, 18) sts.

Work even in patt as established until Right Front measures same as Back. Fasten off.

FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams.

Buttonband

Set-Up Row (RS): With RS of Left Front facing and working across ends of rows, join B with sc in first row, work sc evenly across left front edge ensuring that you work an odd number of sts (total); change to A.

Row 1: Work Row 1 of Textured st patt; change to B.

Row 2: Work Row 2 of Textured st patt; change to A.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 until the band measures 1 1/2"/4cm from beg; end with a RS row. Fasten off.

 For button placement, place marker 1/2"/1.5cm from first row of neck shaping, place 2nd marker 10"/25.5cm from first row of front neck shaping, center 3rd marker between first 2 markers.

Buttonhole Band

Set-Up Row (RS): With RS of Right Front facing and working across ends of rows, join B with sc in first row, work sc evenly across right front edge ensuring that you work an odd number of sts (total); change to A.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 of Button Band until Buttonhole Band measures 3/4"/2cm from beg; end with a WS row.

Place markers on Buttonhole Band same as Button Band.

Next Row (RS): Ch 3, turn, dc in each st to last st before first marker, *ch 3, sk next 3 sts, dc in each st to last st before next marker; rep from * once, ch 3, sk next 3 sts, dc in rem sts; change to A—3 ch-3 sps.

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, *tr in next dc, sc in next dc; rep from * across, working 3 sts in patt in each ch-3 sp; change to B.

Next Row: Rep Row 2 of Button Band.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 of Button Band until Buttonhole Band measures 1 1/2"/4cm from beg; end on RS row. Fasten off.

Collar

Set-Up Row: With WS facing and working across ends of rows, join B with sl st in center row of Button Band, ch 3, work dc evenly across neckline ensuring that you work an odd number of sts (total), ending with last dc in center row of Buttonhole Band; change to A.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 of Button Band until Collar measures 5 1/2"/14cm from beg, while at the same time, inc 1 st at each end of every row, working new sts in Texture st patt; end with RS row.

Fasten off.

Armhole Edging

Row 1: With RS facing, join A with sc in first st of first row of armhole shaping, work sc evenly across.

Row 2: Ch 1, do not turn, rev sc in each sc. Fasten off.

Sew side seams. Sew buttons under buttonholes. Weave in ends. Block to finished measurements.