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Crochet Arianna Vest

Crochet Arianna Vest



Also made in Blackstone Tweed, the crochet version of Melissa Leapman’s Arianna Vest features a round neck and four-button closure. This vest is constructed in a manner similar to the knit version, with the yoke picked up from the row edge of the striped section. The crochet vest is shown in a longer length; you can alter the length of the vest by changing the width of the striped section.

SIZES: Vest is sized to fit Women’s Small (Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large, XXX- Large).

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Bust 35 (39, 43, 47, 51, 55)" (buttoned)

Length 27 (271/2, 271/2, 28, 28, 281/2)"

MATERIALS:  6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11) 50 g (130 yd) balls Berroco Blackstone Tweed (65% wool, 25% mohair, 10% angora) color #2603 Ancient Mariner

2 (2, 3, 3, 3) 50 g (130 yd) balls Berroco Blackstone Tweed (65% wool, 25% mohair, 10% angora) color #2601 Clover Honey

Size G/6 US (4.25 mm) crochet hook (for neck and armbands)

Size H/7 US (4.50 mm) crochet hook OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

(4) 11/4'' diameter buttons (sample uses JHB International style #60042)

Locking stitch markers, yarn needle

GAUGE

16 sts x 16 rows = 4" using larger hook in Textured patt

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.

DESIGNER NOTES

Each sc, dc, hdc, and turning-ch-2 counts as one st.

To decrease one stitch, work a decrease hdc to combine 2 sts.

TEXTURED PATTERN (multiple of 2 sts)

Foundation Row (RS): Sc into third ch from hook, *dc into next ch, sc into next ch. Rep from * across, ending row with dc into next ch, hdc into last ch. Ch 2, turn.

Row 1 (WS): Skip first hdc, *sc into next dc, dc into next sc. Repeat from * across, ending row with hdc into top of turning-ch-2. Ch 2, turn.

Row 2: Skip first hdc, *sc into next dc, dc into next sc. Repeat from * across, ending row with hdc into top of turning-ch-2. Ch 2, turn.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 for Textured patt.

STRIPE PATTERN

*2 rows using A, 2 rows using B; repeat from the * for the Stripe pattern.

INSTRUCTIONS

BACK

Lower Piece

With larger hook and A ch 45. Beg Textured Patt in Stripe patt, and work even on 44 sts until piece measures approx 171/2 (191/2, 211/2, 231/2, 251/2, 271/2)" from beg, end after WSR. Fasten off.

Yoke

With RS facing, turn piece sideways and, with larger hook and A, beg Textured patt with 70 (78, 86, 94, 102, 110) sts. Continuing with A for the rest of the piece, work even until piece meas approx 181/2'' from beg, end after WSR. Do not ch 2. Turn.

Shape Armholes

Next row (RS): Slip st into first 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) sts, ch 2, cont patt as est across row until 4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) sts rem. Do not ch 2. Turn, leaving rest of row unworked.

Next row (WS): Slip st into first 4 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7) sts, ch 2, cont patt as est across row until 3 (3, 4, 5, 5, 6) sts rem. Ch 2, turn, leaving rest of row unworked. Cont patts as est, and dec 1 st each side every row 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5) times [50 (54, 58, 62, 66, 70) sts rem]. Cont even in patt as est until piece meas approx 26 (261/2, 261/2, 27, 27, 271/2)" from beg.

Shape Neck

Work across first 11 (13, 15, 17, 19, 21) sts, ch 2, turn. Cont even on this side until the piece meas approx 27 (271/2, 271/2, 28, 28, 281/2)" from beg. Fasten off. For the other side of the neck: With the RS facing, skip the middle 28 sts and attach the appropriate color yarn with a slip st to the next st and ch 2. Complete same as first side.

LEFT FRONT

Lower Piece

With larger hook and A, ch 45. Beg Textured patt in Stripe patt and work even on 44 sts until piece measures approx 91/2 (101/2, 111/2, 121/2, 131/2, 141/2)" from beg, end after WS row. Fasten off. Yoke With RS facing, turn piece sideways and, with larger hooks and A, beg Textured patt in Stripe patt with 38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58) sts. Cont with A for the rest of the piece, work even until piece meas approx 181/2" from beg, end after WS row. Do not ch 2. Turn.

Shape Armhole

Next row (RS): Slip st into first 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) sts, ch 2, cont patt as est across row. Ch 2, turn.

Next row: Cont patt as est across row until 3 (3, 4, 5, 5, 6) sts rem. Ch 2, turn, leaving rest of row unworked. Cont patts as est, and dec 1 st at armhole edge every row 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5) times [28 (30, 32, 34, 36, 38) sts rem]. Cont even in patt as est until piece meas approx 24 (241/2, 241/2, 25, 25, 251/2)" from beg, end after RSR.

Shape Neck

Next row (WS): Slip st into first 8 sts, ch 2, cont patt across to end row. Ch 2, turn.

Next row (RS): Cont patt as est across row until 5 sts rem. Ch 2, leaving rest of row unworked. Dec 1 st at neck edge every row 5 times - 11 (13, 15, 17, 19, 21) sts rem. Cont even until piece meas same as Back. Fasten off. Place markers for 4 evenly spaced buttons, placing the first 3/4" from beg of front neck shaping and the last 111/2 (12, 12, 121/2, 121/2, 13)" from shoulder.

RIGHT FRONT

Work same as Left Front except reverse all shaping and make buttonholes opposite markers on RSRs as foll: Work 2 sts in patt, ch 3, skip the next 3 sts, work across to end the row. On the subsequent row, work 3 sts into each ch-sp of the previous row.

FiNISHING

Sew shoulder seams.

Neckband

With smaller hook and A, work one row of sc along neckline. Do not turn. Work one row of Reverse Sc. Fasten off.

Armhole Edging

With smaller hook and A, work one row of sc along armhole edge. Do not turn. Work one row of Reverse Sc. Fasten off. Sew side seams, including side of armhole edging. Sew buttons opposite buttonholes. Weave in all ends.