Hooded Sweater Vest

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FIN­ISHED SIZES

Child in­struc­tions given to fit size 4 years; changes for 6 years, 8 years and 10 years are in [ ]. Pre­teen sizes 12 and 14 are the same as Adult X-small and small. Adult in­struc­tions given to fit size X-small; changes for small, medium, large and X-large are in first set of [ ], 2X-large, 3X-large, 4X-large and 5X-large are in sec­ond set of [ ]. Child and Woman sizes have 4 inches ease, Man has 2 inches ease.

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

Child Sizes Ch­est: 27 inches (4 yrs) [29 inches (6 yrs), 30 inches (8 yrs), 311/2 inches (10 yrs)] Length: 131/2 inches (4yrs) [15 inches (6 yrs), 161/2 inches (8 yrs), 18 inches (10 yrs)] Arm­hole: 6 inches (4 yrs) [61/2 inches (6 yrs), 7 inches (8 yrs), 71/2 inches (10 yrs)] Adult Uni­sex Sizes Ch­est: 33 inches (X-small) [37 inches (small), 41 inches (medium), 45 inches (large), 49 inches (X-large)], [53 inches (2X-large), 57 inches (3X-large), 61 inches (4X-large), 65 inches (5X-large)] Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Vest is worked flat and then seamed to­gether at shoulders and sides. Hood is then worked flat along neck­line. Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. Work last stitch on row in top of be­gin­ning chain-3 of pre­vi­ous row un­less oth­er­wise stated. Length: 251/2 inches (X-small) [26 inches (small), 261/4 inches (medium), 261/2 inches (large), 263/4 inches (X-large)], [27 inches (2X-large), 27 inches (3X-large), 271/2 inches (4X-large), 271/2 inches (5X-large)] Arm­hole: 91/2 inches (X-small) [10 inches (small), 101/2 inches (medium), 11 inches (large), 111/2 inches (X-large)], [12 inches (2X-large), 121/2 inches (3X-large), 13 inches (4X-large), 131/2 inches (5X-large)]

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• King Cole Fash­ion Aran medium (worsted) weight acrylic/wool yarn (31/2 oz/219 yds/100g per ball): Child: 3 [3,4, 4] balls #440

mull (red) Adult: 5 [6,6, 7, 8] [8, 9, 10, 10] balls Woman #439 skye (blue), Man #438 is­lay (brown) • Size J/10/6mm cro­chet hook or

size needed to ob­tain gauge • Tapestry nee­dle • Stitch mark­ers

GAUGE

12 sts = 4 inches, 12 rows = 4 inches Es­tab­lished pat­tern is [sc in each dc, dc in each sc] across. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated.

CHILD VEST BACK

Row 1 (RS): Loosely ch 43 [45, 47, 49], dc in 4th ch from hook (3 sk chs count as first dc), dc in each rem ch across, turn. (41 [43, 45, 47] dc)

Row 2 (WS): Ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), bpdc (see Stitch Guide) in next st, [dc in next st, bpdc in next st] across, end­ing with dc in top of ch-3 (see Pat­tern Notes), turn. Row 3: Ch 3, [ fpdc (see Stitch Guide) in next st, dc in next st] across work­ing last dc in top of ch-3, turn.

Rows 4 & 5: Rep rows 2 and 3. Row 6: Rep row 2. Row 7: Ch 3, [sc in next st, dc in next st] across, turn.

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch-1, [dc in next sc, sc in next dc] across, turn. Rep rows 7 and 8 un­til piece mea­sures 71/2 [81/2, 91/2, 101/2] inches, end­ing with a WS row.

Arm­hole Shap­ing

Row 1 (RS): Sl st in each of first 3 sts, ch 1, place marker in ch made to mark first st on row, [sc in next dc, dc in next sc] across to last 4 sts, sc in next dc, sl st in next sc, turn. (37 [39, 41, 43] sts) Row 2: Sl st in first sc, sc in next dc (place marker in sc made to mark first st on row), [dc in next sc, sc in next dc] across to last sc and ch-1 sp with stitch marker, turn. (33 [35, 37, 39] sts) Row 3: Ch 3, [sc in next dc, dc in next sc] across, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch-1, [dc in next sc, sc in next dc] across, turn. Work even in es­tab­lished pat­tern (see Pat­tern Notes) un­til Arm­hole mea­sures 6 [61/2, 7, 71/2] inches, end­ing with a WS row. Fas­ten off.

FRONT

Work as for Back un­til Arm­holes mea­sure 2 [21/2, 3, 31/2] inches, end­ing with a WS row.

As the cool days of au­tumn ap­proach, you’ll find your­self reach­ing for this prac­ti­cal hooded vest. With its easy style, it is sure to be­come a fa­vorite with both guys and gals of all ages!

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