Win­ter Tweed Vest

Long on style and warmth, you’ll find your­self wear­ing this vest over jeans for a ca­sual look or with a skirt dur­ing the work week. Cro­cheted length­wise, the sim­ple tex­tured stitch cre­ates a slim­ming line.

Annie's Fast, Easy, Fun, Crochet Fall 2018 - - Contents - Design by Britt Sch­miesing

Skill Level

EASY

Fin­ished Sizes

In­struc­tions given fit size Woman’s X-small/small; changes for medium/ large, X-large/2x-large and 3X-large are in [ ].

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

Chest: 431/2 [501/2, 571/2, 611/2] inches Length: 321/4 [33, 333/4, 341/4] inches

Ma­te­ri­als

• King Cole Fash­ion Aran medium (worsted) weight acrylic/wool yarn (31/2 oz/ 219 yds/100g per ball): 5 [6, 6, 7] balls #440 mull

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

• Stitch mark­ers

• Ta­pes­try nee­dle

Gauge

In pat­tern: 12 dc = 4 inches; 8 rows = 4 inches Take time to check gauge.

Pat­tern Notes

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Vest is worked flat and then seamed to­gether at shoul­ders and sides. Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of even­num­bered rows counts as first dou­ble

cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of odd­num­bered rows counts as first half dou­ble cro­chet and chain-1 un­less oth­er­wise stated. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated.

Vest Back Shape Arm­hole

Row 1 (RS): Ch 66, work­ing in back bar of ch (see il­lus­tra­tion), hdc in 4th ch (sk 3 chs count as hdc and ch-1 sp), *ch 1, sk next ch, hdc in next ch, rep from * to end, turn. (33 hdc, 32 ch-1 sps)

Sizes Medium/large, X-large/ 2X-large & 3X-large Only Row [2]: Ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), *2 dc in next ch-1 sp, sk next hdc, rep from * to beg ch-3, dc in top of beg ch-3, dc in next ch of beg ch-3, turn. ([65] dc)

Row [3]: Ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), work­ing in back lps (see Stitch Guide) across, *sk next dc, hdc in next dc, ch 1, rep from * to beg ch-3, hdc in top of beg ch-3, turn.

Sizes X-large/2x-large & 3X-large Only Rows [4 & 5, 4–7]: Rep [rows 2 and 3 al­ter­nately] [once, twice].

All Sizes Row 2 [4, 6, 8]: Ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), *2 dc in next ch-1 sp, sk next hdc, rep from * to beg ch-3, dc in first 2 chs of beg ch-3, turn. (65 dc)

Body

Row 1: Ch 33 [35, 37, 39], work­ing in back bar of ch, hdc in 4th ch from hook (beg 3 chs count as hdc and ch-1 sp), [ch 1, sk next ch, hdc in next ch] 14 [15, 16, 17] times, ch 1, sk next ch, work­ing in back lps (see Stitch Guide) across, hdc in first dc, ch 1, *sk next dc, hdc in next dc, ch 1, rep from * to beg ch-3, hdc in top of beg ch-3, turn. (49 [50, 51, 52] hdc, 48 [49, 50, 51] ch-1 sps)

Row 2: Ch 3, *2 dc in next ch-1 sp**, sk next hdc, rep from * across, end­ing fi­nal rep at **, dc in first 2 chs of beg ch-3, turn. (97 [99, 101, 103] dc)

Row 3: Ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), work­ing in back lps, *sk next dc, hdc in next dc, ch 1, rep from * to beg ch-3, hdc in top of beg ch-3, turn.

Rows 4–28 [30, 32, 32]: Rep [rows 1 and 2 al­ter­nately] 13 [14, 15, 15] times.

Shape Arm­hole

Row 1 (WS): Ch 3, [2 dc in next ch-1 sp, sk next hdc] 31 times, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next hdc, turn, leav­ing rem sts un­worked. (65 dc)

Sizes Medium/large, X-large/ 2X-large & 3X-large Only Row [2]: Ch 3, work­ing in back lps across, *sk next dc, hdc in next dc, ch 1, rep from * to beg ch-3, hdc in top of beg ch-3. (33 hdc, 32 ch-1 sps)

Row [3]: Ch 3, *2 dc in next ch-1 sp, sk next hdc, rep from * to beg ch-3, dc in first 2 chs of beg ch-3, turn. Sizes X-large/2x-large & 3X-large Only Rows [4 & 5, 4–7]: Rep [rows 2 and 3 al­ter­nately] [once, twice].

All Sizes Row 2 [4, 6, 8]: Ch 3, work­ing in back lps across, *sk next dc, hdc in next dc, ch 1, rep from * to beg ch-3, hdc in top of beg ch-3. Fas­ten off. (33 hdc, 32 ch-1 sps)

Right Front

Work as for back end­ing on row 25 [27, 29, 29]. Fas­ten off.

Left Front

Work as for back shape arm­hole. Do not turn at the end of row 2 [4, 6, 8]. Ch 32 [34, 36, 38]. Fas­ten off.

Body

Row 1: With RS fac­ing, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in top of first dc, ch 3, work­ing in back lps across, *sk next dc or ch, hdc in next dc or ch, ch 1, rep from * to end. (49 [50, 51, 52] hdc, 48 [49, 50, 51] ch-1 sps) Work as for back from row 2, end­ing on row 25 [27, 29, 29]. Fas­ten off.

Fin­ish­ing

Block to mea­sure­ments.

Seam sides. Seam shoul­ders 33/4 [41/4, 43/4, 43/4] inches from arm­hole edge. 

WIN­TER TWEED VEST

Back Bar of Chain

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