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This is a very simple, beginner’s vest pattern. This listing is for the vest pattern only, not the vest itself. You will receive download instructions via Etsy after purchase.
The pattern is a one row repeat and is charted. The vest starts at the bottom, & is worked in one piece until you get to the underarms. The vest is then divided into the two front pieces & the back piece, & the only seam is at the shoulders.
Anika looks good in both solid & multi color versions (photos show both versions), though it is written only for the solid version. In my scrap version shown in the first two photos, I changed colors randomly at the end of the row.
It is designed with 2-4” of positive ease in mind, so you can easily wear this as a layering piece. Spud & Chloe Sweater is a cotton & wool blend, making this a great 3 season vest. The stripey version I'm wearing in the first two photos show 1" of positive ease.
o Spud & Chloe Sweater yarn, a superwash yarn, 55% wool & 45% organic cotton worsted weight yarn, 3 (3, 4, 5, 5, 5) skeins / 480, (480, 640, 800, 800, 800) yards. If you are going to lengthen the vest then please purchase an additional skein of yarn.
o Buttons, if desired
o 5 mm/ H crochet hook
o scrap of yarn or removable stitch marker
Gauge: 4 pattern repeats = 4.75”.
Finished chest sizes: 33.25” (38”, 42.75”, 50”, 54.75”, 59.5”)
The main stitch pattern uses single crochet, double crochet, and chain stitches. Pattern includes fully written directions and is 7 pages long, including chart, schematic, pattern, & photographs.
I named this vest after my beautiful friend, Anika, who is also my model in the third photo you see. Her version is made with no ease & is shown unbuttoned.
Buttons are optional: I do not give directions for making buttonholes, but the stitch is very open, making it easy to add buttons or closure any place you’d like, & simply close through the lace pattern.
Thanks to withbuttons, sueburkitt, MaybeKnitting, merripurdy, redcurlysue, blogstarr, Patriciaelizabeth, rwilliams, soxvixen & 3Catcrochet for their test crocheting skills, to June Gilbank (http://www.planetjune.com) for her tech editing/charting skills, & to Anika Pecyna for being my lovely model! As always I couldn’t do it without all of you.
Feel free to make as many of these as you like for local craft fairs/auctions/raffles/bazaars, but please do not sell finished items online. The pattern itself is not for sale. If making for charity, please let me know the name of the charity & include my contact info with the item (anastaciaknits on Ravelry).
If you have any questions or comments or just want to join like-minded souls & / or join in some testing (mainly crochet patterns) please join my Ravelry group at http://www.ravelry.com/groups/anastacia-knits-designs. Thanks!
This listing is for the vest pattern only, not the vest itself. You will receive download instructions from etsy after purchase.
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