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Cool Vest

Crafting Time:
Varies
Skill Level:
Some Experience Necessary
Project Courtesy of: Caron

Additional Information

Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Burgundy or Soft Grey Heather 3 4 5 skeins
  • Crochet hook - size U.S. 9 (5.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure

SIZES:

To fit bust measurement
Extra-Small/Small/Medium 28-38” [71-96.5 cm]
Large/Extra-Large 40-46” [101.5-117 cm]
2/5 Extra-Large 48-54” [122-157.5 cm]

GAUGE:

12 sc and 13 rows = 4" [10 cm]
2 Shells and 6 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Shell Pat.

DIRECTIONS:

Left Side: Beg at center of back, ch 56 (62-74).
Foundation row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. *Miss next 2 ch. [(1 dc. Ch 2) twice. 1 dc] all in next ch - Shell made. Miss next 2 ch. 1 sc in next ch. Rep from * to end of chain. 9 (10-12) Shells.
***1st row: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2). 1 dc in first sc. *Miss next dc and ch-2 sp. 1 sc in top of next Shell. Miss next ch-2 sp and dc. Shell in next sc. Rep from * to last Shell. Miss next dc and ch-2 sp. 1 sc in top of next Shell. (1 dc. Ch 2. 1 tr) all in last sc. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first tr. *Shell in next sc. Miss next dc and ch-2 sp. 1 sc in top of next Shell. Miss next dc and ch-2 sp. Rep from * to last sc. Shell in next sc. 1 sc in 2nd ch of turning ch 5. Turn.
Last 2 rows form Shell Pat.
Rep last 2 rows for pat until work from beg measures approx 9 (11-13)” [23 (28-33) cm], ending on a 1st row of pat.

Shape left armhole: **1st row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first tr. (Shell in next sc. Miss next dc and ch-2 sp. 1 sc in top of next Shell) twice. Ch 23 (29-35). Miss next 3 (4-5) Shells. 1 sc in top of next Shell. Miss next dc and ch-2 sp. *Shell in next sc. Miss next dc and ch-2 sp. 1 sc in next dc (top of Shell). Miss next dc and ch-2 sp. Rep from * to last sc. Shell in next sc. 1 sc in 2nd ch of turning ch 5. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2). 1 dc in first sc. (Miss next dc and ch-2 sp. 1 sc in top of next Shell. Miss next ch-2 sp and dc. Shell in next sc) 3 (3-5) times. (Miss next 2 ch. 1 sc in next ch. Miss next 2 ch. Shell in next ch) 3 (4-5) times. Miss next 2 ch. 1 sc in next ch. Miss next 2 ch. Shell in next sc. *Miss next dc and ch-2 sp. 1 sc in top of next Shell. Miss next ch-2 sp and dc. Shell in next sc. Rep from * to last Shell. Miss next dc and ch-2 sp. 1 sc in top of next Shell. (1 dc. Ch 2. 1 tr) all in last sc. Turn.
Cont in pat even until work from armhole measures 11 (14-17)” [28 (35.5-43) cm], *** ending on a WS row. Fasten off.

Right Side: With WS facing, join yarn with sl st to first ch of foundation chain. Working in rem loops of foundation chain, proceed as follows:
1st row: 1 sc in same sp as sl st. *Miss next 2 ch. Shell in next ch. Miss next 2 ch. 1 sc in next ch. Rep from * to end of chain. 9 (10-12) Shells.
Work from *** to *** as given for Left Side, ending on a RS row. Fasten off.

ABBREVIATIONS:

Ch(s) = Chain(s)
hdc = Half double crochet
Rep = Repeat(s)
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
Sl st = Slip stitch
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Sp(s) = Space(s)

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