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One Ball Wonder Vest

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Lion Brand
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Lion Brand® Ice Cream®
  • Banana Split, 1 (1, 1) ball or color of choice
  • Lion Brand® crochet hook size G-6 (4 mm)
  • Lion Brand® stitch markers
  • Lion Brand® large-eyed blunt needle
  • Buttons, about 1/2" (13 mm) diameter (3)
  • Sewing needle & thread
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure

    • SIZES:
    • 6-9 months (12-18 months, 2 year)
    • Finished Chest: About 18-1/2 (20-1/2, 21-1/2)" (47 (52, 54.5) cm), buttoned.
    • Finished Length: About 11-1/2 (12-1/4, 13)" (29 (31, 33) cm)
    • Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.
    • To print the patterns, click on the "Download Project PDF" button (above).

    • GAUGE:
    • 15 hdc + 13 rows = about 4" (10 cm).
    • BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

    • STITCH EXPLANATION:
    • hdc2tog (hdc 2 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

    • NOTES:
    • Vest is worked in one piece beginning at lower edge, then divided for armholes.
    • End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.
    • When you see ‘– 12 sts’ in the instructions, this lets you know how many sts you will have at the end of that specific row.

    DIRECTIONS:

      • BODY
      • Ch 64 (72, 76).
      • Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 63 (71, 75) sc.
      • Rows 2-6: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across.
      • Row 7: Ch 2 (beg ch counts as first hdc), turn, hdc in next st and in each st across – 63 (71, 75) hdc.
      • Rep Row 7 until piece measures about 7 (7 1/2, 8) in. (18 (19, 20.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
      • Next Row (RS): Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across.
      • Rep last row once more.

      • Divide for Armholes
      • Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in first 13 (14, 15) sc, ch 20 (24, 28), sk next 4 (6, 6) sc, sc in next 29 (31, 33) sc, ch 20 (24, 28), sk next 4 (6, 6) sc, sc in next 13 (14, 15) sc –55 (59, 63) sc and 2 ch-20 (24, 28) loops.
      • Row 2: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in first 13 (14,15) sc, place marker (pm), sc in next 20 (24, 28) ch, pm, sc in next 29 (31, 33) sc, pm, sc in next 20 (24, 28) ch, pm, sc in next 13 (14,15) sc – 95 (107, 119) sc.
      • Note: Move markers up as you complete each row.
      • Rows 3-5: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across.
      • Row 6: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), turn, hdc in next st, (hdc in each st to 2 sts before marker, hdc2tog, move marker to hdc2tog just made, hdc2tog) 4 times, hdc in each st to end of row – 87 (99, 111) hdc rem.
      • Rows 7-10 (11, 12): Rep Row 6 – 55 (59, 63) hdc rem on last row worked.
      • Row 11 (12, 13): Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st to end of row.
      • Rep last row 5 more times.
      • Fasten off.

      • FINISHING:
      • Buttonband
      • From RS, join yarn with a sl st at neck edge of left front for girl’s vest or at lower corner of right front for boy’s vest.
      • Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, work 34 (38, 42) sc evenly spaced along front edge.
      • Rows 2-8: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across.
      • Fasten off.
      • Place 3 markers along buttonband for buttons as follows: 1/2" (1.5 cm), 2-1/2" (6.5 cm) and 4-1/2" (11.5 cm) down from neck edge.

      • Buttonhole Band
      • From RS, join yarn with a sl st at lower corner of right front for girl’s vest or neck edge of left front for boy’s vest.
      • Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, work 34 (38, 42) sc evenly spaced along front edge.
      • Rows 2-4: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across.
      • Row 5: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across, working (ch 1, sk next st) opposite each button marker.
      • Rows 6-8: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st and ch-1 sp across.
      • Fasten off.

      • With sewing needle and thread, sew buttons to Buttonband opposite buttonholes.
      • Weave in ends.

      • ABBREVIATIONS:
      • beg = begin(ning)
      • ch = chain
      • ch-sp(s) = space(s) previously made
      • hdc = half double crochet
      • rem = remain(ing)
      • rep = repeat
      • RS = right side
      • sc = single crochet
      • sk = skip
      • sl st = slip stitch
      • st(s) = stitch(es)
      • WS = wrong side

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