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Do Your Cottony Vest!

© 2011 Drew Emborsky, The Crochet Dude®





Crocheted sleeveless knit top for her

ABBREVIATIONS

ch = chain; dc = double crochet; sc = single crochet; st = stitch; sts = stitches;

MATERIALS

Crochet Hook, size H (8/5.00mm)
Manos del Uruguay Manos Cotton Stria Worsted Weight (Medium) - Color shown: #207 - Approximately 12 oz (305 g, 710 yds). Size shown: 40"
Optional Novelty Yarn for Trim

GAUGE

14 sts & 12 rows = 4” using size H crochet hook

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Bust - 35", (37.5", 40", 42.5", 45")
Length – 20”

DIRECTIONS

PANEL A (make 2)
Row 1: Ch 47, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (46 sc)
Row 2 Ch 2, turn, *skip one st, dc in the next three sts, dc in skipped st working behind the previous sts*. Repeat from * to * across. Dc in last st.
Row 3: Ch 2, turn, *skip one st, dc in next three sts, dc in skipped st working in front of the previous sts*. Repeat from * to * across. Dc in last st.
Rows 4-8: Repeat rows 2 & 3, ending with Row 2.
Row 9: Ch 1, turn sc in each st across. Fasten off.

PANEL B (make 2)
Row 1: Ch 163, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (162 sc)
Row 2 Ch 2, turn, *skip one st, dc in next three sts, dc in skipped st working behind the previous sts*. Repeat from * to * across. Dc in last st.
Row 3: Ch 2, turn, *skip one st, dc in next three sts, dc in skipped st working in front of the previous sts*. Repeat from * to * across. Dc in last st.
Rows 4-9: Repeat Rows 2 & 3.
Rows 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Fasten off.

PANEL C (make 1 - changes shown for different sizes)
Row 1: Ch 79, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (78 sc)
Row 2 Ch 2, turn, *skip one st, dc in next three sts, dc in skipped st working behind the previous sts". Repeat from * to * across. Dc in last st.
Row 3: Ch 2, turn, *skip on st, dc in next three sts, dc in skipped st working in front of the previous sts*. Repeat from * to * across. Dc in last st.
For size 35:
Rows 4-5: Repeat Rows 2 & 3.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Fasten off.
For size 37.5:
Rows 4-7: Repeat Rows 2 & 3, ending with Row 2.
Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Fasten off.
For size 40:
Rows 4-9: Repeat Rows 2 & 3
Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Fasten off.
For size 42.5:
Rows 4-11: Repeat Rows 2 & 3, ending with Row 2.
Row 12: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Fasten off.
For size 45:
Rows 4-13: Repeat Rows 2 & 3, ending with Row 2.
Row 14: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Fasten off.

PANEL D (make 1 - changes shown for different sizes)
Row 1: Ch 67, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (66 sc)
Row 2 Ch 2, turn, *skip one st, dc in next three sts, dc in skipped st working behind the previous sts*. Repeat from * to * across. Dc in last st.
Row 3: Ch 2, turn, *skip one st, dc in next three sts, dc in skipped st working in front of the previous sts*. Repeat from * to * across. Dc in last st.
For size 35:
Rows 4-5: Repeat Rows 2 & 3.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Fasten off.
For size 37.5:

Rows 4-7: Repeat Rows 2 & 3.
Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Fasten off.
For size 40:
Rows 4-9: Repeat Rows 2 & 3
Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Fasten off.
For size 42.5:
Rows 4-11: Repeat Rows 2 & 3.
Row 12: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Fasten off.
For size 45:
Rows 4-13: Repeat Rows 2 & 3.
Row 14: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Fasten off.

ASSEMBLING AND FINISHING
With wrong sides facing, whipstitch panels together as indicated by the chart below. Using a sc edge garment evenly around neckline, armholes and bottom edge with novelty yarn if desired, otherwise use the same yarn used for the vest. (Note that Panels A & B are attached at both the front and the back of the vest.)



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