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Sideways Vest - Crochet Pattern

In the past couple of years, there has been a knitting and a crocheting movement. Suddenly a lost knit and crochet art has revived. As much as Knitting and Crocheting are a craft, they are also an art. They require an application of thinking and creativity. And I cannot stress enough how wonderful it is for the brain. On many occasions, knitters and crocheters must concentrate - make parts of their brain that were used only on an occasion work more often, thus preventing the brain cells from dying.

That said, let me present you another project you can work on - a "SIDEWAYS CROCHETED VEST". This garment is simple to make, but you will have to concentrate on just a couple of parts - on the first row, and then on the two armhole areas. Other than that all the other rows are just a repetition of one row. It crochets quite fast, because of the medium worsted yarn and 5 mm hook, and it doesn't look all that chunky because it has a lacy look to it.

If you are a visual crocheter, you can crochet along my very detailed videos: the "Vest video," and the "Edging video" - each for righties, and lefties too.

Videos for the righties:
The "Vest Video" is HERE
The "Edging Video" is HERE (coming soon)

Videos for the lefties:
The "Vest Video" is HERE
The "Edging Video" is HERE (coming soon)


Copyright page - click HERE

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Materials:
about 4 (or more) balls of yarn that is medium weight #4 - depending on the size of the vest; I used more than 1/2 of the big ball by Loops & Thread, Impeccable, color your choice (mine was Aran); 14 oz/396 g;  858 yds/784 m; 
Hook size 5.00 mm
Scissors



Size:
Medium - measurements of entire rectangle lying flat: width 40", length (top to bottom) 20"

Note: You can adjust this pattern to any size quite easily - add or take away a multiple of 10 stitches, and/or multiple of 2 rows - see Gauge and the image of the graph I made for you.


Gauge:
40" 20" = 105 chain sts  x  55 rows = vest length  x  vest width
2" x 1.5" = 10 stitch repeat  x  2 rows
Note: Use this gauge (or determine your gauge from your own swatch) to adjust the length and width of your vest


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Abbreviations:
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
sc - single crochet
YO - yarn over
puff - YO 3x into same stitch, then YO and pull yarn through 7 loops on the hook
join - join with a slip stitch
prev. - previous
turn - turn to start new row


Step-by-Step

For symmetry and continuity work on a multiple of 10 sts + 5 sts.
Row 1 is a set up row. Row 2 is a repeat row.

Close up of the repeated pattern


FRONT #1

Foundation - ch105

Row 1           1dc into 5th ch from hook, 1 dc into each 4 consecutive chains, skip 4 chains, make 1 dc into 5th ch, then 4 chain sts, *[make 1 dc into each 5 consecutive chain sts, skip 4 chains, make 1 dc into 5th ch, then 4 chain sts]* - repeat brackets to end;  turn (total 10 repeats)

Row 2-16     ch3, 5 dc around 4-ch space from prev. row, skip 4 sts (= 4 dc sts), 1 dc into 5th dc from prev. row, ch 4, *[5 dc around 4-ch space from prev. row, skip 4 sts (= 4 dc sts), 1 dc into 5th dc from prev. row, ch 4]* - repeat brackets to end, then 1 dc into 3rd ch; turn (total 10 repeats)


BACK

Note: we will start counting rows from beginning

Row 1           ch 40, 1dc into 5th dc of your fifth "5 dc-panel" (= skip 4 repeats), ch 4, *[make 5 dc around 4-ch space from prev. row, skip 4 sts (= 4 dc sts), 1 dc into 5th dc from prev. row, ch 4]* - repeat brackets to end;  turn (total 5 repeats in this row)

Row 2            ch3, 5 dc around 4-ch space from prev. row, skip 4 sts (= 4 dc sts), 1 dc into 5th dc from prev. row, ch 4, *[5 dc around 4-ch space from prev. row, skip 4 sts (= 4 dc sts), 1 dc into 5th dc from prev. row, ch 4]* - repeat brackets total 4x; then 5 dc around 4-ch space from prev. row; (Note: start working into the 40-chain stitches now) skip 4 chain sts, 1 dc into 5th chain st from prev. row, ch 4, *[make 1 dc into each 5 consecutive chain sts, skip 4 chains, make 1 dc into 5th ch, then 4 chain sts]* - repeat brackets to end;  turn (total 10 repeats)

Row3-22       ch3, 5 dc around 4-ch space from prev. row, skip 4 sts (= 4 dc sts), 1 dc into 5th dc from prev. row, ch 4, *[5 dc around 4-ch space from prev. row, skip 4 sts (= 4 dc sts), 1 dc into 5th dc from prev. row, ch 4]* - repeat brackets to end, then 1 dc into 3rd ch; turn (total 10 repeats)


FRONT #2

Row 1           ch 40, 1dc into 5th dc of your fifth "5 dc-panel" (= skip 4 repeats), ch 4, *[make 5 dc around 4-ch space from prev. row, skip 4 sts (= 4 dc sts), 1 dc into 5th dc from prev. row, ch 4]* - repeat brackets to end;  turn (total 5 repeats in this row)  Note: This row doesn't count toward the 16 front rows! Your 16 rows for the front #2 start with Row 2

Row 2            ch3, 5 dc around 4-ch space from prev. row, skip 4 sts (= 4 dc sts), 1 dc into 5th dc from prev. row, ch 4, *[5 dc around 4-ch space from prev. row, skip 4 sts (= 4 dc sts), 1 dc into 5th dc from prev. row, ch 4]* - repeat brackets total 4x; then 5 dc around 4-ch space from prev. row; (Note: start working into the 40-chain stitches now) skip 4 chain sts, 1 dc into 5th chain st from prev. row, ch 4, *[make 1 dc into each 5 consecutive chain sts, skip 4 chains, make 1 dc into 5th ch, then 4 chain sts]* - repeat brackets to end;  turn (total 10 repeats)

Row3-17       ch3, 5 dc around 4-ch space from prev. row, skip 4 sts (= 4 dc sts), 1 dc into 5th dc from prev. row, ch 4, *[5 dc around 4-ch space from prev. row, skip 4 sts (= 4 dc sts), 1 dc into 5th dc from prev. row, ch 4]* - repeat brackets to end, then 1 dc into 3rd ch; turn (total 10 repeats)


FINISHING

Fold the front part over the back part and sew (or crochet) about 5" for the shoulder area. Repeat with the other front & back parts. It doesn't matter which way you fold the first front (either side can be the right side), but when you are sewing the second shoulder area, make sure you do it on the wrong side, which is determined by sewing the first shoulder.


The wrong side of shoulder seam
The right side of a shoulder seam






















Finish your vest with crocheting an edge around the entire perimeter of the vest and both arm openings. Crochet either your choice of the edging, or you can watch my video how to crochet "flat puff stitch edging" (see video links above, coming soon). Weave in all tails/ends. 


The "flat puff stitch edging"


If anyone of you finds any error - let me know where it is and what kind of mistake by clicking HERE, and will fix it. You can PM me on my FB Page HERE. Txs!


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