Crochet Granny Squares – Romantic Victorian Vest





SIZES: Small (Medium). Vest measures 15″ (17″) across from underarm to underarm when stretched slightly.

MATERIALS: Brunswick Pomfret sport yarn, 2 2-oz skeins rose No. 572 (color A), 1 skein pink No. 515 (B). Steel crochet hook No. 1 (0) or the size required to crochet to gauge.
Tapestry needle.

GAUGE: Front square measures 4″ ( 4 1/2″)





NOTE: Vest is composed of 3 types of squares. The small ones for front and for straps are shown in the photograph: the large one for the back is not shown.

FRONT SQUARES: Make 8. Using A and starting at center, ch 6. Join with sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 8, (work tr in ring, ch 4) 7 times; sl st in 4th ch of ch-8 (8 spokes).
Rnd 2: Work 6 sc in each sp around.
Rnd 3: Sc in next sc, (h dc in next sc. dc in next 8 sc, h dc in next sc. sc in each of next 2 sc) 4 times, ending last repeat with 1 sc instead of 2 (4 petals made with 12 sts each).
Rnd 4: Sl st in next 6 sts. ch 8, sc in same st as last sl st, ch 5. skip next 3 sts. sc in next st, ch 5, skip next 4 sts, sc in next st, ch 5, skip next 2 sts. dc in next st. * ch 5, sc in same st, ch 5, skip 3 sts,
sc in next st, ch 5, skip next 4 sts. sc in next st, ch 5, skip next 2 sts. dc in next st. Repeat from * twice more, ending last repeat by joining with sl st in 3rd ch of ch-8 instead of dc in next st.
Rnd 5: * Work 11 sc in next ch-5 corner Ip (ch 5, sc in next sp) 3 times; ch 5. Repeat from * 3 times more; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 6: Ch 4, tr in each of next 10 sc, * sc in next sp, (ch 5, sc in next sp) 3 times; tr in next 11 sc. Repeat from * twice more; sc in next- sp, (ch 5, sc in next sp) 3 times; join with sl st in top of ch-4. Break off.

STRAP SQUARES: Make 6. Using B, work as for Front Square through 3rd rnd; join with sl st in next st. Break off.
Rnd 4: With A, sl st in 6th st (4th dc) on any petal. Repeat 4th rnd of Front Square from ch-8.
Rnd 5: * Work 11 sc in next corner ch-5 Ip (corner), sc in next sp, (ch 5, sc in next sp) twice. Repeat from * 3 times more; join.
Rnd 6: * Work sc in each sc around corner, sc in each sc and each ch st across next 2 sps. Repeat from * 3 times more; join. Break off.





BACK SQUARE: Make 1. Square measures 12 1/2″ (13 1/2″). Using B, work as for Front Square through 5th rnd.
Rnd 6
: Ch 4, tr in next 10 sc (corner fan), * (ch 5, sc in next sp) 4 times; ch 5, tr in next 11 sc (another corner fan). Repeat from * twice more; (ch 5, sc in next sp) 4 times; ch 5; join with sl st to top of ch-4.
Rnd 7: Ch 5, skip next 4 tr, dc in next tr, ch 5, sc in same tr (corner Ip), ch 5, * sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5 *. Repeat from * to * to next corner fan, skip next 5 tr, dc in next tr, ch 5, sc in same tr, ch 5. Repeat from * to * to next corner fan.
Continue around in pattern, ending with sc at base of first ch-5. Break off.
Rnd 8: Work 11 sc in any corner Ip, ch 5, * sc in next sp, ch 5 *. Repeat from * to * to next corner Ip, 11 sc in corner Ip, ch 5. Repeat from * to * to next corner Ip. Continue around in pattern, ending by joining with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 9: Ch 4, tr in next 10 sc (fan), ch 5, * sc in next sp, ch 5 *. Repeat from * to * to next sc corner group, tr in next 11 sc (fan), ch 5. Repeat from * to * to next corner group. Continue around in pattern, ending by joining with sl st in top of ch-4.
Rnds 10 through 15: With B, repeat Rnds 7, 8 and 9 2 times more, or for desired size. Break off.
Rnds 16 through 19: With A, repeat Rnds 7, 8, 9 and 7. Break off.

ASSEMBLE: See assembly diagram.
Hold two front squares together (1 on diagram) wrong sides facing. With matching yarn and tapestry needle,
whipstitch squares together along 1 side. Join 2 groups of 4 squares each for fronts as shown on diagram. Then join 2 strips of three strap squares each for straps (2 on diagram). Join a front to one end of each strap, then join the large square to opposite ends of straps for back.
Whipstitch side edges between dots on back square.

Front Edging: With right side facing you. with B work 1 row sc along front edges, starting in first tr of fan at lower corner and ending in last tr of fan at top corner. Break off.

Tie: Work with double strand of B.
Crochet a chain long enough to lace through holes of squares along front and tie in bow at waist. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Break off.

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