Crochet Openwork Vest

OPENWORK VEST

SIZES: Directions for small size (8-10). Changes for medium size (12-14) are in parentheses.
Body Bust Size: 31 1/2″-32 1/2″ (34″-36″). Blocked Bust Size: 32′ 1/2″ (38″).

MATERIALS:
Knitting worsted, 4 (6) ozs.
Crochet hook size G.

GAUGE: 5 pats — 8″; 7 rows = 6″.

VEST: BACK: Beg at lower edge, ch 73 (87).
Row 1: Sc in 4th ch from hook, ch 11, dtr around last sc made (to make dtr, wrap yarn around hook 3 times, insert hook from right to left (Left-handed crocheters: from left to right) under sc, pull up a Ip, (yo and through 2 Ips) 4 times), * sk next 5 ch, sc in each of next 2 ch, ch 11, dtr around last sc made, repeat from * across, end sk next 5 ch, sc in last ch—10 (12)ch- 11 Ips. Ch 6, turn.
Row 2: * Sc in ch-11 Ip, ch 11, dtr around last sc made, dtr in sc between ch-11 Ips on previous row, repeat from
* across, end last repeat dtr in ch-4
turning sp-10 (12) ch-11 Ips. Ch 6, turn.
Row 3: * Sc in ch-11 Ip, ch 11, dtr around last sc made, dtr in sc between ch-11 Ips on previous row, repeat from * across, end last repeat dtr around last sc made, dtr in 5th ch of turning ch 6. Ch 6, turn. Check gauge; piece should measure 16″ (19″) wide.
Rows 4-12: Repeat row 3. -At end of row 12, ch 7, turn.

Shape Armhole and Divide for Neck:
Row 13: Work 4 (5) ch-11 Ip pats, end sc in 5th (6th) ch-11 Ip on last row. Ch 7, turn.
Row 14: Work 3 (4) ch-11 Ip pats, end sc in next ch-11 Ip. Ch 7, turn.
Row 15: Work 2 (3) ch-11 Ip pats, end sc in next ch-11 Ip. Ch 7, turn.

For Medium Size Only: Next Row: Work 2 ch-11 Ip pats, end sc in next ch-11 Ip. Ch 7, turn.

For All Sizes: Next Row: Sc in ch-11 Ip, ch 11, dtr around last sc made, dtr in sc between ch-11 Ips on previous row, sc in next ch-11 Ip. Ch 7, turn.
Next Row: Sc in ch-11 Ip, ch 11, dtr around last sc made, dtr in ch-7 turning ch. Ch 7, turn.
Repeat last row until armhole measures 9″ (10″) above first row of shaping. Ch 8, turn.
Next Row: Sc in ch-11 sp, ch 2, dtr in 6th ch of turning ch. End off.

Join yarn in sc at center of last long row. Work same as for first shoulder. End off.













FRONT: Work same as for back.

FINISHING: Block pieces to measurements. Sew shoulder and side seams.
Edging: Join yarn in underarm seam. Work * ch 1, sc, repeat from * around armhole, being careful to keep work flat. Work same edging around 2nd armhole and around neck edge. Steam-press seams and edgings lightly.

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