Crochet Camisole Vest






Instructions are for Small (6-8)
Changes for Medium (10-12) and Large (14-16) are in parentheses

Materials:
4-PLY worsted weight yarn – 8 ounces (8 ounces – 12 ounces)
crochet hook Size I or size to give gauge
Nine 5/8″ buttons

Check Your Gauge: 3 dc to 1″; 5 dc rows to 3″
Finished Measurement: Bust (buttoned) 31(34-38)”

Body:Camisole is made in one piece, beg at underarm edge and working to lower edge. Ch 96(104-116) to measure approx 32(35-39)”.
Row 1 (right side):Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch to end – 94(102-114) dc, counting ch-3 at beg of row as 1 dc. Ch 3, turn.
Rows 2-8: Sk first dc, dc in each dc, dc in top of ch-3 at beg of last row – 94(102-114) dc. Note: Ch-3 at beg of row always counts as first dc. Ch 3, turn at end of every row.
Row 9 (Dec Row):Sk first dc, work dc in each of next 0(2-0) dc, [yo hook, draw up a Ip in next dc, yo and through 2 Ips on hook] twice, yo and through 3 Ips on hook (1 st dec), [work 16(17-20) dc, decrease 1 st] 5 times, dc in each dc, dc in top of turning ch (6 decreases evenly spaced).
Row 10: Dec 6 sts directly over decs of Row 9.
Rows 11-15: Rep Row 2 on 82(90-102) dc until 9″ from beg or desired length from underarm to waistline.

Beg Mesh PatternRow 16: Sk first dc, dc in each of next 10(14-20) dc, * ch 3, dc in each of next 12 dc; rep from *, end dc in each of last 10(14-20) dc, dc in top of turning ch – 82(90-102) dc and 6 ch-3 sps.
Row 17: Sk first dc, dc in next 9(13-19) dc, * ch 3, sk next dc, dc in center ch of ch-3, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next 10 dc; rep from *, end dc in last 9(13-19) dc, dc in top of turning ch – 76(84-96) dc and 12 ch-3 sps.
Row 18: Skip first dc. dc in next 8(12-18) dc, * [ch 3, sk next dc, dc in center ch of ch-3] twice, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next 8 dc; rep from *, end dc in last 8(12-18) dc, dc in turning ch – 70(78-90) dc and 18 ch-3 sps.
Row 19: Sk first dc, dc in next 7(11-1 7) dc, * [ch 3, sk next dc, dc in center of ch] 3 times, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next 6 dc; rep from *, end dc in last 7(11-17) dc, dc in turning ch -64(72-84) dc and 24 ch-3 sps.
Row 20: Sk first dc, dc in next 6(10-16) dc * [ch 3, sk next dc, dc in center of ch] 4 times, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next 4 dc; rep from *, end dc in last 6(10-16) dc, dc in turning ch – 58(66-78) dc and 30 ch-3 sps.
Row 21: Sk first dc, dc in next 5(9-15) dc, * [ch 3, sk next dc, dc in center of ch] 5 times, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next 2 dc; rep from *, end dc in last 5(9-15) dc, dc in turning ch – 52(60-72) dc and 36 ch-3 sps. Fasten off.





Left Strap: With wrong side facing beg at neck edge, join yarn to 9th (10th-11 th) dc from left front edge.
Row 1: Working along foundation chain, ch 3, dc in next 7(8-9) dc, ch 3, turn at end of every row (ch-3 counts as first dc).
Row 2: Sk first dc, dc in each dc, dc in turning ch – 8(9-10) dc.
Rep Row 2 until strap measures 13 (14-15)”, or desired length to back. Fasten off leaving end for sewing.
Sk 12(14-16) dc for underarm. Sew strap to next 8(9-10) dc.

Right Strap: With wrong side facing, beg at armhole edge, join yarn to 17th(19th-21st) dc from right front edge. Work same as left strap and sew.

Armhole Edging: With right side facing, join yarn at center underarm, counting turning chs or dcs at end of rows on straps as sts, * sk 2 sts, work 5 dc in next st (shell), sk 2 sts, sl st in next st; rep from * around, join with a sl st to same st with yarn joining. Fasten off.





Lower Edging: With right side facing, beg at lower Right Front edge, join yarn and work edging same as for armhole along fronts, neck, straps and lower edge to beg of mesh pat; work as follows on mesh pat: * [sk 1 ch, sl st in next ch, sk 1 ch, shell in next dc] 5 times, sk 1 ch, sl st in next ch, sk 1 ch & 1 dc, shell in next dc; rep from * to end of mesh pats, complete same as other side and join same as for armholes. Fasten off. Using first st of rows for buttonhole on Right Front, sew 9 buttons evenly spaced to Left Front.

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