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Claire Tender Crochet Vest Easy FREE Pattern

Claire Tender Crochet Vest Easy FREE Pattern

Claire Tender Crochet Vest Easy FREE Pattern
by Kristin Omdahl

Layers are a wonderful way to express your style in a multitude of ways simultaneously. I love to add textures, colors and prints to my outfits through layers. A simple blouse or tshirt can be dressed up with a loose vest and jewelry in contrasting or monochromatic colors. For example, this easy and beautiful vest could be worn in contrast to the shirt underneath to make the texture of the stitchwork pop. Or, worn over a monochromatic tshirt, its the texture of the yarn that pops. 

This could be worn over jeans or capris OR a sundress or maxi dress. There really isn't a wrong way to wear a vest!

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What you will need:
4 balls of Be So Tender Yarn; 100% certified organic cotton, #4 worsted weight; 140yds (130m) per 3.5oz (100g); color shown is Cloud.
H/8 (5mm) crochet hook
yarn needle for weaving in loose ends

Abbreviations
beg – begin(ning)
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
inc – increase
pat – pattern
rep – repeat
rnd – round
RS – right side
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
sp – space
st – stitch
tr – triple crochet
WS – wrong side

For any help with stitches, please visit my Crochet Stitch Glossary Page

Gauge: ea repeat is 4" wide x 2" tall

Finished size: Back of vest is 20" long, entire vest is 46" wide, Front of vest is 28" wide, armholes are 8" long and 1" wide

Vest is worked from center back outward in ea direction.

Instructions:

First side:
Set up row: *ch4, tr in 4th ch from hook. Rep from * 14 more times. -- 15 foundation ovals

Row 1 (WS): Ch 5, sc in first sp, * 7 dc in next sp, sc in next sp, ch 5, sc in next sp; rep from * to last 2 sps, 7 dc in next sp, sc in next sp, ch 2, dc in edge st of foundation. -- 5 pattern repeats


Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first dc, * (dc, ch 1) in each of next 6 dc, dc in next dc, sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * to end. -- 5 pattern repeats


Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), * ch 5, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5, sk 2 ch-1 sps, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5, dc in next sc, rep from * to end. -- 5 pattern repeats


Row 4: Ch 5, sc in first sp, * 7 dc in next sp, sc in next sp, ch 5, sc in next sp; rep from * to last 2 sps, 7 dc in next sp, sc in next sp, ch 2, dc in 3rd of beg ch-3 of previous row. -- 5 pattern repeats


Row 5: Rep Row 2.

Rows 6 - 14: rep rows 3 - 5 three more times.

Row 15: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), * ch 5, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5, sk 2 ch-1 sps, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5, dc in next sc*, (ch4, tr in 4th ch from hook)x6, skip 2 repeats on row 14, dc in next sc. Rep from * to * two more times. -- 3 pattern repeats and 6 foundation ovals.
Armhole is complete.

Row 16: Ch 5, sc in first sp, * 7 dc in next sp, sc in next sp, ch 5, sc in next sp*. Rep from * to * one more time. (7 dc in next oval, sc in next oval, ch 5, sc in next oval)x2. Rep from * to * once more. -- 5 pattern repeats.

Row 17: rep row 2

Row 18: rep row 3

Row 19: Ch 5, 7dc in first ch5 sp, ch5, * 7 dc in next sp, sc in next sp, ch 5, sc in next sp; rep from * to last ch 5 sp, ch5, 7 dc in last ch5 sp, ch2, dc in 3rd of beg ch-3 of previous row. -- 7 pattern repeats.

Row 20: rep row 2

Rows 21 - 38: rep rows 3 - 5 five more times. -- 7 pattern repeats.

Row 39: rep row 3. Fasten off.

Second side:
NOTE: instead of making the foundation ovals, we will work the second side of the vest into the opposite side of the original foundation ovals.

Rows 1 - 14: rep rows 1 - 14 of first side.

Row 15: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), * ch 5, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5, sk 2 ch-1 sps, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5, dc in next sc*. Rep from * to * once more. (ch4, tr in 4th ch from hook)x6, skip 2 repeats on row 14, dc in next sc. Rep from * to * one more times. -- 3 pattern repeats and 6 foundation ovals.
Armhole is complete.

Row 16: Ch 5, sc in first sp, * 7 dc in next sp, sc in next sp, ch 5, sc in next sp*. (7 dc in next oval, sc in next oval, ch 5, sc in next oval)x2. Rep from * to * two more times. -- 5 pattern repeats.

Rows 17 - 39: rep rows 17 - 39 of first side. Fasten off.

Weave in loose ends.

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