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Fine Birch Vest Crochet FREE Pattern

Fine Birch Vest Crochet FREE Pattern

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Fine Birch Vest Crochet FREE Pattern
by Kristin Omdahl

This top down crochet vest was originally published in Interweave Crochet Magazine, Fall 2010, and then was released on an episode of Knitting Daily TV when Shay Pendray and I demonstrated it on the show. One of the ladies at my local knit & crochet club made hers in Be So Fine Yarn and it is absolutely gorgeous! You can substitute several Kristin Omdahl Yarns for this project. It would be very beautiful in both #1 superfine fingering weight yarns like Be So Fine, Be So Lush or Be So Fine Bling yarns and it would also be gorgeous in #2 fine sport weight yarns like Be So Bare, Be So Soulful, Be So Serene, Be So Sporty or Be So Fresh yarns. I will be using Be So Lush Yarn to demonstrate the techniques used in this pattern in the video series (coming soon!)  And unlike the magazine or TV version, THIS pattern includes charts, too!

Watch the step by step tutorial video here:

What you will need:

650 (750, 850, 990, 1130) yarns of fingering or sport weight yarns.

1 (2, 2, 2, 2) balls Be So Fine Yarn
G/6 (4mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle
Stitch markers (optional)

Click here to purchase the printed pattern to be mailed to you: Printed Birch Crochet Vest Pattern

Finished Sizes:

34 (38, 42, 46, 50)" bust circumference and 28 (28.5, 29, 29.5, 30)" in length.
Garment shown measures 34", modeled with 0" ease

Gauge:

17 sts and 6 rows = 4" in dc, blocked
NOTE: blocking your gauge swatch before measuring ensures a project that is true to pattern sizing

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Stitch Guide:

Treble crochet 2 together (tr2tog): *Yo 2 times, insert hook in indicated st, yo and pull up lp, [yo and draw through 2 lps on hook] 2 times; rep from *, yo and draw through rem 3 lps on hook. Watch the tr2tog crochet video tutorial here


Treble crochet 3 together (t3tog): *Yo 2 times, insert hook in indicated st yo and pull up lp, [yo and draw through 2 lps on hook] 2 times; rep from * 2 more times, yo and draw through rem 4 lps on hook. 3tr-cluster (3tr-cl): *Yo 2 times, insert hook in indicated st, yo and pull up lp, [yo and draw through 2 lps on hook] 2 times; rep from * 2 more times in same st, yo and draw through rem 4 lps on hook. Watch the tr3tog tutorial video here


Reverse dc (rev dc): Yo, working from left to right, insert hook in next st to right, yo and pull up lp (3 lps on hook), [yo and draw through 2 lps on hook] 2 times.
Watch the rev dc tutorial video here


V-st: (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in indicated st or sp.
Watch the V-st tutorial video here

Fan pattern (multiple of 30 + 2)

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, *[ch 4, sk next (tr, ch 2, tr), sc in next tr] 2 times, sk next (tr, ch 2, tr), ch 1, [tr, ch 1] 6 times in next tr, sk next (tr, ch 2, tr), sc in next tr, [ch 4, sk next (tr, ch 2, tr), sc in next tr] 2 times; rep from * to last st, sc in last tr, turn.


Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, *ch 4, sc in next sc, ch 2, [tr, ch 2] in each of next 2 tr, (tr, ch 2) 2 times in each of next 2 tr, (tr, ch 2) in each of next 2 tr, sk next (sc, ch 4), sc in next sc, ch 4, sc in next sc, rep from * to last st, sc in last sc, turn.


Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as sc and ch 3), sc in next st, *ch 2, [3tr-cl (see Stitch Guide) in next tr, ch 3] 8 times, sk next (sc, ch 4), (sc, ch 5, sc) in next sc; rep from * to last 2 sc omitting final (sc, ch 5, sc), sc in next sc, ch 2, dc in last sc, turn.


Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as tr), tr2tog (see Stitch Guide) working one leg in same st and 2nd leg in next ch-3 sp, *ch 4, [dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 4] 5 times, tr3tog (see Stitch Guide) working first leg in next ch-3 sp, 2nd leg in next ch-5 sp, and 3rd leg in next ch-3 sp; rep from * to last 2 ch-3 sps, omitting final tr3tog, tr2tog working first leg in next ch-3 sp and 2nd leg in final ch-3 sp, tr in last sc, turn.


Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in first tr2tog, dc in next ch-4 sp, *ch 2, hdc in same ch-4 sp, hdc in next dc, hdc in next ch-4 sp, [ch 2, sc in same ch-4 sp, sc in next dc, sc in next ch-4 sp] 3 times, ch 2, hdc in same ch-4 sp, hdc in next dc, hdc in next ch-4 sp, ch 2, dc in same ch-4 sp, dc in next st, dc in next ch-4 sp; rep from * across, working last dc in last ch4 that counts as a tr, turn.


Row 6: Ch 4 (counts as tr), tr in next 2 sts, *ch 2, tr in next 3 sts; rep from * across, turn.


Rep Rows 1–6 for patt.

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Instructions:

Yoke:

Ch 42 (50, 58, 66, 74)


Row 1: (RS) 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) ch, V-st (see Stitch Guide) in next ch, dc in next 7 (9, 11, 13, 15) ch, V-st in next ch, dc in next 14 (16, 18, 20, 22) ch, V-st in next ch, dc in next 7 (9, 11, 13, 15) ch, V-st in next ch, dc in next 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) ch, 2 dc in last ch, turn—54 (62, 70, 78, 86) dc.


Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as st), 2 dc in first dc, *dc to ch-2 sp, V-st in next ch-2 sp; rep from * 3 times, dc to last dc, 2 dc in last dc, turn—72 (80, 88, 96, 104) dc.


Rows 3–4: Rep Row 2—108 (116, 124, 132, 140) dc.


Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc), *dc to ch-2 sp, V-st in next ch-2 sp; rep from * 3 times, dc to end, turn—124 (132, 140, 148, 156) dc. Rep Row 5 eight (nine, ten, eleven, twelve) more times—252
(276, 300, 324 348) dc.

Next row: Ch 3, dc in first dc, dc in next 34 (37, 40, 43, 46) dc for front, ch 12 for underarm, sk next 58 (64, 70, 76, 82) dc for armhole, dc in next 66 (72, 78, 84, 90) dc for back, ch 12 for underarm, sk next 58 (64, 70, 76, 82) dc for armhole, dc in last 35 (38, 41, 44, 47) dc for front, turn—161 (173, 185, 197, 209) sts including underarm ch.

Beg lower body lace:

Row 1 (inc): Ch 4 (counts as tr), tr in next 2 sts, [ch 2, sk next 2 sts, tr in next 3 sts] 7 (13, 7, 13, 19) times, [ch 2, sk next st, tr in next 3 sts] 22 (10, 28, 16, 4) times, [ch 2, sk next 2 sts, tr in next 3 sts] 7 (13, 7, 13, 19) times, turn—111 (111, 129, 129, 129) tr.


Work fan pattern (see Stitch Guide) 4 times—6 (6, 7, 7, 7) fans.
Fasten off.

Front bands:
Row 1: (RS) Beg at lower right front edge and with RS facing, join at corner, ch 3 (counts as dc throughout), work 83 (85, 87, 89, 91) dc evenly up right front to foundation ch, 3 dc in beg foundation ch, place marker (pm) in center dc of 3-dc group, dc in next 38 (46, 54, 62, 70) ch of neckline, 3 dc in last foundation ch, place marker in center dc of 3-dc group, work 84 (86, 88, 90, 92) dc evenly down left front, turn—212 (224, 236, 248, 260) dc.

Row 2: Ch 3, *dc in each st to marker, 3 dc in marked st, move marker to center dc; rep from *, dc to end, turn—210 (222, 234, 246, 258) dc and 3 ch-2 sps.


Row 3: Ch 3, dc across, working 3 dc in each marked st and 2 dc in each ch-2 sp, do not turn, remove marker—220 (232, 244, 256, 268) dc.


Edging:

Working from left to right, rev dc (see Stitch Guide) in each st around left front, neck, and right front, work 3 rev dc at lower corner of right front, work rev dc in each st and ch across bottom of vest, work 3 rev dc in last st, sl st in beg rev dc to join.

Ties:

Slst to join on right front where the double crochet yoke and lace body meet, ch80, skip 1 ch, slst in each ch across, slst in original corner st. Fasten off. Repeat for left front.


Fasten off and weave in loose ends.


Finishing


Hand wash, block to finished measurements and let dry.

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