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Men's Vest, Button-Down. Acrylic

Sizes :sm, md, lg

Donated from J. Barrett's Craft Site.
From her collection of BBS and other public domain sources of patterns.
Used here with permission. 2/96


  • Editor's note: This pattern allows you lots of lee-way on length and width. However, in order to make the vest you will need to determine your model's measurements ahead of time, or plan on measuring your work-in-progress next to your model frequently. If the model isn't handy, you could try grabbing a sweater or something that you know fits your model and use that as a gauge. But, you **will** need some type of gauge.

    MATERIALS:


    16 oz (20,20 4 ply knit worsted weight yarn)
    1 Size K crochet hook
    4 Buttons

  • GAUGE: 3sts=1", 2 rows=1"

  • NOTES: Pattern Stitch as follows: row 1:sk 1 ch, *sc in next ch, dc in next ch, rep from * across row, ch1, turn
  • row 2:sc in ea dc, dc in ea sc across, ch1, turn rep row 2 for pattern


    DIRECTIONS:

    BACK: ch55(61, 67).

  • Work in pattern stitch for 12(12 1/2, 13) or desired number of inches.

    ARMHOLE:

  • Sl st across first 6 sts, ch1, work in pattern stitch to last 6sts. Ch1, turn.

  • Decrease 1 st at each end of next 2 rows = 38(44, 50)sts. (To decrease: pick up lp in first st, pick up lp in 2nd st, yo and pull thru 3 lps.)

  • Work even until armhole measures 10 (10 1/2, 11) or desired number of inches.

    SHOULDER:

  • Sl st across first 6(7, 8)sts, ch1, work pattern stitch across next 6(7,8)sts, fasten off.

  • skip next 14(16, 18) stitches for neck & then join yarn.

  • Ch1 and work pattern stitch across next 6(7,8)sts. Sl st in next 6(7,8)sts. Fasten off

    RIGHT FRONT:

  • Ch37(41, 45). Work in pattern stitch for 6(6 1/2, 7) inches.

  • Dec 1 st at neck edge every other row 16(18, 20)times.

  • When piece measures same as back to armhole, work armhole same as you did for the back.

  • On remaining 12(14,16)sts, work straight until armhole is same as back.

  • Sl st across first 6(7,8)sts. Ch1, work pattern stitch across next 6(7,8)sts. Fasten off.

  • Mark placement for 4 buttons.

    LEFT FRONT:

  • Work same as right front, reversing placement of all shapings. Make button holes, according to instructions listed below, using the button placement on Right Front as a guide.

  • To make buttonholes:*work in pattern to dc before button placement. Work dc, ch1, sk 1sc, dc in next st, rep from * across. On next row, work in pattern stitch, replacing skipped stitch with chain 1.

  • Sew shoulders and sides. Sc around armholes and outside edge of vest. Sew buttons in place. #### end #### Send comments and/or questions to: JBarrett

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