Lion Brand Ice Cream One Skein Wonder Vest

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by Lion Brand Design Team

Lion Brand Ice Cream One Skein Wonder Vest

It only takes one skein of yarn to make this adorable vest!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:4 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 15 hdc + 13 rows (about 4 inch) to crochet a vest that measures about 18-1/2 (20-1/2, 21-1/2) inch in finished chest buttoned x 11-1/2 (12-1/4, 13) inch in finished length. This translates to roughly 6 through 9 months (12 to 18 months and 2 years). Be sure to check your gauge. If it takes you less stitches to match the gauge, try using a smaller size needle or hook; if it takes you more stitches, try a larger size needle or hook.
    Pattern and supplies are written for large size with changes for smaller size in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow a pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere and the diagram.
    Special stitch:
    hdc2tog (hdc 2 sts together) = (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.
    Notes:
    Vest is worked in one piece beginning at lower edge, then divided for armholes.
    End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.
    When you see ‘– 12 sts’ in the instructions, this lets you know how many sts you will have at the end of that specific row.
  • 2
    Ch 64 (72, 76).
    Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 63 (71, 75) sc.
    Rows 2-6: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across.
    Row 7: Ch 2 (beg ch counts as first hdc), turn, hdc in next st and in each st across – 63 (71, 75) hdc.
    Rep Row 7 until piece measures about 7 (7-1/2, 8) inch from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
    Next Row (RS): Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across.
    Rep last row once more.
  • 3
    Divide for Armholes:
    Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in first 13 (14, 15) sc, ch 20 (24, 28), sk next 4 (6, 6) sc, sc in next 29 (31, 33) sc, ch 20 (24, 28), sk next 4 (6, 6) sc, sc in next 13 (14, 15) sc –55 (59, 63) sc and 2 ch-20 (24, 28) loops.
    Row 2: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in first 13 (14,15) sc, place marker (pm), sc in next 20 (24, 28) ch, pm, sc in next 29 (31, 33) sc, pm, sc in next 20 (24, 28) ch, pm, sc in next 13 (14,15) sc – 95 (107, 119) sc.
    Note: Move markers up as you complete each row.
    Rows 3-5: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across.
    Row 6: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), turn, hdc in next st, (hdc in each st to 2 sts before marker, hdc2tog, move marker to hdc2tog just made, hdc2tog) 4 times, hdc in each st to end of row – 87 (99, 111) hdc rem.
    Rows 7-10 (11, 12): Rep Row 6 – 55 (59, 63) hdc rem on last row worked.
    Row 11 (12, 13): Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st to end of row. Rep last row 5 more times. Fasten off.
  • 4
    Finishing:
    Buttonband:
    From RS, join yarn with a sl st at neck edge of left front for girl’s vest or at lower corner of right front for boy’s vest.
    Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, work 34 (38, 42) sc evenly spaced along front edge.
    Rows 2-8: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across. Fasten off.
    Place 3 markers along buttonband for buttons as follows: 1/2 inch, 2-1/2 inch and 4-1/2 inch down from neck edge.
  • 5
    Buttonhole Band:
    From RS, join yarn with a sl st at lower corner of right front for girl’s vest or neck edge of left front for boy’s vest.
    Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, work 34 (38, 42) sc evenly spaced along front edge.
    Rows 2-4: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across.
    Row 5: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across, working (ch 1, sk next st) opposite each button marker.
    Rows 6-8: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st and ch-1 sp across. Fasten off.
    With sewing needle and thread, sew buttons to Buttonband opposite buttonholes.
    Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:4 hours

Project Supplies

  • Lion Brand Ice Cream Yarn Banana Split 104823860
  • Lion Brand Crochet Hook Size G-6/4.00 mm 104239367
  • Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers 24 pc. 104239331
  • Lion Brand Blunt End Needles Large Eye 6 pc. 104755288
  • 3 Similar 1/2 inch Buttons (such as those found in Blumenthal Lansing Favorite Findings Big Bag of Buttons Pastels 104605302 or Blumenthal Lansing Favorite Findings Big Bag of Buttons Orange 104605319)
  • Sewing Needle and Thread
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