Aunt Lydia's Crochet Thread™ Iced Bamboo™ Lovely Lace Vest

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by Kimberly K. McAlindin, Red Heart®

Aunt Lydia's Crochet Thread™ Iced Bamboo™ Lovely Lace Vest

Aunt Lydia's Crochet Thread™ Iced Bamboo™ Lovely Lace Vest will look absolutely beautiful on you, regardless of what color you choose to crochet in. The touch of glimmer makes it wearable for many occasions.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:3+ hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 1 square (about 4-1/2 inch x 4-1/2 inch point to point) with a 3.75 mm U.S. F5 crochet hook for Small and Large sizes and 1 square (5-1/2 inch x 5-1/2 inch point to point) with a 5.00 mm U.S. H8 for Medium and X-Large sizes to crochet this vest. . Download template for special and standard crochet stitches and abbreviations not explained elsewhere and the pattern. Notes: Vest is made from 23 (23, 42, 42) full motifs and 3 (3, 4, 4) half motifs. Collar is made from 17 (17, 22, 22) full motifs and 5 (5, 6, 6) half motifs. Full motifs are worked in rounds with Right Side facing at all times. Do not turn at ends of rounds. Half motifs are worked back and forth in rows. Finished vest is supposed to hang open, and may be tied closed at the bust if desired. Vest can be worn with or without collar. Collar is detachable, and buttons to vest. Directions are for all sizes. Changes for sizes are made by a using different size crochet hook, and making and arranging different numbers of motifs. You will need the following number of skeins to complete the project, (9, (12, 15, 18). To Fit Chest: 30-35 (37-42, 44-49, 54-59) inch. Finished Bust: 31-1/2(38-1/2, 45, 55) inch. Finished Length: 18 (22, 22-1/2, 27-1/2) inch.
  • 2
    Vest :Use 3.75 mm US F5 hook for sizes Small and Large. Use 5.00 mm US H8 hook for size Medium and X-Large. First Full Motif Round 1 (Right Side): Make an adjustable ring, work 12 sc in ring; join with slip st in first sc; do not turn. Round 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), *dc in next sc, ch 1; repeat from * around; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-4—12 dc and 12 ch-1 spaces. Round 3: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), dc in same ch as joining (first V-st made), V-st in each remaining dc around; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-5—12 V-sts. Round 4: Ch 1, 5 sc in ch-2 space of each V-st around; join with slip st in first sc—60 sc. Round 5: Slip st in next sc (2nd sc of first 5-sc group), ch 1, *sc in next sc (3rd sc of 5-sc group), ch 5, skip next 4 sc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—12 sc and 12 ch-5 spaces. Round 6: Slip st in first ch-5 space, ch 3 (counts as dc), 4 dc in same ch-5 space (first shell made), ch 3, shell in same ch-5 space (corner made), sc in next ch-5 space, ch 6, sc in next ch-5 space, *(shell, ch 3, shell) in next ch-5 space (corner made), sc in next ch-5 space, ch 6, sc in next ch-5 space; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-3—4 corners and a ch-6 space on each side (between corners). Fasten off.
  • 3
    Next Full Motif (make and join 22 (22, 41, 41) Work same as first full motif through Round 5. Notes: Before working Round 6, refer to assembly template for placement of current motif. The current motif will be joined to one corner of each neighboring motif. To join at a corner, a slip stitch is worked into the corner ch-3 space of the neighboring motif. You may wish to place a stitch marker in the appropriate corner ch-3 space of each neighboring motif. Hold motifs with Right Sides facing you and Wrong Sides of motifs together. Round 6 (joining round): Slip st in first ch-5 space, ch 3 (counts as dc), (4 dc, ch 3, shell) in same ch-5 space (corner made), sc in next ch-5 space, ch 6, *(shell, ch 1, slip st in corner ch-3 space of neighboring motif, ch 1, shell) in next ch-5 space (corner made), sc in next ch-5 space, ch 6, sc in next ch-5 space; if there is another neighboring motif, repeat from * once more; **(shell, ch 3, shell) in next ch-5 space (corner made), sc in next ch-5 space, ch 6, sc in next ch-5 space; repeat from ** around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-3. Fasten off.
  • 4
    Half Motif (make and join 3 (3, 4, 4)) Round 1 (Right Side): Make an adjustable ring, work 6 sc in ring; join with slip st in first sc; do not turn. Row 2 (Right Side): Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), *dc in next sc, ch 1; repeat from * around to last sc, dc in last sc, turn—6 dc and 5 ch-1 spaces. Row 3 (Wrong Side): Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), dc in first dc (first V-st made), V-st in each remaining dc across, V-st in 3rd ch of turning ch-4, turn—6 V-sts. Row 4: Ch 1, 5 sc in ch-2 space of each V-st across, turn—30 sc. Row 5: Ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), skip first 2 sc, sc in next sc, *ch 5, skip next 4 sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across to last 2 sc, ch 3, skip next sc, dc in last sc, turn—7 ch-spaces. Row 6 (joining row): Ch 3, if there is a neighboring motif, slip st in ch-3 space of neighboring motif, 5 dc in first ch-3 space, sc in next ch-5 space, ch 6, sc in next ch-5 space, (shell, ch 1, if there is a neighboring motif, slip st in ch-3 space of neighboring motif, ch 1, shell) in next ch-5 space (corner made), sc in next ch-5 space, ch 6, sc in next ch-5 space, 5 dc in last ch-3 space, if there is a neighboring motif, slip st in ch-3 space of neighboring motif, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Fasten off.
  • 5
    Filler Motifs (make and join 14 (14, 30, 30)) Note: Filler motifs are worked into the 4 ch-6 spaces around the large opening between motifs. Refer to assembly template for placement of filler motifs. Filler motifs can be made and joined in any order. Round 1 (Right Side): Join thread in any ch-6 space, ch 3, (4 dc, ch 3, shell) in same ch-6 space, [(shell, ch 3, shell) in ch-6 space of next motif] 3 times; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-3; do not turn—8 shells. Round 2: Slip st in each st to first ch-3 space, ch 1, sc in each ch-3 space around; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.
  • 6
    Collar: Work collar in same manner as vest, following collar assembly template for desired size.
  • 7
    Armhole Edging: Use 3.25 mm U.S. D3 hook for sizes Small and Large. Use 3.75 U.S. F5 hook for size Medium and X-Large. Round 1 (Right Side): With Right Side facing, join thread in corner ch-3 space of full motif at lower edge of armhole, to work up side edge of armhole, ch 1, sc in same ch-3 space as join, *ch 3, skip next 5 dc, (shell, ch 3, shell) in next ch-6 space, ch 2, (shell, ch 3, shell) in next ch-6 space (of next motif), ch 3, skip next 5 dc, sc in next ch-3 space; repeat from * around to half motif; working in ends of rows across half motif, ch 4, skip next row, sc in end of next row, ch 4, skip next 2 rows, sc in end of next row, ch 4, skip center of motif, sc in end of next row, ch 4, skip next 2 rows, sc in end of next row, ch 4, skip last row; join with slip st in first sc. Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same sc as join, 3 sc in next ch-3 space, *sc in next 5 dc, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space (skipping the 5 dc, ch 2, 5 dc), sc in next 5 dc, 3 sc in next ch-3 space, sc in next sc, 3 sc in next ch-3 space; repeat from * around to ch-4 spaces across underarm, 4 sc in each ch-4 space to end of round; join with slip st in first sc. Round 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, work 3 sc in each ch-3 space; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off. Repeat around 2nd armhole.
  • 8
    Collar Edging: With Right Side facing, join thread in lower corner, to work up front edge. Round 1: With Right Side facing, join thread in a ch-3 space near center back of piece. Work in same manner as Round 1 of armhole edging, working all the way around all edges of collar, and working 3 sc in each outer corner ch-3 space (instead of a single sc). Round 2: Working in back loops only, work in same manner as Round 2 of armhole edging, work 3 sc in center sc of each 3-sc corner. Place a stitch marker across from the point of each motif along both front edges, and 3 (3, 4, 4) stitch markers evenly spaced across back neck edge. Round 3 (buttonhole row): Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each sc to first marker, *ch 2 (for buttonhole), sc in each sc to next marker; repeat from * around, working 3 sc in each ch-3 space and 3 sc in center sc of each 3-sc corner; join with slip st in first sc. Round 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, working 2 sc in each ch-2 buttonhole. Fasten off.
  • 9
    Vest Edging: Work same as collar edging, omitting buttonholes.
  • 10
    Tie (optional): Work a chain about 24 inch long. Slip st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Fasten off.
  • 11
    Weave in ends. With Wrong Side facing, sew buttons to vest in same locations as buttonholes on collar. Thread tie through spaces of front edges at bust height. Tie a bow to close vest. To wear vest with collar, place collar on top of vest, matching motifs, fold edge of collar under edge of vest and button in place.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:3+ hours

Project Supplies

  • Aunt Lydia's Crochet Thread™ Iced Bamboo™ Lilac Ice 104573064
  • Susan Bates® Aluminum Crochet Hook 3.25 mm D3 US 104236316
  • Susan Bates® Aluminum Crochet Hook 3.75 mm F5 US 104236318
  • Susan Bates® Plastic Crochet Hook 5.00 mm H8 US 104236376
  • Yarn Needle
  • Boye® Carabiner Stitch Marker 20 pc. 104720794 (optional)
  • Buttons that Match Thread Color (11-14)
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