Caron® Simply Soft® Party Mary Kate Vest

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by Kimberly K. McAlindin, Caron®

Caron® Simply Soft® Party Mary Kate Vest

Caron® Simply Soft® Party yarn adds a little bit of sparkle, making the Mary Kate Vest the perfect accessory to fancy up your outfit.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge in pattern of 3 pattern repeats and 6 rows (5 inch). Note that one pattern repeat consists of one shell or one V-st and one ch-2 sp. If the hook does not work, use the size that allows you to obtain the required gauge. Download template for crochet stitches and abbreviations not explained below and the pattern. Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. Finished Measurements: Chest 34 (37, 44, 47, 50) inch Length 25-1/2 (25-1/2, 28-1/2, 30, 30) inch You will need 9 skeins of Spring Sparkle to make this Vest in sizes S/M; 12 skeins for size L, 14 skeins for size 1X; 15 skeins for size 2X. Special Stitches: shell: 6 dc in indicated stitch or space half-shell: 3 dc in indicated stitch or space V-st: V-stitch—(Dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated space Note: Vest is worked in one piece from lower edge up to underarm. The piece is then divided for armholes. The back and fronts are then worked separately up to shoulders.
  • 2
    Vest: Beginning at lower edge, ch 108 (118, 138, 148, 158). Row 1 (WS): Shell in 8th ch from hook, *sk next 4 ch, shell in next ch; repeat from * across to last 5 ch, ch 1 sk next 4 ch, dc in last ch, turn—20 (22, 24, 26, 28) shells. Row 2 (RS): Ch 5, *V-st between 3rd and 4th dc of next shell, ch 2; repeat from * across, sk next ch, tr in next ch (6th ch of beginning ch), turn—20 (22, 24, 26, 28) V-sts. Row 3: Ch 4, shell in ch-1 sp of each V-st across, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn. Row 4: Ch 5, *V-st between 3rd and 4th dc of next shell, ch 2; repeat from * across, tr in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn. Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until piece measures 16-1/2 (16-1/2, 18, 19-1/2, 19 1/2) inch from beginning. Take care that the last row you work is a Row 4 (RS row).
  • 3
    First Front L (1X, 2X) Only Row 1 (WS): Ch 4, shell in ch-1 sp of first 5 (6, 6) V-sts, dc in first dc of next V-st; leave remaining sts unworked, turn—5 (6, 6) shells. Row 2: Ch 5, *V-st between 3rd and 4th dc of next shell, ch 2; repeat from * across, tr in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn. Proceed to Shape Neck for All Sizes. Note that Row 1 will be your Row 3. Shape Neck: All Sizes Row 1 (WS): Ch 4, half-shell in ch-1 sp of first V-st, shell in ch-1 sp of next 3 (3,4, 5, 5) V-sts, ch 1, dc in first dc of next V-st; leave remaining sts unworked, turn—3 (3, 4, 5, 5) shells and 1 half-shell. Row 2: Ch 5, *V-st between 3rd and 4th dc of next shell, ch 2; repeat from * across to half shell, dc in first dc of half shell, tr in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn—3 (3, 4, 5, 5) V-sts. Row 3: Ch 4, shell in ch-1 sp of each V-st across, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn. Row 4: Ch 5, *V-st between 3rd and 4th dc of next shell, ch 2; repeat from * across, tr in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn. Row 5: Ch 4, half-shell in ch-1 sp of first V-st, shell in ch-1 sp of each V-st across, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn—2 (2, 3, 4, 4) shells and 1 half-shell. Rows 6–8: Repeat Rows 2–4—2 (2, 3, 4, 4) V-sts. Rows 9 and 10: Repeat Rows 3 and 4. Row 11: Ch 4, 4 dc in ch-1 sp of each V-st across, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Fasten off.
  • 4
    Back: With WS facing, sk V-st immediately following first front (the V-st with a dc worked in the first dc), skip next 1 (1, 2, 1, 2) unworked V-sts, join yarn with sl st in 2nd dc of next V-st. Row 1 (WS): Ch 4, shell in ch-1 sp of next 6 (8, 8, 10, 10) V-sts, ch 1, dc in first dc of next V-st, turn—6 (8, 8, 10, 10) shells. Row 2 (RS): Ch 5, *V-st between 3rd and 4th dc of next shell, ch 2; repeat from * across, sk next ch, tr in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn—6 (8, 8, 10, 10) V-sts. Row 3: Ch 4, shell in ch-1 sp of each V-st across, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn. Rows 4–11 (11, 13, 13, 13): Repeat last 2 rows 4 (4, 5, 5, 5) times. Fasten off.
  • 5
    Second Front: With WS facing, sk V-st immediately following back front (the V-st with a dc worked in the first dc), skip next 1 (1, 2, 1, 2) unworked V-sts, join yarn with sl st in 2nd dc of next V-st. L (1X, 2X) Only Row 1 (WS): Ch 4, shell in ch-1 sp of each V-st across, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn—5 (6, 6) shells. Row 2: Ch 5, V-st between 3rd and 4th dc of next shell, ch 2; repeat from * across, tr in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn. Proceed to Shape Neck for All Sizes. Note that Row 1 will be your Row 3. Shape Neck: All Sizes Row 1 (WS): Ch 4, half-shell in ch-1 sp of first V-st, shell in ch-1 sp of next 3 (3, 4, 5, 5) V-sts, ch 1, dc in first dc of next V-st; leave remaining sts unworked, turn—3 (3, 4, 5, 5) shells and 1 half-shell. Row 2: Ch 5, *V-st between 3rd and 4th dc of next shell, ch 2; repeat from * across to half shell, dc in first dc of half shell, tr in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn—3 (3, 4, 5, 5) V-sts. Row 3: Ch 4, shell in ch-1 sp of each V-st across, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn. Row 4: Ch 5, *V-st between 3rd and 4th dc of next shell, ch 2; repeat from * across, tr in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn. Row 5: Ch 4, half-shell in ch-1 sp of first V-st, shell in ch-1 sp of each V-st across, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn—2 (2, 3, 4, 4) shells and 1 half-shell. Rows 6–8: Repeat Rows 2–4—2 (2, 3, 4, 4) V-sts. Rows 9 and 10: Repeat Rows 3 and 4. Row 11: Ch 4, 4 dc in ch-1 sp of each V-st across, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Fasten off.
  • 6
    Seam shoulders: Fold fronts over back, with RS of fabric facing each other and stitches of shoulders matching. Working through both thicknesses, inserting hook into front loop of top layer and back loop of lower layer, join yarn with sl st at beginning of shoulder, sl st in each st across shoulder. Fasten off. Repeat across other shoulder. Front and Lower Edging: With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in lower front corner of vest, ch 1, sc evenly spaced across all outer edges of vest; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. Armhole Edging: With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in armhole at underarm, ch 1, sc evenly spaced around armhole; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. Repeat around other armhole. Closure: Cut a 5 yard length of yarn. Measure 100 inch from one end of length and make a slip knot. Place slip knot on hook and ch 48, working with the long end of the yarn, leaving the 100 inch section unworked. Sl st in 4th ch from hook to form a ring, ch 2, work 16 dc in the ring; join with sl st in first dc. Fasten off. Reinsert hook at base of beginning slip knot; with 100 inch section, sl st in 4th ch from hook to form a ring, ch 2, work 16 dc in the ring; join with sl st in first dc. Fasten off. Thread closure through fronts, near beginning of neck shaping. Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Supplies

  • Caron® Simply Soft® Party Yarn Spring Sparkle 104769519
  • Boye® Crochet Hook Size K-10.5/6.50 mm 104630523
  • Yarn Needle
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