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Crochet Vest
Patterns:
Vests for Men and Women
5 Free Crochet Vest Patterns:
Vests for Men and Women
I WAS ONCE TOLD THAT THE BEST WAY TO TAKE YOUR The Orlando Vest by Annette Petavy boasts a unique
STYLE TO THE NEXT LEVEL was with layers, and crochet silhouette with a long body and a playful skirt. This top-
vests are a stylish way to elevate your wardrobe. These down vest is crocheted separately to the armhole before
vests can be worn with silk blouses or cotton tank tops and being joined and worked in one piece. Basic crochet stitches
are perfect for cool or warm weather. showcase the simple beauty of crochet and make this vest
perfect for beginning crocheters.
In this free eBook we have gathered five incredible free
crochet vest patterns. Create a Tunisian crochet vest, whip up The October Vest by Tracy St. John is worked in one piece
a thoroughly charming vintage cropped vest, play with shape from the bottom up. The perfect mens vest this piece
with a long and flirty design, and crochet a warm vest men is worked in a lanolin-rich natural wool that is warm and
will love. We have a vest for every season and every occasion. naturally water repellent. The front-loop only and back-loop
The only question is which one will you crochet first. stitches create a ribbed fabric with clean lines, perfect for the
guy who really doesnt like a lot of fuss.
The Katharine Vest by Dora Ohrenstein alternates bands
of Tunisian knit stitch and Tunisian simple stitch to create In these five free crochet vest patterns, you will find the
a subtly textured fabric. The self-striping yarn creates perfect piece for year-round wear. Find a great mens vest
effortless colorwork. And easy waist shaping makes this a pattern, fabulous cropped crochet vest, playful but simple
great crocheted vest for beginner and advanced Tunisian crochet vest, and more from 5 Free Crochet Vest Patterns:
crocheters. Vests for Men and Women!
The Moraine Vest by Jill Hanratty is completely reversible Best wishes,
and can be worn several ways. Button the sides together or
fold the edges back and fasten them to allow the vest to be
worn open. Front post double crochet stitches and chains
create a modern and elegantly textured fabric. This crocheted
vest can easily be modified to make it longer. P.S. Are you looking for a stylish and warm crochet vest
The Schoolmarm Vest by Kelley Courtney is inspired by pattern? Send them the link to download their own copy of
vintage waistcoats. The fit of this feminine crochet vest is 5 Free Crochet Vest Patterns: Vests for Men and Women.
snug and perfect to pair with a high-waisted skirt or throw on
over a jeans and tank top or tee. The vest is worked in one
piece in a simple shell stitch with easy seams at the shoulders
and an eye-catching wide single crochet band.

1  Katharine Vest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 3


2 Moraine Vest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 6 5 FREE CROCHET VEST PATTERNS: VESTS
FOR MEN AND WOMEN
3 Schoolmarm Vest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 9 A CROCHET ME E-BOOK EDITED BY
Toni Rexroat
4 Orlando Vest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 12 E D I T O R I A L S TA F F
5 October Vest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 15 EDITOR CROCHET ME Toni Rexroat
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Abbreviations and Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 18 PRODUCTION DESIGNER


PHOTOGRAPHY
Janice Tapia
As noted
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K ATHARINE VEST TUNISIAN

DORA OHRENSTEIN
Bands of Tunisian simple stitch and Tunisian knit stitch alternate in a self-striping yarn that creates an intricate and subtle play of color.
This is a perfect starter Tunisian project, with easy waist shaping and narrow-cut shoulders that create a flattering fit. Reverse single
crochet adds a finishing touch to a chic, classic wardrobe staple.

G E T T I N G S TA R T E D Notes Inc
When changing from tss to tks, last Inc is done on FwP as foll: Work first 2 sts as
FINISHED SIZE 3512 (40, 4412, 50, 5412)" bust row worked in tss will appear as tks after usual, insert hook from front to back bet
circumference. Garment shown measures next row worked. 2nd and 3rd sts, yo and pull up lp, cont as
3512", modeled with 312" ease. Tks rows are not as tall as tss rows. usual to last 2 sts, insert hook from front to
YARN Filatura di Crosa Aliseo, (75% wool, 15% Row consists of both a forward pass back before 2nd to last st, yo and pull up
alpaca, 10% acrylic; 87 yd [80 m]/134 oz [50 g]; (FwdP) and a return pass (RetP). lp, work last 2 sts as usual1 st incd.
): #11 charcoal mix, 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) balls. Yarn Tss2tog: Insert hook under next 2 vertical
distributed by Tahki Stacy Charles. Stitch Guide bars, yo and pull up lp.
HOOK Sizes L/11 (8 mm) Tunisian crochet Tunisian simple st (tss) Sl st bind off (sl st BO) when last row is tss:
hook and H/8 (5 mm) regular crochet hook. Set-up row forward pass: Insert hook under *Insert hook under next vertical bar, yo
Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain back lp of 2nd ch, yo and pull up lp, leave and pull lp through lp on hook; rep from *
correct gauge. lp on hook, *insert hook under back lp of across.
NOTIONS Stitch marker (m); yarn needle. next ch, yo and pull up lp, leave lp on hook; Sl st BO when last row is tks: *Insert hook
GAUGE 11 sts and 11 rows = 4" in tss. rep from * across. bet 2 strands of st, yo and pull lp through
Return pass (RetP): Yo, draw through first lp on hook; rep from * across.
lp on hook, *yo and draw through 2 lps on
hook; rep from * across, ending with 1 lp Back
on hook. With Tunisian hook, ch 50 (56, 62, 70,
Tss forward pass (FwP): Insert hook from 76).
right to left behind front vertical bar, yo Rows 13: Tss (see Stitch Guide) across;
and pull up lp, leave lp on hook; rep from RetP49 (55, 61, 69, 75) sts.
* to last vertical bar at edge, pick up front Row 4: Cont in tss; RetP with dec (see
and back lps of last bar to create firm edge; Stitch Guide) at each end47 (53, 59,
RetP (see above). 67, 73) sts.
Rows 56: Tss across; RetP.
Tunisian knit st (tks) Row 7: Tss across; RetP with dec at each
Set-up tks FwP only: *Insert hook from end45 (51, 57, 65, 71) sts.
front to back bet 2 strands of vertical bar, Rows 89: Tss across; RetP.
yo and pull up lp, leave lp on hook; rep Row 10: Tks (see Stitch Guide) across;
from * to end, work last st as for tss.
Tks FwP: *Insert hook from front to back
712" 3 (314 , 334 , 4, 414)"
bet 2 strands of next st, pull up lp, leave lp 19 cm 7.5 (8.5, 9.5, 10, 11) cm
on hook; rep from * to end.
1"
RetP: Yo, draw through first lp on hook, *yo 2.5 cm
and draw through 2 lps on hook; rep from back
7 (712, 734 , 814 , 812)"
18 (19, 19.5, 21, 21.5) cm

* across, ending with 1 lp on hook.

Dec
38 (43, 49, 56, 61.5) cm
15 (17, 1914 , 22, 2414)"

Dec at beg of RetP: Yo and draw through 2 13"


front 33 cm
lps on hook1 st dec.
Dec at end of RetP: Work as usual to last 2
sts, yo and draw through 3 lps on hook1
st dec.
PHOTOS BY JOE COCA 1734 (20, 2214 , 25, 2714)"
45 (51, 56.5, 63.5, 69) cm

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Rows 3839: Tss across; RetP. Rows 5459: Tss across; RetP.
Shape armhole: Shape left shoulder:
Row 40: Sl st in first 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) sts, Row 1: Sl st over first 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) sts,
tss2tog (see Stitch Guide), tss to last tss in next 6 sts; RetP with dec at end of
5 (5, 6, 6, 7) sts, tss2tog, leave rem sts pass (armhole edge)5 sts.
unworked; RetP41 (47, 51, 59, 63) sts. Row 2: Sl st in first 2 sts, tss in next 3 sts;
Rows 4142 (45, 46, 49, 49): Cont in tss; RetP with dec at end of pass (armhole
RetP with dec at each end37 (37, 39, edge)2 sts.
41, 45) sts. Sl st in next 2 sts to fasten off. Shape
Size 3512 (40, 4412)" only: right-front neck:
Rows 4349 (4649, 4749): Tss across; Row 44: Join in marked st, tks in next 18
RetP. (19, 20, 21, 22) sts (not counting first lp);
Size 3512 (40, 4412, 50)" only: RetP with dec at end of pass (neckline
Row 50: Tss across; RetP. edge)17 (18, 19, 20, 21) sts.
Size 5412" only: Rows 4549: Tks across; RetP with dec
Row 50: Cont in tss; RetP with dec at at end of pass (neckline edge)12 (13,
each end43 sts. 14, 15, 16) sts.
All sizes: Rows 5053: Tss across; RetP with dec
Rows 5159 (60, 61, 62, 63): Tss across; at end of pass (neckline edge)8 (9, 10,
RetP. 11, 12) sts.
Shape shoulder and back neck: Right Rows 5459: Tss across; RetP.
shoulder: Shape right shoulder:
Row 1: Sl st in first 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) sts, tss Row 1: Tss in first 6 sts; RetP with dec at
in next 6 sts, place marker (pm) in last armhole edge5 sts.
vertical bar worked; RetP with dec at Row 2: Tss in first 3 sts; RetP with dec at
end of pass (shoulder edge)5 sts. armhole edge2 sts.
Row 2: Sl st over 2 sts, work 3 sts in tss; Sl st in next 2 sts to fasten off.
RetP with dec at end of pass (shoulder
edge)2 sts. Finishing
Sl st BO (see Stitch Guide) next 2 sts to Steam edges to reduce curl. Sew shoulder
fasten off. Left shoulder: Before working and side seams. (see Back to Basics, page
left shoulder, bind off last row before 35). Trim: Note: Tunisian crochet sts
shoulder shaping as foll: Join at m in last can vary along edges; rev sc trim evens
RetP with dec at each end43 (49, 55, vertical bar worked on Row 1 of shoulder edges. Work slowly keeping fabric as flat
63, 69) sts. shaping, sl st BO to last 9 (10, 11, 12, 13) as possible. Sts used for dec at armhole
Rows 1112: Tks across; RetP. sts. and neckline may separate from main
Row 13: Cont in tks; RetP with dec at Row 1: Tss in first 6 sts, leave rem sts fabric. On those sts, work rev sc around
each end41 (47, 53, 61, 67) sts. unworked; RetP with dec at beg of pass st at edge plus another strand of yarn
Rows 1416 (16, 17, 17, 18): Tks across; (shoulder edge)5 sts. from main body to avoid gap. Armhole
RetP. Row 2: Tss in first 3 sts, leave rem sts trim:
Row 17 (17, 18, 18, 19): Tks across with unworked; RetP with dec at beg of pass Rnd 1: With RS facing, join yarn to
inc at each end; RetP43 (49, 55, 63, (shoulder edge)2 sts. underam at side seam, ch 1, rev sc (see
69) sts. Sl st BO next 2 sts to fasten off. Glossary) around armhole, sl st in beg
Row 18 (18, 19, 19, 20): Tss across; RetP. ch-1 to join.
Rows 1921 (1921, 2021, 2021, 21): Front Rep for 2nd armhole. Neckline trim:
Tss across; RetP. Work as for back to Row 43. Shape Rnd 1: With RS facing, join at neckline
Row 22: Tss across with inc at each end; left-front neck: shoulder seam, ch 1, rev sc around
RetP45 (51, 57, 65, 71) sts. Row 44: Tks in next 18 (19, 20, 21, 22) neckline, sl st in beg ch-1 to join.
Rows 2325: Tss across; RetP. sts (not counting first lp), pm in next st Bottom trim: With RS facing, join yarn
Row 26: Tks across; RetP. (first unworked st); RetP with dec at beg to hem edge at side seam, ch 1, rev sc
Row 27: Cont in tks with inc at each
end; RetP47 (53, 59, 67, 73) sts.
of pass (neckline edge)17 (18, 19, 20,
21) sts.
around, sl st in beg ch-1 to join.
Rows 2829: Tks across; RetP. Rows 4549: Tks across; RetP with dec DORA OHRENSTEIN is a professional singer and
Rows 3031: Tss across; RetP. at beg of pass (neckline edge)12 (13, voice teacher. Her new book, Creating Crochet
Row 32: Cont in tss with inc at each 14, 15, 16) sts. Fabric: Experimenting with Hook, Yarn & Stitch,
end; RetP49 (55, 61, 69, 75) sts. Rows 5053: Tss across; RetP with dec will be released in January by Lark Books. Visit
Row 33: Tss across; RetP. at beg of pass (neckline edge)8 (9, 10, her webzine at www.crochetinsider.com for
Rows 3437: Tks across; RetP. 11, 12) sts. articles, galleries, and patterns.

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End-cluster (end-cl): [Yo, insert hook around Pattern
post of next dc, yo and pull up lp, yo and draw
through 2 lps] 2 times, yo, insert hook in last VEST
sc, yo and pull up lp, yo and draw through 2 lps, Back:
yo and draw through 4 lps on hook. Ch 82 (98, 98, 114, 114).
Joining cluster (join-cl): [(Yo, insert hook Row 1: (RS) Work cl patt set-up row (see
in st indicated, yo and pull up lp, yo and draw Stitch Guide)11 (13, 13, 15, 15) sc, 10 (12,
through 2 lps) 2 times] 2 times, yo, draw 12, 14, 14) sh.
through 5 lps on hook. Rows 216 (16, 20, 20, 24): [Work Rows
Double increase row (dbl-inc row): [Beg 14 of cl patt] 2 (3, 3, 4, 4) times, then work
half-sh, ch 1, sc] in first sc, *ch 1, sk next 2 ch, Rows 13 of cl patt once, turn11 (13, 13,
sh in next ch, ch 1, sk next cl and 3 ch**, sc in 15, 15) sc, 10 (12, 12, 14, 14) cl, 20 (24, 24,
next sc; rep from * across ending last rep at **, 28, 28) ch-3 sps.
[sc, ch 1, half-sh] in last sc, turn. Shape armhole:
Cluster pattern (cl patt; multiple Row 1: Work dbl-inc row (see Stitch
of 8 sts +2): Guide)11 (13, 13, 15, 15) sc, 10 (12, 12, 14,
Ch 34 for gauge swatch. 14) sh, 2 half-sh.
Set-up row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk Row 2: Work Row 3 of cl patt, turn12 (14,
Moraine Vest next 3 ch, sh in next ch, ch 1, sk next 3 ch, sc in 14, 16, 16) sc, 11 (13, 13, 15, 15) cl, 22 (26,
Jill Hanratty next ch; rep from * across, turn5 sc, 4 sh. 26, 30, 30) ch-3 sps.
Row 1: Beg-cl (see above) around next 2 dc, Rows 35: Rep Rows 12, then rep Row
*ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3**, cl (see above) 113 (15, 15, 17, 17) sc, 12 (14, 14, 16, 16)
Getting Started around next 4 dc; rep from * across ending last sh, 2 half-sh. Fasten off.
rep at **, end-cl (see above) around next 2 dc LEFT FRONT
FINISHED SIZE 30 (34, 38, 42, 46)" bust Ch 26 (34, 34, 42, 42).
circumference, buttoned. Garment shown and in last st, turn4 sc, 5 cl, 8 ch-3 sps.
Row 2: Beg half-sh (see above) in 4th ch from Row 1: (RS) Work cl patt set-up row4 (5, 5,
measures 34", modeled with 1" ease.
hook, *ch 1, sk next cl and 3 ch, sc in next sc, 6, 6) sc, 3 (4, 4, 5, 5) sh.
14 (15, 15, 16, 17)" back length
ch 1, sk next 2 ch**, sh (see above) in next ch; Rows 212 (16, 12, 16, 12): [Work Rows
from shoulder.
rep from * across, ending last rep at **, end 14 of cl patt] 2 (3, 2, 3, 2) times, then work
YARN Lornas Laces Shepherd Sock (80%
superwash merino, 20% nylon; 430 yd half-sh in next ch and last dc, turn4 sc, 3 sh,
Stitch Key
[393 m]/3 oz [100 g]; ): #43ns sage, 2 half-sh.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first dc, sk next ch-1, *ch 3, = chain (ch)
2 [2, 3, 3, 4] skeins.
HOOK Size G/6 (4 mm). Adjust hook size if cl around next 4 dc, ch 3**, sc in next ch-3 sp; = single crochet (sc)
necessary to obtain correct gauge. rep from * across, ending last rep at **, sc in
NOTIONS Yarn needle; four " buttons last dc, turn5 sc, 4 cl, 8 ch-3 sps.
(with shank); sewing needle; thread to Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next 2 ch, = double crochet (dc)

match yarn. sh in next ch, ch 1, sk next cl and 3 ch, sc in


GAUGE 32 sts (4 patt reps) and 12 rows = 4". next sc; rep from * across, turn5 sc, 4 sh.
= front post double
Rep Rows 14 for patt. crochet (FPdc)
Notes
Vest is worked top down in pieces and Moraine Chart
joined to work the lower half of the body.
Right Sides are indicated for consistency in
pattern only; vest is reversible.
Clusters are worked around posts of dc or in 3 4
sts indicated, skipping the sts between.
Existing spaces in st patt create button loops.
Stitch Guide 1
2

Shell (sh): [2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc] in indicated ch-sp


or st.
PHOTOS BY HARPER POINT PHOTOGRAPHY

Set-up
Beginning Half-shell (beg half-sh): Ch
4 (counts as dc, ch 1 throughout), 2 dc in st
36 (40, 44, 48, 52)"
indicated. 91 (102, 112, 122, 132) cm
Half-shell (half-sh): [2 dc, ch 1, dc] in st
indicated.
BODY
17.75 cm

Ending Half-shell (end half-sh): 2 dc in


7"

next st, ch 1, sk next cl, dc in next st.


Cluster (cl): [Yo, insert hook around post of
next dc, yo and pull up lp, yo and draw through
7 (8, 8, 9, 10)"
19 (20, 22, 24, 26.5) cm

2 lps] 4 times, yo, draw through 5 lps on hook. BACK


Beginning cluster (beg-cl): Ch 3 (counts RIGHT FRONT
as dc throughout), sk (next sc and ch-1), [yo,
insert hook around post of next dc, yo and pull
up lp, yo and draw through 2 lps] 2 times, yo, 3 (4, 4, 5, 5)" 10 (12, 12, 14, 14)" LEFT FRONT
7.5 (10, 10, 12.5) cm 25.5 (30.5, 30.5, 36, 36) cm
draw through 3 lps on hook. 3 (3, 4, 4, 6)"
7.5 (11.5, 11.5, 15) cm

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Rows 13 of cl patt once, turn4 (5, 5, 6, 6) Row 2: Work dbl-inc row30 (34, 38, 42, 46)
sc, 3 (4, 4, 5, 5) cl, 6 (8, 8, 10, 10) ch-3 sps. sc, 29 (33, 37, 41, 45) sh, 2 half-sh.
Rows 37: Work Rows 34 of cl patt, then
work Rows 13 of cl patt, turn31 (35, 39,
43, 47) sc, 30 (34, 38, 42, 46) cl, 60 (68, 76,
84, 90) ch-3 sps.
Rows 813: Rep Rows 27, turn32 (36, 40,
44, 48) sc, 31 (35, 39, 43, 47) cl, 62 (70, 78,
86, 94) ch-3 sps.
Row 14: Work dbl-inc row32 (36, 40, 44,
48) sc, 31 (35, 39, 43, 47) sh, 2 half-sh.
Row 15: Work Row 3 of cl patt, turn33 (37,
41, 45, 49) sc, 32 (36, 40, 44, 48) cl, 64 (72,
80, 88, 96) ch-3 sps.
Row 16: Work dbl-inc row33 (37, 41, 45,
49) sc, 32 (36, 40, 44, 48) sh, 2 half sh.
Row 17: Ch 4, (dc2tog [see Glossary], ch 3, sc)
in first dc, sk next ch-1, *ch 3, cl around next 4
dc, ch 3**, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across,
Shape v-neck and armhole: RIGHT FRONT ending last rep at **, (sc, ch 3, dc2tog, ch 1, dc)
Work same as left front to armhole shaping. in last dc, turn34 (38, 42, 46, 50) sc, 33 (37,
Row 1: Work dbl-inc row4 (5, 5, 6, 6) sc, 3
(4, 4, 5, 5) sh, 2 half-sh. Shape v-neck and armhole: 41, 45, 49) cl, 68 (76, 84, 92, 100) ch-3 sps.
Row 1: Work dbl-inc row4 (5, 5, 6, 6) sc, 3 Row 18: Ch 4, sk first dc, *sh in next ch, ch
Row 2: Work Row 3 of cl patt, turn5 (6, 6, 7,
(4, 4, 5, 5) sh, 2 half-sh. 1, sk next cl** and ch-3, sc in next sc, ch 1, sk
7) sc, 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) cl, 8 (10, 10, 12, 12) ch-3 sps.
Row 2: Work Row 3 of cl patt, turn5 (6, 6, 7, next 2 ch; rep from * across, ending last rep at
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next 2 ch,
7) sc, 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) cl, 8 (10, 10, 12, 12) ch-3 sps. **, dc in last dc, turn34 (38, 42, 46, 50) sc,
sh in next ch, ch 1, sk next cl and 3 ch**, sc in
Row 3: [Beg half-sh, ch 1, sc] in first sc, *ch 1, 35 (39, 43, 47, 51) sh, 2 dc.
next sc; rep from * across, ending last rep at **,
sk next 2 ch, sh in next ch, ch 1, sk next cl and Row 19: Ch 4, sk ch-1, FPdc2tog (see
[sc, ch 1, half-sh] in last sc, turn5 (6, 6, 7, 7)
3 ch, sc in next sc; rep from * across, turn5 Glossary) around next 2 dc, *ch 3, sc in next
sc, 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) sh, 1 half-sh.
(6, 6, 7, 7) sc, 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) sh, 1 half-sh. ch-3 sp, ch 3** cl around next 4 dc; rep from *
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first dc, sk next ch-1, *ch
Row 4: Sk first sc and ch-1, beg-cl around across, ending last rep at **, FPdc2tog around
3**, cl around next 4 dc, ch 3, sc in next ch-3
next 2 dc, *ch 3**, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, cl next 2 dc, ch 1, dc in last sc, turn35 (39, 43,
sp; rep from * across, ending last rep at **,
around next 4 dc; rep from * across, ending 47, 51) sc, 36 (40, 44, 48, 52) cl, 70 (78, 86,
end-cl around next 2 dc and in last sc, turn5
last rep at **, sc in last dc, turn5 (6, 6, 7, 7) 94, 102) ch3 sps.
(6, 6, 7, 7) sc, 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) cl, 1 end-cl, 9 (11,
sc, 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) cl, 1 end-cl, 9 (11, 11, 13, 13) Row 20: Rep Row 1835 (39, 43, 47, 51) sc,
11, 13, 13) ch-3 sps.
ch-3 sps. 36 (40, 44, 48, 52) sh, 2 dc.
Row 5: Beg half-sh in 4th ch from hook, *ch
Row 5: [Beg half-sh, ch 1, sc] in first sc, *ch Row 21: Work Row 1 of cl patt36 (40,
1, sk next cl and ch-3**, sc in next sc, ch 1,
1, sk next 2 ch**, sh in next ch, ch 1, sk next cl 44, 48, 52) sc, 37 (41, 45, 49, 53) cl, 72 (80,
sk next 2 ch, sh in next ch; rep from * across,
and 3 ch, sc in next sc; rep from * across ending 88, 96, 104) ch-3 sps, ch 1. Do not fasten off
ending last rep at **, [sc, ch 1, half-sh] in last sc,
last rep at **, end half-sh in next ch and last dc, (outer edging will beg here after shoulder
turn5 (6, 6 7, 7) sc, 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) sh, 2 half-sh.
turn5 (6, 6 7, 7) sc, 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) sh, 2 half-sh. seams are sewn).
Row 6: Work Row 3 of cl patt 6 (7, 7, 8, 8)
sc, 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) cl, 10 (12, 12, 14, 14) ch-3 sps. Row 6: Work Row 3 of cl patt 6 (7, 7, 8, 8) FINISHING
Rows 712 (12, 18, 18, 24): [Rep Rows 16] sc, 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) cl, 10 (12, 12, 14, 14) ch-3 sps. Sew shoulder seams, aligning patt sts.
0 (0, 1, 1, 2) times, then rep Rows 157 (8, Rows 712 (12, 18, 18, 24): [Rep Rows 16] With RS facing and working in ends of rows
10, 11, 13) sc, 6 (7, 9, 10, 12) sh, 2 half-sh. 0 (0, 1, 1, 2) times, then rep Rows 15, turn, and ch sps, join yarn with sl st at bottom of
Fasten off. do not fasten off7 (8, 10, 11, 13) sc, 6 (7, 9, armhole, sc around evenly, join with sl st in
10, 12) sh, 2 half-sh. first sc, fasten off. Rep for rem armhole.
With RS facing and working in ends of rows
BODY and ch sps, pick up st at end of last row of
Row 1: (WS) Work Row 3 of cl patt across body, sc evenly around outer edges, join with
right front, sc in last dc, ch 3, join-cl (see Stitch sl st in first sc, fasten off.
Guide) in same dc and first dc on WS of back, ch Mark button placement 8" in from outermost
3, sc in same dc, cont Row 3 of cl patt, sc in last point and 1" up at bottom of left and right
dc, ch 3, join-cl in same dc and first dc of WS of fronts. Sew buttons to RS and WS of left and
left front, ch 3, sc in same dc, cont Row 3 of cl right fronts.
patt, turn30 (34, 38, 42, 46) sc, 29 (33, 37, Weave in loose ends. Block. k
41, 45) cl, 58 (66, 74, 82, 90) ch-3 sps.

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SCHOOLMARM VEST
d e s i g n by COU R T N E Y K E L L E Y
THIS VINTAGE-INSPIRED WAISTCOAT is crocheted in one piece in a simple shell stitch. The fit is snug and looks great with a
high-waisted skirt and blouse or jeans and a tank top.

Finished Size 30 (34, 38, 42, 46)" bust circumference. Garment rep from * across, ending with sc in last dc, turn9 (11, 12,
shown measures 34". Vest is very close fitting, with 2" of negative ease. 14, 16) sh.
Yarn Louet Gems Sport (100% washable wool, 225 yd [246 m]/ Rep Rows 23 two (three, three, four, four) times5 (5, 6, 6,
212 oz [100 g]; ): #81 hummingbird, 2 (3, 3, 4, 4) skeins. 8) sh. Work even in sh st patt until armhole measures 7 (7, 8,
Hook Sizes H/8 (5 mm) and D/3 (3.25 mm). Adjust hook size if 8, 9)". Fasten off. Back: With WS facing, join yarn in 2nd dc
necessary to obtain the correct gauge. after last sh worked on Row 1 of left underarm. Work Row 2 of
Notions Three 1" buttons, yarn needle. patt for 15 (18, 20, 22, 25) sh. Work in est patt without dec to
Gauge 512 shells and 13 rows = 4" in sh st patt with larger hook; 18 same height as front. Fasten off. Right front:
sts and 13 rows = 4" in sc with smaller hook. Row 1: With WS facing, join yarn in 2nd dc after last sh worked
Skill Level Intermediate. of back panel, work Row 2 of sh st patt for rem 11 (13, 14,
16, 18) sh, ending with sc in top of ch-3, turn.
Notes Row 2: Ch 3, dc in first st, *sc in next ch-3 sp, 2 dc in next sc;
For a good approximation of fit, measure just under bust and rep from * to 2nd to last sh, sc in next ch-3 sp, turn.
make size that is closest to this measurement, defaulting to
smaller size if in doubt.
At beg of Row 2, tch and first two dc count as one sh. 1112 (12, 1214, 13, 14)" 312 (312, 4, 4, 5)"
29 (30.5, 31, 33, 35.5) cm 9 (9, 10, 10, 12.5) cm

Stitch Guide
Shell (sh): (Sc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same st. 7 (7, 8, 8, 9)"

Right Front
18 (18, 20.5, 20.5, 23) cm

Left Front
Back
Shell stitch pattern (sh st patt):
Set-up row: (WS) With smaller hook, 2 dc in 5th ch from hook 512 (512, 6, 6, 634)"
14 (14, 15, 15, 17) cm
*sk 2 ch, sh (see above) in next ch; rep from * until 2 ch
rem, sk next ch, sc in last ch, turn.
2834 (34, 37, 4112, 46)"
Row 1: (RS) Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in first st, *sc in next ch-3 73 (86.5, 94, 104, 117) cm
sp, 2 dc in next sc; rep from * across, ending with sc in last
ch-4 sp, turn.
Row 2: (WS) Ch 4 (counts as sc, ch 3), 2 dc in first st, sk next
dc, *sh in next dc, sk next sc, sk next dc; rep from * across,
ending with sc in top of ch-3, turn.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for patt.
Picot edging: *(Sc, ch 3, sc) in same st, sk next st; rep from
* across.

Body
With larger hook, ch 115 (136, 148, 166, 184).
Work sh st patt (see Stitch Guide) for 17 (17, 19, 19, 21) rows.
PHOTOS BY KATHRYN MARTIN

Work Row 1 of patt once more37 (44, 48, 54, 61) sh. Begin dec
for neck and armhole: Left front:
Row 1: Work 11 (13, 14, 16, 18) sh of Row 2 of patt, leave rem
sts unworked, turn.
Row 2: Sl st in first 2 dc, sl st in top of ch-3, *sc in next ch-3
sp, 2 dc in next sc; rep from * across, ending with sc next in
ch-4 sp, turn.
Row 3: Sl st in first 2 sts, *sh in next dc, sk next sc, sk next dc;

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Row 3: Sl st in first 2 sts, *sh in next dc, sk
next sc, sk next dc; rep from * across,
ending with sc in 2nd to last dc, turn leav-
ing tch unworked9 (11, 12, 14, 16) sh.
Rep Rows 23 three (three, three, four, four)
times5 (5, 6, 6, 8) sh. Work even in sh st
patt until armhole measures 7 (7, 8, 8, 9)".
Fasten off. With RS tog, sc shoulder seams
tog. Edging: With smaller hook, work Row
2 of sh st patt all around jacket and armholes,
working sh in sc of each row end (skipping
ch-3 sp) and in every 3rd st across back.
Fasten off.

Buttonband
Beg at right front on WS of work, with
smaller hook attach yarn with sl st at beg of
the dec shaping (Row 17 [17, 19, 19, 21] of
body).
Row 1: Working down center-front edge, 2 sc
in each ch-3 sp down front and under sh
border so that the border lies on top20
(20, 22, 22, 24) sts. Ch 2 at bottom
corner and work across bottom of vest
working 3 sc in each skipped ch-2 sp from
set-up row111 (132, 144, 162, 183) sts.
Ch 2 at next corner and work up left front
I N T E R W E A V E to match right front, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sk first sc, sc to ch-2 sp at cor-
ner, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc across bot-
tom to next ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-
2 sp, sc in each st across, turn.
Rows 37: Rep Row 2 five times.
Interweave Crochet Row 8 (buttonhole row): Ch 1, sc in first 3 (3,
3, 3, 2) sts, *sk next 4 (4, 4, 4, 5) sts,
IS A MUST-HAVE FOR THOSE ch 4, sc in next 4 (4, 5, 5, 5) sts; rep from
* to corner ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2
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(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc across, turn.
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in each ch-2 sp and sc in each ch of ch-4
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Finishing
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Weave in loose ends. Sew buttons on
where to start! right front using buttonholes as a guide
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ORLANDO VEST
A N N E T T E P E TAV Y
THIS TOP-DOWN VEST WILL TAKE YOU FROM SPRING TO FALL, worn with a camisole, a T-shirt, or a long-sleeved turtleneck. Starting
at the shoulders, the back and front are worked separately to the armhole, where everything is joined into a single piece. The waist
shaping ensures a great fit, and the contrasting skirt adds a touch of whimsy.

G E T T I N G S TA R T E D Notes Row 3: Ch 2, dc in first sc, dc flo in next 2 sc,


This garment is worked top down, *ch 3, sc flo in next 3 dc, ch 3, dc flo in next
FINISHED SIZE 31 (35 2, 39, 43 2, 47)",
1 1
starting at the neck. The back is worked 3 sc; rep from * across, working last dc
buttoned. Garment shown measures 3512".
from the shoulders down to the armholes, through both lps, turn.
The garment is figure-hugging, to be worn
and then the fronts to the armholes. The Rep Rows 23 for patt.
with 01" of ease; modeled with 112" ease.
back and front are joined and the rest of
YARN Cascade Ultra Pima (100% pima
the garment is worked in one piece. Inc 1: Work 2 sts in same st.
cotton; 220 yd [200 m]/312 oz [100 g]; ):
Move markers up on each row. Dec for waist: Work to 1 st before marked
#3717 sand (MC), 3 (4, 4, 4, 5) skeins; #3704
st, sc2tog (see Glossary) over next 2 sts,
syrah (CC), 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) skeins.
Stitch Guide replace m, sc2tog over next 2 sts (first of
HOOK Size G/6 (4 mm). Adjust hook size if Solid st patt sts is marked), replace m.
necessary to obtain correct gauge. Row 1: (RS) Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in Inc for waist: Work to marked st, work 2 sc
NOTIONS Stitch markers (m); yarn needle; each ch across, turn. in marked st and replace m.
five 12" buttons; sewing needle and
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc flo to last st, sc
matching thread.
in last st, turn. Back
GAUGE 18 sts and 10 rows = 4" in solid st
Row 3: Ch 2 (does not count as st through- Right shoulder: With MC, ch 11 (12, 12,
patt.
out), dc in first st, dc flo to last st, dc in last 13, 14).
st, turn. Row 1: (RS) Dc in 3rd ch from hook and
Rep Rows 23 for patt. each ch across9 (10, 10, 11, 12) dc.
Fasten off.
Column st patt (multiple of 10 sts + 5) Left shoulder: With MC, ch 11 (12, 12,
Row 1: (RS) Dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in 13, 14).
next 2 sts, *ch 3, sk 2 ch, sc in next 3 ch, Row 1: (RS) Dc in 3rd ch from hook and
ch 3, sk 2 ch, dc in next 3 ch; rep from * each ch across, ch 28, sl st in first dc of
across, turn. right shoulder to join. Fasten off.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first dc, sc flo in next 2 dc, Row 2: With WS facing, join MC with
*ch 3, dc flo in next 3 sc, ch 3, sc flo in next sc in first dc, sc flo in next 8 (9, 9, 10, 11)
3 dc; rep from * across, working last sc dc, sc in next 28 ch, sc flo in next 8 (9,
through both lps, turn.

2 (214 , 214 , 212, 234)" 614"


16.5 (19, 19, 21, 23) cm

5 (5.5, 5.5, 6.5, 7) cm 16 cm


612 (712, 712, 814 , 9)"

8"
20.5 cm
35.5 (33, 34.5, 35, 35) cm
14 (13, 1312, 1334 , 1334)"

right
front
waist: 26 (30, 34, 38, 42)"
612 (612, 612, 714 , 714)"
16.5 (16.5, 16.5, 18.5, 18.5) cm

66 (76, 86.5, 96.5, 106.5) cm


hip/bust: 31 (3512, 39, 4312, 47)"
79 (90, 99, 110.5, 119.5) cm

54 (62, 68, 76, 82)"


PHOTOS BY JOE COCA 137 (157.5, 173, 193, 208) cm

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9, 10, 11) dc, sc in last dc, turn46 (48, 179th, 193rd and 194th) sts of row. Waist Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first dc, sc flo in next 2
48, 50, 52) sc. decs: Work dec for waist (see Stitch dc, *ch 3, dc flo in next 3 sc, ch 3, sc flo in
Row 3: Work Row 3 of solid st patt (see Guide) at every pair of m on every WS next 3 dc; rep from * across, working last
Stitch Guide). row 3 times116 (136, 152, 172, 188) sts. sc through both lps, turn.
Work even in solid st patt until piece Work 4 rows even in solid st patt. Waist All sizes:
measures 5 (5, 5, 534, 534)", ending with incs: Work inc for waist (see Stitch Column st patt is est with 35 (40, 44, 49,
a WS row. Shape armholes: Inc 1 st (see Guide) at every pair of m on every WS 53) 3-st columns separated by ch-3 sps.
Stitch Guide) at each edge on every row row 3 times140 (160, 176, 196, 212) sts. Inc row: (RS) Cont in column st patt, inc
4 (6, 6, 6, 8) times54 (60, 60, 62, 68) Remove m. Work 2 (2, 2, 4, 6) rows even 1 st at center of each column35 (40,
sts. Fasten off. Front: Rotate back to in solid st patt, ending with a WS row. 44, 49, 53) 4-st columns separated by ch-3
work in foundation ch at shoulder. Right Next row: Cont in patt working sc2tog sps. Work 1 WS row in patt. Rep inc row
front: over 2 sts at center back139 (159, 175, on next RS row5 sts in each column.
Row 1: With RS facing, join MC with dc 195, 211) sts. In last st of last row, change Work even until skirt measures 612 (612,
in first ch at right shoulder, dc in each st to CC. 612, 714, 714)". Fasten off.
to end of shoulder, turn9 (10, 10, 11, Skirt:
12) dc. Sizes 31 (4312, 47)" only: Finishing
Row 2: (WS) Work Row 2 of solid st Row 1: (RS) With CC, ch 2 (does not Buttonbands: With MC and RS facing,
patt. count as st throughout), dc in first st, dc work 1 row of dc along each front edge
Start neck shaping as foll and at the flo in next 2 sts, *ch 3, sk next st, sc flo between top of skirt and neck shaping.
same time when piece measures 5 (5, 5, in next 3 sts, ch 3, sk next st, dc flo in Edgings: With MC and RS facing, work
534, 534)" from shoulder, shape armhole next 3 sts; rep from * to last 4 sts, ch 3, 1 row of sc around neck and armholes.
as for back: sk next st, sc flo in next 2 sts, sc in last With CC and RS facing, work 1 row of sc
Rows 35: Inc 1 st at neck edge on each st, turn. around front and hem edges of skirt.
row. Row 2: Ch 2, dc in first st, dc flo in next Weave in all ends, closing gaps at under-
Row 6: Work even in solid st patt. 2 sts, *ch 3, sc flo in next 3 dc, ch 3, dc arm joins. With sewing needle and thread,
Rows 718: Rep Rows 36 three times. flo in next 3 sc; rep from * to last 3 dc, sew buttons to left buttonband. Use sps
Rows 1920: Rep Rows 3414 sts incd sc flo in next 2 dc, sc in last dc, turn. between sts on right buttonband for but-
for neck. Sizes 3512 (39)" only: tonholes. Block to measurements. 
Note: For smaller sizes, neck shaping is Row 1: (RS) With CC, ch 2 (does not
completed after joining at armholes. count as st throughout), dc in first st, dc ANNETTE PETAVY is still a child inside and
When armhole shaping is complete, flo in next 2 sts, *ch 3, sk next st, sc flo very happy to play with yarn in her home near
fasten off, even if neck shaping is not in next 3 sts, ch 3, sk next st, dc flo in Lyon, France. Sometimes she also pretends to
complete. Left front: Work as for right next 3 sts; rep from * across, working last show serious work at www.annettepetavy
front, but do not fasten off. Join front dc through both lps, turn. .com.
and back: Next row: (RS) Work in solid
st patt across left-front sts, fdc 16 (20,
28, 36, 38) (see Glossary) working first
fdc by inserting hook in same st as last
dc on left front, dc in first st of back to
join and cont in patt across rem back
sts, fdc 16 (20, 28, 36, 38) for underarm,
dc in first st of right front to join and
cont in patt to end of row, turn140
(160, 176, 196, 212) sts. Complete neck
shaping if necessary, then work even
until piece measures 13 (13, 1312, 1312,
1312)" from shoulder, ending with a RS
row140 (160, 176, 196, 212) sts. Shape
waist: Place 4 pairs of m for waist darts
as foll: In 13th and 14th (15th and 16th,
16th and 17th, 18th and 19th, 19th and
20th)sts; 57th and 58th (65th and 66th,
72nd and 73rd, 80th and 81st, 87th and
88th) sts; 83rd and 84th (95th and 96th,
104th and 105th, 116th and 117th, 125th
and 126th) sts; 127th and 128th (145th
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OctOber Vest T R AC y s T. J O H N
The veRTiCal, one-pieCe ConSTRuCTion of ThiS veST makeS foR veRy liTTle Seaming. The alternating front-loop only and
back-loop only rows create a clean, linear fabric perfect for guys, who really dont like much fuss. for that matter, it makes a great
garment for women as well. Worked in a lanolin-rich natural wool, this is vest is warm and naturally water repellent.

G E T T I N G s TA R T E d Notes ch 3 (4, 4, 4, 4), turn, mark edge as


Vest is worked in one piece sideways in left-shoulder edge.
finiShed Size 40 (44, 48, 52, 56)" chest vertical rows, beg at left front. Row 2: (WS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook
circumference. vest shown measures 48", Incs and decs are worked at top edge of and in each ch, cont rib patt to end82
modeled with 6" of ease. vest on both RS and WS. (85, 87, 93, 97) sts.
yaRn naturally natural Wool aran knit 10 ply Rows 34: Rep Rows 12 of shoulder
(100% pure new zealand Wool; 383 yd Stitch Guide shaping84 (88, 90, 96, 100) sts.
[350 m]/7 oz [200 g]; ): #823 (brown), 3 (3, 3, Rib patt Work even in rib patt for 3 (4, 5, 5, 6)
4, 4) skeins. yarn distributed by fiber Trends. Row 1: (RS) Ch 1 (does not count as st rows. Next row: Cont in rib patt, sc2tog
hook Sizes i/9 (5.5 mm) and 7 (4.5 mm). throughout), sc back lp only (blo) across, (see Glossary) at shoulder edge83 (87,
adjust hook size if necessary to obtain turn. 89, 95, 99) sts. Work even in rib patt for
correct gauge. Row 2: (WS) Ch 1, sc front lp only (flo) 4 (5, 6, 6, 7) rows. Next row: Cont in rib
noTionS Removable stitch markers (m); 24" across, turn. patt, sc2tog at shoulder edge82, (86,
separating zipper; matching thread; sewing Rep Rows 12 for patt. 88, 94, 98) sts. Work even in rib patt
needle; yarn needle. for 4 (5, 6, 6, 7) rows. Fasten off. Beg
gauge 16 sts and 1514 rows = 4" in rib patt Vest armhole shaping:
with larger hook. With larger hook, ch 77 (79, 81, 87, 91). Row 1: With RS facing, join yarn in first
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each sc, sc in first sc and next 56 (58, 60, 62,
ch across, turn76 (78, 80, 86, 90) sts. 66) sts, turn, mark this edge as armhole
Rows 25 (7, 7, 9, 9): Work Rows 12 of edge.
rib patt (see Stitch Guide). Row 2: (WS) Ch 1, sc2tog 2 times, work
Row 6 (8, 8, 10, 10): (RS) Work Row 1 rib patt to end55 (57, 59, 61, 65) sts.
of rib patt to last st, 2 sc in last st (inc), Cont in rib patt, sc2tog at armhole edge
turn, mark this edge as neck edge77 every row 4 times51 (53, 55, 57, 61)
(79, 81, 87, 91) sts. sts. Work even in rib patt for 4 (4, 6, 6,
Cont in rib patt, inc 1 st by working 2 8) rows, place marker (pm) to mark left
sts in last st at neck edge every row 3 underarm. Work even in rib patt for 4
more times80 (82, 84, 90, 94) sts. Beg (4, 6, 6, 8) rows. Beg left-back armhole
left-front shoulder shaping: shaping:
Row 1: (RS) Work in rib patt to end, Rows 14: Cont in rib patt, inc 1 st at

16 (17, 18, 20, 22)"


40.5 (43, 45.5, 51, 56) cm
1"
2.5 cm

8 (8, 812, 812, 9)"


20.5 (20.5, 21.5, 21.5, 23) cm
left
back right
PHOTOS BY JOE COCA

front
front
1334 (1412, 1434 , 1514 , 1614)"
35 (37, 37.5, 38.5 41.5) cm

10 (11, 12, 13, 14)" 20 (22, 24, 26, 28)"


25.5 (28, 30.5, 33, 35.5) cm 51 (56, 61, 66, 71) cm

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armhole edge55 (57, 59, 61, 65) sts. Row 2: (WS) Ch 1, sc2tog 2 times, cont neck edge76 (78, 80, 86, 90) sts.
Row 5: (RS) Work in rib patt to last 2 sc, in rib patt to end, turn55 (57, 59, 61, Work even in rib patt for 5 (7, 7, 9, 9)
2 sc in each of last 2 sc, ch 26 (28, 28, 65) sts. rows. Fasten off.
32, 32), turn, mark this edge as shoulder Rows 36: Cont in rib patt, sc2tog at
edge. armhole edge51 (53, 55, 57, 61) sts. Finishing
Row 6: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in Work even in rib patt for 4 (4, 6, 6, 8) Seam shoulders. Armhole edging: With
each ch across, cont in rib patt to end, rows, pm to mark underarm. Work even RS facing and smaller hook, join yarn at
turn82 (86, 88, 94, 98) sts. in rib patt for 4 (4, 6, 6, 8) rows. Beg first underarm m.
*Work even in rib patt for 4 (5, 6, 6, 7) right-front armhole shaping: Row 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around armhole,
rows. Next row: Cont in rib patt, inc Rows 14: Cont in rib patt, inc 1 st at sl st in first sc to join, turn.
1 st at shoulder edge; rep from * one armhole edge55 (57, 59, 61, 65) sts. Row 2: Ch 1, sc flo around, sl st in first sc
time84 (88, 90, 96, 100) sts. Work Row 5: (RS) Cont in rib patt to last 2 sts, to join, turn.
even in rib patt for 3 (4, 5, 5, 6) rows. 2 sc in each of last 2 sts, ch 26 (28, 28, Row 3: Ch 1, sl st blo around, sl st in first
Beg left-back neck shaping: 32, 32), turn, mark this edge as shoulder sl st to join. Fasten off.
Rows 13: Cont in rib patt, sc2tog at edge. Rep for 2nd armhole. Collar: With RS
neck edge81 (85, 87, 93, 97) sts. Row 6: (WS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook facing and smaller hook, join yarn at
Work even in rib patt for 22 (22, 24, 26, and in each ch across, cont in rib patt to right-front neck edge.
28) rows. Beg right-back neck shaping: end82 (86, 88, 94, 98) sts. Row 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around neck edge,
Rows 13: Cont in rib patt, inc 1 st at *Work even in rib patt for 4 (5, 6, 6, 7) turn.
neck edge84 (88, 90, 96, 100) sts. rows. Next row: Cont in rib patt, inc Row 2: Work rib patt across.
Work even in rib patt for 3 (4, 5, 5, 6) 1 st at shoulder edge; rep from * one Cont in rib patt until collar measures
rows. Next row: Cont in rib patt, sc2tog time84 (88, 90, 96, 100) sts. Work 234", ending with a WS row, turn. Next
at shoulder edge83 (87, 89, 95, 99) sts. even in rib patt for 4 (5, 6, 6, 7) rows. row: Ch 1, sl st blo across. Fasten off.
Work even in rib patt for 4 (5, 6, 6, 7) Beg right-front neck shaping: Edging: With RS facing and smaller
rows. Next row: Cont in rib patt, sc2tog Row 1: (RS) Work in rib patt to last hook, join yarn at bottom edge of right
at shoulder edge82 (86, 88, 94, 98) sts. 2 (3, 3, 3, 3) sts, turn leaving rem sts front.
Work in rib patt for 4 (5, 6, 6, 7) rows. unworked82 (85, 87, 93, 97) sts. Mark Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc evenly up right front,
Beg right-back armhole shaping: this edge as neck edge. around collar, down left front, and along
Row 1: (RS) Work rib patt in next 57 Row 2: (WS) Ch 1, sl st in next 3 (4, 4, bottom working 2 sc in each corner, sl st
(59, 61, 63, 67) sts, sl st in next sc, turn 4, 4) sts, ch 1 (counts as first sc), cont rib in first sc to join, turn.
leaving rem sts unworked, mark this patt to end80 (82, 84, 90, 94) sts. Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc flo around, sl st in first sc
edge as armhole edge. Rows 36: Cont in rib patt, sc2tog at flo to join turn.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sl st blo around, sl st in first
sl st blo to join. Fasten off and weave in
loose ends.
Sew in zipper: Separate zipper to work 1
side at a time. Lay RS of zipper to WS of
garment along front opening and pin in
place with teeth of zipper barely covered
by edge of garment. Top and bottom
ends of zipper should also be covered
by garment edges. Fold and tuck extra
zipper fabric to the RS of the zipper at
top of zipper (bet the zipper and jacket).
Backstitch (see Glossary) zipper in place,
running stitching about 18" to inside of
zipper teeth. With whipstitch (see Glos-
sary), tack down zipper tape to WS of
garment, paying extra attention to neck
edge, making sure folded-under tape at
top is secure. Rep for other side of zipper.
Block to measurements.
TRACy ST. JOHN lives in beautiful Montana,
and her dream for the year is to crochet on a
mountain peak at least 11,000 feet high.

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glossary
Abbreviations SINGLE CROCHET TWO TOGETHER (SC2TOG)
Fronthook
Insert PostinDouble Crochet
next stitch, (FPdc)
yarn over and pull up loop (2 loops
beg begin(s); beginning Yarnon over,
hook, insert
SINGLE hook
insert hook in from front
next stitch, to
yarnback
over and pull up loop
Abbreviations
bet between (3 loopsCROCHET TWOover
on hook), yarn TOGETHER (SC2TOG)
and draw through all 3 loops on hook
to front
1 stitcharound
Insert hook in post of corresponding
next stitch,
decreased. yarn over andstitch
pull up loop (2 loops
SINGLE CROCHETbeg
TWObegin(s);
blo TOGETHER
back only(SC2TOG)
loopbeginning on hook, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop
Insert hook in next CC stitch,
contrasting
yarn color
over and pull up loop (2 loops below, yarn over and pull up loop [yarn over,
(3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook
bet between
on hook, insert blo hook
ch in
back loopstitch,
next
chain only yarn over and pull up loop draw through
1FOUNDATION
stitch 2SINGLE
loops CROCHET
decreased. on hook](FSC)
2 times.
(3 loops on hook), CCyarn over
cm and draw
centimeter(s)
contrasting
through all 3 loops on hook
color Start with a slipknot on hook, chain 2 (Figure 1), insert hook in 2nd
1 stitch decreased.cont continue(s); continuing chain from hook, pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 1loop (the
ch chain FOUNDATION SINGLE
Front
chain,Post 2), yarnCROCHET
Double Crochet
(FSC)
Two Together insert(FPdc2tog)
cmdc centimeter(s)
double crochet Figure over and draw through 2loops (the single cro-
dtr continue(s);
double treble crochet Start
chet),with a slipknot
1 single crocheton hook,
with chain
its own 2 (Figure
chain stitch 1),
(shaded) athook in 2nd
the bottom
FOUNDATIONdec(s)(d)
SINGLE CROCHET
cont
decrease(s); (FSC)
continuing
decreasing; decreased
Yarn
chainover3),and
(Figurefrom insert
hook,
*insert hookhook
pull under from
up loop, 2loopsfront
yarn of theto
over, drawbackstitch
to front
through
chain 1loop around
(shaded)(the
of
dc double crochet chain, Figure 2), yarn over and draw through 2loops (the1single cro-
Start with a slipknot est on double
hook, chain 2 (Figure 1), insert hook in 2nd
established posts
last
chet),of1 next
stitch and
single 2 corresponding
pull
crochet
up loop,
with its
yarn
own stitches
over
chain
and draw
stitch below,
through
(shaded) yarn
at over
loop,
the and
yarn
bottom
chain from hook, dtr pull loop,treble
upfoundation yarn crochet
over,crochet
draw through 1loop (the over and draw through 2 loops, repeat from * for length of foundation
fdc
dec(s)(d)
chain, Figure 2), yarn over decrease(s);
and draw
double
decreasing;
throughdecreased
2loops (the single cro-
pull up loop
(Figure
(Figure5). [yarn
3), *insert over
hook and
under drawof through
2loops the chain2stitch
loops on hook]
(shaded) of
flo established
front loop only last stitch and pull up loop, yarn over and draw through 1 loop, yarn
chet), 1 single crochetest with its own chain stitch (shaded) at the bottom 2times.
over and draw through 2 loops, repeat from * for length of foundation
foll
(Figure 3), *insert hook
fdc under follows; following
2loops
foundation of the
double chain stitch (shaded) of
crochet
fsc foundation single (Figure5).
last stitch and pullflo up loop,
front yarn
loopover
only andcrochet
draw through 1 loop, yarn
over and draw through follg 2 follows;
gram(s)repeat
loops, followingfrom * for length of foundation Backstitch
(Figure5). hdc
fsc half doublesingle
foundation crochetcrochet
inc(s)(d) g increase(s); increasing; increased
gram(s) Figure 2
Figure 1 Figure 3
hdck half knitdouble crochet
lp(s) increase(s);
loop(s)
inc(s)(d) increasing; increased Figure 2
MC k main color
knit Figure 1 Figure 3
lp(s) m loop(s)
marker
mmFigure
MC millimeter(s)
main 2color
Figure 1 patt(s) pattern(s) Figure 3 Figure 1 Figure 4 Figure Figure
2 5 Figure 3
m marker
mmpm place marker
millimeter(s)
patt(s)p pattern(s)
purl Bring threaded needle up4 betweenFigure
Figure the first
5 two stitches on each
rem remain(s); remaining
pm
rep
place marker
repeat; repeating
piece, then back down through both layers, one stitch to the
rev
rem
p
sc
purl
reverse single crochet rightWHIPSTITCH
(Figure 1). *Bring needle up through both layers one stitch
Figureremain(s);
4 remaining
Figure 5 With right side of work facing and working
to the left of the previous stitch (Figure
rnd(s)
rep round(s)
repeat; repeating through edge stitch, bring threaded needle out2), then back down
rev RSsc right side
reverse single crochet
WHIPSTITCH
through
from the
back same
to fronthole
alongused
edge before
of piece.(Figure 3). Repeat from *.
sc single crochet With right side of work facing and working
rnd(s) round(s) through edge stitch, bring threaded needle out
RSsk rightskip side
from back to front along edge of piece.
sl single
slip crochet
WHIPSTITCH sl st slip(ped) stitch
sc
With right side sp(s)ofskwork skipfacing and working Whipstitch Seams
space(es)
through edge stitch, sl bring
st(s)
slip threaded needle out
stitch(es)
Place pieces with right sides t ogether. Hold pieces with the two
from back to frontslalong
sp(s)
st slip(ped) stitch
edge of piece.
tch space(es)
turning chain edgesEXTENDED
facing you.SINGLE CROCHET (ESC)
Insert hook in next stitch or chain, yarn over and pull up loop (2 loops
tog stitch(es)
st(s) together Stepon1:hook),
Secureyarnseaming yarnthrough
over and draw on wrong side
1 loop (1 of made),
chain one piece. Pass
yarn over
tr turning
treble crochet EXTENDED
andthrough SINGLE
pull through CROCHET
2 loops1 esc (ESC)
completed.
tch chain needle pieces from back to front at start of seam.
Insert hook in next stitch or chain, yarn over and pull up loop (2 loopsThis
WS together
wrong side
tog
yd yard crochet creates a small
on hook), yarnstitch todraw
over and begin seam.
through 1 loop (1 chain made), yarn over
tr treble and pull through 2 loops1 esc completed.
yo wrongyarn oversidehook
Step 2: A little farther left, pass needle through pieces, again
fromConcentration Ratings:
WS
EXTENDED SINGLE yd CROCHET
* (ESC) point
yard starting
repeat back to front, wrapping seam edge.
Insert hook in nextyo (stitch
) yarn
alternate
or chain, measurements
yarn over andand/or instructions
pull up loop (2 loops
over hook Repeat Step 2 to complete seam. Secure
LITTLE CONCENTRATION end of seaming yarn.
REQUIRED.
on hook), yarn over [and *] draw
workthrough
repeat starting1point
bracketed loop (1 chaina specified
instructions made), yarn over Concentration Straightforward
Ratings:stitching means your
and pull through 2 loops1
()
esc completed.
number
alternate of times
measurements and/or instructions
hands can work on autopilot.
LITTLE CONCENTRATION REQUIRED.
SOME CONCENTRATION REQUIRED.
[] work bracketed instructions a specified Straightforward stitching means your
Easily memorized stitch patterns and minimal
number of times hands can work on autopilot.
shaping might require some focus and counting.
SOME CONCENTRATION REQUIRED.
Concentration Ratings: FAIR AMOUNT OF FOCUS REQUIRED.
Easily memorized stitch patterns and minimal
Involved stitch patterns, shaping, or assembly
shaping might require some focus and counting.
require fairly constant concentration.
LITTLE CONCENTRATION REQUIRED.
FAIR AMOUNT OF FOCUS REQUIRED.
Straightforward stitching means your EXTREME FOCUS REQUIRED.
Involved stitch patterns, shaping, or assembly
hands can work on autopilot. Unusual techniques or complex stitch
require fairly constant concentration.
patterns and shaping require constant focus.
SOME CONCENTRATION REQUIRED. EXTREME FOCUS REQUIRED.
Easily memorized stitch patterns and minimal Unusual techniques or complex stitch
shaping might require some focus and counting. patterns and shaping require constant focus.
FAIR AMOUNT OF FOCUS REQUIRED.
Involved stitch patterns, shaping, or assembly
ILLUSTRATIONS BY GAYLE FORD
require fairly constant concentration.
EXTREME FOCUS REQUIRED.
Unusual techniques or complex stitch
patterns and shaping require constant focus.

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Double Crochet Two Together (dc2tog) Reverse Single Crochet (rev sc)
[Yarn over, Abbreviations
insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up SINGLE CROCHET
Working from TWOto
left TOGETHER (SC2TOG)
right, insert crochet hook in an
Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop (2 loops
loop, yarn over, draw
beg through 2loops] 2 times, yarn over, draw
begin(s); beginning edge stitch
on hook, andhook
insert pullinup
nextloop, yarn
stitch, yarnover andpull
over and draw this
up loop
through all loopsbet
on hook1
between stitch decreased. (3 loops
loop on hook),
through yarn
the overone
first and to
draw through
join, all 3 loops
*insert hook onin
hook
next
blo back loop only 1 stitch decreased.
stitch to right (Figure1), pull up a loop, yarn over
CC contrasting color
ch chain (Figure 2), and draw through both loops on hook (Fig-
FOUNDATION SINGLE CROCHET (FSC)
cm centimeter(s)
Single Crochet Two Together (sc2tog) ure3); repeat
Start with from
a slipknot on *.
hook, chain 2 (Figure 1), insert hook in 2nd
cont continue(s); continuing chain from hook, pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 1loop (the
Insert hook in next dc stitch,
doubleyarn over and pull up loop (2 loops
crochet chain, Figure 2), yarn over and draw through 2loops (the single cro-
on hook, Figure 1), dtr insert
doublehook
trebleincrochet
next stitch, yarn over and chet), 1 single crochet with its own chain stitch (shaded) at the bottom
(Figure 3), *insert hook under 2loops of the chain stitch (shaded) of
pull up loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through
dec(s)(d) decrease(s); decreasing; decreased
last stitch and pull up loop, yarn over and draw through 1 loop, yarn
est established
all 3 loops on hook fdc
(Figure 2)1 stitch decreased
foundation double crochet
(Figure 3). over and draw through 2 loops, repeat
Figure 1 Figure from
2 * for lengthFigure
of foundation
3
(Figure5).
flo front loop only
foll follows; following
fsc foundation single crochet
g gram(s)
hdc half double crochet
Figure 1 inc(s)(d) increase(s);
Figure 2 increasing; increased
Figure 3 Figure 2
k knit Figure 1 Figure 3
lp(s) loop(s)
MC main color
m marker
mm millimeter(s)
patt(s) pattern(s) Figure 4 Figure 5
pm place marker
p purl
rem remain(s); remaining
rep repeat; repeating
WHIPSTITCH
rev sc reverse single crochet I WithNrightTsideEof work R facing W andEworking A V E
rnd(s) round(s) through edge stitch, bring threaded needle out
RS right side from back to front along edge of piece.
sc single crochet
sk skip
sl slip
sl st slip(ped) stitch
sp(s)
st(s)
space(es)
stitch(es)
Interweave Crochet IS A
EXTENDED SINGLE CROCHET (ESC)
tch turning chain M U S T - H AV E F O R T H O S E W H O
Insert hook in next stitch or chain, yarn over and pull up loop (2 loops
tog together on hook), yarn over and draw through 1 loop (1 chain made), yarn over
tr treble crochet L OV E TO C RO C H E T !
and pull through 2 loops1 esc completed.
WS wrong side
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on autopilot.
SOME CONCENTRATION REQUIRED.
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AMOUNT OF FOCUS REQUIRED.
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Unusual techniques or complex stitch
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