This is a very simple, beginner’s vest pattern.
The pattern is a one row repeat & is charted. The vest starts at the bottom, & is worked in one piece until you get to the underarms. The vest is then divided into the two front pieces & the back piece, & then seamed at the shoulders.
Anika looks good in both solid & multi color versions.
It is designed with 2-4” of positive ease in mind, so you can easily wear this as a layering piece. Spud & Chloe Sweater is a cotton & wool blend, making this a great 3 season vest.
The main stitch pattern uses single crochet, double crochet, and chain stitches.
Pattern also includes a schematic.
I named this vest after my beautiful friend, Anika, who is also my model in the first two photos you see. She wears a size 0.
The model wearing the solid yellow version & the stripey blue / purple is me - the designer - and I’m roughly a size 8. (American sizes)
Buttons are optional: I do not give directions for making buttonholes, but the stitch is very open, making it easy to add buttons or closure any place you’d like, & simply close through the lace pattern.
Thanks to withbuttons, sueburkitt, MaybeKnitting, merripurdy, redcurlysue, blogstarr, Patriciaelizabeth, rwilliams, soxvixen & 3Catcrochet for their test crocheting skills, to June Gilbank (http://www.planetjune.com) for her tech editing/charting skills, & to Anika Pecyna for being my lovely model! As always I couldn’t do it without all of you.
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