Siren Vest by Doris Chan

Siren Vest

Crochet
January 2006
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
8.0 mm (L)
469 - 670 yards (429 - 613 m)
33 (37, 42, 47)" (84 (94, 106.5, 119.5) cm) bust circumference
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $5.00.

Pattern Description from Interweave Online Store: “A pattern of simple shells makes a bold statement when crocheted in an oversized gauge and a silky, fluid yarn. Sleeveless and open, this vest features a V-neck, front string ties, and a deep ruffled trim. The yarn is a luscious tape that produces a fabric with serious stretch. The vest will seem small while you are crocheting it, but never fear-it will open up beautifully when blocked and worn.”

Finished Size:

  • 33 (37, 42, 47)“ (84 (94, 106.5, 119.5) cm) bust circumference
  • 27 (27, 29, 29)“ (68.5 (68.5, 73.5, 73.5) cm) long after blocking.
  • Note: Measurements are approximate. Fabric is very stretchy and will give another 3” (7.5 cm) either in width or length when worn.

Yarn: Colinette Mercury (100% viscose; 67 yd (62 m)/50 g): #47 cardinal, 7 (8, 9, 10) skeins. Yarn distributed by Unique Kolours.

Yarn weight: #5 - Bulky

Gauge:

  • 3 shells = 7” (18 cm); 3 rows = 4” (10 cm) in shell patt.
  • Note: Gauge is slightly oversized for this yarn, keep work relaxed. Stretch to measure.

Needles/Hooks: Size L/11 (8 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Removable markers (m).

Originally Published: Interweave Crochet, Spring 2006