Tribbles Vests by Doris Chan

Tribbles Vests

Crochet
August 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
5.5 mm (I)
28 (30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40)" bust (with stretch to fit snugly with up to 4" negative ease).
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $5.50.

The trouble with these tribbles is deciding which retro vest to make! Vintage-inspired, with a contemporary attitude toward fabric, fit, and drape, these adorable no-sew vests are exceptionally fun to wear and jolly good canvases for playing with color. The body squares are interchangeable and have shared assembly instructions, so you can mix and match.

YARN Valley Yarns Goshen (distributed by WEBS) (48% Peruvian cotton, 46% modal, 6% silk; 92 yd 84 m/1¾ oz 50 g)
For Granny Square vest: #12 lake (A), 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins; #11 sage (B), 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins; #21 lemon drop (C), 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skein(s); #14 colonial blue (D), 1 skein.
For Flower Motif vest: #14 colonial blue (A), 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5) skeins; #3390 persimmon (B), 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s); #21 lemon drop (C), 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s); #11 sage (D), 1 skein.
For Four-Patch vest: #14 colonial blue, 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s); #3390 persimmon, 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s); #12 lake, 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s); #07 ginger, 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s); #15 navy, 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins.

HOOK Size I/9 (5.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS Yarn needle.

GAUGE 14 sts and 8 rows = 4” in main body patt (alternating 1 sc row, 1 dc blo row); 3 rep = 31/4” in granny st (3 dc, ch 1). To check your gauge, work body motif of your choice and use the checkpoint measurements listed at the end of each rnd.

For more details, please see the pattern page.