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Two-Tone Vest

Crochet
October 2010
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches in slip stitch
8.0 mm (L)
4.0 mm (G)
5.0 mm (H)
1260 yards (1152 m)
Regular (Plus)
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Vests are hot this year, and this Two-Tone Vest, designed by Kim Guzman, is, as they say, smokin’ . Crocheted in two complimentary shades of Simply Soft®, the vest features an openwork back and fabulous shaping for exquisite lines. Flattering every figure, this beautiful design is a standout.

Note from Designer: I used a Denise Interchangeable Hook for the slip stitch portion of this vest. I felt it notable to mention because the pointy end of the hook is perfectable suitable (and wonderful) for slip stitch crochet. It made it much easier than a blunt end hook.

SIZES

Regular (Plus)

Notes: Regular to fit S/M/L. Plus to fit 1X/2X/3X. Finished garment is quite stretchy.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Chest 36 (42)”/91.5 (106.5)cm

Length 28 (32)”/71 (81.5)cm

Notes:

  1. Chest measurement is taken straight across piece, immediately below armholes, when finished piece is laid flat.

  2. Fabric is stretchy and vest is intended to be worn slightly open at the front. The vest will fit a range of bust sizes.

  3. Length measurement is taken straight down center of back, including neck section of outside border, when finished piece is laid flat.

MATERIALS

Caron International’s Simply Soft (100% Acrylic): 12 (12) oz (A), 12 (12) oz (B)

Shown in: #9727 Black (A); #9703 Bone (B)

One size US G-6 (4mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge (for triangle motifs).

One size US H-8 (5mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge (for trim on Circular Back).

One size US L-11 (8mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge (for Outside Border).

Stitch markers

Yarn needle

GAUGE

In slip stitch, with size L-11 (8mm) hook, 14 sts and 22 rows = 4”/10cm; Note: Resulting fabric is very stretchy, especially in the direction of rows.

One triangle motif worked with G-6 (4mm) hook = 4 1/2”/11.5cm across one side edge;

Circular Back measures about 14 (16)”/35.5 (40.5)cm across, unstretched.

STITCHES USED

Chain (ch), double crochet (dc), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl st)