WAY HOME Hungarian vest by Ildiko Eros - Sunbride Workshop

WAY HOME Hungarian vest

Crochet
July 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
4.5 mm
530 - 560 yards (485 - 512 m)
S/M EU 38 and three methods described to create a different size
US
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This vest was designed with a slight resemblance to the traditional Hungarian female vest named pruszlik which is an absolutely essential piece of a folk costume in any regions of Hungary.
The precious piece of clothing is usually fitted and tight cut (like a bodice or corset), has short / cropped length and the woven fabric is lavishly decorated with different techniques. It is originally sewn and embroidered, however, in my designing process I always try to turn this folk piece into a modern yet traditional knitted or crocheted object.
A white cotton blouse with loose-cut long sleeves is the best match. Make your own vest and enjoy!

Important notes before you start:

Crochet terminology: US

Structure
The vest consists of 36 blocks. They are joined together by sewing after a one-by-one wet blocking process. You can choose other joining method as well (jaygo or any crochet stitch), but obviously it will result in a bit different surface and look.

Sizing
The vest is a size S-M / EU 38. (bust measurement is 92 cm, length is 39 cm)
If you want a bit or much bigger, you can follow my three different methods described in the pattern.

Yarn
Patons UK Colour Works Aran 82 (earth tones) (Aran / 10 ply)
65% Acrylic, 25% Wool, 10% Nylon
120 meters / 50 grams

Yardage
527.1 meters (576.4 yards)
less than 5 skeins for size S-M / EU 38

Size
S / EU 38 (bust measurement is 92 cm, length is 39 cm)

Hook
4.0 mm / US G (for picot edging)
4.5 mm (for making the blocks)

Gauge (after blocking)
One block is 9 x 9 cm on 4.5 mm hook

The pattern includes an assembly scheme, photos and detailed written instructions to help your work, as well as suggestions about how to change your project if you want.