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It "Seams" That Way

May 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 12 rows
6.0 mm (J)
250 - 500 yards (229 - 457 m)
2 (4, 6, 8, 10, 12) years
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This fun vest is constructed in 3 pieces which are then seamed with a contrasting yarn in a visible stitch, creating a deconstructed look. Collar or optional hood is added after construction. It “Seams” That Way is perfect for any weather wear. Pair over a long sleeve shirt, short sleeve tee or even a tank. This vest would look adorable paired with jeans, a skirt or cute shorts. Includes instructions for a cropped/ girls version as well as a longer/boys version.


SIZES - 2 (4, 6, 8, 10, 12)

Chest- 22 (24, 26, 28, 30, 32)”
Length- 13 (14 ½, 16, 17 ½, 18, 19 ½)”
Underarm Depth- 5 (5 ½, 6, 6 ½, 7 7 ½)”

Approximately 250 (300, 350, 400, 450, 500) yds of worsted weight yarn in colors of your choice
Crochet hook size J-10 (6.0 mm) or size to obtain correct gauge
Removable stitch markers
Darning needle

Fhdc- foundation half double crochet
Chain 3 (usually counts as your first hdc, but for this particular pattern this does not count as your first hdc). Yarn over and insert hook in 3rd chain from hook. Yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 1 loop creating a chain, (this is an important step but easy to forget). Yarn over again and pull through all three loops on hook. To stitch the next fhdc, yarn over and insert the hook into the chain made in the 2nd fhdc and repeat from

15 hdc and 12 rows = 5” (12.7 cm)

NOTES- unless otherwise noted
• Ch 2 does not count as a stitch. First hdc is placed in the first stitch
• Side panels are labeled as worn
• All seams will be made with RS facing out, using contrasting yarn and a whip stitch seam
• Please read Seaming Tips at bottom of pattern prior to any seaming
• Be sure to read all notes along the way