Summer Pop Vest by Jen Dwyer

Summer Pop Vest

Crochet
July 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 7 rows = 4 inches
in pattern
5.0 mm (H)
850 - 1188 yards (777 - 1086 m)
XS/S (M/L, 1X/2X)
US
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This breezy vest makes a great layering piece for warmer months. The versatility of this vest makes it easy to go from the beach to a wedding with the same stunning layering piece.

The pretty open stitches on a diagonal are accented by popcorn stitches for added texture. Simply make three rectangles with no increases or decreases and join them together. Easy construction and a simple eight row repeat makes is a good introduction to lace crochet for beginners with some crochet experience.

There is a free version of this pattern and a video tutorial on my blog tealandfinch.com. This listing is for the ad-free PDF. Please see my website for tester photos in other sizes.

Pattern details:

Supplies: Size H/8 (5.0mm) and optional I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook (or size needed to obtain gauge), yarn needle, ruler.

Yarn: Any #4/Medium (cotton blend recommended); Caron Cotton Cakes in silver cloud (60% cotton, 40% acrylic) shown; 850 (927, 1188) yards.

Gauge: 4” = 13 sts and 7 rows with H/8 (5.0mm) hook in pattern, blocked
To check gauge, crochet first 7 rows of front panel and measure a 4”x4” square. If there are too many sts, use a smaller hook. If not enough sts, use a larger hook.

Finished Measurements:
Cross back: 14 (16, 19) inches, blocked
Length: 43 (43, 48) inches, blocked

Sizing: To find your size, have a friend help you measure from shoulder to shoulder across your back. Choose the size with the cross back measurement closest to this number.
Suggested sizing: XS/S (M/L, 1X/2X).

In the main photos, the model is wearing size M/L and normally wears a medium in clothing.

Abbreviations Used: ch, dc, rep, sp, st, pop (popcorn stitch explained in pattern)