Roses are Red Vest

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Crochet an easy vest pattern in one piece with a shawl collar, textured stitch, and button closure. Pair this textured vest with a long sleeved or short sleeved shirt depending on how warm it will be on Valentine’s day!

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished bust size 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)” to fit bust size 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)”

2” of positive ease recommended

Shown in size 36

Gauge: 9 sts and 8 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stitch pattern

Materials

Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Twist (100% Baby Merino Wool; 150 yards [137 meters]/100 grams): #TW102 Sealing Wax (5 (6, 6, 7, 7) balls)

Hook: US size J/10 (6.0mm); US size P (11.5mm)

Notions: Yarn needle, one 1/8” button, sewing needle, matching thread

Special Stitches

Stitch Pattern

Row 1: Ch 3, *fpdc, bpdc; rep from * to last st, dc in t-ch, turn.

Rep Row 1 for patt.

Pattern Notes

Ch 3 at beginning of row counts as dc.

Pattern

Back

With larger hook, ch 82 (92, 201, 110, 120).

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (80 (90, 100, 108, 118) sts)

Rows 2-32: Work even in Stitch Pattern.

Sizes 48 (52)” Only

Work even in Stitch Pattern 4 (8) more rows.

Divide for Front and Back

Right Front

Row 1: Work in established Stitch Pattern for 18 (20, 22, 24, 25) sts, leaving rem sts unworked, turn. (18 (20, 22, 24, 25) sts)

Row 2: Ch 3, dc2tog, work in established Stitch Pattern to end, turn. (17 (19, 21, 23, 24) sts)

Work even in Stitch Pattern for 12 (12, 14, 14, 16) rows.

Collar

Row 1: Work across 8 (8, 9, 11, 11) sts, leaving rem sts unworked, turn. (8 (8, 9, 11, 11) sts)

Work even in Stitch Pattern for 7 (7, 7, 9, 11) rows.

Fasten off.

Back

Row 1: Sk first 4 (4, 6, 6, 8) sts for armhole edge after Right Front, join yarn with larger hook, ch 3, dc in next 35 (41, 43, 47, 51) sts in established Stitch Pattern for Back, turn, leaving rem sts unworked. (36 (42, 44, 48, 52) sts)

Row 2: Ch 3, dc2tog, work in established Stitch Pattern to last 3 sts, dc2tog, dc in t-ch. (34 (40, 42, 46, 50) sts)

Work even in established Stitch Pattern for 11 (11, 13, 13, 15) rows.

Shoulder Shaping

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next 7 (9, 10, 10, 11) sts, dc2tog. (9 (11, 12, 12, 13) sts)

Fasten off.

Join yarn at opposite edge of Back and rep Row 1 of Shoulder Shaping.

Left Front

Join yarn at Left Front edge and work same as Right Front.

Finishing

Sew shoulder seams.

Sew back seam of Collar and attach.

Edging

With smaller hook, join yarn at left front corner, ch 1, sc evenly around Left Front, Collar, Right Front, and bottom hem, working 3 sc in each corner, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

With smaller hook, join yarn at bottom of Armhole, ch 1, sc evenly around Armhole, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Rep for second Armhole.

Sew button to Left Front. Slip button through Right Front to close.

Weave in all ends.

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