Arborvitae Vest

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Welcome the first days of winter with this stylish vest. Featuring cable details in the front and zipper, this cute vest is a trendy addition to your wardrobe.

Pattern Info/Description: Welcome the crisp Autumn air with this stylish vest. Featuring cable detail in the front and zipper, Wheat Harvest is a cute vest perfect for the start of cooler weather.

Skill Level: Advanced beginner

Sizes: Small (Medium, Large, X-Large, 2X, 3X) to fit Finished Bust 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54)”.

0” ease recommended.

Shown in size 34”.

Gauge: 29 hdc = 7⅜” and 12 rows = 4⅜”

Materials

Yarn: Cascade Yarns Highland Duo (70% Baby Alpaca, 30% Merino Wool; 197 yards/[180 meters]/100 grams): #2314 Meadow (4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) hanks)

Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers (4), separating zipper 20 (20, 22, 22, 22, 22)”

Special Stitches

Foundation half double crochet (fhdc)

Ch 2, yo, insert hook into first ch, yo, pull up lp, yo, pull through 1 lp on hook, (first chain made), yo, pull through 3 lps on hook (first fhdc made), *insert hook under 2 lps of fhdc just made, yo, pull up a lp, yo, pull through 1 lp, yo, pull through 3 lps on hook (fhdc made); rep from * for indicated number of foundation sts.

Half double crochet (hdc)

*Yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull up lp, yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook; rep from * for indicated number of foundation sts.

Half double crochet two together (hdc2tog)

*Yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull up lp, yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up lp, yo, pull up lp through all lps on hook; rep from * for indicated number of foundation sts.

Front Post treble crochet (FPtr)

Yo (twice), insert hook from front to back and then front again around post of designated st, yo, draw up lp, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook (3 times).

Double Triple Crochet (dtr)

Yo (3 times), insert hook in st, pull up lp, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook (4 times)

Pattern Notes

The vest is constructed in separate pieces and seamed together.

Work in any loose ends as work progresses.

Ch-2 at beginning of row counts as half double crochet. To maintain straight edges, work final stitch of the row into top turning chain of every row.

Pattern

Right Front

Panel

Row 1:  Fhdc 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54), turn. (34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54) sts)

Rows 2-4: Ch 2, sk first st, hdc in each st across, ending with hdc in the top of the turning ch-2, turn. (34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54) sts)

Row 5 (RS): Ch 2, sk first st, hdc in next 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) sts, sk next st, FPdtr in next st 2 rows below, sk next st after last hdc made, hdc in next st, FPtr in next st 2 rows below, sk next st after last hdc made, hdc in the next st, FPdtr in st to the left of last FPst made 2 rows below, sk next st after last hdc made, hdc in next 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23) sts, hdc in the top of the turning ch-2, turn.

Row 6 (WS): Ch 2, sk first st, hdc in each st across, ending with hdc in the top of the turning ch-2, turn.

Row 7: Ch 2, sk first st, hdc in next 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23) sts, sk next st, FPdtr in next FPst 2 rows below, sk next st after the last hdc made, hdc in next 2 sts, FPtr in next FPst 2 rows below, sk st after the last hdc made, hdc in next 2 sts, FPdtr in last FPst 2 rows below, sk st after the last hdc made, hdc in each st to end of row and in top of turning ch-2, turn.

Row 8: Rep Row 6.

Row 9: Ch 2, sk first st, hdc in next 12 (14, 16, 18, 20, 22) sts, sk next st, FPdtr in next FPst 2 rows below, sk next st after the last hdc made, hdc in next 3 sts, FPtr in next FPst 2 rows below, sk next st after the last hdc made, hdc in each of the next 3 sts, FPdtr in the last FPst 2 rows below, sk st after the last hdc made, hdc in each st to end of row and in top of turning ch-2, turn.

Row 10: Rep Row 6.

Row 11: Ch 2, sk first st, hdc in next 11 (13, 15, 17, 19, 21) sts, sk next st, FPdtr in next FPst 2 rows below, sk next st after the last hdc made, hdc in next 4 sts, FPtr in the next FPst 2 rows below, sk st after the last hdc made, hdc in next 4 sts, FPdtr in last FPst 2 rows below, sk st after the last hdc made, hdc in each st to end of row and in top of turning ch-2, turn.

Row 12: Rep Row 6.

Row 13: Ch 2, sk first st, hdc in next 10 (12, 14, 16, 18, 20) sts, sk next st, FPdtr in next FPst 2 rows below, sk next st after the last hdc made, hdc in next 3 sts, sk next st, FPdtr in next st 2 rows below, sk next st after the last hdc made, hdc in next st, FPtr in next FPst 2 rows below, sk st after the last hdc made, hdc in next st, FPdtr in st to the left of last FPst made 2 rows below, sk st after the last hdc made, hdc in next 3 sts, FPdtr in last FPst 2 rows below, sk st after the last hdc made, hdc in each st to end of row and in top of turning ch-2, turn.

Row 14: Rep Row 6.

Rows 15-38 (38, 38, 36, 36, 34): Rep Rows 7-14.

Armhole Shaping

Row 1 (RS): Ch 2, hdc in each st across to last 4 (4, 4, 4, 4, 6) sts, leave last 4 (4, 4, 4, 4, 6) sts unworked, turn. (30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 48) sts)

Row 2 (WS): Sl st in first 2 (2, 2, 4, 4, 4) sts, hdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn. (28 (32, 36, 38, 42, 44) sts)

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in each st across to last 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 4) sts, leave last 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 4) sts unworked, turn. (26 (30, 34, 36, 40, 40) sts)

Row 4: Sl st in first 2 (2, 2, 4, 4, 4) sts, hdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn. (24 (28, 32, 32, 36, 36) sts)

Row 5: Ch 2, hdc in each st across to last 0 (0, 3, 3, 3, 3) sts, leave last 0 (0, 3, 3, 3, 3) sts unworked, turn. (24 (28, 29, 29, 33, 33) sts)

Row 6: Sl st in the first 0 (0, 0, 0, 2, 2) sts, hdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn. (24 (28, 29, 29, 31, 31) sts)

Row 7-14 (16, 18, 19, 21, 22): Ch 2, hdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn.

Neckline and Shoulder Shaping

Sizes S (M, L, -, -, 3X) Only

Row 1 (RS): Sl st in first 4 (5, 5, -, -, 6) sts, hdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn. (20 (23, 24, -, -, 25) sts)

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in each st across to last 2 (3, 3, -, -, 4) sts, leave last 2 (3, 3, -, -, 4) sts unworked, turn. (18 (20, 21, -, -, 21) sts)

Row 3: Sl st in first 2 (2, 3, -, -, 2) sts, hdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn. (16 (18, 18, -, -, 19) sts)

Row 4: Ch 2, hdc in each st across to last 1 (2, 2, -, -, 2) sts, leave last 1 (2, 2, -, -, 2) sts unworked, turn. (15 (16, 16, -, -, 17) sts)

Row 5-7: Ch 2, hdc in each st across and in the top of turning ch-2, turn.

Row 8: Ch 2, hdc in each st across.

Fasten off.

Sizes 1X (2X) Only

Row 1: Ch 2, hdc in each st across to last 6 sts, leave last 6 sts unworked, turn. (23 (25) sts)

Row 2: Sl st in first 4 sts, hdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn. (19 (21) sts)

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, leave last 2 sts unworked, turn. (17 (19) sts)

Row 4: Sl st in first 1 (2) sts, hdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn. (16 (17) sts)

Row 5-7: Ch 2, hdc in each st across, hdc in the top of the turning ch-2, turn.

Row 8: Ch 2, hdc in each st across.

Fasten off.

Left Front

Panel

Rows 1-38 (38, 38, 36, 36, 34): Work as Right Front Panel.

Armhole Shaping

Row 1 (RS): Sl st in the first 4 (4, 4, 4, 4, 6) sts, hdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn. (30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 48) sts)

Row 2 (WS): Ch 2, hdc in each st across to last 2 (2, 2, 4, 4, 4) sts, leave last 2 (2, 2, 4, 4, 4) unworked, turn. (28 (32, 36, 38, 42, 44) sts)

Row 3: Sl st in first 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 4) sts, hdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn. (26 (30, 34, 36, 40, 40) sts)

Row 4: Ch 2, hdc in each st across until reach last 2 (2, 2, 4, 4, 4) sts, leave last 2 (2, 2, 4, 4, 4) sts unworked, turn. (24 (28, 32, 32, 36, 36) sts)

Row 5: Sl st in the first 0 (0, 3, 3, 3, 3) sts, hdc in each st across, hdc in the top of the turning ch-2, turn. (24 (28, 29, 29, 33, 33) sts)

Row 6: Ch 2, hdc in each st across until reach last 0 (0, 0, 0, 2, 2) sts, leave last 0 (0, 0, 0, 2, 2) sts unworked, turn. (24 (28, 29, 29, 31, 31) sts)

Row 7-14 (16, 18, 19, 21, 22): Ch 2, hdc in each st across, hdc in the top of the turning ch-2, turn

Neckline and Shoulder Shaping

Sizes S (M, L, -, -, 3X) Only

Row 1: Ch 2, hdc in each st across to last 4 (5, 5, -, -, 6) sts, leave 4 (4, 4, -, -, 6) sts unworked, turn. (20 (23, 24, -, -, 25) sts)

Row 2: Sl st in the first 2 (3, 3, -, -, 4) sts, hdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn. (18 (20, 21, -, -, 21) sts)

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in each st across to last 2 (2, 3, -, -, 2) sts, leave 2 (2, 3, -, -, 2) sts unworked, turn. (16 (18, 18, -, -, 19) sts)

Row 4: Sl st in first 1 (2, 2, -, -, 2) sts, hdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn. (15 (16, 16, -, -, 17) sts)

Row 5-7: Ch 2, hdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn.

Row 8: Ch 2, hdc in each st across.

Fasten off.

Sizes 1X (2X) Only

Row 1: Sl st in first 6 sts, hdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn. (23 (25) sts)

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in each st across to last 4 sts, leave last 4 sts unworked, turn. (19 (21) sts)

Row 3: Sl st in first 2 sts, hdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn. (17 (19) sts)

Row 4: Ch 2, hdc in each st across to last 1 (2) sts, leave last 1 (2) sts unworked, turn. (16 (17) sts)

Row 5-7: Ch 2, hdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn.

Row 8: Ch 2, hdc in each st across.

Fasten off.

Back

Panel

Row 1: Fhdc 67 (75, 83, 91, 99, 106), turn. (67 (75, 83, 91, 99, 106) sts)

Rows 2-38 (38, 38, 36, 36, 34): Ch 2, hdc in each st across, hdc in the top of the turning ch-2, turn.

Armhole and Neckline Shaping

Row 1: Sl st in first 4 sts, hdc in each st to last 4 sts, leave last 4 sts unworked, turn. (59 (67, 75, 83, 91, 98) sts)

Row 2: Sl st in first 0 (1, 2, 4, 4, 4) sts, hdc in each st to last 0 (1, 2, 4, 4, 4) sts, leave last 0 (1, 2, 4, 4, 4) sts unworked, turn. (59 (65, 71, 75, 83, 90) sts)

Row 3: Sl st in first 0 (0, 1, 3, 4, 4) sts, hdc in each st to last 0 (0, 1, 3, 4, 4) sts, leave last 0 (0, 1, 3, 4, 4) sts unworked, turn. (59 (65, 69, 69, 75, 82) sts)

Row 4: Sl st in first 0 (0, 0, 0, 2, 4) sts, hdc in each st to last 0 (0, 0, 0, 2, 4) sts, leave last 0 (0, 0, 0, 2, 4) sts unworked, turn. (59 (65, 69, 69, 71, 74) sts)

Row 5: Sl st in first 0 (0, 0, 0, 0, 2) sts, hdc in each st to last 0 (0, 0, 0, 0, 1) sts, leave last 0 (0, 0, 0, 0, 1) sts unworked, turn. (59 (65, 69, 69, 71, 71) sts)

Row 6-21 (23, 25, 26, 28, 29): Ch 2, hdc in each st across and in top of turning ch-2, turn.

Row 22 (24, 26, 27, 29, 30): Ch 2, hdc in next 15 (15, 16, 16, 17, 17) sts, sl in next 29 (35, 37, 37, 37, 37), ch 2, hdc in next 15 (15, 16, 16, 17, 17) sts.

Fasten off.

Collar

Row 1: Fhdc 55 (63, 67, 69, 70, 70), turn. (55 (63, 67, 69, 70, 70) sts)

Rows 2-13: Ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn.

Fold Collar in half lengthwise and seam along its length by working hdc into each st across. Seam the two openings at either end of the Collar shut.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Wet block Front and Back panels, and Collar.

Fold collar in half lengthwise and seam together.

Seam sides of Back to both Front pieces along underarm.

Attach Collar and zipper.

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Comments
  • selicityi

    I just finished this pattern and I love it. Two things for the medium size:
    Row 24 of the Armhole and Neckline Shaping of the Back, Ch2+15hdc+35sl+ch2+15hdc = 67 st instead of 65.

    This took a lot more yarn than the pattern indicated. Indicated 4*(197yards) = 800ish yards. I used about 940 yards to complete the medium (yes, all measurements are as per the pattern).

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