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Leaf Motif Vest

Bring the colors of the season into your wardrobe using this unique crocheted vest. This intermediate pattern has an open front with a V-neckline and is perfect for cool fall days.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Bust Size = 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)” to fit bust 34(38, 42, 46, 50)”

Gauge: 6 dc = 1″ 

Materials

Yarn:

Super fine weight yarn Zitron Trekking XXL (75% superwash wool, 25% nylon; 459 yards [420 meters]/100 grams): #145 (3 (4, 5, 6, 7) balls)

Hooks: US size 0 steel crochet hook size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle, sewing needle and matching thread, 6- 5/8″ (16 mm) buttons 

Special Stitches

Chains Multiple of 12 + 4

Row 1: Dc in 7th ch from hook, * skip next 2 chs, 5 dc in next ch, skip next 2 chs, dc in next ch, (ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch) 3 times; repeat from *. End with skip next 2 chs, 5 dc in next ch, skip next 2 chs, dc in next ch, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in last ch. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 4, * dc in each of next 7 dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) twice, ch 1; repeat from *. End with dc in 2nd ch. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 5, * skip next dc, dc in each of next 5dc, ch 2, skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 2; repeat from *. End last repeat with dc in 2nd ch. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 6, * skip next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 3; repeat from *. End with dc in 3rd ch. Turn.
Row 5: Ch 7, * skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 4, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 4; repeat from *. End with dc in 3rd ch. Turn.
Row 6: Ch 4, * dc in ch-4-sp, 5 dc in next dc, dc in ch-4-sp, (ch 1, dc in next dc) twice, ch 1; repeat from *. End with dc in 3rd ch. Turn.
Repeat rows 2-6 for pattern. 

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in three pieces, back and two fronts. Since the pattern is reversible, both fronts are worked the same and sewn on to the opposite sides of the back.

Pattern

Back

Ch 136 (148, 160, 172, 184).
Rows 1-50: Work as pattern stitch 10 times, ending the 11th repeat with row 5. Fasten off. 

Armhole Shaping for Sizes Small & Medium
Row 51: Skip next 12 sts attach yarn then work as row 6 the stitch pattern end row without working the last 12 sts.
Rows 52-74: Continue working as pattern stitch 4 times. End 5th repeat with row 4. 

Armhole Shaping for Sizes Large & 1x
Row 51: Skip next 12 sts attach yarn then work as row 6 the stitch pattern end row without working the last 12 sts.
Rows 52-76: Continue working as pattern stitch 5 times then row 6 and 1. 

Armhole Shaping for Size 2x
Row 51: Skip next 24 sts attach yarn then work as row 6 the stitch pattern end row without working the last 24 sts.
Rows 52-78: Continue working as pattern stitch 5 times. Work row 6 then rows 1-3. 

Back Neck Shaping for Sizes Small & Medium
Rows 75-79: Work rows 5-6 on next 36 sts then rows 2-4. Fasten off.
Skip next 36 (48) sts then work as above on the last 36 sts. Fasten off. 

Back Neck Shaping for Sizes Large & 1x
Rows 77-81: Work rows 2-3 on next 48 sts then rows 2-4. Fasten off.
Skip next 36 (48) sts then work as above on the last 48 sts. Fasten off. 

Back Neck Shaping for Size 2x
Rows 77-81: Work rows 4-5 on next 48 sts then rows 2-4. Fasten off.
Skip next 36 sts then work as above on the last 48 sts. Fasten off. 

Front (Make Two)

Ch 76 (88, 100, 112, 124).
Rows 1-41: Work as pattern stitch 8 times. 

V-Neck Shaping for Size Small
Row 42: Ch 3, * dc in each of next 7 dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) twice, ch 1; repeat from *. End with dc in 2nd ch. Turn.
Row 43: Ch 5, * skip next dc, dc in each of next 5 dc, ch 2, skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 2; repeat from *. End last repeat with dc in each of next 5 dc. Turn.
Row 44: Ch 3, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, * skip next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 3; repeat from *. End with dc in 3rd ch. Turn.
Row 45: Ch 7, * skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 4, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 4; repeat from *. End with dc in last dc. Turn.
Row 46: Ch 3, dc in ch-4-sp, (ch 1, dc in next dc) twice, ch 1, * dc in ch-4-sp, 5 dc in next dc, dc in ch-4-sp, (ch 1, dc in next dc) twice, ch 1; repeat from *. End with dc in 3rd ch. Turn.
Row 47: Ch 4, * dc in each of next 7 dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) twice, ch 1; repeat from *. End with dc in last dc. Turn.
Row 48: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 2, * skip next dc, dc in each of next 5 dc, ch 2, skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 2; repeat from *. End last repeat with dc in 2nd ch. Turn.
Row 49: Ch 6, * skip next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 3; repeat from *. End with dc in last dc. Turn.
Row 50: Ch 3, skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 4, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 4, * skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 4, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 4; repeat from *. End with dc in 3rd ch. Turn. Fasten off. 

Armhole Shaping

Skip next 12 (12, 12, 12, 24) sts. Attach yarn to next st.
Row 51: Ch 4, * dc in ch-4-sp, 5 dc in next dc, dc in ch-4-sp, (ch 1, dc in next dc) twice, ch 1; repeat from *. End with 3 dc in last dc. Turn.
Row 52: Ch 3, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, * dc in each of next 7 dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) twice, ch 1; repeat from *. End with dc in 2nd ch. Turn.
Row 53: Ch 5, * skip next dc, dc in each of next 5 dc, ch 2, skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 2; repeat from *. End last repeat with dc in last dc. Turn.
Row 54: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 3, * skip next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 3; repeat from *. End with dc in 3rd ch. Turn.
Row 55: Ch 7, * skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 4, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 4; repeat from *. End with dc in 3rd ch. Turn.
Row 56: Ch 3, dc in next dc, * dc in ch-4-sp, 5 dc in next dc, dc in ch-4-sp, (ch 1, dc in next dc) twice, ch 1; repeat from *. End with dc in 3rd ch. Turn.
Row 57: Ch 4, * dc in each of next 7 dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) twice, ch 1; repeat from *. End with dc in last dc. Turn. 

For Size Small
Row 58-80: Continue working as pattern stitch ending with row 5. Fasten off.

For Size Medium
Row 58-65: Repeat row 44-51.
Row 66-80: Continue working as pattern stitch ending with row 5. Fasten off. 

For Size Large
Work same as size small except that you will have 48 sts for the shoulder. Fasten off at the end of row 81.

For Sizes 1x, 2x
Work same as size medium. Fasten off at the end of row 82. 

Finishing

Sew shoulder seams. Sew side seams. 

Armhole Finishing

Rnd 1: With RS facing you, attach yarn to the center of underarm, sc in every st to the corner, 2 sc in the side of each dc until you reach the other side of underarm. Sc in every st to the beginning of the rnd.
Rnds 2-4: Sc in every sc around.
Rnd 5: Work reverse sc in every sc around. Fasten off. 

Buttonhole Band

Rnd 1: With RS facing you, attach yarn to the center of back neck, sc in every st to the edge of shoulder, 2 sc in the side of each dc until you reach the left front corner, 2 sc in corner st (mark this st), sc in every st at the bottom edge until you reach the right front corner, 2 dc in the corner st (mark this st), 2 sc in the side of each dc until you reach the edge of the back neck, sc in every st until you reach the first st. Sl st into the first sc.
Rnds 2-3: Sc in every sc around. Work 2 sc in the marked st.
Rnd 4 (Buttonhole rnd): Work same as rnd 3 until you reach the right front edge. Sc in next 33 sts, (ch 3, skip next 2 sts, sc in each of next 9sc) 6 times, sc in every sc to end.
Rnds 5-7: Work same as rnd 2.
Rnd 8: Reverse sc in every sc around. Fasten off.
Weave in all ends.
Block vest to size.
Sew buttons opposite buttonholes. yarn ball

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