Artist’s Vest

Working hdc stitches through the back loop creates a ribbing effect that looks knit when held sideways. This is a light piece that can become a staple in your summer wardrobe.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished Bust Size 35 (40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65)” [89 (101.5, 114.5, 127, 139.5, 152.5, 165) cm] to fit bust 32½ (37½, 42½, 47½, 52½, 57½, 62½)” [82.5 (95.5, 108, 120.5, 133.5, 146, 159) cm]

2.5″ [6.5 cm] positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 40″ [101.5 cm]

Gauge:

3 stitch repeats = 3¾” [9.5 cm] and 5½ row repeats (11 rows) = 4″ [10 cm];

11 sts = 2″ [5 cm] and 18 rows = 5″ [12.5 cm] in Hdc-blo Pattern.

Materials

Yarn:

Super Fine Weight Yarn Quince & Co. Sparrow (100% organic linen; 168 yards [155 meters]/50 grams): Flare 6 (6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10) skeins

Hook: US size D/3 (3.25 mm)

Notions: Removable stitch markers; tapestry needle; two 1″ [2.5 cm] buttons

Abbreviations

Cluster (cl): (Wrap yarn over hook, insert hook into indicated st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook) 4 times (5 loops on hook), yo and pull through all 5 loops on hook.

half-double-crochet 2 together through the back loop only (hdc2tog-blo): Yarn over hook, insert hook into the back of indicated st, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert hook into the back of the next indicated st, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

Special Stitches

Hdc-blo Pattern

(Note: The row gauge for this stitch pattern is more important than the stitch gauge.)

Ch 14.

Set-up Row (WS): Sk 2 ch (counts as hdc), hdc into the back loop of rem 12 ch across row – 13 hdc.

Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc-blo of each hdc to end of row, turn.

Rep Row 1 for pattern.

Seashell Pattern

(Note: On Set-up Row, work each stitch into the top of the column of V’s.

Set-up Row (RS): Ch 3 (counts as dc), cl into V, *ch 3, sc into next V, ch 3, cl into next V; rep from * to end, dc into end of last row, turn.

Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, sc into dc, ch 1, sc into next ch-3 sp, *ch 5, sc into next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc into next ch-3 sp; rep from * to end, turn.
Row 2 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as dc), cl into ch-1 sp, *ch 3, sc into ch-5 sp, ch 3, cl into ch-1 sp; rep from * to end, dc in last sc, turn.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pattern.

Pattern

Lower Band

Ch 14.

Set-up Row (WS): Sk 2 ch (counts as hdc), hdc into the back loop of rem 12 ch across row – 13 hdc.

Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc-blo of each hdc to end of row, turn.

Cont working even as est until 102 (118, 134, 150, 166, 182, 198) total rows have been completed, ending after a RS row.

Do not break yarn.

Body

Rotate Lower Band clockwise and work Set-up Row of Seashell Pattern along the selvedge edge – 26 (30, 34, 38, 42, 46, 50) clusters.

Cont to work Rows 1 and 2 of Seashell Patt until piece meas 18″ [45.5 cm] from lowest point of Lower Band, ending after a RS row.

To identify where to join the yarn for the back and right front, place removable markers as follows: with WS facing, place a removable marker into the top of the cluster 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) clusters from the right edge to mark the joining stitch for the back, then another marker into the cluster 21 (24, 27, 30, 33, 36, 39) clusters from the right edge to mark the joining stitch for the right front.

Continue working the left front with the yarn, attached to the body. Row 1 will end with a slip stitch into the cluster just before the marked cluster for the back.

Left Front

Shape Armhole and Neck

Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, sc into dc, *ch 1, sc into next ch-3 sp, ch 5, sc into next ch-3 sp; rep from * 4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) more times, sl st into top of next cl, turn, leaving remaining sts unworked – 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) ch-5 loops.
Row 2 (Armhole and Neck Dec Row): (Sl st, ch 1, sc) into first ch-5 sp, ch 3, cl into ch-1 sp, *ch 3, cl into ch-1 sp, ch 3, sc into next ch-5 sp; rep from * to last 2 sc, sk 1 sc, dc into last sc, turn – 4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) cl.
Row 3 (WS): Sk dc, sl st into sc, (sl st, ch 1, sc) into ch-3 sp, *ch 1, sc into next ch-3 sp, ch 5, sc into next ch-3 sp; rep from * to last cl from previous row, sl st into top of next cl, turn, leaving remaining sts unworked – 3 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) ch-5 loops.
Row 4 (Armhole Dec Row): (Sl st, ch 1, sc) into first ch-5 sp, ch 3, cl into ch-1 sp, *ch 3, sc into ch-5 sp, ch 3, cl into ch-1 sp; rep from * to end, dc in last sc, turn – 3 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) cl.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc into dc, *ch 1, sc into next ch-3 sp, ch 5, sc into next ch-3 sp; rep from * to last cl from previous row, sl st into top of next cl, turn – 2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) ch-5 loops.

Size 35 (-, -, -, -, -, -)” only

Row 6 (Armhole and Neck Dec Row): (Sl st, ch 1, sc) into first ch-5 sp, ch 3, cl into ch-1 sp, ch 3, sc into ch-5 sp, sk 1 sc, dc into last sc, turn – 1 cl rem.
Row 7 (WS): Ch 1, sk dc, sl st into sc, (sl st, ch 1, sc) into ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc into next ch-3 sp, turn.
Row 8: Ch 3 (counts as dc), cl into ch-1 sp, dc into sc, turn.
Row 9:  Ch 1, sc into dc, ch 1, sc into tch, turn.

Rep the last 2 rows 5 more times.

Armhole should meas 7″ [18 cm].

Fasten off.

Size – (40, -, -, -, -, -)” only

Row 6: Rep Row 2 of Armhole and neck shaping – 2 cl rem.
Row 7 (WS): Sk dc, sl st into sc, (sl st, ch 1, sc) into ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc into next ch-3 sp, *ch 5, sc into next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc into next ch-3 sp, turn – 1 ch-5 loop rem.

Sizes 45, 50, 55, 60, 65)” only

Rows 6–8: Rep Rows 2–4 of Armhole and Neck Shaping once more – – (-, 2, 3, 4, ­­­5, 6) cl rem.

Sizes – (-, -, -, 55, 60, 65)” only

Row 9: Rep Row 5 of Armhole and Neck Shaping – – (-, -, -, 3, 4, 5) ch-5 loops rem.
Row 10 (Armhole Dec Row): Rep Row 4 of Armhole and Neck Shaping – – (-, -, -, 3, 4, 5) cl rem.

Rep the last 2 rows – (-, -, -, 0, 0, 1) more time – – (-, -, -, 3, 4, 4) cl rem.

Sizes – (-, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65)” only

Next Row (WS): Ch 1, sc into dc, ch 1, sc into next ch-3 sp, *ch 5, sc into next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc into next ch-3 sp; rep from to end, turn – – (-, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3) ch-5 loops rem.

Sizes – (40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65)” only

Work – (14, 12, 14, 14, 16, 14) rows even in Seashell Lace Pattern, ending after a WS row.

Armhole should measure – (7¾, 7¾, 8¼, 9, 9¾, 9¾)” [- (19.5, 19.5, 21, 23, 25, 25) cm].

Fasten off.

Back

Join yarn with a slip stitch into the marked cl for the back, remove m.

Shape Armholes

Row 1 (WS): *Ch 1, sc into next ch-3 sp, ch 5, sc into next ch-3 sp; rep from * 12 (14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24) more times, sl st into top of next cl, turn leaving remaining sts unworked – 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25) ch-5 loops.
Row 2 (WS): (Sl st, ch 1, sc) into first ch-5 sp, *ch 3, cl into ch-1 sp, ch 3, sc into ch-5 sp; rep from * to end of back, turn – 12 (14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24) cl.
Row 3: Sl st into ch-3 sp, sl st into top of cl, (sl st, ch 1, sc) into next ch-3 sp, *ch 5, sc into next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc into next ch-3 sp; rep from * to last 2 ch-3 sps, ch 5, sc into next ch-3 sp, sl st into top of cl, turn – 11 (13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23) ch-5 sps.

Repeat the last 2 rows 1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4) more times, then repeat Row 2 once more – 8 (10, 10, 12, 12, 14, 14) cl rem.

Next Row (WS): (Sl st, ch 1, sc) into ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc into next ch-3 sp, *ch 5, sc into next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc into next ch-3 sp; rep from * to end, turn – 7 (9, 9, 11, 11, 13, 13) ch-5 loops.

Work 9 (9, 9, 11, 11, 11, 11) rows even in Seashell Pattern, ending after a right side row.

Back Neck Set-up Row (WS): Ch 1, sc into dc, ch 1, sc into next ch-3 sp, (ch 5, sc into next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc into next ch-3 sp) 1 (2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4) more times, *ch 1, sc into next ch-3 sp; rep from * to last 2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) cl, (ch 1, sk cl, sc into next ch-3 sp, ch 5, sc into next ch-3 sp) 1 (2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4) times, ch 1, sc into top of tch, turn.

Right Back Shoulder

Next Row (RS): Ch 3 (counts as dc), *cl into ch-1 sp, ch 3, sc into ch-5 sp, ch 3; rep from * 0 (1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3) more times, cl into next ch-1 sp, dc into next sc, turn leaving remaining sts unworked – 2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) cl.

Next Row (WS): Ch 1, sc into dc, *ch 1, sc into ch-3 sp; rep from * to last cl, ch 1, sc into top of tch. Fasten off.

Left Back Shoulder

With RS facing, join yarn into the sc, 2 sc to the right of the ch-5 sp(s) on the left shoulder.

Next Row (RS): Ch 3 (counts as dc), *cl into ch-1 sp, ch 3, sc into ch-5 sp, ch 3; rep from * to last ch-1 sp, cl into ch-1 sp, dc into last sc, turn – 2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) cl.

Next Row (WS): Ch 1, sc into dc, *ch 1, sc into ch-3 sp; rep from * to last cl, ch 1, sc into top of tch. Fasten off.

Right Front

Join yarn with a slip stitch into the marked cl for the right front, remove m.

Shape Armhole and Neck

Row 1 (WS): *Ch 1, sc into next ch-3 sp, ch 5, sc into next ch-3 sp; rep from * to last cl, ch 1, sc into tch, turn – 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) ch-5 loops.
Row 2 (Armhole and Neck Dec Row): Sl st into sc, *ch 3, sc into ch-5 sp, *ch 3, cl into ch-1 sp, ch 3, sc into ch-5 sp; rep from * to end of right front, turn – 4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) cl rem.
Row 3: Sl st into ch-3 sp, sl st into top of cl, (sl st, ch 1, sc) into next ch-3 sp, *ch 5, sc into next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc into next ch-3 sp; rep from * to last sc, turn leaving last sc and rem ch-3 sp unworked – 3 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) ch-5 loops rem.
Row 4 (Armhole Dec Row): Ch 3 (counts as dc), cl into ch-1 sp, ch 3, sc into ch-5 sp, *ch 3, cl into ch-1 sp, ch 3, sc into ch-5 sp; rep from * to end of right front, turn – 3 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) cl rem.
Row 5: Sl st into ch-3 sp, sl st into top of cl, (sl st, ch 1, sc) into next ch-3 sp, ch 5, sc into next ch-3 sp, ch 1, *sc into next ch-3 sp, ch 5, sc into next ch-3 sp, ch 1; rep from * to end, sc into tch, turn – 2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) ch-5 loops.

Size 35 (-, -, -, -, -, -)” only

Row 6 (Armhole and Neck Dec Row): Sl st into sc, *ch 3, sc into ch-5 sp, ch 3, cl into ch-1 sp, ch 3, sc into ch-5 sp, turn – 1 cl rem.
Row 7: Sl st into sc, (sl st, ch 1, sc) into next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc into tch, turn.
Row 8: Ch 3 (counts as dc), cl into ch-1 sp, dc into sc, turn.
Row 9: Ch 1, sc into dc, ch 1, sc into tch, turn.

Rep the last 2 rows 5 more times.

Armhole should meas 7″ [18 cm].

Fasten off.

Size – (40, -, -, -, -, -)” only

Row 6: Rep Row 2 of Armhole and neck shaping – 2 cl rem.
Row 7 (WS): Sl st into sc, (sl st, ch 1, sc) into next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc into next ch-3 sp, *ch 5, sc into next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc into next ch-3 sp; rep from * to last sc, turn leaving last sc and rem ch-3 sp unworked – 1 ch-5 loop rem.

Sizes – (-, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65)” only

Rows 6–8: Rep Rows 2–4 of Armhole and Neck Shaping once more – – (-, 2, 3, 4, ­­­5, 6) cl rem.

Sizes – (-, -, -, 55, 60, 65)” only

Row 9: Rep Row 5 of Armhole and Neck Shaping – – (-, -, -, 3, 4, 5) ch-5 loops rem.
Row 10 (Armhole Dec Row): Rep Row 4 of Armhole and Neck Shaping – – (-, -, -, 3, 4, 5) cl rem.

Rep the last 2 rows – (-, -, -, 0, 0, 1) more time – – (-, -, -, 3, 4, 4) cl rem.

Sizes – (-, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65)” only

Next Row (WS): Sl st into sc, (sl st, ch 1, sc) into next ch-3 sp, ch 1, *sc into next ch-3 sp, ch 5, sc into next ch-3 sp, ch 1; rep from to end, sc into tch, turn – – (-, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3) ch-5 loops rem.

Sizes – (40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65)” only

Work – (14, 12, 14, 14, 16, 14) rows even in Seashell Lace Pattern, ending after a wrong side row.

Armhole should measure – (7¾, 7¾, 8¼, 9, 9¾, 9¾)” [- (19.5, 19.5, 21, 23, 25, 25) cm].

Fasten off.

Finishing

Block piece to measurements.

Sew shoulder seams.

Place removable markers into the right front for buttonholes as follows: Place the top marker ½” [1.5 cm] below the beginning of the neck shaping, and the next marker 2½” [6.5 cm] below the first marker.

Buttonband

Row 1 (WS): With WS of left front facing, join yarn at lower edge, ch 2, then work hdc-blo of each hdc on lower band, work 2 hdc into the side of each dc or ch-3 sp and 1 hdc into the side of each sc along selvedge edge of left front to neck, pm into loop on hook for front neck, then cont to work hdc along neckline edge to back neck sts, work 1 hdc into each sc and each ch-1 sp across back neck, then work hdc along right front neckline to beg of neck shaping, pm into loop on hook for front neck, then cont working hdc down the right front edge to the lower band, work hdc-blo into each hdc on lower band.

Row 2: Ch 2, work hdc-blo to front m, remove m, replace m into loop on hook, work 2 hdc-blo into the marked st, work hdc-blo into each st to the next front m, remove m, work 2 hdc-blo into the marked st, replace m into loop on hook, work hdc-blo into each st to end – 2 sts inc’d.

Rep the last row 2 more times, ending after a wrong side row.

Buttonhole Row (RS): Work as for Row 2 of buttonband to the first buttonhole marker, ch 3, sk 3 sts, cont to work hdc-blo to next buttonhole marker, ch3, sk 3 sts, cont working as for Row 2 of buttonband to end.

Next Row (WS): *Work as for Row 2 of buttonband to the first ch-3 sp, work 3 hdc into ch-3 sp; rep from * once more, work to end as for Row 2 of buttonband.

Rep Row 2 of Buttonband 4 more times, ending after a wrong side row. Fasten off.

Armband

With wrong side of armhole facing, join yarn at center of underarm.

Row 1 (WS): Ch 2, then work 2 hdc into the side of each dc or ch-3 sp and 1 hdc into the side of each sc evenly around, sl st into top of tch to join and turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, work hdc-blo into each hdc to end, sl st into top of tch to join and turn.

Rep the last row 3 more times, ending after a wrong side row. Fasten off.

Make second armband the same as the first.

Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.

Weave in ends. Block again if desired.yarn ball

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  • dear I like crochet, Please put photos first instead of at the end.

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