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The Flowers that Be Vest

Designed with the easy, breezy, light hearted spirit of summer in mind, this vest is a summer must-have. Dressed up or dressed down this is the best vest for both warmer days and cooler nights.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished Bust Size 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54)” to fit 34.75 (38.5, 42.25, 47.5, 51.25, 55)”

0.5-1” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 34”

Gauge: 30 sts = 5.5” [13.97 cm]; 10 rows = 4.5” [11.43 cm] in st patt after blocking

Materials

Fine weight yarnYarns: Manos Del Uruguay Milo (65% Merino Wool, 35% Linen; 380 yards [347 meters]/100 grams): #i2207 Stonehenge, 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3) hanks

Hook: Size D/3 (3.25 mm)

Notions: Removable stitch markers, tapestry needle

Abbreviations

Chainless starting double crochet = CSdc

Special Stitches

Chainless starting double crochet (CSdc)

Pull working lp to height of a dc, yo, moving hook downward and around the working lp, yo and bring hook back around, (3 lps on hook), yo, pull though 2 lps on hook, yo, pull through last 2 lps on hook.

Pattern Notes

The Vest is worked in four panels and sewn together.

Carry yarn along work where possible.

There is no dedicated right/wrong side as the stitch textile is reversible.

Count ch-sp stitches as individual stitches.

Pattern

Front Panel (make 2)

Fsc 60 (70, 70, 80, 80, 90), turn.

Row 1: CSdc, *ch 3, sk next 3 sts, dc in next 3 st, ch 3, sk next 3 sts, dc in next st; rep from * across, ending with dc in last st, turn.

Row 2: CSdc, ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, *sk next dc, ch 5, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across to last ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 3: CSdc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, *sk next dc, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3; rep from * across, ending with sk next (dc and ch-2 sp), dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 4: CSdc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, *dc in next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 5: CSdc, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, *sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5; rep from * across to last ch-3 sp, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 6: CSdc, dc in 2nd dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, *dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next dc; rep from * across to last 2 sts, dc in next dc, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 7: CSdc, *ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next dc; rep from * across, ending with last dc in CSdc, turn.

Rows 8-50 (50, 50, 50, 44, 44): Rep Rows 2-7, ending with Row 2.

Armhole and Neckline Shaping

Row 1: Sl st in each ch of ch-2 sp and across next 5 dc, sl st over to middle of next ch-5 sp, CSdc, *ch 3, sk next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * to last ch-5 sp, dc in ch-5 sp, leaving the rem sts (5 dc and ch-2 sp) unworked, turn.

Row 2: CSdc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, *dc in next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across, ending with dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 3: CSdc, dc in next dc, dc in ch-3 sp, ch 5, *sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 3dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5; rep from * across to last ch-3 sp, sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 4: CSdc, dc in 2nd dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, *dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next dc; rep from * across to last 2 sts, dc in next dc, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 5: CSdc, *ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next dc; rep from * across, ending with last dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 6: CSdc, ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, *sk next dc, ch 5, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across to last ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 7: CSdc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, *sk next dc, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3; rep from * across to last ch-5 sp, dc in ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in the next, leave rem sts unworked, turn.

Row 8: Sl st in next 3 ch of the ch-3 sp, sl st in next dc, CSdc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, *dc in next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across; ending with dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 9: CSdc, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, *sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5; rep from * across to last ch-3 sp, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 10: Sl st in next 2 dc, CSdc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, *dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next dc; rep from * across to last 2 sts; dc in next dc, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 11: CSdc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, *sk next dc, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3; rep from * across, ending with dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 12: CSdc, ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, *sk next dc, ch 5, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across to last ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 13: CSdc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, *sk next dc, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3; rep from * across, ending with sk next (dc and ch-2 sp), dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 14: CSdc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, *dc in next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 15: CSdc, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, *sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 3dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5; rep from * across to last ch-3 sp, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 16: CSdc, dc in 2nd dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, *dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next dc; rep from * across to last 2 sts, dc in next dc, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 17: CSdc, *ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next dc; rep from * across, ending with last dc in CSdc, turn.

Sizes 34 (38, 42, 48, -, -)” only

Fasten off.

Sizes – (-, -, -, 50, 54)” only

Row 18: CSdc, ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, *sk next dc, ch 5, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across to last ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 19: CSdc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, *sk next dc, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3; rep from * across, ending with sk next (dc and ch-2 sp, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 20: CSdc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, *dc in next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 21: CSdc, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, *sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 3dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5; rep from * across to last ch-3 sp, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 22: CSdc, dc in 2nd dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, *dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next dc; rep from * across to last 2 sts, dc in next dc, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 23: CSdc, *ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next dc; rep from * across, ending with last dc in CSdc.

Fasten off.

Back Panel

Fsc 110 (120, 130, 140, 160, 160) turn.

Row 1: CSdc, *ch 3, sk next 3 sts, dc in next 3 st, ch 3, sk next 3 sts, dc in next st; rep from * across, ending with dc in last st, turn.

Row 2: CSdc, ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, *sk next dc, ch 5, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from *across to last ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 3: CSdc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, *sk next dc, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3; rep from * across, ending with sk next (dc and ch-2 sp), dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 4: CSdc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, *dc in next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 5: CSdc, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, *sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 3dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5; rep from * across to last ch-3 sp, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 6: CSdc, dc in 2nd dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, *dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next dc; rep from * across to last 2 sts, dc in next dc, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 7: CSdc, *ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next dc; rep from * across, ending with last dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 8-50 (50, 50, 50, 44, 44): Rep Rows 2-7, ending with Row 2.

Armhole and Neckline Shaping

Row 1: Sl st each ch of the ch-2 sp and across next 5 dc, sl st over to middle of ch-5 sp, CSdc *ch 3, sk next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * to last ch-5 sp, dc in ch-5 sp, leaving the rem sts (5 dc and ch-2 sp) unworked, turn.

Row 2: CSdc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, *dc in next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 3: CSdc, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, *sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5; rep from * across to last ch-3 sp, sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 4: CSdc, dc in 2nd dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, *dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next dc; rep from * across to last 2 sts, dc in next dc, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 5: CSdc, *ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next dc; rep from * across, ending with dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 6: CSdc, ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, *sk next dc, ch 5, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from *across to last ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 7: CSdc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, *sk next dc, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3; rep from * across, ending with dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 8: CSdc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, dc in next ch-3 sp, *dc in next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 9: CSdc, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, * sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 3dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5; rep from * across to last ch-3 sp, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 10: CSdc, dc in 2nd dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, *dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next dc; rep from * across to last 2 sts, dc in next dc, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 11: CSdc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next dc; rep from * across, ending with last dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 12: CSdc, ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, *sk next dc,ch 5, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from *across to last ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 13: CSdc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, *sk next dc, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3; rep from * across, ending with sk next (dc and ch-2 sp), dc in CSdc, turn.

Neckline shaping

Using removable stitch markers mark off the first 35 (38, 40, 45, 55, 55) sts

Row 14: CSdc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * until reach stitch marker, sl st across next  40 (44, 50, 50, 50, 50) sts; rep from * to end of row ending with dc on CSdc, turn.

Row 15: CSdc, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, *sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 3dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5; rep from * across leaving sl st sts unworked, turn.

Row 16: CSdc, dc in 2nd dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, *dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next dc; rep from * across to last 2 sts, dc in next dc, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 17: CSdc, *ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next dc; rep from * across, ending with last dc in CSdc, turn.

Sizes 34 (38, 42, 48, -, -)” only

Fasten off.

Repeat Rows 15-17 for second shoulder.

Sizes – (-, -, -, 50, 54)” only

Row 18: CSdc, ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, *sk next dc, ch 5, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from *across to last ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 19: CSdc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, *sk next dc, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3; rep from * across, ending with sk next (dc and ch-2 sp), dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 20: CSdc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, *dc in next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 21: CSdc, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, *sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 3dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5; rep from * across to last ch-3 sp, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 22: CSdc, dc in 2nd dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, *dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next dc; rep from * across to last 2 sts, dc in next dc, dc in CSdc, turn.

Row 23: CSdc, *ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, dc in next dc; rep from * across, ending with last dc in CSdc.

Fasten off.

Repeat Rows 15-23 for second shoulder.

Finishing

Sc along Armhole and across shoulder.

Block each panel.

Seam Back Panel to the Front Panels at sides.

Edging

Row 1: Sc along bottom of Vest (making sure the sc are a multiple of 2 sts).

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each across, turn

Row 3: Ch 15, sk next 2 sc, *sc in next sc, ch 15, sk next sc; rep from * across, ending with sc in last sc, turn.

Row 4: Ch 15, sk first sc, (working in front of the ch-lp of the previous row) sc in sc skipped from last row, ch 15; rep from * across, ending with sc in last skipped sc 2 rows below.

Fasten off.

Steam block Edging.

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