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loops & threads® cotton colors™ crochet vest

Enjoy this fun flowing vest in Cotton Colors™. This colorful lace edged project is equally at home at the beach or over your favorite summer dress.
Step 1

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Small/Medium (Large/X-Large)

  • Back Width: 20 (30)” [51 (76)cm]

GAUGE: Rnds 1-4 = 6½” (17cm); save time and check your gauge.

Step 2

INSTRUCTIONS:

Back

Ch 6, join with a sl st into the first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 5 (counts as tr + ch 2), *(tr into center or ring, ch 2; rep from * 10 more times, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-2 – 12 tr, 12 ch-2 sps.

Rnd 2: Sl st into ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as first tr), tr in same sp, ch 3, *2 tr in next ch-2 sp, ch 3; rep from * 10 more times, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 3: Sl st in next tr and in 1st ch-3 sp, ch 3, (tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in same ch-3 sp, *ch 1, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around, sc in top of beg ch-3 to join.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc over joining sc, *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp (shell made), 1 sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * 10 more times, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, sl st in 1st sc to join.

Rnd 5: Ch 4, tr in same sc, *ch 2, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, (tr, ch 1, tr) in next sc; rep from * 10 more times, ch 2, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, sl st into 3rd ch of beg ch-4.   

Rnd 6: Sl st into next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, sk next ch-2 sp, (3 tr, ch 1, 3 tr) in next sc, *sk next ch-2 sp, 1 sc in next ch-2 sp, sk next ch-2 sp, (3 tr, ch 1, 3 tr) in next sc; rep from * 10 more times, sl st into 1st sc.

Step 3

Rnd 7: Ch 4, (tr, ch 1, tr) in same sc as sl st, ch 3, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, (tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1, tr) in next sc, ch 3; rep from * 10 times more, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in next tr, sc in next ch-1 sp, (3 tr, ch 1, 3 tr) in next sc, *sk 1 tr, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next tr, sc in next ch-1 sp, (3 tr, ch 1, 3 tr) in next sc; rep from * 10 more times, sl st in 1st sc – 12 ch-1 sps.

Rnd 9: Sl st across to 2nd sc, ch 4, (tr, ch 1, tr) in same sc as sl st, ch 4, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 4, (sk 1 sc, [tr, ch 1] twice, tr) in next sc, ch 4; rep from *10 more times, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 4, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 – 36 tr.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in next tr, sc in next ch-1 sp, (3 tr, ch 1, 3 tr) in next sc, *sk 1 tr, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next tr, sc in next ch-1 sp, (3 tr, ch 1, 3 tr) in next sc; rep from * 10 more times, sl st in 1st sc – 12 ch-1 sps.

Rnd 11: Sl st across to 2nd sc, ch 4, ([tr, ch 1] 3 times, tr) in same sc, ch 4, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 4, sk 1 sc, ([tr, ch 1] 4 times, tr) in next sc, ch 4; rep from *10 more times, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 4, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.

Step 4

Rnd 12: Sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in next 3 ch-1 sps, *5 dc in next ch-4 sp, dc in next sc, 5 dc in next ch-4 sp, dc in each of next 4 ch-1 sps; rep from * around to last 2 ch-4 sps, 5 dc in next ch-4 sp, dc in next sc, 5 dc in next ch-4 sp, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 – 180 dc.

Rnd 13: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), sk next dc, [dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc] around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 – 90 dc, 90 ch-1 sps.

Rnd 14: Ch 4, [dc in next dc, ch 1] around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 – 90 dc, 90 ch-1 sps.

Rnd 15: Ch 3, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, [dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp] twice, [dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, (dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp) twice] around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 – 210 dc.

Rnd 16: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), sk next dc, [dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc] around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 – 105 dc, 105 ch-1 sps.

Rnd 17: Ch 3, dc in each ch-1 sp and dc around, working 2 dc in 6 ch-1 sps evenly spaced around the rnd to increase 6 dc (approximately every 17-18 ch-1 sps), sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 – 216 dc.


Step 5

Large/X-Large Only

Rnd 18: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), sk next dc, [dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc] around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 – 108 dc, 108 ch-1 sps.

Rnd 19: Ch 3, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, [dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp] 5 times, [dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, (dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp) 5 times] around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 – 234 dc.

Rnd 20: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), sk next dc, [dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc] around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 – 117 dc, 117 ch-1 sps.

Rnd 21: Ch 3, dc in same st as join, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, [dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp] 8 times, [2 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, (dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp) 8 times] around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 – 260 dc.

Rnd 22: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), sk next dc, [dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc] around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 – 130 dc, 130 ch-1 sps.

Rnd 23: Ch 3, dc in each ch-1 sp and dc around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 – 260 dc.

Rnd 24: Ch 3, dc in same st as join, dc in next 9 dc, [2 dc in next dc, dc in next 9 dc] around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 – 286 dc.

Rnd 25: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), sk next dc, [dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc] around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 – 143 dc, 143 ch-1 sps.

Rnds 26-27: Ch 3, dc in each ch-1 sp and dc around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 – 286 dc.

Step 6

Armholes and Fronts – Both Sizes

Rnd 1: Ch 3, dc in next 22 (26) dc, loosely ch 32 (38), sk next 28 (34) dc, dc in next 115 (165) dc, loosely ch 32 (38), sk next 28 (34) dc, dc in next 22 (26) dc, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 – 160 (218) dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in next 2 (1) dc, [2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 (4) dc] 5 times, dc in each of next 32 (38) ch, dc in next 5 dc, [2 dc in next dc, dc in next 10 (15) dc] 10 times, dc in each of next 32 (38) ch, dc in next 2 (1) dc, [2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 (4) dc] 5 times, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 to join – 244 (314) dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), sk next dc, [dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc] around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 – 122 (157) dc, 122 (157) ch-1 sps.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, [dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp] 4 (5) times; rep from * around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 – 268 (340) dc.

Rnd 5: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), sk next dc, [dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc] around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 – 134 (170) dc, 134 (170) ch-1 sps.

Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in next ch-1 sp, [dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp] 3 (1) time(s), *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, [dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp] 4 (6) times; rep from * around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 – 294 (364) dc.

Step 7

Rnd 7: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), sk next dc, [dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc] around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 – 147 (182) dc, 147 (182) ch-1 sps.

Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc in next ch-1 sp, [dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp] 2 (1) time(s), *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, [dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp] 15 (19) times; rep from * around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 – 310 (384) dc.

Rnd 9: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), sk next dc, [dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc] around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 – 155 (192) dc, 155 (192) ch-1 sps.

Rnd 10: Ch 3, dc in next ch-1 sp, [dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp] 4 (7) time(s), *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, [dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp] 14 (7) times; rep from * around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 – 320 (408) dc.

Step 8

Large/X-Large Only

Rnd 11: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), sk next dc, [dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc] around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 –204 dc, 204 ch-1 sps.

Rnd 12: Ch 3, dc in next ch-1 sp, [dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp] 5 times, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, [dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp] 8 times; rep from * around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 – 430 dc.

Step 9

Front Edging – Both Sizes

Rnd 1: Ch 5 (counts as tr, ch 1 here and throughout), ([tr, ch 1] 5 times, tr) in same st as join, ch 2, sk 4 dc, sc in next dc, ch 2, sk 4 dc, *([tr, ch 1] 6 times, tr) in next dc, ch 2, sk 4 dc, sc in next dc, ch 2, sk 4 dc; rep from * around, sl st in 4th ch of beg ch-5 to join – 32 (43) fans.

Rnd 2: Ch 5, (tr, ch 1) in each of next 2 tr, (tr, ch 1) 3 times in next tr (center tr of fan), (tr, ch 1) in next 2 tr, * (tr, ch 1) in each of next 3 tr, (tr, ch 1) 3 times in next tr (center tr of fan), (tr, ch 1) in next 2 tr, tr in next tr; rep from * around, sl st in 4th ch of beg ch-5 to join – 9 tr and 8 ch-1 sps in each fan.

Rnds 3-5: Sl st to next tr, ch 5, (tr, ch 1) in each of next 2 tr, (tr, ch 1) 3 times in next tr (center tr of fan), (tr, ch 1) in next 2 tr, tr in next tr, sk next 2 tr (last tr from this fan and 1st tr from next fan), * (tr, ch 1) in each of next 3 tr, (tr, ch 1) 3 times in next tr (center tr of fan), (tr, ch 1) in next 2 tr, tr in next tr, sk next 2 tr (last tr from this fan and 1st tr from next fan); rep from * around, sl st in 4th ch of beg ch-5 to join – 9 tr and 8 ch-1 sps in each fan.

Step 10

Rnd 6: Sl st to next tr, ch 5, (tr, ch 1) in each of next 2 tr, (tr, ch 1) 5 times in next tr (center tr of fan), (tr, ch 1) in next 2 tr, tr in next tr, sk next 2 tr (last tr from this fan and 1st tr from next fan), * (tr, ch 1) in each of next 3 tr, (tr, ch 1) 5 times in next tr (center tr of fan), (tr, ch 1) in next 2 tr, tr in next tr, sk next 2 tr (last tr from this fan and 1st tr from next fan); rep from * around, sl st in 4th ch of beg ch-5 to join – 11 tr and 10 ch-1 sps in each fan.

Rnds 7-10: Sl st to next tr, ch 5, (tr, ch 1) in each of next 3 tr, (tr, ch 1) 3 times in next tr (center tr of fan), (tr, ch 1) in next 3 tr, tr in next tr, sk next 2 tr (last tr from this fan and 1st tr from next fan), * (tr, ch 1) in each of next 4 tr, (tr, ch 1) 3 times in next tr (center tr of fan), (tr, ch 1) in next 3 tr, tr in next tr, sk next 2 tr (last tr from this fan and 1st tr from next fan); rep from * around, sl st in 4th ch of beg ch-5 to join – 11 tr and 10 ch-1 sps in each fan.

Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, ch 3, [sc in next tr, ch 3] 4 times, (sc, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hk, sc) in next tr, [ch 3, sc in next tr] 5 times, *[sc in next tr, ch 3] 5 times, (sc, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hk, sc) in next tr, [ch 3, sc in next tr] 5 times; rep from * around, sl st in 1st sc to join.

Fasten off.


Finishing: Work 2 rnds of sc around armhole openings. Weave in ends. Block, pinning out points on edging.

Step 11

ABBREVIATIONS:

Beg = Begin(ning)

Ch = Chain

Dc = Double Crochet

Rep = Repeat(ing)

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

Sc = Single Crochet

Sk = Skip

Sl St = Slip Stitch

Sp = Space         

St(s) = Stitch(es)

Tr = Treble Crochet


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