Short Vest with Fancy Pattern
300 (350)g of cream Mondo yarn (52% merino wool, 48% cotton; 120m/50g);
Crochet hook 3.
Size: S (M).
Main pattern: the quantity of sts is multiple 3 + 2 + 3 chain sts increase. Work due to the scheme 1. Start every row with 3 chain sts increase instead of the 1st double crochet and sts before pattern repeat, pattern repeat, finish with st after pattern repeat. Make 1st-3rd rows x once, then, repeat 2nd and 3rd rows.
Beads pattern: the quantity of sts is multiple 2 + 1 + 3 chain sts increase. Make in the same way, as the main pattern, but due to the scheme 2. Repeat 2nd-3rd rows.
Plackets: 1st and 3rd circle rows: single crochets;
2nd circle row: 3 chain sts increase, * 1 chain st, skip 1 st of the previous row, 1 single crochet*; repeat from * to *, 1 chain st, 1 slip st in the last chain st increase. Make 1st-3rd rows x once.
Big leaf (make 6): make 15 chain sts.
1st row: 1 chain st increase instead of the 1st single crochet, 13 single crochets, 3 single crochets in the last chain st; fasten WS of chain with 14 single crochets;
2nd row: 1 chain st increase, 1 single crochet, 1 double crochet, 3 treble crochets, 5 double crochets, 2 half crochets, 3 single crochets, picot; fasten WS in reversed order;
Small leaf (make 6): make 10 chain sts and fasten with single crochet, as it’s described for big leaf.
2nd row: 3 chain sts increase, 4 double crochets, 2 half crochets, 3 single crochets in the next 3 single crochets; fasten WS in reversed order;
Bead (make 4): make 4 chain sts, 4 unfinished treble crochets in the 1st chain st, bind off all the sts together, 3 chain sts in the bound off st, 4 unfinished treble crochets and bind off all the sts together, 1 slip st in chain st increase;
Ball (make 2): make 2 chain sts, 5 single crochets in the 1st chain st and 1 slip st in the 2nd chain st increase, circle in the ring. Then, work with single crochets in the ring, start every row with 1 chain st increase instead of the 1st single crochet and finish with 1 slip st in chain st increase.
1st circle row: double every st;
2nd circle row: double every 2nd st;
3rd and 4th circle rows: without increases;
5th-7th circle rows: bind off 2 single crochets together, fill in the ball with wool or odds of yarn.
Make 107 (119) chain sts + 3 chain sts increase and work with the main pattern. For side chamfers, increase 5 x 1 st in every 2nd row from both sides of the set-up row and 4 x 1 st in every row = 125 (137) sts, start making increases with double crochets and then include them in the main pattern. In 16 cm from the set-up row, leave 3 sts open from both sides for arm-holes (= 1 pattern repeat) and 3 x 2 sts, 5 x 1 st in every row for smooth rounding and 1 x 1 st in the next 2nd row. In 34 (36) cm from the set-up row, finish your work on the rest 95 (107) sts.
Make 77 (83) chain sts + 3 chain sts increase and work with the main pattern. For neck-hole chamfer, leave 22 x 2 sts and 10 x 1 st open in every row from the left side. At the same time, make increases for side chamfer and decreases for arm-hole from the right side in the same way, as for back. Finish your work on the rest 20 (26) sts of shoulder at the height of back.
Make in symmetry to the left front.
Make all the seams, sew up the sleeves. Fasten all the edges with plackets, make several double crochets in 1 base st. For collar, connect the inner side of neck-hole (about 24 cm from both sides from the center of back) and connect the sides of vest with 82 slip sts and fasten with 2 rows of double crochets, double every 6th st in the 2nd row = 95 sts. Make 5 rows of beads pattern and finish your work. For straps, make 2 chain of 75 cm long, fasten with plackets and sew to the ends of front. Sew “balls” to every end of straps. Embroider front due to the pattern with leaves and beads in 2 threads of yarn.