Crochet Long Vest with Flowers
350 (400) 400g of mélange violet Secondo Print yarn (55% cotton, 25% polyamide, 20% silk; 125m/50g);
50g of the same yarn, but in mélange beige color;
50g of the same yarn, but in mélange olive yarn;
Crochet hooks 3 and 3,5;
2 buttons of 26 mm diameter.
Size: S (M) L.
Note: make vest as one-piece cloth.
Filet pattern: the quantity of sts is multiple 3 + 1 + 3 chain sts increase. Work due to the scheme 1. Start with sts before pattern repeat, pattern repeat, finish with sts after pattern repeat. Make 1st-3rd rows x once, then, repeat 2nd-3rd rows.
Flower: make 8 chain sts with violet yarn and circle them in the ring with 1 slip st. Then, work due to the scheme 2. Make 1st-4th rows x once, then, repeat 3rd-4th rows with olive or beige yarn.
Fringe: * 6 double crochets in 1 base st, skip 1 cm from edge*; repeat from * to *.
Stitches control: filet pattern: 28,5 sts x 10 rows = 10 x 10 cm;
Double crochets: 22 sts x 10 rows = 10 x 10 cm;
Flower: 9 cm diameter.
Make 292 (316) 340 chain sts + 3 chain sts increase with violet yarn and crochet hook 3,5 with filet pattern. In 30 cm from the set-up row, make 1 st fewer in every 2nd pattern repeat for better shaping = 244 (264) 284 sts. In 42 cm from the set-up row, make 1 st fewer in the rest pattern repeats = 195 (211) 227 sts. Then, make 1 row of single crochets, decrease 24 (23) 22 sts = 171 (188) 205 sts.
Then, make yoke with double crochets, divide the sts in the 1st row in the following way; 42 (46) 50 sts for right front, mark the next double crochet for right side seam, 85 (94) 103 sts for back, mark the next double crochet for the left side seam, 42 (46) 50 sts for left front. Start every row with 3 chain sts increase instead of the 1st double crochet and finish with 1 double crochet in chain st increase. For side chamfers, increase 6 x 1 st in every row from both sides of the marked sts = 195 (212) 229 sts. In 7 cm from the beginning of yoke, leave 3 sts from both sides from marked sts for arm-holes and finish each detail separately. At first, make back on the central 91 (100) 109 sts, bind off 3 x 2 sts, 4 x 1 st in every row from both sides for arm-holes and 1 x 1 st in the next 2nd row = 69 (78) 87 sts. In 26 cm from the beginning of yoke leave the central 47 (48) 47 sts and finish both sides separately. For smooth rounding, bind off 2 x 2 sts in every row from inwards. In 29 cm from the beginning of yoke, finish your work. Then, make left front on the last 45 (49) 53 sts. Make arm-hole from the right side in the same way, as for back = 34 (38) 42 sts. In 11 cm from the beginning of yoke, leave 11 (11) 10 sts form both left side for neck-hole, then, bind off 2 x 3 sts, 2 x 2 sts, 4 x 1 st in every row and 2 x 1 st in every 2nd row. Finish your work at the height of back.
Make right front in symmetry to the left front.
Make all the seams. Fasten all the edges with 1 row of fringe with violet yarn and crochet hook 3,5. Make 4 beige and 5 olive flowers with crochet hook 3 and decorate front with them. Sew buttons.