Light-Blue Crochet Vest
6 (6) 7 (8) skeins of light-blue yarn (50% cotton, 50% wool; 100m/50g);
Crochet hook 4;
Size: S (M) L (XL)
Structured pattern: 1st row * 2 single crochets, 1 chain st, skip 1 single crochet and make 1 single crochet behind next chain st of the previous row*; repeat from * to * to the end of work, finish with 2 single crochets;
2nd row: * 1 single crochet, 1 chain st, skip 1 single crochet and make 1 single crochet behind chain st of the previous row*; repeat from * to *, 1 single crochet.
Repeat 1st-2nd rows.
Stitches control: 19 sts x 17 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Make 160 (168) 176 (184) chain sts with crochet hook 4, turn with the help of 1 chain st increase and work in reversed order for 159 (167) 175 (183) single crochets. After that, work with * 1 single crochet, 1 chain st, skip 1 single crochet and make 1 single crochet in the next single crochet of the previous row*; repeat from * to * to the end of row, finish with 1 single crochet. Continue work with structured pattern and make 20 (22) 24 (26) rows straight. Then, divide your work into front and back and finish each detail separately.
Work on the the first 35 (37) 39 (41) sts straight. When the length of the set-up chain st 27 (28) 29 (30) cm, make decreases in the following way for V-shape neck-hole from the right side: 1 single crochet, 2 single crochets together. Repeat decreases in every 2nd row until there are 20 (22) 24 (26) sts left. Then, crochet straight until the length of front is 49 (51) 53 (55) cm, then, cut the yarn.
Join the yarn in the 36th (38th) 40th (42nd) chain sts from the left edge. Work with structured pattern on the following 35 (37) 39 (41) sts until the length of front is the same as the length of right front. Decrease st from left side for V-shape neck-hole: crochet to the last 3 sts of row, make the next 2 single crochets tog, finish the row with 1 single crochet. Work with structured pattern as they face. Repeat decreases in every 2nd row until there are 20 (22) 24 (26) sts left. Crochet straight on the rest sts until the length of front is 49 (51) 53 (55) cm, cut the yarn.
Work on the central 29 (31) 33 (35) sts. Cut the yarn from the right side of these sts. Then, increase 1 st from both sides, make 2 single crochets in the first and last single crochets. Repeat these increases in every 2nd row until the quantity of sts for back is increased to 63 (69) 75 (79) sts. When the length of back is 49 (51) 53 (55) cm, cut the yarn.
Make shoulder seams. Join the yarn to the lower corner of the right front and make 2 (3) 4 (5) single crochets for placket. After tha, make the 1st button-hole. Sew buttons.