Monday, August 14, 2017

Bohemian Vest Crochet



Bohemian Vest Crochet
By Annoo Crochet Designs


Video link: Click here for  Part 1
Click here for Part 2

Size: One size fits most
If you are taller than 5ft 5inches you may find the vest will be a little shorter. In the instructions there

are some hints to make it longer.

You will need:
Main color:
12skeins(600g) of Sirdar Crofter DK Fair Isle effect dk (Dk weight yarn)
Color: Bracken (050)
Fiber: 60% Acrylic/25%Cotton/15% Wool Ball Weight: 50g/184yds/1.75oz

Border Color:
3 skein(150g) of Berroco Comfort Dk Color: White (2702)
Fiber: 50% Super fine nylon/50% Super fine Acrylic
Ball Weight: 50g/178yds/1/75oz Crochet hook 4mm/G
Tapestry needle Scissors
Stitches used:
Sc: single crochet Dc: double crochet
Gauge:
Approximately 5 rows=2 inches
6dc and 5 ch1 = 2 inches
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Instructions:
The Back:
With your 4mm hook and main color yarn make a magic circle,
Row 1: ch4 (counts as first dc and ch1), dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc in the magic circle, tighten the loose tail from the magic circle and turn your work. 4dc Total.
Row 2: ch4 (counts as first dc and ch1), make a dc at the base of your ch4, ch1, *in the ch1 sp from previous row make 1dc, ch1*, repeat from *to* across to the last ch1 sp, in the ch4 from previous row make 1 dc in the 3rd chain. Turn your work. 6dc total.
Row 3-29: repeat row 2, you will be increasing 2 dc per row. You will have 60dc in total that will include the ch4 at the beginning of the row.
This part of the vest will sit an inch or 2 below your bum, if it isnt long enough for your size then now is the time to make some more rows. Keep in mind there will be the border and fringe added to the length which will be roughly 15 inches. You will want to work your extra rows even no more increasing. See Row 62 for help. How ever many extra even rows you decide to do you will always have 60dc.

Time to decrease:
Row 30: ch4 (counts as first dc and ch1), sk the first ch1 sp, dc, ch1 in the next ch1 sp from previous row, *in the next ch1 sp from previous row make 1dc, ch1* repeat from *to* until you reach the last ch1 sp from the previous row, you will skip it and make a dc in the 3rd ch of the ch4 from the previous row, turn your work. Total of 59dc
Row 31-61: Repeat Row 30 you will continue to decrease 1 dc per row, by the end of Row 61 you should have 28dc in total.
The rest of the vest will be worked even, no more decreasing.

Row 62: ch4 (counts as first dc and ch1), in the first ch1 sp make a dc, ch1, *dc in the next ch1 sp, ch1* repeat *to* across leaving the last ch1 sp untouched, in the 3rd ch of the ch4 from the previous row make a dc, turn your work.
Row 63-75: repeat row 62, fasten off at the end of row 75 and hide all loose tails.
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Front panel (make 2)

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If you made your vest longer by adding more rows after row 29 your chains main need to be increased, see Note at the end of the front panel section for help.
With your 4mm hook and main color yarn make a slip knot and ch 170
Row 1: ch4 (counts as first dc and ch1), sk 4 ch and in the 5th make a dc, *ch1, sk a st, dc in next st* repeat from *to* across your chain, turn your work. You will have 85dc
You will now be decreasing for the front panel, on one end you will make a gentle decrease and the other end will be a steeper decrease. The steeper decrease is the armhole opening and the gentle decrease is the bottom of your vest. As you work your decreases make sure to remember which side you have a gentle decrease and the steeper decrease.
Row 2: ch4, (counts as first dc and ch1) sk the first ch1 sp and dc in the next ch1 sp from previous row (gentle decrease made), *ch1, dc in next ch1 sp, * repeat from *to* until there are 2dc left



Sk the dc, ch1, dc and make a dc in the ch4 sp (steep decrease made), turn your work.
Row 3: ch4 (counts as first dc and ch1), sk first 2 ch1 sp, dc in next ch1 sp (steep decrease made), *ch1, dc in next ch1 sp* repeat from *to* across making your last dc in the ch4 sp of the previous row (gentle decrease made). Turn your work
Row 4-21: Repeat row 2-3
Row 22: (Steep decrease at both ends) ch4, (counts as first dc and ch1), sk first 2 ch1 sp from previous row, dc in next ch1 sp, *ch1, dc in next ch1 sp* repeat from *to* until there are 2dc left, sk the (dc, ch1, dc) and make a dc in the ch4 sp. Turn your work
Row 23-36: Repeat Row 22, you will have dc, ch1, dc left at the end of Row 36. Fasten off and Hide all loose tails. Now make a second panel exactly the same.
Note: If you added extra even rows at the end of Row 29 you will need to adjust your beginning chain count. You will want to measure the chain to the back of your vest from the top to the point, add more chains in a multiple of 2 until the chain fits from the top to the bottom of the vest. Work the rows the same as the pattern above, you will not end on Row 36, keep decreasing until you have a (dc, ch1, dc) left. Fasten off and Repeat for the second side.

Border for the Front panels and Back

You will work a row of sc around the edge of the pieces like so. Front panels:
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With your hook and main color yarn join at the bottom corner of the front panel (see below pic where to join your yarn, your panel will be free from the vest not like the pic) ,

you will sc along making 2sc in each ch spaces of the gentle decrease edge and when you reach the steeper edge you will make 3 sc in each ch sp, you will leave the first row of the front panel free, see pic below. Fasten off and hide loose tails.

For the Back panel you will do the same thing starting at the top corner and working around the edge till you reach the other side of the top corner. You will leave the top free, fasten off and hide loose tails.



The Assembly
Place the wrong sides facing each other, you will begin at the top by joining your yarn with a sl st to the first sc and you will sl st over the next 7 st, picking up the loop closest to you from the front of your work and the loop furthest from you on the back of your work. Fasten off.


Count 32 st down from the fasten off st and join your yarn (unless you want a larger opening then skip more st until your armhole is large enough for you) , making sure to count 32 st on both sides, sl st the loop closest to you and the loop furthest from you on your work, once you reached the end fasten off.

When you are finished this is what your work will look like.

Border
This first round will be a base for the border to work off of, with your Border color yarn and crochet hook join at the corner (see pic below)

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You will work sc in the ch1 sp and 1 sc in dc all along the edge up to the neck and back down the other edge. (see pic below)

 
You will now sc in the bottom edge of your vest, sc in each sc until you reach the first sc you made, sl st with the first sc. Fasten off.
You will now join your border color yarn to any st in the armhole and make a round of sc, sl st with the first sc and fasten off, repeat for the second armhole.
Row 1: With the right sides of your work facing you, join the Border color yarn to the bottom corner of the front edge. You will ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in each st until you reach the pointy part of the back (see pic below) you will make 3dc in that st, dc in each st until you reach the second side of your vest front.

Row 2: ch1, sc in the same st as ch1, ch6, sk 6, sc in next st, repeat this across your row, turn your work.
Row 3: ch2, sl st in the first ch6 from the previous row, ch3 (counts as first dc) , make 3 dc in same sp, ch2, 4dc in same ch6 sp, *in the next ch6 loop, 4dc, ch2, 4dc* repeat from *to* across, turn your work.

Row 4: ch3, *in the ch2 sp from previous row make (sc, ch15, sc, ch15, sc, ch15, sc), ch3, sk 4dc, sc in between the 4dc, ch3* Repeat from *to* across ending with a ch3 and sc in the last dc. Turn your work
Row 5: ch8, *in the first ch15 loop from previous row make 3sc, in the next loop make (3dc, ch2, 3dc), in the 3rd loop make 3sc* repeat from *to* across. Turn your work.
Row 6: *Ch3, in the ch2 sp make (3dc, ch2, 3dc), ch3, in the st between the 2 set of 3sc of row 5 and the loops from row 4 you will want to make a sc in between that space,* repeat from *to* across your row ending with ch3, sc in the first sc from the previous row. Turn your work.

Row 7: ch1, sc in the same sp *ch3, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in the ch2 sp from previous row, ch3, sc in the sc from the previous row, ch3* repeat from *to* across you row ending with a ch3 and sc in the base of the ch3 from the previous row. Fasten off your work and hide all loose tails.
Time to make the fringe for your border
Take your white yarn and start making several strands about 20 inches long. With your main color yarn make several 20 inch strands as well, you will use less of this color per ch2 space of your border.
Take 3 strands of white and 1 of the body color, fold them in half, take a crochet hook, pass through the ch2 space, grab the loop of the folded strand and pass it through the ch2 sp, yarn over and pull through the loop. You made your first fringe, repeat for the other chain 2 spaces. You can trim them to make them even or leave them as is. But that it is you are done, I hope you like it as much as I do. 

Written Pattern Translated from Youtube by Michaela Greaves 







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