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This is a very simple, beginner’s vest pattern. This listing is for the vest pattern only, not the vest itself. You will receive an email from etsy including download instructions after purchase.

The pattern is a one row repeat & is charted. The vest starts at the bottom, & is worked in one piece until you get to the underarms. The vest is then divided into the two front pieces & the back piece, & then seamed at the shoulders.

Anika looks good in both solid & multi color versions (photos show both versions), though it is written only for the solid version.

It is designed with 2-4” of positive ease in mind, so you can easily wear this as a layering piece. Spud & Chloe Sweater is a cotton & wool blend, making this a great 3 season vest.

o Spud & Chloe Sweater yarn, a superwash yarn, 55% wool & 45% organic cotton worsted weight yarn, 3 (3, 4, 5, 5, 5) skeins / 480, (480, 640, 800, 800, 800) yards. If you are going to lengthen the vest then please purchase an additional skein of yarn.
o Buttons, if desired
o 5 mm/ H crochet hook
o scrap of yarn or removable stitch marker

Gauge: 4 pattern repeats = 4.75”. To make gauge swatch, ch 18 & follow stitch pattern below for 4-5”

Finished chest sizes: 33.25” (38”, 42.75”, 50”, 54.75”, 59.5”)

The main stitch pattern uses single crochet, double crochet, and chain stitches. Pattern is fully charted, & is 7 pages long, including chart, schematic, pattern, & photographs.

Pattern also includes a schematic.

I named this vest after my beautiful friend, Anika, who is also my model in the first photo you see.

Buttons are optional: I do not give directions for making buttonholes, but the stitch is very open, making it easy to add buttons or closure any place you’d like, & simply close through the lace pattern.

Thanks to withbuttons, sueburkitt, MaybeKnitting, merripurdy, redcurlysue, blogstarr, Patriciaelizabeth, rwilliams, soxvixen & 3Catcrochet for their test crocheting skills, to June Gilbank (http://www.planetjune.com) for her tech editing/charting skills, & to Anika Pecyna for being my lovely model! As always I couldn’t do it without all of you.

Feel free to make as many of these as you like for local craft fairs/auctions/raffles/bazaars, but please do not sell finished items online. The pattern itself is not for sale. If making for charity, please let me know the name of the charity & include my contact info with the item (anastaciaknits on Ravelry).

If you have any questions or comments or just want to join like-minded souls & / or join in some testing (mainly crochet patterns) please join my Ravelry group at http://www.ravelry.com/groups/anastacia-knits-designs. Thanks!

This listing is for the vest pattern only, not the vest itself. Pattern is available as a pdf file only. You will receive instructions from etsy regarding download after purchase.

beginner crochet vest pattern - Anika - crochet pdf pattern only



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