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Home : Patterns : Vest In-a-Jiffy
 

Free Crochet Pattern: Vest In-a-Jiffy

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Lion Brand® Jiffy®
Pattern #: 20064
A pretty hip-length open-front vest with a single button closure that's flattering and simple to make.
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: XS, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

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Jiffy®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 450-360: Jiffy Yarn: Midnight Blues (discontinued)
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Jiffy®
Fisherman White Light Pink Denim Navy True Red Chili Caffe
Camel Espresso Apple Green Avocado Grape Charcoal Mist Black Silver Heather
Dark Grey Heather Aqua Country Green Wine Violet Shocking Pink Sky El Paso
Salem Kitty Hawk Denim Spray Rose Spray Purple Spray Camel Spray
*Jiffy® (Article #450). 100% Acrylic; package size: Solids (except 151 Dusty Grey): 3 oz./85g; 135 yd/123m balls
Multi (plus 151 Dusty Grey): 2.5 oz./70g; 115 yd/103m balls

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  450-360 Jiffy Yarn: Midnight Blues (discontinued)
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$ 12.95 (5,6,6,6,6,7) 
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Additional Materials
One 1-inch (25 mm) button
 

Vest In-a-Jiffy

Lion Brand® Jiffy®

GAUGE:

12 sts + 6 rows = 4 in (10 cm) in double crochet. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

BACK
Ch 55 (61, 67, 73, 79, 85, 89). Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 54 (60, 66, 72, 78, 84, 88) sc. Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc for 2 rows more. Ch 3, turn; dc in each st across. Rep last row until piece meas 14 (14, 14, 13 1/2, 13½ , 13, 13) inches from beg.

Armhole shaping
Slip st across first 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5) sts, ch 3, dc to last 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5) sts.
Dec row
Ch 3, turn. Dec 1 st at each edge. Repeat dec row every row 4 (6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 12) times more – 38 (40, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52) sts. Cont to work even in dc until armhole measures 7½ (8, 8½, 9, 9½, 10, 10½) inches.

Shoulder and Back neck shaping
Slip st across first 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4) sts, ch 3, dc 4 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7).
Next row
Ch 3, turn; dc 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4). Fasten off. Skip central 26 (26, 28, 28, 30, 30, 30) sts, join yarn in next st. Ch 3, dc 4 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7), leaving rem sts unworked, turn. Slip st across first 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) sts, ch 3, dc 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4). Fasten off.

LEFT FRONT
Ch 27 (30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45). Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 26 (29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44) sc. Ch 1, turn; sc in each sc for 2 rows more. Ch 3, turn; dc in each st across. Rep last row until piece meas 14 (14, 14, 13½, 13 1/2, 13, 13) inches from beg. Place marker at neck edge.

Armhole and V-neck shaping
Slip st across first 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5) sts, dc to last 2 dc, dec 1 st.
Next row
Dec 1 st at each edge. Repeat dec at armhole edge every row 4 (6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 12) times more, and dec at neck edge every row 10 (10, 11, 11, 13, 13, 13) times more. Work even until armhole measures 7½ (8, 8½, 9, 9½, 10, 10½ ) inches, ending after a WS row.

Shoulder shaping Slip st across first 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4) sts, dc 4 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7). Next row: Ch 3, turn; dc 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4). Fasten off.


RIGHT FRONT
Work to correspond to left front, reversing all shaping.

FINISHING
Sew shoulders together. Sew side seams, leaving 4-inch side slits. With RS facing, join yarn at lower right front opening.
Row 1
Ch 1, sc evenly across to lower left side opening, working 3 sc at base of V-neck and working 2 sts together at shoulder seams.
Row 2
Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across, working buttonhole (ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc to end) on right front opposite marker.
Row 3
Ch 1, turn; sc in each st across, working sc in ch1-space for buttonhole. Work 1 rnd sc evenly around armholes and side slits. Weave in loose ends. Sew on button.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing) dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing) rem = remain(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)  


  Learn to Crochet Instructions:  http://www.lionbrand.com/learnToCrochet.html


Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 3 reviews)
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Vest In-a-Jiffy Reviewed by Joyce Fahrni on 2010-09-20 ****
I have made the Vest and I like it. My only comment is that I was a little confused on how to decrease and also would like a little more information on the sizing as I thought this was a little confusing but I like the vest and will probably try making another one.


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