Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
1 square = 3 in. [7.5 cm].
Note: All sts are worked in sp between sts.
With A, ch 4, sl st in beg ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), work 11 more hdc in ring, sl st in top of
beg ch to join – 12 hdc.
Rnd 2: Sl st in sp between next sts, ch 2 (counts as a hdc), hdc in same
sp, 2 hdc in each sp between sts around, sl st in top of beg ch to join – 12
2-hdc groups. Fasten off.
Rnd 3: With B, join yarn in any sp between 2-hdc groups, ch 3 (counts as
dc), 4 dc in same sp, * (dc in next sp between 2-hdc groups) twice, 5 dc in next
sp between groups; rep from * twice more, (dc in next sp between groups) twice,
sl st in to first dc to join – 28 dc. Fasten off.
Make 64 (77, 96, 122, 138) squares.
From RS, arrange 10 (12, 14, 16, 18) squares in a strip. Working through back
loops only, sl st sides of squares together. Join first and last squares to make
a ring. Repeat to make 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) rings. Sl st rings together along long
edges for body. Sl st 4 (5, 6, 6, 7) squares together for front strip. Make 1
(1, 2, 2, 2) front strips. Sl st 1 square on top of first and last squares of
one front piece, leaving center 2 (3, 4, 4, 5) squares for neck. Sl st front
strips together along long edge. Lining up squares, sl st front piece on body
piece. Sl st 4 (5, 6, 6, 7) squares together for back strip. Make 2 (2, 3, 3, 3)
back strips. Sl st strips together for back piece. Lining up squares and leaving
1 (1, 1, 2, 2) squares on either side of front piece for armhole, sl st back
piece on body piece. Sl st shoulder seams.
From RS, join B at lower edge of vest. Work 1 row of hdc evenly spaced around
lower edge of vest. Work 1 row of hdc around neck edge and around each armhole.