Crochet Swing Ruffles Vest
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Crochet Swing Ruffles Vest

Work evenly when using Starbella as a ruffle. Designed by Amy Polcyn.
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Premier® Yarns Starbella™ Yarn (100% acrylic; 33 yards/30 meters; 3.5 ounces/100 grams) – Autumn (8 (9, 10, 12, 13) Balls)
  • Crochet Hook, US P-15 (10mm) and J-10 (6mm) or Size to Obtain Gauge
  • Yarn Needle
 

Project Instructions

Finished Measurements: Bust: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)"

 

Gauge: 6 dc and 5 rows = 4" with larger hook and yarn held closed. Use any size hook necessary to obtain specified gauge.

Abbreviations
beg – beginning

ch – chain

dec – decrease

dc – double crochet

dc2tog – double crochet 2 stitches together

mm – millimeter

rem – remaining

rep – repeat

RS – right side

sc – single crochet

sl st – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

WS – wrong side

[ ] – repeat instructions in brackets the number of times specified

* – repeat instructions after asterisk as specified


SPECIAL STITCH
Dc2tog (double crochet 2 stitches together): [Yo, insert hook in next st and draw up a lp, yo and pull through 2 lps on hook] twice, yo and pull through rem 3 lps on hook (1 dc dec).

VEST
Back: With larger hook and yarn held closed (like a tape yarn), ch 31 (34, 37, 40, 43).
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across – 28 (31, 34, 37, 40) dc.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), dc in each dc across. Rep Row 2 until piece measures 7".
Next Row (RS): Ch 3, dc2tog, dc across to last 2 sts, dc2tog – 26 (29, 32, 35, 38) dc. Work even in dc until piece measures 13 (13½, 14, 14½, 15)", ending with a WS row.
Shape Armholes—Next Row (RS): Sl st in next 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) dc, ch 3, dc across to last 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) sts, turn, leaving rem dc unworked – 22 (23, 24, 25, 26) dc. Work even in dc until armholes measure 8 (8½, 9, 9½, 10)". Fasten off.
Left Front: With larger hook and yarn held closed (like a tape yarn), ch 17 (18, 20, 21, 23).
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across – 14 (15, 17, 18, 20) dc.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), dc in each dc across. Rep row 2 until piece measures 7".
Next (dec) row (RS): Ch 3, dc2tog, dc in each dc to end– 13 (14, 16, 17, 19) dc. Work even in dc until piece
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measures same as back to armhole, ending with a WS row.
Shape Neck and Armhole—Next Row (RS): Sl st in next 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) dc, ch 3, dc to last 2 sts, dc2tog (neck edge). Working even in dc, dec 1 dc at neck edge every row until 6 (6, 7, 7, 7) sts rem. Work even in dc until armhole measures same as back. Fasten off.
Right Front: Work as for left front, reversing all shaping.

FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams. Sew side seams.
Edging: With larger hook and yarn held closed, work 1 rnd of sc around armholes and outside edges of vest, working 3 sc in each corner; join with a sl st in first sc; fasten off.
Ruffle: With RS facing and smaller hook, working with yarn open and in loops across the top of yarn, join yarn to center front. Work in sl st, inserting hook through every 3rd opening in the mesh, pulling the edge of the mesh through the st on the hook, for 4 rows around front and neck edges or until desired ruffle fullness is desired. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.