J&P Coats Speed-Cro-Sheen

Long Vest LC1337

Intermediate Experience Required.

Directions are for size Small; changes for sizes Medium, Large, and Extra-Large are in parentheses.

J. & P. COATS® "Speed-Cro-Sheen®", Size 3 Thread, Art. C45, 100% mercerized cotton, (100 yard balls).
Amount: 14 (16, 17, 18) Balls No. 12 Black.
Crochet Hook: 3.75mm [US Size F-5].
Yarn needle to weave in ends.

GAUGES: 19 sts = 4"; 12 rows = 4" in pat; 17 sts = 4"; 8 rows = 4" in dc. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauges given.
Gauge Swatch: Ch 24. Work in pat for 12 rows. Swatch should measure 4 ¾" X 4".
To Fit Bust: 30-32 (34-36, 38-40, 42-44)".
Finished Bust: 41 (45, 48 ¾, 52 ½)".

NOTE: Vest is worked in one piece to armholes.

BODY: Ch 195 (213, 231, 249).

Row 1 (Right Side): Dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch, * ch 2, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch, ch 2, skip next 2 ch, dc in next 4 ch; rep from * across; turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first 4 dc, * sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next 4 dc; rep from * across working last sc in top of ch-3; turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, skip first sc, dc in next 3 sc, * skip next sc, 5 dc in ch-3 sp, skip next sc, dc in next 4 sc; rep from * across; turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first 4 dc, * ch 5, skip next 5 dc, sc in next 4 dc; rep from * across, end as Row 2; turn.

Row 5: Ch 3, skip first sc, dc in next 3 sc, * ch 2, sc in ch-5 lp, ch 2, dc in next 4 sc; rep from * across; turn.

Rep Rows 2-5 until 21 (23, 25, 27)" from beg, end pat Row 5.

Next Row: Ch 1, sc in first 4 dc, * 2 sc in next sp, skip sc, 2 sc in next sp, sc in next 4 dc; rep from * across, end as Row 2; turn.

Next Row: Ch 3, skip first sc, dc in next sc and in each sc across; turn - 172 (188, 204, 220) sts. Continue in dc as follows:

Divide for Fronts and Back - LEFT FRONT: Ch 3; [yo and draw up a lp in next st, yo and draw through 2 lps] twice, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook - dec made; dc in next 28 (32, 36, 40) dc, dec, dc in next dc; TURN - 32 (36, 40, 44) sts.

Dec each end of every row until 24 (28, 28, 30) sts rem, then dec at neck edge only until 14 (17, 19, 21) sts rem. Work even in dc until 9 (9 ½, 9 ½, 10)" above division. Fasten off.

BACK: With wrong side facing, skip next 18 dc of last long row, attach thread in next dc; ch 3, dec, dc in next 62 (70, 78, 86) dc, dec, dc in next dc; turn - 66 (74, 82, 90) sts. Dec at each end of every row until 58 (66, 72, 80) sts rem. Work even in dc until back measures same as left front to shoulder (back and left front should have same number of rows). Fasten off.

RIGHT FRONT: With wrong side facing, skip next 18 dc of last long row, attach thread in next dc; ch 3, dec, dc in next 28 (32, 36, 40) dc, dec, dc in top of ch-3; turn - 32 (36, 40, 44) sts. Complete to correspond to left front.

FINISHING: Sew shoulder seams.

Armhole Edging: With right side facing, attach thread at underarm and work 2 rnds sc evenly around, taking care to keep work flat and joining each rnd; turn after the 2nd rnd. Next Rnd: Ch 1, * sc in next 2 sc, ch 3, skip next sc; rep from * around, adjusting as necessary; join. Fasten off.

Body Edging: With right side facing, attach thread at lower edge of back and work 3 rnds of edging same as for armholes around entire edge of vest (back, center front edges and neck), adjusting on the 2 sc rounds as necessary to keep work flat.

Ties (Make 2): Ch 71; sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Fasten off. Sew ties under edging at beg of front slope shaping.

ABBREVIATIONS: beg = begin(ning); ch = chain; dc = double crochet; dec = decrease; lp(s) = loop(s); rep = repeat; sc = single crochet; sl = slip; sp = space; st(s) = stitch(es); yo = yarn over.

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