Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Crochet, easy new born vest






I used two strands of 5 ply yarn for the vest and 12 ply yarn for the blue trimming.
Amount of yarn, main color, two 25 gm balls. Small amount of contrast color.
Size 5.00mm hook for the vest and size 4.00mm for the trim.
Very quick and easy to make up. Size new born to 3 months.
Starting at the bottom of the vest.
DC= yo hook, insert hook into loop, draw through yarn, yo hook, draw through 2 loops, yo hook, draw through 2 loops again. (Australian/English term for dc is trbl)


Ch 3 is beginning dc of every row.
Ch 63, work 1 dc in 3rd chain from hook and in each ch across, ch 3 turn (61 dc)
1 dc in 2nd dc from hook and in each dc across, ch 3 turn.
Work 9 more rows as above.

Divide for right side:
Working in blo, dc across to 11th dc, ch 3 turn (12 dc)
DEC: 1 dc in next 10 dc, ch 3 turn (11 dc)
1 dc in next 10 dc, ch 3 turn (11 dc)
1 dc in next 9 dc, ch 3 turn (10dc)
1 dc in next 9 dc, fasten off yarn.

Working Across the back:
Attach yarn to the 7th dc from right, side edge
ch 3 in same st, working in blo, dc across next 24 dc, ch 3 turn
Work 4 more rows of dc, then fasten off.

Working the Left Side.
Attach yarn to the 7th dc from the back, side edge
ch 3 in same st, working in blo, dc across next 11 dc, turn
DEC:sl st across to 2nd dc, ch 3 in 2nd dc, 1 dc in next 10 dc,ch 3, turn
1 dc in next 10 dc, turn
sl st across to 2nd dc, ch 3 in 2nd dc, 1 dc in next 9 dc,ch 3, turn
1 dc in next 8 dc, fasten off.
Using back stitch, sew shoulder seams together, sew in all loose ends.

For the trim, sc evenly around the vest and around the sleeves.
Tassels are short lengths of yarn, sl st into the blo rows.
Vest can be worn with or with out buttons.
Enjoy the pattern.
The shoes are made from a fake mary jane pattern.
The bonnet is made from Bev's easy round baby hat, with just a few modifications.



13 comments:

Angie said...

Thanks for this Cat...I'm going to give this a go soon.
Angie.

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Oh great I am pleased. Do share the results.

Pat said...

Cats,
Thanks so much for the pattern!! It's very easy to follow. I finished it in under an hour!

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Pat, you are welcome, wow under an hour I'm impressed!

butterflycrochet said...

I'm just now finding this and the link for the shoes doesn't work any more. Can you give a new link or something for them?

Wanda

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Link for the shoes corrected :)

GroovySnoopy said...

I'm still very new on making vests, and I guess I'm a little confused on your directions. When working on the back, do I count 7dc over from where I finished the right side? Also, on working the left side, do I count 7 dc's over from where I worked the back?

Cathy Wood said...

yes the 7 dc count is the space in between the front and back for the arm pit.

Anonymous said...

Im not at all sure what the abbreviation blo means. Can u let me know?

thanx
Barb Bollman
afinewine48@yahoo

Cathy Wood said...

Barb blo is short for back loop only, I wrote this pattern a long time ago, I need to up date this, my pattern writing skills are much better now, with all st's explained, cheers Cat.

Rochelle Holloway said...

Is the pattern updated, or do you still have to update it?

Cathy Wood said...

the pattern is updated

Dianna Whiddon said...

Love this latter. I made this vest and it turned out fabulous. Thank u. Can you make this vest for larger sizes, like 5t