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Baby Shower Vest

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Baby Shower Vest by Melissa MallBy Melissa Mall

Photos: Melissa Mall

Oh…that baby shower…is tonight? You don’t have to admit defeat! This simple little vest lets the yarn do the heavy lifting and lets you focus on crocheting – fast! This took 2 hours from the first chain to the last button (and I wasn’t even late to the party…)


Difficulty: Easy

Size: One Size – 0-3 months

Finished Measurements: Chest Circumference – 16″

Materials:

  • Bernat Baby Jacquards [90% Acrylic, 10% Nylon, 346yds/316m per 100g/3.5oz skein]; less than one skein, color: I’m a Big Boy
  • H/8 (5.00mm size) hook
  • 2 – 1/2″ buttons
  • Yarn Needle

Gauge: 14sts/7.5 rows = 4″/10cm in dc

Baby Shower Vest by Melissa Mall

Directions:

Front

Row 1: Ch 30. Skip 2 ch, dc in each ch across. (28 dc) Turn.

Rows 2-13: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in each st across. (28 dc) Turn.

Finish off.

Back

Row 1: Ch 30. Skip 2 ch, dc in each ch across. (28 dc) Turn.

Rows 2-16: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in each st across. (28 dc) Turn.

Finish off.

Shoulders (make 2)

Row 1: Ch 10. Skip 2 ch, dc in each ch across. (8 dc) Turn.

Rows 2-4: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc across. (8 dc) Turn.

Buttonhole: Turn work 90 degrees. Ch 3, sl st in edge where Row 4 meets Row 3. Finish off.

Baby Shower Vest by Melissa MallFinishing:

  1. Align Front and Back; whipstitch together the bottom 10 rows.
  2. Rotate Shoulders (so rows run up and down and buttonholes are at back, towards the neck edge) and sew to Front.
  3. Sew the outside 2 rows of Shoulders to Back, leaving the buttonhole and a little past it free to open.
  4. Sew buttons to top of Back, matching them up to the buttonholes.
  5. Weave in all ends.


About the Designer
Melissa Mall
Melissa Mall is an at-home mom with four sons eight and under. They have just completed yet another transcontinental move – hopefully it will be their last!!! You can keep up with their ordinary adventures over at her blog, or take a peek at her crochet patterns and tutorials at Inner Child Crochet.

Pattern & images © Melissa Mall. All rights reserved.

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