Whip up this tie-side crochet vest to see you through the summer heatwave.
Inspired by the sweater-vest and crop top trend, this tie-side vest offers a casual wearable alternative. The raised treble stitches along the neckline draw the eye, while the tapered shoulders create a flattering shape (and protect from the sun).
Created while I was dreaming of long summer days at the beach, the raised and textured stitches hint at rippled sand, exploring the dunes or walking along the shoreline. It would look great over a bright summer dress, with linen shorts, or thrown over a swimming costume. You could even make it in wool or acrylic for a cosy version to layer over long sleeves and roll necks in the cooler months, which has gone straight on my to-make list!
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Skill level: Beginner – pattern includes full instructions but you will need to know how to complete chain, slip stitches, double crochet, treble crochet stitches and foundation double crochet (tutorial here) (single and double crochet in US terms) and how to treble 2 or more stitches together.
Sizes: : XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) pattern includes full schematic and sizing info. The Dune tie-side vest is designed to be worn with 10-15cm of positive ease.
Materials needed: DK yarn – StyleCraft Naturals Organic Cotton in Bone 7173, 105m/115y per 50g ball –
7 (8, 9, 9, 10, 11, 12, 12, 13) balls or 760 (830, 945, 1020, 1100, 1215, 1290, 1370, 1440) yards / 695 (760, 865, 935, 1005, 1110, 1180, 1250, 1315) meters
4.5mm crochet hook (or size needed to achieve tension)
PDF Pattern includes: Full written instructions in both UK and US terms, and step-by-step photographs.
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