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Waikiki Button Front Vest
Free knitting pattern

Finished chest size: 36(40)"

MATERIALS: Crystal Palace Waikiki  65/35% rayon/cotton, 50gm (100 yds), 8 (9) balls. Breeze 100% cotton 50 gm/110yds, 1 skein in color to complement Waikiki color. Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles size 5 single point. Stitch holders. Crystal Palace Bamboo Crochet hook F, 8 buttons 3/4" or approx. 12 buttons 1/2".

GAUGE: with Waikiki 5.5 sts = 1" in Stockinette stitch (St st). Take time to check gauge.

yo: yarn over
BO: bind off
CO: cast on
inc: increase

BACK: With Waikiki cast on 100(110) sts. Work in St st for 9.5" from cast on edge. Bind off 4 sts at beg of next two rows. Dec 1 st each end every other row, 7 times. 78(88) sts. Work until 9.25" above armhole bind offs. Bind off 6(7) sts at beg of next 4 rows. Bind off 5(6) sts at beg of next row. K13(14), BO 18(20), K rem 18(20)sts. Working one side at a time BO 5(6) sts at armhole edge. BO 8 sts at neck edge. Bind off 5(6) sts at armhole edge. Join yarn to rem side, BO 5(6) sts at armhole edge , BO 8 sts at neck edge.

LEFT FRONT: Cast on 50(55) sts. Work for 9.5" from either eyelet rows or cast on edge. Bind off 4 sts on armhole edge, Dec 1 st every other row at armhole edge 7 times. 39(44) sts. Work until 3" above armhole.

Shape neck front: At neck edge work binds offs thus: 5 sts once, 3 sts once, 2 sts twice. Dec 1 st at neck edge on this and every other row 5(6) times. 22(26) sts. Work straight until front measures same as back to shoulder. Shape shoulder: Bind off 6(7) sts at armhole edge 2 times. Bind off 5(6) sts at armhole edge 2 times.

RIGHT FRONT: Work as for left front, reversing shaping.

FINISHING: Join shoulder seams. Sew side seams. Press gently with steam through towel.

Crochet Edging and Buttonholes: With Breeze and crochet hook F, work edging along outer edge of garment and armhole edges as follows: Round 1: Work single crochet around edge. Round 2: *Single crochet, ch 3, slip st into single crochet, slip st 1 into next st. Repeat from *. Note: For small buttons every other chain 3 is used as a buttonhole. If using larger buttons mark their placement. At those points instead of ch 3, ch 6 or appropriate length to fit snuggly over button.


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