Thursday, April 25, 2013

Stripy Vest

Two things have been determining my crafting lately: the weather and Little Miss B's non stop growth. Naturally enough she doesn't fit into any of last year's cold weather clothing and now needs jumpers and cardigans pretty urgently.

I think she is more excited about having something made for her than about the vest itself!
I had a stitch pattern that I quite liked and decided to use it to make up a vest or jumper. When I started I didn't know if I would attempt to make sleeves or not. I say attempt because this pattern is all my own design and I wasn't sure if I had the know how to make sleeves to fit the armholes and also fit her arms. A decision was made to keep it as a vest.

The vest was crocheted in the round from the bottom up to the armpit area, then in rows. I started with foundation single crochet instead of a chain. I recently read the tutorial for this stitch on Doris Chan's website. Unfortunately I still needed a bit more information so I watched a YouTube tutorial to help make it a little clearer. It's actually pretty simple once you get the hang of where to put the hook, but I didn't find it to be particularly quick.

It's not going to win any awards for design, but I am quite pleased with how it has turned out. I used my old favourite Moda Vera Beetle with my 4mm hook.

Front view

Back view
I have another jumper on the hook which I need to finish for her now, ta dah moment coming soon!

xXx Helen


  1. She looks very happy with it!

  2. Cute pullover project. Thanks for visiting Three Stories High see you again soon. Jo x

  3. Hello Helen,
    Its just such a practical garment and can also be very cute when using a variety of colours as you have done. I bet you'll be doing a few more too. Miss looks extremely pleased about it LOL!

    and yes don't they grow so very fast :-)

    keep well

    Amanda :-)


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