|I think she is more excited about having something made for her than about the vest itself!|
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.