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I started crocheting when I was about 8 years old. I remember my grandmother was very religious and stood by the standard of no work on Sundays. I was caught designing a dress for a doll and got in ...

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Fitted Circular Vest

from Hip Kitty Designs
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Fitted Circular Vest
Fitted Circular Vest
Fitted Circular Vest
Fitted Circular Vest

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Single crochet, Double Crochet, Spike Stitch, Increase, decrease, work in the round, color changes, optional zipper, basic hand sewing

Pattern Description:

I saw the round crochet vests in the store and thought they would make me look silly and middle aged (fluffy). I wanted something totally different and unexpected that had a beautiful drape and fitted nicely. Somehow the circle became an oblong and this is the result. It flatters and elongates your figure to make you look and feel trim and tall. Love it! This is not a true work in the round pattern, but looks like it, The pattern is a hybrid detailed receipe so it is easy to follow and less confusing than a standard pattern. This formula also makes it much easier to adjust to your size and requirements. It also looks great done in a solid single strand DK/


first 3 rounds should be about 6 1/2" across


  • Double stranded sport weight yarn, 1100 yards main color, 900 yds second color 1000 yds for color 3, Hook size N & Q, (10) 3/4" buttons, 12" separating Zipper, or hook and eyes, karge eyed needle