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I love bodies, colors, fashion, tessellations & GOOD DESIGN!!!

Dream Bigger.

My website is: www.artofcrochet.com

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Tunisian Tennis Vest

from Art of Crochet
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Tunisian Tennis Vest
Tunisian Tennis Vest
Tunisian Tennis Vest
Tunisian Tennis Vest
Tunisian Tennis Vest
Tunisian Tennis Vest

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Tunisian Crochet

Pattern Description:

Of all my Tunisian designs, this one is, by far, my favorite. I've been asked for this pattern many times - The [Tunisian Tennis Vest.

Colorwork, stitch patterns and a silhouette that flatters everyone. Careful color placements, and the varying width of the different stitch patterns create a figure-enhancing shape without effort.

Deliberately designed with little waist shaping, it has room for a fitted blouse (because of the V-neck and open armholes) and can be dressed up with a wide belt.

The bodice of this tank is worked as a flat piece to the desired torso length. Your gauge will tighten slightly in the rows where you work all tss sts, and this creates the slight bit of shaping through the hips into the waist. Then the piece is seamed and the shoulder straps and neckline are worked directly onto the completed bodice. The final step is to add the ribbed edging.

Perfect for tweens through adults, with instructions for bust sizes 30 to 46 in one inch increments and independent length measurements from 19.5 to 26 inches, in 1/2 inch increments.

I love this vest and have made 2 of them for myself and one for a friend. It's so versatile with color schemes, and wearability.

Pattern also available at Art of Crochet. Both here and on Ravelry, I am having a buy 5, get 50% off sale until March 31, 2013. Visit the website for the materials and stitches used.


16 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches in
2 rows tss, 14 rows alternating fp-Tdc

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 30-46 inch bust in one inch increments
  • 19.5-36 inch length, independent of bust measurement


  • 570 - 1600 yards dk weight yarn
  • 6.0 mm Tunisian Hook
  • 6.0 mm Standard Crochet Hook
  • 5.0 mm Standard Crochet Hook
  • 4.5 mm Standard Crochet Hook
  • 4.0 mm Standard Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Stitch Markers
  • Measuring Tape

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Classis Elite Classic Silk