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Mendeleev Vest


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This cute but simple vest is named for Dmitri Mendeleev, a Russian inventor and chemist who discovered the periodicity of the elements. This is an ideal pattern for beginner crocheters, providing an opportunity to practice several basic techniques in an easy and satisfying project. The pattern includes five sizes (from 0-24 months) and buttonhole instructions for both boy's and girl's versions. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Chain (ch) Single Crochet (sc) Double Crochet (dc) Slip Stitch (sl st) GAUGE 17 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches in body pattern SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Sizes 0-3 (3-6, 6-12, 12-18, 18-24) months To Fit Chest: 16 (171/2, 19, 20, 21)" Chest circumference: 19 1/2 (21, 23, 24, 25)" Length: 9 (101/4, 111/4, 121/4, 14)" SUGGESTED YARN 240 yards of DK weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Sweet Paprika Minuet COLORWAY Canneberge

Supplies Needed

  • Sweet Paprika Minuet (100% superwash merino wool; 50g/110 yds), 2 (3, 3, 4, 4) skeins Canneberge (MC) and 1 skein Natural (CC)
  • Size 8 (5mm) crochet hook
  • Size 7 (4.5mm) crochet hook

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Sweet Paprika Designs by DeborahClare
Sweet Paprika Designs by DeborahClare
Sometimes I feel like my life is one big craft project! I knit, crochet, design patterns, and dye yarn as co-owner of Sweet Paprika Designs. I also work on costumes, props, sets and lighting for theatre and film, which can involve sewing, painting, dyeing, stencilling, papier-mache, or just about any other craft you can think of! That means I'm always learning something new, which is one of the things I love about what I do.