Solid Colour Granny Rectangle Crochet Cropped Sweater Vest

Which craft: Crochet

https://www.iceyarns.com/fnt2-23753

Ice Yarn 'Atlas' in Burgundy fnt2-23753
Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic
Weight: 100 gr. / 3.53 oz. per ball
Length: 130 m. / 142 yds. per ball
Yarn Thickness: 5 Bulky: Chunky

Suggestion Needles / Hooks: 7 mm. US 10 1/2

Techniques:

Granny Rectangle
Granny Stitches

Sizes :

S,M,L,XL,etc.

Finished measurements :

Large Size - Width: 20" Length: 18"

Abbreviations :

ch - Chain
sl st - Slip Stitch
bdc - Beginning Double Crochet (standing single crochet, ch1)
dc - Double Crochet

Project Note:

I made a large size (waist: 44") and used 3 skeins of 'Atlas' so I only needed 1 pack.
This pattern is easily adjusted to any size by using your waist measurement!

I have a YouTube tutorial for this pattern which you can watch here:

Pattern :

Crochet Rectangle - make 2 for front and back panel
Ch4, sl st into first chain to create loop
Round 1: BDC (beginning double crochet: standing single crochet, ch1) into loop & 2 dc to finish first cluster, ch2, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2, 3dc
Ch 2, sl st back in to the top of the 1st dc of the last cluster, turn your work, sl st into the 2 chains, turn your work, 2dc in to new loop, ch 2, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, 3dc, sl st to BDC to finish round 1
Round 2: Turn your work and make 3dc clusters into each space and 3dc, ch2, 3dc in the corners to continue the granny rectangle.
Make the rectangle as big as half of your waist size minus about 4 inches (we add these later on the sides)
I made 12 granny rectangle rounds in total. I recommend crocheting an even number of rounds.



Sides
Make sure to turn your work so that the previous round is the wrong side.
Measure 1 third from the top of the rectangle and place a stitch marker. 1 side you’ll need to crochet from the bottom and 1 side you’ll need to crochet from the stitch marker. Make granny stitch rows and decrease with 1dc where the stitch marker is.
You want an odd number of rows if you made your rectangle an even number of rounds. For mine I crocheted 8 clusters for the first row, then for the next 2 rows I made 7 clusters.

From the stitch marker (3 rows): 1 BDC, 3dc clusters in each space until the bottom, turn, BDC into 1st stitch, 3dc into each space, 1dc in the BDC space, turn, BDC into BDC space, 3dc clusters in each space until the bottom.

From the bottom of the granny rectangle (3 rows): BDC and 2dc in corner, 3dc in each space, 1dc at the stitch marker, turn, BDC over dc, 3dc clusters in each space, 1dc into last stitch (BDC), turn, 3dc over the dc, 3dc clusters in each space, 1dc in last 1dc space.

Joining the sides
Complete the sides on one panel, for the second panel we’re going to join. With the second panel complete the same rows except the last one.



From the stitch marker side: BDC into BDC space, sl st into opposite BDC, 3dc into each space and sl st into opposite side space until the bottom, finish with 3dc.



From the bottom side: 1BDC, 2dc over the dc, sl st into opposite side, 3dc into each space and sl st into opposite side space until the last dc and finish with 1dc.






Straps
Make sure to turn your work so that the previous round is the wrong side.
Measure neck width and place stitch markers in the nearest space in between clusters. 1 side you’ll need to crochet from the corner and 1 side you’ll need to crochet from the stitch marker. Make granny stitch rows and decrease with 1dc where the stitch marker is. You want an odd number of rows if you made your rectangle an even number of rounds. For mine I crocheted 4 clusters for the first row, then for the next 2 rows I made 3 clusters.





From the corner (3 rows): BDC and 2dc in corner, 3dc in each space, 1dc at the stitch marker, turn, BDC over dc, 3dc clusters in each space, 1dc into last stitch (BDC), turn, 3dc over the dc, 3dc clusters in each space, 1dc in last 1dc space.





From the stitch marker (3 rows): 1 BDC, 3dc clusters in each space until the end, turn, BDC into 1st stitch, 3dc into each space, 1dc in the BDC space, turn, BDC into BDC space, 3dc clusters in each space until the end.





Joining the straps
Complete the straps on one panel, for the second panel we’re going to join. With the second panel complete the same rows except the last one.





From the corner side: BDC over the dc, sl st into opposite side, 2dc to complete 1st cluster, sl st into opposite side, 3dc into each space and sl st into opposite side space until the last dc and finish with 1dc.





From the stitch marker side: BDC into BDC space, sl st into opposite BDC, 3dc into each space and sl st into opposite side space until the bottom, finish with 3dc and sl st into the end stitch on the opposite side





Weave in your ends and your crochet vest is complete!


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