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Irish Crochet Vest

Page history last edited by Heidi 10 years, 10 months ago

Irish Crochet Vest

19 Apr 09 - 25 May 09

 

Hook: 4.0 mm

Yarn: Jaeger Aqua (6 x 50g skeins)

Colour: Ruby (316)

 

I wanted a sleeveless top that could be worn over the top of a blouse for work without overheating.

I started with 10 Irish crochet motifs with 7 petals - so that I could position them with 1 petal near the neck and 2 petals at the ‘bottom’.

The mesh was made from a shamrock patterned mesh. The bottom edge of the top was edged with double-crochet and shamrocks.

 

 

 

 

PATTERN (UK terminology) - in progress

 

Motif One - this is the first motif to be made.

(The pictures are made with scrap yarn to illustrate working only)

 

Foundation: 5ch, join with sl to first ch. NOTE - work is NOT turned at the end of each round.

 

Round 1 (yellow): 1ch, 14 dc into ring, join with sl st to first dc. NB: crochet over the tail from the first ch you made (saves darning in it at the end and gives a nice padded effect)

 

Round 2 (red): 1ch, 1dc into same place as ch using front loop only. 4tr into nxt dc, *1dc into front loop of nxt dc, 4tr into nxt dc* repeat to end, join with sl st to first dc. You should now have seven petals of 4tr.

 

(work dc into front loop only)

 

(Back view showing unworked back loop between each cluster of 4tr)

 

Round 3 (lilac): 1 dc into spare back loop of the first dc from round 1, 5ch, dc into spare back loop of nxt dc from round 1, 5ch* repeat to end, join with sl st to first dc. You should now have seven loops of 5ch behind each of the petals from round 2.

 

(work into spare back loop from round 1)

 

(back view showing loops being formed for base of round 4)

 

Round 4 (lilac): sl st into first 5ch loop, 1ch,1dc,1htr,3tr,1htr,1dc into same loop, skip dc, *1dc,1htr,3tr,1htr,1dc into nxt 5ch loop*, repeat to end, join with sl st to first dc. You should now have a second layer of seven petals.

 

Round 5 (navy): 1dc into first dc from round 3 behind previous work, 6ch, sl st into 3rd of ch to form a picot, 6ch, sl st into 3rd ch to form a picot, 3ch, 1dc into dc from round 3 working behind previous work, *6ch, sl st into 3rd of ch to form a picot, 6ch, sl st into 3rd ch to form a picot, 3ch, 1dc into nxt dc from round 3*, repeat from * to * to end, join with sl st to first dc. Cast off.

 

 

(Back view showing how round 5 is worked into the back loop of the dc from round 3)

 

Finished Motif: 

(Front view of completed first motif)

 

 

(Back view of completed first motif)

 

 

Motif Two - Eight

Repeat rounds 1 - 4 from above.

 

Round 5: 1dc into first dc from round 3 behind previous work, 6ch, sl st into 3rd of ch to form a picot, 6ch, sl st into 3rd ch to form a picot, 3ch, 1dc into dc from round 3 working behind previous work, join motifs (6c, sl st into 3rd of ch to form picot, 4ch, with the current motif facing towards you place the previous motif rightside together with it, dc into the middle of the matching picot on the previous motif, 1ch, sl st into 3rd of ch, 3ch, 1dc into nxt dc from round 3, 4ch, dc into the middle of the matching picot on the previous motif, 1ch, sl st into 3rd of ch, 6ch, sl st into 3rd of ch to form picot, 3ch, 1dc into nxt dc from round 3),*6ch, sl st into 3rd of ch to form a picot, 6ch, sl st into 3rd ch to form a picot, 3ch, 1dc into nxt dc from round 3*, repeat from * to * to end, join with sl st to first dc.

 

(motifs with right sides together - the motif you are working on should be the one at the back so that you continue to work in the normal direction - insert hook into middle of picot from previous motif and form dc)

 

(1ch, then sl st into 3rd chain to finish picot)

 

 

It is easiest to do this if you mark the picots to be joined on the previous motif using scrap yarn.

 

There should be two free picot sets between where the motifs are joined at the bottom - and one free set at the top:

 

 

This means that when the motifs are attached they will naturally form a circle as the inner circumference will be smaller than the outer.

 

 

Motif Nine

- this motif joins to motifs 8 and 1 to complete the circle.

 

Round 5: Create as before with motifs two through to eight, but join to motif one in a similar way. It is easiest to do this if you mark the picots to be joined using scrap yarn.

 

 

 

 

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