Best of the Vests
I have many slender friends. It's always quicker and easier knitting and crocheting clothing for these tiny people! I came across this pattern on the Lion Brand site for a granny square vest and really liked it. HOWEVER, I have seen this particular vest ridiculed on a few blogs. I happen to like this pattern. I may not have used the colors designated by the designer, but basically, this pattern rocks. Remember, "granny squares are the building blocks to fashion." I was fooling around with some Noro Kureyon yarn and figured out that if I followed the schematic for this granny square vest I could also utilize a sideways, double crochet pattern and eliminate the need for sewing squares together and weaving in ends.....even quicker! The pattern says that for size small each square is three inches. To get larger squares, the pattern says to increase your hook size. Twelve double crochet stitches equal three inches, using the Kureyon, size "H" crochet hook; four rows equals three inches for my gauge. So, I chained 36 stitches and proceeded from there. The dark color changes, using Noro Kureyon #172 made this vest a striped delight! I added a picot edge and a loop at the neck edge for one button. Perfect birthday gift for my co-worker, Aileen! I will be crocheting more versions of this winning pattern for other slenderellas out there!
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