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Crochet Shell Lace Vest

Introducing the Crochet Shell Lace Vest, a stunning and versatile addition to your wardrobe. This exquisite piece showcases the artistry of crochet, combining delicate shell stitches with intricate lace patterns. The result is a vest that exudes elegance and femininity, perfect for both casual and formal occasions. Whether you pair it with a simple tank top and jeans for a casual look or layer it over a dress for a more formal ensemble, this vest is sure to make a statement wherever you go. Embrace the art of crochet and indulge in the timeless beauty of the Crochet Shell Lace Vest.


Size: 12/14 (42/44)

Materials:100% Cotton fingering weight, 500 g.
Hook: A (2.0 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Gauge:
6.5 shells = 4" (10 cm)
10 rows = 4" (10 cm)

Double Shell Pattern
Chain multiple of 6 + 3 (see dra
Row 1: ch 3, skip 2 sts, *double shell in the next st (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc), skip 5 sts*, repeat from * till *, double shell, skip 2 sts, 1 dc.
Row 2: ch 3, skip 2 sts, *double shell in the ch 3 from the double shell of the previous row (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc), skip 5 sts*, repeat from * till *, double shell, skip 2 sts, 1 dc.
Repeat row 2.

Directions:
Vest crocheted from top to bottom.

Left Front

Crochet chain 33.
Crochet Double Shell pattern for 6 rows (5 shells). At the end of the 5th rows crochet chain 36 to shape a neckline.
Continue to crochet front of 11 shells. Crochet rows 19-25. At the end of the 25th rows crochet chain 24 for the armholes. In the following row work 4 more shells over the ch 24. There will be now 15 shells.
Continue to crochet left front of 15 shells. Crochet rows 26-77. Tie off.

Back

Crochet chain 99.
Crochet Double Shell pattern for 18 rows (16 shells). At the end of the 17th and 18th rows crochet chain 24 for the armholes. In the following rows (18th and 19th) work 4 more shells over the chain 24. There will be 24 shells.
Continue to crochet back of 24 shells. Crochet rows 19-70. Tie off.

Right Front
Crochet as left front.

Finishing:
Join shoulder and side seams.
Finish neck and armholes by crocheting 1 in (2.5 cm) bands with sc (single crochet).

Enjoy!

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