CHAIN: 112 (small) 124 (medium) or 136 (large)
Row 1: 1 dc in the 7th ch from hook, * ch 2, skip 2 ch, 1 dc in the next ch, repeat from * across (36, 40 or 44 blocks).
Row 2: Ch 5, turn, 1 dc I n dc of row below, * ch 2, 1 dc in the next dc, repeat from * to end of row, ending in ch 2, 1 dc in 3rd ch.
REPEAT ROW 2 FOR PATTERN
Work even in pattern for 22 rows.
FRONT: Row 1: Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in dc, work even in pattern across 6, 7, 8 more blocks.
Row 2: Ch 5, turn, 1 dc in dc, work even in pattern across 5, 6, 7 more blocks (one block has been decreased)
Keeping ARMHOLE edge even, continue to decrease 1 block every other row until 4, 5, 5 blocks remain.
Work even until armhole is 10, 11, 12 rows long. End off.
OTHER FRONT: Attach yarn to other side at 3rd ch. Start with row 1 of front and work to correspond.
BACK: Leave out 4 spaces for each armhole, and work across center 14, 16, 18 blocks until same length as fronts. End off.
FINISHING: Sew shoulder seams. Attach yarn on lower edge and work a border of 1 sc, ch 2, 1 dc, in the first block, * in the next block, 1 sc, ch 2, 1 dc, repeat from * across bottom of vest. Keeping work flat, continue working border around fronts, skipping about every 3rd block.
With a double strand of yarn, make a chain and run it through the spaces 2 rows below the armhole.