8/31/99

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The Gypsy Vest Book by Jack Frost (the yarn people), Vol. 75, 1969

SIZE 36 (40) (must be bust size?)

MATERIALS:  Crochet hook size "K"
2 (4 oz.) pull-skeins Wintuk Knitting Worsted Yarn

GAUGE:  3 chains = 1 inch

CHAIN 117 (129) sts.
Row 1: 
1 tc in 9th ch from hook, * ch 2, 1 tc in 3rd ch, repeat from * to end--37 (41) squares.
Row 2:  Ch 4, turn, * 2 tc under ch-2 space, ch 1, repeat from * ending with 2 tc under the last 2 ch sts, next to the tc of the row below, ch 1, 1 tc in 3rd ch from tc.
Row 3:  Ch 5, turn, 1 tc under second ch-1 space, ch 2, * 1 tc under next ch-1 space, ch 2, repeat from *, ending with 1 tc in end ch.

Repeat rows 2 & 3 for pattern.  Piece will measure 36" (40") wide.

Work even for 17 rows, ending with row 3, or 1" less than desired length to underarm, ending with row 3.

SHAPE ARMHOLES:
Row 1: 
Ch 4, turn, 2 tc under second ch 2 space, ch 1, work in pattern for next 4 (5) spaces, ch 1, work 1 tc under next ch 2 space, ch 3, work 1 slip st in next tc, work slip st across 4 spaces going into each stitch, ch 3, work 1 tc under next ch 2 space, work in pattern across next 13 (15) spaces, ch 1, work 1 tc under next ch 2 space, ch 3, slip st in tc, slip st across next 4 spaces, ch 3, 1 tc under next ch 2 space, ch 1, work in pattern across next 5 (6) spaces, do not ch 1, 1 tc under last ch 5 spaces.

Row 2: Left Front: 
Ch 3, turn, work 1 tc under first ch 1 space, work in pattern across next 4 (5) spaces.
Row 3:  Ch 4, turn, 2 tc under first ch 2 space, ch 1, work in pattern across 3 (4) spaces, ch 1, 1 tc under last ch 3 space.
Row 4:  Ch 3, turn, 1 tc under second ch 1 space, ch 2, work in pattern across next 3 (4) spaces.
Row 5:  Ch 4, turn, work in pattern across 3 (4) spaces, ch 1, 1 tc under last ch 3 space.
Row 6:  Ch 5, 1 tc under second ch 1 space, work in pattern across next 2 (3) spaces.
Row 7 & 8:  Work even in pattern.  Pull yarn through last st on hook to end off.

Right Front:  Attach yarn at top of tc on right front, at neck edge.  Repeat rows 2 thru 8 of left front.

BACK:
Attach yarn at top of tc at right side of back, ch 5, 1 tc under second ch 1 space, work in pattern across row, ending 1 tc in last ch 1 space.  13 (15) spaces.

Work even for 5 rows.

Ch 5, 1 tc under second ch 1 space, work in pattern across 1 (2) spaces, ch 5, 1 slip st in next ch 1 space, slip st across to last 3 (4) spaces, ch 5, 1 tc under ch 1 space, work in pattern across last 2 (3) spaces.  Fasten off.

Sew shoulder seams.  Fasten off ends.  Make a tie by chaining desired length in chain st.  Work 1 row of sc around piece.  Work 1 row of sc around armholes.

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