THE GYPSY VEST ACCESSORY BOOK III By Jack Front (The yarn people) - Vol. 77, 1970

Sizes:  Small, Medium & Large

Note that no gauge or finished measurements are given in this pattern.

MATERIALS:  6--4 oz pull-skeins Wintuk Knitting Worsted by Jack Front (yarn is for both top & bottom).  Size "J" crochet hook.

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NOTE:  Both top & skirt pattern is below.  This link is also on the Groovy Skirts page.  ENJOY!

PATTERN STITCH:
Row 1: 
3 dc in 3rd ch from hook, skip 3 ch, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next ch, (cluster made), * skip 3 ch, 7 dc in next ch (shell made), skip 3 ch, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next ch, (cluster), repeat from *, ending, skip 3 ch, 4 dc in last ch.

Row 2: 
Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in each of center 2 dc (of 4 dc), 1 cluster in next cluster, * 1 dc in each of center 5 dc of shell, 1 cluster in next cluster, * repeat from *, ending, 1 dc in last 2 dc, 1 dc in top of ch 3.

Row 3:  Ch 4, turn, 1 dc in first dc, 1 shell in next cluster, * 1 cluster in center dc (of 5 dc), 1 shell in next cluster, * repeat from *, ending, 1 cluster in top of ch 3.

Row 4:  Ch 4, turn, 1 dc in cluster, 1 dc in each of center 5 dc of shell, * 1 cluster in next cluster, 1 dc in each of center 5 dc of shell, * repeat from *, ending cluster in cluster.

Row 5:  Ch 3, turn, 3 dc in cluster, 1 cluster in center dc (of 5 dc), * 1 shell in next cluster, 1 cluster in center dc (of 5 dc), * repeat from *, ending 4 dc in cluster.

REPEAT ROW 2--5 FOR PATTERN.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR TOP:

Chain 131 (small) 15 = full patterns, 2 = half patterns
Chain 147 (medium) 17 = full patterns, 2 = half patterns
Chain 163 (large) 19 = full patterns, 2 = half patterns

Work even in PATTERN for 21 rows, ending with pattern row 5.

DIVIDE FOR RIGHT ARMHOLE:
Row 2: 
Work beginning of row 2, work between the *'s 2, 2, 3 times, ending, 1 dc in 2nd, 3rd and 4th dc (of 7 dc), ch 4, turn and work rows 3, 4, 5 and 2 once.

FRONT OPENING: 
Row 3:  Work beginning of row 3, work between the *'s once, ending 1 cluster in center dc (of 5 dc).  Work even in pattern until piece measures 7, 7-1/2, 8 inches.

LEFT ARMHOLE:  Attach yarn in top of ch 3 on left side.  Work same as for right armhole.

BACK:  Leaving out 2 clusters for the armhole, attach yarn in 3rd dc (of 5 dc).  Starting with pattern row 2, REPEAT between the *'s 5, 7, 7, times, ending 1 dc in 2nd, 3rd, and 4 dc (of 7 dc).  Work even until piece measures the SAME as the front.

FINISHING:  Sew shoulder seams.  Work 1 row of shell stitch around top and armholes, spacing evenly as necessary.

Shell stitch:  * 5 dc in shell, 1 sc in cluster, repeat from *.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SKIRT:

CHAIN 44 (small), 51 (medium), 59 (large).
Work Row 1 of pattern stitch.  Work rows 2-7 of INCREASE ROW:

INCREASE ROWS:
Row 2: 
Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in each of 4 dc, 1 cluster in cluster, repeat between *'s of pattern Row 2, ending 1 dc in each of last 3 dc, 2 dc in top of ch 3.

Row 3:  Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in first dc, 1 cluster in center dc (of 5), 1 shell in next cluster, repeat between *'s of pattern Row 3, ending, 1 cluster in center dc (of 5), 2 dc in top of ch 3.

Row 4:  Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in first dc, repeat between *'s of pattern Row 4, ending, 1 cluster inc luster, 2 dc in top of ch 3.

Row 5:  Repeat ALL OF PATTERN (NOT INCREASE) Row 3.
Row 6:  Repeat ALL OF PATTERN (NOT INCREASE) Row 4.
Row 7:  Repeat ALL OF PATTERN (NOT INCREASE) Row 5.

REPEAT INCREASE ROWS 2-7 ONCE.

Work even in pattern, starting with pattern Row 2, for desired LENGTH of skirt.  MAKE 2 PIECES.

FINISHING:  Sew sides.  Work 2 rows of dc around top (waist band).  Sew elastic at band if desired.  Block with a damp cloth if necessary.

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