Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Crochet Gypsy Vest, 1969 {Crochet Pattern}


{I found this pattern in a box of random vintage patterns that I received from family.  I love the design, so I posted it here to share in its original form.  Expect me to work it up some time and post my comments and adjustments.  Enjoy!}

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

SIZE 36, (40), (45)

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

GAUGE:  3 chains = 1 inch



CHAIN:  108 (small), 124 (medium), 140 (large)

Row 1: 
1 sc in 8th chain from hook, * ch 5, 1 sc in 4th chain, * repeat from * to end. (25, 29, 33 large holes and 1/2 hole) 

Row 2:  Ch 5, turn, 1 sc in hole, * ch 5, 1 sc in hole, repeat form * to end.
Piece will measure about 35, 40, 45 inches wide.

Repeat row 2 for pattern.

Work even for 27 rows which is 16 inches, or 1" less than desired length to underarm.
 


ARMHOLES:
Row 1:  Right Front: 
Ch 3, turn, 1 sc in hole, work across 4, 5, 6 spaces. 

Row 2, 3, & 4:  Ch 5, turn, 1 sc in hole, work in pattern across 3, 4, 5 spaces. 
Row 5:  Ch 3, turn, 1 sc in hole, work across 3, 4, 5 spaces. 
Row 6 - 14:  Ch 5, turn, 1 sc in hole, work across 2, 3, 4 spaces. 
Row 15:  Ch 5, 1 sc in hole, * ch 3, 1 sc in hole, repeat from * 1, 2, 3 times.

To end last stitch, put ball of yarn through the last stitch.  Cut, leaving a 20" tail.


Left Front:  Attach yarn in top of 5, 6, 7th sc in from front edge.
Row 1:  Ch 5, sc in hole, work across 4, 5, 6, spaces. 
Work rows 1 - 13 of right front. 
Work row 15 of right front.
BACK:Attach yarn in top of sc three full spaces in from left front.
Row 1 - 14:  Ch 5, 1 sc in space, work across 10, 12, 14 spaces. 
Row 15:  Ch 5, 1 sc in space, ch 3, 1 sc in space, * ch 3, 1 sc in space, repeat from * across row.

Sew shoulder seams.  Work 1 row sc around piece.  

Weave in all loose ends.  Make a chain of desired length.

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