CROP TOP VEST



SIZE: Directions are for size 39".

MATERIALS; LION BRAND JAMIE (Art. NQ. 890) 1.50 OZ. prints or 1.75 oz.solid skeins Pompadour type yarn. made of 85% Sayelle* with a 15% rayon wrap. You will need 4 skeins of White #200 or the color of your choice. Interchangeable with Lion Brand Jamie 3 P/y - Art. No. 870.

Crochet hook size 1 (5.50 mm) (5 U.K.), OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN THE CORRECT GAUGE.

GAUGE: 4 sts = 7 ". TO INSURE PROPER SIZE, BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

BACK AND FRONTS: Ch 158.

Foundation Row: Work 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch to end. Ch 3, turn.

Row 1 : Sk first dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, *ch 4, sk 1 dc, 1 tr in each of next 4 dc, ch 4, sk 1 dc, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc; repeat from *, end last repeat 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 1 dc in turning ch. Ch 3, turn.

Row 2: Sk first dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, 'ch 4. 1 sc in next 4 tr, ch 4, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc: repeat from ', end last repeat 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 1 dc in turning ch. Ch 3, turn.

Row 3: Sk first dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, *ch 4, 7 sc in each of next 4 sc, ch 4, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc; repeat from *, end last repeat, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 1 dc in turning ch. Ch 3, turn.

Row 4: Repeat Row 3.

Row 5: Sk first dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc.*ch 7, 7 tr in each of next 4 sc, ch 1, 7 dc in each of next 3dc; repeat from *, end last repeat, 1 dc in each of 1 dc in turning ch. Ch 3, turn.

Row 6: Sk first dc, 1 dc in each st and ch. Ch 3, turn. Repeat Rows 1-6 for pat. Work in pat for 3 full repeats, end with dc Row 6.

Divide Work:

Continue in dc only. Dec 1 st at beg of row for center front, work 34 dc for left front. Turn.

Shape armhole: At this edge, dec 1 st every row 8 times. AT THE SAME TIME, shape V-neck: Dec 1 st at center front every other row 4 times more,then dec 7 st every row 9 times. Work even until armhole measures 8 1/2". Fasten off. Sk 4 sts. Join yarn with a sl and work across 74 sts for back.

Shape armholes: Dec beg and end of every row 8 times. Work even until back measures same as front to shoulders. Work 7 row sc from left to right. Fasten off. Sk 4 sts. Join yarn with a sl st and work across 34 dc for right front, then dec 1 st at end of row for center front. Complete to correspond to left front, reversing shaping.

FINISHING:

Ch 4 and join with a sl st 4 1/2" up from lower edge on right front to form button loop. Outer Edge: Join yarn with sl st at side seam. Work 1 rnd sc along entire outer edge including the 4-ch for button loop. Then work 1 md from left to right. Fasten off.