I have received permission from Leonie to post my version of her wrap vest.
I hope this makes sense, please ask if it doesn't.
Size 4mm (No 8) crochet hook.
6 balls of Soft Carnival 8ply
Finished, laid out flat, wrap 25.5" (65.5cms) wide x 35" long (89.5cms)
Make 94 chain, turn, skip 2 chain (these are part of your new row*) and start your dc's in the third chain. Continue with your rows until work measures 12" (31cms).
Armhole* - dc 30, chain 32, dc 30. Continue your rows until this section measures 15.5"(40cms).
Do another armhole as above and continue work until this last section measures 7.5" (19.5cms).
Tie in all ends.
*When I finish a row, at my last dc I do 2 x chain then turn. The 2 x chain become the beginning of the next row. I am not sure that this is correct, but it works for me and keeps my edging lovely and straight.
*My armhole is 8". The armhole sits exactly in the middle of the length of the work. To do this, I folded my work lengthways and then measured 4" from the middle fold. I then counted my dc out and that gave me the count I have put in as above. As for my length I measured the same way as Leonie did and added 4" to allow for my large collar.
You will also notice that one front panel is wider than the other. I wanted to get a slightly off-centre look for my wrap as the collar is angled as well and I wanted to compliment this. In the rectangle above you can see where my button brooch is pinned on the larger front panel. I left this here to show you how far down it is. Have a look at my previous post to see the vest being worn.
If you make this wrap vest, please let me know how it turns out as I would love to see and also let Leonie know as well and say thank you to her for sharing this lovely, cosy pattern.
You know you want to make one, so go, get your yarn and your hook and get started, you will be finished in 3 nights time if you begin now, just in time for snuggling over the weekend and showing off your fabulous fashion to all those envious soccer mums on Saturday morning while they shiver and shake and admire your wrap vest.