Saturday, April 25, 2015

Sophie Inspired Circular Vest








THIS PATTERN USES US TERMS!!




Thank You Dedri Uys for letting me post the Link to her Sophie Pattern





You can find the pattern here:








You will need to scroll down the page of the link above for Dedri's Pattern Links




PLEASE NOTE:  THIS IS FOR THE ADULT VERSION!!



IF MAKING FOR A CHILD, PLEASE USE SPORT WEIGHT (#2) YARN, and a 3mm & a 3.5mm hook. 



 Materials Needed:


4mm hook


4.5mm hook


I Sophie's Garden Pattern up to The end of Part 3


DK Yarn in colors used in Sophie


3 or 4 toggles ( optional )


Darning needle





Extra Stitches Used:


FPHDC: front post half double crochet


CH:  chain


TR:   treble


DC:  double crochet


HDC: half double crochet


SC:   single crochet


SM SHELL: small shell (2dc, ch2, 2dc)


LG SHELL:  large shell (3dc, ch2, 3dc)


FDC: foundation double crochet (there are lots of videos on youtube)


FAN STITCH: 5 double crochet in same stitch, skip 2 stitches, single crochet in next stitch, skip 2




Round 25:  work 1 row dc


Round 26:   Work 1 row FPHDC





Dividing for Back, Shoulders & Armholes 





Fold piece in half. Place marker into the stitch in the centre at top, count 23 sts either side of centre st & place markers. These are for shoulder straps at back. Remove centre marker. Count down 25 sts from last marker, and place another stitch marker. Do the same for the other side. These are for the beginning and end of armholes. See pic below:














Round 1:  Join yarn at marker top right. Ch4 (for first tr), work 1 tr in next 3 sts, 1 dc in next 4 sts, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 23 sts, 1hdc in next 4 sts, 1dc in next 4 sts, 1 tr in last 4 sts, turn





Round 2:  ch 3 (for first dc), miss first st,  work 1 dc in next 3sts, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 31 sts, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, 1 dc in last 4 sts. Turn





Rounds 3-4:  ch 3 (for first dc), miss first st, dc to end. Turn











Straps: work rows on right side of work only.


Rounds 5-9:  ch3 (for first dc) miss first st, dc in next 11 sts. Fasten off





Work strap on other side to match. 











Join in yarn at bottom left marker.


Round 1:  work SM SHELL in first st, *ch 1,  sk 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 1, SM SHELL in next st,** work from * to ** to end. Turn





Rounds 2-4:  work SM SHELL in first st, *ch 1, dc in next st, ch 1, SM SHELL in ch2 sp from SM SHELL,**, work from * to ** to end. Turn





Rounds 5-8:  work SM SHELL in first st, *ch 2, dc in next st, ch 2, SM SHELL in ch2 sp from SM SHELL,**, work from * to end. Turn





Change to 4.5mm hook





Rounds 9-16:  work LG SHELL in first st, *ch 3, dc in next st, ch 3, LG SHELL in ch2 sp from SM SHELL,**, work from * to end. Turn





FOR SMALL - LARGE - FASTEN OFF. FOR SIZES XL AND UP WORK EXTRA ROWS, BUT CH 4 IN BETWEEN LG SHELLS & DC





See pic below after 6 rows




























Front Straps:





Decide where you want the straps to be. I wanted mine, in 4 rows from the edge. 





If changing colors each row of edging like I did, you will need to work straps to match.  I also fastened off after each row & WORKED ONLY ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF MY WORK. I CHOSE NOT TO TURN. THIS IS UP TO YOU!!





FDC 12. Fasten off, leaving a long end to sew to front. 





Dc 13 more rows. Fasten off, leaving long end, and sew to back straps & wherever you have chosen to place them in the front.





I ALSO CHOSE TO DO AN EDGING AROUND NECKLINE & ARMHOLES!!








I JUST DID FAN STITCH EVENLY AROUND. 





TO FINISH OFF YOU CAN SEW TOGGLES ONTO ONE FRONT EDGE, OR DO AS I DID. 





With double thickness of yarn, make a chain long enough to lace up front for 4 SHELLS. I chained 100. 





Sew in all ends. 





VOILA!!  YOU ARE ALL DONE








































5 comments:

Dedri Uys said...

Hi Julie.

I'm glad you've gotten your pattern posted. I have been looking out for it.

x

Dedri

Lee Ann said...

What an awesome Sophie vest! It looks terrific! I am on about round 87 of my Sophie Universe CAL Afghan and I'm waiting on some cooler weather to finish it; it's very hot here!
Thank you for posting this pattern! :). :)

Julie said...

Thanks

Julie said...

Dedri. So sorry it took me so long to reply. I somehow missed ur comment. So sorry. Thanks for letting me use ur "Sophie" pattern at the beginning.

Jennifer Long said...

Is this the adult version? If so, what size is it? I checked but couldn't find it.
Thanks
Jen