VERSITILE VEST / TANK TOP

This is a Seed Stitch Tank Top / Vest that I created for Knit-a-Square (http://www.knit-a-square.com/). Volunteers make an of the followin!: " in squares# $ests like this# hats# socks# sweaters. I make the squares and $ests. I%$e ne$er $entured into socks. &ou can knit or crochet items. 'ack to the pattern. (hen I do the seed stitch I like to use more then ) arn so ou can see the desi!n it creates. *ll ou need to +e a+le to do is a sin!le crochet and dou+le crochet. HOW ARE YOU GOING TO WEAR THIS? The t pe of arn ou use depends on the wa ou are !oin! to wear this piece. If ou want it for summer then use a cotton arn. If ou are !oin! for a warmer !arment ou can use a worsted wei!ht arn. &ou can wear a lon! slee$ed shirt under it. *t the +ottom of this is a si,in! chart in case ou want to make different si,es. This is the order in which o! wi"" #$%e the &est $'ter the 'ront $nd ($c% $re done) •*ttach the straps to the -'ack- piece (this .*S to +e done in order to do the ne/t) •0etermine the arm hole len!th •Sew the sides

<epeat across the row Row 3/ chain )# turn= .53 wide / " inches tall (uses 6 stitches) -o#.)S8 in second chain from hook# )08 in ne/t stitch.$. Re. 1 <epeat the instructions +etween them PATTERN/ 8alls for an odd num+er of stitches.e: 2. (hen ou !et to the top of the front/+ack ou end with 5 rows of tan.Skip ) stitch (which is the last dc on the pre$ious row)# 0o >)S8 and )08? in ne/t stitch (which is the last S8 from pre$ious row).3 mm Stitches Used: •Sin!le 8rochet •0ou+le 8rochet S%i"" Le&e": 'e!inner A((re&i$tions: .3 inches / )4 inches (+efore straps) Str$.ht Y$rn/ 8aron ) 9ound# 'lue and Tan G$!. ."eted Rows: 75 rows 1 )4 inches hi!h Worsted Wei.e . 8hain 7) with an I hook &ou are workin! from the +ottom up.e$t row 3 !nti" o! re$ch 43 rows) See ne5t . <epeat from .s 1 2.3 rows per inch Hoo% Si0e/ I / 3.:3 stitches per inches and 5. There are 7 rows of +lue and 5 rows of tan.*ront $nd +$c%# width 1 )2. to . *RONT 1 +A-K Row 2/ 0o .

Re.ic%) Str$.$rdin.s)))I alwa s do them on the rectan!le that will +e the front that wa when ou stitch the ends onto the other rectan!le ou can%t see the seemin!. Re#e#(er the ($c% $nd 'ront $re identic$" so it doesn6t #$tter which one o! . The tail is for sewin! it to the +ack. @ollow the straps directions +elow. Row 47899/ chain )# turn# > . See row 72 for that. $ "on. t$i" and finish off.s/ (hen ou are done with row 75 turn the piece and crochet into the first 6 stitches onl . the str$.Skip ) stitch# )S8 and )08 in ne/t stitch. This is wh$t it sho!"d "oo% "i%e) . *fter row 33 cut arn "e$&in.? / 3 .

&ou need it so ou know when to stop when sewin! the sides up. :ETER. Eow ou%re read to sew the sides up.SEWING THE STRAPS: (ith our lon! tail thread it to our arn needle. (hen ou are at the last stitch secure it reall well. If ou happen to ha$e a tail to work with ou can use that. Then sew the other strap. Aine up the strap to the +ack. Sewin! + !oin! under the top of the stitch (the -$-)See picture +elow. See photo +elow. 0o this for the opposite side as well. HOLE LENGTH/ This has to +e done after the straps are attached and +efore sewin! the sides up. Take a ruler and measure where D inches is and put a safet pin there. It%s hard to see +ut it%s at the +e!innin! of the ruler all the wa to the left.INE AR. . @old our $est in half Cust like ou see in the +e!innin! photo. Btherwise Cust take a piece of arn and start sewin!.

com . Start at the +ottom and work our wa up. 8ut a piece of arn that is ) )/5 times the len!th of the side that ou%re sewin!. Fust thread our arn needed and pick up threads closest to the ed!e our sewin!.knit-a-square.com/ heatherg !"aol. (hen ou !et to the safet pin stop and make a knot so it%s secure. Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you have any questions.SEWING UP THE SI:ES 'efore ou +e!in turn the tank top inside out so the arn ou are usin! to sew the sides does not show.blogspot. Heather http://crochetpatterns09.com: Hope you have fun creating your garment. (hen done flip it inside out a!ain and ou ha$e our Vest / Tank Top Si.in! 8hart $ia www.

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