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Free Crochet Ladies Four Patch
Vest
Ladies Four Patch Vest

Materials: Sport Weight Yarn - 8 (10) ounces of white
   Aluminum Crochet Hook Size F or 4.00 mm (G or 4.50 mm)
   Tapestry Needle

Size: Directions for medium size (10-12) using size F hook; for large size (14-16) use G hook and follow figures in parenthesis.

Back: With F (G) hook, starting at lower edge ch 93 for both sizes. Work in pattern as follows:

Four Patch Pattern: Multiple of 12, plus 9.
Row 1: (right side): Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each of next 5 ch, * ch 3, then working sideways dc in top of last dc made
(eyelet st made), sk next 2 ch, dc in next ch, ch 3, then dc in top of last dc made as before (2nd eyelet st made), sk next 2 ch,
dc in each of next 7 ch. Rep from * 6 more times. Ch 3, turn.
Row 2: Sk first dc (turning ch-3 counts as first dc), dc in each of next 6 dc, * ch 2, sk 1 eyelet st, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next
eyelet st, dc in each of next 7 dc. Repeat from * across, working last dc of last repeat in top of ch-3. Ch 6, turn.
Row 3: Last ch-6 made counts for turning ch-3 and then an additional ch-3, dc in 4th ch from hook for first eyelet st, dc in center
dc of 7-dc group, ch 3, dc in top of last dc made for 2nd eyelet st, sk next 2 dc, dc in last dc of same group, dc in each of next 2
ch, dc in top of next dc, dc in each of next 2 ch, dc in first dc of next 7-dc group, * work 1 eyelet st, sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc,
work another eyelet st, sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc, (dc in each of next 2 ch, dc in next dc) twice. Rep from * across, end with 1
eyelet st, sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc, work another eyelet st, sk next 2 dc, dc in top of ch-3. Ch 6, turn.
Row 4: Sk first eyelet st, dc in top of next dc between eyelet sts, ch 2, sk next eyelet st, * dc in each of next 7 dc, ch 2, sk next
eyelet st, dc in top of next dc between eyelet sts, ch 2, sk next eyelet st. Rep from * across, end with 7 dc as before, then ch 2,
sk next eyelet st, dc in next dc between eyelet sts, ch 2, sk next eyelet st, dc at base of last eyelet st of last row. Ch 3, turn.
Row 5: * Dc in each of next 2 ch, dc in next dc, dc in each of next 2 ch, dc in next dc, work 1 eyelet st, sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc,
work another eyelet st, sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc. Rep from * across, end with dc in each of next 2 ch, dc in next dc, dc in each
of next 3 ch. Ch 3, turn.
Rep rows 2 through 5 for pattern until back is about 15 (16 ½”) from beg, ending with row 5 of pattern. At end of last row omit ch-
3, break off, turn.
To Shape Armholes:
Row 1: Make lp on hook with yarn. Sk first 7 dc of last row and sk next 2 eyelet sts, join yarn with sl st in next dc, ch 3 for first dc,
dc in each of next 6 dc, continue in pattern across (by repeating from * on row 2), ending with dc in each of next 7 dc (do not
work last 2 eyelet sts and last 7 dc). Ch 6, turn. Work even in pattern until armholes measure about 9 ½ (10)” in all, ending with
row 2 of pattern. Ch 1, turn.
To Shape First Shoulder:
Sc in each of first 3 sts, hdc in each of next 4 sts, (dc in each of next 2 ch, dc in next dc) twice, dc in each of next 6 sts. Break
off. For neck sk center sts, rejoin yarn and work last 19 sts in reverse for second shoulder. Break off.

Fronts:
Make 2, reversing armhole shaping on 2nd front.
Work F (G) hook, starting at lower edge ch 45 for both sizes. Work even in four patch pattern stitch (same as for back) to get of
armhole shaping. On one front, at end of last row omit ch-3, break off, turn.
To Shape Armhole:
Row 1: At side edge only, rep row 1 of back armhole. Work even in pattern until armhole measures about 6 (6 ½”) from beg,
ending at armhole edge.
To Shape Neck:
Next Row: Work across in pattern as established to within last repeat of pattern, about 2 ½ (2 ¾”) fro front edge (do not work
these remaining sts), turn. Work even until armhole is same length as back armhole to shoulder, ending at armhole edge. Ch 1,
turn.
To Shape Shoulder:
Rep first shoulder shaping row of back. Break off.

Finishing:
Weave in ends.
Seams: From wrong side of work, sew or crochet shoulder and side seams.
Outer Border: Join yarn in lower left front corner of vest and sc across entire lower edge to right front corner, then continue
across right from edge, neck edge and left front edge as follow: * Ch 2, 2 dc at base of ch-2, sk ½” of edge of work, sc in edge
of work. Rep from * across to first sc. Join and break off.
Armhole Border: Join yarn at underarm seam and rep from * of outer border around entire armhole. Join and break off. Rep
around other armhole. Block lightly on wrong side, if desired.