I hooked this vest as soon as I received my order of Bali Yarn from Indonesia. We had ordered this as a group…..and I was at home in India at my parent’s place. It was hard times….cos my dad was very ill and I lost my folder of crochet patterns………My laptop died on me……
The good thing about Bad times are that they don’t last forever…..Daddy recovered, the Bali Yarn came in and my fingers got the crochet twitch….:-))
I decided to make a refrigerator handle cover and after that began this vest……My own Pattern…….
Bali yarn is soft and easy to hook….flexible to use….for those in the USA, America,Europe an Canada….you can order Bali yarn from my my pal Marilyn Smith who has this site Lyn’s Crafts……catch Lyn here at…
For the rest of the world order from my other pal Iin Wibisono who also deals in this yarn. She sells at Crochet Rock Stars….thru this link….
Having friends high up on the yarn social ladder is great!!!:-D!!!!!
Since I had no thought of making a picture tutorial for this project…I didn’t take any pictures while making this one. So I hooked up a sample vest….a tiny little piece just to show you how the stitch works up into this pattern. The pictures here are of this sample vest.
How to Hook A Bali Vest
Bali Yarn 200 gms
Chain – ch
Single Crochet – sc
double crochet – dc
slip stitch – ss
This Pattern is hooked in three panels – The Back, and two Front panels – Right Front and Left Front.
How to measure for a vest( My Way…:-D )
I measured a top of mine, one that opens in the front( where the front portion is in two panels right and left)…….I worked the back first. Measure the back width of your blouse and the length that you want of the vest, and then hooked in the req chains to that length. Then measure, the right panel and hook in the req chains to that measurement…do the same with the left panel.
Pls Note That This Pattern Has Not Been Tested
We will begin by working the back portion of the vest.
Chain 130 plus 3 chain up.
3 ch sc in 6th chain form hook; 3 chain skip 2 ch; dc in next chain, 3 ch, dc in same ch…..a “V” stitch is created.
*3 ch skip 2 chain sc in next ch 3ch ; 1 dc 3ch 1dc in same ch*
Continue with ** until end of row. End row with one dc and then 3 ch up.
3 chain, Skip 2 chain, “V” Stitch in loop of “V” stitch of previous row.
*3 chain, Skip 2 chain, “V” Stitch in loop of “V” stitch of previous row*…………..Repeat until end of the row.
*3 ch sc in 3 chain of previous row, 3 chain;”V” stitch in “V” stitch of previous row*…..
Repeat ** until end of row. end with one dc and 3 ch up.
Row 5 to Row 66
Repeat Row 3 and Row 4 alternatively.
Repeat row 4
Sculpting the back Neck
Begin with row 3 until you work 6 ‘V’ stitches; 3 ch one sc in the 3ch loop and then ss into the previous row until you pass 9 ‘V’ stitches. Then 3ch, continue as in Row 3.
Repeat row 4 until one shoulder is finished. Cut off thread repeat the same for the other shoulder…thus creating a square neck for the back.
Create a dc edging all around the back portion by hooking in dcs.
Right Front Chain in 69 and then chain 3 chain up. Row 1 to 40: Work the right panel just like you did the back portion…. Sculpting the Neck Row 41: 3ch.. dc, *2ch dc(1 ‘V’); 3ch,sc, 3ch;* continue ** until end of row, finish off with an sc Row 42: chain 3 ‘V in 2ch loop’ ; 3ch ‘V’ in 2ch loop Row 43 to Row 50 Continue Row 67 & 68 alternately for the next 8 rows. Row 51 3 ch ‘V’ in 2 ch loop; 3 ch, ‘V’ into 2ch loop. End with a ‘V’ loop Row 52: 2 ss on the 2 ch loop; 5ch, 1 dc (thus creating the first ‘V’ of this row), *3ch; ‘V’ in next loop * end with a 5 ch, ss into previous row. Row 53 3 ss on the 5 ch; 3ch ‘V’ stitch in 2 ch loop; 3 ch sc 3ch , ‘V’ in 2ch loop Row 54 to 69 Repeat Row 52 & 53, 9 times Left Panel Chain in 69 and then chain 3 chain up. Work this the same same as for the right panel but in it’s mirror image. Create a dc edging by hooking in dcs all around in each panel. Joining the panels together You join panels together just as you would join granny squares together. I used sc to join them together. This is how it looks after you are all done……. Stich Close up Now to snazz up the look here ……Let us add a few accessories….I used these wooden fish buttons on the front panel to give it that soft bohemian touch……