Monday, January 7, 2019

Crocheted Sweater Vest and Bow Headband

Thanks to Sarah Zimmerman of Repeat Crafter Me for sharing crochet instructions for this Sweater Vest and Bow Headband. I crocheted these for our granddaughter, Vivian for her 2nd birthday party on Saturday. I still need to add buttons to the vest. You can find the instructions for this sweater vest HERE. Sarah made it as a cute pumpkin vest. Something to think about for next fall!
When I saw coils of "self striping" yarn at JoAnn's last week, I could not resist!  This yarn is made by Premier and is called Sweet Roll. The color is called Bubble Pop.  It was on sale at JoAnn's: 2 rolls for $5. I bought 2 rolls and then went back for another 2 rolls. I used 1 roll and just a small amount of a second roll for the vest and headband. The roll label shows 5 oz/140g; 245 yds/224m.

I think the "self striping" would work better on an afghan. I am not happy with the way the "stripes" randomly start in this vest. I think it would look better if I had cut the yarn to make the strips start at beginning of rows. You can see on the front where the gray and pink do not match the opposite sides. Because I am not sure if this will fit, I will wait until after the party to fix this. I may just crochet another one. It was fun to make!

Sarah's instructions were sized for a 3-5 year old. I reduced the number of chains at the beginning. I wrote notes as I went along, but my notes do not match the stitches when I count them now. I think I started with 44 chains and I think I had 5 double crochet stitches between the 2 post stitch groups in the lower part. Heartfelt thanks to Sarah for all the work involved in creating crochet instructions! I found it difficult to keep track of  changes I made as I went along. It's not hard to make the changes, but very hard to write it down correctly. Thanks again, Sarah!

I did not add the "pumpkin coil" for a tie because Vivian is too young. 

Since I bought lots of yarn, I decided to make this bow headband, which Sarah calls her Griddle Stitch Winter Headband. Her free instructions are HERE. She has multiple sizes.

Addendum, Jan. 9, 2018- added 3 buttons

For the Button Loops, attach loop of  yarn on right side of gray SC trim.
Chain 1 then SC in same space
Chain 4, then SC in next stitch. Fasten off and weave ends into back of vest.

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1 comment:

Diane Bouse said...

Super cute. Challenging me to use my yarn. Of course I won't be making something this cute.