“'Weekender Vest' by Rebecca McDonough”
Intermediate crocheters will have this finished in a weekend! Quick to work up, this elegantly rustic vest can be styled up or down. Designed to be cushy yet drapey, the side seams are used to create both the flaps and the arm holes.

Design and photos by Rebecca McDonough.

Crochet hook: I/9 5.50 mm Gauge in Crochet Woven Stitch: 2 stitches per inch, 8 per 4 inches Notions: Two purchased buttons Stitches used: Foundation Single Crochet (FSC), which also counts as Row 1 Make a slip knot, insert the hook, CH 2 *Insert hook into second chain from hook (this is the first chain made) YO, pull through CH (there are two loops on the hook) YO, pull through first loop YO, pull through both loops* Repeat from * as noted in pattern Crochet Woven Stitch (CWS): Row 1: SC in second chain from hook, *Skip 1 SC, Ch 1, SC - repeat to the end Ch 2, turn Row 2: SC in first CH SP, ch 1 Row 3 and all other rows: repeat Row 2 On final stitch of row, SC in last CH 1 space

When laid flat: 20" x 28"; circumferance is 40" at bust.