Instructions

GAUGE: 4 clusters = 2 inches.

Directions: Blanket and sweater vest are crocheted diagonally rather than back and forth in rows. Follow the instructions step-by-step.

BLANKET:

  1. Row 1: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hk and each of next 2 chs: count 1 cluster.
  2. Row 2: Turn work; ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hk and each of next 2 chs; work (1 sl st, ch 3, 3 dcs) in ch-3 sp at end of first cluster: count a total of 3 clusters.
  3. Row 3: Turn work; ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hk and each of next 2 chs; work (1 sl st, ch 3, 3 dcs) in ch-3 sp at end of next 2 clusters: count 3 clusters on each edge of triangle.
  4. Row 4: Turn work; ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hk and each of next 2 chs; work (1 sl st, ch 3, 3 dcs) in ch-3 sp at end of next 3 clusters: count 4 clusters on each edge of triangle.
  5. Row 5: Turn work; ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hk and each of next 2 chs; work (1 sl st, ch 3, 3 dcs) in ch-3 sp of each remaining cluster: count 5 clusters on each edge of triangle.
  6. Rows 6-38: Rep Row 5, counting 1 additional cluster on all edges with each row until there are 38 clusters.
  7. Rows 39-74: Ch 3, turn; work (1 sl st, ch 3, 3 dcs) in ch-3 sp of first cluster; work (1 sl st, ch 3, 3 dcs) in ch-3 sp of each remaining cluster until one remains; sl st in ch-3 sp of last remaining cluster. (The number of clusters in each row will now be reduced to turn the triangle into a square.)
  8. Row 75: Ch 3, turn; work (1 sl st, ch 3, 3 dcs) in ch-3 sp of first cluster; work (1 sl st, ch 3, 3 dcs) in ch-3 sp of next cluster; sl st in ch-3 sp of last cluster.
  9. Row 76: Ch 3, turn; work (1 sl st, ch 3, 3 dcs) in ch-3 sp of first cluster; sl st in ch-3 sp of last cluster: count 38 clusters on each edge of square. Do not fasten off or turn work.
  10. Edging: E-Rnd 1: * Ch 5, sc in sp between next 2 clusters; rep from * across row until one remains; ch 5, sc in corner st **; rep from * to ** three more times; ch 5, sc in same sp as beg ch.
  11. E-Rnd 2: (Sl st, ch 6, dc) in next ch-5 sp; * (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch-5 sp; rep from * around; join with a sl st in third ch of beg ch-6.
  12. E-Rnd 3: Sl st in first ch-3 sp, ch 3, work 2 dcs in same sp, ch 1; * (work 3 dcs, ch 1) in each ch-3 sp to corner, work [3 dcs, ch 1] twice in corner; rep from * three more times; work (3 dcs, ch 1) in last ch-3 sp, sl st in top of beg ch-3.
  13. E-Rnd 4: Ch 3, [yo, draw up a lp in next dc, yo, draw yarn through 2 lps on hk] twice, yo, draw yarn through 3 lps on hk, ch 3; * [yo, draw up a lp in next dc, yo, draw yarn through 2 lps on hk] three times, yo, draw yarn through 4 lps on hk, ch 3; rep from * around; join with a sl st in top of beg cluster.
  14. E-Rnd 5: Rep E-Rnd 3.
  15. E-Rnd 6: Rep E-Rnd 4. Fasten off. Use tap-estry needle to weave in loose ends.

SWEATER VEST: Three rectangles are crocheted using same technique as for blanket. The shoulders and side seams are sewn together, leaving armhole and neck openings.

  1. Back: B-Rows 1-5: Rep Rows 1-5 of blanket.
  2. B-Rows 6-12: Rep Row 5 of the blanket until there are 12 clusters on each edge of the triangle.
  3. B-Row 13: Ch 3, turn; work (1 sl st, ch 3, 3 dcs) in ch-3 sp of first cluster; work (1 sl st, ch 3, 3 dcs) in ch-3 sp of each remaining cluster of row.
  4. B-Row 14: Turn work; ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hk and each of next 2 chs; work (1 sl st, ch 3, 3 dcs) in ch-3 sp of first cluster; work (1 sl st, ch 3, 3 dcs) in ch-3 sp of each remaining cluster until one remains; sl st in ch-3 sp of last cluster.
  5. B-Rows 15-18: Rep B-Rows 13 and 14: count 18 clusters on longest edge at end of B-Row 18.
  6. B-Rows 19-27: Ch 3, turn; work (1 sl st, ch 3, 3 dcs) in ch-3 sp of first cluster; work (1 sl st, ch 3, 3 dcs) in ch-3 sp of each remaining cluster until one remains; sl st in ch-3 sp of last cluster.
  7. B-Row 28: Ch 3, turn; work (1 sl st, ch 3, 3 dcs) in ch-3 sp of first cluster; work (1 sl st, ch 3, 3 dcs) in ch-3 sp of next cluster; sl st in ch-3 sp of last cluster.
  8. B-Row 29: Ch 3, turn; work (1 sl st, ch 3, 3 dcs) in ch-3 sp of first cluster; sl st in ch-3 sp of last cluster, ch 3, turn, sl st in ch-3 sp of last cluster: count 12 clusters on each narrow edge and 18 clusters on each long edge. Fasten off.
  9. Front (make 2): F-Rows 1-5: Rep Rows 1-5 of blanket.
  10. F-Rows 6-9: Rep Row 5 of blanket until there are 9 clusters on all edges of triangle.
  11. F-Rows 10-11: Rep B-Rows 13-14.
  12. F-Row 12: Rep B-Row 13: count 12 clusters on longest edge.
  13. F-Rows 13-18: Rep B-Row 19.
  14. F-Row 19: Rep B-Row 28.
  15. F-Row 20: Rep B-Row 29: count 9 clusters on each narrow edge and 18 clusters on each long edge. Fasten off.
  16. Assembly: Notice on each vest piece that one long and one short edge have a ch-3 lp at the end of each row. Lay out the vest back so the long edge with the ch-3 lps is at the top. With edges even, lay one vest front on top so the short edge with the ch-3 lps is at the top and the long edge with the ch-3 lps is on the right-hand side.
  17. Starting from the upper right-hand corner and using tapestry needle and matching yarn, whipstitch the top four clusters together for a shoulder seam.
  18. Working from the bottom edge up, whipstitch six clusters together for the side seam, leaving the rest open for an armhole.
  19. Lay second vest front on vest back with edges that have ch-3 lps at the top and left-hand sides. Whipstitch to back as before.
  20. Vest edging: VE-Rnd 1: Join yarn with a sl st between center 2 clusters on bottom edge of vest back; * ch 5, sc in sp between next 2 clusters; rep from * around, ending last rep with ch 5, sc in same sp as beg sl st.
  21. VE-Rnd 2: Sl st in next ch-5 sp, sc in same sp; * ch 4, sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep with ch 5, sl st in beg sc. Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.
  22. Finishing: Referring to photo on page 41, bend back the top corner of one vest front. Use hand-sewing needle and matching thread to sew a button on top. Hand-sew one end of a ribbon piece to bottom point of this fold. Repeat on other side.

FINISHED SIZE: Blanket is about 27 inches square. Sweater is 7 inches long from shoulder with a finished chest measurement of 20 inches.

Abbreviations

  • ch(s) chain(s)
  • dc(s) double crochet(s)
  • hdc(s) half double crochet(s)
  • hk hook
  • sc(s) single crochet(s)
  • sk skip or skipped
  • sp space
  • sl st slip stitch
  • tr(s) triple crochet(s)
  • beg beginning
  • lp(s) loop(s)
  • rep repeat
  • rnd(s) round(s)
  • RS right side
  • sl slip
  • st(s) stitch(es)
  • tog together
  • WS wrong side
  • yo yarn over
  • * or [ ] Instructions after * or ­between brackets are ­repeated a ­given number of times.
  • ( ) Instructions in ­parentheses are all worked in one stitch or space as ­indicated.

Yellow Baby Blanket and Sweater Vest from Emma Willey of Winston, Oregon