Sophie’s Universe Circular Vest 6


I mentioned in an earlier post that I, like so many others, had begun working on Dedri’s CAL Sophie’s Universe from Sophie's Universe Circular Vestover
at Look What I Made. The possibilities swam through my head on how this beautiful pattern could be adapted. So many talented crocheters have shared their variations in online Facebook groups and the like. The possibilities seem innumerable.

 

And then my beautiful daughter, exasperated with all of the WIPs surrounding me, reminded me that I had promised her a circular vest nearly two years ago. She asked me when I might get around to it – as she does every few months or so. So I had her pick out the yarn she wanted and committed myself to getting that done, setting aside my other projects. Afterall, family comes first, even if it does take a bit longer than preferred.

 

This pattern has not been tested! Please contact me with any corrections.

Sophie’s Universe Adapted Circular Vest

This pattern is written in US terms. It is worked in the round. A lighter worsted weight yarn is suggested. Choosing a fiber with a good drape is advised.

A PDF version of this pattern may be purchased for download here.

Stitches:

    • ch = chain stitch
    • dc = double crochet
    • fsc = foundation single crochet
    • beg cluster stitch = chain 2, double crochet two together in same stitch and draw through all three loops on hook (including loop from ch 2)
    • cluster stitch = double crochet three together in same stitch
    • sl st = slip stitch

Materials:

    • Size K (6.5 mm) crochet hook
    • Tapestry Needle for weaving ends

Gauge: 

Finished measurements are approximately 34″ (86.36 cm) in diameter, with Sophie portion measuring approximately 22″ (55.88).

 

Vest Body

Begin by completing Parts 1-3 of the Sophie’s Universe CAL, omitting round 25 (crab stitch).

Sophie’s Universe, Part 1

Sophie’s Universe, Part 2

Sophie’s Universe, Part 3

Round 25: Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc in ea of the next 27 st. 25 fsc. Skip 25 stitches of previous round. Sc in each of the next 146 st. 25 fsc. Skip 25 stitches of previous round. Sc in each of the next 17 st. Join with sl st to first st.

*Note: The armhole measurements are approximately 13″ (~33 cm) apart and 7.5″ deep (~19 cm). You can adjust these as needed, but these measurements should suit most standard adult sizes with a varying fit.

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Round 26: Beg cluster in first st. *Ch 2. Skip 1 st. Cluster in next st.* repeat * to * to last st. Ch 2. Join with sl st to top of first cluster st.

Round 27: Ch 1. *Sc in same st. 2 sc in next ch 2 space.* repeat * to * to last ch 2 space. 2 sc in last ch 2 space. Join with sl st to first st.

Round 28: Ch 1. Sc in same st. *Ch 5. Skip next 3 stitches, sc in next st. Ch 5. Skip next 4 stitches, sc in next st.* repeat from * to * to last 8 stitches. Ch 5. Skip next 3 stitches, sc in next st. Ch 2, dc in first sc to join. [80 ch 5 spaces]

Round 29: *Ch 5. Sc in next ch 5 space.* repeat from * to * to last ch 5 space. Ch 2, dc in dc of previous row to join.

Round 30: Repeat previous row.

*Note: You can add length to the vest by repeating rows 29-30. Just make sure you end with an even number of rows before continuing on with the next bit.

Round 31: *7 dc in next ch 5 space. Sc in next ch 5 space. (Ch 5, sc in next ch 5 space) 3 times.* Repeat * to * replacing last (ch 5, sc in next stitch) with (ch 2, dc in dc of previous row to join).

Round 32: *(Dc, ch 1) in next 6 dc. Dc in next dc. Sc in next ch 5 space. (Ch 5, sc in next ch 5 space) 2 times.* repeat from * to * replacing last (ch 5, sc in next ch 5 space) with (ch 2, dc in dc of previous row to join).

Round 33: *(2 dc in next dc, dc in ch 1 sp) 6 times. 2 dc in next dc. Sc in next ch 5 space. Ch 5, sc in next ch 5 space.* Repeat from * to * replacing last (ch 5, sc in next ch 5 space) with (ch 2, dc in dc of previous row to join).

Round 34: *(Dc in next 2 dc, ch 1) 9 times. Dc in next 2 dc. Sc in next ch 5 space.* Repeat from * to * replacing last sc with last sl st in top of joining dc.

Round 35: Beg cluster st in same stitch. (Cluster stitch in next ch 1 space, ch 2) 8 times. Cluster st in next ch 1 sp. Cluster st in sc.* Repeat from * to * around replacing last (cluster st in sc) with sl st to top of beg cluster st to join.

Round 36: Ch 1. Sc in same stitch. *(Sc in next stitch. 2 sc in next ch 2 space) 8 times. Sc in next 2 cluster stitches.* Repeat from * to * replacing last sc with sl st to first sc to join. Fasten off.

Ties (make 2)

Leaving 3″ beginning tail, ch 62. (Sc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc) 5 times in 2nd chain from hook. Sl st to first sc to join.

Sl st in next ch and in each remaining ch to end. Fasten off.

Use the two tails to attach the ties to the wrong side of the vest at round 29, approximately 3″ above the underarm, or as otherwise preferred. Hide ends.

 


 

PDF Download – A PDF version of this pattern is also available for a small fee. An email will be sent to you with a link to download the PDF and can be added to your Ravelry library when you provide your Ravelry username upon checkout.

Sophie’s Universe Circular Vest – PDF Download

 


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6 thoughts on “Sophie’s Universe Circular Vest

  • Lydia

    Melody – thanks for your input the other day. Worked your adaptation exactly but I used a 4.50mm hook since the lady I’m gifting it to is very tiny. It worked up quickly and I love the style. May have to work this one for myself someday. Thanks for such a clever adaptation of a circle back vest and Sophie’s Universe.

    Lydia (Kingston, Ontario Canada)
    PS
    Am emailing (from my other email address) a pic of the finished vest since I can’t find somewhere on the comments to insert one

  • indrales

    Dear Sophie’s Univ.
    I just join and newbie for crocheting. I would like to buy the pdf of $1,34 but please let me know whether the pdf by diagram or texting. To be honest I slight don’t understand if by texting when read your pattern and tutorial foto.
    My question :
    1. How to pay 1,34 $
    2. Is there any diagram/picture on the pattern

    Thanks to your confirmation

    • Melody Post author

      Apologies for getting back to you so late. The PDF does not include any extra information or charts. It is simply an easy to print/store version of the free pattern.

    • Melody Post author

      Linda, if the gauge is met then the finished measurements are approximately 34″ (86.36 cm) in diameter, with the Sophie portion measuring approximately 22″ (55.88).

  • Shanana

    Hi there–currently working this up and had no problem with my gauge for the Sophie part, but is it intentional that there is no increase in rows 26-32? My work won’t lay flat, which makes me worried for the drape. Have I missed something in the instructions?
    Thanks!