I mentioned in an earlier post that I, like so many others, had begun working on Dedri’s CAL Sophie’s Universe from over
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.
- 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
- Size K (6.5 mm) crochet hook
- Tapestry Needle for weaving ends
Finished measurements are approximately 34″ (86.36 cm) in diameter, with Sophie portion measuring approximately 22″ (55.88).
Begin by completing Parts 1-3 of the Sophie’s Universe CAL, omitting round 25 (crab stitch).
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.
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.
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