Monday, 14 April 2014

Baby & Child Lacy Vest Top

At last ..... the weather is getting better. It's warmer and I can smell spring in the air!
There are spring flowers everywhere, and fields with cute little gamboling lambs.
 
Lovely. And I even have a little time today to enjoy it!
 
This cute little lacy vest top is just perfect for the warmer days ahead.
 

Baby's Lacy Vest Top

Toddler's Lacy Vest Top
 
Child's Lacy Vest Top


Baby's Lacy Vest Top
 




Size:       To fit a baby of around 6 months              Width – 18”                        Length – 10 “

 

Requirements:                  DK yarn ~ 40g                     4 mm needles                   2 buttons

 

Size:       To fit a baby of around 9 months              Width – 19”                        Length – 10½ “

 

Requirements:                  DK yarn ~ 45g                     4½ mm needles                                2 buttons

  
The Front

 

Cast on 45sts     

 

Work 8 rows in garter stitch (knit every row)

 

9th Row:                Knit

 

10th Row:             Purl

 

11th Row:             *K5, yrn, sl1, k2tog, psso, yrn, rep from * to last 5sts, k5

 

12th Row:             Purl

 

Repeat the last 4 rows 5 times more

 

Work 6 rows in garter stitch (knit every row)

 

Cast off 3sts at the beg of the next 2 rows

 

K2tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog      (37sts)

 

Knit 16 rows

 

(wrong side)  K11, cast off 15sts, knit to end

 

Continue on first front strap –

 

Knit 17 rows.  Cast off.

 

Continue on second front strap – rejoin yarn

 

Knit 17 rows.  Cast off.

 

 

The Back

 

Cast on 45sts     

 

Work 8 rows in garter stitch (knit every row)

 

9th Row:                Knit

 

10th Row:             Purl

 

11th Row:             *K5, yrn, sl1, k2tog, psso, yrn, rep from * to last 5sts, k5

 

12th Row:             Purl

 

Repeat the last 4 rows 5 times more

 

Work 6 rows in garter stitch (knit every row)

 

Cast off 3sts at the beg of the next 2 rows            (39sts)

 

K2tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog                                      (37sts)

 

Knit 32 rows

 

(wrong side)  K11, cast off 15sts, knit to end

 

Continue on first back strap –

 

Knit 10 rows

 

K4, k2tog, yarn over needle, k5  (this makes  a button hole)

 

K2tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog                      (9sts)

 

Repeat this row 3 times more                    (3sts)

 

Slip 1, k2tog, pass slipped st over

 

Cut off yarn. Pull yarn through & fasten off

 

Rejoin yarn to second back strap –

 

Knit 10 rows

 

K4, k2 tog, yarn over needle, k5  (this makes  a button hole)

 

K2tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog                      (9sts)

 

Repeat this row 3 times more                    (3sts)

 

Slip 1, k2 tog, pass slipped st over

 

Cut off yarn. Pull yarn through & fasten off

 

Join side seam.    Darn away ends.   Sew on 2 buttons
 
 

 

 http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/babys-lacy-vest-top

 



Toddler's Lacy Vest Top



Size:       To fit a toddler of around 1 year                                Width – 21”                        Length – 12 “

 

Requirements:                  DK yarn ~ 60g                     4 mm needles                   2 buttons

 

Size:       To fit a toddler of around 2 years              Width – 22”                        Length – 12½ “

 

Requirements:                  DK yarn ~ 65g                     4½ mm needles                                2 buttons

 
                                                         

 

The Front

 

Cast on 53sts     

 

Work 10 rows in garter stitch (knit every row)

 

11th Row:             Knit

 

12th Row:             Purl

 

13th Row:             *K5, yrn, sl1, k2tog, psso, yrn, rep from * to last 5sts, k5

 

14th Row:             Purl

 

Repeat the last 4 rows 7 times more

 

Work 6 rows in garter stitch (knit every row)

 

Cast off 4sts at the beg of the next 2 rows            (45sts)

 

K2tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog                                      (43sts)

 

Knit 20 rows

 

(wrong side)  K12, cast off 19sts, knit to end

 

Continue on first front strap –

 

Knit 21 rows.  Cast off.

 

Continue on second front strap – rejoin yarn

 

Knit 21 rows.  Cast off.

 

 

The Back

 

Cast on 53sts     

 

Work 10 rows in garter stitch (knit every row)

 

11th Row:             Knit

 

12th Row:             Purl

 

13th Row:             *K5, yrn, sl1, k2tog, psso, yrn, rep from * to last 5sts, k5

 

14th Row:             Purl

 

Repeat the last 4 rows 7 times more

 

Work 6 rows in garter stitch (knit every row)

 

Cast off 4sts at the beg of the next 2 rows            (45sts)

 

K2tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog                                      (43sts)

 

Knit 44 rows

 

(wrong side)  K12, cast off 19sts, knit to end

 

Continue on first back strap –

 

Knit 12 rows

 

K4, k2tog, yarn over needle, k6  (this makes  a button hole)

 

K2tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog                      (10sts)

 

Repeat this row 3 times more                    (4sts)

 

K2tog twice

 

K2tog

 

Cut off yarn. Pull yarn through & fasten off

 

Rejoin yarn to second back strap –

 

Knit 12 rows

 

K5, k2tog, yarn over needle, k5  (this makes  a button hole)

 

K2tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog                      (10sts)

 

Repeat this row 3 times more                    (4sts)

 

K2tog twice

 

K2tog

 

Cut off yarn. Pull yarn through & fasten off

 

Join side seam.    Darn away ends.   Sew on 2 buttons

 

 
 

 
 
Child's Lacy Vest Top
 



Size:       To fit a child of around 3 years                    Width – 24”                        Length – 14 “

 

Requirements:                  DK yarn ~ 80g                     4 mm needles                   2 buttons

 

Size:       To fit a child of around 4 years                    Width – 25½ ”                    Length – 14½ “

 

Requirements:                  DK yarn ~ 85g                     4½ mm needles                                2 buttons

 


 

The Front

 

Cast on 61sts

 

Work 10 rows in garter stitch (knit every row)

 

11th Row:             Knit

 

12th Row:             Purl

 

13th Row:             *K5, yrn, sl1, k2tog, psso, yrn, rep from * to last 5sts, k5

 

14th Row:             Purl

 

Repeat the last 4 rows 9 times more

 

Work 6 rows in garter stitch (knit every row)

 

Cast off 5sts at the beg of the next 2 rows            (51sts)

 

K2tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog                                      (49sts)

 

K2tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog                                      (47sts)

 

Knit 23 rows

 

(wrong side)  K13, cast off 21sts, knit to end

 

Continue on first front strap –

 

Knit 25 rows.  Cast off.

 

Continue on second front strap – rejoin yarn

 

Knit 25 rows.  Cast off.

 

 

The Back

 

Cast on 61sts     

 

Work 10 rows in garter stitch (knit every row)

 

11th Row:             Knit

 

12th Row:             Purl

 

13th Row:             *K5, yrn, sl1, k2tog, psso, yrn, rep from * to last 5sts, k5

 

14th Row:             Purl

 

Repeat the last 4 rows 9 times more

 

Work 6 rows in garter stitch (knit every row)

 

Cast off 5sts at the beg of the next 2 rows            (51sts)

 

K2tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog                                      (49sts)

 

K2tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog                                      (47sts)

 

Knit 48 rows

 

(wrong side)  K13, cast off 21sts, knit to end

 

Continue on first back strap –

 

Knit 14 rows

 

K5, k2tog, yarn over needle, k6  (this makes  a button hole)

 

K2tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog                      (11sts)

 

Repeat this row 4 times more                    (3sts)

 

Slip 1, k2tog, pass slipped st over

 

Cut off yarn. Pull yarn through & fasten off

 

Rejoin yarn to second back strap –

 

Knit 14 rows

 

K5, k2tog, yarn over needle, k6  (this makes  a button hole)

 

K2tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog                      (11sts)

 

Repeat this row 4 times more                    (3sts)

 

Slip 1, k2tog, pass slipped st over

 

Cut off yarn. Pull yarn through & fasten off

 

Join side seam.    Darn away ends.   Sew on 2 buttons

 

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Child's Lacy Vest Top

 

Size:       To fit a child of around 5 years                    Actual Width – 26”                           Length – 15 “

 

Requirements:                  DK yarn ~ 100g                  4 mm needles                                   2 buttons

 

Size:       To fit a child of around 6 years                    Actual Width – 27½ ”                      Length – 15½ “

 

Requirements:                  DK yarn ~ 105g                  4½ mm needles                                  2 buttons

 

 

                                                                  

The Front

 

Cast on 69sts

 

Work 12 rows in garter stitch (knit every row)

 

13th Row:             Knit

 

14th Row:             Purl

 

15th Row:             *K5, yrn, sl1, k2tog, psso, yrn, rep from * to last 5sts, k5

 

16th Row:             Purl

 

Repeat the last 4 rows 10 times more

 

Work 10 rows in garter stitch (knit every row)

 

Cast off 5sts at the beg of the next 2 rows            (59sts)

 

K2tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog                                      (57sts)

 

K2tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog                                      (55sts)

 

Knit 23 rows

 

(wrong side)  K16, cast off 23sts, knit to end

 

Continue on first front strap –

 

Knit 27 rows.  Cast off.

 

Continue on second front strap – rejoin yarn

 

Knit 27 rows.  Cast off.

 

 

The Back

 

Cast on 69sts     

 

Work 12 rows in garter stitch (knit every row)

 

13th Row:             Knit

 

14th Row:             Purl

 

15th Row:             *K5, yrn, sl1, k2tog, psso, yrn, rep from * to last 5sts, k5

 

16th Row:             Purl

 

Repeat the last 4 rows 10 times more

 

Work 10 rows in garter stitch (knit every row)

 

Cast off 5sts at the beg of the next 2 rows                            (59sts)

 

K2tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog                                                      (57sts)

 

K2tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog                                                      (55sts)

 

Knit 48 rows

 

(wrong side)  K15, cast off 25sts, knit to end

 

Continue on first back strap –

 

Knit 14 rows

 

K6, k2tog, yarn over needle, k7  (this makes  a button hole)

 

K2tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog                                      (13sts)

 

Repeat this row 5 times more                                    (3sts)

 

Slip 1, k2 tog, pass slipped st over

 

Cut off yarn. Pull yarn through & fasten off

 

Rejoin yarn to second back strap –

 

Knit 14 rows

 

K6, k2tog, yarn over needle, k7  (this makes  a button hole)

 

K2tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog                                      (13sts)

 

Repeat this row 5 times more                                    (3sts)

 

Slip 1, k2tog, pass slipped st over

 

Cut off yarn. Pull yarn through & fasten off

 

Join side seam.    Darn away ends.   Sew on 2 buttons

 
 

 

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/childs-lacy-vest-top

 



 
 
 
 

9 comments :

  1. How adorable! I will have to make this for my granddaughter! Thanks so much for sharing the pattern :-)
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  2. It's very pretty Marianna and you always need these for kids just to slip over their heads even in the Summer, thank you for taking the trouble to write out the pattern. :)

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  3. I have to try these too, Marianna. They are SO cute!!! Thanks so much for sharing these lovely baby ideas and patterns :-)

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  4. Thank you for your WONDERFUL patterns. They are so easy to follow and work up fast. I've made 2 All-in-One's, 1 Bella Jacket and now I'm working on the Turquoise; the vest will follow. I donate all my knitting and crocheting to American Cancer and two local churches. God bless you for sharing your beautiful creations with us. Nonna in Yorktown

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  5. Sweet!! My favorite is the third one in this lovely fuchsia color :-)
    Happy Easter!!
    Nata

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  6. Super cute for a little girl. You are so generous with your patterns!

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  7. I would say I was an advanced beginner. Last evening I tried and tried to accomplish the pattern in the lacy vest top. I would K5, yarn over, slip one stitch, K2 together and then try to pass the slip stitch over. Somehow it was not working out the right way. The feeding yarn was with the yarn over, so when I went to psso it was not looking right. Am I doing something wrong?

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  8. Could you give me the exact width and length for a size 3. Thanks

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  9. The pattern shows Width - 24" and Length - 14"...which is too big for a size 3.

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