Wednesday, April 29, 2015

the Tunisian Crochet Vest



Sometimes it's slow going but I'm getting there... working my way down my list of patterns 'to do'. This vest I made over a year ago to coincide with my Tunisian crochet tutorial. A simple vest made side to side in one piece this is a great one to start with in Tunisian crochet. 


Made using approximately 300yds/275m of a chunky yarn like Magnum by Cascade (color shown 8013, Walnut Heather) and a size 'S' Tunisian crochet hook (I found mine on etsy) this could easily be worked up over a couple of nights. The pattern is a 'one size' but with notations on how to adjust the size if necessary. 


Pattern available as a PDF $6.50

I know you've all heard it before ;) but I am currently working on the pattern for the crochet version of the Swing Coat!!! I should have the pattern available here by the beginning of June... like I said, slow going!




47 comments:

  1. Cuando intentas comprarlo el precio es mayor del que se indica

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    1. Si usted está comprando de España hay un impuesto. No puedo controlar eso, lo siento! Karen

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  2. Hi again - I'm sorry I bothered you. I did more reading and realized that I am NOT using an S hook -- I got confused by the "19" marking on it and thought it meant 19mm. The hook I have is actually a 19/15mm, aka P hook. Makes more sense why my work came out so small! Seems like I have 2 choices -- buy an S hook, or go forward with the one I have and add some loops/rows to match your size guidelines. Do you foresee any problems if I go with the second option, as long as I adjust the size and location of the armholes accordingly? Thank you - Jessica

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    1. Hi Jessica, if you like the way your work looks with the P hook I would continue the way you are and make the adjustments using the schematic as a guide :) hope this helps and if you need more help feel free to email me. Karen

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  3. hi there - can you tell me if you have been able to convert this to crochet (not Tunisian)?

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    1. Hi Kristine, I haven't but I should! I'll add this to my list of patterns to do. It should be an easy conversion so keep an eye out ;) Thanks! Karen

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  4. Could this be converted to super chunky?

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    1. Hi Zoe, yes! Using your gauge and the finished measurements this could easily be converted :) Hope this helps! Karen

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  5. Could you please explain the process of the armhole, or post a tutorial. I am so confused about the process.

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    1. Hi Heather, email me with an email address I can send a video to :)

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    2. Hi, I purchased your pattern yesterday and I love it but I am also confused about the armholes, would it be possible to get the video you mentioned?

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  6. This vest is so pretty and cozy- it motivated me to learn tunisian crochet... and I love it! I purchased your pattern and am now ready to finish the edge (the edge of the vest and the armholes). I'm not sure how to do it. Could you explain it in more detail or direct me to a video? Thank you so much, your things are lovely. Michelle

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    1. Hi Michelle, so good to hear! I didn't do anything around the edges or the armholes but you could do a single crochet around the edge, that might look nice :) or if you're a knitter a simple edging would be nice too! Hope this helps! Karen

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  7. I am shopping for the S crochet hook, but am only finding 8" long.... do you know where I may find a longer S hook?

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    1. Hi! Sorry for the very delayed reply... did we converse over email? I'm sure by now you found one but if you look in the top right column of the page you will find a link to one on easy.
      Thanks!
      Karen

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  8. Do you have a crochet pattern for this yet? :)

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    1. Hi, not yet :/ but I plan on having one for the fall :)
      Thanks for checking in!
      Karen

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  9. Hey I bought this pattern a few months ago and can't find it in my email. Is there anything specific I should searth? The only thing I'm finding is the actual order.

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    1. Hi, did you email me since this note? If not, email me and I'll send the pdf: info@knit1la.com
      Thanks!
      Karen

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  10. Is there a knitted version of this T vest?

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    1. Hi, I have something similar but it's a bit larger: http://www.knit1la.com/2010/04/magnum-reversible-vestwrap.html
      I'm thinking of making a knit version of this vest though :)
      Thanks for writing!
      Karen

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  11. May I also havevthe arm whole video please ? :)

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    1. Hi Cristina, would love to help! Can you send your email address? info@knit1la.com
      Thanks! Karen

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    2. Hi Karen,

      I'am loving the vest pattern, however I cannot figure out the armholes either. My email address is michelledlehmann@gmail.ca can you please email the video tutorial to me.

      Thsnk you,
      Michelle

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    3. Hi Michelle, I tried emailing you but the email got kicked back. Do you have another email address? Thanks! Karen

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  12. sigh.. why must so many pretty things like this be in crochet... I'm a knitter! I can't crochet to save my life! I'd love a knit pattern for something similar to this.

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    1. Haha, I'll put a conversion on my "to do" list! I do have a pattern for this vest, it's a bit larger than this crochet version though: http://www.knit1la.com/2010/04/magnum-reversible-vestwrap.html
      Thanks for writing! Karen

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  13. Hi Karen,

    I like this pattern. Before I purchase it, can you tell me exactly how large the pattern will be using the notations. One size fits all does not do it for me. Thank you.

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    1. Hi Sinak,
      The pattern is super easy to adjust. Since you are not increasing or decreasing to make it larger or smaller than the "one size" you simple add more rows. For more details feel free to email me: info@knit1la.com Hope that helps, thanks! Karen

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  14. Hi.. will there be a crochet version of this please?

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    1. Hi, I just received a sample skein of a new yarn from Cascade that I think will be great for this project. I have a few projects going now but hope to get a regular crochet version out by October :D Thanks! Karen

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  15. Hi, how do you stop this from curling? Yours looks so nice and straight/flat and mine is curling terribly. Can I also have the video for the armhole please?

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    1. Hi Lynne, it could be that my stitches are on the loose side. You could try blocking it when you finish, that will help :) Can you email me your email address and I'll send the video: info@knit1la Thanks! Karen

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  16. Hello Karen what kind of needle did you use? I found that there are 2 sizes 22" and 25"?

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    1. Hi, I bought a 32" because I knew I wanted to make things that were wider than the vest :) Hope that helps! Karen

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  17. Can you recommend another yarn for this project? I've been searching for the cascade magnum yarn and have found that it's very expensive. thank you in advance.

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    1. Hi, yes! You could try Lions Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick. I haven't used it for this project but from what I've heard with this gauge it's a pretty good substitute :D Hope this helps! Karen

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  18. Compre el patrón. Ya empecé a tejer el chaleco pero no entiendo como tejer el cuello. Podrían explicarme. El patrón lo compro mi hija Adriana Salinas.

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    1. Hi Maria, not sure if this will make sense. The collar is made by folding the top of the piece once you have the vest on. The collar is not a separate piece. The vest is one piece. When your daughter puts the vest on, fold over the top section that is around her neck and place a button to secure it. Hope that helps! Karen

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  19. Hello,I purchased this pattern and I was able to do the first 20 rows but have no idea how to do the arm hole. I saw that you have a video? How can I get that video tutorial? Thank you :-)

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    1. Of course! Can you send me your email? Thanks! Karen

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  20. Hello,your price is not correct! It sais its 6,50$ and when you go to pay it is 8,06$....

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    1. Hello! You must be writing from the EU. Starting sometime within the last year or 2 the EU imposed a "value added tax" VAT, that depending on where you live in the EU changes in percentage. You are automatically charged at checkout then they automatically take it out of my account (either paypal or Etsy depending on where you've purchased the pattern). I have absolutely no control over this.
      Personally, I think the percentages get a little extreme on such a small amount. I wish there was something I could do because I believe it's a deterrent but unfortunately I can't.
      Hope this helps to clear that up and thank you for taking the time to write!
      Karen

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  21. your work is beautiful

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