Although Paul's was edged in pale grey, and made with a regular woollen yarn, I have invested in a superior cotton based yarn so that it hangs better and is more hardwearing. I have chosen a charcoal edging, of Drops Cotton Light yarn, which is 100% cotton. This makes the colours stand out and be much more zingy. The centres of the squares are made using Scheepjes Stone and Riverwashed yarns which are 80% Cotton and 20% Acrylic and you can purchase these in a mixed colour pack of 52 x 50gram balls.
Crochet Waistcoat facts:
- You can pretty much follow my original pattern found here, though make the squares using a traditional granny square design instead.
- I made 102 squares for this particular waistcoat, and a slightly different layout.
- Each square took approx 10.5 minutes to make. So 18 hours of solid crocheting.
- Sewing the waistcoat together and completing the edging took approx 8 hours.
- [So a total of 26 hours non stop work.]
- Made for approx 38-42" Chest, the waistcoat weighs 550 grams
- I used approx 250gm of Drops Cotton Light yarn and approx 400 grams of Scheepjes River & Stonewashed Cotton/Acrylic yarn in an array of colours from a colour pack of 50gm balls (nb. the excess is natural waste from the crocheting process)
- Note this design layout is very slightly different to my original pattern
A Crochet Waistcoat is 'the' distinctive fashion statement, and really easy to wear, just throw it over a long or short sleeved t shirt! They are also really warm and ideal as a summer cover up on cooler days. If you would like to commission me to make you a waistcoat please get in touch. Prices will range depending on size and yarn used.... from £95 for a smaller adult with regular acrylic yarn to £160+ for cotton rich yarn like this.
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