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Boy's Easy Vest exchange this to knit

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  Sizes: Boys' sizes 6 (8-10-12-14). 

Garment measurement around underarms about 26 (28-30-32-34)".

Materials: worsted weight  4-plyyarn (3½ oz. skeins) 3 (3-4- 4-4) skeins medium blue (MC), 1 ball dark blue (CC). 

Size H crochet hook, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE. 

Six 5/8 inch buttons.

Gauge: 11 sc = 3".

NOTE: To Change Color in the middle of the Row: Work sc to point where 2 loops remain on hook, draw new color through 2 loops on hook. In this pattern, on each Row where color changes are worked, carry the un-worked color under the color in use for the entire length of the Row. 

To dec at beg of Row: Work 1 sl st in each of sts designated to be decreased. 

To dec at end of Row: Work across Row to sts to be decreased. Ch 1, turn, leaving dec sts un-worked..

Back -Ribbing: With MC, ch 6.

Row 1: (right side), Starting in second ch from hook, work 1 sc- in each ch across - (5 sc)  Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Working through back loops only, work 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until there are a total of 47 (51-55-59-63) rows. Ch 1, turn and work along long edge.

Row 1: Work 1 sc in end of each Row across –47 (51-55-59-63) sc.

Rows 2 - 4: Work 1 sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 5: Work 1 sc in each sc across, working color pat as follows - 2 (4-3-2-4) sts with MC, 1 st with CC, (5st, with MC, 1 st with CC) 7 (7-8-9-9) times, 2 (4-3-2-4) sts with MC.

Rows 6 through 10: With MC, work 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 11: Work 1 sc in each sc across, working color pat as follows-5 (1-6-5,1) sts with MC, (1 st with CC, 5 sts with MC) 7 (8-8-9-10) times, end 0 (1-0-0-1) st with CC, O (1-1-0-1) st with MC.

Rows 12 through 16: With MC, work 1 sc in each sc across, Ch 1, turn.

Repeat Rows 5 through 16 for pattern until piece measures10 (10 ½ -11-11 ½ -12)" from beg, end wrong side.

Shape Armholes: Work in sl st across first 2 (2-3-3-4) sc, work across in pat to last 2 (2-3-3-4) –43 (47-49-53-55) sc. Ch 1, turn.

Work 1 Row even. 

Dec 1 st at each end of next Row- 41 (45-47-51-53) sc. Work even in pat until piece measures 16 ½  (17½-18-18½-19 ½ )" from beg.

Shape Shoulders: Dec 5 (5-5-6-6) sts each edge of Row once, 4 (5-5-5-5) sts each edge once, then 4 (4-4-4-4) sts each edge once-15 (17-19-21-23) sts remain. Fasten off.

 

Left Front: With MC, work ribbing as for back for a total of 23 (25-27-29-31) Ch 1, Turn and work along long edge.

Row 1: With MC, work 1 sc in end of each Row-23 (25-27-29-31) sc.

Rows 2 through 4: Work 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 5: Work 1 sc in each sc across, working color pat as follows - work 2 (3-1-2-3) sts with MC, 1 sc with CC, (5 sts with MC, 1 st with CC), 3 (3-4-4-4) times, 2 (3-1-2-3) sts with MC. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 6 through 10: With MC, work 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn

Row 11: Work 1 sc in each sc across, working color pat as follows- work 5(6-4-5-6) sts with MC, (1 st with CC, 5 sts with MC) 2 (2-3-3-3) times, end 1 st with CC, 5 (6-4-5-6) sts with MC. Ch1, turn.

Rows 12 through 16: With MC work 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

Repeat Rows 5 through 16 for pattern until piece measures 10 (10 ½ -11-11½-12), from beg.

Shape Armholes and neckline: Keeping to pattern, dec 1 st at neckline edge every 3 (3-2-2-2)  rows 7 (8-9-10-11) times.
AT THE SAME TIME. dec 2 ( 2-3-3-4 ) sts at armhole edge once. 

13 ( 14-14-15-15) sts. Work even until front measures ½  inch less than back. Fasten off.

Right Front. Work as for left front, reversing shaping.

Finishing: Sew shoulders  matching stitches. Sew side seams. With MC, work 1 rnd sc around each armhole and around front and neckline edges, ON SAME RND, work six button loops evenly spaced along left front edge, from beg of neckline shaping to bottom, by working ch 2, skip 2 rows for each one. Sew buttons in place.