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One of my favorite crochet designers is Sonya, from Blackstone Designs. She has such a fun sense of style, and I love so many of her patterns! So, when my friend Kirsten suggested the Designer Remix event, I knew right away I’d want to ask Sonya if I could remake one of her vests!
This awesome Chunky Lace vest makes such a great winter accessory! I love that it’s sleeveless so it’s warm but not too hot. (After all, I am a Floridian!) Right now the small size is free on Sonya’s blog, and she has a fully sized pattern available as a convenient PDF download on Ravelry.
It’s adorable as is, but if you know me, you can probably guess that I can never just follow the rules. So, I decided to add a hood and some fur trim to my vest! Here’s what I came up with:
Working with fur yarn is SO fun!
If you’ve been underwhelmed with fur yarn before, you have got to try Lion Brand Romance. It’s incredibly soft, and if you’re patient with it, you can get stunning results!
The best way to get great results with fur yarn is to remember to use a very large hook! The extra bulk of the eyelash yarn really performs better on a much bigger hook.
Fur Trimmed Crochet Hood Pattern
P/Q 15mm Crochet Hook; 2 skeins Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn, Joshua Tree for the Hood, more for the vest as indicated in the pattern HERE; Lion Brand Romance, Super Bulky (6) weight yarn, 1.75oz/50g, 27yd/25m, 85% Nylon 16% Polyester, Shown in color Champagne; Scissors, Yarn Needle
Ch- chain, Dec – decrease, Inc- increase, Sc- single crochet, Sl- slip
Decrease- single crochet two stitches together. Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through all loops.
Increase – work two single crochet stitches into the same stitch.
Row 1: Sc in second chain from hook, and in each chain across. 
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. 
Row 3: Repeat Row 2.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 10 sts, inc in next 6 sts, sc in last 10 sts. 
Row 5-7: Repeat Row 2. 
Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 13 sts, inc in next 6 sts, sc in last 13 sts. 
Row 9-25: Repeat Row 2. 
Row 26: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 13 sts, (dec over next 2 sts) 6 times total, sc in last 13 sts. 
Row 27-29: Repeat Row 2. 
Row 30: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 10 sts, (dec over next 2 sts) 6 times total, sc in last 10 sts. 
Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail for seaming. Hold both ends of the final row together and sew together to form the top of the hood.
Add fur trim to the hood, and the pockets of the matching vest.
With Lion Brand Romance yarn,
Row 1: Make a slip knot, and work a single crochet into the first stitch, and each st across.
Row 2-3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Fasten off and weave in all ends.
Center your hood on the neckline of your Chunky Lace vest. Secure in place with stitch markers if needed.
Using your yarn needle, sew the hood to the neckline and weave in all ends.
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