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Knit Baby Vest Pattern

knit baby vest pattern

knit baby vest pattern

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> Circular or straight knitting needles, 4.5 mm (UK 7 / US 7)

<> Super Corfou (Aran) – 100% Acrylic, Color # 45, 40 grams – 95 meters.

<> 6 buttons, stitch markers

Baby vest size:

Size: 3-12 month

Width: 26 cm

Armhole depth: 11 cm

Length: 28 cm

Gauge: 16 stitches in = 4 inches

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

k2tog – knit two together

st(s) – stitch(es)

yo – yarn over: lay the working yarn over the right needle from front to back.

pm – place marker

skpo – Slip, Knit, Pass Over: Slip one stitch to the right needle knitwise, knit in the next stitch and drop this stitch off the left needle, insert the left needle into the slipped stitch, pass it over the knit stitch and it’s done

ft – fish tail part: skip next stitch and count down 3 stitches starting from the stitch underneath the stitch on the needle. Insert the needle into the 3d st and pull the yarn (you are going to have a long loop), k3, count back 1 st (on the right hand needle), count down 4 sts ( it is the same stitch that we have been working before), insert the needle and pull the yarn (you are going to have the second long loop)

knit vest for the baby 3-12 months old

Knit baby vest pattern

Knitting the front piece of baby vest:

Using 4.5 mm needles and long tail cast on method, cast on 46 stitches.

Row 1: knit all stitches

Rows 2-10: k44, bringing the working yarn in front, slip last 2 sts.

Row 11: k7, [p2 k3] – repeat 6 times, p2, k5, bringing the working yarn in front, slip last 2 sts.

Row 12: k7, [k2, p3] – repeat 6 times, k7, bringing the working yarn in front, slip last 2 sts.

Row 13: k7, [p2 k3] – repeat 6 times, p2, k5, bringing the working yarn in front, slip last 2 sts.

Row 14: k7, [k2, p3] – repeat 6 times, k7, bringing the working yarn in front, slip last 2 sts.

Row 15: k7, [p2, ft] – repeat 6 times, p2, k5, bringing the working yarn in front, slip last 2 sts.

Row 16: k7, [k2, slip long loop holding yarn in front, p3, slip long loop holding yarn in front] – repeat 6 times, k7, bringing the working yarn in front, slip last 2 sts.

Row 17: k7, [p2, skpo, k1, k2tog] – repeat 6 times, p2, k5, bringing the working yarn in front, slip last 2 sts.

Row 18: k7, [k2, p3] – repeat 6 times, k7, bringing the working yarn in front, slip last 2 sts.

Row 19: Repeat Row 15.

Row 20: Repeat Row 16.

Row 21: Repeat Row 17.

Row 22: Repeat Row 18.

Repeat Rows 19-22 until front piece reaches 19 cm. In my case I repeated Rows 19-22 eight more time.

Rows 55-64: k44, bringing the working yarn in front, slip last 2 sts.

Count 11 sts from the right and left side and place stitch markers. In the next row we are going to bind off all central stitches between stitch markers.

Row 65: k11, bind off next 24 sts, k9, bringing the working yarn in front, slip last 2 sts.

At this point we are going to start knitting right strap only.

Row 66: k9, bringing the working yarn in front, slip last 2 sts.

Rows 67-88: k9, bringing the working yarn in front, slip last 2 sts. Or knit the strap until it reaches 7 cm. Cut the yarn.

Let’s proceed with the second strap. Attach the yarn and start knitting the same Row 66 on the wrong side.

Repeat Rows 67-88 for the left strap.

Knitting the back piece of baby vest:

Row 89: k11, cast on 24 sts, k9, bringing the working yarn in front, slip last 2 sts.

Row 90: k44, bringing the working yarn in front, slip last 2 sts.

Row 91: k44, bringing the working yarn in front, slip last 2 sts.

Row 92: k44, bringing the working yarn in front, slip last 2 sts.

Repeat Rows 91-92 until piece measures 11 cm from the back neckline.

knit baby vest - front side view

Knitting side flaps with buttonholes of baby vest:

Row 1: cast on 9 sts, k55.

Row 2: cast on 9 sts, k62, bringing the working yarn in front, slip last 2 sts.

Row 3-6: k62, bringing the working yarn in front, slip last 2 sts.

Row 7: k4, yo, k2tog, k52, k2tog, yo, k2, bringing the working yarn in front, slip last 2 sts.

Row 8: k62, bringing the working yarn in front, slip last 2 sts. (Knit all yo stitches through the front loop)

Rows 9-10: k62, bringing the working yarn in front, slip last 2 sts.

Repeat Rows 9-10 till the next buttonholes.  After that repeat again Rows 7 and 8.

Make in total 3 buttonholes on the right and 3 buttonholes on the left side. In my case I did them every 18 rows.

Bind off all stitches. Weave in ends. Sew buttons and enjoy your tiny masterpiece.

Row 26: sel s, k2tog, knit all stitches, sel s.

Row 27: sel s, purl all stitches, sel s.

Row 28: sel s, knit all stitches, sel s.

Row 29: sel s, purl all stitches, sel s.

Rows 30-57: repeat Rows 26-29. (14 stitches)

Row 58: sel s, k2tog, knit all stitches, sel s.

Row 59: sel s, purl all stitches, sel s.

Row 60: sel s, k2tog, knit all stitches, sel s.

Row 61: sel s, purl all stitches, sel s.

Row 62: sel s, knit all stitches, sel s. (12 stitches)

Turn and bind off all sts on the wrong side. Cut the yarn leaving long tail – 50-60 cm.

Sew buttons. Weave in all ends. Wash and dry flat.

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