Plus Size Lyra Vest

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Instructions:

Back

Ch 104 (116, 128, 140, 152).

Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 3, skip next 2 chs, dc in next ch, ch 3, skip next 2 chs, sc in next ch; repeat from * across, turn—34 (38, 42, 46, 50) ch-3 spaces.

Row 2:  Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in 1st sc, sc in next dc, *dc in next sc, [ch 1, dc in same st] twice, sc in next dc; repeat from * across to last sc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in last sc, turn—16 (18, 20, 22, 24) full shells.

Row 3:  Ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), skip next dc, sc in next sc, ch 3, skip next dc, dc in next dc, *ch 3, skip next dc, sc in next sc, ch 3, skip next dc, dc in next dc; repeat from * across, turn—34 (38, 42, 46, 50) ch-3 spaces.

Row 4:  Ch 1, sc in 1st dc, *dc in next sc, [ch 1, dc in same st] twice, sc in next dc; repeat from * across, turn—17 (19, 21, 23, 25) full shells.

Row 5:  Ch 1, sc in 1st sc, *ch 3, skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, skip next dc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn—34 (38, 42, 46, 50) ch-3 spaces.

Rows 6–41:  Repeat Rows 2–5.

Front Panel

Row 42:  Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in 1st sc, sc in next dc, [dc in next sc, (ch 1, dc in same st) twice, sc in next dc] 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) times, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next sc, turn—7 (8, 9, 10, 11) full shells.

Row 43:  Repeat Row 3—16 (18, 20, 22, 24) ch-3 spaces.

Row 44:  Repeat Row 4—8 (9, 10, 11, 12) full shells.

Row 45:  Repeat Row 5—16 (18, 20, 22, 24) ch-3 spaces.

Rows 46–82:  Repeat Rows 2–5, ending with Row 2.  Finish off.

2nd Front Panel

Join with sl st in 1st st of Row 41 and work Rows 42 through 82 of Front Panel as established.  Finish off.

Seaming

Fold Front Panels over back and seam sides together by starting at the bottom and whip stitching up 14”.  Repeat on other side.

Belt

Ch 140 (150, 160, 170, 180).

Weave ch through sts of one row making sure both ends are at the front opening of the vest.  Choose a row that sits at your natural waist.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.
Block lightly if desired.

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