Elliot

Skill Level: 
Experienced
Project Type: 
Women’s Clothing
Designer: 
Maureen Basher

Elliot is a crocheted cardigan vest with a circular peplum. It's a crocheted version of our knit pattern Ellis.

Shown in size Small.


Sizes

Directions are for women’s size X-Small.  Changes for sizes Small, Medium, Large, 1X and 2X are in parentheses.


Finished Measurements

Bust (closed) – 30(34-38-42-46-50)”

Length – 19 1/2(21-22 1/2-24-25 1/2-27)”


Materials

7(7-9-10-12-13) Hanks Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light (50 grs), #4208 Couscous

Crochet hook, size 3.75 mm (F) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Four 1” buttons

2 Safety pins for markers


Gauge

21 sts = 4”;  20 rows = 4” in body pat

14 hdc’s = 4”;  12 rows = 4” in hdc

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Stitch Glossary

V-St (V-Stitch)

Hdc, ch 1, hdc all in same st

FPHDC (Front post half double crochet)

Yo, insert hook from front to back to front around post of hdc one row below, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook (this is worked on odd # or right side rows)

BPHDC (Back post half double crochet)

Yo, insert hook from back to front to back around post of hdc one row below, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook (this is worked on even # or wrong side rows)

Hdctbl

Half double crochet worked in the back loop

Hdctfl

Half double crochet worked in the front loop

Hdc2tog

Yo, (insert hook through back loop of next hdc, yo and pull up a loop) twice, yo and pull through all loops on hook – 1 hdc dec’d.

FPHDC 2 tog

Yo, * insert hook from front to back to front around post of next hdc 1 row below, yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook, rep from * once more, yo, pull through all loops on hook – 1 FPHDC dec’d. 


Back

Note:  Each sc and ch-1 space counts as 1 st.

With crochet hook, ch 71(81-91-101-111-121).

Row 1 (RS):  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 70(80-90-100-110-120) sc’s.  Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 2 (counts as 1 sc and ch 1), skip 1st sc, sc in next sc, * ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next sc, rep from * across – 70(80-90-100-110-120) sts.  Turn.

Row 3:  Ch 2 (counts as 1 sc and ch 1), skip 1st sc, sc in next ch-1 space, * ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 space, rep from * across, end sc in 2nd ch of beg ch-2.  Turn.  Row 3 forms body pat.  Rep Row 3 three times more.

Row 7 (Inc Row):  Ch 2 (counts as 1 sc and ch 1), (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 1) all in first ch-1 space, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 space, * ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc in next ch-1 space, rep from * to last ch-1 space, (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 1) all in last ch-1 space, sc in 2nd ch of beg ch-2 – 74(84-94-104-114-124) sts.  Turn.

Rows 8, 9 and 10:  Rep Row 3.

Row 11 (Inc Row):  Rep Row 7 – 78(88-98-108-118-128) sts.

Row 12:  Rep Row 3.

Row 13 (Inc Row):  Rep Row 7 – 82(92-102-112-122-132) sts.

Rows 14, 15, 16 and 17:  Rep Row 3.

Shape Armholes:  Row 18:  Ch 1, sl st in 1st 3(5-7-8-10-12) sts, rep Row 3 to end – 79(87-95-104-112-120) sts.

Row 19:  Rep Row 18 – 76(82-88-96-102-108) sts.

Row 20 (Dec Row):  Ch 1, pull up a loop in 1st sc and in next ch-1 space, yo and pull through all loops on hook (dec made), rep Row 3 to end – 75(81-87-95-101-107) sts.  Rep this dec row 11(17-19-21-21-23) times more – 64(64-68-74-80-84) sts.  Work even until armholes measure 6 1/2(7-7 1/2-8-8 1/2-9)”.

Shape Shoulders:  Next Row:  Ch 1, sl st over 5(5-5-7-8-8) sts, work to end – 59(59-63-67-72-76) sts.  Working in this manner, sl st over 5(5-5-7-8-8) sts at beg of the next row, then 5(5-6-7-8) sts at beg of the next 4 rows – 34(34-34-36-36-36) sts.  Fasten off.


Left Front

With crochet hook, ch 9(9-11-13-13-15).  Turn.

Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 8(8-10-12-12-14) sc’s.

Row 2:  Ch 2 (counts as 1 sc and ch 1), skip 1st sc, sc in next sc, * ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next sc, rep from * across – 8(8-10-12-12-14) sts.  Turn.

Row 3:  Ch 9(9-11-13-13-15), sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch, ch 1, * skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, rep from * across, end sc in 2nd ch of beg ch-2 – 16(16-20-24-24-28) sts.

Row 4:  Ch 2 (counts as 1 sc and ch 1), * skip 1st sc, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, rep from * 3(3-4-5-5-6) times more, ** sc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, rep from ** across, end sc in last sc – 16(16-20-24-24-28) sts.

Row 5:  Ch 9(11-11-13-15-15), sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch, ch 1, rep from * of Row 3 across remaining sts, end sc in 2nd ch of beg ch-2 – 24(26-30-36-38-42) sts.

Row 6:  Ch 2 (counts as 1 sc and ch 1), * skip 1st sc, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, rep from * 7(7-9-11-11-13) times more, ** sc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, rep from ** across, end sc in last sc – 24(26-30-36-38-42) sts.

Row 7:  Ch 9(11-13-13-15-17), sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch, ch 1, rep from * of Row 3 across remaining sts, end sc in 2nd ch of beg ch-1 – 32(36-42-48-52-58) sts.

Row 8:  Ch 2 (counts as 1 sc and ch 1), * skip 1st sc, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, rep from * 11(12-14-17-18-20) times more, ** sc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, rep from ** across, end sc in last sc – 32(36-42-48-52-58) sts.

Row 9:  Ch 2 (counts as 1 sc and ch 1), skip 1st sc, sc in next ch-1 space, * ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 space, rep from * across, end sc in 2nd ch of beg ch-2.

Rows 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14:  Rep Row 9.

Row 15 (Inc Row):  Ch 2, (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 1) all in 1st ch-1 space, * skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, rep from * across, end sc in 2nd ch of beg ch-2 – 34(38-44-50-54-60) sts.

Rows 16, 17 and 18:  Rep Row 9.

Row 19 (Inc Row):  Rep Row 15 – 36(40-46-52-56-62) sts.

Row 20:  Rep Row 9.

Row 21:  Rep Row 15 – 38(42-48-54-58-64) sts.

Rows 22, 23 and 24:  Rep Row 9.

Shape Armhole:  Row 25 (RS):  Ch 1, sl st in 1st 3(5-7-8-10-12) sts, rep Row 9 to end – 35(37-41-46-48-52) sts.  Working decs in same manner as on back armhole, dec 1 st at armhole edge 6(9-10-11-11-12) times.  AT THE SAME TIME, when armhole measures 1(1 1/2-1 1/2-2-2-2 1/2)”, end on WS.

Next Row (RS):  Work armhole dec, work to last 2 sts, pull up a loop in next 2 sts, yo and pull through all loops on hook (neck dec made).  Continue to work armhole decs and AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at neck edge EVERY row 13(12-13-15-14-15) times more.  When all decs have been completed, work even on 15(15-17-19-22-24) sts until armhole measures 6 1/2(7-7 1/2-8-8 1/2-9)”, end on WS.

Shape Shoulder:  Next Row (RS):  Ch 1, sl st over 1st 5(5-5-7-8-8) sts, work to end.  Work 1 row even.  Working in this manner, sl st over 5(5-6-6-7-8) sts at beg of the next 2 RS rows.  Fasten off.


Right Front

Work to correspond to left front, reversing all shaping.  Add extra sts at beg by chaining at beg of WS rows instead of RS rows.  Work side incs at end of RS rows.  Beg armhole on Row 26 instead of 25.  Work armhole decs at end of RS rows and at beg of WS rows.  Work neck decs at beg of RS rows and end of WS rows.  Sl over sts for shoulder at beg of WS rows.


Peplum

With crochet hook, ch 194(200-208-214-222-228).

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 193(199-207-213-221-227) sc’s. Turn.

Row 2 (Set-Up Row): Ch 2, skip 2 sc’s, * v-st in next sc, skip 1 sc, hdc in next sc, skip 1 sc, rep from * 3 times more, ch 1, hd in next 7 sc’s, ch 1, skip 1 sc, rep between *’s 4 times, ch 1, hdc in next 7 sc’s, ch 1, skip 1 sc, (v-st in next sc, skip 1 sc, hdc in next sc, skip 1 sc) twice, v-st in next sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc, place pin for marker; hdc in next 17(20-24-27-31-34) sc’s; ch 1, skip 1 sc, (v-st in next sc, skip 1 sc, hdc in next sc) 3 times, v-st in next sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc hdc in next 17(20-24-27-31-34) sc’s, place pin for marker; (ch 1, skip 1 sc, rep between *’s 3 times, v-st in next sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc, hdc in next 7 sc’s) twice, ch 1, skip 1 sc, (hdc in next sc, skip 1 sc, v-st in next sc, skip 1 sc) 4 times, end ch 1, hdc in last sc. Turn. Note: Move markers up as you work

Row 3 (RS):  Ch 2, * (v-st in center of next v-st, FPHDC in hdc of row below) 4 times, ch 1, hdctbl in next 7 hdc’s, ch 1, rep from * once more, (v-st in center of next v-st, FPHDC in hdc of row below) 3 times, v-st in center of next v-st, ch 1, hdctbl in next 17(20-24-27-31-34) hdc’s, ch 1, (v-st in center of next v-st, FPHDC in hdc of row below) 3 times, v-st in center of next v-st, ch 1, hdctbl in next 17(20-24-27-31-34) hdc’s, ch 1, (v-st in next v-st, FPHDC in hdc of row below) 3 times, v-st in center of next v-st, ch 1, hdctbl in next 7 hdc’s, ** ch 1, (FPHDC in next hdc, v-st in center of next v-st) 4 times, ** hdctbl in next 7 hdc’s, rep between **’s once more, ch 1, hdc in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. Turn. Note: From here, work center sts between markers in pat as established.

Row 4:  Work in pat as established, working BPHDC in each FPHDC and hdctfl in each hdctbl.  Turn. Work 0(0-2-4-4-4) rows even.  Note: Work BPHDC and hdctfl on WS rows and FPHDC and hdctbl on RS rows, end on WS.

Dec Row 1 (RS):  Ch 2, * (v-st, FPHDC) twice, hdc in ch-1 space of next v-st, FPHDC, hdctbl in next 5 hdc’s, hdc2tog over next 2 hdc’s, rep from * once more, (v-st, FPHDC) twice, hdc in ch-1 space of next v-st, work in pat as established to last marker, ** hdc in ch-1 space of next v-st, FPHDC, (v-st in next v-st, FPHDC in next hdc) twice, v-st in next v-st, hdctog over next 2 hdc’s, hdctbl in next 5 hdc’s, FPHDC, rep from ** once more, hdc in ch-1 space of next v-st, (v-st in next v-st, FPHDC) twice, v-st in next v-st, ch 1, hdc in 2nd ch of beg ch-2.  Turn. Work 1(1-1-3-3-3) rows even (see note after Row 3).

Dec Row 2 (RS):  Ch 2, * (v-st in next v-st, FPHDC) twice, (hdctbl, FPHDC) twice, hdctbl in next 6 hdc’s, rep from * once more, (v-st in next v-st, FPHDC) twice, hdctbl, FPHDC, work in pat as established to last marker, FPHDC, hdctbl, (FPHDC, v-st in next v-st) twice, hdctbl in next 6 sts, ** (FPHDC, hdctbl) twice, (FPHDC, v-st in next v-st) twice, ** hdctbl in next 6 hdc’s, rep from ** to **.  Turn.  Work 1(1-1-1-3-3) rows even.

Dec Row 3 (RS):  Ch 2, * (v-st in next v-st, FPHDC) twice, (hdctbl, FPHDC) twice, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, hdctbl in next 4 sts, rep from * once more, (v-st in next v-st, FPHDC) twice, hdctbl, FPHDC, work in pat as established to last marker, FPHDC, hdctbl, (FPHDC, v-st in next v-st) twice, hdctbl in next 6 sts, ** (FPHDC, hdctbl) twice, (FPHDC, v-st in next v-st) twice, ** hdc in next 4 sts, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, rep from ** to **.  Turn.  Work 1(1-1-1-1-3) rows even.

Dec Row 4 (RS):  Ch 2, * v-st in next v-st, (FPHDC, hdctbl) 4 times, hdctbl in next 5 sts, rep from * once more, v-st in next v-st, (hdctbl, FPHDC) twice, hdc2tog over the next 2 sts, work in pat as established to last marker, (FPHDC, hdctbl) twice, FPHDC, v-st in next v-st, hdctbl in next 5 sts, ** (FPHDC, hdctbl) 3 times, FPHDC, v-st in next v-st, ** hdc in next 5 sts, rep from ** to **.  Turn.  Work 1 row even.

Dec Row 5:  Ch 2, * (hdctbl, FPHDC) 4 times, hdctbl, hdctbl in next 6 sts, rep from * once more, (hdctbl, FPHDC) 3 times, work in pat as established to last marker, (FPHDC, hdctbl) 3 times, hdctbl in next 6 sts, ** FPHDC, hdctbl) 4 times, hdctbl in next 6 sts, rep from ** to **.  Turn.  Work 1 row even.

Dec Row 6 (RS):  Ch 2, * (hdctbl, FPHDC) 4 times, hdctbl in next 4 sts, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, rep from * once more, (hdctbl, FPHDC) 3 times, hdc2tog over the next 2 sts, work in pat as established to last marker, (FPHDC, hdctbl) 3 times, hdctbl in next 6 sts, ** (FPHDC, hdctbl) 4 times, rep from ** to **.  Turn.  Work 1 row even.

Dec Row 7 (RS):  Ch 2, * (hdctbl, FPHDC) 3 times, skip hdctbl, FPHDC, hdctbl in next 3 sts, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, rep from * once more, (hadtbl, FPHDC) twice, skip hdctbl, FPHDC, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, work in pat as established to last marker, hdc2tog ove next 2 sts, FPHDC, skip hdctbl, FPHDC, hdctbl, FPHDC, hdctbl over next 3 sts, hdc1tog over next 2 sts, ** FPHDC, skip hdctbl, (FPHDC, hdctbl) twice, FPHDC, ** hdctbl in next 3 sts, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, rep from ** to **, hdctbl.  Turn.  Work 1 row even.

Dec Row 8 (RS):  Ch 2, * (hdctbl, FPHDC) twice, skip hdctbl, (FPHDC) twice, (hdc2tog over next 2 sts) twice, rep from * once more, FPHDC, skip hdctbl, (FPHDC) twice, hdc2tog over the next 2 sts, work in pat as established to last marker, (FPHDC) twice, skip hdctbl, FPHDC, hdctbl in next 2 sts, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, ** (FPHDC) twice, skip hdctbl, FPHDC, hdctbl, FPHDC, ** hdc2tog over next 2 sts, hdctbl over next 2 sts, rep from ** to **, hdctbl.  Turn.  Work 1 row even.

Dec Row 9 (RS):  Ch 2, * hdctbl, FPHDC, skip hdctbl, FPHDC, FPHDC 2 tog over the next 2 sts, (hdc2tog over next 2 sts) twice, rep from * once more, FPHDC, FPHDC 2 tog over the next 2 sts, hdctbl, hdc2tog over the next 2 sts,work in pat as established to last marker, hdc2tog over the next 2 sts, hdctbl, FPHDC 2 tog over the next 2 sts, skip hdctbl, FPHDC, hdc2tog over the next 2 sts, ** FPHDC 2 tog over the next 2 sts, (skip hdctbl, FPHDC) twice, ** hdc2tog over the next 2 sts, hdctbl, rep from ** to **, hdctbl.  Turn.  Work 1 row even.

Dec Row 10 (RS):  Ch 2, * FPHDC 2 tog over the next 2 sts, FPHDC, hdc, * rep from * to *, hdc, FPHDC 2 tog over next 2 sts, hdc, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, work in pat as established to last marker, hdc2tog over next 2 sts,hdctbl, ** (FPHDC 2 tog overnext 2 sts, hdc) twice, rep from ** to **.  Turn.  Work 1 row even.  Work 1 row sc across all sts.  Fasten off.


Left Collar

With crochet hook, ch 18.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 17 sc’s.  Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 2 (counts as 1 sc and ch 1), skip 2 sc’s, hdc in next sc, * skip 1 sc, v-st in next sc, skip 1 sc, hdc in next sc, rep from * across, end skip 1 sc, hdc in last sc.  Turn.

Row 3:  Ch 2, * FPHDC in hdc of row below, v-st in next v-st, rep from * across, end hdc in 2nd ch of beg ch-2.  Turn.

Row 4:  Ch 2, * FPHDC, v-st, rep from * across, end hdc in 2nd ch of beg ch-2.  Turn.  Rep Rows 3 and 4  1(1-2-2-3-3) times, end on WS.  Turn.

Dec Row 1 (RS):  Ch 2, FPHDC, (v-st, FPHDC) twice, hdctbl in center of next v-st, FPHDC, hdc in 2nd ch of beg ch-2.  Turn.  Work 3 rows even in pat as established.

Dec Row 2 (RS):  Ch 2, FPHDC, v-st, FPHDC, hdctbl in center of next v-st, FPHDC, hdctbl, FPHDC, hdc in 2nd ch of beg ch-2.  Turn.  Work 3 rows even in pat as established.

Dec Row 3 (RS):  Ch 2, FPHDC, hdc in center of next v-st, (FPHDC, hdctbl) twice, FPHDC, hdc in 2nd ch of beg ch-2.  Turn.  Work 3 rows even in pat as established.

Dec Row 4 (RS):  Ch 2, FPHDC, (hdctbl, FPHDC) twice, skip hdctbl, FPHDC, hdc in 2nd ch of beg ch-2.  Turn.  Work 3 rows even in pat as established.

Dec Row 5 (RS):  Ch 2, FPHDC, hdctbl, FPHDC, skip hdctbl, (FPHDC) twice, hdc in 2nd ch of beg ch-2.  Turn.  Work 3 rows even in pat as established.

Dec Row 6 (RS):  Ch 2, FPHDC, skip hdctbl, (FPHDC) 3 times, hdc in 2nd ch of beg ch-2.  Turn.  Work 3 rows even in pat as established.

Dec Row 7 (RS):  Ch 2, (FPHDC 2 tog) twice, hdc in 2nd ch of beg ch-2.  Fasten off.


Right Collar

Work to correspond to left collar, reversing shaping.  Start decs at beg of row and work towards end.


Finishing

Sew shoulder and side seams.  Sew straight top edge of peplum to lower edge of back and slanted edges of each side of peplum to slanted edges at lower edges of fronts.  Sew starting edges of collars tog.  Sew curved edges of collars to neck with seam at center back neck.

Front/Collar Edging: With RS facing, using crochet hook, join yarn with a sl st to left front edge at top of peplum.

Row 1:  Hdc in same st, work in hdc along left front edge to collar, work in sc around entire edge of collar, work in hdc slong right front edge to top of peplum.  Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 2, work 1 hdc in each hdc along right front edge, 1 sc in each sc around edge of collar, 1 hdc in each hdc along left front edge.  DO NOT turn.  Working from left to right, work in Reverse sc around entire front/collar edge to end of collar; at top of right front, ch 3 for buttonloop, skip next st, hdc in next st, continue working in Reverse sc along right front edge, making 3 more buttonloops, evenly spaced.  Fasten off.

Armhole Edging:  With RS facing, using crochet hook, join yarn at side seam with a sl st.

Rnd 1:  Sc in same st, work in sc around entire armhole edge, join with a sl st in first sc.  DO NOT turn.  Ch 1, work in Reverse Sc around entire armhole edge, join with a sl st in beg ch-1.  Fasten off.  Sew on buttons.