Lace vest pattern published in Inside Crochet!

September 7, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Camissonia, named after a lovely four-petaled mountain flower, has truly been a labor of love! Published in the July 2011 Issue 19 of Inside Crochet magazine, this intricate vest pattern includes bust and hip shaping for a comfortable and flattering fit, with instructions for 5 sizes, from 30-50 inch (76-130cm) bust circumference. The beaded edging ups the ante with a beautiful sparkle, and is a great way to use the beading skills I taught in my two-part tutorial in the May and June 2011 Issues 17 and 18 of Inside Crochet!

Inspired by a crocheted dress in Jen Kao’s über-hip runway show, this intricate vest adds a touch of fabulous to a chic night on the town or an elegant day at the office. Wear it open and flowing, or flatter your figure by cinching it under the bust with your favorite button or pin!

Based on square motifs of pineapple lace that are joined seamlessly with slip stitches “as you go,” the vest’s modular construction gives you many options to create your own masterpiece! Make the full 9-square thigh-length design, a shorter 6-square hip-length vest, a 3-square bolero, or a 4 or 5-square shawl!

Join a CAL (crochet-along) for this pattern at this link, in the Wild Bird Song Designs Ravelry Group, where I’m happy to answer questions and cheer your projects along!

This pattern uses UK crochet terminology, which is translated to US crochet terminology in the back of the magazine.

Camissonia is the genus name of the Sun Cup, a lovely four-petaled wildflower not unlike the four-pineapple motif in this vest. 10% of my proceeds from publishing this pattern have been donated to the California Native Plant Society (, helping to protect the mountain habitat of Camissonia and other wild plants. To learn how you can help conserve rare plants in the UK, visit the Botanical Society of the British Isles at




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  1. I hope I can find the thread for this vest !

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