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Shandeh
05-09-2013, 12:26 AM
A few of us in the Bernat Forum are making a Crochet Vest (http://www.bernat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=253&t=3089), using Bamboo yarn. I am loving the feel of this yarn! So far, I've finished the Left Front, and am starting the Right Front now.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7283/8721487193_6027738cc0.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59646927@N00/8721487193/)
Bamboo CAL Left Front Complete with Band (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59646927@N00/8721487193/) by Shandeh (http://www.flickr.com/people/59646927@N00/), on Flickr

GrumpyGramma
05-09-2013, 12:40 AM
That's a pretty vest! It will be very flattering. I may have to pick up a crochet hook again. I haven't tried the Bernat bamboo yarn but I'm sure it's at least as nice as the bamboo sock yarn I have. The Bernat bamboo yarn looks positively luscious. Please, keep us updated with more photos!

Shandeh
05-09-2013, 04:51 AM
I sure will! I am loving how quickly this vest is coming together. Tonight, I started making the Right Front, and I'm almost ready to make the Band for it! :)

Shandeh
08-05-2013, 08:18 AM
Here's my completed vest! :)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7395/9444010128_38ec7f947a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59646927@N00/9444010128/)
Completed Vest (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59646927@N00/9444010128/) by Shandeh (http://www.flickr.com/people/59646927@N00/), on Flickr

GrumpyGramma
08-05-2013, 10:38 AM
Well done, Sandy! You're so pretty in it too.

Woofens
08-05-2013, 11:29 AM
I want to learn crochet... this is beautiful! Makes me want to learn soon!!

salmonmac
08-06-2013, 05:40 AM
Perfect vest, Sandy. You look beautiful in it.

Shandeh
08-06-2013, 09:07 AM
Thank you all for the love! :muah:

Woofens, you can do it! I taught myself crochet by using videos online, and a beginner DVD from a craft store. I started in 2010, and now feel comfortable with it. :)

sandylee222
08-12-2013, 03:30 AM
It's perfect on you. Well done!!!

catlvr
08-12-2013, 10:43 AM
It's perfect on you. Well done!!!

Looks perfect!! Is bamboo yarn expensive?? I'm on a very limited budget.

Shandeh
08-12-2013, 02:34 PM
Looks perfect!! Is bamboo yarn expensive?? I'm on a very limited budget.

Bernat Bamboo (http://www.bernat.com/product.php?LGC=bamboo) yarn is about $5 a skein. But, if you're like me, you can buy it with coupons at Hobby Lobby or AC Moore, one skein at a time. :teehee:

GrumpyGramma
08-12-2013, 03:42 PM
Thank you all for the love! :muah:

Woofens, you can do it! I taught myself crochet by using videos online, and a beginner DVD from a craft store. I started in 2010, and now feel comfortable with it. :)
This lovely vest looks to be done entirely in single crochet and double crochet, or is it something else? If it's just sc and dc it should make a good early project for a new hooker. I find it tempting and if I ever really crochet again I think I'd like this for myself.

Shandeh
08-12-2013, 04:29 PM
The front bands include more complicated stitches, working through the front or back posts, but I found videos online to help with that. Also, I made step-by-step videos while making my vest. So those videos will help, if you decide to make the project. :)

GrumpyGramma
08-12-2013, 04:38 PM
Aha! Post stitches are what make the front look denser. I did a large (think queen sized bed) blanket with fpdc and bpdc and it just about killed my hands. Then I switched to knitting. :roflhard: I think if Woofens wants to learn to crochet and make this, it's a reasonable goal.

Shandeh
08-12-2013, 05:21 PM
Yeah, those stitches involved quite a bit of wrist-twists!
I can't imagine making an entire blanket like that! :thud:

GrumpyGramma
08-12-2013, 05:48 PM
Sandy, it was definitely a labor of :heart: love. I made it for my son who is a big guy and needs a big blanket. He uses it a lot, it's helped keep him warm, and it was worth it. Will I do it again? :zombie: Not bloody likely. My wrists ache just thinking about it.

Shandeh
08-12-2013, 08:13 PM
:hug: :muah: :hug: