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Pegasus Mandala Crochet Vest Pattern

September 7, 2017

Summer’s not over yet! There’s still time to make cute, lightweight, summer accessories.

I finally got my hands on a Lion Brand Mandala cake. I hadn’t been able to find them anywhere! So I made sure to nab myself a few when I saw them on the shelves at Walmart. This vest in done in Pegasus. Isn’t it GORGEOUS? OMG… I’m in love with these colors.

I used exactly one cake for this pattern. The vest is a size small and it’s not too long. I’m 5’0″ for reference. In the pattern I added some optional adjustments to make the vest larger. You will need more than one skein if this vest is going to be made larger.

This pattern is available as an inexpensive, clearly formatted, PDF instant download HERE in my Etsy shop.

PATTERN

Materials
Lion Brand Mandala yarn in Pegasus (any category 3 yarn would work) 1 skein (590 yards) for a small, 2 skeins (1,180 yards) for a larger size
5.0 mm hook
Yarn needle
Scissors

Level
Intermediate

Pattern notes & stitches to know
Sl st – slip stitch
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Dc – double crochet
Bobble stitch – *Yarn over, insert the hook in the stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook* (you now have an unfinished double crochet with 2 loops left on your hook) repeat from * to * 4 more times in same stitch, yarn over, pull through all 6 loops on hook

NOTE: chains at the beginning of each round do not count as a stitch, unless otherwise noted

MANDALA VEST

Make a magic ring

Round 1: ch 3, dc 12 into ring, pull ring closed, join to top of first dc with sl st

Round 2: ch 3, *dc, ch 1, dc* in each stitch around, join to top of first dc with sl st

Round 3: sl st to the first ch 1 space, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch 1 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) in between next 2 dc’s* repeat from * to * around, join to top of first dc with sl st

Round 4: ch 1, *bobble stitch, sc in next 5 stitches* repeat from * to * around, join to top of first bobble with sl st

Round 5: ch 1, *sc on top of bobble stitch, ch 7* repeat from * to * around, join to top of first sc with sl st

Round 6: sl st to the middle of the first ch 7, *sc in middle of ch 7 space, ch 7* repeat from * to * around, sc in middle of first ch 7 in row

Round 7: sl st to the 2nd chain, ch 1, sc in same stitch, ch 4, sc in same ch 7 space, *ch 4, sc in next ch 7 space, ch 4, sc in same ch 7 space* repeat from * to * around, ch 4, join to the top of first sc with sl st

Round 8: ch 3 (counts as dc), sc in next ch 4 space, *5 dc in next sc, sc in next ch 4 space* repeat from * to * around, 4 dc in the last stitch (in the same stitch as the first ch 3), join to the top of the first ch 3 with sl st

Round 9:  ch 1, *bobble stitch in next sc, ch 3, sc in 3rd dc of the next shell, ch 3* repeat from * to * around, join to the top of the first bobble stitch with sl st

Round 10: ch 4 (counts as dc + 1 ch), *dc in ch 3 space, ch 1, dc in sc, ch 1, dc in ch 3 space, ch 1, dc in bobble* repeat from * to * around, join to top of first ch 3 with sl st

Round 11: ch 1, sc in same stitch and in next 3 stitches, *bobble stitch in next, sc in next 7 stitches* repeat from * to * around, sc in last 3 stitches, join to top of first sc with sl st

Round 12: sl st over to the top of next bobble, sc, (you could cut the yarn and rejoin it, but I didn’t want any ends to weave in… #lazy), *ch 8, sc in next bobble stitch* repeat from * to * around, join to the first sc with sl st

Round 13: sl st to middle of ch 8 space, *sc in middle of ch 8 space, ch 8* repeat from * to * around, join to first sc with sl st

Round 14: ch 1, sc in same space, *(7 dc, ch 2, 7 dc) in ch 8 space, sc in sc from previous row* repeat from * to * around, join to first sc with sl st

Round 15: sl st to ch 2 space (again, you could cut the yarn and rejoin it, but I didn’t want any ends to weave in… #lazy), *sc in ch 2 space, ch 10* repeat from * to * around, join to first sc with sl st

Round 16: ch 3 (counts as dc), *10 dc in ch 10 space, dc in sc from previous row* repeat from * to * around, join to first ch 3 with sl st

Round 17: ch 4 (counts as dc + 1 ch), *skip one stitch, dc in next, ch 1* repeat from * to * around, join to first ch 3 with sl st

In row 18 you will create the armholes. This will give about 13 inches across the back between the armholes (for a small). To make the size between the armholes larger, follow the pattern for rounds 17a, 17b, and 17c as needed. Each additional row will add approximately one inch to the size across the back. For a size small, continue to round 18.

Round 17a: ch 5 (counts as dc + 2 ch), *dc in next dc from previous round, ch 2* repeat from * to * around, join to first ch 3 with sl st

Round 17b:  ch 5 (counts as dc + 2 ch), *dc in next dc from previous round, ch 2* repeat from * to * around, join to first ch 3 with sl st

Round 17c: ch 6 (counts as dc + 3 dc), *dc in next dc from previous round, ch 3* repeat from * to * around, join to first ch 3 with sl st

Round 18: ch 38 (counts as dc + 35 ch), skip 35 stitches, dc in next, dc in next 33 stitches (this is the space across the top between the armholes, add more stitches to make this space wider), ch 35, skip 35 stitches, dc in each remaining stitch around, join to top of first ch 3 with sl st

Round 19: ch 3, dc in each stitch and ch around, join to first dc with sl st

Round 20: ch 4 (counts as dc + 1 ch), dc in same stitch, *skip one stitch, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next* repeat from * to * around, join to first ch 3 with sl st

Round 21: sl st to ch 1 space, ch 3 (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch 1 space, *2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc* in each remaining ch 1 space around, join to top of first ch 3 with sl st

Round 22: sl st to ch 2 space, ch 3 (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch 2 space, *2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc* in each remaining ch 2 space around, join to top of first ch 3 with sl st

Round 23: sl st to ch 2 space, sc in ch 2 space, *ch 5, sc in next ch 2 space* repeat around to last ch 2 space, ch 2, dc into first ch 5 space of the round

Round 24 – 28: *ch 5, sc into next ch 5 space* repeat around to last ch 5 space, ch 2, dc into first ch 5 space of the round

For a size small, fasten off and weave in the ends.

To make it larger, continue round 28 until desired length.

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  1. This is beautiful. I wish you can do a pattern on turning that Mandela into a square. Then make for squares and turn it into a poncho !

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