If you're looking for a cute and easy knitting project to make for your little one, consider the half chains pattern baby vest. This pattern features a unique and beautiful texture that is sure to impress. Plus, it's perfect for both boys and girls!
Worsted weight yarn in your choice of color
US size 8 (5 mm) knitting needles
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
This pattern is worked in one piece from the bottom up.
Cast on 52 stitches.
Rows 1-6: Work in k1, p1 ribbing.
Row 7: Knit.
Row 8: Purl.
Row 9: Knit.
Row 10: K1, *yo, k2tog, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Row 11: Knit.
Row 12: Purl.
Row 13: Knit.
Row 14: K1, *k2tog, yo, repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Repeat rows 11-14 until the piece measures 6 inches from the cast on edge.
Begin shaping the armholes:
Bind off 3 stitches at the beginning of the next 2 rows.
Decrease 1 stitch at each armhole edge every other row 3 times.
Continue knitting until the piece measures 8 inches from the cast on edge.
Begin shaping the neck:
Knit 17 stitches, bind off the next 18 stitches, knit to the end of the row.
Working each side separately, decrease 1 stitch at the neck edge every other row 3 times.
Continue knitting until the piece measures 10 inches from the cast on edge.
Begin shaping the shoulders:
Bind off the first 8 stitches of each shoulder.
Decrease 1 stitch at each neck edge every other row 3 times.
Bind off the remaining stitches.
Sew the side seams.
Attach the buttons to the front of the vest.
The half chains pattern baby vest is a simple yet charming project that you can complete in no time. With its lovely texture and practical design, it will make a great addition to your little one's wardrobe. Have fun knitting!