Annie’s Hook & Needle Club – Lovely Lattice Vest Review

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With summer comes a lot more outdoor activities and as in the case of my husband and I, we have been doing a lot more bicycling. It seems like there is always more time to crochet in the winter time. So in the warmer weather I need to be more determined to find time for crocheting. This week I succeeded. I found time to finish the “Lovely Lattice Vest”. As I mentioned in my earlier post, this is my fifth kit from Annie’s Hook & Needle club.

The vest itself works up pretty quickly and would be a good project for someone who has never crocheted an article of clothing. The skill level was easy, making it a simple pattern to follow being that the pattern is a variation of the filet stitch (Filet Mesh) on the bottom of the vest. The top was made of a combination of double crochet (dc) (Double Crochet), double crochet decreases (dc dec)(Double Crochet decrease) and 3-double crochet decreases (3-dc dec) giving a beginner some experience with two different decreases.

Although the pattern called for an I hook, I used a J only for the foundation chain. When I used the I it seemed to pucker a bit, switching to the larger hook seemed to take care of the problem. I then used the required I hook for the rest of the pattern.

I would also recommend being careful with the rows on the two front pieces where it tells you to alternate two rows 6 times. Make sure you take the time to keep count of what row you are on. This is one of the reasons I like to use stick um pads, I can mark on them while at the same time keeping my pattern unmarred.

Once again Annie’s sent me a yarn I cannot identify for there was no brand names on the label. I can tell you it was a dark gray, which is a good neutral color that will match many things in my wardrobe.

It is always fun to wear an article of clothing that you made and I did enjoy making it, but am unsure at this time if I would take the time to crochet a second one.

I would rate this kit an eight. Based on the fact that the pattern was easy to read. Also, there was more than enough yarn to finish the vest though I couldn’t replace the yarn, if needed. Personally, if I really enjoy a yarn, I think I should be able to go and purchase some more.

Until next time, keep those hooks flying.

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About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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