One size fits most, (close fit for everyone with a 28 inch waist and higher)
Under Bust: 28 inches
Length:14 inches from center
Red Heart Kids (100% acrylic) 1 skein (4 ounces/242 yards)in crayon ombre
16-inch US #10/6mm circular needle
Size J Crochet hook
notions required: Stitch marker
12 sts/22 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch
Piece is worked in a round and then worked back and forth, if you desire you can switch to straight needles when this happens.
When making the back bar and the neck, you can chain until it fits around your back/neck. With the neck I chained a couple of extra and tied them into a small bow in the back. If your chest is larger you might have to change the crocheted top, instead of working 3 rounds of each st, work 4 (ex. Sc & pick up all garter sts, work 3 rows of sc, 4 rows of hdc. Et cetera)
Cast on 90sts, pm. Being careful not to twist work, join and knit first row
R2 *k4 p4* rep ** end k1 p1
R3 rep R2
R4 *k6 p2, k4, p4* rep ** end k1 p1
R5, rep R4
R6 *k6 p2* rep ** end k1 p1
R7 *k7 p1 k6 p2* rep ** end k1 p1
R8 *k15 p1* rep ** end k1 p1
R9 knit all sts
R10 Dec every 9th st (80sts)
R11 Dec every 8th st (70sts)
cont working in st st until piece measures 5 inches from beg
Bind off 25 sts (45 sts remaining)
Working back and forth between needles cont to work st st on all sts except the first and last 3 sts, which will be garter st. Work until piece measures 5 inches from bound off section.
R1, k3 *k2tog* rep ** to last 4 sts k4
R2 and all even numbered rows, k3 p to last 3 sts, k3
R3 k3 *k2tog* rep ** k3
R5 rep R1
R7 rep R3
R8, knit all sts
R9 *k2tog* rep **
R10 rep R8
R11 k1 k2tog
R12 rep R8
R13 k2tog, fasten off.
With Crochet hook, sc & pick up along left side all edged garter sts. sc 2 rows, hdc 3 rows, dc 3 rows. Fasten off
rep for right side BEFORE FASTENING OFF chain 35, connect to last dc on left side with sl st. Fasten off.
on the 8th dc (measuring from the bottom up) with two strands held together, sc into st and c40, sc in the 8th st on the other side. Fasten off
Weave in ends.