The Grinchy Claus vest free pattern

I provided a pattern for “a quick Santi Claus hat” a few posts ago and now I have the coat. Well, sort of. I started with the doll vest pattern and thought I’d add sleeves but the armholes were too big and Hubby pointed out that our daughter is still 3 and would have difficulty dressing the Grinch, so I left it at Santi Claus vest.

The Grinch in his clandestine outfit to fool Cindy Loo Who who was no more than 2 (but had a surprisingly extensive vocabulary.  Maybe it's a Who thing).

The Grinch in his clandestine outfit to fool Cindy Loo Who who was no more than 2 (but had a surprisingly extensive vocabulary. Maybe it’s a Who thing).

See side bar for copyright instructions, although the basis of this pattern comes from Martha Stewart.

Grinchy Claus Vest

Vest Front
Using 4 mm needles, cast on 15 sts in white. K 1 row.
Break off white and change to red.
Beg with K row, st st until piece measures 3.5 inches

Begin armhole
(K 2 tog at end of row, P 1 row) 3 times
(K 2 tog at end of row, st st 3 rows) 2 times
K 2 tog at end of row, st st 4 rows

Shape neckline
(K 2 tog at beg of row, P 1 row) 2 times
K 2 tog at beg of row, st st 3 rows
Cast off

Vest front other side
Using 4 mm needles, cast on 15 sts in white. K 1 row.
Break off white and change to red.
Beg with K row, st st until piece measures 3.5 inches

Begin armhole
(K 2 tog at beg of row, P 1 row) 3 times
(K 2 tog at beg of row, st st 3 rows) 2 times
K 2 tog at beg of row, st st 4 rows

Shape neckline
(K 2 tog at end of row, P 1 row) 2 times
K 2 tog at end of row, st st 3 rows
Cast off

Vest back

Using 4 mm needles cast on 30 sts in white. K 1 row.
Break off white and change to red. Beg with K row st st until piece measures 3.5 inches.
(K 2 tog at beg and end of row, P 1 row) 3 times
(K 2 tog at beg and end of row, st st 3 rows) 2 times
K 2 tog at beg and end of row
St st 12 rows
Cast off

To make up
Sew fronts of vest with necklines facing the middle up the 3.5 inches before the armhole. Sew the top of the front pieces to the back piece.

Add a sc border around the vest in white.

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