Maya Vest Review – Summer 2018 Crochet Magazine
I was privileged to be able to receive a copy of the Summer 2018 Crochet Magazine and to be be able
to crochet the Maya Vest pattern. I love bohemian inspired patterns and I just knew that the Summer 2018 Crochet Magazine would not disappoint!
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The Summer 2018 Crochet Magazine has over 16 bohemian inspired projects! All of them gorgeous! From wearable’s to home decor – and range from easy to intermediate.
I opted for the Maya Vest as my first project because it is a vest that that you can pull over your shirt. And for those who do know me I love squares – so the design did hook me in with the gorgeous back square! Although initially I did want to make this for myself – my daughter expressed her interest and of course that is the way it went!
The Maya Vest is originally designed with (DK)weight cotton/bamboo yarn – 3 Light and with a 4 mm crochet hook.
I used Kartopu Baby Natural yarn (Made in Turkey) – 51% acrylic & 49% cotton and a 3, 25 mm crochet hook
These balls come in 100 g (200 m) each – I had purchased 4 balls and used about only 2. I completely used up one variegated and only half of the blue and yellow. Not bad I think – which makes it possible for me to maybe make the Boho Blue Cadet Cap to match!
I was surprised how quickly this pattern actually works up! Being a designer myself – I sometimes find it daunting to follow other designers patterns especially clothing or accessories. My experience in designing clothing like vests is fairly still new – so I love the fact that I was able to understand and work up this vest with no issues. Simply easy written instructions plus a diagram! Plus instructions for x-small to 2 x large that is so easy to adapt!
The pattern is rated as intermediate but with a good knowledge of your basic stitches and ability to follow a pattern this pattern is a dream to work up. Plus a good tip if you do use multiple colors – weave in as you go!
I did not add the tassels – but did a row of picots to finish off the vest – this is just personal preference!
I am most definitely making one for myself! And to be honest I can’t wait to try the other patterns that are available!
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My daughter loves this vest!
I have been a crochet designer for more than 10 years. I love to think outside the box and to try and do things a bit differently. I love to learn new techniques and to challenge myself. I firmly believe that crochet should fun and evoke joy and pleasure. Creating and designing is one of my life's passions.
“Crochet is an art and crocheters it’s artists. Each crafted item is unique and own to its crafter”
Happy Crocheting Joanita Theron