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!