Craft Lovers ♥ MdeMadrid Waistcoat made with Silky Lace and Mirage by deLanaLana

Welcome to Madrid! We’re going to take a stroll through the Spanish capital guided by deLanaLana‘s fantastic MdeMadrid Waistcoat which is made with Katia Silky Lace and Katia MirageBehind deLanaLana we find Eva Pérez, a multifaceted knitter and crocheter from Madrid who is in love with yarns and her city.  In her daily life, Eva is very clear about things: “knitting or crocheting is a place where you can escape from everything and be yourself without obligations or responsibilities”. As a consequence of this, her crochet pattern ‘MdeMadrid Waistcoat‘ is an invitation to  “dedicate at least a few hours a week to yourself”.

MdeMadrid Waistcoat

In addition to this life philosophy, – as you can imagine from the name deLanaLana (= fromyarnyarn in English), Eva is passionate about all yarns. In the first place, she is drawn to all materials which come from natural sources: merino, alpaca, cashmere, angora, cotton, linen and raffia, amongst others. Nevertheless, from a universal knitting and crocheting perspective, she highlights acrylic yarn as an excellent option so that “nobody goes without handmade garments”. For this reason, you can use this pattern “for what you want and how you want to make it. Whether you want to crochet it, sell it, share it or to use it to teach classes”. If you make your MdeMadrid Waistcoat please show your results on social networks with the hashtag #chalecoMdeMadrid “and learn by seeing new versions”.

MdeMadrid Waistcoat

How to crochet MdeMadrid Waistcoat

Level: intermediate

Materials:

  • 8 balls Katia Silky Lace, col. 160
  • 2 balls Katia Mirage, col. 103
  • Size J10 (U.S.)/(6 mm) crochet hook
  • Size 15 (U.S.)/(10 mm) circular needles with a 39 3/8” (100 cm) long cable or a size N15 (U.S.)/(10 mm) crochet hook
  • 2 stitch markers
  • Wool sewing needle
  • Scissors

Stitches:

  • Chain st
  • Slip st
  • Single crochet
  • Half double crochet
  • Alternate half rib crochet (AHRC):
    • Row 1: half double crochet in the front loop
    • Row 2: half double crochet in the back loop
  • To work the collar and the edges: purl stitch and knit stitch with knitting needles or single crochet with a crochet hook.

Gauge 4 x 4”: 19 sts x 10 rows in AHRC with size J10 crochet hook in Katia Silky Lace.

Pattern: Work a rectangle with two openings for the arms. Take the measurements of your back, from shoulder to shoulder, to calculate your size. See graph with the measurements in centimetres for size 14 (U.K.), 10 (U.S.), 42 (ESP) (size of model in photograph).

MdeMadrid Waistcoat

There are two areas in the graph:

  1. Striped: worked in AHRC.
  2. Dotted: worked following this Graph A:

MdeMadrid Waistcoat

Instructions MdeMadrid Waistcoat

  • Chain 232 sts and work the first row in half double crochet.
  • Work 7 7/8” (20 cm) in AHRC.
  • Work an additional 11 ¾” (30 cm) with the following stitch distribution:
    • 8 sts AHRC, 216 sts following Graph A, 8 sts AHRC.
  • Make the openings for the arms: divide the garment into 3 parts: left front, back and right front. For this size: 62 sts for each front and 108 sts for the back. Work each part with one ball of yarn. It may seem difficult to work with three balls of yarn at once, but it’s quickly done.

MdeMadrid Waistcoat

Stitch distribution

  • Left front: 8 sts AHRC, 54 sts following Graph A.
  • Back: 108 sts following Graph A.
  • Right front: 54 sts following Graph A, 8 sts AHRC.
  • Join the three parts. Work 2 ¾” (7 cm) with the following stitch distribution:
    • 8 sts AHRC, 216 sts following Graph A, 8 sts AHRC.
  • Work two rows in single crochet. Take advantage of the first row to join the fronts, making sure that the stitch of each front coincides as shown on the drawing (= the stitches to be joined are represented with * and ^).
  • Work the collar with one ball of Katia Mirage. There are 2 options:
  1. Pick up all the sts (with the help of a crochet hook) and knit with circular needles (= using the size 15 (U.S.)/(10 mm) circular needles with a 39 3/8” (100 cm) long cable) in stockinette st. Work the last three rows in reverse stockinette st.
  2. Work the stitches with the size N15 (10 mm) crochet hook in single crochet in a spiral form. Do not work all the sts: one yes – one no, or skip stitches randomly as seems appropriate whilst working.
  • Work the borders on the front and the bottom edge in the same manner. For this model work: 4 rows in garter st on the front and 3 1/8” (8 cm) on the bottom edge. Bind (cast off) with size 11 (U.S.)/(8 mm) needles for a “gathered in” effect.
  • For the final touch, work a row of backwards crochet around the edges of the armhole openings.

MdeMadrid Waistcoat


If you have any questions please write to deLanaLana.