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WIP: The Circle Vest

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WIP = Work In Progess

Today I wanted to do something a little different than just posting a finished product. I want to share with you what I’ve been attempting over the past week or so. I found this Lion Brand Heartland yarn in ‘Mammoth Cave’ in my yarn stash and was determined to make something awesome with it. The color is a perfect shade of brown, not too warm, not too cool. As I’m looking around Pinterest for some inspiration I came across a couple circle vests and thought, “hey that couldn’t be too hard!” So off I went, crocheting  round after round, writing down how many chains I started with and what stitches I used. I was pretty pumped that it seemed to be going so well. Once the circle was almost as wide as my upper back I made some arm holes and propped it onto my mannequin. This was the first time I took a step back from my work and realized, *gasp*, I wasn’t as pleased with the outcome as I thought. In my opinion, I used too many different stitches and in odd places as well. I just wasn’t feelin it. Even though it pained me to do, I frogged (unraveled) the entire thing!

This second attempt has taken longer than the first but thats because I have been pausing and taking a step back to look at the project as a whole and see what I liked and didn’t like. Sometimes this is difficult to do when you only have so much time to crochet! I like to crochet when my son is down for his afternoon nap and a little at night after he goes to bed.

I want to create quality patterns that I truly love, not just throw some stitches together and hope someone else likes it! So without further ado, here is my WIP: the circle vest.

Not going to lie, seeing these ends that need to be weaved in makes me cringe a little…but I wanted to be real with you and show you how this process is going!!

Do you have a certain process when it comes to creating? Do you draw a picture of your design then diagram it with symbols and thennn get your hands on it? Or do you go straight for the yarn and hook and create as you go?? Please share in the comments below, I would love some ideas!!


Hello, I'm Taylor! I'm an Army wife, boy mom and lover of all things crafty! I especially love crochet and anything pertaining to yarn :) I am excited to share my crochet patterns and other DIY tips here on Bodhi Life Creations!



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