And my little guy has his well deserved vest with a mustache.
Firstly, I knitted all vest (front and back) with Garter Stitch. I like how simply this stitch looks by itself as well as with some applications on it.
Also, I made one sleeve longer in the back and one shorter in the front side for making nice button closed sleeve.
Then I crocheted the mustache.
Terminology (the descriptions of those stitches you can find on My Picot website):
- ss – slip stitch;
- sc – single crochet;
- hdc – half double crochet;
- dc – double crochet;
- tr – treble crochet;
- dtr – double treble crochet.
Instructions for crocheted mustache:
- Base chain: chain 48 (the last one will act as a turning stitch).
- Row 1: (all stitches go into the back loops of the base chain) skip 1 stitch, ss into the first 10 stitches, then (working one stitch into each stitch in the chain) sc, hdc, dc, tr, tr,dtr, dtr, dtr,tr, tr, dc, hdc, sc, ss (this is the middle of the mustache), sc, hdc, dc, tr, tr, dtr, dtr, dtr, tr, tr, dc, hdc, sc, ss into the last 10 stitches and chain 2 in order to turn it.
- Row 2: (all stitches go into the top of the original base chain) make 2 sc into each of the first 8 stitches of the base chain (16 stitches in total), sc, sc, sc, sc, hdc, hdc, dc, dc, dc, dc, hdc, hdc, sc, sc, ss, skip 1 stich (this is the middle of the mustache), ss, sc, sc, hdc, hdc, dc, dc, dc, dc, hdc, hdc, sc, sc, sc, sc, make 2 sc into each of the last 8 stitches (16 stitches in total), ss into the turning chain between the base chain and row 1, break yarn and weave in ends.
I stitched mustache to the front side, sewed both sides together, made a buttonhole and stitched wood button. Because Garter Stitch makes knitwear very bouncy, I had to crochet few rows to make buttonhole.