Creations By Courtney

Making Waves Waistcoat

The Making Waves Waistcoat crochet pattern is size inclusive with instructions to make Small through 5X-Large. Learn how to save 10-15% on the exclusive kit by Knitcraft and Knittery

The Making Waves Waistcoat was inspired by the yarn! A friend told me about an opportunity to work with an indie dyer back in the spring of this year, and I decided to reach out. I’m so glad that I did! It has been great to create a crochet design specifically for this gorgeous yarn.

What yarn you ask?

Knitcraft and Knittery 100% Sustainable Merino Wool in Lemon Tart 😍 Morgan is the genius behind this lovely color way and so many more! It was sooo tough to choose which color. It was a tie between Lemon Tart, a warm yellow; Missy Z, a dark dusty rose; and Mother Knows Best, a shade of teal. I mean look at that color and the thoughtful note!

Morgan is such a sweet, patient person! This design took me longer than I thought it would, but I wanted to make sure that it was “perfect.” I landed in the world of Pinterest to look for garment inspiration, and then scoured the internet and the books on my shelves for stitch inspiration to finally land on a zig zag texture that just begged to be used with this yarn.

If you’re not familiar with my love for color and texture, check out these other designs:

As with most of my designs, I started with a gauge swatch to see how stitches show up with the yarn. I like to let the yarn tell me what stitches it wants to become, especially for a garment. 🤫 This is also my first project working with 100% merino wool, and I now understand why it’s so loved.

I tried three different textured stitches that I found on Pinterest. I liked the look of the first two but it wasn’t creating a feeling of excitement for me. When I came across a blanket pattern with the zig zags and made a swatch, I knew it was meant to be. Of course I made a change in the zig zags to create a different visual for your eyes to follow than what’s in the swatch above.

Collaboration Benefits the Community

As part of the collaboration with Knitcraft & Knittery, there will be kits that you can pre-order! Wahoo! More yarn for you!

The kits will require 1.5-2 weeks to be dyed by Morgan, which means that the color will be consistent, and she offers a sweater kit discount 😁 If you order a kit of 5 or 6 skeins, you get to save 10% by using code SWEATERQUANTITY10, and 7 or more skeins are eligible to save 15% using code SWEATERQUANTITY15.

Pre-order a kit from Knitcraft & Knittery to receive enough 100% Australian Merino Wool
Want even more awesomeness?? Of course you do!

Morgan is offering THREE community-funded kits! 🙌 This means that others have made donations to Knitcraft and Knittery, so that crafters experiencing financial hardship can have access to hand dyed yarns. She is graciously offering 1 kit in each sizing group, XS-M, L-2XL and 3XL-5XL, for a total of 3 kits at NO COST to the customer! 🤯 Can you see why I think she’s the best??

Learn about the Community-Funded Kits

Ready for Pattern Details?

MATERIALS

  • Knitcraft & Knittery DK Weight (100% Sustainable Australian Merino Wool; 100g/ 3.5oz; 233 m/ 254 yds): Lemon Tart in 4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9 skeins or a total of 400 g, 500g, 500g, 600 g, 700 g, 800g, 800g, 900 g, 900 g; 932 m – 1,864 m/ 1,016 yds -2,286 yds of a comparable DK weight yarn
  • Hook US H8 / 5.00 mm
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle
  • 4 Stitch Markers
  • Measuring Tape
  • Toggle Button or Clasp, optional

GAUGE

  • 1 pattern repeat (RC twice, 2 dc) = 2”, 7 pattern rows = 4”
  • 2 rows of dc = 1”

PATTERN KEY

Ch: Chain, sl st: slip stitch, sc: single crochet, dc: double crochet, dc2tog: double crochet 2 together, fsc: foundation single crochet, CSDC: chainless starting double crochet, LC: left leaning 2 over 2 treble cross, RC: right leaning 2 over 2 treble cross, FO: fasten off, M: marker(s)

SPECIAL STITCHES & TECHNIQUES

  • Chainless Starting Double Crochet: pull up a loop to the height of standard dc, twist yarn around hook (YO made), insert hook in first st, YO, pull up a loop, [YO, pull through 2 loops] twice
  • LC: left leaning 2 over 2 treble cross – over the next 4 stitches,skip next 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts, working in front of sts just made, tr in each of skipped sts. 
  • RC: right leaning 2 over 2 treble cross – over the next 4 stitches, skip next 2 sts, tr in next 2 sts, working behind sts just made, tr in each of the skipped sts. 

EXPERIENCE LEVEL

  • Intermediate

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8 comments

  1. Thank you! I appreciate your generosity!! I’ve been out of work for years due to illness & crochet is my new purpose. A bit different from a Registered Nurse. I was amazed to see that you offer some of your kits for free! I’m absolutely blown away!! I’m pretty sure I was able to get the 3x-5x size and I’m just so flabbergasted that me, that I, even had an opportunity, yet alone actually was able to get one of your kits! Amazing, I can’t express how grateful I am and how much I’m looking forward to creating this waistcoat. You spoke of the colors & the yellow will be make a significant impact on my look, I am a brunette with with yellow/green eyes!! I’m gonna be checking my mail box everyday!! Again, thank you!! I can’t tell you enough, if you ever a pattern tester, I’ve been branching out & helping a few artists. I ‘d love to help anytime!

    1. Hi Michelle!

      OMG! I’m so happy that you were able to get a kit. I’m definitely sharing your lovely comment with Morgan, as she is the genius behind the yarn for the kits. I’m always looking for excited, brutally honest pattern testers 🙂 I’m glad that you have found a purpose in crochet. Crochet, fiber arts and other crafts can really help us feel better. I look forward to seeing you looking fabulous in your yellow vest!

    1. Thank you Becky! It’s great that you spend time making for others, but it’s important to do some “selfish” crochet too 🙂

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