Go luxe all the way when you wear the Mika Vest, a sleeveless crochet vest made from faux fur yarn.
We’re finally past Halloween, and that means all holidays, all the time (sorry Thanksgiving!). I’m getting in the festive spirit from planning my Christmas dinner to sprucing up my home decor. And the prepping doesn’t stop at my wardrobe. Enter the Mika Vest, the perfect piece to bring opulence and fun to your winter outfits.
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Find a printer-friendly, PDF version of the Mika Vest in my Ravelry Shop and on TLYarnCrafts.com. The PDF version includes full-color, 6-page instructions with a helpful schematic and link to a supporting blog post.
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I’ve had the amazing opportunity to be an Ambassador for the new WeCrochet site, a crochet-centric sister site to KnitPicks. WeCrochet has so many lovely and affordable yarns. When asked to design a pattern this month, I jumped at the chance to try Fable Fur, a super bulky faux fur yarn that comes in five natural colors.
The result was the Mika Vest. Even as I was working up the original design, I became obsessed with the soft, fluffy texture of the fabric and how wonderful it felt on my skin. I was really thoughtful in adding some special touches, like the generous pockets, cozy hood, and some shaping on the armhole opening to give a comfortable fit. The finished vest is warm, girly, and perfect for the festive season.
Crocheting with faux fur yarn can be a little tricky. It’s easy to miss stitches and the texture of the fabric lends itself better to some stitches over others. I compiled 6 pro tips for crocheting with faux fur yarn that might be helpful for you. You can read the blog post here. In that post, I share how to pick the right hook and stitch for fur yarn, a strategy for finding your next stitch, and much more.
Are you ready to start making the Mika Vest now? This beginner-to-intermediate level crochet pattern is made from several panels sewn together, then the hood and pockets are added. Finish up by attaching nearly invisible pockets and a ribbon belt. Click here to get the Mika Vest pattern now.