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Godugulu (Umbrellas in Telugu, my mother tongue) is a fun vest for kids that uses techniques like Intarsia and stranded crochet to bring joy in the dull rainy weather.

The Indian monsoons are a source of joy, wherever you may be! But it’s the ubiquitous umbrella that breaks all barriers of economic status, region, age and religion. These umbrellas come in various colours and patterns making an interesting vista.

With the slight nip in the air, kids can don this fun vest made in their favourite colours!


SIZE CHEST (in inches) CHEST (in cms)
6-12 mths 18 45.5
1-2 yrs 21 53
2-4yrs 23 58.5
5-6 yrs 25 63.5
6-8 yrs 26.5 67
9-10yrs 28 71
11-12yrs 30 76


8ply acrylic from Sanjeev trading agency (Worsted, 196 yards(180mtr)/100gm), or any worsted weight yarn

160 (225, 270, 340, 410, 475, 540) yards
1 (2,2,2,3,3,3) skeins
10gm minis/scraps of 3 (3,3,4,4,4,5) colours for motifs, 1 of them being grey

13 sts and 13 rows per 4” in hdc

H/5mm hook

Dc – double crochet
Sc – single crochet
HDC – half double crochet
FPDC – front-post double crochet
BPDC – back-post double crochet
Crab stitch – reverse sc
FDC – foundation double crochet
Sl st – slip stitch
HDC2Tog – HDC 2 sts together

Beads / kundan stones / blue embroidery floss
Yarn needle to sew in ends.
Bobbins to hold mini yarns for intarsia
Two ½” buttons (optional)

All instructions are in US terms.

The vest is worked flat and seamed at the end.
The stitch counts / measurements are given by mentioning the smallest size, with the remaining sizes given in parentheses.

Additional skills needed
Intarsia and stranded colourwork


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