Here are 2 crocheted vests I made using vertically-worked dc (double-crochet) stitches to achieve a flexible, soft yet warm garment. The boxy, wide armholes allow for good underarm room - important especially since crochet can be a mite 'tough'. I particularly love the double-breasted front for its warmth, and since the buttonholes are really just the spaces in-between the vertical dc's, the vest can be adjusted upon wearing to custom-fit one's particular girth. The solid wood toggle buttons were a real triumph - shocked by retail prices (approx. $1 each where I live), I managed to find a small wholesale manufacturer right here in Brooklyn that sells all kinds of decorative solid-wood buttons for about one-fifth of retail. Given that each vest needs (at least) 5 buttons, buying wholesale was a no-brainer.