Small Crochet Bolero

Small Crochet Bolero
Crochet Pattern for a Bolero
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Step 1: Getting Started

So cute! Make a bolero to cover those shoulders! This small bolero is a great accent piece for teens and adults alike. Pair it with a sundress or maxi dress and celebrate summer in style! This is an experienced level crochet project. This woman's sized bolero can easily be re-sized by adding chs to back motif, making straps longer, and by making the band longer to fit the torso.

Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced

Materials: Size ten thread of any choice of color and a crochet hook size 2 mm.

 

CH = Chain

SL = Sip Stitch

Sk = Skip

SC = Single Crochet

DC = Double Crochet

Shell = 5 DC in next sp

Ribbed = *DCBP, DCFP rep from * across

 

bolero

Step 2: Pattern Instructions

Directions:

Back Motif:

back Motif

Base: Ch 97

Row 1: 96 SC, Ch 2, turn.

Row 2: *SK 2 sps, Shell, SK 2 sps, DC, Rep from * across, Ch 3, turn.

Row 3: * SK 2 sps, Shell in middle sp of shell from prev row, Sk 2 sps, DC in DC, Rep from * across, end with Dc in DC, Ch 3, turn

Row 4-7: rep row 3, except row 7 end with Ch 1, turn.

Row 8: SC, *CH 2, Sk 2 sps, SC, Rep from * across, CH 1, turn.

Row 9: SC across, Ch 3, turn.

Strap:

Row 10-38: (Sk 2 sps, Shell, Sk 2 sps, DC) 3 times, Ch 3, turn.

Row 39: Rep 10 except end with Ch 1, turn.

Row 40: SC, *CH 2, Sk 2 sps, SC, Rep from * across, tie off.

Attach to un-worked corner of row 9, CH 3 then rep rows 10-40 tie off.

Step 3: Torso Band

Band for torso:

Band

Base: Ch 203

Row 1: SK 3 sps, DC across, Ch 3, turn.

Row 2-4: Dc3tog, *DCBP, DCFP, (Ribbed), rep from * across to last 4 sps, DC3tog, DC, Ch 3, turn. Tie off.

Place the band around the torso aligning with the straps and back of the back motif.  Then sew the straps down to the band, then sew the back and the band together. The band under the arm pit should measure 5” wide.

Torso

SC evenly around Armpit hole, Sl to 1st SC made, tie off.

Step 4: Sleeves

Sleeves:  Find center of shoulder and count 15 sts to the right and attach string.

Row 1: 2 SC, HDC, 10 DC, Sk 1 sp, Dc3tog, Sk 1 sp, 10 DC, HDC, 2 SC, tie off, go back to beginning and count 10 sps to the right and attach String in next sp.

Sleeve

Row 2: 2 SC, HDC, 8 DC, (Then working on Row 1) DC to end of row 1, 8 DC, HDC, 2 SC, tie off, go back to beginning and count 10 sps to the right and attach String in next sp.

Row 3: 2 SC, HDC, 8 DC, (Then working on row 2) * 3 DC, Dc2tog, Rep from * across to end of row 2, 8 DC, HDC, 2 SC, tie off, go back to beginning and attach to corner where band and strap meet. As shown.

Step 5: Finishing Up

Armpit

Rnd 4: 2 SC, HDC, *3 DC, Dc2tog, Rep from * around strap to 3 sts before the corner on other side, HDC, SC, SC3tog, (working along band now), SK 1 sp, *5 SC, SC2tog, Rep from * across to last 5 sts, Sk 1 sp, Sc3tog, Sl to 1st SC made, Ch 3, turn.

Rnd 5: DC across the band to 1 sts before corner, DC3tog, DC, Sk 2 sps, * Shell, Sk 4 sps, Rep from * around to beginning, tie off and hide string.

Rep Row 1- Rnd 5 on other side of bolero.

 

Connect Thread to end of last row of band at the bottom of bolero working up toward neck:

Row 1: SC around to other corner of bolero, CH 3, turn.

Row 2: *Sk 4 sps, Shell, Rep from * around neck to other corner. Tie off and hide string.

Have fun! This pattern is a cute one.

 

About The Author

Esther Leavitt is a pattern designer and craft editor for Craftown.com.  About herself she says "Crafts are a way for me to unwind but at the same time keep my hands busy so I don't go crazy."  She is also the owner and proprietor of Crafts by Starlight