Elegant Bolero


This is a free crochet pattern for an elegant bolero with photo tutorial in each step. 


Needed:


Stainless Hook: Size 4/2.00MM (Size: Small)

Note: For bigger size, change your hook size to bigger one

Thread used: #8 Cotton Thread


Terms Used

All terms used are in US terminology.

Ch: Chain   ;   Sc: Single Crochet    ;     Dc: Double Crochet   ;    

Sl st: Slip Stitch    ;    Sp: Space


Stitch Guide


Picot:  Ch3, sl st in top of last completed dc.

Shell St: 5dc in specified st.


Elegant Bolero Instructions 

I. Pineapple Crochet Motif

Please click here for  instruction of pineapple crochet motif.


II. How to Join Motif

Please click here on how to join the motif.


Elegant Bolero Edging: Bodice

Round 1: Attach thread to the side, to joined motif, Ch1, sc in the same st,

ch5, sc in next dc, ch5, *sc in next 5ch sp, ch5*, repeat *to* 6 times, ch5, skip 2dc, sc in next dc, ch5, sc in  ch9 sp , ch5, sc in next dc, ch5, *sc in next 5ch sp, ch5*, repeat *to* 6 times, skip 2dc, sc in next dc, (ch5, sc in next joined motif, ch5, sc in next dc, ch5, *sc in next 5ch sp, ch5*, repeat *to* 6 times, skip 2dc, sc in next dc)around, end w/ ch5, sl st in 1st sc to join.  (100 loop) 


Row  2: Sl st in next 2 ch, ch 1, sc in the same st, 


shell st in next sc, sc in next 5ch sp,  (ch 5, sc in next 5ch sp,  shell st in next sc, sc in next next 5ch sp) around, 


end w/ ch2, dc in 1st sc to join. ( 50 shell sts)


Row 3: Ch1, sc in the same sp, **(dc over dc, picot) 4 times, dc over dc, sc in next 5ch sp**


repeat **to** 4 times, 


Crochet String Front Corner :  (dc over dc, picot) twice, dc over dc, ch 64, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc-ch3-sl st-ch3-2dc-ch3-sl st-ch3-2dc-ch3-sl st in the same st, *ch1, skip 1ch*,  repeat *to* through the string, sl st in top of last dc, (dc over dc, picot)twice,  sc in next 5ch sp,


(For flower string step-by-step pictorial please click here.)

repeat **to**  23  times,  repeat Crochet String Front Corner, repeat **to**  20   times.

Fasten Off.


EDGING INSTRUCTIONS : Armhole

Round 1: Attach thread on dc, as shown in the photo above, Ch1, sc in the same st, 


*Ch5, sc in next joined motif, ch5, sc in next dc, ch5, skip 2dc, (sc in next 5ch sp, ch5) 7 times, skip 2dc, sc in next dc*, repeat *to* once more, Ch5, sc in next joined corner st, ch5, sc in next dc, ch5, skip 2dc, sc in next 5ch sp, 


end w/ ch2, dc in 1st sc to join. (26 loops)


Round 2: Ch 1, sc in the same st, shell st in next sc, sc in next 5ch sp,  (ch 5, sc in next 5ch sp,  shell st in next sc, sc in next next 5ch sp) around, 


end w/ ch2, dc in 1st sc to join. ( 13 shell sts)


Row 3: Ch1, sc in the same sp, *(dc over dc, picot) 4 times, dc over dc, sc in next 5ch sp*,


  repeat *to* around, end w sl st in 1st sc.

Fasten Off.



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