Lacy Bolero

This is a free crochet pattern for Lacy Bolero with photo tutorial in each step to guide you in your crochet journey.

This crochet shrug / crochet bolero is easy to adjust according to your body size.

All you have to do is create a foundation chain that is fit to your back with a 1 inch allowance. then count the chains if it will be a multiple of 8 chain + 14. If your chain is too much, just follow this instructions to unravel your stitches. 

Study the diagram below for your guidance. The instruction below is fit to a size Small- Medium or bust size is 34".


Needed:

Yarn: 4 balls of Cannon thread (two strand held together) color yellow or your desired color,  375 - 380 yards.

The thread I used here is a local thread #8 (two strands held together). You may substitute it by using Aunt Lydia's #10 (two strands held together) or Aunt Lydia's #3 (single strand)

Hook: US : F5  /  3.75MM


Terms Used:

Ch: Chain

Sc: Single Crochet

Dc: Double Crochet

Hdc: Half Double Crochet

Sl St: Slip Stitch

Sk: Skip

Sp: Space / loop


Gauge:

4" x 4"   -  21 sts  /  8 rows of dc's


Lacy Bolero Instructions:

The stitch I used in this bolero is the same as the stitch I used in our Lacy Scarf.

You may check the Lacy Scarf photo tutorial to familiarize the stitches from Row 1- Row 6.

Row 1: Chain 78, sc in 9th ch from hook, ch3, sk 2ch, sc in next ch, (ch7, sk 4ch, sc in next ch, ch3, sk 2ch, sc in next ch,) 8 times, ch2, sk next ch, dc in last ch.

Row 2: Ch1, turn, sc in the same st, ch3, sk 2ch sp, 4dc in next 3ch sp, (ch3, sc in next 7ch sp, ch3, 4dc in next 3ch sp) 8 times, ch3, skip 2ch of next loop, sc in next ch.

Row 3: Ch3, turn, sc in next 3ch sp, ch7, sk 4dc, sc in next 3ch sp, (ch3, sc in next 3ch sp, ch7, sk 4dc, sc in next 3ch sp) 8 times, ch1, hdc in last sc.

Row 4: Ch3, turn, dc in the same st, ch3, sk next 1ch sp, sc in next 7ch sp, ch3, (4dc in next 3ch sp, ch3, sc in next 7ch sp, ch3) 8 times, 2dc in last 3ch sp.

Row 5: Ch5 (consider as 1st dc and ch2), turn, sc in next 3ch sp, ch3, sc in next 3ch sp, (ch7, sk 4dc,  sc in next 3ch sp, ch3, sc in next 3ch sp) 8 times,  ch2, sk next dc, dc in next dc.

Row 6: Ch1, turn, sc in the same st, ch3, sk 2ch sp, 4dc in next 3ch sp, (ch3, sc in next 7ch sp, ch3, 4dc in next 3ch sp) 8 times, ch3, skip 2ch of next loop, sc in next ch.

Row 7- 32: Rep row 3- 6, End with row 4.

Next row, we will start the front panel by crocheting half of next row and onwards.


1st Half Front Panel

Row 33: Ch5 (consider as 1st dc and ch2), turn, sc in next 3ch sp, ch3, sc in next 3ch sp, (ch7, sk 4dc,  sc in next 3ch sp, ch3, sc in next 3ch sp) 3 times,  ch2, sk next dc, dc in next dc.


Row 34: Ch1, turn, sc in the same st, ch3, sk 2ch sp, 4dc in next 3ch sp, (ch3, sc in next 7ch sp, ch3, 4dc in next 3ch sp) 3 times, ch3, skip 2ch of next loop, sc in next ch.


Row 35: Ch3, turn, sc in next 3ch sp, ch7, sk 4dc, sc in next 3ch sp, (ch3, sc in next 3ch sp, ch7, sk 4dc, sc in next 3ch sp) 3 times, ch1, hdc in last sc.


Row 36: Ch3, turn, dc in the same st, ch3, sk next 1ch sp, sc in next 7ch sp, ch3, (4dc in next 3ch sp, ch3, sc in next 7ch sp, ch3) 3 times, 2dc in last 3ch sp.


Row 37-64: Repeat row 33-36


2nd Half Front Panel Attach the yarn as shown on picture below,


Row 33-64: Repeat row 33-36 of 1st half front panel

Side Closing

Fold the panel, at the wrong side, crochet together using this stitches

ch1, sc in the same st, *ch1, sk next st, sc in next st, rep* across

OR you may use tapestry needle and sew the sides together OR whichever you may want how you sew it together.

Lacy Bolero Edging

Sleeves Edging:

Round 1: Ch1, sc in the same st, ch1, (sk next st, sc in next st, ch1) 27 times, sl st in 1st sc.

Round 2-3: Ch1, sc in next 1ch sp, ch1, (sk next sc, sc in next 1ch sp, ch1) 27 times, sl st in 1st sc.


Body Edging:

Repeat round 1-3 sleeves edging but having a string on front corner, enough to make a knot and a ribbon. (my string is chain 45, then flower on the end, then, *ch1, sk next ch, sc in next ch, rep* across) 


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