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Free Crochet Pattern: Crochet Bolero

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Lion Brand® Chenille Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: 60342AD

This open-front bolero is beautiful when paired with both casual and more formal outfits.

Rating: ***3.1 (based on 14 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X

Finished Bust 35 (38 1/2, 42, 46 1/2, 50, 53 1/2) in. [89 (98, 106.5, 118, 127, 136) cm]
Length 11 (13, 15, 16, 17, 18) in. [28 (33, 38, 40.5, 43, 45.5) cm]


Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Aug 7, 2013)
BACK

Shape Armholes

Row 1: Turn, sl st over first 3 sts, dc in each of next 25 (29, 33, 37, 41, 45) sts, to last 3 sts, leave last 3 sts unworked.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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Chenille Thick & Quick®

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Chenille Thick & Quick®
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
*Chenille Thick & Quick® (Article #950). 91% acrylic, 9% rayon; package size: Solids: N/A; 100 yd/90m;
Prints: N/A; 75 yd/68m
Because of the nature of this yarn, we only give the length, not the weight of the product, as the number of ounces can vary due to the textures of the skein.

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•  950-155 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Champagne DISCONTINUED
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Crochet Bolero

Lion Brand® Chenille Thick & Quick®

GAUGE:

6.5 dc + 4 rows = 4 in. [10 cm].

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

dc2tog (dc dec) Yarn over, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops. Yarn over, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through 2 loops, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.

 


BACK
Ch 31 (35, 39, 43, 47, 51).
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across – 29 (33, 37, 41, 45, 49) sts (beg ch counts as dc).
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in each dc across.
Rows 3-5: (3-6, 3-7, 3-7, 3-8, 3-8) repeat last row
Shape Armholes
Row 1: Turn, sl st over first 3 sts, dc to last 3 sts, leave last 3 sts unworked.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc2tog, dc in each st across to last 2 dc, dc2tog.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across.
Repeat last row 3 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7) times).
Fasten off.

LEFT FRONT
Ch 11 (12, 13, 14, 15, 16).
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across – 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) sts (beg ch counts as dc).
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across.
Repeat last row until piece measures same length as Back to armhole.
Shape Armhole
Row 1: Turn, sl st over first 3 sts, dc in each st to end.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st to last 2 sts, dc2tog over last 2 sts.
Work even in dc until Front is same length as Back. Fasten off.

RIGHT FRONT
Work as for Left Front, reversing shaping.

SLEEVES
Ch 23 (26, 29, 32, 32, 35).
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across – 21 (24, 27, 30, 30, 33) sts (beg ch counts as dc).
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across.
Repeat last row 9 (10, 11, 12, 12, 12) times.
Shape Cap
Row 1: Sl st over first 3 sts, dc in next 15 (18, 21, 24, 24, 27) sts, leave remaining sts unworked.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc2tog, dc in each st to last 2 sts, dc2tog over last 2 sts – 13 (16, 19, 22, 22, 25) sts. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams. Sew in Sleeves. Sew side and Sleeve seams.
Edging
From RS, join yarn and work sc evenly spaced around entire Bolero edge, working 3 sc at each corner. Join with sl st to beg sc.
Rnds 1-3: Ch 1, sc in each sc around working 3 sc in each corner sc, join with sl st to beg sc.
Fasten off.
Repeat Edging around lower edge of each Sleeve. Weave in ends.



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ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
sc = single crochet sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch st(s) = stitch(es)


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: ***3.1 (based on 14 reviews)
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Reviewed by jackiemonteza on 2013-05-27 *
Great pattern , awful yarn !! I will never try this yarn again .


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