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Free Crochet Pattern: Lace Crochet Bolero

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Lion Brand® LB Collection® Wool Stainless Steel
Pattern #: L0193
Rating: *****4.5 (based on 6 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)

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

Finished Bust 33 (37, 41, 45, 49, 53) in. (84 (94, 104, 114.5, 124.5, 134.5) cm)
Finished Length 18 (18 1/2, 19, 19 1/2, 20, 20) in. (45.5 (47, 48.5, 49.5, 51, 51) 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 8, 2011)
Body
….
Sizes S (M, L, 2X, 3X) ONLY
Row 4 : Ch 2, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of first shell, V-st in next ch-2 sp, sk next Edc, V-st in sp between last Edc skipped and next Edc, *sk next 3 Edc, V-st in sp between last Edc skipped and next Edc; rep from * across to last 2 3 Edc, sk last 2 3 Edc, V-st in next ch-2 sp, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of last shell, turn – 45 (51, 57, 67, 73) V-sts.
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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This delicate and intricate raglan cardi shows off your crochet skills! Designed by Doris Chan.

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LB Collection® Wool Stainless Steel

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Dusty Blue Cerise Khaki Pewter Raven Teal Amber Wine
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*LB Collection Wool Stainless Steel (Article #485). 75% Wool, 25% Stainless Steel; package size: 0.50oz/14.00 gr. (273yds/244m) pull skeins

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•  485-189 LB Collection Wool Stainless Steel Yarn: Wine
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Lace Crochet Bolero

Lion Brand® LB Collection® Wool Stainless Steel

GAUGE:

16 sts + 8 1/2 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Extended double crochet (Edc) with 2 strands of yarn held tog.

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:

Edc (extended double crochet) Yo, insert hook in next st or sp, yo and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo and draw through 1 loop on hook, (yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.
Fsc (foundation single crochet) Start with a slip knot, ch 2, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, draw up a loop (base ch), yo, draw through 1 loop, yo and draw through 2 loops - 1 single crochet with base ch at bottom. Work next stitch under loops of the base ch. *Insert hook under 2 loops at bottom of the previous stitch, draw up a loop, yo and draw through 1 loop, yo and draw through 2 loops; rep from * for length of foundation.
Fsc Increase (foundation single crochet increase) Insert hook under front 2 loops of st just made, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 1 loop on hook, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, Rep as for Fsc for length of increase.
3-dc Cl (3-dc cluster) Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, (yo, insert hook in same st and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) 2 times (4 loops on hook), yo and draw through all loops on hook.
4-dc (4-dc cluster) Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, (yo, insert hook in same st and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times (5 loops on hook), yo and draw through all loops on hook.
Shell-st (shell stitch) 4-dc Cl, ch 1, 4-dc Cl all in same place.
V-st (V-stitch) (Dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st or ch-sp.

NOTES:

1. Bolero Body is worked in one piece from neck down, with 2 strands of yarn held tog. For sizes S and 1X, wind one cone of yarn into 2 separate balls.
2. Before beginning, place each cone of yarn into a re-sealable plastic bag. Close bag, leaving a small opening for a strand of yarn. Keep yarn in bags while working, to prevent tangles.
3. It may be a bit difficult to unravel this yarn. Be sure to work carefully and to count your sts as you work to prevent errors.
4. When making each cluster, pull up on all loops on the hook to create an equal height on each loop; this will also allow enough space in the loops to draw through the loop to complete the stitch.
5. Read through the pattern before beginning, taking careful note about where instructions are divided for different sizes.



YOKE
Foundation Chain:

With 2 strands of yarn held tog, Fsc 46 (49, 49, 52, 52, 52) loosely for neck edge. Turn Foundation so that sc edge is on top and work next row across sc edge.
Neck Edging (RS): Ch 2, 3-dc Cl in first sc, *sk next 2 sc, (sl st, ch 2, 3-dc Cl) in next sc; rep from * 13 (14, 14, 15, 15, 15) more times, sk next 2 sc, sl st in last sc - 15 (16, 16, 17, 17, 17) clusters on this side of Foundation for neck edging.
Rotate work so that Foundation ch edge is on top with RS still facing. Do not turn work over to the other side.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 2, work Shell-st in first ch for left front, ch 2, Shell-st in next ch, *ch 2, Edc in each of next 8 (9, 9, 10, 10, 10) ch for left sleeve, ch 2, Shell-st in next ch, ch 2*, Edc in each of next 24 (25, 25, 26, 26, 26) ch for back, ch 2, Shell-st in next ch; rep from * to * once more for right sleeve, Shell-st in last ch for right front - 40 (43, 43, 46, 46, 46) Edc and 6 shells on this side of Foundation for first row of Bolero.
Note: Beg on Row 2, Edc sts are worked in the sps between Edc sts, not into the top of Edc sts.
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of first shell, ch 2, *2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3) Edc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of next shell, ch 2, 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3) Edc in next ch-2 sp*, (Edc in sp between next 2 Edc) 7 (8, 8, 9, 9, 9) times, rep from * to * once more; (Edc in sp between next 2 Edc) 23 (24, 24, 25, 25, 25) times, rep from * to * once more, (Edc in sp between next 2 Edc) 7 (8, 8, 9, 9, 9) times, rep from * to * once more, ch 2, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of last shell - 53 (64, 64, 67, 67, 67) Edc; 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3) for each front, 11 (14, 14, 15, 15, 15) for each sleeve, and 27 (30, 30, 31, 31, 31) for back.
Note: For size S, skip to next 'ALL Sizes' section of instructions.
Sizes L (1X, 2X, 3X) ONLY
Next (Increase) Row:
Ch 2, turn, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of first shell, ch 2, Edc in next ch-2 sp, Edc in each sp between 2 Edc across to ch-2 sp before next shell, *3 Edc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of next shell, ch 2, 3 Edc in next ch-2 sp, Edc in each sp between 2 Edc across to ch-2 sp before next shell; rep from * 3 more times, Edc in last ch-2 sp, ch 2, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of last shell - 85 (88, 88, 88) Edc; 6 (6, 6, 6) for each front, 19 (20, 20, 20) for each sleeve, and 35 (36, 36, 36) for back.
Rep last row 0 (1, 1, 3) more time(s) - 85 (109, 109, 151) Edc; 6 (9, 9, 15) for each front, 19 (25, 25, 35) for each sleeve, and 35 (41, 41, 51) for back.

 

Sizes M (L, 1X, 2X, 3X) ONLY
Next (Increase) Row:
Ch 2, turn, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of first shell, ch 2, Edc in next ch-2 sp, Edc in each sp between 2 Edc across front to ch-2 sp before next shell, 2 Edc in next ch-2 sp, *ch 2, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of next shell, ch 2, 2 Edc in next ch-2 sp, Edc in each sp between 2 Edc across sleeve to ch-2 sp before next shell, 2 Edc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of next shell, ch 2*, 3 Edc in next ch-2 sp, Edc in each sp between Edc across back to ch-2 sp before next shell, 3 Edc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * to * once more, 2 Edc in next ch-2 sp, Edc in each sp between 2 Edc across front to ch-2 sp before last shell, Edc in last ch-2 sp, ch 2, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of last shell - 79 (100, 124, 124, 166) Edc; 5 (8, 11, 11, 17) for each front, 17 (22, 28, 28, 38) for each sleeve, and 35 (40, 46, 46, 56) for back.
Rep last row 0 (1, 2, 3, 4) more time(s) - 79 (115, 154, 169, 226) Edc; 5 (10, 15, 17, 25) for each front, 17 (25, 34, 37, 50) for each sleeve, and 35 (45, 56, 61, 76) for back.

 

All Sizes
Next (Increase) Row:
Ch 2, turn, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of first shell, ch 2, Edc in next ch-2 sp, *Edc in each sp between 2 Edc across to ch-2 sp before next shell, 2 Edc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of next shell, ch 2, 2 Edc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * 3 more times, Edc in each sp between 2 Edc across front to ch-2 sp before last shell, Edc in last ch-2 sp, ch 2, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of last shell - 66 (92, 128, 167, 182, 239) Edc; 4 (7, 12, 17 19, 27) for each front, 14 (20, 28, 37, 40, 53) for each sleeve, and 30 (38, 48, 59, 64, 79) for back.
Rep last row 7 (7, 5, 4, 4, 2) more times - 157 (183, 193, 219, 234, 265) Edc; 18 (21, 22, 25, 27, 31) for each front, 35 (41, 43, 49, 52, 59) for each sleeve, and 51 (59, 63, 71, 76, 85) for back.

 

Sizes S (M, L, 1X, 2X) ONLY
Next (Increase) Row:
Ch 2, turn, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of first shell, *ch 2, Edc in next ch-2 sp, Edc in each sp between 2 Edc across to ch-2 sp before next shell, Edc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of next shell; rep from * 4 more times - 162 (188, 198, 224, 239) Edc; 19 (22, 23, 26, 28) for each front, 36 (42, 44, 50, 53) for each sleeve, and 52 (60, 64, 72, 77) for back.
Rep last row 3 (2, 2, 1, 1) more time(s) - 177 (198, 208, 229, 244) Edc; 22 (24, 25, 27, 29) for each front, 39 (44, 46, 51, 54) for each sleeve, and 55 (62, 66, 73, 78) for back.

 

Sizes M (L, 1X, 2X, 3X) ONLY
Next (Increase) Row:
Ch 2, turn, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of first shell, ch 2, 2 Edc in next ch-2 sp, *Edc in each sp between 2 Edc across to ch-2 sp before next shell, Edc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of next shell, ch 2, Edc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * 3 more times, Edc in each sp between 2 Edc across to ch-2 sp before last shell, 2 Edc in last ch-2 sp, ch 2, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of last shell - 205 (215, 236, 251, 272) Edc; 26 (27, 29, 31, 33) for each front, 45 (47, 52, 55, 60) for each sleeve, and 63 (67, 74, 79, 86) for back.
Rep last row 0 (1, 2, 2, 3) more time(s) - 205 (222, 250, 265, 293) Edc; 26 (29, 33, 35, 39) for each front, 45 (48, 54, 57, 63) for each sleeve, and 63 (68, 76, 81, 89) for back.

 

Body
Row 1 (Join):
Ch 2, turn, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of first shell, *ch 2, Edc in next ch-2 sp, Edc in each sp between 2 Edc across to ch-2 sp before next shell, Edc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of next shell, Fsc Increase 7 (7, 10, 10, 13, 13) for underarm, sk the 39 (45, 48, 54, 57, 63) Edc of sleeve, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of next shell *; rep from * to * once more; ch 2, Edc in next ch-2 sp, Edc in each sp between 2 Edc across to ch-2 sp before next shell, Edc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of last shell - 102 (118, 129, 145, 154, 170) Edc; 23 (27, 30, 34, 36, 40) for each front, and 56 (64, 69, 77, 82, 90) for back.
Row 2 (Increase): Ch 2, turn, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of first shell, ch 2, Edc in next ch-2 sp, *Edc in each sp between 2 Edc across to ch-2 sp before next shell, 2 Edc in next ch-2 sp, 2 Edc in ch-1 sp of next shell, Edc in each of next 7 (7, 10, 10, 13, 13) underarm Fsc, 2 Edc in ch-1 sp of next shell, 2 Edc in next ch-2 sp *; rep from * to * once more, Edc in each sp between 2 Edc across to ch-2 sp before last shell, Edc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of last shell - 131 (147, 164, 180, 195, 211) Edc.
Row 3 (Increase):Ch 2, turn, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of first shell, ch 2, work 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3) Edc in next ch-2 sp, Edc in each sp between 2 Edc across to ch-2 sp before last shell, work 1 (2, 3, 2, 2, 3) Edc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of last shell - 132 (150, 168, 183, 198, 216) Edc.

 

Sizes S (M, L, 2X, 3X) ONLY
Row 4 :
Ch 2, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of first shell, V-st in next ch-2 sp, *sk next 3 Edc, V-st in sp between last Edc skipped and next Edc; rep from * across to last 3 Edc, sk last 3 Edc, V-st in next ch-2 sp, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of last shell, turn – 45 (51, 57, 67, 73) V-sts.

 

Size 1X ONLY
Row 4:
Ch 2, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of first shell, V-st in next ch-2 sp, sk next 2 Edc, V-st in next sp before next Edc, (sk next 3 Edc, V-st in sp between last Edc skipped and next Edc) 29 times, sk next 2 Edc, V-st in sp between last Edc skipped and next Edc, *sk next 3 Edc, V-st in sp between last Edc skipped and next Edc; rep from * across to last 2 Edc, sk last 2 Edc, V-st in next ch-2 sp, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of last shell, turn - 63 V-sts.

 

All Sizes
Row 5 (RS):
Ch 2, turn, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of first shell, *V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st; rep from * across to last V-st, V-st in ch-1 sp of last V-st, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of last shell.
Row 6 (WS): Ch 2, turn, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of first shell, *V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, V-st in ch-1 sp of next shell; rep from * across to last V-st, V-st in ch-1 sp of last V-st, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of last shell.
Rows 7-21: Rep last 2 rows 7 more times, then rep Row 5 once more.
Row 22 (Edging): Ch 2, turn, 3-dc Cl in ch-1 sp of first shell, *(sl st, ch 2, 3-dc Cl) in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across to last ch-1 sp, sl st in ch-1 sp of last shell.
Fasten off.

 

SLEEVES (make 2)
With WS facing and 2 strands of yarn held tog, sk first 1 (1, 1, 1, 0, 0) ch of underarm Fsc, join yarn in next ch.
Rnd 1 (WS): Ch 3, (sk next 3 ch, V-st in next ch) 1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 3) time(s), V-st in edge of shell past underarm Fsc, V-st in next ch-2 sp, *sk next 3 Edc, V-st in sp between last Edc skipped and next Edc; rep from * 11 (13, 14, 16, 17, 19) more times, V-st in next ch-2 sp, V-st in edge of shell before underarm Fsc, dc in same ch as beg ch-3, sc in top of beg ch (last V-st completed) - 18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28) V-sts.
Rnd 2 (RS): Ch 3, turn, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, *V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, Shell-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st; rep from * around, dc in same ch-sp as beg ch, sc in top of beg ch.
Rnd 3:Ch 2, turn, 3-dc Cl in ch-1 sp of first shell, *(sl st, ch 2, 3-dc Cl) in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around to last ch-1 sp, sl st in last ch-1 sp. Fasten off.

 

FINISHING
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side sc = single crochet
sk = skip sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s) st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over  


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.5 (based on 6 reviews)
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Lace Crochet Bolero Reviewed by JANE WARNER DUKURAY on 2014-02-15 ****
I am currently making this pattern. I am a big fan of Doris Chan and of Lion Brand. My only wish is that it had charted instructions as well as written. I find I always appreciate charts, especially when working on patterns that are a little more complicated. It provides a way to check your interpretation of the directions and later is a ready reminder of how the pattern works. I'm still working on the yoke but will post pictures as I progress. (Also love LB stainless steel wool!)


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