Crochet bolero pattern

Women's bolero crochet pattern

Bolero crochet patternMATERIALS

Debbie Bliss Luxury Silk DK, 100% silk, 50g/100m/109yds

Shade: Spice 042 x 4 (6, 8) balls

4mm hook

Yarn needle

TENSION

Work 16tr and 8 rows to measure 10 x 10cm/4 x 4in using 4mm hook, or size needed to obtain tension.

PATTERN NOTES

Weaving in the ends after completing each element of the Bolero will make it easier to work on the following sections without the tails getting in the way.

Silk yarns have a luxurious finish, but need to be treated with care - check the ball band for washing and care instructions.

For a different look, team a variegated yarn with a solid colour and change colour on each round to work in stripes.

BACK PANEL

With 4mm hook, make an adjustable ring and work into the ring as follows:

Rnd 1: 3ch (counts as 1tr), 2tr, [2ch, 3tr] three times, 2ch, join with a sl st in third ch of 3ch - 12 sts, 4 ch-sps.

Rnd 2: 4ch (counts as 1tr, 1ch), *[3tr, 2ch, 3tr] in next ch-sp, 1 ch; rep from * twice more, [3tr, 2ch, 2tr] in last ch-sp, join with a sl st in third ch of 4ch.

Rnd 3: 3ch (counts as 1tr), 2tr in first ch-sp, *1ch, [3tr, 2ch, 3tr] in next ch-sp, 1ch, 3tr in next ch-sp; rep from * twice more, 1ch, [3tr, 2ch, 3tr] in last ch-sp, 1ch, join with a sl st in third ch of 3ch.

Rnd 4: 4ch (counts as 1tr and 1ch), 3tr in first ch-sp, *1ch, [3tr, 2ch, 3tr] in next ch-sp, [1ch, 3tr in next ch-sp] twice; rep from * twice more, 1ch, [3tr, 2ch, 3tr] in next ch-sp, 1ch, 2tr in last ch-sp, join with a sl st in third ch of 4ch.

Continue in pattern as set in rnds 3 & 4 for a further 10 (15, 20) rounds beginning and ending each round as set, working 3tr in each ch-sp along the straight edge of the square and [3tr, 2ch, 3tr] in each corner sp - 14 (19, 24) rounds worked in total.

Fasten off.

SLEEVES

Row 1: With RS facing, rejoin yarn in a corner sp, work 3ch (counts as 1tr), 2tr in same ch-sp, *1ch, 3tr in next ch-sp; rep from * to next corner sp, turn.

Row 2: 4ch, (counts as 1tr and 1ch), 3tr in next ch-sp, *1ch, 3tr in next ch-sp; rep from * to end, 1ch, 1tr in third ch of 4ch, turn.

Row 3: 3ch, 2tr in first ch-sp, *1ch, 3tr in next ch-sp; rep from * to end, turn.

Rep rows 2 & 3 a further four (six, eight) times more - 11 (15, 19) rows worked in total.

Fasten off.

Rejoin yarn to opposite side of granny square and rep to make second sleeve.

UPPER AND LOWER BANDS

Row 1: Rejoin yarn at corner on long side, 1ch, 1dc in each st across, turn.

Rows 2 & 3: 3ch (counts as 1tr), work 1tr in each st across, turn.

Rows 4 & 5: 1ch, 1dc in each st across, turn. Fasten off.

Rejoin yarn to opposite side edge and rep for second band.

FINISHING SLEEVES

Row 1: Rejoin yarn at corner on long side, 1ch, 1dc in each st across, turn.

Row 2: 3ch (counts as 1tr), work 1tr in each st across, turn.

Rows 3 & 4: 1ch, 1dc in each st across, turn.

Fasten off.

Rejoin yarn to opposite side edge and rep for second sleeve.

FINISHING

Weave in all loose ends.

Fold in half and seam 5cm/2in at each end to create the underarm seams.

Gently block to finished measurements.

Measurements

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