Friday, 25 January 2013

Free Crochet Lacy Bolero

I wanted to make a bolero for my daughter for the cold mornings we have been having. They are not cold enough for a jersey but a lacy bolero is perfect. She was sleeping when I made it and sadly this turned out an inch to small but that just means I get to design another one and I already have an idea of what I would like to do.

Size 1

Front


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Back

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Ribbing

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Materials:

  •  DK yarn, I used Acrylic Super Yarn from Spotlight.
  •  5.00 mm and 4 mm crochet hook
  •  Tape measure
  •  Scissors
  • Yarn needle


DC V stitch – dc, ch1, dc in the same space.

Pattern:

Ch 41,

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from the hook, *ch 1, skip next 3 ch’s, v stitch in next ch* across. End with a dc in the last two ch.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Sc in the same stitch as ch 1 and in the next st. * sc in next ch 1 space, (sc, ch 3, sc) in the next ch 1 space* across. End with a sc in each of the last 2 stitches

Row 3:  Ch 3, turn. Skip first st, dc in next st. *ch 1, v stitch in next ch 2 space) across. End with ch 1, dc in last 2 stitches.

Row 4 – 25: alternate rows 2-3.

Now to work ribbing:

Change to a 4 mm hook

Working along the long length
Row 1: Ch 1, dc evenly across. (32 dc)
Row 2: Ch 2, turn. *fpdc into next stitch, dc in next st* Repeat across. (32)
Row 3: Ch 2, turn. *dc in next st, bpdc in next st* Repeat across.
Row 4: Ch 1, (counts as first sc) *fpsc into next stitch, sc in next stitch* repeat across. Finish off.

With right side facing, and completed ribbing on bottom. Join yarn in the top right corner.

Row 1: Ch 1, dc evenly across. (32 dc)
Row 2: Ch 2, turn. *fpdc into next stitch, dc in next st* Repeat across. (32)
Row 3: Ch 2, turn. *dc in next st, bpdc in next st* Repeat across.
Row 4: Ch 1, (counts as first sc) *fpsc into next stitch, sc in next stitch* repeat across. Finish off.

Fold piece in half so ribbing is right side together. Sew ribbing ends on both sides.

Weave in all ends.

To adjust the size:

Length - The beginning ch is multiples of 4 + 9

Width- continue with alternating rows 2-3 of the v stitch pattern until you get the width you require.




13 comments :

  1. Does this just cover the back? Looks like it doesn't have a front closure is why i'm asking.

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    1. Hi there, yes it does just cover the back and come around the shoulders. Similar to this one. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ribbed-lace-bolero

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  2. What size a child does this fit....love the pattern

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    1. About a size 1 although to make it bigger you just continue alternating the rows.

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  3. What age child does this fit? I've never heard of a size 1 ..you mean 12 months?

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    1. Sorry there is a size 1 here in New Zealand but it should be the same as 12 months yes.

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  4. Hi,thank you for nice posting. I am trying to make this one, but I am at loss about Row 3 ch 1, v stitch in next ch 2 space......Is this "ch2 space" is the one we create from ch 3 when we work on "Row 2 (sc, ch 3, sc) in the next ch 1 space" ??? I do not see ch 2 space....Sorry, I am a beginner...

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  5. I love this pattern and have made it lots! It is very easy to adjust sizes. Since this pattern, I have made my grand-daughters and her friend, several. Thank you so much.

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  6. Hi Teri, lovely pattern but I'm a bit confused. Your profile says you're from NZ but this pattern appears to be written in US terms which is a bit unexpected (I'm an Aussie). Could you clarify if you actually mean dc (USian sc) or tr (USian dc).

    I really enjoy your blog and your patterns are lovely - I'm planning to do the owl pillow soon, too.

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    1. Hey Jacki, all my patterns are written in US terms. So US dc = UK tr. I learned to crochet online so that is why even though I am in NZ I picked up the US terms rather than the UK terms. It does get a bit confusing for me at times too because most of the books or patterns I pick up at the second hand shops are written in UK terms. I do have a handy conversion chart here though http://www.knotyournanascrochet.com/p/stitch-conversion-chart.html

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    2. Thanks, Teri, that clears it up. Looking forward to trying these patterns.

      Thanks for all your hard work - and lucky you to be living in NZ. We were there last year for a holiday and are planning to go back in 2018 for our 25th anniversary

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