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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.




14 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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  7. Hi, I love this and Id like to make this for my 5 year old daughter. Do you have the pattern for that size?? I'm not good at eyeing or guessing patterns, I'm only good at making things that are written out exactly the way it is to do it:-)

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