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My First Crochet Bolero

Good Day!

Welcome to another Wednesday update. I have several projects to share with you guys but I will begin this week with my first crochet Bolero. I do not have a pattern for this bolero. I simply took inspiration from others I have seen in this style.

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Basically you make a dc back then continue with a long chain for the first arm hole, single crochet along the bottom make a second chain for the second armhole then continue around the top in sc. This will create a circle for you to work in rounds.

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You will use shell stitches around beginning with 2 dc ch 2 2 dc and simply increasing after a few rows to 3 dc ch 2 3 dc. And you will continue in this manner until the Bolero is as large as you want it to be.

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I made mine a tad bit too full and it became a little ruffly. I still like the look of it. But if I want it to lay flatter that means that next time I will have to space my shell stitches 1 or more stitches farther apart on my first shell stitch row.

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I used a thin thread for this project. My beautiful hand-spun gradient yarn which I received as a present for Christmas. It called for a 3mm hook. So the stitches are delicate and small. I love how the colors change. It is going to be great for autumn.


I have not sewn in an attach yet. But I plan on putting a button or toggle to pin it in the center. I used a safety-pin here just so you can see the effect.

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My model was very wiggly. I managed to get a clear shot between the jumping on the bed and giggling.

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I gave her the yarn to hold because I had yet to fasten off. I may as well have given the yarn to a kitten lol it was so balled up. Luckily there was only a little left.

This project truly was fun. I love seeing an idea grow into a real piece of clothing in my hands. I hope this inspires you to make your own Bolero. If so please share your creations with me I would love to see them!

Until next time! Happy Crocheting


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