Sunday, 22 October 2017


free crochet ladies bolero, free crochet granny square pattern


The autumn bolero (so named due to the lovely choice of color, obviously) is made up of small granny squares.  All of you who are following my blogs, will know how I dislike such constructions – mainly due to the need to be neat and tying in all those loose ends – but this beautiful creation by Lena Fedatova is something else.  So do come along and let’s see how we can create this beauty. 

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And inspired by this photo (by designer), here are my pattern notes as I work on my project.  This project has been tested by Lena Fedotova

Materials usedToday I’ve used ~ 1 skein of our superb Indian Oswal Cashmilon 3-ply variegated yarn with a 3.5 mm crochet hook

For Indians : Our lovely Indian Anchor knitting cotton and White rose knitting cotton yarns are a good substitute.  I’d also suggest Alize cotton yarn – and you can get all of this with a easy mouse click on the top right hand side of this blog (read : Click here to buy yarns Online)

For Non-Indians : This pattern will work with  Milford Satin knitting cotton, DMC Petra knitting cotton & Aunt Lydia Bamboo Viscose 10 knitting cottons as well.  The designer has given her selection too. 

Size : 32” – 34”

Difficulty level : Intermediate Skill level. 

Stitches used :
Magic circle : To refresh your skill, please view this easy video
Chainless dc start : Instead of the usual dc row start with ch 2 or ch 3, I’d like to introduce this lovely new way of starting a dc row. Do take a look at this self explanatory video at .  In case you are unhappy with this start, do continue with the usual ch 2 or ch 3 start.  However, all instructions are given assuming that you’re using this chainless dc start. 

Instructions : (Using U.S Terminology)

free crochet bolero pattern, free crochet granny squares pattern

The lovely designer is prompt with replies, so if you are stuck somewhere, she’ll quickly help you along.

The designer has used a 100% cotton yarn, but I chose to use a lace weight 3-ply acrylic yarn for my creation and loved the end result.

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