Sunday, 22 October 2017
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.
Do check my long Pinterest link for all the free patterns I’ve written up over the years right at the bottom of this blog.
nspired 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 used : Today 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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg
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 http://www.mooglyblog.com/chainless-starting-double-crochet/ . 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)
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.
Get the free pattern at http://cup-of-stitches.blogspot.in/2012/05/green-apple-bolero.html
Do come back right here for more freebie patterns
If you're visiting me here for the first time, and have liked the experience, do add me to your mailing list (for your convenience) , and all my future free patterns will come straight to your mail box.
I’d appreciate if you could credit my blog (and please link the original pattern link) when you make your own creation. Thanks.
Check out my awesome pins on Pinterest at https://in.pinterest.com/shyamanivas/
OR just my free patterns at https://in.pinterest.com/shyamanivas/free-patterns-made-by-me/
Do also visit me at http://www.craftsy.com/user/2573073/pattern-store?_ct=cx-buvjdql&_ctp=my-pattern-store,manage
And please join me on my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sweet-Nothings-Crochet/248919438644360 for more patterns.
Do follow me on Twitter https://twitter.com/ShyamaNivas
Do follow me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sweetnothingscrochet/
Have a great day and see you soon. J
Here are some of my older creations. Have fun with these free patterns too
A full time mum, a part time social service volunteer, animal fosterer and a Guinness World Record holder
I love art and craft - and am grateful for this hobby that keeps me busy and out of 'mischief'.
We (as a family) are also staunch protectors of stray animals and will continue to do our bit to make this a safe world for them.
We strongly believe in R-R-R and several of my projects will show this.