Wednesday, 7 February 2018


free crochet bolero pattern, free crochet vest pattern, free crochet jacket pattern


This is a cute lacy bolero that just flirts on top of your dress – a lacy wispy creation that is just swell.
 It is a pretty (not too difficult) pattern repeat and I’d say it can be attempted by almost anyone.. so come along and let’s see how we make this lovely creation.  Come along, and like my model says, Let's Create 

free crochet bolero pattern, free crochet vest pattern, free crochet jacket pattern

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And inspired by this photo, here are my pattern notes as I work on my project.

Materials usedToday I’ve used ~ 200 gms of All-Seasons Hobby India yarn with a 3 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 yarn is a super fine knitting cotton yarn. The other international yarns I’ve used of this thickness are Milford Satin knitting cotton, DMC Petra knitting cotton & Aunt Lydia Bamboo Viscose 10 knitting cottons. 

Difficulty level : Advanced Skill level. 

Stitches used :
How to join with single crochet : Check the links below :

How to join with whip stich : Check the links below :

Abbreviations used :  Using U.S Terminology

fdc : Foundation double crochet                         ch : Chain
dc : Double crochet                                              sp(s) : Space(s)
st(s) : Stitch(es)                                                       hk : Hook
lp : Loop(s)                                                               yo : Yarn Over
sk : Skip                                                                      sc : Single crochet
trc : Treble / Triple crochet

Instructions : (Using U.S Terminology)

free crochet bolero pattern, free crochet vest pattern, free crochet jacket pattern

free crochet bolero pattern, free crochet vest pattern, free crochet jacket pattern

This lovely creation was shared on Facebook recently, and I was soon asked if I could make a lacy bolero and here was this wonderful project.  I have been hard pressed for time, and I am grateful that this is a ready–made pattern.  

Get the pattern at and this is what the designer has made 

The pattern is worked bottom up – so that first row that we work, will be the back centre.  We then start increasing in pattern, and we get a semicircular pattern for the front halves.
When your work reaches the armhole level, we divide off for the two fronts and one back and work each part individually.
For the final bit, we attach the shoulders to complete the basic bolero.

Thereafter, you make the lovely flowers and attach as instructed.

a)   Remember to count your stitches and the loops (ch-7 sps) every time.
b)   Instead of counting off 7 ch-7 sps for the armhole, I counted off 10.  I made the XL / 102 cm version.  I had 43 ch-7 sps, so divided it 10 each for the two fronts, and 23 for the back. 
c)     I worked on the 10 ch-7 sps for 2 rows, and then reduced to 7 ch-7 sps over the next 3 rows.
d)   I then worked on the 7 ch-7 sps till the shoulder (as indicated in the instructions)
I thought that these instructions were not very clear in the pattern sheet – which is why I have listed them here.  Oh I also did not work the flowers along the lapels, which is why my bolero looks simply different ;)

Hope you have fun creating this lovely bolero as well.
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