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Crochet bolero jacket

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Yarn - Vanna’s Glamour (color: topaz) / fine 2 / 1.75 oz (50 g) / 202 yards (185 m) / 3 balls needed
Hook - E/4 – 3.50 mm or other size hook needed to obtain gauge
Gauge - About 2 repeats go into 4 inches (10 centimeters)
Dress Size - XS/S
Complexity - Beginners friendly stitch

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Lace bolero jacket crochet pattern

Row-by-row crochet instructions

Part 1 video tutorial

Begin crocheting the bolero from the bottom to top.

Make a foundation chain of 227 chs to work 16 repeats or multiples of 13 chs plus 19 additional chs.
1st row (right side) – h13ch, sl.st.1, ch4, sk4, [(sl.st.1, ch3, dc3) into sm.ch, sk2, sl.st.1, ch4, sk4, sl.st.1, ch4, sk4] to last 1ch; dc1 + RC14
2nd row (wrong side) – [sl.st.1 above 3rd dc of prev.row, ch3, dc3 under arch of 3chs, ch11] to one last repeat; sl.st.1 above 3rd dc of prev.row, ch3, dc3 under arch of 3chs, ch9, dc1 into last ch + RC7
3rd row – h13ch, sl.st.1, [ch6, sl.st.1 above 3rd dc of prev.row, ch3, dc3 under arch of 3 chs, ch4, sk6, sl.st.1] to last 5chs; ch4, sk4, dc1 + RC14
Alternate the 2nd and 3rd rows until you crochet 28 rows.

Decrease

29th row – h13ch, sl.st.1, [ch6, sl.st.1 above 3rd dc of prev.row, ch3, dc3 under arch of 3 chs, ch4, sk6, sl.st.1] to last 5chs; ch4, sk4, dc1 + RC11
30th row – [sl.st.1 above 3rd dc of prev.row, ch3, dc3 under arch of 3chs, ch11] to one last repeat; sl.st.1 above 3rd dc of prev.row, ch3, dc3 under arch of 3chs, ch4, qcr1 into last ch + RC6
31st row – [sl.st.1 above 3rd dc of prev.row, ch3, dc3 under arch of 3 chs, ch4, sk6, sl.st.1, ch6] to one last repeat; sl.st.1 above 3rd dc of prev.row, ch3, dc3 under arch of 3 chs, sk6, qcr1 + RC2
32nd row - [sl.st.1 above 3rd dc of prev.row, ch3, dc3 under arch of 3chs, ch11] to end; sl.st.1 above 3rd dc of prev.row + RC7
33rd row – h13ch, sl.st.1, ch6, sl.st.1 above 3rd dc of prev.row, [ch3, dc3 under arch of 3 chs, ch4, sk6, sl.st.1, ch6, sl.st.1 above 3rd dc of prev.row] to end + RC14

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Part 2 video tutorial

First front part

Work 2 repeats
34th row – sl.st.1 above 3rd dc of prev.row, ch3, dc3 under arch of 3chs, ch11, sl.st.1 above 3rd dc of prev.row, ch3, dc3 under arch of 3chs, ch9, sl.st.1 above 3rd dc of prev.row + RC7
35th row = 3rd row
36th row = 2nd row
Alternate the 2 rows of the pattern until you crochet 52 rows in total.

Second front part

Attach the yarn two repeats before the end of the 33rd row and chain 14.
34th row = 2nd row
35th row = 3rd row
Work the 2 rows of the pattern until you crochet 52 rows in total.

Back part

Attach the yarn and chain 14.
34th row – [sl.st.1 above 3rd dc of prev.row, ch3, dc3 under arch of 3chs, ch11] to one last repeat; sl.st.1 above 3rd dc of prev.row, ch3, dc3 under arch of 3chs, ch9, sl.st.1 above 3rd dc of prev.row + RC7
35th row = 3rd row
36th row = 2nd row
Alternate the 2 rows of the pattern until you crochet 51 rows.

First back shoulder part

Work 2 repeats
52nd row = 2nd row
53rd row = 3nd row
Join the back and front shoulder parts together on the wrong side of the garment.

Second back shoulder part

After that slip stitch to your 51st row, (ch9, sl.st.1 above 3rd dc of prev.row) x 3, ch11, sl.st.1 above 3rd dc of prev.row, ch3, dc3 under arch of 3chs, ch11, sl.st.1 above 3rd dc of prev.row, ch3, dc3 under arch of 3chs, ch9, dc1 into last ch + RC7
53rd row = 3rd row
Join the back and front shoulder pieces together.

Edges

1st row (wrong side) – [ch3, dc3 into 1ch, sk2*, sl.st.2] to end + RC3
*skip 2 or more chs
2nd row (right side) – [sl.st.1 above 3rd dc of prev.row, ch3, dc3 under arch of 3chs] to end; sl.st.1 above 3rd dc of prev.row (when you crochet the body borders, work in each corner extra ch3, sl.st.1, ch3)
Single crochet in the round

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Abbreviations
[ ] – repeat
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
h#ch – insert a hook into the # ch from your hook
prev.row – previous row
qcr – quadruple crochet
sk – skip a chain
sl.st. – slip stitch
sm.ch – the same base chain

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