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Crochet lace bolero

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Yarn - Cotton pink thread super fine
Hook - 1 / 2.75 mm or other size hook needed for the gauge
Gauge - 23 chs go into about 4 inches (10 cm)
Bolero Size - XS
Complexity - Intermediate/ Advanced beginner

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Lace pink bolero shrug crochet pattern
Step-by-step crochet instructions
First part of the video tutorial
Step 1
Crochet the bolero from the bottom to top.
Make a foundation chain of 146 chs or multiples of 16 chs plus 2 additional chains. I count all the loops including the loop on my hook.
Step 2
Body
Increase chs
1st row (wrong side) – h5ch, trc4 into 1ch, ch1, sk3, [trc3 into 1ch, ch1, sk3] to last 1ch; trc4 into 1ch + RC4
2nd row = 1st row
3rd row – h5ch, trc4 into 1ch, ch5, sk3, [trc3 into 1ch, (ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch) x 3, ch5, sk3] to last 1ch; trc4 into 1ch + RC4
4th row – h5ch, trc4 into 1ch, ch4, sk5, sc1, ch4, sk5, [trc3 into 1ch, (ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch) x 2, ch4, sk5, sc1, ch4, sk5] to last 1ch; trc4 into 1ch + RC4
5th row – h5ch, trc4 into 1ch, ch5, sk7, (sc1, ch3, sc1) into 1ch, ch5, sk7,[ trc3 into 1ch, ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, ch5, sk7, (sc1, ch3, sc1) into 1ch, ch5, sk7] to last 1ch; trc4 into 1ch + RC4
6th row – h5ch, trc4 into 1ch, ch4, flower into arch of 3 chs, ch4, sk8, [trc3 into 1ch, ch4, flower into arch of 3 chs, ch4, sk8] to last 1ch; trc4 into 1ch + RC4
7th row – h5ch, trc4 into 1ch, ch1, sk3, [trc3 into 1ch, ch5, arch of 3chs into middle quadruple crochet between 2 picots of prev. row, ch5, sk picot and 6chs, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, sk3] to last 1ch; trc4 into 1ch + RC4
8th row – h5ch, trc4 into 1ch, [(ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch) x 2, ch4, sc1 into arch of 3chs, ch4, sk4, trc3 into 1ch] to last 8chs; ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, sk3, trc4 into 1ch + RC4
9th row – h5ch, trc4 into 1ch, [(ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch) x 3, ch1, sk7, trc3 into 1ch] to last 12chs; (ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch) x 2, ch1, sk3, trc4 into 1ch + RC4
10th row = h5ch, trc4 into 1ch, ch1, sk3, [trc3 into 1ch, ch1, sk3] to last 1ch; trc4 into 1ch + RC3
Step 3
Front part
11th row (wrong side) – h4ch, trc1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, (ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch) x 2, [ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, ch5, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, (ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch) x 2] x 2; sk3, trc1 + RC3
12th row – h4ch, trc1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, [ch4, sk5, sc1, ch4, sk5, trc3 into 1ch, (ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch) x 2] to last 4chs; sk3, trc1 + RC3
13th row – h4ch, trc1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, sk3, [trc3 into 1ch, ch5, sk7, (sc1, ch3, sc1) into 1ch, ch5, sk7, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, sk3] x 2; trc1 + RC3
14th row – h5ch, trc3 into 1ch, [ch4, flower into arch of 3chs, ch4, sk8, trc3 into 1ch] x 2; sk3, trc1 + RC3
15th row – h4ch, trc1, [sk3, trc3 into 1ch, ch5, arch of 3chs into middle quadruple crochet between 2 picots of prev. row, ch5, sk picot and 6chs, trc3 into 1ch, ch1] x 2; sk2, trc1 + RC3
16th row – h5ch, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, ch4, sc1 into arch of 3chs, ch4, sk4, trc3 into 1ch, (ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch) x 2, ch4, sc1 into arch of 3chs, ch4, sk4, trc1 into 1ch, sk3, trc1 + RC3
17th row – h4ch, trc1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, sk7, trc3 into 1ch, (ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch) x 3, ch1, sk7, trc1 into 1ch, ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, sk2, trc1 + RC3
18th row – h5ch, trc3 into 1ch, (ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch) x 6, sk3, trc1 + RC3
19th row – h4ch, trc1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, (ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch) x 3, ch5, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, sk2, trc1 + RC3
20th row – h5ch, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, ch4, sk5, sc1, ch4, sk5, trc3 into 1ch, (ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch) x 2, sk3, trc1 + RC3
21st row = 13th row
22nd row = 14th row
23rd row – h4ch, trc1, ch1, sk3, [trc3 into 1ch, ch5, arch of 3chs into middle quadruple crochet between 2 picots of prev. row, ch5, sk picot and 6chs, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, sk2], trc1 + RC3
24th row – h5ch, trc3 into 1ch, [ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, ch4, sc1 into arch of 3chs, ch4, sk4, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch], trc1 + RC3
25th row – h4ch, trc1, [(ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch) x 2, ch1, sk7, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch], ch1, sk2, trc1 + RC3
26th row – h5ch, trc3 into 1ch, [(ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch) x 4], trc1

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Second part of the video tutorial
Step 4
Second front part
Count 48 chs from the end of the 10th row and attach the yarn into 49th ch
11th row (wrong side) – ch3, trc1 into same ch, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, (ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch) x 2, [ch5, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, (ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch) x 3] x 2; sk3, trc1 + RC3
12th row – h4ch, trc1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, [ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, ch4, sk5, sc1, ch4, sk5, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch] x 2; sk3, trc1 + RC3
13th row – h4ch, trc1, ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, [ch5, sk7, (sc1, ch3, sc1) into 1ch, ch5, sk7, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch] x 2; sk3, trc1 + RC3
14th row – h4ch, trc1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, [ch4, flower into arch of 3chs, ch4, sk8, trc3 into 1ch] x 2; trc1 + RC3
15th row – h4ch, trc1, [ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, ch5, arch of 3chs into middle quadruple crochet between 2 picots of prev. row, ch5, sk picot and 6chs, trc3 into 1ch] x 2; sk3, trc1 + RC3
16th row – h4ch, trc1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, ch4, sc1 into arch of 3chs, ch4, sk4, trc3 into 1ch, (ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch) x 2, ch4, sc1 into arch of 3chs, ch4, sk4, trc1 into 1ch, ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, trc1 + RC3
17th row – h4ch, trc1, (ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch) x 2, ch1, sk7, trc3 into 1ch, (ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch) x 3, ch1, sk7, trc3 into 1ch, sk3, trc1 + RC3
18th row – h4ch, trc1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, (ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch) x 6, trc1 + RC3
19th row – h4ch, trc1, (ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch) x 2, ch5, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, (ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch) x 3, sk3, trc1 + RC3
20th row – h4ch, trc1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, (ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch) x 2, ch4, sk5, sc1, ch4, sk5, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, trc1 + RC3
21st row – h4ch, trc1, ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, ch5, sk7, (sc1, ch3, sc1) into 1ch, ch5, sk7, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, sk3, trc1 + RC3
22nd row – h4ch, trc1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, ch4, flower into arch of 3chs, ch4, sk8, trc3 into 1ch, trc1 + RC3
23rd row – h4ch, trc1, ch1, sk3, [trc3 into 1ch, ch5, arch of 3chs into middle quadruple crochet between 2 picots of prev. row, ch5, sk picot and 6chs, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, sk3], trc1 + RC3
24th row = 24th row of 1st front part
25th row = 25th row of 1st front part
26th row = 26th row of 1st front part
Step 5
Back part
Skip 3chs from a front part and attach the yarn.
11th row (wrong side) – ch3, trc1 into same ch, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, [ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, ch5, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, (ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch) x 2] to last 4chs; sk3, trc1 + RC3
You should have 3chs left to the other front part.
12th row – h4ch, trc1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, [ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, ch4, sk5, sc1, ch4, sk5, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch] to last 4chs; sk3, trc1 + RC3
13th row – h4ch, trc1, ch1, sk3, [trc3 into 1ch, ch5, sk7, (sc1, ch3, sc1) into 1ch, ch5, sk7, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, sk3] to last 1ch; trc1 + RC3
14th row – h5ch, trc3 into 1ch, [ch4, flower into arch of 3chs, ch4, sk8, trc3 into 1ch] to last 1ch; trc1 + RC3
15, 16, 17, 18 rows = 23, 24, 25, 26 rows of 1st front part respectively
19th row – h4ch, trc1, [(ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch) x 2, ch5, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch] to last 3chs; ch1, sk2, trc1 + RC3
20th row – h5ch, trc3 into 1ch, [ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, ch4, sk5, sc1, ch4, sk5, trc3 into 1ch, ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch] to last 1ch; trc1 + RC3
Repeat the pattern starting from the 13th row
Step 6
First back shoulder piece
26th row – h5ch, trc3 into 1ch, (ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch) x 4, sk2, trc1 + RC3
27th row – h4ch, trc1, (ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch) x 4, sk2, trc1
Join back and front shoulder pieces together.
Work sl.sts down to the 25th row of the back part.
Then sc to last 21chs of the 25th row.
Step 7
Second back shoulder piece
26th row – ch3, trc1 into same ch, sk3, trc3 into 1ch, (ch1, sk3, trc3) x 4, trc1 + RC3
27th row – h4ch, trc1, (ch1, sk3, trc3 into 1ch) x 4, sk3, trc1
Join back and front shoulder pieces together.
Step 8
Finish up
Ties – chain 60, h2ch, sc to end
Edges – work hdc around all your edges
Step 9
Bottom borders
1st row – (ch7, sk5, sl.st.1) x 4, (ch7, sk4, sl.st.1) x 2, [ch7, sk5, sl.st.1] to second corner, (ch7, sk4, sl.st.1) x 2, (ch7, sk5, sl.st.1) x 4
2nd row – sl.st.4, [ch7, sl.st.1 into middle ch of an arch] to end
3rd row – sl.st.4, [ch7, (sl.st.1, ch6, picot1, ch2, sl.st.1) into middle ch of an arch] to last arch; ch7, sl.st.1 into middle ch of the arch
Cut the yarn and secure it.

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Abbreviations
[ ] – repeat
arch of 3chs – (sc1, ch3, sc1) into 1ch
ch – chain
flower – [quadruple crochet 3, (picot 1, quadruple crochet 3) x 2]
h#ch – insert a hook into a 5th or 4th ch from your hook
picot – ch3 and sc into the 1st ch of the 3 chs
prev – previous
RC – returning chain
sc – single crochet
sk – skip a chain
trc – triple crochet

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Crochet lace bolero jacket – two parts video tutorial

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Hi GB,

Hi GB,
As I promised, I uploaded the video https://youtu.be/SlqvQPKhTxQ how to measure crochet gauge. Happy crochet!

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