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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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Comments

Hi Tashaladybug,

Hi Tashaladybug,
The video tutorial goes along with the written instruction. If you ask a specific question, I'll be glad to help you out. Happy crochet!

Hi Tia,

Hi Tia,
For bust 39" I would use a thicker yarn to adjust my gauge/tension (I always make samples before starting any crochet/knit project). The number of yarn balls will also depend on the gauge as well as how you want it to fit you (snugly or loosely). Happy crochet!

Hi Geedha,

Hi Geedha,
The pattern requires multiples of 16 plus 2. So, for 3 y.o. I would make a foundation chain of about 98 chs. Then I would use just one repeat for each front part and 3 repeats for the back part. Happy crochet!

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