Crochet women’s lace motif bolero jacket with ties - ipheion stitch
Step-by-step crochet instructions
Crochet a motif
Make a foundation chain of 7 chain stitches and join it into a ring with sl.st.1. Place the tail of the yarn over the chain of the initial foundation chain to work single crochet with it. That way you won’t need to weave the tail of the yarn in later.
1st round – sc2 on 1ch to end plus sl.st.1
2nd round – ch5, sk1, [sc1, ch5, sk1] to one last chain; sl.st.1
3rd round – [sc1, dc1, dc3 on 1ch, dc1, sc1, sl.st.1] to end
Joining motifs seamlessly
2nd and all the rest motifs – crochet 1st and 2nd rounds. The 3rd round will be your joining round. So, you need to join flower motifs as you work the last round. Begin joining motifs from 2 places or connect 4 petals together, then it will be necessary to join star flowers from 3 and more places. For the back part, connect 58 motifs. For each front part, join 22 flower motifs.
Crochet edges and ties
Between each motif, work picot1, (CL1, picot1, CL1) on 1ch, picot1 and sc1 into the middle chain of a petal. In between petals, work picot 1 and sc1 in the middle chain of an arch/petal.
For each tie, make a foundation chain of 31 chs or as many as necessary. Insert a crochet hook into a 2nd ch. from your hook and work sl.st.1 in each chain to end.