279 – DIY Tutorial How To Crochet Bolero Shrug

279 – DIY Tutorial How To Crochet Bolero Shrug

You can see Step by step instruction and a video tutorial on how to crochet a very cute bolero shrug.
You need to know how to crochet Chain Stitch (CH), Single Crochet (SC), Double Crochet (DC) and V – st

Be sure to check out my YouTube Tutorial Video.

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You will need:
– Cotton yarn 250g (465 yds / 425 m), Weight #3
– Hook Size 4 mm
– Scissors
– Sewing needle
– Tape measure
– Stitch markers

Size: M – L

Terminology:
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
rnd – round/row
CH – chain stitch
SC – single crochet
DC – double crochet (yarn over the hook once)
V-st – DC+CH+DC in one st.

Instructions:

Make 106 chains for sizes M-L (Multiple of 26 + 2)

The number of chains for different sizes:
XS / S – 80 CHs
M / L – 106 CHs
XL – 132 CHs
XXL – 158 CHs

Row 1: skip chain (CH); SC in the next 105 chains; Total 105 SCs

Row 2: CH 3, DC 3, CH 3, skip 4 sts,
Next step repeat three times: V-st, CH 3, skip 4 sts,
DC 7, CH 3, skip 4 sts,
Next step repeat three times: V-st, CH 3, skip 4 sts,
DC 4

Row 3: CH 3, DC 3, CH 2,
Next step repeat three times: V-st into the second chain of the space, CH 3,
V-st into the second chain of the space, CH 2, DC 7, CH 2,
Next step repeat three times: V-st into the second chain of the space, CH 3,
V-st into the second chain space, CH 2, DC 4

Row 4: CH 3, DC, CH, V-st into the first chain of the space, CH 3
Next step repeat three times: V-st into the second chain of the space, CH 3,
V-st in the last chain of the space, CH, skip 2 DCs, DC3, CH, V-st in the first chain of the space, CH 3
Next step repeat three times: V-st into the second chain of the space, CH 3,
V-st in the last chain of the space, CH, skip 2 DCs, DC 2

Row 5: CH 3, DC in the first st, CH 3, skip V-st, V-st into the second chain of the space, CH 3, skip V-st,
DC 7 starting with the second chain of the space, CH 3,
V-st in the second chain of the space, CH 3, V-st in the second DC, CH 3,
V-st in the second chain of the space, CH 3,
DC 7 starting with the second chain of the space, CH 3,
V-st in the second chain of the space, CH 3, DC 2 in the last st.

Row 6: CH 4, V-st into the second chain of the space, CH 3, V-st in the second chain of the space,
CH 2, DC 7, CH 2, V-st in the second chain of the space,
Next step repeat three times: CH 3, V-st into the second chain of the space,
CH 2, DC 7, CH 2, V-st in the second chain of the space,
CH 3, V-st into the second chain of the space, CH, DC in the last st.

Row 7: CH 3, DC in the chain space, CH 3, V-st into the second chain of the space, CH 3,
V-st into the second chain of the space, CH, skip 2 DCs, DC 3, CH, V-st in the first chain of space, CH 3,
Next step repeat three times: V-st into the second chain of the space, CH 3,
V-st into the second chain of the space, CH, skip 2 DCs, DC 3, CH,
V-st in the first chain of the space, CH 3, V-st into the second chain of the space, CH 3,
DC 2 in the last 2 sts

Row 8: CH 3, DC 3, CH 3, V-st into the second chain of the space, CH 3, V-st in the second DC, CH 3, V-st into the second chain of the space, CH 3,
DC 7 starting with the second chain of the space, CH 3,
V-st in the second chain of the space, CH 3, V-st in the second DC, CH 3,
V-st in the second chain of the space, CH 3, DC in the last 4 sts.

Repeat Rows 3 – 8 (Total Rows 28 / 41 cm / 16 in)
If you need a different size, feel free to either add or subtract from this row number.

Last row (Row 29): Just make SC stitches

Width = 61 cm / 24 in Length = 41 cm / 16 in

When you finished, fold your work in half, matching the top to the bottom.
On the side for armhole, measure off about 6,5 inches (16,5 cm /17 cm) and put the stitch marker.
Sew the sides together, leaving the space for the armholes.
Repeat on the other side, and then try it on.

Choose which yarn color to use for the edges

Bottom edge – Do in a circle.
Rnds 1-2: CH, SC entire rnd
Rnd 3: CH, SC 2, *CH 2, SC 2 *repeat entire rnd

Edges – armhole  
Rnds 1-2: CH, SC entire rnd
Rnd 3: CH, SC 2, *CH 2, SC 2 *repeat entire rnd

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