326 – Crochet Simple Summer Lace Bolero

326 – Crochet Simple Summer Lace Bolero

You can see Step by step instructions and a video tutorial on how to crochet an adult bolero that is simple in construction. This bolero is crochet in 2 equal panels which are connected at the back and on the side below the armhole
I’ll make size M. You can easily customize a bolero to your size.

Be sure to check out my YouTube Tutorial Video. 

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You will need:

Yarn 150 g / 630 m / 687 yds
Ball (50g) contains 210 m / 229 yds
Hook Size 3.5 mm (US 4)

Terminology:

st – stitch
CH – chain stitch
DC – double crochet
V st – DC + CH + DC in one stitch

Size: M

Width = 40 cm / 16 in
Length = 39 cm / 15.3 in

Instruction:

Panel 1

To begin, chain 157 or any multiple of 6 + 1
The number of chains determines the length of the bolero.
If you want, you can make more chains to make the bolero longer.

Row 1: Skip 3 chains and make one double crochet stitch in the next 3 chains, skip CH, V st, skip CH, *DC 3, skip CH, V st, skip CH *repeat this process to the last four stitches, DC 4
Turn your work

Row 2: CH 3, skip st and make V st, DC 3 in the middle of the V st, skip st, V st, skip st *DC3 in the middle of the V st, skip st, V st, skip st *repeat this process to the last two stitches; skip st and make DC in the last stitch. Turn your work

Row 3: CH 3, DC 3 in the middle of the first V st, skip st, V st, skip st, *DC 3 in the middle of the V st, skip st, V st, skip st *repeat this process to the last V st; skip st and make DC 3 in the middle of the last V st, DC in the last stitch. Turn your work.

Row 4: CH 3, skip st and make V st, DC 3 in the middle of the V st, skip st, V st, skip st *DC 3 in the middle of the V st, skip st, V st, skip st *repeat this process to the last two stitches; skip st and make DC in the last stitch. Turn your work

Rows 3 – 4 = Pattern

Continue repeat rows 3 – 4 in the same way, to be a total of 20 rows.
20 rows = 20 cm / 8 in
157 chains = 78 cm / 30.6 in
Panel 1 is done.
Panel 1 = Panel 2
Both panels of the bolero are the same.

Fold panel one in half. On the side of the armhole, measure off about 19 cm / 7.4 in and put the stitch marker.
On the BACK measure off about 13 cm / 5.2 in and put the stitch marker.

Do the same with Panel 2.
Both panels of the bolero are the same.

Connect two panels at the back and on the side below the armholes.
Use your yarn and sew two pieces together.

When you have done putting all the pieces together you can make edges.

Edges

Row 1: CH and make SC 2 in each row across.
Rows 2 – 5 = SC stitches

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