Short sleeve bolero Pattern










Materials: Size J or 6.00 mm crochet hook
11oz Worsted weight yarn
Gauge: 6 dc and 3 rows = 2 inches

Sizes: Small for bust size 30-32”, Medium for bust size 34-36” , Large for bust size 38-40”. Shown as s(m,l).

Abbreviations: ch - chain
sc(s) – single crochet(s)
st(s) - stitch(es)
dc(s) – double crochet(s)
dc2tog – double crochet two together
flo – front loop only
blo – back loop only
Notes:
This bolero is worked in rows until you get to the sleeves, they are worked in the round with joining and turning to keep a steady pattern. The border is worked in rounds with joins and no turning. I chose even rows to be the right side of the work and the odd rows to be the wrong side, tho it makes no difference other than in the pattern making.
Joining – When you are joining with a slst to the first single or double crochet I do mean that the beginning ch(s) are skipped. The first stitch of every round is worked in the same stitch as the joining slst.

ch 80(92, 104) -
Row 1: dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc across, ch 2, turn. (78(90,102) dcs)
Row 2: 2 dc in 1st dc, dc to last st, 2 dc in last st, ch 2, turn.
Row 3: dc across, ch 2, turn.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 five more times for a total increase of 12 dcs and a total of 92(102, 116) dcs, ending after a row 3.
Row 14: dc2tog, dc to within the last two sts, dc2tog, ch 2, turn.
Row 15: dc across, ch 2, turn.
Repeat rows 14 and 15 once more.
Starting right side armhole -
Row 18: dc2tog, dc 16(22,28), ch 2, turn.
Row 19: dc across, ch 2, turn.
Row 20: dc2tog, dc across, ch 2, turn.
Row 21: dc across, ch 2, turn.
Repeat rows 20 and 21 twice more for a total of 14(20,26) dcs, ending with a row 21.
Row 26: dc across, ch 2, turn.
Row 27: dc across, fasten off.

Left side armhole:
Count 18(24,30) sts in from the left (unworked) side of your work, re-attach yarn, ch 2.
Row 1: dc in same st as you've attached your yarn to, dc to within the last 2 sts, dc2tog, ch 2, turn.
Row 2: dc across, ch 2, turn.
Row 3: dc to within the last two sts, dc2tog, ch 2, turn.
Row 4: dc across, ch 2, turn.
Repeat rows 3 and 4 twice more for a total of 14(20,26) sts, ending with a row 4.
Row 9: dc across, ch 2, turn.
Row 10: dc across,fasten off.
Back:
Starting from the bottom of the right side armhole, skip two sts, attach yarn, ch 2.
Row 1: dc in same stitch as you've attached your yarn, dc across to with in two unworked sts, ch 2, turn.
Row 2- 8: dc across, ch 2, turn.
Back right side shoulder:
Row 9: dc 14(20,26), ch 2, turn.
Row 10: dc across, fasten off leaving at least an 8 inch tail for sewing the shoulder seams.
Back left side shoulder:
Count 14(20,26) sts in from left side, ch 2.
Row 1: dc across, ch 2, turn.
Row 2: dc across, fasten off leaving at least an 8 inch tail for sewing the shoulder seams.
Fold the right side front and right side back shoulder together and sew shoulder seem, and do the same for the left side front and left side back shoulder.
Right side sleeve:
With the right side of your work facing you, attach yarn at the bottom of the arm hole in the first unworked dc, ch 2.
Round 1: dc2tog, (using the st you've attached your yarn to and the other unworked dc from the bottom of the arm hole), 2 dc in each row end around, slst to the first dc, ch 2, turn. (41 sts)
Round 2: dc2tog, dc around, slst to the first dc, ch 2, turn. (40 sts)
Round 3: dc2tog, dc around, slst to the first dc, ch 1, do not turn. (39 sts)
Round 4: sc2tog, sc around, slst to the first sc, ch 1. (38 sts)
Round 5-7: (sc flo, sc blo) around, slst to first sc, ch 1.
Fasten off.
Left side sleeve:
Follow the same instructions as for right side sleeve.
Bolero border:
With right side facing, attach yarn somewhere around the lower center back (around your starting chain). With this border the joins are really hard to notice even if your trying so I did not get specific with this. Ever first flo sc of each round is worked in the same stitch as your joining slip stitch.
Round 1: sc in the space between each dc to within the last two spaces, place marker, (2 sc in next st) twice, 2 sc in each row end to back unworked dcs, sc2tog, sc across to within last 2 dcs, sc2tog, 2 sc in each row end to last row end, place marker, (2 sc in the space between dcs) twice, sc in each space between dcs across, join with a slst in the first sc, ch 1.
Round 2: (sc flo, sc blo) to marker, move marker up, (2 scs in next st) twice, (sc flo, sc blo) to marker, move marker up, (2 scs in next st) twice, (sc flo, sc blo) to end, slst to first sc, ch 1.
Round 3-4: keeping in pattern and sc flo in sc flo and sc blo in sc blo -
(sc flo, sc blo) to marker, move marker up, (2 scs in next st) twice, (sc flo, sc blo) to next marker, (2 scs in next st) twice, (sc flo, sc blo) to end, join with a slst to first actual st, ch 1.
Fasten off, hide ends.

1 comment:

  1. Ok, I am trying to make this bolero but I have a question. I did rows 1-27, then the left side arm hole rows 1-10.

    When it says Back: Starting from the bottom of the right side arm hole- this basically means I am working on the middle of the back? Because after I did that and then tried the back right side shoulder and then the back left side shoulder it doesn't have enough space.

    I hope this made sense.

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