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Crochet Bolero
Lion Brand® Chenille Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 60342AD
This open-front bolero is beautiful when paired with both casual and more formal outfits.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished Bust 35 (38 1/2, 42, 46 1/2, 50, 53 1/2) in. [89 (98, 106.5, 118, 127, 136) cm] Length 11 (13, 15, 16, 17, 18) in. [28 (33, 38, 40.5, 43, 45.5) cm]
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Aug 7, 2013)
BACK Shape Armholes Row 1: Turn, sl st over first 3 sts, dc in each of next 25 (29, 33, 37, 41, 45) sts, to last 3 sts, leave last 3 sts unworked.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

950-155 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Champagne DISCONTINUED A sophisticated, elegant beige
Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 23.80
Alternative Quantity: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size P-15 (10 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.95


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
6.5 dc + 4 rows = 4 in. [10 cm]. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
dc2tog (dc dec) Yarn over, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops.

Yarn over, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through 2 loops, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK Ch 31 (35, 39, 43, 47, 51).

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across – 29 (33, 37, 41, 45, 49) sts (beg ch counts as dc).

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in each dc across.

Rows 3-5: (3-6, 3-7, 3-7, 3-8, 3-8) repeat last row Shape Armholes Row 1: Turn, sl st over first 3 sts, dc to last 3 sts, leave last 3 sts unworked.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc2tog, dc in each st across to last 2 dc, dc2tog.

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across.

Repeat last row 3 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7) times).

Fasten off.



LEFT FRONT Ch 11 (12, 13, 14, 15, 16).

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across – 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) sts (beg ch counts as dc).

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across.

Repeat last row until piece measures same length as Back to armhole.

Shape Armhole Row 1: Turn, sl st over first 3 sts, dc in each st to end.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st to last 2 sts, dc2tog over last 2 sts.

Work even in dc until Front is same length as Back.

Fasten off.



RIGHT FRONT Work as for Left Front, reversing shaping.



SLEEVES Ch 23 (26, 29, 32, 32, 35).

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across – 21 (24, 27, 30, 30, 33) sts (beg ch counts as dc).

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across.

Repeat last row 9 (10, 11, 12, 12, 12) times.

Shape Cap Row 1: Sl st over first 3 sts, dc in next 15 (18, 21, 24, 24, 27) sts, leave remaining sts unworked.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc2tog, dc in each st to last 2 sts, dc2tog over last 2 sts – 13 (16, 19, 22, 22, 25) sts.

Fasten off.



FINISHING Sew shoulder seams.

Sew in Sleeves.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Edging From RS, join yarn and work sc evenly spaced around entire Bolero edge, working 3 sc at each corner.

Join with sl st to beg sc.

Rnds 1-3: Ch 1, sc in each sc around working 3 sc in each corner sc, join with sl st to beg sc.

Fasten off.

Repeat Edging around lower edge of each Sleeve.

Weave in ends.




ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
meas = measure(s)
ndl(s) = needle(s)
p = purl
pat = pattern
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sk = skip
sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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