Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Crochet Romantic Bolero
Lion Brand® Chenille
Pattern Number: L20669 The shawl collar on this short-sleeve cardigan makes any outfit very elegant and idyllic.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Bust 34 (38, 42, 46, 50) in. (86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127) cm) Finished Length 18 (18 1/2, 20, 20 1/2, 22) in. (45.5 (47, 51, 52, 56) 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: None

MATERIALS

531-201 Chenille Yarn: Garnet

Shades of medium and dark red


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: 5, 6, 7, 8

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
One button
GAUGE:
8 sc + 8 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.

NOTES:
1.

Bolero is worked in one piece beg at lower edge.

Piece is divided at underarm and Fronts and Back are worked separately.

2.

Back collar is worked directly onto back neck edge.

Sides of back collar are sewn to top edges of fronts to complete collar.


INSTRUCTIONS



BOLERO Ch 61 (69, 77, 85, 93).

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across - 60 (68, 76, 84, 92) sts at the end of this row.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 3 (Increase Row): Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st - 62 (70, 78, 86, 94) sts at the end of this row.

Rows 4-7: Rep last 2 rows 2 more times - 66 (74, 82, 90, 98) sts at the end of Row 7.

Rows 8-10: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 11: Rep Row 3 - 68 (76, 84, 92, 100) sts at the end of this row.

Row 12: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Rep Row 12 until piece measures 10 (10, 11, 11, 12) in.

(25.5 (25.5, 28, 28, 30.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.

Beg Armholes Right Front Dividing Row (RS): Ch 1, sc in first 17 (19, 21, 23, 25) sts for right front; leave rem sts unworked for back and left front.

Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 2 (Increase Row): Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st - 19 (21, 23, 25, 27) sts at the end of this row.

Rows 3-5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 6 (Increase Row): Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st - 20 (22, 24, 26, 28) sts at the end of this row.

Rows 7-14: Rep Rows 3-6 twice more - 22 (24, 26, 28, 30) sts at the end of Row 14.

Row 15: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Rep Row 15 until armhole measures 8 (8 1/2, 9, 9 1/2, 10) in.

(20.5 (21.5, 23, 24, 25.5) cm).

Fasten off.

Back Dividing Row (RS): Join yarn with sc in next unworked st of Dividing Row following right front, sc in next 33 (37, 41, 45, 49) sts, leave rem sts unworked for left front - 34 (38, 42, 46, 50) sts for back.

Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 2 (Increase Row): Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st - 36 (40, 44, 48, 52) sts at the end of this row.

Rows 3-5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 6 (Increase Row): Rep Row 2 - 38 (42, 46, 50, 54) sts at the end of this row.

Rows 7-14: Rep Rows 3-6 twice more - 42 (46, 50, 54, 58) sts at the end of Row 14.

Row 15: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Rep Row 15 until back measures same as right front.

Fasten off.

Left Front Dividing Row (RS): Join yarn with sc in next unworked st of Dividing Row following back, sc in each st to end of row - 17 (19, 21, 23, 25) sts at the end of this row.

Row 1 (Increase Row): Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st - 19 (21, 23, 25, 27) sts at the end of this row.

Rows 2-4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 5 (Increase Row): Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across - 20 (22, 24, 26, 28) sts at the end of this row.

Rows 6-13: Rep Rows 3-6 twice more - 22 (24, 26, 28, 30) sts at the end of Row 14.

Row 14: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Rep Row 14 until left front measures same as back.Fasten off.



FINISHING Back Collar Note: RS of Bolero will be WS of collar when collar is folded over.

Row 1 (RS): With RS of back facing, sk first 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) sts of last row of back, join yarn with sc in next st, sc in next 17 sts; leave rem 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) sts unworked - 18 sts at the end of this row.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 4 sts, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc) twice, 2 sc in next st, sc in last 3 sts - 21 sts at the end of this row.

Rows 3-5: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st - 27 sts at the end of Row 5.

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each at across.Fasten off.



Sew shoulder seams, beg at shoulder edge and sewing for 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) sts, leave rem 10 sts of each front unsewn.

Sew side edges of back collar to top edges of fronts.



Armhole Edging Rnd 1: With RS facing, join yarn with sc at armhole edge, work sc evenly spaced around armhole, making sure to work an even number of sc; join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 2: *Ch 2, sk next st, sl st in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first ch beg ch-2.

Fasten off.Rep around other armhole.



Edging Rnd 1: With RS facing, join yarn with sc in any st of lower edge, work sc evenly spaced around entire outside edge of Bolero, including collar, making sure to work an even number of sc; join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 2: *Ch 2, sk next st, sl st in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st in first ch of beg ch.

Fasten off.

Sew button on left front at beg of collar.

Use ch-2 sp of right front edging for buttonhole.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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