Monday, July 3, 2017

Free Pattern - Vintage 1939 Crocheted Bolero #375

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Vintage 1939 Crocheted Bolero #375

This is an stylish variation on the bolero theme in a delightful raised shell stitch design.  Its classic lines make it attractive & suitable for many occasions.  Smart & slenderizing, you’ll want to make this in several colors to match your different outfits….& it can be made up very quickly. 

SIZES: 
Directions are for size 16.  
Larger sizes can be achieved by increasing the size of the crochet hook used, and/or changing to a heavier weight yarn.

MATERIALS: 
J & P Coats Knit-Cro-Sheen, 7 balls white, or 8 balls of any color
#9 Steel Crochet Hook
Hook & Eye Fastener
1-Piece Ornament
Shoulder Padding, if desired

MEASUREMENTS:
Width at underarm:  35”
Length from top of shoulder:  13”
Length of sleeve, underarm seam:  2 ½”

GAUGE: 
2 raised shells = 1 ½”

BACK: 
1ST ROW:  Starting at bottom make a ch 20” long [9 ch sts = 1”. 

Hereafter work must be done tightly.]  In 5th ch from hook make 3 tr, ch 1, 4 tr; * sk 1 ch, sl st in next ch, sk 1 ch; in next ch make 4 tr, ch 1, 4 tr [2 shells made]; rep from * until 19 shells in all are made; sk 1 ch, sl st in next ch, in next ch make 4 tr [½ shell]; cut of rem ch; ch 1, turn.

2ND ROW:  * In back loop of next sl st make shell, sl st in ch-1 of next shell; rep from * across, end with 4 tr in last tr of last shell; ch 1, turn.

3RD ROW:  Work as for 2nd row, but inc ½ shell at end of row by end with compl shell [instead of 4 tr] in last tr of last shell; turn.

4TH ROW:  Ch 4 [to count as tr], 3 tr at base of ch-4, sl st in next ch-1; cont across in patt, end with compl shell in last tr of last shell [½ shell inc]; turn.

5TH ROW:  Ch 4, 3 tr at base of ch-4, sl st in next ch-1 & work in patt across, end with 4 tr; ch 1, turn.

6TH ROW:  Rep 2nd row.

7TH, 8TH & 9TH ROWS:  Rep 3rd, 4th & 5th rows [in all, 1 shell inc at each edge]. 

Now work as for 2nd row until piece measures 5”.

TO SHAPE ARMHOLES: 
Sl st in each st to 3rd sl st; ch 4 & compl shell in sl st; work across, end with 4 tr in 2nd sl st from end of row; ch 1, turn.

NEXT ROW:  Shell in next sl st; make 17 more shells, 4 tr in turning ch of first shell of prev row.

FOLLOWING ROW:  Sl st to 2nd sl st; ch 4 & compl shell in sl st, work across, end with 4 tr in last sl st; ch 1, turn.

NEXT ROW:  Shell in next sl st; make 15 more shells, 4 tr in turn ch of first shell of prev row.

Now work as for 2nd row [16 shells & 4 tr] until piece measures 7” from first row of armhole shaping. 

To shape shoulders rep first row of armhole shaping 3 times [4 shells & 4 tr rem].  Fasten off.

RIGHT FRONT: 
1ST ROW:  Make ch 8” long; work as for first row of back until 7 shells & 4 tr are made; cut off rem ch, turn.

Work in patt, inc ½ shell at one edge [center front] every other row until 4 shells in all are inc [11 shells & 4 tr in row]. 

Then work without inc until piece measures 5”.

TO SHAPE ARMHOLE: 
Dec at armhole edge to corres exactly with armhole shaping of Back; then dec an additional ½ shell at same edge. 

Work without dec until measurement is 5 ½” from first row of armhole shaping. 

Then, starting at front edge, sl st across 1 ½ shells [thus starting neck shaping]. 

Dec ½ shell at same edge every other row twice but, when piece measures 7” from first row of armhole shaping, shape shoulder to corres with Back.  Fasten off.

LEFT FRONT: 
Work to corres with Right Front, reverse shapings.

SLEEVES: 
1ST ROW:  Starting at bottom, make ch 15” long; work until 14 shells & 4 tr are made.

Work 2 more rows in patt, without inc or dec. 

Then, inc ½ shell at end of each of next 8 rows [4 shells inc].

NEXT ROW:  Dec ½ shell at both ends of row.

Work without inc or dec until piece measurers 7 ½”. 

Now, dec ½ shell at both ends of each row until 4 shells are dec at each edge.  Fasten off.

COLLAR: 
1ST ROW:  Starting at neck edge, make ch 15” long [10 ch sts = 1”].  Work 20 shells & 4 tr on ch.

Work in patt for 2”, dec ½ shell at both ends of last row.  Fasten off.

FINISHING: 
Sew up underarm & shoulder seams. 

Sew up sleeve seams & sew sleeves in, easing in extra fullness across 5” at top. 

Sew collar in place.  Fasten at neck with hook & eye. 

Sew ornament at neck edge, under collar. 

If desired, sew shoulder padding in place.

ENJOY!

HANDY ABBREVIATIONS:

*                                   repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed
* *                                repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or                                      repeat from a given set of instructions
”                                   inch(es)
Alt                              alternate
Approx                      approximately
Beg                             begin/beginning
Bet                             between
Bl                                back loop(s)
Bo                               bobble
Bp                               back post
Bpdc                          back post double crochet
Bpsc                           back post single crochet
Bptr                           back post treble/triple crochet
Ca                               color A
Cb                               color B
Cc                               contrasting color
Ch                               chain stitch
Ch                               refers to chain or space previously
made: e.g                  ch-1 space
ch-sp                          chain space
Cl                               cluster
Cm                              centimeter(s)
Compl                                    complete
Cont                           continue
Dc                               double crochet
Dc2tog                      double crochet 2 stitches together
Dec                             decrease/decreases/decreasing
Dtr/Dtrc                   double treble/triple crochet
fl                                front loop(s)
Foll                            follow/follows/following
Fp                               front post
Fpdc                           front post double crochet
Fpsc                           front post single crochet
Fptr                           front post treble/triple crochet
G                                 gram
Hdc                            half double crochet
Hk                               hook
Inc                               increase/increases/increasing
Incl                             inclusive
K                                 knit
lp(s)                           loop(s)
M                                 meter(s)
M                                 mesh
Mc                               main color
Meas                          measure
Mm                              millimeter(s)
O                                 over (yarn over)
Oz                               ounce(s)
P                                 picot or purl
Pat(s) or patt          pattern(s)
Pc st or Pc              popcorn stitch
Pm                               place marker
Prev                           previous
PSSO                         pass slip stitch over
Rem                            remain/remaining
Rep                             repeat(s)
Rnd(s)                        round(s)
Rs                               right side
Sc                               single crochet
Sc2tog                      single crochet 2 stitches together
Sdc                             short double crochet (half double crochet)
Sk                               skip
Sl st                           slip stitch
Sp(s)                          space(s)
St(s)                           stitch(es)
Tch or t-ch               turning chain
Tbl                              through back loop
Tog                             together
Tr or Trc                  treble/triple crochet
Trtrc or T Trc         triple treble/triple crochet
Ws                              wrong side
YB                               yarn back
Yd(s)                          yard(s)
YF                               yarn forward
Yo                               yarn over

Yoh                             yarn over hook