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. 

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.

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

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

2 raised shells = 1 ½”

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”.

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.

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”.

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.

Work to corres with Right Front, reverse shapings.

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.

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.

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.



*                                   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