This bolero pattern is super easy and ideal for a beginner level.
I used a 4mm aluminium hook for this.
Replace the 1st dc on each row with a ch3.
The pattern is worked in two circles and joined while doing the last round of second circle.
Just measure around your arm to find out the size you need for the arm hole, and keep chaining in multiples of 4 till you get your required length.
Begin with ch 72 , sl st into 1st ch
R1 – ch 1 sc in same ch, sc in each ch across. sl st on top of 1st sc.
R2 & R3 – repeat R1
R4 – ch 1 , sc in 1st sc. [ ch2, sk 1, sc in next sc ] repeat. sl st on top of 1st sc.
R5 – sl st into 1st ch 2 space. [ dc, ch1, dc in the ch2 sp. ch1. sc in next ch2 sp, ch1 ] repeat. sl st on top of 1st dc/ch3.
R6 – sl st into ch 1 sp. [ dc, ch1, dc into the ch1 sp. ch3 ] repeat. sl st on top of 1st dc/ch3.
R7 – sl st into ch 1 sp. [ dc, ch1, dc in the ch1 sp. ch1. sc in next ch3 sp, ch1 ] repeat. sl st on top of 1st dc/ch3.
R8, R9, R10 – Repeat R6, R7, R6
R11 – sl st into ch 1 sp. [ 2dc, ch1, 2dc into ch1 sp. ch1, sc in next h3 sp, ch1 ] repeat. sl st on top of 1st dc/ch3.
R12 – sl st into ch 1 sp. [ 2dc, ch1, 2dc into ch1 sp. ch3 ] repeat. sl st on top of 1st dc/ch3.
R13 – repeat R11
R14 – sl st into ch 1 sp. [ 5dc in ch1 sp. ch3] repeat. sl st on top of 1st dc/ch3.
Work second circle till R13. While doing R14, the back is formed by joining any 5 shells [5 treble crochet] in the middle.
Make the first 2tr of the shell and drop the working ch from the hook. Insert the hook through the middle tr in any one the shells in the other circle. Now pick up the dropped working ch, and complete the shell. Continue with the last row after joining 5 shells together.
This pattern can be made in an size, and guage isn’t really very important [ 🙂 ]. Since I started this with a 72 ch, the pattern repeats around 18 times in a row.
You can make a bigger one with 5.5mm hook. Begin with a foundation of 80 chs. And joine 8 shells to form the back.
The pattern repeats 20 times in each row.
You can change this to any size you need. I had to make couple of extra rows to get my size so you can measure on yourself or on the person for whom you are making and add few rows to it.
Do leave your comments/suggestions.