Free Doll Bolero Crochet Pattern
This stylish lace bolero will be easy for your doll to shrug in and out as she makes her way around a fashionable evening party.
This is a very quick project. The bolero is crocheted in 2 stages. The jacket is worked first, and consists of a rather basic mesh of double crochets. The lace edging is what really makes this item, featuring a scalloped motif going all the way around the neck, where it acts as a collar, down the front of the bolero and down around the hem.
The bolero features raglan-style sleeves. If you like, you can add a button or snap closure to the front. I didn't use one.
Materials: Aunt Lydia (affiliate link)'s Classic Crochet Thread size #10 (100% mercerized cotton), color white – 1 ball
Hook: 0 (1.75 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Gauge: 28 dc = 4" (10 cm)
Abbreviations and special stitches:
Dc - double crochet
Sc - single crochet
Ch - chain
V-stitch - (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the same indicated stitch or space
V-stitch in V-stitch - V stitch in the ch-1-space of the V-stitch
Sl st - slip stitch
The bolero is worked top-down, side-to-side, then the edge lace is worked in rounds.
Row 1: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), insert hook in the fifth chain from the hook, 1 dc in each of the next 2 chains, V-st (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in the next chain, 1 dc in each of the next 10 chains, V-st in the next chain, 1 dc in each of the next 12 chains, V-st in the next chain, 1 dc in each of the next 10 chains, V-st in the next chain, 1 dc in each of the last 3 chains.
Row 2 and all the following rows: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc, *1 dc in each dc, V-st in ch-1-space of the V-st - repeat 4 times, 1 dc in each of the last dc. In each row you increase the number of stitches by 8.
Work 8 rows.
Divide for Sleeves and Bodice:
Row 9: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next dc till the first ch-2-space of the V-st, 1 dc in the first chain-2-space, chain 5, fold the working piece, skip all dc till the second ch-2-space of the second V-st, 1 dc in the second ch-2-space, 1 dc in each dc till the third ch-2-space of the third V-st, chain 5, skip all dc till the forth ch-2-space of the forth V-st, 1 dc in the forth ch-2- space, 1 dc in each dc to the end. Turn.
Round 1: ch 1, sc in each dc and chain of the row 9. Do not cut thread, continue along the edges of the shrug: 3 sc in the corner and 18 sc along the front edge, 3 sc in the corner, 42 sc along the neckline, 3 sc in the corner, 18 sc along the second front edge, 3 sc in the corner, connect the round with sl. st.
Round 2: *chain 3, skip 1 sc, sc in the next sc- repeat to the end of the round. Slip st into the first sc.
Round 3: 2 slip stitches into the first ch-3 space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in the same ch-3-space, * V-st in the next ch-3-space, 3 dc in the next ch-3-space - repeat to the end of the round, V-st in the last ch-3-space. Join with sl st to the top of ch 3.
Round 4: sl st to the second dc, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), *5 dc in V-st, 1 dc in the second dc of the 3-dc-group- repeat to the end of the round, 5 dc in the last V-st, join with sl.st
Round 5: ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and ch 1), (dc 1, ch 1) in each of the next 4 dc,*skip the next dc, (dc 1, ch 1) in each of the next 5 dc - repeat to the end of the round. Join with sl. st.
Round 6: *chain 3, skip ch-1-space, 1 sc in dc repeat to the end of the round. Tie off.