Some updates to bolero

Few new pictures in natural light:

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And how to do it:

First make a pattern with your (desired) dimensions. It will look like this:

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Mine looks like this, if you need  S:

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And I used these stitches, first for the main part, second for sleeves. You can use another one, if you don’t like it.

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I don’t find now a decent photo, sorry for this one.

First is a multiple of 10 (+4 sts, so you can start each row with 2 dc, or first and last group of 5 dc will be reduced at 2-3 dc to fit your dimensions)

I used a 5 mm hook (H/8) and a medium weight yarn.

Gauge: 17 sts x 9 rows of pattern = 10 x10 cm (4 x 4 inches)

Chain as many as you need to fit your desired dimension, or start with foundation sc, as you wish.

Row 1: ch 3, 1dc  in each next 2 sts, skip 2 sts, 5 dc in next st (shell), skip 2 sts, *1dc in each next 5 sts, skip 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st*, repeat *_* until the last 2 sts, finish row with 2 dc.

Row 2: ch 3, dc in the next st, 5 dc in 3rd st (in top of the shell formed in row 1) , skip 2 sts, *1 dc in each next 5 sts, skip 2 sts, 5 dc in top of the next shell, skip 2 sts*; repeat *_* until the end of the row.

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The sleeves will look like this:

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Hard to see the pattern, but you can see the shape.

Join together and choose a nice border. (Join the sleeves from the top point, it’s much easier.)

Instead of  buttons I made 2 bullion st flowers with little pearls in the middle.

I hope you will find this useful:).

Have a nice weekend!

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