DROPS COTTON VISCOSE UNI COLOUR (50g)
DROPS GLITTER GOLD & SILVER (10g)
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Work 105-115-125-135-145-155 ch with crochet hook size 3 mm / C and Cotton Viscose.
ROW 1: 1 sc in 15th ch from hook, and continue as follows: *7 ch, skip 4 ch, 1 sc in next ch *, repeat from *-* = 19-21-23-25-27-29 ch-loops on row, turn piece.
ROW 2: 14 ch, 1 sc in the middle of the 7 ch in first ch-loop from previous row, 3 ch, 1 sc in the same ch, * 7 ch, 1 sc in the middle ch in next ch-loop, 3 ch, 1 sc in the same ch *, repeat from *-*, and finish with: 7 ch, 1 sc in 3rd ch in the last ch-loop, 3 ch, 1 sc in the same ch, 7 ch and 1 sc in 8th ch in the last ch-loop, turn piece.
ROW 3: 14 ch, 1 sc in the middle ch in first large loop from previous row, 3 ch, 1 sc in the same ch, * 7 ch, 1 sc in the middle ch in next large ch-loop (skip the small ch-loop), 3 ch, 1 sc in the same ch *, repeat from *-*, and finish with: 7 ch, 1 sc in 3rd ch in last large ch-loop, 3 ch, 1 sc in the same ch, 7 ch and 1 sc in 8th ch in last large ch-loop, turn piece.
Repeat row 3, i.e. inc 1 loop on every row, until there are 35-39-43-47-51-55 large ch-loops on row, finish the last row as follows: 1 sc + 3 ch + 1 sc in 4th ch in last ch-loop, turn piece. The inc are now complete.
Continue as follows: Beg each row with 7 ch instead of 14, then 1 sc + 3 ch + 1 sc in the middle st in the first large ch-loop from previous row, continue across the row as before and finish with 1 sc + 3 ch + 1 sc in 4th ch in last ch-loop, turn piece.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 20-21-23-25-27-29 cm / 8’’-8¼’’-9’’-9¾’’-10 5/8’’-11 3/8’’ divide for armholes – see below!
RIGHT FRONT PIECE: Crochet on the first 7-7-7-8-8-9 large ch-loops, turn piece after 1 sc + 3 ch + 1 sc in the last of these 7-7-7-8-8-9 ch-loops, turn with 7 ch and work return row. Continue on remaining ch-loops as before until piece measures 16-17-18-19-20-21 cm / 6¼’’-6¾’’-7’’-7½’’-8’’-8¼’’ from where piece was divided, cut the thread but leave approx 200 cm / 79’’ to crochet tog the shoulders afterwards.
LEFT FRONT PIECE: Crochet on the first 7-7-7-8-8-9 large ch-loops the other side and continue as described for right front piece.
BACK PIECE: Crochet on the middle 19-19-19-21-21-23 large ch-loops, each armhole = 1-3-5-5-7-7 large loops. Continue until piece measures 16-17-18-19-20-21 cm / 6¼’’-6¾’’-7’’-7½’’-8’’-8¼’’ from where piece was divided – make sure to have the same number of ch-loops on back piece as on front piece.
ASSEMBLY: Crochet shoulders tog as follows: Work sl sts to the middle of the first large ch-loop on front piece, 4 ch, 1 sc in the middle of the first large ch-loop on back piece, 4 ch, 1 sc in the next large loop on front piece, 4 ch, 1 sc in the next large loop on back piece, etc.
Crochet a row of sc with Cotton Viscose round the opening of the bolero as follows: approx 4 sc in each of the large ch-loops and 1 sc in each of the small ch-loops, and work 6 sc in the increases on front pieces – make sure the row is elastic. Crochet in the same way round armholes.
FLOWER: 4 ch with crochet hook size 3 mm / C and 1 thread Cotton Viscose + 2 threads Glitter and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: 6 sc in ring, finish with 1 sl st in first sc.
ROUND 2: 4 ch, * 1 sc in next sc, 3 ch *, repeat from *-* a total of 5 times, finish with 1 sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round (= 6 ch-loops).
ROUND 3: Crochet as follows in each ch-loop: 1 sc, 3 dc, 1 sc, finish with 1 sl st in first sc (= 6 leaves).
ROUND 4: Fold leaves towards you and crochet in the back of these as follows: 1 sc round first sc from round 2, 5 ch, * 1 sc round next sc from round 2, 5 ch *, repeat from *-*, and finish with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round (= 6 ch-loops).
ROUND 5: Crochet as follows in each ch-loop: 1 sc, 5 dc, 1 sc, finish with 1 sl st in first sc (= 6 leaves), cut the thread and leave approx 20 cm / 8’’ – used to sew tog flowers afterwards.
Make approx 29-31-35-37-39-41 flowers, and sew them tog, leaf to leaf, to a long row. Now sew the row to bolero, beg mid back. Place the centre of flower on the row of dc and sew the centre of flower to the dc row, repeat for the other flowers down along one front piece, and along bottom edge to mid back. Beg mid back at neckline again and continue to mid back at bottom edge. If you need more/less flowers, adjust this before sewing tog the flowers mid back at bottom edge.
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