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Replace first dc on every row with 3 ch.
See diagram A.1. NOTE: The first sc row in diagram is not a part of repetition and is not repeated when working.
Work 2 dc tog as follows: Work 1 dc in first st but wait with last pull through, work 1 dc in next st but on last pull through, pull thread through all 3 loops on hook.
Worked from mid back. Work first one side and down to beg of sleeve, then work the other side and down to beg of other sleeve. Then sew sleeve seams and work a flounce around the entire opening.
Ch 69-77-84-91-98 with Safran on hook size 3 mm / C. Turn and work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, continue with 1 sc in each of the next 7-3-4-5-6 ch, * skip ch 1, 1 sc in each of the next 5 ch *, repeat from *-* the entire row = 58-64-70-76-82 sc (first ch on row does NOT count as 1 sc). Continue with diagram A.1 - beg with 2nd row in diagram at the line for the size you are working so that the pattern is the same in both sides – READ CROCHET TIP! Repeat pattern until finished measurements. At the same time when piece measures 17-19-21-23-25 cm / 6 3/4"-7½"-8 1/4"-9"-9 3/4", insert 1 marker in the side (marks how far the sleeve seam is worked afterwards). On next row dec 1 dc in each side by working the second and third dc and the 2 next to last dc tog – SEE DECREASE TIP! Repeat dec every other row 6-7-8-8-9 more times = 44-48-52-58-62 sts remain - NOTE: When dec work only dc over the sts that do not fit the pattern. Work pattern until piece measures approx. 30-33-36-39-42 cm / 11 3/4"-13"-14 1/4"-15 1/4"-16½" in total, finish after a row with only dc, fasten off.
Work 1 sc in each of the 58-64-70-76-82 sc worked on 1st row on first side (i.e. mid back). Then work pattern as on first side. Make sure to finish on same row in diagram at the bottom of sleeve in both sides.
Fold the bolero double alongside, and sew tog from bottom of each sleeve and up to where marker was is inserted in each side - sew edge to edge to avoid a chunky seam.
FLOUNCE AROUND OPENING:
Work around the entire opening as follows (start mid back):
1 sl st in first st, * ch 3, 1 sc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round, finish with 3 ch and 1 sl st in first sl st at beg of round - NOTE: Adjust so that there are an even number of ch-spaces in total otherwise round 5 will not fit.
Work 1 sl st and 1 sc in first ch-space, * ch 3, 1 sc in next ch-space *, repeat from *-* the entire round and finish with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round.
ROUND 3 and 4: Work as 2nd round.
Work 1 sl st and 1 sc in first ch-space, * 8 ch, 1 sc in next ch-space, ch 1, 1 sc in next ch-space *, repeat from *-* the entire round and finish with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round.
1 ch, 1 sc in first large ch-space, [* ch 4, 1 dc in first ch worked (= 1 picot), 1 sc in same ch-space *, repeat from *-* 2 more times (i.e. there are 3 picots in the large ch-space), 1 sc in the little ch-space (the one with only 1 ch which is between the large ch-spaces), 1 sc in next large ch-space], repeat from [-] the entire round, instead of last sc work 1 sl st in first sc on round. Fasten off.
FLOUNCE AT THE BOTTOM OF SLEEVES:
At the bottom around the sleeves work a somewhat shorter edge, here work only 1st, 5th, and 6th round of flounce worked around the opening - NOTE: On 1st round skip 1 dc between every ch-space.
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