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DROPS bolero in garter st with turns in ”Fabel” and border in crochet squares. Size S - XXXL.

Size: S – M – L – XL – XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 72-78-82-90-96-106 cm / 28 3/8”-30¾”-32¼”-35½”-37¾”-41¾”
Full length: 40-42-44-46-48-50 cm / 15¾’’-16½’’-17¼’’-18’’-19’’-19¾”

Materials: DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio
color no 904, lavender mix:
250-300-300-350-350-400 g
And use: DROPS COTTON VISCOSE from Garnstudio
color no 27, light purple: 50 g for all sizes

DROPS POINTED NEEDLES size 3.5 mm / US 4 – or size needed to get 23 sts x 45 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm / 4’’ x 4’’.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3.5 mm/E/4.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.

TURNS: Work shortened rows to shape the bolero at the front. Work turns as follows:
Row 1: Work 24-27-30-33-36-39 sts, turn piece.
Row 2: Work all sts.
Row 3: Work 21-24-27-30-33-36 sts, turn piece.
Row 4: Work all sts.
Row 5: Work 18-21-24-27-30-33 sts, turn piece.
Row 6: Work all sts.
Row 7: Work 15-18-21-24-27-30 sts, turn piece.
Row 8: Work all sts.
Continue like this with 3 less sts before each turn until you have worked 2 rows on the 3 first sts only. Now work 2 rows on all sts.
Repeat from row 1 a total of 5 times. There are now 18-20-22-24-26-28 rows garter st towards mid front and 2 rows garter st towards the side and front piece now measures approx 20-22-24-27-29-31 cm / 8”-8¾”-9½”-10 5/8”-11 3/8”-12¼” towards mid front and 2 cm / 3/4’’ towards the side.
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BACK PIECE: Worked back and forth on needle. See fig.1.
Cast on 68-78-88-98-110-122 sts on needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Fabel and work garter st – see above. REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE!
When piece measures 4 cm / 1½’’ continue as follows:
SIZE S: Inc 1 st each side, repeat the inc on every 2.5 cm / 7/8’’ a total of 7 times = 82 sts.
SIZE M: Inc 1 st each side, repeat the inc on every 3 cm / 1 1/8’’ a total of 6 times = 90 sts.
SIZE L: Inc 1 st each side, repeat the inc on every 5 cm / 2’’ a total of 3 times = 94 sts.
SIZE XL: Inc 1 st each side, repeat the inc on every 5 cm / 2’’ a total of 3 times = 104 sts.
SIZE XXL: No inc.
SIZE XXXL: No inc.
ALL SIZES: When piece measures 20-21-22-22-23-24 cm / 8”-8¼”-8¾”-8¾”-9”-9½” bind off the middle 22-24-22-26-26-32 sts for neck and complete each shoulder separately. Bind off at the beg of every row from neckline: 1 st 3 times = 27-30-33-36-39-42 sts left on shoulder. Bind off when piece measures 22-23-24-24-25-26 cm / 8¾”-9”-9½”-9½”-9¾”-10¼”.

FRONT PIECE: Worked from one shoulder towards the bottom edge, then across and up towards the other shoulder – see fig.2.
Cast on 27-30-33-36-39-42 sts on needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Fabel. Work 21-22-23-23-24-25 cm / 8¼”-8¾”-9”-9”-9½”-9¾” garter st. Now continue with TURNS – see above. After TURNS work 28-32-36-41-46-51 cm / 11”-12½”-14¼”-16 1/8”-18”-20” garter st and then work TURNS again the other side. Work 21-22-23-23-24-25 cm / 8¼”-8¾”-9”-9”-9½”-9¾” garter st and bind off.

ASSEMBLY: Place back piece between side pieces on front piece. Fold the 2 side pieces on front piece towards the middle. Sew shoulder seams A to A and B to B in outer loops of sts, and sew C to C at bottom of back piece in the same way – continue the seam up along the sides so that armhole measures approx 18-19-20-21-22-23 cm / 7’’-7½’’-8’’-8¼’’-8 ¾’’-9’’.

CROCHET SQUARES:

Explanation Bobble: 3 dc crochet tog: wait with the last pull-through until all 3 dc have been crochet, make a yarn over hook and pull yarn through all 4 sts on hook.

Work 4 ch with crochet hook size 3.5 mm /E/4 and Fabel and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: 6 sc in ring.
ROUND 2: 2 sc in each sc = 12 sc.
ROUND 3: 2 dc in each sc (replace first dc with 3 ch), only crochet in the back loop of sts = 24 dc.
ROUND 4: 4 ch, skip 1 dc, * 1 sc, 3 ch, skip 1 dc *, repeat from *-*, and finish with 1 sl st in first ch = 12 ch-loops
ROUND 5: 4 ch, in first ch-loop crochet from *-* as follows: * 1 bobble - see above, 2 ch, 1 bobble, 4 ch, 1 bobble, 2 ch, 1 bobble *, 3 ch, 1 dc in dc between the next 2 ch-loops, 3 ch, in next ch-loop crochet from *-* as above, 4 ch, 1 dc in sc between the next 2 ch-loops, 4 ch, in next ch-loop crochet from *-* as above, 3 ch, 1 dc in sc between the next 2 ch-loops, 3 ch, in next ch-loop crochet from *-* as above, and finish with 1 ch and 1 sl st in third ch from beg of round.
Two of the sides are now the same width, approx 6 cm / 2 3/8’’, 1 is smaller, approx 5 cm / 2’’ and 1 is wider, approx 7 cm / 2¾’’.
ROUND 6: Crochet sc’s in all ch-loops as follows: 1 sc in first ch-loop, 2 sc in next, 5 sc in next (= corner), then 2 sc, 3 sc, 3 sc, 2 sc, 5 sc (= corner), 2 sc, 4 sc, 4 sc, 2 sc, 5 sc (= corner), 2 sc, 3 sc, 3 sc, 2 sc, 5 sc (= corner), 2 sc and 1 sc in the last ch-loop, finish with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round. Cut the thread.

Make approx 25-27-29-32-34-36 squares. Sew squares tog to a long row, edge to edge - place the squares so that all the shorter sides of squares are at the same side and all the longer sides at the opposite side in order the row becomes curved.
Begin sewing the row to neckline mid back. Sew the shorter side to body piece, edge to edge. Continue 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 squares, adjust this before sewing tog the squares mid back at bottom edge.

SLEEVE: Worked back and forth on needle. Cast on 58-60-62-66-66-68 sts on needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with Fabel. Work garter st. When piece measures 7 cm / 2¾’’ inc 1 st each side, and repeat the inc on every 3.5-3-2.5-2.5-2-2 cm / 1¼”-1 1/8”-7/8”-7/8”-3/4”-3/4” a total of 9-10-12-12-14-15 times = 76-80-86-90-94-98 sts. When piece measures 37 cm / 14½” bind off 3 sts each side at the beg of every row until piece measures 40 cm / 15¾”. Bind off remaining sts.
Sew sleeve seams in outer loops of sts and set in sleeves.

CROCHET BORDER: Crochet a border round the opening with crochet hook size 3.5 mm /E/4 and Cotton Viscose as follows – beg in the first square mid back at neckline: 1 sc in second st on square, * 1 picot (= 3 ch, 1 sc in first ch), skip 1 sc, 1 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* (= 7 picots along each square + 1 in seam between each square) and finish with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round.
Crochet a similar border round sleeve edges.

This pattern has been corrected. .

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Updated online: 02.03.2009
CROCHET SQUARES:

Explanation Bobble: 3 dc crochet tog: wait with the last pull-through until all 3 dc have been crochet, make a yarn over hook and pull yarn through all 4 sts on hook.

Work 4 ch with crochet hook size 3.5 mm /E/4 and Fabel and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: 6 sc in ring.
ROUND 2: 2 sc in each sc = 12 sc.
ROUND 3: 2 dc in each sc (replace first dc with 3 ch), only crochet in the back loop of sts = 24 dc.
ROUND 4: 4 ch, skip 1 dc, * 1 sc, 3 ch, skip 1 dc *, repeat from *-*, and finish with 1 sl st in first ch = 12 ch-loops
ROUND 5: 4 ch, in first ch-loop crochet from *-* as follows: * 1 bobble - see above, 2 ch, 1 bobble, 4 ch, 1 bobble, 2 ch, 1 bobble *, 3 ch, 1 dc in dc between the next 2 ch-loops, 3 ch, in next ch-loop crochet from *-* as above, 4 ch, 1 dc in sc between the next 2 ch-loops, 4 ch, in next ch-loop crochet from *-* as above, 3 ch, 1 dc in sc between the next 2 ch-loops, 3 ch, in next ch-loop crochet from *-* as above, and finish with 1 ch and 1 sl st in third ch from beg of round.
Two of the sides are now the same width, approx 6 cm / 2 3/8’’, 1 is smaller, approx 5 cm / 2’’ and 1 is wider, approx 7 cm / 2¾’’.
ROUND 6: Crochet sc’s in all ch-loops as follows: 1 sc in first ch-loop, 2 sc in next, 5 sc in next (= corner), then 2 sc, 3 sc, 3 sc, 2 sc, 5 sc (= corner), 2 sc, 4 sc, 4 sc, 2 sc, 5 sc (= corner), 2 sc, 3 sc, 3 sc, 2 sc, 5 sc (= corner), 2 sc and 1 sc in the last ch-loop, finish with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round. Cut the thread.
Updated online: 15.04.2009

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.



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Paula 19.11.2013 - 20:21:

Oh, my apologies! I see that the pattern was displayed a few days ago in US, and now it is in British. So nothing has changed. You can ignore my earlier question.

Paula 19.11.2013 - 20:01:

Hi--yes, I know that American and UK terminology differs. I printed this pattern off just a few days ago and I see that the double crochets have definitely been changed since then to triple crochets.

Paula 19.11.2013 - 17:31:

I see that a few corrections were made yesterday to the crochet portion of this pattern (double crochets were changed to triple crochets). Are we sure? Now the circle is not laying flat. Should I be turning in between rounds? thanks

DROPS Design 19.11.2013 kl. 18:14:

Dear Paula, note that US-English and UK-English is different in crochet terminology, ie a US- dc is a UK- tr. Did you check the measurement of the square after round 5? Do not hesitate to take a smaller/larger hook if necessary. Happy crocheting!

Paula 18.11.2013 - 12:08:

I tried everything I could, but the crochet part of this pattern, I just couldn't get to work out. A shame, as I already did all the knitting :(

Paula 17.11.2013 - 17:28:

Also, when I do the bobbles in round 5, the chain loops become very stretched, creating big holes. Is that normal? (4 bobbles are crocheted a single chain).

DROPS Design 18.11.2013 kl. 10:05:

Dear Paula, at the end of round 5, 2 sides should measure 3/8’’, 1 is smaller, approx 2’’ and 1 is wider, approx 2¾’’. You may take a smaller crochet hook if necessary. Happy crocheting!

Paula 17.11.2013 - 17:26:

Also, when I do the bobbles in round 5, the chain loops become very stretched, creating big holes. Is that normal? (4 bobbles are crocheted a single chain).

Paula 17.11.2013 - 14:41:

Re Round 5 of the crochet squares: my finished product comes out flat on on side, but fairly rounded on the opposite side (which is also the longest side). Should all sides be straight? Round 6: the single crochets don't logically align with what I crocheted in Round 5. I am wondering if I am making a mistake in Round 5 with the word "next". When it says "next" in Round 5, do we actually mean "skip one", or do we mean, "very next"? thanks

DROPS Design 18.11.2013 kl. 10:01:

Dear Paula, at the end of round 5, 2 sides are the same widht, 1 is smaller and the last one is wider (see measures at the end of round 5). When it says "next ch-loop" eg,it means very next one,not skip one. Happy crocheting!

Paula 15.11.2013 - 21:27:

On round 5 of the crochet squares, am I going into the chain loops, or the actual chains of the loops? My bobbles are not working; they are flat and are making the work pucker.

DROPS Design 16.11.2013 kl. 10:02:

Dear Paula, bobbles in round 5 are worked in ch-loops from round 4. This video could help you with the bobbles (just take care to make only 3 dc (US-Eng)instead of 4 in the video. Happy crocheting!

Paula 13.11.2013 - 19:49:

What am I doing wrong with my bobbles? They are laying flat, and the entire circle is puckering.

Villani 04.05.2012 - 09:05:

Très confortable, très agréable à porter. Seulement : le nombre de carrés indiqués s'est révélé trop grand pour mon ouvrage. J'ai donc un peu froncé derrière, d'où un très joli effet caraco et un petit revers formant col.

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