Red Heart® Boutique™ Unforgettable™ Brilliant Bolero (Crochet)

This bolero-style jacket may be a short length but it is not short on panache! The beautifully shaded yarn adds interest to the textural crochet stitches.

Designed by Ellen Gormley.

Skill Level:  Intermediate

 
 

Craft Time: varies

Uses Recycled Items: No

Keywords: C_35247, august2013, bolero, red heart, boutique, unforgettable, crochet, jacket, shrug, pattern, free, intermediate

Materials

  • Red Heart® Unforgettable™ Yarn – Winery (3 (3, 4, 5, 5) Balls)
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook, Size 5.5mm [US I-9]
  • Stitch Markers
  • Yarn Needle
Added to Printable List Your item has been removed from the list Click here to view the list

Instructions

GAUGE: 15 sts; 10 rows = 10.2 cm (4") in double crochet. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Directions are for size Small; changes for sizes Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large are in parentheses.

Finished Bust: 38 (39, 43½, 44, 49)"
Finished Length: 15 (15, 17, 17, 19)"


SPECIAL STITCHES

Bpdc = Back post double crochet. Yo, insert hook from the back side of the work to front and to back again around the post of the indicated stitch on a previous row; yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo and draw through two loops (2 loops on hook), yo and draw through two loops (1 loop on hook).

Fpdc = Front post double crochet. Yo, insert hook from the front side of the work to back and to front again around the post of the indicated stitch on a previous row; yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo and draw through two loops (2 loops on hook), yo and draw through two loops (1 loop on hook).

dc2tog = [Yo, insert hook in next stitch, yo and pull up loop, yo, draw through 2 loops] 2 times, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

sc2tog = [Draw up a loop in next st] twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

 

YOKE

Ch 51 (53, 55, 57, 59).

Row 1 (Right Side): Dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first dc), dc in next 4 ch for first front, place marker in last dc made, dc in next 8 ch for sleeve, place marker in last dc made, dc in next 22 (24, 26, 28, 30) ch for back, place marker in last dc made, dc in next 8 ch for sleeve, place marker in last dc made, dc in last 5 ch for 2nd front, turn—49 (51, 53, 55, 57) dc.

Note: Move markers up as work progresses. When 3 dc is worked into a marked st, move the marker to the centre dc of the 3-dc group.

Row 2 (Wrong Side): Ch 2 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in each st to marker, 3 dc in marked st; [hdc in next st, Bpdc around next st] 3 times, hdc in next st, 3 dc in marked st, dc in each st to next marker, 3 dc in marked st, [hdc in next st, Bpdc around next st] 3 times, hdc in next st, 3 dc in marked st; dc in each st to end, turn—57 (59, 61, 63, 65) sts.

Row 3: Ch 2, dc in each st to marker, 3 dc in marked st, Fpdc around next st, [hdc in next st, Fpdc around next Bpdc] across to 2 sts before marked st, hdc in next st, Fpdc around next st, 3 dc in marked st, dc in each st to next marker, 3 dc in marked st, Fpdc around next st, [hdc in next st, Fpdc around next Bpdc] across to 2 sts before marked st, hdc in next st, Fpdc around next st, 3 dc in marked st, dc in each st to end, turn—65 (67, 69, 71, 73) sts.

Row 4: Ch 2, dc in each st to marker, 3 dc in marked st, [hdc in next st, Bpdc around next st] across to 1 st before marked st, hdc in next st, 3 dc in marked st, dc in each st across to next marker, 3 dc in marked st, [hdc in next st, Bpdc around next st] across to last st before next marker, hdc in next st, 3 dc in marked st, dc in each st to end, turn—73 (75, 77, 79, 81) sts.

Rows 5–28: Repeat last 2 rows 12 more times—265 (267, 269, 271, 273) sts.

Row 29: Repeat Row 3—273 (275, 277, 279, 281) sts.

 

Large, X-Large and XX-Large only:

Row 30: Repeat Row 4—285 (287, 289) sts.

Rows 31–32 (32, 36): Repeat Rows 3 and 4, 1 (1, 3) more times—301 (303, 337) sts.

Row 33 (33, 37): Repeat Row 3—309 (311, 345) sts.

 

BODY

Row 1 (Wrong Side – Divide for Armholes): Ch 2, dc in each st to first marked st, skip first marked st and all sleeve stitches, skip 2nd marked st, dc in each st to 3rd marker, skip 3rd marked st and all sleeve sts, skip 4th marked st, dc in each st to end of row—143 (145, 163, 165, 183) sts. Leave markers in place.

Row 2: Ch 2, [dc2tog] twice, dc in each st to last 5 sts, [dc2tog] twice, dc in last st, turn—139 (141, 159, 161, 179) sts.

Row 3: Ch 2, [dc2tog] twice, [dc in next 24 (24, 27, 27, 31) sts, dc2tog] 4 times, dc in each st across to last 5 sts, [dc2tog] twice, dc in last st, turn—131 (133, 151, 153, 171) sts.

Row 4: Ch 2, [dc2tog] twice, [dc in next 23 (23, 26, 26, 30) sts, dc2tog] 4 times, dc in each st across to last 5 sts, [dc2tog] twice, dc in last st, turn—123 (125, 143, 145, 163) sts.

Row 5: Ch 2, [dc2tog] twice, [dc in each of next 22 (22, 25, 25, 29) sts, dc2tog] 4 times, dc in each st across to last 5 sts, [dc2tog] twice, dc in last st, turn—115 (117, 135, 137, 155) sts.

Row 6: Ch 2, [dc2tog] twice, [dc in each of next 21 (21, 24, 24, 28) sts, dc2tog] 4 times, dc in each st across to last 5 sts, [dc2tog] twice, dc in last st, turn—107 (109, 126, 129, 147) sts.

Row 7: Ch 2, [dc2tog] twice, [dc in each of next 20 (20, 23, 23, 27) sts, dc2tog] 4 times, dc in each st across to last 5 sts, [dc2tog] twice, dc in last st, turn—99 (101, 119, 121, 139) sts. Do not fasten off.

 

Sizes Large, X-Large, XX-Large only:

Row 8: Ch 2, [dc2tog] twice, [dc in each of next 22 (22, 26) sts, dc2tog] 4 times, dc in each st across to last 5 sts, [dc2tog] twice, dc in last st, turn—111 (113, 131) sts. Do not fasten off.

 

Size XXL only:

Row 9: Ch 2, [dc2tog] twice, [dc in each of next 25 sts, dc2tog] 4 times, dc in each st across to last 5 sts, [dc2tog] twice, dc in last st, turn—123 sts. Do not fasten off.

 

EDGING

Round 1 (Right Side): Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog; repeat from * across to last 3 (1, 3, 1, 3) sts, sc in last 3 (1, 3, 1, 3) sts, do not turn; working up front edge, work 3 sc in end of each of next 6 (6, 8, 8, 9) rows, 2 sc in end of each row to neck corner; working across opposite side of foundation ch, sc in each ch across; working down front edge, work 2 sc in end of each row to last 6 (6, 8, 8, 9) rows, 3 sc in end of last 6 (6, 8, 8, 9) rows; join with slip st in first sc, do not turn.

Round 2 (Right Side): Slip st in each st around; join with slip st to first st. Fasten off.

 

SLEEVES

Row 1 (Right Side): Join new yarn with slip st in marked st before the underarm join, ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), work 7 (7, 7, 9, 9) hdc in the underarm area before the next marker, Fpdc in marked st, hdc in next st, *Fpdc around next st, hdc in next st; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch, turn—72 (72, 80, 82, 90) sts.

Row 2 (Wrong Side): Ch 2, hdc in next st, *Bpdc around next st, hdc in next st; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in next st, *Fpdc around next st, hdc in next st; repeat from * around, hdc in last st; join with slip st in top of beginning ch, turn.

Rows 4 and 5: Repeat Rows 2 and 3.

Row 6: Repeat Row 2.

Row 7: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 4 dc in same st; *skip 1 st, Fpdc around next Fpdc, 3 dc in same st, Fpdc again around the same Fpdc; repeat from * around, skip last st; join with slip st in top of beginning ch– 36 (36, 40, 41, 45) groups. Fasten off.

 

FINISHING

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS

ch = chain
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated

 

Tips

Shrug is worked in one piece from the neck down to the underarms. Stitches are then skipped to form armholes, and the body is worked in one piece down to the lower edge.

The sleeves are worked directly into the armholes, after body of shrug is complete.