Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Elegant Bolero

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Free Crochet Pattern : Elegant Bolero





I know some of you have many questions and inquiries on how I finished the elegant bolero.

I posted this bolero on my blog 3 years ago, when I was not that familiar with my camera yet and was not so sure how to take better pictures. I know that a lot of people have a lot of questions inquiring as to how I finished the elegant bolero. It has always been a source of joy and happiness for me to share my crochet creations with others and be an inspiration to beginners as well. 


Now I have realized, after all this time, there are a lot of people with questions regarding my creations and how I finished them. My apologies to those who have asked me questions and did not get a reply from me. I am fairly new at maintaining my website and I know that I need to learn more. I have also realized that my website will need consistent and regular attention.



 Elegant Bolero





Therefore, I have appropriated a particular time of day where I will do work on my website on a regular basis so I can be more consistent and give more attention to my fellow crocheters.

I also realized that I finished the elegant bolero and neglected to post how to finish this. Again, my apologies to all that were left hanging and confused as to finishing it. I was lost myself since the elegant bolero was made 3 years ago and I had to backtrack and do it all over again. No worries, I actually had fun doing it! I have now made amends and completed the task at hand.



I have made the necessary modifications to the pattern for the elegant bolero after re-creating the elegant bolero from the start to the end. I hope that this will help you in re-creating such a wonderful and fun project. I hope you will all enjoy this as much as I did, if not more.






44 comments:

  1. Can you tell me how you did the trim around the outside. Are there written instructions for those of us not talented at reading the illustration?

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    1. sorry for not replying sooner, i just posted the complete pattern for this project. Enjoy crocheting!!!

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  2. Thanks for the completed pattern. I was struggling with the number of chains in each location and putting dc instead of sc is spots. Can you tell me how you sewed the pieces together? Did you sew them or crochet them together? How many stitches did you put in each chain section that you sewed together? Thanks!

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    1. just added the instruction for second motif and on how to join it to first motif....

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  3. How do you fold and join the 8 motif to make the sleeves?

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    1. Look at the updated illustration and join the connected lines on each side. Please follow the instructions in second motif for each side.

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  4. Beautiful! What size hook and thread did you use?

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    1. I used #1 Stainless steel hook and cotton crochet thread

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  5. What size crochet thread did you use? 10?

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  6. I am not clear on size of motif.

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  7. I need clarification on the size of each motif. I am using a 3.75mm crochet hook. I want a small bolero for an adult.

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    1. I used 3.25mm crochet hook, equevalent to # 1 crochet hook here in the Philippines.

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  8. Hi! I really love this design! I was wondering what size this bolero comes out to be and, for gauge reference, how big each of the motifs should come out to be. Thank you!

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  9. By using a #1 hook, #8 cotton 4 ply thread, the motif size will be 6 inches by 6 inches. If you use the 3 ply cotton thread, the motif comes out to 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches.

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  10. Absolutely Beautiful! I saw the photo instructions for joining the motifs but could not find the written instructions. I don't see a seam in the pictures so I'm not sure how you joined the pieces(sewing needle or crochet hook?). Can you help me please?

    Also, what size (S, M, L) does this fit?

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    1. This is size small.

      I just made a photo tutorial for your guidelines. Please refer to this link.... http://free-crochet-pattern-2009.blogspot.com/2013/01/how-to-join-motif.html#

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  11. Hi! This is a lovely pattern. I was just wondering how you would increase the size for a size large please?

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    1. I haven't tried a larger size yet but you can try to use thicker thread and bigger hook.

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  12. Well done! It looks so complicated... so delicate and lovely. Do I venture... will I find the courage...?

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  13. I love this bolero. It's on the directory at crochetatplay.com and I'm also going to future it on our Friday Freebie finds for the blog. blog.crochetatplay.com
    It will go live this friday the 19th!

    Megan

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    1. Thank you Megan. I am honored and overjoyed that you have picked me as one of your features. Thank you very much.

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  14. I made this and, even with a couple slip-ups that I didn't catch until the end, it came out looking great. It was too small for me (I wear a M/L in shirts), but my skinny sis in law loves it. I'm going to try to again to make one for myself with a larger hook. Really beautiful pattern, thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  15. Hello, I would love to try this pattern!
    however, it is not clear to me which size steel hook should I use for this Bolero? 3mm, 5mm?
    With kind regards,
    Hilde

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  16. iam in the precess of making this am using a 4mm hook and double knit which will bring it ou a lot bigger and thicker so far so good

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  18. Thanks to your pattern I have a new bolero. Planning to mark more in different colors . Thanks for posting . Keep up the good work

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  19. Just wanted to say how beautiful your patterns are and I've just made my first mofit and I'm excited to see how it turns out. (keeping fingers crossed that I can do this) I've always been intimidated by thread crochet but your patterns are too pretty not to attempt.

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  20. This is a lovely design, and your work is beautiful.

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  21. Love the design. I was wondering if it can be adapted to include full length sleeves

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  22. How beautiful. I love the look of this bolero. Thank you very much! :)
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    Lee Ann

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  23. Thanks for this pattern. Why are there 2 motifs? Do you alternate 1 and 2?

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  24. Very Beautiful, Awesome. Good work and happy crocheting.

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  25. Hi. I really like this pattern. Iwas wondering if you would be able to make a video tutorial for it or have somethi g with further instruction. My sister initial found this pattern so i could make it to go with her wedding dress. I am getting stuck and worry i won't make it correctly. I would like to make it intime nd would like to make her wedding dream come true. Please help.
    Thank you.

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    1. Hello Natalie, I modified the edging for the Elegant Bolero, here is the link..... http://www.girliescrochet.com/elegant-bolero.html

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  26. Hi... i really love stuff like these. I am very much dying to learn how to knit esp. that i have a baby girl. want to knit stuffs for her. Please tell me where and how is it possible for my learning. Been searching youtube for beginners tutorial but i can't find one.

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    1. Thank you for your interest. Yoiu can check out http://www.girliescrochet.com/ for more help. Have fun and enjoy

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  28. Love this I now have a few in many colours and always get commented on how lovely it is
    I'm size 16-18 use a 3.5mm hook and 4ply think you could also use dk for larger size

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