Sunday, 28 March 2010
Free Pattern - Crochet bolero
Newsflash! I thought this was free from errors. I was wrong. Oh, so wrong! Anyway, many thanks to Peg for very nicely pointing this out to me. The pattern is now amended, the link has been altered, everything in the garden is lovely. If you have already downloaded the incorrect pattern then I am really sorry. And if you find any more errors in the new version, then feel free to beat me around the head until I agree to find some pattern testers for the next one.
This must be a record! In my last post I promised a crochet bolero pattern and, not a fortnight later, here it is - free pattern for a little girl's crochet bolero! I feel quite giddy with smuggery.
You can either get it from Google Docs at the above link or, if that doesn't work, then I've cut & pasted it into a new Blogger posting at http://lespetitsanglais.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/crochet-bolero-pattern.html .
At Christmas I needed something to go over Laura's party dress(es!). There were numerous free patterns available for shrugs, but I couldn't find one for a bolero. So, being far too cheap to part with cash, I set to and created this one. I was in a hurry at the time so I used an edging from my Harmony Guide. Obviously, I can't include that one in my pattern because of copyright and all, so I've come up with a somewhat simpler one.
On the downside, this is not the most professional looking pattern you will ever see. I had to do a chart for the fronts because I got so entangled in turning chains and trebles and double crochets, and I even made a mistake in the chart. Otherwise, I think it's free from errors, and the resulting bolero is well worth wading through the pattern! It's actually a very easy bolero to make, and also easy enough to size up or down because of the small pattern repeat. American readers please bear in mind that it is written using British terminology, so read single crochet for double crochet, and double crochet for treble.
I hope you enjoy the pattern.