Easy as pie bolero free crochet pattern

easy as pie bolero free crochet pattern beginner friendly by jennyandteddy made from 2 rectangles and cotton yarn

Hello May! We are nearly half of the year already! can you guy believe that? Time fly by so fast….

Easy as pie Bolero or a shrug free crochet pattern was born from my laziness That I want to make something quick and they must be very fast to finished up in one of my afternoon.

easy as pie borelo bolero shrug free crochet pattern tutorial by jennyandteddy

They are made up from just 2 piece of rectangles with basic stitches single and double crochet. But for the option I have add some bobble crochet stitch for the  opening neck, you can opt out for single crochet stitch instead.

easy as a pie free crochet bolero shrug pattern tutorial beginner friendly by jennyandteddy

The easy as pie bolero are great for summer as well  because  made with cotton yarn , I love to work with cotton yarn, it suit the hot and humid here in Thailand but  really if you want to use acrylic yarn is also great as well.

easy as pie crochet shrug borelo free pattern beginner friendly by jennyandteddy

This easy as pie bolero, They will be one of your favorite item to wear  for summer day. They are not only easy to make but also stylish to mixed and match with any jean and dress.

easy as pie crochet bolero shrug begnner friendly free pattern

Let’s get start!

– I used Lion brand 24/7 cotton  . I am using about 2 -3 skein around 400-500 yard fit size small to Medium.( easy to adjust the size see pattern instruction below) yarn weight 4 worsted medium.

– 5 mm crochet hook

Sewing yarn needle

-2 stitch marker

-2 wooden button

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Skill and abbreviations

(American crochet terms)

You will need to know how to make

-St (stitch)

-sc which mean single crochet

-dc which mean double crochet

-ch, Chain

-slip knot

Bobble stitch  (5dc together all in the same stitch)

to start of our first bobble stitch, ch3 this chain will count as 1 dc, turn  then  work 4 dc all into the same stitch, leaving the last loop on the hook each time. When you’ve got 6 loops on the hook, yarn over and pull through all 6 loops , in the next stitch make sc , now you complete your first bobble stitch, then sc in the next st to give some space between bobble stitch.

Tamara on moogly blog  have great tutorial for this bobble stitch.

easy as pie crochet bolero free pattern beginner friendly

If you don’t understand any technical crochet words, don’t worry I got you cover!

Here is a video titled ‘free crochet class on craftsy‘ and a free pdf file titled ‘the beginner’s guide to crochet‘. These will explain a lot for you.

Learn how to read crochet pattern and how to work single crochet free class on crativebug.

Finished Size Approximately:

 Small to medium ( Easy to adjust by add more row for bigger size)

For me the model wearing this piece, I am 4’9 feet tall.

easy as pic crochet borelo free pattern

Measurement.

of one rectangle.

-26 inches long

-8 inches wide

For the width: If you need to make it wider ( bigger size) simply add more row.

For the length:  add more chain to foundation chain in even number for this bolero I have 100 chain.

Gauge: 4 double crochet stitch = 1 inch

easy as pie borelo rectangle

Easy as pie bolero instruction.

Start of by making a slip knot Then make 100 chains (foundation chain)

Row1.   dc  in the next chain from hook,  then dc in next chain  across until the end of  the row then ch2  turn.

Row2.   dc  in the same st, * ch1, skip1 st, dc in next st*  repeat this * to * across until the end of  the row ,  then ch2  turn. 

Row3.   dc  in the same st ,  then dc in each st  across until the end of  the row then ch2  turn.

Repeat row 2 and 3 until your piece measures approximately 8 inches wide and Fasten off.
Repeat  the same process to make second  piece of rectangle

After you got 2 pieces of  rectangle ,  then time to assembly.

easy as pie crochet borelo shurg for beginner tutorial

Assembly.

Lay 2 pieces of each rectangle side by side. Now fold them in half then use yarn needle to seam up( with your favorite stitch, I use whip stitch) the middle part together to create the back panel, from the top down around 10 inches. Tie off and weave in end.

After you finished seam up the back part of bolero.

Now we are going to create the arm hole by seam up the side of the bolero to create the arm hole ( I am leaving space for the arm hole  6 inches ) see pic below.

easy as pic crochet shrug or borelo beginner friendly

For the opening neck.

Join new yarn at the front end of the opening neck then sc in each space around the opening neck back and forward  for 2 row. then start to do bobble crochet stitch for the 3rd row and fasten off.

easy as pie crochet shrug free tutorial

On the row3. make bobble crochet stitch.

bubble crochet stitch for easy as pie shrug borelo tutorial

Time to add wooden button.

easy as a pie crochet shrug bolero free pattern bobble stitch
All done! hope you guy enjoy to make this pretty bolero.
If you make one I would love to see your creation tag me on Instagram! would love to see your creation.
Happy crocheting.
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pretty me oversize chunky cardigan free crochet pattern by jennyandteddy

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So I called them “Pretty me oversize chunky cardigan” . They are made up from one piece of rectangle with chunky  yarn and 6 mm crochet hook.

This pretty me cocoon cardigan made  in beautiful grey color that everyone love.

pretty me oversze cocoon chunky crochet cardigan free pattern for beginner

Let’s get start!

– I used   Lion brand Wool Ease-chunky yarn  or Brava Bulky Yarn from knit picks for non wool it made from 100% acrylic.

Yarn weight  5 chunky about 8-9 skein.

6 mm crochet hook

Sewing yarn needle

easy blanket crochet cocoon chunky cardigan

Skill and abbreviations

(American crochet terms)

You will need to know how to make

-Sl st (slip stitch)

-sc which mean single crochet

-dc which mean double crochet

-hdc which mean half double crochet

Camel stitch which mean work Hdc in Third loop only

Special stitch use called ” criss cross double crochet”

Chain 2 (counts as double crochet),Turn, *skip first stitch, double crochet into next, then go back to the stitch that we just skip and make double crochet into this stitch *, this will creating the criss cross*, repeat* this to the end. double crochet into last stitche.

-ch, Chain

-slip knot

pretty me oversize chunky cocoon cardigan free crochet patten

Finished Size Approximately: one size fit all adult from small to large.

Gauge: 2 criss cross stitch = 1.5 inch

crochet gauge for pretty me cardigan

Measurement.

of the rectangle.

-43 inches wide

-29 inches long

pretty me cocoon cardigan beginner friendly

If you don’t understand any technical crochet words, don’t worry I got you cover!

Here is a video titled ‘free crochet class on craftsy‘ and a free pdf file titled ‘the beginner’s guide to crochet‘. These will explain a lot for you

Learn how to read crochet pattern and how to work single crochet free class on crativebug.

Pretty me oversize chunky cardigan instruction.

Start of by making a slip knot Then make 112 chains foundation chain. 

(you can adjust the size of cardigan to be small by decrease   foundation chain in even number. or Bigger size by increase foundation chain in even number. For example (120,130,140…etc)

Row 1: sc in each chain across, turn

Row2: ch2, then Start to make criss cross double crochet stitch in each stitch across until end of the row. ch1 turn

Row3. make 1Sc  in each  space across until end of the row.

Repeat row 2 and 3 until your rectangle measures approximately 43 inch wide and 29 inches long  then finished  off and leave long tail for sewing.

how to create the arm hole for the cardigan crochet

Shape armhole.

Lay the piece of rectangle in flatted and fold each corner inward until they meet then using your yarn needle to seam the corner with your prefer method ( I used whip stitch) and leaving  holes for the arm. For the arm holes I leave my one about 5.5 inch or your prefer length.

Repeat for the other side.

 

For the edging/collar.

For the collar we will worked along the edge of the opening of the cardigan back and forth in rows with Hdc in third loop only. Start at the bottom front corner of the cardigan where the first stitch marker place, working around the back of the neck  to the bottom front corner on the other side where the second stitch marker place. (See photo below.)

pretty me cardigan adding the collar easy
Start by Place  each stitch marker  at the bottom front corner of the cardigan. The gap between first stitch marker to the second is about 16 inch wide (see photo below).

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Rejoin your yarn at the first stitch marker is place.

join the yarn at the maker point of the bottom front of the cardigan

Row1.  hdc all around the opening of the cardigan start at where the first stitch marker is place and finish at the second stitch marker is place.

Row2.  hdc in third loop only (camel stitch) all around the opening of the cardigan start at where the first stitch marker is place and finish at the second stitch marker is place.

Row3. Repeat row2 until your collar measure around 6 inches deep. Fasten  off and weave in end.

1adding the collar for the crochet cardigan
Now enjoy your new Pretty me cardigan.
If you make one I would love to see your creation tag me on Instagram! would love to see your creation.
Happy crocheting.
Can’t crochet or don’t have time? no worry! Get unique custom handmade just for you on Etsy and a plus you guys all support small business owner!

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