Since I don’t have my fabric or yarn for the Outfit Along, I decided to do some projects in between time. I have been eyeing this bolero in Everyday Crochet for some years. So, I decided to make it. I would have never thought it would only take 1 day to finish! And since it worked up so fast, I also made a red one. I steam blocked that version last night (Expect a post on that later.).
This doesn’t have to be a hard pattern, however; Doris Chan’s way of writing patterns is a bit annoying. I don’t like that I have to flip through so many pages to do one pattern. For instance, to make the bolero I had to do the yoke from a previous pattern. Then, I had to do the band from another pattern. It was a bit finicky.
Despite this, I am very pleased with the final result. This is why I deal with her patterns. Her designs are beautiful.
My gauge was a bit tighter than required but, I didn’t mind because I wanted a closer fit. Also, for the final round in the finishing I went down a hook size to get a tighter fit.
Yarn – Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn
Color – Sungold
Hook – J (6.0 mm), I (5.5 mm), H (5.0 mm)
Level – Intermediate