Crochet Bolero – Free Crochet Pattern

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You’re going to love this free crochet pattern for a crochet bolero. It’s a really quick summer crochet pattern & you’re going to be amazed of how easy it is.


You’re also not going to need a lot of yarn & your scrap yarn crochet stash might already have just what you need! Great right?

The crochet bolero will fly of you hook in just a matter of hours & the compliments you’re going to get while wearing it is just going to blow you away.

When to wear it? Summer weddings, summer party’s with your favorite summer dress, over your shoulders on the beach or over any (crochet) top during summer!


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Crochet Bolero - Free Crochet Pattern


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Crochet Bolero - Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet Bolero - Free Crochet Pattern





For the crochet bolero the suggested yarn is We Are Knitters The Cotton. It’s one of the most amazing cotton yarns, & if you haven’t tried it yet, you won’t regret if you do.

This cotton yarn is super soft & comes in a lot of summer friendly colors. Pick your favorite, or two & make the Sunny Bolero in a color that fit’s well with your summer wardrobe.

We Are Knitters The Cotton is absolutely a recommended yarn.


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YES, the crochet bolero is perfect for summer. 

The soft cotton yarn suggested for this pattern is perfect to crochet with during summer & also to wear all summer long. The yarn is soft & makes beautiful garments.

Another reason why you’re going to love the crochet Sunny Bolero during summer is the fact that it’s a light crochet piece to bring with you.  Whenever your shoulders get cold on summer night, it can be right there in your bag.

The crochet Sunny Bolero is also a great garment to wear when you’d like a little more coverage than your bikini, summer singlet or top.

Finally, we can’t hide the fact that it’s decorative? Agree?


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Crochet Bolero - Free Crochet Pattern

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Crochet Bolero - Free Crochet Pattern



How long it takes to crochet something varies depending on your skill & how fast you crochet. But that isn’t a helpful answer is it?

Well, I’ve developed a yarn calculator to help you get the answer to this question.

It will help you calculate exactly how much time you’ll spend crocheting a project.

All you need to know is how much yarn you will use on the project in either meters, yards or skeins. Then crochet your test square & time it.

Calculate how long it takes to crochet that. 



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About the pattern:

The crochet bolero is a quick crochet pattern for summer that you’re going to love.

First of all it works up in just 1 day. Second it’s a easy crochet pattern, using only basic crochet stitches. Finally, it’s the most beautiful summer garment, wear it in a wedding, use it over your summer party dress, or over any summer top.

This lace crochet bolero is going to be your favorite throughout summer.


Crochet Bolero - Free Crochet Pattern


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Measured in the combination of the pattern (4 tr & 4 ch, placed as described in the pattern).

1,1 stitches and 0,6 rows per cm // 11,4 stitches & 6 rows per 10 cm.

2.9 stitches and 1.5 rows per inch // 11.4 stitches & 6 rows per 4 inch.


Size & Measurements:

Measured laying flat & folded double after seaming/crocheting together.

Width: 81 cm / 31.9 inches

Hight: 24 cm / 9.4 inches


Crochet Bolero - Free Crochet Pattern



Ch = chain (s) (tutorial)

FSC = foundation single crochet (tutorial)

Sc = single crochet (tutorial)

Sk = skip

Sl st = slip stitch (tutorial)

St = stitch (es)

Tr = treble crochet (tutorial)



  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms (more details).
  • All measurements given are unblocked.
  • Note that measurements are given as exact as possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes from person to person.
  • At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis. It includes starting chain(s).
  • This pattern is written for 1 size, however size adjustment’s are suggested in the pattern.


Crochet Bolero - Free Crochet Pattern




Make 106 st using the FSC technique.

Add/reduce 8 stitches at a time to make the crochet Sunny Bolero bigger or smaller. 


Row 1: Ch 3 st (counts as 1st tr), sk 2 st, *tr 1 in the next 2 st, ch 4 st, tr 1 in the next 2 st, sk 4 st*, repeat from *to* until you have 3 st left, sk 2 st, tr 1 in last st, turn (=106 st).

Row 2: Ch 5 st (first 3 ch counts as 1st tr), *tr 1 in the next 2 st, sk 4 st, tr 1 in the next 2 st, ch 4 st*, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left, ch 2 st, tr 1 in last st, turn (=106 st).

Rows 3-25: Repeat row 1 & 2 every other row.

Row 26: Ch 1 (counts av 1st sc), sc 1 in the next 2 st, *sc 4 in ch-loop, sc 1 in the next 4 st*, repeat from *to* until you have 3 st left, sc 1 in the last 3 st, turn (=106 st).


Fasten off & cut yarn.



Fasten threads & weave in ends.

Fold the rectangle double in a way where the longest edges meets & the shorter edges folds.

Using a crochet hook, sl st 15 st on each end of the long edges, letting the hook go through both.

Alternatively, seam with a needle & the yarn you used across 15 stitches on each side.


Crochet Bolero - Free Crochet Pattern




I really hope you liked the crochet bolero pattern!

However, if you really like it, make sure to share the FREE pattern & share pictures of your crocheted bolero that you’ve made with me.


  1. Tag me on Instagram: Take a picture of your project, use #joyofmotioncrochet & tag me!
  2. Share your finished crochet bolero on Love Crochet.
  3. Share your finished crochet summer bolero on Ravelry.

I can’t wait to see your pictures!


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4 thoughts on “Crochet Bolero – Free Crochet Pattern”

  1. Hi 👋 I just found your pattern and it’s so beautiful! Since I use a different yarn, may I ask how long is the base of this pattern? (Which is 106 stitch). Thank you so much!

    • You can find the size & measurements above the instructions. The width is the measurement you where looking for 😊

      Width: 81 cm / 31.9 inches

      Matching the exact width isn’t the most important, but rather try measuring if it seems like the measurements will fit you 👍🏻


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