This was a fun pattern to make. It's the first time I've made any type of clothing item.
On my first attempt, I was thinking that I needed to enlarge the pattern somewhat. I completed the bolero and it was so wide across the back that it didn't fit correctly. The proportions were all wrong.
Toooooo big (what was I thinking???). I eventually ripped this out and started over on the finished item (pictures below):
I then pulled the whole thing out and remade it following the directions exactly this time. It came out like the picture and it fits pretty well now.
Starting over; 2nd attempt .....
If you decide to try this one, it's easy to make and can be found at link removed!!). Look for the pattern, Round Vest (no sewing) (this is a Google Chrome web browser translation).
Here is the direct link:
**Update: I removed this link as it is now a porn website. My jaw just about dropped open. Apologies to everyone who clicked this link as I have no idea how long this offensive link has been going on.
For the corrected version, I used Bernat Handicrafter Cotton yarn (1.75 oz skeins / 50 g), and my size J Clover crochet hook. Pictured is an "I" hook, but I ended up using my "J" hook:
Here are some more pics:
Oh Happy Day!!!! I think I'm "hooked" on these circular boleros, jackets, vests ... whatever they are! :) :)
Good luck. :) :)