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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Triangle Motif Bolero Jacket or Shrug (size F Clover hook & Aunt Lydia's Double strand thread)

My Triangle Motif Bolero Jacket or Shrug (size F Clover hook & Aunt Lydia's Double strand thread)

January 29 & 30, 2012: Still crocheting and assembling my motifs one-at-a-time. Here are some pictures of the partially made item:

I used the Aunt Lydia's Double Strand Thread, which is essentially 2 strands of size 10 thread wound together at their factory. You could just wind 2 strands of your own size 10 thread and achieve the same thing, plus you have more of a color variety. I also used a size F Clover hook for this project:

Here are some gauge shots I took. I'm not sure, but I think that I have this worked up to gauge. My item is a little bigger than I anticipated but since it is cotton thread, a little shrinkage wouldn't hurt:


January 31, 2012:

All of the motifs are made and assembled and the shrug has been attached to form the armholes (hopefully, I did this correctly!).

One armhole:

The other armhole:

I have spent a lot of time trying to visualize this before I started the project and I *think* I know how to connect the armholes. The assembly graph isn't too clear and is confusing. I really hesitated before starting this project after looking at the pattern for about 2 weeks, trying to figure it out mentally before picking up a hook and thread to make it.

My youngest son is holding this up for me to take pictures and he's joking around and throwing up some goofy gang signs in the process. LOL:

February 1, 2012: 
I have started the edging and I plan to have this bolero finished by tonight.
Patrick is holding the item up so that I can photograph it properly (he inserted some gang signs, LOL)

I don't think the ruffled edges around the neckline, down the front and the back will be a problem, nor do I think the edging around the armhole will be a problem. It's the connecting of the sides to form the armholes that is puzzling me. Oh well, gotta take the plunge sometime! :)

Pics to come later with the ruffled edging .....

February 4, 2012:
Despite having strep throat, running a fever and having a bad cold, I have finally finished this project.  Boy, was I knocked out with this cold starting Wednesday morning .... felt like I had been run over by a Mack truck!  Today, it only feels like I was run over by a pickup truck .... overall, I'm feeling much better. Took the last 3 days off from work to recuperate.

I think that the overall size of this garment is a little too big for me, but I don't know.  It looks a little big on the model in the pattern photograph too, so maybe I didn't mess it up too much.

 The green tank top doesn't go to well with this blue, but it makes a nice contrast for photography purposes.

Here are a couple of pictures of the back of the bolero:

I had the hardest time determining before I started this piece and after I finished, which was the top and which was the bottom of the bolero.  I'm still not entirely sure.  I've never made a garment with triangle motifs before and I think this is what is throwing me off.

For these pictures, I think I have it on correctly.

Here are 2 pictures showing underneath the garment.

And here is my helper I recruited to photograph these pictures, my oldest son.

I really enjoyed making the armhole edgings and the main edging on this piece because it was pretty straightforward.  Plus, I knew I was getting to the end of the project.

Happy crocheting everyone!


  1. I didn't know Aunt Lydia made 2-strand thread! Looks like you did a great job. Photos were good except for all of the 'writing'. Could you possibly remove all of that information?

  2. Precioso este trabajo. Me encanta el color que tiene.Saludos.

    1. Glad the color looks good. I wasn't sure how it would look while it was still in the wrapper.

  3. So pretty!
    Ficará LINDOOO!!!


    1. Thanks, Rose! I love the most recent post on your blog too. :) :)

  4. My very favorite color is blue, I love the yarn you chose to make your triangle bolero!! Just lovely!!
    Have a great week,
    Susanne :)

    1. Thanks Susanne. On a whim, I had ordered this thread online and after I received it, I wasn't sure what to do with it, until I came across this pattern a while back. :)

  5. Gracias por visitar mi blog. Está preciosa esta chaqueta de crochet. Me encanta el color de la lana. Un beso

  6. You're welcome and thanks for visiting my blog and for the compliment. I'm partial to blue too. :)

  7. Gostei do seu blog, divertido e tem peças lindas, beijos.

  8. Thanks, Kika and thanks for the compliment and for visiting! :) :)

  9. It looks beautiful! thank you so much :)


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