My latest bolero which I have named, "Wheat Motif Bolero."
This is the simple picot edging on this bolero. It's the same edging featured on the pattern except that I am not doing a ch-1 between the double crochets or the picots. I find that the chain-1 made it ruffle a little too much and I didn't want the ruffled effect.
However, a ruffled edging would look pretty good. I guess it depends on what your preferences are. Here is the pattern:
Since there is not a gauge indicated on this pattern, mine turned out a little larger than pictured on the model. Also being made with a cotton yarn, it is likely to shrink somewhat, so that little extra largeness might work in my favor.
I am on the last little bit (the edging) of what I call my Wheat Motif Bolero made with 10 large squares.
Here's how it looks as of tonight when I took pictures:
To be honest, these squares were a little hard to memorize and I had to keep referring to the pattern all the way through the 10th square. Ugh!
Then, I couldn't seem to piece these squares together correctly, attaching the wrong sides together, having a right and a wrong side showing in the back, etc, etc, etc .... one problem after another. And this pattern looks so simple on paper! Felt like I ripped out more than I actually crocheted.
Click here to see that huge cone of blue and green yarn I bought!
Since it is too large to carry around, I just wind portions of it into balls and use it that way. We have a digital scale at work and I can weigh the finished bolero to get the amount of yarn I used. If I can't use that scale, there is always one at the post office.
Here is the hook size and I'm holding it up against the front edge of the garment. I have not started the edging on this part yet.
Good night, everyone! Thanks for visiting my blog! :) :)