mini crochet project: cropped bolero

Just completed my first piece of clothing for myself!  I’ve graduated from the world of scarves and simple beanies.  I’ve been working on teaching myself to crochet and just completed this red cropped bolero.  It took be about 5 days or so off and on to complete.  Pretty happy with my first attempt at making clothing.  It’s a very cute bolero and hope I will get many wears out of it. 

The pattern is from the book, Stitch ‘n Bitch Crochet: the Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller, which I’ve been learning how to crochet from.  Debbie Stoller also is  known for the original book, Stitch ‘n Bitch: the Knitter’s Handbook which is also good to learn from or get a refresher from if you forgot how to do something.  Both have lots of patterns and are good books to have around if you are advanced or just starting out.  They are easy to follow and have lots of humor and anecdotes in them that make the book fun and not a dry instruction book.

Tackled this project, what shall I try next?

(images by: vivien chin)


6 Responses to “mini crochet project: cropped bolero”

  1. 1 Thea January 18, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Looks great! Im starting on my first crocheted sweater I am looking forward to seeing how well I do on it. And don’t be afraid challenge yourself!

  2. 3 Dorothy Kruse February 4, 2010 at 1:30 am


    Good for you. This is most impressive for a first attempt at crocheting. I’ve been crocheting for years and the most complicated I’ve ever gotten is a baby sweater, which I must have made about 20 times before I got tired of making it for gifts. Now it’s straight shawls. David is waiting for me to finish one for his shoulders which I’ve been working on (or not) for at least 9 months.

    Patty gave me your link to your blog and I’ve enjoyed it the last two times you’ve sent it. Nice to have a connection with you!


    • 4 nummynims February 4, 2010 at 10:30 am

      Thanks for the nice message Dorothy! More crochet and knitting projects in the future I’m sure. Ready for the challenge.

  3. 5 Karyna Okwaro November 16, 2010 at 3:16 am

    Hi, This is great. I would love to make this one. Would you be able to email me the pattern please?

    • 6 nummynims November 16, 2010 at 6:10 pm

      You can actually find the pattern in the book “Stitch n’ Bitch: the Happy Hooker” by Debbie Stoller. It’s a great book! Highly recommend it!

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