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Laufey Bolero


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I was heavily pregnant with my son in mid-Autumn. At that time I had a hard time finding pretty things that fit me, kept me warm and were fashionable. After his birth, I found breastfeeding in winter to be freezing. Ponchos and jumpers just got in the way of breastfeeding. I got sick of wearing tracksuit material, or stretchy fabric and I had a definite shortage of cardigans or boleros to at least keep my arms warm. My friend Ruth is due to have her son in mid-winter. She feels the cold more than I do. I designed this bolero to keep her warm. This pattern does not have to be worn by a pregnant woman or a new mother - it is suitable for anyone and can be dressed up or down - but it does make a nice gift for the mother to be or new mother in your life. Happy Mother's Day! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY chain, slip stitch, single crochet, triple crochet, double triple crochet, single crochet two stitches together GAUGE 1 sc = 5mm 1 tr = 15mm 1dtr = 20mm SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Directions are given for size Medium (M). Changes for Petite (P) and Tall (T) are in parentheses. Medium - 130cm x 40cm round at upper arm. Petite - 120cm x 35cm round at upper arm. Tall - 140cm x 40cm round at upper arm To Fit: Medium - 160 to 170cm height Petite - 150 to 160 cm height Tall - 170 to 180cm height PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Panda Carnival Soft 8ply COLORWAY 3729

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  • 7 (7, 8) balls Panda Carnival Soft 8ply in desired colour - suggested colour 3729 3.5mm crochet hook (E-4) yarn needle

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Annie Penny
Annie Penny
I rarely repeat a pattern - I always enjoy the challenge of making something new and different. I love functional aesthetics. A design should be useful at the same time as expressing the beauty and personality of the creator and the owner. I love my husband, sons and cat and I love creating yarn projects for my family. I am a handbag addict, into kickboxing, Doctor Who, reading, cooking, gardening and of course kitting and crochet.