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The Rice Cardi (Bolero) Free Summer Crochet Pattern

Updated: Jun 20


Hey there Crafties! I think its safe to say that summer is in full swing! Here in Missouri ( I live near the river 😅), its always sweltering which means that now is the time for short sleeves and light, cottony accessories. As you all may know, I'm on a bit of a break from my YouTube channel right now so that I can map out the rest of this year's content.



Originally, I wasn't going to release any patterns until I came back in July but, I'm just so antsy! I've been teasing this crochet pattern on Instagram for the last month and a half with little to no details and now I'm at my wit's end. So here we are.


The Rice Bolero is actually a spinoff of a much larger project. While I was in the process of


designing said project, I saw how this portion could stand on its own. Though the written pattern is available here for free, you can support the blog and my other content by purchasing the PDF from this website's shop or from my Etsy shop.


If you enjoy my content, I'd greatly appreciate the support. Otherwise, Happy Making!




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Materials


4 skeins of Lion Brand Truboo

(for sizes up to XL)


4.00mm crochet hook


Stitch Markers


Scissors


Fray Check


Darning Needle


Abbreviations



ch - chain

sl st - slip stitch

sc - single crochet

ch sp - chain space

st(s) - stitch(es)

*...] - Repeat to end


Pattern


Instructions for size XL, pattern can be adjusted by following the math provided.


The Back:


Using the chainless sc foundation, ch 136. (For other sizing, chain in multiples of 15 until you reach your desired width and then add an additional 1.)


Row 1: Sc into the 2nd ch from your hook and then into each ch across.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc into the base of the ch 1. *Ch 1, skip the next st, sc into the next.]

Rows 3 - 60: Ch 1, sc into the base of the ch 1. *Ch 1, skip the sc, sc into the ch sp.]

Row 61: Ch 1, sc into the base of the ch 1. Skip the 1st ch sp, ch 1 and sc into the next ch sp. * Ch 1, skip the sc, sc into the next ch sp] x 20.

Row 62 - 71: Ch 1, sc into the base of the ch 1. *Ch 1, skip the sc, sc into the ch sp.]



Bind off and cut the yarn. Repeat Rows 61 -71 on the opposite end of the fabric.









The Breast Panel (Make 2)


Using the chainless sc foundation, ch 51. (For other sizing, chain in multiples of 10 until you reach your desired width and then add an additional 1.)


Row 1: Sc into the 2nd ch from the hook and into each ch along.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc into the base of the ch 1. *Ch 1, skip the next st, sc into the next st.] End the row

with a sc into the last st.

Rows 3 - 60: Ch 1, sc into the base of the ch 1. *Ch 1, skip the sc, sc into the ch sp.]

Row 61: Ch 1, sc into the base of the ch 1. Skip the 1st ch sp, ch 1 and sc into the next ch sp. * Ch 1, skip the sc, sc into the next ch sp] x 20.

Row 62 - 71: Ch 1, sc into the base of the ch 1. *Ch 1, skip the sc, sc into the ch sp.]


Using a darning needle or your crochet hook, seam together the panels at the shoulders.


Count down 30 rows from the top down and place stitch markers to indicate the bottom of the armholes.


Once you have mapped out the space for the armholes, continue seaming down the sides of the garment.





The Sleeves


Round 1: Insert your crochet hook under the armpit area and reconnect your yarn and chain 1. Sc into that same space. Place 1 sc into each space around. This will create a foundation for us to continue the stitch pattern. Close the round with a sl st. to the 1st sc of the round.


Round 2: Ch 1, sc into the base of the ch 1. *Ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc into the next st] Close the round with a sl st to the 1st sc of the round.



Round 3: Ch 1, sc into the base of the ch 1. Skip the first ch sp and first sc, sc into the next sc. * Ch 1, sc into the next ch sp.] Close the round with a sl st. to the 1st sc of the round.


Round 4: Ch 1, sc into the base of the ch 1. Ch 1, sc into the first ch sp. *Ch 1, skip the sc, sc into the next ch sp.] Close the round with a sl st. to the 1st sc of the round.


Rounds 5 - 15: Repeat Rounds 3 & 4


Round 16: Ch 1, sc int o the base of the ch 1. Sc into each st around. Close the round with a sl st. to the 1st sc of the round.




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