If you like to knit clothing, you might like to try knitting some stylish ladies bolero sweaters using the free knitting patterns below. If you don’t need a bolero for yourself, you might want to make one to give as a gift. Hand knitted garments are very trendy and boleros are quite popular, especially with the younger crowd. Boleros can also be worn as bed jackets so they make a nice gift for someone older too. You could even try selling your hand knitted boleros online on sites like eBay or Etsy. You might find a nice market out there for your craft!
Knitted Bolero Pattern #1 – Ari Bolero: This is a simple little bolero that is considered easy level so it’s a good knitting project for beginners. Even though it’s simple, it has a nice, classic look to it. This is a bolero that can easily double as a bed jacket or a couch cozy. The directions allow you to make size extra small all the way through to size 2X. To see a photo of this knitted bolero and to print the free instructions click here.
Knitted Bolero Pattern #2 – Cloud Bolero: This is a very stylish bolero that is worked in a reversible lace stitch. The bolero is twisted in the center which gives it a very dressy look. Don’t need a dressy bolero? This one will also look great over a tight t-shirt or tank top that is matched up with your favorite pair of jeans. This pattern is very lacy so an experienced knitter will be able to complete the bolero quickly. You might want to make one in every color! The pattern comes with instructions for sizes small, medium and large. To see a photo of this knitted bolero and to print the free instructions click here.
Knitted Bolero Pattern #3 – Trio Bolero: This is an easy bolero to knit so it is a good knitting project for a beginner. This particular bolero has a look that would be appealing to the younger crowd. But if you change the colors and maybe skip the fuzzy yarn and opt for plain yarn for the border, you will get a more sophisticated finished product. You can make this garment in sizes small, medium and large. This bolero can also be worn as a bed jacket or a couch cozy. To see a photo of this knitted bolero and to print the free instructions click here.
Knitted Bolero Pattern #4 – Ribbed Lace Bolero: This is a super cute and trendy bolero that really fits more like a shrug. This is a nice style for the younger crowd and would make a very nice gift for a tween, teen or college student. This is an easy bolero to knit because the pattern is really just one big rectangle. The size is for small, but the designer teaches you how to customize the pattern to make larger sizes. To see a photo of this knitted bolero and to print the free instructions click here.
Once you start learning how to make a basic bolero, you can experiment by using your own stitches and creating your own design! Patterns like the Ribbed Lace Bolero are very easy to alter. All you need to do is knit a rectangle. Knit any kind of rectangle and stitch it up to create the armholes as directed in pattern #4 above. You will have a custom bolero that you designed!
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