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Topic: Short N Sweet Red Bolero - Slightly picture happy - I'm soooo proud! take a look  (Read 14101 times)
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« on: September 15, 2008 12:39:06 PM »

This took me about three days to complete which is huge for me since I normally only start projects I can complete in an hour lol. It's a tad loose on me but I don't care! I love it anyways. Please tell me what you think.

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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2008 12:59:20 PM »

You should be proud! It's very cute and I love the color.
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2008 01:04:28 PM »

three days?  That would take me at least three weeks!  Great job
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2008 01:19:40 PM »

That's adorable! (Look, I delurked just to tell you so. Cheesy)
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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2008 01:44:47 PM »

This is so cute I love it!  I usually don't like red but it suits the style of the bolero very well.  Where did you gt the pattern from?
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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2008 02:54:11 PM »

i'm the same way about projects most of the time... glad that you stayed with it though, it looks great
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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2008 03:05:19 PM »

Fantastic job!!

Great colour choice and pattern... Any chance you'd share the pattern (link to pattern) with us?

Also, what yarn did you use?
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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2008 04:06:32 PM »

Instant bolero lust!

It looks a bit like something River Tam would wear on Serenity.





That's a really GOOD thing.
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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2008 09:02:20 PM »

Fantastic job!!

Great colour choice and pattern... Any chance you'd share the pattern (link to pattern) with us?

Also, what yarn did you use?

It's the "Short and Sweet Bolero" pattern from the Happy Hooker
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2008 08:03:04 AM »

Fantastic job!!

Great colour choice and pattern... Any chance you'd share the pattern (link to pattern) with us?

Also, what yarn did you use?

It's the "Short and Sweet Bolero" pattern from the Happy Hooker

Yes indeed it is! Just to warn you though, the pattern was a tad confusing on the right front piece of the bolero. It had been rewritten and posted more clearly online so if you choose to make this you may want to google that first.

Thanks so much everyone!  Cheesy

Instant bolero lust!

It looks a bit like something River Tam would wear on Serenity.

That's a really GOOD thing.

lol thanks. Now I need to go re-watch that movie.  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2008 08:24:21 AM »

Very nicely done, you should be proud  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2008 09:18:17 AM »

beautiful - lovely colour - looks really good on you.
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« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2008 12:53:36 PM »

It fits you nicely. I think this is the best Short N Sweet I've seen. Good job!
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« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2008 01:49:23 PM »

beautiful - lovely colour - looks really good on you.

thank you! I wasn't sure about the color because I normally don't like myself in red, but I also wanted to try something a little different. I'm happy with the result  Smiley

It fits you nicely. I think this is the best Short N Sweet I've seen. Good job!

Thanks! I've actually been looking for other versions of this because I'm curious to see how other people used the pattern. Do you remember where you saw it?
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« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2008 02:13:25 PM »

This is super cute, I love the color!
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« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2008 04:29:23 PM »

Definitely the best example I've seen so far of Short N Sweet. I've been wanting to try the pattern but have been hesitating, but if it's possible to make in three days, maybe I should work up the nerve. :-) . It looks great on you, and red was a perfect choice. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2008 07:31:52 PM »

Beautiful i might have to try that pattern for my neice.
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« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2008 04:01:32 AM »

Wow! I have just been on Amazon ordering The Happy Hooker so I can make myself one. If it turns out even half as fab as yours I will be very happy.
You look great. Ooh roll on Tuesday...
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« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2008 08:55:33 AM »

Wow! I have just been on Amazon ordering The Happy Hooker so I can make myself one. If it turns out even half as fab as yours I will be very happy.
You look great. Ooh roll on Tuesday...
Thanks

I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Thankfully the pattern works up quickly lol. One thing you may want to watch out for is the pattern gets confusing when you start the right front piece. I was so confused I posted here and googled the problem. Sure enough, it has been re-explained by the author. Just google something along the lines of "Short n Sweet crochet pattern problem" and you should be able to find the website. Sorry I didn't bookmark it  Sad but I'm sure you'll find it. Can't wait to see what you make!  Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2008 06:32:55 PM »

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Thanks! I've actually been looking for other versions of this because I'm curious to see how other people used the pattern. Do you remember where you saw it?

There is a board called "Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller" (or something like that). Just search Short N Sweet on that board.
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« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2008 11:46:21 AM »

It looks super cute on you!!
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« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2008 05:25:56 PM »

Well I think it looks fabulous!  You should be proud!
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« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2008 03:13:58 AM »

Thanks so much for the heads-up on the right side. I have googled it and you were right, I found it no problem.

I left work early the day the book arrived but due to one thing and another I haven't been able to start it (one of the reasons being it was a friend of mine's birthday so I made her the "in Bloom" bag. Ooh it was difficult giving it away).
Well today, I'm going to stick on Hairspray the movie and start on my bolero.

I'll post a pic when done (I think it may take me a little longer than 3 days though Wink )

Thanks so much!
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« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2008 05:27:56 AM »

LOVE it! You did an awesome job!  Grin
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« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2008 05:44:35 AM »

It's beautiful!  I might have to learn to crochet because I want one!!!!!!
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« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2008 06:33:43 AM »

Thanks so much for the heads-up on the right side. I have googled it and you were right, I found it no problem.

I left work early the day the book arrived but due to one thing and another I haven't been able to start it (one of the reasons being it was a friend of mine's birthday so I made her the "in Bloom" bag. Ooh it was difficult giving it away).
Well today, I'm going to stick on Hairspray the movie and start on my bolero.

I'll post a pic when done (I think it may take me a little longer than 3 days though Wink )

Thanks so much!

haha I know the feeling! I did the Fit to be Tied clutch for my cousin and it was hard to let it go. Now I need to work on one like it for myself. I can't wait to see your bolero! I have a much bigger appreciation for crochet now that I've done something besides Mary Jane Slippers and scarves lol.

Thanks to everyone for the comments  Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: December 03, 2008 07:59:23 PM »

this looks great!  I'm hoping you can help me.  This is the first time I've used a pattern like this.  How many repeats do you do on the back before you start the arm?  The pattern says to "repeat pattern throughout" so, I've been doing the pattern to what I thought would be the length of the back.  Now i'm not sure.  should I have stopped after the first 9 rows and done the switch, or do I finish the back and then move on to the front?  Thanks so much for your help.
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« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2008 04:13:28 AM »

this looks great!  I'm hoping you can help me.  This is the first time I've used a pattern like this.  How many repeats do you do on the back before you start the arm?  The pattern says to "repeat pattern throughout" so, I've been doing the pattern to what I thought would be the length of the back.  Now i'm not sure.  should I have stopped after the first 9 rows and done the switch, or do I finish the back and then move on to the front?  Thanks so much for your help.

The 'repeat pattern' refers to repeating the rows to make each flower pattern complete. So doing rows 2-5 makes a flower complete, and 6-9 is another complete flower [the 2nd sets of flowers sit between the 1st set]. So then work in 10-12 which are repeats of 6-8 and stop there! Go back to the top of the pattern and start doing the front 2 panels [right and left]. Coz once you then finish those you get the 'top half' of the bolero, and then you'll continue it - the Body - by joining up the right-back-left.
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« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2008 06:14:56 AM »

It is great!  You did a wonderful job!

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« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2008 06:32:50 AM »

OK, thanks.  I guess I'll start ripping!
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« Reply #30 on: December 04, 2008 07:35:53 AM »

Very cute.  Good job.
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« Reply #31 on: December 04, 2008 07:44:57 PM »

this looks great!  I'm hoping you can help me.  This is the first time I've used a pattern like this.  How many repeats do you do on the back before you start the arm?  The pattern says to "repeat pattern throughout" so, I've been doing the pattern to what I thought would be the length of the back.  Now i'm not sure.  should I have stopped after the first 9 rows and done the switch, or do I finish the back and then move on to the front?  Thanks so much for your help.

The 'repeat pattern' refers to repeating the rows to make each flower pattern complete. So doing rows 2-5 makes a flower complete, and 6-9 is another complete flower [the 2nd sets of flowers sit between the 1st set]. So then work in 10-12 which are repeats of 6-8 and stop there! Go back to the top of the pattern and start doing the front 2 panels [right and left]. Coz once you then finish those you get the 'top half' of the bolero, and then you'll continue it - the Body - by joining up the right-back-left.

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I'm sorry! Craftster didn't alert me that I had a new reply. I'm glad someone else answered it so I feel a little less bad. Thanks. Guess I'll have to check manually  Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: December 04, 2008 09:17:01 PM »

That is too cute!
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« Reply #33 on: December 07, 2008 09:34:46 AM »

It's beautiful. Smiley Where did you get the pattern? It looks vaguely familiar to me; I've been reading a lot of pattern books lately.
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« Reply #34 on: January 07, 2009 05:46:23 AM »

Totally ROCKS!!!!!  I so want to make one now!
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The 'repeat pattern' refers to repeating the rows to make each flower pattern complete. So doing rows 2-5 makes a flower complete, and 6-9 is another complete flower [the 2nd sets of flowers sit between the 1st set]. So then work in 10-12 which are repeats of 6-8 and stop there! Go back to the top of the pattern and start doing the front 2 panels [right and left]. Coz once you then finish those you get the 'top half' of the bolero, and then you'll continue it - the Body - by joining up the right-back-left.

So, just to clarify... (b/c I'm a little retarded) We basically just repeat rows 1-9 again???
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« Reply #36 on: August 05, 2009 08:31:27 AM »

Awesome!!  I plan to make it too.  What yarns did u use?

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« Reply #38 on: November 28, 2009 03:39:23 PM »

I used Caron Simply Soft, but I must warn that that yarn doesn't hang well. The bolero is soft alright, but it's kind of light and makes me look wider than I am. I plan on repeating the pattern with a DK cotton yarn and a smaller hook. I also want to taper the sleeves a bit so they're a bit more flattering. Thanks for the comments  Smiley
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« Reply #39 on: March 18, 2010 03:41:53 AM »

this is my favourite project from the happy hooker i cant wait to make one for myself. you did a really great job on it. how much yarn did use? im thinking about going shopping for mine in a couple days just want to finish a couple current projects first (haha yeah right)
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« Reply #40 on: March 18, 2010 07:49:28 PM »

this is my favourite project from the happy hooker i cant wait to make one for myself. you did a really great job on it. how much yarn did use? im thinking about going shopping for mine in a couple days just want to finish a couple current projects first (haha yeah right)

Hmm..it's been so long I can't be sure. I used a really really cheap acrylic yarn, probably three 3.5 oz skeins. I suggest paying a little more and getting a great cotton yarn like the pattern suggests, or at least get a yarn with a similar weight. I've been really happy with lion brand cotton ease and that's only $5-$6 a skein. I've never actually worn my bolero because its too soft and drapey. If I made it again I'd definitely use a more substantial yarn. Hope this helps and good luck!  Smiley
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« Reply #41 on: January 15, 2013 05:43:40 PM »

I love it! you look adorable!
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