Noche Boliviana – Free Crochet Pattern

Noche Boliviana

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This gorgeous shrug is as soft and shimmery as a starry night under a summer moon in La Paz. Worked in a simple rectangle then folded in half and stitched together to create the sleeves, this piece is as easy as it is evening-breezy. You’ll be hearing “Que bonita!” all night long.

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Materials

Yarn: Running on Yarn 1 skein Solid Singles in Black (100% superwash Merino 400 yd/ 100g per skein) and 1 Skein Sparkly Singles in Neon (95% Superwash Merino/5% Stellina 400 yd/ 100g per skein). See current color choices at runningonyarn.com.

Hook: 3.75 mm (or size needed to obtain gauge)

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Pattern Info

Finished dimensions: Blocked to 33” x 14”

Gauge: 21 rows and 19 sts = 3” in sc

Sizes: One size fits most, with notes for size adjustments at the end of pattern. (Be sure to have enough yarn for larger size adjustments.)

Notes

Shrug is worked in rows first with the edging worked around the rectangle, then the shrug is folded in half and sewn together to create the sleeves.

Abbreviations

ch        chain

tr          treble crochet

rep       repeat

sc         single crochet

st         stitch

Neon   CA

Black    CB

Picot – Ch 3, sl st in base of st.

Pattern

With CA, ch 79.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (78 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Row 3: With CB, rep row 2.
Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as 1 tr here and throughout pattern), turn, tr in next st, [ch 2, sk 2 sts, tr in next st] rep across row, tr in last st. (78 sts/chs)
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st/ch across.
Rows 6 – 9: With CA, rep row 2. (4 rows in CA)
Rows 10 – 12: With CB, rep rows 3 – 5.
Rows 13 – 18: With CA, rep row 2. (6 rows in CA)
Rows 19 – 21: With CB, rep rows 3 – 5.
Rows 22 – 29: With CA, rep row 2. (8 rows in CA)
Rows 30 – 32: With CB, rep rows 3 – 5.
Rows 33 – 42: With CA, rep row 2. (10 rows in CA)
Rows 43 – 45: With CB, rep rows 3 – 5.
Rows 46 – 57: With CA, rep row 2. (12 rows in CA)
Rows 58 – 60: With CB, rep rows 3 – 5.
Rows 61 – 74: With CA, rep row 2. (14 rows in CA)
Rows 75 – 77: With CB, rep rows 3 – 5.
Rows 78 – 93: With CA, rep row 2. (16 rows in CA)
Rows 94 – 96: With CB, rep rows 3 – 5.
Rows 97 – 114: With CA, rep row 2. (18 rows in CA)
Rows 115 – 117: With CB, rep rows 3 – 5.
Rows 118 – 137: With CA, rep row 2. (20 rows in CA)
Rows 138 – 140: With CB, rep rows 3 – 5.
Rows 141 – 162: With CA, rep row 2. (22 rows in CA)
Rows 163 – 165: With CB, rep rows 3 – 5.
Finish off.

Edging & Blocking

Attach CB to other short edge, working in initial ch lps leftover at the base of row 1, rep rows 3 – 5. Finish off.

Long edges:

Attach CB to corner, *working across one long edge, evenly work 192 sc. Rep rows 4 & 5. Finish off. Attach CB to corner of second long edge, rep from *.

Block.

Sewing & Edging

Sewing: Fold shrug lengthwise, starting from one corner sew in 5” (or desired length after measuring on arms).

Attach yarn to other corner and sew.

Edging: Attach yarn to sleeve, *[sc in next 2 sts, picot] rep around, finish off*.

Rep on other sleeve.

Attach yarn to inside opening of shrug, rep from * to *.

Size Adjustments

For a longer or shorter sleeve length (or crossback measurement) – work more or fewer rows.

For a longer or shorter neck to waist reach, work more or fewer initial chains in multiples of 3 + 1. Follow pattern as written adjusting the stitch count based on chains.

For larger or smaller sleeve circumference, adjust the initial chain (which will also affect the neck to waist measurement).

Small adjustments can be made during blocking to get a measurement 1 – 2” in any direction.

 

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