Basketweave Bolero Crochet Pattern

Ready for a great winter-to-springtime fashion accessory that will have you on trend and cozy? Well, I have something new for you today!

It’s a design that I created especially for Make and Do Crew but, now, I get to share it with you here. The Venus Shrugged Bolero jacket is one of those accessories that will become a staple in your handmade wardrobe.

Collage of images showing a chunky, gray basketweave bolero laid flat and worn. Text reads: Venus Shrugged basketweave bolero. Sizes XS - 5X.

It’s so quick to make with Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick and a 10 mm hook that you just might have to make one in every color!

Neutrals work great for everyday-wear and you could work one up in my favorite WET&Q color, Fig, for extra pop of color when you’re feel like kicking it up a notch.

Venus Shrugged Bolero

Designed for sizes Women’s XS to 5XL, no matter your particular needs, I’ve got you covered.

This accessory is designed using simple stitches in a way that makes it look oh-so complicated, but it’s not! If you can front-post double crochet or back-post double crochet, you’re ready to start this project today!

As an adventurous beginner, you might even learn a new stitch, the crab stitch or reverse single crochet, that creates a lovely textured border detail between the basketweave and the ribbing.

Once you’re done working up this simple rectangle, follow the schematics to sew the sleeve seams, tuck your ends, and you’re ready to take your new bolero out on the town or gift it to someone you love.

Get the Downloadable, Ad-free PDF of this Design

If you’d love to make this gorgeous bolero jacket, I’ve created a beautifully formatted, large print, ad-free PDF of this pattern for you in women’s XS to 5XL sizes to use at your convenience and you can get it on Ravelry for less than the cost of a cup of coffee…or join the Made with a Twist Makers Club to get lifetime access to all Made with a Twist PDF patterns for just $25!

Copyright notice: This pattern and its images are copyright protected and the sole property of Made with a Twist by Crochetpreneur®, a division of Montgomery Grice Enterprises, Inc. Please do not redistribute, transfer, or sell the pattern, or alter it to claim as your own  You may sell any products you create from this pattern. Please credit the designer by linking online listings to or tagging @madewithatwist.

Suggested Retail Pricing

If you’re a seller, I always like to take the stress out of selling by provided my pre-calculated suggested retail pricing for whatever market you’re selling to.

Simply refer to the chart and you’re on your way to profits from all your sales of this amazing shrug.

Just remember, it’s really not a best-practice for a business owner to sell to the bargain market. There’s just so little profit in it, that a simple shift in your branding and marketing strategies can grow your profits by targeting the brand-lover’s market.

Share Your Pics!

I love to see your finished products. When you make your own Venus Shrugged Bolero Jacket, be sure to tag me @thecrochetpreneur in your social media posts so I can share the love!

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