Free pattern: Baby Bolero


Baby Bolero

- a free pattern from Yarn-Madness

Available languagesEnglish / Swedish

Available sizes: 3m, 6m, 12m, 2y, 3y, 4y

Ravelry page


This lovely baby piece is as easy knit from side to side, and looks great both with and without sleeves! A perfect project for the cable beginner!


Yardage – 2/2/2/3/3/3 skeins Noro Silk Garden or about 140/160/180/220/260/300 m of heavy DK or worsted weight yarn.

Gauge – 16 sts and 21 rows / 4 inches

Needles – US 7 / 4.5 mm, or size to reach gauge

Extra – 
One big button
Needle for weaving in ends
Cable needle


Thank you Violinka, for sharing your lovely photos!

15 Responses to Free pattern: Baby Bolero

  1. How do we access the larger sizes? Is it merely the change in needle size that matters or are there other PDFs?

  2. Rebecca says:

    I am not seeing where the actual pattern/PDF is????

  3. brandi scardina says:

    hi! this is so cute thanks for the pattern! this is my first time knitting something other than hats, its going well but I have a question about the arm hole, do I take the scrap yarn out after I have re-knit those stitches? should I see a hole?

    • madeleine says:

      Hello Brandi!
      You leave the scrap yarn in until you’re ready to knit the sleeves. There won’t be a hole in the fabric. Then you remove the scrap yarn stitch by stitch, placing the live sts back on your needles. You’ll get 2 live sts for each scrap stitch you remove, one on each side. I hope this helps!

  4. Margaret Koenig says:

    I would love to get the pattern for this Baby Bolero! Please let me know how to access it. Thank you

    • madeleine says:

      Hi Margaret!
      Just click on the language you want to download :)

    • Penny Tolsma says:

      Thank you the bolero looks beautiful! I Would you be willing to send me the pattern? Thanks in advance !

      Not only would I like to make the bolero, but I would like to use the pattern and adjust it to make a head band that has a similar closure.

      Thanks in advance!

      Penny Tolsma

  5. Keepmeinstitches says:

    I can not seem to download this free pattern Baby Bolero by Yarn Madness. Can you help?

  6. Andrea Schultz says:

    Yep; Says the links aren’t valid PDFs.

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