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DROPS 88-20 by DROPS Design
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DROPS Crocheted top in Safran for Women and Girls
DROPS 88-20
Women’s Sizes:

Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL

Finished measurements:
Bust: 80-88-96-106-118 cm [31.5" - 34-5/8" - 37.75" - 41.75" - 46.5"]
Hem: 72-80-88-100-112 cm [28.25" - 31.5" - 34-5/8" - 39-3/8" - 44"]

Materials: DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
200-200-250-250-300 gr nr 50, ice blue

DROPS 4 mm /US E crochet hook, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

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  • DROPS SAFRAN UNI COLOUR (50g)
    4.25 USD
NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here.
WOMEN'S SIZES

Crochet gauge: 18 dc in width and approx. 11 rows in height = 10 x 10 cm.

Pattern: See diagrams. On Diagram 3, arrows indicate «midt foran/fram» (center front), «dame/dam» (women), and «barn/børn» (girls).

Crochet tips (for armhole and neck):
Bind off as follows at start of row:
Replace 1 dc with 1 sl st.
Bind off as follows at end of row:
Turn piece when 1 dc remains, and crochet back.

Crochet info: The first dc of each row is replaced by ch 3 and every row ends with 1 dc in the ch 3 from previous row.

Crochet tips (for 3 dc-tog):
Crochet 1 dc, but hold the last loop on the hook, (= 2 loops on hook), 1 new dc in the same st/loop, but hold the last loop on the hook (= 3 loops on hook), 1 new dc in the same st/loop, and now pull the yarn through all 4 loops on hook.
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Back:
Ch 97-109-121-136-151 (includes ch 3 to turn with).
First row crochet as follows: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, * skip over 1 ch, 1 dc in each of the following 2 ch *, repeat * - * across row = 64-72-80-90-100 dc, turn the work.
Now crochet 1 dc in each dc (not between them).
When the piece measures 8 cm inc at each side by crocheting 1 extra dc in the next to outermost dc at each side. Repeat inc every 6-6-9-9-10 cm 3-3-2-2-2 times more = 72-80-86-96-106 dc.
Put a marker at center back.
When the piece measures 33-34-35-36-37 cm bind off for armhole at each side every row – see crochet tips above: 3 dc 1-1-1-2-2 times, 2 dc 1-2-3-3-4 times and 1 dc 4-5-5-6-8 times = 54-56-58-60-62 dc.
When the piece measures 48-50-52-54-56 cm bind off for the neck as follows (now only 2 rows remain): crochet until 13-14-14-14-15 dc remain before the marker, turn piece. Crochet back - dec 1 dc in beg of row for the neck = 13-13-14-15-15 dc remain on shoulder.
Cut yarn and fasten and repeat on the other side of neck.
The piece measures approx. 50-52-54-56-58 cm.

Front:
Ch 94-106-118-136-148 (includes ch 3 to turn with).
First row crochet as follows: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, * skip over 1 ch, 1 dc in each of the 2 following ch *, repeat * - * a total of 11-13-15-18-20 times = 24-28-32-38-42 dc.
Now crochet as follows: ch 1, skip over ch 3, in the next ch crochet 3 dc-tog, ch 4 and 3 dc-tog, ch 1, skip over ch 3, * 1 dc in each of the 2 following ch, skip over 1 ch *, repeat * - * a total of 3 times, ch 1, skip over 2 ch, in the next ch crochets 3 dc-tog, ch 4 and 3 dc-tog, ch 1, skip over ch 3, 1 dc in each of the 2 following ch, * skip over 1 ch, 1 dc in each of the 2 following ch,*, repeat * - * a total of 11-13-15-18-20 times = 24-28-32-38-42 dc, turn the work. Continue in pattern as established, with dc at each side and Pattern in Diagram 1 over the center sts. When the piece measures 8 cm inc at each side as on back = 28-32-35-41-45 dc at each side.
Read the entire section before crocheting:
Armhole: When the piece measures 33-34-35-36-37 cm bind off for armhole at each side as on back.
Neck: When the piece measures 41-43-44-46-47 cm bind off for the neck following Diagram 3. Then dec 1 dc at each neck edge every row 4-5-5-6-6 times.
After all armhole and neck shaping is complete 13-13-14-15-15 dc remain on shoulder.
Continue until piece measures 50-52-54-56-58 cm, then cut yarn and fasten. Repeat on the other side of neck.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams edge to edge. Sew side seams in the same manner.
Crocheted edge: Crochet 1 row of ch-loops around the neck and both armholes as follows: 1 sc in first st, * ch 5, skip over 1 row (or approx. 1 cm), 1 sc in the next st *, repeat * - * and finish with 1 sl st in first sc at start of row.





GIRL'S SIZES:

Sizes: 5/6 years - 7/8 years - 9/10 years - 11/12 years - 13/14 years

Finished measurements:
Bust: 58-64-72-74-78 cm [22-7/8" - 25.25" - 28.25" - 29-1/8" - 30.75"]
Hem: 54-60-64-66-72 cm [21.25" - 23-5/8" - 25.25" - 26" - 28.25"]

Materials: DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
150-150-150-200-200 gr nr 50, ice blue

See Women’s sizes for gauge and Pattern information, and for special tips.

Back:
Ch 73-82-88-91-97 (incl. ch 3 to turn with).
First row crochet as follows: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, * skip over 1 ch, 1 dc in each of the following 2 ch *, repeat * - * across row = 48-54-58-60-64 dc, turn the work. Then crochet 1 dc in each dc (do not crochet in between).
When the piece measures 8 cm inc at each side by crocheting 1 extra dc in the next to outermost dc at each side. Repeat inc every 8 cm 1-1-2-2-2 times more = 52-58-64-66-70 dc.
Put a marker at center back.
When the piece measures 26-28-30-31-32 cm bind off for armhole at each side every row: 3 dc 1 time, 2 dc 0-1-1-1-1 time and 1 dc 1-1-3-3-4 times = 44-46-48-50-52 dc.
When the piece measures 36-39-42-44-46 cm bind off for the neck as follows (only 2 rows remain): crochet until 9-10-10-11-12 dc remain before the marker, turn piece. Crochet back - dec 1 dc in beg of row for the neck = 12-12-13-13-13 st remain on shoulder.
Cut yarn and fasten and repeat on the other side of neck. The piece measures approx. 38-41-44-46-48 cm.

Front:
Ch 69-77-83-85-93 (includes ch 3 to turn with).
First row crochet as follows: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, * skip over 1 ch, 1 dc in each of the 2 following ch *, repeat * - * a total of 7-8-9-9-11 times, 1 dc in each of the following 1-2-2-3-1 ch = 17-20-22-23-25 dc.
Establish pattern on the next row as follows: ch 1, skip over 3 ch, in the next ch crochet 3 dc-tog, ch 4 and 3 dc-tog, ch 1, skip over 3 ch, * 1 dc in each of the 2 following ch, skip over 1 ch *, repeat * - * a total of 2 times, ch 1, skip over 2 ch, in the next ch crochet 3 dc-tog, ch 4 and 3 dc-tog, ch 1, skip over 3 ch, 1 dc in each of the 3-4-4-5-3 following ch, * skip over 1 ch, 1 dc in each of the 2 following ch *, repeat * - * a total of 7-8-9-9-11 times = 17-20-22-23-25 dc, turn the work.
Continue in pattern as established with dc at each side and Diagram 2 over the center sts. When the piece measures 8 cm inc at each side as on back = 19-22-25-26-28 dc at each side.
Read the entire section before crocheting:
Armhole: When the piece measures 26-28-30-31-32 cm bind off for armhole at each side as on back.
Neckband: When the piece measures 33-35-38-39-41 cm bind off for the neck following Diagram 3. Then dec 1 dc at each neck edge every row 1-2-2-3-4 times.
After all armhole and neck shaping is complete 12-12-13-13-13 dc remain on shoulder.
Continue until piece measures 38-41-44-46-48 cm, then cut yarn and fasten. Repeat on the other side of neck.

Assembly:
Sew shoulder seams edge to edge. Sew side seams in the same manner.

Crocheted edge:
Crochet 1 row of ch-loops around the neck and both armholes as follows: 1 sc in first st, * ch 5, skip over 1 row (or approx. 1 cm), 1 sc in the next st *, repeat * - * and finish with 1 sl st in first sc at start of row.

Diagram

ch 1
1 sc
1 dc
3 dc tog
1 sl st


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