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DROPS 81-22 by DROPS Design
"Beige do not have to mean boring…"
DROPS Crocheted cardigan in Cotton Viscose
DROPS 81-22
Sizes: XS - S/M - M/L - XL - XXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 80-86-92-102-114 cm [31.5" - 33 7/8" - 36.25" - 40 1/8" - 44 7/8"]
Hem: 68-74-80-92-102 cm [26.75" - 29 1/8" - 31.5" - 36.25" - 40 1/8"]
The measurements may seem a little small, but the garment will be very stretchy so make your usual size.

Materials: DROPS COTTON-VISCOSE from Garnstudio
300-350-350-400-450 gr nr 17, beige

DROPS 3.5 mm [US D] crochet hook, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

3 pcs DROPS Pearl shell buttons nr 522

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Back: ... 1-1-1-2-2 ch-loops bound off at each side = 12-13-14-14-16 ch-loops remain on row.
Continue until the piece measures 54-56-58-60-62 cm, then bind off for the neck by crocheting 2 rows over only 4-5-5-5-5 ch-loops at each shoulder (do not crochet over the center 4-3-4-4-6 ch-loops). The piece measures approx. 56-58-60-62-64 cm, cut yarn.

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  • DROPS COTTON VISCOSE UNI COLOUR (50g)
    4.35 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.
CARDIGAN:

Crochet gauge: approx. 3.5 ch-spaces in width and 9 rows in height = 10 x 10 cm.

Measuring-tips: Make all width measurements when piece is lying flat and all length measurements when the piece is held up.

Diagrams: See diagrams. The pattern is seen from the right side and shows the armhole shaping.

Back:
Ch 97-105-113-129-145. Row 1 crochet as follows: 1 sc in 9th ch from hook, * ch 7, skip over 7 ch, 1 sc in the next st *, repeat from * - * = 12-13-14-16-18 ch-spaces, turn the work.
Then crochet the next row and following rows as follows:
ch 8, 1 sc in 4th ch in first ch-space, ch 2, 1 sc in the same ch, * ch 7, 1 sc in 4th ch in the next ch-space, ch 2, 1 sc in the same ch *, repeat from *-* across row, turn the work.
When the piece measures 20 cm inc 1 ch-space at each side by making 1 extra bow (i.e repeat *-* twice) in the next to last ch-space at each side = 14-15-16-18-20 ch-spaces on row.

Armhole: When the piece measures 37-38-39-40-41 cm bind off for armhole each side as follows:
Sizes XS + S/M + M/L: Crochet until 1 ch-space remains, turn the work, crochet back and repeat bind off at the other side – see diagram1A.
Sizes XL + XXL: Crochet until 1 ch-space remains, turn the work, sl st to the center of first ch-space, continue across row and repeat bind off at the other side – see diagram 1B.
1-1-1-2-2 ch-spaces bound off at each side = 12-13-14-14-16 ch-spaces remain on row.
Continue until the piece measures 54-56-58-60-62 cm, then bind off for the neck by crocheting 2 rows over only 4-5-5-5-5 ch-spaces at each shoulder (do not crochet over the center 4-3-4-4-6 ch-spaces). The piece measures approx. 56-58-60-62-64 cm, cut yarn.

Right front: Ch 49-57-57-65-73.
Then crochet as on back = 6-7-7-8-9 ch-spaces.
When the piece measures 20 cm inc 1 ch-space at the side as on back = 7-8-8-9-10 ch-spaces.
When the piece measures 37-38-39-40-41 cm bind off for armhole at the side as on back = 6-7-7-7-8 ch-spaces.
When the piece measures 38-40-42-44-46 cm bind off for the neck as follows in all Sizes: Follow directions for armhole bind off for Sizes XL+XXL 1 time. Neck shaping is now complete for Sizes XS, S/M, M/L and XL.
Size XXL: Follow directions for armhole bind off for Sizes S+S/M+ M/L 1 time. You have bound off 2-2-2-2-3 spaces and 4-5-5-5-5 ch-spaces remain on shoulder. Continue until the piece measures 56-58-60-62-64 cm, cut yarn.

Left front: Crochet the same as the right, reversing all shaping.

Sleeve: Ch 65-65-81-81-89. Crochets as on Body = 8-8-10-10-11 ch-spaces. After 2 row inc by making 1 extra ch-space in the next to last space at one side, crochet 3 rows and inc on the other side in the same manner. Repeat inc at each side 1 more time with 3 rows between each inc = 12-12-14-14-15 ch-spaces on row. Continue until the piece measures 24-24-24-22-19 cm. Bind off for sleeve cap by crocheting 6-6-6-8-12 rows with 1 ch-space fewer at the end of each row, cut yarn. The piece measures approx. 31-31-31-31-32 cm.

Assembly: Crochet shoulders together as follows: 1 sl st in first ch-space on back, ch 4, 1 sc in first ch-space on front, ch 4, 1 sc in the next ch-space on back, and so on.
Crochet together the sleeve and side seams in the same manner. Then crochet the sleeves in.

Cuffs: Now crochet an edge at lower edge of sleeves as follows:
Round 1: 51-51-61-61-61 sc around lower edge of sleeve – that is, approx. 5-7 sc in each ch-space, and end with 1 sl st in 1st sc at start of row.
Round 2: ch 1, 1 sc in first sc, * ch 5, skip over 3 sc, 1 sc in the next sc, ch 7, skip over 5 sc, 1 sc in the next sc *, repeat from * - * a total of 5-5-6-6-6 times, but replace the last sc with 1 sl st in 1st sc at start of row (= 10-10-12-12-12 ch-spaces).
Round 3: Sl st to the center of the first ch-space, 1 sc in ch-space, * 11 dc in the next ch-space (= 7 ch-spaces), 1 sc in the next ch-space (= 5 ch-spaces) *, repeat from * - * a total of 4-4-5-5-5 times and finish with 11 dc in the last ch-space and 1 sl st in 1st sc at start of row (= 5-5-6-6-6 dc-groups).
Round 4: Sl st to the 3rd dc in the dc-group, ch 4, * 1 dc in the next dc, ch 1 *, repeat from * - * a total of 5 times, 1 dc in the next dc, ** 1 dc in 3rd dc of dc-group, (ch 1, 1 dc in the next dc), repeat ( ) a total of 6 times **, repeat from ** - ** a total of 4-4-5-5-5 times, end with 1 sl st in 3rd ch at start of row.
Round 5: 1 picot = ch 3, 1 sl st in 3rd ch from hook. * ch 1, 1 sc in first ch, (1 picot, 1 sc in the next ch), repeat ( ) a total of 5 times, ch 1, 1 sc between dc-group *, repeat from * - * a total of 5-5-6-6-6 times, end with ch 1 and 1 sl st in 1st ch at start of row.
Round 6: ch 5, * 1 sc in 2nd picot of dc-group, ch 7, 1 sc in 4th picot in the same dc-group, ch 5 *, repeat from * - * a total of 4-4-5-5-5 times and finish with 1 sc in 2nd picot of dc-group, ch 7, 1 sc in 4th picot in the same dc-group, ch 3 and 1 sl st in 2nd ch at start of row (= 10-10-12-12-12 ch-spaces).
Round 7: ch 3, 1 sc in first sc, * ch 7, 1 sc in the next sc, ch 5, 1 sc in the next sc *, repeat from * - * a total of 4-4-5-5-5 times and finish with ch 7, 1 sc in the next sc, ch 3 and 1 sl st in 1st ch at start of row.
Round 8: ch 3, 1 sc in the next sc, * ch 7, 1 sc in the next sc, ch 5, 1 sc in the next sc *, repeat from * - * a total of 4-4-5-5-5 times and finish with ch 7, 1 sc in the next sc, ch 3 and 1 sl st in 1st ch at start of row.
Repeat Rounds 3 to 8 another 3 times. On round 3 do not sl st to the center of the first ch-space.
Then crochet Rounds 3 to 5 one more time – the cuff measures approx. 22 cm.
Left button band: Crochet 4 rows as follows: * 1 dc, ch 1 *, repeat from * - * over all sts along left front. There will be approx. 2 dc in each ch-space and 1 dc between each space = approx. 52-62 dc with 1 ch between each, turn each row with ch 4.
Right button band: Crochet the same as the left, after the 2nd row make 3 buttonholes evenly distributed at the top of buttonband. The top buttonhole should be 2 dc from edge and the others with approx. 6 dc between each. 1 buttonhole = ch 2, skip over 1 ch, 1 dc in the next ch. On the next row crochet 2 dc in the ch 2 with 1 ch between each.
Neckband: Crochet 2 rows with * 1 dc, ch 1 *, repeat from * - * around the neck (incl. over buttonbands) – crochet approx. 2 dc in each space and 1 dc between each space – be careful not to make the edge too tight or too loose.
Then crochet 1 row with sc and picots as follows: 1 picot = ch 3, 1 sl st in 3rd ch from hook.
Crochet 1 sc in first ch, 1 picot, 1 sc in the same ch, * 1 sc in each of the2 following ch, 1 sc in the next ch, 1 picot, 1 sc in the same ch-space *, repeat from * - * across row, cut yarn.
Sew on buttons.




CROCHETED TOP IN COTTON VISCOSE:

Sizes: XS - S/M - M/L - XL - XXL

Finished measurements:
Bust: 74-86-92-102-114 cm [29 1/8" - 33 7/8" - 36.25" - 40 1/8" - 44 7/8"]
Hem: 62-74-80-92-102 cm [24 3/8" - 29 1/8" - 31.5" - 36.25" - 40 1/8"]
The measurements seem a little small, but the garment will be very stretchy, so make your usual size.

Materials: DROPS COTTON-VISCOSE from Garnstudio
200-200-250-250-300 gr nr 17, beige

DROPS 3.5 mm [US D] crochet hook, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

Crochet gauge:
Ch-spaces: approx. 3.5 ch-spaces wide and 9 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Double crochet: 14 dc wide with 1 ch between each and 14 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

Crochet info (for diagr. 3): At the start of each row replace 1 dc + 1 ch with ch 4.

Measuring-tips: Make all measurements when the piece is lying flat.

Pattern: See chart. Use the chart on the lower right (Diag. 2 and Diag. 3).

Front:
Ch 96-112-120-136-152. Crochet the first row as follows: 1 sc in 16th ch from hook, * ch 7, skip over 7 ch, 1 sc in the next ch *, repeat from * * = 11-13-14-16-18 ch-spaces, turn the work.
Then crochet all rows as follows: ch 8, 1 sc in 4th ch in first ch-space, ch 2, 1 sc in the same ch, * ch 7, 1 sc in 4th ch on the next ch-space, ch 2, 1 sc in the same ch *, repeat from * - * across row, turn the work. Continue in this manner – see diagr.2.
When the piece measures 10 cm increase 1 space at each side by making 1 extra space in the next to last space at each side = 13-15-16-18-20 ch-spaces on row. When the piece measures 26 cm crochet the next row as follows (right side row) – see diagr.3:
ch 4 (= 1 dc + 1 ch), then 3 dc in each of the large ch-spaces and 1 dc in each of the small ch-spaces, with 1 ch between each dc. Finish with 3 dc in the last ch-space = 52-60-64-72-80 dc on row with 1 ch between each, turn the work. Now crochet as follows: ch 4, * 1 dc in next ch, 1 ch *, repeat from * - * and finish with 1 dc in last ch. Count to be sure you still have the same number of dc on the row.
Read the entire section before crocheting:
Armhole: When the piece measures 37-38-39-40-41 cm bind off for armhole at each side as follows: crochet to last 5-7-8-8-8 dc at end of row, turn the work. Continue with dc and 1 ch between each and repeat bind off at the other side, turn the work.
Then sl st in each of the 2-3-3-4-4 first ch, continue with dc and 1 ch between each to last 2-3-3-4-4 dc, turn the work. Armhole bind off is complete for Sizes XS + S/M + M/L.
Continue to bind off for size XL as follows: sl st in the first 2 ch, continue with dc and 1 ch between each to last 2 dc on row, turn piece and continue as before.
Continue to bind off for Size XXL as follows: sl st in the first 3 ch, continue with dc and 1 ch between each to last 3 dc on row, turn the work, sl st in each of the first 2 ch, continue with dc and 1 ch between each to last 2 dc on row, turn the work.
Armhole bind off is complete for all Sizes and there are 41-43-45-48-51 dc on row. Continue as before.
Neckband: When the piece measures 38-40-42-44-46 cm bind off for the neck as follows (right side row): 10-10-11-12-13 dc with 1 ch between each, turn the work, sl st in the first ch, ch 4, crochet same as before across row, turn the work. Crochet dc with 1 ch between each to last dc, turn piece and crochet as before. There are now 8-8-9-10-11 dc on strap. Continue until the piece measures 54-56-58-60-62 cm and place a marker (= center of shoulder). Continue until strap measures 10 cm from the marker. Now inc at the side for the neck by crocheting 1 extra dc with 1 ch between in the outermost ch, turn piece and crochet back. Turn the work, crochet back and inc 1 dc more on the same side = 10-10-11-12-13 dc on row, cut yarn. Repeat on the other side of neck.

Back: Cast on and crochet the same as the front. Bind off for armhole as on front and continue until the piece measures 42-44-46-48-50 cm, cut yarn.

Assembly: Sew side seams. Sew straps at each side on back.

Picot-edge: Crochet one row with picot around armhole and neck as follows: 1 sc in ch-space, * 1 sc in the next ch-space, ch 3, 1 sc in 1st ch from hook, 1 sc in the same ch-space, 1 sc in the next ch-space *, repeat from * - * and finish with 1 sl st in first sc at start of row.

Diagram

ch 1
1 sc
1 dc
1 sl st


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