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DROPS 99-5 by DROPS Design
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DROPS dress or skirt crochet in a “mussel” pattern made with “Alpaca” and “Cotton Viscose”. Sizes S - XXL
DROPS 99-5
Size: S – M – L – XL – XXL
Finished measurements at bust: 29 1/8”-31½”-36 ¼”-39 3/8”-42½”
Full length: 38 ¼”-40”-41 3/8”-43 3/8”-44½”

Materials:DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
200-200-250-250-300 g color no. 1101, white
and use: DROPS Cotton Viscose from Garnstudio
350-400-400-450-500 g color no. 01, white

DROPS crochet hook size 4.5 mm [US 7] or the size needed to obtain the correct crochet gauge.

Crochet gauge: 14 dc x 7 rows using hook size 4.5 mm [US 7] and 1 thread of each quality = 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’]. 1 repeat of the mussel pattern measures approx. 11 cm [4 3/8’’] in the width.


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  • DROPS ALPACA UNI COLOUR (50g)
    DROPS Alpaca Party! / 25% OFF!
    5.40 USD
    4.05 USD
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    5.40 USD
    4.05 USD
  • 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. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
Crochet info: Substitute the first dc on each row/round with 3 ch and substitute the first tr on each row/round with 4 ch. Finish each round with 1 sl st in the 3rd/4th ch from previous round.

Pattern: See diagram M.1. The diagrams are seen from the RS.

Decreasing tip:
Crochet 2 st tog. to 1 st. Crochet 1 dc but wait with the last pull through (=2 sts on hook), then crochet the next dc but for the last pull through pull through all sts on hook – now 1 dc has been dec.

Measurement tip 1: Because of the weight of the yarn, all measurements should be made whilst the garment is hanging, otherwise it will be to long when it is worn.
Measurement tip 2: The garment is very elastic. The measurement diagram therefore gives the measures of both the garment and the corresponding body measures. The body measures are marked with * and ** on the measurement diagram.

The dress is crochet from the top and down. Beg. to crochet the front and back piece for the top part, then put the 2 pieces tog. and crochet the bottom part round beg. at the side.

Back piece:
- Crochet the right shoulder as follows:
Crochet loosely 16-16-18-19-19 ch (includes 3 ch to turn with) with 1 thread of each quality using hook size 4.5 mm [US 7]. Crochet the next row as follows: 1 dc in the 4th ch, *skip 1 ch, 1 dc in each of the following 3 ch*, repeat from *-* until 4-4-2-3-3 ch remains, skip 1 ch and crochet 1 dc in each of remaining 3-3-1-2-2 ch = 11-11-12-13-13 dc. Continue with 1 dc in each dc until the work measures 6 cm [2 3/8’’] – read crochet info. On the next row inc 1 dc as follows: crochet 2 dc in the last dc towards the neck. Turn and crochet back = 12-12-13-14-14 dc. Put work aside.
- Crochet left shoulder as follows: Crochet as right shoulder but reverse.
- Back piece: Start to crochet at the side on the right shoulder, crochet 1 dc in each dc. Then crochet 22-24-26-26-28 ch. Then continue to crochet 1 dc in each dc from the neck towards the side of the left shoulder. Turn and crochet back over all dc/ch = 46-48-52-54-56 dc on row. Continue with 1 dc in each dc until the work measures 10-11-12-13-14 cm [4”-4 3/8”-4 ¾”-5 1/8”-5½”]. Now inc. for the arm holes as follows: Crochet ch’s at the end of each row: 1-1-1-2-3 ch 1 time and 1-1-2-2-3 ch 1 times (on the next row crochet dc in the new ch) = 50-52-58-62-68 dc. Crochet 1 row with dc. Cut the thread.
Crochet 1-2-3-4-4 ch before continuing with dc over the back piece and finish the row at the other side with 1-2-3-4-4 ch = 52-56-64-70-76 dc. Crochet 1 row with dc in each dc/ch. The work now measures approx. 17-18-19-20-21 cm [6 ¾”-7”-7½”-8”-8 ¼”].
Cut the thread and put the work aside.

Front piece:
- Crochet the right shoulder as follows:
Crochet loosely 16-16-18-19-19 ch (includes 3 ch to turn with) using hook size 4.5 mm [US 7] and 1 thread of each quality. On the next row crochet as follows: 1 dc in the 4th ch, *skip 1 ch, 1 dc in each of the next 3 ch*, repeat from *-* until 4-4-2-3-3 ch remains, skip 1 ch and crochet 1 dc in each of remaining 3-3-1-2-2 ch = 11-11-12-13-13 dc. Continue with 1 dc in each dc until the piece measures 6 cm [2 3/8’’] – read crochet info. On the next row inc. towards the neck as follows: crochet 2 dc in 1 dc towards the neck - on each row a total of 7-8-9-9-10 times. At the same time when the piece measures 10-11-12-13-14 cm [4”-4 3/8”-4 ¾”-5 1/8”-5½”] inc. for arm holes towards the side on every other row as follows: Crochet ch’s at the end of each other row: 1-1-1-2-3 ch 1 time, 1-1-2-2-3 ch 1 time and 1-2-3-4-4 ch 1 time. When all inc. are completed there are 21-23-27-30-33 dc in total on row. The work measures 16-17-18-19-20 cm [6 ¼”-6 ¾”-7”-7½”-8”]. Cut the thread and put work aside.
- Crochet the left shoulder as follows:
Crochet as right shoulder but reverse. When all inc. are completed (= 21-23-27-30-33 dc) crochet 1 row from the armhole towards the neck, at the end of row crochet 10 ch.
- Front piece: Continue to crochet over the right front (from neck towards the armhole) = 52-56-64-70-76 dc/ch in total on row. Insert a marker (= underneath the sleeve), and measure the work from here onwards.

Top part: Now the front part is put tog. Crochet around from here onwards. Crochet over the back piece (from right front arm hole towards the left front armhole) = 104-112-128-140-152 dc in total on round.
Continue to crochet around until the piece measures 8-9-10-11-12 cm [3 1/8”-3½”-4”-4 3/8”-4 ¾”] from the marker. On the next round dec. 10 dc evenly distributed – read decreasing tip = 94-102-118-130-142 dc. Continue round with 1 dc in each dc until the work measures 11-12-13-14-15 cm [4 3/8”-4 ¾”-5 1/8”-5½”-6”] from marker. On the next round dec. 6-6-14-10-10 dc evenly distributed = 88-96-104-120-132 dc. Continue to crochet until the piece measures 14-15-16-17-18 cm [5½”-6”-6 ¼”-6 ¾”-7”] from the marker – read measurement tip 1.

Net-pattern: Insert 2 new markers in the work, one at the beg. of round and one after 44-48-52-60-66 dc. Now the upper top part is finish and continue to crochet over the lower top part in net-pattern as follows:
1st round: 3 ch (= 1dc) *1 ch, skip over 1 dc, 1 dc in the next dc*, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 ch and a sl st in the 3rd ch from beg. of round.
2nd round: 3 ch (= 1 dc) *1 ch, 1 dc in the next dc*, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 ch and a sl st in the 3rd ch from beg. of round.
3rd round: 4 ch (= 1 tr), *1 ch, 1 tr in the next dc*, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 ch and a sl st in the 4th ch from beg. of round.
4th round: 4 ch (= 1 tr), 1 ch, 1 tr in the next tr, 1 ch, 1 tr in the same tr, *1 ch, 1 tr in the next tr* , repeat from *-* until the marker at the side. Now crochet 1 ch, 1 tr in the next tr, 1 ch, 1 tr in the same tr . Then continue from *-* before finishing with 1 ch and a sl st in the 4th ch from beg. of round. (there are now inc. 2 ch-loops).
Crochet the 3rd and the 4th round 2 more times and then the 3rd round 2 times and the 2nd round 2 times = 50-54-58-66-72 ch-loops. The piece measures approx. 36-37-38-39-40 cm [14 ¼”-14½”-15”-15 ¼”-15 3/4’’] from the marking thread underneath the arm. Insert 2 new marking threads, one at the beg. of round and one after 25-27-29-33-36 ch-loops (= mid sides). Continue to measures from here onwards.

Hip part: On the next row crochet as follows:
1st round: 3 ch (= 1 dc), *1 dc in the ch loop, 1 dc in the next dc*, repeat from *-* and finish with a dc in the ch-loop and a sl st in the 3rd ch from beg. of round = 100-108-116-132-144 dc.
2nd round: 3 ch (= 1dc) continue to crochet 1 dc in each dc, but crochet 2 dc in 1 dc before and after the marker. (inc of 4 dc). Finish with a sl st in the 3rd ch from beg. of round.
3rd round: 3 ch (=1 dc), now crochet 1 dc in each dc. Finish with a sl st in the 3rd ch at beg. of round. Now crochet 2nd and 3rd round 3 times = 116-124-132-148-160 dc in total on round. Continue with 1 dc in each dc until the piece measures 17-18-19-20-21 cm [6 ¾”-7”-7½”-8”-8 ¼”] from the marker - read measurement tip 1. On the next round inc. 28-20-30-32-38 dc evenly distributed = 144-144-162-180-198 dc in total on round.

Mussel pattern: Crochet chart M.1 (beg. from the Start arrow in diagram) as going along on round (= 8-8-9-10-11 mussel pattern repeats). Continue as follows for 1 vertical repeat of M.1. Continue to crochet 2-3-3-4-4 rounds with tr – read crochet info – as follows:
1st round: Crochet 1 tr in each ch-loop with 1 ch between each tr =72-72-81-90-99 tr.
2nd round: Crochet 1 tr in each tr from previous row, but crochet 2 ch between each tr (instead of 1 ch) = Size S finish here before the last mussel pattern beg. = 72 tr
3rd round: Crochet 1 tr in each tr from previous row, but crochet 3 ch between each tr (instead of 2 ch) – Size M and L finish here before the last mussel pattern beg. = 71-81 tr.
4th round: Crochet 1 tr in each tr from previous row with 3 ch between each tr – Size XL and XXL finish here before the last mussel pattern beg. = 90-99 tr.
After last row of tr crochet chart M.1 again (from the start arrow in chart), but finish pattern after the 7th. row – Note: crochet 1st row of M.1 as follows for pattern to be divisible with number of sts: 3 ch (= 1 dc), 1 ch, *1 dc in the ch-loop, 1 ch, 1 dc in the next tr, 1 ch*, repeat from *-* until finish = 144-144-162-180-198 ch loops (i.e. 16-16-18-20-22 mussel patterns at the bottom of dress).

Crochet edge: Crochet an edge around the sleeves and around the neck using hook size 4.5 mm [US 7]with 1 thread of each quality as follows:
Crochet 1 sc in the first st, *3 ch, skip approx. 1 cm [3/8’’], 1 sc in the next st*, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in the first sc at beg. of round.

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DROPS skirt crochet in a “mussel” pattern made with “Alpaca” and “Cotton Viscose”.

Size: S – M – L – XL – XXL
Materials:DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
150-150-200-200-200 gr no 1101, white.
and use: DROPS Cotton Viscose from Garnstudio
200-250-250-300-300 gr no 01, white.

DROPS crochet hook size 4.5 mm [US 7] or the size needed to obtain the correct crochet gauge.

Crochet gauge: 14 dc x 7 rows using hook size 4.5 mm [US 7] and 1 thread of each quality = 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’]. 1 repeat of the mussel pattern measures approx. 11 cm [4 3/8’’] in the width.

Crochet info: Substitute the first dc on each row/round with 3 ch and substitute the first tr on each row/round with 4 ch. Finish each round with 1 sl st in the 3rd/4th ch from previous round.

Pattern: See diagram M.1. The diagrams are seen from the RS. US English Translations for the wording in the diagrams are given at the bottom of this pattern, and they are given in the vertical order in which they appear in the diagram.

Measurement tip 1: Because of the weight of the yarn, all measurements should be made whilst the garment is hanging, otherwise it will be to long when it is worn.
Measurement tip 2: The garment is very elastic. The measurement diagram therefore gives the measures of both the garment and the corresponding body measures. See ** on the measurement diagram.

The skirt is crochet from the top and down.

Skirt: Crochet 133-144-154-176-192 ch on with 1 thread of each quality using hook size 4.5 mm [US 7]. Form a ring by crochet 1 sl st in in first ch.
Work next round like this: 3 ch (= 1 dc), * skip 1 ch, 1 dc in each of 3 following ch *, repeat *-*. (Size S ends with 1 dc in last ch and Size L ends with dc in the 2 last ch) = 100-108-116-132-144 dc. Read Crochet info above. Place a marker at beg of round and another marker after 50-54-58-66-72 dc (= markers placed at sides of skirt). Measure work from here.
Continue as for crochet dress – from Hip part to Mussel pattern - start to crochet ann 2nd round. When the skirt is finished crochet one round sc in ch-round at beg of work.

Band: Crochet with hook 4.5 mm [US 7] with 1 thread of each quality, ch approx 1 – 1½ meter. Pull chain band up and down I 1st round on skirt. Make a tuft each side of band: cut a total of 28 threads (14 threads of each quality) approx 20 cm [8”] each. Fold threads double. Fasten end of band around the fold on tuft and wind one of the threads around upper part of tuft to hold tuft together. Fasten thread.

Diagram

1 ch
1 sc
1 dc
1 picot (=3 ch, 1 sc in the first of the 3 ch)
7th row
this round is explained in the pattern, beg. at the start-arrow.
correspond to Burst measures, see measurement tip 2
correspond to Hip measures, see measurement tip 2



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