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.
Crochet info: At the beg. of row substitute the dc with 3 ch.
Pattern info: See diagram M.1, M.2 and M.3. M.2 is crochet only in size XL and XXL - one time after M.1
Size XS/S–M-L: 1 repeat = M.1
Size XL-XXL: 1 repeat = M.1 + M.2
The diagrams are seen from the RS. 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.
Increasing tip: For inc. crochet 1 extra ch-loop at the end of a row with ch-loops. Crochet until finish, then crochet 8 ch, 1 sc in the last sc. Turn and crochet the first sc in the new ch-loop.
Bind off tip:
For rows with tr:
bind off as follows at beg. of row: Substitute 3 tr with 3 sl sts.
bind off as follows at the end of row: Turn when there are 3 tr left on row .
For rows with ch-loops:
bind off as follows from beg. of row: Crochet sl sts over the the last ch-loop from previous row.
bind off as follows at the end of row: Turn when 1 ch-loop is left.
Crochet squares: 1 crochet square measures approx. 13 x 13 cm [5 1/8” x 5 1/8”].
Crochet squares: Crochet 5 ch and make a ring with a sl st in first ch. Read crochet info!
1st round: crochet 16 dc in the ring.
2nd round: 1 sc in the first dc, *3 ch, skip 1 dc, 1 sc in the next dc*, repeat from *-* and finish with 3 ch and a sl st in the first sc = 8 ch-loops.
3rd round: *1 dc in each sc, 3 dc in each ch-loop*, repeat from *-* and finish with a sl st in the first dc = 32 dc
4th round: 1 sc in the first dc, *3 ch, skip 1 dc, 1 sc in the next dc*, repeat from *-* and finish with 3 ch and a sl st in the first sc = 16 ch-loops
5th round: *1 dc in each sc and 2 dc in each ch-loop*, repeat from *-* until finish round and finish with a sl st in the first dc = 48 dc
6th round: *1 sc in the first dc, 5 ch, skip 2 dc, 1 sc in the next dc*, repeat from *-* and finish with 5 ch and a sl st in the first sc = 16 ch-loops
7th round: Crochet sl sts until the middle of the first ch-loop *(7 ch, 1 sc in the next ch-loop), repeat from (-)a total of 3 times, 10 ch (=corner), 1 sc in the next ch-loop*, repeat from *-* until finish round. Cut and sew the thread.
Crochet a total of 6-7-8-9-10 squares. Put the squares on top of each other 2 by 2 and crochet as follows: 1 sc in the outer most ch-loop of both squares, *5 ch, 1 sc in the next ch-loop of both squares*, repeat from *-* until the squares are crochet tog. as a long string. Continue to crochet the sleeves less cardigan from the squares and down in one piece, and then the top part.
Bottom piece: Crochet back and forth from the mid front. All measures should be done from the bottom line of the squares. Front and back piece are done in one piece, i.e. without any side seams.
Crochet the first row from the WS.
Crochet 120-144-168-192-216 sc in the bottom edge of the string of crochet squares (crochet approx. 20-20-21-21-22 sc in each square)
Turn and crochet according to M.1A over the first 3 sc, repeat M.1B over the next 114-138-162-186-210 sc and finish with M.1C.
Work M.1 (M.1 + M.2 for size XL and XXL) – read pattern info, 2 times in total. AT THE SAME TIME when M.1 is worked for the 2nd time, on 1st row inc 6 tr evenly distributed = 126-150-174-198-222 tr. Then work according to M.3, AT THE SAME TIME on 1st row inc 6 tr evenly distributed = 132-156-180-204-228 tr.
Cut and sew the thread tight. The piece measures approx. 30-30-30-34-34 cm [11 ¾”-11 ¾”-11 ¾”-13 3/8”-13 3/8”].
Top piece: Crochet the first row from the WS.
Crochet 120-144-168-192-216 sc in the top edge of the string of squares. Split the work and finish front and back pieces separately. All measures are done from the top edge of the string of squares.
Right front: 1st row = RS. Crochet M.1 (M.1 + M.2 for size XL and XXL) – read pattern info over 30-36-42-48-54 sc at the right side of the piece. (crochet M.1A over the first 3 dc then repeat M.1B over the next 24-30-36-42-48 sc and finish with M.1C). At the same time at the end of the 6th, 8th and 10th row of M.1 inc. for wide shoulder – read increasing tip above. At the same time bind off 3 tr/ 1 ch-loop for the neck shaping on every 2.5 cm [7/8’’] a total of 4-4-4-5-5 times – read binding off tip. After a total of 2 vertical repeats of M.1 (M.1 + M.2 for size XL and XXL) are completed crochet M.3. After all dec. and inc. are completed there are 27-33-39-42-48 tr left for each shoulder. Cut and sew the thread tight when the piece measures approx. 30-30-30-34-34 cm [11 ¾”-11 ¾”-11 ¾”-13 3/8”-13 3/8”]. The total length of the cardigan is approx. 73-73-73-81-81 cm [28 ¾”-28 ¾”-28 ¾”-32”-32”]
Left from piece: Crochet as right front but reverse. Note: To get the bind off edges look the same each side, beg. the left front piece at the mid front. 1st row is the WS.
Back piece: 1st row =RS. Crochet M.1 (M.1 + M.2 for size XL and XXL) – read pattern info, over the mid 60-72-84-96-108 sc. (Crochet M.1A over the first 3 sc, repeat M.1B over the next 54-66-78-90-102 sc and finish with M.1C). At the same time at the end of the 6th to 11th row inc. for wide shoulder as done for the front pieces. Crochet a total of 2 repeats of M.1 (M.1 + M.2 for size XL and XXL) then crochet M.3 (after all inc. for the wide shoulder there are 78-90-102-114-126 tr) At the same time on the 3rd row of M.3 crochet 1 row but only over the outer most 27-33-39-42-48 tr/ch each side (do not crochet over the mid 24-24-24-30-30 tr/ch= neck line). Crochet the last row of M.3, cut and sew the thread, the piece measures approx. 30-30-30-34-34 cm [11 ¾”-11 ¾”-11 ¾”-13 3/8”-13 3/8”].
Assembly: Sew the shoulder seams with small neat stitches. Sew approx. 4 cm [1½’’] tog. underneath the armhole, i.e. up to where the inc. for the shoulder beg.
Crochet edge: Crochet and edge around the armholes and up along the opening of the sleeve less cardigan as follows: Crochet up along one side of the front piece around the neck opening and down along the other front piece:
1st row: Crochet 1 sc, *3 ch, skip over approx. 1-1.5 cm [3/8”-½’’], 1 sc*, repeat from *-* until finish.
2nd row: 1 sc in each sc and 2 sc in each ch-loop (in the transitions between the neck and front pieces crochet 4 sc in each ch-loop).
3rd row: 1 dc in each sc.
Twisted string: Cut 4 threads Muskat of approx 3 meters [3.2 yds]. Twist them tog until they resist, double thread and let it twist tog. Tie a knot approx 5 cm [2’’] from each end of the string. Pull thread up and down through the 2nd round of tr above the crochet squares. Make a tassel for each end: cut 25 threads Muskat of approx. 25 cm [10’’] each. Split the string above the knot and pull the threads through the split. Knot the threads tog. and twist 1 of them around the top of the tassel to keep it tog. Cut and sew the thread.
This row is explained in the pattern and is not incl. in M.1. Begin at the 2nd row.
Do you need some help?
For further pattern help, please contact the store where you bought the yarn. Having bought DROPS yarn, you are guaranteed to receive qualified help from a store specializing in the DROPS patterns.
All patterns are carefully reviewed, but we must make reservation for possible mistakes. All patterns are translated from Norwegian and you can always check the original pattern for measurements and calculations.
Go to original pattern
for design DROPS 99-2. If you think you have found an error in the pattern, please post your remark or question in our Comments section
© 1982-2015 DROPS Design A/S We reserve all rights. This document, including all its sub-sections, has copyrights. This is for all of you with knitting as a hobby and for you who run a yarn store. Either way, the DROPS pattern database is at your free disposal. As a store you are welcome to use the DROPS pattern database to promote the sale of your assortment. Print out any pattern you may want, make as many copies as desired. The only thing we ask is that you don't make any changes / additions to the original printed document... and that the patterns according to the DROPS philosophy are given out to the consumers for free.
The sale of garments based on DROPS DESIGN is permitted as long as they are sold as single items or per order. Further commercial use of the patterns is not permitted. It has to be clearly stated that the garment is made based on a design from DROPS DESIGN. The use of DROPS photos for marketing purposes/sales is only permitted when only DROPS yarns have been used. The photo may not be cut or edited and the logo should be clearly visible. The use of clothes labels of which DROPS DESIGN forms part is conditioned by the inclusion of the following text: “A DROPS DESIGN made by …..”.
We reserve the right to withdraw the permission for use at any time, notwithstanding the reason.