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DROPS 109-37 by DROPS Design
"Mini bolero, adding that little extra to your outfit"
Knitted DROPS short top in “Symphony”. Size S - XXXL.
DROPS 109-37
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL.

Finished measurements:
Bust: 80-88-96-106-118-130 cm [31½’’-34 5/8’’-37Ύ’’-41Ύ’’-46½’’-51’’]

Full length: 32-34-36-38-40-42 cm [12½’’-13 3/8’’-14Ό’’-15’’-15Ύ’’-16½’’]

Materials: DROPS Symphony from Garnstudio
color no 09, light purple: 200-200-250-250-300-300 g

DROPS circular needle size 6 mm [US 10] (60cm)– or size needed to get 15 sts x 20 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’].

DROPS crochet hook size 5 mm [H/8] – for crochet border.

DROPS mother of pearl button, no 522 – 20 mm, 4 pcs.

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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.
Increasing tip: Inc 1 st by making 1 YO. On return row work YO into back of loop to avoid a hole.

Garter st, back and forth on needle: K all rows.

Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front. Cast on 120-132-144-160-176-196 sts on circular needle size 6 mm [US 10]. K 2 rows, at the same time dec 10 sts for all sizes evenly on first row = 110-122-134-150-166-186 sts. Insert 2 Marking Threads (MT) in piece, 29-32-35-39-43-48 sts in from each side (back piece = 52-58-64-72-80-90 sts). Remember the knitting gauge! Continue in stockinette st with 1 garter st each side towards mid front - see above. When piece measures 3 cm [1 1/8’’] inc 1 st on each side of both MT – see Increasing tip – on every 2-2-2-2.5-2.5-2.5 cm [3/4”-3/4”-3/4”-7/8”-7/8”-7/8”] a total of 4 times = 126-138-150-166-182-202 sts (back piece = 60-66-72-80-88-98 sts). When piece measures 13-14-15-16-17-18 cm [5 1/8”-5½”-6”-6Ό”-6Ύ”-7”] bind off 3 sts on each side of both MT for armhole and complete each piece separately.

= 54-60-66-74-82-92 sts. Continue in stockinette st, at the same time bind off to shape the armhole each side at the beg of every row (no dec for size S : 2 sts 0-1-1-2-4-6 times and 1 st 0-0-2-3-2-2 times = 54-56-58-60-62-64 sts. When piece measures 30-32-34-36-38-40 cm [11Ύ’’-12½’’-13 3/8’’-14Ό’’-15’’-15Ύ cast of the middle 16-18-20-20-22-24 sts for neck and dec 1 st on neckline on next row = 18-18-18-19-19-19 sts left on each shoulder. Bind off when piece measures 32-34-36-38-40-42 cm [12½’’-13 3/8’’-14Ό’’-15’’-15Ύ’’-16½’’].

= 30-33-36-40-44-49 sts. Bind off for armhole as described for back piece (no dec for size S). At the same time when piece measures 15-17-18-19-20-21 cm [6”-6Ύ”-7”-7½”-8”-8Ό”] bind off to shape the neckline at the beg of every other row: 2 sts 2 times, 1 st 6-7-8-8-9-10 times, and then on every 4th row 1 st 2 times. When all dec are complete there are 18-18-18-19-19-19 sts left on shoulder. Bind off when piece measures 32-34-36-38-40-42 cm [12½’’-13 3/8’’-14Ό’’-15’’-15Ύ’’-16½’’].

Like right front piece, but mirrored.

Worked back and forth on needle. Cast on 52-54-58-64-68-72 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on circular needle size 6 mm [US 10]. K 2 rows and continue in stockinette st. When piece measures 6-6-6-7-7-7 cm [2 3/8”-2 3/8”-2 3/8”-2Ύ”-2Ύ”-2Ύ”] bind off each side for sleeve cap at the beg of every row: 4 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2-2-2-3-3-3 times, 1 st 1-2-3-2-3-5 times, then 2 sts each side until piece measures 12-13-14-16-17-19 cm [4Ύ”-5 1/8”-5½”-6Ό”-6Ύ”-7½”], now bind off 4-4-4-3-3-3 sts each side 1 time, and bind off remaining sts. Sleeve measures approx 13-14-15-17-18-20 cm [5 1/8”-5½”-6”-6Ύ”-7”-8”].

Sew shoulder seams. Sew seams under arms. Set in sleeves.

Crochet a border round all edges with crochet hook size 5 mm [H/8] as follows: *1 sc, 2 ch, skip 1 cm [3/8”] *, repeat from *-*, and finish with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round.
Sew on buttons to left front piece and use crochet border as buttonhole loops.


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