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Edelweiss by DROPS Design
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Crochet DROPS shawl with zig-zag pattern in 2 strands ”BabyAlpaca Silk”.
DROPS 145-6
DROPS design: Pattern no bs-039
Yarn group A + A
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Measurements:
Width at the top: approx. 134 cm / 52 3/4"
Height mid back: approx. 67 cm / 26½''

Materials: DROPS BABYALPACA SILK from Garnstudio
150 g color no 0100, off white
200 g color no 8112, ice blue
250 g color no 6235, gray blue

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 5 mm / H/8 – or size needed to get 15 dc x 9 rows with 2 strands = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

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  • DROPS BABYALPACA SILK UNI COLOUR (50g)
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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. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
MAGIC CIRCLE:
When piece is worked in the round, start with this technique to avoid hole in the middle (instead of ch-ring): Hold the yarn end and wind the yarn one time around the index finger to make a loop. Hold the loop with left thumb and middle finger, place the yarn over left index finger. Insert hook through the loop, make a YO and pull yarn through loop, ch 3, then work 11 dc around the loop. Pull yarn end to tighten the loop. Fasten the yarn end on the back side.

CROCHET TIP: Replace 1 hdc at beg of round with 2 ch.

STRIPES:
Work stripes as follows:
0-27 cm / 0-10½": 2 strands off white
27-37 cm / 10½"-14½": 1 strand off white and 1 strand ice blue
37-47 cm / 14½"-18½": 2 strands ice blue
47-57 cm / 18½"-22½": 1 strand ice blue and 1 strand gray blue
57-67 cm / 22½"-26½": 2 strands gray blue
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SHAWL:
The shawl is worked in stripes - see explanation above.
Work a magic circle with 12 dc on hook size 5 mm / H/8 – see explanation above. Turn.

ROW 1: READ CROCHET TIP! 2 hdc in first dc, * 1 hdc in each of the next 2 dc, 2 hdc in next dc *, repeat from *-* until 2 dc remain and finish with 1 hdc in each of the last 2 dc = 16 hdc. Turn.

ROW 2: 2 hdc in first hdc, * 1 hdc in each of the next 3 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc *, repeat from *-* until 3 hdc remain and finish with 1 hdc in each of the last 3 hdc = 20 hdc. Turn.

ROW 3: 2 hdc in first hdc, * 1 hdc in each of the next 4 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc *, repeat from *-* until 4 hdc remain and finish with 1 hdc in each of the last 4 hdc = 24 hdc. Turn.

ROW 4: 2 hdc in first hdc, * 1 hdc in each of the next 5 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc *, repeat from *-* until 5 hdc remain and finish with 1 hdc in each of the last 5 hdc = 28 hdc. Turn.

ROW 5: 2 hdc in first hdc, * 1 hdc in each of the next 6 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc *, repeat from *-* until 6 hdc remain and finish with 1 hdc in each of the last 6 hdc = 32 hdc. Turn.

ROW 6: ch 4, work 3 dc in next hdc, * skip 3 hdc, work 3 dc + ch 1 + 3 dc in next hdc *, repeat from *-* 6 times in total, skip 3 hdc, work 3 dc + ch 1 in next hdc, skip 1 hdc, work 1 dc in last hdc. Turn.

ROW 7: ch 4, work 3 dc in first ch, * skip 6 dc, work 3 dc + ch 3 + 3 dc in next ch-space *, repeat from *-* 6 times in total, skip 6 dc, work 3 dc + ch 1 in next ch, 1 dc in last dc. Turn.

ROW 8: ch 4, work 3 dc + ch 1 + 3 dc in first ch, * skip 6 dc, work 3 dc + ch 1 + 3 dc + ch 3 + 3 dc + ch 1 + 3 dc in next ch-space *, repeat from *-* 6 times in total, skip 6 dc, work 3 dc + ch 1 + 3 dc + ch 1 in last ch and 1 dc in last dc. Turn.

ROW 9: ch 4, work 3 dc + ch 1 in first ch, skip 3 dc, work 3 dc + ch 1 in next ch, * skip 6 dc, work 3 dc + ch 1 in next ch, skip 3 dc, work 3 dc + ch 3 + 3 dc + ch 1 in next ch-space, skip 3 dc, work 3 dc + ch 1 in next ch *, repeat from *-* 6 times in total, skip 6 dc, work 3 dc + ch 1 in next ch, skip 3 dc, work 3 dc + ch 1 in next ch and 1 dc in last dc. Turn.

ROW 10-11: Work as 9th row.

ROW 12: ch 4, work 3 dc + ch 1 + 3 dc + ch 1 in first ch, skip 3 dc, work 3 dc in next ch,* skip 6 dc, work 3 dc + ch 1 in next ch, skip 3 dc, work 3 dc + ch 1 + 3 dc + ch 3 + 3 dc + ch 1 + 3 dc + ch 1 in next ch-space, skip 3 dc, work 3 dc in next ch *, repeat from *-* 6 times in total, skip 6 dc, work 3 dc + ch 1 in next ch, skip 3 dc, work 3 dc + ch 1 + 3 dc + ch 1 in last ch and 1 dc in last dc. Turn.

ROW 13: ch 4, work 3 dc + ch 1 in first ch, skip 3 dc, work 3 dc + ch 1 in next ch, skip 3 dc, work 3 dc + ch 1 in next ch,* skip 6 dc, work 3 dc + ch 1 in next ch, skip 3 dc, work 3 dc, + ch 1 in next ch, skip 3 dc, work 3 dc + ch 3 + 3 dc + ch 1 in next ch-space, skip 3 dc, work 3 dc + ch 1 in next ch, skip 3 dc, work 3 dc in next ch *, repeat from *-* 6 times in total, skip 6 dc, work 3 dc + ch 1 in next ch, skip 3 dc, work 3 dc + ch 1 in next ch, skip 3 dc, work 3 dc + ch 1 in next ch and 1 dc in last dc. Turn.

ROW 14-15: Work as 13th row.

When 3 rows have been worked as row 13, inc the same way as on row 12 (in ch-space work 3 dc + ch 1 + 3 dc + ch 3 + 3 dc + ch 1 +3 dc + ch 1, and work 3 dc + ch 1 + 3 dc + ch 1 in first and last ch).

Work next row as 13th row but work 3 dc + ch 1 more between every top/bottom in pattern.
Work 3 rows in total like this, then inc again.
Continue like this upwards, on every 4th row inc in every top and in each side.
Continue until shawl measures 67 cm / 26½'' measured along the middle of shawl. Fasten off.


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