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Vivien by DROPS Design
"Sophisticated and refined for the summer party!"
Crochet DROPS bolero in ”Merino Extra Fine”. Size: S - XXXL
DROPS 145-8


DROPS design: Pattern no me-060
Yarn group B
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Size: S/M - L/XL - XXL - XXXL
Chest measurements: 82/92 - 98/108 - 112/120 - 122/130 cm / 32"/36" - 38½"/42½" - 44"/47" - 48"/51½"

Materials:
DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio
250-300-300-350 g color no 15, light grayish green

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 4 mm / G/6 - or size needed to get 17 dc x 10 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4'' and 2.5 repetitions of A.1b = width 10 cm / 4''.

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  • DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE UNI COLOUR (50g)
    5.85 USD
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    5.85 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.
PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 and A.2.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc 1 dc in each side by working 2 dc in next to last dc in each side.

CROCHET INFO:
Replace first dc on every row with 3 ch and finish every row with 1 dc in 3rd ch from beg of previous row.
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BACK PIECE:
Work 75-84-93-103 ch on hook size 4 mm / G/6 with Merino Extra Fine. Turn and work as follows: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, then work 1 sc in each of the next 3-5-7-3 ch, * skip ch 1, work 1 sc in each of the next 6 ch *, repeat from *-* the entire row = 65-73-81-89 sc (first ch = 1 sc). Continue with pattern according to A.1 – beg with row marked with 1 arrow as follows: a over the first 4 sts, b until 5 sts remain, then c. There are now 8-9-10-11 repetitions of pattern on row. Repeat the next 4 rows in diagram until finished measurements. REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE!
At the same time when piece measures 4-5-6-7 cm / 1½"-2"-2½"-2 3/4", inc 1 dc in each side - READ INCREASE TIP.
Repeat inc every 3-6-10-10 cm / 1"-2½"-4"-4" 4-2-1-1 more time – work the inc sts only in dc. Continue the pattern until piece measures 20-21-23-24 cm / 8"-8 1/4"-9"-9½", do not cut the yarn - continue with edge piece.

EDGE PIECE:
Beg by working 1 row with sc at the top along back piece - work 71-76-79-85 sc evenly, continue with 36-38-41-43 LOOSE ch (= armhole), then work 1 sc in every sc along bottom edge of back piece but skip 8-9-10-12 sc evenly (= 57-64-71-77 sc), continue with 36-38-41-43 LOOSE ch (= armhole), fasten with 1 sl st in first sc at the top of back piece = 200-216-232-248 sts in total, cut the yarn. Then beg all rounds in the middle at the top on back piece.
ROUND 1:
Beg with 1 sl st in middle sc, then work as follows: * ch 3, skip 1 st, 1 sc in next st *, repeat from *-* around the entire bolero and until mid back again, finish round with 3 ch and 1 sl st in first sl st from beg of round = 100-108-116-124 ch-spaces on round.
ROUND 2:
Work 1 sl st + 1 sc in first ch-space, * ch 3, 1 sc in next ch-space *, repeat from *-* the entire round, finish with 1 sl st in first sc.
Then work as 2nd round until edge measures approx. 5-6-7-8 cm / 2"-2½"-2 3/4"-3".
WORK NEXT ROUND AS FOLLOWS:
Work 1 sl st + 1 sc in first ch-space, * ch 4, 1 sc in next ch-space, ch 3, 1 sc in next ch-space *, repeat from *-* the entire round, finish with 1 sl st in first sc.
Continue like this with 3 and 4 ch in every ch-space alternately until edge measures approx. 9-10-11-12 cm / 3½"-4"-4½"-4 3/4".
WORK NEXT ROUND AS FOLLOWS:
Work 2 sl sts + 1 sc in first ch-space, * ch 4, 1 sc in next ch-space *, repeat from *-* the entire round, finish with 1 sl st in first sc.
Continue with 4 ch in every ch-space until edge measures approx. 12-13-15-17 cm / 4 3/4"-5"-6"-6 3/4".
WORK NEXT ROUND AS FOLLOWS:
Work 2 sl sts + 1 sc in first ch-space, * ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-space, ch 4, 1 sc in next ch-space *, repeat from *-* the entire round, finish with 1 sl st in first sc.
Continue like this with 4 and 5 ch in every ch-space alternately until edge measures approx. 15-17-19-21 cm / 6"-6 3/4"-7½"-8 1/4".
WORK NEXT ROUND AS FOLLOWS:
Work sl sts until middle of first ch-space (this should be a 5-ch-space) - also see diagram A.2, this round is marker with 1 arrow in diagram: ch 6, 1 dc in same ch-space, * 3 dc in 4-ch-space, 1 dc + 3 ch + 1 dc in next 5-ch-space *, repeat from *-* the entire round, finish with 3 dc in last 4-ch-space and 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
WORK NEXT TO LAST ROUND AS FOLLOWS:
3 ch + 4 dc in first 3-ch-space, * ch 1, 1 dc in the middle of the 3 dc worked in 4-ch-space from previous round, ch 1, 5 dc in next 3-ch-space *, repeat from *-* the entire round, finish with ch 1, 1 dc in the middle of the last 3 dc, 1 ch and 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
WORK LAST ROUND AS FOLLOWS:
* ch 3, 1 dc in the first ch made, skip first dc, 1 sc in next dc, ch 3, 2 dc in the first ch made, skip 1 dc, 1 sc in next dc, ch 3, 1 dc in the first ch made, skip 1 dc, 1 sc in next ch, skip dc between dc-groups, 1 sc in next ch *, repeat from *-* the entire round, finish with 1 sl st in first ch from beg of round. Fasten off. Edge measures approx. 20-22-24-26 cm / 8"-8 3/4"-9½"-10 1/4".

EDGE AROUND ARMHOLES:
Along the armhole on back piece work as follows: 1 sl st in first dc, * ch 3, 1 sc in next dc *, repeat from *-*, along front piece work as follows: * ch 3, skip 1 st, 1 sc in next st *, repeat from *-*, finish with ch 3 and 1 sl st in first sl st from beg of round.


Diagram

1 sc
1 ch
1 dc
ch 3, 1 dc in the first of the 3 ch
ch 3, 2 dc in the first of the 3 ch



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