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Olivia by DROPS Design
"Nostalgic and summery!"
Crochet DROPS blanket with squares and fan pattern in ”Big Merino”.
DROPS 146-35
DROPS design: Pattern no mb-001
Yarn group C
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Measurements:
Small blanket (as in picture): approx. 80 x 112 cm / 31½" x 44"
Large blanket: approx. 112 x 144 cm / 44" x 56½".

Materials:
DROPS BIG MERINO from Garnstudio
950 (1100) g color no 01, off white

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 6 mm / J/10 – or size needed to get 2.5 dc-groups worked according to diagram A.1 = width 10 cm / 4'' and 1 crochet square to measure 16 x 16 cm / 6¼'' x 6¼".

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New yarn amount: Materials:
DROPS BIG MERINO from Garnstudio
950 (1100) g color no 01, off white

Updated online: 16.01.2014 (Printed catalogues do not include these corrections)

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  • DROPS BIG MERINO MIX (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.
3 DC WORKED TOG AT BEG OF ROUND:
3 ch, work next dc in same ch but wait with last YO and pull through, work 1 dc more in same ch but now pull last YO through all 3 sts on hook.

3 DC WORKED TOG:
Work 1 dc in ch but wait with last YO and pull through, work 1 dc more in same ch but wait with last YO and pull through, work last dc in same ch but now pull last YO through all 4 sts on hook.
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BLANKET:
Beg by working the center of the blanket in fan pattern (A.1) as explained below. Then work squares which are assembled into a frame around the center of blanket. It is important to keep the crochet gauge on both fan pattern and the crochet squares so that the 2 parts fit tog when assembled.

CENTER OF BLANKET:
With Big Merino ch 70 (118) on hook size 6 mm / J/10. Then work according to diagram A.1, i.e. work as follows:
ROW 1: Work 2 dc in 10th ch from hook, ch 2, 2 dc in same ch, * skip ch 5, in next ch work 2 dc + ch 2 + 2 dc *, repeat from *-* 9 (17) times in total, ch 1, skip 5 ch and finish with 1 dc in last ch, turn piece = 10 (18) dc-groups on row.
ROW 2: ch 4 (= 1 dc + 1 ch), in every ch-space in the middle of every dc-group work 2 dc + ch 2 + 2 dc, finish row with 1 ch and 1 dc in 3rd ch from beg of previous row.
Repeat 2nd row back and forth until piece measures approx. 72 (104) cm / 28½'' (41").
Blanket now measures 40 (72) cm / 15 3/4" (28½") in width and 72 (104) cm / 28½" (41") vertically.

EDGE AROUND THE CENTER OF BLANKET:
ROUND 1: Beg from RS and work sc around the blanket as shown in A.2 – i.e. along ch-row at beg of blanket work 3 sc in every ch-space (i.e. between every dc-group) and work 1 sc at the bottom of every dc-group, in every corner on blanket work 2 sc + ch 3 + 2 sc, up along each side on blanket work 3 sc in every dc and at the top of blanket (i.e. along last row) work 2 sc in every ch-space and 2 sc between every dc-group.
ROUND 2: Turn piece, ch 3 (= 1 dc), then work 1 dc in every sc and in ch-spaces in every corner work 2 dc + ch 2 + 2 dc, finish round with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
ROUND 3: Work as 2nd round but work 1 dc in every dc (instead of 1 dc in every sc).
Blanket now measures 48 (80) cm / 19" (31½") in width and 80 (112) cm / 31½" (44") vertically.

CROCHET SQUARE:
With Big Merino ch 4 on hook size 6 mm / J/10 and form a ring with 1 sl st in 1st ch. Then work according to diagram A.3, i.e. work as follows:
ROUND 1: ch 4 (= 1 dc + 1 ch), * 1 dc in ch-ring, ch 1 *, repeat from *-* a total of 11 times, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round = 12 dc with 1 ch between each.
ROUND 2: 1 sl st in first ch, work 3 dc TOG AT BEG OF ROUND – see explanation above, * ch 3, 3 dc TOG in next ch – see explanation above *, repeat from *-* a total of 11 times and finish with 3 ch and 1 sl st at the top of first dc-group = 12 dc-groups with 3 ch between every dc-group.
ROUND 3: 1 sl st in first ch-space, ch 1, 1 sc in same ch-space, * ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-space, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-space, ch 6, 1 sc in next ch-space *, repeat from *-* a total of 4 times but finish last repetition with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round (instead of 1 sc in next ch-space).
ROUND 4: Work 1 sl st in first ch-space, ch 1, 1 sc in same ch-space, * ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-space, ch 1, in next ch-space (ch-space with 6 ch) work 5 dc + ch 3 + 5 dc (= corner), ch 1, 1 sc in next ch-space *, repeat from *-* a total of 4 times but finish last repetition with 1 sl st in first sc at beg of round (instead of 1 sc in next ch-space).
ROUND 5: Work sl sts until the middle of first ch-space (ch-space with 5 ch), ch 5 (= 1 hdc + 3 ch), * 1 sc in ch before dc-group, ch 5, 1 sc in ch-space in the corner, ch 3, 1 sc in same ch-space, ch 5, 1 sc in ch-space after next dc-group, ch 3, 1 hdc in next ch-space, 3 ch *, repeat from *-* a total of 4 times but finish last repetition with 1 sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round (instead of 1 hdc in next ch-space, 3 ch). Fasten off, square measures 16 x 16 cm / 6¼'' x 6¼".
Work a total of 20 (28) squares.

ASSEMBLY:
Place the squares with 5 (7) squares in width and 7 (9) squares in height.
Place 2 squares tog WS against WS and work tog as follows (work around the outer edge on both squares at the same time):
1 sc in ch-space in the corner on squares, ch 1, 1 sc in next ch-space, ch 1, 1 sc in same ch-space, ch 1, 1 sc in same ch-space, * ch 1, 1 sc in next ch-space, ch 1, 1 sc in same ch-space *, repeat from *-* 1 more time, ch 1, 1 sc in next ch-space, ch 1, 1 sc in same ch-space, ch 1, 1 sc in same ch-space, ch 1, 1 sc in ch-space in the corner. Fasten off. Crochet the other squares tog the same way.
Now work the center of blanket tog with the frame as follows (place the 2 parts flat while assembling so that the distance between the assembly points can be adjusted): Beg with 1 sc in ch-space in the corner on frame, ch 1, 1 sc in ch-space in the corner on the center of blanket, * ch 3, 1 sc in next ch-space on frame, ch 1, skip approx. 3 dc on the center of blanket, 1 sc in next dc *, repeat from *-* around the entire blanket – make sure that the crochet tog is nice and even.

LACE EDGE AROUND THE BLANKET:
Work a finishing edge around the entire blanket as follows: 1 sc in any ch-space, * ch 4, 1 dc in third ch from hook, 1 tr in fourth ch from hook, skip approx. 3-3½ cm / 1"-1 1/4" on blanket, 1 sc in next ch-space *, repeat from *-* around the entire blanket – NOTE: Make sure that one whole ch-space is in every corner and finish round with 1 sl st in first ch from beg of round.


Diagram

1 sl st
1 ch
1 sc
1 hdc
1 dc
3 dc tog
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