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Matilda by DROPS Design
Crochet DROPS coat and hat with decorative edges in ”DROPS ♥ YOU #4” or ”Nepal”. Size 3 - 12 years.
DROPS Extra 0-938
DROPS design: Pattern no ne-015-bn
Yarn group C
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COAT:
Size: 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years

Finished measurements:
Bust: 66-70-76-84-90 cm / 26”-27½”-30”-33”-35½”
Full length: 48-52-56-60-64 cm / 19”-20½”-22”-23½”-25¼”

Materials:
DROPS ♥ YOU #4 from Garnstudio
400-450-500-550-600 g color no 0607, light brown
50-50-50-50-50 g color no 0282, beige

Or use:
DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio
400-450-500-550-600 g color no 0618, camel
50-50-50-50-50 color no 0206, light beige.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 6 mm / J/10 – or size needed to get 12 dc x 6 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4’’ x 4’’.
DROPS COCONUT BUTTONS, NO 515: 5-5-5-6-6 pieces.

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HAT:
Size: 3/5 - 6/9 - 10/12 years
To fit head circumference: 50/52 - 52/54 - 54/58 cm / 19¾”/20½” – 20½”/21¼” – 21¼”/22¾”

Materials:
DROPS ♥ YOU #4 from Garnstudio
100-100-100 g color no 0607, light brown
Some left-over 0282, beige for decoration.

Or use:
DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio
100-100-100 g color no 0618, camel
Some left-over 0206, light beige for decoration.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 6 mm / J/10 – or size needed to get 12 dc x 6 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4’’ x 4’’.

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  • DROPS NEPAL UNI COLOUR (50g)
    3.95 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.
CROCHET INFO COAT:
Replace first dc on row with 3 ch.

DECREASE TIP COAT:
Dec 1 dc by working 2 dc tog as follows:
Work 1 dc in first dc but wait with last pull through, work 1 dc in next dc but on last pull through, pull yarn through all 3 loops on hook.
Dec 2 dc by working 3 dc tog as follows:
Work 1 dc in first dc but wait with last pull through, work 1 dc in next dc but wait with last pull through, work 1 dc in next dc but on last pull through, pull yarn through all 4 loops on hook.

CROCHET INFO HAT:
Beg every dc round with 3 ch instead of first dc. Finish every round with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
Beg every sc round with 1 ch instead of first sc. Finish every round with 1 sl st in 1st ch from beg of round.

INCREASE TIP HAT:
Inc 1 dc by working 2 dc in same dc.
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BACK PIECE:
Ch 61-63-68-73-78 with light brown on hook size 6 mm / J/10.
Turn and work 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, continue with 1 dc in each of the next 2-4-4-4-4 ch, * skip ch 1, 1 dc in each of the next 4 ch *, repeat from *-* the entire row = 48-50-54-58-62 dc - READ CROCHET INFO!
Continue with dc upwards on all rows.
REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE!
When piece measures 15 cm / 6’’, dec 1 dc in each side by working the second and third dc and the 2 next to last dc tog – SEE DECREASE TIP!
Repeat dec every 5-5-6-6-7 cm / 2”-2”-2½”-2½”-2 ¾”, 3 more times = 40-42-46-50-54 dc.
When piece measures 33-36-39-42-45 cm / 13”-14¼”-15¼”-16½”-17¾”, shape armholes in each side as follows: Work sl sts over the first 2-2-3-4-5 dc, then work dc until 2-2-3-4-5 dc remain, turn piece.
Continue with dc, there are now 36-38-40-42-44 dc on row.
Continue to work until piece measures approx. 47-51-55-59-63 cm / 18½”-20”-21½”-23”-24¾”.
Now work 1 row with dc only over the outermost 12-13-13-14-14 dc in each side for shoulder (the middle 12-12-14-14-16 dc = neck). Fasten off.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Ch 34-36-38-41-43 with light brown on hook size 6 mm / J/10.
Turn and work 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, continue with 1 dc in each of the next 5-2-4-2-4 ch, * skip ch 1, 1 dc in each of the next 4 ch *, repeat from *-* the entire row = 27-28-30-32-34 dc.
Continue with dc upwards on all rows (the 3 outermost dc towards mid front = band).
When piece measures 15 cm / 6’’, beg dec in the side as on back piece.
When dec are done, 23-24-26-28-30 dc remain on row.
When piece measures 33-36-39-42-45 cm / 13”-14¼”-15¼”-16½”-17¾”, the outermost 2-2-3-4-5 dc towards the side are no longer worked.
Continue with dc over the remaining 21-22-23-24-25 dc.
When piece measures 43-47-50-54-57 cm / 17”-18½”-19¾”-21¼”-22½”, the outermost 7-7-8-8-9 dc towards mid front are no longer worked. Then dec 1 dc towards mid front on the next 2 rows by working the 2 next to last dc towards mid front tog = 12-13-13-14-14 dc remain on shoulder.
Fasten off when piece measures 48-52-56-60-64 cm / 19”-20½”-22”-23½”-25¼”.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Work as right but reversed.

SLEEVE:
Ch 32-32-32-39-39 with light brown on hook size 6 mm / J/10.
Turn and work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, then work 1 sc in each of the next 5-5-5-2-2 ch, * skip 1 ch, work 1 sc in each of the next 4 ch *, repeat from *-* the entire row = 26-26-26-31-31 sc (first ch on row does NOT count as 1 sc).
Turn piece and continue with 1 dc in every sc.
When piece measures 10 cm / 4’’, inc 1 dc in each side by working 2 dc in second dc and in next to last dc.
Repeat inc every 2-2-2-3-3 rows 3-4-5-4-5 more times = 34-36-38-41-43 dc.
When piece measures 26-30-34-37-41 cm / 10¼”-11¾”-13½”-14½”-16”, beg dec for sleeve cap. Work sl sts over the first 3 dc, then work dc until 3 dc remain, turn piece. Ch 3, then work the next 3 dc tog – SEE DECREASE TIP! Work dc until 4 dc remain, work the next 3 dc tog, then 1 dc in last dc.
Continue like this by working the 3 next to last dc on every row tog until piece measures 33-37-41-45-49 cm / 13”-14½”-16”-17¾”-19¼”, fasten off.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew shoulder seams, side seams and sleeve seams edge to edge to avoid a chunky seam. Sew in the sleeves in body.
Sew the buttons on left front piece, the top button approx. 2 cm / 3/4’’ from neck/beg of collar, the bottom button approx. 12 cm / 4¾’’ from bottom edge.
Place the rest of the buttons evenly between these 2 buttons. Button through band on right front piece.

COLLAR:
Work 35-50 sc around the neck with light brown on hook size 6 mm / J/10. Continue back and forth with 1 sc in every sc until collar measures approx. 6-7-7-8-8 cm / 2½”-2¾”-2¾”-3”-3”. Fasten off.

DIAGONAL STITCHES:
Sew diagonal stitches with beige under chest and on the back. Approx. 1-2 cm / ½-3/4” below armhole. Stitches should go over approx. 1.5 x 1.5 cm / ½” x ½”.

DECORATIVE POCKETS:
Ch 18-18-20-20-22-22 (includes 1 ch to turn with) on hook size 6 mm / J/10 with light brown.
Work 1st row as follows: 1 sc in 2nd ch, 1 sc in each of the next 2 ch, skip 1 ch, * 1 sc in each of the next 3 ch, skip 1 ch *, repeat from *-* and finish by working 1 sc in each of the last 1-1-3-3-1-1 ch = 13-13-15-15-16-16 sc.
Then work 1 sc in every sc until approx. 6-6-6-7-7-7 cm / 2½’’-2½’’-2½’’-2¾’’-2¾’’-2¾’’ have been worked. Fasten off. Work another decorative pocket.
Sew the decorative pockets approx 3-5 cm/1”-2” below the diagonal sts on each front piece. Sew with neat stitches along upper edge of pocket and sew 1 stitch in each bottom corner.

CROCHET EDGES:
Work around all edges on jacket with beige on hook size 6 mm / J/10. Start mid back on collar.
Work 1 sc, * ch 1, skip approx. 1 cm / ½’’, 1 sc in next st *, repeat from *-* around the collar, down along front piece, around the edge at the bottom and up along front piece and back of neck again. Finish with 1 sl st in sc from beg of round.
Work the same way around the bottom of the sleeves and around the loose edge on pockets.

CROCHET EDGE (around armholes):
Work an edge around the sleeve, on the outside of where sleeve has been fastened in front and back piece.
Use crochet hook size 6 mm / J/10 and beg under sleeve. Work 1 sc, * ch 1, skip approx. 1 cm / ½’’, 1 sc *, repeat from *-* around the entire armhole and finish with 1 sl st in first sc at beg of round.

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HAT:
The piece is worked top down.
Ch 4 on hook size 6 mm / J/10 with light brown and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch. REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE!
ROUND 1: Read CROCHET INFO! Work 8 dc in ch-ring.
ROUND 2: 2 dc in every dc the entire round = 16 dc.
ROUND 3: * 1 dc in first dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 24 dc.
ROUND 4: * 1 dc in each of the first 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 32 dc.
ROUND 5: * 1 dc in each of the first 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 40 dc.
ROUND 6: * 1 dc in each of the first 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 48 dc.
ROUND 7: * 1 dc in each of the first 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 56 dc.
Finish inc in size 3/5 years here.

ROUND 8: ONLY WORKED IN SIZE 6/9 – 10/12:
Work 1 dc in every dc AT THE SAME TIME inc 3-6 dc evenly READ INCREASE TIP! = 59-62 dc

ALL SIZES: Now work 1 dc in every dc on every round until piece measures approx. 18-19-20 cm / 7”-7½”-8”.
Switch to beige and work 1 sc in every dc the entire round. Fasten off.


CROCHET FLOWER:
Ch 6 with light brown on hook size 6 mm / J/10 and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: ch 1, 1 hdc in ch-ring, * ch 7, 1 sl st through the 2 strands at the front of previous hdc, 2 hdc in ch-ring *, repeat from *-* until 5 ch-spaces have been worked, ch 7, 1 sl st through the 2 strands at the front of previous hdc, 1 hdc in ch-ring and finish with 1 sl st in 1st ch from beg of round.
ROUND 2: Work sl sts until first ch-space. Ch 1, work 12 hdc in space, * work 12 hdc in next ch-space *, repeat from *-* in all ch-spaces and finish with 1 sl st in 1st ch from beg of round. Cut the yarn and pull it through.
ROUND 3: Switch to beige and beg with 1 sl st in second hdc on 1st round, ch 1, 1 sc in same st. Fold ch-spaces towards you and work 1 sc in 1 of the strands at the back of all hdc (the top of hdc from previous row tilts forwards and is clearly visible from front). Between all spaces work 1 very loose sc in second hdc from 1st round. Finish with 1 sl st in first ch from beg of round.
Cut the yarn and pull it through.
Fasten off.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the flower on to the hat.


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