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Crochet DROPS blanket with zig-zag pattern in ”Cotton Light”.
DROPS 155-37
DROPS design: Pattern no cl-034
Yarn group B
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Measurements: Width: 80 cm / 31½'' Length: 145 cm / 57''

Materials:
DROPS COTTON LIGHT from Garnstudio
150 g color no 21, light beige
150 g color no 01, off white
150 g color no 25, light lilac
100 g color no 22, brown
100 g color no 23, light purple
50 g color no 13, violet
50 g color no 27, mint
50 g color no 08, ice blue
50 g color no 14, turquoise
50 g color no 18, pink

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 5 mm / H/8 – or size needed to get 16 dc measured horizontally = 10 cm / 4'' in width. 1 repetition of A.3 measures approx. 11.5 cm / 4½'' vertically.

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  • DROPS COTTON LIGHT UNI COLOUR (50g)
    2.90 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.
COLORS:
See diagrams A.1 and A.2.
Work A.1 and A.2 = 52 stripes in total.

PATTERN:
See diagram A.3. Every stripe = 2 rows.
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BLANKET:
Worked back and forth.
Work 194 LOOSE ch (includes 3 ch to turn with) on hook size 5 mm / H/8 with light purple. See explanation of COLORS above. Then work according to diagram A.3, i.e. work as follows:
ROW 1: Work 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in each of the next ch 2, * skip ch 1, 1 dc in each of the next ch 3, skip ch 1, 1 dc in each of the next ch 3, ch 3, skip ch 1, 1 dc in each of the next ch 3, skip ch 1, 1 dc in each of the next ch 3, skip ch 1, 1 dc in each of the next ch 3, skip ch 5, work 1 dc in each of the next 3 ch *, repeat from *-* 5 more times, skip ch 1, 1 dc in each of the next ch 3, skip ch 1, 1 dc in each of the next ch 3, ch 3, skip ch 1, 1 dc in each of the next ch 3, skip ch 1, 1 dc in each of the next ch 3, skip ch 1, 1 dc in each of the next 3 ch = 126 dc. There are 7 zig-zags in total. Turn piece.
ROW 2: 3 ch (= 1 dc), * 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, 1 dc in ch-space, ch 3, 1 dc in same space, ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, skip 2 dc *, repeat from *-* 6 more times = 70 dc. Turn and switch color.
ROW 3: ch 3, * 1 dc in first ch, 1 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next ch, 1 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next ch, 1 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next ch, 1 dc in next dc, 1 dc in ch-space, ch 3, 1 dc in same space, 1 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next ch, 1 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next ch, 1 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next ch, 1 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next ch *, repeat from *-* 6 more times = 126 dc. Turn.
ROW 4: 3 ch (= 1 dc), * 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, 1 dc in ch-space, ch 3, 1 dc in same space, ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, skip 2 dc *, repeat from *-* 6 more times = 70 dc. Turn and switch color.
Repeat 3rd and 4th row until last row on color diagram = 52 stripes in total.

CROCHET EDGE:
Work an edge after last row on A.2 in light beige, and an edge along first ch-row in light purple as follows: Work 1 sc in every st.
Fasten all strands.


Diagram

light purple
light lilac
off white
light beige
brown
mint
turquoise
ice blue
violet
pink
1 ch
1 dc in dc
1 dc in ch-space
These 2 rows = 1 stripe
These rows are explained in pattern. These 2 rows are the start of A.1.



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