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DROPS 68-21 by DROPS Design
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DROPS Crocheted Cardigan in Tynn Chenille and Muskat.
DROPS 68-21
Sizes: S/M - M/L - XL
Finished measurements: 90-100-110 cm [35-5/8" - 39 3/8" - 43.25"]

Materials: DROPS MUSKAT from Garnstudio
100% mercerized Egyptian cotton, 50 g./100 m./109 yards
100-150-150 g. col. no. 21, rust.
100-100-100 g. col. no. 33, light plum.
100-100-100 g. col. no. 39, raspberry.
100-100-100 g. col. no. 49, dark orange.

and use: DROPS TYNN CHENILLE from Garnstudio
90% cotton, 10% polyester, 50 g/120 m./130 yards
100-100-100 g. col. no. 927, dark lilac.
50-100-100 g. col. no. 905, petrol green.
50 - 50 - 50 g. col. no. 906, red.
50 - 50 - 50 g. col. no. 924, dark red.
50 - 50 - 50 g. col. no. 925, burgundy.

Alternate yarns for Muskat:
* DROPS BOMULL-LIN, 53% Egyptian cotton, 47% linen, 50 g./85 m./93 yds
* DROPS KARISMA SUPERWASH, 100% superwash wool, 50 g/110 m/120 yards
* DROPS KARISMA ANGORA-TWEED, 70% lambswool, 30% angora, 50 g/145 m/158 yds

DROPS 4 mm [US F] crochet hook, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

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The following yarns can be used as alternatives for DROPS T C Chenille. All prices valid per 03/09/2014.

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  • DROPS MUSKAT UNI COLOUR (50g)
    4.25 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.
Crochet gauge: 1 square = approx. 9.5 x 9.5 cm = [3.75" x 3.75"]. 4.5 V-st groups x 10 rows of Pattern 1 = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"].

Pattern: See charts. 68. The pattern is seen from the right side. The chart for Pattern 1 shows the V-stitch pattern, which is crocheted in stripe pattern following the chart for Pattern 2.

Color Combinations of Squares:
Crochet 6 different squares: A, B, C, D, E and F.
Square A (make 4-4-5):
round 1: Petrol green Chenille nr 905,
round 2: Burgundy Chenille nr 925,
round 3: Rust Muskat nr 21,
round 4: Dark orange Muskat nr 49,
round 5: red Chenille nr 906.
Square B (make 1-1-2 + 1 half square):
round 1: Dark lilac Chenille nr 927,
round 2: Burgundy Chenille nr 925,
round 3: Light plum Muskat nr 33,
round 4: raspberry Muskat nr 39,
round 5: red Chenille nr 906.
Square C (make 1-1-2):
round 1: Rust Muskat nr 21,
round 2: red Chenille nr 906,
round 3: Dark orange Muskat nr 49,
round 4: Rust Muskat nr 21,
round 5: Dark red Chenille nr 924.
Square D (make 4-4-5):
round 1: Dark orange Muskat nr 49,
round 2: raspberry Muskat nr 39,
round 3: Light plum Muskat nr 33,
round 4: Burgundy Chenille nr 925,
round 5: Dark red Chenille nr 924.
Square E (make 2-2-2 + 1 half square):
round 1: red Chenille nr 906,
round 2: raspberry Muskat nr 39,
round 3: Light plum Muskat nr 33,
round 4: Burgundy Chenille nr 925,
round 5: Dark lilac Chenille nr 927.
Square F (make 3-3-3):
round 1: Petrol green Chenille nr 905,
round 2: Dark lilac Chenille nr 927,
round 3: raspberry Muskat nr 39,
round 4: Light plum Muskat nr 33,
round 5: Petrol green Chenille nr 905.

Crocheted Square: Make squares in color combinations as described above.
Ch 5 with color 1 and join into a ring with sl st.
Round 1: color 1: ch 3, 7 dc in the ring and then 1 sl st in 3rd ch at beginning of row = 8 sts. Turn the work.
Round 2: color 2: ch 3 + 1 dc in first st of previous row. * 2 dc in every st from previous row *, repeat from * - * a total of 7 times. Finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch at beginning of row = 16 sts. Turn the work.
Round 3: color 3: ch 3 + 1 dc in first st of previous row, 1 dc in the next st from previous row, * then crochet alternately 2 dc and 1 dc in every st from previous row *, repeat from * - * a total of 7 times = 23 st + 3 ch. Finish with 1 sl st in the 3rd ch at beginning of row. Turn the work.
Round 4: color 4: ch 3 in first st of previous row, ch 4, 1 dc in the same st, * 1 dc in each of the following 6 dc, ch 4, 1 dc in the last of the 6 dc *, repeat from * - * a total of 3 times, 1 dc in each of the last 5 dc on row, finish with 1 sl st in the 3rd ch at beginning of row. Turn the work.
Round 5: color 5: ch 3 in first st of previous row, 1 dc in each of the following 6 dc, * 3 dc in ch-st bow, ch 3, 3 dc in the same ch-st bow, 1 dc in each of the following 6 dc, * repeat from * - * a total of 3 times, 3 dc in the next ch-st bow, ch 3, 3 dc in the same ch-st bow, finish with 1 sl st in the 3rd ch at beginning of row. Fasten off.

Half Square: Make squares in color combinations as described above.
Ch 5 with color 1 and join into a ring with a sl st.
Round 1: color 1: ch 3, 4 dc in the ring. Turn the work.
Round 2: color 2: ch 3 + 1 dc in first st of previous row, 2 dc in each of the following dc from previous row = 10 sts. Turn the work.
Round 3: color 3: ch 3 + 1 dc in first st of previous row, crochet alternately 1 dc and 2 dc in each dc from previous row = 15 sts. Turn the work.
Round 4: color 4: ch 3, ch 4, 1 dc in the same st as the ch 3, * 1 dc in each of the following 7 dc, ch 4, 1 dc in the last of the 7 dc *, repeat from * - * a total of 2 times. Turn the work.
Round 5: color 5: ch 6, 3 dc in ch-st bow, 1 dc in each of the following 7 dc from previous row, 3 dc in ch-st bow, ch 3, 3 dc in the same ch-st bow, 1 dc in each of the following 7 dc from previous row, 3 dc in ch-st bow, ch 3, 1 dc in the same ch-st bow.

Cardigan: The fronts are made with squares, and the sleeves, back and sides are crocheted in stripes in Pattern 1.

Back + sides: The Back and Sides are crocheted in one piece. Ch 98-114-130 loosely with rust Muskat.
Turn and crochet 1 row sc = 97-113-129 sc. On the next row, begin Pattern 1 as follows: 3 dc in 1st sc, * ch 1, skip over 3 sc, 3 dc in the next sc *, repeat from * - * (= 24-28-32 V-groups + 3 dc on row). Continue to crochet Pattern 1 with stripes according to Pattern 2. Note: turn all rows with ch 3 + ch 1. When the piece measures approx. 30-28-36 cm [11.75" - 11" - 14 1/8"] bind off for armhole by crocheting over 4-5.5-7.5 V-groups less at each side = 16-17-17 V-groups + 3 dc remain on back.
When the piece measures approx. 48-48-58 cm [18 7/8" - 18 7/8" - 22 7/8"] (there are now 2 rows remaining - adjust so that the last rows are crocheted with Muskat) bind off for the neck by not crocheting over the center 6.5-7.5-7.5 V-groups – crochet 1 row at each side of neck. Crochet the next row as follows: Pattern 1 over 4.5 V-groups, continue with sc over the neck opening - 1 sc in each dc - Pattern 1 over 4.5 V-groups. Fasten off, the piece measures approx. 50-50-60 cm [19.75" - 19.75" - 23 5/8"].

Front: Make 4-4-5 squares of A, 1-1-2 squares of B, 1-1-2 squares of C, 4-4-5 squares of D, 2-2-2 squares of E and 4-4-4 squares of F = 16-16-20 squares - see instructions above. Then make 1 half square each of B and E (neckband).
Crochet squares together with rust Muskat - see Figs. 2 and 3 - Fig. 3 shows how squares are crocheted together. First join in strips according to the thin line and then join strips according to the thick line.

Sleeve: Ch 42-46-50 loosely with rust Muskat. Turn and work 1 row of sc = 41-45-49 sc. Begin Pattern 1 on the next row as follows: * 3 dc in 1st sc, ch 1, skip over 3 sc *, repeat from * - * a total of 10-11-12 times, finish with 3 dc in last sc. Crochet Pattern 1 with stripes according to Pattern 2. Note: turn all rows with ch 3 + ch 1.
When the piece measures 10-8-10 cm [4" - 3 1/8" - 4"] inc 1/2 V-group at each side - see Fig. 1 - a total of 6-7-8 times every 4-3-3 rows = 16-18-20 V-groups. When the piece measures 28 cm [11"] (13-13-14 cm [5 1/8" - 5 1/8" - 5.5"] remain to finished measurements) shape sleeve cap by beginning row 2 V-groups in from each side. Repeat this dec every 5 rows to finished dimensions. Finish when the piece measures approx. 39-39-40 cm [15.25" - 15.25" - 15.75"].

Assembly: All pieces are crocheted together with rust Muskat. Crochet shoulder and side seams in the same way as squares were crocheted together - see Fig. 3. Crochet the sleeve seam as follows: start at the bottom with * 1 sc in one side, ch 2, 1 sc in the other side, ch 2 *, repeat from * - * until 3-4-6 rows remain. Crochet the sleeve to the Body in the same way. Crochet 1 row sc around entire Body, up along button bands and around the neck.

Neck ties: Make 2 chains approx. 30 cm [11.75"] long with 2 strands rust Muskat. Fasten 1 tie at each side of center front at start of neck shaping. Make 2 more ties and fasten these 1 square below the first ones.

Diagram

Rust Muskat nr 21
red Chenille nr 906
Dark red Chenille, nr 924
raspberry Muskat nr 39
Light plum Muskat, 33.
Burgundy Chenille nr 925.
Dark lilac Chenille nr 927.
Petrol green Chenille nr 905.
Dark orange Muskat nr 49.
ch 1
1 dc
1 sc
1 V-stitch group



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