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DROPS 65-13 by DROPS Design
"Pretty mermaid!"
DROPS Crocheted top with bare back in Safran
DROPS 65-13
NOTE: Safran Mouliné, the yarn originally used in making this garment was discontinued.
Safran has been substituted in this translation.

Sizes: Extra Small - Small - Medium - Large
Corresponds to bra sizes 70 - 75 - 80 - 85

Materials: DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
100-150-150-150 g col. no. 18, natural

DROPS 3 mm [US C] Crochet hook, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

2 DROPS Mother-of-pearl buttons, no. 521

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  • DROPS SAFRAN 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: 20 sts x 11 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"].

Pattern: See chart. Crochet the entire chart for all sizes.

Crocheting tip: When you are dec dc's on a row, chain diagonally up to the next row to compensate for the dc which are dec.
When dec 4 dc: at the end of row, turn, ch 6, skip the first 4 dc on row and start working in 5th dc on row.
When dec 3 dc: at the end of row, turn, ch 5, skip the first 3 dc on row and start working in 4th dc on row.
When dec 2 dc: at the end of row, turn, ch 4, skip the first 2 dc on row and start working in 3rd dc on row.

Body: Chain 171-184-197-211.
Row 1:
1 double crochet (dc) in the 3rd ch from the hook, 2 dc in the next 2 sts, * skip 1 ch, 3 dc in the next 3 sts *, repeat from * - *= 129-139-149-159 dc.
Rows 2 through 9-10-11-12:
1 dc in each dc from the previous row -- at the same time inc 1 dc on each side every row 8-9-10-11 times = 145-157-169-181 dc.
Now the work measures approx. 7-8-9-10 cm [2.75" - 3-1/8" - 3.5" - 4"].
***Now dec on both sides on every row - see Crocheting tip - at the same time, the chart begins - see to it that the chart comes at the center of the work - over the center 55 dc.
Dec on both sides as follows: 4 dc 2-3-6-8 times, 3 dc 3-7-7-7 times, 2 dc 14-9-6-5 times; from here, crochet the rest of the work according to the chart.
After the chart the work measures approx. 30-31-32-34 cm.

Assembly:
Crochet 1 buttonhole-loop with crochet hook size 3 and beige-mixed uppermost at each side at the back as follows: 1 double crochet, 2 slip sts, skip over ½ cm, 1 double crochet. Try on the top to see where the buttons should be sewn on - 1 button on the bottom side of the left back piece and 1 button on the top side of the right back piece. Crochet 3 bands of slip sts approx. 1 meter in length. Braid these together, tie a knot in each end and draw the cord through the uppermost row of holes.

Diagram

1 dc
2 dc in the previous dc/double dc.
ch 2
ch 3



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