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DROPS 87-20 by DROPS Design

DROPS Crocheted Afghan in Karisma Superwash and crocheted Pillow in Karisma Superwash and Vivaldi

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DROPS 87-20

AFGHAN:

Measurements: approx. 110 x 160 cm [43.25" x 63"]

Materials: DROPS KARISMA SUPERWASH
400 gr nr 55, light brown
300 gr nr 39, dark plum
200 gr nr 01, natural
150 gr nr 04, dark brown
150 gr nr 40, light plum

DROPS 5 mm [US H] crochet hook, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in inches. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here.
Gauge: 1 square measures approx. 26 x 26 cm.

Crochet tips: To avoid having to tuck in the many ends you will have, crochet over the ends as you go along.

Colors of Squares:
Crochet squares in 4 different color combinations:

Square A:
1st + 2nd rows: light plum
3rd + 4th rows: light brown
5th row: natural
6th + 7th rows: light plum
8th + 9th rows: dark plum
10th row: light brown.

Square B:
1st + 2nd rows: dark brown
3rd row: light brown
4th row: natural
5th + 6th rows: light plum
7th + 8th rows: dark plum
9th row: dark brown
10th row: light brown.

Square C:
1st + 2nd rows: natural
3rd row: light brown
4th row: dark brown
5th + 6th rows: dark plum
7th row: dark brown
8th row: natural
9th row: dark plum
10th row: light brown.

Square D:
1st row: natural
2nd + 3rd rows: light plum
4th row: dark plum
5th row: light brown
6th + 7th rows: natural
8th row: dark plum
9th + 10th rows: light brown.

Square: Make 6 squares in each color combination – see instructions above.
Read crochet tips above before beginning:
Ch 6 with color for first row and join into a ring with 1 sl st.
1st row: ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 3, * 3 dc, ch 3 *, repeat * - * a total of 3 times and finish with 1 sl st in ch 3 at start of row, turn the work.
2nd row: ch 3, 2 dc in first ch-loop, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-loop, * ch 1, 3 dc in the next ch-loop, ch 3, 3 dc in the same ch-loop *, repeat * - * a total of 3 times and finish with ch 1 and 1 sl st in ch 3 at start of row, turn the work.
3rd row: ch 3, 2 dc in first ch-loop, ch 1, * 3 dc in the next ch-loop, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-loop, ch 1, 3 dc in the next ch-loop, 1 ch *, repeat * - * a total of 3 times, 3 dc in the next ch-loop, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-loop, 1 ch and finish with 1 sl st in ch 3 at start of row, turn the work.
4th row: ch 3, 2 dc in first ch-loop, ch 1, * 3 dc in the next ch-loop, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-loop, ch 1, 3 dc in the next ch-loop, ch 1, 3 dc in the next ch-loop, 1 ch *, repeat * - * a total of 3 times, 3 dc in the next ch-loop, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-loop, ch 1, 3 dc in the next ch-loop, 1 ch and finish with 1 sl st in ch 3 at start of row, turn the work.
5th-10th rows: Crochet in the same manner, adding 1 dc group more between each corner on each row.

Assembly: Arrange square colors as you wish, 4 squares wide and 6 squares high. Crochet squares together as seen in diagram – first crochet squares together lengthwise, then in width.

Crocheted edge: Crochet around entire edge with light brown as follows: 1 sc in corner ch-loop, ch 6, 1 sc in the next ch-loop *, repeat * - * and finish with ch 6 and 1 sl st in first sc at start of row.





PILLOW:

Measurements: 45 x 45 cm [17.75" x 17.75"]

Materials: Garnstudio KARISMA SUPERWASH
250 gr nr 01, natural
and use: Garnstudio VIVALDI
100 gr nr 06, natural

DROPS 7 mm [US K] crochet hook, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

Gauge: 3 dc-group in width and 6 rows in height with 1 strand of each yarn (2 strands) = approx. 10 x 10 cm

Back side: Ch 4 with 1 strand of each yarn (2 strands) and join into a ring with 1 sl st.
1st row: ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 2, * 3 dc in ring, ch 2 *, repeat * - * a total of 3 times and finish with 1 sl st in the ch 3 at start of row, turn the work.
2nd row: ch 3, 2 dc in first ch-loop, ch 2, 3 dc in same ch-loop (= corner), * 3 dc in the next ch-loop, ch 2, 3 dc in same ch-loop (= corner) *, repeat * - * a total of 3 times and finish with 1 sl st in the ch 3 at start of row, turn the work.
3rd row: ch 3, 2 dc between dc-groups, * 3 dc in the next ch-loop, ch 2, 3 dc in same ch-loop (= corner), 3 dc between the following 2 dc-groups *, repeat * - * a total of 3 times, 3 dc in the next ch-loop, ch 2, 3 dc in same ch-loop (= corner) and finish with 1 sl st in the ch 3 at start of row, turn the work.
4th row: ch 3, 2 st between dc-groups, * 3 dc in the next ch-loop, ch 2, 3 dc in same ch-loop (= corner), 3 dc between the following 2 dc-groups, 3 dc between the following 2 dc-groups, *, repeat * - * a total of 3 times, 3 dc in the next ch-loop, ch 2, 3 dc in same ch-loop (= corner), 3 dc between the following 2 dc-groups and finish with 1 sl st in the ch 3 at start of row, turn the work.
5th-13th rows (or to desired size): Crochet in the same manner (there will be 1 dc-group more between each corner every row).

Front: Crochet the same as the back.

Blossoms:
Small blossom: Ch 4 with 1 strand each yarn (2 strands) and join into a ring with 1 sl st.
1st row: * 1 sc in ring, ch 3 *, repeat * - * a total of 6 times and finish with 1 sl st in first sc at start of row.
2nd row: Crochet as follows in each ch-loop: 1 sc, ch 1, 4 dc, ch 1 and 1 sc, finish with 1 sl st in first sc at start of row.
Large blossom: Ch 4 with 1 strand each yarn (2 strands) and join into a ring with 1 sl st.
At the start of every row ch 3 replaces 1 dc and every row ends with 1 sl st in the ch 3 at the start of row.
1st row: Crochet 15 dc in ring.
2nd row: Crochet 2 dc in each dc = 30 dc
3rd row: Crochet 3 dc between the 2 first dc on row, * ch 1, 3 dc between the next 2 dc *, repeat * - * to end of row (= 15 dc-groups).
4th row: * Crochet together 4 dc as follows: 2 dc between 1st and 2nd dc in dc-group and then 2 dc between 2nd and 3 dc in dc-group, but leave the last loop on the hook and pull yarn through all 4 dc at once, ch 2, 1 sc in ch-loop, ch 2 *, repeat * - * to end of row and finish with 1 sl st in the top of first dc-group on row.

Assembly: Sew the small blossom on top of the large blossom, then sew the entire blossom assembly to the center of the front piece.
Crochet front and back together with wrong sides facing and 1 strand of each yarn (2 strands) as follows (start at one corner): 1 sc in ch-loop in corner (crochet through both layers), * ch 4, 1 sc in the next ch-loop (crochet through both layers) *, repeat * - * around 3 sides, put in pillow form and continue along the last side in the same manner, finish with 1 sl st in first sc at start of row.

Diagram

ch 1
1 sc

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