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DROPS crochet jacket in Muskat. Size XS - XXL

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DROPS 99-18

Size: XS/S – M/L – L/XL – XXL
Materials: Drops Muskat from Garnstudio
700-750-850-900-1000 g colour no 09, light brown

Drops Crochet Hook size 4 mm, or size needed to obtain the correct tension
11 buttons - approx diameter 2.5 cm

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NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - 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 American English, please click here.
Crochet tension: 16 tr x 10 rows on hook size 4mm with Muskat = 10 x 10 cm

Pattern: See Fig. 1 for the transition between tr’s and M.1. See diagram M.1.

Crochet info: At the beg of each row replace the 1st tr with 3 ch. At the end of row crochet the last tr in 3rd ch from beg of previous row.

Decreasing tip (apply to sleeve): Dec 1 tr each side of the tr-section by crochet tog the last 2 tr as follows: crochet the first tr, crochet the second but without pulling the thread trough the last time, make a yo and pull thread trough all 3 loops on crochet hook.

Casting off tip (apply to pockets):
Cast off as follows at beg of row: crochet 1 sl st over the first tr
Cast off as follows at the end of row: Turn the piece when 1 tr left on row

Buttonholes: 1 buttonhole = crochet 1 ch instead of the third tr on front band. On return row crochet 1 tr in ch.
Crochet buttonholes on right front band when piece measures:
Size XS/S: 13, 21 and 29 cm
Size M/L: 13, 21 and 29 cm
Size L/XL: 14, 22 and 30 cm
Size XXL: 14, 22 and 30 cm

Back and front piece: Crochet back and forth from mid front – remember buttonholes on right front band. Crochet 189-221-253-285 ch (incl 3 ch to turn with) on crochet hook size 4 mm. Now crochet 1 tr in 4th ch from the hook, 1 tr in next ch, *1 tr in each of the next 3 ch, skip 1 ch*, repeat from *-* = 141-165-189-213 tr (incl 7 tr each side for front band). Continue with 1 tr in each tr until piece measures 8 cm – read Crochet info! Crochet next row as follows: 7 tr (front band), M.1 on the next 127-151-175-199 tr and finish with 7 tr (front band) = 21-25-29-33 repeats of M.1. See Fig.1 for the transition between tr’s and M.1. Continue like this until piece measures 37-38-39-40 cm and now divide piece for front and back pieces as follows: right front piece = 7 tr on front band + 5-6-7-8 repeats in M.1, back piece = 11-13-15-17 repeats in M.1, left front piece = 5-6-7-8 repeats in M.1 + 7 tr on front band.

Right front piece: Crochet from mid front towards the side.
Size XS/S and M/L: Inc 1 repeat at side for wide shoulder – see Fig. 2 = 6-7-7-8 repeats (no inc for wide shoulder in size L/XL and XXL). At the same time when piece measures 44-45-46-47 cm only crochet on the outermost 5-6-6-6 repeats at the side (front band and 1-1-1-2 repeats towards mid front = neckline). Cut the thread when piece measures approx 56-58-60-62 cm.

Left front piece: Like right front piece, but mirrored. To make sure the 2 front pieces are identical, also crochet from mid front towards the side, i.e first row is from the WS.
Back piece: Size XS/S and M/L: Inc 1 repeat each side for wide shoulder – see Fig. 2 = 13-15-15-17 repeats (no inc for wide shoulder in size L/XL and XXL). When piece measures 54-56-58-60 cm (1 row left of M.1) only crochet on the outermost 5-6-6-6 repeats each side (middle 3-3-3-5 repeats = neckline). Cut the thread when piece measures approx 56-58-60-62 cm.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams with neat sts.

Sleeve: Crochet from armhole and down. Crochet the sleeve around. Crochet 6-6-7-7 repeats of M.1 mid upper sleeve + 24-28-24-28 extra tr evenly distributed mid under arm (= 12-14-12-14 tr on each side of mid under arm). When sleeve measures 10 cm dec 2 tr in the tr-section under arm on every 3-3-3-2.5 cm a total of 11 times – read Decreasing tip = 6-6-7-7 repeats of M.1 + 2-6-2-6 extra tr. When sleeve measures 44-42-42-40 cm crochet tr until finish. Crochet as follows in each repeat: 1 tr in first tr from M.1, 1 tr in between the next 2 tr, 3 tr in ch-loop, 1 tr between the next 2 tr = 38-42-44-48 tr. Cut the thread when sleeve measures 52-50-50-48 cm (shorter sleeve in larger sizes because of wider shoulder pieces).

Collar: Crochet approx 60 to 90 tr along neckline. NB! Do not crochet on front bands (7 tr each side) – make sure there is enough tr at the corners so it is not to tight. Crochet 3 rows with 1 tr in each tr, on next row inc 1 tr in each corner, on each shoulder and mid back (crochet 2 tr in 1 tr). Continue with 1 tr in each tr until collar measures 12-12-13-13 cm. Cut the thread.

Button covers: Crochet covers for 11 buttons on crochet hook size 4 mm as follows
1st round: 2 ch, 14 tr in the first ch and finish with 1 sl st in first tr
2nd round: 1 dc in each tr and finish with 1 sl st in dc from beg of round
3rd round: 1 tr in every other dc and finish with 1 sl st in tr from beg of round = 7 tr
Put button inside cover, sew round the opening and pull tight.
Sew on buttons as follows: 3 buttons on left front band, 2 buttons on each sleeve (1 and 6 cm from bottom edge), fold down collar and place a button each side.

Pockets: Crochet 28 ch (incl 3 ch to turn with) on crochet hook size 4 mm with Muskat. Turn and crochet 1 tr in 4th ch from crochet hook, *1 tr in each of the next 3 ch, skip 1 ch*, repeat from *-* = 20 tr. Continue with 1 tr in each tr until piece measures 14 cm. Now cast off 1 tr each side on every row a total of 8 times – see Casting off tip = 4 tr left. Cut the thread. Crochet a border round the flap, i.e. where the dec beg, as follows: 1 dc in the first tr, *2 ch, skip 1 cm, 1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc in the same dc, skip 0.5 cm, 1 dc*, repeat from *-*. Fold the flaps over the pocket and attach with a button. Sew the pockets to front pieces, approx 10 cm from bottom edge.

Crochet border: Crochet a border round all edges including the sleeves on crochet hook size 4 mm with Muskat as follows: 1dc in the first tr, *2 ch, skip 1 cm, 1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc in the same dc, skip 0.5 cm, 1 dc*, repeat from *-*.

English explanation to pattern diagram:
In M.1: 1 rapport = 1 repeat




Diagram

ch
tr
tr group: crochet 2 tr in the same st, 3 ch, 2 tr in the same st


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