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DROPS 99-15 by DROPS Design

DROPS crochet top with mussel shaped border in Muskat.

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Size: S – M - L – XL – XXL
Materials: Drops Muskat from Garnstudio
250-300-300-350-400 g colour no 18, white

Drops Crochet Hook size 4 mm, or size needed to obtain the correct tension

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Crochet tension: 17 tr x 10 rows using hook size 4 mm with Muskat = 10 x 10 cm
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 armhole and neckline):
Dec as follows at the beg of row: replace 1 tr with 1 sl st.
Dec as follows at the end of row: Turn the piece when number of tr to be dec are left on row.

Front piece: Crochet 88-97-109-124-139 ch (incl 3 ch to turn with) on crochet hook size 4 mm. Crochet first row as follows: 1 tr in 4th ch from crochet hook, *skip 1 ch, 1 tr in each of the next 2 ch*, repeat from *-* = 58-64-72-82-92 tr, turn the piece.
Read all of the following section before continuing!
Crochet 1 tr in each tr from pervious row – read Crochet info.
Shaping: Insert 2 marking threads MT 15-18-21-25-29 tr in from each side = 28-28-30-32-34 tr between each MT. On next row inc to shape the top by crocheting 2 tr in each of the 2 tr with MT. Repeat the inc on every 2-2-2-3-3 rows a total of 4-4-4-3-3 times – inc inside each MT so that number of sts between the MT increases. At the same time when piece measures 6 cm inc 1 tr each side (crochet 2 tr in the penultimate tr). After all inc are complete = 68-74-82-90-100 tr. When piece measures 16-17-18-19-20 cm cast off for armhole each side – see Casting off tip: 4 tr 1-1-1-1-2 times, 2 tr 1-2-3-4-4 times and 1 tr 1-1-1-2-2 times = 54-56-60-62-64 tr. When piece measures 26-27-28-29-30 cm crochet 1 row on 19-20-21-22-23 tr each side only (do not crochet on the middle 16-16-18-18-18 tr = neckline). Now cast off each side towards neckline – see Casting off tip: 2 tr 2 times and 1 tr 3 times = 12-13-14-15-16 tr left on each shoulder. Cut the thread when piece measures 43-45-47-49-51 cm.

Back piece: Crochet like front piece = 58-64-72-82-92 sts after first row. NB! No shaping in the middle of back piece. On second row inc 1 tr each side (crochet 2 tr in the penultimate tr) and repeat the inc on every other row a total of 5-5-5-4-4 times = 68-74-82-90-100 tr. When piece measures 16-17-18-19-20 cm cast off for armhole each side as described for front piece = 54-56-60-62-64 tr. When piece measures 31-33-35-37-39 cm crochet 1 row on 13-14-15-16-17 tr each side only (do not crochet on the middle 28-28-30-30-30 tr = neckline). Cast off 1 tr each side towards neckline – see Casting off tip =12-13-14-15-16 tr left on each shoulder. Cut the thread when piece measures 43-45-47-49-51 cm.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams in the outer loops with neat sts. Sew side seams in the same way.

Mussel shaped border: Crochet a border along bottom edge with crochet hook size 4 mm as follows:
Round 1: crochet 120-130-150-170-190 dc round bottom edge of front and back piece, i.e. 1 dc in each tr, but crochet 2 dc in 4-2-6-6-6 tr evenly distributed. Finish round with a sl st in first dc from beg of round.
Round 2: 1 ch, 1 dc in first dc, *5 ch, skip 3 dc, 1 dc in next dc, 7 ch, skip 5 dc, 1 dc in next dc*, repeat from *-* a total of 12-13-15-17-19 times, but replace the last dc with a sl st in the first dc from beg of round (= 12-13-15-17-19 large ch-loops + 12-13-15-17-19 small ch-loops).
Round 3: Crochet sl sts to the middle of the first small ch-loop, 1 dc in the same small ch-loop, *10 tr in next ch-loop (large ch-loop), 1 dc in next ch-loop (small ch-loop)*, repeat from *-* a total of 11-12-14-16-18 times and finish with 10 tr in the last ch-loop and a sl st in the first dc from beg of round.
Round 4: 1 sl st in between the first 2 tr in the tr-group, 4 ch (= 1 tr + 1 ch), *1 tr in between the next 2 tr in the tr-group, 1 ch*, repeat from *-* a total of 8 times (= 9 tr in the tr group). Repeat in all the tr-groups on row and finish with a sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
Round 5: 1 picot = 3 ch, 1 sl st in 3rd ch from crochet hook. *1 dc in first ch, 1 dc in next ch, (1 picot, 1 dc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch), repeat from (-) a total of 3 times, 1 dc in between tr-groups*, repeat from *-* a total of 12-13-15-17-19 times and finish with a sl st in first dc from beg of round.

Crochet a similar border in the 10th row from bottom edge (after all inc. are completed). Crochet the same way as bottom edge. Beg with Round 2 (don’t crochet Round 1). Because of the increased no of tr the number of repeats are as follows:
Round 2: repeat from *-* a total of 14-15-17-18-20 times (= 14-15-17-18-20 large ch-loops + 14-15-17-18-20 small ch-loops. NB! No of tr on top do not fit the border pattern. Compensate for this by skipping 4 tr instead of 5 tr 4-2-6-0-0 times evenly distributed on round.
Round 3: Repeat from *-* a total of 13-14-16-17-19 times.
Round 4: Same as border along bottom edge.
Round 5: Repeat from *-* a total of 14-15-17-18-20 times.
Crochet border: Crochet a border round armholes and neckline as follows: 1 dc in the first tr, 1 dc in next tr, *1 picot, 1 dc in next tr, 1 dc in next tr*, repeat from *-* and finish round with a sl st in first dc.



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