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DROPS 111-24 by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS short sleeveless top in ”Alpaca”. Size S - XXXL.

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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
200-200-250-250-300-300 g colour no 0100, off-white

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3 mm – or size needed to get 24 tr x 13 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

DROPS Mother-of-pearl buttons w/hole no 522: 3 pcs

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pattern type: vests, pattern/technique: lace, shape: v-neck,

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CROCHET INFO:
Replace first tr on each row with 3 ch. Finish each row with 1 tr in 3rd ch from beg of previous row.

INCREASING TIP:
Inc 1 tr by working 1 extra tr in last but one tr.

DECREASING TIP:
Dec as follows at beg of row: replace 1 tr with 1 sl st.
Dec as follows at the end of row: turn piece when number of tr to be dec remain, and work return row.

BUTTONHOLES:
Make buttonholes on right front band by replacing 1 tr with 1 ch. On return row work 1 tr round ch.
Make buttonholes when piece measures – from bottom edge:
SIZE S: 15, 9 and 2 cm.
SIZE M: 16, 9 and 2 cm.
SIZE L: 17, 9 and 2 cm.
SIZE XL: 18, 10 and 2 cm.
SIZE XXL: 19, 10 and 2 cm.
SIZE XXXL: 20, 11 and 2 cm.
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BACK PIECE:
SEE CROCHET INFO! Work 109-121-134-149-166-184 loose ch (includes 4 ch to turn with) with crochet hook size 3 mm and Alpaca. Work first row as follows: 1 tr n 4th ch from hook, 1 tr in each of the next 2 ch, and continue as follows: * skip 1 ch, 1 tr in each of the next 4 ch *, repeat from *-* until 3-0-3-3-0-3 ch remain, skip 1 ch, work 1 tr in each of the remaining 2-0-2-2-0-2 ch = 86-96-106-118-132-146 tr, turn piece. Continue with 1 tr in each tr. REMEMBER THE CROCHET TENSION! AT THE SAME TIME from row 2 inc 1 tr each side – SEE INCREASING TIP – on every 1.5-1.5-1.5-2-2-2 cm a total of 7 times = 100-110-120-132-146-160 tr. When piece measures 13-14-15-16-17-18 cm dec for armhole each side on every other row as follows – SEE DECREASING TIP: 4 tr 0-0-1-1-1-1 times, 3 tr 1-1-1-2-3-3 times, 2 tr 1-2-2-3-4-7 times and 1 tr 1-2-2-2-3-3 times = 88-92-94-96-98-100 tr. When piece measures 30-32-34-36-38-40 cm work 3 rows on 30-30-30-30-30-30 tr each side only (i.e. do not work the middle 28-32-34-36-38-40 tr = neckline). Cut and fasten the thread, piece measures approx 32-34-36-38-40-42 cm.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Work 61-68-74-81-90-99 loose ch (includes 4 ch to turn with) with crochet hook seize 3 mm and Alpaca. Work first row as follows: 1 tr in 4th ch from hook, 1 tr in each of the next 2 ch, and continue as follows: * skip 1 ch, 1 tr in each of the next 4 ch *, repeat from *-* until 0-2-3-0-4-3 ch remain, skip 1 ch, work 1 tr in each of the remaining 0-1-2-0-3-2 ch = 48-53-58-64-71-78 tr, turn piece. Continue with 1 tr in each tr, AT THE SAME TIME inc at the side as described for back piece = 55-60-65-71-78-85 tr. When piece measures 13-14-15-16-17-18 cm dec for armhole at the side as described for back piece. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 16-17-18-19-20-21 cm dec for neckline towards mid front as follows – SEE DECREASING TIP: 1 tr on every row a total of 19-21-22-23-24-25 times. When all dec are complete there are 30-30-30-30-30-30 tr on row. Continue until piece measures approx 32-34-36-38-40-42 cm – adjust to back piece – cut the thread.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Like left front piece, but mirrored.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew shoulder seams, edge to edge, and sew side seams in the same way.

BORDER ROUND ARMHOLE:
Beg mid under arm. Crochet a border round both armholes with crochet hook size 3 mm and Alpaca as follows: 1 dc, * 3 ch, skip approx 0.5 cm, 1 dc in next st *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in dc from beg of round.

FRONT BANDS:
Work approx 200 to 250 tr up along right front piece, round neckline and down along left front piece with crochet hook size 3 mm and Alpaca. Work 3 rows with 1 tr in each tr AT THE SAME TIME on row 2 make BUTTONHOLES on right front piece – see above. Sew on buttons to fit buttonholes.

BORDER ALONG BOTTOM EDGE:
Work approx 177 to 302 dc (divisible by 5 + 2 sts) along bottom edge with crochet hook size 3 mm and Alpaca. Continue as follows:
ROW 1: 1 tr in first dc, * 1 ch, skip 1 dc, 1 tr in next dc *, repeat from *-*.
ROW 2: 1 dc in each tr and 1 dc round each ch.
ROW 3: 1 dc in each dc.
ROW 4: 1 tr in each of the first 2 dc, * 4 ch, skip 3 dc, 1 tr in each of the next 2 dc *, repeat from *-*.
ROW 5: 1 tr in first tr, * 6 dtr round ch-loop from previous row, 2 ch, skip 2 tr *, repeat from *-* and finish with 6 dtr in the last ch-loop and 1 tr in last tr from previous row.
ROW 6: 1 tr in first tr, * 5 ch, 2 tr round ch from previous row *, repeat from *-* and finish with 5 ch and 1 tr in last tr from previous row.
ROW 7: 1 dc in first tr, * 5 dc round ch-loop from previous row, 1 dc in each of the next 2 tr *, repeat from *-* and finish with 5 dc round the last ch-loop and 1 dc in last tr from previous row.
ROW 8: 1 dc in first dc, * 3 ch, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-*. Cut the thread and fasten.

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