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DROPS 115-37 by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS waistcoat in ”Karisma” with squares. Size S to XXXL.

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DROPS design: Pattern no U-586.

Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials: DROPS KARISMA SUPERWASH from Garnstudio
250-300-300-350-350-400 g colour no 53, charcoal grey
50 g for all sizes colour no 05, black
50 g for all sizes colour no 19, white
50 g for all sizes colour no 21, grey

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 4 mm – or size needed to get 1 square = 9.5 x 9.5 cm.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 4.5 mm – or size needed to get 16 sts x 12 rows in PATTERN = 10 x 10 cm.

DROPS Buffalo horn buttons, no 536:
5-5-5-6-6-6 pcs.

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pattern type: vests, pattern/technique: granny square, shape: v-neck,

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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.
PATTERN:
ROW 1: 1 tr in each dc, finish row with 1 ch to turn with.
ROW 2: 1 dc in each tr, finish row with 3 ch to turn with.
DECREASING TIP (armholes):
Dec as follows at the end of row: work row until 1 st remain, turn piece and work return row.
Dec as follows at beg of row: work 1 sl st in first st, continue as before.
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WAISTCOAT: Front piece crochet in squares. Back piece + side piece crochet in pattern rows.

COLOURS OF SQUARES:
SQUARE A: Beg + round 1 = charcoal grey, round 2 = grey, round 3 = white, round 4 = black, round 5 = charcoal grey.
SQUARE B: Beg + round 1 = black, round 2 = charcoal grey, round 3 = white, round 4 = grey, round 5 = charcoal grey.
SQUARE C: Beg + round 1 = white, round 2 = charcoal grey, round 3 = black, round 4 = grey, round 5 = charcoal grey.
SQUARE D: Beg + round 1 = white, round 2 = charcoal grey, round 3 = grey, round 4 = black, round 5 = charcoal grey.

WHOLE SQUARE:
Crochet 6 ch with crochet hook size 4 mm and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.

ROUND 1: 3 ch, 2 tr in ring, * 3 ch, 3 tr *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times and finish with 3 ch and 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round. Turn piece.
ROUND 2: 3 ch, 2 tr in first ch-loop, 3 ch, 3 tr in the same ch-loop, * 1 ch, 3 tr in next ch-loop, 3 ch, 3 tr in the same ch-loop *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, finish with 1 ch and 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round. Turn piece.
ROUND 3: 3 ch, 2 tr in first ch-loop, 1 ch, * 3 tr in next ch-loop, 3 ch, 3 tr in the same ch-loop, 1 ch, 3 tr in next ch-loop, 1 ch *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, 3 tr in next ch-loop, 3 ch, 3 tr in the same ch-loop, 1 ch, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round. Turn piece.
ROUND 4: 3 ch, 2 tr in first ch-loop, 1 ch, * 3 tr in next ch-loop, 3 ch, 3 tr in the same ch-loop, 1 ch, 3 tr in next ch-loop, 1 ch, 3 tr in next ch-loop, 1 ch *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, 3 tr in next ch-loop, 3 ch, 3 tr in the same ch-loop, 1 ch, 3 tr in next ch-loop, 1 ch, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round. Turn piece.
ROUND 5: Crochet 1 dc in each tr and 1 dc in each ch, finish with 1 sl st in first dc.
Square measures approx 9.5 x 9.5 cm.

HALF SQUARE:
Crochet 6 ch with crochet hook size 4 mm and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROW 1: 4 ch, 3 tr in ring, 3 ch, 3 tr in ring, 1 ch, 1 tr in ring. Turn piece.
ROW 2: 4 ch, 3 tr in first ch from previous row, 1 ch, 3 tr in next ch-loop, 3 ch, 3 tr in the same ch-loop (= corner), 1 ch, 3 tr in last ch, 1 ch, 1 tr in the same ch. Turn piece.
ROW 3: 4 ch, 3 tr in first ch from previous row, 1 ch, 3 tr in next ch, 1 ch, 3 tr in next ch-loop, 3 ch, 3 tr in the same ch-loop (= corner), 1 ch, 3 tr in next ch, 1 ch, 3 tr in last ch, 1 ch, 1 tr in the same ch. Turn piece.
ROW 4: 4 ch, 3 tr in first ch from previous row, * 1 ch, 3 tr in next ch-loop *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, 3 ch, 3 tr in the same ch-loop, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, 1 ch, 1 tr in the last ch. Turn piece.
ROW 5: Crochet 1 dc in each tr and 1 dc in each ch.

NUMBER OF SQUARES:
SIZE S-M-L: Crochet 4 whole + 1 half square of A, 5 whole squares of B, 2 whole + 2 half squares of C and 3 whole + 1 half square of D = a total of 14 whole and 4 half squares.
SIZE XL-XXL-XXXL: Crochet 4 whole + 2 half squares of A, 6 whole squares of B, 3 whole + 2 half squares of C and 5 whole squares of D = a total of 18 whole and 4 half squares.

BACK PIECE + SIDE PIECE: Crochet the first 12 cm in 2 parts (for split mid back).

PART-1 (= left side includes buttonhole band): Crochet 38-45-54-66-78-90 loose ch on crochet hook size 4.5 mm with charcoal grey. Crochet first row as follows: 1 dc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 dc in each of the next 1-3-2-4-1-3 ch, * skip 1 ch, 1 dc in each of the next 4 ch *, repeat from *-* = 30-36-43-53-62-72 dc. Continue in PATTERN – see above. REMEMBER THE CROCHET TENSION! When piece measures 12 cm put it aside.

PART-2 (= right side includes buttonhole band): Crochet like part-1, but when piece measures approx 5 cm – adjust so that next row is a row with tr - make 1 buttonhole towards mid back by replacing the last but 2 tr towards mid back with 1 ch, on next row crochet 1 dc in ch. Repeat when piece measures 10 cm. Put piece aside when it measures 12 cm (adjust to no of rows on part-1.

BACK PIECE + SIDE PIECE:
Place part-1 and part-2 over each other (right side over left side) with 6 sts overlapping mid back – (i.e. 1 row crochet through 2 layers on these 6 sts) = 54-66-80-100-118-138 sts. Continue in pattern, AT THE SAME TIME on next row with tr inc 1 st each side by working 2 tr in the last but 1 tr each side. Repeat the inc on every other row a total of 9 times = 72-84-98-118-136-156 sts.
When piece measures 30-29-28-36-35-34 cm cast off for armhole as follows:

RIGHT SIDE PIECE:
Continue in pattern as before on the 0-3-5-7-8-11 outermost sts at the side (the next 5-5-8-14-21-25 sts = armhole - in size S all sts on side piece = armhole). Now dec 1 st on every row towards armhole until all sts have been dec – SEE DECREASING TIP!

LEFT SIDE PIECE:
Like right side piece.

BACK PIECE:
Crochet back and forth on the middle 62-68-72-76-78-84 sts only, AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st towards armhole each side on every row until 62 sts remain (for all sizes). When piece measures 46-46-46-55-55-55 cm crochet 2 rows on 16 sts each side only (the middle 30 sts = neckline). Cut the thread.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew squares tog to 2 front pieces as shown in chart – sew edge to edge with charcoal grey in outer loops of sts. Sew front pieces to back piece and sew shoulder seams in the same way.

BORDER ARMHOLE:
Crochet 2-2-2-5-5-5 rounds with dc round armholes with charcoal grey and crochet hook size 4.5 mm - approx 16 dc per 10 cm – make sure border is even, i.e. not too many dc.

BORDER WAISTCOAT:
Crochet a border round the whole waistcoat with charcoal grey on crochet hook size 4.5 mm. Beg at bottom of split on back piece, continue along bottom edge, up along right front piece, round neck, down along left front piece and along bottom edge to split mid back (i.e. do not crochet each side of split mid back)
Crochet 5 rows back and forth with dc - approx 16 dc per 10 cm - NOTE: in all outward facing corners crochet 3 dc and in all inward facing corners skip 1 st.
AT THE SAME TIME on row 2 (= WS) make 3-3-3-4-4-4 buttonholes on right front band. 1 BUTTONHOLE = 2 ch and skip 2 dc, on next row crochet 2 dc in each ch-loop. Make 1 buttonhole in each transition between the squares.
Sew 2 buttons to split mid back and 3-3-3-4-4-4 buttons to left front band.

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