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DROPS 115-36 by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS jacket in 2 threads ”Alpaca” with squares and dc-pattern. Size S to XXXL.

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DROPS design: Pattern no Z-450

Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL – XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 84-94-106-116-126-136 cm / 33’’-37’’-41¾’’-45¾’’-49½’’-53½’’
Full length: 63-63-63-74-74-74 cm / 24¾’’-24¾’’-24¾’’-29 1/8-29 1/8-29 1/8

Materials: DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
700-750-850-900-1000-1100 g color no 506, dark gray
150-150-150-200-200-200 g color no 517, medium gray:
150-150-150-200-200-200 g color no 100, off-white

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 4 mm / G/6 – or size needed to get 1 square = 10.5 x 10.5 cm / 4¼” x 4¼” and 18 dc x 10 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4’’ x 4’’.

DROPS Buffalo horn buttons no 536: 5 pcs.

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pattern type: jackets, pattern/technique: granny square, shape: shawl collar, waist shaping,

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CROCHET TIP: Replace first dc on row with 3 ch.

PATTERN:
ROW 1: 3 ch, 2 dc in first ch-loop, * 1 ch, 3 dc in next ch-loop *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 ch and 1 dc in 3rd ch from beg of previous row, turn piece. Repeat row 1.

STRIPES:
Crochet 3 rows with dark gray, then 1 row of each color as follows: off-white, medium gray, dark gray, medium gray, dark gray, off-white, medium gray, off-white, dark gray, off-white, dark gray, medium gray, off-white, complete piece in dark gray.

DECREASING TIP (sleeve):
Dec 1 dc-group (= 3 dc + 1 ch) at the end of row by working row until 1 dc-group remain, turn and work return row.
Dec 1 dc-group at beg of row by working sl sts to 2nd dc-group on row and continue as before.
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JACKET:
Crochet 11-11-11-12-12-12 squares for each front piece and 4-5-6-7-8-9 squares for the bottom of back piece = a total of 26-27-28-31-32-33 squares. Also crochet 1 large square for the top of back piece. The rest of front pieces and back piece is worked in rows of dc, and the sleeves are worked in stripes and dc-groups.
The whole jacket is crochet in double thread Alpaca.

COLORS OF SQUARES:
SQUARE A: Beg + round 1 = dark gray, round 2 = medium gray, round 3 = off-white, round 4 = medium gray, round 5 = dark gray.
SQUARE B: Beg + round 1 = medium gray, round 2 = off-white, round 3 = dark gray, round 4 = medium gray, round 5 = dark gray.
SQUARE C: Beg + round 1 = off-white, round 2 = medium gray, round 3 = dark gray, round 4 = off-white, round 5 = dark gray.
SQUARE D: Beg + round 1 = medium gray, round 2 = dark gray, round 3 = off-white, round 4 = medium gray, round 5 = dark gray.

NUMBER OF SQUARES:
Crochet 6-6-7-9-9-9 squares of A, 6-7-7-8-9-10 squares of B, 7-7-7-7-7-7 squares of C and 7-7-7-7-7-7 squares of D = a total of 26-27-28-31-32-33 squares.

SQUARE:
Crochet 6 ch with crochet hook size 4 mm / G/6 and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: 3 ch, 2 dc in ring, * 3 ch, 3 dc in ring*, 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 dc in first ch-loop, 3 ch, 3 dc in the the same ch-loop, * 1 ch, 3 dc in next ch-loop, 3 ch, 3 dc 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 dc in first ch-loop, 1 ch, * 3 dc in next ch-loop, 3 ch, 3 dc in the same ch-loop, 1 ch, 3 dc in next ch-loop, 1 ch *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, 3 dc in next ch-loop, 3 ch, 3 dc 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 dc in first ch-loop, 1 ch, * 3 dc in next ch-loop, 3 ch, 3 dc in the same ch-loop, 1 ch, 3 dc in next ch-loop, 1 ch, 3 dc in next ch-loop, 1 ch *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, 3 dc in next ch-loop, 3 ch, 3 dc in the same ch-loop, 1 ch, 3 dc in next ch-loop, 1 ch, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round. Turn piece.
ROUND 5: 3 ch, 2 dc in first ch-loop, 1 ch, * 3 dc in next ch-loop, 1 ch, 3 dc in next ch-loop, 3 ch, 3 dc in the same ch-loop, 1 ch, 3 dc in next ch-loop, 1 ch, 3 dc in next ch-loop, 1 ch *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, 3 dc in next ch-loop, 3 ch, 3 dc in the same ch-loop, 1 ch, 3 dc in next ch-loop, 1 ch, 3 dc in next ch-loop, 1 ch, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
1 square measures approx 10.5 x 10.5 cm / 4¼” x 4¼”.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew squares tog, edge to edge in outer loops of sts – fig-1a shows left front piece, fig-1b shows right front piece and fig-1c shows back piece – see chart for your size.

LARGE SQUARE:
Crochet 1 large square in the same way, but after round 5 continue in the round in the same way until there are a total of 12 rounds.
Colors for the large square are as follows:
Beg + round 1 = dark gray, round 2 = medium gray, round 3 = off-white, round 4 = dark gray, round 5 = medium gray, round 6 = dark gray, round 7 = off-white, round 8 = medium gray, round 9 = dark gray, round 10 = medium gray, round 11 = off-white and round 12 = dark gray. Square measures approx 22 x 22 cm / 8¾” x 8¾”.

BACK PIECE + SIDE PIECE:
Crochet back piece with 2 threads dark gray and crochet hook size 4 mm / G/6. Crochet 76-94-114-132-152-170 dc along the top of the 4-5-6-7-8-9 squares at bottom of back piece/side piece (= approx 19 dc along each square). Continue with 1 dc in each dc back and forth on these sts – replace first dc on row with 3 ch.
When piece measures 14 cm / 5½’’ (includes crochet squares) dec 1 dc each side by skipping the last but one dc each side. Repeat the dec on every other row a total of 6 times = 64-82-102-120-140-158 dc. When piece measures 28 cm / 11’’ inc 1 dc each side by working 2 dc in the last but one dc each side, and repeat the inc on every other row a total of 6 times = 76-94-114-132-152-170 dc. Continue until piece measures the same as the 4 crochet squares on front piece each side (= approx 42 cm / 16½’’). Cut the thread.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE + HALF BACK PIECE:
Beg along the top of the 4th square on right front piece. Crochet 19 dc on this square, then 19-28-38-47-57-66 dc on back piece/side piece (the large square will be place over the middle 38 dc on back piece) = 38-47-57-66-76-85 dc.
Crochet dc back and forth on these sts until piece measures a total of 43-43-43-50-50-50 cm / 17”-17”-17”-19¾”-19¾”-19¾”. Now dec for armhole:
FRONT PIECE:
Crochet on the first 16-20-24-27-30-33 dc (the next 6-7-9-12-16-19 dc = armhole), turn and work return row. Now continue back and forth on these sts, AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 dc towards armhole on every row a total of 3-5-7-8-9-11 times = 13-15-17-19-21-22 dc left on shoulder. Continue until piece measures the same as front piece less 1 square (the last square is to be sewn to neckline on back piece) – armhole measures approx 20-20-20-24-24-24 cm / 8”-8”-8”-9½”-9½”-9½”, cut the thread.
BACK PIECE:
Dec for armhole as described for front piece and continue until armhole measures the same as for front piece

LEFT FRONT PIECE + HALF BACK PIECE: Like right front piece + half back piece, but mirrored.

SLEEVE:
Crochet 55-55-55-63-63-63 ch (includes 3 ch to turn with) with 2 threads dark gray and crochet hook size 4 mm / G/6.
ROW 1: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in next ch, * 1 ch, skip 1 ch, 1 dc in each of the next 3 ch *, repeat from *-* until 2 ch remain, 1 ch, skip the last but one ch and work 1 dc in the last ch = 40-40-40-46-46-46 dc.
Continue in PATTERN and STRIPES – see above = 13-13-13-15-15-15 whole dc-groups on row.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 20 cm / 8’’ inc 1 dc-group at one side by working 2 dc-groups in the last but one ch. When piece measures 25 cm / 9¾” inc in the same way at the other side of piece. Repeat the inc on alternately sides on every 4 cm / 1½’’ until there are a total of 3 inc each side = 19-19-19-21-21-21 whole dc-groups on row.
When piece measures 49-48-47-46-45-44 cm / 19¼’’-19’’-18½’’-18’’-17¾’’-17¼’’ (less for the larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap and wider shoulder) dec for sleeve cap – SEE DECREASING TIP – as follows: dec 1 dc-group each side on every row until piece measures 56 cm / 22’’, cut the thread.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew all seams edge to edge in outer loops of sts with dark gray. Sew back piece/side piece to squares on front piece. Sew the large square to the opening at the top of back piece and sew shoulder seams. Sew the top square on each front piece tog mid back and sew them to neckline on back piece.
Sew sleeve seams and set in sleeves.

CROCHET BORDER + BUTTONHOLE LOOPS:
Crochet with 2 threads dark gray and crochet hook size 4 mm / G/6 up along right front piece, along neckline on back piece, and down along left front piece as follows: 1 sc in each dc and 1 sc in each ch, AT THE SAME TIME on right front piece crochet 5 buttonhole loops. 1 buttonhole loop = 3 ch, skip 1 cm/ 3/8’’, 1 sc. Place the bottom loop approx 10 cm/ 4’’ from bottom edge, then approx 8 cm/ 3 1/8’’ between each loop.
Sew buttons to left front piece to fit buttonhole loops.

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