DROPS Baby / 19 / 7

Sweet Buttercup Vest by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS waistcoat with fan pattern in ”Baby Merino”.

DROPS design: Pattern no BM-012-by
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Size: 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4) years
Size in cm: 50/56- 62/68- 74/88 (86/92-98/104)

Materials: DROPS BABY MERINO from Garnstudio
100-100-100 (100-100) g colour no 02, off-white

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3.5 mm – or size needed to get 20 tr x 12 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS MOTHER OF PEARL BUTTON no 521: 3 pcs.

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age/size: 1-3m (56/62cm), 12-18m (80/86cm), 2yrs (92 cm), 3-4yrs (98/104cm), 6-9m (68/74cm), pattern type: vests, pattern/technique: fan pattern, shape: a-shape, v-neck,

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WAISTCOAT:

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-1 (applies to armhole and neckline):
When inc more than 1 tr crochet the same number of ch as tr to be inc + 2 extra ch at the end of the row, turn piece and crochet 1 tr in 4th ch from hook (= 2 tr), then crochet 1 tr in each of the remaining ch. Continue as before.
INCREASING TIP-2:
Inc 1 tr by working 2 tr in the same tr.
BUTTONHOLES:
Make buttonholes on right front band.
1 BUTTONHOLE = replace 3rd tr from mid front with 1 ch. On next row crochet 1 tr in this ch.
Make buttonholes when piece measures (measured from shoulder, the first buttonhole should be approx 1 cm after the last inc for neck):
SIZE 1/3 MONTHS: 8, 11 and 14 cm.
SIZE 6/9 MONTHS: 9, 12 and 15 cm.
SIZE 12/18 MONTHS: 9, 13 and 17 cm.
SIZE 2 YEARS: 10, 14 and 18 cm.
SIZE 3/4 YEARS: 11, 15 and 19 cm.
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Back piece and both front pieces are crochet separately from shoulder and down to below the armholes. Now pieces are sewn tog and the body piece is worked in one piece back and forth from mid front in fan pattern.

RIGHT SHOULDER BACK PIECE:
Crochet 10-12-14 (16-18) LOOSE ch with crochet hook size 3.5 mm with Baby Merino.
ROW 1: Crochet 1 tr in 4th ch from hook, then 1 tr in each ch = 8-10-12 (14-16) tr on row, turn piece.
ROW 2: See CROCHET INFO! Now crochet 1 tr in each tr, AT THE SAME TIME inc 2 tr towards neckline – See INCREASING TIP-1 = 10-12-14 (16-18) tr, turn piece.
Put piece aside and crochet left shoulder in the same way, turn piece.
ROW 3: Crochet 1 tr in each tr on left shoulder, then 10-12-14 (16-18) ch (= neckline back), then 1 tr in each tr on right shoulder, turn piece.
ROW 4: Crochet 1 tr in each tr and 1 tr in each ch on neckline = 30-36-42 (48-54) tr on row.
Continue with tr on back piece. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 5-6-7 (8-9) cm inc for armhole each side at the end of every row as follows – See INCREASING TIP-1: 1 tr 1 time, 2 tr 1 time and 4 tr 1 time = 44-50-56 (62-68) tr on row. When back piece measures 11-12-13 (14-15) cm (= 1 cm after the last inc), put piece aside and crochet the front pieces.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Crochet 10-12-14 (16-18) LOOSE ch with crochet hook size 3.5 mm with Baby Merino.
ROW 1: Crochet 1 tr in 4th ch from hook, then 1 tr in each ch = 8-10-12 (14-16) tr, turn piece.
Now crochet 1 tr in each tr. When piece measures 2-3-2 (3-3) cm inc 1 tr towards mid front for neckline – See INCREASING TIP-2. Repeat the inc on every row a total of 5-5-6 (6-7) times, then inc 6-7-7 (8-8) tr 1 time. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 5-6-7 (8-9) cm inc for armhole at the side as described for back piece – remember buttonholes on front band – SEE ABOVE. When all inc are complete there are 26-29-32 (35-38) tr on row. When piece measures 11-12-13 (14-15) cm – adjust length to back piece - put piece aside and crochet left front piece.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Crochet like right front piece but mirrored – NOTE: Do not make buttonholes!

ASSEMBLY:
Sew shoulder seams edge to edge with neat sts. Sew side seams edge to edge – there are now 96-108-120 (132-144) tr on row.

FAN PATTERN:
Continue back and forth for body piece from mid front as follows:
ROW 1: Crochet 1 tr in each tr, AT THE SAME TIME inc 8 tr evenly (do not inc on 4 tr each side towards mid front = front bands) = 104-116-128 (140-152) tr on row.
ROW 2: 3 ch, 1 tr in each of the next 3 tr (= front band), * 2 ch, skip approx 2 tr, 1 dc in next tr *, repeat from *-* so that you will have 30-34-38 (42-46) ch-loops and 6 or 7 tr remain, crochet 2 ch and finish with 1 tr in each of the last 4 tr on row (= front band), turn piece. There are now 31-35-39 (43-47) ch-loops with 4 tr each side for front band.
ROW 3: 3 ch, 1 tr in each of the next 3 tr, skip first ch-loop, * 4 tr + 2 ch + 4 tr in next ch-loop, 1 tr in next ch-loop *, repeat from *-* until 2 ch-loops remain, crochet 4 tr + 2 ch + 4 tr in next ch-loop, skip last ch-loop and finish with 1 tr in each of the 4 tr on front band = 15-17-19 (21-23) fans with 4 tr each side towards mid front, turn piece.
ROW 4: 3 ch, 1 tr in each of the next 3 tr, * 4 tr + 2 ch + 4 tr in the middle of the next tr-group (i.e. in ch-loop in the tr-group), 1 tr in tr from previous row *, repeat from *-* until 1 tr-group remain, 4 tr + 2 ch + 4 tr in the middle of this tr-group and finish with 1 tr in each of the 4 tr on front band, turn piece.
Now repeat row 4 until piece measures approx 18-20-23 (23-25) cm from shoulder.
CROCHET NEXT ROW AS FOLLOWS: 4 ch, 1 dtr in each of the next 3 tr, * 4 dtr + 2 ch + 4 dtr in the middle of next tr-group, 1 dtr in tr from previous row *, repeat from *-* until 1 tr-group remain, 4 dtr + 2 ch + 4 dtr in the middle of this tr-group and finish with 1 dtr in each of the 4 tr on front band, turn piece.
Repeat this row until piece measures approx 23-25-28 (30-32) cm from shoulder. Cut and fasten threads.

CROCHET BORDER:
Crochet a border along the opening with crochet hook size 3.5 mm with Baby Merino as follows – beg at the bottom of right front piece and crochet up along front piece and neckline on front piece: * 3 ch, skip approx 1 cm, 1 dc in next st *, repeat from *-* up to the shoulder seam, * skip approx 2 cm, 3 tr + 2 ch + 3 tr in next st, skip approx 2 cm, 1 dc in next st *, repeat from *-* along neckline on back piece to the other shoulder seam, * 3 ch, skip approx 1 cm, 1 dc in next st *, repeat from *-* along neckline and front band on left front piece.
ARMHOLE:
Crochet 1 dc in first st, * skip approx 2 cm, 3 tr + 2 ch + 3 tr in next st, skip approx 2 cm, 1 dc in next st *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in first st from beg of round.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew on buttons.

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