DROPS Baby / 20 / 20

Sweet Little Cupcake by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS dress and hat in ”Merino Extra Fine”.

DROPS design: Pattern no ME-050-by + ME-052-by
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DRESS:
Size: 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4) years
Finished measurements:
Bust: 46-52-58 (64-70) cm / 18"-20½"-22 3/4" (25 1/4"-27½")
Full length: 33-36-43 (48-53) cm / 13"-14 1/4"-17" (19"-21")

Materials: DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio
150-200-200 (200-250) g color no 16, light pink
50 g for all sizes color no 01, off-white (for crochet borders)

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 4.5 mm/US 7 – or size needed to get 16 hdc/sc x 14 rows of hdc/18 rows of sc = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

DROPS MOTHER OF PEARL BUTTON no 521: 2 pcs.
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HAT:
Size: 1/3 months – 6/18 months (2/4) years
Head circumference: 40/42 – 44/48 (48/52) cm / 15½"/16½" - 17"/19" (19"/20½")

Materials: DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio
100 g for all sizes color no 16, light pink
50 g for all sizes color no 01, off-white (for borders)

DROPS HOOK size 4.5 mm/US 7 – or size needed to get 16 hdc x 14 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

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DRESS:

CROCHET INFO:
Replace first hdc on row with ch 2 and first sc on row with ch 1. Finish each row with hdc with 1 hdc in 2nd ch from beg of previous row and finish each row with sc with 1 sc in first ch from beg of previous row.

DECREASING TIP-1:
Dec 1 hdc by crochet 2 hdc tog, i.e. crochet 1 hdc but wait with the last YO and pull-through (= 3 sts on hook), crochet 1 hdc in next st and pull the last YO through all 5 sts on hook.

DECREASING TIP-2 (applies to armhole and neck):
Dec as follows at beg of row: replace 1 sc with 1 sl st.
Dec as follows at the end of row: Turn piece when number of sc to be dec remain and work return row.

CROCHET SC TOG (applies to pompom):
Crochet 2 sc tog to 1 sc as follows: Insert hook in first st, pull thread through, insert hook in next st, pull thread though, make 1 YO and pull thread through all 3 sts on hook.
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DRESS
Worked back and forth in 2 pieces.

FRONT PIECE:
With hook size 4.5 mm/US 7 and light pink ch 68-74-81 (89-95) (includes 2 ch to turn with).
ROW 1: See CROCHET INFO – crochet 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 ch, * skip 1 ch, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 ch *, repeat from *-* until 2-3-5 (3-4) ch remain, skip 1 ch and finish with 1 hdc in each of the last 1-2-4 (2-3) ch = 54-59-65 (71-76) hdc.
Continue with 1 hdc in each hdc – REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE!
When piece measures 3 cm / 1 1/8'' dec 1 hdc each side – See DECREASING TIP-1 - and repeat the dec each side on every 2-2.5-3 (3-3.5) cm / 3/4"-7/8"-1 1/8" (1 1/8"-1 1/4") a total of 9-9-9 (10-10) times = 36-41-47 (51-56) hdc on row.
When piece measures 22-24-30 (33-37) cm / 8 3/4"-9½"-11 3/4" (13"-14½") (dec are now complete) work 2 rows with sc (crochet 1 sc in each st).
CROCHET NEXT ROW AS FOLLOWS: Crochet 2-1-1 (2-1) sc, * ch 2, skip 2 sc, 1 sc in next st *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sc in last sc (= eyelet row for ribbon).
Continue with 1 sc in each st (on the row after eyelet row work 1 sc in each sc and 2 sc in each ch-loop) = 36-41-47 (51-56) sc on row. When piece measures 24-26-32 (36-40) cm / 9½"-10 1/4"-12½" (14 1/4"-15 3/4") dec 3-4-5 (5-6) sc each side for armhole – See DECREASING TIP-2 – and dec each side on every row as follows: 2 sc 1-1-1 (2-2) times and 1 sc 2 times = 22-25-29 (29-32) sc. When piece measures 29-31-38 (42-47) cm / 11 3/8"-12 1/4"-15" (16½"-18½") insert a marker mid piece (in SIZE 6/9 MONTHS, 12/18 MONTHS and 2 YEARS insert maker in the middle sc on row). Now dec for neck as follows: Crochet from shoulder towards neck until 4-4-5 (5-7) sc remain before marker (for SIZE 6/9 MONTHS, 12/18 MONTHS and 2 YEARS this is BEFORE sc with marker). Turn piece. Dec for neck on every row from mid front: 2 sc 1 time and 1 sc 1 time = 4-5-6 (6-6) sc left on shoulder. When 3 rows remain before finished measurements make buttonholes on shoulder as follows: crochet 1-1-2 (2-2) sc, ch 2, skip 2 sc, 1 sc in each of the last 1-2-2 (2-2) sts.
Work 2 rows sc (crochet 1 sc in each sc and 2 sc in each ch-loop from previous row) = 4-5-6 (6-6) sc. Cut and fasten thread, piece measures approx 33-36-43 (48-53) cm / 13"-14 1/4"-17" (19"-21"). Repeat on the other side of neck.

BACK PIECE:
Beg as described for front piece and dec for armhole as described for front piece = 22-25-29 (29-32) sc. When piece measures approx 31-34-41 (46-51) cm / 12 1/4"-13 3/8"-16 1/8" (18"-20") insert a marker mid piece (in SIZE 6/9 MONTHS, 12/18 MONTHS and 2 YEARS insert the marker in the middle sc on row). Now dec for neck as follows: Crochet from shoulder towards neck until 5-5-6 (6-8) sc remain before marker (for SIZE 6/9 MONTHS, 12/18 MONTHS and 2 YEARS this is BEFORE sc with marker). Turn piece. Dec 1 sc at the beg of the next 2 rows from mid front = 4-5-6 (6-6) sc left on shoulder. When piece measures 33-36-43 (48-53) cm / 13"-14 1/4"-17" (19"-21") insert a marker = mid shoulder. Crochet 3 rows sc for button band, cut and fasten thread. Repeat on the other side of neck.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew side seams edge to edge with neat sts. Sew on buttons to back piece in line with marker on shoulder.

CROCHET BORDER:
Crochet a border round armholes, along shoulder and round neckline in one with hook size 4.5 mm/US 7 and off-white as follows – beg at the side: 1 sc in first st, * ch 2, skip approx 2 sc/2 rows, 1 sc in next st *, repeat from *-* and finish with ch 2 and 1 sl st in first sc.
Crochet a border along bottom edge of dress with hook size 4.5 mm/US 7 and off-white as follows – beg at the side: 1 sc in first st, * ch 3, 1 dc in first ch, skip approx 1.5 cm / ½", 1 sc in next st *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in first sc.

TIE RIBBON WITH FLAT POMPOMS:
Crochet 1 pompom as follows: with hook size 4.5 mm and off-white ch 4 and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
NOTE: replace first sc at beg of round with ch 1 and finish each round with 1 sl st in ch from beg of round.
ROUND 1: Crochet 4 sc in ring.
ROUND 2: Crochet 2 sc in each sc = 8 sc.
ROUND 3: * 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* = 12 sc.
ROUND 4-5: Crochet 1 sc in each sc = 12 sc.
ROUND 6: * 1 sc in first sc, then crochet the next 2 sc tog – SEE ABOVE *, repeat from *-* = 8 sc.
ROW 7: Place piece flat and crochet 1 sc in each sc through both layers = 4 sc.
ROW 8: Crochet 2 sc tog 2 times = 2 sc.
Crochet another pompom. Crochet 1 sl st in the middle of pompom where the 2 layers are crochet tog and now crochet a string of ch measuring approx 75-80-85 (95-100) cm / 29"-31"-33" (37"-39"). Thread string through eyelet row on dress (beg and finish mid front) and attach string to the other pompom with a sl st in the middle. Cut and fasten thread.
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HAT:

CROCHET INFO-1:
Replace first hdc on row with ch 2. Finish each row with 1 hdc in 2nd ch from beg of previous row.

CROCHET INFO-2:
Replace first hdc at beg of round with ch 2. Finish each round with 1 sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round.

INCREASING TIP:
Inc 1 hdc by working 2 hdc in the last but one hdc.

CROCHET 2 HDC TOG:
Dec 1 hdc by crochet 2 hdc tog, i.e. crochet 1 hdc but wait with the last YO and pull through (= 3 sts on hook), crochet 1 hdc in next st and when doing the last pull-through pull thread through all 5 sts on hook.

CROCHET 2 SC TOG:
Crochet 2 sc tog to 1 sc as follows: Insert hook in the first st, pull thread though, insert hook in next st, pull thread through, make 1 YO and pull thread through all 3 sts on hook.
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EAR FLAP:
With hook size 4.5 mm/US 7 andh light pink ch 5. Crochet 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in the next 2 ch = 4 hdc, turn piece. See CROCHET INFO-1. Crochet 1hdc in each hdc, AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 hdc each side – See INCREASING TIP! Repeat the inc each side on every row a total of 6-7 (8) times = 16-18 (20) hdc. Continue with 1 hdc in each hdc until ear flap measures 6-7 (8) cm / 2 3/8"-2 3/4" (3 1/8"). Put piece aside and crochet 1 more ear flap.

HAT:
See CROCHET INFO-2! Ch 7-8 (9), crochet 1 hdc in each hdc on one ear flap, ch 18-20 (22) (= mid front), crochet 1 hdc in each hdc on the other ear flap, ch 7-8 (9) and finish with 1 sl st in first ch = 64-72 (80) hdc. Continue with 1 hdc in each hdc in the round.
When piece measures 8-10 (11) cm / 3 1/8"-4" (4 3/8") from mid back crochet next round as follows:
* 1 hdc in each of the first 6 hdc, then crochet the next 2 hdc tog – SEE ABOVE *, repeat from *-* (= 8-9-10 hdc dec on round).
Crochet 1 round without dec and then next round like this:
* 1 hdc in each of the first 5 hdc, then crochet the next 2 hdc tog, repeat from *-* around.
Repeat the dec (with 1 less hdc between 2 hdc tog for each dec round) on every other round 3 more times = 24-27 (30) hdc on round.
Crochet 2-2 (3) rounds without dec.
Crochet next round as follows: * 1 hdc in first hdc, then crochet the next 2 hdc tog *, repeat from *-* = 16-18 (20) hdc on round.
On next round crochet 2 hdc tog all the way round = 8-9 (10) hdc left on round.
Cut the thread, pull it through remaining sts, tighten and fasten. Hat measures approx 17-19 (21) cm / 6 3/4"-7½" (8 1/4") from the top.

CROCHET BORDER:
Crochet a border with hook size 4.5 mm/US 7 and off-white round the opening as follows: * 1 sc in first st, ch 1, skip 1 st/row *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in first sc.

STRING WITH POMPOM:
Beg with pompom: with hook size 4.5 mm/US 7 and off-white ch 4 and then form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
NOTE: replace first sc on round with ch 1 and finish each round with 1 sl st in ch from beg of round.
ROUND 1: Crochet 4 sc in ring.
ROUND 2: Crochet 2 sc in each sc = 8 sc.
ROUND 3: * 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* = 12 sc.
ROUND 4-5: Crochet 1 sc in each sc = 12 sc.
ROUND 6: * 1 sc in first sc, the crochet the next 2 sc tog – SEE ABOVE *, repeat from *-* = 8 sc.
ROW 7: Place piece flat and crochet 1 sc in each sc through both layers = 4 sc.
ROW 8: Crochet 2 sc tog 2 times = 2 sc.
Ch 22-26 (30) cm / 8 3/4"-10 1/4" (11 3/4") for string and fasten with 1 sl st at the point of one ear flap.
Repeat on den other side.

LACE BORDERS:
Crochet approx 7 rounds with lace borders round the hat. Beg in the second round from the top and crochet 1 round as follows: 1 sc in first st, * ch 3, 1 dc in first ch, skip approx 1.5 cm / ½", 1 sc in next st *, repeat from *-* all the way round and finish with 1 sl st in first sc. Cut and fasten thread. Now crochet a further 6 rounds in the same way with approx 2-2.5 cm / 3/4"-1" between each round.

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