DROPS / 130 / 14

Hint of Spring by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS jacket with bobbles and lace edges in ”Baby Merino” or ”BabyAlpaca Silk”. Size S - XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern no BM-007
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 84-92-100-110-122-134 cm / 33''-36¼''-39 3/8''-43 3/8''-48''-52¾''
Full length: 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm / 20½''-21¼''-22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''

Materials: DROPS BABY MERINO from Garnstudio
Color no 23, light beige: 450-500-550-650-700-750 g

Alternative materials:
DROPS BABYALPACA SILK from Garnstudio
The whole jacket can be worked in BabyAlpaca Silk instead of Baby Merino if desired. In that case replace with color no 1760, light gray purple:
500-550-600-700-750-800 g

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3.5 mm/E/4 – or size needed to get 22 dc x 14 rows vertically = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTONS NO 521: 6 pieces

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pattern type: jackets, pattern/technique: lace, texture, shape: pocket, round yoke, waist shaping,

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PATTERN:
See diagram M.1 and M.2.

CROCHET INFO:
Replace first dc at beg of every dc row with ch 3, finish the row with 1 dc in 3rd ch from beg of previous row.
Replace first dc at beg of every dc round with ch 3, finish the round with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.

CROCHET TIP (applies to round yoke):
If crochet gauge is not correct in height the yoke will be too short or too long. This can be adjusted by working 1 extra row with dc or one row less with dc evenly between dec.

DECREASE TIP 1 (applies to waist and yoke):
Dec 1 dc by working 2 dc tog, i.e. work 1 dc but wait with last pull through (= 2 sts on hook), work 1 more dc and pull last YO through all 3 sts on hook.

DECREASE TIP 2 (applies to armholes and neck):
When dec several dc at the same time at the armhole and neck, dec as follows:
At beg of row: Replace no of dc to be dec with 1 sl st in every dc.
At end of row: Turn piece when no of dc to be dec remains and continue working as before.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc 1 dc by working 2 dc in same dc.
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BODY:
Worked back and forth from mid front.
READ CROCHET INFO!
Ch 243-267-291-320-355-389 on hook size 3.5 mm/E/4 with Baby Merino.
WORK 1ST ROW AS FOLLOWS: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in next ch, skip ch 1, * 1 dc in each of the next ch 3, skip 1 ch *, repeat from *-* until 1-1-1-2-1-3 ch remain, finish with 1 dc in each of the last ch = 181-199-217-239-265-291 dc on row, turn piece.
2ND ROW: Work 1 dc in every rdc.
Insert 4 markers in the piece as follows:
1st marker after 19-21-23-25-28-31 dc from mid front, 2nd marker after another 54-60-64-72-78-86 rdc, 3rd marker after another 35-37-43-45-53-57 rdc, 4th marker after yet another 54-60-64-72-78-86 dc (19-21-23-25-28-31 dc remain on row after last marker).
Work back and forth with 1 dc in every dc and move the markers upwards. REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE!
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 3 cm / 1'', dec 1 dc before 1st and 3rd marker and after 2nd and 4th marker (= 4 dc dec on row) - READ DECREASE TIP 1. Repeat dec approx. every 4 cm / 1½'' a total of 5 times = 161-179-197-219-245-271 dc on row.
When piece measures 22 cm / 8 3/4'', inc 1 dc before 1st and 3rd marker and after 2nd and 4th marker (= 4 dc inc) - READ INCREASE TIP. Repeat inc approx. every 1-1-1-1½-1½-1½ cm / 3/8"-3/8"-3/8"-½"-½"-½" a total of 7 times = 189-207-225-247-273-299 dc on row. When piece measures 31-33-33-35-35-37 cm / 12¼''-13''-13''-13¾''-13¾''-14½'' (finish with one row from WS), divide for armholes and work each part separately.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Start from RS and work 43-48-52-58-64-71 dc from mid front, turn piece, work the first 2 dc tog and work the rest of row. Turn piece, work the first 40-45-49-55-61-68 dc and work the next 2 dc tog, turn piece, work the first 2 dc tog and work the rest of row (last row is from WS) = 40-45-49-55-61-68 dc on row, cut the yarn.

BACK PIECE:
Start from RS in 11th dc after right front piece (i.e. there is an opening in the side of 10 dc for armhole), and work 83-91-101-111-125-137 dc, turn piece, work 3 rows with dc over back piece while AT THE SAME TIME working the first 2 and the last 2 dc on every row tog (last row is from WS) = 77-85-95-105-119-131 dc on row, cut the yarn.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Start from RS in 11th dc after back piece (there is now an opening of 10 dc for armhole in both left and right side) and work over the remaining 43-48-52-58-64-71 dc as on right front piece but reversed (last row is from WS) = 40-45-49-55-61-68 dc on row, cut the yarn.

SLEEVE:
Ch 73 in all sizes on hook size 3.5 mm/E/4 with Baby Merino and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch. READ CROCHET INFO!
WORK 1ST ROUND AS FOLLOWS: ch 3 (= 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 2 ch , skip ch 1, * 1 dc in each of the next ch 3, skip 1 ch *, repeat from *-* until 2 ch remain, 1 dc in each of the last ch and finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round = 56 dc. Now work diagram M.1 in the round - see explanation above!
After M.1 continue back and forth (worked back and forth to make the crochet texture the same on body and sleeves). Work 1st row as follows: 1 dc in every dc while AT THE SAME TIME inc 0-0-2-2-6-6 dc evenly = 56-56-58-58-62-62 dc. Continue with 1 dc in every dc. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 13-11-11-11-11-11 cm / 5 1/8"-4 3/8"-4 3/8"-4 3/8"-4 3/8"-4 3/8", inc 1 dc in each side - READ INCREASE TIP! Repeat inc approx. every 3-2½-2½-2-2-2 cm / 1 1/8"-7/8"-7/8"-3/4"-3/4"-3/4" a total of 10-12-13-15-15-18 times = 76-80-84-88-92-98 dc. When piece measures 45-44-44-43-43-42 cm / 17 3/4"-17 1/4"-17 1/4"-17"-17"-16½" (NOTE! Shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of longer sleeve cap and broader shoulder width), work 1 sl st in each of the first 5 dc at beg of row from RS, work 66-70-74-78-82-88 dc and turn piece (there is now an opening of 5 dc in each side (= mid under sleeve). Work 3 rows with dc back and forth over sleeve while AT THE SAME TIME working the first 2 and the last 2 dc on every row tog - READ DECREASE TIP 1 (last row is from WS) = 60-64-68-72-76-82 dc on row. Cut the yarn and work another sleeve.

YOKE:
READ CROCHET TIP!
Now work the parts tog as follows - start from RS:
Work 1 dc in each of the 40-45-49-55-61-68 dc on right front piece, work 1 dc in each of the 60-64-68-72-76-82 dc from one sleeve, work 1 dc in each of the 77-85-95-105-119-131 dc from back piece, work 1 dc in each of the 60-64-68-72-76-82 dc from the other sleeve and work 1 dc in each of the 40-45-49-55-61-68 dc from left front piece = 277-303-329-359-393-431 dc on row.
Insert a marker after 12-14-15-17-21-12 dc, then insert 21-23-23-25-25-29 markers with 12-12-13-13-14-14 dc between each, i.e. 13-13-15-17-22-13 dc remain after last marker.
Now work dc back and forth on yoke while AT THE SAME TIME on 1st row dec 1 dc - READ DECREASE TIP 1 - before every marker = 255-279-305-333-367-401 dc. Repeat dec alternately before and after markers (seen from RS) every 3rd row a total of 9-9-10-10-11-11 times.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 47-49-51-52-54-56 cm / 18½"-19 1/4"-20"-20½"-21 1/4"-22" (measured straight down along mid front), dec for neck in each side towards mid front on every row as follows – READ DECREASE TIP 2:
7 dc 1 time, 3 dc 3 times. Continue to dec 1 dc towards mid front on every row until all dec on yoke are done.

ELEVATION IN BACK OF NECK:
Start mid front, at top of corner on right front piece. Crochet on hook size 3.5 mm/E/4 around the neck as follows:
Start with 1 sc in first dc, * ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 sc in next dc *, repeat from *-* around the neck and finish with 1 sc at the front of neck at top of corner on left front piece. Turn piece. Work 1 sc in every ch and ch 1 over every sc around the neck until 8 sts remain (= 4 sc + 4 ch) on right front piece. Turn piece. Work 1 sc in every ch and 1 ch over every sc until 8 sts remain on left front piece. Turn piece.
Work 1 sc in every ch and 1 ch in every sc around the neck until 16 sts remain before edge on right front piece (= 8 sc and 8 ch). Turn piece. Work 1 sc in every ch and 1 ch over every sc around the neck until 16 sts remain before edge on left front piece. Turn piece. Work 1 sc in every ch and 1 ch over every sc around the neck until 24 sts remain before edge on right front piece (= 12 sc and 12 ch). Turn piece. Work 1 sc in every ch and 1 ch over every sc until 24 sts remain before edge on left front piece. Cut the yarn.

LACE EDGES:
Work on hook size 3.5 mm/E/4 with Baby Merino as follows:

Along mid front:
Start from RS and work 1 row sc up along right front piece - there should be approx. 23 sc on 10 cm / 4'' up along mid front. Adjust so that no of sts can be divided by 6 + 2 sts. Then work 1 row from WS with 1 dc in every sc. Then work M.2 but skip 1st row in M.2 (= sc row).
Repeat along left front piece.

Around the neck:
Work M.2 along the neckline (start with sc row and adjust no of sts on row so that it can be divided by 6 + 2 sts).

Bottom edge:
Work M.2 along the bottom edge of jacket (start with sc row and adjust no of sts on row so that it can be divided by 6 + 2 sts).

Sleeves:
Work M.2 along the bottom edge of each sleeve (start with dc row and adjust no of sts on row so that it can be divided by 6 + 2 sts).


POCKETS:
Ch 15 on hook size 3.5 mm/E/4 with Baby Merino.
Work 1st row as follows: Work 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, then work 1 dc in each of the remaining ch = 13 dc. Work M.1 back and forth, arrow in diagram marks middle dc on pocket, count outwards from there.
AT THE SAME TIME work new dc at end of every row in each side: 3 dc 1 time, 2 dc 1 time and 1 dc 4 times = a total of 31 dc (make new dc by working same no of ch at end of row as no of dc to be inc + ch 2, turn piece, work 1 dc in 4th ch from hook and 1 dc in the each of the remaining ch (if any) before continuing). Continue with bobbles and dc vertically until pocket measures approx. 11 cm / 4½'' vertically - after last row with bobbles work one row with dc while AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 dc = 32 dc. Then work M.2 at top of pocket (start with sc row), cut and fasten the thread. Crochet another pocket. Sew pockets on to front piece, approx. 5 cm / 2'' from bottom edge and approx. 8 cm / 3'' in from mid front on each front piece. Sew 6 buttons on to left front piece, 2 cm / 3/4'' below first dec for neck and then evenly spaced with approx. 8 cm / 3'' between each. Button the jacket in the lace edge.

Diagram

= ch 1
= 1 sc
= 1 dc
= 1 BOBBLE: Work 6 tr tog in the same st as follows: Work 1 tr but wait with last pull through (= 2 sts on hook), work another 1 tr in the same st but wait with last pull through (= 3 sts on hook), continue like this until 6 tr have been worked this way and pull last YO through all 7 sts on hook


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