Tilda by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS bolero in "Fabel". Size 3 - 12 years.

DROPS design: Pattern no FA-011-bn
Yarn group A
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Size: 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years
Chest measurements: approx. 55 - 60 - 65 - 70 - 75 cm / 21½"-23½"-25½"-27½"-29½"

Materials: DROPS FABEL from Garnstudio
100-150-150-150-200 g color no 911p, fun lilac.

DROPS CROCHET Hook size 3 mm / C – or size needed to get 23 dc x 12 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

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CROCHET INFO:
Replace first dc on every row/round with ch 3. Finish every round with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc by working 2 dc in 1 st.
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BACK PIECE:
Worked back and forth - SEE CROCHET INFO!
Chain 67-73-79-85-91 loosely on hook size 3 mm / C with Fabel. Work 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in each of the next ch 3, * skip ch 1, 1 dc in each of the next 5 ch *, repeat from *-* the rest of the row = 55-60-65-70-75 dc. Then work 1 dc in every dc back and forth until piece measures 14-15-16-17-18 cm / 5½"-6"-6 1/4"-6 3/4"-7".

EDGE PIECE:
Work 1 dc in each of the 55-60-65-70-75 dc at the top along back piece, then ch 39-42-44-46-49 (= armhole), 1 dc in each of the 55-60-65-70-75 dc at the bottom along back piece and then ch 39-42-44-46-49 (= armhole), finish with 1 sl st in first dc on round. On next round work 1 dc in every dc at the top and at the bottom of back and around every ch-band work 33-35-37-39-41 dc = 176-190-204-218-232 dc in total. Continue in the round as follows:
ROUND 1: 1 dc in first dc (replaced with 3 ch), * ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* and finish with ch 1, skip 1 dc and 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
ROUND 2: 1 dc in every dc and 1 dc in every ch.
Repeat these 2 rounds upwards - AT THE SAME TIME when edge measures approx. 3-3-3-4-4 cm / 1"-1"-1"-1½"-1½" (adjust so that next round is a round with dc only), inc 16-20-24-29-34 dc evenly - READ INCREASE TIP - repeat inc when piece measures approx. 5-6-7-7-8 cm / 2"-2½"-2 3/4"-2 3/4"-3 1/8" = 208-230-252-276-300 dc. Work until edge measures approx. 7-8-10-11-13 cm / 2 3/4"-3 1/8"-4"-4 3/8"-5 1/8".
Put piece aside.

CROCHET SQUARE:
Chain 4 on hook size 3 mm / C with Fabel, form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: 8 sc in ch-ring, finish with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round.
ROUND 2: 1 sl st in first sc, * ch 3, in same sc as sl st work 2 dc but wait with last pull through on each dc until both have been worked, make 1 YO and pull yarn through all 3 loops on hook, ch 3, 1 sl st in same sc as both dc were worked, 1 sl st in next sc *, repeat from *-* until 1 sc remains, work as follows in this sc: 1 sl st, ch 3, then 3 dc but wait with last pull through on each dc until all 3 have been worked, make 1 YO and pull yarn through all 4 loops on hook (= 8 leaves).
ROUND 3: * ch 4, at the top of next leaf work 1 dc + ch 2 + 1 dc (= corner), ch 5, 1 sc at the top of next leaf, ch 5, at the top of next leaf work 1 dc + ch 2 + 1 dc (= corner), ch 4, 1 sc at the top of next leaf, ch 4, at the top of next leaf work 1 dc + ch 2 + 1 dc (= corner), ch 3, 1 sc at the top of next leaf, ch 3, at the top of next leaf work 1 dc + ch 2 + 1 dc (= corner), ch 4, 1 sl st in first ch from beg of round.
ROUND 4: In the 4-ch-spaces work 4 sc, in the 5-ch-space work 5 sc, in the 3-ch-space work 3 sc and in the 2-ch-space in every corner work 1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc = a total of 40 sc around the square, finish with 1 sl st in first sc, cut the yarn.
Two of the sides are the same width - approx. 5 cm / 2'', 1 side is narrower - approx. 4½ cm / 1 3/4'' and 1 side is wider - approx. 5½ cm / 2 1/4''.

Work 20-22-24-26-30 squares.
Sew the squares tog in one long strip – sew edge to edge – make sure that the shorter sides are placed against the same side and that the longer sides are placed against the opposite side so that the strip is curved.
Begin by fastening the 2 middle squares on the strip mid back at the top of edge piece – sew edge to edge along the shortest side on the squares. Continue to sew down the one side and until mid back at the bottom of edge piece, then sew the other side of the strip on – make sure not sew too tightly when sewing on the strip. If more or less squares are needed this must be adjusted before the last 2 squares are sewn tog mid back.

PICOT BORDER:
Work on hook size 3 mm / C with Fabel at the edge around the entire strip of crochet squares. Beg in the first square that was sewn on at the back of neck and work as follows: 1 sc in the second st on square, * 1 picot (= ch 3, 1 sc in first ch), skip 1 sc, 1 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* (there should be approx. 5 picots along every square + 1 in the transition to next square), finish with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round.
Work picot border the same way around the armholes.

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