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
Size in cm: 98/104 - 110/116 - 122/128 - 134/140 - 146/152
Chest measurements: Approx. 55 - 60 - 65 - 70 - 75 cm.

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

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 3 mm – or size needed to get 23 tr x 12 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

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

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

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

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

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 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 dc in the second st on square, * 1 picot (= 3 ch, 1 dc in first ch), skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc *, 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 dc from beg of round.
Work picot border the same way around the armholes.

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