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Sweet berry cardigan by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS jacket with crochet squares at the bottom in ”Safran”. Size 3 to 12 years.

DROPS Children 23-50

DROPS design: Pattern no E-009-bn
Yarn group A
Size: 3/4 - 5/7 - 8/10 - 11/12 years
Finished measurements:
Bust: 62-68-74-84 cm / 24½"-26 3/4"-29"-33"
Full length: 37-41-45-49 cm / 14½"-16"-17 3/4"-19 1/4"

DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
150-200-250-300 g color no 13, raspberry
50-50-50-100 color no 02, medium pink
50 g for all sizes in color no 31, lime

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm / 24'') SIZE 3 mm/US 2.5 - or size needed to get 24 sts x 32 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm / 24'') SIZE 2.5 mm / US 1.5 – for garter st.


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NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here.
See diagrams A-1 and A-2, diagrams show all rows in pattern seen from RS.

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

Bind off for button holes on right band.
1 button hole = K tog 2nd and 3rd st from mid front and make 1 YO. Bind off for button holes when piece measures:
SIZE 3/4 years: 2, 7, 12, 17 and 22 cm / 3/4",2 3/4",4 3/4",6 3/4" and 8 3/4"
SIZE 5/7 years: 2, 8, 14, 20 and 26 cm / 3/4",3 1/8",5½",8" and 10 1/4"
SIZE 8/10 years: 2, 9, 16, 23 and 29 cm / 3/4",3½",6 1/4",9" and 11 3/8"
SIZE 11/12 years: 2, 10, 18, 26 and 33 cm / 3/4",4",7",10 1/4" and 13"

Worked back and forth on circular needle from mid front.
Cast on 155-169-183-204 sts (includes 4 band sts in each side towards mid front) on circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5 with raspberry. K 1 row from WS, continue with diagram A-1 but work 4 band sts in each side in GARTER ST – see explanation above. When piece measures 2 cm / 3/4'', beg to bind off for BUTTON HOLES – see explanation above. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When piece measures 17-20-23-26 cm / 6 3/4"-8"-9"-10 1/4", work next row from RS as follows: 37-41-44-49 sts as before (= right front piece), bind off 6 sts for armhole, work 69-75-83-94 sts as before (= back piece), bind off 6 sts for armhole and work as before over the remaining 37-41-44-49 sts (= left front piece). Finish each part separately.

= 37-41-44-49 sts. Continue A-1 - AT THE SAME TIME bind off for armhole at beg of every row from the side: 2 sts 1-1-2-3 times and 1 st 2-3-3-3 times = 33-36-37-40 sts. Continue to work until piece measures 23-27-30-34 cm / 9"-10½"-11 3/4"-13½", slip the outermost 12-14-14-15 sts towards mid front on a stitch holder for neck. Then bind off on every row from neck: 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 2 times = 15-16-17-19 sts remain on shoulder. Bind off when piece measures 30-34-38-42 cm / 11 3/4"-13½"-15"-16½".

Work as left front piece but reversed – remember button holes.

= 69-75-83-94 sts. Continue A-1 - AT THE SAME TIME bind off for armholes in each side as on front piece = 61-65-69-76 sts. Continue to work until piece measures 28-32-36-40 cm / 11"-12½"-14 1/4"-15 3/4". On next row, bind off the middle 27-29-31-34 sts for neck and finish each shoulder separately. Then bind off on every row from neck: 1 st 2 times = 15-16-17-19 sts remain on shoulder. Bind off when piece measures 30-34-38-42 cm / 11 3/4"-13½"-15"-16½".

Worked back and forth on circular needle.
Cast on 46-48-50-52 sts (includes 1 edge st in each side) on circular needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with raspberry. K 1 row from WS. Continue with 2 rows in garter st in lime and 2 rows in garter st in medium pink, switch to raspberry, ** work 2 rows in stockinette st, work next row as follows: K 1 edge st, * K 2 tog, 1 YO *, repeat from *-*, finish with K 1 edge st, P 1 row **. Then K 2 rows in garter st in medium pink and K2 rows in garter st in lime, switch to medium pink and work from **-** (i.e. as the 4 rows in raspberry). Continue with 2 rows in garter st in raspberry, 2 rows in garter st in medium pink and 2 rows in garter st in lime. Switch to raspberry and circular needle size 3 mm / US 2.5. Continue with A-2 (1st row = RS) and 1 edge st in garter st in each side. When piece measures 9-9-10-10 cm / 3½"-3½"-4"-4", inc 1 st in each side. Repeat inc every 3-3-3-3½ cm / 1 1/8"-1 1/8"-1 1/8"-1 1/4", 6-7-8-9 more times - work the inc sts in A-2 = 60-64-68-72 sts. When piece measures 29-33-38-44 cm / 11½"-13"-15"-17 1/4", bind off for sleeve cap at the beg of every row, in each side: 4 sts 1 time, 2 sts 3 times and 1 st 2-3-3-5 times, then bind off 2 sts in each side until piece measures 34-39-44-51 cm / 13½"-15 1/4"-17 1/4"-20", now bind off 3 sts 1 time in each side. Bind off the remaining sts, piece measures approx. 35-40-45-52 cm / 13 3/4"-15 3/4"-17 3/4"-20½".

Sew the shoulder seams.

Pick up 80 to 100 sts (includes sts on stitch holders in each side) around the neck on circular needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with raspberry. K 3 rows, then bind off.
Sew sleeve seams inside 1 edge st and sew in the sleeves.

Squares are worked in 2 different color combinations:
SQUARE A: Cast on + 1st round = raspberry, 2nd round = lime, 3rd and 4th round = medium pink, 5th round = lime.
SQUARE B: Cast on + 1st round = lime, 2nd round = medium pink, 3rd and 4th round = raspberry, 5th round = lime.

CROCHET TIP: Replace first dc at beg of every round with 3 ch and finish every round with 1 sl st in third ch from beg of round.

BOBBLE: 3 dc that are worked tog, i.e. wait with last pull through on every dc until all 3 dc have been worked, make a YO on hook and pull through all 4 loops.

Ch 4 on hook size 3 mm / C and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: Work 12 dc in ch-ring – read CROCHET TIP.
ROUND 2: 2 dc in every dc = 24 dc.
ROUND 3: * 1 sc in dc, ch 3, skip 1 dc *, repeat from *-*, finish with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round (= 12 sc with ch spaces in between).
ROUND 4: In first ch space work [-]: * [ 1 BOBBLE – see explanation above, ch 2, 1 bobble, 4 ch (= corner), 1 bobble, ch 2, 1 bobble], ch 3, 1 hdc in sc between the next 2 ch spaces, ch 3, skip 1 ch space *, repeat from *-* a total of 4 times but the last time finish after 3 ch with 1 sl st at the top of first bobble.
ROUND 5: * 2 sc in first 2-ch space, 6 sc in next 4-ch space (= corner), 2 sc in next 2-ch space, 3 sc in next 3-ch space, 3 sc in next 3-ch space *, repeat from *-* the entire round. Square measures approx. 7 x 7 cm / 2¾'' x 2¾''.

Work 5-5-6-6 squares of B and 4-5-5-6 squares of A = 9-10-11-12 squares in total. Sew squares to into a long strip, place the colors alternately – sew edge to edge with lime to avoid a chunky seam. Sew the square strip to bottom of jacket, edge to edge with neat little stitches – the squares should go all the way out to each side, to and with the bands.

Work a picot border with medium pink on hook size 3 mm / C around the entire jacket, i.e. at the bottom, along the bands and around the neck: * 1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc in first ch (= 1 picot), skip 1 sc *, repeat from *-*. Work the same way around the bottom of sleeves, finish round with 1 sl st in first sc.

Hat - see pattern SmåDrops 23-48
Dress - see pattern SmåDrops 23-49


K from RS, P from WS
K from WS
K 2 tog, 1 YO

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