DROPS Extra / 0-856

DROPS Extra 0-856 by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS Christmas ball in ”Karisma”.

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DROPS design: Pattern no u-658
Yarn group B
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Measurements:
Height: approx. 8-9 cm / 3"-3½"

Materials: DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio
50 g color no 18, red
(1 red skein = 4 Christmas balls)
50 g color no 01, off white

Some poly stuffing or similar for filling.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 - or size needed to get 26 sts x 34 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3 mm / C - for strap.

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Tags:

theme: christmas, nordic,

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PATTERN:
See diagram A-1. The entire pattern is worked in stockinette st in the round on double pointed needles.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc 1 st by making a yo - K this yo twisted on next row, i.e. work in back loop of st instead of front to avoid holes.
Inc 1 st on each side of st with marker (off white) as follows:
Work 1st st in A-1, make a yo with red, work until 1 st before st with marker, make a yo with red, work the next 2 sts (= 1 red and 1 off white).

DECREASE TIP:
Dec 1 st on each side of st with marker (off white) as follows: Work until 2 sts remain before this st, work the next 2 sts tog with red, work 1 st (with marker), slip 1 st as if to K, work next st with red, psso.
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BALL:
Work the ball in the round in stockinette st on double pointed needles, bottom up.
Cast on 6 sts with red Karisma on 3 double pointed needles size 2.5 mm/US 1.5 (= 2 sts on every needle).
K 1 round.
On next round, inc by K 2 sts in every st (= 4 sts on every needle).
Then work diagram A-1 - when 1st round in A-1 has been worked, insert a marker in the last st on every needle (off white), move the marker upwards when working - AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st with red on each side of st with marker - Read INCREASE TIP above.
Then dec 1 st with red on each side of st with marker - Read DECREASE TIP.
When A-1 has been worked (= 4 sts remain on every needle), fill the ball with some poly stuffing. Finish with 1 round red.
Cut the yarn, leave approx. 50 cm / 19 3/4'' - this is used for the strap.
Pull yarn tail through all sts and tighten tog.

STRAP:
Crochet a ch-row that measures approx. 16 cm / 6 1/4'' on hook size 3 mm / C, finish with 1 sl st in 1st ch made. Fasten off.

Diagram

= off white
= red

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