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DROPS Christmas: Crochet DROPS gingerbread house pot holder in 2 strands ”Safran” and ”Paris”.

DROPS Extra 0-987

DROPS design: Pattern no e-218
Yarn group A + A
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LARGE GINGERBREAD HOUSE:
Measurements:
Width: approx. 23 cm / 9''
Height: approx. 23 cm / 9'' (from roof top)
Materials: DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
100 g color no 22, light brown
And use: DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
50 g color no 17, off white
and some left-overs of: color no 12 red, color no 13 orange, color no 10 dark turquoise, color no 39 pistachio.

SMALL GINGERBREAD HOUSE:
Measurements:
Width: approx. 15 cm / 6''
Height: approx. 16 cm / 6 1/4''
Materials: DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
50 g color no 22, light brown
And use: DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
50 g color no 17, off white
and some left-overs of: color no 12 red, color no 13 orange, color no 10 dark turquoise, color no 39 pistachio.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 4 mm / G/6 – or size needed to get 20 sc x 18 rows = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm) with 2 strands Safran.

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  • DROPS ♥ You #6 (50g)
    1.40 USD
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  • DROPS SAFRAN UNI COLOUR (50g)
    2.35 USD
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  • DROPS PARIS UNI COLOUR (50g)
    2.20 USD
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  • DROPS PARIS RECYCLED DENIM (50g)
    1.80 USD
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CROCHET INFO:
Beg every row with ch 1, work sc in every sc on row.

CROCHET TOG:
Work 1 sc but wait with last pull through (= 2 sts on hook), then work next sc (or next 2 sc the same way) but on last pull through, pull yarn through all sts on hook = 1 sc remain.
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LARGE GINGERBREAD HOUSE:
Work front and back on roof first, then front and back on house.

ROOF:
Worked back and forth.
ROW 1: Ch 32 with 2 strands Safran on hook size 4 mm / G/6, turn and work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in every ch until 2 ch remain, work the last 2 sc tog - READ CROCHET TOG = 30 sc, turn piece. NOTE: The 1st sc made = point A on chart (and the last sc is point B).
ROW 2: READ CROCHET INFO! Work the first 2 sc tog, 1 sc in every sc the entire row = 29 sc, turn piece.
ROW 3: Work 1 sc in every sc until 2 sc remain on row, work the last 2 sc tog = 28 sc, turn piece.
Then repeat ROWS 2 and 3 - i.e. dec 1 sc on one side of triangle on all rows - until 1 sc remains (= point C). Fasten off (= back). Work another roof the same way (= front).

STRAP:
With red Paris work 1 sl st in point A on the back, then work ch for approx. 12 cm / 4¾'', finish with 1 sl st in same st, fasten off.

ASSEMBLY:
Place front on back, WS against WS, work tog with 1 strand off white Paris as follows: Start in point B - see chart, work 1 sl st through both layers, * ch 2, skip approx. 1 cm / ½'', 1 sl st in outer loops of edge sts through both layers *, repeat from *-* up to point A at the top of roof, and down to point C.
Then repeat from *-* along the edge between point C and B on the front - NOTE! Make sure that there are 23 ch-spaces above this edge, then 23 ch-spaces on the edge between point B and C on the back, finish with 1 sl st in 1st ch-space in point C on the front.

Continue to work as follows: ch 1, 1 sc in same ch-space, in next ch-space work 4 dc with 1 ch between every dc, * 1 sc in each of the next 2 ch-spaces, 4 tr with 1 ch between every tr in next ch-space *, repeat from *-*. Finish with 1 sc in last ch-space = 8 spaces on each side (= 16 spaces in total). Fasten off.
With 1 strand off white Paris embroider squares on the front of roof - see chart.
With orange/red/dark turquoise/pistachio Paris make 1 French knot in each square - see chart.

HOUSE:
Worked back and forth. Work 37 ch with 2 strands Safran on hook size 4 mm / G/6, turn and work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in every ch = 36 sc, turn. Continue working 1 sc in every sc until piece measures approx. 10 cm / 4''. On next row work 1 sc in every sc - but only work in the back loop of sts (= folding edge) = edge between point D and E on chart. Then work 1 sc in every sc as before until piece measures approx. 10 cm / 4'' after folding edge (i.e. the same length on both sides). Fasten off.

HEART:
Worked back and forth.
ROW 1: Work 2 ch with 1 strand red Paris on hook size 4 mm / G/6, work 2 sc in 1st ch made, turn piece.
ROW 2: Work 2 sc in every sc = 4 sc, turn piece.
ROW 3: Work 2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc and 2 sc in last sc = 6 sc, turn piece.
ROW 4: Work 1 sc in every sc, turn piece.
ROW 5: Work 1 sc in each of the first 3 sc, turn piece (3 sc remain on the other side of row).
ROW 6: Work 1 sc in every sc, turn piece.
ROW 7: Work all 3 sc tog = 1 sc, cut the yarn and keep approx. 30 cm / 11 3/4'' for assembly.
Repeat ROWS 5 to 7 on the other side of heart.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew heart on to mid front on one side of house (= front) - NOTE: Fasten the tip of heart towards bottom edge of house (without folding edge), sew 2 stars on each side of heart with off white Paris - see chart.
Fold the sides along the folding edge, WS against WS, work them tog with 1 strand off white Paris as follows: Start in point E on chart, work 1 sl st through both layers, * ch 2, skip approx. 1 cm / ½'', 1 sl st in outer loops of edge sts through both layers *, repeat from *-* along the 3 edges around the house up to point D, i.e. do not work over folding edge (between point E and D), finish with 1 sl st in point D.
Place folding edge on house in opening between front and back of roof, sew front on house towards front on roof under fans, repeat on the back of house and roof.

SMALL GINGERBREAD HOUSE:
Work front and back on roof first, then front and back on house.

ROOF:
Worked back and forth.
ROW 1: Ch 22 with 2 strands Safran on hook size 4 mm / G/6, turn and work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in every ch until 2 ch remain, work the last 2 sc tog - READ CROCHET TOG = 20 sc, turn piece. NOTE: The 1st sc made = point A on chart.
ROW 2: READ CROCHET INFO! Work the first 2 sc tog, 1 sc in every sc the entire row = 19 sc, turn piece.
ROW 3: Work 1 sc in every sc until 2 sc remain on row, work the last 2 sc tog = 18 sc, turn piece.
Then repeat ROWS 2 and 3 - i.e. dec 1 sc on one side of triangle on all rows - until 1 sc remains.
Fasten off (= back). Work another roof the same way (= front).

STRAP:
With red Paris work 1 sl st in point A on the back, then ch for approx. 12 cm / 4¾'', finish with 1 sl st in same st, fasten off.

ASSEMBLY:
Place front on back, WS against WS, work tog with 1 strand off white Paris as follows: Start in point B - see chart, work 1 sl st through both layers, * ch 2, skip approx. 1 cm / ½'', 1 sl st in outer loops of edge sts through both layers *, repeat from *-* up to point A at the top of roof, and down to point C.
Then repeat from *-* along the edge between point C and B on the front - NOTE! Make sure that there are 11 ch-spaces above this edge, then 11 ch-spaces on the edge between point B and C on the back, finish with 1 sl st in 1st ch-space in point C on the front.
Continue to work as follows: ch 1, 1 sc in same ch-space, * in next ch-space made work 4 dc with 1 ch between every dc, 1 sc in next ch-space *, repeat from *-* 4 more times (= 5 fans in total on front), 1 sc in 1st ch-space on the back, repeat from *-* 4 more times in total (= 5 fans on the back), fasten off.
With 1 strand off white Paris embroider squares on the front of roof - see chart. With orange/red/dark turquoise/pistachio Paris make 1 French knot in each square - see chart.

HOUSE:
Worked back and forth. Ch 21 with 2 strands Safran on hook size 4 mm / G/6, turn and work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in every ch = 20 sc, turn. Continue working 1 sc in every sc until piece measures approx. 8 cm / 3''.
On next row work 1 sc in every sc - but only work in the back loop of sts (= folding edge) = edge between point D and E on chart.
Then work 1 sc in every sc as before until piece measures approx. 8 cm / 3'' after folding edge (i.e. the same length on both sides). Fasten off.

HEART:
Worked back and forth.
ROW 1: Work 2 ch with 1 strand red Paris on hook size 4 mm / G/6, turn and work 2 sc in 1st ch made, turn piece.
ROW 2: Work 2 sc in every sc = 4 sc, turn piece.
ROW 3: Work 2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in every sc until 1 sc remains, 2 sc in last sc = 6 sc, turn piece.
ROW 4: Work 1 sc in every sc, turn piece.
ROW 5: Work 1 sc in each of the first 3 sc, turn piece (3 sc remain on the other side of row).
ROW 6: Work 1 sc in every sc, turn piece.
ROW 7: Work all 3 sc tog = 1 sc, cut the yarn and keep approx. 30 cm / 11 3/4'' for assembly.
Repeat ROWS 5 to 7 on the other side of heart.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew heart on to mid front on one side of house (= front) - NOTE: Fasten the tip of heart towards bottom edge of house (without folding edge), sew 1 stars on each side of heart with off white Paris - see chart.
Fold the sides along the folding edge, WS against WS, work them tog with 1 strand off white Paris as follows: Start in point E on chart, work 1 sl st through both layers, * ch 2, skip approx. 1 cm / ½'', 1 sl st in outer loops of edge sts through both layers *, repeat from *-* along the 3 edges around the house up to point D, i.e. do not work over folding edge (between point E and D), finish with 1 sl st in point D.
Place folding edge on house in opening between front and back of roof, sew front on house towards front on roof under fans, repeat on the back of house and roof.

Diagram

point A
pistachio
red
dark turquoise
orange

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