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Midnight Lace by DROPS Design

DROPS Crocheted Cardigan in Muskat

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DROPS 68-15

Sizes: M - L/XL
Finished measurements: 90-108 cm [35 3/8" - 42.5"]

Materials: DROPS MUSKAT from Garnstudio
500-550 g. col. no. 43, violet.

3 DROPS Coconut buttons nr 516

DROPS 4 mm [US F] crochet hook, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

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Corrections made to this pattern (after publication)

Some stores have told us their customers has used crochet hook size 3½ mm/US E/4 instead.

Updated online: 03.03.2006 (Printed catalogues do not include these corrections)

Sleeve: ...... inc at the end of every 3rd and 4th rows - make inc by ch 4, then 1 sc in the last sc from previous row = 23-25 ch-st bows on row.

Updated online: 16.04.2010 (Printed catalogues do not include these corrections)

See all corrections to catalogue DROPS 68

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
Gauge: 1 diagram = approx. 9 cm [3.5"] in width.
12 rows of Pattern 2 = approx. 10 cm [4"] in height.

Pattern: See chart. The pattern is seen from the right side. «1 rapport» = «1 repeat».

Note: All measurements in pattern refer to the garment when held up or worn, because the pattern pulls in and lengthens.

Cardigan is worked back and forth from opening mid front.
Ch 201-241 loosely. Turn and crochet Pattern 1 once across row (10-12 repeats).
Then crochet Pattern 2 on the next row and repeat a total of 5 times, the piece measures approx. 20 cm [7 7/8"].
Crochet Pattern 3. At the same time when the piece measures approx. 32-35 cm [12 5/8" - 13.75"] divide and crochet each part of Body separately.
Each front = 2 repeats; back = 4 repeats, skip 1-2 repeats at each side for armhole.

Right front:
Continue with Pattern 3 over 2 repeats starting at front edge.
When the piece measures approx. 42-46 cm [16.5" - 18 1/8"] (adjust to finish after 1 flower) continue with Pattern 3 but do not make flowers.
At the same time shape the neck as follows:
From WS crochet until 2 ch-spaces remain before front edge.
Turn and crochet back. Now crochet over 1 less ch-space at neck edge on every row from WS a total of 3 times.
Continue to crochet in pattern until the piece measures 52-56 cm [20.5" - 22"], fasten off.

Left front:
Crochet the same as right front, reversing all shaping.

Continue to crochet Pattern 3 until piece measures approx. 42-46 cm [16.5" - 18 1/8"], then crochet the rest without flowers (as on front).
When the piece measures approx. 49-53 cm [19.25" - 20 7/8"] crochet the next row as follows: work over 7 ch-spaces = shoulder, sc over the following 10 ch-spaces = neck (crochet 1 sc in every ch-space and 1 sc in each sc between ch-spaces), work over 7 ch-spaces = shoulder.
Finish with 1 row of ch-spaces on each shoulder.
The piece measures approx. 52-56 cm [20.5" - 22"], fasten off.

Worked back and forth.
Ch 51-51 loosely. Turn and crochet Pattern 1 once across row (2.5 repeats), then crochet Pattern 2 twice, then continue in Pattern 3 (15 ch-spaces).
When the piece measures approx. 10 cm [4"] inc 1 ch-space at the end of row on alternately right and left side of piece a total of 8-10 times like this: inc at the end of every 3rd and 4th rows by ch 4, then 1 sc in the last sc from previous row = 23-25 ch-spaces on row.
Continue until piece measures approx. 52-54 cm [20.5" - 21.25"].
Then crochet over 1 less ch-space at end of every row until the piece measures 56-58 cm [22" - 22 7/8"], fasten off.

Crochet together shoulders as follows:
* 1 sc in first ch-space on front, ch 1, 1 sc in first ch-space on back, ch 1 *, repeat from * - * on each shoulder.
Crochet together the sleeve as follows from bottom edge:
* 1 sc in one side, ch 2, 1 sc in other side*, repeat from * - * until approx. 5-9 cm [2" - 3.5"] remains.
Crochet sleeves to Body in the same way as sleeves were crocheted together.
Crochet 1 row sc along both front bands and around the neck - crochet snugly around the neck so that the neckline will not sag.

Buttonhole loops:
Make 3 buttonhole loops along right front.
Start at top edge: * 1 sc, ch 3, fasten with 1 sc 1 cm [3/8"] below, sl st approx. 8-9 cm [3 1/8" - 3.5"] lower on band * repeat from * - * until there are 3 loops. Sew on buttons on left front.


ch 1
1 sc
1 sl st
1 dc
1 bobble. * wrap yarn around hook, insert hook in sc from previous row and pull up yarn *, repeat * - * 3 times = 6 loops + 1 st on hook. Wrap yarn around hook and pull through all loops + st (= 1 st remains on hook).
1 petal. (4 petals make 1 flower). Start at point of arrow, * wrap yarn around hook, insert hook in st at the other end of arrow and pull up yarn *, repeat * - * 3 times = 6 loops + 1 st on hook. Wrap yarn around hook and pull through all loops and st on hook (= 1 st remains on hook).
ch 1 to turn piece.

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