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DROPS 64-8 by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS short top with crochet flower squares in Safran

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DROPS design: Pattern no E-070
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Size: S - M - L
Materials: DROPS Safran
150-150-150 g colour no 01, light pink

DROPS straight needles size 3 mm and crochet hook size 3.5 mm.
DROPS mother-of-pearl button, no 521: 5 pieces

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pattern type: tops, pattern/technique: lace, shape: square, theme: floral,

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KNITTING TENSION: 28 sts x 36 rows on needle size 3 and pattern = 10 x 10 cm. Remember needle size is only a guide.

Crochet tension: A flower square worked on hook size 3.5 mm with Safran = approx. 9.5 x 9.5 cm.

PATTERN: Pattern is divisible by 2. Row 1: * slip one st as if to K, K 1, pass the slipped st over 1 K and leave the slipped st on left needle, K the slipped st *, repeat from *-*. Row 2: Work all sts in stocking st seen from RS. Repeat 1st and 2nd row.

Garter st: 1 ridge = 2 rows. Row 1: K all sts, 2nd row: K all sts.

Knitting tip: All dec are done on RS of piece inside 1 edge st that is worked in garter st.

Dec 2 st as follows: After 1 edge st: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 2 tog, pass slipped st over 2 K tog.
Before 1 edge st: K 3 tog.

Dec 1 st as follows: After 1 edge st: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, pass slipped st over 1 K.
Before 1 edge st: K 2 tog.

Crochet flower square:
Work 8 ch on hook size 3.5 mm with light pink and form a ring with 1 sl st.

ROW 1: * 1 tr (first tr is replaced with 3 ch) 2 ch *, repeat from *-* 8 times, finish with 1 sl st in first tr.

ROW 2: * 4 dtr (first dtr is replaced with 4 ch), around ch-space, 2 ch *, repeat from *-* 8 times, finish with 1 sl st in first tr.

ROW 3: * work 4 dtr tog (first dtr is replaced with 4 ch) = wait with last YO and pull through in each dtr until all dtr are worked, YO and pull YO through all sts on hook (work 1 dtr in each of the dtr from previous row), 6 ch, 1 tr around the 2 ch from previous row, 6 ch, * repeat from *-* 8 times, finish with 1 sl st in first dtr-group.

ROW 4: Work sl sts until middle of ch-space, 1 ch, 1 dc around ch-space, * 5 ch, 1 dc around next ch-space, 5 ch, 1 tr around next ch-space, 10 ch, 1 tr around next ch-space (= corner), 5 ch, 1 dc around next ch-space *, repeat from *-* 3 times in total, then 5 ch, 1 dc around next ch-space, 5 ch, 1 tr around next ch-space, 10 ch, 1 tr around next ch-space (= corner), 5 ch, finish with 1 sl st in first dc.

Top: Work 8-9-10 flower squares - see explanation above. Sew them tog in to a long strip - sew edge to edge in outer loops of edge sts. Pick up 220-244-272 sts (incl 2 edge sts in each side towards mid front) on needle size 3 mm with light pink in ch-row at the top of the crochet strip - pick up sts with 1 strand to get a nice transition. Insert 1 marker in piece after 55-61-68 sts and 1 marker after 165-183-204 sts. Work Pattern - see explanation above, but work the outermost 2 sts in each side in garter st. Remember the knitting tension! At the same time after 1 cm, inc at markers in each side: 2 sts 5 times every 7th-8th-10th row - inc 2 sts next to each other and work them in pattern so that pattern still fits = 240-264-292 sts. When piece measures 19-21-23 cm, work next row as follows: 57-62-68 sts front piece, cast off 8-10-12 sts for armhole, 110-120-132 sts back piece, cast off 8-10-12 sts for armhole, 57-62-68 sts front piece. Now finish each part separately.

Right front piece: = 57-62-68 sts. Then cast off for armhole every other row - see Knitting tip: 2 sts 3-5-6 times, 1 st 6-5-6 times = 45-47-50 sts. When piece measures 23-24-26 cm, cast off 24-26-29 sts towards mid front for neck line. Continue to cast off towards the neck on every other row - see Knitting tip: 2 sts 3 times, 1 st 3 times = 12-12-12 sts remain on each shoulder. Then work Pattern, but work 1 st in each side in garter st. Cast off when piece measures 37-40-43 cm.

Left front piece: Work as right front piece but reversed.

Back piece: 110-120-132 sts. Then cast off for armholes as on front piece = 86-90-96 sts. When piece measures 23-24-26 cm, cast off the middle 44-48-54 sts for neck line. Continue to cast off towards the neck on every other row - see Knitting tip: 2 sts 3 times, 1 st 3 times = 12-12-12 sts remain on each shoulder. Then work Pattern, but work 1 st in each side in garter st. Cast off when piece measures 37-40-43 cm.

Assembly: Sew tog straps on shoulder. Crochet around the armholes on hook size 3.5 mm with light pink: 1 row with dc - inside 1 edge st. Work 5 buttonholes evenly down along right band - work first buttonhole at the top, work the last before flower squares beg. Work - inside 2 edge sts - beg at the top as follows: ROW 1: 5 ch (= 1 buttonhole), skip 1 cm, work dc until next buttonhole. ROW 2: Work 4 dc around ch-space (= buttonhole) and work sl sts between buttonholes. After 2nd row: Continue to work dc around the neck line, down along left front piece and around the entire flower row. Sew on buttons.

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