Learn more about the DROPS patterns with these easy step by step lessons on how to follow a pattern, understanding knitting and crochet diagrams, measuring knitting tension and more...

Pattern basics

Is this your first time working with a DROPS pattern and are you having trouble understanding what to do first? Then read...
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Pattern basics

You will find the schematic drawing for each garment below the patterns. It will have all the measurement for each size we...
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Pattern basics

A knitting diagram consists of squares. 1 square = 1 stitch - the symbol definition provide information on how the stitch...
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Pattern basics

A crochet diagram consists of symbols, 1 symbol = 1 stitch (or a group of stitches) - the symbol definition explains what...
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Pattern basics

How to calculate where to inc/dec when pattern says "inc/dec evenly" - You can use this lesson's tips both in knitting and...
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Pattern basics

This description can be used for both knitting and crocheting. This is how we calculate a pattern from the knitting tension: Always...
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Pattern basics

The middle of the chart is placed like this (the stitch with arrow) in the middle of the front/back piece or mid sleeve. It...
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Pattern basics

Each individual pattern contains a Comments section where you can post questions, get answers in your own language and also...
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