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DROPS Crocheted cardigan in Safran

Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL

Finished measurements:
Bust: 88-96-102-116-128 cm [34-5/8" - 37.75" - 40-1/8" - 45-5/8" - 50-3/8"]
Hem: 76-84-90-104-116 cm [29-7/8" - 33" - 35-3/8" - 41" - 45-5/8"]

Materials: DROPS SAFRAN
350-400-400-450-500 gr nr 03, light mint

DROPS 3.5 mm [US D] crochet hook, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

6 DROPS silver buttons, nr 534

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with measurements (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.

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Tags: jackets, lace,

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Crochet gauge: 3 repeats in width (1 repeat = 1 ch-loop + 1 dc-group) and 8 rows = approx. 10 x 10 cm.

Diagrams: See diagrams. There are two Diagrams 1: one for Sizes S + M + L and one for Sizes XL + XXL. Diagrams 2 and 3 are the same for all sizes. «Midt foran/fram» means «center front».


Crochet tips (for 3 dc-tog):
Crochet 1 dc, but hold the last loop on the hook, (= 2 loops on hook), 1 new dc in the same st/loop, but hold the last loop on the hook (= 3 loops on hook), 1 new dc in the same st/loop, and now pull the yarn through all 4 loops on hook.

Buttonband-tips: So that the buttonbands are not too tight, replace the first dc at the start of every row at the center front edge with ch 4.

Back: Ch 115-124-133-151-169. Establish pattern on the first row as follows - read Crochet tips: start in the 16th ch from hook and crochet 3 dc-tog, ch 4 and 3 dc-tog in the same ch, * ch 4, skip over 8 ch, in the next ch: 3 dc-tog, ch 4 and 3 dc-tog *, repeat * - * a total of 10-11-12-14-16 times, ch 4, skip over 8 ch and finish with 1 dc in the last ch = 11-12-13-15-17 dc-groups, turn the work.
Now crochet every row as follows: ch 7, in the ch-loop of the first dc-group crochet 3 dc-tog, ch 4 and 3 dc-tog, * ch 4, in the ch-loop in the next dc-group crochet 3 dc-tog, ch 4 and 3 dc-tog *, repeat * - * and finish with ch 4 and 1 dc in 5th ch after last dc-group.
When the piece measures 13 and 23 cm inc 1 ch-loop at each side by crocheting 1 extra ch-loop in the outermost ch-loop at each side (1 ch-loop = 1 dc + ch 4 – at start of row replace 1 dc with ch 3).
When the piece measures 35-36-37-38-39 cm bind off for armhole at each side following Diagram 1 (use the appropriate diagram for your size) = 9-10-11-11-13 dc-groups remain. Continue in the pattern as before.
When the piece measures 53-55-57-59-61 cm bind off for the neck as follows: ch 7, in the ch-loop of first dc-group crochet 3 dc-tog, ch 4 and 3 dc-tog, ch 4, in the ch-loop in the next dc-group crochet 3 dc-tog, ch 4 and 3 dc-tog, finish with ch 4 and 1 dc in the top of the first 3 dc-tog in the next dc-group.
Cut yarn and fasten, there are 2 dc-groups remaining on shoulder and the piece measures approx. 54-56-58-60-62 cm. Repeat on the other side of neck.

Right front: Ch 70-79-79-88-97 (incl. ch 4 to turn with). Establish pattern on the 1st row as follows (from center front edge): 1 dc in 5th ch from hook, 1 dc in each of the 2 following ch, ch 1, skip over 2 ch, in the next ch crochet 3 dc-tog, ch 4 and 3 dc-tog, ch 1, skip over 2 ch, 1 dc in each of the 4 following sc(= buttonband), * ch 4, skip over 8 ch, in the next ch crochet 3 dc-tog, ch 4 and 3 dc-tog *, repeat * - * a total of 5-6-6-7-8 times, ch 4, skip over 8 ch and finish with 1 dc in last ch = 5-6-6-7-8 dc-groups + button bands, turn the work.
2nd row: ch 7, in the ch-loop in the first dc-group crochet 3 dc-tog, ch 4 and 3 dc-tog, * ch 4, in the ch-loop in the next dc-group crochet 3 dc-tog, ch 4 and 3 dc-tog *, repeat * - * a total of 4-5-5-6-7 times, then ch 4, *1 dc in each of the 4 following dc, ch 1, in the ch-loop in dc-group crochet 3 dc-tog, ch 4 and 3 dc-tog, ch 1, 1 dc in each of the 4 last dc * (* - * = buttonband), turn the work.
Repeat 2nd row – read buttonband-tips above.
When the piece measures 8 and 18 cm inc 1 ch-loop at the side as on back.
When the piece measures 35-36-37-38-39 cm bind off for armhole at the side as on back.
When the piece measures 42-44-46-48-50 cm bind off for the neck following Diagram 2 – follow Diagram 2 until only 2 dc-groups remain on shoulder (for all Sizes), then continue as shown on the 2 top rows of Diagram.
When the piece measures 54-56-58-60-62 cm, cut yarn and fasten.

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

Sleeve: Ch 79-79-79-88-88. Establish pattern on the first row as follows: start in the 16th ch from hook and crochet 3 dc-tog, ch 4 and 3 dc-tog in that ch, * ch 4, skip over 8 ch, in the next ch crochet 3 dc-tog, ch 4 and 3 dc-tog *, repeat * - * a total of 6-6-6-7-7 times, ch 4, skip over 8 ch and finish with 1 dc in the last ch = 7-7-7-8-8 dc-groups, turn the work. Continue pattern as on Body.
When the piece measures 8 cm crochet Diagram 3 twice, then continue regular pattern to finished dimensions.
When the piece measures 14 cm inc at one side by crocheting 1 extra ch-loop in the outermost ch-loop, then continue as before. Repeat increase on the other side when the piece measures 19-18-18-17.5-16.5 cm. Repeat inc on alternate sides 3-4-4-4-5 times more every 5-4-4-3.5-2.5 cm (10-8-8-7-5 cm between each inc on the same side). 4-5-5-5-6 ch-loops have been increased at each side.
When the piece measures 52-52-52-49-44 cm put a marker at each side (to mark where sleeves will be attached to Body).
When the piece measures 58-58-58-59-56 cm (the sleeves are shorter in the larger sizes because of the wider shoulders), cut yarn and fasten.

Assembly: Crochet together the shoulders as follows: 1 sl st in first ch-loop on back, ch 3, 1 sc in first ch-loop on front, ch 3, 1 sc in the next ch-loop on back, etc. Crochet the sleeve and side seams in the same manner, then crochet the sleeves into the body (the marker on sleeves should match up with the side on Body).
Crocheted edge for neck: Crochet 1 row with ch-loops around the neck as follows (from right side):
1 sc in 1st dc on buttonband, * ch 5, skip over 1 row (or approx. 1 cm), 1 sc in the next dc *, repeat * - * and finish with 1 sl st in last dc – see that the edge is not too tight or too loose. Then crochet 2 rows of sc – on the first row crochet approx. 3 sc in each ch-loop, on the next row crochet 1 sc in each sc from previous row.
Sew 6 buttons evenly distributed on left front in the center of the 4 outermost dc on buttonband. Place the top button approx. 1 cm from the top and the bottom approx. 2 cm from bottom edge. Use ch-loops on the right buttonband as buttonholes.

Diagram

= ch 1
= 1 dc
= 3 dc tog

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