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Crochet jacket in "Safran"

DROPS design: Pattern no E-120
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Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL

Materials: DROPS Safran from Garnstudio
350-400-400-450-500 g colour no 03, light mint

DROPS Crochet hook size 3.5 mm.
DROPS Metal Buttons, Jagged, no 534: 6 items.
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Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.

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Tags: jackets, lace,

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Crochet tension: Remember hook size is only a guide.
3 repeats in width (1 repeat = 1 chain-space + 1 treble crochet-group) and 8 rows in height with hook size 3.5 mm = approx. 10 x 10 cm.
NOTE: Because of our different crochet techniques, the crochet tension can vary from person to person; you can increase or decrease a hook size if necessary to get the right tension.

Crochet tip (3 treble crochets together):

Work 1 treble crochet, but wait with the last yarn over and pull through (= 2 stitches on hook), work 1 new treble crochet in the same stitch/space, but wait with the last yarn over and pull through (= 3 stitches on hook), work 1 new treble crochet in same stitch/space but now pull the last yarn over through all 4 loops on the hook.

Band tip: So that the band is not tight towards mid front, replace the first treble crochet at the beginning of each row with 4 chain stitches.
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Back piece: Work 115-124-133-151-169 chain stitches with hook size 3.5 mm and Safran. The first row is worked as follows - read Crochet tip: Start in the 16th chain stitch from the hook and work 3 treble crochets together, 4 chain stitches and 3 treble crochets together in this stitch, * 4 chain stitches, skip 8 chain stitches, in next chain stitch work 3 treble crochets together, 4 chain stitches and 3 treble crochets together *, repeat from *-* a total of 10-11-12-14-16 times, 4 chain stitches, skip 8 chain stitches and finish with 1 treble crochet in last chain stitch = 11-12-13-15-17 treble crochet-groups, turn piece. Then work as follows: 7 chain stitches, around the chain-space in the first treble crochet-group work 3 treble crochets together, 4 chain stitches and 3 treble crochets together, * 4 chain stitches, around the chain-space in next treble crochet-group work 3 treble crochets together, 4 chain stitches and 3 treble crochets together *, repeat from *-* and finish with 4 chain stitches and 1 treble crochet in 5th chain stitch after the last treble crochet-group. Remember the crochet tension. When piece measures 13 and 23 cm increase 1 chain-space in each side by working 1 extra chain-space in the outermost chain-space in each side (1 chain-space = 1 treble crochet + 4 chain stitches - at beginning of row replace 1 treble crochet with 3 chain stitches). When piece measures 35-36-37-38-39 cm decrease for armholes in each side according to Diag.1 (see diagram for your size) = 9-10-11-11-13 treble crochet-groups left, continue the pattern as before. When piece measures 53-55-57-59-61 cm decrease for neck as follows: 7 chain stitches, around chain-space in the first treble crochet-group work 3 treble crochets together, 4 chain stitches and 3 treble crochets together, 4 chain stitches, around chain-space in next treble crochet-group work 3 treble crochets together, 4 chain stitches and 3 treble crochets together, finish with 4 chain stitches and 1 treble crochet in the top of the first 3 treble crochets worked together in the next treble crochet-group. Cut the strand, there are now 2 treble crochet-groups left on shoulder and piece measures approx. 54-56-58-60-62 cm. Repeat on the other side of the neck.

Right front piece: Work 70-79-79-88-97 chain stitches (incl. 4 chain stitches to turn) with hook size 3.5 mm and Safran. The first row is worked as follows from mid front: 1 treble crochet in the 5th chain stitch from the hook, 1 treble crochet in each of the next 2 chain stitches, 1 chain stitch, skip 2 chain stitches, in next chain stitch work 3 treble crochets together, 4 chain stitches and 3 treble crochets together, 1 chain stitch, skip 2 chain stitches, 1 treble crochet in each of the next 4 treble crochets (= band), * 4 chain stitches, skip 8 chain stitches, in next chain stitch work 3 treble crochets together, 4 chain stitches and 3 treble crochets together *, repeat from *-* a total of 5-6-6-7-8 times, 4 chain stitches, skip 8 chain stitches and finish with 1 treble crochet in the last chain stitch = 5-6-6-7-8 treble crochet-groups + band, turn piece. The second row is worked as follows: 7 chain stitches, around chain-space in the first treble crochet-group work 3 treble crochets together, 4 chain stitches and 3 treble crochets together, * 4 chain stitches, around chain-space in next treble crochet-group work 3 treble crochets together, 4 chain stitches and 3 treble crochets together *, repeat from *-* a total of 4-5-5-6-7 times, then work 4 chain stitches, * 1 treble crochet in each of the next 4 treble crochets, 1 chain stitch, in the chain-space in the treble crochet-group work 3 treble crochets together, 4 chain stitches and 3 treble crochets together, 1 chain stitch, 1 treble crochet in each of the last 4 treble crochets * (*-* = band), turn piece.
Continue working as for the second row - read Band tip.
When piece measures 8 and 18 cm (instead of 13 and 23 cm), increase 1 chain-space in the side as for back piece. When piece measures 35-36-37-38-39 cm decrease for armhole in the side as for back piece. When piece measures 42-44-46-48-50 cm decrease for neck according to Diag.2 - follow Diag.2 until there are just 2 treble crochet-groups left on the shoulder (for all sizes), then continue working as shown in the top 2 rows in the diagram. When piece measures 54-56-58-60-62 cm, cut the strand.

Left front piece: Work as for right but reversed.

Sleeve: Work 79-79-79-88-88 chain stitches with hook size 3.5 mm and Safran. The first row is worked as follows: Start in the 16th chain stitch from the hook and work 3 treble crochets together, 4 chain stitches and 3 treble crochets together in this stitch, * 4 chain stitches, skip 8 chain stitches, in next chain stitch work 3 treble crochets together, 4 chain stitches and 3 treble crochets together *, repeat from *-* a total of 6-6-6-7-7 times, 4 chain stitches, skip 8 chain stitches and finish with 1 treble crochet in the last chain stitch = 7-7-7-8-8 treble crochet-groups, turn piece. Continue by working treble crochet-groups and chain-spaces as on body. When piece measures 8 cm work Diag.3 a total of 2 times, then continue with treble crochet-groups and chain-spaces to finished length. At the same time, when piece measures 14 cm increase in the one side by working 1 extra chain-space in the outermost chain-space, then continue as before. Repeat the increase when the piece measures 19-18-18-17.5-16.5 cm, but this time in the opposite side. Repeat the increase in alternate sides 3-4-4-4-5 more times with 5-4-4-3.5-2.5 cm between each increase (i.e. 10-8-8-7-5 cm between each time you increase in the same side). You have now increased 4-5-5-5-6 chain-spaces in each side. When piece measures 52-52-52-49-44 cm insert 1 marker thread in each side (marks where the sleeve will be worked together with the body). When piece measures 58-58-58-59-56 cm (shorter sleeve in the largest size due to wider shoulders), cut the strand.

Assembly: Work the shoulders together as follows: 1 slip stitch in the first chain-space on the back piece, 3 chain stitches, 1 double crochet around the first chain-space on the front piece, 3 chain stitches, 1 double crochet around the next chain-space in the back piece, etc. Work together sleeve and side seams in the same way, then the sleeves to the body (the marker threads on the sleeve should meet the side of the body).

Crochet edge in neck: Work 1 row of chain-spaces around the neck with hook size 3.5 mm as follows (work from the right side): 1 double crochet in the first treble crochet on the band, * 5 chain stitches, skip 1 row (or approx. 1 cm), 1 double crochet around the next stitch *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 slip stitch in the last treble crochet - make sure the edge is as even as possible and the chain-spaces are not too close, the neck will then be too big. Then work 2 rows of double crochets - on the first row work approx. 3 double crochets around each chain-space, on the next row work 1 double crochet in each double crochet from the previous row.
Sew 6 buttons evenly spaced onto the left front piece - the buttons are fastened in the middle of the outermost 4 treble crochets on the band. The top button should be approx. 1 cm from the top and the bottom approx. 2 cm from the bottom edge. Use the chain-spaces in the treble crochet-groups on the right band as button loops.

Diagram

= 1 chain stitch
= 1 treble crochet
= 3 treble crochets together

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