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DROPS 91-27 by DROPS Design

DROPS Crocheted Dress in Karisma Superwash

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Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL

Finished measurements:
Bust: 76-84-92-102-112 cm
[29-7/8" - 33" - 36.25" - 40-1/8" - 44"]
Waist: 68-76-86-96-106 cm
[26.75" - 29-7/8" - 33-7/8" - 37.75" - 41.75"]
Hem: 88-96-106-116-126 cm
[34-5/8" - 37.75" - 41.75" - 45-5/8" - 49-5/8"]

Materials: DROPS Karisma Superwash from Garnstudio
650-700-800-850-950 gr nr 62, brown

DROPS 4.5 mm [US F] crochet hook, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

5 DROPS buttons, nr 535

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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. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, 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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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - 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.
Crochet gauge: 16 sc/tr in width and approx. 5 structure pattern rows in height (that is, 1 row sc + 1 row tr x 5) = 10 x 10 cm.
Note: Because of different crochet techniques used by the individual, the gauge may vary, so you might have to drop/go up a hook size to obtain the correct gauge.

Crochet tips: Replace the first sc in every sc row with ch 1 and the first tr in every tr row with ch 4.
Every sc row ends with 1 sc in the ch 4 at the start of previous row and every tr row with 1 tr in 1st ch at start of previous row.

Structure pattern: * 1 row tr, 1 row sc*, repeat from * - * to finished measurements Crochet in each sc/tr from previous row and not in between.

Decreasing tips:
Dec as follows at the start of row: replace 1 sc/tr with 1 sl st.
Dec as follows at end of row: turn piece before last sc/tr and crochet back.

Increasing tips: Inc 1 sc/tr at each side by crocheting 1 extra sc/tr in the next to last sc/tr at each side.

Loosely ch 105-114-124-136-148. Crochet the first row as follows: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in the next ch, * skip over 1 ch, 1 sc in each of the 2 following ch *, repeat * - * across row. Sizes L + XL + XXL will end row with 1 sc in each of the last 3 ch (instead of the last 2 ch) = 71-77-84-92-100 sc, turn the work.
Now crochet Structure pattern – see instructions above. When the piece measures 5 cm dec 1 sc/tr at each side every approx. 3-3-3.5-3.5-4 cm a total of 8 times – see decreasing tips above = 55-61-68-76-84 sc/tr.
When the piece measures 30-32-34-36-38 cm inc 1 sc/tr at each side every approx. 6-6-5-5-5 cm a total of 3 times – see increasing tips above = 61-67-74-82-90 sc/tr.
When the piece measures 48-50-52-54-56 cm dec for armhole at each side– see decreasing tips above: 3 sc/tr 0-0-1-1-2 times, 2 sc/tr 1-1-1-2-2 times and 1 sc/tr 0-2-2-3-4 times = 57-59-60-62-62 sc/tr.
When the piece measures 59-62-65-67-70 cm put a marker in the center sc/tr (in Sizes L + XL + XXL put the marker between the 2 center sc/tr).
Now dec for the neck as follows: crochet from shoulder and toward the neck until 8-8-9-9-9 sc/tr remain before the marker, turn the work. Continue to dec at neck edge every row: 2 sc/tr 1 time and 1 sc/tr 1 time = 17-18-18-19-19 sc/tr remains on shoulder.
When the piece measures 66-69-72-75-78 cm cut yarn and fasten. Repeat on the other side of the neck.

Crochet the same as the front. Bind off for armhole as on front and continue until the piece measures 64-67-70-73-76 cm.
Now crochet only over the outermost 17-18-18-19-19 sc/tr at right side.
When the piece measures 66-69-72-75-78 cm cut yarn and fasten.
Repeat on left side, but when the piece measures 66-69-72-75-78 cm crochet 3 rows of sc (with 1 sc in each sc from previous row) for buttonband, then cut yarn and fasten. Do not crochet over the center 23-23-24-24-24 sc/tr = neck.

Ch 51-52-55-58-61 loosely. First row crochet as follows: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in the next ch, * skip over 1 ch, 1 sc in each of the next 2 ch *, repeat * - * across row – Sizes M + L + XL + XXL will end row with 1 sc in each of the last 3 ch (instead of the last 2 ch) = 35-36-38-40-42 sc, turn the work. Now crochet structure pattern as on Body.
When the piece measures 10 cm inc 1 sc/tr at each side every approx. 5-4.5-4-3.5-3 cm a total of 8-9-10-10-11 times = 51-54-58-60-64 sc/tr – see increasing tips above.
When the piece measures 49-48-48-46-45 cm dec for sleeve cap at each side every row – see decreasing tips: 4 sc/tr 1 time and 3 sc/tr 1 time, then bind off 2 sc/tr at each side until piece measures 55-55-56-56-57 cm, cut yarn and fasten.

Sew right shoulder edge to edge.
Neckband: Crochet approx. 56-64 sc around the neck (including over button edge). Then crochet structure pattern back and forth.
When neckband measures approx. 8-8-8-9-9 cm cut yarn and fasten.
Buttonhole: Crochet 1 row sc along left shoulder on front and continue up along neckband. Turn piece and crochet sc back, and make 5 buttonholes evenly spaced – there should be 2 buttonholes on neckband (the top one approx. 1.5 - 2 cm from top edge), the remaining ones evenly distributed. 1 buttonhole = sc up to where the buttonhole should be, ch 4, 1 sc in the same sc.
Sew in sleeves. If you have trouble making a nice seam, you can crochet 1 sc alternately in armhole and sleeve cap with ch 1 between them.
On left shoulder, lay buttonband on back under the one on front and sew or crochet through both layers.
Sew sleeve and side seams edge to edge.
Sew buttons on left shoulder on back.

Start at the side and crochet from lower edge down.
Row 1: 1 sc in first st, ch 6 (= 1 tr + ch 2), * skip over 2 sc, 1 tr in the next sc, ch 2 *, repeat from * - * and finish with 1 sl st in ch 4 at the start of row.
Row 2: ch 7 (= 1 tr + ch 3), * 1 tr in the next tr, ch 3 *, repeat * - * and finish with 1 sl st in ch 4 at the start of row.
Rows 3 and 4: Same as Row 2.
Row 5 (= ruffle): ch 5 (= 1 tr + ch 1), 1 tr in first ch-loop, ch 1, 1 tr in same ch-loop, ch 1, 1 tr in same ch-loop, ** ch 2, in the next ch-loop crochet: * 1 tr, ch 1 *, repeat from * - * a total of 5 times, ch 2, in the next ch-loop crochet: * 1 tr, ch 1 *, repeat from * - * a total of 4 times **, repeat from ** - ** around row and finish with ch 2 and 1 sl st in ch 4 at the start of row.

1 sc in first st, ch 5 (1 tr + ch 1), then crochet alternately 1 tr and 2 tr in each st with ch 1 between each tr around row, finish with 1 sl st in ch 4 at the start of row.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

Charlotte 21.02.2019 - 17:40:

Goedemiddag, Vandaag de mouwen gemaakt, maar ik begrijp niet goed hoe ze aan het pand vastgemaakt moeten worden. De bovenkant van de mouw kan ik mooi vastmaken aan het voor of achterpand, maar de mouw is niet lang genoeg om rondom vastgemaakt te worden. moet ik nog twee mouwen erbij haken? Ik hoop dat u mijn vraag begrijpt en dat u me verder kunt helpen.

DROPS Design 22.02.2019 kl. 14:09:

Dag Chralotte,

Je vraag is me niet helemaal duidelijk. De mouwkop moet tegen de schouder komen de onderkant van de mouw in de zijnaad. Als de mouw te krap is om hem erin te zetten kan het zijn dat de stekenverhouding niet helemaal klopt en dat je misschien extra toeren in de mouw kop moet verwerken. (Met extra mouw bedoel je denk ik extra toer?),

Kathy 05.02.2019 - 04:44:

So I'm trying to figure out how much you want and I need and I see a that the yarn described here is in 50 grams skins and for a small it would be approximately 650 grams.I need to know how many yards of yarn I will need of a medium-grade yarn. And I realize proximate measurement but can you help me at all. I have looked at a number of conversion charts and I still can't figure it out.

DROPS Design 05.02.2019 kl. 08:08:

Hi Kathy, The Karisma yarn has approx. 109 yds per 50 g ball, so for 650 grams you will get 13 x 109 yds = 1417 yds. Happy crocheting!

Tina 30.07.2018 - 17:08:

I’ve now almost finished making this dress in olive green and I’m very happy with the result. I made the skirt part longer. I would like to make a second one in a different colour, but using the star stitch, would I need more than 650g for a small size? How much wool would I need?

DROPS Design 31.07.2018 kl. 09:43:

Dear Tina, we are unfortunately not able to adjust every pattern to every individual request. You are welcome to contact your DROPS store for any further personnal assistance. Happy crocheting!

Linda 18.06.2017 - 10:41:

Ik zie nr 62 (bruin) van DROPS Karisma Superwash niet meer op de kleurenkaart staan; is deze kleur uit het assortiment gehaald?

DROPS Design 01.11.2017 kl. 19:02:

Hoi Linda, Ja, dat klopt, deze kleur is niet meer in het assortiment. Donkerbruin of chocoladebruin is een goed alternatief.

Hilde 04.02.2017 - 17:04:

Hoeveel bollen garen heb ik nodig voor deze jurk?

DROPS Design 06.02.2017 kl. 13:14:

Hoi Hilde. Het staat bovenaan het patroon: Maat: S - M - L - XL - XXL, Materialen: DROPS Karisma Superwash van Garnstudio, 650-700-800-850-950 gr nr. 62, bruin. 1 bol Karisma is 50 gr. En je kan je maat kiezen door de afmetingen onderaan op de maattekening te vergelijken met je eigen afmetingen.

Anna Townend 31.12.2016 - 13:21:

Hello and happy new year! I'm having to re-start the dress as something went wrong. I'm wondering if it's because i ignored this instruction in the crochet info as i didnt understand. Pls could you clarify what it means? "Finish every “dc row” with a dc in the 4th ch from beginning of the previous row, and every “dtr row” with a dtr in the 1st ch from". Thank you!

DROPS Design 02.01.2017 kl. 08:43:

Dear Mrs Townend, at the beg of each row you will replace the first st with some chains: start each dc row with 1 ch (= 1st dc) and start each dtr row with 4 ch (= 1st dtr) - at the end of each dc row work the last dc in the 4th ch from beg of previous row and at the end of each dtr row work the last dtr in the 1st ch from beg of previous row. Happy crocheting!

Anna Townend 29.10.2016 - 13:45:

Hi. I'm working the armholes on the front. I know what binding off is but I don't know how these instructions relate to it: 3dc/dtr 0-0-0-1-2 times, 2 dc/dtr 1-1-1-2-2 times and 1 dc/dtr 0-2-2-3-4 times = 57-59-60-62-62 dc/dtr. I'm not sure what the 0-0-0-1-2 refers to. Please can you help? Thanks!

DROPS Design 31.10.2016 kl. 09:48:

Dear Mrs Townend, in the first 3 sizes you will not dec 3 sts, but directely start dec 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 0-2-2 times (= only in the 2nd and 3rd size). Happy crocheting!

Lena 17.03.2015 - 15:11:

Hi, I am confused about the border at the bottom. Why does 1dc 6Ch equals (1 dtr + 2ch skip 2dc 1dtr in next dc, 2ch)?? which one am I supposed to follow? Same for the following rows.. thanks

DROPS Design 17.03.2015 kl. 16:16:

Dear Lena, a bracket is missing and will be added, you start with 1 dc, then work 6 ch (= replace 1 dtr + 2 ch), then work from *-* and join round with 1 sl st in 4th ch from beg of round. Happy crocheting!

Carolyn 04.12.2014 - 03:49:

I'm confused about the back. I have finished the front, and it says to make the back the same way... at least past the armholes. After that, it says to continue until it measures 73 cm (I'm making an XL). BUT, do you make the neck the same way as you do the front? For the front, the neck was started at 67 cms, not 73. So do you not make a neck decrease in the back?? Or do you go to 73 cm, then only make a row or two of 19? Thanks you for any help you can give me to clear this up!!

DROPS Design 04.12.2014 kl. 11:13:

Dear Carolyn, neckline on front piece is deeper than on back piece - on back piece you continue until piece measures 73 cm, then work for shoulder on the 19 sts on the right side of piece for 2 more cm (piece measures 75 cm) - on the left side, you will crochet longer to make the buttonband. Happy crocheting!

Robbalina 17.12.2013 - 23:57:

Can this be done in a different kind of yarn? like redheart super saver or something else?

DROPS Design 18.12.2013 kl. 09:43:

Dear Robbalina, you'll find more informations about our yarn under shademap for each of them and on the list of groups from A to F to find an alternative. Happy crocheting!

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