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DROPS 95-35 by DROPS Design

DROPS Crochet jacket and bikini top in Paris, Brushed Alpaca Silk and Safran

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JACKET:
Size: XS-S – M – L – XL – XXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 76-86-96-106-114-126 cm / 30"-34"-37 3/4"-41 3/4"-45"-49½"
Full length: 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm / 22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26''

Materials: DROPS Paris from Garnstudio
550-600-650-750-800-900 g color no. 25, moss green
and use:
DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk from Garnstudio
50 g colour no 14, light grey green (for borders)
and use:
DROPS Safran from Garnstudio
Remnants of colors used for bikini top

DROPS Crochet Hook size 5 mm / H/8
DROPS Crochet Hook size 3 mm / C (for buttons)

3 buttons (diam 2 cm / 3/4'') for crochet covers

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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Crochet Gauge: width of 12 sc/tr and length of 4 rows of pattern (i.e. 1 row of sc + 1 row tr x 4) using crochet hook size 5 mm/ H/8 = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

Crochet info: At the beginning of each row of sc replace the 1st sc with ch 1, and at the beginning of each row of tr replace the first tr with ch 4. Finish each row of sc with 1 sc in 4th ch from beginning of previous row. Finish each row of tr with 1 tr in 1st ch from previous row.

Pattern: *1 row of sc, 1 row of tr*, repeat from *-* until finished measurements. Note! Crochet in each st and not in between.

Decreasing tips: Only dec in rows of tr. Decreasing several tr:
Dec as follows at beginning of row: replace 1 tr with a sl st.
Dec as follows at end of row: Turn the piece when number of tr to be dec are left on row.
Decreasing 1 tr:
Dec 1 tr by crocheting 2 tr together as follows: crochet 1 tr but wait with last yo and pull through (= 2 st on hook), crochet 1 tr and pull thread through all sts on hook.

Increasing tips: Increase 1 sc/tr by crocheting 2 sc/tr in last st from previous row. Increase several sc/tr as follows: At the end of the row of sc before increases are to be made, crochet ch corresponding number of tr to be increased + 4 ch to turn with – i.e. if you are to increase 4 tr crochet ch 7, turn the piece, crochet 1 tr in 5th ch from the hook and then 1 tr in each of the next ch 2, continue on row.

Measuring tips: Because of the weight of the yarn, all measurements should be made while the garment is hanging.

BACK PIECE
Loosely ch 55-63-71-80-87-98 (includes 4 ch to turn with) using hook size 5 mm / H/8 and Paris.
Crochet the 1st row as follows: 1 tr in the 5th. ch from the hook, 1tr in the next ch *skip 1ch, 1 tr in the next 3 ch* repeat from *-* and finish with 1 tr in the last ch (for size L finish with 1 tr in each of the last 2 ch)= 40-46-52-59-64-72 tr, turn the piece. Continue in pattern – see explanation above.
When the piece measures approx 12 cm / 4¾'' inc a tr each side on every 8-8-9-12-12-12 cm / 3 1/8"-3 1/8"-3½"-4 3/4"-4 3/4"-4 3/4" a total of 3-3-3-2-2-2 times – see Increasing tips above = 46-52-58-63-68-76 sc/tr.
When the piece measures approx 38-39-40-41-42-43 cm / 15-15¼''-15¾''-16 1/8''-16½''-17'' dec off for armhole each side on every tr row –see Decreasing tips - as follows: 4 tr 0-0-0-1-1-1 times, 3 tr 0-1-1-0-0-1 times, 2 tr 1-0-1-1-2-2 times and 1 tr 0-1-1-2-2-2 times = 42-44-46-47-48-50 tr left.
Cut the thread when piece measures 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm / 22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26''.
Insert a marker on each side of the middle 12-12-12-13-14-14 sts (= neck).

RIGHT FRONT
Loosely ch 19-22-25-29-31-34 (includes 4 ch to turn with) using hook size 5 mm / H/8 and Paris.
Crochet 1st row as follows: 1 tr in the 5th ch from the hook, *skip 1ch, 1 tr in the next 3 ch* repeat from *-* but for size XS + XL finish with a tr in the last 5 ch (instead of the last 3 ch) and for size S + XXL finish with a tr in the last 4 ch = 13-15-17-20-22-24 tr, turn the piece.
Read all of the following before continuing:
Front edges: Continue in pattern, at the same time inc towards mid front on every row of tr – see Increasing tips above - as follows: 4 tr 1 time, 3 tr 1 time and 1 tr 4-5-6-6-7-9 times. After the last inc insert a marking thread within the 4 outermost sts towards mid front – let the thread follow the piece as you progress.
Increases at side: At the same time, when piece measures 12 cm / 4¾'' inc as described for back piece.
Collar: At the same time when piece measures approx 30-32-34-36-38-40 cm / 11¾''-12½''-13 3/8''-14¼''-15''-15¾ inc for collar mid front: 1 tr on every row of tr a total of 6 times.
Armhole: At the same time when piece measures approx 38-39-40-41-42-43 cm / 15-15¼''-15¾''-16 1/8''-16½''-17'' dec for armhole as described for back piece.
When the inc for collar are complete (piece measures approx 45-47-49-51-53-55 cm / 17 3/4"-18½"-19 1/4"-20"-21"-21 5/8"), dec 13-13-13-13-14-14 tr towards mid front for neck and dec for neckline on every row of tr as follows: 2 tr 1 time and 1 tr 1 time = 15-16-17-17-17-18 sc/tr left on shoulder.
Continue until piece measures approx 56-58-60-62-64-66 cm / 22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26'' (make sure it’s the same as back piece) and cut the thread.

LEFT FRONT
Crochet as right front piece, but mirrored.

SLEEVE
Ch 36-38-39-40-42-42 (includes 1 ch to turn with) using hook size 5 mm/ H/8 and Paris.
Crochet the 1st row as follows: 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, *skip 1ch, 1 sc in the next 3 ch* repeat from *-* but for size XS + L finish with 1 sc in the last 5 ch (instead of the last 3 ch), and size M finish with 1 sc in the last 4 ch = 28-29-30-31-32-32 sc, turn the piece. Crochet 1 sc in each sc from previous row.
When piece measures 7 cm / 2¾'' insert a marker in piece (marks folding edge) and measure piece from this point from now on.
When piece measures 7 cm / 2¾'' continue in pattern as on back and front pieces.
When piece measures approx 14-16-16-17-17-19 cm / 5½"-6 1/4"-6 1/4"-6 3/4"-6 3/4"-7½" inc 1 sc/tr each side on every 7-6-5-4-3.5-2.5 cm / 2 3/4"-2 3/8"-2"-1½"-1 1/4"-7/8" a total of 6-6-7-8-9-10 times – see Increasing tips = 40-41-44-47-50-52 sc/tr.
When piece measures 51-49-49-47-48-45 cm / 20"-19 1/4"-19 1/4"-18½"-19"-17 3/4" dec for sleeve cap each side on every row of tr as follows: 3 tr 1 time, 2 tr 1 time and 1 tr each side until piece measures approx 56-57-57-57-58-58 cm / 22''-22½''-22½''-22½''-22¾''-22¾''. Cut the thread.

ASSEMBLY
Sew shoulder seams – the shoulder on back piece ends by the marking thread. Set in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams – leave approx 4 cm / 1½'' at sleeve edges for slit.

COLLAR
Crochet approx 28 to 36 sc round the neck using crochet hook size 5 mm / H/8 and Paris – crochet from the right side and start by marker on right front piece, crochet around neck and finish by marker on left front piece. Crochet pattern.
When collar measures 3 cm / 1 1/8'' inc 5 sc/tr evenly along neck edge on back piece (inc 1 sc/tr by crocheting 2 sc/tr in same st). Repeat the increase when collar measures 8 cm / 3 1/8''. When collar measures approx 9-10 cm / 3½"-4'' cut the thread.

CROCHET BORDER
Crochet a border round all edges including the sleeve edges on crochet hook size 5 mm /H/8 and Brushed Alpaca Silk as follows: 1sc in the first st, *1 ch, skip approx 1 cm / 3/8'' (the edge should be nice and straight not wavy), 1 sc in the next st.* repeat from *-* and finish with 1 ch in first sc from beginning of round.

CROCHET BUTTONS
Crochet button covers using crochet hook size 3 mm/C and remnants of Safran (change color for each round).
1 button: ch 2, 8 sc in the first of the ch, 1 sl st in 1st sc (= 1st round)
2nd round: 2 sc in each sc and finish with 1 sl st in first sc from beginning of round (= 16 sc)
3rd + 4th round: 1 sc in each sc and finish with 1 sl st in first sc from beginning of round (= 16 sc)
5th round: 1 sc in every other sc and finish with 1 sl st in first sc from beginning of round (= 8 sc)
Put buttons in cover, sew round the opening and fasten thread.
Place buttons on left front piece, the top one approx 1 cm / 3/8'' under the collar and the lower one approx 20 to 26 cm / 8" to 10" from the bottom edge.
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BIKINI TOP

Size: S – M – L, equivalent to cup size A - B – C

Materials: DROPS Safran from Garnstudio
50-50-50 g color no. 14, olive
50-50-50 g color no. 15, heather
50-50-50 g color no. 02, rose
50-50-50 g color no. 28, orange
50-50-50 g color no. 31, pistachio

DROPS crochet hook size 3 mm / C

Crochet gauge: 22 dc x 12 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''

Crochet info: Turn the piece with 3 ch.

Increasing tips: Inc 2 dc by crocheting 3 dc in dc by marking thread.

Stripes: Each stripe = 1 row of dc. Crochet stripes in the following order: pistachio, rose, heather, orange, olive.

CUP
Crochet each cup separately from bottom up.
Ch 46-55-64 using hook size 3 mm / C and olive.
1st row: 1 sc in the 3rd ch from the hook, *skip ch 1, 1 sc in each of the next 2 ch*, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sc in the last ch = 31-37-43 sc (the first sc = 2 ch). Turn the piece.
2nd row: ch 5, skip 1 sc, 1 dc in next st, *1 ch, skip 1 sc, 1 dc in next st*, repeat from *-* = 15-18-21 ch spaces. Turn the piece.
3rd row: Crochet 1 dc in each st from previous row – see Crochet info = 31-37-43 dc. Insert a marker in the middle dc and let the marker follow the piece as you progress.
Next rows: Change to pistachio and crochet stripes as described above. Crochet 1 dc in each dc, at the same time inc 2 dc in the middle of the piece – see Increasing tips above – on the next 4-4-5 rows = 39-45-53 dc.
Now start decreasing in the middle of the piece.
On first row skip 1 dc by marker, on the following rows skip 2 dc and continue until there are 4 dc left - the piece now measures approx 20-23-27 cm / 8"-9"-10½".
Change to olive and crochet tie-string over the top 4 dc, 1 dc in each dc until string measures approx 40 cm / 15 3/4''. Cut the thread.

Crochet one more cup.

Twisted string:
Cut 5 strands of olive each measuring 3 meters/ 3.2 yds.
Twist them and fold them double, let the 2 ends twist together and tie a knot each end.
Insert string through holes at lower bikini edge.

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