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DROPS 97-3 by DROPS Design

DROPS Crochet cardigan in “INKA”, size S - XXL

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Size: S – M – L – XL - XXL
Finished measurements at chest: 35½”-39 3/8”-43 3/8”-48”-54 ¼”
Full length: 22 ¾”-24 3/8”-25 ¼”-27 1/8”-28 ¾”

Materials:DROPS Inka from Garnstudio
600-600-700-700-800 g color no 4, blue/green/gold

DROPS Crochet hook size 9 mm [M/13] - or the size needed to obtain the correct crochet gauge.

DROPS buffalo horn button, nr 536: 3 pcs.

Crochet gauge: 8 dc x 4.5 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’].

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pattern type: jackets, shape: diagonal-knit, rounded front edges, sideways, v-neck,

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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.
Yarn tips: To obtain similar color ways on both front pieces, crochet front pieces with balls beginning with the same color.

Crochet tips: Substitute the first dc on each row with 3 ch

Decreasing tip-1 (for the shoulder at the front pieces): To ensure the shoulder is straight, skip 1 dc at the centre front when crochet from the centre front and towards the side and then crochet 2 dc in the last.

Bind off tip-2: To bind off dc’s at the end of a row crochet until the number of dc’s to be bound off are left on row, turn the piece. To bind off at the beginning of row crochet 1 sl st in each dc’s to be bound off.
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Front piece: Read Yarn tips!
Crochet a half circle. Begin at the side seam and crochet outwards.Crochet 5 ch and make a loop with a sl st in 1st ch.
1st row: 6 dc in the loop – see crochet tip, turn the piece.
2nd row: 2 dc in each dc = 12 dc, turn the piece.
3rd row: *2 dc in 1 dc, 1 dc in the next dc*, repeat from *-* = 18 dc, turn the piece.
4th row: *2 dc in 1 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc*, repeat from *-* = 24 dc, turn the piece.
Repeat the inc with 1 more dc in dc before 2 dc in 1 dc (i.e. next round 1 dc in the next 3 dc etc) until:
Size S and M: 9 rows
Size L, XL and XXL: 8 rows
= 54-54-48-48-48 dc.
Continue as follows:

Size S: Cut the thread.
10th row: Begin in the 5th dc from the edge (=armhole) 1 dc in each of the following 17 dc, turn the piece. Crochet another 7 rows with 1 dc in each dc – see decreasing tip-1- at the same time bind off towards the neck side as follows: When crochet from the armhole and towards the centre front turn when 1 dc left, repeat 1 more time = 15 dc. At this point the crochet is completed up to the shoulder at the side of the armhole. Cut the thread.
Begin to crochet again at the centre front.
Crochet the next row as follows: 1 dc in each of the first 9 dc, 1 sc in the next dc, 1 sl st in the next dc, turn the piece.
Next row: 1 ch, skip 1 st, 1 sl st in the next st, 1 sc in the st, 1 dc in each of the following 8 dc, turn the piece.
At this point the crochet is completed up to the shoulder at the neck side.
Collar: Crochet 3 rows of dc in each of the outermost 6 dc, cut the thread. Crochet another front piece the same way but reverse.

Size M:
10th row: *2 dc in 1 dc, 1 dc in each of the following 8 dc*, repeat from *-* until 5 dc left (= armhole) = 55 dc, turn the piece.
11th row: 1 dc in each of the first 18 dc, turn the piece.
Crochet another 7 rows with 1 dc in each dc – see decreasing tip-1- at the same time bind off towards the neck side as follows: When crochet from the armhole and towards the centre front turn when 1 dc left, repeat 1 more time = 16 dc. At this point the crochet is completed up to the shoulder at the side of the armhole. Cut the thread.
Begin to crochet again at the centre front.
Crochet the next row as follows: 1 dc in each of the first 10 dc, 1 sc in the next dc, 1 sl st in the next dc, turn the piece.
Next row: 1 ch, skip 1 st, 1 sl st in the next st, 1 sc in the dc, 1 dc in each of the following 9 dc, turn the piece. At this point the crochet is completed up to the shoulder at the neck side.
Collar: Crochet 3 rows of dc in each of the outermost 6 dc, cut the thread.
Crochet another front piece the same way but reverse.

Size L:
9th row: *2 dc in 1 dc, 1 dc in each of the following 7 dc*, repeat from *-* until 6 dc left (= armhole) = 48 dc, turn the piece.
10th -12th row: Crochet another 3 rows and inc. the same way as done for row 9 = 66 dc. Cut the thread.
13th row: Begin to crochet at the armhole side again – crochet 19 dc from the armhole towards the centre front, turn the piece. Crochet another 4 rows with 1 dc in each dc – see decreasing tip-1- at the same time bind off towards the neck side as follows: When crochet from the armhole and towards the centre front turn when 1 dc left, repeat 1 more time = 17 dc. At this point the crochet is completed up to the shoulder at the side of the armhole.
Crochet the next row starting at center front as follows: 1 dc in each of the first 11 dc, 1 sc in the next dc, 1 sl st in the next dc, turn the piece.
Next row: 1 ch, skip 1 st, 1 sl st in the next st, 1 sc in the st, 1 dc in each of the following 10 dc, turn the piece. At this point the crochet is completed up to the shoulder at the neck side.
Collar: Crochet 4 rows of dc in each of the outermost 7 dc, cut the thread.
Crochet another front piece the same way but reverse.

Size XL:
9th row: *2 dc in 1 dc, 1 dc in each of the following 7 dc*, repeat from *-* until 8 dc left (= armhole) = 45 dc, turn the piece.
10th -13th row: Crochet another 4 rows and inc. the same way as done before. Cut the yarn.
14th row: Crochet 20 dc from the armhole towards the centre front, turn the piece. Crochet another 4 rows with 1 dc in each dc – see decreasing tip-1- at the same time bind off towards the neck side as follows: When crochet from the armhole and towards the centre front turn when 1 dc left, repeat 1 more time = 18 dc. At this point the crochet is completed up to the shoulder at the side of the armhole. Crochet the next row starting at center front as follows: 1 dc in each of the first 11 dc, 1 sc in the next dc, 1 sl st in the next dc, turn the piece.
Next row: 1 ch, skip 1 st, 1 sl st in the next st, 1 sc in the st, 1 dc in each of the following 10 dc, turn the piece. At this point the crochet is completed up to the shoulder at the neck side.
Collar: Crochet 4 rows of dc in each of the outermost 8 dc, cut the thread.
Crochet another front piece the same way but reverse.

Size XXL:
9th row: *2 dc in 1 dc, 1 dc in each of the following 7 dc*, repeat from *-* until 10 dc left (= armhole) = 43 dc, turn the piece.
10th -14th row: Crochet another 5 rows and inc. the same way as done for row 9 = 79 dc, cut the thread.
15th row: Begin to crochet at the armhole side again – crochet 20 dc from the armhole towards the centre front, turn the piece. Crochet another 4 rows with 1 dc in each dc – see decreasing tip-1- at the same time bind off towards the neck side as follows: When crochet from the armhole and towards the centre front turn when 1 dc left, repeat 1 more time = 18 dc. At this point the crochet is completed up to the shoulder at the side of the armhole.
Crochet the next row starting at center front as follows: 1 dc in each of the first 12 dc, 1 sc in the next dc, 1 sl st in the next dc, turn the piece.
Next row: 1 ch, skip 1 st, 1 sl st in the next st, 1 sc in the st, 1 dc in each of the following 11 dc, turn the piece. At this point the crochet is completed up to the shoulder at the neck side.
Collar: Crochet 4 rows of dc in each of the outermost 8 dc, cut the thread.
Crochet another front piece the same way but reverse.

Back piece: Crochet loosely 36-40-44-49-55ch (includes 3 ch to turn with). Crochet 1 dc in each ch beginning at the 4th ch from hook = 34-38-42-47-53 dc (first dc = 3 ch). Continue with 1 dc in each dc, but on the 4th and 7th row bind off 1 dc each side – see bind off tip-2 = 30-34-38-43-49 dc. Crochet 1 dc in each dc until the piece measures 22-24-26-26-28 cm [8 ¾”-9½”-10 ¼”-10 ¼”-11”], continue to inc. 1 dc each side on every 3rd row a total of 3 times – inc. as follows: Crochet 2 dc in the outermost dc each side = 36-40-44-49-55 dc. When the piece measures approx. 40-42-44-47-49 cm [15 3/4”-16½”-17 ¼”-18½”-19 ¼”] bind off 4-5-6-8-10 dc each side – see bind off tip-2 = 28-30-32-33-35 dc. Crochet 1 dc in each dc until the piece measures 56-60-62-67-71 cm [22”-23 5/8”-24 3/8”-26 3/8”-28”], then crochet 1 row over the outermost 9-10-10-10-11 dc each side (neck line = 10-10-12-13-13 dc). Cut the thread, the piece measures approx. 58-62-64-69-73 cm [22 ¾”-24 3/8”-25 ¼”-27 1/8”-28 ¾”] up to the shoulder.

Sleeve: Sew the shoulder seam edge against edge so the seam doesn’t become too chunky.
The sleeves are crochet from the armhole and downwards. Crochet 28-32-33-35-39 dc along one of the armholes (do not crochet in the first 3 dc bound off at each side). Continue to crochet as follows:
Size S and M:
2nd row: 3 sl st, 6 sc, 10–14 dc, 6 sc, 3 sl st, turn the piece.
3rd row: 2 sl st, 5 sc, 14-18 dc, 5 sc, 2 sl st, turn the piece.
4th row: 1 sl st, 4 sc, 18-22 dc, 4 sc, 1 sl st, turn the piece.
5th. row: 3 sc, 22-26 dc, 3 sc, turn the piece.
Continue to crochet 1 dc in each st.
Size L, XL and XXL:
2nd row: 4 sl st, 6 sc, 13-15-19 dc, 6 sc , 4 sl st, turn the piece.
3rd row: 3 sl st, 5 sc, 17-19-23 dc, 5 sc, 3 sl st, turn the piece.
4th row: 2 sl st, 4 sc, 21-23-27 dc, 4 sc, 2 sl st, turn the piece.
5th row: 1 sl st, 3 sc, 25-27-31 dc, 3 sc, 1 sl st, turn the piece.
6th row: 2 sc, 29-31-35 dc, 2 sc, turn the piece.
Continue to crochet 1 dc in each st.
All sizes: After a total of 6-6-7-8-9 rows from the armhole bind off 1 dc each side – see bind off tip 2 – on every 4th-3rd-4th-3rd-2nd row a total of 4-6-4-5-7 times = 20-20-25-25-25 tr. When the sleeve measures 54 cm [21 1/4’’] crochet the next row as follows: In the 3rd dcfrom the edge crochet 3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc, *skip 4 dc, 3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc in the next dc*, repeat from *-* until finished, cut the thread.
The sleeve measures approx. 57 cm [22½’’]

Assembly: Sew the sleeve and the side seams – sew edge against edge to avoid a chunky seam. Crochet an edge around the whole opening of the cardigan as follows: - begin at the centre back neck: 3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc in the same st, *skip approx 2 rows/3 dc, 3 dc, 2 ch, 3 dc in the next st *, repeat from *-* down along one front pieces, around the bottom edge of the cardigan, up along the other front piece and back towards the centre back neck. Finish the round with a sl st in the 1st dc.
Sew 3 buttons at the left front piece so they can be buttoned up in the 3 centre ch loops of the crochet edge.

Diagram

= mid back of the nape of the neck, here you sew the collar together
= shoulder
= armhole
= mid front
= front piece


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