DROPS / 99 / 9

Galapagos by DROPS Design

DROPS shrug crochet with “Silke-Alpaca”.

Size: S – M – L – XL - XXL
Finished bust measure below.

Materials: DROPS Silke-Alpaca from Garnstudio
300-300-350-400-450 g colour no. 0100, off white
100-150-150-150-150 g colour no. 1340, light beige
100-100-150-150-150 g colour no. 4010, pearl grey

DROPS crochet hook size 5 mm or the size needed to obtain the correct crochet tension.

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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NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
Crochet tension: 14 tr x 9 row using hook size 5 mm and Silke-Alpaca = 10 x 10 cm.

Crochet info: Substitute the first tr beg. of round with 3 ch and finish each tr round with a tr in the 3rd ch from previous round. Substitute the first dc at beg. of round with 1 ch and finish each dc round with 1 sl st in the first dc.

Stripes: Change colours according to M.1 and M.2. The diagrams are seen from the RS. English Translations for the wording in the diagrams are given at the bottom of this pattern, and they are given in the vertical order in which they appear in the diagram.

Increasing tips: For increases crochet 2 tr in the last but 1 tr.
Decreasing tips: dec. as follows at beg. of round: Crochet sl st over the number of sts to be dec.
Dec. as follows at the end of round: Turn when the number of sts equal the number of sts to be dec.

Shrug: Crochet loosely 127-132-140-146-154 ch (incl. of 3 ch to turn with) with hook size 5 mm in off white. Now crochet as follows: 1 tr in the 4th ch from hook, 1 tr in each of the following 2 ch, *skip a ch, 1 tr in each of the following 3 ch*, repeat from *-*, for size S finish with a tr in the last ch. For size M and L finish with 1 tr in each of the last 2 ch = 95-99-105-109-115 tr. Now crochet 1 tr in each tr – read crochet info. At the same time crochet stripes according to M.1 – see diagram. When the piece measures 7-7-6-6-5 cm dec. 1 tr each side on every row a total of 11 times – read cast off tips = 73-77-83-87-93 tr. Crochet M.1 a total of 3 times vertically. Continue to crochet 1 row with off white. Then crochet according to M.2 – see explanation above. At the same time when the piece measures 35-35-36-36-37 cm inc. 1 tr each side on every row a total of 11 times – read increasing tips = 95-99-105-109-115 tr. Crochet M.2 a total of 3 times vertically. Cut and sew the thread – the piece measures approx. 54 cm

Assembly: Fold the piece double along the long side and sew the outer most 7-7-6-6-5 cm tog. each side – opening left is the armhole. Now crochet approx. 50 – 65 dc around the arm hole – read crochet info. Crochet a total of 6 rows of dc. Repeat for the other armhole. Crochet approx. 190 to 230 dc. around the edge of the shrug. Crochet 1 dc in each dc until the piece measures 1-2-3-4-5 cm. Cut and sew the thread.



= off white
= light beige
= pearl grey

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