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Country Charm by DROPS Design

DROPS crochet top with mussel shaped border in Muskat.

Tags: flounce, tops,

Size: S – M - L – XL – XXL
Materials: Drops Muskat from Garnstudio
250-300-300-350-400 g colour no 18, white

Drops Crochet Hook size 4 mm, or size needed to obtain the correct tension

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Pattern instructions

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: 17 tr x 10 rows using hook size 4 mm with Muskat = 10 x 10 cm
Crochet info: At the beg of each row replace the 1st tr with 3 ch. At the end of row crochet the last tr in 3rd ch from beg of previous row.
Decreasing tip (apply to armhole and neckline):
Dec as follows at the beg of row: replace 1 tr with 1 sl st.
Dec as follows at the end of row: Turn the piece when number of tr to be dec are left on row.

Front piece: Crochet 88-97-109-124-139 ch (incl 3 ch to turn with) on crochet hook size 4 mm. Crochet first row as follows: 1 tr in 4th ch from crochet hook, *skip 1 ch, 1 tr in each of the next 2 ch*, repeat from *-* = 58-64-72-82-92 tr, turn the piece.
Read all of the following section before continuing!
Crochet 1 tr in each tr from pervious row – read Crochet info.
Shaping: Insert 2 marking threads MT 15-18-21-25-29 tr in from each side = 28-28-30-32-34 tr between each MT. On next row inc to shape the top by crocheting 2 tr in each of the 2 tr with MT. Repeat the inc on every 2-2-2-3-3 rows a total of 4-4-4-3-3 times – inc inside each MT so that number of sts between the MT increases. At the same time when piece measures 6 cm inc 1 tr each side (crochet 2 tr in the penultimate tr). After all inc are complete = 68-74-82-90-100 tr. When piece measures 16-17-18-19-20 cm cast off for armhole each side – see Casting off tip: 4 tr 1-1-1-1-2 times, 2 tr 1-2-3-4-4 times and 1 tr 1-1-1-2-2 times = 54-56-60-62-64 tr. When piece measures 26-27-28-29-30 cm crochet 1 row on 19-20-21-22-23 tr each side only (do not crochet on the middle 16-16-18-18-18 tr = neckline). Now cast off each side towards neckline – see Casting off tip: 2 tr 2 times and 1 tr 3 times = 12-13-14-15-16 tr left on each shoulder. Cut the thread when piece measures 43-45-47-49-51 cm.

Back piece: Crochet like front piece = 58-64-72-82-92 sts after first row. NB! No shaping in the middle of back piece. On second row inc 1 tr each side (crochet 2 tr in the penultimate tr) and repeat the inc on every other row a total of 5-5-5-4-4 times = 68-74-82-90-100 tr. When piece measures 16-17-18-19-20 cm cast off for armhole each side as described for front piece = 54-56-60-62-64 tr. When piece measures 31-33-35-37-39 cm crochet 1 row on 13-14-15-16-17 tr each side only (do not crochet on the middle 28-28-30-30-30 tr = neckline). Cast off 1 tr each side towards neckline – see Casting off tip =12-13-14-15-16 tr left on each shoulder. Cut the thread when piece measures 43-45-47-49-51 cm.

Assembly: Sew shoulder seams in the outer loops with neat sts. Sew side seams in the same way.

Mussel shaped border: Crochet a border along bottom edge with crochet hook size 4 mm as follows:
Round 1: crochet 120-130-150-170-190 dc round bottom edge of front and back piece, i.e. 1 dc in each tr, but crochet 2 dc in 4-2-6-6-6 tr evenly distributed. Finish round with a sl st in first dc from beg of round.
Round 2: 1 ch, 1 dc in first dc, *5 ch, skip 3 dc, 1 dc in next dc, 7 ch, skip 5 dc, 1 dc in next dc*, repeat from *-* a total of 12-13-15-17-19 times, but replace the last dc with a sl st in the first dc from beg of round (= 12-13-15-17-19 large ch-loops + 12-13-15-17-19 small ch-loops).
Round 3: Crochet sl sts to the middle of the first small ch-loop, 1 dc in the same small ch-loop, *10 tr in next ch-loop (large ch-loop), 1 dc in next ch-loop (small ch-loop)*, repeat from *-* a total of 11-12-14-16-18 times and finish with 10 tr in the last ch-loop and a sl st in the first dc from beg of round.
Round 4: 1 sl st in between the first 2 tr in the tr-group, 4 ch (= 1 tr + 1 ch), *1 tr in between the next 2 tr in the tr-group, 1 ch*, repeat from *-* a total of 8 times (= 9 tr in the tr group). Repeat in all the tr-groups on row and finish with a sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
Round 5: 1 picot = 3 ch, 1 sl st in 3rd ch from crochet hook. *1 dc in first ch, 1 dc in next ch, (1 picot, 1 dc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch), repeat from (-) a total of 3 times, 1 dc in between tr-groups*, repeat from *-* a total of 12-13-15-17-19 times and finish with a sl st in first dc from beg of round.

Crochet a similar border in the 10th row from bottom edge (after all inc. are completed). Crochet the same way as bottom edge. Beg with Round 2 (don’t crochet Round 1). Because of the increased no of tr the number of repeats are as follows:
Round 2: repeat from *-* a total of 14-15-17-18-20 times (= 14-15-17-18-20 large ch-loops + 14-15-17-18-20 small ch-loops. NB! No of tr on top do not fit the border pattern. Compensate for this by skipping 4 tr instead of 5 tr 4-2-6-0-0 times evenly distributed on round.
Round 3: Repeat from *-* a total of 13-14-16-17-19 times.
Round 4: Same as border along bottom edge.
Round 5: Repeat from *-* a total of 14-15-17-18-20 times.
Crochet border: Crochet a border round armholes and neckline as follows: 1 dc in the first tr, 1 dc in next tr, *1 picot, 1 dc in next tr, 1 dc in next tr*, repeat from *-* and finish round with a sl st in first dc.


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Natalie 17.10.2018 - 14:30:

Thanks again for your help. I’m now at the point to bind off the armhole but don’t understand the directions that say 4 dc 1 time (I’m making size M), 2 dc 2 times, and 1 dc 1 times. Can you explain? Ty

DROPS Design 17.10.2018 kl. 14:49:

Dear Natalie, this video shows how to decrease several sts on each side - see also decrease-tip - : work 1 sl st in the first 4 dc at the beg of the row (= 4 sts "bound off"), then continue row as before until 4 sts remain on row, turn and work next row (decreasing now 2 sts the same way). Happy crocheting!

Natalie 17.10.2018 - 03:15:

Sorry another question. Do you start increasing on row 2? Thank you

DROPS Design 17.10.2018 kl. 08:07:

Dear Natalie, you will start to increase on row 3: work first 1 row over the chain stitches + 1 row with 1 dc in each dc. Insert the markers and start to increase on next row. Happy crocheting!

Natalie 17.10.2018 - 03:01:

I’m confused. Is this pattern starting at the top and working down?

DROPS Design 17.10.2018 kl. 08:04:

Dear Natalie, top is worked bottom up in 2 pieces (back and forth) then you sew both front and back piece together to work the bottom edge top down in the round. Happy crocheting!

Maria Lucia Di Geso 05.08.2017 - 17:27:

Vorrei sapere se dopo la prima riga del lavoro occorre lasciare sempre una catenella dopo le due maglie alte oppure se bisogna lavorare solo le maglie alte. Grazie

DROPS Design 05.08.2017 kl. 22:47:

Buonasera Maria Lucia. Dopo la prima riga lavora 1 maglia alta in ogni maglia della riga precedente, senza nessuna catenella. Buon lavoro!

Laura 22.07.2017 - 14:02:

Buon giorno. Non ho capito.come iniziare bordo inferiore..130.m.b. sul davanti e sul dietro ma poi parla di fare 2 m.basse per due volte _ taglia m _ ma quando ? Quindi alla fine del giro si avranno 262 m.basse? Grazie e cordiali saluti laura

DROPS Design 22.07.2017 kl. 14:14:

Buongiorno Laura. Quando inizia il bordo deve lavorare 1 maglia bassa in ogni maglia alta della prima riga del davanti/dietro, ma solo in due maglie alte a sua scelta (p.es nella maglia alta ai lati) deve lavorare 2 maglie basse e non una. In tutto devono esserci 130 maglie basse, per la taglia M. Buon lavoro!

Laura 21.07.2017 - 07:21:

Buon giorno. Una domanda. Per cucire le.spalle e i lati si fa sul rovescio e con ago prendendo un punto a sx e uno a dx e poi tornando a sx e a dx e così via? Grazie e cordiali saluti laura

DROPS Design 21.07.2017 kl. 08:30:

Buongiorno Laura. Sì, si unisce con l'ago. L'importante è che la parte più spessa della cucitura sia sul rovescio del lavoro. Può eventualmente guardare anche questo video. Buon lavoro!

Laura 16.07.2017 - 15:16:

Buon giorno. Non ho capito bene le diminuxioni. Arrivata a 17 cm devo fare 4 diminuzioni per ogni lato 1 volta..Quindi tutte insieme e poi proseguire al ritorno altre 2 maglie x lato e poi al terzo giro un altra maglia x lato..e corretto?Grazie!Laura

DROPS Design 16.07.2017 kl. 16:20:

Buongiorno Laura. Per la taglia M, le diminuzioni sono, per ogni lato: 4 maglie una volta, 2 maglie due volte e 1 maglia una volta. Buon lavoro!

Ruby Huigen 09.06.2017 - 19:15:

Vraag patroon 99-15. Ik haak deze in maat xxl. In de omschrijving van de 2e rand (in de 10e toer) staat bij toer 2 het volgende: "Het aantal stk van deze toer van de panden komt niet overeen met het aantal van de golfjesrand. Compenseer dit als volgt: sla 4 stk over i.p.v. 5 stk 0 keer" Mijn maat, onderrand 190 steken, de beide panden 200. Volgens jullie beschrijving moet ik 0x (?) de 5 stk vervangen door 4 stk maar met 0x verandert er niets. Wat doe ik verkeerd?

DROPS Design 12.06.2017 kl. 16:02:

Hallo Ruby, In jouw maat inderdaad nul keer en hoef je dus niets te doen. (Bij de maten waar wel een getal staat moet het aantal wel gecompenseerd worden). Veel haakplezier!

Maria Hansson 23.08.2016 - 19:37:

Hej,jag förstår inte hur jag ska tolka ökningarna. Varv två förstog jag men inte resten. Ska jag sätta markering varje ökningsvarv och i vilken stolpe ska ökningen göras innanför markeringarna?

DROPS Design 07.09.2016 kl. 14:05:

Hej Maria. Du öker 2 st i de 2 st med merketråd i. Du lader markeringen fölge med op saa du hele tiden öker i samme st. Du gentager ökningen i hver 2. rad totalt 4-4-4-3-3 ganger

Ineke 08.06.2016 - 10:01:

Ik kom steeds op 44 stokjes I.v.p 58 wat doenlijk fout

DROPS Design 08.06.2016 kl. 16:06:

Hoi Ineke. Sla je misschien te veel lossen over? Je begint met 88 l en haakt: 1 stk in de 4e l vanaf de haaknld, *sla 1 l over, 1 stk in elk van de volgende 2 l* = 1 stk in 4e l = 2 stk, 84 l / 3 st (1 l overslaan, 2 stk) = 28 keer 2 stk = 56+2 = 58

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