DROPS / 99 / 3

Moonlight Mist by DROPS Design

DROPS circle jacket crochet with 2 strands “Alpaca”. Sizes S-XL

Size: S/M –M/L – XL

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
700-800-900 g colour no. 6205, light blue

DROPS crochet hook size 6 mm or the size needed to obtain the correct crochet tension.

2 buttons – approx 2.5 cm in diameter.

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 the jacket according to the explanations for the circle.
Start to cast off for the armholes on the 12-13-14 round.
Crochet 2 rounds according to the explanation for cast off for armholes, then continue to crochet according to explanation for the circle.

Crochet tension: 3 rows in the circle using hook size 6 mm and 2 strands Alpaca measures 6.5 cm. After 5th round the circle measures 20 cm in diameter.

Crochet info: Substitute the first dtr each round with 4 ch. Finish each round with a sl st at beg of round.

Measurement tips: Because of the weight of the yarn, all measurements should be made whilst the garment is hanging, otherwise the sleeves will be too long when wearing the jacket.
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CIRCLE:
Crochet 4 ch with 2 strands Alpaca and make a ring with a sl st in the first ch.
1st round: Crochet 8 dc around the ring
2nd round: Read crochet info! Crochet 3 dtr in each dc. Finish with a sl st at beg. of round = 24 dtr
3rd round: Crochet 1 dtr, *3 ch, skip 1 dtr, 1 dtr in the next dtr*, repeat from *-* and finish with 3 ch and 1 sl st at the beg. of round = 12 dtr.
4th round: Crochet 3 dtr in the first dtr *3 ch, skip 3 ch, 3 dtr in the next dtr*, repeat from *-* and finish with 3 ch, skip 1 dtr and 1 sl st at beg. of round = 36 dtr.
5th round: Crochet 1 dtr in each dtr and 3 dtr in each ch-loop = 72 dtr. The circle now measures approx. 20 cm in diameter.
6th. round: Crochet 1 dtr in the first dtr, *3 ch, skip 1 dtr, 1 dtr in the next dtr*, repeat from *-* and finish with 3 ch, skip 1 dtr and a sl st at beg. of round = 36 dtr
7th. round: Crochet 3 dtr in the first dtr,* 2 ch, skip 3 ch, 3 dtr in the next dtr*, repeat from *-* and finish with 2 ch, skip 3 ch and a sl st at beg. of round = 108 dtr.
8th round: Crochet 1 dtr in each dtr and 1 dtr in each ch-loop = 144 dtr.
9th round: Crochet 1 dtr in the first dtr, *3 ch, skip 2 dtr, 1 dtr in the next dtr*, repeat from *-* and finish with 3 ch, skip 2 dtr and a sl st at beg. of round = 48 dtr
10th round: Crochet 3 dtr in the first dtr *1 ch, 3 dtr in the next dtr*, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 ch and a sl st at beg. of round = 144 dtr.
11th round: Crochet 1 dtr in each dtr and 1 dtr in each ch-loop = 192 dtr.
Remember to cast off for armholes for size S/M – read cast off explanation for round 12 and 13 below!
12th round: *1 dtr, 3 ch, skip 2 dtr*, repeat from *-* until finish round = 64 dtr.
Remember to cast off for armholes for size M/L – read cast off explanation for round 13 and 14 below!
13th round: 3 dtr in the first dtr, *2 ch, 3 dtr in the next dtr*, repeat from *-* = 192 dtr.
Remember to cast off for armholes for size XL – read cast off explanation for round 14 and 15 below!
14th round: 1 dtr in each dtr, 1 dtr in each ch-loop = 256 dtr.
15th round: 1 dtr in the first dtr, *3 ch, skip 2 dtr, 1 dtr in the next dtr*, repeat from *-* until finish round = 86 dtr.
16th round: 3 dtr in the first dtr, *2 ch, 2 dtr in the next dtr, 2 ch, 3 dtr in the next dtr*, repeat from *-* until finish round = 215 dtr.
Repeat round 14, 15 and 16 with inc. until the circle measures 100-110-120 cm in diameter.

CAST OFF for armholes as follows:
Size S/M: Crochet armholes according to round 12 below.
12th round: Crochet 1 dtr, 26 ch, skip over 26 dtr, *1 dtr, 3 ch, skip over 2 dtr*, repeat from *-* a total of 14 times, 1 dtr, 26 ch, skip 26 dtr, *1 dtr, 3 ch, skip 2 dtr*, repeat from *-* until finish round = 48 dtr.
13th round: Crochet as follows over the 26 ch’s: *3 dtr, 2 ch*, a total of 8 times. Over the dtr crochet as follows: *3 dtr in each dtr, 2 ch*, repeat from *-* = 192 dtr. Continue on round 14 as explained above.
Size M/L: Crochet arm holes according to round 13 below.
13th round: 3 dtr in the first dtr, 30 ch, skip over (1 dtr and 3 ch) a total of 7 times, 3 dtr in the following dtr, *2 ch, 3 dtr in the next dtr*, repeat from *-* a total of 15 times, 30 ch, skip over
(1 dtr and 3 ch) a total of 7 times, *2 ch, 3 dtr in the next dtr*, repeat from *-* until finish round = 150 dtr.
14th. round: Crochet as follows over the 30 ch’s: 28 dtr. Over the dtr and the ch-loops crochet as follows: 1 dtr in each dtr, 1 dtr in each ch-loop = 256 dtr. Continue on round 15 as explained above.
Size XL: Crochet the armholes according to round 14 below:
14th round: 34 ch, skip over (3 dtr and 2 ch) a total of 8 times, *1 dtr in each of the next 3 dtr, 1 dtr in the next ch-loop*, repeat from *-* a total of 16 times, 34 ch, skip over (3 dtr and 2 ch) a total of 8 times *1 dtr in each of the next dtr, 1 dtr in the next ch-loop*, repeat from *-* until finish round = 192 dtr.
15th round: Crochet as follows over the 34 ch: *1 dtr, 3 ch*, repeat from *-* a total of 11 times. Over dtr crochet as follows: 1 dtr, *3 ch, skip over 2 dtr, 1 dtr in the next dtr*, finish with a dtr in the last dtr = 86 dtr. Continue on round 16 as explained above.

SLEEVES: Crochet the sleeves from the armholes and down with 2 strands Alpaca. Crochet around. Remember the crochet info!
1st round: Crochet 52-60-68 dtr around the armhole from the circle and finish with a sl st in the first dtr from beg. of round.
2nd round: Crochet 1 dtr in the first dtr, *3 ch, skip over 3 dtr, 1 dtr in the next dtr*, repeat from *-* and finish with: Skip over 3 ch and 1 sl st in the first dtr = 13-15-17 dtr.
3rd round: Crochet 2 dtr in the first dtr, *1 ch, skip over 3 ch, 2 dtr in the next dtr*, repeat from *-* and finish with: 1 ch and 1 sl st in beg. of round = 26-30-34 dtr.
4th round: Crochet 1 dtr in each dtr and 2 dtr around each ch = 52-60-68 dtr.
Repeat 2nd, 3rd and 4th round until the sleeve measures 52-54-56 cm from the armhole – read measurement tips.
Cut and sew the thread.

Crochet edge: Crochet an edge around the circle and at the bottom of the sleeves with 2 strands Alpaca as follows: 1st. round: 1 dtr in the first dtr, *2 ch, skip 1.5 - 2 cm, 1 dtr in the next stitch*, repeat from *-* and finish with 2 ch and a sl st in the first dtr.
2nd. round: 2 dtr in the first dtr, *4 ch, 2 dtr in the same dtr, 1 ch, 2 dtr in the next dtr* and finish with 4 ch, 2 dtr in the same dtr, 1 ch and 1 sl st in the first dtr. Cut and sew the thread.

Button cover: Crochet 2 ch with 2 strands Alpaca and then crochet 6 dc in the first of the 2 ch and finish round with a sl st in the first dc (= 1st round).
2nd round: 1 ch, crochet 2 dc in each dc and finish with a sl st at beg. of round (= 12 dc)
3rd + 4th round: 1 ch, 1 dc in each dc and finish with a sl st at beg. of round (= 12 dc).
5th. round: 1 ch, crochet 1 dc in every other dc and finish with a sl st at beg. of round (= 6 dc). Put the button inside the cover, sew around and pull tight.
Try on the jacket and place the buttons in the waist on the left side of the jacket in the penultimate round.

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