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Breath of Summer by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS tunic with mussel pattern in “Alpaca” and “Cotton Viscose”. Size S - XXL

Size: S – M – L - XL – XXL
Materials: Drops Alpaca from Garnstudio
200-200-250-250-300 g colour no 1101, white
and use:
Drops Cotton Viscose from Garnstudio
300-350-350-400-450 g colour no 01, white

Drops crochet hook size 5 mm, or size needed to obtain the correct tension

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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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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: 12 tr x 7 rows with 1 thread of each quality = 10 x 10 cm. 1 repeat of mussel pattern = width approx 12 cm.
Increasing tip 1: To inc 1 dc: crochet 2 dc in 1 dc.
Increasing tip 2: To inc 1 tr: crochet 2 tr in 1 tr (no ch in between).
Increasing tip 3: To inc 1 ch-loop: crochet 2 ch-loops in the same st.

Crochet info: At the beg of each round replace the first tr with 3 ch. Replace first dtr with 4 ch. Finish each round with 1 sl st in 3rd/4th ch from beg of round.

Pattern: See diagrams M.1 and M.2. The diagram is seen from the RS.

Measuring tip: Because of the weight of the wool all measurements should be made whilst the garment is hanging.

Back and front piece: The tunic is crochet in the round from the top down. Loosely crochet 71-75-75-79-83 ch on crochet hook size 5 mm with 1 thread Drops Alpaca and 1 thread Drops Cotton Viscose (double thread). Form a ring with a sl st in the first ch. Crochet next round as follows: 1 dc in each of the first 3 ch, *skip 1 ch, 1 dc in each of the 3 next ch*, repeat from *-* = 54-57-57-60-63 dc. Now crochet a round of dc, at the same time inc 22-15-19-20-21 dc evenly – see Increasing tip 1 = 76-72-76-80-84 dc. Continue in M.1 – see Crochet info. After M.1 there are 76-90-95-100-105 ch-loops on round (1 ch-loop = 1 tr + 1 ch). Continue with tr in ch and ch over tr until piece measures 10-11-12-13-14 cm.
Crochet next round as follows:
Skip 17-19-21-22-22 ch-loops from previous round (= right sleeve), crochet 8 ch (= under arm), crochet 21-26-26-28-30 ch-loops (= front piece), skip 17-19-21-22-22 ch-loops from previous round (= left sleeve), crochet 8 ch (= under arm), crochet 21-26-27-28-31 ch-loops (= back piece). Insert a marking thread each side, in between the 8 ch crochet mid under arm. Continue in ch-loops. NB! On the first round crochet the 8 ch under each arm as follows: 1 tr in the first ch, 1 ch, skip 1 ch, 1 tr in next ch, 1 ch, 1 tr in the same ch, 1 ch, skip 1 ch, 1 tr in next ch, 1 ch, 1 tr in the same ch, 1 ch, skip 1 ch, 1 tr in next ch, 1 ch and skip 1 ch (= 6 ch-loops under each arm) = 54-64-65-68-73 ch-loops on round in total. Continue in ch-loops in the round, at the same time inc 1 ch-loop – see Increasing tip 3 – on each side of both MT on every round a total of 4-4-6-6-7 times = 70-80-89-92-101 ch-loops.
After all inc piece measures approx 19-20-23-24-27 cm measured from ch-chain at neckline (you have now reached mid chest; if you wish to adjust this crochet additional rounds in ch-loops after the inc). Now crochet 1 round in ch-loops, at the same time inc 4-2-2-14-14 tr evenly on round – see Increasing tip 2 = 144-162-180-198-216 tr/ch.
Now continue in mussel pattern M.2 (beg at start arrow in diagram) = 8-9-10-11-12 horizontal repeats on round. Crochet 3 vertical repeats of M.2, but beg the second and third repeat by the Arrow-B in diagram. After M.2 crochet 2-3-3-3-4 rounds in dtr as follows:
Round 1: Remember crochet info! Crochet 1 dtr in each ch-loop with 1 ch in between each and finish with 1 dtr in the last tr = 72-81-90-99-108 dtr.
Round 2: crochet 1 dtr in each dtr from previous round with 2 ch in between each dtr (instead of 1) – finish size S here before the last mussel pattern = 72 dtr.
Round 3: crochet 1 dtr in each dtr from previous round with 3 ch between each dtr - finish size M, L and XL here before the last mussel pattern = 81-90-99 dtr.
Round 4: crochet 1 dtr in each dtr from previous round with 3 ch between each dtr - finish size XXL here before the last mussel pattern = 108dtr.
Now crochet a round in ch-loops as follows: 1 tr and 1 ch (= 1 ch-loop) in each dtr from previous round, at the same time inc 1 ch-loop – see Increasing tip 3 – in every 3-3-4-4-4 dtr. NB! For size L and XL finish with 1 tr and 1 ch in each of the last 2-3 dtr = 96-108-112-123-135 ch-loops. Continue with 1 round of ch-loops, at the same time inc 6-0-10-6-0 tr – see Increasing tip 2 = 198-216-234-252-270 tr/ch. Now crochet M.2 again (beg at start arrow in diagram), but finish the pattern after row 7.

Diagram

= 1 ch
= 1 dc
= 1 tr
= 2 tr in 1 ch
= 1 picot (= 3 ch, 1 dc in the first ch)
= this row is described in the pattern, beg by start arrow
= 7th row


Comments (153)

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Deb 31.03.2015 - 22:24:

Breath of summer graph M1 - is there a sc between the 2dc in 1 ch? I keep ending up with way too many stitches

DROPS Design 01.04.2015 kl. 09:26:

Dear Deb, start M.1 on the arrow "start" in the diagram and repeat around on 1st round *1 dc in next sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc, 1 dc in next sc, ch 1*, on 2nd round (in both sizes), work : *1 dc in next ch-space, 1 ch, 2 dc in next ch space, ch1* around. Continue that way repeating the sts in diagram around. Happy crocheting!

Franca 31.03.2015 - 20:42:

Ho iniziato questo bellissimo modello ma avviando le 83 catenelle iniziali ho il dubbio che non siano esatte. Troppo piccolo il cerchio che ottengo. Vi ringrazio in anticipo e faccio i complimenti per i vostri modelli. Ho già realizzato molti modelli e sono stupendi.

DROPS Design 01.04.2015 kl. 13:26:

Buongiorno Franca. Verifichi la correttezza del suo campione con quello indicato nel modello. Inoltre, il capo viene lavorato dall’alto verso il basso: una volta chiusa in cerchio la cat di base (che quindi corrisponde al collo) dovrebbe riuscire ad individuare abbastanza facilmente se le m avviate sono sufficienti o meno. Buon lavoro!

Merry 06.02.2015 - 16:25:

I am trying to understand this patterns (breath of summer) where it states, continue in M1, then continue with tr in ch and ch in tr, not getting it, can someone help me please. I do love your patterns and would love to become a pro at them, just need a little help

DROPS Design 07.02.2015 kl. 08:44:

Dear Merry, after M1 has been worked, continue as follows (UK terminology): *1 tr in next ch, 1 ch, skip next tr*, repeat from *-* around. Happy crocheting!

Astrid 15.11.2014 - 18:39:

Upps, ausersehen rausgeschuppst ;-) Also, wenn ich die Zeichnung richtig deute, müsste die Breite vor Beginn des Muschelmusters 75 cm sein. Bei mir sind das aber nur 60 cm. Was könnte schiefgegangen sein? Danke schonmal für die Hilfe! LG Astrid

DROPS Design 16.11.2014 kl. 10:12:

Liebe Astrid, am besten probieren Sie die Tunika einfach an, dann sehen Sie, ob sie passt. Außerdem können Sie sie am Ende noch spannen, dann wird sie auch noch weiter. Eine genaue Fehlerursache kann ich nun auch nicht direkt finden, wenn Sie die richtige Anzahl M haben, liegt vielleicht auch gar kein Fehler vor. Wie gesagt, am besten einfach anprobieren!

Astrid 15.11.2014 - 18:38:

Upps, ausersehen rausgeschuppst ;-) Also, wenn ich die Zeichnung richtig deute, müsste die Breite vor Beginn des Muschelmusters 75 cm sein. Bei mir sind das aber nur 60 cm. Was könnte schiefgegangen sein? Danke schonmal für die Hilfe! LG Astrid

DROPS Design 16.11.2014 kl. 11:09:

Antwort siehe oben! :-)

Astrid 15.11.2014 - 18:33:

Hallo! Bin jetzt beim 2. Mal Muschelmuster, arbeite das Modell in Größe L. Die Maschenprobe hat gestimmt. An der Messlinie nach dem Ärmel bin ich noch bei 50 cm. Die Anzahl der Mustersätze stimmt. Wenn ich die Zeichnung rivhtig deute

DROPS Design 16.11.2014 kl. 11:10:

Antwort siehe oben! :-)

Astrid 01.11.2014 - 19:24:

Hallo! Ich möchte dieses Modell mit nur einem Faden nacharbeiten. Welche Drops Garnqualität entspricht den beiden zusammen verarbeiteten Garnen?

DROPS Design 01.11.2014 kl. 20:33:

Beide Garne gehören in die Garngruppe A. 2 Fäden A entsprechen 1 Faden C, Sie können also die Garne der Garngruppe C verwenden (wobei sich für dieses Modell eher die glatten Garne eignen). Beachten Sie, dass Sie die Garnmenge des Alternativgarns entsprechend der benötigten Lauflänge ausrechnen müssen, außerdem muss natürlich auch die Maschenprobe stimmen.

Lisa Mitchell 22.08.2014 - 01:52:

I crocheted this a couple of years ago & had to increase the arm holes in order to make it fit comfortably but I also had a problem with the whole garment stretching after I wore it one time. Ended up becoming a dress instead of a tunic. All in all it was a lovely piece. G'maw washed & dried it so it ended up shrunk & felted out.

Jackie Pidgley 01.08.2014 - 10:24: www.garnstudio.com

Hi there, I have a couple of questions: If you start at start row, how is row X the 7th row as it appears to be the 8th in the pattern? Also, just before you start the mussel pattern, you add some trebles in to increase. However, the diagram shows a repeated increase into the treble and the chain. Would you not have extra trebles to crochet into that alter the repeat pattern? Thanks for any help.

DROPS Design 01.08.2014 kl. 11:23:

Dear Mrs Pidgley, the row with a X is the 8th row - before starting M.2 you have inc evenly so that you have enough sts to work 8-12 repeat depending on your size (1 repeat is worked over 18 sts). Happy crocheting!

Cheryl 29.07.2014 - 10:00:

May I ask what the sizes S, M, L, XL and XXL refer to? I'm looking to find the appropriate bust size but don't know what any of these letters represent. Many thanks :)

DROPS Design 29.07.2014 kl. 10:36:

Dear Cheryl, you will find a measurement chart at the bottom of the pattern, with all measures in cm taken flat from side to side. Compare them to a similar garment you like the shape to find out the matching size. Happy crocheting!

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