DROPS / 99 / 4

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 (152)

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Michele 23.06.2014 - 15:40:

Question: Is the alpaca yarn used in this pattern a sport weight?

DROPS Design 23.06.2014 kl. 18:13:

Dear Michele, you will find all informations about Alpaca in the shademap, and about all our yarns there. Happy crocheting!

Starr 22.06.2014 - 18:12:

Is this sectio to read: dc in ch sp, ch 1 and do you skip 1 when you are doing this? Continue in chart M.1 – see Crochet info. After M.1 there are 76-90-95-100-105 ch-loops on round (1 ch-loop = 1 dc + 1 ch). Continue with dc in ch and ch over dc until piece measures 10-11-12-13-14 cm [4”-4 3/8”-4 ¾”-5 1/8”-5½”].

DROPS Design 23.06.2014 kl. 09:42:

Dear Mrs Starr, on round 1 in M.1 you work *1 dc in next sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc from previous row, 1 dc in next sc, ch 1* repeat from *-*. On round 2, work *1dc in next ch-sp, 1ch, in next ch-space work 1dc+1ch+1dc, then ch 1*, repeat from *-* then continue diagram for your size. Happy crocheting!

Laurie 14.06.2014 - 17:04:

Name suggestion: Lacy Summertime Tunic. This was the description of this top referred to on another website. I found it to be quite descriptive of this beautiful pattern. Thanks so much!

Laurie 14.06.2014 - 17:03: www.garnstudio.com

Name suggestion: Lacy Summertime Tunic. This was the description of this top referred to on another website. I found it to be quite descriptive of this beautiful pattern. Thanks so much!

Joanne 11.06.2014 - 15:28:

Ik ben nu druk bezig met haken en vind het echt een super mooi patroon. Ik heb alleen hier en daar wel aangepast. Ik ben begonnen met maat L, maar na het meerdere onder de armsgaten en hem aangepast te hebben werd hij vanaf daar wel heel wijd en ben ik dus over gegaan op maat M. Mkjn moeder heeft gelukkig meer ervaring met haken en heeft even mee gemeten wat ik uit moest halen en waar ik patroon M dan op kon pakken. Kan niet wachten tot hij af is.

Mrsb 10.06.2014 - 21:20:

Hi, I am loving this design but having to tweak it a bit sometimes to make it correct! this pattern in described as being worked 'in the round' would you recommend working in continuous rounds or joining with a slip stitch at the end of each round and chaining up to begin the next one one?

DROPS Design 11.06.2014 kl. 09:56:

Dear Mrs Mrsb, the tunic is worked in the round, finish each round with 1 sl st in 3rd (=1st tr from beg of previous round)/4th (=1st dtr from beg of previous round) ch from beg of round (see "Crochet Info"). Happy crocheting!

Sandra 27.05.2014 - 20:12:

Hallo. Mit welcher Wolle häkel ich was? Ich denke das ich mit der Alpaca beginne, oder?

DROPS Design 28.05.2014 kl. 10:53:

Liebe Sandra, nein, Sie häkeln die ganze Tunika mit beiden Fäden (Alpaca und Viscose) zusammen, wie unter "Vorder- und Rückenteil" erwähnt ("1 Faden von jeder Qualität"). Die Maschenprobe müssen Sie auch mit beiden Fäden zusammen machen. Viel Spaß beim Häkeln!

Djamila 22.05.2014 - 20:47:

Wieso ist der halsausschnitt auf dem foto so gross? Beim nachhäkeln ist der viel enger?

DROPS Design 22.05.2014 kl. 22:22:

Liebe Djamila, haben Sie die richtige Maschenprobe erreicht? Die genauen Maße für den Ausschnitt sehen Sie im Übrigen in der Maßskizze unterhalb der Anleitung.

Floflo 01.05.2014 - 22:46:

Bonjour,je fais ce modèle en S. Comment, à partir de 70 arceaux on peut arriver à 144 B en répartissant uniquement 4 B ? 70 arceaux = 70 B + 4 B = 74 B. A moins qu'il faille crocheter 1 B sur chaque ml et 1 bride sur B + 4 B supp, là on arrive effectivement à 144 B, dans ce cas les explications sont erronées (puisque vous dites de faire 1 rang d'arceaux en répartissant 4B = 144 B/ml) et ce rang ne ressemblerait pas du tout à ce qu'il y a sur la photo... Merci pour vos précisions.

DROPS Design 02.05.2014 kl. 09:57:

Bonjour Floflo, quand on a 70 arceaux, on a un total de 140 mailles (70 B + 70 ml), en augmentant 4 B, on a un total de 144 mailles (brides et mailles en l'air confondues). Bon crochet!

Paula 01.05.2014 - 19:55:

This looks very interesting, but I can't tell how to determine the amount of yarn I need. I am fairly new at this -- sure it's there somewhere!

DROPS Design 02.05.2014 kl. 10:03:

Dear Paula, you will find the total amount of yarn required in grams under tab "Materials" at the right side of the picture. Happy crocheting!

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