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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 (152)

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Jenna Neuvelt 01.05.2014 - 00:51:

After I crochet the round of sc and begin to move onto M1, Do I crochet only the amount of stitches shown in the diagram (1 dc 1 ch loop on 1st row etc) or do I crochet an entire round of the 1 dc 1 ch loops sequence? It might be a silly question but I cant figure out if I'm making just the little sleeve or an entire row. Thanks.

DROPS Design 02.05.2014 kl. 09:24:

Dear Mrs Neuvelt, each row in diagram has to be repeated around, ie 1st round in M.1 is (1 dc, 1 ch) around, so that M.1 = 4 rounds in 1st size, 5 rounds all other sizes. Happy crocheting!

Tammy 09.04.2014 - 01:50:

Hello There! I love this pattern. I'm to the M2 and having a tough time in following the chart. I've read your replies to questions, but it's still not clear to me. Can you help? Thank You, it'll be great, once I get through the first few rows. :)

DROPS Design 09.04.2014 kl. 09:32:

Dear Tammy, in the diagrams, each st or group of st is represented by a symbol (see diagram text). Start 1st repeat of M.2 in height at the arrow, when you repeat M2, start then on row with the arrow B. At the end of the bottom edge, work M.2 until and including the arrow "X"=7th row. Happy crocheting!

Ambra 01.04.2014 - 09:24:

Hello! Could you tell me roughly how many 50g Drops Cotton Viscose balls should I expect to use for a size M? That'd be really helpful. Many thanks!!

DROPS Design 01.04.2014 kl. 09:57:

Dear Ambra, you will find the total weight of each yarn required at the right of the picture, ie in size M you need 200 g Alpaca / 50 g the ball Alpaca = 4 balls Alpaca + 350 g Cotton Viscose/50 g the ball Cotton Viscose = 7 balls Cotton Viscose. Happy crocheting!

Ale 18.03.2014 - 17:02:

Ho usato un filato misto lana e alpaca color cioccolato, per una tunica da usare in questo cambio di stagione. Ho adattato la misura provando e riprovando in fase di esecuzione, talvolta disfacendo, sempre tenendo conto del peso del filato, secondo le istruzioni. Il risultato è più di quanto potessi immaginare. Sono davvero soddisfatta.

DROPS Design 18.03.2014 kl. 17:10:

Buongiorno Ale, siamo felici che sia soddisfatta del risultato, e siamo anche curiose di vedere la realizzazione. Se vuole può postare una foto del suo lavoro nel forum DROPS: la aspettiamo!!!

Ale 10.03.2014 - 00:36:

Grazie! Siete fantastici. Vado a cimentarmi subito.

Claudia 03.03.2014 - 16:31:

Oh super, vielen lieben Dank für die schnelle und ausführliche Antwort! Kann ich bitte auch eine schriftliche Anleitung für das Muster M2 bekommen? Vielen Dank schonmal! :)

DROPS Design 04.03.2014 kl. 10:22:

Liebe Claudia, leider sprengt es den Rahmen, den wesentlich umfangreicheren M2 schriftlich zu erklären. Am besten lassen Sie sich in Ihrem Wollgeschäft beraten.

Ale 02.03.2014 - 23:54:

Perché non è stato tradotto? È un modello bellissimo!

DROPS Design 03.03.2014 kl. 12:44:

Buongiorno Ale, lo tradurremo il prima possibile, lo troverà nei nuovi modelli aggiunti sul sito nei prossimi giorni. Buon lavoro!!

Ale 02.03.2014 - 23:54:

Perché non è stato tradotto? È un modello bellissimo!

DROPS Design 03.03.2014 kl. 12:44:

Buongiorno Ale, lo tradurremo il prima possibile, lo troverà nei nuovi modelli aggiunti sul sito nei prossimi giorni. Buon lavoro!!

Claudia 23.02.2014 - 20:33:

Hallo! Ich verzweifle leider an dem Muster M1. Gibt es eine Möglichkeit diesen Teil auch schriftlich zu bekommen?

DROPS Design 23.02.2014 kl. 21:38:

Größe M-XXL: 1. Rd: * 1 Stb in die nä. fM, 1 Lm, 1 fM überspringen *, von *-* wdh, 2. Rd: * 1 Stb in die nä. Lm, 1 Lm, 1 Stb + 1 Lm + 1 Stb in die nä. Lm, 1 Lm *, von *-* wdh, 3. Rd: * je 1 Stb + 1 Lm in die nä. 2 Lm, 1 Stb + 1 Lm + 1 Stb in die nä. Lm, 1 Lm *, von *-* wdh, 4. Rd: * je 1 Stb + 1 Lm in die nä. 3 Lm, 1 Stb + 1 Lm + 1 Stb in die nä. Lm, 1 Lm *, von *-* wdh, 5. Rd: * je 1 Stb + 1 Lm in die nä. Lm *, von *-* wdh. Bei Gr. S entfällt die 4. Rd.

Marion 28.01.2014 - 11:21:

Hallo ich habe diese tunika sehr oft gehäkelt, aber der Halsausschnitt ist enger als auf dem Foto, die maschenanzahl scheint nicht zu stimmen.

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