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DROPS crochet waistcoat in Alpaca and Vivaldi

Size: S/M - L - XL - XXL

Finished measurements at chest: 33”-37 ¾”-42½”-47 ¼”
Full length: 15 ¾”-17”-18”-19”

Materials:DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
100-150-150-150 g color no 8105, light gray-blue
and use DROPS Vivaldi from Garnstudio
100 g for all sizes color no 24, light violet

DROPS crochet hook size 5 mm [US H/8] - or the crochet hook size needed to obtain correct crochet gauge.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
Crochet gauge; 4 tr (= 1 tr –group) + 4 ch must measure 6 cm [2 3/8’’] in width with 1 thread of each yarn quality (= 2 threads)

Increasing tip -1: Inc 1 extra tr-group, with 4 ch in between one ch loop = 2 tr-groups with 4 ch in between 1 ch loop.
Increasing tip -2: Inc 2 extra tr-group with 4 ch in between 1 ch loop = 3 tr-groups with 4 ch in between 1 ch loop.
Note: Remember there must be 4 ch between each tr-group.

YOKE
Crochet piece back and forth from mid front from neck down (1st row = RS).
Crochet 91-108-126-143 ch on crochet hook size 5 mm [US H/8] with 1 thread of each yarn quality (= 2 threads).
Turn, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of next 3 ch * skip 1 ch, 1 sc in next 4 ch * repeat from *-*, for sizes S/M and XL finish with 1 sc in last ch, for sizes L and XXL finish with 1 sc in each of 3 last ch = 73-87-101-115 sc on row.
Crochet 1st row as follows – see also diagram 1: 4 ch, 1 tr in each of next 3 sc, * 4 ch, skip 3 sc, 1 tr in each of next 4 sc *, repeat from *-* to end of row = 11-13-15-17 tr-groups and 10-12-14-16 ch loops. Now crochet as shown in Diagram1 at the same time inc for each size as follows:

Size S/M:
2nd row in tr-group: Inc 1 tr-group on each side in 3rd ch loop from mid front – read Increasing tip - 1 = 12 tr-groups and 13 ch loops.
3rd row in tr-group: Inc 2 tr-groups on each side in 4th ch loop from mid front – read Increasing tip -2 = 17 tr-groups and 16 ch loops.
4th row in tr-group: Inc 4 tr-groups. 1 tr-group on each side in outermost ch loop mid front and 1 tr-group on each side in 5th ch loop from mid front = 20 tr-groups and 21 ch loops.
5th row in tr-group: Inc 2 tr-groups on each side in 6th ch loop from mid front = 25 tr-groups and 24 ch loops.
Piece measures approx 15 cm [6’’]. Now crochet as indicated under back and front pieces.

Size L:
2nd row in tr-group:
Inc 2 tr-groups on each side in 3rd ch loop from mid front – read Increasing tip -2 = 16 tr- groups and 17 ch loops.
3rd row in tr-group: Inc 1 tr-group on each side in 4th ch loop from mid front – read Increasing tip - 1 = 19 tr-groups and 18 ch loops.
4th row in tr-group: Inc 4 tr-groups. 1 tr-group on each side in outermost ch loop mid front and 1 tr-group on each side in 5th ch loop from mid front = 22 tr-groups and 23 ch loops.
5th row in tr-group: Inc 5 tr-groups. 2 tr-groups on each side in 6th ch loop and 1 tr-group mid back = 28 tr-groups and 27 ch loops.
Piece measures approx 15 cm [6’’]. Now crochet as indicated under back and front pieces.

Size XL:
2nd row in tr-group: Inc 1 tr-group on each side in 4th ch loop from mid front – read Increasing tip - 1 = 16 tr-groups and 17 ch loops.
3rd row in tr-group: Inc 2 tr-groups on each side in 5th ch loop from mid front – read Increasing tip -2 = 21 tr-groups and 20 ch loops.
4th row in tr-group: Inc 1 tr-group on each side in 6th ch loop from mid front = 22 tr-groups and 23 ch loops.
5th row in tr-group: Inc 2 tr-groups on each side in 6th ch loop from mid front = 27 tr-groups and 26 ch loops.
6th row in tr-group: Inc 2 tr-group on each side in 7th ch loop from mid front = 30 tr-groups and 31 ch loops.
7th row in tr-group: Crochet 1 row without inc = 31 tr-group and 30 ch loops.
Piece measures approx 21 cm [8 1/4’’]. Now crochet as indicated under back and front pieces.

Size XXL:
2nd row in tr-group: Inc 2 tr-groups on each side in 4th ch loop from mid front – read Increasing tip -2 = 20 tr-groups and 21 ch loops.
3rd row in tr-group: Inc 1 tr-group on each side in 5th ch loop from mid front – read Increasing tip - 1 = 23 tr-groups and 22 ch loops.
4th row in tr-group: Inc 4 tr-groups. 1 tr-group on each side in outermost ch loop mid front and 1 tr-group on each side in 6th ch loop from mid front – read Increasing tip - 1 = 26 tr-groups and 27 ch loops.
5th row in tr-group: Inc 2 tr-groups on each side in 7th ch loop from mid front = 31 tr-groups and 30 ch loops.
6th row in tr-group: Inc 3 tr-groups; 1 tr-group on each side on 7th ch loop from mid front and 1 tr-grouped mid back = 33 tr-groups and 34 ch loops.
7th row in tr-group: Crochet 1 row without inc = 34 tr-groups and 33 ch loops. Piece measures approx 21 cm [8 1/4’’]. Now crochet as indicated under back and front pieces.

Back and front pieces: Crochet like before (without inc) over first 4-5-5-6 tr-group on row (= right front piece), skip next 5-5-6-6 tr-groups (= sleeve), crochet like before over next 7-8-9-10 tr-groups (= back piece ), skip 5-5-6-6 next tr-groups (= sleeve) and crochet like before over 4-5-5-6 last tr-groups (= left front piece) = 15-18-19-22 tr-groups with 4 ch between each. Crochet diagram 1 back and forth like before over 15-18-19-22 tr-groups until piece measures approx 40-43-46-48 cm [15 ¾”-17”-18”-19”] (or to desired length). Cut and sew threads.

Edge: Crochet on hook size 5 mm [US H/8] with 1 thread of each yarn quality 1 row of ch loops with edge mid front on each side as follows: 1 sc in first st, * 5 ch, skip approx 2 cm [3/4’’], 1 sc in next st *, repeat from *-*.

Crochet string: Crochet ch with 1 thread of each yarn quality (= 2 threads) on crochet hook size 5 mm [US H/8] until string measures approx 130 to 170 cm [51” to 67”]. Pull it up and down through holes in waist coat in waist so ends end up outside on each side mid front.
Make 1 tassel on each end of string as follows: Cut approx. 30 threads of DROPS Vivaldi 20 cm [8”] long. Hold threads tog and double them. Sew crochet thread round bent side of tassel and twist one of the threads around the top part of tassel to hold it tog. Cut and sew thread.

US English translations for the diagram:
1 rapport = 1 repeat

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= 1 ch
= 1 sl st
= 1 sc
= 1 tr (crochet around ch loop)

Sibolien 06.04.2018 - 20:34:

Graag zou ik willen weten wat voor alternatief garen ik kan gebruiken voor het haken van het hesje. Het hesje wil ik graag haken met 1 garen.

DROPS Design 08.04.2018 kl. 18:27:

Dag Sibolien, Je kunt hiervoor een garen kiezen uit garengroep D. Alpaca valt namelijk in garengroep A en Vivaldi valt in garengroep C. 1 draad van A plus 1 draad van C komt overeen met 1 draad van D.

Åsa 15.02.2018 - 09:32:

Hej Om jag fattar rätt så ska jag använda båda garnsorterna hela tiden.. Hur kan då förbrukningen vara 150 gr av det ena men bara 100 gr av det andra garnet? Borde det inte gå åt lika mycket av varje? Vill gärna ha svar för att kunna köpa rätt mängd / färgbad. Tack//Åsa

DROPS Design 15.02.2018 kl. 14:28:

Garnmängden i mönstret är korrekt. Orsaken till att det går åt ett nystan mindre av Vivaldi är att metermängden är större på detta garn än på Alpaca.

Anke Visser 16.05.2017 - 22:47:

Ik maak maat s/m. Ik haak met katoen. Stekenproef klopte en ook de lengte van deel 1 (15 cm). Bij deze maat is het mouwtje erg strak. Ik heb nog een extra ketting van vier lossen gemaakt onder de arm om het mouwtje iets groter te maken. Ook dit is nog te krap. Ik raad mensen met maat s/m aan maat L te haken. Verder is het patroon prima, mede dankzij de vragen en opmerkingen van anderen. Misschien goed om aan te vullen dat het patroon in een stuk wordt gehaakt en uitleg over middenvoor.

Elizabeth 18.11.2016 - 02:33:

How do I start row 3?

DROPS Design 18.11.2016 kl. 13:04:

Dear Elizabeth, read diagram from the left towards the right from WS, ie on row 3 in diagram (= row 2 in Diag.1), work 4 ch, 1 sc in next tr, ... Happy crocheting!

ISABELLE PEREZ 06.10.2016 - 09:54:

Bonjour, La laine Drops Vivaldi est introuvable, par quoi peux t on la remplacer svp ?

DROPS Design 06.10.2016 kl. 10:11:

Bonjour Mme Perez, à la place de Vivaldi, vous pouvez utiliser 2 fils Kid-Silk (ex ici ou 1 fil Brushed Alpaca Silk. Vous trouverez ici plus d'infos à ce sujet. Bon crochet!

Elizabeth 07.01.2016 - 15:51:

I am making XL and don't understand how to start row 2 according to the diagram.Do I chain 4 and continue on?

DROPS Design 07.01.2016 kl. 17:56:

Dear Elizabeth, on row 2 in diagram, read from the left towards the right: 4 ch, 1 sc in next tr, 3 ch, 1 sc in next tr, 3 ch, 1 sc in nect tr, *4 ch, 1 sc in next tr, 3 ch, 1 sc in next tr, 3 ch, 1 sc in nect tr, 3 ch, 1 sc in next tr* repeat from *-*. On row 3, read from the right towards the left - remember to inc as stated in pattern. Happy crocheting!

Elizabeth 07.01.2016 - 00:21:

Not sure how to start row 2 XL ,it looks like I change 8 times , is this right?

DROPS Design 07.01.2016 kl. 09:48:

Dear Elizabeth, can you please explain what you mean by "change 8 times"? Size XXL starts with a ch with 143 ch, then skip ch evenly on first row to get 115 sc and work then next row as in diag. 1 - 1st row is explained (= 17 tr groups + 16 ch-spaces at the end of 1st row), then continue working diag. as explained under the size. Happy crocheting!

Kiruna 29.05.2015 - 10:52:

Ik kom niet uit het meerderen: In regel 4 staat:.... laatste l-boogje van het middenvoor.... Is dat dan de allereerste en allerlaatste boog van de hele toer ??? Of de laatste l-boog voordat het je om de hoek gaat (de hoek die ontstaan is door het meerderen)

DROPS Design 29.05.2015 kl. 12:43:

Hoi Kirona. Je meerdert in het laatste/eerste boogje op de toer (tegen middenvoor van het vestje)

Daniela 27.03.2015 - 10:03:

Hallo zusammmen, ich komme leider nicht weiter... bin bei Runde 2 in Größe L. Ich verstehe einfach nicht was ich jetzt machen soll... laut Diag. erstmal 3 LM und dann in den ersten Lm Bogen 4 D Stb. Aber im Text steht es anders oder??? :-( Vielleich kann mir jemand helfen und mir das für "doofe" beschreiben ;-) Vielen Dank, Dani

DROPS Design 31.03.2015 kl. 12:27:

Die Anleitung ist in der Tat etwas umständlich formuliert... Sie halten sich grundsätzlich an das Diagramm. Die 2. R im Diagr. ist die Rück-R, in der Sie Lm-Bögen und fM häkeln, also keine D-Stb. In der 3. R (d.h. in der 2. R mit D-Stb) arbeiten Sie dann Zunahmen wie beschrieben. Diese R beginnt mit 4 Lm als Ersatz für das 1. D-Stb, dann 4 Lm, dann 4 D-Stb, 4 Lm im Wechsel. Der Text beschreibt nur, wie Sie die Zunahmen in der 2., 3., 4. und 5. R mit D-Stb arbeiten, d.h. damit sind immer die Hin-R gemeint, die Rück-R haben ja die fM. 1. R mit D-Stb = 1. R im Diagr. (mit "Start" gekennzeichnet). 2. R mit D-Stb = 3. R im Diagr. 3. R mit D-Stb = 5. R im Diagr., 4. R mit D-Stb = 7. R im Diagr.

Elizabeth 14.03.2015 - 18:09:

After crocheting the first row of the back making sleeves I count 20 tr and you say 19, is it 19 or 20? I've done this two time and always get 20.

DROPS Design 16.03.2015 kl. 10:09:

Dear Elizabeth, in 3rd size, there are 31 tr group before dividing for sleeves, and you work over 5 tr-group (right front) skip 6 tr-group for sleeve, 9 tr-group for back piece, skip 6 tr-group for sleeve and 5 tr-group for left front: 5 + 9 + 5 = 19 tr-group for body. Happy crocheting!

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