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Dancing Jewels by DROPS Design

DROPS dress in textured pattern in “Muskat”.

Size: XS – S – M – L – XL – XXL

Materials: DROPS Muskat, from Garnstudio
400-450-500-550-600-650 g colour no 08, off-white

DROPS circular needle (80 cm) size 4.5 mm - or size needed to obtain 20 sts x 26 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.

DROPS crochet hook size 4 mm

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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.
Garter st, back and forth on needle: K all rows

Garter st, in the round: K 1 round, P 1 round.

Pattern: See diagram M.1 to M.4. The diagram shows the pattern from the RS side..

Decreasing tip 1, apply to neckline:
Dec as follows before Marking Thread (MT): K2 tog
Dec as follows after Marking Thread (MT): slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso.

Decreasing tip 2: All dec done from RS. Dec inside 3 garter sts.
Dec as follows after 3 sts: slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso.
Dec as follows before 3 sts: K2 tog

Measuring tip: Because of the weight of the yarn, make all measurements while the garment is hanging, otherwise it will be too long when worn.

Dress, front and back piece:
Knitted in the round from bottom up. See Measuring tip! Loosely cast on 198-216-234-252-270-288 sts on circular needle size 4.5 mm with Muskat.
P 1 round, K 1 round, P 1 round, K 1 round, P 1 round. Continue in M.1, work 4 vertical repeats of M.1, and then work M.2 and M.3.
Piece now measures approx 15 cm and there are 176-192-208-224-240-256 st s on needle. Continue in stocking st. Remember the knitting tension.
When piece measures 24-24-25-25-26-26 cm insert 6 Marking Threads (MT) as follows: work 27-30-33-36-38-41 sts, MT-1, work 33-35-37-39-43-45 sts, MT-2, work 27-30-33-36-38-41 sts, MT-3 in next st (= side), work 27-30-33-36-38-41 sts, MT-4, work 33-35-37-39-43-45 sts, MT-5, work 27-30-33-36-38-41 sts, MT-6 in next st (= side).
On next round dec 1 st on both sides of st with MT-3 and MT-6 (i.e. at sides) – see Dec tip 1.
Repeat this dec on every 6-6-7-7-9-9 round a total of 8-8-7-7-6-6 times.
At the same time, when doing the 4-4-3-3-2-2 dec, also dec 1 st by the remaining MT as follows: after MT-1 and MT-4 and before MT-2 and MT-5 – see Dec tip 1.
Repeat this dec on every 6-6-7-7-9-9 round (same rounds as dec at sides) a total of 4 times. After all dec are complete there are 128-144-164-180-200-216 sts on round and piece measures approx 40-40-41-41-42-42 cm.
Continue in stocking st, remove MT-1, 2, 4 and 5, at the same time for size XS + XL: dec 2 sts evenly on front piece on first round, size M: dec 2 sts evenly on back piece on first round, (in order to have 1 st mid front and mid back and to make number of sts fit M.2) = 126-144-162-180-198-216 sts (no dec in size S, L and XXL).
When piece measures 42-43-44-45-46-47 cm work 3 vertical repeats of M.1 – NB! Make sure arrow in diagram is mid front. Continue in M.2 and M.4 - make sure to place pattern with middle st over middle of M.1 as shown in diagram. After M.4 there are again an equal number of sts front and back because of the additional inc in M.4 for size XS + M + XL. Continue in stocking st.
At the same time when piece measures 56-57-58-60-61-62 cm inc 1 st on both sides of MT at sides, and repeat this inc for the 3 smaller sizes on every 2-2-3 cm 3-2-1 times = 156-172-188-204-224-244 sts (= 77-85-93-101-111-121 sts on front and back piece + 1 st each side).

Neckline: At the same time, when piece measures 62-63-64-65-66-67 cm work 4 rows garter st on the 7 sts mid front. Now dec the middle st and continue back and forth on needle. Continue with 3 garter st towards neckline and dec to shape the neckline on every other row – see Dec tip 1: 1 st 11-12-12-12-13-13 times, and then on every 4th row: 1 st 6 times. .

Armhole: At the same time, when piece measures 64-65-66-67-68-69 cm work 4 rows garter st on 13-13-15-17-19-21 sts each side (i.e. st with MT + 6-6-7-8-9-10 sts either side), work remaining sts as before. Now cast off the middle 7-7-9-11-13-15 sts each side for armhole, and complete front and back pieces separately.

Left front piece: Continue dec for neckline and dec to shape the armhole – see Dec tip 2 – inside 3 garter sts on every other row: 1 st 5-7-8-9-11-13 times. After all dec are complete there are 13-15-16-18-19-21 sts left on shoulder. Continue in stocking st with 3 garter sts each side and cast off when piece measures 82-84-86-88-90-92 cm.

Right front piece: Like left front piece, but mirrored.

Back piece: = 71-79-85-91-99-107 sts. Dec to shape the armhole as described for front piece = 61-65-69-73-77-81 sts. Continue in stocking st with 3 garter sts each side. When piece measures 76-78-80-82-84-86 cm work 4 rows garter st on the middle 31-31-33-33-35-35 sts, and now cast off the middle 25-25-27-27-29-29 sts for neck. Continue with 3 garter sts each side and dec to shape the neckline on every other row: 1 st 5 times – see Dec tip 2 = 13-15-16-18-19-21 sts left on each shoulder. Cast off when piece measures 82-84-86-88-90-92 cm.

Assembly Sew shoulder seam.
Crochet border: Crochet a border on crochet hook size 4 mm with Muskat round neckline and armholes as follows: 1 dc in first st, *3 ch, skip 1 cm, 1 dc*, repeat from *-*.


= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= K2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso
= slip 1 st as if to K, K2 tog, psso
= 1 yo
= Bobble. Work 4 sts in the same st by working in front and back of loop alternately. Work 3 rows stocking st on these 4 sts and work next row as follows: slip 1 st as if to knit, K3 tog, psso.
= mid front

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Vera 11.07.2018 - 15:13:

Es geht bei M 1 um Reihe 3 die letzten 4 gezeichneten Maschen. In der Strickschrift werden 3 x hintereinander 2 M rechts zusammengestrickt gefolgt von einer weiteren rechten Masche. Die 3 aufeinanderfolgenden müssen aber nicht zusammen gestrickt werden sondern 1 M rechts abheben, 1 M rechts stricken und die abgehobene M überziehen. Das Symbol ist falsch herum

DROPS Design 11.07.2018 kl. 15:58:

Liebe Vera, in M.1 wird man 2 M rechts zusammen am Anfang und am Ende des Diagrams - siehe dieses Video (das Muster im Video ist etwas unterschiedlich aber troztdem wird man auch 2 M re zs stricken). Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Vera 11.07.2018 - 13:02:

Die Strickschrift von M 1 ist falsch.Die 3 letzten Abnahmen im Rapport müssen links geneigt sein sonst entsteht kein Fächer (also 1 M abheben, 1 re, abgehobene überziehen).Weiter bei Gr. L und der Einteilung der Markierungsfäden. So muss es richtig heißen 36 M stricken, 1. Markierungsfaden, 40 M stricken, 2. Markierungsfaden, 36 M stricken, 3. Markierungsfaden,36 M stricken,4. Markierungsfaden,40 M stricken,5. Markierungsfaden,36 M stricken, 6. Markierungsfaden.Sonst sind es 222 M statt 224

DROPS Design 11.07.2018 kl. 13:46:

Liebe Vera, M.1 ist so richtig, bei der letzten Reihe in M.1 stricken Sie 3 M li, 11 M re, 4 M li = diese 18 M wiederholen. Bei der Größe L stimmt schon die Maschenanzahl, die 3. Markierungsfaden und die 6. Markierungsfaden sind in einem M eingesetzt, das sind sicher die 2 "fehlenden" Maschen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Vibeke Tryk 14.05.2018 - 01:27:

Hvordan får jeg en midt maske for og bag når jeg har 80m på forstk og 82 m på bagstk?

DROPS Design 15.05.2018 kl. 14:58:

Hei Vibeke. Merketråd 3 og 6 (i sidene) sitter i hver sin maske, og ikke mellom 2 masker. Du vil derfor ha 79 masker på forstykke og 81 masker på bakstykke, og da blir det en midtmaske på hver del. God fornøyelse

Jeanette 13.12.2017 - 02:15:

When inserting the marking threads (MT) for decreasing the large size, I come up with two extra stitches. The count of stitches don't add up to 224 stitches, but 222. Please tell me what I'm doing wrong. The maths don't work, so I'm thinking I don't understand the pattern. Thank you.

DROPS Design 13.12.2017 kl. 10:31:

Dear Jeanette, 2 markers are inserted in a stitch and not between sts, these maybe the both you are missing: work 36 sts, MT-1, work 39 sts, MT-2, work 36 sts, MT-3 in next st (= side), work 36 sts, MT-4, work 39 sts, MT-5, work 36 sts, MT-6 in next st (= side) = 36+39+36+ 1 (st with marker) + 36+39+36 + 1 (st with marker) = 224 sts. Happy knitting!

María Antonia 11.09.2016 - 13:02:

Buenos días En la talla XL, cuando hay que insertar los MP no me salen las cuentas 38 MP1 43 MP2 38 MP3 38 MP4 43 MP5 38 MP6 suman en total 238 puntos, no 240. Saludos

DROPS Design 17.09.2016 kl. 18:40:

Hola Maria Antonia. El MP3 y MP6 hay que insertar dentro del pt y no entre ellos. Son justo los 2 pts que te faltaban en el número total.

Zana 28.09.2015 - 15:09:

This is a beautiful pattern, thank you! just finished the lower boarder, and the next instruction mention m-5 and m-6, which does not provide. Where are M-5 and M-6, please?

DROPS Design 28.09.2015 kl. 16:13:

Dear Zana, there are only 4 diagrams called M.1, M.2, M.3 and M.4 - see at the bottom of the pattern. But you will have to insert 6 markers (MT = marking threads) called MT-1, MT-2, MT-3, MT-4, MT-5 and MT-6. Happy knitting!

Mette Panum Jacobsen 08.03.2015 - 22:26:

Jeg vender altid tilbage til denne model, da den sidder rigtig flot og er strikket op i Muskat, som jeg er stor fan af.

Diana Demming 22.01.2015 - 14:01:

In de beschrijving staat een fout. Er staat: Rechter voorpand. Brei zoals het rechter voorpand, maar dan in spiegelbeeld. Moet volgens mij zijn brei zoals linker voorpand, .....etc.

DROPS Design 22.01.2015 kl. 14:08:

Hoi Diana. Je hebt gelijk. Het is aangepast. Bedankt voor het melden.

Gry Karoline Lindkjenn 06.01.2015 - 17:37:

Vil som andre her forlenge til kjole. Og vil da strikke skjørt-delen lengre. Men hva gjør jeg da med fellingen? Skal jeg felle inn sjeldnere så det blir jevnt? Ønsker str M men i total lengde 93 cm.

DROPS Design 07.01.2015 kl. 15:41:

Hei Gry. Ja, jeg ville nok felle med laengere afstand. Pröv eventuel kjolen undervejs og se hvordan det passer. God fornöjelse.

Irene 07.08.2014 - 20:58:

Hei. Jeg vil gjerne gjøre denne om til en kjole. Hvor forlenger jeg den da?

DROPS Design 08.08.2014 kl. 14:13:

Hei Irene. Du skal strikke længere på skørtet - altså stykket mellem underkanten (mønstret) op til mønstret i taljen.

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