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DROPS 110-27 by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS waistcoat in ”Karisma” with borders in ”Eskimo”. Yarn alternative ”Merino” and ”Eskimo”. Size S - XXXL.

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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials: DROPS Karisma
200-200-200-250-250-250 g colour no 54, beige mix
and use: DROPS Eskimo
50-50-50-100-100-100 g colour no 40, brown mix

DROPS crochet hook size 4.5 mm – or size needed to get width of 14 dc/dtr and approx 4 rows (i.e. 1 row dc + 1 row dtr x 4) with Karisma = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS crochet hook size 7 mm – for borders.
DROPS Buffalo horn buttons, no 536: 2 pcs.

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 measurements at the bottom of the pattern.

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Tags: v-neck, vests,

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Crochet info: Replace first dc on every row with dc with 1 ch and first dtr on every row with dtr with 4 ch.
Finish every row with dc with 1 dc in 4th ch from beg of previous row and every row with dtr with 1 dtr in first ch from beg of previous row.
Pattern: * 1 row dc, 1 row dtr *, repeat from *-* - Note: crochet in each dc/dtr from previous row and not in between them.
Increasing tip: Inc 1 dtr by working 1 extra dtr in second but last dc.
Decreasing tip: Note: Only dec on rows with dtr.
Dec as follows at beg of row: Replace 1 dtr with 1 sl st.
Dec as follows at the end of row: Turn piece when no of dtr to be dec remain and work return row.

Back piece: See Crochet info! Work 62-70-75-85-95-105 loose ch (incl 4 ch to turn with) with crochet hook size 4.5 mm and Karisma. Work first row as follows: 1 dtr in 5th ch from hook, 1 dtr in each of the next 2 ch, then continue as follows: * skip 1 ch, 1 dtr in each of the next 4 ch *, repeat from *-* until 0-3-3-3-3-3 ch remain, skip 1 ch, 1 dtr in each of the remaining 0-2-2-2-2-2 ch = 48-54-58-66-74-82 dtr, turn the piece. Now continue in Pattern – see above. Remember the crochet tension!
When piece measures approx 3 cm, 6 cm, 9 cm and 12 cm – adjust so that next row is a row with dtr – inc 1 dtr each side – see Increasing tip = 56-62-66-74-82-90 dc/dtr.
When piece measures approx 15-16-17-20-21-22 cm dec for armhole each side on every row with dtr as follows – see Decreasing tip: 3 dtr 0-1-1-1-2-3 times, 2 dtr 1-0-1-3-3-3 times and 1 dtr 0-1-1-0-0-0 times = 52-54-54-56-58-60 dc/dtr. When piece measures approx 25-27-29-33-35-37 cm inc for wide shoulder each side on every row with dtr: 1 dtr 2 times = 56-58-58-60-62-64 dtr/dc. At the same time when piece measures approx 30-32-34-38-40-42 cm (only 1 row with dc + 1 row with dtr left) work 1 row with only 22-23-23-23-24-25 dtr/dc each side (do not work the middle 12-12-12-14-14-14 dc/dtr = neckline).
Work return row and cut the thread, piece measures approx 33-35-37-41-43-45 cm.
Left front piece: Crochet 34-37-40-45-50-55 loose ch (incl 4 ch to turn with) with crochet hook size 4.5 mm and Karisma.
First row: Work 1 dtr in 5th ch from hook, 1 dtr in the next 2 ch, and continue as follows: * skip 1 ch, 1 dtr in each of the next 4 ch *, repeat from *-* until 2-0-3-3-3-3 ch remain, skip 1 ch, 1 dtr in each of the remaining 1-0-2-2-2-2 ch = 24-27-29-33-37-41 dtr, turn the piece.
Continue in pattern as described for back piece. At the same time beg to inc towards mid front on every row with dtr: 1 dtr 3-3-3-4-4-4 times. At the same time when piece measures approx 3 cm, 6 cm, 9 cm and 12 cm inc at side as described for back piece.
At the same time when piece measures approx 12-12-12-14-14-14 cm dec for neckline towards mid front on every row with dtr: 1 dtr 9-9-9-11-11-11 times. At the same time when piece measures approx 15-16-17-20-21-22 cm – adjust to back piece – dec for armhole at side as described for back piece and when piece measures approx 25-27-29-33-35-37 cm inc for wide shoulder at side as described for back piece. When all inc and dec are complete there are 22-23-23-23-24-25 dtr/dc on row. Continue until piece measures approx 33-35-37-41-43-45 cm – adjust to back piece – cut the thread.
Right front piece: Like left front piece, but mirrored.
Assembly: Sew shoulder seam, edge to edge with neat sts. Sew side seams in the same way.
Border round armhole: Beg mid under arm. Crochet with crochet hook size 7 mm and Eskimo: 1 dc, * 1 ch, skip approx 2 cm, 1 dc in next st *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in dc from beg of round.
Border round the opening: Beg mid back and crochet along left front piece, along bottom edge and up along right front piece, with crochet hook size 7 mm and Eskimo as follows:
Round 1: 1 dc, * 1 ch, skip approx 2 cm, 1 dc in next st *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in dc from beg of round.
Round 2: 4 ch, 1 tr in the first ch-loop from previous round, * 1 ch, 1 tr in the same ch-loop, 1 ch, 1 tr in the next ch-loop * repeat from *-* and finish with 1 ch and 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
Assembly: Sew on buttons to left front piece inside the Eskimo border. Place the lower button approx 5 cm from bottom edge and the other approx 11-11-11-13-13-13 cm from cast on row. Use crochet border as buttonhole loops.


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