DROPS / 115 / 37

DROPS 115-37 by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS waistcoat in ”Karisma” with squares. Size S to XXXL.

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DROPS design: Pattern no U-586.

Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 84-90-100-112-124-136 cm /33’’-35½’’-39 3/8’’-44’’-48¾’’-53½’’
Full length: 51-51-51-60-60-60 cm /20”-20”-20”-23 5/8”-23 5/8”-23 5/8”

Materials: DROPS KARISMA SUPERWASH from Garnstudio
250-300-300-350-350-400 g color no 53, charcoal gray
50 g for all sizes color no 05, black
50 g for all sizes color no 19, white
50 g for all sizes color no 21, gray

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 4 mm / G/6 – or size needed to get 1 square = 9.5 x 9.5 cm / 3¾” x 3¾”.
DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 4.5 mm/US 7 – or size needed to get 16 sts x 12 rows in PATTERN = 10 x 10 cm / 4’’ x 4’’.

DROPS Buffalo horn buttons, no 536: 5-5-5-6-6-6 pcs.

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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.
PATTERN:
ROW 1: 1 dc in each sc, finish row with 1 ch to turn with.
ROW 2: 1 sc in each dc, finish row with 3 ch to turn with.

DECREASING TIP (armholes):
Dec as follows at the end of row: work row until 1 st remain, turn piece and work return row.
Dec as follows at beg of row: work 1 sl st in first st, continue as before.
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WAISTCOAT: Front piece crochet in squares. Back piece + side piece crochet in pattern rows.

COLORS OF SQUARES:
SQUARE A: Beg + round 1 = charcoal gray, round 2 = gray, round 3 = white, round 4 = black, round 5 = charcoal gray.
SQUARE B: Beg + round 1 = black, round 2 = charcoal gray, round 3 = white, round 4 = gray, round 5 = charcoal gray.
SQUARE C: Beg + round 1 = white, round 2 = charcoal gray, round 3 = black, round 4 = gray, round 5 = charcoal gray.
SQUARE D: Beg + round 1 = white, round 2 = charcoal gray, round 3 = gray, round 4 = black, round 5 = charcoal gray.

WHOLE SQUARE:
Crochet 6 ch with crochet hook size 4 mm / G/6 and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: 3 ch, 2 dc in ring, * 3 ch, 3 dc *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times and finish with 3 ch and 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round. Turn piece.
ROUND 2: 3 ch, 2 dc in first ch-loop, 3 ch, 3 dc in the same ch-loop, * 1 ch, 3 dc in next ch-loop, 3 ch, 3 dc in the same ch-loop *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, finish with 1 ch and 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round. Turn piece.
ROUND 3: 3 ch, 2 dc in first ch-loop, 1 ch, * 3 dc in next ch-loop, 3 ch, 3 dc in the same ch-loop, 1 ch, 3 dc in next ch-loop, 1 ch *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, 3 dc in next ch-loop, 3 ch, 3 dc in the same ch-loop, 1 ch, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round. Turn piece.
ROUND 4: 3 ch, 2 dc in first ch-loop, 1 ch, * 3 dc in next ch-loop, 3 ch, 3 dc in the same ch-loop, 1 ch, 3 dc in next ch-loop, 1 ch, 3 dc in next ch-loop, 1 ch *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, 3 dc in next ch-loop, 3 ch, 3 dc in the same ch-loop, 1 ch, 3 dc in next ch-loop, 1 ch, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round. Turn piece.
ROUND 5: Crochet 1 sc in each dc and 1 sc in each ch, finish with 1 sl st in first sc.
Square measures approx 9.5 x 9.5 cm / 3¾” x 3¾”.

HALF SQUARE:
Read US/UK above! Crochet 6 ch with crochet hook size 4 mm / G/6 and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROW 1: 4 ch, 3 dc in ring, 3 ch, 3 dc in ring, 1 ch, 1 dc in ring. Turn piece.
ROW 2: 4 ch, 3 dc in first ch from previous row, 1 ch, 3 dc in next ch-loop, 3 ch, 3 dc in the same ch-loop (= corner), 1 ch, 3 dc in last ch, 1 ch, 1 dc in the same ch. Turn piece.
ROW 3: 4 ch, 3 dc in first ch from previous row, 1 ch, 3 dc in next ch, 1 ch, 3 dc in next ch-loop, 3 ch, 3 dc in the same ch-loop (= corner), 1 ch, 3 dc in next ch, 1 ch, 3 dc in last ch, 1 ch, 1 dc in the same ch. Turn piece.
ROW 4: 4 ch, 3 dc in first ch from previous row, * 1 ch, 3 dc in next ch-loop *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, 3 ch, 3 dc in the same ch-loop, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, 1 ch, 1 dc in the last ch. Turn piece.
ROW 5: Crochet 1 sc in each dc and 1 sc in each ch.

NUMBER OF SQUARES:
SIZE S-M-L: Crochet 4 whole + 1 half square of A, 5 whole squares of B, 2 whole + 2 half squares of C and 3 whole + 1 half square of D = a total of 14 whole and 4 half squares.
SIZE XL-XXL-XXXL: Crochet 4 whole + 2 half squares of A, 6 whole squares of B, 3 whole + 2 half squares of C and 5 whole squares of D = a total of 18 whole and 4 half squares.

BACK PIECE + SIDE PIECE: Crochet the first 12 cm / 4¾’’ in 2 parts (for split mid back).

PART-1 (= left side includes buttonhole band): Crochet 38-45-54-66-78-90 loose ch on crochet hook size 4.5 mm/US 7 with charcoal gray. Crochet first row as follows: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of the next 1-3-2-4-1-3 ch, * skip 1 ch, 1 sc in each of the next 4 ch *, repeat from *-* = 30-36-43-53-62-72 sc. Continue in PATTERN – see above. REMEMBER THE GAUGE! When piece measures 12 cm / 4¾’’ put it aside.

PART-2 (= right side includes buttonhole band): Crochet like part-1, but when piece measures approx 5 cm / 2’’ – adjust so that next row is a row with dc - make 1 buttonhole towards mid back by replacing the last but 2 dc towards mid back with 1 ch, on next row crochet 1 sc in ch. Repeat when piece measures 10 cm / 4’’. Put piece aside when it measures 12 cm / 4¾’’ (adjust to no of rows on part-1.

BACK PIECE + SIDE PIECE:
Place part-1 and part-2 over each other (right side over left side) with 6 sts overlapping mid back – (i.e. 1 row crochet through 2 layers on these 6 sts) = 54-66-80-100-118-138 sts. Continue in pattern, AT THE SAME TIME on next row with dc inc 1 st each side by working 2 dc in the last but 1 dc each side. Repeat the inc on every other row a total of 9 times = 72-84-98-118-136-156 sts.
When piece measures 30-29-28-36-35-34 cm / 11¾”-11 3/8”-11”-14¼”-13¾”-13 3/8” bind off for armhole as follows:

RIGHT SIDE PIECE:
Continue in pattern as before on the 0-3-5-7-8-11 outermost sts at the side (the next 5-5-8-14-21-25 sts = armhole - in size S all sts on side piece = armhole). Now dec 1 st on every row towards armhole until all sts have been dec – SEE DECREASING TIP!

LEFT SIDE PIECE:
Like right side piece.

BACK PIECE:
Crochet back and forth on the middle 62-68-72-76-78-84 sts only, AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st towards armhole each side on every row until 62 sts remain (for all sizes). When piece measures 46-46-46-55-55-55 cm / 18”-18”-18”-21 5/8”-21 5/8”-21 5/8” crochet 2 rows on 16 sts each side only (the middle 30 sts = neckline). Cut the thread.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew squares tog to 2 front pieces as shown in chart – sew edge to edge with charcoal gray in outer loops of sts. Sew front pieces to back piece and sew shoulder seams in the same way.

BORDER ARMHOLE:
Crochet 2-2-2-5-5-5 rounds with sc round armholes with charcoal gray and crochet hook size 4.5 mm/US 7 - approx 16 sc per 10 cm / 4’’ – make sure border is even, i.e. not too many sc.

BORDER WAISTCOAT:
Crochet a border round the whole waistcoat with charcoal gray on crochet hook size 4.5 mm/US 7. Beg at bottom of split on back piece, continue along bottom edge, up along right front piece, round neck, down along left front piece and along bottom edge to split mid back (i.e. do not crochet each side of split mid back)
Crochet 5 rows back and forth with sc - approx 16 sc per 10 cm / 4’’ - NOTE: in all outward facing corners crochet 3 sc and in all inward facing corners skip 1 st.
AT THE SAME TIME on row 2 (= WS) make 3-3-3-4-4-4 buttonholes on right front band. 1 BUTTONHOLE = 2 ch and skip 2 sc, on next row crochet 2 sc in each ch-loop. Make 1 buttonhole in each dcansition between the squares.
Sew 2 buttons to split mid back and 3-3-3-4-4-4 buttons to left front band.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 13.11.2009
HALF SQUARE:
ROW 3: 4 ch, 3 dc in first ch from previous row, 1 ch, 3 dc in next ch, 1 ch, 3 dc in next ch-loop, 3 ch, 3 dc in the same ch-loop (= corner), 1 ch, 3 dc in next ch, 1 ch, 3 dc in last ch, 1 ch, 1 dc in the same ch. Turn piece.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.



Lotta Stenegård 14.12.2018 - 19:05:

Förstår inte hur jag ska virka avm mot armhålor Står jag ska virka yttersta maskor mot armhål Rita gärba hur jag ska göra

DROPS Design 17.12.2018 kl. 10:46:

Hei Lotta. Istedenfor å hekle over alle maskene, skal du nå kun hekle over de ytterste maskene i hver side. Begynn med det ene ermhullet. Du hekler frem og tilbake, og på hver omgang som starter ved ermhullet feller du 1 stav. Du fortsetter slik til du har felt alle de 0-3-5-7-8-11 maskene. Så gjør du det samme på den andre siden = det andre ermhullet. God fornøyelse

SF 06.08.2017 - 08:06:

If you have been doing crochet for a while and think you have 'nailed it', try this pattern to exercise your brain (and patience). The instructions are made by someone who really knows the pattern and how to make it. The problem lies with the same person being totally unable to explain how to do it to another person - even when they ask in the comments section! The back bit can be explained by looking at the photo as it shows the 'flap' with two buttons for decoration.

Jette Stæhr Nielsen 26.04.2016 - 21:13:

Er meget betaget af denne smukke vest, har gennem årene hæklet/strikket rigtig mange ting, men denne opskrift er en af de svære, har problemer med at forstå opskriften, men hvis jeg bliver ved længe nok finder jeg nok ud af den, det er første gang jeg nogensinde har haft det svært med en opskrift. Har hæklet i 6 år og strikket i snart 50 år. mvh Jette

Abbe 15.03.2015 - 08:59:

I am very confused by the armhole decreases. I assume you decrease right side, crochet along back and then decrease left side, is that correct? I don't really understand the instructions for back Crochet on the middle stitches only? Is the back longer than the side pieces? Don't you do all the armhole decreases across the garment as a whole?

DROPS Design 16.03.2015 kl. 09:05:

Dear Abbe, back and side pieces (under armholes + a small part of front piece as shown in diagram) are worked at the same time. You then first crochet the dec for armholes towards front pieces (so each side separately), then work back piece over the middle sts on back (the unworked sts between back & each side piece = armhole). Happy crocheting!

Ablou 04.03.2015 - 08:52:

The instructions say: Assembly: Sew squares tog to 2 front pieces. Is there a special way of sewing them together? I understand they are to be put in order as seen in the chart but I'm curious about the actual sewing technique. Please expand

DROPS Design 04.03.2015 kl. 09:44:

Dear Ablou, the video below shows how to sew squares together. Happy crocheting!

Zanna 09.12.2014 - 19:38:

Jag körde fast med en gång. Första delen till bakstycket. Jag har gjort luft maskorna men andra varvet fattar jag ingenting av. Förklara gärna. (På svenska )

Zanna 09.12.2014 - 17:23:

Jag körde fast med en gång. Första delen till bakstycket. Jag har gjort luft maskorna men andra varvet fattar jag ingenting av. Förklara gärna. (På svenska )

Birgit Meyer 08.07.2014 - 18:21:

Hallo, ich komme nicht weiter mit der anleitung: "rechtes + linkes seitenteil" ist es richtig mit 3 maschen an den seitenteilen häkeln ? da hat man praktisch 2 mal 2 m. und dann ? in der mitte dann neu anfangen und hochhäkeln ? das sieht merkwürdig aus mit den paar maschen an den seiten..... hoffe auf schnelle hilfe. danke schon mal.

DROPS Design 15.07.2014 kl. 10:53:

Liebe Birgit, ja, Sie häkeln tatsächlich nur über die je 3 M, diese 3 M nehmen Sie dann in den nächsten 3 R wie beschrieben ab. Das machen Sie zuerst an der rechten Seite, dann setzen Sie den Faden neu an und häkeln ebenso an der linken Seite, dann setzen Sie den Faden wieder neu an und häkeln das Rückenteil wie beschrieben weiter.

Amie Kihlmark 12.04.2014 - 19:34:

Jag förstår inte vad jag ska göra vid ärmhålorna på bakstycket. Vad är höger och vänster sidstycke? Precis samma fråga som Maria nedan men jag vill ha svar på svenska Tack!

DROPS Design 07.05.2014 kl. 13:52:

Höger sidstycke är din höger sida när du har västen på.

Antonella 23.09.2013 - 13:28:

Ciao, intuisco che vi hanno già chiesto chiarimenti in merito ma purtroppo non conosco bene le lingue. Ho problemi sugli scalfi non capisco se devo lavorare separatamente i 2 scalfi e il dietro o se devo lavorarli insieme. La mia taglia e' la M per cui come faccio con le 3 maglie piu' le 5? Grazie mille anticipatamente

DROPS Design 23.09.2013 kl. 15:11:

Buongiorno Antonella. Le parti si lavorano separatamente. Quindi: per il lato destro (taglia M), lavora solo sulle prime 3 m, continuando con il motivo e diminuendo verso lo scalfo. Ugualmente per il lato sinistro. Rimangono 78 m non lavorate. Adesso per il dietro lavora solo sulle 68 centrali: non lavora quindi le prime e le ultime 5 m (m per gli scalfi). Ci riscriva se non è ancora chiaro. Buon lavoro!

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