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Miss Enid by DROPS Design

DROPS short waistcoat in ”Alaska” with crochet triangles at the sides. Size XS to XXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no SA-058.

Size: XS - S - M - L - XL - XXL
Materials: DROPS ALASKA
300-300-350-400-450-500 g colour no 55, beige mix

DROPS POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) size 4.5 mm – or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 4.5 mm.
DROPS Mother-of-pearl buttons, no 522: 3 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 the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.

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PATTERN:
See diagram M.1 to M.4 – diagram is seen from RS and shows 1 pattern repeat.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows.
DECREASING TIP (neckline):
Make all dec from RS.
Dec as follows before 4 front band-sts in garter st: K2 tog.
Dec as follows after 4 front band-sts in garter st: slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso.
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WAISTCOAT:
First crochet 2 triangles, then work front piece and back piece before sewing all parts tog.

CROCHET TRIANGLE:
Crochet 6 ch with Alaska on crochet hook size 4.5 mm and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: 3 ch (= 1 tr), 11 tr in ring, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round (= 12 tr).
ROUND 2: 3 ch (= 1 tr), * 5 ch, skip 1 tr, 1 tr in next tr *, repeat from *-* a total of 5 times and finish with 5 ch and 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round (= 6 ch-loops on round).
ROUND 3: Crochet as follows in each ch-loop: 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 htr, 1 ch, 1 tr, 1 ch, 2 dtr, 1 ch, 1 tr, 1 ch, 1 htr, 1 ch and 1 dc. Finish with 1 sl st in first dc from beg of round
(= 6 leaves).
ROUND 4: 5 ch (= 1 triple-tr = corner), 7 ch, 1 dc at the top of next leaf (between the 2 dtr), 5 ch, 1 dc at the top of next leaf, 7 ch, 1 triple-tr between the 2 dc between the next 2 leaves, * 7 ch, 1 dc at the top of next leaf, 8 ch, 1 dc at the top of next leaf, 7 ch, 1 triple-tr between the 2 dc between the next 2 leaves *, repeat from *-* 1 more time along the last side, but finish with 1 sl st in 5th ch from beg of round (instead of 1 triple-tr between 2 leaves) = 9 ch-loops round flower with 1 triple-tr in each corner – one side (= towards bottom edge) is slightly shorter than the 2 other sides.
ROUND 5: In triple-tr in corner crochet as follows: 3 ch (= 1 tr), 2 ch, 1 dtr, 2 ch and 1 tr. Along the first side crochet as follows: In first ch-loop crochet: 1 ch, 1 tr, 1 ch, 1 tr, 1 ch, 1 tr (= a total of 3 tr), in next ch-loop crochet: 1 ch, 1 tr, 1 ch and 1 tr (= a total of 2 tr), in the last ch-loop crochet: 1 ch, 1 tr, 1 ch, 1 tr, 1 ch, 1 tr, (= a total of 3 tr), * in triple-tr in corner crochet: 1 ch, 1 tr, 2 ch, 1 dtr, 2 ch and 1 tr, then crochet as follows in all 3 ch-loops: 1 ch, 1 tr, 1 ch, 1 tr, 1 ch, 1 tr (= a total of 3 tr) *, repeat from *-* one more time along the last side, finish with 1 ch and 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
ROUND 6 : 3 ch, 1 tr in first ch-loop, in dtr in each corner crochet as follows: 1 tr, 2 ch, 1 dtr, 2 ch and 1 tr, then crochet 1 tr in each tr and 1 tr in each ch-loop from previous round. Finish round with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
Along the shorter side there are now 23 tr and along the 2 other sides there are 25 tr (dtr in corners not included). Cut the thread.
Triangle measures approx 15 cm along the shorter side and 18 cm along the 2 other sides.
Crochet 1 more triangle in the same way.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Worked back and forth on needle. Cast on 17-20-24-27-31-36 sts with Alaska on needle size 4.5 mm. Work 2 rows GARTER ST – see above! Continue as follows (from RS): 2-2-3-4-5-6 garter sts, K2 in each of the next 3 sts (i.e. K3 will be K6), 2 garter sts, 6-9-12-14-17-21 stocking sts and 4 front band sts in garter st = 20-23-27-30-34-39 sts. Work 1 row with K over K, P over P and garter st over garter st. Work next as follows: 2-2-3-4-5-6 garter sts, M.1 (= 8 sts), stocking st until 4 front band sts remain, work these in garter st. Continue like this (on every row from RS inc 1 st in M.1 acc to diagram – work this st in stocking st). When there are a total of 19 inc sts in M.1, put piece aside (finish after 1 row from RS). There are now 39-42-46-49-53-58 sts on needle and piece measures approx 18 cm.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Like left front piece, but mirrored, i.e. work first row after garter st as follows: 4 front band sts in garter st, 6-9-12-14-17-21 stocking sts, 2 garter sts, K2 in each of the next 3 sts and 2-2-3-4-5-6 garter sts. Work 1 row with K over K, P over P and garter st over garter st. Work next row as follows: 4 front band sts in garter st, 6-9-12-14-17-21 stocking sts, M.2 (= 8 sts) and 2-2-3-4-5-6 garter sts. Continue like this and complete piece as described for left front piece.

BACK PIECE:
Worked back and forth on needle. Cast on 26-33-40-47-55-64 sts with Alaska on needle size 4.5 mm. Work 2 rows garter st. Work next row as follows from RS: 2-2-3-4-5-6 garter sts, K2 in each of the next 3 sts (i.e. K3 will be K6), 2 garter sts, 12-19-24-29-35-42 stocking sts, 2 garter sts, K2 in each of the next 3 sts and 2-2-3-4-5-6 garter sts = 32-39-46-53-61-70 sts. Work 1 row with K over K, P over P and garter st over garter st. Work next as follows: 2-2-3-4-5-6 garter sts, M.1 (= 8 sts), 12-19-24-29-35-42 stocking sts, M.2 (= 8 sts) and 2-2-3-4-5-6 garter sts. Continue like this (on every row from RS inc 1 st in M.1 and M.2 acc to diagram, work these sts in stocking st). When there are a total of 19 inc sts each side, put piece aside (finish after 1 row from RS). There are now 70-77-84-91-99-108 sts on needle.

BODY PIECE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle in order to fit in all sts. Slip the 3 pieces on the same circular needle size 4.5 mm as follows: right front piece (= 39-42-46-49-53-58 sts), back piece (= 70-77-84-91-99-108 sts) and left front piece (= 39-42-46-49-53-58 sts) = a total of 148-161-176-189-205-224 sts. Work 1 row from WS with K over K, P over P and garter st over garter st.
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING!
PATTERN: Continue as follows: 4 front band sts in garter st, 23-26-29-31-34-38 stocking sts, M.3 (make sure there are the same no of rows between each cable-row), 4-4-6-8-10-12 garter sts, (insert a marker in the middle of these sts = the side) M.4, 46-53-58-63-69-76 stocking sts, M.3, 4-4-6-8-10-12 garter sts (insert a marker in the middle of these sts = the side), M.4, 23-26-29-31-34-38 stocking sts and 4 front band sts in garter st.
NECKLINE: AT THE SAME TIME on next row from RS dec 1 st each side for neckline – SEE DECREASING TIP. Repeat the dec on every other row a total of 8-8-9-9-9-10 times and then on every 4th row a total of 4-4-4-4-5-5 times.
ARMHOLE: When piece measures 21-22-23-24-25-26 cm from cast on row work K2 tog on sts on all cables (i.e. 3 dec sts on each cable). On next row cast off the 4-4-6-8-10-12 sts between cables at the sides (i.e. 2-2-3-4-5-6 sts each side of marker each side) and complete each piece separately.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Continue in garter st on 5 sts towards armhole and lace pattern on the next 2 sts as before. Continue dec for neck, AT THE SAME TIME cast off for armhole at the side: 1 st on every other row a total of 3 times. Now continue with 2 garter sts + lace pattern towards armhole as before. When all dec for armhole and neckline are complete there are 19-22-24-26-28-31 sts left on shoulder. Continue as before until piece measures 38-40-42-44-46-48 cm, cast off.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Like right front piece, but mirrored.

BACK PIECE:
= 60-67-72-77-83-90 sts. Cast off for armhole each side as described for front piece = 54-61-66-71-77-84 sts. Continue in stocking st and 2 garter sts + lace pattern each side as before. When piece measures 36-38-40-42-44-46 cm work 4 rows garter st on the 24-25-26-27-29-30 middle sts (with remaining sts as before). On next row cast off the middle 16-17-18-19-21-22 sts for neck = 19-22-24-26-28-31 sts left on each shoulder. Continue on shoulder sts as before with 4 garter sts towards neckline until piece measures 38-40-42-44-46-48 cm, cast off.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew 1 crochet triangle to opening each side, make sure the shorter side is towards bottom edge. Sew edge to edge and make sure seam is even. Sew shoulder seams.

CROCHET BORDER:
Crochet with Alaska on crochet hook size 4.5 mm – beg mid back, continue down along left front piece, along bottom edge, up along right front piece and finish mid back. Crochet as follows: 1 dc in first st, * 4 ch, 1 tr in the first ch (= 1 picot), skip approx 1.5 cm, 1 dc in next st *, repeat from *-*.
Crochet a similar border round armholes. Sew buttons to left front piece with approx 6 cm between each - use picots on right front piece as buttonholes.

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= K2 tog
= slip 1 st as if to K, K1, psso
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= slip 3 sts on cable needle behind piece, K3, K3 from cable needle
= slip 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K3, K3 from cable needle.


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