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DROPS bolero in seed st in ”Cotton Viscose” and ”Kid-Silk” with short sleeves and crochet borders. Size: S to XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern no N-109
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL – XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 82-90-98-108-116-128 cm / 32 1/4"-35½"-38½"-42½"-45 3/4"-50 3/8"
Full length: 36-38-40-42-44-46 cm / 14¼''-15''-15¾''-16½''-17¼''-18''

Materials: DROPS COTTON VISCOSE from Garnstudio
color no 02, off-white: 200-250-250-300-300-350 g
And use: DROPS KID SILK from Garnstudio
color no 12, beige: 50-75-75-75-100-100 g

DROPS POINTED NEEDLES size 4.5 mm / US 7 - or size needed to get 18 sts x 28 rows in seed st with 1 thread of each quality = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3 mm / C.

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, 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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SEED ST:
Row 1:* K1, P1 *, repeat from *-*, finish with K1.
Row 2: P over K and K over P. Repeat row 2.

INCREASING TIP:
Inc 1 st by making 1 YO inside edge st. On return row P or K YO (to fit into seed st) into back of loop to avoid a hole.
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BACK PIECE:
Worked back and forth on needle. Cast on 63-71-79-87-95-105 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with 1 thread of each quality. Work SEED ST – see above! REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
When piece measures 5-5-6-6-7-7 cm / 2"-2"-2 3/8"-2 3/8"-2 3/4"-2 3/4" inc 1 st each side – SEE INCREASING TIP! Repeat the inc on every 2 cm / 3/4'' a total of 6 times = 75-83-91-99-107-117 sts.
When piece measures 18-19-20-21-22-23 cm / 7''-7½''-8''-8¼''-8 ¾''-9'' bind off for armhole each side: 4 sts 1-1-1-2-2-3 times, 2 sts 0-1-2-2-3-3 times and 1 st 2-3-4-3-4-4 times = 63-65-67-69-71-73 sts.
When piece measures 34-36-38-40-42-44 cm / 13 3/8''-14¼''-15''-15¾''-16½''-17 ¼'' bind off the middle 13-13-13-15-15-15 sts for neck and complete each shoulder separately. Bind off 1 st on neckline on next row = 24-25-26-26-27-28 sts left on shoulder. Bind off when piece measures 36-38-40-42-44-46 cm / 14¼''-15''-15¾''-16½''-17¼''-18''.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Worked back and forth on needle. Cast on 13-15-17-19-21-25 sts (includes 1 edge st at the side) on needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with 1 thread of each quality.
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING!
Work Seed st, AT THE SAME TIME on row 2 inc 1 st towards mid front – SEE INCREASING TIP – and repeat the inc on every other row a total of 7-9-11-13-15-16 times and then on every 4th row a total of 4-4-4-3-3-3 times. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 5-5-6-6-7-7 cm / 2"-2"-2 3/8"-2 3/8"-2 3/4"-2 3/4" inc 1 st 6 times at the side as described for back piece.
When all inc are complete there are 30-34-38-41-45-50 sts on needle. When piece measures 18-19-20-21-22-23 cm / 7''-7½''-8''-8¼''-8 ¾''-9'' bind off for armhole at the side as described for back piece = 24-25-26-26-27-28 sts.
Continue until piece measures 36-38-40-42-44-46 cm / 14¼''-15''-15¾''-16½''-17¼''-18'', bind off.

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

SLEEVE:
Worked back and forth on needle.
Cast on 59-63-67-71-75-79 sts (includes 1 edge st each side) on needle size 4.5 mm / US 7 with 1 thread of each quality. Work seed st. When piece measures 2 cm / 3/4'' bind off for sleeve cap at the beg of every row each side: 4 sts 1 time, 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 5-7-8-9-11-12 times, then bind off 2 sts each side until piece measures 9-10-11-12-13-14 cm / 3½''-4''-4 3/8''-4¾''-5 1/8''-5½'', now bind off 3 sts 1 time each side, and bind off remaining sts. Sleeve measures approx 10-11-12-13-14-15 cm / 4''-4 3/8''-4¾''-5 1/8''-5½-6''.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew shoulder seams. Set in sleeves, sew sleeve and side seam inside 1 edge st.

CROCHET BORDER:
Crochet a border round the opening of bolero and round sleeve edges with 1 thread Cotton Viscose and hook size 3 mm / C as follows:
ROUND 1: 1 sc in first st, * ch 5, skip approx 1-1.5 cm / 3/8''-½'', 1 sc in next st *, repeat from *-*, and finish with ch 5 and 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round. NOTE: Adjust to have an even number of ch-loops.
ROUND 2: Crochet sl sts to the middle of first ch-loop, 1 sc in ch-loop * ch 7, 1 sc in next ch-loop, ch 1, 1 sc in next ch-loop *, repeat from *-*, but replace the last sc with 1 sl st in first sc on round.
ROUND 3: Crochet as follows in each of the large ch-loops: 1 sc, 7 dc, 1 sc, and crochet 1 sc in each of the small ch-loops (=1 ch), finish with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round.
ROUND 4: Change to 1 thread Kid-Silk. Crochet 1 sc in first sc and 1 sc in first dc, * [3 ch, 1 sc in first ch (= 1 picot), 1 sc in next dc], repeat from [-] a total of 6 times, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts *, repeat from *-*, i.e. 6 picots in each of the large ch-loops, and finish with 1 sl st in first sc.

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