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Coffee & Cream by DROPS Design

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.

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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. 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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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.
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.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.


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Monica Jackson 14.09.2016 - 20:09:

Hello. We would like to know when knitting the back does 1 thread of each quality mean knitting with 2 strands together?

DROPS Design 15.09.2016 kl. 08:27:

Dear Mrs Jacskson, that's right, you will have to work here with 1 strand Cotton Viscose + 1 strand Kid-Silk as there were only 1 thread. Edge is crocheted with 1 strand Cotton Viscose (round 1 to 3) or 1 strand Kid-Silk (round 4). Happy knitting!

Helene Rieant 13.06.2016 - 07:28:

Bonjour, Je ne comprend pas l'explication du 4e rg eu crochet. Bien cordialement

DROPS Design 13.06.2016 kl. 09:44:

Bonjour Mme Rieant, le début du tour 4 a été modifiée, on crochète ainsi: 1 ms dans la 1ère ms et 1 ms dans la 1ère B, puis: *[3 ml, 1 ms dans la 1ère ml (= 1 picot), 1 ms dans la B suiv], on répète 6 fois de [à] au total, puis on crochète 1 ms dans chacune des 4 m suiv*, on répète ensuite de *à* tout le tour, on a 6 picots dans chacun des grands arceaux, à la fin du tour, temriner par 1 mc dans la 1ère ms. Bon crochet!

Diane 03.05.2015 - 07:16: www.dianeschuller.co ...

I have gone over this several times. I cannot see where the pattern tells a person how many stitches to cast on..

DROPS Design 04.05.2015 kl. 09:48:

Dear Diane, see here under Back piece:"Worked back and forth on needle. Cast on 63-71-79-87-95-105 sts (includes 1 edge st each side)... then 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).." .Happy knitting!

Paula 29.12.2014 - 00:44:

Bonsoir, est-ce qu'il est possible de remplacer le fil DROPS COTTON VISCOSE UNI COLOUR (50g) par Drops baby alpaca silk ? Est-ce qu'il y a d'autres fils de remplacement ? Merci d'avance. Paula

DROPS Design 30.12.2014 kl. 14:03:

Bonjour Paula, cliquez ici pour en savoir plus sur les équivalences et le calcul des quantités - votre magasin DROPS pourra également vous aider si nécessaire. Bon tricot!

Rina 04.06.2014 - 01:06: www.rinadasler.ucoz. ...

If I increase in any other position than after 1st stitch on needle the seed stitch won't happen. After increase anywhere else pattern goes purl on top of purl & knit on top of knit. Which makes it look very wierd ...

DROPS Design 04.06.2014 kl. 09:04:

Dear Rina, when you work seed st, you work K over P and P over K, when you inc at beg/end of row, you just have to continue in pattern as before, working K over P and P over K. Happy knitting!

Gunda 03.06.2014 - 08:09:

Pattern says: "towards the mid front" not in the middle.

Rina 03.06.2014 - 03:58: www.rinadasler.ucoz. ...

I dont understand how to do Front parts. It says to do increase in the middle of every other row. But it messes up all seed stitches. I did all increases in my front part looks just awful. Did I red it wrong?

DROPS Design 03.06.2014 kl. 10:20:

Dear Rina, you have to inc towards middle front, continue seed sts as before incorporating new sts into seed st. Happy knitting!

Rina 02.06.2014 - 18:41: www.rinadasler.ucoz. ...

I dont understand how to do Front parts. It says to do increase in the middle of every other row. But it messes up all seed stitches. I did all increases in my front part looks just awful. Do I red it wrong?

Dawn 12.04.2014 - 20:13:

Hello, I would like verification number of colors used. It says two, but the picture leads me to believe there are three colors.

DROPS Design 14.04.2014 kl. 09:46:

Dear Dawn, 2 colors are used here, each piece is worked with 1 thread each qualitiy (=1 thread each colour), and then edge is first crocheted with 1 thread Cotton Viscose, and finished with 1 thread Kid-Silk. Happy crocheting!

Paula 27.02.2014 - 23:40:

The sleeves turned out very ornate and full--more what I would call raglan. I see that another person on this board had a problem with the sleeves (they were from France). Respectfullly, I wonder if there was an alternate pattern, and the wrong one was posted?

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