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Seaside Comfort by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS skirt with wide fan patterned border in ”Cotton Viscose”. Size S – XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no N-107
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Waist: 72-80-90-100-108-118 cm / 28 3/8"-31½"-35½"-39 3/8"-42½"-46½"
Hip: 90-100-112-124-136-148 cm / 35½"-39 3/8"-44"-48 3/4"-53½"-58 1/8"
Full length: 48-50-52-54-56-58 cm / 19''-19¾''-20½''-21¼''-22''-22¾''

color no 29, light gray/green: 300-350-350-400-450-500 g

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3.5 mm/E/4 – or size needed to get 22 dc x 10 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.


Elastic thread for waist.

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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Replace first dc at beg of row/round with 3 ch. Finish each row with 1 dc in 3rd ch from previous row and finish each round with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
Replace first tr at beg of round with 4 ch, finish round with 1 sl st in 4th ch from beg of round.

Because of the weight of the yarn make all measurements whilst the garment is hanging, otherwise it will be too long when worn.

Inc 1 dc by working 2 dc in the same dc. DECREASING TIP:
Crochet 1 dc but wait with the last pull-through (= 2 sts on hook), crochet next dc and when doing the last pull-though pull thread through all 3 sts on hook = 1 dec dc.

Piece crochet back and forth from top down until after the split at the side, then continue in the round. Because of the weight of the yarn crochet the first 3 rows with 1 thread Cotton Viscose and 1 elastic thread to make the skirt sit nicely at the waist.

Ch 186-209-232-258-279-305 LOOSE (includes 3 ch to turn with) with hook size 3.5 mm/E/4 and Cotton Viscose and elastic thread (= 2 threads). Crochet first row as follows: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in each of the next 4 ch, * skip 1 ch, 1 dc in each of the next 6 ch *, repeat from *-* until 3-5-7-5-5-3 ch remain, skip 1 ch and finish with 1 dc in each of the last 2-4-6-4-4-2 ch = 158-178-198-220-238-260 dc.
Now continue back and forth with 1 dc in each dc – See CROCHET INFO! After 3 rows remove the elastic thread and continue with 1 thread Cotton Viscose. REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE! After a total of 5 rows insert 6 markers in piece as follows: First marker after 14-14-16-20-21-22 dc, then 26-30-33-36-39-43 dc between each marker, = 14-14-17-20-22-23 dc after the last marker at the end of row. On next row inc 1 dc before all markers – See INCREASING TIP! Repeat the inc on every other row a total of 7-7-8-9-10-11 times – NOTE! Inc before and after the markers alternately = 200-220-246-274-298-326 dc. AT THE SAME TIME after a total of 12 rows continue in the round (= after the split) – round beg at the side, see CROCHET INFO! When piece measures 29-31-33-35-37-39 cm / 11 3/8"-12 1/4"-13"-13 3/4"-14½"-15 1/4" – see MEASUREMENT TIP – inc 8-4-10-6-6-10 dc evenly = 208-224-256-280-304-336 dc on round. Now complete piece in fan pattern as follows:

ROUND 1: 1 sc in first dc, * ch 4, skip 3 dc, 1 sc in next dc *, repeat from *-* and finish with ch 4 and 1 sl st in first sc = 52-56-64-70-76-84 ch-loops.
ROUND 2: * 4 dc + ch 2 + 4 dc in first ch-loop, 1 dc in next ch-loop *, repeat from *-* = 26-28-32-35-38-42 fans.
ROUND 3: * 4 dc + ch 2 + 4 dc in the middle of first fan (i.e. in ch-loop in fan), 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-*.
Repeat round 3 a total of 4 times (piece now measures approx 38-40-42-44-46-48 cm / 15''-15¾''-16½''-17¼''-18''-19'' and fan pattern measures approx 9 cm / 3½'').

CROCHET NEXT ROUND AS FOLLOWS: * 4 tr + ch 2 + 4 tr in the middle of first fan, 1 tr in next dc *, repeat from *-*.

Repeat this round a total of 5 times, piece measures approx 48-50-52-54-56-58 cm / 19''-19¾''-20½''-21¼''-22''-22¾'' - REMEMBER MEASUREMENT TIP – if you want the skirt slightly longer continue to desired length. Cut and fasten thread.

Crochet buttonhole loops along split on front piece as follows, beg at bottom: 2 sc in first dc, ch 3, skip 1 dc, * crochet 2 sc in each of the next 2 dc, ch 3, skip 1 dc *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times and finish with 2 sc in last dc, turn and crochet return row as follows: 1 sc in each sc and 3 sc in each ch-loop.

Crochet 5 rows sc back and forth along split on back piece (on first row crochet 2 sc in each dc = 24 sc), cut thread. Sew on buttons.


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