DROPS / 120 / 30

Diamonds in the Sun by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS dress in ”Safran” with lace pattern and buttons at the back. Size: XS to XXL

DROPS design: Pattern no E-148
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Size: XS - S - M - L - XL – XXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 78-88-98-108-120-130 cm / 30 3/4"-34 5/8"-38½"-42½"-47 1/4"-51"
Hem: 106-116-126-136-146-158 cm / 41 3/4"-45 3/4"-49½"-53½"-55 3/4"-62"
Full length: 92-94-96-98-100-102 cm / 36¼''-37''-37¾''-38½''-39 3/8''-40''

Materials: DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
color no 50, light ice blue: 450-500-550-600-650-700 g

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3 mm / C – or size needed to get 23 dc x 12 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

DROPS MOTHER OF PEARL BUTTONS no 521: 10 pcs.

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CROCHET TIP:
Turn each row with 3 ch – NOTE: These 3 ch do not replace the first dc but are additional sts.

PATTERN:
See diagram M.1 to M.3 – NOTE: Make sure length of 1 ch is the same as width of 1 dc, otherwise the pattern won’t be even.

DECREASING TIP:
Dec 1 dc by crochet 2 dc tog as follows: Crochet 1 dc in first st but wait with the last pull-through, crochet 1 dc in next st and when doing the last pull-through pull thread through all 3 sts on hook.
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DRESS:
Crochet back and forth from mid back and sewn tog at the back.
Ch 304-334-364-394-424-454 (includes 3 ch to turn with) with Safran and hook size 3 mm / C. Crochet first row as follows: 1 dc in 4th ch, 1 dc in each of the next 4 ch, * skip 1 ch, 1 dc in each of the next 4 ch *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 dc in last ch = 242-266-290-314-338-362 dc (+ 3 ch). See CROCHET TIP! Continue as follows: 1 dc, M.1 10-11-12-13-14-15 times across the row and 1 dc in last dc.
REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE!
After M.1 continue with 1 dc in each dc – AT THE SAME TIME insert 8 markers in piece as follows: First marker after 16-18-19-20-22-23 dc, then 30-33-36-39-42-45 dc between each marker, = 16-17-19-21-22-24 dc after the last marker. AT THE SAME TIME on row 2 after M.1 dec 1 dc to the right of all markers – SEE DECREASING TIP!
Repeat the dec on every 4th row a total of 12 times – NOTE: Dec to the right and to the left alternately of markers = 146-170-194-218-242-266 dc.
When piece measures 50 cm / 19 3/4'' (dec are now complete, leave markers in piece) crochet M.1 again (= 6-7-8-9-10-11 repeats across the row) with 1 dc each side.
After M.1 continue with 1 dc in each dc – AT THE SAME TIME on row 1 after M.1 inc 1 dc to the right of all markers – inc by working 2 dc in 1 dc. Repeat the inc on every 2-2-2-3-3-3 row a total of 4 times – NOTE: Inc to the right and to the left alternately of markers = 178-202-226-250-274-298 dc.
When piece measures approx 70-71-72-73-74-75 cm / 27½"-28"-28 3/8"-28 3/4"-29 1/8"-29½" crochet next row as follows (adjust so that next row is from WS in size XS, M and XL and from RS in size S, L and XXL):

SIZE XS:
First row, from WS: 1 dc in each of the first 45 dc, M.2B - beg on left side of diagram, see arrow for size (= 44 sts, last st = 1 ch, skip 1 dc), M.2A – beg on left side of diagram, see arrow for size (= 44 sts, first st = 1 ch, skip 1 dc) and then 1 dc in each of the last 45 dc. Crochet another 3 rows in the same way.
RIGHT SIDE:
Crochet next row as follows (from WS): M.3B on the first 45 sts (beg on row marked by arrow), then continue in M.2B, at the same time dec for neck as shown in diagram.
After M.3B continue in M.2B until there are 10 sts left at the top (= strap). Crochet back and forth on these sts as shown in diagram until strap measures approx 29 cm / 11 3/8'' – try on the dress to see if strap is long enough. Cut the thread.
LEFT SIDE:
Crochet like the right side but mirrored, i.e. crochet from mid front (= WS) as follows: M.2A on the first 44 sts and then M.3A on the last 45 sts. After M.3A crochet sl sts on these sts to M.2A, complete diagram and crochet strap like on right side.

SIZE S:
First row, from RS: 1 dc in each of the first 51 dc, M.2A – beg on right side of diagram, see arrow for size (= 50 sts, last st = 1 ch, skip 1 dc), M.2B – beg on right side of diagram, see arrow for size (= 50 sts, first st = 1 ch, skip 1 dc) and then 1 dc in each of the last 51 dc. Crochet another 3 rows in the same way.
LEFT SIDE:
Crochet next row as follows (from RS): M.3A on the first 51 dc, then continue in M.2A at the same time dec for neck as shown in diagram. After 3 rows M.3A is completed. Now continue in M.2A until there are 10 sts left at the top (= strap). Crochet back and forth on these sts as shown in diagram until strap measures approx 31 cm / 12 1/4'' – try on the dress to see if strap is long enough. Cut the thread.
RIGHT SIDE:
Crochet like the left side but mirrored, i.e. crochet from mid front (= RS) as follows: M.2B on the first 50 sts and then M.3B on the last 51 sts. After M.3B crochet sl sts on these sts to M.2B, complete diagram and crochet strap like on right side.

SIZE M:
First row, from WS: 1 dc in each of the first 57 dc, M.2B – beg on left side of diagram, see arrow for size (= 56 sts, last st = 1 ch, skip 1 dc), M.2A – beg on left side of diagram, see arrow for size (= 56 sts, first st = 1 ch, skip 1 dc) and then 1 dc in each of the last 57 dc. Crochet another 3 rows in the same way.
RIGHT SIDE:
Crochet next row as follows (from WS): M.3B on the first 57 dc, then continue in M.2B at the same time dec for neck as shown in diagram. After M.3B continue in M.2A until there are 10 sts left at the top (= strap). Crochet back and forth on these sts as shown in diagram until strap measures approx 33 cm / 13'' – try on the dress to see if strap is long enough. Cut the thread.
LEFT SIDE:
Crochet like the right side but mirrored, i.e. crochet from mid front (= WS) as follows: M.2A on the first 56 sts and then M.3A on the last 57 sts. After M.3A crochet sl sts on these sts to M.2A, complete diagram and crochet strap like on right side.

SIZE L:
First row, from RS: 1 dc in each of the first 63 dc, M.2A – beg on right side of diagram, see arrow for size (= 62 sts, last st = 1 ch, skip 1 dc), M.2B – beg on right side of diagram, see arrow for size (= 62 sts, first st = 1 ch, skip 1 dc) and then 1 dc in each of the last 63 dc. Crochet another 3 rows in the same way.
LEFT SIDE:
Crochet next row as follows (from RS): M.3A on the first 63 dc, then continue in M.2A at the same time dec for neck as shown in diagram. After M.3A continue in M.2A until there are 10 sts left at the top (= strap). Crochet back and forth on these sts as shown in diagram until strap measures approx 33 cm / 13'' – try on the dress to see if strap is long enough. Cut the thread.
RIGHT SIDE:
Crochet like the left side but mirrored, i.e. crochet from mid front (= RS) as follows: M.2B on the first 62 sts and then M.3B on the last 63 sts. After M.3B crochet sl sts on these sts to M.2B, complete diagram and crochet strap like on right side.

SIZE XL:
First row, from WS: 1 dc in each of the first 69 dc, M.2B – beg on left side of diagram, see arrow for size (= 68 sts, last st = 1 ch, skip 1 dc), M.2A – beg on left side of diagram, see arrow for size (= 68 sts, first st = 1 ch, skip 1 dc) and then 1 dc in each of the last 69 dc. Crochet another 3 rows in the same way.
RIGHT SIDE:
Crochet next row as follows (from WS): M.3B on the first 69 dc, then continue in M.2B at the same time dec for neck as shown in diagram. After M.3B continue in M.2A until there are 10 sts left at the top (= strap). Crochet back and forth on these sts as shown in diagram until strap measures approx 35 cm / 13 3/4'' – try on the dress to see if strap is long enough. Cut the thread.
LEFT SIDE:
Crochet like the right side but mirrored, i.e. crochet from mid front (= WS) as follows: M.2A on the first 68 sts and then M.3A on the last 69 sts. After M.3A crochet sl sts on these sts to M.2A, complete diagram and crochet strap like on right side.

SIZE XXL:
First row, from RS: 1 dc in each of the first 75 dc, M.2A – beg on right side of diagram, see arrow for size (= 74 sts, last st = 1 ch, skip 1 dc), M.2B – beg on right side of diagram, see arrow for size (= 74 sts, first st = 1 ch, skip 1 dc) and then 1 dc in each of the last 75 dc. Crochet another 3 rows in the same way.
LEFT SIDE:
Crochet next row as follows (from RS): M.3A on the first 75 dc, then continue in M.2A at the same time dec for neck as shown in diagram. After 3 rows M.3A is complete and now continue in M.2A until there are 10 sts left at the top (= strap). Crochet back and forth on these sts as shown in diagram until strap measures approx 35 cm / 13 3/4'' – try on the dress to see if strap is long enough. Cut the thread.
RIGHT SIDE:
Crochet like the left side but mirrored, i.e. crochet from mid front (= RS) as follows: M.2B on the first 74 sts and then M.3B on the last 75 sts. After M.3B crochet sl sts on these sts to M.2B, complete diagram and crochet strap like on right side.

ALL SIZES - ASSEMBLY:
Sew dress tog mid back, edge to edge in outer loops of sts – beg at bottom and leave an opening of approx 33 cm / 13'' at the top.
Sew shoulder straps, edge to edge, to back piece, approx 9-10-11-12-13-14 cm / 3½''-4''-4 3/8''-4¾''-5 1/8''-5½'' from mid back.
BUTTON EDGE: Crochet 3 rows with sc along left side of the opening mid back.
BUTTONHOLE LOOPS: Crochet as follows along right side of opening mid back – beg at the top: 1 sc in first st, ch 3, skip 1 cm / 3/8'', 1 sc in next st, * crochet sc for 2.5 cm / 7/8'', ch 3, skip 1 cm / 3/8'', 1 sc in next st *, repeat from *-* a total of 9 times = 10 buttonhole loops.
PICOT BORDERS: Crochet round neckline as follows – beg mid back: 1 sc in first st, * ch 4, 1 dc in the first ch (= 1 picot), skip approx 1 cm / 3/8'', 1 sc in next st *, repeat from *-*.
Crochet in the same way round the armholes and along bottom edge.

Diagram

= ch 1
= 1 dc
= 1 sc
= 1 sl st


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