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Rose Parade by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS bolero in ”Delight” with crochet squares round the edge. Size S to XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern no DE-026
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Size: S/M - L - XL/XXL - XXXL

Materials: DROPS DELIGHT from Garnstudio
200-250-250-300 g color no 14, purple/green mix.

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''.

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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NEW BALL OF YARN TIP:
To make the color transitions in Delight neat when starting a new ball of yarn it is important to use a ball beg with the same shade as finished the previous ball.

CROCHET INFO:
Replace first dc on each row/round with ch 3. Finish each round with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.

INCREASING TIP:
Inc 1 dc by working 2 dc in 1 dc.

BOBBLE (applies to crochet square):
1 bobble = 3 tr crochet tog, i.e. wait with last pull-through on each tr until all 3 tr have been crochet, make 1 YO and pull thread through all 4 loops on hook.
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BACK PIECE:
Worked back and forth – See NEW BALL OF YARN TIP and CROCHET INFO!
Ch 88-97-106-118 loosely with hook size 3.5 mm/E/4 and Delight. Work 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in each of the next 0-2-4-2 ch, * skip ch 1, 1 dc in each of the next 6 ch *, repeat from *-* to end = 74-82-90-100 dc. Continue with 1 dc in each dc. When piece measures 5-6-7-8 cm / 2"-2 3/8"-2 3/4"-3 1/8" inc 1 dc each side in the next-to-last dc – See INCREASING TIP, repeat the inc
when piece measures 11-12-13-14 cm / 4 3/8"-4 3/4"-5 1/8"-5½" and again when piece measures 17-18-19-20 cm / 6 3/4"-7"-7½"-8" = 80-88-96-106 dc. Continue until piece measures 21-23-25-27 cm / 8 1/4"-9"-9 3/4"-10 5/8".

EDGE PIECE:
Work 1 dc in each of the 80-88-96-106 dc at the top along back piece, then ch 53-57-61-65 (= armhole), 1 dc in each of the 74-82-90-100 dc at the bottom along back piece, then ch 53-57-61-65 (= armhole), finish with 1 sl st in first dc on round. On next round work 1 dc in each dc at the top and at the bottom of back piece and in each ch space work 47-51-55-59 dc = 248-272-296-324 dc. Continue in the round as follows:
ROUND 1: 1 dc in first dc (replace by 3 ch), * ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* and finish with ch 1, skip 1 dc and work 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
ROUND 2: 1 dc in each dc and 1 dc in each ch.
Repeat these 2 rounds - AT THE SAME TIME when edge piece measures approx 4 cm / 1½'' (adjust so that next round is a round with only dc) inc 32-34-36-38 dc evenly – See INCREASING TIP - repeat the inc when piece measures approx 7 and 10 cm / 2 3/4" and 4" = 344-374-404-438 dc. Crochet until edge piece measures approx 12-13-14-15 cm / 4 3/4"-5 1/8"-5½"-6" – adjust to after a round with only dc.

CROCHET SQUARE:
Ch 6 with Delight and hook size 3.5 mm/E/4 and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: 12 dc in ring – See CROCHET INFO!
ROUND 2: ch 5 (= 1 dc + ch 2), 1 dc in next dc, * ch 2, 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* to end and finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round (= 12 ch spaces).
ROUND 3: 1 dc in each dc and 2 dc in each ch space (= 36 dc).
ROUND 4: ch 5, skip 2 dc, * 1 sc in next dc, ch 4, skip 2 dc *, repeat from *-*, finish with 1 sl st in first ch (= 12 ch spaces).
ROUND 5: ch 5, skip first ch space, in next ch space crochet *-* as follows: * 1 BOBBLE – see above, ch 2, 1 bobble, ch 5, 1 bobble, ch 2, 1 bobble *, ch 4, 1 dc in sc between the next 2 ch spaces, ch 4, skip 1 ch space, in next ch space crochet *-*, ch 6, 1 dc in sc between the next 2 ch spaces, ch 6, skip 1 ch space, in next ch space crochet *-*, ch 4, 1 dc in sc between the next 2 ch spaces, ch 4, skip 1 ch space, in next ch space crochet *-*, finish with 2 ch and 1 sl st in third ch from beg of round.
ROUND 6: Crochet sc in all ch spaces as follows: 2 sc in first ch space, 2 sc in next, 7 sc in next (= corner), then 2 sc, 4 sc, 4 sc, 2 sc, 7 sc (= corner), 2 sc, 6 sc, 6 sc, 2 sc, 7 sc (= corner), 2 sc, 4 sc, 4 sc, 2 sc, 7 sc (= corner), 2 sc and 2 sc in last ch space, finish with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round.
Cut the thread. Two of the sides are the same width - approx 9.5 cm / 3 3/4'', 1 side is only approx 8.5 cm / 3 1/4'' and 1 side is wider at approx 10.5 cm / 4 1/4''.

Crochet approx 18-20-22-24 squares.
Sew the squares tog to one long piece – sew edge to edge – and make sure to place all the shorter side towards the same side and all the longer sides towards the opposite side to make the piece curved.
Beg by sewing the 2 middle squares on the long piece to mid back at the top of edge piece – sew edge to edge. Continue down one side to mid back at the bottom of edge piece, then sew on the other side of the long piece from the top mid back – make sure seam is not too tight. If you need more/fewer squares adjust this before sewing on the last 2 squares mid back.

PICOT BORDER:
Crochet with hook size 3.5 mm/E/4 and Delight round the whole bolero. Beg in the first square sewn to mid back and crochet as follows: 1 sc in second st on square, * 1 picot (= ch 3, 1 sc in first ch), skip 1 sc, 1 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* (= approx 11 picots along each square + 1 in transition between 2 squares), finish with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round.
Crochet a similar picot border round the armholes.

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