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A Kiss For Midwinter by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS jacket in ”Nepal”. Size XS to XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no NE-008
Size: XS/S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 76-88-96-106-118-130 cm / 30"-34 5/8"-37 3/4"-41 3/4"-46½"-51"
Full length: 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm / 21¼''-22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''

Materials: DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio
550-650-700-750-800-900 g color no 6314, denim blue

DROPS HOOK size 4.5 mm/US 7 - or size needed to get 12 dc x 7 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

DROPS SHELL BUTTON w/hole no 526, 6-6-6-6-7-7 pcs.

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

PATTERN: See diagram M.1 and M.2. Diagram shows the pattern from RS.

DECREASING TIP: Work 1 dc, but wait with last pull-through (= 2 sts on hook), work next dc, but when doing the last pull-through pull thread through all sts on hook – 1 dec dc.

Worked from top down, back and forth from mid front. Ch 91-99-107-115-123-131 (includes 3 ch to turn with) with hook size 4.5 mm/US 7 and Nepal. Work next row as follows:
1 dc in 4th ch, * skip ch 1, 1 dc in each of the next 3 ch *, repeat from *-*, skip 1 ch and finish with 1 dc in the last 2 ch = 67-73-79-85-91-97 dc – see CROCHET INFO. Now work 10 rows acc to M.1 (5 dc each side = front band, work 1 dc in each dc – not included in diagram). After M.1 there are 162-178-194-210-226-242 dc on row. Continue with 1 dc in each dc. When piece measures 16-17-18-19-20-21 cm / 6¼''-6¾''-7''-7½''-8''-8¼'' continue as follows: 5 dc on front band, 1-0-2-1-0-2 dc, repeat M.2 until 6-5-7-6-5-7 dc remain, finish with 1-0-2-1-0-2 dc and 5 dc on front band. Continue with 1 dc in each dc until piece measures 20-21-22-23-24-25 cm / 8''-8¼''-8¾''-9''-9½''-9¾''. Work next row as follows: 24-27-30-33-36-40 dc (front piece), 8 ch (under sleeve/armhole), skip 38-40-42-44-46-46 dc from previous round (to be used later for sleeve), 38-44-50-56-62-70 dc (back piece), 8 ch (under sleeve/armhole), skip 38-40-42-44-46-46 dc from previous row (to be used later for sleeve) and 24-27-30-33-36-40 dc (front piece). Continue with 1 dc in each dc/ch = 102-114-126-138-150-166 dc. Insert a marker in the middle of the 8 ch under sleeve each side (back piece = 46-52-58-64-70-78 dc, front piece = 28-31-34-37-40-44 dc). Continue with 1 dc in each dc. When piece measures 34-36-38-40-42-44 cm / 13 3/8''-14¼''-15''-15¾''-16½''-17¼'' dec 8 sts evenly (do not dec on front band) - see DECREASING TIP = 94-106-118-130-142-158 dc. When piece measures 40-42-44-46-48-50 cm / 15¾''-16½''-17¼''-18''-19''-19¾'' inc 12-12-12-12-12-14 dc evenly (do not inc on front band) = 106-118-130-142-154-172 dc. When piece measures 43-45-47-49-51-53 cm / 17"-17 3/4"-18½"-19 1/4"-20"-21" continue as follows: 5 dc on front band, repeat M.2, finish with 5 dc on front band. Continue with 1 dc in each dc until piece measures 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm / 21¼''-22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼'', cut and fasten thread.

Worked from top down. Beg mid under sleeve as follows: 1 sc in the 5th of the 8 ch under sleeve/on armhole. Ch 3 (= 1 dc) and continue with 1 dc in each ch. NOTE: Before continuing over armhole work 1 dc in transition (to avoid a hole). Continue with 1 dc in each dc over armhole, work 1 dc in transition and work 1 dc in each of the remaining ch under sleeve = 48-50-52-54-56-56 dc. Insert a marker mid under sleeve. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE. Work 1 dc in each dc. When piece measures 4 cm / 1½'' dec 1 dc each side of marker, see DECREASING TIP, and repeat the dec on every 4.5-4.5-4-4-4-4 cm / 1 3/4"-1 3/4"-1½"-1½"-1½"-1½", a total of 8-8-9-9-9-9 times = 32-34-34-36-38-38 dc. Cut and fasten thread when sleeve measures 45-45-44-44-43-43 cm / 17 3/4"-17 3/4"-17 1/4"-17 1/4"-17"-17" – NOTE: less for the larger sizes because of wider neck and shoulder.
Sew buttons on left front piece – place the top one 1 cm / ½'' from neckline, then the remaining with approx 8 cm / 3'' between each. Use gap between 2 dc on front band as buttonhole.


= 1 dc in dc
= 1 dc in ch space
= ch
= 2 dc in the same dc

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