DROPS Baby / 20 / 20

Sweet Little Cupcake by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS dress and hat in ”Merino Extra Fine”.

DROPS design: Pattern no ME-050-by + ME-052-by
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DRESS:
Size: 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4) years
Finished measurements:
Bust: 46-52-58 (64-70) cm
Full length: 33-36-43 (48-53) cm

Materials: DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio
150-200-200 (200-250) g colour no 16, light pink
50 g for all sizes colour no 01, off-white (for crochet borders)

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 4.5 mm – or size needed to get 16 htr/dc x 14 rows of htr/18 rows of dc = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS MOTHER OF PEARL BUTTON no 521: 2 pcs.
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HAT:
Size: 1/3 months – 6/18 months (2/4) years
Head circumference: 40/42 – 44/48 (48/52) cm

Materials: DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio
100 g for all sizes colour no 16, light pink
50 g for all sizes colour no 01, off-white (for borders)

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 4.5 mm – or size needed to get 16 htr x 14 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

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DRESS:

CROCHET INFO:
Replace first htr on row with 2 ch and first dc on row with 1 ch. Finish each row with htr with 1 htr in 2nd ch from beg of previous row and finish each row with dc with 1 dc in first ch from beg of previous row.
DECREASING TIP-1:
Dec 1 htr by crochet 2 htr tog, i.e. crochet 1 htr but wait with the last YO and pull-through (= 3 sts on hook), crochet 1 htr in next st and pull the last YO through all 5 sts on hook.
DECREASING TIP-2 (applies to armhole and neck):
Dec as follows at beg of row: replace 1 dc with 1 sl st.
Dec as follows at the end of row: Turn piece when number of dc to be dec remain and work return row.
CROCHET DC TOG (applies to pompom):
Crochet 2 dc tog to 1 dc as follows: Insert hook in first st, pull thread through, insert hook in next st, pull thread though, make 1 YO and pull thread through all 3 sts on hook.
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DRESS
Worked back and forth in 2 pieces.

FRONT PIECE:
Crochet 68-74-81 (89-95) ch (includes 2 ch to turn with) with crochet hook size 4.5 mm and light pink.
ROW 1: See CROCHET INFO – crochet 1 htr in 3rd ch from hook, 1 htr in each of the next 3 ch, * skip 1 ch, 1 htr in each of the next 4 ch *, repeat from *-* until 2-3-5 (3-4) ch remain, skip 1 ch and finish with 1 htr in each of the last 1-2-4 (2-3) ch = 54-59-65 (71-76) htr.
Continue with 1 htr in each htr – REMEMBER THE CROCHET TENSION!
When piece measures 3 cm dec 1 htr each side – See DECREASING TIP-1 - and repeat the dec each side on every 2-2.5-3 (3-3.5) cm a total of 9-9-9 (10-10) times = 36-41-47 (51-56) htr on row. When piece measures 22-24-30 (33-37) cm (dec are now complete) crochet 2 rows with dc (crochet 1 dc in each st).
CROCHET NEXT ROW AS FOLLOWS: Crochet 2-1-1 (2-1) dc, * 2 ch, skip 2 dc, 1 dc in next st *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 dc in last dc (= eyelet row for ribbon).
Continue with 1 dc in each st (on the row after eyelet row work 1 dc in each dc and 2 dc in each ch-loop) = 36-41-47 (51-56) dc on row. When piece measures 24-26-32 (36-40) cm dec 3-4-5 (5-6) dc each side for armhole – See DECREASING TIP-2 – and dec each side on every row as follows: 2 dc 1-1-1 (2-2) times and 1 dc 2 times = 22-25-29 (29-32) dc. When piece measures 29-31-38 (42-47) cm insert a marker mid piece (in SIZE 6/9 MONTHS, 12/18 MONTHS and 2 YEARS insert maker in the middle dc on row). Now dec for neck as follows: Crochet from shoulder towards neck until 4-4-5 (5-7) dc remain before marker (for SIZE 6/9 MONTHS, 12/18 MONTHS and 2 YEARS this is BEFORE dc with marker). Turn piece. Dec for neck on every row from mid front: 2 dc 1 time and 1 dc 1 time = 4-5-6 (6-6) dc left on shoulder. When 3 rows remain before finished measurements make buttonholes on shoulder as follows: crochet 1-1-2 (2-2) dc, 2 ch, skip 2 dc, 1 dc in each of the last 1-2-2 (2-2) sts.
Work 2 rows dc (crochet 1 dc in each dc and 2 dc in each ch-loop from previous row) = 4-5-6 (6-6) dc. Cut and fasten thread, piece measures approx 33-36-43 (48-53) cm. Repeat on the other side of neck.

BACK PIECE:
Beg as described for front piece and dec for armhole as described for front piece = 22-25-29 (29-32) dc. When piece measures approx 31-34-41 (46-51) cm insert a marker mid piece (in SIZE 6/9 MONTHS, 12/18 MONTHS and 2 YEARS insert the marker in the middle dc on row). Now dec for neck as follows: Crochet from shoulder towards neck until 5-5-6 (6-8) dc remain before marker (for SIZE 6/9 MONTHS, 12/18 MONTHS and 2 YEARS this is BEFORE dc with marker). Turn piece. Dec 1 dc at the beg of the next 2 rows from mid front = 4-5-6 (6-6) dc left on shoulder. When piece measures 33-36-43 (48-53) cm insert a marker = mid shoulder. Crochet 3 rows dc for button band, cut and fasten thread. Repeat on the other side of neck.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew side seams edge to edge with neat sts. Sew on buttons to back piece in line with marker on shoulder.

CROCHET BORDER:
Crochet a border round armholes, along shoulder and round neckline in one with crochet hook size 4 mm and off-white as follows – beg at the side: 1 dc in first st, * 2 ch, skip approx 2 dc/2 rows, 1 dc in next st *, repeat from *-* and finish with 2 ch and 1 sl st in first dc.
Crochet a border along bottom edge of dress with crochet hook size 4.5 mm and off-white as follows – beg at the side: 1 dc in first st, * 3 ch, 1 tr in first ch, skip approx 1.5 cm, 1 dc in next st *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in first dc.

TIE RIBBON WITH FLAT POMPOMS:
Crochet 1 pompom as follows: Crochet 4 ch with crochet hook size 4.5 mm and off-white and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
NOTE: replace first dc at beg of round with 1 ch and finish each round with 1 sl st in ch from beg of round.
ROUND 1: Crochet 4 dc in ring.
ROUND 2: Crochet 2 dc in each dc = 8 dc.
ROUND 3: * 1 dc in first dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* = 12 dc.
ROUND 4-5: Crochet 1 dc in each dc = 12 dc.
ROUND 6: * 1 dc in first dc, then crochet the next 2 dc tog – SEE ABOVE *, repeat from *-* = 8 dc.
ROW 7: Place piece flat and crochet 1 dc in each dc through both layers = 4 dc.
ROW 8: Crochet 2 dc tog 2 times = 2 dc.
Crochet another pompom. Crochet 1 sl st in the middle of pompom where the 2 layers are crochet tog and now crochet a string of ch measuring approx 75-80-85 (95-100) cm. Thread string through eyelet row on dress (beg and finish mid front) and attach string to the other pompom with a sl st in the middle. Cut and fasten thread.
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HAT:

CROCHET INFO-1:
Replace first htr on row with 2 ch. Finish each row with 1 htr in 2nd ch from beg of previous row.

CROCHET INFO-2:
Replace first htr at beg of round with 2 ch. Finish each round with 1 sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round.

INCREASING TIP:
Inc 1 htr by working 2 htr in the last but one htr.

CROCHET 2 HTR TOG:
Dec 1 htr by crochet 2 htr tog, i.e. crochet 1 htr but wait with the last YO and pull through (= 3 sts on hook), crochet 1 htr in next st and when doing the last pull-through pull thread through all 5 sts on hook.

CROCHET 2 DC TOG:
Crochet 2 dc tog to 1 dc as follows: Insert hook in the first st, pull thread though, insert hook in next st, pull thread through, make 1 YO and pull thread through all 3 sts on hook. ---------------------------------------------------------
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EAR FLAP:
Crochet 5 ch with crochet hook size 4.5 mm with light pink. Crochet 1 htr in 3rd ch from hook, 1 htr in the next 2 ch = 4 htr, turn piece. See CROCHET INFO-1. Crochet 1htr in each htr, AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 htr each side – See INCREASING TIP! Repeat the inc each side on every row a total of 6-7 (8) times = 16-18 (20) htr. Continue with 1 htr in each htr until ear flap measures 6-7 (8) cm. Put piece aside and crochet 1 more ear flap.

HAT:
See CROCHET INFO-2! Crochet 7-8 (9) ch, crochet 1 htr in each htr on one ear flap, crochet 18-20 (22) ch (= mid front), crochet 1 htr in each htr on the other ear flap, crochet 7-8 (9) ch and finish with 1 sl st in first ch = 64-72 (80) htr. Continue with 1 htr in each htr in the round.
When piece measures 8-10 (11) cm from mid back crochet next round with dec as follows:
* 1 htr in each of the first 6 htr, then crochet the next 2 htr tog – SEE ABOVE *, repeat from *-* (= 8-9-10 htr dec on round).
Crochet 1 round without dec and then next round like this:
* 1 htr in each of the first 5 htr, then crochet the next 2 htr tog, repeat from *-* around.
Repeat the dec (with 1 less htr between 2 htr tog for each dec round) on every other round 3 more times = 24-27 (30) htr on round.
Crochet 2-2 (3) rounds without dec.
Crochet next round as follows: * 1 htr in first htr, then crochet the next 2 htr tog *, repeat from *-* = 16-18 (20) htr on round.
On next round crochet 2 htr tog all the way round = 8-9 (10) htr left on round. Cut the thread, pull it through remaining sts, tighten and fasten. Hat measures approx 17-19 (21) cm from the top.

CROCHET BORDER:
Crochet a border with crochet hook size 4.5 mm with off-white round the opening as follows: * 1 dc in first st, 1 ch, skip 1 st/row *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in first dc.

STRING WITH POMPOM:
Beg with pompom: Crochet 4 ch with crochet hook size 4.5 mm with off-white and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
NOTE: replace first dc on round with 1 ch and finish each round with 1 sl st in ch from beg of round.
ROUND 1: Crochet 4 dc in ring.
ROUND 2: Crochet 2 dc in each dc = 8 dc.
ROUND 3: * 1 dc in first dc, 2 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* = 12 dc.
ROUND 4-5: Crochet 1 dc in each dc = 12 dc.
ROUND 6: * 1 dc in first dc, the crochet the next 2 dc tog – SEE ABOVE *, repeat from *-* = 8 dc.
ROW 7: Place piece flat and crochet 1 dc in each dc through both layers = 4 dc.
ROW 8: Crochet 2 dc tog 2 times = 2 dc.
Crochet 22-26 (30) cm with ch for string and fasten with 1 sl st at the point of one ear flap.
Repeat on den other side.

LACE BORDERS:
Crochet approx 7 rounds with lace borders round the hat. Beg in the second round from the top and crochet 1 round as follows: 1 dc in first st, * 3 ch, 1 tr in first ch, skip approx 1.5 cm, 1 dc in next st *, repeat from *-* all the way round and finish with 1 sl st in first dc. Cut and fasten thread. Now crochet a further 6 rounds in the same way with approx 2-2.5 cm between each round.

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