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Crochet DROPS top in ”Safran”. Size: XS - XL.

Tags: lace, tops, tunics,

DROPS design: Pattern no E-175
Size: XS - S - M - L - XL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 80-88-96-106-118 cm / 31½''-34 5/8''-37¾''-41¾''-46½''
Full length: 67-69-71-73-75 cm / 26½"-27"-28"-28 3/4"-29½"

Materials: DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
250-300-350-400-450 g color no 17, white

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3 mm / C – or size needed to get 28 sts in M.1 = 10 cm / 4''.


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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.

M.1: Work the pattern back and forth. Start every row with ch 1, 1 sc in 1st ch on row, * ch 1, 1 sc in next ch * = 1 repetition of M.1. Repeat from *-*, finish with ch 1 and 1 sc in last sc on row, turn piece. See diagram M.1.
M.2: Work the pattern in the round. See diagram M.2.

Decrease 2 sc as follows: Work M.1 until 2 sc remain (= no of sc to be dec) on row, finish row with ch 1 and 1 sc in next ch, turn piece = 2 sc dec at the end of row.
Decrease 1 sc as follows: Work M.1 until 1 sc remains (= no of sc to be dec) on row, finish row with ch 1 and 1 sc in last ch, turn piece = 1 sc dec at the end of row.

Inc 1 repetition of M.1 in each side of piece as follows: Work 2 repetitions of M.1 in first and last ch on row = 2 new sc.
Inc 1 repetition of M.1 on each side of marker as follows: Work 2 repetitions of M.1 in ch on both sides of marker = 2 new sc.


Work front and back piece back and forth in one, with opening in the left side. Start below the chest and work the top upwards. Ch 210-232-254-282-316 (= 209-231-253-281-315 ch + 1 ch to turn with) on hook size 3 mm / C with Safran.
Work first row (= RS) as follows: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, * ch 1, skip ch 1, 1 sc in next ch *. Repeat from *-* the entire row, finish with ch 1 and 1 sc in last ch = 105-116-127-141-158 sc. Insert a marker from RS in ch after the 53rd-58th-64th-71st-79th sc (front piece is to the right of the marker = 53-58-64-71-79 sc), turn piece. NOTE: Move the marker upwards when working. On next row, work chart M.1 - See explanation above, turn piece. REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE!
Work like this until piece measures 5-5-5-6-7 cm / 2"-2"-2"-2 3/8"-2 3/4". On next row from RS, inc 4 repetitions of M.1 as follows: Inc 1 repetition of M.1 in each side of piece and inc 1 repetition of M.1 on both sides of marker (= 4 new sc on row) - Read INCREASE TIP.
Repeat inc when piece measures 10-10-10-12-14 cm / 4"-4"-4"-4 3/4"-5½" = 113-124-135-149-166 sc (front piece = 57-62-68-75-83 sc). Continue until piece measures 15-16-17-18-19 cm / 6"-6 1/4"-6 3/4"-7"-7½". On next row from WS, continue as follows: Work M.1 until 2 sc remain on row, finish with 1 ch and 1 sc in next ch, turn piece (= 1st dec of 2 sc on front piece - Read Decrease tip). There are now 55-60-66-73-81 sc to the right of the marker.
Then start the armhole, and finish left and right side of front piece separately.

Work the first row (= RS) as follows: ch 1, 1 sc in next ch on row, work 23-25-28-32-35 repetitions of M.1, turn piece = 24-26-29-33-36 sc on row. Work next row (= WS) as follows: ch 1, 1 sc in 1st ch on row, work M.1 until 2 sc remain on row, finish with ch 1 and 1 sc in next ch (= 2 sc dec), turn piece = 22-24-27-31-34 sc on row.
Dec 2 sc at the end of row like this on 3-3-3-3-3 more rows = 16-18-21-25-28 sc. Then dec 1 sc at the end of row - Read Decrease tip - until 6-6-7-9-10 sc remain on row. Continue to work M.1 until piece measures 34-36-38-40-42 cm / 13 3/8"-14 1/4"-15"-15 3/4"-16½" from armhole (= shoulder strap). Fasten off.

Pick up the yarn in the 26th-28th-31st-35th-38th sc to the right of the marker. Work the right part the same way as left part of front piece. Fasten off.

Sew the shoulder straps edge to edge on each side of back piece.

Worked in the round top down from cast on edge on front and back piece. Work on hook size 3 mm / C with Safran at the bottom of left back piece as follows: Pick up the yarn in 1st ch and ch 1. Then work 1 sc in every ch along the edge of back and front piece, finish with 1 sl st in 1st sc = 209-231-253-281-315 sc on the round, then work in the round.
Work next round as follows: ch 3, work dc in every sc - while AT THE SAME TIME adjusting no of sts to 220-240-260-280-320 dc, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round. Work next round as follows: ch 1, 1 sc in 1st dc, * ch 3, skip 3 dc, 1 sc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round. Finish round with ch 3 and 1 sl st in 1st sc. Then work M.2 in the round - See diagram, beg of round is marked with an arrow. Continue until M.2 has been worked 2 times vertically. Then work 1st round in M.2 (round marked with arrow) one more time, fasten off.

Work from RS back and forth up along the side on left front piece. Start at the bottom of left front piece (above the skirt) as follows: Pick up the thread in 1st row, ch 1, then work 40-42-44-46-50 sc (sc in every row) along the edge up to armhole, turn piece. Work 2 more sc rows (1 sc in every sc, beg every row with ch1 ).
On next row (4th row) work button holes as follows: Work 4 sc, * skip 2 sc, ch 2, work 13-14-15-16-18 sc *. Repeat from *-* one more time, ch 2, skip 2 sc, finish with 4 sc. Then work sc rows, work 1 sc in every ch from 4th row. Continue until 7 sc rows have been worked. Fasten off.
Place the band over left back piece and sew it to the bottom edge with neat little stitches. Sew the buttons on to the left back piece.

Work M.1 around the neck and armhole if a more even edge is desired.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= sc
= dc
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= start

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ELLEN LIEBERMAN 12.11.2018 - 23:17:

I would love to make this top, but just don't understand the instruction. What is the amount of stitches you need to start.? I looked for help in the videos, but there are only 4 which have nothing to do with this pattern. Help please!

DROPS Design 13.11.2018 kl. 08:45:

Dear Mrs Lieberman, you first start in the middle of piece and work "yoke part" bottom up finishing each front piece separately. Then work the bottom edge (with pineaples) top down. You finish then with the button band on the left side and with a crocheted edge around neck and armholes. Happy crocheting!

Nayda Salgado 05.09.2018 - 16:50:

Good morning. I’m having problems understanding some of the instructions for pattern 128-25. It sttes that ithas 4 tutorials. However, I was not able to find those in your website. Can you advise where to find them? Thanks!

DROPS Design 06.09.2018 kl. 07:58:

Hi Nayda, You click on the link to the right of the photo, where it says 'Need help?' That takes you to the 4 videos mentioned. Happy crocheting!

Liz 27.05.2018 - 20:33:

Merci. Grace a votre reponse j ai pu passer l étape ! Je me lance dans le m2! Merci!!

Liz 24.05.2018 - 16:15:

Bonjour je fais et refais, mais impossible de passer du M1 au M2 j'ai bien fini le "débardeur", puis j'ai fait 209 ms, et ensuite je suis perdue, n' y aurait il pas un diagramme pour montrer ce qu'il faut faire entre ce point de l'ouvrage et le début de M2? merci

DROPS Design 25.05.2018 kl. 08:04:

Bonjour Liz, après les 209 ms, crochetez 1 rang de brides en ajustant à 220 B (= augmentez 11 brides à intervalles réguliers - voir ici). Crochetez ensuite: 1 ml, 1 ms dans la 1ère B, (3 ml, sautez 3 B, 1 ms dans la B suivante), répétez de (à) 54 fois au total, et terminez par 3 ml et 1 mc dans la 1ère ms = 55 arceaux. Crochetez ensuite 11 fois M.2 au total en largeur en commençant par le rang avec la flèche. Bon crochet!

Maria-Emma Forster 27.07.2017 - 19:25:

Hallo, die Erklärung der linken und rechten Seite des Vorderteils ist geschrieben worden. Wie werden diese am Rückenteil gehäkelt? Gleiche Abnahmen? Vielen Dank

DROPS Design 28.07.2017 kl. 08:18:

Liebe Frau Forster, wenn die Abnahmen für die Vorteile beginnen wird das Rückenteil nicht mehr gehäkelt. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Coutarel 27.06.2017 - 16:59:

Je ne comprends pas les diminutions emmanchures, on diminue sur le devant et sur le dos, on ne crochète pas sur le dos

DROPS Design 27.06.2017 kl. 18:32:

Bonjour Mme Coutarel, c'est exact, on diminue uniquement sur le devant, le dos est droit, sans diminutions d'emmanchures. Bon crochet!

Simone 07.01.2017 - 07:44:

Hello ... This isn't a pattern? It's not much help at all and I have someone who is asking me to make this for them . Is there anyone who can help me understand this ?

DROPS Design 09.01.2017 kl. 10:02:

Dear Simone, this is the entire pattern to this crochet top, please feel free to ask you question here. Should you need any personnal assistance, you are welcome to contact the store where you bought your yarn. Happy crocheting!

Kovács Kata 09.12.2016 - 15:49:

Sziasztok, ezt a részt a gyakorlatban hogyan kell értelmezni? "A háta mindkét oldalán, a széleket egymás mellé illesztve varrjuk össze a vállpántot." Jó lenne egy kép a darab hátoldaláról is. Köszi, Kata

Minna Runsala 28.06.2016 - 21:45:

Hei. Olen aivan alku vaiheessa jumissa. Etupuolen 5cm jälkeen alkaa lisäykset.? Eli siis kuinka.? Näillä ohjeille saan sen kääntymään vain rullalle.? Entä merkkinauha, meneekö se silti siin 64.n kjs kohdalla vai vaihtuuko se lisäyksistä.? Miksei ole topista kuvaa takapuolelta.? Sekin helpottaisi. :) Ystävällisin terveisin Minna

DROPS Design 21.10.2016 kl. 14:05:

Hei! Olethan lukenut lisäysvinkin? Työn kumpaankin reunaan sekä merkkilankojen kummallekin puolelle lisätään 1 mallikerta. Merkkilangat pysyvät samoissa kohdissa.

Laura 23.03.2016 - 17:55:

I'm having trouble visualizing where the button are to start. at the back or side. it'd be helpful there there was a photo of the other views so i can figure this out on my own. i'm usually pretty good figuring out patterns. once a picture or diagram of the breakdown of marker placement and buttons can occur i can finish my piece. i went ahead and finished the bottom part instead.

DROPS Design 24.03.2016 kl. 08:36:

Dear Laura, the top of front and back piece is worked back and forth bottom up, and button band will be then crocheted along the left side of top (= starting at the bottom of vent on the left side to the armhole) - see "Band in the left side with button holes" at the end of written pattern. Happy crocheting!

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