DROPS 136-24
DROPS design: Pattern no N-135
Yarn group A
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 90-100-110-120-130-140 cm /
Full length: 50-52-54-56-58-60 cm /

Materials: DROPS COTTON VISCOSE from Garnstudio
250-250-300-300-350-350 g color no 22, denim blue

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3.5 mm/E/4 – or size needed to get 4 large ch spaces = 10 cm / 4" in width.


Alternative Yarn – See how to change yarns here
Yarn Groups A to F – Use the same pattern and change the yarn here
Yarn usage using an alternative yarn – Use our yarn converter here


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.
All length measures are taken holding the piece up.

Ch 86-96-106-115-125-134 loosely on hook size 3.5 mm/E/4 with Cotton Viscose.
ROW 1: Work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of the next 6-4-2-5-3-6 ch, * skip ch 1, 1 sc in each of the next 5 ch *, repeat from *-* the rest of the ch-row = 72-80-88-96-104-112 sc.
ROW 2: Turn piece with 8 ch, skip the first 3 sc, 1 sc in next sc (= 4th sc), ch 3, 1 sc in same sc, * ch 7, skip 3 sc, 1 sc in next sc, ch 3, 1 sc in same sc *, repeat from *-* = 18-20-22-24-26-28 large ch spaces.
ROW 3: Turn piece with 8 ch, 1 sc in first large ch space, ch 3, 1 sc in same ch space, * ch 7, 1 sc in next large ch space, ch 3, 1 sc in same ch space *, repeat from *-*.
Repeat 3rd row upwards.
When piece measures approx. 40-42-43-45-46-48 cm / 15¾"-16½"-17"-17¾"-18"-19", beg dec for neck. Work next row as follows: Work as before over the first 7-7-8-9-10-11 large ch spaces, turn piece.
Work back, turn piece, work as before over the first 6-6-7-8-9-10 large ch spaces, turn piece.
Then work back and forth over these 6-6-7-8-9-10 ch spaces until piece measures approx. 50-52-54-56-58-60 cm / 19¾"-20½"-21¼"-22"-22¾"-23⅝", cut the yarn.
Repeat the same way in the other side (the middle 6-8-8-8-8-8 ch spaces = neck).

Work as front piece but do not dec for neck, just continue to work straight up until the same no of ch spaces have been worked vertically as on front piece. Cut the yarn.

Crochet the shoulder seams tog as follows:
1 sc in first large ch space on front piece, ch 2, 1 sc in first large ch space on back piece, * ch 2, 1 sc in next large ch space on front piece, ch 2, 1 sc in next large ch space on back piece *, repeat from *-* along the entire shoulder.
Crochet the side seams tog the same way up to armhole (armhole = 18-19-20-21-22-23 cm / 7"-7½"-8"-8¼"-8 ¾"-9").

Work 1 round with sc around the neck, there should be approx. 1 sc in every small ch space and 5 sc in every large ch space, adjust so that the edge is not too tight (adjust so that no of sts is divisible by 4).
Work next round as follows: 1 sc in each of the first 4 sc, * 1 picot (= ch 3, 1 sc in first ch), 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round, finish with 1 picot and 1 sl st in first sc.

Work 2 rounds around the armholes the same way as around the neck.

Work 1 round with picots around the cast on edge at the bottom, the same way as last round around the neck and armholes.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

diagram measurements
Do you have a question? See a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Knitting tension is what determines the final measurements of your work, and is usually measured per 10 x 10 cm. It is provided like so: number of stitches in width x number of rows in height - eg: 19 stitches x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

The knitting tension is very individual; some people knit/crochet loosely while others work tightly. You adjust the knitting tension with the needle size, which is why the suggested needle size only serve as a guide! You need to adjust this (up or down) to ensure that YOUR knitting tension matches the knitting tension provided in the pattern. If you work with a different knitting tension than provided you will have a different yarn consumption, and your work will have different measurements than what the pattern suggests.

The knitting tension also determines which yarns can replace each other. As long as you achieve the same knitting tension you can replace one yarn with another.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

The required amount of yarn is provided in grams, eg: 450 g. To calculate how many balls you’ll need you first need to know how many grams are in 1 ball (25g, 50g or 100g). This information is available if you click on the individual yarn quality on our pages. Divide the amount required with the amount of each ball. For example, if each ball is 50g (the most common amount), the calculation will be as follows: 450 / 50 = 9 balls.

The important thing when changing from one yarn to another is that the knitting/crochet tension remains the same. This is so that the measurements of the finished piece will be the same as on the sketch provided. It is easier to achieve the same knitting tension using yarns from the same yarn group. It is also possible to work with multiple strands of a thinner yarn to achieve the knitting tension of a thicker one. Please try our yarn converter. We recommend you to always work a test swatch.

Please NOTE: when changing yarn the garment might have a different look and feel to the garment in the photo, due to individual properties and qualities of each yarn.

See DROPS lesson: Can I use a different yarn than the one mentioned in the pattern?

All our yarns are categorised into yarn groups (from A to F) according to thickness and knitting tension – group A contains the thinnest yarns and group F the thickest. This makes it easier for you to find alternative yarns to our patterns, should you wish to switch yarn. All yarns within the same group have a similar knitting tension and can easily replace each other. However, different yarn qualities have different structures and properties which will give the finished work a unique look and feel.

Click here for an overview of the yarns in each yarn group

At the top of all our patterns you’ll find a link to our yarn converter, which is a helpful tool should you wish to use a different yarn than suggested. By filling in the yarn quality you wish to replace, the amount (in your size) and number of strands, the converter will present good alternative yarns with the same knitting tension. Additionally it will tell you how much you’ll require in the new qualities and whether you’ll need to work with multiple strands. Most skeins are 50g (some are 25g or 100g).

If the pattern is worked with multiple colours, every colour will have to be converted separately. Similarly, if the pattern is worked with several strands of different yarns (for example 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk) you will have to find alternatives for each, individually.

Click here to see our yarn converter

Since different yarns have different qualities and textures we have chosen to keep the original yarn in our patterns. However, you can easily find options among our available qualities by using our yarn converter, or simply pick a yarn from the same yarn group.

It is possible that some retailers still have discontinued yarns in stock, or that someone has a few skeins at home that they would like to find patterns for.

The yarn converter will provide both alternative yarn as well as required amount in the new quality.

If you think it's hard to decide what size to make, it can be a good idea to measure a garment you own already and like the size of. Then you can pick the size by comparing those measures with the ones available in the pattern's size chart.

You'll find the size chart at the bottom of the pattern.

See DROPS lesson: How to read size chart

The needle size provided in the pattern serves only as a guide, the important thing is to follow the knitting tension. And since knitting tension is very individual, you will have to adjust the needle size to ensure that YOUR tension is the same as in the pattern – maybe you’ll have to adjust 1, or even 2 needle sizes, up or down to achieve the correct tension. For this, we recommend that you work test swatches.

Should you work with a different knitting tension than the one provided, the measurements of the finished garment might deviate from the measurement sketch.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

Working a garment top-down provides more flexibility and room for personal adjustment. For example it is easier to try the garment on while working, as well as making adjustments to length of yoke and shoulder caps.

The instructions are carefully explaining every step, in the correct order. Diagrams are adjusted to the knitting direction and are worked as usual.

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is read from bottom to top, from right to left. 1 square = 1 stitch.

When working back and forth, every other row is worked from the right side and every other row is worked from the wrong side. When working from the wrong side, the diagram will have to be worked reversed: from left to right, knit stitches are purled, purl stitches are knit etc.

When working in the round every round is worked from the right side and the diagram are worked from right to left on all rounds.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is worked from bottom to top, from right to left.

When working back and forth every other row is worked from the right side: from right to left and every other row is worked from the wrong side: from left to right.

When working in the round, every row in the diagram are worked from the right side, from right to left.

When working a circular diagram you start in the middle and work your way outwards, counter clockwise, row by row.

The rows usually start with a given number of chain stitches (equivalent to the height of the following stitch), this will either be depicted in the diagram or explained in the pattern.

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

Instructions for working several diagrams after each other on the same row/round, will often be written like so: “work A.1, A.2, A.3 a total of 0-0-2-3-4 times". This means you work A.1 once, then A.2 is worked once, and A.3 is repeated (in width) the number of times provided for your size – in this case like so: S = 0 times, M = 0 times, L=2 times, XL= 3 times and XXL = 4 times.

The diagrams are worked as usual: begin with the first row in A.1, then work the first row in A.2 etc.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

The total width of the garment (from wrist-to-wrist) will be larger in the larger sizes, despite the actual sleeves being shorter. The larger sizes have longer sleeve caps and wider shoulders, so there will be a good fit in all sizes.

The measurement sketch/schematic drawing provides information regarding the full length of the garment. If it’s a jumper or a jacket the length is measured from the highest point on the shoulder (usually closest to the neckline), and straight down to the bottom of the garment. It is NOT measured from the tip of shoulder. Similarly, the length of yoke is measured from the highest point on the shoulder and down to where yoke is split into body and sleeves.

See DROPS lesson: How to read a schematic drawing

Diagrams are often repeated on the round or in height. 1 repeat is the diagram the way it appears in the pattern. If it says to work 5 repeats of A.1 in the round, then you work A.1 a total of 5 times after/next to each other in the round. If it says to work 2 repeats of A.1 vertically/in height you work the entire diagram once, then begin again at the start and work the entire diagram one more time.

Chain stitches are slightly narrower than other stitches and to avoid working the cast-on edge too tight, we simply chain more stitches to begin with. The stitch count will be adjusted on the following row to fit the pattern and measurement sketch.

The rib edge is more elastic and will contract slightly compared to, for example, stocking stitch. By increasing before the rib edge, you avoid a visible difference in width between the rib edge and the rest of the body.

It’s very easy to cast off too tightly, and by making yarn overs while casting off (and simultaneously casting these off) you avoid a too tight cast off edge.

See DROPS video: How to bind off with yarn overs (yo)

To achieve an even increase (or decrease) you can increase on, for example: every 3rd and 4th row alternately, like so: work 2 rows and increase on the 3rd row, work 3 rows and increase on the 4th. Repeat this until the increase is complete.

See DROPS lesson: Increase or decrease 1 st on every 3rd and 4th row alternately

Should you prefer to work in the round instead of back and forth, you may of course adjust the pattern. You’ll need to add steeks mid-front (usually 5 stitches), and follow the instructions. When you would normally turn and work from the wrong side, simply work across the steek and continue in the round. At the end you’ll cut the piece open, pick up stitches to work bands, and cover the cut edges.

See DROPS video: How to knit steeks and cut open

Should you prefer to work back and forth instead of in the round, you may of course adjust the pattern so you work the pieces separately and then assemble them at the end. Divide the stitches for the body in 2, add 1 edge stitch in each side (for sewing) and work the front and back pieces separately.

See DROPS lesson: Can I adapt a pattern for circular needles into straight needles?

Pattern repeats can vary slightly in the different sizes, in order to get the correct proportions. If you’re not working the exact same size as the garment in the photo, yours might deviate slightly. This has been carefully developed and adjusted so that the complete impression of the garment is the same in all sizes.

Make sure to follow instructions and diagrams for your size!

If you have found a pattern you like which is available in women’s size it’s not very difficult to convert it to men’s size. The biggest difference will be the length of sleeves and body. Start working on the women size that you think would fit across the chest. The additional length will be worked right before you cast off for the armhole/sleeve cap. If the pattern is worked top-down you can add the length right after the armhole or before the first decrease on sleeve.

Regarding additional yarn amount, this will depend on how much length you add, but it is better with a skein too many than too few.

All yarns will have excess fibres (from production) that might come off as lint or shedding. Brushed yarns (ie hairier yarns) have more of these loose, excess fibres, causing more shedding.

Shedding also depends on what is worn under or over the garment, and whether this pulls at the yarn fibres. It’s therefore not possible to guarantee that there will be no shedding

Below are some tips on how to get the best result when working with hairier yarns:

1. When the garment is finished (before you wash it) shake it vigorously so the looser hairs come off. NOTE: do NOT use a lint roller, brush or any method that pulls at the yarn.

2. Place the garment in a plastic bag and put it in your freezer - the temperature will cause the fibres to become less attached to each other, and excess fibres will come off easier.

3. Leave in the freezer for a few hours before taking it out and shaking it again.

4. Wash the garment according to the instructions on the yarn label.

Pilling is a natural process that happens to even the most exclusive of fibers. It's a natural sign of wear and tear that is hard to avoid, and that is most visible in high friction areas of your garment like a sweater's arms and cuffs.

You can make your garment look as new by removing the pilling, using a fabric comb or a pill/lint remover.

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Comments / Questions (117)

country flag Laurie wrote:

Thank you for this lovely pattern. I crocheted a size small which turned out very nice, but way too big around.

05.03.2024 - 17:28

country flag Anja Simonsen wrote:

Jeg er ved at lave forstykke, hvordan starter jeg på nr 2 skulder? Hvis det skal blive ens med den første side? 7 bobler frem og 7 tilbage, men jeg kan ikke se hvor jeg begynder? Håber I forstår hvad jeg mener..

06.07.2021 - 07:20

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Anja, det bør det blive automatisk om du hækler over samme antal masker som i modsat side... Svært at forklare... kan du evt spørge hos din DROPS forhandler hvor du købte garnet?

12.07.2021 - 15:17

country flag Evie wrote:

I am having major trouble with the neck - I used the Medium sized pattern, but the neck is huge , meaning the shoulders slip off. Followed everything correctly - wondering if I should go back and decrease by knitting 8 and 7, rather than 7 and 6? It's a pity because the rest worked out perfectly

04.07.2020 - 16:07

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Evie, if the neckline is too wide, you could try to change to smaller hook when doing the neck edge, or decreasin a few stitch more than the pattern says. Happy Crafting!

06.07.2020 - 03:39

country flag Käte Raffel wrote:

Habe das Modell in Drops Delight print nachgearbeitet und trage es über T-Shirts. Sieht toll aus und wärmt leicht, wenn sich das Wetter mal wieder nicht entscheien kann.

02.06.2019 - 09:20

country flag Manuela Zotti wrote:

Finito!!!! Bellissimo grazie

28.08.2018 - 19:42

country flag Nathalie COLSON wrote:

Bonjour je souhaite faire ce modèle en taille L mais je ne sais pas combien de pelote je dois commander. Pouvez vous me l'indiquer ? Merci

06.05.2018 - 08:12

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mme Colson, vous trouverez la quantité totale nécessaire pour chaque taille, au poids, sous l'en-tête, soit 300 g DROPS Cotton Viscose en taille L, cette qualité n'est plus disponible, utilisez notre convertisseur et n'hésitez pas à vous faire conseiller par votre magasin DROPS, même par mail ou téléphone. Bon crochet!

07.05.2018 - 09:43

Mia wrote:

Please let me know what a large chain loop is. Thank you

01.05.2018 - 17:20

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mia, a chain loop is a loop of chain stitches, that is chain stitches crocheted between other stitches that form a small arch. I hope this helps, Happy Crocheting!

01.05.2018 - 21:11

country flag Malú wrote:

Hola! Quisiera preguntarle si tiene algún vídeo tutorial o un gráfico, para hacer esta puntada, pues nomás no me queda ...

08.04.2018 - 04:16

DROPS Design answered:

Hola Malú, de momento no tenemos ningún video para este patrón. Estamos publicando nuevos vídeos cada día, pasaremos tu sugerencia al departamento de vídeos.

08.04.2018 - 19:10

country flag Gita St John wrote:

Hello Support Person Kindly tell me how many inch is the width of the top around the chain base for a size large It reads the length but not the width of the top Thanks Gita

26.02.2018 - 18:18

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs St John, you will find all relevant informations and measurements in the chart at the bottom of the pattern page, these are taken flat from side to side in cm - convert here into inches. The fundation chain will be wider in all sizes: you cast on more chain sts and skip evenly chains on first sc row to avoid bottom edge being too tight, so that in size L you start with 106 chains but should have 88 sc at the end of 1st row. Happy crocheting!

27.02.2018 - 08:30

Theresa wrote:

Hi, after doing the 1st side of the neck shaping I have an odd loop at the neck edge, is this correct? Then for the other side do you rejoin yarn at neck edge or shoulder. Do you start with a chain or DC. I just can't seem to get it to sit correct. Kind regards

25.11.2017 - 18:12

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Theresa, 2nd shoulder will be worked at neck edge, skipping the middle 8 ch-loops for neck. Happy crocheting!

27.11.2017 - 09:33