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Crochet DROPS jacket with bands in fan pattern in ”Nepal”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no ne-119
Yarn group C
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 100-108-116-126-138-150 cm / 39½”-42½”-45¾”-49½”-54¼”-59”
Full length: 62-64-66-68-70-72 cm / 24 3/8’’-25¼’’-26’’-26¾’’-27½’’-28 3/8’’

DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio
750-850-900-1000-1100-1200 g color no 0618, camel

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 5 mm / H – or size needed to get 12 sc/tr in width x 3½ texture rows vertically = 10 x 10 cm / 4’’ x 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.
At beg of every sc row beg with ch 1, then work 1 sc in first st before continuing with 1 sc in every st (ch does NOT count as 1 st).
Finish row with 1 sc in 4th ch from beg of previous row.

At beg of every tr row beg with 4 ch in 1st st, then work 1 tr in every st (4 ch = 1st tr).
Finish row with 1 tr in first sc from beg of previous row.

* 1 row tr, 1 row sc *, repeat from *-* until finished measurements - NOTE: Work in every sc/tr from previous row and not between.

See diagram A.1 (applies to sleeve) and A.2 (applies to band).

Ch 139-151-163-179-196-213 on hook size 5 mm / H with Nepal.
Work first row as follows: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, * 1 sc in each of the 3 next ch, skip 1 ch *, repeat from *-* until 1-1-1-1-2-3 ch remain and finish with 1 sc in each of the last ch = 104-113-122-134-147-160 sc, turn piece. READ CROCHET INFO and work TEXTURE ROWS upwards – see explanation above. REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE!
When piece measures approx. 45-46-47-48-49-50 cm / 17¾’’-18’’-18½’’-19’’-19¼’’-19¾’’, divide for armholes and finish each part separately as follows:

Continue with texture rows back and forth over the outermost 22-24-26-29-32-35 sts in one side of piece (= front piece). When piece measures approx. 62-64-66-68-70-72 cm / 24 3/8’’-25¼’’-26’’-26¾’’-27½’’-28 3/8’’– finish after 1 row with sc, cut the yarn. Repeat over the outermost 22-24-26-29-32-35 sts in the other side of piece.

Continue with texture rows back and forth over the 60-65-70-76-83-90 sts on back piece until piece measures approx. 60-62-64-66-68-70 cm / 23 5/8’’-24 3/8’’-25¼’’-26’’-26¾’’-27½’’ – make sure that last row is 1 row with sc. Now work 1 texture row (i.e. 1 row tr + 1 row sc) back and forth over the outermost 22-24-26-29-32-35 sts on shoulder. Cut the yarn and repeat over the outermost 22-24-26-29-32-35 sts in the other side (i.e. do not work over the middle 16-17-18-18-19-20 sts = neckline in the back of neck). Fasten off.

Work 35-37-37-40-40-43 ch on hook size 5 mm / H with Nepal. Work first row as follows: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, * 1 sc in each of the 3 next ch, skip 1 ch *, repeat from *-* until 1-3-3-2-2-1 ch remain and finish with 1 sc in each of the last ch = 26-28-28-30-30-32 sc, turn piece. Then work texture rows back and forth.

AT THE SAME TIME on 5th row (i.e. on third row with tr), insert 1 marker in the middle of piece. Work tr as before until 2 sts remain before marker, work pattern according to diagram A.1 over the next 4 sts, i.e. work as follows: Skip 1 st, 1 tr in next st, ch 2, 1 tr in next st, skip 1 st and continue the rest of row with tr as before.
Continue pattern as shown in A.1 (arrow in the middle of A.1 shows marker).
AT THE SAME TIME on 4th-4th-4th-4th-3rd-3rd row with tr (piece measures approx. 9-9-9-9-6-6 cm / 3½”-3½”-3½”-3½”-2½”-2½”), inc 1 tr in each side by working 2 tr in second and next to last tr in each side.
Repeat inc every other row with tr 6-4-3-3-2-1 more time (= 7-5-4-4-3-2 inc in total in each side) and then on every row with tr 0-3-5-5-7-8 times in total = 40-44-46-48-50-52 sts. When piece measures 49-48-47-45-43-41 cm / 19¼”-19”-18½”-17¾”-17”-16 1/8” (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider shoulders), cut the yarn.
Work another sleeve the same way.

Sew the shoulder seams. Sew sleeve seams tog edge to edge in outer loops of edge sts. Sew sleeves in armhole with neat, little stitches - make sure to avoid a tight seam.

Beg from RS at the bottom on right front piece and work as shown in diagram A.2, i.e. work as follows:
ROW 1: 1 sc in first st, ch 5 (= 1 tr + 1 ch), in first tr work 2 tr + ch 2 + 2 tr + ch 2, * skip 1 tr, in next tr work 2 tr + ch 2 + 2 tr + ch 2 *, repeat from *-* along right front piece, along the neckline at the back of neck and down along left front piece. Turn piece.
ROW 2: 5 ch (= 1 tr + 1 ch), then work as follows in every ch-space in the middle of every tr-group: 2 tr + ch 2 + 2 tr, ch 2.
Repeat 2nd row until a total of 4-4-5-5-5-5 rows have been worked. Work last row as follows: 5 ch (= 1 tr + 1 ch), then work as follows in every ch-space in the middle of every tr-group: 3 tr + ch 2 + 3 tr + ch 2.
When row is done, cut the yarn. Fasten all strands.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= 1 ch
= 1 sc
= 1 tr

Comments (33)

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Becky 07.08.2018 - 05:23:

Hi! Lovely pattern - quick question. This is the first piece of clothing I’ve ever crocheted. When I do the assembly, which side of the fabric is the “right” side? I see texture on both! Would it be the side that is facing me when I am working the single crochet? (I am right handed.) Thank you!

DROPS Design 07.08.2018 kl. 09:41:

Dear Becky, the right side of piece is the side where you crocheted trebles (the single crochets were worked from WS). Happy crocheting!

Val 13.04.2018 - 16:52:

Hello\r\nI have worked the jacket front & back pieces to the point where all is level at 64cm tall (size M). I do not understand where the next instructions are worked. \"Now work 1 texture row back and forth over the outermost 24 sts on shoulder\"\r\nI have not cut the yarn at the end of the back piece but I am not sure I then continue from the same point. The picture or diagrams are not helpful to me. Please help. Thanks in advance. Val :-)

DROPS Design 13.04.2018 kl. 17:16:

Dear Val, When back piece measures 62 cm in size M (or adjust after a row with dc), you will now shape neck working only on the first sts on each side for the shoulder, ie turn and work 1 textured row over the first 24 sts, cut yarn. And work now 1 textured row over the first 24 sts from the other side = leave the middle 17 sts unworked for neckline on back piece. Happy crocheting!

Val 02.04.2018 - 17:04:

Hello I am making this in size M but may want the jacket to be slightly longer than 64cm. If I add more rows to the jacket, will it mess up the band later? I have read the instructions for the band and it seems to me that the band works with a certain number of rows. Could you please confirm what multiples I need to work with? Thanks in advance :-)

DROPS Design 03.04.2018 kl. 09:32:

Dear Val, each fan in A.2 is worked over 4 sts, to get A.2 working around you will have to get the number of rows matching. You can always adjust by working the front bands skipping more/less rows to get the front band working. Happy crocheting!

Martha Van Dam 27.01.2016 - 13:25:

Waar kan ik maten vinden zodat ik kan kijken welke ik moet nemen bedankt Martha

DROPS Design 27.01.2016 kl. 15:26:

Hoi Martha. Onderaan het patroon vind je de afmetingen per maat in cm.

Rose 09.01.2016 - 12:41:

Is the jacket part of the pattern supposed to be just the back of the cardigan of does it include the from as well ? My current jacket part has an enormous width (100 cm) and I'm reaching gauge. It's either too big for just the back or too small for being both...

DROPS Design 11.01.2016 kl. 09:41:

Dear Rose, the jacket part consists on both front pieces + back piece worked together to armholes, you then finish each piece separately. You will find check measurements for each size in chart at the bottom of the pattern. Happy crocheting!

Beth 08.09.2015 - 22:03:

I will be starting this pattern shortly. I just want to clarify when the pattern says it is written in American English that means i do not have to convert from UK crochet terms. I was a little confused by the note in that same paragraph that says "If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here." That seems to indicate i need to be doing US DC when the pattern says TR??? Thanks in advance

DROPS Design 09.09.2015 kl. 09:49:

Dear Beth, you can always check the written language for the pattern with the flag under the picture. If it is written in US-English, you can follow it as usual. Crochet terminology is different for crocheting in British and American English that's the reason why we advice to check the language. As you can see here, a dc in US-English is a tr in UK-English. Happy crocheting!

Aida 15.05.2015 - 18:43:

Hi i'm a bit confuse i have finish the piece at 45 cm, i don't understand divide for the armholes, what do you mean divide , fold the piece ?? Please help!

DROPS Design 16.05.2015 kl. 09:47:

Dear Aida, body is worked in one piece to armholes. When piece measures 45 cm, you continue each piece separately to shoulders, ie work only over the first 22 sts in one side for first front, then in the other side for 2nd front, and work over the middle 60 sts on back piece. Happy crocheting!

Marya 10.03.2015 - 22:57:

I V finished with front and back piece but when i wanted to sew the shoulder i v 2 cm lelt on the top(i think it s the texture row we add a the end )when i sew them edge to edge i v the front piece taller than the back piece pls could u tell me how shall i do thanks

DROPS Design 11.03.2015 kl. 08:57:

Dear Marya, both front pieces should have same length as back piece, the last 2 rows worked on each shoulder on back piece are done 2 cm before final measurements, you may require to crochet more rows to reach same height. Happy crocheting!

Marya 06.03.2015 - 13:28:

I m working M size i divide for armholes in 46cm but there s no hole ,will the hole be created in the last row over 24 sts and please can u tel me how should i sew the sleeve thanks

DROPS Design 06.03.2015 kl. 14:31:

Dear Marya, you will sew the last 24 sts on back piece each side together with the 24 sts on right and left shoulder, this will create a hole (from where you divide work to shoulder) where you can then sew sleeve. Happy crocheting!

Marya 06.03.2015 - 08:14:

I m a little confused,the pattern says "Sew the shoulder seams. Sew sleeve seams" dont know where shall i sew the sleeves ,i see no hole please i need some clarification thanks

DROPS Design 06.03.2015 kl. 09:14:

Dear Marya, the armholes are created when you divide the bottom of jacket when piece measures 45-50 cm (see size) and finish each piece separately. The shoulders are the last row of each front piece + the 22-35 sts each side of back piece. Happy crocheting!

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