DROPS Extra / 0-988

Winter Wonderland by DROPS Design

Crochet table runner in with stars in DROPS Cotton Viscose. Theme: Christmas.

DROPS design: Pattern no n-155
Yarn group A
Length: approx. 90 cm / 35½''
Width: approx. 28 cm / 11''
Diameter on a snow-star: approx. 6 cm / 2½''

150 g color no 17, light beige

1 snow star = approx. 4 gram yarn.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3.5 mm/E/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.
See diagrams A.1 and A.2.

Work snow star tog on 3rd round - see diagram A.2.
In star space which is worked tog with another star, work: 2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, 1 sl st (= replaces 1 ch) through back loop of 3rd ch (middle ch of the 5 ch) on the other star's "leaf", ch 2, 2 sc in 4th ch from hook, 2 sc.

Piece is worked and fastened tog from and with 2nd star - READ CROCHET TOG - upwards in rows.
Work on hook size 3.5 mm/E with 1 strand Cotton Viscose.
Ch 6 and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch - see diagram A.1.
ROUND 1: ch 1, 12 sc in ch-ring, finish with 1 sl st in ch from beg of round.
ROUND 2: ch 1, 1 sc in first sc, * ch 6, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in next sc (= 1 star space) *, repeat from *-* 5 times in total and finish with 6 ch and 1 sl st in sc from beg of round (= 6 star spaces).
ROUND 3: ch 1, around star spaces work: * 2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 5, 2 sc in 5th ch from hook, ch 3, 2 sc in 3rd ch from hook and 2 sc *, repeat from *-* around every star space (6 times in total).
Finish with 1 sl st in first ch on round.
Fasten off.

Work according to A.2.
Repeat rows 4 and 5 in A.2 until piece measures approx. 78 cm / 31'' (make sure that last row worked is row 4).
Then work rows 3 and 2, finish with row 1.
Fasten off.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= ch
= sc
= sl st
= worked tog with 1 sl st
= row

Do you need help with this pattern?

Thank you for choosing a DROPS Design pattern. We take pride in providing patterns that are correct and easy to understand. All patterns are translated from Norwegian and you can always check the original pattern (DROPS Extra 0-988) for measurements and calculations.

Are you having trouble following the pattern? See below for a list of resources to help you finish your project in no time - or why not, learn something new.

We have also step-by-step guides for different techniques which you'll find here.

1) Why is the knitting/crochet tension so important?

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

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2) What are the yarn groups?

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

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3) Can I use a different yarn than what the pattern suggests?

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?

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4) How do I use the yarn converter?

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

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5) Why do I get the wrong knitting tension with the suggested needle size?

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

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6) Why is the pattern worked top-down?

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.

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7) Why are the sleeves shorter in larger sizes?

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.

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8) What is a repeat?

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.

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9) How do I work according to a knitting diagram?

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

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10) How do I work according to a crochet diagram?

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

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11) How do I work several diagrams simultaneously on the same row/round?

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

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12) Why does the piece start with more chain stitches than it’s worked with?

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.

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13) Why increase before the rib edge when the piece is worked top-down?

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.

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14) Why increase in the cast-off edge?

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)

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15) How do I increase/decrease on every 3rd and 4th row/round alternately?

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

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16) Why is the pattern slightly different than what I see in the photo?

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!

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17) How can I work a jacket in the round instead of back and forth?

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

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18) Can I work a jumper back and forth instead of in the round?

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?

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19) Why do you show discontinued yarns in the patterns?

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.

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20) How do I make a women’s size garment into a men’s size one?

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.

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21) How do I prevent a hairy garment from shedding?

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.

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22) Where on the garment is the length measured?

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

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23) How do I know how many balls of yarn I need?

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.

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Comments / Questions (14)

Anne Lene Christensen 12.08.2018 - 01:28:

Hvor mange stjerner bør man ha?

DROPS Design 14.08.2018 kl. 13:31:

Hej Anne Lene, stjernerne hækles sammen efterhånden, så det bestemmer du selv alt efter hvor lang du vil have bordløberen. God fornøjelse!

MERETE TOFFA 10.08.2016 - 09:51:

Skal man hekle stjernene sammen underveis, det vil si at man hekler hele løperen i ett sammenhengende stykke? Eller er det slik at man hekler stjerne hver for seg og hekler dem sammen til slutt? Synes ikke oppskriften var helt klar...

DROPS Design 24.08.2016 kl. 12:47:

Hej Merete. Ja, du haekler sammen undervejs som vist i diagram A.2

Nadine 11.11.2015 - 17:37:

Hallo, Ich habe eine Frage zur Anleitung. Im Text steht fortlaufend zusammenhäkeln ... Ich stehe auf dem Schlauch. Heißt das ich muss alle Sterne einzeln häkeln und häkel sie dann zusammen un schneide den Faden immer ab (dh ich hab viele fäden zu vernähen) oder häkel ich das irgendwie in einem Stück?? Danke schonmal für die Antwort. Mit freundlichen Grüßen

DROPS Design 18.11.2015 kl. 18:09:

Sie häkeln den ersten Stern komplett, das ist der Stern in A.2 ganz unten. Dann häkeln Sie den 2. Stern, das ist der Stern in der Reihe darüber links, bei diesem häkeln Sie die 3. Rd wie beschrieben, zusätzlich häkeln Sie ihn am ersten Stern wie unter ZUSAMMENHÄKELN beschrieben fest. Dann häkeln Sie den 3. Stern und häkeln diese ebenfalls in der 3. Rd des Sterns am ersten Stern fest. So verfahren Sie mit den nächsten Sternen in der nächsten Reihe (= dem nächsten Streifen) aus Sternen. Also wieder mit einem Stern ganz links beginnen und ihn in der 3. Rd mit dem Stern der vorherigen Reihe zusammenhäkeln.

Andreea 03.12.2014 - 18:25:

So how and where do you connect the stars together? A video might be nice to accompany the pattern. Thanks!

DROPS Design 04.12.2014 kl. 10:45:

Dear Andrea, stars are connected together with 1 sl st in matching ch-loop (see black dot in diag A.2) off next/previous star. Happy crocheting!

Gerard Bulit 20.11.2014 - 10:33:

Ce serait bien qu'il y ait une video quand même. Ne serait-ce que pour les 3 premières fleurs. merci

Mariethe House 19.11.2014 - 20:14:

Eureka! ça y est, j'ai compris! Merci beaucoup!

Mariethe House 18.11.2014 - 22:03:

Je ne comprends pas comment crocheter les fleurs ensemble. Pouvez-vous m'expliquer s'il vous plaît? Merci.

DROPS Design 19.11.2014 kl. 13:49:

Bonjour Mme House, les points noirs dans le schéma représentent le point où les flocons sont assemblés entre eux: dans ces arceaux, au lieu de faire "5 ml, 2 ms dans la 5ème ml à partir du crochet", vous allez crocheter 2 ml, 1 mc dans l'arceau correspondant du flocon précédent, 2 ml, 2 ms dans la 4e ml à partir du crochet. Positionnez bien vos flocons comme dans le schéma en bas de page pour bien repérer où les assembler. Bon crochet!

Iben Hartvigsen 30.01.2014 - 12:27:

Hej Drops. Jeg er igang med at lave denne børdløber og er kommet dertil hvor jeg skal sammensætte alle stjernerne. Kan i ikke lave en video hvor i viser hvordn de bliver hæklet sammen? Jeg kan godt se at de skal hækles sammen med en km, men jeg kan slet ikke lige se for mig hvordan det skal gøres.

DROPS Design 30.01.2014 kl. 12:41:

Hej Iben. Vi har desvaerre ingen video lige nu hvordan de haekles sammen, men du kan paa diagrammen nederst se hvordan du haekler dem sammen. Du kan evt laegge stjernerne fladt paa et bord og markere hvor de skal haekles sammen med en markör eller traad. Du haekler sammen med 1 km (se diagram)

Annica Olofsson 28.12.2013 - 18:43:

Jag undrar hur man virkar ihop denna duk. På diagrammet ser det ut att vara smygmaskor. Men i den löpande texten så är det en annan beskrivning som jag inte förstår mig på. Är tacksam för svar. MVH Annica

DROPS Design 23.01.2014 kl. 12:14:

Hej Annica. Du hekler dem sammen med sm (se diagram). Du kan ogsaa se hvordan du virkar stjernerne her:

Audrey 08.12.2013 - 20:19:

Je suppose que chaques flocons sont arreter, couper le fils puis rentré le fils??

DROPS Design 08.12.2013 kl. 21:12:

Bonjour Audrey, effectivement, on coupe et on rentre le fil après chaque flocon - cf vidéo ci-dessous par ex. Bon crochet!

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