DROPS / 154 / 34

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Crochet DROPS poncho with double crochet and lace pattern in ”Cotton Light”. Size S-XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern no cl-030
Yarn group B
Size: S/M - L/XL - XXL/XXXL
Measurements: Height: 41-43-45 cm / 16"-17"-17 3/4"
Circumference at the top: 72-78-87 cm / 28½"-30 3/4"-34 1/4"
Circumference at the bottom: 99-114-129 cm / 39"-45"-50 3/4"

DROPS COTTON LIGHT from Garnstudio
250-300-300 g color no 23, light purple

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 4.5 mm/ US 7 – or size needed to get 16 dc x 8 rows = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.

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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.
Replace first dc at beg of every dc round with 3 ch. Finish every round with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
Replace first sc at beg of every sc round with 1 ch. Finish every round with 1 sl st in ch from beg of round.

Inc 1 dc by working 2 dc in one dc.

See diagram A.1. Continue pattern the entire round, and finish with 1 sl st at beg of round.

At beg of every round (in diagram A.1) with lace pattern work transition between round as follows after 1 sl st in first ch on previous round: Work 2 sl sts up along ch-space from previous round, 1 ch. Continue with ch 5, 1 sc in next ch-space. Continue as before with ch-spaces around the entire round.

Work as sc but backwards. I.e. crochet around from left to right

The piece is worked top down.
Work 130-142-158 ch on hook size 4.5 mm/US 7 with Cotton Light. Turn piece, and work 1 dc in 4th ch from hook (= 2 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 6-2-2 ch, * skip ch 1, 1 dc in each of the next 7 ch *, repeat from *-* 14-16-18 more times (= 15-17-19 times in total) = 113-123-137 dc.
Continue to work in the round as follows: 1 dc in every dc – READ CROCHET TIP! AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 4 cm / 1½'', inc 20-27-32 dc evenly on round (i.e. work 2 dc in 1 dc approx. every 5-4-4 dc) – READ INCREASE TIP! There are now 133-150-169 dc on round. Repeat same inc when piece measures 7 cm / 2¾'', but now inc 1 dc approx. every 6-5-5 dc = 153-177-201 dc.
Continue to work as follows:
ROUND 1 (= ROUND 2 in diagram A.1): Work PATTERN – READ CROCHET TIP. Continue pattern the entire round, and finish with 1 sl st in first ch at beg of round. Repeat this pattern until there are 3 stripes with ch-spaces vertically and piece measures 34 cm / 13½''.
Then continue dc for 7-9-11 cm / 2 3/4"-3½"-4½", AT THE SAME TIME on next round inc 10 dc evenly on round. When piece measures 41-43-45 cm / 16"-17"-17 3/4", finish with 1 round REVERSE CROCHET – see explanation above. Fasten off.


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