DROPS / 153 / 11

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Crochet DROPS poncho in "Paris". Size: S - XXXL.

Tags: lace, ponchos,
DROPS design: Pattern no w-525
Yarn group C or A + A
Size: S/M – L/XL – XXL - XXXL
Measurements: Width: 30-30-38-38 cm / 11 3/4"-11 3/4"-15"-15"
Length before assembly: 112-119-133-140 cm / 44"-47"-52½"-55". Circumference in the neck: 82-88-95-102 cm / 32 1/4"-34½"-37½"-40"

DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
200-250-250-300 g color no 32, light blue purple

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 5 mm / H/8 – or size needed to get 14 tr = width 10 cm.

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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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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 to A.3.

Replace first sc on every sc row with 1 ch.
Replace first tr on every tr row with 4 ch.

Worked back and forth. Work 188-199-220-231 loose ch (includes 1 ch to turn with) on hook size 5 mm / H/8 with Paris. Work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of the next ch 2, skip ch 1, * work 1 sc in each of the next ch 3, skip 1 ch *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sc in each of the last 3-2-3-2 ch = 141-149-165-173 sc. Work 1 sc in every sc (= 1st row in diagrams A.1-A.3) – READ CROCHET INFO! Continue to work as follows: A.1, A.2 over the next 120-128-144-152 sc (= 30-32-36-38 times in width), finish with A.3. Repeat A.z upwards until piece measures approx. 30-30-38-38 cm / 11 3/4"-11 3/4"-15"-15", finish after one whole repetition of A.z. Fasten off.

Sew one short side edge to edge with the end on one long side to avoid a chunky seam (opposite long side now forms a tip towards mid front).


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= sc
= ch
= 1 tr
= 5 tr in ch-space
= sc in ch-space

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 153-11) 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.

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 (90)

Toñi 12.10.2020 - 22:38:

La verdad es que las indicaciones no estan nada claras. Sino tienes un poco de idea en crochet, es muy dificil seguir las explicaciones.

Juullss 25.10.2019 - 21:37:

Har jag förstått det rätt, att på en rad gör jag en rep av A1, sen repeterar jag A2 igen o igen tills jag kommit upp i rätt antal stygn kvar, då gör jag en rep av A3? Sen på tillbakavägen så börjar jag med A3, sen flera rep av A2 o sist en rep av A1? Mvh Julia

DROPS Design 28.10.2019 kl. 11:47:

Hei Julia. Ja, det stemmer :) God Fornøyelse!

Julia 02.10.2019 - 11:40:

Hej! Jag är vänsterhänt. Virkar jag från vänster till höger då på rätsidan? Och har jag förstått rätt att jag virkar A2 upprepade gånger i mitten och en repetition av A1 och A3 på varsin sida om? Med vänlig hälsning, Julia

DROPS Design 02.10.2019 kl. 12:27:

Hej Julia, jag skulle tro att man virkar åt samma håll som mönstret är skrivit.... Fråga gärna i DROPS Workshop på Facebook :)

Julia 01.10.2019 - 22:19:

Hej! Jag undrar om någon kan säga vad som är sista stygnet i A2, om dubbelstolpen ska tillhöra A2 eller är första stygnet i A3? Med vänlig hälsning, Julua

DROPS Design 02.10.2019 kl. 11:00:

Hej Julia, i A.2 virkar du 2 dbl-st i en m, virkar 3 lm, hoppar över 3m, 2 dbl-st, virkar 3 lm, hoppar över 3m osv. Lycka till :)

Sharon Warren 04.06.2019 - 02:22:

I bought this pattern recently and I cannot read a graph. Do you have a written pattern? Thank you in advance.

DROPS Design 04.06.2019 kl. 07:15:

Hi Sharon. This pattern is only available as a diagram, unfortunately. You read the diagram from bottom to top, from right to left. 1 symbol = 1 stitch (specified in the symbol definition). You can read more about how to read a crochet diagram here. Happy crafting

Ingrid 08.04.2019 - 03:44:

Met welke steek naai je de uiteinden van de poncho best tegen elkaar ?

DROPS Design 09.04.2019 kl. 21:00:

Dag Ingrid,

Dit kun je met maassteken doen. Bij de video's die bij dit patroon staat, vind je ook een video waarin uitgelegd wordt hoe je een halswarmer in elkaar naait. Hoewel deze video over een breiwerk gaat, kun deze techniek ook toepassen op haakwerk.

Ingrid 24.03.2019 - 06:01:

Ik haak met haakpen 4.5 ipv 5 omdat deze best overeen kwam met 14 dst. Mijn opzetlus van 188 losse kwam ongeveer overeen met 112 cm. Dit zou de lengte van de poncho zijn.S/M. Maar na de eerste rij haken, dus 3 vaste, 1 losse, enz. is mijn lengte al korter. Ik kom niet meer aan 112 cm. Betekent dit dat de poncho te kort zal worden? Moet ik dan toch een dikkere haakpen 5 nemen zodat ik van in het begin 112 cm heb ?

DROPS Design 25.03.2019 kl. 09:09:

Dag Ingrid,

Het komt vaak voor dat lossen te strak gehaakt worden t.o.v. andere steken. Wat je zou kunnen doen is de ketting van lossen opzetten met naald 5 en daarna verder haken in naald 4,5.

Ingrid 13.03.2019 - 12:24:

Ik heb normaalgezien kledingmaat 38. Ik ben 1.64 groot en gewicht 60 kg. Welke maat moet ik kiezen om te haken ? S/M of L/XL ?

DROPS Design 15.03.2019 kl. 18:33:

Dag Ingrid,

Kledingmaat 38 komt overeen met maat S/M in dit patroon. Kijk ook even bij de hals omtrek om te controleren of dit de juiste maat is voor jou.

Hong Hieu 13.01.2019 - 01:00:

Can you help me to know the abbreviations in crochet. Thanks.

DROPS Design 14.01.2019 kl. 11:09:

Dear Mrs Hong Hieu, you will find all crochet terms in UK-English and in US-English - together with the abreviations used in that pattern here. Happy crocheting!

Tracy Moskal 10.08.2018 - 22:20:

Pattern No. 153/11 Poncho Trying to find a substitute yarn for Drops Paris. Not sure what you mean by number of threads. Yarn Converter Form only goes as high as 6. Thank you. Hope you can be of help.

DROPS Design 11.08.2018 kl. 15:46:

Dear Tracy, this poncho is worked with 1 strand of DROPS Paris: you have to choose 1 as number of threads in our yarn coonverter. Happy crafting!

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