DROPS Baby / 25 / 11

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Knitted DROPS wrap cardigan in garter st and crochet edge in ”Baby Merino”. Size premature - 4 years.

DROPS design: Pattern no bm-045-by
Yarn group A
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Size: (premature) 0/1 - 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2 - 3/4) years
Size in cm: (40/44) 48/52 - 56/62 - 68/74 - 80/86 (92 - 98/104)
Materials:
DROPS BABY MERINO from Garnstudio
(100) 150-150-150-150 (200-200) g colour no 02, off white
50 g for all sizes in colour no 23, light beige

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 or 80 cm) SIZE 3 mm - or size needed to get 24 sts x 48 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 2.5 mm - for edges and ties.

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GARTER ST (back and forth on circular needle):
K all rows.

DECREASE TIP:
Dec inside 1 edge st in garter st. All dec are done from RS!
Dec after 1 edge st as follows: Slip 1 st as if to K, K 1, psso.
Dec before 1 edge st as follows: K 2 tog.
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CARDIGAN:
Worked back and forth on circular needle.
Beg on front piece, cast on sts for sleeve and work up to the shoulder. Work the other front piece, place both front pieces tog and work down the back piece.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
LOOSELY cast on (34) 37-44-48-52 (55-62) sts on circular needle size 3 mm with off white and work in GARTER ST - see explanation above (1st row = RS).
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING!
When piece measures (9) 12-16-16-17 (20-23) cm (adjust so that next row is worked from RS), dec 1 st for neck inside 1 edge st at beg of row - READ DECREASE TIP. Repeat dec on every other row (i.e. every row from RS) (17) 17-21-23-25 (27-31) more times (= (18) 18-22-24-26 (28-32) dec in total), then dec every 4th row (i.e. every other row from RS) 2 times in total.
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures (12) 15-19-20-21 (24-27) cm cast on new sts at the end of row towards the side of sleeve as follows: (3) 4-6-6-6 (6-6) sts (4) 4-4-5-6 (7-8) times in total and then (16) 19-19-18-19 (23-26) sts 1 time. After all inc and dec there are (42) 52-63-70-79 (90-102) sts on the needle for shoulder/sleeve.
Continue in garter st until piece measures (20) 24-28-30-32 (36-40) cm. Insert 1 marker = mid on top of shoulder – AT THE SAME TIME cast on 2 new sts at the end of row towards the neck, repeat inc on next row towards neck = (46) 56-67-74-83 (94-106) sts (last row = WS). Put all sts on a stitch holder.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Cast on and work as right but reversed (i.e. dec for neck inside 1 edge st at the end of row from RS (instead of at the beg of row from RS). In addition K 1 row from WS at the end of front piece after casting on sts towards the neck so that last row on both right and left front piece is worked from WS.

BACK PIECE:
Work left front piece on to circular needle (= K from RS), cast on (8) 8-10-10-12 (14-16) new sts (= back of neck) and work right front piece on to circular needle (= K from RS) = (100) 120-144-158-178 (202-228) sts.
NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM MARKERS ON SHOULDERS.
Continue to work in garter st back and forth on needle.
When piece measures (6) 7-7-7½-8 (9-9) cm, cast off sleeve sts as follows: Cast off at beg of every row in each side as follows: (16) 19-19-18-19 (23-26) sts 1 time and (3) 4-6-6-6 (6-6) sts (4) 4-4-5-6 (7-8) times in total = (44) 50-58-62-68 (72-80) sts on needle. Continue until piece measures approx. (20) 24-28-30-32 (36-40) cm – fold piece at the markers on shoulders and check that front and back pieces are the same length – loosely cast off.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew side and sleeve seams tog edge to edge in front loop of outermost sts.

CROCHET EDGE:
Work on hook size 2.5 mm with light beige around the entire opening on cardigan as follows:
ROUND 1: 1 dc in first st, * 1 ch, skip approx. 2 sts, 1 dc in next st *, repeat from *-* but in a corner where dec for neck beg work tie as follows: 1 dc in tip, then work ch for approx. 20-25 cm, turn and work 1 sl st in every ch on return, then work 1 dc in tip of front piece again, continue crochet border around the cardigan until the tip of the other front piece, crochet another tie as on first front piece, continue around the rest of the cardigan and finish with 1 sl st in first dc from beg of round.
ROUND 2: 1 dc in first ch, * 4 ch, 1 tr in 4th ch from hook, skip 1 dc + 1 ch + 1 dc, work 1 dc in next ch *, repeat from *-* the entire round (make sure to work over ties so that they are at the bottom), finish with 1 sl st in first dc from beg of round.
Work 2nd round the same way at the bottom around both sleeves.
Then work another tie, similar to the one in each tip, on the inside of the seam in the right side and on the outside of the seam in the left side – make sure that the ties are at the same height as tips on front pieces.

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