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Winter Solstice by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS jacket worked in a circle in "Alpaca". Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no z-684
Yarn group A
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Size: S/M - L/XL - XXL/XXXL
Materials:
DROPS ALPACA from Garnstudio
600-650-750 g colour no 6309, medium petrol

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 3.5 mm – or size needed to get 22 tr x 12 rows = 10 x 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. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, 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 British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
CROCHET INFO:
Beg every round/row with 3 ch that replace 1st tr and finish every round/row with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round/row.

PATTERN GROUP:
Each pattern group consists of: 1 ch, 2 TR WORKED TOG - see explanation below, 2 ch, 2 tr worked tog and 1 ch.

TR WORKED TOG:
* Make 1 YO, insert hook in ch-space, get yarn, make a YO, pull through 2 of the sts on hook *, repeat from *-* one more time, make 1 YO and pull yarn through all 3 sts on hook.

CROCHET 3 TR TOG:
Work 3 tr into 1 tr at beg of row as follows: Work 2 ch (= replace 1 tr), work 1 tr, but wait with last pull through (= 2 strands on hook), then work next tr but on last pull through, pull yarn through all sts on hook.

DECREASE TIP (applies to sleeves):
Dec at beg of row by working 1 sl st over the tr to be dec. Dec at end of row by working until 1 tr to be dec remains, turn piece.
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CIRCLE:
Work 5 ch on hook size 3.5 mm with Alpaca and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch. READ CROCHET INFO.
ROUND 1: Work 13 tr in ch-ring.
ROUND 2: Work * 2 tr in every tr*, repeat from *-* the entire round = 26 tr.
ROUND 3: Work * 2 tr in first tr, then 1 tr in next tr *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 39 tr.
ROUND 4: Work * 2 tr in first tr, then 1 tr in each of the next 2 tr *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 52 tr.
ROUND 5: Work * 1 tr in next tr, then 2 ch, skip 1 tr *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 26 ch-spaces and 26 tr. REMEMBER THE CROCHET TENSION!
ROUND 6: In first tr work PATTERN GROUP - see explanation above, * 1 tr in next tr, 1 pattern group in next tr *, repeat from *-* until 1 tr remains, 1 tr in last tr = 13 pattern groups with 1 tr between each.
Then work piece back and forth. Work every row tog at the end of row with 1 sl st in first st on row. Turn piece.
ROW 7 (= from WS): 2 tr in first tr, * 1 pattern group in next pattern group, 2 tr in next tr (= tr-group) *, repeat from *-* until 1 pattern group from previous row remains, 1 pattern group = 13 pattern groups with 13 tr-groups between each. Turn piece.
ROW 8: 1 pattern groups in first pattern group, * 2 tr in first tr, 1 tr in each of the next tr in tr-group, 1 pattern group in next pattern group *, repeat from *-* until 1 tr-group remains, 2 tr in first tr, 1 tr in each of the next tr in tr-group = 13 groups with 3 tr between each. Turn piece.
ROW 9: 2 tr in first tr, 1 tr in each of the next tr in tr-group, * 1 pattern group in pattern group, 2 tr in first tr of tr-group, 1 tr in each of the next tr *, repeat from *-* until 1 pattern group from previous row remains, 1 pattern group = 13 groups with 4 tr between each. Turn piece.
Then repeat 8th and 9th row until 6 rounds + 18-20-22 rows have been worked (= 19-21-23 tr between every pattern group) = 247-273-299 tr and 13 pattern group. Piece measures approx. 20-22-23 cm from centre and outwards.

Now work armholes as follows in the different sizes:

SIZE S/M:
ROW 25 (= from WS): Inc in every group with tr as before. Work 20 tr, 1 pattern group, 20 tr, work 50 loose ch (= right armhole), skip 2 tr-groups and 2 pattern groups. Then work tr-groups and pattern groups as before over the next 114 tr, work 50 loose ch (= left armhole), skip 2 tr-groups and 2 pattern groups, work as before the rest of row, finish with 1 sl st in first tr on row = 180 tr and 100 ch. Turn piece.
ROW 26: Continue with pattern and inc as before but work first ch-row (= left armhole) as follows: 10 tr, skip 1 ch, 11 tr, skip 1 ch, 1 pattern group, skip 1 ch, 11 tr, skip 1 ch, 10 tr, skip 1 ch, 1 pattern group and skip 1 ch. I next ch-row (= right armhole) work the same way but in opposite order, i.e. beg by skipping 1 ch, 1 pattern group and finish with tr = 273 tr.
ROW 27-50: Work pattern as before but now inc only on even numbered rows until 50 rows have been worked in total = 429 tr (33 tr in every tr-group). Piece measures approx. 42 cm from centre and outwards.

SIZE L/XL:
ROW 27 (= from WS): Inc in every group with tr as before. Work 22 tr, 1 pattern group, 22 tr, work 54 loose ch (= right armhole), skip 2 tr-groups and 2 pattern groups. Then work pattern as before over the next 126 tr, work 54 loose ch (= left armhole), skip 2 tr-groups and 2 pattern groups, work as before the rest of row, finish with 1 sl st in first tr on row = 198 tr and 108 ch. Turn piece.
ROW 28: Continue with pattern and inc as before but work first ch-row (= left armhole) as follows: 11 tr, skip 1 ch, 12 tr, skip 1 ch, 1 pattern group, skip 1 ch, 12 tr, skip 1 ch, 11 tr, skip 1 ch, 1 pattern group and skip 1 ch. I second ch-row (= right armhole) work the same way but in opposite order, i.e. beg by skipping 1 ch, 1 pattern group and finish with tr = 299 tr.
ROW 29-52: Work pattern as before but now inc only on even numbered rows until 52 rows have been worked in total = 455 tr (35 tr in every tr-group). Piece measures approx. 43 cm from centre and outwards.

SIZE XXL/XXXL:
ROW 29 (= from WS): Inc in every group with tr as before. Work 24 tr, 1 pattern group, 24 tr, work 58 loose ch (= right armhole), skip 2 tr-groups and 2 pattern groups. Then work pattern as before over the next 138 tr, work 58 loose ch (= left armhole), skip 2 tr-groups and 2 pattern groups, work as before the rest of row, finish with 1 sl st in first pattern group on row = 216 tr and 116 ch. Turn piece.
ROW 30: Continue with pattern and inc as before but work first ch-row (= left armhole) as follows: 12 tr, skip 1 ch, 13 tr, skip 1 ch, 1 pattern group, skip 1 ch, 13 tr, skip 1 ch, 12 tr, skip 1 ch, 1 pattern group and skip 1 ch. I second ch-row (= right armhole) work the same way but in opposite order, i.e. beg by skipping 1 ch, 1 pattern group and finish with tr = 325 tr.
ROW 31-54: Work pattern as before but now inc only on even numbered rows until 54 rows have been worked in total = 481 tr and 37 tr in every tr-group. Piece measures approx. 45 cm from centre and outwards.

ALL SIZES:
Insert 4 markers in the piece as follows from WS: Work until 16-17-18 tr before second pattern group on row, insert 1st marker here, work 17-18-19 tr, * 1 pattern group, 33-35-37 tr *, repeat from *-* 3 more times, insert 2nd marker here (1st-2nd marker = right front piece). Work 1 pattern group, 33-35-37 tr, 1 pattern group, 33-35-37 tr and 1 pattern group, insert 3rd marker here. * Work 33-35-37 tr, 1 pattern group *, repeat from *-* 3 more times, 17-18-19 tr, insert 4th marker. (3rd-4th marker = left front piece). Work the rest of row. Sts between 1st and 4th marker are up towards neck. Cut the yarn and fasten.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Now work right front piece between 1st and 2nd marker, beg from 2nd marker (i.e. from RS) = 149-158-167 tr and 4 pattern groups. Continue inc on every row in tr-groups as before BUT do not inc in tr-groups in each side of front piece - AT THE SAME TIME dec 2 tr at beg of every row by CROCHET 3 TR TOG - see explanation above. Continue to work until 12-14-16 rows have been worked over front piece. Cut the yarn and fasten.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Work left front piece between 3rd and 4th marker the same way as right front piece, beg from 4th marker (i.e. from RS).

SLEEVES:
Work back and forth from armhole and down, work every row tog with 1 sl st at the end of row. Use hook size 3.5 mm and Alpaca. Beg by working 86-94-102 tr around the opening for sleeve, beg of row should be under sleeve. Then work 3 rows with 1 tr in every tr. Continue with 1 tr in every tr - AT THE SAME TIME dec in the different sizes as follows: READ DECREASE TIP!
SIZE S/M: Dec 1 st in each side of piece every other row 4 times and then every 3rd row 12 times (= 16 times in total) = 54 tr.
SIZE L/XL: Dec 1 st in each side of piece alternately every 3rd and 2nd row 18 times in total = 58 tr.
SIZE XXL/XXXL: Dec 1 st in each side of piece every other row 17 times and then every 3rd row 4 times (= 21 times in total) = 60 tr.
Then work pattern groups as follows:
ROW 1: 2 tr, 1 ch * work the next 2 tr tog, 1 ch *, repeat from *-* and finish with 2 tr.
ROW 2: Work 2 tr, * in next ch work 1 pattern group, skip 1 ch *, repeat from *-*, and finish with 1 tr in each of the last 2 tr. Turn piece.
ROW 3: Work 2 tr, 1 pattern group in each of the next pattern groups until 2 tr remain, work 1 tr in each of these. Turn piece. Repeat 3rd row until piece measures approx. 61 cm in all sizes. Cut the yarn and fasten.

CROCHET EDGE:
Work 1 round with around the entire jacket as follows: * 1 pattern group, skip 2 tr/1 row *, repeat from *-* the entire round.

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Kat 30.05.2018 - 21:28:

I'm currently working on the L/XL and I'm having trouble figuring out the first arm hole row. exactly how many pattern groups and DC stitches am I skipping for the 54 chain? Also, which stitch am I starting the chain on ?

DROPS Design 31.05.2018 kl. 08:12:

Dear Kat, on row 27 in size L/XL you skip for armhole: 1 pattern group, 22 dc, 1 pattern group and 22 dc , chain 54 and continue working as before (next will be a pattern group) over the next 126 dc then skip for 2nd armhole 2 dc group and 2 pattern group and crochet 54 chains then continue in pattern as before to the end of row. Happy crocheting!

Jillian 18.05.2018 - 19:16:

Before I ask my question I wanted to tell you that I love your designs, they are amazing. Thank you for all the free patterns. My question is once you work the right and left front of the jacket they will be an opening at the neck so how do you join them . Thank you

DROPS Design 22.05.2018 kl. 08:10:

Dear Gillian, thank you very much. There shouldn't be any opening, when the jacket is flat it should looks like the chart with measurements, ie the top of circle will shape the collar and each front piece is worked then separately for some more cm/inches. Happy crocheting!

Miffy 12.05.2018 - 23:43:

Hi Please can you explain exactly how to work 86 stitches for the first row of armholes in s/m? I had assumed you would work into every single chain, plus the top/bottom of every stitch, but there are many more stitches and chains going around the opening. It also unclear how to deal with the ‘sides’ of the stitches that form the bottom and top of the armholes. Thanks.

DROPS Design 14.05.2018 kl. 11:49:

Dear Miffy, crochet 43 sts along each side of the armholes, arrange the sts skipping sts evenly if necessary to have a nice edge. Happy crocheting!

Evelyne 29.04.2018 - 05:06:

Bonjour.je ne comprends pas comment faire la bordure du gilet.que veux dire crocheté*1 groupe de motifs, sauter 2 B/1 rang *.merci beaucoup.

DROPS Design 30.04.2018 kl. 10:44:

Bonjour Evelyne, la bordure se fait tout autour de la veste en crochetant soit dans les mailles du rang précédent, soit au début/fin des rangs le long des devants, on va ainsi crocheter (1 groupe de motifs et sauter soit 2 brides soit 1 rang selon que l'on crochète le long des rangs ou le long des débuts/fins de rangs). Bon crochet!

Monika 24.04.2018 - 10:18:

Liebes DROPS-Team, Eure Anleitungen sind so ausführlich, dass ich eigentlich nie Probleme damit habe, aber nun stehe ich doch mal auf dem Schlauch... R 6: „In das erste Stb 1 Mustergruppe häkeln...“ Ich habe R 5 mit einer KM geschlossen, und müsste nun 3 LM arbeiten, um hochzukommen auf R 6 und würde damit das erste Stb ersetzen. Nur dass eine Mustergruppe mit einer LM beginnt... Ich weiss jetzt nicht, wie ich das arbeiten soll und wäre dankbar um Hilfe. Liebe Grüsse, Monika

DROPS Design 24.04.2018 kl. 14:22:

Liebe Monika, jede Rd beginnt mit 3 Lm, dh diese erste Stb kann entweder als letzte der Runde oder als 1. Stb der Mustergruppe gezählt sein (dann Rund mit 1 Lm und 1 Kett-M in die 3. Lm des Rd-beginns beenden). Viel Spaß beim häkeln!

Stephanie 07.04.2018 - 23:03:

Questions / Réponses Stephanie 07.04.2018 - 23:02: Bonjour Sur mon ouvrage le rang 26 à l'endroit je commence ainsi : gr de motif, gr de bride , la chaînette ( qui devrait commencer par un motif du coup). Si je veux suivre le motif ( faire comme si il n'y avait pas les ouvertures des emmanchures) je devrait commencer à crochet l'emmmanchure gauche avec un groupe de motif et l\'emmanchure droite avec les bridés. Cependant vos explications m'indique l'inverse. Merci

DROPS Design 09.04.2018 kl. 09:58:

Bonjour Stéphanie, le rang 26 se fait sur l'endroit et le rang 27 sur l'envers. Les motifs sautés des emmanchures se font en sens inverse des mailles sautés au rang 26. Suivez bien votre motif pour qu'il corresponde et qu'au rang 27 vous ayez le bon nombre de groupe de motifs et le bon nombre de brides entre les groupes de motifs. Bon crochet!

Stephanie 07.04.2018 - 23:02:

Bonjour Sur mon ouvrage le rang 26 à l'endroit je commence ainsi : gr de motif, gr de bride , la chaînette ( qui devrait commencer par un motif du coup). Si je veux suivre le motif ( faire comme si il n'y avait pas les ouvertures des emmanchures) je devrait commencer à crochet l'emmmanchure gauche avec un groupe de motif et l\'emmanchure droite avec les bridés. Cependant vos explications m'indique l'inverse. Merci

Stephanie 03.04.2018 - 12:54:

Je suis dessolée mais je n\'ai pas compris. Vous dites : \"continuez bien le motif au-dessus des chaînettes comme ailleurs sur le tour\" mais dans le texte vous marquez : \"dans la 1ère chaînette (= emmanchure gauche) crocheter ainsi: 10 B, sauter 1 ml, 11 B, sauter 1 ml, 1 groupe de motifs, sauter 1 ml, 11 B, sauter 1 ml, 10 B, sauter 1 ml, 1 groupe de motifs et sauter 1 ml\". C\'est pas comme le reste du tour.

DROPS Design 03.04.2018 kl. 13:55:

Bonjour Stéphanie, après les emmanchures, vous allez vous retrouver avec le même motif qu'avant, c'est-à-dire les groupes de motifs alignés les uns au-dessus des autres et les groupes de brides entre les groupes de motifs (= même nombre de brides entre chaque groupe de motifs). Bon crochet!

Stephanie 03.04.2018 - 12:52:

De plus j\'ai compris que les groupes de motif c\'est : \" 1 ml, 2 B ÉCOULÉES ENS , 2 ml, 2 B écoulées ens et 1 ml.\"Dans l\'explication des b ecoulées ensembles vous dites qu\'il faut piquer dans un arceau. Ca fait donc 2 arceaux pour chaque groupe de motif et donc si je transpose ça a la chainette ça fait 2ml. Je dois me tromper quelque part mais je ne vois pas Merci pour votre aide

DROPS Design 03.04.2018 kl. 13:53:

Bonjour Stéphanie, le groupe de motif se fait dans 1 seule maille, tout comme on a fait le 1er groupe de motif au tour 6. Bon crochet!

Stéphanie 03.04.2018 - 12:52:

Je suis dessolée mais je n\'ai pas compris. Vous dites : \"continuez bien le motif au-dessus des chaînettes comme ailleurs sur le tour\" mais dans le texte vous marquez : \"dans la 1ère chaînette (= emmanchure gauche) crocheter ainsi: 10 B, sauter 1 ml, 11 B, sauter 1 ml, 1 groupe de motifs, sauter 1 ml, 11 B, sauter 1 ml, 10 B, sauter 1 ml, 1 groupe de motifs et sauter 1 ml\". C\'est pas comme le reste du tour.

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