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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 color no 6309, medium petrol

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3.5 mm/E/4 – or size needed to get 22 dc x 12 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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CROCHET INFO:
Beg every round/row with 3 ch that replace 1st dc and finish every round/row with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round/row.

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

DC 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 dc TOG:
Work 3 dc into 1 dc at beg of row as follows: Work 2 ch (= replace 1 dc), work 1 dc, but wait with last pull through (= 2 strands on hook), then work next dc 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 dc to be dec. Dec at end of row by working until 1 dc to be dec remains, turn piece.
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CIRCLE:
Work 5 ch on hook size 3.5 mm/E with Alpaca and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch. READ CROCHET INFO.
ROUND 1: Work 13 dc in ch-ring.
ROUND 2: Work * 2 dc in every dc*, repeat from *-* the entire round = 26 dc.
ROUND 3: Work * 2 dc in first dc, then 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 39 dc.
ROUND 4: Work * 2 dc in first dc, then 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 52 dc.
ROUND 5: Work * 1 dc in next dc, then ch 2, skip 1 dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 26 ch-spaces and 26 dc. REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE!
ROUND 6: In first dc work PATTERN GROUP - see explanation above, * 1 dc in next dc, 1 pattern group in next dc *, repeat from *-* until 1 dc remains, 1 dc in last dc = 13 pattern groups with 1 dc 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 dc in first dc, * 1 pattern group in next pattern group, 2 dc in next dc (= dc-group) *, repeat from *-* until 1 pattern group from previous row remains, 1 pattern group = 13 pattern groups with 13 dc-groups between each. Turn piece.
ROW 8: 1 pattern groups in first pattern group, * 2 dc in first dc, 1 dc in each of the next dc in dc-group, 1 pattern group in next pattern group *, repeat from *-* until 1 dc-group remains, 2 dc in first dc, 1 dc in each of the next dc in dc-group = 13 groups with 3 dc between each. Turn piece.
ROW 9: 2 dc in first dc, 1 dc in each of the next dc in dc-group, * 1 pattern group in pattern group, 2 dc in first dc of dc-group, 1 dc in each of the next dc *, repeat from *-* until 1 pattern group from previous row remains, 1 pattern group = 13 groups with 4 dc between each. Turn piece.
Then repeat 8th and 9th row until 6 rounds + 18-20-22 rows have been worked (= 19-21-23 dc between every pattern group) = 247-273-299 dc and 13 pattern group. Piece measures approx. 20-22-23 cm / 8"-8 3/4"-9" from middle and outwards.

Now work armholes as follows in the different sizes:

SIZE S/M:
ROW 25 (= from WS): Inc in every groups with dc as before. Work 20 dc, 1 pattern group, 20 dc, work 50 loose ch (= right armhole), skip 2 dc-groups and 2 pattern groups. Then work dc-groups and pattern groups as before over the next 114 dc, work 50 loose ch (= left armhole), skip 2 dc-groups and 2 pattern groups, work as before the rest of row, finish with 1 sl st in first dc on row = 180 dc and 100 ch. Turn piece.
ROW 26: Continue with pattern and inc as before but work first ch-row (= left armhole) as follows: 10 dc, skip ch 1, 11 dc, skip ch 1, 1 pattern group, skip ch 1, 11 dc, skip ch 1, 10 dc, skip ch 1, 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 ch 1, 1 pattern group and finish with dc = 273 dc.
ROW 27-50: Work pattern as before but now inc only on even numbered rows until 50 rows have been worked in total = 429 dc (33 dc in every dc-group). Piece measures approx. 42 cm / 16½" from middle and outwards. Fasten off.

SIZE L/XL:
ROW 27 (= from WS): Inc in every groups with dc as before. Work 22 dc, 1 pattern group, 22 dc, work 54 loose ch (= right armhole), skip 2 dc-groups and 2 pattern groups. Then work pattern as before over the next 126 dc, work 54 loose ch (= left armhole), skip 2 dc-groups and 2 pattern groups, work as before the rest of row, finish with 1 sl st in first dc on row = 198 dc and 108 ch. Turn piece.
ROW 28: Continue with pattern and inc as before but work first ch-row (= left armhole) as follows: 11 dc, skip ch 1, 12 dc, skip ch 1, 1 pattern group, skip ch 1, 12 dc, skip ch 1, 11 dc, skip ch 1, 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 ch 1, 1 pattern group and finish with dc = 299 dc.
ROW 29-52: Work pattern as before but now inc only on even numbered rows until 52 rows have been worked in total = 455 dc (35 dc in every dc-group). Piece measures approx. 43 cm / 17'' from middle and outwards. Fasten off.

SIZE XXL/XXXL:
ROW 29 (= from WS): Inc in every groups with dc as before. Work 24 dc, 1 pattern group, 24 dc, work 58 loose ch (= right armhole), skip 2 dc-groups and 2 pattern groups. Then work pattern as before over the next 138 dc, work 58 loose ch (= left armhole), skip 2 dc-groups and 2 pattern groups, work as before the rest of row, finish with 1 sl st in first pattern group on row = 216 dc and 116 ch. Turn piece.
ROW 30: Continue with pattern and inc as before but work first ch-row (= left armhole) as follows: 12 dc, skip ch 1, 13 dc, skip ch 1, 1 pattern group, skip ch 1, 13 dc, skip ch 1, 12 dc, skip ch 1, 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 ch 1, 1 pattern group and finish with dc = 325 dc.
ROW 31-54: Work pattern as before but now inc only on even numbered rows until 54 rows have been worked in total = 481 dc and 37 dc in every dc-group. Piece measures approx. 45 cm / 17 3/4'' from middle and outwards. Fasten off.

ALL SIZES:
Insert 4 markers in the piece as follows from WS: Work until 16-
17-18 dc before second pattern group on row, insert 1st marker
here, work 17-18-19 dc, * 1 pattern group, 33-35-37 dc *, repeat
from *-* 3 more times, insert 2nd marker here (1st-2nd marker
= right front piece). Work 1 pattern group, 33-35-37 dc, 1 pattern
group, 33-35-37 dc and 1 pattern group, insert 3rd marker here. *

Work 33-35-37 dc, 1 pattern group *, repeat from *-* 3 more times, 17-18-19 dc, 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 dc and 4 pattern groups.
Continue inc on every row in dc-groups as before BUT do not inc in dc-groups in each side of front piece - AT THE SAME TIME dec 2 dc at beg of every row by CROCHET 3 dc 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 dc around the opening for sleeve, beg of row should be under sleeve. Then work 3 rows with 1 dc in every dc. Continue with 1 dc in every dc - 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 dc.
SIZE L/XL: Dec 1 st in each side of piece alternately every 3rd and 2nd row 18 times in total = 58 dc.
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 dc.
Then work pattern groups as follows:
ROW 1: 2 dc, 1 ch * work the next 2 dc tog, 1 ch *, repeat from *-* and finish with 2 dc.
ROW 2: Work 2 dc, * in next ch work 1 pattern group, skip 1 ch *, repeat from *-*, and finish with 1 dc in each of the last 2 dc. Turn piece.
ROW 3: Work 2 dc, 1 pattern group in each of the next pattern groups until 2 dc remain, work 1 dc in each of these. Turn piece. Repeat 3rd row until piece measures approx. 61 cm / 24'' in all sizes. Fasten off.

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

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