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Lavender Touch Cardigan by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS jacket with broomstick lace in ”Nepal”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no ne-152
Yarn group C or A + A
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 92-92-100-100-106-106 cm / 36 1/4"-36 1/4"-39½"-39½"-41 3/4"-41 3/4"
Full length: 71-74-77-80-83-85 cm / 28''-29 1/8''-30 3/8''-31½''-32¾''-33½''

Materials:
DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio
900-1000-1050-1200-1300-1450 g color no 4311, gray/purple

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 5 mm / H/8 – or size needed to get 14 dc x 8.5 rows = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).
DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES size 20 mm / US 36 – for pattern.
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTONS NO 522: 4 pieces for all sizes

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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.
CROCHET INFO:
Replace first dc on every row with 3 ch.

DECREASE TIP:
Dec 1 dc by working 2 dc tog as follows:
Work 1 dc in first st but wait with last pull through, work 1 dc in next st but on last pull through, pull yarn through all 3 loops on hook.

INCREASE TIP:
Inc by working 2 dc in 1 dc.

PATTERN 1:
Work 1 dc in back loop of every dc on every row from RS and front loop of every dc on every row from WS.

BROOMSTICK LACE:
ROW 1 (= WS):
Slip the first ch on needle size 20 mm / US 36, * pick up 1 st on hook size 5 mm / H/8 through front loop of next st and slip st loosely on to needle size 20 mm / US 36 *, repeat from *-* the entire row. Use 2 needles size 20 mm / US 36 if needed. All sts on row are now loosely on needle size 20 mm / US 36.

ROW 2 (= RS):
* Insert hook through the first 5 sts on needle, work 1 sl st (this binds the 5 sts tog), slip sts off the needle and work ch 1, 5 sc through the 5 sts, work 1 ch *, repeat from *-* until 5 sts remain on needle, insert hook through the 5 sts on the needle, work 1 sl st (this binds the 5 sts tog), work ch 1, slip sts off the needle and work 5 sc through the 5 sts.

ROW 3 (= WS): 3 ch – see CROCHET INFO above, 1 dc in front loop of every sc on previous row (i.e. do not work in ch and sl sts on previous row).

ROW 4 (= RS): 1 dc in back loop of every dc on previous row.

Repeat rows 1-4.
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BODY:
Worked back and forth from mid front.
Work 203-212-235-250-277-296 ch (includes 3 ch to turn with) on hook size 5 mm / H/8 with Nepal. Work next row as follows: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, then work 1 dc in each of the next 1-4-3-0-3-4 ch, * skip ch 1, 1 dc in each of the next 5 ch *, repeat from *-* the entire row = 167-175-194-206-229-245 dc (first 3 ch = 1 dc).
READ CROCHET INFO! Insert 1 marker after 48-50-56-59-66-70 dc in from each side (= 71-75-82-88-97-105 dc between markers on back piece). Then work PATTERN 1 - see explanation above. When 6 rows have been worked, work pattern 1 over the outermost 10 sts in each side of piece and dc through both loops of st over the remaining sts. REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE! Work the outermost 10 sts in each side of piece in pattern 1 until finished measurements. When piece measures approx. 13 cm / 5'', dec 1 dc on each side of both markers (= 4 sts dec) - READ DECREASE TIP! Repeat dec every 13-7-6-4-3½-2½cm 2-4-5-8-10-14 more times. After all dec 155-155-170-170-185-185 dc remain on row, i.e. there are now 45-45-50-50-55-55 dc on each front piece and 65-65-70-70-75-75 dc on back piece. Work dc until piece measures approx. 42-45-47-50-51-53 cm / 16½"-17 3/4"-18½"-19 3/4"-20"-21", adjust so that next row is from WS. Then work BROOMSTICK LACE – see explanation above, over all sts. When piece measures 51-54-56-59-60-62 cm / 20"-21 1/4"-22"-23 1/4"-23½"-24½", adjust so that next row is 4th row (= RS) in broomstick lace, finish each front piece and back piece separately.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Work broomstick lace as before until 5 dc remain before marker = 40-40-45-45-50-50 dc (5 dc = armhole). Continue with broomstick lace as before over these sts. Work until piece measures 71-74-77-80-83-85 cm / 28''-29 1/8''-30 3/8''-31½''-32¾''-33½'', adjust to finish with 3rd or 4th row in broomstick lace. The outermost 20-20-22-22-24-24 sts towards armhole = shoulder, these are no longer worked. Then work pattern 1 over the 20-20-23-23-26-26 sts towards mid front (= collar). Work 4 or 5 rows, adjust so that next row is from RS. Then work short rows from mid front as follows: 1 dc in each of the first 12-12-15-15-18-18 dc, * 1 tr in next dc, 1 sc in next dc and 1 sl st in next dc, turn piece with 1 ch. Skip sl st and work 1 sl st in sc, 1 sc in tr, 1 tr in first dc and dc the rest of row *. Turn and work 1 dc in each of the first 8-8-11-11-14-14 dc, then repeat on same row from *-* 1 more time. Fasten off.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Work as right front piece but reversed. Beg short rows from WS.

BACK PIECE:
Work broomstick lace as before over the middle 55-55-60-60-65-65 dc (5 dc in each side = armholes). When piece measures 69-72-75-78-81-83 cm / 27 1/8''-28 3/8''-29½''-30¾''-32''-32¾'', adjust so that next row is 3rd or 4th row in broomstick lace, work 1 row with dc over the outermost 20-20-22-22-24-24 dc in each side (the middle 15-15-16-16-17-17 dc = neck). Fasten off.

SLEEVE:
Worked back and forth and sewn tog afterwards.
Work 44-44-44-50-50-50 ch (includes 3 ch to turn with) on hook size 5 mm / H/8 with Nepal. Turn and work 1 dc in 4th ch from hook. Continue with 1 dc in each of the next ch 4, * skip ch 1, 1 dc in each of the next 5 ch *, repeat from *-* the entire row = 35-35-35-40-40-40 dc. Then work pattern 1. When 6 rows have been worked like this (piece measures approx. 8 cm / 3 1/8'') and last row is from RS, work broomstick lace until finished measurements. When piece measures 10 cm / 4'', adjust so that next row is 3rd row in broomstick lace, inc 2 dc evenly on 3rd row in broomstick lace – read INCREASE TIP above. Then inc 3 dc evenly on next row = 40-40-40-45-45-45 dc. * Work 1 repetition of broomstick lace vertically. Work 1st-2nd row of broomstick lace, then inc 2 dc evenly on 3rd row in broomstick lace. Then inc 3 dc evenly on next row = 5 dc inc *, repeat from *-* 2-2-3-2-3-3 more times vertically = 55-55-60-60-65-65 dc. Work broomstick lace until piece measures 55-56-55-56-56-57 cm / 21½"-22"-21½"-22"-22"-22½" vertically, adjust to finish with 3rd or 4th row. Fasten off. Work another sleeve the same way.

POCKET:
Work 32 ch (includes 3 ch to turn with) on hook size 5 mm / H/8 with Nepal. Work next row as follows: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, then work 1 dc in each of the next ch 4, * skip ch 1, 1 dc in each of the next 5 ch *, repeat from *-* the entire row = 25 dc (first 3 ch = 1 dc). Then work pattern 1 until piece measures 12 cm / 4¾'', adjust so that last row is from RS. Work 1st and 2nd row in broomstick lace (= 5 repetitions). Fasten off. Work another pocket the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams. Sew collar tog mid back, edge to edge and then sew collar to neck line on back piece. Sew tog sleeves edge to edge. NOTE: Only sew in dc rows on sleeve. Sew sleeves in body. NOTE: Only sew sleeves to dc rows on body. Sew the pockets on to front piece. Sew on buttons evenly down on left band – top button should be 1 cm / 3/8'' down from broomstick lace. Button through dc on right band.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.


Anna Hayward 17.09.2018 - 18:41:

I love Drops Designs, but I cannot seem to make sense of your sizing. I recently made this cardigan for my mother, who is a UK size 20. I made it XL but its a little too small. It seems from the measurements that the largest size for this cardigan correlates to a UK size 16 (which isn\'t that large). Should I use a larger hook?

DROPS Design 18.09.2018 kl. 04:42:

Dear Anna, the sizing always depends on the style of the piece, the used yarn, etc. Please always refer to the given measurements for each size and see the drawing at the bottom of the page as well. Always make a trial swatch and adjust your needle accordingly. If the piece you made is too small, you should use a biffer hook / needle. Happy Crafting.

Helen Kaiser 01.01.2018 - 18:33:

Do you happen to have a picture of the collar? I am having problems trying to figure out how to attach. I LOVE these patterns I have another in progress and a few more I am going to make :)

DROPS Design 02.01.2018 kl. 11:31:

Dear Mrs Kaiser, there is no picture from the collar, just work as explained, ie short rows to give the collar the correct shape (it will be longer towards mid front and shorter towards shoulder). Happy crocheting!

Nathalie Marchand 28.11.2016 - 23:02:

Bonjour, je suis rendue à assembler mon cardigan, mais en lisant les indiquations je vois qu'on m'indique d' assembler le col, mais je n'ai pas les indiquations pour le faire??? pouvez-vous m'aider? Merci à l'avance et merci pour vos patrons superbes

DROPS Design 29.11.2016 kl. 09:15:

Bonjour Mme Marchand, cousez le dernier rang des 2 parties du col (devant droit et devant gauche) entre elles puis cousez le col le long de l'encolure dos (la couture des 2 moitiés de col doit arriver approx. au milieu de l'encolure dos). Bon assemblage!

Andrea Stein 03.09.2016 - 12:31:

Finde diese Broomstick Lace Muster wunderschön. Gibt es noch mehr Modelle ausser 158-38, bzw. 158-39, damit?

DROPS Design 05.09.2016 kl. 08:52:

Liebe Frau Stein, wir haben auch einen Set mit Mütze, Kragenschal und Fäustlinge - siehe 158-13 und 158-14. Viel Spass!

Amanda 04.08.2016 - 02:16:

I am having so much trouble reading drops patterns can anyone help me to understand better just love all patterns thankyou

DROPS Design 04.08.2016 kl. 10:32:

Dear Amanda, you are welcome to ask your question here or to contact your DROPS store for any further personnal assistance even per mail or telephone. Happy crocheting!

Monica 11.05.2016 - 06:55:

I'm so excited I'll begin with right side I finished the body part...

Monica 05.05.2016 - 06:28:

I'm now on the broomstick lace pattern of the body. How am I getting all stitches on the hook? Tthere are 165 dc and the hook it's like 50 cms. Even if I have 2 hooks how do I work with them? M.

DROPS Design 06.05.2016 kl. 08:47:

Dear Monica, you will need help of both straight needle size 20 mm and when transfering the loops on the needle, you can divide the number of loops by 2 and transfer them evenly on each of the both knitting needles. see also video below. Happy crocheting!

Monica 28.04.2016 - 16:03:

Thank you so much for your responses I'm advancing in my work an it looks correct and hope to continue doing well. I'll post a picture when it's done. Monica

Monica 28.04.2016 - 04:40:

What happens if I continue with pattern 1 all body? I like the pattern and how it looks

DROPS Design 28.04.2016 kl. 08:37:

Dear Monica, you may continue in pattern 1 if you like to - on sleeves you will have to adjust the pattern for the inc. Happy crocheting!

Monica 23.04.2016 - 20:17:

I just started from the beginning. Did my swatch and chewed the gauge. It was 14 dc in 10 cms. But when I was working the pattern 1, in the body the Dc were now 16. I started the pocket to check it and in 10cms doing the pattern 1 I have 15 or 16 dc Why is not constant? And working Dc first row is skipped right? Thanks in advance

DROPS Design 25.04.2016 kl. 10:10:

Dear Monica, make sure you keep same tension when working swatch (on a few sts) and when working on the body (much more sts) to keep the correct tension and finished measurements. On first row on body you will work with dc skipping ch evenly to make sure that the fundation chains will not be too tight, ie that the bottom edge of the jacket will not be tight, you start with a longer chain and crochet less dc. Happy crocheting!

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