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

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 5 mm – or size needed to get 14 tr x 8.5 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLE SIZE 20 mm – for pattern.
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTONS NO 522: 4 pieces for all sizes

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

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

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

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

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

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 1 ch, 5 dc 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 1 ch, slip sts off the needle and work 5 dc through the 5 sts.

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

ROW 4 (= RS): 1 tr in back loop of every tr 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 (incl 3 ch to turn with) on hook size 5 mm with Nepal. Work next row as follows: 1 tr in 4th ch from hook, then work 1 tr in each of the next 1-4-3-0-3-4 ch, * skip 1 ch, 1 tr in each of the next 5 ch *, repeat from *-* the entire row = 167-175-194-206-229-245 tr (first 3 ch = 1 tr).
READ CROCHET INFO! Insert 1 marker after 48-50-56-59-66-70 tr in from each side (= 71-75-82-88-97-105 tr 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 tr through both loops of st over the remaining sts. REMEMBER THE CROCHET TENSION! Work the outermost 10 sts in each side of piece in pattern 1 until finished measurements. When piece measures approx. 13 cm, dec 1 tr 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 tr remain on row, i.e. there are now 45-45-50-50-55-55 tr on each front piece and 65-65-70-70-75-75 tr on back piece. Work tr until piece measures approx. 42-45-47-50-51-53 cm, 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, 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 tr remain before marker = 40-40-45-45-50-50 tr (5 tr = armhole). Continue with broomstick lace as before over these sts. Work until piece measures 71-74-77-80-83-85 cm, 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 tr in each of the first 12-12-15-15-18-18 tr, * 1 htr in next tr, 1 dc in next tr and 1 sl st in next tr, turn piece with 1 ch. Skip sl st and work 1 sl st in dc, 1 dc in htr, 1 htr in first tr and tr the rest of row *. Turn and work 1 tr in each of the first 8-8-11-11-14-14 tr, 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 tr (5 tr in each side = armholes). When piece measures 69-72-75-78-81-83 cm, adjust so that next row is 3rd or 4th row in broomstick lace, work 1 row with tr over the outermost 20-20-22-22-24-24 tr in each side (the middle 15-15-16-16-17-17 tr = neck). Fasten off.

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

POCKET:
Work 32 ch (incl 3 ch to turn with) on hook size 5 mm with Nepal. Work next row as follows: 1 tr in 4th ch from hook, then work 1 tr in each of the next 4 ch, * skip 1 ch, 1 tr in each of the next 5 ch *, repeat from *-* the entire row = 25 tr (first 3 ch = 1 tr). Then work pattern 1 until piece measures 12 cm, 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 tr rows on sleeve. Sew sleeves in body. NOTE: Only sew sleeves to tr rows on body. Sew the pockets on to front piece. Sew on buttons evenly down on left band – top button should be 1 cm down from broomstick lace. Button through tr on right band.

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