DROPS / 157 / 21

A Patch of Comfort by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS blanket with squares in garter st, star pattern, English rib, stripes, waffle pattern and bamboo pattern in ”Nepal"

DROPS design: Pattern no ne-160
Yarn group C or A + A
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Measurements:
Width: 88 cm Length: 154 cm
Materials:
DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio
350 g colour no 0206, light beige
300 g colour no 0100, off white
300 g colour no 0500, light grey
300 g colour no 0300, beige

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES SIZE 6 mm - or size needed to get 15 sts x 29 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm.
Pattern = width 10 cm: Star pattern: 17 sts, English rib: 12 sts, Stripes: 15 sts, Waffle pattern: 12 sts, Bamboo pattern: 16 sts.

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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.
SQUARE COLOURS:
Square 1 (garter st): 1 beige, 1 light beige, 1 light grey, 3 off white.
Square 2 (star pattern): 1 beige, 1 light beige, 2 light grey.
Square 3 (English rib): 2 beige, 1 light beige, 1 light grey, 1 off white.
Square 4 (stripes): 1 beige, 2 light beige, 1 light grey, 1 off white.
Square 5 (waffle pattern): 1 beige, 1 light beige, 1 light grey, 1 off white.
Square 6 (bamboo): 1 beige, 1 light beige, 1 light grey, 1 off white.

GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.

PATTERN:
See diagram A.1. Diagram shows all rows seen from RS. See diagram A.2 for assembly of squares.

PATTERN TIP:
Diagrams A.1 does not fit vertically when repeated but eyelet rows are continued diagonally upwards as before.

SQUARE ASSEMBLY:
Number indicate which Pattern square is used, letters indicate pattern colour:
A = beige
B = light beige
C = light grey
D = off white
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BLANKET:
Work every square separately and sew tog when finished. Work every square back and forth on needle. Work different number of squares with different number of colours for each square – see SQUARE COLOURS above = 28 squares in total. 1 square measures approx. 22 x 22 cm.

SQUARE 1 (GARTER ST):
Cast on 33 sts on needle size 6 mm. Work in GARTER ST - see explanation above. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! Cast off when piece measures approx. 22 cm.

SQUARE 2 (STAR PATTERN):
Cast on 33 sts on needle size 6 mm. K 3 rows. K 1 row AT THE SAME TIME inc 4 sts evenly = 37 sts.
Then work STAR PATTERN as follows:
Row 1 (= RS): K 1 row.
Row 2 (= WS): K 1, * P 3 tog without lifting them off the needle, 1 YO, P 3 tog in same 3 sts and drop them off the needle, K 1 * repeat from *-* the entire row.
Row 3 (= RS): K 1 row.
Row 4 (= WS): K 3, * P 3 tog without lifting them off the needle, 1 YO, P 3 tog in same 3 sts and drop them off the needle, K 1 *, repeat from *-* until 2 sts remain, K 2.
Repeat rows 1 to 4. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When piece measures 20½ cm, K 1 row AT THE SAME TIME dec 4 sts evenly = 33 sts. K 3 rows and cast off.

SQUARE 3 (ENGLISH RIB):
Cast on 33 sts on needle size 6 mm. K 3 rows. K 1 row AT THE SAME TIME dec 6 sts evenly = 27 sts.
Then work ENGLISH RIB as follows:
Row 1: K 2, * K 1, 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to P *, repeat from *-* until 3 sts remain, finish with K 3.
Row 2: K 2, * 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to P, K YO and slipped st tog *, repeat from *-* until 3 sts remain, finish with 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to P, K 2.
Row 3: K 2, * K YO and slipped st tog, 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to P *, repeat from *-* until 4 sts remain, K YO and slipped st tog, K 2.
Repeat 2nd and 3rd row upwards. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When piece measures 20 cm – adjust to finish after 2nd row and work next row as follows: K 2, * K YO and slipped st tog, slip 1 st as if to P *, repeat from *-* until 4 sts remain, K YO and slipped st tog, K 2. K 1 row AT THE SAME TIME inc 6 sts evenly = 33 sts. K 3 rows and cast off.

SQUARE 4 (STRIPES):
Cast on 33 sts on needle size 6 mm. K 3 rows. K 1 row AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st = 34 sts. Work 2 sts in GARTER ST – see explanation above, pattern according to diagram A.1 (1st row = RS) over the next 30 sts, finish with 2 sts in garter st – read PATTERN TIP. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When piece measures 20½ cm, K 1 row AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st = 33 sts. K 3 rows and cast off.

SQUARE 5 (WAFFLE PATTERN):
Cast on 33 sts on needle size 6 mm. K 3 rows. K 1 row AT THE SAME TIME dec 7 sts evenly = 26 sts. K 1 row. Then work WAFFLE PATTERN as follows:
Row 1 (WS): K from WS.
Row 2 (RS): K 2, * K 1 in st from previous row and then drop st off left needle, K 1 *, repeat from *-* until 2 sts remain on needle, K 2.
Row 3 (WS): K 2, * K 1, lift loop around st and work this K tog with st on needle *, repeat from *-* until 2 sts remain on needle, K 2.
Row 4 (RS): K 2, * K 1, K 1 in st from previous row and then drop st off left needle *, repeat from *-* until 2 sts remain on row, K 2.
Row 5 (WS): K 2, * lift loop around the st and K this st tog with st on needle, K 1*, repeat from *-* until 2 sts remain on row, K 2.
Repeat 2nd-5th row upwards. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When piece measures 20 cm – adjust so that next row is row no. 3 – work next row as explained but P st inside st in garter in stead of K. K 1 row AT THE SAME TIME inc 7 sts evenly = 33 sts, K 3 rows, cast off.

SQUARE 6 (BAMBOO PATTERN):
Cast on 33 sts on needle size 6 mm. K 3 rows. K 1 row AT THE SAME TIME inc 3 sts evenly = 36 sts.
Then work BAMBOO PATTERN as follows:
Row 1 (= RS): K 1, * 1 YO, K 2, pass YO over 2 K sts *, repeat from *-*, K 1.
Row 2 (= WS): K 1, P until 1 st remains on row, finish with K 1.
Repeat rows 1 and 2. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
When piece measures 20½ cm, K 1 row AT THE SAME TIME dec 3 sts evenly = 33 sts. K 3 rows and cast off.

ASSEMBLY:
Fasten the strands on every square. Sew tog all squares with light beige as shown in diagram A.2 - Read SQUARE ASSEMBLY above. Sew tog edge to edge in outer loops of edge sts to avoid a chunky seam.

This pattern has been corrected. .

under SQUARE 5 - WAFFLE PATTERN (a star (*)was missing in row 4):

Row 4 (RS): K 2, * K 1, K 1 in st from previous row and then drop st off left needle *, repeat from *-* until 2 sts remain on row, K 2.

Updated online: 03.11.2014
under SQUARE 2 (STAR PATTERN):
Row 4 (= WS): K 3, * P 3 tog without lifting them off the needle, 1 YO, P 3 tog in same 3 sts and drop them off the needle, K 1 *, repeat from *-* until 2 sts remain, K 2.
Updated online: 21.01.2015

Diagram

= K from RS, P from WS
= K from WS
= K 2 tog
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= knitting direction

Comments (57)

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Kristrún Grétarsdóttir 14.10.2018 - 00:15:

I am having trouble with the Waffle pattern, I don't understand the finishing of it. That is, this part "work next row as explained but P st inside st in garter in stead of K." Does it mean K2, *K1, lift loop around st and P this tog with st on needle*, repeat from * to * until 2sts remain on needle, K2 - or K2, *P1, lift loop around st and P this tog with st on needle*, repeat from * to * until 2sts remain on needle, K2 - or something else? Many thanks.

DROPS Design 15.10.2018 kl. 09:23:

Dear Mrs Grétarsdóttir, when piece measures 20 cm, work next row (= should be a row worked as row 3) as follows: K2 (edge sts), P all sts to the last 2 sts and K the last 2 sts. On next row, K all sts (= 1 ridge) increasing 7 sts evenly. Knit now 3 rows and cast off. Happy knitting!

Helle Nørbæk 13.09.2018 - 14:56:

Kan jeg strikke Drops 157-21 på pinde nr 8 ? vh Helle

DROPS Design 17.09.2018 kl. 12:56:

Hej Helle, ja det kan du godt, men da vil ruderne helt sikkert blive lidt større og lidt løsere. Prøv at lave en rude og se om du synes om den :)

Louise 03.06.2018 - 12:16:

With square 5 (waffle), when finishing the pattern, what does p stitch inside stitch mean? Am i pearling the garter stiches inbetween the k2tog or am i p2tog with the slipped stitch from the row below? \r\nThank you.

DROPS Design 04.06.2018 kl. 10:08:

Dear Louise, at the end of square 5 instead of working row 3 P the sts instead of K them, ie work this row as follows: 2 sts in garter st, P all sts until 2 sts remain, work 2 sts in garter st. Happy knitting!

Elsebeth 31.05.2018 - 20:39:

Hej Ruderne skal være 22 cm i højden, men de forskellige mønstre giver ikke samme højde med samme antal pinde. Mit spørgsmål er, skal man have det samme antal pinde eller skal alle firkanter måle det samme i højden. Jeg er i tvivl om hvordan det bliver at sy sammen om det ikke er samme antal pinde.

DROPS Design 04.06.2018 kl. 09:33:

Det bliver lettere at sy sammen hvis hver rude har samme mål. God fornøjelse!

Karina 30.05.2018 - 08:32:

Hej - jeg har prøvet at strikke jeres tæppe DROPS 88-13 i Alpaca som opskriften siger og det blev et meget elastisk tæppe. Jeg kunne derfor godt tænke mig at strikke et tæppe som bliver fast. Hvordan bliver dette tæppe (157-21) eller kan I anbefale andre tæpper der bliver faste (gerne i firkanter) - glæder mig til at høre jeres svar

DROPS Design 30.05.2018 kl. 14:49:

Hej Karina, hvis du strikker tæppet på tyndere pinde (omring 4), så får du flere masker på 10 cm end hvad vi anbefaler i dette tæppe. Med en mere tæt strikkefasthed får også et mere fast tæppe. Firkanterne bliver jo dog ikke så store, men da kan man i så fald strikke flere firkanter. Husk at du så også kommer til at bruge mere garn. God fornøjelse!

Barbara 27.03.2018 - 01:06:

Es wäre einfacher gewesen, sie hätten noch die anzahl der reihen der versch. muster 1-7 angegeben, da die reihen unterschiedlich sind . mein bedenken ist es, dass es beim zusammennähen hinterher nicht passt. könnten sie ggf die reihen noch anfügen? lg

DROPS Design 27.03.2018 kl. 10:35:

Liebe Barbara, durch die unterschiedlichen Muster variieren die Reihenzahlen, daher werden die Angaben in cm gemacht. Achten Sie beim Messen darauf, dass Sie die Quadrate alle einheitlich flach liegend messen. Beim Zusammennähen empfiehlt es sich, die Quadrate jeweils an den Ecken provisorisch zusammenzuheften, dann passt es auf jeden Fall.

Barbara 27.03.2018 - 01:04:

Wegen der länge der einzelnen Muster verwirrt mich etwas, da die Anzahl der Reihen unterschiedlich sind und sich so schlecht zusammen nähen lassen. es wäre einfacher noch gewesen, wenn man die Angaben der Reihen der Muster 1- 7 noch angegeben hätte und nicht nur die cm zahl. vielleicht könnten Sie die Zahl der Reihen hier anfügen? lG

DROPS Design 27.03.2018 kl. 10:35:

Liebe Barbara, durch die unterschiedlichen Muster variieren die Reihenzahlen, daher werden die Angaben in cm gemacht. Achten Sie beim Messen darauf, dass Sie die Quadrate alle einheitlich flach liegend messen. Beim Zusammennähen empfiehlt es sich, die Quadrate jeweils an den Ecken provisorisch zusammenzuheften, dann passt es auf jeden Fall.

Camilla 19.02.2018 - 19:37:

Kære Drops Kan man strikke ruderne ved at slå 39 masker op eller kommer der så kludder i mønstrene? I stjernemønsteropskriftens første linje står der "= 37 m". Er det tal ikke 29 masker, når man tager 4 masker af. Og betyder dette, at man på de 33 masker selv bestemmer, hvor man enkeltvist tager en maske af pinden fire gange? På forhånd mange tak fra strikkenovicen

DROPS Design 21.02.2018 kl. 14:38:

Hej Camilla, Du er nødt til at slå det antal masker op vi skriver i opskriften hvis du vil have samme størrelse på ruderne. Maskeantallet varierer i forhold til mønsteret i og med at mønsteret fylder forskelligt. God fornøjelse!

Camilla 15.02.2018 - 22:17:

Kære Drops Kan man strikke ruderne ved at slå 39 masker op eller kommer der så kludder i mønstrene? I stjernemønsteropskriftens første linje står der "= 37 m". Er det tal ikke 29 masker, når man tager 4 masker af. Og betyder dette, at man på de 33 masker selv bestemmer, hvor man enkeltvist tager en maske af pinden fire gange? På forhånd mange tak fra strikkenovicen

Barbara 14.02.2018 - 03:16:

Kann die Decke in 4 Streifen gestrickt werden, ohne dass zwischen den Quadraten abgekettet/neu angeschlagen werden muss?

DROPS Design 14.02.2018 kl. 08:59:

Liebe Barbara, wahrscheinlich können Sie auch so stricken. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

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