DROPS Extra / 0-1052

The First Noel by DROPS Design

DROPS Christmas: Knitted DROPS bunting bag in"Eskimo". Size 1/3 months - 3/4 years

DROPS design: Pattern no ee-020-by
Yarn group E or C + C
Size: 1/3 – 6/9 – 12/18 months (2 – 3/4) years
Size in cm: 50/56 - 62/68 - 74/80 (86/92 - 98/104)
DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio
500-550-600 (650-750) g colour no 56, Christmas red
50 g for all sizes in colour no 01, off white

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 8 mm - or size needed to get 11 sts x 15 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS HEART BUTTON, NO 553: 5-5-5 (5-6) pieces

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

Inc by making 1 YO. On next round work YO twisted, i.e. work in the back loop of st, to avoid holes.

You can make a hole at the front and back for the belt in the car seat.
Make the first hole on back piece when piece measures approx. 16-20-23 (28-33) cm (or desired measurements) by casting off the middle 4 sts on needle.
On next row cast on 4 new sts over the cast off sts and continue as before.
Repeat on front piece when piece measures from shoulder 42-47-52 (58-59) cm.

Dec for buttonholes on right band.
1 buttonhole = cast off third st from mid front and cast on 1 new st over the cast off st on next row.
Dec for buttonholes when band measures:
SIZE 1/3 months: 1, 6, 10, 14 and 19 cm
SIZE 6/9 months: 1, 5, 10, 15 and 20 cm
SIZE 12/18 months: 1, 6, 11, 16 and 21 cm
SIZE 2 years: 1, 7, 12, 17 and 22 cm
SIZE 3/4 years: 1, 6, 10, 14, 18 and 23 cm.

Work bag in one - beg at bottom of back piece, cast on sts for sleeve, dec for neck and finish at the bottom of front piece. Worked back and forth on a circular needle to make room for all the sts. If you want you can make a HOLE FOR SEAT BELT IN CAR SEAT - see explanation above.

Cast on 36-40-44 (46-50) sts (incl 1 edge st in each side) on circular needle size 8 mm with Christmas red. Work 3 ridges in garter st - SEE EXPLANATION ABOVE. Continue in stocking st until piece measures 37-45-52 (62-67) cm – AT THE SAME TIME on last row dec 4 sts evenly = 32-36-40 (42-46) sts. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
Work 3 ridges over all sts, continue in stocking st. When piece measures 46-54-61 (71-76) cm, cast on new sts in each side for sleeves. Cast on sts at the end of every row: 4 sts 1 time, 5 sts 1-1-1 (2-2) times and 9-10-12 (12-16) sts 1 time = 68-74-82 (94-106) sts. Work the new sts in stocking st. NOTE! After last inc work the outermost 3 sts in each side (= at the bottom of sleeve) in garter st.
When piece measures 54-63-71 (82-88) cm, continue as follows: 3 sts in garter st, 19-22-25 (31-37) sts in stocking st, 24-24-26 (26-26) sts in garter st (= back of neck), 19-22-25 (31-37) sts in stocking st, 3 sts in garter st. When 3 ridges have been worked over sts in the back of neck, cast off the middle 12-12-14 (14-14) sts for neck and finish each side separately. Slip sts in the right side on 1 stitch holder.

= 28-31-34 (40-46) sts. Continue in stocking st with 6 sts in garter st towards the neck and 3 sts in garter st at the bottom of sleeve. When piece measures 58-67-75 (86-92) cm, insert 1 marker = mid on top of shoulder - NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!
Work as before. When piece measures 1-1-2 (2-2) cm, inc 1 st towards the neck on next row from RS inside 6 sts in garter st - see INCREASE TIP. Work 1 row from WS and repeat inc on next row from RS. Work 1 row from WS, at the end of this row cast on 7-7-8 (8-8) new sts towards mid front = 37-40-44 (50-56) sts. Work 1 ridge in garter st over the 7-7-8 (8-8) new sts, work the other sts as before. Then work in stocking st with 6 sts in garter st towards mid front (= band) and 3 sts in garter st at the bottom of sleeve. When piece measures 8-9-10 (11-12) cm, cast off sleeve sts, cast off in the side at beg of row as follows: 9-10-12 (12-16) sts 1 time, 5 sts 1-1-1 (2-2) times and 4 sts 1 time = 19-21-23 (24-26) sts. Continue in stocking st with 6 band sts until piece measures approx. 18-19-20 (21-22) cm (fold the piece double at the marker on shoulder and make sure to work same no of row in stocking st on back and front piece) – adjust so that next row is worked from RS. Work 3 ridges in garter st over all sts. Work 2 rows while continuing stocking st and band sts in garter st – AT THE SAME TIME on 1st row inc 2 sts evenly (do not inc over band) = 21-23-25 (26-28) sts. Slip sts on a stitch holder.

Slip the stitches on the stitch holder back on needle (= 28-31-34 (40-46) sts) and work as left front piece but reversed.
Then slip sts from left front piece on to same needle = 42-46-50 (52-56) sts. On next row (= RS) dec band sts tog as follows: Work in stocking st over the first 15-17-19 (20-22) sts, slip 6 band sts from right front piece on a cable needle in front of piece, * K 1 st from cable needle tog with 1 st from left band *, repeat from *-* 6 times = 6 sts dec, then work in stocking st the rest of row = 36-40-44 (46-50) sts. Continue in stocking st over all sts. When piece measures approx. 55-64-72 (83-89) cm (fold piece at the marker on the shoulder and make sure that front and back pieces are the same length except the 3 bottom ridges on back piece). Work 3 ridges in garter st over all sts. LOOSELY cast off.

Fold piece double at the shoulder and sew under arm and side seams inside 1 edge st.
Sew cast-on edge to cast-off edge at the bottom of back - sew edge to edge to avoid a chunky seam. Sew bottons on left front piece.

Pick up 37-39-41 (45-47) sts with Christmas red on circular needle size 8 mm around the neck (beg mid front and pick up in outer loops of edge sts from RS). Work in garter st back and forth on needle until hood measures 18-20-22 (24-26) cm. LOOSELY cast off.
Sew hood tog edge to edge at the top.

Make 2 small pompoms in off white with a diameter of approx. 6 cm and 1 large pompom with a diameter of 8 cm. Pompoms should not be too compact. Cut 1 strand of approx. 1 m, fold it double and twine the strand. Fasten tie to 1 small pompom, sew the other end to band by first threading it through band. Make another the same way but fasten in the opposite band. Fasten the large pompom at the top of hood.

Fold the sleeves if necessary.


Sarah 22.04.2019 - 22:22:

När rändern med rätstickning är gjorda på framstyckena så ska båda framstyckena sättas på samma sticka. Innebär det att man stickar ihop dessa stycken från och med där? Jag har ju bara hunnit göra 3 knapphål fram till dess och det blir ju väldigt kort öppning eftersom arbetet endast mäter ca 22 cm. Ska man sticka slätstickning på varje framstycke, var för sig tills alla knapphål är gjorda? Detta framgår inte i beskrivningen.

DROPS Design 23.04.2019 kl. 14:28:

Hej, jo höger och vänster framst stickas ihop, men du hinner göra alla knapphål innan dess (sista knapphål görs då framkanten mäter 19-20-21-22-23 cm.

Marie-Josée Bédard 11.02.2019 - 00:55:

J'aimerais trouver un nid d'ange facile à faire et le patron gratuit

DROPS Design 11.02.2019 kl. 06:53:

Chere Marie-Josee, cliquez sur ce lien: https://www.garnstudio.com/search.php?action=search&w=nid+d%27ange&mt=0&c=0&k=0&y=0&yg=0&lang=fr. Bon tricot!

Jackie Weatherall 31.05.2018 - 19:18:

Do you add the 7 stitches at the end of rowr or after the band

DROPS Design 01.06.2018 kl. 09:08:

Dear Mrs Weatherall, on left front piece, you cast on 7 sts at the end of a row from WS (= towards mid front) = after the 6 sts in garter st. Happy knitting!

Loredana 06.10.2017 - 10:25:

Buongiorno, che tecnica posso utilizzare per cucire i fianchi? Grazie Loredana

DROPS Design 06.10.2017 kl. 10:41:

Buongiorno Loredana. Può cucire i fianchi seguendo le indicazioni del video che le alleghiamo. Buon lavoro!

Loredana 16.08.2017 - 10:43:

Buongiorno! Vorrei realizzare questo modello....l'unico dubbio mi viene dal filato utilizzato. Non rilascia troppi peletti? Eventualmente come sostituirlo? Grazie Loredana

DROPS Design 16.08.2017 kl. 11:18:

Buongiorno Loredana. Può usare un altro filato del gruppo filato E oppure un filato del gruppo filato C messo doppio. Può per esempio valutare di usare Big Merino messa doppia. Verifichi sempre di ottenere lo stesso campione indicato nel modello. Buon lavoro!

Nancy 22.12.2016 - 10:53:

Beste, Bij de linkervoorpand worden 8 nieuwe steken opgezet. Worden die steken later als de 6 ribbelsteken van de voorbies gebreid

DROPS Design 22.12.2016 kl. 14:25:

Hoi Nancy. Ja, klopt.

Judy 26.11.2016 - 04:41:

When picking up the 37 stitches for the hood do you pick up the the stitches along the two front bands? Or start picking them after the band and include the stitches on the other band? Or don't pick up stitches on any of the two front bands?

DROPS Design 28.11.2016 kl. 09:04:

Dear Judy, sts for hood are picked up over the front band sts on each side + around whole neckline. Happy knitting!

Miriam 12.10.2016 - 18:32:

Dobry den, prosim Vas, nerozumiem navodu v casti lavy predny diel. A to od "upleteme rubovou radu a pak nahodime na konci rady (smerem k okraji predniho dilu) 7 novych ok = 37 ok. Nad temito 7 novymi oky upleteme 1 vroubek, ostatni oka plezeme jako dosud. Pokracujeme licovym zerzejem pricemz 6 ok legy a 3 oka lemu rukavu pleteme stale vroubkem." - mozete mi vysvetlit na ktoru stranu pleteniny pridam 7 ok a ako tych 7 ok dalej pletiem - akym vzorom? Nejak mi to nesedi. :-)

Henriette Sørensen 31.05.2016 - 14:07:

Hi, I'm going to knit this model in a few days, and I'm curios as to how the baby actually gets into the suit. The drawning doesn't seem to show it. Where and how do the baby enter?

DROPS Design 31.05.2016 kl. 15:10:

Dear Mrs Sørensen, there are front band edges on each front pieces with buttons/buttonholes to close the bunting bag. Happy knnitting!

Heather Halom 11.03.2016 - 17:13:

Sorry can you just tell me if the measurements are for the length of the bunting not the width, thank you.

DROPS Design 11.03.2016 kl. 17:21:

Dear Mrs Halom, you will find all measurements in the measurement chart: bottom width (from 31 to 44 cm - see size), and total height (from 58-92 cm). Happy crocheting!

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