DROPS Extra / 0-1070

Christmas Treat by DROPS Design

DROPS Christmas: Crochet DROPS calender door with pocket in "Cotton Viscose".

DROPS design: Pattern no n-168
Yarn group A
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Measurements: approx. 15 x 20 cm
Materials:
DROPS COTTON VISCOSE from Garnstudio
50 g colour no 10, moss green
50 g colour no 05, red
50 g colour no 07, dark red
50 g colour no 26, chestnut
and use some left-over colour no 01, white for decoration.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 3 mm – or size needed to get 24 dc x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS BUTTON: Loop (Inca) NO 531, 1 piece.
ACCESSORIES: Double pointed needle or similar for hanging.

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Tags:

theme: christmas, decoration,

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CROCHET TIP:
Beg every row with 1 ch, this does NOT replace first dc but is extra.

FRINGE TIP:
To get nice fringes do the following: Make the yarn ends wet, hang the strand up to dry so that the ends dry while hanging straight.
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CALENDER DOOR WITH POCKET:
The wall decoration consists of several parts that are worked separately and sewn tog when finished.

BACKGROUND:
Work 37 ch with moss green on hook size 3 mm. Turn and work back in ch-row as follows:
ROW 1: READ CROCHET TIP! Work 1 dc in every ch, beg in 2nd ch from hook = 36 dc.
Continue to work 1 dc in every dc on every row until piece measures approx. 22 cm. REMEMBER THE CROCHET TENSION!
Now work an edge around the entire background with chestnut as follows: Turn the piece to start working down one long side: Work * 1 dc, 1 ch and skip 1 row, * repeat from *-* down the long side, adjust so that row ends with 1 dc in last row and work 1 ch. Then work a picot edge along the short side: Work 1 dc in first dc, * work 3 ch and 1 tr in 3rd ch from hook, skip 2 dc and work 1 dc in next dc*, repeat from *-* the entire row. Work 1 ch, then work as on the other long side. Work a picot edge along the short side as on the other short side. Finish with a sl st in first dc. Fasten off.

DOOR:
Work 23 ch with red on hook size 3 mm. Turn and work back in ch-row as follows:
ROW 1: Work 1 dc in every ch, beg in 2nd ch from hook = 22 dc. Turn piece.
Continue to work 1 dc in every dc on every row until piece measures approx. 13 cm.
On next row work 1 dc in front loop of every dc the entire row. Fasten off.

DOOR FRAME:
Switch to dark red and work an edge around the door, fold the last row forwards and work in back loop of sts in the next to last row worked (= short side). Along the short sides work 1 dc in every dc, in the corners work 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc. And along the long sides work * 1 dc, 1 ch, skip 1 row *, repeat from *-* the entire row. Finish with 1 sl st in first dc, fasten off.

SNOW EDGE:
Now work a snow edge with white along the last dc row in red that is folded in, beg from RS in the right side as follows: Work 1 dc in first dc, * 3 ch and 1 tr in 3rd ch from hook, skip 2 dc and work 1 dc in next dc*, repeat from *-* the entire row = 7 picots. Fasten off.

WINDOW:
Work 11 ch with white on hook size 3 mm. Turn and work back in ch-row as follows:
ROW 1: Work 1 dc in every ch, beg in 2nd ch from hook = 10 dc. Turn piece.
Continue by working 1 dc in every dc on row until 10 rows have been worked in total. Fasten off.

WINDOW FRAME:
Switch to dark red and work an edge around the window. Along the short sides work * 1 dc, 1 ch, skip 1 row *, repeat from *-* the entire row. Along the long sides work 1 dc in every dc and in the corners work 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc. Finish with 1 sl st in first dc, fasten off. Sew backstitches with dark red across the window to make squares. Fasten off.

HEART:
Work 2 ch with chestnut on hook size 3 mm.
ROW 1: Turn and work 3 dc in 2nd ch from hook = 3 dc. Turn piece.
ROW 2: Work 1 dc in every dc = 3 dc. Turn piece.
ROW 3: Work 1 dc in first dc, 3 dc in next dc and 1 dc in last dc = 5 dc. Turn piece.
ROW 4: Work 1 dc in each of the first 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc = 7 dc. Turn piece.
ROW 5: Work 1 dc in each of the first 3 dc, 3 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc = 9 dc. Turn piece.
ROW 6: Work 1 dc in each of the first 4 dc, 3 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc = 11 dc. Turn piece.
ROW 7: Work 1 dc in each of the first 5 dc, 3 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of the next 5 dc = 13 dc. Turn piece.
ROW 8: Work 1 ch, skip 2 dc, in next dc work 2 tr and 3 dtr. In next dc work 3 dtr and 2 tr. Skip 2 dc, in next dc work 1 sl st, 12 ch (= strap) and 1 sl st in same dc. Skip 2 dc, in next dc work 2 tr and 3 dtr. In next dc work 3 dtr and 2 tr, skip 2 dc and work 1 sl st in beg of previous round. Fasten off.

TIE:
Cut 2 lengths red and 2 lengths dark red of approx. 1 meter each. Twine them tog and place them double to make a tie. Tie a knot in each end and leave it to hand down approx. 6-7 cm with strand in each end, cut threads to make fringes - READ FRINGE TIP!

ASSEMBLY:
Sew window, heart and button on to door - see picture. Then sew the door to the background BUT do not sew along the upper edge, this becomes the pocket. Fold the upper part of background forwards around a double pointed needle or similar, fasten the fold with neat little stitches so that it is tightly around the needle. Thread the tie in on each side of the needle and let the fringes hang down below the needle.

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