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Aphrodite by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS top with fans and star pattern in ”Cotton Light”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no cl-038
Yarn group B
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 72-80-88-98-110-122 cm / 28½"-31½"-34½"-38½"-43½"-48"
Full length: 63-65-67-69-71-73 cm / 24¾''-25½''-26 3/8''-27 1/8''-28''-28¾''

Materials:
DROPS COTTON LIGHT from Garnstudio
350-350-400-450-450-500 g color no 01, off white

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3.5 mm/E/4 – or size needed to get 20 dc x 10 rows = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON ARCHED (white), NO 521: 1 piece

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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.
PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.5.

CROCHET INFO:
Replace first dc at beg of every dc row/round with 3 ch. Finish a round with dc with 1 sl st in 3rd ch.

Replace first sc at beg of every sc row/round with 1 ch. Finish a round with 1 sl st in ch from beg of round.

DECREASE TIP:
Dec 1 dc by working 2 dc tog as follows: Work 1 dc but wait with last pull through (= 2 sts on hook), then work next dc but on last pull through, pull yarn through all 3 sts on hook.
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TOP:
Worked in several parts. First work front piece, then 2 triangles that are put tog for back piece, then work the body downwards.

FRONT PIECE:
Work 175-194-213-237-266-295 ch on hook size 3.5 mm/E/4 with Cotton Light. Turn and work 1 dc in fourth ch from hook (= 2 dc), * skip ch 1, 1 dc in each of the next 5 ch *, repeat from *-* and finish by skipping ch 1, 1 dc in each of the last 2-3-4-4-3-2 ch = 144-160-176-196-220-244 dc. Turn piece. Front piece is now worked back and forth over the first 72-80-88-98-110-122 dc on row. READ CROCHET INFO! Work 1 dc in every dc AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 dc in each side on every row - READ DECREASE TIP. Dec 16-18-19-21-22-24 times in total in each side = 40-44-50-56-66-74 dc, piece now measures approx. 17-19-20-22-23-25 cm / 6 3/4"-7½"-8"-8 3/4"-9"-9 3/4". Now work only over the first 10-11-13-15-19-22 dc on row (= from RS) as follows: Work 1 dc in every dc while AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 dc in each side of piece = 8-9-11-13-17-20 dc. Work 1 row more the same way = 6-7-9-11-15-18 dc. Then work 1 dc in every dc, the dec towards mid front is now done, but continue to dec 1 st in the side (towards armhole) on every row 2-3-5-7-11-14 more times = 4 dc remain on strap in all sizes. Continue with 1 dc in every dc until piece measures 40-44-48-52-56-60 cm / 15 3/4"-17 1/4"-19"-20½"-22"-23½" from ch-row. Fasten off. Repeat in the opposite side but now work over the last 10-11-13-15-19-22 dc on row. The 20-22-24-26-28-30 dc in the middle of piece not worked = neck.

BACK PIECE:
Back piece consists of two triangles that are sewn tog.
TRIANGLE 1 (top part of back): Work 33 ch on hook size 3.5 mm/E/4 with Cotton Light. Turn and work 1 sc in second ch from hook (= 2 sc), work 1 sc in each of the next ch 3, * skip ch 1, 1 sc in each of the next 5 ch *, repeat from *-* and finish by skipping ch 1, 1 sc in each of the last 3 ch = 28 sc. Turn and work according to A.1. Cut the yarn when triangle is done and put it aside.

TRIANGLE 2: This is worked in the same dc-row as front piece. Skip 22-26-30-35-41-47 dc (= armhole) after last dc on front piece. Work 1 sc in each of the next 28 dc, turn and work back and forth according to A.1 (22-26-30-35-41-47 dc remain on row after A.1 = armhole). When this triangle is done, sew them tog in the tip.

BODY:
Worked top down, on underside of ch-row from front and back piece. First work back and forth, then work in the round.

From RS: Beg in first ch, work 3 ch (= 1 dc), then work 1 dc in bottom edge of every dc from dc-row = 144-160-176-196-220-244 dc.
ROW 1 (WS):
Work 1 sc in every dc, AT THE SAME TIME adjust no of sts to 144-168-180-192-216-240 sc.
ROW 2 (RS): Work A.2 A (= 6 sts), work A.2 B over the next 132-156-168-180-204-228 sts, work A.2 C (= 6 sts). Work A.2 back and forth one time vertically. On last row in A.2 work 1 sl st at beg of round, now work piece in the round.

ROUND 1:
Work sl st until 1st ch-loop and now work after A.3 A: Work as follows in every ch-space: 1 dc + 2 ch + 1 dc + 2 ch. In every dc-group work as follows: 1 dc in second dc, ch 2, 1 dc in 4th dc, ch 2, 1 dc in 6th dc, ch 2, BUT 2-0-3-6-4-10 times evenly on round work according to A.3 B: Work as follows in every ch-space: 1 dc + 2 ch + 1 dc + 2 ch. In every dc-group work as follows: 1 dc in 2nd dc, ch 2, 1 dc in 3rd dc, ch 2, 1 dc in 5th dc, ch 2, 1 dc in 6th dc, 2 ch (work 4 dc in fan instead of 3) = 64-72-80-88-96-112 dc with 2 sts between every dc. Finish round with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.

Then work according to A.4 (8-9-10-11-12-14 repetitions in width).

Work A.4 1 time vertically, there are now 72-81-90-99-108-126 dc with 2 ch between every dc on round. Work a round with 1 dc + 2 ch in every dc, AT THE SAME TIME inc 0-3-0-3-0-0 dc evenly, inc by working 1 dc + 2 ch + 1 dc + 2 ch in a dc = 72-84-90-102-108-126 dc. Then work according to diagram A.5 (12-14-15-17-18-21 repetitions in width). Work diagram A.5 one time vertically. Fasten off. Piece now measures approx. 31 cm / 12 1/4'' in all sizes from ch-row in waist and 63-65-67-69-71-73 cm / 24¾''-25½''-26 3/8''-27 1/8''-28''-28¾'' in total.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew shoulder straps in each side on the top triangle on back piece (sew the 4 dc from shoulder strap against the 4 outermost sc in each side on triangle – NOTE! Try the top first and adjust length of straps if needed).

CROCHET EDGE:
Work an edge around the neck as follows:
ROUND 1: Ch 1, 1 sc, * ch 1, skip approx. 1 cm / 3/8'', 1 sc *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in ch at beg of round – make sure to work a no of sc/ch that is divisible by 4.
ROUND 2: Work ch 1, * 1 sc in first sc, ch 3, 1 sl st in same sc, work 1 sc in next ch, 1 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next ch *, repeat *-* and finish with 1 sl st in first ch on round. Fasten off.

Work as follows around the armholes (make sure not to work the edge too loose):
ARMHOLE WITHOUT VENT:
ROUND 1: Work ch 1, 1 sc, * ch 1, skip approx. 1 cm / 3/8'', 1 sc *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in ch at beg of round – make sure to work a no of sc/ch that is divisible by 4.
ROUND 2: 3 ch ( = 1 dc), 1 dc in next sc, * ch 2, skip 1 ch and 1 sc, 1 dc in next ch, 1 dc in next sc *, repeat from *-*, finish with 2 ch and 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
ROUND 3: ch 1, work 1 sc in every dc and 2 sc in every ch-space, finish with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 4: Work ch 1, * 1 sc in first sc, ch 3, 1 sl st in same sc, work 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in first ch on round. Fasten off.

ARMHOLE WITH VENT:
ROW 1 (= from WS): Work ch 1, 1 sc, * ch 1, skip approx. 1 cm / 3/8'', 1 sc *, repeat from *-* – make sure to work a no of sc/ch that is divisible by 4 + 2. Turn.
ROW 2: 3 ch ( = 1 dc), 1 dc in next sc, * ch 2, skip 1 ch and 1 sc, 1 dc in next ch, 1 dc in next sc *, repeat from *-*. Turn.
ROW 3: ch 1, work 1 sc in every dc and 2 sc in every ch-space. Turn.
ROW 4: Work ch 1, * 1 sc in next sc, ch 3, 1 sl st in same sc, work 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc *, repeat from *-* 1 sc in next sc, ch 3, 1 sl st in same sc, 1 sc in next sc. Fasten off.
Sew a button at the top of vent, button through first dc in opposite side.

TIES:
Cut 2 lengths of 3 metres/3.2 yds each. Twine the strands tog until they resist, fold the string double so that it twines again. Make a knot at each end. Thread tie up and down in row with dc in waist.

This pattern has been corrected. .

The icons in the 1st row in A.1 is change into:
= sc in st below (not sc around st below)
Updated online: 22.05.2015
ROUND 1:
Work sl st until 1st ch-loop and now work after A.3 A:...
Updated online: 25.06.2015
Extra text under CROCHET INFO:
Replace first dtr at beg on round with 5 ch. Finish round with 1 sl st in 5th ch.
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New chart A.5 (many dc in st is replaced with dc around st).
Updated online: 02.07.2015

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= ch
= ch
= sc in st below
= sc around st below
= dc in st
= dc around st
= tr in st
= dtr in st
= quintuple dc in st
= 8 ch
= Work 1 dc in next dc - but wait with last pull through (= 2 sts on hook), work 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc the same way, pull yarn through all 4 sts on hook
= Work 2 dc tog as follows: Work 1 dc – but wait with last pull through (= 2 sts on hook), work 1 dc in the same st, pull yarn through all 3 sts on hook.
= Shows last round from previous diagram
= Crochet direction





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Ian 10.07.2018 - 15:12:

Thank you for the response. Was not sure about the turning as the pattern does not indicate this on the next instruction. Hope things go smoothly from now on, although I have to say, the cotton light yarn does split a lot and a tapered hook does not work well with it. I am slow going with this pattern. It is a lovel too though.

Ian 10.07.2018 - 04:25:

Hello, i am wondering what this mean, (Work A.2 back and forth one time vertically.), does it mean to finish A2 to the end row and then start the rounds? Following from Row 1 (WS), from going back and forth to the end, it seems the last row of A2 I am ending on the wrong side, which means my the rounds are worked on the wrong side? Is this correct?

DROPS Design 10.07.2018 kl. 08:53:

Dear Ian, correct, when you have crocheted A.2 one time in height back and forth (= in rows), work now A.3 in the round. At the end of A.2 (=WS), turn to start A.3 from RS and work A.3 in the round increasing evenly if required in your size. Hapy crocheting!

Therese 02.07.2018 - 19:37:

På varv 2, A5 läser jag att det, enligt mönstret, ska börjas med en stolpe. Ska detta göras i början av varje rapport, eller ska det bara göras en stolpe i början på hela varvet (alltså bara 1 gång). Gör jag en stolpe i början på varje rapport får jag 5 stolpar "i rad", iom att den enskilda stolpen hamnar mellan de stolpar som stickas "ihop" och jag ser inte att instruktören i filmen ni lagt upp för A5 får samma mönster.

DROPS Design 03.07.2018 kl. 11:07:

Hej Therese, jo du måste virka alla stolpar i diagrammet. Ja du får 5 st i rad, men de virkas i 3 olika st från varvet under med 2 lm mellan varje. Lycka till!

Belen Espejo 29.06.2018 - 20:32:

Hola, Estoy tratando de seguir el patron, pero no tengo mucha experiencia. Me podrian aclarar que es sisa con abertura y sisa sin abertura?. Muchas gracias.

DROPS Design 30.06.2018 kl. 19:01:

Hola Belen. El remate de la sisa sin abertura se trabaja en redondo, el remate con abertura se trabaja de ida y vuelta. Sirve para ajustar mejor el top atando con un botón en la parte superior.

CHANTALE SEREDIAK 24.06.2018 - 08:17:

Bonjour .j'ai terminé mon ouvrage,j'arrive à faire la bordure d'emmanchures :je voudrai savoir pourquoi faire une emmanchure avec fente? est ce que je peux la coudre ?Bien cordialement

DROPS Design 25.06.2018 kl. 09:35:

Bonjour Mme Serediak, sur l'un des côtés (et donc sous une des emmanchures), on va crocheter une bordure boutonnée pour fermer l'ouvrage. c'est également de ce côté-ci que vous avez commencé le bas en allers et retours avant de continuer en rond. Bon crochet!

Haylie 17.06.2018 - 07:51:

I don’t understand what it’s sayinf when it says. Work 1 dc in every dc at the same time dec 1 dc In each side on every row.

DROPS Design 18.06.2018 kl. 09:41:

Dear Haylie, continue working dc in rows but dec 1 dc at the beg of the row and dec 1 st at the end of the row as you did before. Happy crocheting!

Heather 12.06.2018 - 12:27:

In response to your reply I was talking about the T shaped symbol with the three lines through it at the beginning of the row. On the video she chains 4 but isn\'t this where you wrap a number of loops round the hook and insert it somewhere? She does not show this on the video.

DROPS Design 12.06.2018 kl. 14:54:

Dear Heather, these 4 chains replace the first triple tr (Uk-English)/dtr (US-English) on the round - this triple tr/dtr is then worked in the tr/dc from previous round (in next repeats). Happy crocheting!

Heather 12.06.2018 - 08:06:

Not that I am expecting an answer to this question either but I don’t know where else to go for help. A5 video does not show how to do the really tall stitch - quintuple treble - after the working two together so I don’t know what it should look like. I think I have chosen the wrong pattern to learn how to read symbols. This is awful.

DROPS Design 12.06.2018 kl. 08:24:

Dear Heather, if you mean the tall sts in the middle of row 9, they are simply 1 dc (US-crochet) around the 3-ch-space below. They are just taller than the other one in diagram due to the diagram itself. Just work them as shown in the video. Happy crocheting!

Heather Dunlop 09.06.2018 - 13:00:

Trying to follow the videos along with the written instructions but have spent much time ripping it out. I have reached the written section "Work A.4 1 time vertically, there are now 72-81-90-99 etc tr with 2 ch between every tr on Round". How do I work vertically? And how do I increase the stitches but keep the little box shapes in order? Please help me.

Nicole 08.06.2018 - 21:11:

Hallo, ich bin ja leider grad schon am Anfang überfordert... 🙈 1. Nach der luftmasche reihe, steht in die 4. Lm ein Stäbchen, dahinter was von 3 Lm und 1 Stäbchen, heißt dass ich muss noch mal drei Lm extra häkeln? Und 2. Was heißt eine Lm überspringen, heißt dass nun dass ich die komplett auslasse oder eine Lm mache und dann eben erst ins nächste ein Stäbchen... ? Danke schon mal für eine Antwort! 😅

DROPS Design 11.06.2018 kl. 08:21:

Liebe Nicole, häkeln Sie die genaue LM-Anzahl für Ihre Größe und dann das erste Stb in diei 4. Lm von der Nadel (= die 3 ersten Lm ersetzen das 1. Stb, so daß Sie insgesamt 2 Stb schon haben). Man überspringt in der ersten R in regelmäßigen Abständen 1 Lm, damit der Rand nicht zu stramm und eng wird und elastisch bleibt. Viel Spaß beim häkeln!

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