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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

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, 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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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.

Diagram

= 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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