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

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 3.5 mm – or size needed to get 20 tr x 10 rows = 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 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.
PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.5.

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

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

Replace first triple tr at beg on round with 5 ch. Finish a round with 1 sl st in 5th ch

DECREASE TIP:
Dec 1 tr by working 2 tr tog as follows: Work 1 tr but wait with last pull through (= 2 sts on hook), then work next tr 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 with Cotton Light. Turn and work 1 tr in fourth ch from hook (= 2 tr), * skip 1 ch, 1 tr in each of the next 5 ch *, repeat from *-* and finish by skipping 1 ch, 1 tr in each of the last 2-3-4-4-3-2 ch = 144-160-176-196-220-244 tr. Turn piece. Front piece is now worked back and forth over the first 72-80-88-98-110-122 tr on row. READ CROCHET INFO! Work 1 tr in every tr AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 tr 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 tr, piece now measures approx. 17-19-20-22-23-25 cm. Now work only over the first 10-11-13-15-19-22 tr on row (= from RS) as follows: Work 1 tr in every tr while AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 tr in each side of piece = 8-9-11-13-17-20 tr. Work 1 row more the same way = 6-7-9-11-15-18 tr. Then work 1 tr in every tr, 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 tr remain on strap in all sizes. Continue with 1 tr in every tr until piece measures 40-44-48-52-56-60 cm from ch-row. Fasten off. Repeat in the opposite side but now work over the last 10-11-13-15-19-22 tr on row. The 20-22-24-26-28-30 tr 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 with Cotton Light. Turn and work 1 dc in second ch from hook (= 2 dc), work 1 dc in each of the next 3 ch, * skip 1 ch, 1 dc in each of the next 5 ch *, repeat from *-* and finish by skipping 1 ch, 1 dc in each of the last 3 ch = 28 dc. 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 tr-row as front piece. Skip 22-26-30-35-41-47 tr (= armhole) after last tr on front piece. Work 1 dc in each of the next 28 tr, turn and work back and forth according to A.1 (22-26-30-35-41-47 tr 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 tr), then work 1 tr in bottom edge of every tr from tr-row = 144-160-176-196-220-244 tr.
ROW 1 (WS):
Work 1 dc in every tr, AT THE SAME TIME adjust no of sts to 144-168-180-192-216-240 dc.
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 tr + 2 ch + 1 tr + 2 ch. In every tr-group work as follows: 1 tr in second tr, 2 ch, 1 tr in 4th tr, 2 ch, 1 tr in 6th tr, 2 ch, BUT 4-2-5-8-6-12 times evenly on round work according to A.3 B: Work as follows in every ch-space: 1 tr + 2 ch + 1 tr + 2 ch. In every tr-group work as follows: 1 tr in 2nd tr, 2 ch, 1 tr in 3rd tr, 2 ch, 1 tr in 5th tr, 2 ch, 1 tr in 6th tr, 2 ch (work 4 tr in fan instead of 3) = 64-72-80-88-96-112 tr with 2 sts between every tr. 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 tr with 2 ch between every tr on round. Work a round with 1 tr + 2 ch in every tr, AT THE SAME TIME inc 0-3-0-3-0-0 tr evenly, inc by working 1 tr + 2 ch + 1 tr + 2 ch in a tr = 72-84-90-102-108-126 tr. 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 in all sizes from ch-row in waist and 63-65-67-69-71-73 cm in total.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew shoulder straps in each side on the top triangle on back piece (sew the 4 tr from shoulder strap against the 4 outermost dc 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: Work 1 ch, 1 dc, * 1 ch, skip approx. 1 cm, 1 dc *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in ch at beg of round – make sure to work a no of dc/ch that is divisible by 4.
ROUND 2: Work 1 ch, * 1 dc in first dc, 3 ch, 1 sl st in same dc, work 1 dc in next ch, 1 dc in next dc, 1 dc 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 1 ch, 1 dc, * 1 ch, skip approx. 1 cm, 1 dc *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in ch at beg of round – make sure to work a no of dc/ch that is divisible by 4.
ROUND 2: 3 ch ( = 1 tr), 1 tr in next dc, * 2 ch, skip 1 ch and 1 dc, 1 tr in next ch, 1 tr in next dc *, repeat from *-*, finish with 2 ch and 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
ROUND 3: 1 ch, work 1 dc in every tr and 2 dc in every ch-space, finish with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 4: Work 1 ch, * 1 dc in first dc, 3 ch, 1 sl st in same dc, work 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in first ch on round. Fasten off.

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

TIES:
Cut 2 lengths of 3 metres 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 tr in waist.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 04.05.2015
Correction in the 9th chart text.

= quintuple treble in st
Updated online: 22.05.2015
The icons in the 1st row in A.1 is change into:
= dc in st below (not dc around st below)
Updated online: 25.06.2015
under BODY and ROUND 1:
ROUND 1: Work sl st until 1st ch-loop and now work after A.3 A:...
Updated online: 02.07.2015
Extra text under CROCHET INFO:
Replace first triple tr 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 tr in st is replaced with tr around st).
Updated online: 05.04.2019
Correction - BODY ROUND 1: BUT 4-2-5-8-6-12 times evenly on round work according to A.3B

Diagram

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





Linette 22.05.2019 - 14:33:

Jeg er nu startet på toppen og nået til 2. omgang, men er blevet meget i tvivl om størrelsen. Jeg ligger normalt mellem en str s og m og hækler efter str m - hæklefastheden passer. Men når jeg tager "kæden" med det jeg har hæklet passer det lige i omkredsen rundt under brystet. Men når jeg kommer længere opad i mønsteret, kan jeg se at der kun bliver taget ind, så derfor bliver jeg nervøs for om den så bliver alt for smal oppe omkring brysterne - kan I hjælpe her?

DROPS Design 23.05.2019 kl. 08:11:

Hei Linette. Denne toppen hekles i deler. Den første luftmaskeraden du legger opp som en del av forstykket, er den delen som vil gå rundt hele brystet. Du hekler så over kun de første 80 st på raden = forstykket: dette hekles fra rett under brystet og opp. De resterende stavene skal du senere hekles bakstykket i. Når begge disse delene er ferdig hekles bolen fra den samme luftmaskeraden (rett under brystet) og NEDOVER mot hoften. Så, om målet på starten av forstykket passer rundt brystet (cm 80 cm rundt) er dette riktig, da det er nettopp denne delen som hekles først. Du kan finne alle blusens mål på målskissen nederst på siden. God fornøyelse

Jette 22.05.2019 - 14:22:

Er ved og hækle denne søde top til mit barnebarn , men hvor skal jeg starte på skulderstroppen med trekanterne og slutte på skulderstroppen hilsen jette

DROPS Design 23.05.2019 kl. 09:29:

Hei Jette. Du hekler i flere deler: Legg opp masker til hele bærestykket, og hekle forstykket over, (fra brystet og opp). Stroppene hekles på forstykket. Videre hekles bakstykket som 2 trekanter: den 1.trekanten (øverst på ryggen) hekles om en egen del (du begynner med kanten nærmest nakken, og hekler nedover til midt mellom skulderbladene). Den 2. trekanten hekles over den 2. halvparten av maskene lagt opp på starten, og hekles da nedenfra og opp til midt mellom skulderbladene. Bolen hekles fra samme luftmaskerad som bærestykket, men hekles NEDOVER mot hoften. De 2 trekantene sys sammen i spissene, og stroppene sys fast til den øverste trekanten. God fornøyelse

Dale 21.05.2019 - 08:04:

Hi me again OMG I just figured it out, yes re reading helps, punctuation would be good though lol. Thx for responding to my queries just the same nice to know someone is listening :-)

Dale 21.05.2019 - 07:56:

Sorry I re read but still confused as to what they mean right from the get go, I understand the working on first 88 stiches but what do they mean by AT THE SAME TIME?????

DROPS Design 21.05.2019 kl. 10:01:

Dear Dale, you will now crochet front piece over the first 88 stitches but at the same time you will decrease 1 st on each side on every row (= 50 sts remain after all decreases are done), ie on the first row over these 88 sts start to decrease 1 st on each side and continue like this until 50 sts remains. Happy crocheting!

Janine Catterall 20.05.2019 - 00:09:

Please ignore my last question, I’ve just reread the instructions and understand! One other question though please.....what does it mean armholes with vents and armholes without vents? Thank you. Janine

DROPS Design 20.05.2019 kl. 13:01:

Dear Mrs Catterall, on one side you have a vent on the side = you will then crochet the edge around armhole with vent on this side (before you start working in the round on bottom of the top), on the other armhole, there are no vent, crochet the armhole without vent. Happy crocheting!

Janine Catterall 19.05.2019 - 23:58:

Phi just about to start doing the A2 pattern in large size. Pattern says to have 180 stitches when starting to do A2 but turn it says to work A2 over next 168 stitches. Is this N error in the pattern? What happens to the remaining 12 stitches? Please explain. 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

Linette 16.05.2019 - 15:06:

Jeg vil rigtig gerne prøve at lave denne sommertop i noget lidt mere skinnende bomuldsgarn, så den bliver rigtig sommeragtig. Vil Drops Muskat være et godt alternativ? Synes bare det vil komme til at virke lidt tæt og tungt. Jeg har også kigget på Tencel bomuld/bambus fra Go Handmade, men her er strikkefastheden vidst lidt for afvigende - men kan det bruges hvis jeg går ud fra en str L (skal bruge str M)?

DROPS Design 17.05.2019 kl. 14:54:

Hej Linette, Ja du kan absolut bruge DROPS Muskat, du vil få samme tæthed som på billedet, bare sørg for at overholde hæklefastheden som står i opskriften. God fornøjelse!

Dale 07.05.2019 - 02:47:

This pattern needs to be rewritten, I am an advanced crocheter but am absolutely baffled by the instructions in this pattern....I finally gave up far to many errors and complicated explanations.... definitely consider rewriting it!!!

DROPS Design 07.05.2019 kl. 09:28:

Dear Mrs Dale, we are sorry to hear you have some troubles with the pattern. There are hundred of ways to write or format crochet patterns, and our patterns might be written a way you are not used to, you may just try to read it again with new eyes. For any further individual assistance reading our patterns and diagrams you are welcome to contact the store where you bought your yarn - even per mail or telephone. Happy crocheting!

Emmi Soinisalo 23.04.2019 - 04:09:

A.5 rivi 9. Tuleeko viimeisen 2p yhteen jälkeen tosiaan virkata 3p s:aan ilman että väliin tulee ketjusilmikoita? Menee tosi kireäksi työ, jos näin teen.

Véronique 15.04.2019 - 07:03:

Modèle beaucoup trop ouvert aux emmanchures. dommage le modèle est magnifique mais difficile à porter. J'ai tout défait mon ouvrage

DROPS Design 23.04.2019 kl. 16:03:

Bonjour Véronique, nous sommes désolés que vous ayez défaits, ce top est effectivement échancré au niveaux des emmanchures, comme on le voit sur la photo, et comme indiqué dans le schéma des mesures. Bon crochet!

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