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Elly May by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS shorts with double crochet and lace pattern in ”Safran”. Size: S - XXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no e-231
Yarn group A
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Size: S/M – L – XL/XXL

Materials:
DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
300-350-350 g color no 17, white

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 2.5 mm/C – or size needed to get 26 dc x 16 rows with dc = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

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pattern type: pants, shorts, pattern/technique: lace, shape: top down,

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

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.3.

INCREASE TIP 1:
Inc 2 dc mid back as follows:
Work until 2 dc remain before marker mid back, work 2 dc in first dc, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc (marker is between these) and 2 dc in next dc (= 2 dc inc).

Inc 4 dc mid back as follows:
Work until 4 dc remain before marker mid back, work 2 dc in first dc, 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc each of the next 2 dc (marker is between these) and 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc (= 4 dc inc).

INCREASE TIP 2:
Work until 1 dc remains before marker in the side, work 2 dc in first dc, 1 dc in next dc (marker is in this dc) and 2 dc in next dc (= 2 dc inc). Repeat the same inc in the other side = 4 sts inc on round.
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SHORTS:
The piece is worked top down.
Work 224-274-326 ch on hook size 2.5 mm / C with Safran and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch. Insert 1 marker at beg of round = mid back.
Work first round as follows: ch 1, * skip ch 1, 1 sc in each of the next 7 ch *, repeat from *-* until 0-2-6 ch remain, work 1 sc in each of these ch = 196-240-286 sc.
READ CROCHET TIP! Continue working 1 sc in every sc until piece measures 2 cm / 3/4''. REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE!
Now work an eyelet row as follows: ch 4, skip 1 sc, * 1 dc in next sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round. On next round work 1 sc in every dc and every ch.
Then work the shorts higher in the back as follows: Work 11-12-13 sc past the marker mid back, turn and work 1 sl st in first st, then 1 sc in each of the next 21-23-25 sc, turn and work 1 sl st in first st, then 1 sc in each of the next 32-35-38 sts (sl sts are also worked). Continue like this by working 11-12-13 sts more on every turn until a total of 154-192-208 sts have been worked. Turn again and work until marker mid back.
Continue to work 1 round with sc while AT THE SAME TIME inc 28-16-2 sc evenly = 224-256-288 sc. Then work pattern (and insert markers) as follows from mid back: 3 dc, A.1 (= 3 dc), * 5 dc, A.1*, repeat from *-* until 2 dc remain, 2 dc, AT THE SAME TIME insert a marker in each side as follows: Insert a marker in the 3rd dc after 7th-8th-9th repetition A.1, and insert a marker in 3rd dc after 21th-24th-27th repetition with A.1 (i.e. 1 marker in each side). Continue with pattern - AT THE SAME TIME inc mid back and in the sides as follows:

SIDES:
Inc on each side of dc with marker, in each side as follows - READ INCREASE TIP 2. Repeat inc every 4th round 7-7-8 times in total = 28-28-32 dc inc.

MID BACK:
AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 15-17-19 cm / 6"-6 3/4"-7½" (measured mid front), inc mid back as follows – Read INCREASE TIP-1. Repeat inc with 2 dc mid back every round 10 times in total, and repeat inc with 4 dc every round 2-2-3 times = 28-28-32 dc inc.

There are now 280-312-352 dc on round. Now piece measures approx. 22-24-27 cm / 8¾''-9½''-10½'' mid front and 27-29-32 cm / 10½"-11½"-12½" mid back. Now divide for legs as follows: Work 1 sl st in each of the first 5-6-6 dc on round, turn and work 1 dc in each of the first 10-12-12 dc (i.e. 5-6-6 sts on each side of marker mid back). These 10-12-12 dc = gusset. Work dc back and forth over these dc. When piece measures 4-5-6 cm / 1½''-2''-2½'', dec 1 dc in each side, repeat dec when piece measures 8-9-10 cm / 3"-3½"-4'' = 6-8-8 dc. Continue with 1 dc in every dc until gusset measures 11-12-13 cm / 4½"-4 3/4"-5", cut the yarn. Fasten gusset edge to edge to the middle 6-8-8 sts towards mid front. Then work the legs.


LEG:
Work 1 dc in each of the 132-146-166 dc around one leg (i.e. work 1 dc in every dc in A.1 and 1 dc in ch-space = 3 dc), in addition work 28-31-34 dc along the gusset = 160-177-200 dc. Work 2 rounds with dc AT THE SAME TIME on last round inc 0-3-0 dc evenly by working 2 dc in 1 dc = 160-180-200 dc.

Continue to work as follows:
ROUND 1: 3 ch (= 1 dc), * ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc * , repeat from *-* until 1 dc remains, ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 sl st in 3rd ch at beg of round.
ROUND 2: 3 ch (= 1 dc), * 1 dc in ch-space, 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round until 1 ch-space remains, 1 dc in ch-space, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch on round.
ROUND 3: Now work pattern as follows: Work pattern according to diagram A.2 over the first 10 dc, continue with A.3 the entire round. Finish every round with 1 sl st at beg of round. REMEMBER CROCHET INFO! Continue like this until pattern A.2-A.3 have been worked vertically. Fasten off. Work the other leg the same way.


TIES:
Work 130-140-150 cm / 51"-55"-60" with LOOSE ch, turn and work 1 sl st in every ch. Thread the tie in the row with eyelet holes at the top of shorts – start mid front.

Diagram

= dc around ch-space (1st round= dc in dc)
= sc in dc
= ch
= 7 ch
= sc around ch-space
= sl st in ch
= 1st round beg here
= Work 1 dc but wait with last pull through, work 1 dc more in same dc. On last pull through, pull yarn through all YOs on hook
= tr


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