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Lady Ascot Cardigan by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS jacket with fan pattern and round yoke, worked top down in ”Cotton Viscose”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no n-172
Yarn group A
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Finished measurements:
Bust: 84-92-100-110-122-134 cm / 33''-36¼''-39 3/8''-43 3/8''-48''-52¾''
Full length: 58-60-62-64-66-68 cm / 22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8''-25¼''-26''-26¾''

400-450-500-550-600-650 g color no 29, light gray green

DROPS Hook size 3.5 mm/E/4 - or size needed to get 22 dc x 12 rows = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm), and 3 repetition of 3rd and 4th row in A.1B = width 9 cm / 3½''.
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON: Arched (white), NO 521: 4 pieces in all sizes

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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 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.
See diagrams A.1-A.2.

Replace first dc on every dc row with 3 ch and finish every dc row with 1 dc in 3rd ch from beg of previous row.

Inc 1 dc by working 2 dc in 1 dc.

The piece is worked top down. Worked back and forth from mid front. Work 136-140-145-150-155-160 ch (includes 3 ch to turn with) on hook size 3.5 mm/E/4 with Cotton Viscose. Work 1 dc in 4th ch from hook (= 2 dc), * skip ch 1, 1 dc in each of the next 5 ch *, repeat from *-* until 0-4-3-2-1-0 ch remain, 1 dc in each of the last 0-4-3-2-1-0 ch = 112-116-120-124-128-132 dc - READ CROCHET INFO. Work 1 row with 1 dc in every dc AT THE SAME TIME inc 28 dc evenly (i.e. inc 1 dc after approx. every 4th dc) – READ INCREASE TIP = 140-144-148-152-156-160 dc. Insert 12 markers in the piece as follows: Work 17-18-19-20-21-22 dc AT THE SAME TIME inc 1-0-0-2-2-1 dc evenly, insert first marker, * work 4 dc, insert next marker *, repeat from *-* 1 more time, work 20 dc, insert next marker, * work 4 dc, insert next marker *, repeat from *-* 1 more time, work 34-36-38-40-42-44 dc AT THE SAME TIME inc 2-0-0-4-4-2 dc evenly, insert next marker, * work 4 dc, insert next marker *, repeat from *-* 1 more time, work 20 dc, insert next marker, * work 4 dc, insert next marker *, repeat from *-* 1 more time, work 17-18-19-20-21-22 dc AT THE SAME TIME inc 1-0-0-2-2-1 dc evenly = 144-144-148-160-164-164 dc. REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE! On next row from RS, inc as follows: Inc 1 dc on each side of every marker (= 24 dc inc), repeat inc on every row from RS 1-4-5-7-8-10 times in total, then inc before every marker (= 12 dc inc), repeat inc on every row from RS 9-6-6-4-4-3 times in total = 276-312-340-376-404-440 dc. Piece measures approx. 18-18-20-20-22-23 cm / 7"-7"-8"-8"-8 3/4"-9".
Work next row as follows: 36-43-48-54-59-66 dc (= front piece), work 12 ch (insert a marker in the middle of these new sts = under sleeve), skip 66-70-74-80-84-88 dc from previous row (= sleeve), work 72-86-96-108-118-132 dc (= back piece), work 12 ch (insert a marker in the middle of these new sts = under sleeve), skip 66-70-74-80-84-88 dc from previous row and work 36-43-48-54-59-66 dc (= front piece) = 168-196-216-240-260-288 dc/ch (= 84-98-108-120-130-144 dc/ch on back piece and 42-49-54-60-65-72 dc/ch on each front piece). Insert 1 marker in piece. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!

Work 1 row with 1 dc in every dc and 1 dc in every ch under sleeve while AT THE SAME TIME inc 18-8-6-0-10-6 dc evenly = 186-204-222-240-270-294 dc. Work 1 row with 1 dc in every dc. Then work fan pattern.

Work 1st-4th row in diagram A.1 as follows: A.1A, A.1B 29-32-35-38-43-47 times in total, finish with A.1C. Then repeat 3rd and 4th row until piece measures 29-31-31-33-31-31 cm / 11½"-12 1/4"-12 1/4"-13"-12 1/4"-12 1/4", adjust so that last row is 4th row. Work 5th-6th row in diagram A.1. Repeat 5th and 6th row until piece measures approx. 40-42-43-45-45-45 cm / 15 3/4"-16½"-17"-17 3/4"-17 3/4"-17 3/4". Fasten off.

Beg by working mid under sleeve as follows: Work 1 sc in 6th ch of the 12 ch worked in armhole on body. Work 3 ch (= 1 dc). Then work 1 dc in each of the next ch 6, work 1 dc in dc-row where ch for sleeve were worked, 1 dc in the next 66-70-74-80-84-88 dc (= over sleeve) AT THE SAME TIME inc 0-4-0-2-6-2 dc evenly, work 1 dc in dc-row where ch for sleeve were worked, work 1 dc in each of the remaining 5 ch under sleeve = 80-88-88-96-104-104 dc. Then work A.2 10-11-11-12-13-13 times in total. Fasten off when A.2 has been worked 1 time vertically. Work the other sleeve edge the same way.

Fasten the buttons on left front piece, the top button approx. 1 cm / ½'' from neck edge, fasten the remaining button approx. 6 cm / 2½'' apart. Button between 2 dc on right front piece.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= ch
= sc
= dc in st
= tr in st
= beg here
= 3 dc around ch-space
= 3 tr around ch-space
= 4 dc around ch-space
= dc around ch-space

Comments (23)

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Paula 16.06.2018 - 03:38:

I am.having trouble figuring out the first part of the instructions for the fan pattern: A. 1A A.1B does that mean 5dc (A) and then 4ch 1sc(1A) 4dc (A) 4ch 1sc 4ch 1sc (1B)? I also tried just doing the chain SC row but it doesn\'t look right if I have to do that for rows 1-4. I\'m obviously fairly new to crocheting and I don\'t know anyone else who crochets.

DROPS Design 18.06.2018 kl. 09:44:

Dear Paula, when working diagrams start at the bottom corner on the right side from RS and read towards the left: work A.1A over the first 5 sts (= row 1 = 1 turning ch, 4 ch, skip 3 sts, 1 sc in next st), then repeat A.1B over the next sts until 7 sts remain and work A.1C over these last sts. From WS read from the left towards the right: work A.1C, repeat A.1B and finish with A.1A. Happy crocheting!

Frida 30.04.2018 - 12:42:

Jag gillar verkligen cotton/viscose-blandningen men hittar inget lilvärdigt alternativ bland de garner man får upp som ersättning. Tycker att det är helt fel att ull-blandningar alls visas som alternativ! Kommer ni komma ut med ett nytt bomull/viskos-garn inom överskådlig tid eller måste jag leta efter andra än Drops garner?

DROPS Design 07.05.2018 kl. 16:47:

Hej Frida, mange vil gerne strikke/hækle i modsvarende strikkefasthed i uld eller bomuld, så derfor har vi de alternativer med som kan erstatte strikkefastheden. Vi har ikke noget nyt Cotton Viscose på vej hjem desværre. God fornøjelse!

Lisa 25.06.2017 - 01:24:

I recently made this. It turned out much larger. It worked out beautifully but just a large instead of medium. Has anyone else had this problem? Is this consistent across drops , as I would like to make more but am reluctant to .

DROPS Design 25.06.2017 kl. 19:51:

Dear Lisa, sorry to hear that your piece ended up in a different size than expected. Every piece is different, the sizing depends a lot on the style of the garnment, the xarn and the pattern it is knittet with. You should ALWAYS make a gauge swatch and wash it and check the stitch count, and also check teh shematincs and compare your peiece to the given sizes there, often. Happy knitting.

Yvonne 07.04.2016 - 12:12:

Hi, are the rows under the sleeve included in the 22 rows for the yoke? Thanks

DROPS Design 07.04.2016 kl. 12:34:

Dear Yvonne, all rows are written out separately, just follow the pattern! Happy crocheting!

Gerdien 04.04.2016 - 18:34:

Goedenavond, Ik ben bezig met het waaierpatroon en haak maat L, de eerste toer met de stokjes snap ik maar dan de toer met de 4 lossen en een vaste er tussen,hoe moet ik dan het getal 35 keer zien?? is dat het aantal dat je 1B herhaald, dat is bij mij 71 en A en C aan het begin en eind van de toer, ik hoop dat u mij kunt helpen! Vriendelijke groet Gerdien

DROPS Design 05.04.2016 kl. 12:42:

Hoi Gerdien. Je haakt eerst A.1A (= 5 st), dan herhaal je A.1B (= 6 st) 35 keer = je herhaalt dus het patroon over 6 x 35 stokjes = 210 en eindigt met A.1C (= 7 st)

Yvonne 26.03.2016 - 12:49:

Hi, I am having trouble with the measurements of the piece. I'm making the cardigan using the 'Small' pattern. I have 26 rows of treble crochet in the section before the pattern fan. This makes the piece about 27cm rather than the 18cm mentioned in the pattern. Have I made a mistake with my counting? How many rows should there be in total before starting the pattern fan when using the 'Small' pattern? Many thanks

DROPS Design 29.03.2016 kl. 09:20:

Dear Yvonne, you have to work a total of 22 rows for yoke in size S: 1 row (=112 tr) + 1 row (=140 tr) + 1 row (inserting markers+ inc evenly) + 1 row (+24 tr) + 18 rows (inc a total of 9 time every row from RS= 276 tr) = 22 rows and approx. 18 cm. Happy crocheting!

Eva 08.03.2016 - 23:01:

Thank you for your help. I have now finished the increases on each side of the markers. It now says "then inc before every marker (=12tr inc)". Could you please confirm whether this first row of 12tr increases is worked from the RS or the WS? Thank you.

DROPS Design 09.03.2016 kl. 08:57:

Dear Eva, you inc before each marker (= 12 tr inc) every row from RS, ie every other row (as before), the first of these inc row will be worked from RS. Happy crocheting!

Eva 07.03.2016 - 22:17:

When it says "repeat increase on every row from RS" does this mean alternate rows? i.e. repeat increase on every second row?

DROPS Design 08.03.2016 kl. 08:16:

Dear Eva, that's right, you work RS row with inc, and work next row from WS withouth inc. Happy crocheting!

Ikbenpietje Niet 27.09.2015 - 10:10:

Bedankt voor het antwoord! Ik had het patroon niet goed gelezen. Er staat a.1a, a.1b. Had de komma over geslagen, vandaar dat ik het niet snapte. Dank je wel hoor!

Ikbenpietje Niet 13.09.2015 - 22:09:

Ik begin nu met het waaierpatroon, maar kom er niet uit. Er staat van toer 1 Tot en met toer 4 patroon A1. Dus de eerste toer begin je met a-1a-a-1b en dat dan voor mijn maat 38 keer. Ik moet eindigen met A1c. Nu snap ik die 1a niet. Kunt u mij daar bij helpen? Ik dacht zelf dat het misschien a-a-a-1b moest zijn?

DROPS Design 16.09.2015 kl. 11:37:

Hallo. Je haakt het waaierpatroon voor maat M (ga ik vanuit voor 38) als volgt: A.1A 1 keer (= 5 st), A.1B 32 keer (= 6 st x 32) en eindig met A.1C 1 keer (= 7 st) = 204 stk in totaal wat je ook zou moeten hebben op de toer. Wat snap je niet precies bij A.1A?

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