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Gypsy Blue by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS jacket worked in a circle in "Big Delight" and "Karisma". Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no db-053
Yarn group C or A + A
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL

Materials:
DROPS BIG DELIGHT from Garnstudio
300-400-400-500-500-500 g color no 09, atlantis
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio
250-300-300-350-350-400 g color no 60, blue turquoise

DROPS CROCHET Hook size 6 mm / J/10 – or size needed to get 12 tr in width x 4.5 tr vertically alternately with 1 round Big Delight and 1 round Karisma = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

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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DECREASE TIP:
2 tr tog into 1 tr as follows: Work 1 tr but wait with last YO and pull through, work 1 tr in next st but pull last YO through all 3 sts on hook.

CROCHET TIP:
Replace first tr on round with 4 ch. Finish with 1 sl st in fourth ch from beg of round.
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CIRCLE:
When piece is worked in the round, start with this technique to avoid hole in the middle (instead of ch-ring) use Big Delight: Hold the yarn end and wind the yarn one time around the index finger to make a loop. Hold the loop with left thumb and middle finger, place the yarn over left index finger. Insert hook through the loop, make a YO and pull yarn through loop, work ch 1, then work around the loop as follows:
ROUND 1: ch 1, 1 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, 2 tr. Insert 1 stitch marker in loop on last tr so that it does not unravel and place yarn aside. Switch to Karisma and work as follows in loop: 1 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, 2 tr. Pull the yarn end to tighten loop. Fasten the yarn end on the back side.

ROUND 2: (Continue with Karisma). Work 1 tr + 1 ch in each of the first 7 sts (= 1 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc and 2 tr worked with Big Delight). Insert 1 stitch marker in loop on last tr so that it does not unravel and place yarn aside. Continue with Big Delight. Work 1 tr + 1 ch in each of the next 7 sts (= 1 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc and 2 tr worked with Karisma) = 14 tr + 14 ch.
ROUND 3: (Continue with Big Delight.) Work 1 tr + 1 ch + 1 tr + 1 ch in each of the first 7 tr, insert 1 stitch marker in loop on last tr so that it does not unravel and put yarn aside. Continue with Karisma, work 1 tr + 1 ch + 1 tr + 1 ch in each of the next 7 tr = 28 tr + 28 ch.
ROUND 4: (Continue with Karisma). * Work 1 tr + 1 ch in the next tr, work 1 tr + 1 ch + 1 tr + 1 ch in the next tr *, repeat from *-* 7 times. Insert 1 stitch marker in loop on last tr so that it does not unravel and place yarn aside. Continue with Big Delight. * Work 1 tr + 1 ch in the next tr, work 1 tr + 1 ch + 1 tr + 1 ch in the next tr *, repeat from *-* 7 times = 42 tr + 42 ch.
ROUND 5: (Continue with Big Delight.) * Work 1 tr + 1 ch in each of the next 2 tr, work 1 tr + 1 ch + 1 tr + 1 ch in the next tr *, repeat from *-* 7 times. Insert 1 stitch marker in loop on last tr so that it does not unravel and place yarn aside. Continue with Karisma. * Work 1 tr + 1 ch in each of the next 2 tr, work 1 tr + 1 ch + 1 tr + 1 ch in the next tr *, repeat from *-* 7 times = 56 tr + 56 ch.

Repeat 4th and 5th round but on every round work 1 tr + 1 ch more between every inc = 14 tr + 14 ch inc on every round. Continue until there are 112-112-126-126-140-140 tr + 112-112-126-126-140-140 ch on round, circle measures approx. 20-20-23-23-25-25 cm / 8"-8"-9"-9"-9 3/4"-9 3/4" from middle (= 40-40-46-46-50-50 cm / 15 3/4"-15 3/4"-18"-18"-19 3/4"-19 3/4" in diameter).

Work next round as follows: (Continue with spiral and color change but without inc.) Work 1 tr + 1 ch in each of the first 16-16-18-18-20-20 tr, work 24-24-28-28-32-32 loose ch for armhole, skip the next 16-16-18-18-20-20 tr, work 1 tr + 1 ch in every tr until 32-32-36-36-40-40 tr remain on round, work 24-24-28-28-32-32 loose ch for armhole, skip the next 16-16-18-18-20-20 tr, work 1 tr + 1 ch in each of the last 16-16-18-18-20-20 tr.

Work next round as follows:
* Work 1 tr + 1 ch in each of the next 7-7-8-8-9-9 tr, work 1 tr + 1 ch + 1 tr + 1 ch in next tr *, repeat from *-* 2 times, work 18-18-20-20-22-22 tr with 1 ch between each around ch-space, * work 1 tr + 1 ch in each of the next 7-7-8-8-9-9 tr, work 1 tr + 1 ch + 1 tr + 1 ch in next tr *, repeat from *-* 3 times. Insert 1 stitch marker in loop on last tr so that it does not unravel and place yarn aside. Switch yarn. * Work 1 tr + 1 ch in each of the next 7-7-8-8-9-9 tr, work 1 tr + 1 ch + 1 tr + 1 ch in next tr *, repeat from *-* 3 times, work 18-18-20-20-22-22 tr with 1 ch between each around ch-space, * work 1 tr + 1 ch in each of the next 7-7-8-8-9-9 tr, work 1 tr + 1 ch + 1 tr + 1 ch in next tr *, repeat from *-* 2 times = 126-126-140-140-154-154 tr + ch on round.

Work as 4th and 5th round but on every round work 1 tr + 1 ch more between every inc = 14 tr + 14 ch inc on every round. Continue until circle measures 52-54-56-58-60-62 cm / 20½''-21¼''-22''-22¾''-23 5/8''-24 3/8'' from middle (= 104-108-112-116-120-124 cm / 41"-42½"-44"-45 3/4"-47 1/4"-48 3/4" in diameter, or desired measurements).

Finish circle as follows: Continue with the same yarn as last round. Work 1 tr in each of the next 2 tr, 1 dc in each of the next 2 tr, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 tr, 1 sc in next tr, 1 sl st in next tr, fasten off. Work the same way in the other side.

SLEEVES:
Work in the round from armhole and down. Use hook size 6 mm / J/10 and beg with opposite color of the one the last tr around armholes was worked with. Work stripes, i.e. work 1 round with Karisma and 1 round with Big Delight - READ CROCHET TIP.

Work 36-38-40-42-44-46 tr around the opening for sleeve, beg of round should be under sleeve. Then work 3 rounds with 1 tr in every tr. Continue with 1 tr in every tr - AT THE SAME TIME dec 2 tr mid under sleeve - READ DECREASE TIP. Repeat dec every 8 cm / 3 1/8'' 6 more times = 22-24-26-28-30-32 tr. Continue to work until sleeve measures 54-55-54-55-54-55 cm / 21 1/4"-21½"-21 1/4"-21½"-21 1/4"-21½". Fasten off. Work the other sleeve the same way.

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