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Crochet DROPS rug with stripes and zig-zag pattern in "Eskimo".

DROPS design: Pattern no ee-541
Yarn group E or C + C
Measurements: approx. 112 cm / 44'' in diameter (from tip to tip)
DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio
150 g color no 05, turquoise
200 g color no 46, medium gray
150 g color no 37, sapphire
200 g color no 01, off white
200 g color no 53, light gray

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 7 mm/K or L – or size needed to get 10 dc x 6 rows = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

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When piece is worked in the round, start with this technique to avoid hole in the middle (instead of ch-ring): 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 3, then work 11 dc around the loop. Pull the yarn end to tighten loop. Fasten the yarn end on the back side.

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.

See diagram A.1.

Piece is worked in stripes - READ COLOR CHANGE.
3 ROUNDS medium gray
2 ROUNDS sapphire
2 ROUNDS off white
2 ROUNDS light gray
2 ROUNDS turquoise
2 ROUNDS sapphire
2 ROUNDS off white
2 ROUNDS light gray
2 ROUNDS medium gray

To get a nice color change when working, work last dc on round as follows: Make a YO, insert hook in last st, get the yarn and pull it through st, make a YO and pull it through the first 2 sts on hook, then make a YO with the new color and pull it through the 2 sts on hook.

Worked in the round in turquoise before working stripes and zig-zag.

Work a MAGIC CIRCLE - see explanation above, with 12 dc - READ CROCHET INFO, on hook size 7 mm with turquoise. Continue to work as follows:
ROUND 1: Work 2 dc in every dc = 24 dc.
ROUND 2: Work * 2 dc in first dc, 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 36 dc. REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE!
ROUND 3: Work * 2 dc in first dc, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 48 dc.
ROUND 4: Work * 2 dc in first dc, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 60 dc.
ROUND 5: Work * 2 dc in first dc, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 72 dc.
ROUND 6: Work * 2 dc in first dc, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 90 dc. Switch to medium gray - READ COLOR CHANGE!

Then work STRIPES - see explanation above - while AT THE SAME TIME working zig-zag as follows: Work A.1 5 times in total on round (= 10 tips). When A.1 has been worked 1 time vertically, repeat 3rd round in A.1. Continue until stripes are done. Piece measures approx. 112 cm / 44'' in diameter (from edge of tips). Fasten off.

See DROPS 163-13 or "Related patterns" in pattern on website.


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