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Holly Berry by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS shoulder piece with fans and lace pattern in ”Big Merino”. Size S-XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no mb-026
Yarn group C or A + A
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Size: S/M – L/XL – XXL/XXXL
Materials:
DROPS BIG MERINO from Garnstudio
500-550-600 colour no 12, maroon

DROPS HOOK SIZE 5 mm - or size needed to get 14 tr x 8.5 rows = 10 x 10 cm, and pattern A.x = width 8.5 cm and approx. 13 cm vertically.

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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. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, 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 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.
CROCHET INFO:
Replace first tr at beg of every tr row/round with 3 ch. Finish round with 1 sl st in 3rd ch at beg of round.
Replace first dtr at beg of every dtr row with 4 ch.
At beg of every row with dc work 1 ch to turn with before continuing with dc, i.e. ch does not replace first dc.

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

INCREASE TIP (applies to edge):
Inc 1 tr by working 2 tr in/around same st.
To calculate how often inc should be done, use the total no of sts on round (e.g. 190 tr) and divide by no of inc to be done (e.g. 18) = 10.5. I.e. in this example inc 1 tr after approx. every 10th and 11th st.
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SHOULDER PIECE:
Worked sideways until one sleeve is done, then work the other sleeve in opposite direction. Finally work an edge around the piece.

Work 111-126-140 ch (incl 3 ch to turn with) on hook size 5 mm with Big Merino. Work 1st row in A.1-A.3 as follows: Work 1 tr in 4th ch from hook (= 2 tr), work 1 tr in each of the next 4-1-3 ch, * skip 1 ch, 1 tr in each of the next 5 ch *, repeat from *-* the entire row = 91-103-115 tr.
Now work pattern from 1st row in A.x as follows: Work A.1 (= 3 sts) – READ CROCHET INFO, then work A.2 (= 12 sts) 7-8-9 times in width, work A.3 (= 4 sts). Continue like this back and forth until entire A.x has been worked 1 time vertically. REMEMBER THE CROCHET TENSION! Repeat A.x 3-3-4 more times vertically. Piece measures approx. 53-53-66 cm. Now work left side/sleeve as follows:

LEFT SIDE/SLEEVE:
Work 1 row with 1 tr in every tr. Then work the first 3 rows in A.x. Now repeat 1st and 2nd row in A.x 2-3-2 times vertically. Cut the yarn. Now continue with 1st and 2nd row in A.x over the middle 53-57-59 tr for sleeve (i.e. do not work the first and last 19-23-28 tr on row). Repeat 1st and 2nd row in A.x 3 more times in all sizes. Piece measures approx. 76-80-89 cm. Fasten off.

RIGHT SIDE/SLEEVE:
Now work in the same ch as the first 91-103-115 tr were worked in from beg of piece, just in the opposite direction as follows:
Work 1st row in A.1-A.3 as follows: Fasten yarn with 1 sl st in first ch, then work 3 ch (= 1 tr), 1 tr in each of the next 5-2-4 ch, * skip 1 ch, 1 tr in each of the next 5 ch *, repeat from *-* = 91-103-115 tr. Continue with 1st, 2nd and 3rd row in A.x, then repeat 1st and 2nd row 2-3-2 more times vertically. Cut the yarn. Now continue with 1st and 2nd row in A.x over the middle 53-57-59 tr for sleeve (i.e. do not work the first and last 19-23-28 tr on row). Repeat 1st and 2nd row in A.x 3 more times in all sizes. Piece measures approx. 99-107-112 cm. Fasten off.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew side and underarm seams in one in outer loops of edge sts - see dotted lines in chart.

EDGE:
Then work an edge around the entire opening on shoulder piece as follows:
ROUND 1: Fasten strand with 1 sl st in one side seam and work * 1 dc, 2 ch, skip approx. 1½ cm *, repeat from *-* around the entire opening, finish round with 1 sl st in 1st dc on round = 95-105-111 dc on round.
ROUND 2: Work * 1 tr in every dc, 1 tr around every ch-space *, repeat from *-* the entire round, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round = 190-210-222 tr.
ROUND 3: * Skip 1 tr, 1 dtr in next tr, 1 ch *, repeat from *-* the entire round, finish with 1 sl st in 4th ch from beg of round.
ROUND 4: Work 1 tr in every dtr and around every ch - AT THE SAME TIME inc 18-24-30 tr evenly - READ INCREASE TIP = 208-234-252 tr, finish round with 1 sl st in 3rd ch at beg of round.
ROUND 5: Work as 3rd round.
ROUND 6: Work 1 tr in every dtr and 1 tr around every ch - AT THE SAME TIME inc 18-24-30 tr evenly = 226-258-282 tr, finish round with 1 sl st in 3rd ch at beg of round.
ROUND 7: Work as 3rd round.
ROUND 8: Work 1 tr in every dtr and 1 tr around every ch - AT THE SAME TIME inc 18-24-30 tr evenly = 244-282-312 tr, finish round with 1 sl st in 3rd ch at beg of round. Fasten off.

Diagram

= 1 ch
= 1 dc in tr/dtr
= 1 dc around ch/ch-space
= 1 tr in st
= 1 tr around ch/ch-space
= 1 dtr in tr
= beg on diagram here
= crochet direction



Lisa 12.05.2019 - 10:22:

Will be using this shrug pattern soon and need to find out the sizing measurements for S-M-L-XL. I will bust etc sizes as I'm making it for someone overseas, in England.

DROPS Design 13.05.2019 kl. 09:22:

Dear Lisa, you will find all measurements for each size in the measurement chart - measure a similar garment you have and like the shape to find out the matching size - read more about sizing here. Happy crocheting!

Sofia Burman Rogozinska 19.11.2018 - 00:51:

När jag följer mönstret blir ärmarna osymetrisk. Den ena högra sidan/ärmen får en rad mer av dubbelstolpar. Tycker inte heller att boleron på bilen stämmer överens med mönstret, modellens vänstra ärm är den som, om man tittar på hur mönstret går, är den som virkats sist och då borde den ha minst åtta ränder av dubbelstolpar, sju virkade när sidan gjordes men även den allra först raden av dubbelstolpar borde synas då det är där som hela virkningen startades.

Steen 21.07.2018 - 16:15:

Good article\r\nnocel

Louise 02.04.2018 - 16:54:

Is it possible to have this pattern in french ? Thank you !

DROPS Design 03.04.2018 kl. 08:08:

Hi Louise, If you click on the menu under the photograph of the model, you can choose your language and French is one of the languages available. Happy crocheting!

Marianne Vester 19.11.2016 - 15:26:

Hi I have started this with drops big merino. I have tested the crochet tension and my hight are as written 13 cm. But I do not understand where to messure the width at 8,5 cm. Is it the A2 width? My A2 are between 9,5 and 10..

DROPS Design 21.11.2016 kl. 09:22:

Dear Mrs Vester, you should have A.2 in width x A.x in height = 8.5 cm in width x 13 cm in height - adjust the crochet hook size to get the tension. Happy crocheting!

Amanda 10.07.2016 - 13:58:

I find your patterns very confusing and don't understand the pattern how it's been written out thanks

DROPS Design 11.07.2016 kl. 10:04:

Dear Amanda, follow the pattern step by step to get the optimal result - for any individual assistance remember you can contact your DROPS Store even per mail or telephone. Happy crocheting!

Jane Tommaselli 11.04.2016 - 19:04:

How many skeins of Drops Big Merino yarn would I need to purchase to crochet a L-XL Holly Berry Shrug, pattern number 164-30?

DROPS Design 11.04.2016 kl. 20:38:

Dear Jane, for a size L/XL you need 550 g of Big Merino = 11 skeins. Happy crocheting!

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