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Sweet Martine by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS poncho with squares and lace pattern in ”Cotton Light”. The piece is worked top down. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no cl-060
Yarn group B
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Size: S/M – L/XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS COTTON LIGHT from Garnstudio
400-400-450-500 g color no 21, light beige
150 g for all sizes in color no 01, off white
NOTE: Poncho worked in one color = 500-550-600-650 g Cotton Light.

DROPS CROCHET Hook size 4 mm / G/6 – or size needed to get 18 dc x 9 rows = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

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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.
PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.5. On diagram A.1 work first round in the entire round, then repeat A.1 and A.3 4 times in total on round. Diagram A.2 shows how every round beg and ends. A.5 shows how squares are assembled.

CROCHET INFO:
Beg every round with dc with 3 ch and finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch.

STRIPES:
Work 0-4-4-4 rounds with light beige, then work * 2 rounds with off white, work 4 round with light beige *, repeat from *-* 3 times in total.

INCREASE:
On 1st round in A.4 (i.e. round with dc and ch) inc as follows: Work ch 1, around ch-space at the tip work as follows: 2 dc around ch-space, ch 3, 2 dc around same ch-space.
On 2nd round in A.4 (i.e. round with dc) inc as follows: Work 1 dc around ch, around ch-space at the tip work as follows: 2 dc around ch-space, ch 3, 2 dc around same ch-space.
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PONCHO:
The piece is worked from the neck down. First work squares as follows:

SQUARE:
Work 4 ch on hook size 4 mm / G/6 with light beige and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch. Work A.1. Diagram A.2 shows how every round beg and ends. When first round of A.1 is worked, repeat A.1 4 times in total on round. When A.1 has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 16 ch-spaces and 4 corners.

Work A.3 over A.1, i.e. repeat A.3 4 times in total on round (see diagram for correct size). NOTE: First round in A.3 is not worked, it only shows how next round is worked around sts. Diagram A.2 shows how every round beg and ends. When A.3 has been worked 1 time vertically, there are 80-80-100-120 dc and 4 corners. Fasten off. Square measures approx. 15-15-17-19 x 15-15-17-19 cm / 6"-6"-6 3/4"-7½" x 6"-6"-6 3/4"-7½". REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE! Work 8 squares.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew squares tog edge to edge (see A.5) i.e. sew in outer loops of edge sts. These make up the upper part of poncho. Now work in the round from bottom edge of squares as follows:

FROM SQUARES AND DOWN:
ROUND 1: Beg in the side of square (see A.5), in the middle of the 1st square (i.e. 10-10-12-15 dc before corner). Work 3 ch – READ CROCHET INFO, work 1 dc in each of the first 10-10-12-15 dc, * over the 2 corners sewn tog work as follows: 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, 2 dc around each of the next 2 corners, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc *, then work 1 dc in every dc until next corner sewn tog (= over the next 20-20-25-30 dc), repeat from *-* over the next 2 corners sewn tog, 1 dc in each of the next 20-20-25-30 dc, over the next corner inc (see A.5) as follows: Work 1 dc around ch, around ch-space at the tip work as follows: 2 dc around ch-space, ch 3, 2 dc around same ch-space, 1 dc around next ch. Work 1 dc in every dc and from *-* over the next 8 corners sewn tog and the next 100-100-125-150 dc (i.e. 20-20-25-30 dc between each of the 2 corners sewn tog).
Around next corner inc as follows: Work 1 dc around ch, around ch-space at the tip work as follows: 2 dc around ch-space, ch 3, 2 dc around same ch-space. Work 1 dc in every dc and from *-* the entire round, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch = 276-276-326-376 dc.

ROUND 2: Work with off white - READ STRIPES. Work A.4 until 3 dc remain before ch-space in the tip, adjust to finish with 1 dc in last dc, work INCREASE – see explanation above. Repeat A.4 until next tip, work increase, work A.4 the rest of round. On every round inc 8 dc, i.e. inc 2 dc on each side of mid front/back.

Repeat stripes and A.4 until finished measurements. When stripes have been worked, piece measures approx. 36-40-42-44 cm / 14 1/4"-15 3/4"-16½"-17 1/4" from the neck.

EDGE AT THE BOTTOM:
ROUND 1: Work with light beige. Work ch 1, work 1 sc in first dc, work * ch 5, skip 4 dc, 1 sc in next dc *, repeat from *-* until mid front/back, ** adjust so that last sc is worked around ch-space mid front/back, ch 5, 1 sc around same ch-space **, repeat from *-* until mid front/back, repeat from **-** around ch-space mid front/back, repeat from *-* the rest of round, finish with 1 sl st in first ch at beg of round.

ROUND 2: Work ch 3, 1 sl st around first ch-space, 2 ch (= 1 hdc), work * ch 4, 1 hdc around next ch-space *, repeat from *-* until ch-space mid front/back, ** ch 4, around ch-space mid front/back work 1 hdc + 4 ch + 1 hdc **, repeat from *-* until mid front/back, repeat from **-** around ch-space mid front/back, repeat from *-* the rest of round, finish with 1 sl st in 2nd ch (= hdc) at beg of round.

ROUND 3: Work 3 ch (= 1 dc), work 5 dc around every ch-space, around ch-space mid front/back work: ch 1, 2 dc around ch-space, ch 3, 2 dc around same ch-space, ch 1, finish round with 1 sl st in 3rd ch at beg of round. Fasten off.

NECK EDGE:
Beg mid front - see diagram and work with light beige on hook size 4 mm / G/6. Work as follows from RS:

ROUND 1: Work 1 sc around ch-space in the middle (tip for the middle square), ** work ch 5, skip corner (i.e. 3 ch + 2 dc), 1 sc around ch, * ch 5, skip 5 dc, 1 sc between 2 dc *, repeat from *-* 2-2-3-4 more times, ch 5, skip 5 dc, 1 sc around ch, ch 5, 1 sc in seam between squares **, repeat from **-** around the entire neck, finish with 1 sl st in first sc.

ROUND 2: Work ch 2, 1 sl st around first ch-space, 2 ch (= 1 hdc), * ch 4, 1 hdc around next ch-space *, repeat from *-* until 1 ch-space remains before mid back, work 1 hdc around the next 2 ch-spaces, repeat from *-* until 1 ch-space remains, work 1 hdc around last ch-space, finish with 1 sl st in 2nd ch (= 1 hdc) at beg of round.

ROUND 3: Work 3 ch (= 1 dc), work 2 dc around first ch-space, work 5 dc around every ch-space until 1 ch-space remains before mid back, work 3 dc around each of the next 2 ch-spaces, work 5 dc around every ch-space until 1 ch-space remains, work 3 dc around last ch-space, finish with 1 sl st in first dc. Fasten off.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 12.04.2016
Correction: New diagram A.1 and A.2.
Updated online: 24.10.2016
New chart A.4 added.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= Work 4 ch and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch (see point on circle), start and stop round here.
= ch
= sc around ch-space
= beg round with ch 3, and finish round 1 sl st in 3rd ch at beg of round
= dc around ch-space
= dc in dc
= dc-group with 2 dc: Work 1 dc around next ch/ch-space but wait with last pull through (= 2 sts on hook), then work next dc around same ch/ch-space but on last pull through, pull yarn through all sts on hook.
= corner Work around ch-space as follows: 2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc
= crochet direction
= sl st
= this round is explained in pattern
= beg working from squares and down here
= mid front/back - inc here - see INCREASE
= beg working neck edge here




Marilyn Boyle 06.08.2019 - 22:18:

Disregard my question. I've discovered that I connected the squares incorrectly, have corrected so that there are only 2 points, not 4. Would be helpful to have it specified in the pattern how to do it correctly, instead of just 'sew squares together'.

Marilyn Boyle 05.08.2019 - 02:38:

I understand how to increase at the two points (top and bottom on A5), but don't understand, nor can I find specific instructions for, 'rounding' the other two points, the ones that will be over the arms. The written pattern seems to say to increase at all 4 points, the diagram says just top and bottom. How do I follow the pattern around (A4), with no increase on the side points (specifically what to do with the corner chains). Thank you in advance.

DROPS Design 07.08.2019 kl. 10:45:

Dear Mrs Boyle, the first round explains how to crochet the very first round after square, but then from round 2 you will increase only a total of 2 times = on mid front + on mid back, working 2 dc, 3 ch, 2 dc around the middle ch-space on each side (just as for a granny square), ie you will inc 1 st at the beg of front/back piece + 1 st at the end of front/back piece = 2 sts on each side = 4 sts increased. Happy crocheting!

Debbie 11.05.2019 - 01:55:

Since this Pattern is causing so much trouble, why isn't there an errata addition here? Why aren't there stitch counts after each Rnd? They would make these patterns so much easier to use, I have tried 2 Drops patterns so far, and i had to "fudge" the pattern both times to make it work. I am using The US terms, I have been crocheting for over 50 years, I am not nee at this...I just think that these additions to all your patterns would be very helpful.

DROPS Design 13.05.2019 kl. 08:45:

Dear Debbie, all corrections are listed in red at the end of the written pattern, but if you printed the pattern after these corrections, written pattern is correct. The DROPS patterns are knitted and crocheted by thousands and thousands of people  around the world. We understand however that in certain countries, with different knitting/crochet traditions than Scandinavia, our patterns might be written in a way that differs from what some are used to. Should you need any individual assistance you are welcome to contact your DROPS store, even per mail or telephone - or to ask your question here. Happy crocheting!

Desiree Campbell 28.04.2019 - 22:44:

I am also battling to get this first row after joining the squares ..the pattern doesn't read well at all. Is it possible to put a close up picture of the poncho so I can zoom in and try see it in the actual crocheting. This might help a few of us who seem to be having the same problem with A4

DROPS Design 29.04.2019 kl. 10:51:

Dear Mrs Campbell, you can get a closer look on this round on the 3rd foto. On the first round from squares and down, work 1 tr (= Uk-English) in each tr on each square working the corners as explained. Work then A.4 starting on row 2 (= the one after the row with a star): (1 ch, skip 1 tr, 1 tr in next tr) repeat from (to). On row 2, work 1 tr around the chain, 1 tr in next tr, repeat these 2 sts. Happy crocheting!

Linda 24.10.2018 - 22:35:

On diagram A5 the end squares are one shape, the middle side squares are another shape, and the other two side squares (on both sides) are yet another shape. And yet the instructions say make 8 squares and there is instructions for only one kind of square. How can that be?

DROPS Design 25.10.2018 kl. 08:33:

Dear Linda, squares look different on our chart A.5 just due to the shape, but just crochet 8 similar squares and sew them together in a ring as shown in A.5. Happy crocheting!

Ann Thomas 18.08.2018 - 23:44:

Ok squares are finished and joined together - where do I start and how many stitches should you be workin round do I increase on first row sorry I am unable to follow pattern further

DROPS Design 22.08.2018 kl. 07:35:

Hi Ann, You start where the black square is in A.5 (on the side of the square) and you work 1 stitch in each stitch apart from at the square corners where you work 2 stitches in each corner. The two corners marked with circles are increased as explained in the text. I hope this helps and happy crocheting!

Ann Thomas 08.08.2018 - 18:22:

Hello do you have a video that carry’s on from the squares once sewn together please I find the instructions confusing Thank you

DROPS Design 09.08.2018 kl. 08:30:

Dear Mrs Thomas, the chart A.5 is showing how piece looks when squares are crocheted together. Happy crocheting!

Julie Cates 01.08.2018 - 00:45:

I am running out of the beige yarn before starting the striped section. I have two off white skeins left and half of a beige skein left to do the stripes. I ordered for size extra large and wonder if I was shorted a couple of skeins.

DROPS Design 06.08.2018 kl. 10:17:

Dear Mrs Cates, it sounds very strange, are you using DROPS Cotton Light? Is your tension correct and did you kept the correct tension while crocheting the piece? The square should measure 15 x 15 cm.

Julie Cates 31.07.2018 - 22:07:

I am running out of the beige yarn before starting the striped section. I have two off white skeins left and half of a beige skein left to do the stripes. I ordered for size extra large and wonder if I was shorted a couple of skeins.

Barbara Bryson 01.07.2018 - 17:32:

Why on earth does this have to be written this way? Seems like it’s meant to confuse.

DROPS Design 02.07.2018 kl. 10:16:

Dear Mrs Bryson, should you have any question to this pattern, please feel free to ask your question here. For any further individual assistance, you are welcome to contact the store where you bought the yarn. Happy crocheting!

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