DROPS / 170 / 16

Mandarina by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS top with double crochet, lace pattern and ties at the back, worked top down in ”Muskat”. Size S-XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no r-685
Yarn group B
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL – XXXL
DROPS MUSKAT from Garnstudio
150-150-150-200-200-200 g color no 49, dark orange

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.
At beg of every row with dc work 5 ch to turn with. These 5 ch do not replace first dc.

See diagrams A.1 to A.4.

Worked back and forth, top down.

Work 42-44-44-47-47-49 loose ch (includes 1 ch to turn with) on hook size 4 mm / G/6 with Muskat. Turn and work as follows: Work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook (= 1 sc + 1 ch to turn with), work 1 sc in each of the next 2-4-4-2-2-4 ch, * skip ch 1, work 1 sc in each of the next 4 ch *, repeat from *-* 6-6-6-7-7-7 more times, work 1 sc in each of the remaining 2 ch = 33-35-35-37-37-39 sc. Turn and work pattern as follows: Work A.1 over the first 11 sc, A.2 (= 2 sc) 6-7-7-8-8-9 times in width, A.3 over the remaining 10 sc - READ CROCHET TIP! REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE! When diagram A.1 to A.3 have been worked vertically, continue pattern and inc the same way until 13-14-14-15-16-17 rows have been worked in total. There are now 71-77-77-81-85-85 dc/ch on row. Inc in each side of A.1 and A.3 is now done but lace pattern continue to decrease inwards into a tip mid front and work as follows: Work 27-30-37-44-49-57 ch (includes 5 ch to turn with), turn and work as follows: Work 1 dc in 6th ch from hook, then work 1 dc in each of the next 1-4-6-3-3-6 ch, * skip ch 1, work 1 dc in each of the next 4 ch *, repeat from *-* 3-3-4-6-7-8 more times, continue pattern as before over the 71-77-77-81-85-85 dc, then work 27-30-37-44-49-57 ch (includes 5 ch to turn with). Turn and work as follows: Work 1 dc in 6th ch from hook, then work 1 dc in each of the next 1-4-6-3-3-6 ch, * skip ch 1, work 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc *, repeat from *-* 3-3-4-6-7-8 more times, continue pattern as before over the 71-77-77-81-85-85 dc, then work 1 dc in each of the remaining dc on row = 107-119-131-145-157-171 sts dc/ch.
Continue with 1 dc in every dc and continue to dec lace pattern mid front into a tip. When 4 ch-spaces remain, finish pattern as shown in diagram A.4. Then work 1 dc in every dc until piece measures 24-26-28-30-32-34 cm / 9½"-10 1/4"-11"-11 3/4"-12½"-13½" from cast-on edge mid front. Fasten off.

Fold the outermost 2 cm / 3/4'' in each side in on the back of top and sew small stitches through both layers to make a tunnel to thread the tie through.

Work 1 loose tie as follows: Work ch with Muskat on hook size 4 mm / G/6 until the tie measures 140-150-160-170-180-190 cm / 55"-59"-63"-67"-71"-75", turn and work 1 sl st in every ch but make sure that the sl sts are not worked tighter than ch. Fasten off. Work another tie the same way.

Beg from RS and thread one of the end on tie through outermost hole, around dc and through the other hole (= 2 tie ends out towards RS). Adjust tie so that ends are the same length, then thread the 2 ends through loop on WS and tighten. Repeat in the other side. Then place ties in a cross on the back before threading them through curtain hem - see illustration. Fasten top by making a knot.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 03.08.2017
TOP:...Work 27-30-37-44-49-57 ch (incl 5 ch to turn with), turn and work as follows: Work 1 dc in 6th ch from hook, then work 1 dc in each of the next 1-4-6-3-3-6 ch, * skip 1 ch, work 1 dc in each of the next 4 ch *...


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= 1 dc in dc/sc
= 1 dc around ch/ch-space
= 1 ch
= 1 sc
= illustration show back on top and how to thread the ties

Virginia Antonijevic 07.09.2018 - 12:54:

Hvordan går det med oppskriften? Skulle den blir revidert?

DROPS Design 10.09.2018 kl. 09:11:

Hei Virginia. Diagrammene er korrekte. På første omg økes 2 masker: 1 på starten og 1 på slutten slutten av omg. På andre omg økes det slik: hekle 2 staver i første stav, hekle 1 stav, hekle 2 staver i neste stav (= 2 maske økt i A.3). Videre hekles uten økning frem til etter hullmønsteret i A.1og så økes slik: hekle 2 staver i neste stav, hekle 1 stav, hekle 3 staver i siste stav på omg (= 3 masker økt i A.1). På de resterende omg økes 1 stav på starten og 2 staver på slutten av hver omg – de 2 stavene som skråner mot hverandre før/etter hullmønsteret er ikke økninger (du kan telle masketallet på hver omg). God fornøyelse.

Virginia 12.07.2018 - 22:29:

Hei. Fikk ikke svar 9.juli. Vil gjerne forstå økningene. Takk!

Virginia 09.07.2018 - 11:17:

Takk for svaret. Men jeg forstår ikke enda. Trodde det var 5 fordi jeg ser: 1 økning i begynnelse i første m etter de 5 lm som brukes til å snu; 1 økning før hull mønster; 1 økning etter hull mønster og 2 økninger i siste m. Ser 5 per rad. Er det bare 3? Hvor? Er ikke symbolet for stav som er skeiv en økning?

DROPS Design 16.07.2018 kl. 14:57:

Hei Virginia. Det kan se ut som det er noe som ikke stemmer med økingene i dette diagrammet ja. Oppskriften er videresendt til design for gjennomgang. Takk for beskjed

Virginia 07.07.2018 - 20:50:

\"...totalt 13 rader. Det er nå 71 st/om på raden\r\n71? Hvorfor? Det begynner diagram med 33. Første rad økes det 2 =35. Deretter 5 per rad (1 i begynnelse, 1 før hull mønster, 1 etter hull mønster og til slutt). Etter 12 rader er det 60 økt. 35 +60=95.\r\nHva er det jeg regner feil?

DROPS Design 09.07.2018 kl. 08:10:

Hei Virginia, Du hekler A.1 (2 masker økt hvert rad) A.2 (0 økninger) og A.3 (1 økning hvert rad) - så da øker du 3 masker hvert rad. Begynner med 33 masker og hekler diagrammene 1 gang i høyden = 18 masker økt så da har du 50 staver + 5 lm. Hekler diagrammene 7 rader videre (totalt 13 rader) = 21 masker økt. Da har du 71 st + 5 lm til slutt. God fornøyelse!

Ylva Karlberg 24.06.2018 - 17:02:

Hello, I have this weird problem where each row is longer than the previous one, even though I maintain the same tension and number of stitches all the way through. I end up with the lower part of the garment flaring out a lot, causing me to show a lot of underboob, which is not a good look. I suspect that this is because of the lace pattern, but I don\'t know how to fix it. What am I doing wrong?

DROPS Design 25.06.2018 kl. 09:33:

Dear Mrs Karlberg, the top is worked top down, so that you will increase until piece measures 14-19 cm (see size), then cast on new sts on each side to crochet the bottom of top. Make sure to keep the same tension throughout the top, ie one chain in diagram should be as width as a dc/tr. Happy crocheting!

Anna 21.06.2018 - 18:11:

Czy podane wymiary gotowej robótki są podane po naciągnięciu czy tak luźno? Mam problem z dostosowaniem rozmiaru

DROPS Design 22.06.2018 kl. 12:55:

Witaj Anno! Pracując na bawełnianej włóczce i na szydełku robótka nie będzie zbyt rozciągliwa, dlatego podane wymiary są bez naciągania i są w miarę rzeczywiste. Dodatkowo można ją dopasować przez wiązania z tyłu, to też daje pewien margines bezpieczeństwa. Zawsze jednak zalecamy wykonanie próbki zanim przystąpimy do pracy. Miłej pracy!

Brenda Caudle 14.06.2018 - 22:38:

I yarn choice do I need to use when crocheting swimwear? Thank you Brenda

DROPS Design 15.06.2018 kl. 08:27:

Dear Mrs Caudle, you will find all relevant informations to the yarn used here (DROPS Muskat) under its shadecard , try our yarn converter to see alternatives. Your DROPS store will provide you any individual assistance choosing the yarn.

Julie Wilhelmina Nilssen 01.06.2018 - 16:01:

Hei! Det kan hende jeg bare ikke ser det, men hva er målene for størrelsene i denne toppen?

DROPS Design 04.06.2018 kl. 09:29:

Hej Julie, jo du finder alle toppens mål i måleskitsen nederst i opskriften. God fornøjelse!

Laura F. 16.05.2018 - 10:39:

Wie arbeite ich an den Rückenteilen denn nun weiter nach der ersten Reihe? Lasse ich durchgehend bis zur gewünschten Länge alle 4 Maschen, 1 M. Aus oder nur in der ersten Reihe?

DROPS Design 16.05.2018 kl. 11:32:

Liebe Laura, nur bei der 1. Reihe wird 1 Lm auf beiden Seiten (in die neuen Lm auf beiden Seiten) gelassen: 1 Stb in die 6. Lm ab der Nadel, dann je 1 Stb in die nächste Lm, * 1 Lm überspringen, je 1 Stb in die nächsten 4 Lm *, von *-* noch weitere 3 x wdh, dann häkeln Sie wie zuvor weiter (mit A.1, A.2 und A.3) und dann 27-30-37-44-49-57 Lm häkeln (einschl. 5 Lm zum Wenden) (= für das Rückenteil). Am Anfang nächster Reihe werden Sie wieder Lm überspringen und dann weiter wie zuvor häkeln. Viel Spaß beim häkeln!

Laura F. 16.05.2018 - 01:30:

Wenn ich am Rückenteil arbeite, gehe ich dann immer so vor wie in der ersten R., also nach 4 Stb. eine Lm auslassen? Ich kann leider mit der Angabe "weiter im Muster wie zuvor über die 71 Stb." nichts anfangen, wie gehe ich denn nun genau vor? Wann fange ich an 1 Stb in jedes Stb zu häkeln?

DROPS Design 16.05.2018 kl. 09:53:

Liebe Laura F., über die 71 Stb häkeln Sie A.1 bis A.3 wie zuvor weiter, und dann wird A.4 über die letzten 4 L-Bögen gearbeitet. Viel Spaß beim häkeln!

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