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Mandarina by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS top with trebles, 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 colour no 49, dark orange

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 4 mm – or size needed to get 18 tr x 9 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

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

See diagrams A.1 to A.4.

Worked back and forth, top down.

Work 42-44-44-47-47-49 loose ch (incl 1 ch to turn with) on hook size 4 mm with Muskat. Turn and work as follows: Work 1 dc in 2nd ch from hook (= 1 dc + 1 ch to turn with), work 1 dc in each of the next 2-4-4-2-2-4 ch, * skip 1 ch, work 1 dc in each of the next 4 ch *, repeat from *-* 6-6-6-7-7-7 more times, work 1 dc in each of the remaining 2 ch = 33-35-35-37-37-39 dc. Turn and work pattern as follows: Work A.1 over the first 11 dc, A.2 (= 2 dc) 6-7-7-8-8-9 times in width, A.3 over the remaining 10 dc - READ CROCHET TIP! REMEMBER THE CROCHET TENSION! 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 tr/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 (incl 5 ch to turn with), turn and work as follows: Work 1 tr in 6th ch from hook, then work 1 tr in each of the next 1-4-6-3-3-6 ch, * skip 1 ch, work 1 tr 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 tr, then work 27-30-37-44-49-57 ch (incl 5 ch to turn with). Turn and work as follows: Work 1 tr in 6th ch from hook, then work 1 tr in each of the next 1-4-6-3-3-6 ch, * skip 1 ch, work 1 tr in each of the next 4 tr *, repeat from *-* 3-3-4-6-7-8 more times, continue pattern as before over the 71-77-77-81-85-85 tr, then work 1 tr in each of the remaining tr on row = 107-119-131-145-157-171 sts tr/ch.
Continue with 1 tr in every tr 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 tr in every tr until piece measures 24-26-28-30-32-34 cm from cast-on edge mid front. Fasten off.

Fold the outermost 2 cm 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 until the tie measures 140-150-160-170-180-190 cm, 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 tr 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. .

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


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

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Emilie 22.07.2017 - 12:16:

Bonjour, je ne comprend pas très bien ce passage: "Continuer ainsi: crocheter 27-30-37-44-49-57 ml (y compris 5 ml pour tourner)" J'ai fait comme la vidéo mais il y a 2 rangs d'avance. Donc ce n'est pas égale. Puis "sauter 1 ml, 1 B dans chacune des 4 B suivantes*" c'est des ml et non des B non?

DROPS Design 24.07.2017 kl. 09:27:

Bonjour Émilie, vous avez raison, vous devez faire 1 B dans chacune des 4 ml suivantes (celles des 27-57 ml de la chaînette). Une correction sera faite. Bon crochet!

Aracely 30.04.2017 - 19:00:

Perdón pero me gustaría poder aprender a leer los patrones porque no termino de comprender, con los tutoriales voy muy bien pero luego al leer me pierdo, que quiere decir Trabajar flojo 42-44-44-47-47-49 ))) mi duda está en que significa la secuencia de números? Centímetros? Puntos? Y porque algunos repiten? Ej: 6-7-7-8-8-9, espero me puedan ayudar y desde ya muchas gracias por su trabajo

DROPS Design 04.05.2017 kl. 08:22:

Hola Aracely. Los patrones de Drops están explicados para las tallas S-XXXL. Los 42-44-44-47-47-49 p.de cad. (puntos de cadeneta) significa que para la talla S hay que montar 42 puntos, para la talla M - 44 puntos etc. Si en las explicaciones solo hay un número, significa que es igual para todas las tallas. Las abreviaturas las puedes consultar aquí: https://www.garnstudio.com/glossary.php?langf=es&langt=en

Shaina 10.12.2016 - 11:25:

At the very beginning am I supposed to skip a chain or am I supposed to chain one and continue or both?

DROPS Design 12.12.2016 kl. 09:10:

Dear Shaina, at the very beg you are crocheting more chains that you will have sc on 1st row, ie crochet 42-44-44-47-47-49 ch (fundation chain), then crochet 1st row as explained skipping some chains evenly to get 33-35-35-37-37-39 sc on 1st row. Happy crocheting!

Susan T. 25.08.2016 - 21:04:

Do you have a pattern to line the front of this because you can see through the cup part of the halter?

DROPS Design 26.08.2016 kl. 10:43:

Dear Susan T, we do not have any pattern to line, ie no sewing pattern - you are welcome to ask the store where you bought your yarn, they may have tips & advices for you. Happy crocheting!

Stacey Meyer 15.08.2016 - 06:17:

Hello! This is a lovely detailed pattern and I so appreciate all the assistance you've provided. I'm sorry if I've overlooked it but I can't for the gauge guide for this pattern. I just want to be sure I'm not crocheting too loosely or too tight. Thank you!

DROPS Design 15.08.2016 kl. 11:21:

Dear Mrs Meyer, tension may differ with every crocheter, so remember to adjust the crochet hook size to that you get the stated gauge ie 18 dc x 9 rows = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm). Happy crocheting!

Sara Otero 12.08.2016 - 16:08:

Buenas tardes, después de la primera ronda de puntos bajos, manda a trabajar los diagramas del 1 al 3 el 2 diagrama no lo entiendo pk solo pone dos puntos bajos, ¿entonces hay que disminuir? ¿Que significa 6 t veces? Muchas gracias

DROPS Design 14.08.2016 kl. 12:02:

Hola Sara, el diagrama A2 se trabaja sobre un total de 12 pts, es decir, A2 (=2p.b) se repite un total de 6 veces a lo largo de la fila para la talla S.

Karen A. Hillman 16.07.2016 - 20:27:

How do you even out the rows on the side panels, there's always one extra row on one side panel ???????

DROPS Design 18.07.2016 kl. 09:15:

Dear Mrs Hillmann, this will not be visible at the end - if you rather like to get both sides the same, cut the yarn and chain number of sts required for one side, work next row on the middle panel and chain number of sts required for the other side and continue as stated. Happy crocheting!

Sandy 25.06.2016 - 01:04:

I am wondering about the purpose of the 5 chains at the beginning of each DC row. I can see they may be a decorative bit on the main part of the top, but why are they along the back strap since it will be folded over for the tube casing?

DROPS Design 27.06.2016 kl. 08:33:

Dear Sandy, you can choose to not crochet the 5 ch at the beg of dc rows when working the last rows for tube casing if your chains are long enough to not tighten piece on the sides. Happy crocheting!

Iris 30.04.2016 - 13:47:

Hey Drops, I would like to use your recycled cotton, either #6 of #5 to make this top. Is it a problem as they aren't in the yarn category B? Thanks in advance

DROPS Design 02.05.2016 kl. 09:25:

Dear Iris, DROPS loves you #6 belongs to group A and DROPS loves you #5 to group C so that they may be not the best alternative to a yarn group B - read more here, and contact your DROPS store for any further individual assistance choosing a yarn/a pattern. Happy crocheting!

Leona 24.04.2016 - 21:44:

Hi! I don't understand the last part on how to thread the ties through the top at all. Is there a video for this, or a clearer explanation? I have no idea which holes and dc:s and loops the text is talking about. Please help!

DROPS Design 25.04.2016 kl. 10:18:

Dear Leona, you will find at the very bottom of the page when scrolling down a chart showing top from back side and how to thread the ties. Happy assembly!

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