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Midnight Lace by DROPS Design

DROPS Crocheted Cardigan in Muskat

Tags: floral, jackets, lace,

Sizes: M - L/XL
Finished measurements: 90-108 cm

Materials: DROPS MUSKAT from Garnstudio
100% mercerized Egyptian cotton, 50 g./100 m
500-550 g. col. no. 43, violet.

3 DROPS Coconut buttons nr 516

DROPS 4 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

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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.
Tension: 1 diagram = approx. 9 cm in width. 12 rows of Pattern 2 = approx. 10 cm in height.

Pattern: See chart. The pattern is seen from the right side. «1 rapport» = «1 repeat».

Note: All measurements in pattern refer to the garment when held up or worn, because the pattern pulls in and lengthens.

Ch 201-241 loosely. Turn and crochet Pattern 1 once across row (10-12 repeats = 60-72 ch-st bows). Then crochet Pattern 2 on the next row and repeat a total of 5 times, the piece measures approx. 20 cm. Crochet Pattern 3. At the same time when the piece measures approx. 32-35 cm divide and crochet each part of Body separately. Each front = 2 repeats; back = 4 repeats, bind off 1-2 repeats at each side for armhole.

Right front: Continue with Pattern 3 over 2 repeats starting at center front. When the piece measures approx. 42-46 cm adjust to finish after 1 flower) continue with Pattern 3 but do not make flowers. At the same time shape the neck as follows: Crochet until 2 ch-st bows remain at center front. Turn and crochet back. Then crochet over 1 less ch-st bow at neck edge of every other row 3 times. Continue to crochet in pattern until the piece measures 52-56 cm, fasten off.

Left front: Crochet the same as right front, reversing all shaping.

Back: Continue to crochet Pattern 3 until piece measures approx. 42-46 cm, then crochet the rest without flowers (as on front). When the piece measures approx. 49-53 cm crochet the next row as follows: 7 ch-st bows = shoulder, dc over the following 10 ch-st bows = neck (crochet 1 dc in every ch-st bow and 1 dc in every dc between bows), 7 ch-st bows = shoulder. Finish with 1 row of ch-st bows on each shoulder. The piece measures approx. 52-56 cm, fasten off.

Sleeve: Ch 51-51 loosely. Turn and crochet Pattern 1 once across row (2.5 repeats = 15 ch-st bows), then crochet Pattern 2 twice, then continue in Pattern 3. When the piece measures approx. 10 cm inc 1 ch-st bow at end of row on alternately right and left side of piece a total of 8-10 times, inc at the end of every 3rd and 4th rows - make inc by ch 4, then 1 dc in the last sc from previous row = 23-25 ch-st bows on row. Continue until piece measures approx. 52-54 cm. Then crochet over 1 less ch-st bow at end of every row until the piece measures 56-58 cm, fasten off.

Assembly: Crochet together shoulder seams as follows: * 1 dc in first ch-st bow on front, ch 1, 1 dc in first ch-st bow on back, ch 1 *, repeat from * - * on each shoulder. Crochet together the sleeve as follows from bottom edge: * 1 dc in one side, ch 2, 1 dc in *, repeat from * - * until approx. 5-9 cm remains. Crochet sleeves to Body in the same way as sleeves were crocheted together. Crochet 1 row dc along both button bands and around the neck - crochet snugly around the neck so that the neckline will not sag.

Buttonhole loops: Make 3 buttonhole loops along right front. Start at top edge: * 1 dc, ch 3, fasten with 1 dc 1 cm below, sl st approx. 8-9 cm lower on band * repeat from * - * until there are 3 loops. Sew on buttons on left front.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 03.03.2006
Some stores have told us their customers has used crochet hook size 3½ mm instead.
Updated online: 16.04.2010
Sleeve:......inc at the end of every 3rd and 4th rows - make inc by ch 4, then 1 dc in the last sc from previous row = 23-25 ch-st bows on row.


= ch 1
= 1 dc
= 1 sl st
= 1 tr
= 1 bobble. * wrap yarn around hook, insert hook in sc from previous row and pull up yarn *, repeat * - * 3 times = 6 loops + 1 st on hook. Wrap yarn around hook and pull through all loops + st (= 1 st remains on hook).
= 1 petal. (4 petals make 1 flower). Start at point of arrow, * wrap yarn around hook, insert hook in st at the other end of arrow and pull up yarn *, repeat * - * 3 times = 6 loops + 1 st on hook. Wrap yarn around hook and pull through all loops and st on hook (= 1 st remains on hook).
= ch 1 to turn piece.

Gunnis 02.07.2018 - 08:54:

Hej! Jag tänkte virka storlek M. Det står att man ska lägga upp 201 luftmaskor och sedan fortsätta med att virka 10 rapporter av mönster M1. 1 rapport av M1 har 21 luftmaskor i första raden. Är den första raden i M1 uppläggningsmaskorna? Då borde det väl vara 210 luftmaskor att lägga upp först. (21x10=210). Jag får inte ihop hur jag ska börja, mönstret går ju inte jämt upp med 201 luftmaskor, vad jag förstår? Tacksam för hjälp. Med vänliga hälsningar från Gunnis

DROPS Design 03.07.2018 kl. 11:00:

Hej Gunnis, rapporten går egentligen bara över 20 m, varv 2 börjar med 1 fm och nästa fm virkas i fm nr 11, sedan nr 21 osv. Titta också gärna på vår video :)

Kathy 26.03.2018 - 21:45:

Hi. I'm from USA. Can you give me a suggestion for a yarn for this? Thanks.

DROPS Design 28.03.2018 kl. 14:57:

Dear Kathy, our yarns are avalaible in your country, see list of DROPS Retailers here. Happy crocheting!

Béatrice 13.02.2018 - 09:41:

Bonjour Pour la taille L /XL ,combien de motifs restent-ils pour le devant et le dos? Pour rabattre pour les emmanchures ,dois je le faire en une seule fois les 4 motifs pour une manche( ce qui me donne une grande "ligne " droite) ou diminue t-on progressivement? Merci

DROPS Design 13.02.2018 kl. 09:58:

Bonjour Béatrice, C'est tout à fait exact: vous avez 2 motifs pour chaque devant et 4 motifs pour le dos, soit 2 motifs qui ne sont plus crochetés entre le dos et chacun des devants. Continuez simplement les devants/le dos sur 2/4 motifs en laissant 2 motifs non crochetés pour les emmanchures. Bon crochet!

Paula Snow 25.10.2017 - 22:56:

I am beginning an advanced project for me, the midnight lace cardigan. I do not see instructions for Pattern 1, 2, 3, 4. Where will I find these please?

DROPS Design 26.10.2017 kl. 09:55:

Dear Mrs Snow, you will find diagrams to pattern 1, 2 and 3 at the bottom of the page: Pattern 1 = M1, pattern 2 = M2, pattern 3 = M3. Scroll down the page to find also 2 videos showing how to work the diagrams. Happy crocheting!

Cornelia Larsson 06.08.2017 - 10:00:

Er det kun mig der har problem med at det trækker for meget sammen og buler i diagram m2 række 2. Når du går fra den ene samling af buer til næste. Og har jeg i det tilfælde forstået ret at det er fm de de lange T med lm imellem?..

DROPS Design 18.08.2017 kl. 10:15:

Hej Cornelia, Her ser du en video som viser hvordan du gør. Bruger du DROPS Muskat?

How to crochet M.1 and M.2 in DROPS 68-15 from Garnstudio Drops design on Vimeo.

Paula 01.08.2017 - 21:27:

I am ready to start crocheting the fronts, back and I don't understand How to decrease for the armholes and the shaping of the neck. are there more clear directions

DROPS Design 02.08.2017 kl. 09:07:

Dear Paula, for armholes, work each front piece over 2 repeats from each side and leaving unworked 1-2 repeats after right front piece and before left front piece, work back piece over the remaining middle repeats for back piece. To shape neck on front piece, work row from shoulder towards neck leaving 2 ch-spaces unworked towards neck (at the end of row from WS for right front piece), work next row from RS and at the end of next row from WS leave 1 ch-space unworked towards neck, turn and repeat the last 2 rows 2 more times. Happy crocheting!

Norma Frost 14.05.2017 - 20:06:

Hello from Canada and thank you for such a lovely pattern. I received it with picture but no pattern. I do not know what stitches of crochet I would have to use also the rows. I received the pictures of the graphes were not numbered 1 2 or 3. Where to go for that as well. Any information would be really appreciated. With blessings Norma

DROPS Design 15.05.2017 kl. 09:41:

Dear Mrs Frost, you'll find the pattern in US-English here - you'll also find videos showing how to work the diagrams M.1 & M.2 + M.3 at the very bottom of the page. Happy crocheting!

Rianne 05.05.2017 - 21:47:

Ik wil dit vestje graag gaan halen, maar twijfel door het lezen over de 'lubber-problemen'. Kan er iemand melden hoe het uiteindelijke resultaat is geworden?

Betsy Schoormans 19.04.2017 - 13:45:

Hallo, nog even over mijn vorige vraag over patroon 3. In de handwerkwinkel waar ik net geweest ben adviseerden ze mij om met 1 naald maat dunner te haken. Dus met 3 i.p.v. 4. Boogjes van 4 had ik inderdaad ook al aan gedacht. Ik ga het nu eerst op naald nr. 3 proberen. Bedankt voor uw snelle reactie.

DROPS Design 19.04.2017 kl. 21:47:

Hoi Betsy, Dat is ook een goed idee. Bedankt voor het doorgeven van de tip en veel haakplezier!

Betsy Schoormans 19.04.2017 - 06:54:

Bij patroon 3 wordt het bij mij ook veel wijder, deze opmerking heb ik hierboven al meer gelezen, maar geen oplossing gevonden. Hebt u hier inmiddels een oplossing voor? Is het voldoende als ik i.p.v 5 losse, 4losse boogjes maak? Ik zou graag een foto meesturen maar dat kan hier helaas niet.

DROPS Design 19.04.2017 kl. 11:11:

Hoi Betsy, Het klopt dat M3 veel wijder wordt tijdens het haken. Bij dit patroon gelden de afmetingen voor als het vest gedragen wordt. Als het mogelijk is probeer het vest hangend op te meten of een beetje uitgerekt. Je bent natuurlijk vrij om het patroon voor jezelf aan tepassen en lossenboogjes van 4 te maken, ipv 5.

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