DROPS Extra / 0-1284

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Crochet DROPS dress in "Cotton Merino". Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no cm-045
Yarn group B
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS COTTON MERINO from Garnstudio
500-550-600-650-750-800 g color no 17, vanilla

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3.5 mm/E/4 – or size needed to get 20 dc x 10 rows/rounds = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON ARCHED (white), NO 522: 4 pieces for all sizes

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, 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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CROCHET INFO:
Replace first dc at on every dc round with ch 3, finish the round with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.5.
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DRESS: Worked in two parts. Top part is worked back and forth in one piece, from mid front to mid front, then work bottom part in the round and down from bottom edge of top part.

TOP PART:
Work 48-48-55-62-69-69 ch on hook size 3.5 mm/E/4 with Cotton Merino. Turn and work 1 dc in fourth ch from hook (= 2 dc), work 1 dc in each of the next ch 2, * skip ch 1, work 1 dc in each of the next 6 dc *, repeat from *-* = 40-40-46-52-58-58 dc. Work 2 rows with 1 dc in every dc (= band), then work as follows - from RS: A.1 (= 2 dc), A.2 over the next 36-36-42-48-54-54 dc, finish with A.3 (= 2 dc). REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE! When piece measures 9-8-11-12-11-14 cm / 3½"-3"-4½"-4 3/4"-4½"-5½" – adjust so that next row is a row with dc that is worked from WS – cast on 24 new, loose ch at the end of row for shoulder = 64-64-70-76-82-82 dc/ch. Work next row as follows - from WS: A.3, A.2 over the next 60-60-66-72-78-78 dc, finish with A.1. Continue like this until piece measures 19-20-21-23-24-25 cm / 7½"-8"-8 1/4"-9"-9½"-9 3/4", adjust so that next row is a row with dc worked from RS. Now work as follows: Work A.1, work A.2 over the next 30-30-30-36-36-36 dc, work A.3, turn and work back (do not work over the last 30-30-36-36-42-42 dc on row = armhole). When piece measures 25-28-31-35-40-45 cm / 9 3/4"-11"-12 1/4"-13 3/4"-15 3/4"-17 3/4" – adjust so that next row is a row with dc that is worked from WS – cast on 30-30-36-36-42-42 new, loose ch at the end of row for shoulder = 64-64-70-76-82-82 dc/ch. Work next row as follows - from WS: A.3, A.2 over the next 60-60-66-72-78-78 dc, finish with A.1. Continue like this until piece measures 36-40-43-48-53-59 cm / 14 1/4"-15 3/4"-17"-19"-21"-23 1/4", adjust so that next row is a row with dc worked from RS. Now work as follows: Work A.1, work A.2 over the next 56-56-60-66-72-72 dc, work A.3, turn and work back (do not work over the last 6 dc on row = neck).

When piece measures 48-52-57-63-70-76 cm / 19"-20½"-22½"-24 3/4"-27½"-30" – adjust so that next row is a row with dc that is worked from WS – cast on 6 new, loose ch at the end of row for shoulder = 64-64-70-76-82-82 dc/ch. Work next row as follows - from WS: A.3, A.2 over the next 60-60-66-72-78-78 dc, finish with A.1. Continue like this until piece measures 59-64-69-76-83-90 cm / 23 1/4"-25 1/4"-27"-30"-32 3/4"-35½", adjust so that next row is a row with dc worked from RS. Now work as follows: Work A.1, work A.2 over the next 30-30-30-36-36-36 dc, work A.3, turn and work back (do not work over the last 30-30-36-36-42-42 dc on row = armhole).

When piece measures 65-72-79-88-99-110 cm / 25½"-28½"-31"-34½"-39"-43½" – adjust so that next row is a row with dc that is worked from WS – cast on 30-30-36-36-42-42 new, loose ch at the end of row for shoulder = 64-64-70-76-82-82 dc. Work next row as follows - from WS: A.3, A.2 over the next 60-60-66-72-78-78 dc, finish with A.1. Continue like this until piece measures 75-84-89-99-112-121 cm / 29½"-33"-35"-39"-44"-47 1/4", adjust so that next row is a row with dc worked from RS. Now work as follows: Work A.1, work A.2 over the next 36-36-42-48-54-54 dc, work A.3, turn and work back (do not work over the last 24 dc on row = neck). Continue like this until piece measures 82-90-98-109-121-133 cm / 32 1/4"-35½"-38½"-43"-47 1/4"-52½", now work 3 rows with 1 dc in every dc (= band), piece measures 84-92-100-111-123-135 cm / 33"-36 1/4"-39½"-43 3/4"-48½"-53". Fasten off.

ASSEMBLY: Sew the shoulder seams.

BOTTOM PART:
NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE! Beg mid back along bottom edge of top (button band is mid front) and work 156-174-192-210-234-258 dc – work approx. 2 dc around every dc, when working over band place right front band on top of left front band
and work through both layers, piece is now worked in the round. Finish round with 1 sl st in first dc.
ROUND 1: Work 1 dc in every dc.
ROUND 2: * Work 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc *, repeat from *-* the entire round.
ROUND 3: Work 1 dc in every dc and 1 dc in every ch.
ROUNDS 4-8: Work 1 dc in every dc.
Continue to work as follows: Work A.4, then repeat A.5 the entire round.
Continue the pattern downwards. When piece measures approx. 10 cm / 4'' – adjust so that this is a round with dc, inc 12 dc evenly on piece, repeat inc every 7 cm / 2¾'' 5 more times = 228-246-264-282-306-330 dc. Continue with A.4 and A.5 until piece measures 51-54-54-54-54-57 cm / 20"-21 1/4"-21 1/4"-21 1/4"-21 1/4"-22½"', piece measures 83-86-89-92-95-98 cm / 32 3/4"-34"-35"-36 1/4"-37½"-38½" in total. Fasten off.

CROCHET EDGE around armhole:
Work 1 sc, * ch 3, skip approx. 1 cm / 3/8'', work 1 sc *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st at beg of round.

CROCHET EDGE around neck:
Beg mid front, at the bottom of the right band: Work 1 sc, * ch 3, skip approx. 1 cm / 3/8'', work 1 sc *, repeat from *-* up the band, around the neck and down along left band. Fasten 4 button evenly on left band, the top approx. 2 cm / 3/4'' from upper edge, the bottom approx. 4 cm / 1½'' from bottom edge. Button through holes between dc on right band.

Diagram

= ch
= sc in st
= sc around ch
= dc in st
= dc around ch
= first round is explained in pattern
= beg round with 4 ch and finish with 1 sl st in 4th ch
= beg round with 3 ch and finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch
= sl st
= crochet direction




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