DROPS Extra / 0-1286

Warm Apricot Cardigan by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS jacket with lace pattern and raglan in ”Safran”. The piece is worked top down. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no e-242
Yarn group A
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
350-350-400-450-500-550 g colour no 13, coral

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 3.5 mm – or size needed to get 22 tr x 12 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON: Arched (white), NO 521: 6 pieces in all sizes.

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 measurements at the bottom of the pattern.

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PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.3.

CROCHET INFO:
On every tr row replace first tr with 3 ch.
On every dc row replace first dc with 1 ch.
Replace first tr at on every tr round with 3 ch, finish the round with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.
On every dc round, replace first dc with 1 ch and finish round with 1 sl st in 1st ch from beg of round.

INCREASE TIP-1:
Inc 1 tr by working 2 tr in same tr.

INCREASE TIP-2 (applies to sides of body):
Work until 3 tr remain before the marker thread, work 2 tr in next tr (= 1 tr inc), work 1 tr in each of the next 4 tr (the marker thread is in the middle of these sts), work 2 tr in next tr (= 1 tr inc).

RAGLAN:
Inc for raglan on each side of A.2.
Inc 2 sts BEFORE A.2 as follows: Work until 2 tr remain before A.2, work 2 tr in each of the next 2 tr (= 2 tr inc).
Inc 2 sts AFTER A.2 as follows: Work 2 tr in each of the first 2 tr after A.2 (= 2 tr inc).
Inc 1 sts BEFORE A.2 as follows: Work until 1 tr remains before A.2, work 2 tr in next tr (= 1 tr inc).
Inc 1 sts AFTER A.2 as follows: Work 2 tr in first tr after A.2 (= 1 tr inc).
The inc on body and sleeves are uneven as explained in pattern.

DECREASE TIP:
Work until 4 tr remain before marker thread, work the next 2 tr tog as follows: Work 1 tr in next tr but wait with last pull through (= 2 sts on hook), work 1 tr in next tr, but on last pull through pull yarn through all sts on hook - 1 tr have been dec, work 1 tr in each of the next 4 tr (marker thread is between these sts), work the next 2 tr tog (= 1 tr dec).
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YOKE:
Worked back and forth, top down. Work 174-179-184-189-194-199 ch on hook size 3.5 mm with Safran. Work next row as follows: Work 1 tr in 4th ch from hook (= 2 tr) - READ CROCHET INFO, * skip 1 ch, 1 tr in each of the next 4 ch *, repeat from *-* = 138-142-146-150-154-158 tr (= incl 5 band tr in each side of piece).

Then work next row as follows: Work 1 tr in each of the first 5 tr (= band), A.1 over the next 7 tr, 1 tr in each of the next 11-12-13-14-15-16 tr AT THE SAME TIME inc 4-5-5-6-7-8 tr evenly – READ INCREASE TIP-1 – (= front piece), A.2 over the next 11 tr, 2 tr in next tr, 1 tr in each of the next 4 tr, 2 tr in next tr, A.2 over the next 11 tr (= sleeve), 1 tr in each of the next 36-38-40-42-44-46 tr AT THE SAME TIME inc 8-10-10-12-14-16 tr evenly (= back piece), A.2 over the next 11 tr, 2 tr in next tr, 1 tr in each of the next 4 tr, 2 tr in next tr, A.2 over the next 11 tr (= sleeve), 1 tr in each of the next 11-12-13-14-15-16 tr AT THE SAME TIME inc 4-5-5-6-7-8 tr evenly, A.1 over the next 7 tr (= front piece), 1 tr in each of the last 5 tr (= band). On front piece there are now 5 band sts, A.1 and 15-17-18-20-22-24 tr, on sleeve there is A.2, 8 tr and A.2 and on back piece there are 44-48-50-54-58-62 tr. On next row inc for RAGLAN – see explanation above!

INC AS FOLLOWS ON FRONT AND BACK PIECE: Inc 2 tr every row 3-4-7-9-13-16 times in total, then 1 tr every row 12-12-10-9-6-5 times in total.
INC AS FOLLOWS ON SLEEVES: Inc 2 tr every row 0-0-1-3-4-4 times in total, then 1 tr every row 15-16-16-15-15-17 times in total. REMEMBER THE CROCHET TENSION!

When A.1 and A.2 have been worked 1 time vertically, repeat A.1a over A.1 and A.2a over A.2. After all inc there are now on each front piece 5 band sts, A.1 and 33-37-42-47-54-61 tr, on each sleeve there is A.2, 38-40-44-50-54-58 tr and A.2 and on back piece there are 80-88-98-108-122-136 tr. Piece measures approx. 14-15-16-17-18-19 cm. Work next row as follows: Work 1 tr in each of the first 5 tr, A.1a as before, 1 tr in each of the next 33-37-42-47-54-61 tr, work 8 ch (= under sleeve), insert 1 marker thread in the middle between the new ch, skip: A.2a, 38-40-44-50-54-58 tr and A.2a (= sleeve), work 1 tr in each of the next 80-88-98-108-122-136 tr, 8 ch (= under sleeve), insert 1 marker thread in the middle of the new sts, skip: A.2a, 38-40-44-50-54-58 tr and A.2a (= sleeve), work 1 tr in each of the next 33-37-42-47-54-61 tr, A.1a as before, 1 tr in each of the last 5 tr = 156-172-192-212-240-268 tr (incl 5 band sts in each side), 16 ch and A.1a inside 5 band tr in each side of piece. Insert 1 marker in piece, NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE. Move marker threads when working, leave the marker in piece.

BODY:
Work 1 tr in every tr, 1 tr in every ch and A.1a as before. There are 88-96-106-116-130-144 tr between marker threads on back piece. When piece measures 3 cm (measured from marker), dec 1 st on each side of each marker threads in the side (= 4 sts dec) - READ DECREASE TIP! Repeat dec every 4-4-3½-4½-4½-4½ cm 3-3-4-3-3-4 more times = 156-172-188-212-240-264 tr in total (incl band sts in each side) and A.1a inside 5 band tr in each side of piece. There are 80-88-96-108-122-134 tr on back piece. When piece measures 17-18-19-20-21-22 cm (measured from marker), inc 1 st on each side of each marker thread (= 4 tr inc) – see INCREASE TIP-2. Repeat inc every 1½ cm 6-6-7-6-6-7 more times = 184-200-220-240-268-296 tr on row (incl 5 band sts in each side) and A.1a inside 5 band tr in each side of piece. Continue with 1 tr in every tr and A.1a until piece measures 32-33-34-35-36-37 cm (measured from marker). Piece measures approx. 46-48-50-52-54-56 cm in total from neck edge. Work 1 edge along the bottom of the jacket as follows: Work * 1 dc in first/next tr, 4 ch, skip approx. 1 cm *, repeat from *-* over tr, work A.1a over A.1a as before. Adjust to finish with 1 dc in last tr. Fasten off.

SLEEVE EDGE:
Sleeve is worked in the round, top down. Beg by working mid under sleeve as follows: Work 1 dc in 5th ch of the 8 ch worked in armhole on body. Work 3 ch (= 1 tr). Then work with 1 tr in each of the next 3 ch, A.2a as before, 1 tr in each of the next 38-40-44-50-54-58 tr, A.2a as before, 1 tr in each of the last 4 ch under sleeve, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch at beg of round. Work 1 tr in every tr and A.2a until 1 whole repetition of A.2a has been worked. Then work 1 tr in every tr, work A.2b over A.2a = 68-70-74-80-84-88 tr. On next round work 1 tr in every tr AT THE SAME TIME dec 12 tr evenly = 56-58-62-68-72-76 tr. Work 1 tr in every tr until sleeve edge measures approx. 4 cm. Work * 1 dc in first/next tr, 4 ch, skip approx. 1 cm *, repeat from *-* around the entire sleeve. Fasten off. Work a sleeve edge around the other sleeve.

NECK EDGE:
Beg mid front. Work * 1 dc in first/next tr, 4 ch, skip approx. 1 cm *, repeat from *-* around the entire neck, make sure to avoid a tight neck edge. Adjust to finish with 1 dc in last tr.

POCKET:
Work 34 ch (incl 1 ch to turn with) on hook size 3.5 mm with Safran. Work A.3a 4 times in total in width (NOTE: Work first dc in 2nd ch from hook), finish with first st of A.3a in last ch (so piece is the same in both sides). NOTE: Always work last st as first st in diagram. When A.3a has been worked 1 time vertically, repeat A.3b over A.3a until piece measures 7 cm, adjust so that last row is last row in A.3b, then work A.3c over A.3b. Fasten off. Crochet another pocket.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew pockets on to jacket, approx. 7 cm from bottom edge and approx. in the middle on front piece. Fasten buttons on left band, fasten the top button approx. 2 cm from neck edge, then fasten them approx. 8 cm apart. Button between 2nd and 3rd tr on right band.

Diagram

= ch
= dc in tr/ch
= dc around ch-space
= tr in tr
= tr around ch-space
= Bobble: Work tr-group with 4 tr in same tr: * Work 1 tr but wait with last pull through *, repeat from *-* 3 more times in same tr, 1 YO, pull yarn through all sts on hook.
= Bobble: Work tr-group with 4 tr around same ch-space: * Work 1 tr but wait with last pull through *, repeat from *-* 3 more times around same ch-space, 1 YO, pull yarn through all sts on hook.
= first row is explained in pattern


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