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Color of Winter by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS skirt with multi-coloured pattern, worked top down in ”Karisma”. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no u-791
Yarn group B
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS KARISMA from Garnstudio
100-100-100-150-150-150 g colour no 72, light pearl grey
150-150-150-150-200-200 g colour no 21, medium grey
100-100-150-150-150-150 g colour no 16, dark grey
100-100-100-100-100-150 g colour no 40, light old pink
100 g in all sizes in colour no 13, cerise

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 4 mm – or size needed to get 18 tr x 9 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON, NO 521: 5 pieces for all sizes

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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.
See diagrams A.1 to A.4. 1 square = 1 tr.

Replace first tr at beg of every tr row with 3 ch.
Replace first dc at beg of every dc row with 1 ch.
Beg every round with tr with 3 ch (= first tr) and finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch.

When changing colour work as follows: Work last tr with first colour but wait with last pull through, switch to next colour and work last pull through, then work next tr. When working with two colour place strand for the colour not worked over sts from previous round, work around the strand so that it is hidden and follows in the round. Make sure not to tighten the yarns. Replace first tr with 3 ch, if last tr on previous row/round and first tr on next row/round are different colour work last tr as follows: Work last tr with first colour but wait with last pull through, switch to next colour and work last pull through. When working in the round, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch at beg of round, then work 3 ch (= beg of round).

Inc by working 2 tr in same st. To calculate how often inc should be done, use the total no of sts on row/round (e.g. 130 sts) and divide by no of inc to be done (e.g. 10) = 13. I.e. in this example inc 1 tr in every 13th tr.

Work back and forth to vent, then work in the round. Work 139-153-165-186-207-232 ch (incl 3 ch to turn with) on hook size 4 mm with dark grey. Work 1 tr in 4th ch from hook (= 2 tr) - READ CROCHET INFO, 1 tr in each of the next 2-2-0-0-0-4 ch, * skip 1 ch, 1 tr in each of the next 6 ch *, repeat from *-* the entire row = 118-130-140-158-176-198 tr.

Then work A.1 (= 4 sts) – READ COLOUR PATTERN, back and forth AT THE SAME TIME on first row inc 10-10-8-10-8-10 tr evenly – READ INCREASE TIP = 128-140-148-168-184-208 tr (repeat A.1 32-35-37-42-46-52 times in total in width). REMEMBER THE CROCHET TENSION!

Then continue with medium grey. Work 1 tr in every tr and inc 14-10-9-8-7-6 tr evenly on every other row 3-4-4-6-6-6 time in total, then 0-0-10-0-8-8 tr evenly 1 time = 170-180-194-216-234-252 tr. When 6-8-10-12-14-15 rows/rounds have been worked in total with medium grey, piece measures approx. 13-16-18-20-22-23 cm.
When piece measures 12 cm, end the vent in the side and continue piece in the round, beg round in the side.

Then work A.2 (= 4 tr) in the round AT THE SAME TIME on first round inc 2-4-2-4-2-4 tr evenly = 172-184-196-220-236-256 tr (repeat A.2 43-46-49-55-59-64 times in total in width).

On 2nd and 6th round inc 8-8-8-8-8-16 tr evenly on each round (on every inc repeat A.2 in total 2-2-2-2-2-4 times more in width), on 10th and 12th round inc 4-4-4-4-8-8 tr evenly on each round (on every inc repeat A.2 in total 1-1-1-1-2-2 times more in width), on last round inc 8 tr evenly = 204-216-228-252-276-312 tr. When A.2 has been worked 1 time vertically, piece measures approx. 29-32-34-36-38-39 cm. Then work A.3 (= 6 tr) 34-36-38-42-46-52 times in total in width. When A.3 has been worked 1 time vertically, piece measures approx. 42-45-47-49-51-52 cm. Then work A.4 (= 4 sts) in the round 51-54-57-63-69-78 times in total in width. When A.4 has been worked 1 time vertically, piece measures approx. 46-49-51-53-55-56 cm. Fasten off.

Work an edge in tr from first row on skirt with dark grey. Work 1 row with 1 dc in every tr = 118-130-140-158-176-198 dc.

Along the opening on front piece work buttonhole loops with dark grey as follows (beg at the bottom): Work 2 dc (around first tr row), 3 ch, skip 1 cm, * work 2 dc around next tr row, 3 ch, skip 1 cm *, repeat from *-* 3 more times and finish with 2 dc around last tr row at the top, turn and work back as follows: 1 dc in every dc and 3 dc in every ch-space. Fasten off.

Along the other side of the opening work 5 rows with dc back and forth with dark grey (on 1st row work 2 dc in every tr row), cut the yarn. Sew the buttons on to the button band.


= dark grey
= light old pink
= medium grey
= light pearl grey
= cerise
= inc round - see pattern

Dolors 24.01.2019 - 12:00:

Como se empieza las pasadas de colores de arriba abajo? O abajo arriba?

DROPS Design 24.01.2019 kl. 15:11:

Hola Dolores. La falda se trabaja de arriba abajo.

Barbara Stowers 31.01.2017 - 20:19:

That video showed you how to change colors row by row, not how this pattern is. Like when I change from dark grey to the pink in A.1, I tried carrying the colors and does not look good. I tried bobbins, but that would mean I need to make 40+ bobbins of pink and carry the grey as the main colors. Do you see the frustration with that? HELP!!!!!

DROPS Design 01.02.2017 kl. 09:03:

Dear Mrs Stowers, the video below shows how to change colour on a row. See also this video on how to crochet 2 colours on a row (another pattern). Happy crocheting!

Barbara Stowers 31.01.2017 - 18:41:

How did you change or carry the colors?

DROPS Design 31.01.2017 kl. 18:53:

Hi Barbara! Please see our tutorial video 'How to crochet and change color' HERE. Happy knitting!

Jennifer 22.09.2016 - 12:53:

Jeg skal begynne å hekle rundt og følge skjema A2. hvordan skal jeg lese dette? skal jeg begynne nederst til høyre slik som A1? Og; rad to, skal den leses fra venstre slik at jeg leser sikksakk (slik som A1 da jeg heklet frem og tilbake)? Eller skal diagrammet leses fra høyre mot venstre på alle rekkene?

DROPS Design 27.09.2016 kl. 16:18:

Hej Jenny. Naar du hekler rundt starter hver omg fra höjre mod venstre. Det er kun naar du hekler frem og tilbage du leser "sikksakk"

Marianne Lute 04.08.2016 - 18:55:

I want to order yarn and make the "Color of Winter" skirt but I am having a hard time understanding the pattern (there is nothing wrong with it- I have never read the picture type before). Is the other version available where each row's stitches are written out? Thanks so much.

DROPS Design 05.08.2016 kl. 09:30:

Dear Mrs Lutte, there is only diagram to this pattern, read each diagram beg from the bottom corner on the right side towards the left every row from RS (when working back and forth) and every round when working in the round - read diagrams from the left towards the right from WS. Feel free to ask you question here, for any further assistance you are welcome to contact your DROPS store. Happy crocheting!

Carola Eriksson 29.06.2016 - 20:50:

Precis i tiden, kommer älskas av många! namesuggestion: inka

Lauren McRoberts 12.06.2016 - 01:33:

Great use of color! Pretty skirt!

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