DROPS / 175 / 21

Calandria by DROPS Design

Crochet shawl with fan pattern in DROPS BabyMerino and DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk, worked top down.

DROPS Design: Pattern no bm-034
Yarn group A + C
Measurements: Width at top: approx. 146 cm. Height in middle approx. 73 cm.
DROPS BABY MERINO from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
200 g colour 10, light turquoise
And use:
DROPS BRUSHED ALPACA SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
125 g colour 15, light sea green

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 5 MM – or the size needed so that the first 5 rows in A.1 measure approx. 12 cm along the middle chain-space.

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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See the diagrams A.1 and A.X.

The piece is worked back and forth top down.
Work 6 chain stitches with hook size 5 mm and 1 strand Baby Merino and 1 strand Brushed Alpaca Silk (= 2 strands) and form them to a ring with 1 slip stitch in the first chain stitch. Continue to work according to diagram A.1. REMEMBER THE CROCHET TENSION!
When A.1 is complete, repeat the last 2 rows (as shown in diagram A.X) continue with increases, in other words, every 2nd row increase 4 triple treble crochet and 3 chain stitches on each side of the piece.

Continue to work in this way until the piece measures approx. 73 cm measured in the middle of the piece, make sure to finish after the last row in A.X. Cut and fasten the strands.


= chain stitch
= double crochet in the triple treble crochet
= 3 chain stitches
= triple treble crochet around chain-space
= treble crochet around chain-space
= 6 chain stitches
= 1 picot: Work 3 chain stitches and work 1 double crochet in the first of these chain stitches
= 6 chain stitches, 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch (see point on the circle), the first row starts here

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