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Astoria by DROPS Design

Crochet top with round yoke, lace pattern, worked top down in DROPS Paris. Size: S - XXXL.

DROPS design: Pattern no w-623
Yarn group C or A + A
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
450-500-550-600-650-700 g color 38, raspberry

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 5 mm / H/8 - or size needed to get 14 double crochets and 8.5 rows or 14 treble crochets and 5.5 rows = 10 cm / 4'' in width and 10 cm / 4'' vertically.

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:
At beginning of every round with double crochets replace first double crochet with 3 chain stitches. Finish round with 1 slip stitch in 3rd chain stitch.
At beginning of every round with treble crochets replace first treble crochet with 4 chain stitches. Finish round with 1 slip stitch in 4th chain stitch.

INCREASE TIP (evenly spaced):
To calculate how to increase evenly, use the number of stitches increases are done over (e.g. 84 stitches) and divide this number by number of increases to be done (e.g. 24) = 3.5. I.e. in this example increase after alternately approx. every 3rd and 4th stitch.
DECREASE TIP:
Decrease 1 double crochet by working 2 double crochets together as follows:
* Make 1 yarn over, insert hook in next double crochet, get yarn, make 1 yarn over, pull yarn through the 2 first loops on hook *, repeat from *-* one more time, make 1 yarn over and pull yarn through all 3 loops on hook (= 1 double crochet decreased).

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 and A.2.
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TOP:
Work in the round top down.

YOKE:
Begin with crochet hook 5 mm and Paris, work 100-103-109-115-121-124 chain stitches and form a ring with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch. Work 3 chain stitches (= 1 double crochet) - READ CROCHET INFO, work 1 double crochet in each of the next 3-0-0-0-0-3 chain stitches, * skip 1 chain stitch, work 1 double crochet in each of the next 5 chain stitches *, repeat from *-* 15-16-17-18-19-19 more times = 84-86-91-96-101-104 double crochets. Work 1 round with treble crochets and increase 24-30-29-32-31-40 treble crochets evenly - READ INCREASE TIP (evenly spaced) = 108-116-120-128-132-144 treble crochets. REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE!
Insert 4 marker threads in piece without working as follows:
Beginning of round is mid back. Insert 1st marker thread after 8-9-10-11-11-13 treble crochets. Insert 2nd marker thread after another 38-40-40-42- 44-46 treble crochets, 3rd marker thread is after another 16-18-20-22-22-26 treble crochets and 4th marker thread after another 38-40-40-42-44-46 treble crochets. There are now 8-9-10-11-11-13 treble crochets left until mid back.

READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING!
Work pattern A.1 and increase double crochets evenly on every round marked with arrow in diagram A.1b as follows:
Increase evenly over the 38-40-40-42-44-46 stitches in each side. Number of stitches between the 2 markers mid front and mid back is constant (= 16-18-20-22-22-26 stitches).
Work first the 2 last rounds in diagram A.1a and A.1b (A.1a shows how round begins and ends). On last round increase 10-10-16-16-18-18 double crochets evenly in each side. Then work the last 3 rounds in A.1b 2-2-3-3-4-4 times in total, AT THE SAME TIME increase 17-14-14-12-14-12 double crochets in each side on the last round of each repetition of A.1b in height = 196-192-236-232-280-276 stitches.
Increase in size S, L and XXL is now done. In size M, XL and XXXL continue as follows: Work 2 round with double crochets and increase 14-12-12 double crochets in each side on first round = 220-256-300 double crochets.

Work next round in all sizes as follows:
Work 1 double in each of the first 27-30-32-35-39-43 double crochets, work 4-4-6-6-6-8 chain stitches under sleeve, skip 44-50-54-58-62-64 double crochets for sleeve, work 1 double crochet in each of the next 54-60-64-70-78-86 double crochets, work 4-4-6-6-6-8 chain stitches under sleeve, skip 44-50-54-58-62-64 double crochets for sleeve, work 1 double crochet in each of the remaining 27-30-32-35-39-43 double crochets on round. Piece measures approx. 15-17-19-21-23-25 cm / 6"-6 3/4"-7½"-8 1/4"-9"-9 3/4" measures from neck edge and down vertically.

BODY:
= 116-128-140-152-168-188 double crochets. NOW MEASURE THE PIECE FROM HERE. Work 1 double crochet in every double crochet. When piece measures 5 cm / 2'', increase 4-12-0-8-12-12 double crochets evenly = 120-140-140-160-180-200 double crochets. Cut the yarn. To fit the pattern symmetrically mid front and mid back on top displace beginning of round as follows: Skip the first 15-5-5-15-5-15 double crochets on round and fasten strand with 1 single crochet in next double crochet. Begin on 2nd round in diagrams and work A.2a (shows how round begins and ends), work A.2b (= 6-7-7-8-9-10 repetitions).
On last round in diagram increase double crochets. To make the pattern symmetrical mid front and mid back increase the same number of double crochets in each side. Increase 20 double crochets in each side evenly between mid back and fan in pattern mid front on top. Increase 40 double crochets in total evenly in all sizes = 160-180-180-200-220-240 double crochets. Continue from 2nd round in A.2a and A.2b (= 8-9-9-10-11-12 repetitions on round). When diagrams have been worked vertically, work 2nd and 3rd round 1 more time. Piece measures approx. 60-62-64-66-68-71 cm / 23½"-24½"-25 1/4"-26"-26 3/4"-28" from shoulder. Fasten off.

NECK EDGE:
Begin mid back of neck and fasten strand with 1 single crochet.
Work 1 single crochet in every chain stitch, but only work in the chain stitches where a double crochet has been worked = 84-86-91-96-101-104 single crochet. Fasten off.

SLEEVE EDGE:
Begin mid under sleeve and work 3 chain stitches (= 1 double crochet). Work 1 double crochet in every stitch and work 3 double crochets around the outermost double crochet in transition between yoke and body AT THE SAME TIME decrease 13-15-16-14-12-11 double crochets evenly on round – READ DECREASE TIP = 41-45-50-56-62-67 double crochets. Fasten off.

Diagram

= 1 chain stitch
= 1 single crochet around chain space
= 1 single crochet in stitch
= 1 double crochet in stitch
= 1 treble crochet in stitch
= 1 double crochet around chain stitch
= 1 picot: 3 chain stitches, 1 double crochet in first chain stitch
= 6 chain stitches
= round begins with 3 chain stitches and finishes with 1 slip stitch in 3rd chain stitch
= round begins with 4 chain stitches and finishes with 1 slip stitch in 4th chain stitch
= round begins with 1 chain stitch and finishes with 1 slip stitch in 1st chain stitch, then work slip stitches until first chain space
= round begins with 1 chain stitch and finishes with 1 slip stitch in 1st chain stitch
= this round has already been worked, begin on next round
= on this round increase evenly - see explanation in pattern



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