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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
Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
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.

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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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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
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 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).

See diagrams A.1 and A.2.

Work in the round top down.

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.

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.

= 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.

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.

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.


= 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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Kathryn 02.10.2017 - 03:13:

Inconsistencies between written, diagram and photo yoke. The written has you do a row of double, then a row of triple. You are then to refer to the diagram, which shows you have already done one row of triple, and you need to do another row of triple (yet the written says double and the photo doesn't show this 3rd row of solid stitches). I can't ask my local DROPS dealer not one near my very rural home. The pattern came from this site, hence why I'm asking for clarification.

DROPS Design 26.10.2017 kl. 10:21:

Dear Kathryn, pattern will be edited soon, thanks in advance for your patience. Remember you can always contact your DROPS store even per mail or telephone. Happy crocheting!

Lali 15.07.2017 - 06:46:

Es wird nur bei den je 38 Maschen an beiden Seiten des Tops gleichmäßig verteilt zugenommen. 38 Maschen verdoppeln = 76 In der letzten Runde je 10 Stäbchen gleichmäßig verteilt an beiden Seiten zunehmen. 76 : 10 = in diesem Beispiel wird abwechselnd nach ca. jeder 7.und 8. Masche zugenommen. Habe ich richtig verstanden? Vielen Dank im Voraus

DROPS Design 17.07.2017 kl. 08:42:

Liebe Lali, es wird bei den 38 M auf beiden Seiten zugenommen, wenn Sie 10 M zunehmen sollen, nehmen Sie je 5 M bei den beiden 38 Maschen zu, dh nach ca 6. Masche zunehmen, hier lesen Sie mehr. Viel Spaß beim häkeln!

Sanna 05.07.2017 - 12:53:

Have you noticed that the pattern and photo of the finished object don't match? On the photo I see only US double crochets on the yoke, I think, and several rows of US treble crochets after the yoke. On the pattern we are instructed to make some rounds of treble crochets on the yoke and the part afterwards is made entirely with double crochets. I wish I had noticed that before I was almost done making this, since I think the top in the photo looks nicer (and is what I actually wanted to make!)

DROPS Design 23.08.2017 kl. 14:02:

The pattern is correct and corresponds to the top in the picture. Just follow the instructions and it will turn out as the garment shown.

Lynn Cullen 27.04.2017 - 23:33:

Working on the yoke, the part of the pattern just before starting the body, it says to work 1 treble in each of the first (30) stitches, then 4 chain stitches under the sleeve, then the pattern says to work double crochets then more chains for under the other sleeve then back to double crochets which is what the round finishes with. Are the trebles correct? If so the round starts with trebles but ends with doubles.

DROPS Design 28.04.2017 kl. 09:10:

Dear Mrs Cullen, you should work this round only with double crochet, pattern will be edited, thanks for your help. Happy crocheting!

Stephanie Bedell 18.04.2017 - 21:01:

Have you looked at your photo of the Astoria top? I just can't believe that the 2nd row of "trebles" looks the same as the stitches in rounds 12, 13, & 14, in the photo. I don't want to be a pain but I really wanted to make this top, not solve a puzzle.

DROPS Design 19.04.2017 kl. 10:04:

Dear Mrs Bedell, The pattern is correct according to our calculations, but feel free to adjust the pattern to your own tension and taste. Happy crocheting!

Stephanie S Bedell 17.04.2017 - 18:04:

I am having trouble with the yoke. When I read the pattern, it does not match the photo. In one of the other questions, you told Kerry to follow each row step by step, but your pattern instruction aren't written row 1, row 2, etc. In the English US pattern, you have your chain row, then a row of double crochet, then the 3rd row is treble crochet. But according to the picture it doesn't look like the treble crochet start until the 12th row. Very confused and really want to make this top.

DROPS Design 18.04.2017 kl. 11:23:

Dear Mrs Bedell, you first work 1 round dc, then 1 round with trebles inc evenly. Then insert markers and work now diagram A.1 inc evenly as explained. For any further personnal assistance, remember your DROPS store can help you, even per mail or telephone. Happy crocheting!

Kerry 29.03.2017 - 07:04:

Hello! I have crocheted the yoke twice and it doesn't look anything like the pattern shown on the model. Is there a difference between knitted and crocheted patterns? If there isn't then I am going wrong somewhere!

DROPS Design 29.03.2017 kl. 09:55:

Dear Kerry, you have to follow each row step by step as explained in pattern. For any further individual assistance, remember you can get help from your DROPS store, even per mail or telephone. Happy crocheting!

Naomi 06.03.2017 - 12:56:

Ik wil het patroon in maat M haken. Maar kom niet aan de 1e 86 stokjes.103 lossen opgezet, dan 1 stokje,vervolgens 16 maal 5=81 stokjes?? Groetjes

DROPS Design 06.03.2017 kl. 13:28:

Hoi Naomi. Je haakt 103 lossen, sluit tot een ring en dan begin je met 3 lossen (1 stk), sla 1 l over en 1 stk in de volgende 5 l, herhaal nog 16 keer: 5x17 = 85 + de eerste 3 l = 86.

June Oconnell 05.03.2017 - 02:53:

How many skeins of this yarn would I need to order to make this in medium

DROPS Design 06.03.2017 kl. 09:36:

Dear Mrs Oconnell, you will need 500 g DROPS Paris in size M, ie 500/50 g a ball Paris = 10 balls. Happy crocheting!

Lesley-Ann 04.02.2017 - 20:39:

Hello Garn Studio! I'm hoping you can help me. In the directions for the YOKE, the pattern indicates that you need to work 3 chain stitches (1 double crochet), then work 1 double crochet in each of the next 3-0-0-0-0-3 stitches. Am I correct in assuming that the 0-0-0-0 means to skip those chain stitches? I've tried this a couple of different ways, but at no time do I come out with 84 stitches for a size small. Can you please help? Thank you!

DROPS Design 06.02.2017 kl. 09:34:

Dear Lesley-Ann, Each number refers to the size, so that in size S you have 100 ch: 3 ch (= 1st dc), then work 1 dc in each of the next 3 ch (= 3 dc over 3 ch), then *skip 1 ch, 1 dc in each of the next 5 ch* (= 5 dc over 6 ch), repeat from *-* a total of 16 times (5 dc x 16 = 80 dc). So that you have : 1 + 3 + 80 = 84 dc. Happy crocheting!

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