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Grace in Lace by DROPS Design

Dress crochet from the top down with round yoke, lace pattern and short sleeves in DROPS Safran. Size: S - XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern no e-263
Yarn group A
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
500-550-600-650-700-750 g color 50, ice blue

DROPS HOOK size 3.5 mm/E/4 - or size needed to get 21 double crochets x 12 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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LACE PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.6. A.2 shows how round begins and ends when working A.1 (A.2 is an addition to A.1, i.e A.2 replaces 1st stitch).

CROCHET INFO:
Begin every round with double crochets with 3 chain stitches ,finish round with 1 slip stitch in 3rd chain stitch at beginning of round.
Begin every round with single crochet with 1 chain stitch, finish round with 1 slip stitch in 1st chain stitch at beginning of round.
2nd and 5th round in A.3 begins with 3 chain stitches, finish round with 1 slip stitch in 3rd chain stitch at beginning of round.

PATTERN-1 (applies to body):
Work A.3. When A.3 has been worked 1 time vertically, work 5-6-8-9-10-11 rounds with 1 double crochet crochet in every double crochet crochet, then work A.3 one more time.

INCREASE/DECREASE TIP:
To calculate how to increase/decrease evenly, use the total number of stitches on row (e.g. 258 stitches) and divide stitches by number of increases/decreases to be done (e.g. 15) = 17.2. In this example increase after approx. every 17th stitch. If decrease, crochet approx. every 16th and 17th stitch together.

INCREASE TIP-1:
Increase 1 double crochet crochet by working 2 double crochets in same stitch.

INCREASE TIP-2:
Work until 2 double crochets/chain stitches remain before marker thread, work 2 double crochets in/around next double crochet crochet/chain stitch (= 1 double crochet crochet increased), work 1 double crochet crochet in/around each of the next 2 double crochet crochet/chain stitches, marker thread is in the middle of these double crochets/chain stitches, work 2 double crochets in/around next double crochet crochet/chain stitch (= 1 double crochet crochet increased). Repeat increase at every marker thread.

DECREASE TIP:
Decrease 1 double crochet crochet by working the next 2 double crochets together as follows: Work 1 double crochet crochet but wait with last pull through (= 2 loops on hook), then work next double crochet crochet but on last pull through, pull yarn through all 3 loops on hook.
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DRESS:
Worked in the round from mid back, top down.

YOKE:
Work 146-146-155-155-163-163 chain stitches on hook size 3.5 mm/E/4 with Safran and form a ring with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch. Work first round as follows: Work 3 chain stitches - READ CROCHET INFO, 1 double crochet crochet in each of the next 5-5-0-0-1-1 chain stitch, * skip 1 chain stitch, 1 double crochet crochet in each of the next 6 chain stitches *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 126-126-133-133-140-140 double crochets (including 3 chain stitches from the beginning of round). Then work A.1 in the round (= 18-18-19-19-20-20 repetitions of 7 stitches - A.2 shows how every round in A.1 begins and ends and comes in addition to A.1). REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE! On last round in A.1 insert 8 marker threads and crochet as follows: Work as shown in diagram and increase as explained below – READ INCREASE-TIP 1: Work 29-29-31-31-33-33 double crochets and increase 0-0-0-1-0-0 double crochets evenly, insert 1 marker thread in piece, work 4 double crochets and increase 2-4-4-4-4-4 double crochets evenly (= right back piece),
insert 1 marker thread, work 42-42-44-44-46-46 double crochets and increase 0-1-1-2-1-1 double crochets evenly, insert 1 marker thread, work 4 double crochets and increase 2-4-4-4-4-4 double crochets evenly, insert 1 marker thread (= sleeve), work 58-58-62-62-66-66 double crochets and increase 0-0-0-2-0-0 double crochets evenly, insert 1 marker thread, work 4 double crochets and increase 1-4-4-4-4-4 double crochets evenly, insert 1 marker thread (= front piece), work 42-42-44-44-46-46 double crochets and increase 0-1-1-2-1-1 double crochets evenly, insert 1 marker thread, work 4 double crochets and increase 1-4-4-4-4-4 double crochets evenly, insert 1 marker thread (= sleeve), work 29-29-31-31-33-33 double crochets and increase 0-0-0-1-0-0 double crochets evenly(= left back piece) = 222-234-246-252-258-258 double crochets on round. Piece measures approx. 9 cm / 3½''.

Work 0-0-0-0-2-2 rounds with 1 double crochet crochet in every double crochet crochet and increase 0-0-0-0-12-15 double crochets evenly on each of the rounds – READ INCREASE/DECREASE TIP (= 0-0-0-0-24-30 double crochets in total) = 222-234-246-252-282-288 double crochets. Move marker threads upwards when working. Repeat A.3 37-39-41-42-47-48 times in total in width. On 2nd round (i.e. round with double crochets) increase at every marker thread – READ INCREASE TIP-2 and increase 2-8-8-8-8-8 double crochets evenly on round (= 2 double crochets increased at every marker thread and 2-8-8-8-8-8 double crochets increase evenly = 18-24-24-24-24-24 double crochets increased on round) = 240-258-270-276-306-312 double crochets. Now repeat A.3 40-43-45-46-51-52 times in width. Repeat increase on last round in A.3 (i.e. 2 double crochets increased at every marker thread and 2-8-8-8-8-8 double crochets increased evenly = 18-24-24-24-24-24 double crochets increased in total on round) = 258-282-294-300-330-336 double crochets.
* Work 1 round double crochets with 1 double crochet crochet in every double crochet crochet. Work 1 round double crochets and increase 18-18-16-17-24-26 double crochets evenly *, repeat from *-* 1-1-2-3-2-3 times in total = 276-300-326-351-378-414 double crochets. Work 0-1-1-0-1-0 rounds double crochets with 1 double crochet crochet in every double crochet crochet. Piece measures approx. 17-18-19-20-21-22 cm / 6¾''-7''-7½''-8''-8¼''-8¾''. On next round work as follows: Work 1 double crochet crochet in each of the first 39-43-47-51-57-64 double crochets (= half back piece), work 8 chain stitches, skip 60-64-69-73-75-79 double crochets from previous round (= sleeve), 1 double crochet crochet in each of the next 78-86-94-103-114-128 double crochets (= front piece), 8 chain stitches, skip 60-64-69-73-75-79 double crochets from previous round (= sleeve), 1 double crochet crochet in each of the last 39-43-47-51-57-64 double crochets (= half back piece) = 172-188-204-221-244-272 double crochets/chain stitches on round. Finish body and sleeves separately.

BODY:
Insert 1 marker on round – NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE.
Work 1 round double crochets with 1 double crochet crochet in every double crochet crochet/chain stitch. Work 1 round more with 1 double crochet in every double crochet and decrease AT THE SAME TIME 4-2-0-5-4-2 double crochets evenly – READ INCREASE/DECREASE TIP and DECREASE TIP = 168-186-204-216-240-270 double crochets.
Now work PATTERN-1 - see explanation above. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 9-10-11-12-13-14 cm / 3½''-4''-4 3/8''-4¾''-5 1/8''-5½'', adjust so that next round is a round with double crochets, decrease 6-12-12-6-6-6 double crochets evenly = 162-174-192-210-234-264 double crochets. Continue pattern-1. When piece measures 19-20-21-22-23-24 cm / 7½''-8''-8¼''-8¾''-9''-9½'', increase 6 double crochets evenly - READ INCREASE/DECREASE TIP AND INCREASE TIP-1. Increase like this every 3rd round 12-12-12-12-14-14 times in total = 234-246-264-282-318-348 double crochets. When piece measures 49-51-53-55-57-59 cm / 19¼''-20''-21''-21 5/8''-22½''-23¼'' from marker (entire dress measures approx. 71-74-77-80-83-86 cm / 28''-29 1/8''-30 3/8''-31½''-32¾''-33 7/8''), work A.3 in the round. When A.3 has been worked, work 1 round double crochets with 1 double crochet in every double crochet. Then work 1 round single crochet with 1 single crochet in every double crochet. Fasten off. Dress measures approx. 76-79-82-85-88-91 cm / 30''-31''-32¼''-33½''-34 5/8''-35¾'' from shoulder and down.

SLEEVE:
Sleeve is worked in the round, top down. Beg by working mid under sleeve as follows: Work 1 single crochet in the 5th chain stitch of the 8 chain stitches worked in armhole on body, work 3 chain stitches, work 1 double crochet in each of the next 3 chain stitches, work 1 double crochet in every double crochet over sleeve, work 1 double crochet in each of the remaining chain stitches under sleeve = 68-72-77-81-83-87 double crochets on round. Insert 1 marker mid under sleeve – NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE.

SIZE S + M:
Work 1 round double crochets with 1 double crochet in every double crochet and decrease AT THE SAME TIME 2-0 double crochets evenly = 66-72 double crochets.

SIZE L + XL + XXL + XXXL:
Work 1 round double crochets with 1 double crochet in every double crochet and increase AT THE SAME TIME 1-3-1-3 double crochets evenly = 78-84-84-90 double crochets.

ALL SIZES:
= 66-72-78-84-84-90 double crochets. Work double crochets in the round with 1 double crochet in every double crochet until piece measures approx. 3 cm / 1'' from marker in all sizes. Now work A.3 in the round. When A.3 has been worked, work 1 round double crochets with 1 double crochet in every double crochet. Then work 1 round single crochet with 1 single crochet in every double crochet. Fasten off. Work the other sleeve the same way.

NECK EDGE:
Worked back and forth from mid back - NOTE: Work in the chain stitches where double crochets were worked, but do not work in the chain stitches skipped = 126-126-133-133-140-140 double crochets). Work 1 single crochet in each of the first 16-16-18-18-20-20 stitches, * 1 half double crochet in each of the next 3 stitches, 1 double crochet in each of the next 3 stitches, 1 treble crochet in each of the next 19 stitches, 1 double crochet in each of the next 3 stitches, 1 half double crochet in each of the next 3 stitches *, 1 single crochet in each of the next 32-32-35-35-38-38 stitches, repeat from *-* 1 time and then work 1 single crochet in each of the last 16-16-18-18-20-20 stitches. Work next round as follows:
Work 1 single crochet in each of the first 20-20-22-22-24-24 stitches, ** 1 half double crochet in each of the next 3 stitches, 1 double crochet in each of the next 3 stitches, * work the next 2 treble crochets together *, repeat from *-* 5 more times, 1 double crochet in each of the next 3 stitches, 1 half double crochet in each of the next 3 stitches **, 1 single crochet in each of the next 38-38-41-41-44-44 stitches, repeat from **-** 1 more times and finish with 1 single crochet in each of the last 20-20-22-22-24-24 stitches = 114-114-121-121-128-128 stitches. Work 1 round with 1 single crochet in every stitch. Fasten off.

Diagram

= chain stitch
= single crochet in stitch
= single crochet around chain stitch/chain space
= double crochet in stitch
= double crochet around chain stitch/chain space
= BOBBLE: Work 3 chain stitches, 1 double crochet around chain stitch ring, 3 chain stitches, 1 slip stitch around same chain stitch ring
= work 6 chain stitches, 1 slip stitch in 4th chain stitch from hook, turn chain stitch ring (i.e. continue to work in the same direction), then work bobbles
= work 1 double crochet in double crochet but wait with last yarn over and pull through, work 1 double crochet more in same double crochet and pull last yarn over through all 3 loops on hook
= work 1 double crochet around chain space but wait with last yarn over and pull through, work 1 double crochet more around same chain space and pull last yarn over through all 3 loops on hook
= increase round - see explanation in pattern
= first round is not worked, it has already been worked, it only shows how next round should be worked in double crochets
= slip stitch
= crochet direction


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