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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 colour 50, ice blue

DROPS HOOK SIZE 3.5 mm - or size needed to get 21 trebles x 12 rows = 10 cm in width and 10 cm vertically.
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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.
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 trebles with 3 chain stitches ,finish round with 1 slip stitch in 3rd chain stitch at beginning of round.
Begin every round with double 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 treble in every treble, 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 treble by working 2 trebles in same stitch.

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

DECREASE TIP:
Decrease 1 treble by working the next 2 trebles together as follows: Work 1 treble but wait with last pull through (= 2 loops on hook), then work next treble 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 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 treble in each of the next 5-5-0-0-1-1 chain stitch, * skip 1 chain stitch, 1 treble in each of the next 6 chain stitches *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 126-126-133-133-140-140 trebles (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 TENSION! 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 trebles and increase 0-0-0-1-0-0 trebles evenly, insert 1 marker thread in piece, work 4 trebles and increase 2-4-4-4-4-4 trebles evenly (= right back piece),
insert 1 marker thread, work 42-42-44-44-46-46 trebles and increase 0-1-1-2-1-1 trebles evenly, insert 1 marker thread, work 4 trebles and increase 2-4-4-4-4-4 trebles evenly, insert 1 marker thread (= sleeve), work 58-58-62-62-66-66 trebles and increase 0-0-0-2-0-0 trebles evenly, insert 1 marker thread, work 4 trebles and increase 1-4-4-4-4-4 trebles evenly, insert 1 marker thread (= front piece), work 42-42-44-44-46-46 trebles and increase 0-1-1-2-1-1 trebles evenly, insert 1 marker thread, work 4 trebles and increase 1-4-4-4-4-4 trebles evenly, insert 1 marker thread (= sleeve), work 29-29-31-31-33-33 trebles and increase 0-0-0-1-0-0 trebles evenly(= left back piece) = 222-234-246-252-258-258 trebles on round. Piece measures approx. 9 cm. 

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

BODY: 
Insert 1 marker on round – NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE.
Work 1 round trebles with 1 treble in every treble/chain stitch. Work 1 round more with 1 treble in every treble and decrease AT THE SAME TIME 4-2-0-5-4-2 trebles evenly – READ INCREASE/DECREASE TIP and DECREASE TIP = 168-186-204-216-240-270 trebles.
Now work PATTERN-1 - see explanation above. AT THE SAME TIME when piece measures 9-10-11-12-13-14 cm, adjust so that next round is a round with trebles, decrease 6-12-12-6-6-6 trebles evenly = 162-174-192-210-234-264 trebles. Continue pattern-1. When piece measures 19-20-21-22-23-24 cm, increase 6 trebles 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 trebles. When piece measures 49-51-53-55-57-59 cm from marker (entire dress measures approx. 71-74-77-80-83-86 cm), work A.3 in the round. When A.3 has been worked, work 1 round trebles with 1 treble in every treble. Then work 1 round double crochet with 1 double crochet in every treble. Fasten off. Dress measures approx. 76-79-82-85-88-91 cm from shoulder and down.

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

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

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

ALL SIZES:
= 66-72-78-84-84-90 trebles. Work trebles in the round with 1 treble in every treble until piece measures approx. 3 cm from marker in all sizes. Now work A.3 in the round. When A.3 has been worked, work 1 round trebles with 1 treble in every treble. Then work 1 round double crochet with 1 double crochet in every treble. 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 trebles were worked, but do not work in the chain stitches skipped = 126-126-133-133-140-140 trebles). Work 1 double crochet in each of the first 16-16-18-18-20-20 stitches, * 1 half treble in each of the next 3 stitches, 1 treble in each of the next 3 stitches, 1 double treble in each of the next 19 stitches, 1 treble in each of the next 3 stitches, 1 half treble in each of the next 3 stitches *, 1 double crochet in each of the next 32-32-35-35-38-38 stitches, repeat from *-* 1 time and then work 1 double crochet in each of the last 16-16-18-18-20-20 stitches. Work next round as follows: Work 1 double crochet in each of the first 20-20-22-22-24-24 stitches, ** 1 half treble in each of the next 3 stitches, 1 treble in each of the next 3 stitches, * work the next 2 double trebles together *, repeat from *-* 5 more times, 1 treble in each of the next 3 stitches, 1 half treble in each of the next 3 stitches **, 1 double crochet in each of the next 38-38-41-41-44-44 stitches, repeat from **-** 1 more times and finish with 1 double 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 double crochet in every stitch. Fasten off.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Added more text under CROCHET INFO:
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.
AND
chart A.3 is turned.

Updated online: 16.05.2017

Diagram

= chain stitch
= double crochet in stitch
= double crochet around chain stitch/chain space
= treble in stitch
= treble around chain stitch/chain space
= BOBBLE: Work 3 chain stitches, 1 treble 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 treble in treble but wait with last yarn over and pull through, work 1 treble more in same treble and pull last yarn over through all 3 loops on hook
= work 1 treble around chain space but wait with last yarn over and pull through, work 1 treble 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 trebles
= slip stitch
= crochet direction