DROPS Baby / 29 / 3

So Charming by DROPS Design

The set is made up of: Dress for Christening or special occasions, worked top down with raglan and open fan pattern in DROPS Safran. Crochet hat with flower squares and fan edge in DROPS Safran. Sizes 0 - 2 years.

DROPS Design: Pattern no e-075-by
Yarn group A
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DRESS:
Sizes: 0/6 - 6/12 - 12/18 months (2) years
Sizes in cm: 52/68 - 68/80 - 80/86 (92)
Full length:
35-40-44 (49) cm (dress of normal length)
67-72-76 (81) cm (long dress)
Materials:
DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
150-150-200 (200) g colour 17, white (for dress of normal length)
350-400-450 (500) g colour 17, white (for long dress)

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 3.5 MM – or the size needed to get 22 treble crochets in width and 8 textured rows in height on 10 x 10 cm.
A.1B measures 5.5 cm in width and rounds 1-4 in A.1B measure approx. 4 cm in height.
DROPS MOTHER OF PEARL BUTTONS, Flower (white) NO 600: 3 items for all sizes.
ACCESSORIES: Approx. 2.5-3 metres silk ribbon (approx. 15 mm wide).

HAT:
Sizes: 0/6 - 6/12 - 12/18 months (2) years
For head measurements: 40/42 - 42/44 - 44/46 (48/50) cm
Materials:
DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
50-100-100 (100) g colour 17, white

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 3 MM – or the size needed to get 24 half treble crochets in width and 19.5 rows in height on 10 x 10 cm.
1 flower square measures 11 x 11 cm in sizes 0/6 + 6/12 + 12/18 months and 12 x 12 cm in size 2 years.
ACCESSORIES: Approx. 1 metre silk ribbon (approx. 5 mm wide).
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DRESS:

CROCHET INFO:
At the beginning of each round/row of double crochets, replace the first double crochet with 1 chain stitch. When working in the round, finish with 1 slip stitch in the chain stitch at the beginning of the round. When working back and forth, finish the row with 1 double crochet in the 3rd chain stitch from the beginning of the previous row of treble crochets.
At the beginning of each round/row of treble crochets, replace the first treble crochet with 3 chain stitches. When working in the round, finish with 1 slip stitch in the 3rd chain stitch from the beginning of the round. When working back and forth finish the row with 1 treble crochet in the chain stitch from the beginning of the previous row of double crochets.

TEXTURED ROWS
* 1 row/round double crochets, 1 row/round treble crochets *, repeat from *-* (1 row/round double crochets + 1 row/round treble crochets = 1 textured row).

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

INCREASE TIP-2:
To work out how often you should increase on the round, count the total number of stitches on the round (e.g. 136 stitches) and divide by the number of increases to be made (e.g. 57) = 2.4. In this example, you increase approx. alternately every 2nd and 3rd stitch.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 and A.2.
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DRESS:
The piece is worked top down. It is worked back and forth from mid back until after the split mid back, then the piece is continued in the round to desired length (normal dress length or long dress) – see description in text.

YOKE:
Work 94-99-104 (104) chain stitches (including 1 stitch to turn) with hook size 3.5 mm and Safran. The first row is worked as follows: 1 double crochet in the 2nd chain stitch from the hook, * 1 double crochet in each of the next 3 chain stitches, skip 1 chain stitch *, repeat from *-* until there are 0-1-2-2 chain stitches left and finish with 1 double crochet in each of the 0-1-2-2 last chain stitches = 70-74-78 (78) double crochets on the row.
Now insert 4 marker threads in the piece to raglan as follows (start mid back – NOTE: Do NOT work while inserting the marker threads): Skip 10-11-12 (12) double crochets (= right back piece when the garment is worn), insert 1 marker thread in the next double crochet, skip 13 double crochets (= sleeve), insert 1 marker thread in the next double crochet, skip 20-22-24 (24) double crochets (= front piece), insert 1 marker thread in the next double crochet, skip 13 double crochets (= sleeve) and insert the last marker thread in the next double crochet (there are now 10-11-12 (12) double crochets on the left back piece after the last marker thread.
READ THE WHOLE OF THE NEXT SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING!
READ CROCHET INFO and work the next row from the right side as follows:
Work 1 treble crochet in each double crochet, but in each double crochet with a marker thread work 2 treble crochets + 2 chain stitches + 2 treble crochets = 82-86-90 (90) treble crochets on the row. 
Continue by working TEXTURED ROWS – see description above (work back and forth with 1 double crochet/treble crochet in each stitch from the previous row, but on every row with double crochet from the wrong side work 2 chain stitches over the 2 chain stitches from the previous row in the raglan lines). 
AT THE SAME TIME on the first row from the right side (i.e. row of treble crochets) increase to raglan as follows: Work 2 treble crochets + 2 chain stitches + 2 treble crochets around each chain-space in each raglan line (= 16 treble crochets increased on the row – NOTE: Work around both chain-spaces). Repeat the increase on each row from the right side, a total of 4-5-5 (6) times = 146-166-170 (186) stitches on the row. REMEMBER THE CROCHET TENSION!
After the last increase to raglan work 1 row with double crochets from the wrong side as before (with 2 chain stitches over the 2 chain stitches from the previous row). 
The next row is worked as follows from the right side: Work 1 treble crochet in each of the first 20-23-24 (26) treble crochets (= right back piece), skip the next 33-37-37 (41) double crochets (= sleeve), work 8-6-10 (10) LOOSE chain stitches, work 1 treble crochet in each of the next 40-46-48 (52) double crochets (= front piece), skip the next 33-37-37 (41) double crochets (= sleeve), work 8-6-10 (10) LOOSE chain stitches and work 1 treble crochet in each of the last 20-23-24 (26) double crochets (= left back piece).
The yoke is now finished and the piece is continued in the round.

BODY: 
THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!
Start mid back with the right side out (beginning of the round = mid back) and work 1 round of double crochets (work 1 double crochet in each treble crochet from the previous round and 1 double crochet in each chain stitch under each sleeve – remember CROCHET INFO) = 96-104-116 (124) double crochets on the round. Now work as follows:
ROUND 1: Work 1 treble crochet in each double crochet, but increase 6-4-4 (8) treble crochets evenly along the round – READ INCREASE TIP-1 and 2 = 102-108-120 (132) treble crochets.
ROUND 2: Work 1 double crochet in each treble crochet.
ROUND 3 (= row of holes for the silk ribbon): * 1 treble crochet in the first/next double crochet, 2 chain stitches, skip 2 double crochets *, repeat from *-* the whole round = 34-36-40 (44) treble crochets with 2 chain stitches between each.
ROUND 4: Work 1 double crochet in each treble crochet and 3 double crochets around each chain-space = 136-144-160 (176) double crochets.
ROUND 5: Work double crochet and increase 57-61-57 (53) double crochets evenly along the round = 193-205-217 (229) double crochets.
Continue by working pattern according to A.1, i.e. work A.1A over the first stitch, then work 16-17-18 (19) repeats of A.1B.
When rounds 1-5 have been completed once, repeat rounds 2-5 onwards until the piece measures approx. 23-28-32 (37) cm from the shoulder, if you are making the dress of normal length or until the piece measures approx. 35-40-44 (49) cm from the shoulder if you are making the long dress – NOTE: Adjust so that you finish after a complete repeat in height. Continue working as follows (follow the description for the dress of normal length or the long dress):

DRESS OF NORMAL LENGTH:
Now repeat rounds 2-5 in A.2A and A.2B in the same way until you have worked a total of 3 repeats in height of A.2 (or to desired length). Cut and fasten the strand. The dress measures approx. 35-40-44 (49) cm from the shoulder down.

LONG DRESS:
Now repeat rounds 2-5 in A.2A and A.2B in the same way until you have worked a total of 8 repeats in height of A.2 (or to desired length). Cut and fasten the strand. The long dress measures approx. 67-72-76 (81) cm from the shoulder down.

BOTH DRESSES:

SHAPING THE NECKLINE:
For a better fit you can work a small elevation at the back of the neck. Insert 1 marker thread in the stitch in each “corner” of the neck, i.e. at the start of each raglan line and insert 1 marker mid front.
Work with hook size 3.5 mm and Safran as follows: Start mid back and work 1 double crochet in each stitch until there is 1 stitch left before the stitch with the marker thread, work 1 half treble crochet in the next stitch, 1 treble crochet in the stitch with the marker thread and 1 half treble crochet in the next stitch, continue by working 1 double crochet in each stitch until there is 1 stitch left before the stitch with the marker thread, 1 half treble crochet in the next stitch, 1 treble crochet in the stitch with the marker thread and 1 half treble crochet in the next stitch, continue by working 1 double crochet in each stitch until there are 4-5-5 (5) stitches left before the marker mid front. Turn the piece and work 1 double crochet in each double crochet back to mid back, but by each marker thread work 3 double crochets together, i.e. work 1 double crochet in the half treble crochet, but wait with the last yarn over and pull through, work 1 double crochet in the treble crochet stitch with the marker thread, but wait with the last yarn over and pull through, work 1 double crochet in the next half treble crochet, but now pull the last yarn over through all 4 stitches on the hook (= 2 double crochets decreased). Cut the strand and repeat from mid back to mid front and back again to mid back in the other side.

BUTTON BANDS AT THE BACK:
Work along the left opening mid back as follows: 1 double crochet around each double crochet row and 2 double crochet around each treble crochet row. Work a total of 4 rows of double crochets back and forth, cut and fasten the strand.
Along the right opening mid back work buttonholes as follows (start from the right side by the neckline): Work 3 double crochets (1 double crochet around the double crochet row and 2 double crochets around the treble crochet row), 4 chain stitches (= 1 buttonhole), skip approx. 1 cm, work double crochets to approx. the middle of the band, 4 chain stitches, skip approx. 1 cm, work double crochets until there is 1 cm left on the band, 4 chain stitches and fasten with 1 double crochet in the last stitch. Cut and fasten the strand. Fasten the buttons to the band on the left side.

PICOT EDGE AROUND NECK:
Work around the neck as follows: 1 double crochet in the first stitch, * 3 chain stitches, 1 treble crochet in the first chain stitch worked, skip 2 stitches, 1 double crochet in the next stitch*, repeat from *-* the whole row, cut and fasten the strand.

FAN EDGE AROUND THE SLEEVE:
Work around the sleeve opening as follows: 1 double crochet in each of the 8-6-10 (10) stitches mid under the sleeve and 1 double crochet in each of the 33-37-37 (41) double crochets over the sleeve = 41-43-47 (51) double crochets on the round. Continue by working as follows:
ROUND 1: Work 1 treble crochet in each double crochet, but increase 1-5-1 (0) treble crochets evenly along the round = 42-48-48 (51) treble crochets.
ROUND 2: Work 1 double crochet in each treble crochet.
ROUND 3 (= row of holes for the silk ribbon): * 1 treble crochet in the first/next double crochet, 2 chain stitches, skip 2 double crochets *, repeat from *-* to the end of the round = 14-16-16 (17) treble crochets with 2 chain stitches between each.
ROUND 4: Work 1 double crochet in each treble crochet and 3 double crochets around each chain-space, but 7-3-3 (7) times on the round, work only 2 double crochets around the chain-space = 49-61-61 (61) double crochets.
Continue working pattern in the round according to diagrams A.1A and A.1B in the same way as on the body = 4-5-5 (5) fans on the round. When rounds 1-5 have been completed once, cut and fasten the strand. Repeat around the other sleeve.

SILK RIBBON:
Thread the silk ribbon up and down through the row of holes under the yoke – start and finish mid front and tie a bow mid front.
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HAT:

CROCHET INFO:
At the beginning of each round of half treble crochets, replace the first half treble crochet with 2 chain stitches, the round finishes with 1 slip stitch in the 2nd chain stitch at the beginning of the round.
At the beginning of each round of treble crochets, replace the first treble crochet with 3 chain stitches, the round finishes with 1 slip stitch in the 3rd chain stitch at the beginning of the round.

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.3 and A.4.

DECREASE TIP:
Decrease 1 double crochet by working 2 double crochets together as follows: Work 1 double crochet but wait with the last yarn over and pull through (= 2 loops on the hook), then work the next double crochet, but when you make the last pull through, pull the strand through all the loops on the hook – you have now decreased 1 double crochet.

INCREASE TIP:
Increase 1 half treble crochet by working 2 half treble crochets in the same stitch.
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HAT:
The hat is made up of 3 flower squares which are sewn together in a row. Then you work a circle which becomes the back of the hat and which is sewn to the hat itself. Then you work an edge at the bottom of the hat before working a fan edge at the front.

FLOWER SQUARE:
Work 4 chain stitches with hook size 3 mm and Safran and form them to a ring with 1 slip stitch in the first chain stitch. Continue working in the round according to diagram A.3 – READ CROCHET INFO AND REMEMBER THE CROCHET TENSION!
When A.3 has been completed there are 22 half treble crochets on each of the sides and 2 chain stitches in each corner. The square measures approx. 11 x 11 cm and is finished now in sizes 0/6 + 6/12 + 12/18 months. Cut and fasten the strand in these sizes. In size 2 years work one more round as described below.

SIZE (2) YEARS:
Work 2 chain stitches (equivalent to 1 half treble crochet), continue by working 1 half treble crochet in each half treble crochet from the previous round (around the chain-space in the corner work 2 half treble crochets + 2 chain stitches + 2 half treble crochets), finish the round with 1 slip stitch in the 2nd chain stitch at the beginning of the round. There are now 26 half treble crochets along each side and 2 chain stitches in each corner. The square now measures approx.12 x 12 cm. Cut and fasten the strand.

Work 2 more flower squares for all sizes. Place the 3 squares in a row and sew them together, two and two with small neat stitches – sew with a stitch in each stitch.

CIRCLE AT THE BACK OF THE HAT (this part will be sewn onto the squares):
Work 4 chain stitches and form them to a ring with 1 slip stitch in the first chain stitch. Continue as follows – READ CROCHET INFO and INCREASE TIP:
ROUND 1: 9 half treble crochet around the ring.
ROUND 2: 2 half treble crochets in each stitch = 18 half treble crochets.
ROUND 3: * 1 half treble crochet in the first/next stitch, 2 half treble crochets in the next stitch *, repeat from *-* to the end of the round = 27 half treble crochets.
ROUND 4: * 1 half treble crochet in each of the first/next 2 stitches, 2 half treble crochets in the next stitch *, repeat from *-* to the end of the round = 36 half treble crochets.
ROUND 5: * 1 half treble crochet in the first/next stitch, 2 chain stitches, skip 1 stitch *, repeat from *-* to the end of the round = 18 half treble crochets with 2 chain stitches between each.
ROUND 6: * 2 half treble crochets around the first/next chain-space, 1 half treble crochet in the next stitch *, repeat from *-* to the end of the round = 54 half treble crochets.
ROUND 7: * 1 half treble crochet in each of the first/next 5 stitches, 2 half treble crochets in the next stitch *, repeat from *-* to the end of the round = 63 half treble crochets.
ROUND 8: * 1 half treble crochet in each of the first/next 6 stitches, 2 half treble crochets in the next stitch *, repeat from *-* to the end of the round = 72 half treble crochets.
ROUND 9: * 1 half treble crochet in each of the first/next 7 stitches, 2 half treble crochets in the next stitch *, repeat from *-* to the end of the round = 81 half treble crochets. Size 0/6 months finishes here (the piece measures approx. 10 cm in diameter).
ROUND 10: * 1 half treble crochet in each of the first/next 8 stitches, 2 half treble crochets in the next stitch *, repeat from *-* to the end of the round = 90 half treble crochets.
ROUND 11: * 1 half treble crochet in each of the first/next stitch, 2 chain stitches, skip 1 stitch *, repeat from *-* to the end of the round = 45 half treble crochets with 2 chain stitches between each.
ROUND 12: Work 2 half treble crochets around each chain-space = 90 half treble crochets. Sizes 6/12 + 12/18 months finish here (the piece measures approx. 12 cm in diameter).

SIZE (2) YEARS:
ROUND 13: * 1 half treble crochet in each of the first/next 9 stitches, 1 half treble crochet in the next stitch *, repeat from *-* to the end of the round = 99 half treble crochets. Size (2) years finishes here (the piece measures approx. 13 cm in diameter).

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the one long side of the row of squares to the circle, with 1 stitch in each stitch – make sure the seam is not tight. There will be an opening at the bottom of the hat of 9-18-18 (15) stitch.

EDGE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HAT:
Start from the right side with 1 slip stitch in the outermost corner of the row of squares and then work along the whole of the bottom edge of the hat with 1 double crochet in each stitch = 57-66-66 (71) double crochets, turn the piece. Continue working 0-0-1 (2) rows of 1 half treble crochet in each stitch AT THE SAME TIME as you increase 0-0-0 (1) half treble crochet evenly spaced = 57-66-66 (72) half treble crochets. Work 1 row of treble crochets (work 1 treble crochet in each stitch). Finally work 0-0-1 (2) rows of half treble crochets and 1 row of double crochet. Cut and fasten the strand.

FAN EDGE IN THE FRONT OF THE HAT:
Start from the wrong side in the bottom corner at the front of the hat and work as follows – remember CROCHET INFO:
ROW 1 (= wrong side): 1 slip stitch in the outermost stitch, 3 chain stitches (equivalent to 1 treble crochet), continue by working 1 treble crochet in each stitch/row/row of half treble crochets, 2 treble crochets around each treble crochet row at the bottom of the hat and 1 treble crochet around each chain-space in the corners of the squares = approx. 80-80-84 (100) stitches, turn the piece.
ROW 2 (= right side): Work a row of double crochets where the number of stitches is adjusted to 81-81-81 (99) stitches (divisible by 6 + 3) – READ DECREASE TIP/INCREASE TIP.
Then work fan edge according to A.4. When A.4 has been completed, cut the strand and fasten it.

Thread the silk ribbon up and down through the row of treble crochets at the bottom of the hat and all the way to the fan edge.
If you would like further decoration, you can thread silk ribbon up and down through the treble crochet row at the front of the hat as well. This silk ribbon is not tied, so the ends need to be folded in and fastened on the wrong side of the piece.

Diagram

= this round is described in the text
= the round starts with 1 chain stitch and finishes with 1 slip stitch in the chain stitch
= double crochet in stitch
= double crochet in the top of picot
= double crochet around chain stitch/chain-space
= chain stitch
= 1 picot: 3 chain stitches, 1 treble crochet in the first chain stitch worked
= 1 picot: 4 chain stitches, 1 treble crochet in the first chain stitch worked
= treble crochet around chain-space
= treble crochet in stitch from previous round
= the round starts with 3 chain stitches and finishes with 1 slip stitch in the 3rd chain stitch from beginning of round
= double crochet worked in this treble crochet
= 4 chain stitches, work 1 slip stitch in the first chain stitch (the round starts and ends at point)
= slip stitch in stitch
= the round starts with 1 double crochet in the first double crochet from the beginning of the previous round, but work behind last round. Finish the round with 1 slip stitch in first double crochet
= double crochet in stitch, but work behind the last round (the chain-row worked on this round should be behind the leaf from previous round).
= the round starts with 1 chain stitch + 1 double crochet around first chain stitch/chain-space and finishes with 1 slip stitch in first double crochet from beginning of the round
= half treble crochet in stitch/around chain-space
= 1 double crochet + 1 half treble crochet + 1 treble crochet + 1 chain stitch + 1 treble crochet + 1 half treble crochet + 1 chain stitch around first/next chain stitch
= 3 treble crochets + 1 chain stitch + 3 treble crochets in same double crochet
= the round starts with 3 chain stitches + 3 treble crochets + 1 chain stitch + 4 treble crochets in first stitch and finishes with 1 slip stitch in the 3rd chain stitch at the beginning of the round
= 4 treble crochets + 1 chain stitch + 4 treble crochets in same double crochet
= double treble crochet in stitch
= 4 chain stitches, bend the treble crochet group forwards and allow the chain-space to lie behind the treble crochet group
= 5 chain stitches, bend the treble crochet group forwards and allow the chain-space to lie behind the treble crochet group
= 1 double treble crochet around chain stitch in middle of treble crochet group from the 4th round
= 1 picot: Work 1 double crochet around first/next chain stitch, 2 chain stitches, 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch worked
= this row is the last row on the hat before A.4



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