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Mediterranean Love by DROPS Design

DROPS Crocheted top with bare back in Safran

Tags: halter neck, lace, tops,

NOTE: Safran Mouliné, the yarn originally used in making this garment was discontinued.
Safran has been substituted in this translation.

Sizes: Extra Small - Small - Medium - Large
Corresponds to bra sizes 70 - 75 - 80 - 85

Materials: DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
100-150-150-150 g col. no. 18, natural

DROPS 3 mm [US C] Crochet hook, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

2 DROPS Mother-of-pearl buttons, no. 521

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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.
Crochet gauge: 20 sts x 11 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"].

Pattern: See chart. Crochet the entire chart for all sizes.

Crocheting tip: When you are dec dc's on a row, chain diagonally up to the next row to compensate for the dc which are dec.
When dec 4 dc: at the end of row, turn, ch 6, skip the first 4 dc on row and start working in 5th dc on row.
When dec 3 dc: at the end of row, turn, ch 5, skip the first 3 dc on row and start working in 4th dc on row.
When dec 2 dc: at the end of row, turn, ch 4, skip the first 2 dc on row and start working in 3rd dc on row.

Body: Chain 171-184-197-211.
Row 1:
1 double crochet (dc) in the 3rd ch from the hook, 2 dc in the next 2 sts, * skip 1 ch, 3 dc in the next 3 sts *, repeat from * - *= 129-139-149-159 dc.
Rows 2 through 9-10-11-12:
1 dc in each dc from the previous row -- at the same time inc 1 dc on each side every row 8-9-10-11 times = 145-157-169-181 dc.
Now the work measures approx. 7-8-9-10 cm [2.75" - 3-1/8" - 3.5" - 4"].
***Now dec on both sides on every row - see Crocheting tip - at the same time, the chart begins - see to it that the chart comes at the center of the work - over the center 55 dc.
Dec on both sides as follows: 4 dc 2-3-6-8 times, 3 dc 3-7-7-7 times, 2 dc 14-9-6-5 times; from here, crochet the rest of the work according to the chart.
After the chart the work measures approx. 30-31-32-34 cm.

Crochet 1 buttonhole-loop with crochet hook size 3 and beige-mixed uppermost at each side at the back as follows: 1 double crochet, 2 slip sts, skip over ½ cm, 1 double crochet. Try on the top to see where the buttons should be sewn on - 1 button on the bottom side of the left back piece and 1 button on the top side of the right back piece. Crochet 3 bands of slip sts approx. 1 meter in length. Braid these together, tie a knot in each end and draw the cord through the uppermost row of holes.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= 1 dc
= 2 dc in the previous dc/double dc.
= ch 2
= ch 3

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Pernille 24.08.2018 - 20:07:

Jeg forstår simpelthen ikke hvordan man tager ind i siderne i denne opskrift. Har forsøgt, men det ser kluntet ud. Kunne man vise det på en video, under opskriften!? Mvh. Pernille

DROPS Design 30.08.2018 kl. 14:01:

Hej Pernille, har du læst hækletipset? Hækletips: Når der lukkes stangm på rækken, hækles der 1 luftm bue på skrå op til næste række som erstatning for de stangmasker som lukkes. 4 stangm = 6 luftm, 3 stangm = 5 luftm, 2 stangm = 4 luftmasker. Eller er det indtagningerne i diagrammet som ikke bliver fine?

Lourdes 28.07.2018 - 18:41:

Hola estoy aprendiendo a hacer ganchillo y no entiendo como se hacen los menguado me lo podría explicar un poco más claro gracias

DROPS Design 31.07.2018 kl. 12:18:

Hola Lourdes. Te recomiendo ver nuestros vídeos o acercarte a una tienda de Drops para que solucionen tus dudas.

Anneke 22.07.2018 - 10:29:

Ik begreep niet helemaal de uitleg van het telpatroon, mn: "V=1 stk in de stk/dstk van de vorige toer". In de Noorse tekst staat 2 in plaats van 1 en ik begreep uit die tekst dat er twee stokjes in het stokje van de vorige toer moeten, dus een dubbel stokje. Nu kom ik er denk ik wel uit. Vriendelijke groet.

Charlotte 14.07.2018 - 19:10:

Your designs are lovely and I wanted to make a lot of them. But the instructions are generally very poor even for a skilled crocheter like myself. I've decided not to use Drops' designs anymore, because it takes too long time to figure out some of the instructions. Why don't you learn from all the commentaries?

DROPS Design 16.07.2018 kl. 09:41:

Dear Charlotte, we are sorry to hear you have some troubles reading our patterns. As you may know, there are different ways to write or format crochet patterns (depending on how each people learned). Should you need any individual assistance reading our patterns and diagrams you are welcome to contact your DROPS store / the store where you bought your yarn. Happy crocheting!

Angela Bellini 02.05.2018 - 16:47:

Ciao sto eseguendo il modello 65-13 ma nn capisco come fare il motivo centrale :(... mi puoi spiegare meglio cosa significa 2 m.a nella m.a/ m.a.d della riga precedente?

DROPS Design 02.05.2018 kl. 17:23:

Buongiorno Angela. Può seguire le indicazioni riportate nel video che alleghiamo. Il video indica come lavorare 2 maglie basse. E' del tutto analogo nel caso di maglie alte. Buon lavoro!

Jane 16.04.2018 - 12:40:

Mønsteret i seg selv er jo enkelt, men veldig dårlig forklart med minsking av masker. Mange som har de samme spørsmålene og svarene er ikke enkle å forstå de heller. Bør revideres

DONNA 11.04.2018 - 17:09:

For the Assembly section what does 'beige-mixed uppermost' refer to? I love the finished garment as shown but have to say that the instructions are very rudimentary.

DROPS Design 12.04.2018 kl. 02:36:

Dear Donna, it means that the pattern use a beige-mix colored yarn., and you should start the assembly at the uppermost corner of the piece, make "1 buttonhole loop at the top on each side on the back". I hope this helps. Happy Crafting!

Roberta Jerace 10.04.2018 - 14:13:

Salve amici, vorrei sapere che misura devo seguire per una persona con 93 cm giro seno e 77 cm di giro vita Grazie come sempre

DROPS Design 10.04.2018 kl. 14:22:

Buongiorno Roberta, trova lo schema con le misure per le diverse taglie in fondo alla pagina. Buon lavoro!

Eulalia 08.04.2018 - 18:08:

En las intrucciones y videos se dice que los puntos utilizados son cadeneta y punto alto p.a. pero en el ojal y el cordon se habla de p.e. ¿de qué punto se trata?

DROPS Design 08.04.2018 kl. 18:28:

Hola Eulalia, se trataba de una errata, ya está corregida. Gracias.

Joanna 27.03.2018 - 07:43:

Hello... i have started dec and the pattern... my question is ... in the middle of pattern i do 2ch, then 2tr in one previous (=1inc), then 2ch.... next row , i do 3 ch (over my previous 2ch) then again 1 V ... does that mean 1tr in each of the ones from last row?

DROPS Design 28.03.2018 kl. 15:05:

Dear Joanna, on first row ch 2, skip 1 tr, 2 tr in next st, ch 2, skip 1 tr, 1 tr in next st. On 2nd row, work tr until 1 tr remain before chain 2, then ch3, ski the ch and the 2 ch, 2 tr in the middle of both tr on previous row, ch3, skip ch2 and 1 tr and 1 tr in next tr. Happy crocheting!

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