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DROPS 65-13 by DROPS Design

Crochet DROPS top with open back in Safran Mouliné

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DROPS design: Pattern no E-068
Size: XS - S - M - L
Fits bra size: 70-75-80-85
Materials: DROPS Safran Mouliné from Garnstudio
100-150-150-150 g colour no 44, beige brown

DROPS Crochet hook size 3 mm
DROPS mother-of-pearl button, no 521: 2 pieces

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, 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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Tags: halter neck, lace, tops,

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Crochet tension: 20 tr x 11 rows on hook size 3 mm = 10 x 10 cm. Remember that hook size is only a suggestion.

PATTERN: See diagram. The entire diagram is worked in all sizes.

Crochet tip: When dec tr on row, work 1 ch-space diagonally up to next row to replace the tr to be dec. 4 tr = 6 ch, 3 tr = 5 ch, 2 tr = 4 ch.

Body: Work a ch-row of 171-184-197-211 sts on hook size 3 mm with beige brown. On next row work tr over ch-row as follows: 3 tr (replace 1st tr with 3 ch), * skip 1 ch, 3 tr *, repeat from *-* (i.e. work 3 tr over 4 ch) = 129-139-149-159 tr. Remember crochet tension - it is important not to work too loose on a fitted and small garment as this. Then work tr over all sts while at the same time inc on both sides on every row: 1 tr in each side 8-9-10-11 times = 145-157-169-181 tr. Now piece measures approx. 7-8-9-10 cm. Then dec in both sides on every row - see Crochet tip - at the same time beg diagram - make sure that diagram is in the middle of piece - over the middle 55 tr.

Dec in each side as follows: 4 tr 2-3-6-8 times, 3 tr 3-7-7-7 times, 2 tr 14-9-6-5 times, now finish piece according to diagram.

After diagram piece measures approx. 30-31-32-34 cm.

Assembly: Work on hook size 3 mm with beige brown 1 buttonhole loop at the top on each side on the back as follows: 1 dc, 2 ch, skip ½ cm, 1 dc. Try the top on to find out where buttons should be - 1 button on the under side of left back piece and 1 button on the over side of right back piece. Work 3 ch-string of approx. 100 cm each. Plait these tog, tie a knit in each end and thread string in the upper eyelet row.


= 1 tr
= 2 tr in previous tr/dtr
= 2 ch
= 3 ch

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