DROPS / 180 / 12

Forest Cycle by DROPS Design

Crochet circle jacket with stripes. Sizes S - XXXL. The piece is worked in DROPS Air and DROPS Big Delight.

DROPS Design: Pattern no ai-064
Yarn group C
-----------------------------------------------------------
Sizes: S/M – L/XL – XXL/XXXL
Materials:
DROPS AIR from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
300-350-400 g color 12, moss green
DROPS Big DELIGHT from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
100-100-100 g color 06, fall forest

The piece can also be crocheted with yarn from:
"Alternative yarn (Yarn group C)" – see the link below.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 6 MM / J/10 – or the size needed to get 12 double crochets and 7 rows on 10 cm / 4'' in width and 10 cm / 4'' in height.

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.

(Continue to pattern...)

Tips & Help

Thank you for choosing DROPS Design!

We do our best to make our patterns easy to follow.

For that purpose, each of our patterns has specific tutorial videos to help you, which you will find at the bottom of the page.

We have also step-by-step lessons to help you understand some of the techniques we use in our patterns. You'll find them here!

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.
INFORMATION FOR THE PATTERN:

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.6. Diagrams A.1, A.3 and A.5 show how the rounds start and finish, diagrams A.2, A.4 and A.6 are repeated on the round.

COLORS:
The jacket is crocheted in stripes as follows:
ROUND 1: Air
ROUND 2: Big Delight
ROUND 3: Air
ROUND 4: Air
ROUND 5: Air
ROUND 6: Big Delight.
Work as for rounds 3-6, two more times.

ROUND 15: Air
ROUND 16: Air
ROUND 17: Big Delight

Work as for rounds 15-17, one more time

ROUND 21: Air
ROUND 22: Air
ROUND 23: Air.
ROUND 24: Big Delight.
Work as for rounds 21-24 to finished length.

COLOR CHANGE:
The stitches in A.1, A.3 and A.5 are always crocheted with one strand of each quality, so that the strand you are not using will follow your work upwards until you need to use it.

INCREASE TIP:
Increase 1 chain-space by working 3 chain stitches + 1 single crochet around the chain stitch in the middle of the double crochet group from the previous round.

DECREASE TIP:
Decrease 1 chain-space by skipping 2 chain stitches instead of 1 chain stitch 2 times evenly spaced on the round = 1 chain-space decreased.

MEASUREMENT TIP:
The jacket will be quite stretchy. It is advisable to try the jacket on before the sleeves are finished, to get the right length.
----------------------------------------------------------

CIRCLE JACKET:
The piece is worked in the round from mid back.

READ THE WHOLE PATTERN BEFORE STARTING!
Work 4 chain stitches with hook size 6 mm / J/10 and Air and form them to a ring with 1 slip stitch in the first chain stitch. READ COLORS and COLOR CHANGE!
Work A.1, then work A.2 a total of 4 times on the round. REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE! Work A.1 and A.2 1 time in height = 32 double crochet groups/chain-spaces (the stitches in A.1 are not counted in the total number of stitches).

SIZE S/M:
Work round 1. in A.3 and A.4, then work round 2 in A.3 and A.4, AT THE SAME TIME as you increase 16 chain-spaces evenly on round – READ INCREASE TIP = 48 chain-spaces. Continue by working armholes – see description below.

SIZE L/XL:
Work A.3 and A.4 1 time in height, AT THE SAME TIME on round 2 in A.4 increase 16 chain spaces evenly on round = 48 double crochet groups/chain-spaces. Continue with round 1 in A.3 and A.4, then work round 2 in A.3 and A.4, AT THE SAME TIME as you increase 16 chain-spaces evenly on round = 64 chain-spaces. Continue by working armholes – see description below.

SIZE XXL/XXXL:
Work A.3 and A.4 2 times in height, increase 16 chain-spaces evenly on round every time you work round 2 in A.4 = 64 double crochet groups/chain-spaces. Continue by working round 1 in A.3 and A.4, then work round 2 in A.3 and A.4, AT THE SAME TIME as you increase 12 chain spaces evenly on round = 76 chain-spaces. Continue by working armholes – see description below.

ARMHOLES – ALL SIZES:
Now work the last round in A.4 and work the armhole as follows: Work 3 treble crochets together + 4 chain stitches in each of the first 6-7-8 chain-spaces, work 3 treble crochets together in the next chain-space, work 22-26-30 chain stitches and skip 5-6-7 chain-spaces, work 3 treble crochets together + 4 chain stitches in each of the next 23-35-43 chain-spaces, work 3 treble crochets together in the next chain-space, work 22-26-30 chain stitches and skip 5-6-7 chain-spaces, work 3 treble crochets together + 4 chain stitches in each of the last 7-8-9 chain-spaces. Continue with the first round in A.3 and A.4, around the chain-spaces for the armhole, work 6-7-8 double crochet groups = 48-64-76 double crochet groups.

Continue with A.3 and A.4, repeat the 3 rounds in height and increase 12 chain-spaces evenly on the round every time you work round 2 in A.4. NOTE! In size S/M increase 16 chain-spaces the first time, then increase 12 chain-spaces. Continue until the piece measures approx. 110-120-130 cm / 43½"-47 1/4"-51½" in diameter– READ MEASUREMENT TIP! Cut and fasten the strand.

SLEEVE:
The sleeve is worked with Air. Start in the bottom corner of the armhole, work 1 single crochet, * 4 chain stitches, 1 single crochet around the next chain-space *, repeat from *-* as far as the other corner of the armhole = 6-7-8 chain-spaces, work 6-7-8 chain-spaces on the other side of the armhole in the same way = 12-14-16 chain-spaces.
Continue with A.5 and A.6 and decrease 1 chain-space on round 2 – READ DECREASE TIP! = 11-13-15 chain-spaces. Repeat the 3 rounds in height. Continue to decrease every time round 2 is worked until there are 7-8-9 chain-spaces left on the round. When the sleeve measures 50 cm / 19 3/4'' in all sizes – REMEMBER MEASUREMENT TIP, work 2 rounds with Big Delight, cut and fasten the strand. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

Diagram

= 1 chain stitch
= 1 single crochet between 2 double crochets
= 1 single crochet around the chain stitch
= 1 half double crochet between 2 double crochets
= 1 double crochet around the chain-stitch ring/chain-space
= Crocheted-together treble crochet: Work 3 treble crochets together in single crochet/around chain-space as follows: Work 1 treble crochet, but wait with the last pull through (= 2 loops on the hook), work 1 more treble crochet, but wait with the last pull through (= 3 loops on the hook), work 1 more treble crochet, at the last pull through, pull the strand through all 4 loops on the hook
= The round starts with 3 chain stitches and finishes with 1 slip stitch in the 3rd chain stitch at the beginning of the round
= The round starts with 2 chain stitches and finishes with 1 slip stitch in the 2nd chain stitch at the beginning of the round, work slip stitches to the middle of the next chain-space (at the end of round 2 in A.1, finish only with 1 slip stitch in the 2nd chain stitch at the beginning of the round).
= The round starts with 3 chain stitches and finishes with 1 slip stitch in the first crocheted-together treble crochet
= Work 4 chain stitches and form them to a ring with 1 slip stitch in the first chain stitch
= this round has been worked



Do you need some help? Here's some tutorial videos that can help you!

For further pattern help, please contact the store where you bought the yarn. Having bought DROPS yarn, you are guaranteed to receive qualified help from a store specializing in the DROPS patterns.

All patterns are carefully reviewed, but we must make reservation for possible mistakes. All patterns are translated from Norwegian and you can always check the original pattern for measurements and calculations.

If you think you have found an error in the pattern, please post your remark or question in our Comments section. Go to original pattern for design DROPS 180-12.