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Magic Square by DROPS Design

Crochet jumper with crochet square and lace pattern. Sizes S - XXXL. The piece is worked in DROPS Nepal.

DROPS Design: Pattern no ne-262
Yarn group C or A + A
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Sizes: S/M - L/XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials
DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
800-950-1050-1150 g colour 0517, medium grey

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DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 6 MM – or the size needed to get 13 double treble crochets on 10 cm in width. Diagram A.4 measures approx. 3.5 cm in height.
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pattern type: jumpers, pattern/technique: lace, shape: circle, square,

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INFORMATION FOR THE PATTERN:

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.4.

CROCHET INFORMATION:
At the beginning of every row/round of double treble crochets, replace the first double treble crochet with 4 chain stitches. The round finishes with 1 slip stitch in the 4th chain stitch. NOTE: The first round in A.2A starts with 4 chain stitches.
At the beginning of every row/round with treble crochets, replace the first treble crochet with 3 chain stitches. The round finishes with 1 slip stitch in the 3rd chain stitch.

2 DOUBLE TREBLE CROCHETS WORKED TOGETHER:
Work 1 double treble crochet in the next stitch, but wait with the last yarn over and pull through, work 1 double treble crochet in the next stitch and pull the last yarn over through all 3 loops on the hook.

3 DOUBLE TREBLE CROCHETS WORKED TOGETHER:
Work 1 double treble crochet in each of the next 3 stitches, but wait with the last yarn over and pull through on each of these double treble crochets, make a yarn over and pull it through all 4 loops on the hook.
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FRONT PIECE:
First work a crochet square in the same way in all sizes. Then continue working in the round, then back and forth over this square.

CROCHET SQUARE:
Start with hook size 6 mm and Nepal. Work A.1a. Then work in the round as follows: Work A.1b, A.1c a total of 3 times in width and A.1d. REMEMBER THE CROCHET TENSION! When A.1 has been completed, there are 40 double crochets along each side and 4 corner-spaces. The square measures now approx. 38 x 38 cm. Work 1 slip stitch in each of the first 2 double crochets, the next round starts from here.
Continue in the round as follows: Read CROCHET INFO! Work A.2a over the first 10 double crochets, A.2b over the first corner-space, work * A.2a over the next 40 double crochets (= 4 repeats), A.2b over the next corner-space *, repeat from *-* 2 more times, work A.2a over the remaining 30 double crochets (= 3 repeats). When A.2 has been completed there are 72 double treble crochets along each side and 4 corner spaces.
Continue in the round as follows: Work A.3a over the first 26 double treble crochets (= 13 repeats), A.3b over the first corner-space, work * A.3a over the next 72 double treble crochets (= 36 repeats), A.3b over the next corner-space *, repeat from *-* 2 more times, work A.3a over the remaining 46 double treble crochets (= 23 repeats). When A.3 has been completed, there are 80 double treble crochets along each side and 4 corner-spaces.
Crochet square measures approx. 66 x 66 cm. Now, size S/M is finished – cut and fasten the strand in this size. Sizes L/XL, XXL and XXXL continue as follows:

SIZE L/XL:
Now work back and forth outwards on each side of the jumper without increases. Start by the cross in one corner (the strand must be cut before continuing) – see sketch, and work as follows:
Work A.4d around the corner-space, work A.4b over the next 80 double treble crochets (= 40 repeats) and A.4a over the next corner-space. When A.4 has been completed in height, there are 85 double treble crochets on the last row. Cut and fasten the strand. Repeat on the opposite side of the piece – see cross in sketch.

SIZES XXL - XXXL:
Repeat the last 2 rounds as follows: Work A.3a as far as the first corner-space, work A.3b over the corner-space, work * A.3a as far as the next corner-space, work A3b over the corner-space *, repeat from *-* 2 more times, work A.3a to end of round = 88 double treble crochets along each side and 4 corner-spaces. Cut the strand.
Now work back and forth outwards on each side of the jumper without increases. Start by the cross in the one corner – see sketch, and work as follows:
Work A.4d around the corner-space, work A.4b over the next 88 double treble crochets (= 44 repeats) and A.4a over the next corner-space. When A.4 has been completed in height there are 93 double treble crochets on the last row.
Now size XXL is finished but in size XXXL work 2 rows as follows: Work A.4b until there is 1 double treble crochet left, work A.4c over the last double treble crochet.
Cut and fasten the strand after the last row in both sizes. Repeat on the opposite side of the piece – see cross on sketch.

ALL SIZES - SHOULDER:
Now just work back and forth along the one side – towards the neck. The other 3 sides are now finished. Work as follows in the different sizes:

SIZE S/M:
Now work the shoulder as follows:
ROW 1 (= from the right side): Remember CROCHET INFORMATION! Work 3 double treble crochets around the corner-space from the crochet square, 1 double treble crochet in each of the next 30 double treble crochets, work 3 DOUBLE TREBLE CROCHETS TOGETHER – see description above = 34 double treble crochets, turn.
ROW 2 (= from the wrong side): Work 3 double treble crochets together, work 1 double treble crochet in each of the next 31 double treble crochets = 32 double treble crochets, turn.
ROW 3: Work 1 double treble crochet in each double treble crochet.
Cut and fasten the strand. Work the other shoulder in the same way, but reversed. In other words, skip the middle 14 double treble crochets from the crochet square (= neck), and start by working 3 double treble crochets together.

SIZE L/XL:
ROW 1 (= from the wrong side): Remember CROCHET INFORMATION! Start in the one side from the wrong side and work 3 double treble crochets around each of the 2 rows from A.4, work 3 double treble crochets around the corner space from the crochet square, 1 double treble crochet in each of the 80 double treble crochets from the crochet square, 3 double treble crochets around the next corner-space from the crochet square, work 3 double treble crochets around each of the 2 last rows from A.4 = 98 double treble crochets, turn.
Now work the shoulder as follows:
ROW 2 (= from the right side): Work 1 double treble crochet in each of the first 39 double treble crochets, work 3 DOUBLE TREBLE CROCHETS TOGETHER – see description above = 40 double treble crochets.
ROW 3: Work 3 double treble crochets together, work 1 double treble crochet in each of the next 37 double treble crochets = 38 double treble crochets. Turn.
ROW 4: Work 1 double treble crochet in each double treble crochet.
Cut and fasten the strand. Work the other shoulder, but reversed. In other words, skip the middle 14 double treble crochets from row 1 (= neck), and start by working 3 double treble crochets together.

SIZES XXL - XXXL:
Now work the shoulder as follows:
ROW 1 (= from the right side): Start in the one side from the right side and work 3 double treble crochets around each of the first 2-4 rows from A.4, work 3 double treble crochets around the corner space from the crochet square, 1 double treble crochet in each of the first 33-33 double treble crochets from the crochet square, work 3 DOUBLE TREBLE CROCHETS TOGETHER – see description above = 43-49 double treble crochets. Turn.
ROW 2 (= from the wrong side): Work 3 double treble crochets together, work 1 double treble crochet in each of the next 40-46 double treble crochets = 41-47 double treble crochets. Turn
ROW 3: Work 1 double treble crochet in each double treble crochet.
Cut and fasten the strand. Work the other shoulder, but reversed. In other words, skip the middle 16-16 double treble crochets from the crochet square (= neck), and start by working 3 double trebles together.

BACK PIECE:
Work in the same way as for the front piece until you start on ALL SIZES -SHOULDER. Now work back and forth along the whole side up towards the neck and then work the shoulder. Work as follows in the different sizes:

SIZE S/M:
= 80 double treble crochets and 2 corner-spaces along the side.
ROW 1 (= from the right side): Work 2 double treble crochets around the corner-space, 1 double treble crochet in each of the 80 double treble crochets, work 3 double treble crochets around the corner space = 86 double treble crochets, turn.
ROW 2 (= from the wrong side): Work 1 double treble crochet in each double treble crochet. Turn.
ROW 3 (= shoulder): Work 1 double treble crochet in each of the first 31 double treble crochets, work 3 double treble crochets together = 32 double treble crochets.
Cut and fasten the strand. Work the other shoulder, but reversed. In other words, skip the middle 18 double treble crochets (= neck), and start by working 3 double treble crochets together.

SIZE L/XL:
= 80 double treble crochets and 2 corner-spaces along this side of the crochet square and 2 rows from A.4 on each side of the square.
ROW 1 (= wrong side): Start in the one side from the wrong side and work 3 double treble crochets around each of the 2 first rows from A.4, work 3 double treble crochets around the corner-space from the crochet square, 1 double treble crochet in each of the 80 double treble crochets from the crochet square, 3 double treble crochets around the next corner-space from the crochet square, work 3 double treble crochets around each of the 2 last rows from A.4 = 98 double treble crochets, turn.
ROW 2 (= right side) Work 1 double treble crochet in each double treble crochet. Turn.
ROW 3: Work 1 double treble crochet in each double treble crochet. Turn.
ROW 4 (= shoulder): Work 1 double treble crochet in each of the first 37 double treble crochets, work 3 double treble crochets together = 38 double treble crochets.
Cut and fasten the strand. Work the other shoulder, but reversed. In other words, skip the middle 18 double treble crochets (= neck), and start by working 3 double treble crochets together.

SIZES XXL - XXXL:
= 88-88 double treble crochets and 2 corner-spaces along this side of the crochet square and 2-4 rows from A.4 on each side of the square.
ROW 1 (= right side): Start in the one side from the right side and work 3 double treble crochets around each of the first 2-4 rows from A.4, work 3 double treble crochets around the corner-space from the crochet square, 1 double treble crochet in each of the 88-88 double treble crochets from the crochet square, work 3 double treble crochets around the corner-space from the crochet square and 3 double treble crochets around the next 2-4 rows from A.4 = 106-118 double treble crochets.
ROW 2 (= from the wrong side): Work 1 double treble crochet in each double treble crochet. Turn.
ROW 3 (= shoulder): Work 1 double treble crochet in each of the first 40-46 double treble crochets, work 3 double treble crochets together = 41-47 double treble crochets.
Cut and fasten the strand. Work the other shoulder, but reversed. In other words, skip the middle 20-20 double treble crochets (= neck), and start by working 3 double treble crochets together.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams. Measure approx. 20-22-24-25 cm down from the shoulders and sew the side seams – leave approx. 20 cm at the bottom for split.

SLEEVE:
The sleeve is worked in the round, starting mid under the armhole. Work 52-58-62-64 double treble crochets evenly around the armhole. Insert 1 marker mid under the sleeve and allow the marker to follow your work. Continue by working pattern in the round according to diagram A.4b and decrease on double treble crochet rounds as follows: Decrease by working 2 DOUBLE TREBLE CROCHETS TOGETHER just after the marker – see description above and work 2 double treble crochets together just before the marker (= 2 double treble crochets decreased on the round). Repeat the decreases on every round with double treble crochets a total of 7-6-5-3 times = 38-46-52-58 double treble crochets. Continue the pattern until the sleeve measures approx. 27-23-23-20 cm – finish with a round of double treble crochets. Cut and fasten the strand. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

NECKLINE:
Work an edge along the neck opening.
Start on the shoulder and work as follows: * 1 double crochet around the outermost stitch, 4 chain stitches, skip approx. 1½ cm *, repeat from *-* along the whole neck and finish with 1 slip stitch in the first double crochet. Cut and fasten the strand.

Diagram

= 4 chain stitches, form them into a ring with 1 slip stitch in the first chain stitch – see point on circle, the round starts and ends here
= chain stitch
= slip stitch in/around stitch
= double crochet around chain stitch/chain-space
= double crochet in stitch
= half treble crochet in stitch
= treble crochet around chain stitch/chain-space/chain-stitch ring
= treble crochet in stitch
= double treble crochet in stitch
= double treble crochet around chain stitch/chain-space
= work in stitch arrow points to
= 4 DOUBLE TREBLE CROCHETS WORKED TOGETHER AT THE BEGINNING OF THE ROUND: 4 chain stitches (equivalent to 1 double treble crochet), work 2 double treble crochets in the next stitch, but wait with the last yarn over and pull through on both these double treble crochets, work 1 double treble crochet in next stitch and pull last yarn over through all 4 loops on the hook
= 4 DOUBLE TREBLE CROCHETS WORKED TOGETHER: work 1 double treble crochet, but wait with last yarn over and pull through, work 2 double treble crochets in next stitch, but wait with last yarn over and pull through on both these double treble crochets, work 1 double treble crochet in next stitch and pull last yarn over through all 5 loops on hook
= 3 chain stitches (= corner-space)
= 5 chain stitches
= work 1 half treble crochet around top of double treble crochet group from 3rd round
= 4 DOUBLE TREBLE CROCHETS WORKED TOGETHER AROUND CHAIN-SPACE: work 4 double treble crochets around chain-space, but wait with last yarn over and pull through on all these double treble crochets and pull the last yarn over through all 5 loops on hook
= 4 TRIPLE TREBLE CROCHETS WORKED TOGETHER AROUND CHAIN-SPACE: work 4 triple treble crochets around chain-space, but wait with last yarn over and pull through on all these triple treble crochets and pull the last yarn over through all 5 loops on hook
= 4 DOUBLE TREBLE CROCHETS WORKED TOGETHER: work 1 double treble crochet in each of the next 4 stitches, but wait with the last yarn over and pull through on all these double treble crochets and pull the last yarn over through all 5 loops on hook
= last round on previous diagram - Start on next round/row!
= just for sizes L/XL - XXL - XXXL, the cross is explained in text.



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