Sunny Hug by DROPS Design

Children’s skirt with lace pattern and crochet edge, worked top down. Sizes 2 - 12 years. The piece is worked in DROPS Merino Extra Fine.

Tags: lace, skirts, top down,

DROPS Design: Pattern no me-033-bn
Yarn group B
Sizes: 2 - 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years
Sizes in cm: 92 - 98/104 - 110/116 - 122/128 - 134/140 - 146/152
DROPS MERINO EXTRA FINE from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
150-150-200-200-250-250 g colour 30, mustard

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"Alternative yarn (Yarn Group)" – see the link below.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm) SIZE 4 MM – or the size needed to get 21 stitches and 28 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm) SIZE 3.5 MM for rib – or the size needed to get 22 stitches and 30 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.


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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.

See diagrams A.1 to A.5.

Increase 1 stitch by making 1 yarn over, on the next round, purl the yarn over twisted to prevent a hole.

RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked in the round):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. Knit 1 round and purl 1 round.

The piece is worked in the round with circular needle, top down.
Cast on 90-105-120-135-135-150 stitches with circular needle size 3.5 mm and Merino Extra Fine. Knit 1 round. The next round is worked as follows: * Knit 2, purl 2, knit 2, purl 2, knit 2, purl 1, knit 2, purl 2 *, work from *-* to end of round. Continue the rib in this way. When the piece measures 4-4-4-5-6-7 cm work a row of holes as follows: * Knit 2 together, 1 yarn over, purl 2, knit 2 together, 1 yarn over, purl 2, knit 2 together, 1 yarn over, purl 1, knit 2 together, 1 yarn over, purl 2 *, work from *-* to end of round. Continue with rib until the piece measures 8-9-9-11-13-15 cm. Change to circular needle size 4 mm. Insert 1 marker - THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!
Now work as follows: * Purl 6, A.1 (= 9 stitches) *, work from *-* to end of round (= 6-7-8-9-9-10 repeats of A.1). REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION!
Continue the pattern as follows: Work A.1 1-1-1-1-2-2 times in height, A.2 1-1-1-1-1-1 time in height, A.3 1-1-1-2-2-2 times in height, A.4 1-1-1-1-1-1 time in height and A.5 2-2-3-3-3-4 times in height.
AT THE SAME TIME when the piece measures 3 cm increase 1 stitch at the beginning of every purl section (= 6-7-8-9-9-10 stitches increased). Increase in this way every 1½-1½-2-2-2-2 cm a total of 10-9-9-9-10-11 times, but increase alternately at the end and beginning of each purl section (i.e. the next time you increase, increase at the end of each purl section, then at the beginning of each purl section, etc.). When you have completed A.1 to A.5, there are 174-196-224-252-261-300 stitches on the needle. Continue with A.5 until the piece measures approx. 17-17-21-24-26-29 cm from the marker (or to desired length). Work 2 RIDGES over all stitches – see description above and cast off with knit. The whole skirt measures approx. 26-27-31-36-40-45 cm from the cast-on edge and down.

Cut 3 strands Merino Extra Fine of 3½ meters each. Twist them together until they begin to resist, fold the cord double and it will continue to twist on its own. Tie a knot in each end. Start mid front and thread the cord up and down through the row of holes. Tie a bow mid front.

Crochet an edge at the bottom of the skirt with Merino Extra Fine and hook size 3.5 mm as follows: 1 double crochet in first stitch, * 3 chain stitches, 1 treble crochet in the first chain stitch worked, skip forwards approx. 1½ cm, work 1 double crochet in the next stitch *, work from *-* to end of round, finish with 1 slip stitch in the first double crochet.

This pattern has been corrected. .

One more skein in size 9/10 year:
Sizes: 2 - 3/4 - 5/6 - 7/8 - 9/10 - 11/12 years
150-150-200-200-250-250 g colour 30, mustard
Updated online: 20.12.2017


= knit
= purl
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over

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Inge Friis Ebbesen 23.10.2018 - 14:15:

Hej Jeg vil gerne vide, hvor lang nederdelen er i str 3/4 år? På forhånd tak, Inge

DROPS Design 23.10.2018 kl. 15:54:

Hej Inge, Hele nederdelen måler ca 26-27-31-36-40-45 cm fra opslåningskanten og ned. Det vil sige 27 cm i størrelse 3/4 år. God fornøjelse!

Melinda Green 23.10.2018 - 04:32:

Hello, Sorry but I still don't understand. I am to purl 6, knit the 1st row of the A:1 pattern and repeat 8 times to finish the round. The next row I would knit 6 (row prior was purl 6), and then this is where I get confused. The 2nd row of the A:1 pattern says to knit. But when I do this it looks like garter stitch. Can you please explain it in detail for me? I have undone it 4 times now !! Thank you.

DROPS Design 23.10.2018 kl. 10:01:

Dear Mrs Green, the sts in diagrams will be knitted on every round, but when working pattern you will have to work as explained, ie with P sts between diagrams - these purled stitches will be worked P on every round between diagrams (A.1 then between A.2, A.3, A.4 and A.5). Happy knitting!

Melinda Green 21.10.2018 - 00:21:

Hello, I hope I can explain my properly. Within the patterns A1 to A5 every alternate row the pattern says to knit. Should it not be purl every second row? Thank you.

DROPS Design 22.10.2018 kl. 08:34:

Dear Mrs Green, the skirt is worked in the round, so that you will knit every alternate round to get a stocking stitch pattern - but should you work the diagrams back and forth then every other row in diagrams should have to been purled. Happy knitting!

Melinda Green 26.09.2018 - 17:46:

Hello, This is going to be a challenge but I'm going for it! Knitting 7/8 size. Knitted intial (band) 5 cm with 135 stitches. After finishing the 2nd part of the band up to 11cm I only have 99 stitches. Is this correct or should I still have 135 stitches. If I am wrong can you give some advice on where I have gone wrong? Thank you

DROPS Design 27.09.2018 kl. 08:22:

Dear Mrs Green, after the lace row you should have the same number of sts = 135 sts since each decrease on this row is compensated by a yarn over, ie when piece measures 11 cm you have still 135 sts. Happy knitting!

Ulla 23.09.2018 - 17:40:

Guten Tag. Dieses wunderschöne Söckchen möchte ich für meine kleine Großnichte stricken. Nun gefällt er mir jedoch so gut, dass ich ihn auch für mich anfertigen möchte. Meine Konfektionsgröße ist 36, also ungefähr 164 in Kindergröße. Auch sollte er mindestens das Knie bedecken. Ich bin 158 cm groß. Wie passe ich die Anleitung auf meine Größe an? Herzlichen Dank vorab! Ulla

DROPS Design 24.09.2018 kl. 09:39:

Liebe Ulla, leider können wir nicht jede unserer Anleitung nach jeder Anfrage anpassen. Gerne können Sie sich von ähnlichen Modellen in Erwachsene-Größe inspirieren. Für weitere persönnliche Hilfe nehmen Sie bitte Kontakt mit Ihrem DROPS Laden auf - auch telefonisch oder per E-mail. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Sophia 21.09.2018 - 14:41:

Thank you for your quickly answer

Sophia 21.09.2018 - 09:19:

I knit size 5/6 cast on 120st.i am a little confused with inc. pattern say inc 1st at the beginning of every purl section 8st inc total 9 times . At the end there are 224st .but if I inc8st in every round for 9times I have 72st + 120 =192st.where is my mistake?

DROPS Design 21.09.2018 kl. 09:50:

Dear Sophia, you will increase in the purl-sections but at the same time you will work: A.1, A.2, A.3, A.4 (all these diagrams 1 time in height) and A.5 (twice in height), and in A.2 and A.4 you will increase 2 sts on last row in these both diagrams = 16 sts increased on last row in A.2 and A.4 = 32 sts increased in pattern + 72 sts increased in P sts = 224 sts. Happy knitting!

Lissy 03.09.2018 - 00:53:

Hej, når der står f.eks. strik 9 rapporter med A.1. Skal jeg så strikke alt hvad der står i diagram A.1 9 gange?

DROPS Design 03.09.2018 kl. 15:49:

Hej Lissy, Du strikker (6 masker vrang + A.1) ialt 9 gange hele vejen rundt. Det bliver da ialt 9 rapporter med A.1. God fornøjelse!

Vibeke Holm Løffgren 11.06.2018 - 01:16:

Hej. Jeg vil gerne strikke nederdelen i garnet Belle. vil det kunne lade sig gøre?\\r\\nMed venlig hilsen Vibeke

DROPS Design 12.06.2018 kl. 11:20:

Hej Vibeke, ja DROPS Belle tilhører samme garngruppe B som DROPS Merino Extra Fine. Skriv Merino XF og garnforbrug og 1 tråd, ind i vores omregner så får du garnforbruget i DROPS Belle. God fornøjelse!

Luisa 02.05.2018 - 21:58:

Hallo liebes Drops-Team! Sind die rechten Reihen (zwischen den Loch-Reihen) in dem Musterdiagramm quasi die "Rückreihen" oder muss ich jene noch dazustricken? Ich hoffe, ich habe mich verständlich ausgedrückt.

DROPS Design 03.05.2018 kl. 09:27:

Liebe Luisa, ja genau, die Diagramme zeigen alle Maschen und Reihen vom Muster, dh jede Reihe (bzw Runde) wird rechts nach links stricken. Die Runden zwischen die Löcherrunde werden rechts gestrickt. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

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