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DROPS 64-8 by DROPS Design

DROPS Short top in Safran with crocheted flower squares.

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Sizes: Small - Medium - Large
Finished measurements:
Bust: 84-92-102 cm [33" - 36.25" - 40-1/8"]
Waist: 76-86-96 cm [29-7/8" - 33-7/8" - 37.75"]

Materials: DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
150-150-150 g col. no. 01, light pink.

DROPS 3 mm [US 2] needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.
DROPS 3.5 mm [US E] crochet hook, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

5 DROPS buttons No. 521.

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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Tags: floral, lace, square, tops,

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Gauge: 28 sts x 36 rows in pattern = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"].

Crochet gauge: One flower square measures approx. 9.5 x 9.5 cm [3.75" x 3.75"]

Pattern: The pattern is divisible by 2 sts.
Row 1 (RS): * Slip 1, K 1, psso, leaving it on the left needle, then knit it *, repeat from * - *.
Row 2 (WS): Purl.
Repeating rows 1 and 2.

Garter st, when knitting flat: Knit all sts, all rows.

Knitting tip: All decs are made on right side rows, inside 1 edge st which is knit in garter st throughout.
Dec 2 sts as follows:
After 1 edge st: Slip 1, K 2 tog, pass the slipped st over (psso).
Before 1 edge st: K 3 tog.
Dec 1 st as follows:
After 1 edge st: Slip 1, K 1, psso.
Before 1 edge st: K 2 tog.

Crocheted flower square:
Chain 8 and join them into a ring with 1 slip st.
Row 1: * 1 double crochet (dc) (the first dc is replaced by ch 3), ch 2 *, repeat from * - * 8 times, join with a slip st into the first dc.
Row 2: * 4 trebles (the first treble is replaced by ch 4 around the ch st bow, ch 2 *, repeat from * - * 8 times, join with a slip st in the first treble.
Row 3: * 4 trebles in the 4 trebles from the previous row (the first treble is replaced by ch 4) -- but keep the last loop of each on the hook until all trebles have been crocheted, then pull the yarn through all sts on the crochet hook (4 sts become 1), ch 6, 1 treble around the ch 2 from the preceding row, ch 6 *, repeat from * - * 8 times, join with a slip st in the first treble group.
Row 4: Slip st to the center of the ch st bow, ch 1, 1 single crochet (sc) around the ch st bow, * ch 5, 1 sc around the next ch st bow, ch 5, 1 dc around the next ch st bow, ch 10, 1 dc around the next ch st bow (= corner), ch 5, 1 sc around the next ch st bow *, repeat from * - * a total of 3 times, then ch 5, 1 sc around the next ch st bow, ch 5, 1 dc around the next ch st bow, ch 10, 1 dc around the next ch st bow (= corner), ch 5, join with a slip st in the first sc.

Top: Crochet 8-9-10 flower squares - see instructions above. Join together into a long strip - sew in the edge sts. Pick up and knit 220-244-272 sts in the upper ch st round on the crocheted strip. Attach 1 marker in the work after 55-61-68 sts and 1 marker after 165-183-204 sts. Knit Pattern - see instructions above, but keep the 2 edge sts at each side (center front) in garter st throughout. After 1 cm [3/8"], inc 2 sts at each marker 5 times every 7-8-10 rows - inc 2 sts beside each other and knit them into the pattern = 240-264-292 sts. When the work measures 19-21-23 cm [7.5" - 8.25" - 9"], knit the next row as follows: 57-62-68 sts for the front, bind off 8-10-12 sts for armhole, 110-120-132 sts for the back, bind off 8-10-12 sts for armhole, 57-62-68 sts for the front. Knit the rest of each part separately.

Right Front: = 57-62-68 sts. Keeping the armhole edge st in garter st, dec for armholes every other row - see Knitting tip - 2 sts 3-5-6 times, 1 st 6-5-6 times = 45-47-50 sts. When the work measures 23-24-26 cm [9" - 9.5" - 10.25"], bind off 24-26-29 sts at the center front for neck opening. Keeping the center front edge st in garter st, dec at the neck edge every other row - see Knitting tip - 2 sts 3 times, 1 st 3 times = 12-12-12 sts remain on each shoulder. Continue by knitting Pattern, but keep 1 st at each side in garter st. Bind off when the work measures 37-40-43 cm [14.5" - 15.75" - 16-7/8"].

Left Front: Knit like the right front, but reverse all shaping.

Back: 110-120-132 sts. Keeping the armhole edge st in garter st, dec at each side for armholes as on the front = 86-90-96 sts. When the work measures 23-24-26 cm [9" - 9.5" - 10.25"], bind off the center 44-48-54 sts for neck opening. Keeping each neck edge st in garter st, dec at each neck edge every other row - see Knitting tip: 2 sts 3 times, 1 st 3 times = 12-12-12 sts remain on each shoulder. Continue knitting Pattern, but keep 1 st at each side in garter st throughout. Bind off when the work measures 37-40-43 cm [14.5" - 15.75" - 16-7/8"].

Assembly: Sew the loops on the shoulders together. Crochet around the armhole: 1 row of single crochet (sc) inside 1 edge st.
Make 5 buttonholes evenly distributed along the right front edge - the top buttonhole at the very top, the lowest just before the flower squares begin. Crochet inside the 2 edge sts -- begin at the very top as follows:
Row 1: ch 5, skip over 1 cm [3/8"] (= 1 buttonhole), sc until the next buttonhole.
Row 2: 4 sc around the ch st loop (buttonhole) and slip st between the buttonholes.
After row 2: Continue to work sc around the neck opening, down along the left front and around the entire crocheted flower border.
Sew on the buttons.

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