DROPS Extra / 0-1392

Advent Calendar Doors by DROPS Design

Crocheted separate Advent calendar doors with decorations. The pieces are worked in DROPS Safran.

DROPS Design: Pattern no e-268
Yarn group A
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1 door (without decoration) weighs approx. 20 grams.
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Measurement door: Width: approx. 13 cm / 5''. Height: approx. 20 cm / 8''.
Materials:
To make 24 doors you will need:
DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
500 g color 19, red
50 g of each of the following colors:
color 18, off white
color 21, beige
color 22, light brown
color 04, green
color 07, medium gray
color 55, cerise
color 11, strong yellow

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

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 3 MM / C – or the size needed to get 24 single crochets and 26 rows on 10 cm / 4'' in width and 10 cm / 4'' in height.

DROPS METAL BUTTON, LOOP (brass) NO 530: 1 item (for each door)

ACCESSORIES: A piece of durable fabric that can be hanged up, then the 24 doors can be sewn to the fabric. The fabric should measure approx. 55 x 130 cm - this equals to 4 doors in width and 6 doors in height.

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Pattern instructions

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:
Hexagonal window: See diagram A.1.
Wreath with bell: See diagram A.2.
Heart: See diagram A.3.
Straight-sided oval window: See diagram A.4.
Oval window: See diagram A.5.
Star: See diagram A.6.
Wreath: See diagram A.7.

LOBSTER STITCH (for arched window):
Work single crochets, but backwards. In other words, work single crochets from left to right.

CROCHET INFO (for arched window, Christmas tree and reindeer):
First single crochet is replaced by 1 chain stitch.

WORK 2 SINGLE CROCHETS TOGETHER:
* Insert hook into next stitch, pick up strand *, repeat from *-* one more time, make a yarn over and pull yarn over through all 3 loops on hook (= 1 single crochet decreased).
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DOOR TO ADVENT CALENDAR:
For the complete Advent calendar there is 24 doors, with windows and decorations as you wish.
The Advent calendar consists of one door which is the same in all patterns. The decorations consist of 5 different windows, 1 heart, 1 wreath with bell, 1 wreath with berries, 1 reindeer, 1 Christmas tree, 1 star, 1 candy stick, 1 small parcel and 1 large parcel. These can be placed as you wish, depending on how much decoration you would like to have. See placement idea on calendar. The pattern is divided into 4 - see photo.

DOOR:
The piece is first worked back and forth, then you work an edge around whole door. Work 29 chain stitches with hook size 3 mm / C and red. Turn and work 1 single crochet in the 2nd chain stitch from the hook, work 1 single crochet in each of the next 27 chain stitches = 28 single crochets. The next row is worked as follows: Work 1 chain stitch, 1 single crochet in each single crochet. REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE! Repeat the last row until piece measures 18 cm / 7'', finish with a row from the wrong side. Now crochet an edge around the whole door, turn and start in the top corner from the right side: Work 1 chain stitch, 1 single crochet in first single crochet, * 3 chain stitches, 1 double crochet in first chain stitch, skip approx. 1½ cm / ½'', 1 single crochet in next single crochet *, repeat from *-* to end of round, adjust so that you get one single crochet in each corner of the door. Finish the round with 1 slip stitch in chain stitch at beginning of round. Cut and fasten strand. Sew a button to the door, approx. mid left side.
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DOOR-1:
Work a door as described above. Then work an arched window, a hexagonal window, a wreath with bell and a heart.

ARCHED WINDOW:
The piece is first worked back and forth, then you crochet an edge around whole window.
Work 18 chain stitches with hook size 3 mm / C and off white.
ROW 1: Turn and work 1 single crochet in 2nd chain stitch from the hook, work 1 single crochet in each of the next 16 chain stitches = 17 single crochets.
ROWS 2-12: Read CROCHET INFO! Work 1 single crochet in each single crochet.
ROW 13: Work 2 SINGLE CROCHETS TOGETHER - see description above, 1 single crochet in each single crochet until there are 2 single crochets left, work 2 single crochets together (= 2 single crochets decreased).
ROW 14: Work 1 single crochet in each single crochet.
Repeat rows 13 and 14 one more time, then repeat row 13 = 11 single crochets on last row. Cut and fasten strand.
Work an edge around the window as follows: Start in bottom left corner. Work LOBSTER STITCH - see description above, along bottom edge of window. Then turn piece and work around as follows: Work * 3 chain stitches, 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch, skip 1 row/ single crochet, work 1 single crochet in next row/ single crochet *, repeat from *-* to beginning of round, i.e. bottom right corner. Cut and fasten strand.

HEXAGONAL WINDOW:
The window is worked in the round from the middle outwards.
Work 4 chain stitches with hook size 3 mm / C and off white and form them to a ring with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch. Work pattern in the round according to diagram A.1b a total of 6 times on the round - A.1a shows how rounds start and finish and is worked in addition to A.1b. Continue in the round until there is 1 round left. Change to beige and work last round. Cut and fasten strand. Work slip-stitch rows in the increases (6 stripes) with beige.

WREATH WITH BELL:
The piece is worked in the round, starting from the middle of the wreath and outwards.
Work 24 chain stitches with hook size 3 mm / C and green and form them to a ring with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch. Work pattern in the round according to diagram A.2b a total of 5 times on the round - A.2a shows how the rounds start and finish and is worked in addition to A.2b. Continue until A.2a/A.2b is finished, cut and fasten strand. Now work a round on the right side with the same single crochets as for first round. Fasten strand with1 slip stitch in first chain stitch at beginning of this round, then work pattern in the round according to diagram A.2d a total of 5 times on the round - A.2c shows how the rounds start and finish and is worked in addition to A.2d. Continue to end of round, cut and fasten strand.
Work a bell as follows: Work 3 chain stitches with hook size 3 mm / C and strong yellow and form them to a ring with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch. Work 4 single crochets around the ring, then work 2 rounds with 1 single crochet in each single crochet, then work 1 round with 2 single crochets in each of the 4 single crochets = 8 single crochets. Cut and fasten strand. Sew the bell to the wreath.

HEART:
Work 4 chain stitches with hook size 3 mm / C and green and form them to a ring with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch. Then work pattern around the ring as shown in diagram A.3. When A.3 is finished, cut and fasten strand.

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DOOR-2:
Work a door as described above. Then work a straight-edged oval window, a Christmas tree, a reindeer and a heart.

STRAIGHT-EDGED OVAL WINDOW:
The piece is worked in the round, starting from the middle of the window and outwards.
Work 11 chain stitches (including 1 chain stitch to turn) with hook size 3 mm / C and off white. Turn and work 1 single crochet in 2nd chain stitch from the hook, work 1 single crochet in each of the next 8 chain stitches, 2 single crochets in the last single crochet. Continue in the round and work on the opposite side of the chain-stitch row as follows: 1 single crochet in each of the first 8 chain stitches, 1 single crochet in same chain stitch as first single crochet. Then work pattern in the round according to diagram A.4 as follows: A.4a shows how the rounds start and finish, * A.4b, A.4c and A.4 d *, work from *-* a total of 2 times on the round. Continue in the round until there is 1 round left. Change to medium gray and work the last round. Cut and fasten strand.

CHRISTMAS TREE:
The piece is first worked back and forth, then you work an edge around the whole Christmas tree.
Work 8 chain stitches with hook size 3 mm / C and green.
ROW 1: Turn and work 1 single crochet in 2nd chain stitch from hook, work 1 single crochet in each of the next 6 chain stitches = 7 single crochets.
ROWS 2-3: Read CROCHET INFO! Work 1 single crochet in each single crochet.
ROW 4: Work 1 slip stitch in first single crochet, 1 single crochet in each of the next 5 single crochets = 5 single crochets.
ROWS 5-6: Work 1 single crochet in each single crochet.
ROW 7: Work 1 slip stitch in first single crochet, 1 single crochet in each of the next 3 single crochets = 3 single crochets.
ROWS 8-11: Work 1 single crochet in each single crochet. Cut and fasten strand.
EDGE: Start with 1 single crochet with green around first row in bottom right corner, * skip 1 row, work 6 double crochets around next row, skip 1 row, 1 single crochet around next row *, repeat from *-* 1 more time, skip 1 row, around middle of next row work as follows: Work 3 double crochets, 2 treble crochets, 3 chain stitches, 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch, 2 treble crochets and 3 double crochets, * skip 1 row, work 1 single crochet around next row, skip 1 row, work 6 double crochets around next row *, repeat from *-* 1 more time, skip 1 row and finish with 1 single crochet around last row. Cut and fasten strand.
Sew candles with strong yellow around the chain stitches at top of tree. Embroider light onto tree by working stitches up and down over the whole tree with strong yellow and cerise.

REINDEER:
The piece is worked back and forth.
Work 3 chain stitches with hook size 3 mm / C and light brown and form them to a ring with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch.
ROW 1 - Read CROCHET INFO! Work 6 single crochets around chain-stitch ring.
ROWS 2-7: Turn. Work 1 single crochet in each single crochet.
ROW 8 (ear): Work 2 chain stitches, 1 double crochet in first single crochet - but wait with the last yarn over and pull through, work 1 double crochet in next single crochet and pull strand through all loops on hook. Cut and fasten strand.
Work the other ear in the same way on the opposite side, start with 1 slip stitch. Cut and fasten strand.
ANTLERS: Work 15 loose chain stitches with hook size 3 mm / C and beige, work 1 single crochet in each of the middle 2 single crochets on row 7, then work 15 loose chain stitches. Cut strand.
Then work short chain-stitch rows out to each side of both of these 15 chain stitches. Work 1 part as follows: Fasten with 1 slip stitch on the chain-stitch row and work 4 chain stitches. Cut and fasten strand. Work 2 such parts on each of the 15 chain-stitch rows.
Sew a couple of stitches for eyes with off white.

HEART:
Work 4 chain stitches with hook size 3 mm / C and green and form them to a ring with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch. Continue by working pattern in the round according to diagram A.3. When A.3 is finished, cut and fasten strand.

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DOOR-3:
Work a door as described above. Then work an oval window, a heart and a star.

OVAL WINDOW:
The piece is worked in the round, starting from the middle of the window and outwards.
Work 4 chain stitches with hook size 3 mm / C and off white and form them to a ring with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch. Work pattern in the round according to diagram A.5b a total of 2 times on the round - A.5a shows how the rounds start and finish and is worked in addition to A.5b. Continue in the round until there is 1 round left. Change to beige and work last round. Cut and fasten strand.

HEART:
Work 4 chain stitches with hook size 3 mm / C and green and form them to a ring with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch. Continue working around the ring as shown in diagram A.3. When A.3 is finished, cut and fasten strand.

STAR:
The piece is worked in the round, starting from the middle of the star and outwards.
Work 4 chain stitches with hook size 3 mm / C and off white and form them to a ring with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch. Continue by working pattern in the round as shown in diagram A.6. When A.6 is finished, cut and fasten strand.

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DOOR-4:
Work a door as described above. Then work a small square window, a wreath with berries, a small parcel, a large parcel and a candy stick.

SMALL SQUARE WINDOW:
The piece is worked back and forth, then crochet an edge around the whole window.
Work 13 chain stitches (including 1 chain stitch to turn) with hook size 3 mm / C and off white. Turn and work 1 single crochet in 2nd chain stitch from hook, work 1 single crochet in each of the next 11 chain stitches = 12 single crochets. The next row is worked as follows: Work 1 chain stitch, 1 single crochet in each single crochet. Repeat the last row until you have worked a total of 11 rows.
Now work an edge around the whole window, turn and start in the top corner as follows: Work 1 chain stitch, 1 single crochet in first single crochet, * 3 chain stitches, 1 double crochet in first chain stitch, skip approx. 1½ cm / ½'', 1 single crochet in next single crochet *, repeat from *-* to end of round, adjust so that you have a single crochet in each corner of the window. Finish round with 1 slip stitch in the chain stitch at the beginning of the round. Cut and fasten strand.

WREATH WITH BERRIES:
The piece is worked in the round, starting from the middle of the wreath outwards.
Work 24 chain stitches with hook size 3 mm / C and green and form them to a ring with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch. Work pattern in the round according to diagram A.7b a total of 6 times on the round - A.7a shows how the rounds start and finish and is worked in addition to A.7b. Continue until A.7 has been completed. Cut and fasten strand.
Berries: Work 1 berry as follows: Work 3 chain stitches with hook size 3 mm / C and red, work 3 double crochets in the first of the 3 chain stitches, take the hook out and insert it into the 3rd chain stitch, pick up loop from last double crochet and then pull loop through 3rd chain stitch. Cut and fasten strand. Work 2 more berries in the same way and sew them onto the top of the wreath.

SMALL PARCEL:
The piece is worked back and forth.
Work 10 chain stitches (including 1 chain stitch to turn) with hook size 3 mm / C and cerise. Turn and work 1 single crochet in 2nd chain stitch from hook, work 1 single crochet in each of the next 8 chain stitches = 9 single crochets. Next row is worked as follows: Work 1 chain stitch, 1 single crochet in each single crochet. Repeat the last row until you have worked a total of 7 rows. Cut and fasten strand.
Work 1 chain-stitch row with strong yellow of approx. 6 cm / 2 3/8'', tie a tight knot in each end and cut the strand. Fasten it across the parcel. Work 1 chain-stitch row with cerise of approx. 15 cm / 6'', tie a tight knot in each end. Tie this around the parcel in height and tie a bow at the top.

LARGE PARCEL:
The piece is worked back and forth.
Work 13 chain stitches (including 1 chain stitch to turn) with hook size 3 mm / C and medium gray. Turn and work 1 single crochet in 2nd chain stitch from hook, work 1 single crochet in each of the next 11 chain stitches = 12 single crochets. The next row is worked as follows: Work 1 chain stitch, 1 single crochet in each single crochet. Repeat the last row until you have worked a total of 10 rows. Cut and fasten strand.
Work 1 chain-stitch row with cerise of approx. 8 cm / 3 1/8'', tie a tight knot in each end and cut strand. Fasten it across the parcel. Work 1 chain-stitch row with cerise of approx. 20 cm / 8'', tie a tight knot in each end. Tie this around the parcel in height and tie a bow at the top.

CANDY STICK:
The piece is worked back and forth.
Work 4 chain stitches (including 1 chain stitch to turn) with hook size 3 mm / C and off white. Turn and work 1 single crochet in 2nd chain stitch from hook, work 1 single crochet in each of the next 2 chain stitches = 3 single crochets. Next row worked as follows: Work 1 chain stitch, 1 single crochet in each single crochet. Repeat the last row until you have worked a total of 12 rows, finish with 6 chain stitches on last row. Turn, work 1 single crochet in 2nd chain stitch from hook, 1 single crochet in each of the next 4 chain stitches, 1 single crochet in each of the next 3 single crochets = 8 single crochets. Next row worked as follows: Work 1 chain stitch, 1 single crochet in each single crochet. Repeat last row 1 more time. Cut and fasten strand.
Work 1 chain-stitch row with red of approx. 60 chain stitches, tie a tight knot in each end and cut strand. Wind it around the candy stick and fasten at back.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= slip stitch around chain-stitch ring
= chain stitch
= 3 chain stitches
= 8 chain stitches, 1 slip stitch around chain-stitch ring
= single crochet around chain-stitch ring
= single crochet in stitch
= 2 single crochets in same stitch
= half double crochet in stitch
= double crochet in stitch
= treble crochet in stitch
= * 3 chain stitches, 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch *, work from *-* a total of 3 times, fasten with 1 slip stitch in top of double crochet
= round starts with 1 chain stitch and finishes with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch at beginning of round
= round starts with 2 chain stitches and finishes with 1 slip stitch in 2nd chain stitch at beginning of round
= chain-stitch ring is described in text - see point on circle, round starts and ends here
= round is already worked - Start on next round!


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