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Relax by DROPS Design

Sweater with lace pattern and high collar, crocheted from the middle and outwards in a square. Size: S - XXXL Piece is crocheted in 2 strands DROPS Air.

DROPS design: Pattern ai-061
Yarn group C + C or E
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS AIR from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
500-550-600-650-750-800 g color no 03, pearl gray
150-150-150-200-200-200 g color no 01, off white

Piece can also be crocheted with yarn from:
“Alternative yarn (yarn group C)” - see link below.

DROPS CROCHET Hook size 9 mm / M/13 – or size needed to get 8 treble crochets with 2 strands = width 10 cm / 4''.

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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INFORMATION FOR PATTERN:

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

CROCHET INFO:
Work piece back and forth but work piece together at the end of row.
WORK A.1 TOGETHER AS FOLLOWS:
On 1st row (= from right side) with double crochets begin row with 3 chain stitches (replace first double crochet) and finish with 1 slip stitch in 3rd chain stitch at beginning of row, turn piece and work next row from wrong side.
Begin every row with single crochet and chain stitches (= from wrong side) with 1 chain stitch and finish with 1 slip stitch in 1st chain stitch at beginning of row, turn piece and work next row from right side.
Begin every row with treble crochets (= from right side) with 1 slip stitch in first single crochet, 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch, then 4 chain stitches (replace first treble crochet) and finish with 1 slip stitch in 4th chain stitch at beginning of row, turn piece and work from wrong side.
WORK A.4 TOGETHER AS FOLLOWS (applies to sleeves and neck):
Begin every row treble crochets (= from right side) with 4 chain stitches (replaces first treble crochet) and finish with 1 slip stitch in 4th chain stitch, turn piece and work next row from wrong side.
Begin every row with single crochet and chain stitches (= from wrong side) with 1 chain stitch (does not replace first single crochet) and finish with 1 slip stitch in 1st chain stitch, turn piece and work from right side.
WHEN WORKING BACK AND FORTH WITHOUT WORKING TOGETHER AND CUTTING THE YARN FOR EVERY ROW, BEGIN EVERY ROW AS FOLLOWS:
Begin every row with treble crochets (= from right side) with 1 single crochet in first stitch and 4 chain stitches (replace first treble crochet), when last stitch is worked pull yarn through last loop on hook.
Begin every row with single crochets and chain stitches (= from wrong side) with 1 single crochet in first stitch and 1 chain stitch (replace first single crochet), finish row with 1 single crochet in last stitch, pull yarn through last loop on hook.

COLOR CHANGE:
To get a nice transition between the color changes, work last slip stitch on row with the new color as follows: Insert hook in chain stitch at beginning of row, get the new yarn and pull it through the stitches on hook.

STRIPES:
Work every row with double crochets/treble crochets in pearl gray - READ
COLOR CHANGE.
Work every row with single crochets and chain stitches in off white.
Make sure to avoid a tight strand when picking it up behind piece.

DECREASE TIP:
Decrease 1 treble crochet by working 2 treble crochets together as follows: Work 1 treble crochet but wait with last pull through (= 2 loops on hook), then work next treble crochet but on last pull through, pull yarn through all 3 loops on hook.
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BACK PIECE:
Work 4 chain stitches on hook size 9 mm / M/13 with 2 strands pearl gray and form 1 ring with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch. Work A.1 and STRIPES - see explanation above, back and forth but work every row together - READ CROCHET INFO!
REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE! Repeat rows 5 and 6. On every row with treble crochet increase 4 treble crochets in each of the sides on square (= 16 treble crochets increased on row in total). On every row with single crochet increase 2 single crochets in each of the sides on square (= 8 single crochets increased on row in total). I.e. work more and more stitches between each corner on every row.
When piece measures 58-60-62-66-68-72 cm / 22 3/4"-23½"-24½"-26"-26 3/4"-28½'', adjust so that last row is 1 row with single crochets. Insert 1 marker in the middle stitch on last whole side worked (marker marks middle of neck). Fasten off. The yarn must be cut on every row onwards.

SIZE S-M-L-XL:
Now work only over side with marker (i.e. row begins at 1 corner and ends at next corner). Work A.4 back and forth over the side with marker, on first row work 2 treble crochets around each of the corners, then work A.4 over all stitches. When piece measures 63-65-67-69 cm / 24 3/4"-25½"-26½"-27'' vertically, work each shoulder separately as follows:
Work left shoulder as follows (first row = from right side):
Row now begins in 6th-6th-8th-8th stitch (= 1 chain stitch) after marker. Work A.2, then work A.4 over the remaining stitches, turn piece. Fasten off when 2 rows of A.2 have been worked.
Work right shoulder as follows (first row = from right side):
Work A.4 until 10-10-12-12 stitches remain before stitch with marker, work A.3, turn piece. Fasten off when 2 rows of A.3 have been worked. Piece measures 66-68-70-72 cm / 26"-26 3/4"-27½"-28½'' vertically.

SIZE XXL-XXXL
Row now begins in 8th stitch (= 1 chain stitch) after marker for neck in one side and first row is worked from right side as follows: Work A.2, then continue as before around the back piece (i.e. increase stitches at every corner and work pattern as before, according to A.1) until 12 stitches remain before chain stitch with marker, work A.3 over the next 5 stitches, turn piece. Fasten off when 2 rows of A.2 and A.3 have been worked. Piece measures 74-78 cm / 29"-30 3/4'' in width.

FRONT PIECE:
Work as back piece until piece measures 58-60-62-62-50-54 cm / 22 3/4"-23½"-24½"-24½"-19 3/4"-21 1/4'', adjust so that last row is 1 row with single crochets. Insert 1 marker in the middle stitch on last whole side worked (marker marks middle of neck). Fasten off. The yarn must be cut on every row onwards.

SIZE S-M-L:
Row now begins in 6th-6th-8th stitch (= 1 chain stitch) after marker. Work right shoulder as follows (first row = right side):
Work A.2, then work A.4 until first corner, work 2 treble crochets around chain space in corner, turn piece. When A.2 has been worked 1 time vertically, work A.4 over all stitches. Fasten off when piece measures 66-68-70 cm / 26"-26 3/4"-27½'' vertically.
Work left shoulder as follows (first row = right side):
Work 2 treble crochets around chain space in corner, work A.4 until 10-10-12 stitches remain before stitch with marker, work A.3, turn piece. When A.3 has been worked 1 time vertically, work A.4 over all stitches. Fasten off when piece measures 66-68-70 cm / 26"-26 3/4"-27½'' vertically, adjust according to right shoulder.

SIZE XL-XXL-XXXL:
Row now begins in 8th stitch (= 1 chain stitch) after marker. Work first row from right side as follows: Work A.2, then continue as before around the back piece (i.e. increase stitches at every corner and work pattern as before, according to A.1) until 12 stitches remain before chain stitch with marker, work A.3 over the next 5 stitches, turn piece.

SIZE XL:
Work like this until piece measures 66 cm / 26'' vertically, now work each shoulder separately. Work right shoulder as follows (i.e. stitches between neck and first corner):
Work A.2 as before, then work A.4 until first corner, work 2 treble crochets around chain space in corner, turn piece. Continue with A.2 and A.4 over the remaining stitches. When A.2 has been worked 1 time vertically, work A.4 over all stitches. Fasten off when piece measures 72 cm / 28½'' vertically, adjust to finish with 1 row with single crochets.
Work left shoulder as follows (i.e. stitches between corner and neck):
Work 2 treble crochets around corner, work A.4 and A.3 as before. Continue with A.3 and A.4 over the remaining stitches. When A.3 has been worked 1 time vertically, work A.4 over all stitches. Fasten off when piece measures 72 cm / 28½'' vertically, adjust according to right shoulder.

SIZE XXL-XXXL
When A.2 and A.3 have been worked, work A.4 over these stitches, over the remaining stitches around the back piece work and increase as before according to A.1. Fasten off when piece measures 74-78 cm / 29"-30 3/4'' in width and vertically, adjust to finish with 1 row with single crochets.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the shoulder seams with pearl gray.

SLEEVE:
Work sleeves back and forth but work piece together at the end of every row, top down. Work 33-34-37-39-40-42 chain stitches on hook size 9 mm / M/13 with 2 strands pearl gray and form 1 ring with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch. Work 4 chain stitches (= 1 treble crochet), 1 treble crochet in each of the next 4-5-1-3-4-6 chain stitches, * skip 1 chain stitch, 1 treble crochet in each of the next 6 chain stitches *, repeat from *-*, finish with 1 slip stitch in 4th chain stitch at beginning of row = 29-30-32-34-35-37 treble crochets. Continue with stripes and A.4 over all stitches (first row in A.4 = wrong side).
When piece measures 4 cm / 1½'', adjust so that next row is 1 row with treble crochets, decrease 1 treble crochet at beginning and end of row as follows: Work 4 chain stitches, work the next 2 treble crochets together - READ DECREASE TIP, work as before until 2 treble crochets remain, work the last 2 treble crochets together (= 2 stitches decreased). Decrease like this every 8-8-8-6-5-4 cm / 3"-3"-3"-2 1/4"-2"-1½'' 5-5-5-6-6-7 times in total = 19-20-22-22-23-23 treble crochets. Fasten off piece measures 45-45-45-44-41-40 cm / 17 3/4"-17 3/4"-17 3/4"-17 1/4"-16"-15 3/4'' (shorter measurements in the larger sizes because of wider shoulders), adjust to finish with 1 row with single crochets and chain stitches. Work another sleeve.

NECK:
Work piece back and forth but work piece together at the end of row. Begin in one shoulder seam, work with 2 strands pearl gray from wrong side as follows: Work * 1 single crochet, 2 chain stitches, skip approx. 1 cm / 3/8'' *, repeat from *-* around the entire neck.
Then work 2 treble crochets around every chain stitch. Then work pattern A.4 over all stitches. When neck measures approx. 14 cm / 5½'', adjust so that next row is 1 row with single crochets and chain stitches, switch to 2 strands off white. Work 1 row with single crochets and chain stitches. Fasten off. Neck measures approx. 15 cm / 6''.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew sleeves with pearl gray. Sew side seams with off white down until approx. 12 cm / 4¾'' remain (= vent).

Diagram

= work 4 chain stitches and form 1 ring with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch
= double crochet around chain space
= treble crochet around chain stitch/chain space
= chain stitch
= single crochet in stitch
= single crochet around chain space
= slip stitch
= first row is explained in pattern



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