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Primrose Dress by DROPS Design

Dress with lace pattern and round yoke, worked top down. Size: S - XXXL Piece is crocheted in DROPS Cotton Merino.

DROPS design: Pattern cm-083
Yarn group B
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Size: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS COTTON MERINO from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
650-750-800-900-1000-1050 g colour 13, raspberry

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

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 4 mm - or size needed to get 18 treble crochets x 9 rows = 10 cm in width and 10 cm vertically.
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Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, 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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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.
INFORMATION FOR PATTERN:

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.5. Diagrams A.1 and A.5 show how diagram begins and ends. On 7th, 11th and 13th round, A.5 and A.1 do not replace first stitch in A.4 and A.2, i.e. the rounds start with 3 chain stitches (does not replace first treble crochet) and finishes with 1 slip stitch in first stitch in A.2 and A.4. On the remaining rounds, first stitch in A.2 and A.4 is replaced with A.1 and A.5

CROCHET INFO: 
At beginning of every round with treble crochet replace first treble crochet with 3 chain stitches. Finish round with 1 slip stitch in 3rd chain stitch at beginning of round.
On every round with double crochets replace first double crochet with 1 chain stitch. Finish round with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch at beginning of round.

INCREASE TIP-1 (evenly spaced):
To calculate how to increase evenly, use the total number of stitches on round (e.g. 94 treble crochets) and divide stitches by number of increases to be done (e.g. 18) = 5.2. I.e. in this example work 2 treble crochets in approx. 5th treble crochet.

INCREASE TIP-2 (applies to side of body): 
Work until 2 treble crochets remain before marker thread, work 2 treble crochets in next treble crochet, 1 treble crochet in each of the next 2 treble crochets (marker thread is in the middle of these treble crochets), work 2 treble crochets in next treble crochet.  Increase like this at both marker threads (= 4 treble crochets increased in total).

WORK 2 TREBLE CROCHETS TOGETHER:
* Make 1 yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, get yarn, make 1 yarn over and pull yarn through the 2 first loops on hook *, repeat from *-* 1 more time, make 1 yarn over and pull yarn through all 3 loops on hook (= 1 treble crochet decreased).

DECREASE TIP (applies to body):
Decrease 1 treble crochet on each side of every marker thread as follows: Work until 3 treble crochets remain before marker thread, WORK 2 TREBLE CROCHETS TOGETHER - see explanation above, work 1 treble crochet in each of the next 2 treble crochets (marker thread is in the middle of these stitches), work the next 2 treble crochets together. Decrease like this at both marker threads (= 4 treble crochets decreased in total).

DECREASE TIP-1 (evenly spaced):
To calculate how to evenly decrease, take the total number of stitches on round (for example 60 stitches) and divide by the number of decreases that should be made (for example 6) = 10. In this example work every 9th and 10th stitch together.
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DRESS:
Work in the round top down. Round begins approx. mid back (this varies in the different sizes due to number of pattern repetitions on back piece).

YOKE:
Work 108-108-117-117-124-124 chain stitches on hook size 4 mm with Cotton Merino and form 1 ring with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch. Work first round as follows: Work 3 chain stitches (= 1 treble crochet) - read CROCHET INFO, 1 treble crochet in each of the next 3-3-5-5-5-5 chain stitches, * skip 1 chain stitch, 1 treble crochet in each of the next 6 chain stitches *, repeat from *-* = 94-94-102-102-108-108 treble crochets. Work 1 round with 1 treble crochet in every treble crochet and increase 18-18-22-22-28-40 treble crochets evenly - read INCREASE TIP-1 = 112-112-124-124-136-148 treble crochets.
Work next round and insert 4 marker threads in the piece as follows: A.1 shows how round begins and ends - read PATTERN. Work A.2 (= 6 treble crochets) over the first 18-18-24-24-24-30 treble crochets (= 3-3-4-4-4-5 times in width) (= approx. half back piece), A.3 (= 4 treble crochets), insert 1st marker thread, A.2 over the next 12 treble crochets (= 2 times in width), insert 2nd marker thread, A.3 over the next 4 treble crochets (= sleeve), A.2 over the next 36-36-42-42-48-54 treble crochets (= 6-6-7-7-8-9 times in width) (= front piece), A.3 over the next 4 treble crochets, insert 3rd marker thread, A.2 over the next 12 treble crochets (= 2 times in width), insert 4th marker thread, A.3 over the next 4 treble crochets (= sleeve) and finish with A.2 over the last 18-18-18-18-24-24 treble crochets (= 3-3-3-3-4-4 times in width). REMEMBER THE CROCHET TENSION!  Continue pattern like this and increase as shown in diagram A.3.
AT THE SAME TIME increase evenly on sleeve (i.e. between 1st and 2nd marker thread and between 3rd and 4th marker thread) as follows:
ROUND 8: Increase 0-6-6-6-6-6 treble crochets on each sleeve (= 0-12-12-12-12-12 treble crochets increased in total).
ROUND 10: Increase 0-0-6-0-6-6 treble crochets on each sleeve (= 0-0-12-0-12-12 treble crochets increased in total).
ROUND 14: Increase 0-0-0-0-0-6 treble crochets on each sleeve (= 0-0-0-0-0-12 treble crochets increased in total).
When A.1 to A.3 have been worked 1 time vertically, there are 240-252-276-264-288-312 treble crochets on last round. Piece measures approx. 15 cm.
Work the first 0-0-2-2-4-4 rounds of A.2a over all stitches. Piece measures approx. 15-15-17-17-19-19 cm.
Now work treble crochets over body and pattern over sleeves as follows:
Work 1 treble crochet in each of the first 33-33-39-39-39-45 treble crochets and increase 0-2-2-2-2-2 treble crochets evenly (= approx. half back piece), work A.4 (= 6 treble crochets) over the next 54-60-66-60-66-72 treble crochets (= 9-10-11-10-11-12 times in width) (= sleeve), work 1 treble crochet in each of the next 66-66-72-72-78-84 treble crochets and increase 0-4-4-4-4-4 treble crochets evenly (= front piece), A.4 over the next 54-60-66-60-66-72 treble crochets (= 9-10-11-10-11-12 times in width) (= sleeve) and finish with 1 treble crochet in each of the last 33-33-33-33-39-39 treble crochets and increase 0-2-2-2-2-2 treble crochets evenly (= approx. half back piece) (= 0-8-8-8-8-8 treble crochets increased in total). Increase like this every round 0-2-2-3-4-5 times in total = 240-268-292-288-320-352 stitches.
On round 7, 10 and 12 in diagram A.4a work transition between treble crochets and pattern as follows: Work treble crochets until 1 treble crochet remains before pattern, work 2 chain stitches and 1 double crochet in last treble crochet, work pattern as before, work 1 double crochet in first treble crochet after pattern and 2 chain stitches.
Continue like this until piece measures 18-19-21-23-25-27 cm. Now divide sleeves and body as follows:
Work 1 treble crochet in each of the first 33-37-43-45-47-55 treble crochets (= approx. half back piece), work 6-6-6-12-12-12 chain stitches, skip the next 54-60-66-60-66-72 stitches (= A.4) for sleeve, work 1 treble crochet in each of the next 66-74-80-84-94-104 treble crochets (= front piece), work 6-6-6-12-12-12 chain stitches, skip the next 54-60-66-60-66-72 stitches (= A.4) for sleeve and finish with 1 treble crochet in each of the last 33-37-37-39-47-49 treble crochets (= approx. half back piece). Finish sleeves and body separately.

BODY:
= 144-160-172-192-212-232 treble crochets/chain stitches. Insert a marker thread in the middle of the new stitches under each sleeve. Continue with 1 treble crochet in every stitch. When piece measures 4 cm from where body was divided for sleeves, decrease 1 treble crochet on each side of every marker thread (= 4 treble crochets decreased) - read DECREASE TIP! Decrease like this every 0-3½-6-3½-3½-0 cm 1-3-2-3-3-1 time in total = 140-148-164-180-200-228 treble crochets. Continue with 1 treble crochet in every treble crochet.
When piece measures 37-39-41-43-45-47 cm from neck edge, increase 1 treble crochet on each side of every marker thread (= 4 treble crochets increased) – read INCREASE TIP-2. Increase like this every 1½ cm 16-17-16-15-19-18 times in total = 204-216-228-240-276-300 treble crochets. When piece measures 47-48-48-48-48-48 cm from where piece was divided from sleeves, work A.4a over all stitches (= 34-36-38-40-46-50 times in width). Diagram A.5 shows how every round begins and ends. When A.4a has been worked 1 time vertically, piece measures approx. 59-60-60-60-60-60 cm from where piece was divided from sleeves. Fasten off. Piece measures approx. 77-79-81-83-85-87 cm from neck edge.

SLEEVE:
Worked in the round, top down. Work 1 double crochet in the 1st chain stitch of the 6-6-6-12-12-12 chain stitches worked in armhole on body, work A.4a over chain stitches (= 1-1-1-2-2-2 times in width), adjust pattern according to rest of sleeve, then work pattern as before over the 54-60-66-60-66-72 stitches (i.e. work A.4a, A.5 shows how every round begins and ends) = 60-66-72-72-78-84 stitches.
Diagram A.4a is now worked 10-11-12-12-13-14 times in width. Continue pattern like this. When piece measures 4 cm from where sleeves were divided from body, adjust so that next round is 1 round with treble crochets, decrease 6 treble crochets evenly – READ DECREASE TIP-1. Work A.4a 1 time less in width. Decrease like this every 8-6-6-5-5-3 cm 2-3-3-3-3-4 times in total = 48-48-54-54-60-60 treble crochets. A.4a is now worked 8-8-9-9-10-10 times in width. Continue pattern like this until piece measures 22-22-20-18-17-15 cm from where sleeve was divided from body, adjust so that next round is a round with treble crochets. On next round increase 24-24-30-30-36-36 treble crochets evenly = 72-72-84-84-96-96 treble crochets. A.4a is now worked 12-12-14-14-16-16 times in width. Continue like this until sleeve measures 34-34-32-30-29-27 cm from where it was divided from body, adjust to finish nicely according to pattern. Fasten off. Sleeve measures approx. 52-53-53-53-54-54 cm from neck edge.

NECK EDGE:
Crochet an edge around the neck. Begin mid back. Work * 1 double crochet in first/next treble crochet, 3 chain stitches, skip approx. 1 cm *, repeat from *-* around the entire neck. Make sure to avoid a tight neck edge, adjust to finish with 1 slip stitch in first double crochet. Fasten off.

Diagram

= chain stitch
= double crochet in stitch
= double crochet between 2 treble crochets
= double crochet around chain space
= treble crochet in stitch
= treble crochet around chain stitch/chain space
= this round has already been worked, it only shows how next round should be worked in/around stitches
= slip stitch



Comments (20)

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Sofia 06.05.2018 - 11:14:

Det verkar vara problem med diagrammen på de flesta av era virkmönster, i ska fall när man kollar på mobilen. Symbolerna har blivit ersatta av vita rutor.

DROPS Design 09.05.2018 kl. 08:38:

Hei Sofia. Det var ingen problemer med symbolene når jeg sjekket dem nå. Det kan være at de er i et format mobilen ikke klarer å lese og at det er derfor de vises som hvite firkanter.

Elecia 10.04.2018 - 23:07:

After completing the increase second row, it says work 6 double crochet over the first 24 double crochet 4 times. Does this mean 6 double crochet in each 24 double crochet? Or, one double crochet in each of the 24 double crochet?

DROPS Design 11.04.2018 kl. 09:38:

Dear Elecia, A.2 is worked over 6 double crochet, ie when working 1st row (inserting marker), repeat row 1 in A.2 (= the row after the one with a star) a total of 4 times over the first 24 double crochet, when you have to crochet A.2 over the next 12 dc, you will repeat A.2 a total of 2 times in width and so on. Happy crocheting!

Elecia 02.04.2018 - 16:37:

I want to make this using a sports weight yarn for someone in Florida. Would I have to go up a size and hook?

DROPS Design 02.04.2018 kl. 22:31:

Dear Elecia, if you want to do this from a sportweight yarn, and go up a hook-size your crocheted fabric would not have the same densness, it would not hold up, like a thicker yarn. If anything, you should go down and use smaller hooks, make a swatch and recalculate the stitchnumber accordingly. Happy Crafting!

Kristina 08.03.2018 - 06:46:

Hej, varv 5 på A3 börjar med st-lm-st i fm. Ska jag virka så även i slutet av A3, innan A2 ärm börjar. Om inte, ska jag då istället göra A3 spegelvänt efter A2 ärm?

DROPS Design 07.05.2018 kl. 16:18:

Hej Kristina, du virkar endast st-lm-st där det står i diagrammet, du skall inte virka spegelvänt om inte vi skriver det. Lycka till :)

Inge 28.02.2018 - 15:12:

Bij de lente patronen van 2018 stond een rood gehaakt jurkje waarvan het patroon beschikbaar zou komen. Nu de lente-boeken er zijn kan ik nergens het rode jurkje meer vinden. Wordt het nog verwacht of wordt het patroon niet meer beschikbaar gesteld.

DROPS Design 04.03.2018 kl. 19:22:

Hallo Inge, Uiteindelijk zullen alle patronen van de Lente & Zomer collectie vertaald en gepubliceerd worden. Degene met de meeste stemmen zijn als eerste op de site gekomen. Het plaatsen van nieuwe patronen gaat door tot juli. Houd de site dus goed in de gaten voor nieuwe patronen.

Lene S Berg 27.02.2018 - 22:19:

186-2 Står i mønsteret øk i 8 omgang. Er det 8 omgang fra mønsterstart eller 8 omgang fra plaggets start?

DROPS Design 02.03.2018 kl. 08:07:

Hei Lene. Det er fra plaggets start (= 1.omgang). God Fornøyelse!

Jul 03.02.2018 - 23:10:

Dress "Inspiration"

Legina 16.01.2018 - 15:27:

I suggest "Leira" for the name

Chantal Leblanc 12.01.2018 - 12:06:

Très inspirant!

Marcin 10.01.2018 - 13:03:

Nice pattern!

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