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Dragon Eye by DROPS Design

Crocheted stole in DROPS Delight. Piece is crocheted with fan pattern.

DROPS design: Pattern de-187
Yarn group A
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Measurements: Width: approx. 42 cm Length (from tip to tip): approx. 194 cm
Materials:
DROPS DELIGHT from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
300 g colour 19, sunset waves

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ACCESSORIES FOR THE PIECE:

CROCHET TENSION:
20 treble crochets in width and 11.5 rows vertically = 10 x 10 cm.
Pattern A.1 measures approx. 11 cm from the middle and out to corner (= 21 cm in diameter from corner to corner).

CROCHET HOOK:
DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 4 mm
Hook size is only a suggestion! If you have too many stitches on 10 cm switch to larger hook. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm switch to smaller hook.

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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.
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EXPLANATION FOR THE PATTERN:

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PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.3. Diagram A.3 shows crochet direction for the 3 parts.

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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STOLE - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
Worked in 3 parts. First work a square in the round in the middle of the stole. Then work back and forth in 2 parts out from the side of the diagonal square. See diagram A.3.

SQUARE:
Worked in the round from the middle and outwards.
Work 5 chain stitches on hook size 4 mm with Delight and form a ring with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch. Then work in the round according to diagram as follows: A.1a shows how rounds begin and end and are worked in addition to A.1b/A.1c, work A.1b 1 time in total and A.1c 3 times in total. REMEMBER THE CROCHET TENSION! Work until A.1 is finished.
Then repeat the last 2 rounds with increases as before, i.e. there are 4 treble crochet groups more on round after every repetition of the 2 rounds. Continue this pattern until square measures approx. 21 cm from the middle and out to corner (= 42 cm in diameter from corner to corner), adjust to finish after a round with treble crochets. Do not cut the yarn.

FIRST HALF:
Now work back and forth along the first 2 sides of square. Work first row as follows from right side: Work A.2a over the first 2 chain spaces, repeat A.2b until first corner, work A.2c around corner, repeat A.2d until 2 chain spaces remain, finish with A.2e. Repeat A.2 until finished measurements. When piece measures approx. 97 cm measured from the middle of corner, too outermost tip (= approx. 118 cm in full length), finish after a row with double treble crochet groups. Fasten off.

SECOND HALF:
Now work back and forth along the other 2 sides of square. Begin from right side and fasten strand with 1 slip stitch around chain space in corner. Work the same way as on first half. Entire shawl measures approx. 194 cm from tip to tip.

Diagram

= 2 chain stitches
= 4 chain stitches
= 6 chain stitches
= 1 double crochet around chain space
= 1 treble crochet around chain stitch ring
= 1 double treble crochet in stitch
= 1 double treble crochet around chain space
= 1 triple treble around chain space
= (3 double treble crochets + 2 chain stitches + 3 double treble crochets) around chain space
= (1 treble crochet + 6 chain stitches + 1 treble crochet) around chain space/in double treble crochet
= Begin round with 3 chain stitches, then work 6 chain stitches + 1 treble crochet in 4th chain stitch at beginning of previous round. Finish round with 1 slip stitch in 3rd chain stitch at beginning of round, then work slip stitches until middle of first chain space
= round begins with 3 chain stitches and finishes with 1 slip stitch in 3rd chain stitch at beginning of round
= round begins with 4 chain stitches and finishes with 1 slip stitch in 4th chain stitch at beginning of round
= crochet direction
= 5 chain stitches, form a ring with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch - see point on circle, round begins and ends here
= row has already been worked, begin on next row!



Do you need help with this pattern?

Thank you for choosing a DROPS Design pattern. We take pride in providing patterns that are correct and easy to understand. All patterns are translated from Norwegian and you can always check the original pattern (DROPS 196-13) for measurements and calculations.

Are you having trouble following the pattern? See below for a list of resources to help you finish your project in no time - or why not, learn something new.

We have also step-by-step guides for different techniques which you'll find here.

1) Why is the knitting/crochet tension so important?

Knitting tension is what determines the final measurements of your work, and is usually measured per 10 x 10 cm. It is provided like so: number of stitches in width x number of rows in height - eg: 19 stitches x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm.

The knitting tension is very individual; some people knit/crochet loosely while others work tightly. You adjust the knitting tension with the needle size, which is why the suggested needle size only serve as a guide! You need to adjust this (up or down) to ensure that YOUR knitting tension matches the knitting tension provided in the pattern. If you work with a different knitting tension than provided you will have a different yarn consumption, and your work will have different measurements than what the pattern suggests.

The knitting tension also determines which yarns can replace each other. As long as you achieve the same knitting tension you can replace one yarn with another.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

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2) What are the yarn groups?

All our yarns are categorised into yarn groups (from A to F) according to thickness and knitting tension – group A contains the thinnest yarns and group F the thickest. This makes it easier for you to find alternative yarns to our patterns, should you wish to switch yarn. All yarns within the same group have a similar knitting tension and can easily replace each other. However, different yarn qualities have different structures and properties which will give the finished work a unique look and feel.

Click here for an overview of the yarns in each yarn group

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3) Can I use a different yarn than what the pattern suggests?

The important thing when changing from one yarn to another is that the knitting/crochet tension remains the same. This is so that the measurements of the finished piece will be the same as on the sketch provided. It is easier to achieve the same knitting tension using yarns from the same yarn group. It is also possible to work with multiple strands of a thinner yarn to achieve the knitting tension of a thicker one. Please try our yarn converter. We recommend you to always work a test swatch.

Please NOTE: when changing yarn the garment might have a different look and feel to the garment in the photo, due to individual properties and qualities of each yarn.

See DROPS lesson: Can I use a different yarn than the one mentioned in the pattern?

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4) How do I use the yarn converter?

At the top of all our patterns you’ll find a link to our yarn converter, which is a helpful tool should you wish to use a different yarn than suggested. By filling in the yarn quality you wish to replace, the amount (in your size) and number of strands, the converter will present good alternative yarns with the same knitting tension. Additionally it will tell you how much you’ll require in the new qualities and whether you’ll need to work with multiple strands. Most skeins are 50g (some are 25g or 100g).

If the pattern is worked with multiple colours, every colour will have to be converted separately. Similarly, if the pattern is worked with several strands of different yarns (for example 1 strand Alpaca and 1 strand Kid-Silk) you will have to find alternatives for each, individually.

Click here to see our yarn converter

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5) Why do I get the wrong knitting tension with the suggested needle size?

The needle size provided in the pattern serves only as a guide, the important thing is to follow the knitting tension. And since knitting tension is very individual, you will have to adjust the needle size to ensure that YOUR tension is the same as in the pattern – maybe you’ll have to adjust 1, or even 2 needle sizes, up or down to achieve the correct tension. For this, we recommend that you work test swatches.

Should you work with a different knitting tension than the one provided, the measurements of the finished garment might deviate from the measurement sketch.

See DROPS lesson: How to measure your tension/gauge

See DROPS video: How to make a gauge tension swatch

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6) Why is the pattern worked top-down?

Working a garment top-down provides more flexibility and room for personal adjustment. For example it is easier to try the garment on while working, as well as making adjustments to length of yoke and shoulder caps.

The instructions are carefully explaining every step, in the correct order. Diagrams are adjusted to the knitting direction and are worked as usual.

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7) Why are the sleeves shorter in larger sizes?

The total width of the garment (from wrist-to-wrist) will be larger in the larger sizes, despite the actual sleeves being shorter. The larger sizes have longer sleeve caps and wider shoulders, so there will be a good fit in all sizes.

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8) What is a repeat?

Diagrams are often repeated on the round or in height. 1 repeat is the diagram the way it appears in the pattern. If it says to work 5 repeats of A.1 in the round, then you work A.1 a total of 5 times after/next to each other in the round. If it says to work 2 repeats of A.1 vertically/in height you work the entire diagram once, then begin again at the start and work the entire diagram one more time.

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9) How do I work according to a knitting diagram?

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is read from bottom to top, from right to left. 1 square = 1 stitch.

When working back and forth, every other row is worked from the right side and every other row is worked from the wrong side. When working from the wrong side, the diagram will have to be worked reversed: from left to right, knit stitches are purled, purl stitches are knit etc.

When working in the round every round is worked from the right side and the diagram are worked from right to left on all rounds.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

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10) How do I work according to a crochet diagram?

The diagram depicts all rows/rounds, and every stitch seen from the right side. It is worked from bottom to top, from right to left.

When working back and forth every other row is worked from the right side: from right to left and every other row is worked from the wrong side: from left to right.

When working in the round, every row in the diagram are worked from the right side, from right to left.

When working a circular diagram you start in the middle and work your way outwards, counter clockwise, row by row.

The rows usually start with a given number of chain stitches (equivalent to the height of the following stitch), this will either be depicted in the diagram or explained in the pattern.

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

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11) How do I work several diagrams simultaneously on the same row/round?

Instructions for working several diagrams after each other on the same row/round, will often be written like so: “work A.1, A.2, A.3 a total of 0-0-2-3-4 times". This means you work A.1 once, then A.2 is worked once, and A.3 is repeated (in width) the number of times provided for your size – in this case like so: S = 0 times, M = 0 times, L=2 times, XL= 3 times and XXL = 4 times.

The diagrams are worked as usual: begin with the first row in A.1, then work the first row in A.2 etc.

See DROPS lesson: How to read knitting diagrams

See DROPS lesson: How to read crochet diagrams

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12) Why does the piece start with more chain stitches than it’s worked with?

Chain stitches are slightly narrower than other stitches and to avoid working the cast-on edge too tight, we simply chain more stitches to begin with. The stitch count will be adjusted on the following row to fit the pattern and measurement sketch.

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13) Why increase before the rib edge when the piece is worked top-down?

The rib edge is more elastic and will contract slightly compared to, for example, stocking stitch. By increasing before the rib edge, you avoid a visible difference in width between the rib edge and the rest of the body.

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14) Why increase in the cast-off edge?

It’s very easy to cast off too tightly, and by making yarn overs while casting off (and simultaneously casting these off) you avoid a too tight cast off edge.

See DROPS video: How to bind off with yarn overs (yo)

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15) How do I increase/decrease on every 3rd and 4th row/round alternately?

To achieve an even increase (or decrease) you can increase on, for example: every 3rd and 4th row alternately, like so: work 2 rows and increase on the 3rd row, work 3 rows and increase on the 4th. Repeat this until the increase is complete.

See DROPS lesson: Increase or decrease 1 st on every 3rd and 4th row alternately

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16) Why is the pattern slightly different than what I see in the photo?

Pattern repeats can vary slightly in the different sizes, in order to get the correct proportions. If you’re not working the exact same size as the garment in the photo, yours might deviate slightly. This has been carefully developed and adjusted so that the complete impression of the garment is the same in all sizes.

Make sure to follow instructions and diagrams for your size!

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17) How can I work a jacket in the round instead of back and forth?

Should you prefer to work in the round instead of back and forth, you may of course adjust the pattern. You’ll need to add steeks mid-front (usually 5 stitches), and follow the instructions. When you would normally turn and work from the wrong side, simply work across the steek and continue in the round. At the end you’ll cut the piece open, pick up stitches to work bands, and cover the cut edges.

See DROPS video: How to knit steeks and cut open

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18) Can I work a jumper back and forth instead of in the round?

Should you prefer to work back and forth instead of in the round, you may of course adjust the pattern so you work the pieces separately and then assemble them at the end. Divide the stitches for the body in 2, add 1 edge stitch in each side (for sewing) and work the front and back pieces separately.

See DROPS lesson: Can I adapt a pattern for circular needles into straight needles?

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19) Why do you show discontinued yarns in the patterns?

Since different yarns have different qualities and textures we have chosen to keep the original yarn in our patterns. However, you can easily find options among our available qualities by using our yarn converter, or simply pick a yarn from the same yarn group.

It is possible that some retailers still have discontinued yarns in stock, or that someone has a few skeins at home that they would like to find patterns for.

The yarn converter will provide both alternative yarn as well as required amount in the new quality.

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20) How do I make a women’s size garment into a men’s size one?

If you have found a pattern you like which is available in women’s size it’s not very difficult to convert it to men’s size. The biggest difference will be the length of sleeves and body. Start working on the women size that you think would fit across the chest. The additional length will be worked right before you cast off for the armhole/sleeve cap. If the pattern is worked top-down you can add the length right after the armhole or before the first decrease on sleeve.

Regarding additional yarn amount, this will depend on how much length you add, but it is better with a skein too many than too few.

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21) How do I prevent a hairy garment from shedding?

All yarns will have excess fibres (from production) that might come off as lint or shedding. Brushed yarns (ie hairier yarns) have more of these loose, excess fibres, causing more shedding.

Shedding also depends on what is worn under or over the garment, and whether this pulls at the yarn fibres. It’s therefore not possible to guarantee that there will be no shedding

Below are some tips on how to get the best result when working with hairier yarns:

1. When the garment is finished (before you wash it) shake it vigorously so the looser hairs come off. NOTE: do NOT use a lint roller, brush or any method that pulls at the yarn.

2. Place the garment in a plastic bag and put it in your freezer - the temperature will cause the fibres to become less attached to each other, and excess fibres will come off easier.

3. Leave in the freezer for a few hours before taking it out and shaking it again.

4. Wash the garment according to the instructions on the yarn label.

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22) Where on the garment is the length measured?

The measurement sketch/schematic drawing provides information regarding the full length of the garment. If it’s a jumper or a jacket the length is measured from the highest point on the shoulder closest to the neckline, and straight down to the bottom of the garment. It is NOT measured from the tip of shoulder. Similarly, the length of yoke is measured from the highest point on the shoulder and down to where yoke is split into body and sleeves.

On a jacket measures are never taken along bands, unless specifically stated. Always measure inside band stitches when measuring the length.

See DROPS lesson: How to read a schematic drawing

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23) How do I know how many balls of yarn I need?

The required amount of yarn is provided in grams, eg: 450 g. To calculate how many balls you’ll need you first need to know how many grams are in 1 ball (25g, 50g or 100g). This information is available if you click on the individual yarn quality on our pages. Divide the amount required with the amount of each ball. For example, if each ball is 50g (the most common amount), the calculation will be as follows: 450 / 50 = 9 balls.

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Comments / Questions (12)

Bergitha Lohr 24.08.2019 - 10:55:

Het patroon is op zich niet echt lastig, alleen wel voor de linkshandigen. Vooral de 2 helften, die moet ik van links naar rechts haken, dat had ik eerst niet goed door en was eigenlijk maar wat aan het prutsen. heb uiteindelijk , ik was al met laatste deel bezig, alles uitgehaald en ben weer overnieuw begonnen.

Amdlf69 15.11.2018 - 17:38:

Hallo, habe leider nochmals ne Frage. Bei A2a und A2e fehlen da nicht auch feste Maschen zwischen den Luftmaschen? Danke

DROPS Design 16.11.2018 kl. 08:25:

Liebe Amdlf69, da fehlen nicht die feste Maschen, in A.2e (letzte Reihe) beginnen Sie mit 4 Lm (= 1. 3-fach-Stb), dann 4 Lm (= 1. LmBogen), dann häkeln Sie A.2d (mit 1 feste Masche anfangen). Am Ende dieser Reihe wird A.2a mit 1 feste Masche anfangen (nach der letzten feste Masche in A.2b), und mit 1 3-fach-Stb enden. Viel Spaß beim häkeln!

Amdlf69 12.11.2018 - 17:28:

Hallo, kleine Frage fehlt in der 6. Reihe am Ende von A1b. und am Anfang von A1c. nicht zwei Luftmaschen. Weil am Anfang von A1b. und am Ende von A1c. hat es welche? Beim A2c. hat es ja auch immer 2 Luftmaschen. Danke für eine prompte Antwort bin es nämlich am häkeln und finde es ein super.

DROPS Design 13.11.2018 kl. 08:19:

Liebe Amdlf69, wahrscheinlich muss man hier auch 2 Lm in A.1b und A.1c häkeln, unser DesignTeam wird das noch mal prüfen und korrigieren. Danke für den Hinweis, viel Spaß beim häkeln!

Els 04.10.2018 - 15:56:

Dank voor eerder advies. Ben eruit, vierkant is gelukt en ook de 1e toer van deel 1 maar bij toer 2 moet ik het werk omdraaien, begin ik dan bij A2a of bij A2e? Ik ben geeindigd met n 3dst , begin ik dan met een 3 d stokje?

DROPS Design 06.10.2018 kl. 09:52:

Dag Els, Dan begin je bij A.2e (dus je keert en begint waar je geëindigd bent), dus met 3 lossen.

Els 02.10.2018 - 20:22:

Help, ik haak prima maar het lezen van het patroon lukt me niet, is nieuw. Youtube brengt me niet veel verder. Wie helpt me even op weg? Na het sluiten van de lossenring, start je met 3 lossen is stokje nummer 1 dan 4 lossen en zo tot je 4 stokjes met 4 lossenbogen hebt. Klopt dat?ik begrijp van het patroon ook niet wat de lange lijnen betekenen aan de onderkant en in het midden. Vast bedankt

DROPS Design 04.10.2018 kl. 12:20:

Dag Els, Ja, dat klopt helemaal zoals je het beschrijft. De lijnen zijn scheidingslijnen tussen verschillende telpatronen.

Margreet 02.10.2018 - 18:14:

Ik ben het met Angie eens dat er in de vijfde toer van het vierkant rond het dubbelstokje twee keer een aanduiding mist: voor en na het dubbelstokje moeten volgens mij 2 lossen worden gehaakt (een boogje in het telpatroon). Dan worden die punten hetzelfde als het begin van de toer.

Angie 28.09.2018 - 12:09:

Hallo, das mit den Doppelstäbchen ist klar. Es geht mir um die im Diagramm fehlenden "Bogen" für die zwei Luftmaschen vor und nach dem DStb. Meiner Meinung nach fehlt im Diagramm A.1b der "Bogen" für die 2 Luftmaschen vor dem DStb und es fehlt im Diagramm A.1c der "Bogen" für die 2 Luftmaschen hinter dem DStb. Dann funktioniert die Reihe 6 mit mehr Maschen genauso wie die Reihe 4. VG, Angie

DROPS Design 28.09.2018 kl. 13:53:

Liebe Angie, Danke für Ihren Rückweis, unser Designteam wird das Diagram nochmal schauen - Viel Spaß beim häkeln!

Angie 25.09.2018 - 18:39:

Hallo, ich arbeite gerade ein Tuch nach Ihrer Anleitung. Evtl. fehlen in der Reihe 6 in Ihrem Diagramm A.1b und A.1c bei dem einzelnen Doppelstäbchen die Bogen für 2 Luftmaschen ?! VG, Angie

DROPS Design 26.09.2018 kl. 07:40:

Liebe Angie, Reihe 6 in A.1 wird genauso gehäkelt wie Rehe 4, nur über mehr Maschen: das Doppelstäbchen in der Ecke wird in A.1C gehäkelt x 3 = 3 Ecke + A.1A am Anfang der Runde = 4 x 1 Doppelstäbchen um den Luftmaschenbogen. Sieht so richtig aus, mit Ausnahme des Falles, ich Ihre Frage nicht richtig verstanden habe. Viel Spaß beim häkeln!

Lexie 11.09.2018 - 06:30:

Ik kom er niet goed uit. Het vierkant luk, maar dan hoe je begint en eindigt bij A2 als je heen en weer haakt, is me niet duidelijk. Het zou helpen als iemand 3 regels wilde uitschrijven van dat deel van het patroon....

DROPS Design 19.09.2018 kl. 18:44:

Dag Lexie, De eerste toer van A.2 staat een sterretje bij en deze haak je dus niet. Deze toer staat er alleen bij zodat je kunt zien hoe je de steken in de vorige toer haakt. Je haakt dus van A.2 steeds de laatste 2 toeren, beginnend rechts onder met 4 lossen. (De toeren lijken heel erg op de laatste 2 toeren van A.1, dus eigenlijk zet het patroon zich voort.)

Wia 06.06.2018 - 08:42:

Lijkt me leuk om te maken. Ook om resten wol op te maken

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