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Blue Helix by DROPS Design

Circle crocheted jacket in 1 strand DROPS Nord + 1 strand DROPS Kid-Silk. Piece is worked with lace pattern. Size: S – XXXL

DROPS design: Pattern z-833
Yarn group A + A or C
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Size: S/M - L/XL - XXL/ XXXL
Finished measurements:
Chest measurements: 228-252-292 cm = 90”-99”-113”
Full length: 104-115-126 cm = 41”-45 1/4”-49 1/2”

All measurements in charts are in cm.

Materials:
DROPS NORD from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
400-450-550 g color 16, jeans blue
And use:
DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
150-175-200 g color 27, jeans blue

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ACCESSORIES FOR THE PIECE:

CROCHET GAUGE:
14 double crochets in width and 8.5 rows vertically and 1 strand of each quality = 10 x 10 cm = 4” x 4”.

CROCHET HOOK:
DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 5 mm = US H/8
Hook size is only a suggestion! If you have too many stitches on 10 cm = 4” switch to larger hook. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm = 4” switch to smaller hook.

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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.
EXPLANATION FOR THE PATTERN:

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PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.3.

CROCHET INFO-1:
Replace first single crochet at beginning of round with 1 chain stitch, finish round with 1 slip stitch in 1st chain stitch at beginning of round.
Replace first double crochet at beginning of round with 3 chain stitches, finish round with 1 slip stitch in 3rd chain stitch at beginning of round.
Replace first treble crochet at beginning of round with 4 chain stitches, finish round with 1 slip stitch in 4th chain stitch at beginning of round.

CROCHET INFO-2 (transition to next round):
Work slip stitches to first stitch on next round. If there is a chain space on last round work chain stitches until middle of first chain space on round. NOTE: Applies from the end of 3rd round in A.1 and until finished measurements.

INCREASE TIP:
Increase 1 chain space as follows: Work * 1 single crochet + 1 chain space *, work from *-* 2 times in total around same chain space.

DECREASE TIP (applies to sleeves):
NOTE: Pattern displaces the beginning of round, therefore adjust so that the 2 decreases are done mid under sleeve.
Decrease 1 chain space as follows: Work 1 single crochet around chain space, 1 single crochet around next chain space, 6 chain stitches.

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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JACKET - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
Work piece in the round in a circle from mid back of back and outwards. Work armholes on the circle. Work front pieces back and forth and then work a finishing edge around the entire circle. Work sleeves in the round, top down.

CIRCLE:
Work 4 chain stitches on hook size 5 mm = US H/8 with 1 strand Nord + 1 strand Kid-Silk (= 2 strands) and form a ring with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch made. Then work pattern in the round according to diagram A.1 7 times in total on round - read CROCHET INFO-1 and CROCHET INFO-2. REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE! When A.1 has been worked vertically, there are 49 chain spaces on last round. The circle measures approx. 34 cm = 13 3/8” in diameter.
Cut the yarn, and begin next round in 4th chain space = mid back/neck. Now continue in the different sizes as follows:

SIZE S-M:
= 49 chain spaces.
Work first round in A.2 - AT THE SAME TIME work armholes as follows:
Work around each of the first 7 chain spaces, work 35 loose chain stitches (= armhole), skip 8 chain spaces, work around each of the next 19 chain spaces, work 35 loose chain stitches (= armhole), skip 8 chain spaces, work around each of the last 7 chain spaces.
Repeat 2nd round in A.2 - AT THE SAME TIME increase - read INCREASE TIP, as follows:
Work around each of the first 7 chain spaces - increase 2 chain spaces over these chain spaces, work 10 chain spaces/single crochets around armhole (= 2 increases), work around each of the next 19 chain spaces - increase 7 chain spaces over these chain spaces, work 10 chain spaces/single crochets around armhole (= 2 increases), work around each of the last 7 chain spaces - increase 2 chain spaces over these chain spaces (= 15 increases in total on round) = 64 chain spaces.
Then work 3rd round in A.3 without increasing. The circle measures approx. 45 cm = 17 3/4” in diameter.

SIZE L/XL - XXL/XXXL:
= 49 chain spaces.
Work first round in A.2 - AT THE SAME TIME increase 15 chain spaces evenly (i.e. increase 1 chain space over approx. every 3rd chain space) - read INCREASE TIP = 64 chain spaces.
Work second round in A.2 - AT THE SAME TIME work armholes as follows:
Work around each of the first 8 chain spaces, work 38-41 loose chain stitches (= armhole), skip 9 chain spaces, work around each of the next 30 chain spaces, work 38-41 loose chain stitches (= armhole), skip 9 chain spaces, work around each of the last 8 chain spaces.
Then work 3rd round in A.3 without increasing. The circle measures approx. 45 cm = 17 3/4” in diameter.

ALL SIZES:
= 64 chain spaces for all sizes
Then work diagram A.3 in the round, work A.3 5-6-7 times in total vertically - AT THE SAME TIME increase on round marked with arrow in diagram - remember INCREASE TIP, as follows:
Increase 16 chain spaces on every round with increase, i.e.
1ST TIME: Increase 1 chain space around every 4th chain space = 80 chain spaces.
2ND TIME: Increase 1 chain space around every 5th chain space = 96 chain spaces.
3RD TIME: Increase 1 chain space around every 6th chain space = 112 chain spaces.
4TH TIME: Increase 1 chain space around every 7th chain space = 128 chain spaces.
5TH TIME: Increase 1 chain space around every 8th chain space = 144 chain spaces.
Now continue in the different sizes as follows:

SIZE S-M:
Fasten off. The circle measures approx. 100 cm = 39 3/8” in diameter.

SIZE L/XL:
6TH TIME: Increase 1 chain space around every 9th chain space = 160 chain spaces.
Fasten off. The circle measures approx. 111 cm = 43 3/4” in diameter.

SIZE XXL/XXXL
6TH TIME: Increase 1 chain space around every 9th chain space = 160 chain spaces.
7TH TIME: Increase 1 chain space around every 10th chain space = 176 chain spaces.
Fasten off. The circle measures approx. 122 cm = 48” in diameter.

ALL SIZES:
= 144-160-176 chain spaces.
Continue working only over 40-44-47 chain spaces in each side – i.e. do not work over 32-36-40 chain spaces at the top by neck and 32-36-42 chain spaces at bottom of back. Continue with explanation under left front piece.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
= 40-44-47 chain spaces. Continue back and forth as follows:
ROW 1: Work slip stitches until middle of the first chain space, 1 single crochet, * work 6 chain stitches, 1 single crochet around next chain space *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 single crochet around last chain space = 39-43-46 chain spaces.
Repeat 1st row 3-3-7 more times. There are 36-40-39 chain spaces at the edge of front piece. Cut the yarn.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Work same way as on left front piece over 40-44-47 chain spaces in the right side. Fasten off.

FINISHING EDGE:
Work an edge around the entire circle as follows: Work last round in A.3, i.e. over every chain space work 1 single crochet and 3 chain stitches. Then work 1st round in A.3, i.e. work 3 treble crochet around every chain space. Fasten off. Piece measures approx. 104-115-126 cm = 41”-45 1/4”-49 1/2” in diameter vertically and approx. 114-126-146 cm = 45”-49 1/2”-57 3/8” in diameter in width.

SLEEVE:
Work sleeve in the round from armhole.
Begin mid under sleeve and work 57-63-66 treble crochets evenly around armhole (= approx. 3 treble crochets around every chain space) = 1st round in A.3. Continue in the round on A.3 to and with last round. Then repeat A.3 vertically - AT THE SAME TIME decrease 2 chain spaces mid under sleeve, decrease on round marked with arrow in diagram - read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this on every round marked with arrow 4-5-5 times in total = 11-11-12 chain spaces. Continue without decrease until sleeve measures approx. 42-44-46 cm = 16 1/2”-17 1/4”-18” - adjust to finish after a round with treble crochets. Fasten off. Work the other sleeve the same way.

Diagram

All measurements in charts are in cm.

= 4 chain stitches, form a ring with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch - see point on circle, round begins and ends here
= 1 chain stitch
= 4 chain stitches
= 5 chain stitches
= 6 chain stitches
= this round has already been worked, begin on next round (= 1st round)!
= single crochet around chain space
= single crochet in stitch
= double crochet in stitch
= double crochet around chain space
= treble crochet around chain space
= increase round



Lorraine 04.09.2019 - 06:22:

When one has finished the second row of A2, I assume one crochets the third row of A3 over all of the 6 chain spaces of the previous row, leaving the chain for the sleeve opening just dangling. I am having trouble picturing this part. If that is the case, does one crochet in front of the sleeve opening (leaving the chain on the back of the work) or crochet behind the sleeve opening (leaving the chain on the front of the work)?

DROPS Design 04.09.2019 kl. 09:05:

Dear Lorraine, you have to work the third row of A.3 over all the stitches of the round, ie in the stitches from A.2 as well in in the chain stitches of the armhole, skipping stitches replaced by chain create a "hole" in the round and this hole will be for the sleeve, on next round after the armhole, you just continue in the round as explained, over chain stitches as they would have been worked as the other to continue the pattern/circle. Happy crocheting!

Denise Meredith 31.05.2019 - 11:28:

I've been crocheting for nearly 55 years, but I find your patterns impossible to navigate. But thanks for the thought. There are a few I would like to try, but hey! c'est la vie.

DROPS Design 03.06.2019 kl. 11:21:

Dear Denise Meredith, The DROPS patterns are knitted and crocheted by thousands and thousands of people  around the world. We understand however that in certain countries, with different knitting/crochet traditions than Scandinavia, our patterns might be written in a way that differs from what some are used to. But of course we want everyone to understand our patterns, so that’s why we have created an extensive library of tutorial videos as well as step by step lessons that explain how to follow the techniques we use and how to read the diagrams in our patterns. Give them a try!

Sari 24.05.2019 - 21:44:

Miten työ jatkuu, kun hihan lenkki on virkattu. Ei löydy ohjeesta.

Alice 20.05.2019 - 15:16:

Findes der ikke en opskrift og ikke bare et diagram

DROPS Design 21.05.2019 kl. 12:55:

Hei Alice. Det finnes ingen skriftlig beskrivelse på diagrammet, dessverre. Det er laget diagram nettopp fordi det er mer oversiktlig. Om du er usikker på hvordan å lese et heklediagram har vi en leksjon på nettopp dette her. God fornøyelse

Sigal 28.04.2019 - 09:49:

Hi, love your patterns, thank you. I'm not sure about the two strands here, so you crochet the whole piece with two strands? Can it be done with one strand instead?

DROPS Design 28.04.2019 kl. 15:52:

Dear Sigal, yes, whole piece is made with 2 strands, 1 of each quality. If you want to work with just 1 strand instead, you should choose thicker yarn (so your gauge will stay the same), some of Yarn Group C - see this tab . Happy crocheting!

Louise 10.04.2019 - 22:07:

Hej. Jeg er lidt i tvivl om hvordan jeg laver 3. Omgang i a2. Når jeg kommer til ærmegabet (lavet på sidste runde) hvordan forsætter Jeg runden her fra ? Er det hen over den store luftmaskebue (ærmegabet) eller ved de 9 små luftmaskebuer ? Mvh Louise

DROPS Design 11.04.2019 kl. 14:39:

Hei Louise. Du strikker over den stor luftmaskeraden, og ikke over de 9 luftmaskebuene du hoppet over forrige rad. Du skal ha 64 luftmaskebuer etter omgangen er ferdig. God fornøyelse

Christel Boy 10.04.2019 - 21:24:

En saanut selvää miten piirroksen A1 uloin kerros täytyy tehdä. Mitä tarkoittivat ne vinot kiinteät silmukat?

DROPS Design 11.04.2019 kl. 17:11:

Hei, viimeisellä kerroksella virkataan vuorotellen 1 kiinteä silmukka ketjusilmukkakaaren ympäri ja 6 ketjusilmukan ketju.

Nadine 22.03.2019 - 10:23:

Mir ist überhaupt nicht klar, wie ich mit den Armausschnitten weiterhäkeln soll. Die 3. Runde von A2, häkle ich die schon an den 41Maschen (Armausschnitten) entlang und wenn ja, wieviele Luftmaschenbögen mache ich dann, um in der nächsten Reihe bei A3 dann weiterzumachen?

DROPS Design 22.03.2019 kl. 13:26:

Liebe Nadine, bei der 3. Reihe in A.3 häkeln Sie wie zuvor, dh Sie sollen dieselben Luftmaschenbogenanzahl für die Armausschnitten haben wie bei der vorrigen Runde. Viel Spaß beim häklen!

Monique 17.03.2019 - 17:15:

Hallo. Für mich ist noch nicht so ganz klar, wie es ganz am Anfang nach den 4 Luftmaschen die zu einem Kreis gebildet werden, weiter geht. Klar ist, dass es Stäbchen sind. Es steht allerdings nirgends wie viele Stäbchen es sein sollen? Können Sie mir da weiter helfen? Danke

DROPS Design 18.03.2019 kl. 10:44:

Liebe Monique, in der 1. Reihe in A.1 häkeln Sie 2 Stb um dem Luftmaschenkreis, A.1 wir dann 7 x in der Runde wiederholt, nach der 1. Reihe in A.1 haben Sie 7 x 2 Stb = 14 Stb. Hier lesen Sie wie man Häkeldiagramme liest - siehe ganz unten "Teil eines Kreises". Viel Spaß beim häkeln!

Christine 22.02.2019 - 10:48:

Hi. The instructions call for making increases by working a double crochet + chain space twice in the same chain space. It doesn't specify how many chain stitches are needed to make one chain space. Since at the end of A1 there are 49 chain spaces, each made with 6 chain stitches, can I assume that every time I need to create a chain space for the increases, it is comprised of 6 chain stitches? Thanks!

DROPS Design 22.02.2019 kl. 14:38:

Dear Christine, when you increase a chain space, you crochet the same number of chains for each chain space, ie in A.2 the chain spaces are worked with 6 chain-spaces, when increasing in A.2 you crochet 1 dc, 6 ch, 1 dc, 6 ch in same chain space from previous round. Happy crocheting!

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