DROPS Baby / 33 / 6

Catch a Wink by DROPS Design

Knitted bag for babies in DROPS Baby Merino. The piece is worked in garter stitch with wrap-around, crocheted edges and ties. Sizes premature - 4 years.

DROPS Design: Pattern no bm-094-by
Yarn group A
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Sizes: (<0) 0/1 - 1/3 - 6/9 - 12/18 months (2) years
Sizes equivalent to approx. height of child in cm:
(40/44) 48/52 - 56/62 - 68/74 - 80/86 (92)
Materials:
DROPS BABYMERINO from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
(250) 250-300-300-350 (400) g colour 22, light grey
(50) 50-50-50-50 (50) g colour 02, off white

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ACCESSORIES FOR THE PIECE:

KNITTING TENSION:
24 stitches in width and 48 rows in height with garter stitch = 10 x 10 cm.

NEEDLES:
DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 3 MM: length 80 cm for garter stitch.
The needle size is only a guide. If you have too many stitches on 10 cm, change to a larger needle size. If you have too few stitches on 10 cm, change to a smaller needle size.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 2.5 MM: for edges and ties.

DROPS MOTHER OF PEARL BUTTONS, Arched (white) NO 521: (4) 5-6-6-6 (6) items.

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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.
EXPLANATIONS FOR THE PATTERN:

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RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked back and forth):
1 ridge = Knit 2 rows.

DECREASE TIP (for sides of front piece and along neckline):
All decreases are made from the right side! Decrease on the inside of the 1 edge stitch in garter stitch.
Decrease as follows after the 1 edge stitch: Slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1 and pass the slipped stitch over.
Decrease as follows before the 1 edge stitch: Start 2 stitches before the 1 edge stitch and knit 2 together.

INCREASE TIP (for sides of back piece):
All increases are made from the right side! Increase on the inside of the 1 edge stitch in garter stitch.
Increase 1 stitch by making 1 yarn over; on the next row knit the yarn over twisted to avoid a hole.

KNITTING TIP:
There are 10 extra stitches cast on at the bottom of each sleeve for turn up. If you do not want these turn ups, cast on only (9) 9-12-12-10 (13) stitches at the bottom of each sleeve instead of (19) 19-22-22-20 (23) stitches. Remember that you will then have 10 fewer stitches on each side when counting the total number of stitches.

BUTTONHOLES (for fold at bottom of bag):
1 buttonhole = cast off 2 stitches, on the next row cast on 2 new stitches over the cast-off stitches. The outermost buttonholes are worked approx. 2 cm in from each side. Then work the other buttonholes with approx. (7) 6-5½-6-7 (8) cm between each one.

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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BAG – SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
The piece is worked back and forth with circular needle. You start with one of the front pieces, cast on stitches for sleeve and continue to the shoulder. Then work the other front piece in the same way, but reversed. The 2 front pieces are worked together and then work down the back piece to finished length. The back piece is longer than the front pieces and is folded over them – see photo. Extra stitches are cast on for the turn up at the bottom of each sleeve. If you do not want a turn up, take these stitches away from the total number of stitches cast on for the sleeves – read KNITTING TIP!

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Cast on (44) 49-52-60-67 (71) stitches (including 1 edge stitch in the side) with circular needle size 3 mm and light grey. Work GARTER STITCH – read description above (first row = right side and is worked from mid front). 
When the piece measures (6) 6-6-8-8 (8) cm decrease 1 stitch in the side (i.e. at the end of the row from the right side) – read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every (5) 5½-7-7-5½ (5½) cm a total of (5) 6-6-7-10 (12) times = (39) 43-46-53-57-59 stitches.
NECKLINE:
When the piece measures (29) 36-43-52-61 (70) cm decrease 1 stitch for the neck at the beginning of the row from the right side – read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every 2nd row (i.e. each row from the right side) a total of (20) 20-22-26-28 (29) times and then every 4th row (i.e. every other row from the right side) a total of 2 times in all sizes.
SLEEVE:
AT THE SAME TIME when the piece measures (32) 39-47-56-65 (74) cm cast on new stitches for the sleeve at the end of the row from the right side as follows: Cast on (4) 6-7-8-7 (8) stitches a total of (4) 4-4-4-6 (6) times and then (19) 19-22-22-20 (23) stitches 1 time.
After all decreases and increases there are (52) 64-72-79-89 (99) stitches on the row for shoulder/sleeve.
Continue back and forth with garter stitch until the piece measures (40) 48-56-66-76 (86) cm. Insert 1 marker at the beginning of the row from the right side (i.e. towards neck). The marker marks mid top of shoulder and the piece will later be folded here. The marker will also be used to measure from. Continue with garter stitch and cast on 2 new stitches at the end of the next 2 rows from the wrong side (i.e. towards the neck) = (56) 68-76-83-93 (103) stitches on the needle and the last row is worked from the wrong side. Place all stitches on a thread or leave them on the needle. Work the left front piece as described below.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Cast on (44) 49-52-60-67 (71) stitches (including 1 edge stitch in the side) with circular needle size 3 mm and light grey. Work garter stitch (first row = right side and is worked from the side).
When the piece measures (6) 6-6-8-8 (8) cm decrease 1 stitch in the side (i.e. at the beginning of each row from the right side) – read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every (5) 5½-7-7-5½ (5½) cm a total of (5) 6-6-7-10 (12) times = (39) 43-46-53-57-59 stitches.
NECKLINE:
When the piece measures (29) 36-43-52-61 (70) cm decrease 1 stitch for the neck at the end of each row from the right side – read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every 2nd row (i.e. every row from the right side) a total of (20) 20-22-26-28 (29) times and then every 4th row (i.e. every other row from the right side) a total of 2 times in all sizes.
SLEEVE:
AT THE SAME TIME when the piece measures (32) 39-47-56-65 (74) cm cast on new stitches for the sleeve at the end of the row from the wrong side as follows: Cast on (4) 6-7-8-7 (8) stitches a total of (4) 4-4-4-6 (6) times and then (19) 19-22-22-20 (23) stitches 1 time.
After all decreases and increases there are (52) 64-72-79-89 (99) stitches on the needle for shoulder/sleeve.
Continue back and forth with garter stitch until the piece measures (40) 48-56-66-76 (86) cm. Insert 1 marker at the end of the row from the right side (i.e. towards neck). The marker marks mid top of shoulder and the piece will later be folded here. The marker will also be used to measure from. Continue with garter stitch and cast on 2 new stitches at the end of the next 2 rows from the right side (i.e. towards neck) = (56) 68-76-83-93 (103) stitches on needle. Knit 1 row from the wrong side. Now work the back piece as described below.

BACK PIECE:
From the right side knit over all the (56) 68-76-83-93 (103) stitches on the left front piece, cast on (8) 8-12-12-12 (14) new stitches on the needle for the neck at the back and then knit from the right side over all the (56) 68-76-83-93 (103) stitches from the right front piece = (120) 144-164-178-198 (220) stitches.
THE PIECE S NOW MEASURED FROM THE MARKERS ON SHOULDERS!
Continue back and forth with garter stitch over all stitches. When the piece measures (6) 7-7-8-8 (9) cm from the markers cast off the sleeve stitches as follows: Cast off at the beginning of each row on each side (19) 19-22-22-20 (23) stitches 1 time and then (4) 6-7-8-7 (8) stitches a total of (4) 4-4-4-6 (6) times on each side = (50) 58-64-70-74 (78) stitches left on needle.
Continue working until the piece measures (14) 14-15-16-18 (17) cm from the markers. Now increase 1 stitch on each side - read INCREASE TIP (= 2 stitches increased). Increase like this every (5) 5½-7-7-5½ (5½) cm a total of (5) 6-6-7-10 (12) times on each side = (60) 70-76-84-94 (102) stitches.
Continue working until the piece measures (40) 48-56-66-76 (86) cm from the markers. Now insert 1 new marker in each side of the back piece. These markers mark the folding edge at the bottom of the bag; the piece is now measured from the new markers.
Continue with garter stitch until the piece measures (4) 4-4-6-6 (6) cm from the new markers. On the next row from the right side, work (4) 5-6-6-6 (6) BUTTONHOLES evenly spaced – read description above.
Continue working until the piece measures (6) 6-6-8-8 (8) cm from the new markers (the whole bag measures approx. (46) 54-62-74-84 (94) cm from the markers on the shoulders). Loosely cast off with knit from the right side.

ASSEMBLY: 
Fold the piece double at the markers on the shoulders. Sew the under-sleeve seams and side seams in one go, inside the 1 edge stitch. 

CROCHET EDGE ALONG OPENING OF BAG: 
Start from the wrong side at the bottom left corner of the left front piece and crochet with hook size 2.5 mm and off white along the opening of the bag as follows:
ROW 1 (= wrong side): 1 double crochet in first stitch, * 1 chain stitch, skip approx. 1-2 stitches (try this out; the edge should lie flat), work 1 double crochet in next stitch *, work from *-* up the whole of the left front piece, but at the corner where the decreases for the neck start, work a tie as follows: Work 1 double crochet in the corner, then work chain stitches for approx. 20-25 cm, turn and work back with 1 slip stitch in each chain stitch, then work 1 double crochet in the corner of the front piece again.
Continue the crochet edge around the neck as far as the corner after the decreases for neck on the other front piece. Work a tie in the same way as on the left front piece and then continue down the whole right front piece and finish with 1 slip stitch in the corner, turn the piece. 
ROW 2 (= right side): Work 2 chain stitches, 1 double crochet around the first chain stitch, * 4 chain stitches, 1 treble crochet in the 4th chain stitch from the hook, skip 1 double crochet + 1 chain stitch + 1 double crochet, work 1 double crochet around the next chain stitch *, work from *-* to end of row (make sure that you work over the ties so that they lie underneath) and finish with 1 slip stitch in the first double crochet at the beginning of the previous row. Cut and fasten the strands.
Work a similar edge along the bottom of the front pieces as follows: Lay the right front piece over the left front piece. Start from the wrong side and crochet along the bottom edge, but where the front pieces overlap work through both layers. Cut and fasten the strands.

CROCHET EDGE ALONG THE TURN-UP AT BOTTOM OF BAG:
Start from the wrong side and work a similar edge along the turn up in the same way as described above. Fold the edge up at the markers. Sew buttons onto front piece.

CROCHET EDGE AROUND SLEEVES:
Start from the wrong side and work as follows:
ROUND 1: Work 1 double crochet in first stitch, * 1 chain stitch, skip approx. 1 ridge, work 1 double crochet in next stitch *, work from*-* around the whole sleeve and finish with 1 slip stitch in the first double crochet at the beginning of the round.
ROUND 2: Work 2 chain stitches, 1 double crochet around the first chain stitch, * 4 chain stitches, 1 treble crochet in the 4th chain stitch from the hook, skip 1 double crochet + 1 chain stitch + 1 double crochet, work 1 double crochet around the next chain stitch *, work from *-* to end of round and finish with 1 slip stitch in the 2nd chain stitch at the beginning of the round. Cut and fasten strands. Work a similar edge around the other sleeve. Turn up the sleeves.

TIES: 
Work 1 tie on each side of the bag equivalent to each corner on the front pieces. The tie on the right side is worked inside the seam (i.e. on wrong side of the piece) and the tie on the left side is worked on the outside of the seam (i.e. on the right side of the piece) – make sure that these ties are at the same height as the other two.

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Comments (3)

Olga 07.01.2019 - 12:09:

I wish I have this pattern translated into Spanish

Monika Mai 10.12.2018 - 09:57:

Sorry. War ein Lese-Fehler meinerseits: ich sollte nur 7x abnehmen, nicht 12 x. Jetzt passt es. Ich stricke Größe68/74. Nähere mich dem Ende des 2. Vorderteils :-)

Monika Mai 08.12.2018 - 12:39:

Hallo, ich habe mit dem Stricken dieses schönen Teils begonnen, habe aber Probleme beim Verstehen der Anleitung : Man soll - noch vor dem Halsausschnitt - 12 Mal alle 7 cm Maschen abnehmen. Wenn ich das mache, lande ich aber bei 12x7=84cm + die vorher bereits gestricketn 8 cm = 92 cm. Nun sollen aber bei einer Länge von 56 cm bereits die neuen Maschen für den Ärmel angeschlagen werden. Ich denke, da ist ein Fehler in der Anleitung, oder? Besten DAnk für baldige Antwort.

DROPS Design 10.12.2018 kl. 09:01:

Liebe Frau Mai, Ich kann leider nicht die gleichen Angaben finden mit den 56 cm gesamte Länge (1. Größe) und die Abnahmen beginnen (Seite) nach 6 cm in der 1. Größe und nach 8 cm (3 letzte Größen). Welche Größe stricken Sie?

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