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EXPLANATIONS FOR THE PATTERN:

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.11 (A.5 applies to sizes XL/XXL and XXXL).
CROCHET INFORMATION:
On each row of double crochets, the first double crochet is replaced by 3 chain stitches. The 3 chain stitches count as 1 double crochet when counting stitches.
INCREASE TIP:
Increase 1 double crochet by working 2 double crochets in 1 double crochet.
DECREASE TIP1:
Decrease 1 double crochet as follows: * Make 1 yarn over, insert hook through next stitch, pick up strand, make 1 yarn over and pull strand through the first 2 loops on hook *, work from ** 1 more time, make 1 yarn over and pull strand through all 3 loops on hook (= 1 double crochet decreased).
DECREASE TIP2 (evenly spaced):
To work out how to decrease evenly, count the total number of stitches on round (e.g. 48 stitches) and divide by number of decreases to be made (e.g. 3) = 16. In this example work each 15th and 16th double crochet together.

START THE PIECE HERE:

SQUARE JACKET  SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
The piece is worked back and forth. First you work the back piece, then right side, armhole and front piece. Then the left side, armhole and front piece. Sleeves are worked in the round, top down.
BACK PIECE:
Work 163163183183 chain stitches with hook size 3.5 mm = US E/4 and Cotton Merino. Turn and work pattern back and forth as follows in the different sizes:
Sizes S/M and L:
Work A.1 over the first 6 chain stitches  read CROCHET INFORMATION, A.2a over the next 24 chain stitches, A.3a over the next 108 chain stitches (= 3 repeats), A.4a over de the next 19 chain stitches, A.1 over the remaining 6 chain stitches on row = 138138 stitches.
Sizes XL/XXL and XXXL:
Work A.1 over the first 6 chain stitches  read CROCHET INFORMATION, A.2a over the next 24 chain stitches, A.3a over the next 108 chain stitches (= 3 repeats), A.4a over the next 19 chain stitches, A.5 over the next 20 chain stitches, A.1 over the remaining 6 chain stitches on row = 155155 stitches.
All sizes:
NOTE: A.1 is worked on each side of the piece to finished length. The first row worked is from the right side; insert a marker to show the right side of the piece.
Continue with A.2b, A.3b, A.4b and A.5b (applies to sizes XL/XXL and XXXL) in height a total of 3 times. REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE!
Now work a row with 1 double crochet in each double crochet and 2 double crochets around each chainspace (A.1 worked as before on each side), at the same time increase 1100 double crochets on row – read INCREASE TIP = 139139155155 stitches. The piece measures approx. 32 cm = 12 1/2" in all sizes. Cut the strand. Insert a marker thread in last row worked. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE!
RIGHT SIDE, ARMHOLE AND FRONT PIECE:
Now continue working from the wrong side, i.e. 2 rows after one another from the wrong side: Work A.1 over the first 6 stitches, A.6 as far as the next A.1, but the last time when working A.6 skip the last single crochet/chain stitch in diagram (so that the pattern is symmetrical on each side) = 32323636 repeats of A.6, A.1. Work the next row in the diagram back from the right side. Size S/M is finished. In sizes L, XL/XXL and XXXL repeat these 2 rows until you have worked 446 rows of the pattern.
All sizes:
Now work the armhole as follows (from the wrong side): A.1, work 8 repeats of A.6, work 36404044 chain stitches for armhole, skip the next 9101011 repeats of A.6, work 1 single crochet around the next chain stitch and continue with A.6 as far as the next A.1, but the last time you work A.6 skip the last double crochet/chain stitch in diagram (so that the pattern is symmetrical inside A.1 on each side), A.1 = 32323636 repeats of A.6 inside A.1 on each side.
Continue back and forth with A.6 and A.1 on each side of the piece; over the 36404044 loose chain stitches work 9101011 repeats of A.6 for armhole = a total of 32323636 repeats of A.6 inside A.1 on each side. Repeat the last 2 rows in A.6 until the piece measures approx. 68810 cm = 2 3/8”3 1/8”3 1/8”4” from the marker thread – adjust so that the last row worked is the last row in the diagram.
Now work 1 row with 1 double crochet in each double crochet and 1 double crochet around each chain stitch (A.1 is worked on each side of the piece as before), at the same time increase 1100 double crochet = 140140155155 stitches. Then work pattern as follows: A.1, A.7 as far as the next A.1, but the last time A.7 is worked skip the last double crochet in the diagram (so that the pattern is symmetrical on each side) and finish with A.1. When A.7 has been completed in height, repeat the last 2 rows in A.7 until the piece measures 26283234 cm = 10 1/4”11 3/8”12 1/2”13 3/8” from the marker thread; adjust so that the last row worked is from the wrong side. Now work 1 row with 1 double crochet in each double crochet and 1 double crochet around each chain stitch (A.1 is worked on each side as before). Now work pattern as follows: A.1, A.8 as far as the next repeat of A.1, but the last time A.8 is worked skip the last double crochet in the diagram (so that the pattern is symmetrical on each side) and finish with A.1. On the last row of A.8 decrease 2200 double crochets evenly spaced = 138138155155 double crochets. Now work pattern in the different sizes as follows:
Sizes S/M and L:
Work A.1, work 1 double crochet in each of the next 20 double crochets (= A.2a), * work 1 double crochet in each of the next 12 double crochets, 2 chain stitches, skip 2 double crochets, work 1 double crochet in each of the next 16 double crochets (= A.3a) *, work from ** a total of 3 times, work 1 double crochet in each of the next 16 treble crochets (= A.4a) and finish with A.1. Now work A.2bA.4b as before inside A.1 on each side. When A.2bA.4b have been completed in height, work the last row with 1 double crochet in each double crochet and 1 double crochet around each chain stitch inside A.1 on each side of the piece. Cut and fasten strand. The piece measures approx. 4244 cm =16 1/2”17 1/4” from the marker thread (4040 cm = 15 3/4”15 3/4” from the armhole).
Sizes XL/XXL and XXXL:
Work A.1, work 1 double crochet in each of the next 20 double crochets (= A.2a), * work 1 double crochet in each of the next 12 double crochets, 2 chain stitches, skip 2 double crochets, work 1 double crochet in each of the next 16 double crochets (= A.3a) *, work from ** a total of 3 times, work 1 double crochet in each of the next 16 double crochets (= A.4a), work 1 double crochet in each of the next 17 double crochets (= A.5) and finish with A.1. Now work A.2bA.5b as before inside A.1 on each side. When A.2bA.5b have been completed in height, work the last row with 1 double crochet in each double crochet and 1 double crochet around each chain stitch inside A.1 on each side of the piece. Cut and fasten strand. The piece measures approx. 4850 cm = 19”19 3/4” from the marker thread (4444 cm = 17 1/4”17 1/4” from the armhole).
LEFT SIDE, ARMHOLE AND FRONT PIECE:
Work outwards to the other side from the row of chain stitches worked at the beginning of the piece, starting from the right side as follows:
Work A.1 over the first 6 chain stitches, work 2211 double crochets in next chain stitch, continue with 1 double crochet in each chain stitch until there are 6 stitches left, but skip the same chain stitch skipped on first row on first piece worked and work A.1 over the next 6 chain stitch = 139139155155 double crochets. Insert a marker thread in this row. THE PIECE IS NOW MEASURED FROM HERE.
Now work as follows from the wrong side:
Work A.1 over the first 6 stitches, A.6 as far as the next A.1, but the last time A.6 is worked skip the last single crochet in diagram (so that the pattern is symmetrical on each side), A.1. Work the next row in the diagram back from the right side. Now size S/M is finished. In sizes L, XL/XXL and XXXL repeat the pattern in height until you have worked a total of 446 rows of pattern.
All sizes:
Now work the armhole as follows (from the wrong side): A.1, work 15141817 repeats of A.6, 36404044 loose chain stitches for armhole, skip the next 9101011 repeats of A.6, work 1 single crochet around the next chain stitch, then work 8 repeats of A.6, but the last time A.6 is worked skip the last single crochet in the diagram (so that the pattern is symmetrical on each side) and finish with A.1 = 32323636 repeats of A.6 inside A.1 on each side. Continue back and forth with A.6 and A.1 on each side of the piece; over the loose 36404044 chain stitches worked for the armhole, work 9101011 repeats of A.6 = a total of 32323636 repeats of A.6 inside A.1 on each side. Continue with pattern in the same way as the right front piece.
SLEEVE:
The sleeves are worked in the round from the armhole down.
Start mid under the armhole with A.9 (= start of round), work A.6 (= row of chainspaces + 1 single crochet) to the top of the armhole (= 9101011 repeats), work 9101011 repeats of A.6 around the row of chain stitches worked for the armhole = a total of 18202022 repeats of A.6 for the sleeve. Continue like this in the round. When the piece measures 4 cm = 1 1/2” decrease on each side as follows: Work A.9, A.10, work A.6 until there are 2 repeats of A.6 left on the round, work A.11. When A.10 and A.11 have been completed in height you have decreased 2 repeats of A.6 on the round and you have room for 16181820 repeats of A.6 on the round. Continue in the round with pattern and repeat the decrease when the sleeve measures 12 cm = 4 3/4” and 20 cm = 8” = 12141416 repeats. Continue working until the sleeve measures 52 cm = 20 1/2” – adjust so you finish after the last round in A.6. Now work 1 double crochet in each double crochet and 1 double crochet around each chain stitch at the same time as you decrease 3554 double crochets evenly spaced – read DECREASE TIP = 45515160 double crochets left on round. Work A.8 in the round – each round starts with 3 chain stitches and finishes with 1 slip stitch in beginning of round. The sleeve measures approx. 56 cm = 22”. Cut and fasten strand. Work the other sleeve in the same way.
Diagram
All measurements in charts are in cm.

= this row already worked  start on next row in diagram. NOTE: number of stitches given applies from first row worked in diagram!


= this row/round already worked  start on next row/round in diagram


= 1 chain stitch


= 2 chain stitches  on next row skip the first of these 2 chain stitches and work 1 double crochet in the last of these 2 chain stitches


= 2 chain stitches


= 3 chain stitches


= 5 chain stitches


= 6 chain stitches


= 7 chain stitches


= 1 single crochet in stitch


= 1 single crochet around chainspace


= 1 double crochet in stitch


= 1 double crochet around chainspace


= 1 treble crochet in stitch


= 1 treble crochet around chainspace


= round begins with 1 chain stitch and finishes with 1 slip stitch in first 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

Helga Bühler 27.05.2019  15:13:
Guten Tag! Wie häkelt man die weiteren Maschen, wenn man wie beschrieben 24 Maschen von A2a / A2b häkeln soll, der Rapport aber nur 20 Maschen hat? Mit Stäbchen oder den Rapport erneut beginnen? Wenn ich den Rapport jeweils neu beginne, geht schon bei A2a/A2b das mit den Umschlägen und den 5 Luftmaschen nicht auf. Ich bitte um Info, denn ich komme so nicht weiter. Herzlichen Dank Helga
DROPS Design 27.05.2019 kl. 15:26:
Liebe Frau Bühler, bei der 1. Reihe in A.2a werden Sie 4 Luftmaschen überspringen  siehe 4. Symbol, so wird A.2a/b über 24 Luftmaschen gehäkelt aber es sind nur 20 M in A.2a/b. Viel Spaß beim häkeln!Saeys Isabelle 24.04.2019  08:33:
Sublimement beau. Ce modèle est splendide. Bravo. A vos crochets. ;)
Chris 04.04.2019  10:54:
Bonjour chère Madame, J'aimerais faire ce modèle mais en plus classique ( sans la pointe devant) avec une encolure et le devant à la même hauteur que le dos. Pouvez m'expliquer comment faire pour adapter ce modèle? Avec tous mes remerciements anticipés. Bien cordialement
DROPS Design 04.04.2019 kl. 11:28:
Bonjour Chris, nous ne sommes malheureusement pas en mesure de pouvoir adapter chacun de nos modèles à chaque demande. Vous pouvez vous inspirer des explications du dos et du devant pour le modifier à votre guise. Bon crochet!Julie Lefebvre 01.04.2019  00:17:
Bonjour,je fait le patron cm109 tout vas bien jusqu’a Ce que j’arrive à la deuxième parti le coter gauche.. quand je lis le patron je comprend qu’il faut faire A6 mais si je regarde la photo de la veste il y a 2 série de losange dans le dos dans la lecture du patron on fait A6 et après on commence emmanchures mais rien n’indique que je dois faire le motif de losange une deuxième fois estce une erreur de votre part ou si je ne fait pas le deuxième motifs? Je fait grandeur m
DROPS Design 01.04.2019 kl. 14:42:
Bonjour Mme Lefebvre, sur la 1ère partie du dos, on répète les losanges 3 fois au total en hauteur (= 3 x A.2b,A.3b, A.4b), puis pour le 2ème côté du dos, on va simplement commencer l'emmanchure (le dos ne commence pas au milieu). Bon crochet!Linda Boulton 23.03.2019  22:58:
Can you please explain what group A or B yarn are
DROPS Design 25.03.2019 kl. 11:03:
Dear Mrs Boulton, you will find all informations about our yarn groups here. Happy crocheting!Laura 28.02.2019  21:39:
I'm reading and trying to work on this pattern, I was trying to make and xl it calls for me to chain 183 but the pattern only calls for 155 stitches that leaves 28 stitches unaccounted for. Is this wrong or am I counting wtong?
DROPS Design 01.03.2019 kl. 10:29:
Dear Laura, since the fundation chain is often tighter than the next rows, you crochet more chains than required on first row, and, on the first row in pattern you will skip chains evenly as shown in the diagrams (see 4th symbol in diagram) so that you get 155 sts over 183 chains. Happy crocheting!Sine Dedenroth 16.02.2019  23:17:
Hej Drops. Jeg vil bare lige være helt sikker. Når jeg læser diagrammerne i opskriften på denne trøje, er det så korrekt at 1.række læses fra højre mod venstre, 2.række læses fra venstre mod højre, 3.række fra højre mod venstre  osv. altså skiftevis? Eller læses alle rækker fra højre mod venstre? Mvh Sine
DROPS Design 19.02.2019 kl. 15:25:
Hei Sine. Siden det hekles frem og tilbake leser du diagrammet slik: Annenhver rad fra høyre og annenhver rad fra venstre. Som du sier blir 1 rad fra høyre mot venstre, 2 rad fra venstre mot høyre osv  den aller første raden (med sort stjeren) er heklet fra før. Så helt teknisk begynner du på rad 2 i diagrammet (men denne leses da fra høyre mot venstre). Du begynner nederst i høyre hjørne og jobber deg oppover. God fornøyelseAgnieszka 12.02.2019  09:01:
Czy zamiast wprowadzać tyle symboli na określenie długości łańcuszka, nie prościej byłoby użyć symbolu łuczku z cyfrą określającą ilość oczek? Spotkałam się wielokrotnie z takim sposobem i jest bardziej czytelny  nie trzeba ciągle sprawdzać w legendzie.
DROPS Design 12.02.2019 kl. 17:53:
Witaj Agnieszko! Dziękujemy za twoją cenną uwagę. Zostanie przekazana do odpowiedniej jednostki i być może w przyszłości wdrożona :)Renate 11.02.2019  15:33:
Bij het opzetten van het achterpand moet ik 163 lossen haken. Dan moet ik patroon A1, A2a, A3a (3x), A4a en A1 haken. Echter, er staat dat dit 138 steken zijn. Maar ik heb 163 steken moeten opzetten? Kunt u uitleggen wat ik moet doen?
DROPS Design 13.02.2019 kl. 11:14:
Dag Renate,
Dat komt omdat er af en toe een losse van de opzetketting overgeslagen wordt. In de patronen zie je bij de eeste rij (de ketting van lossen die je hebt opgezet) af en toe een ruitje staan; hier sla je de eerste van de 2 lossen over.
Birgitta Annelin 06.02.2019  18:34:
I diagramförklaringen står det att X= 7 luftmaskor är det verkligen rätt? Skall inte X vara en fast maska?
DROPS Design 11.02.2019 kl. 09:30:
Hei Birgitta. Jo, det har du helt rett i. Dette har nå blitt rettet. Takk for beskjed, og god fornøyeslePost a comment to pattern DROPS 20016
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