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Beach Ballet by DROPS Design

Crocheted top in DROPS Belle. The piece is worked with wrap-around style, treble crochets and fans. The piece is worked top down. Sizes S - XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no vs-049
Yarn group B
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SIZES:
S - M - L - XL - XXL – XXXL

MATERIALS:
DROPS BELLE from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group B)
250-300-300-350-400-400 g colour 03, light beige

CROCHET TENSION:
18 treble crochets in width and 9 rows in height = 10 x 10 cm.

CROCHET HOOK:
DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 4 MM.
Hook size is only a guide. If you get too many stitches on 10 cm, change to a larger hook size. If you get too few stitches on 10 cm, change to a smaller hook size.

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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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EXPLANATIONS FOR THE PATTERN:

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CROCHET INFORMATION:
First treble crochet at the beginning of each row is replaced by 3 chain stitches.

INCREASE TIP:
Increase 1 treble crochet by working 2 treble crochets in same treble crochet.
Increase 2 stitches by working as shown in A.4 on right front piece and A.5 on left front piece – NOTE: First double treble crochet at beginning of each row is replaced by 4 chain stitches.

DECREASE TIP (for sides):
Decrease 1 treble crochet by working 2 treble crochets together as follows: * Make 1 yarn over, insert hook through next stitch, pick up strand, 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 treble crochet decreased).

PATTERN:
See diagrams A.1 to A.7. (A.6 shows how rounds start and finish).

INCREASE/DECREASE TIP (evenly spaced):
To work out how to decrease/increase evenly, count the total number of stitches, (e.g. 68 stitches) and divide by number of decreases/increases to be made (e.g. 4) = 17. In this example, decrease by working together each 16th and 17th stitch. When increasing work 2 treble crochets in each 17th treble crochet.

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START THE PIECE HERE:

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TOP - SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE PIECE:
Front and back pieces are worked back and forth separately, top down. The pieces are sewn together, and then you work fans along the bottom edge. The sleeves are worked back and forth, top down as far as the armholes, and then worked in the round. A small decorative edge is worked along the front pieces/back piece/neck. The top is wrapped around by placing the right front piece on top of the left front piece and then tying around the waist.

RIGHT FRONT PIECE:
Work 21-22-22-25-24-25 chain stitches with hook size 4 mm and Belle. Turn and work 1 treble crochet in the 4th chain stitch from the hook (= 2 treble crochets), work 1 treble crochet in each of the next 5-6-6-3-2-3 chain stitches, * skip 1 chain stitch, work 1 treble crochet in each of the next 5 chain stitches *, work from *-* to end of row = 17-18-18-20-19-20 treble crochets. Work a total of 6-7-8-6-7-6 rows with 1 treble crochet in each treble crochet – read CROCHET INFORMATION and REMEMBER THE CROCHET TENSION! Then increase to neck and armholes at the same time as follows:
NECK:
On the next row (= from the right side) start to increase for neck at the end of the row – read INCREASE TIP. Increase by 1 treble crochet a total of 2-3-3-0-1-1 times, then increase 2 stitches (as shown in A.4) a total of 19-19-20-26-26-29 times (= a total of 40-41-43-52-53-59 treble crochets increased for neck).
ARMHOLE:
When the piece measures 16-16-16-17-16-14 cm start to increase for armhole – read INCREASE TIP. Increase 1 treble crochet 0-1-1-1-0-1 time, then increase 2 stitches 0-1-2-3-5-7 times. At the end of the first row from the wrong side work 5-5-6-7-8-8 loose chain stitches (including 3 chain stitches to turn with) for the armhole (= a total of 3-6-9-12-16-21 treble crochets increased for armhole). The piece measures approx. 19-20-21-22-23-24 cm. Turn and work 1 treble crochet in the 4th chain stitch from the hook (= 2 treble crochets), work 1 treble crochet in each of the next 1-1-2-3-4-4 chain stitches and work to end of row as before.
On the next row decrease 1 treble crochet in the side (i.e. towards the armhole) – read DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every 2nd row a total of 4 times (=4 treble crochets decreased), the increases for neck continue as before. When all the decreases (towards the side) and increases (for neck and armhole) are finished there are 56-61-66-80-84-96 treble crochets on the last row. The piece measures approx. 30-32-34-36-38-40 cm from the shoulder down. Cut and fasten strand.

LEFT FRONT PIECE:
Work 21-22-22-25-24-25 chain stitches with hook size 4 mm and Belle. Turn and work 1 treble crochet in the 4th chain stitch from the hook (= 2 treble crochets), work 1 treble crochet in each of the next 5-6-6-3-2-3 chain stitches, * skip 1 chain stitch, work 1 treble crochet in each of the next 5 chain stitches *, work from *-* to end of row = 17-18-18-20-19-20 treble crochets. Work a total of 6-7-8-6-7-6 rows with 1 treble crochet in each treble crochet – read CROCHET INFORMATION and REMEMBER THE CROCHET TENSION! Then increase to neck and armholes at the same time as follows:
NECK:
On the next row (= from the right side) start to increase for neck at the beginning of the row – remember INCREASE TIP. Increase by 1 treble crochet a total of 2-3-3-0-1-1 times, then increase 2 stitches (as shown in A.5) a total of 19-19-20-26-26-29 times (= a total of 40-41-43-52-53-59 treble crochets increased for neck).
ARMHOLE:
When the piece measures 16-16-16-17-16-14 cm start to increase for the armhole – read INCREASE TIP. Increase 1 treble crochet 0-1-1-1-0-1 time, then increase 2 stitches 0-1-2-3-5-7 times. At the end of the first row from the right side work 5-5-6-7-8-8 loose chain stitches (including 3 chain stitches to turn with) for the armhole (= a total of 3-6-9-12-16-21 treble crochets increased for the armhole). The piece measures approx. 19-20-21-22-23-24 cm. Turn and work 1 treble crochet in the 4th chain stitch from the hook (= 2 treble crochets), work 1 treble crochet in each of the next 1-1-2-3-4-4 chain stitches and work to end of row as before.
On the next row decrease 1 treble crochet in the side (i.e. towards the armhole) – remember DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every 2nd row a total of 4 times (=4 treble crochets decreased), the increases for neck continue as before. When all the decreases (towards the side) and increases (for neck and armhole) are finished there are 56-61-66-80-84-96 treble crochets on the last row. The piece measures approx. 30-32-34-36-38-40 cm from the shoulder down. Cut and fasten strand.

BACK PIECE:
LEFT SHOULDER:
Work 21-22-22-25-24-25 chain stitches with hook size 4 mm and Belle. Turn and work 1 treble crochet in 4th chain stitch from the hook (= 2 treble crochets), work 1 treble crochet in each of the next 5-6-6-3-2-3 chain stitches, * skip 1 chain stitch, work 1 treble crochet in each of the next 5 chain stitches *, work from *-* to end of row = 17-18-18-20-19-20 treble crochets. On the next row work 1 treble crochet in each treble crochet until there is 1 treble crochet left on row – remember CROCHET INFORMATION and work 2 treble crochets in the last treble crochet (= towards neck) = 18-19-19-21-20-21 treble crochets. Cut the strand.

RIGHT SHOULDER:
Work 21-22-22-25-24-25 chain stitches with hook size 4 mm and Belle. Turn and work 1 treble crochet in 4th chain stitch from the hook (= 2 treble crochets), work 1 treble crochet in each of the next 5-6-6-3-2-3 chain stitches, * skip 1 chain stitch, work 1 treble crochet in each of the next 5 chain stitches *, work from *-* to end of row = 17-18-18-20-19-20 treble crochets. On the next row work 2 treble crochets in the first treble crochet (towards the neck) and 1 treble crochet in each of the remaining treble crochets = 18-19-19-21-20-21 treble crochets. Then work 30-30-32-32-34-34 loose chain stitches for the neck and 1 slip stitch in the last treble crochet on the left shoulder. Cut and fasten the strand.

BACK PIECE:
Start on left shoulder and work 1 treble crochet in each of the first 18-19-19-21-20-21 treble crochets, work 1 treble crochet in each of the 30-30-32-32-34-34 chain stitches in the neck and 1 treble crochet in each of the 18-19-19-21-20-21 treble crochets on right shoulder = 66-68-70-72-74-76 treble crochets.
Work 1 treble crochet in each treble crochet until the piece measures 16-16-16-17-16-14 cm. Now start to increase for the armholes on each side of the piece as follows: Increase 1 treble crochet 0-1-1-1-0-1 times, then 2 treble crochets 0-1-2-3-5-7 times = 66-74-80-86-94-106 treble crochets. Cut the strand.
Work the next row as follows: Work 3-3-4-5-6-6 loose chain stitches for the armhole, 1 treble crochet in each treble crochet and finish with 5-5-6-7-8-8 loose chain stitches (including 3 chain stitches to turn with) for the armhole = 72-80-88-96-106-118 stitches. Turn and work 1 treble crochet in 4th chain stitch from hook (= 2 treble crochets), work 1 treble crochet in each of the next 1-1-2-3-4-4 chain stitches, 1 treble crochet in each treble crochet and 1 treble crochet in each of the 3-3-4-5-6-6 last chain stitches = 72-80-88-96-106-118 treble crochets.
On the next row decrease 1 treble crochet on each side of the piece – remember DECREASE TIP. Decrease like this every 2nd row a total of 4 times = 64-72-80-88-98-110 treble crochets. Continue working until you have the same number of rows as on the front pieces, i.e. the piece measures approx. 30-32-34-36-38-40 cm from the shoulder down. Cut and fasten strand.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew shoulder seams and side seams - sew in outermost loop of outermost stitch so the seam is flat.

FAN-EDGE (bottom edge):
= 176-194-212-248-266-302 treble crochets on last row (both front and back pieces).
Start on right front piece from the wrong side and work as follows: Work A.1 over the first 4 treble crochets, A.2 until there is 1 treble crochet left (= 19-21-23-27-29-33 repeats of 9 treble crochets) and finish with A.3 over the last treble crochet. When A.1 to A.3 have been completed, cut and fasten the strand.

DECORATIVE EDGE (along front pieces and back piece/neck):
Start at bottom of tip on right front piece from the right side and fasten the strand with 1 slip stitch in the first stitch. Work 1 double crochet around the first row, * 3 chain stitches, 1 double crochet around next row *, work from *-* along the whole front piece, neck and down the left front piece, finishing at the tip. Cut and fasten the strand.

SLEEVE:
The sleeve is worked top down, starting with the sleeve cap.
Work 42-48-44-45-42-46 chain stitches (including 3 chain stitches to turn with) with hook size 4 mm and Belle. Turn and work 1 treble crochet in 4th chain stitch from the hook (= 2 treble crochets), work 1 treble crochet in each of the next 2-1-4-5-2-6 chain stitches, * skip 1 chain stitch, work 1 treble crochet in each of the next 5 chain stitches *, work from *-* to end of row = 34-39-36-37-34-38 treble crochets. On the next row increase 2 treble crochets on each side of the piece (increase 2 treble crochets by working 3 treble crochets in same treble crochet). Increase like this a total of 7-7-8-8-9-9 times on each side = 62-67-68-69-70-74 treble crochets. Cut the strand.
Work 3-3-4-5-6-6 loose chain stitches for armhole, work 1 treble crochet in each of the 62-67-68-69-70-74 treble crochets and finish with 3-3-4-5-6-6 loose chain stitches for armhole. Then join the piece with 1 slip stitch in the first chain stitch = 68-73-76-79-82-86 stitches.
Now work in the round as follows: Work A.6 (shows how rounds start and finish), repeat A.7 to end of round (= 7-8-8-9-9-10 repeats of 9 treble crochets) – AT THE SAME TIME on the first round adjust the number of stitches by increasing/decreasing to 64-73-73-82-82-91 treble crochets – read INCREASE/DECREASE TIP. Continue until A.6 and A.7 have been completed. Cut and fasten strand. Work the other sleeve in the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew in sleeves - sew in outermost loop of outermost stitch so the seam is flat.

TWISTED CORD:
Cut 2 strands measuring 6 metres of Belle. Twist them together until they begin to resist, fold double and they will continue to twist. Tie a knot in each end. Tie one end to the tip of the right front piece. Make 1 more cord in the same way and tie to the tip of the left piece.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 27.06.2019
Correction - LEFT FRONT PIECE, ARMHOLE: Turn and work 1 treble crochet in the 4th chain stitch from the hook (= 2 treble crochets), work 1 treble crochet in each of the next 1-1-2-3-4-4 chain stitches and work to end of row as before.

Diagram

= row/round already worked! Start at arrow. In A.4/A.5 start on next row.
= start here
= chain stitch
= 3 chain stitches
= 5 chain stitches
= double crochet in stitch
= double crochet around chain-space
= treble crochet in stitch
= treble crochet around chain stitch/chain-space
= double treble crochet in stitch
= double treble crochet around chain stitch
= round begins with 1 chain stitch and finishes with 1 slip stitch in first chain stitch at beginning of round
= round begins with 3 chain stitches and finishes with 1 slip stitch in 3rd chain stitch at beginning of round




Anna Lutz 09.08.2019 - 11:36:

Ich verstehe die Angabe an der Stelle für den Armausschnitt beim rechten Vorderteil nicht. Muss ich die Zunahmen an der gleichen Seite wie die Zunahmen für den Halsausschnitt machen? Nehme ich beide Maschen am gleichen Ende zu? Schlage ich die in meinem Fall 8 Luftmaschen erst an wenn ich die 5 Reihen mit der Zunahme gehäkelt habe oder bei der ersten Rückreihe der Zunahmen?

DROPS Design 09.08.2019 kl. 12:09:

Liebe Frau Lutz, die Maschen für das Armloch werden nicht an der gleichen Seite als für den Hals zugenommen. Beim Hals nehmen Sie am Ende der Hinreihe /Anfang der Rückreihe zu, beim Armausschnitt nehmen Sie am Anfang der Hinreihe zu (+ dann am Ende der Rückreihe). Viel Spaß beim häkeln!

Carol 19.07.2019 - 15:41:

Back piece....continue DC until measures 16 cm... 16 cm from shoulder or neck part? Thanks!

DROPS Design 22.07.2019 kl. 22:20:

Hi Carol! From shoulder. Happy crocheting!

Rocío 08.07.2019 - 12:26:

Muy bonito, me gustaría hacerlo pero no encuentro el diagrama. Gracias!!

Angelika Pfeil 24.06.2019 - 19:20:

Beim linken Vorderteil, 3. Absatz heißt es: Wenden und 1 Stäbchen in die 4. Luftmasche ab der Nadel (= 2 Stäbchen), je 1 Stäbchen in die nächsten 1-4-7-10-14-19 Luftmaschen und bis Reihenende wie zuvor häkeln. Wo kommen die 14 Luftmaschen ( bei Gr. XXL) her?

DROPS Design 27.06.2019 kl. 14:57:

Liebe Frau Pfeil, danke für den Hinweis, Anleitung wurde korrigiert. Viel Spaß beim häkeln!

Anna Kucharska 25.02.2019 - 11:03:

Dzień dobry, uprzejmie proszę o informację, kiedy będzie dostępny wzór. Dziękuję!

MALU 23.02.2019 - 13:55:

Très beau cache coeur je l'appellerai: beau soleil!! J'espère que ce nom plaira BZ Malu

Maryna Cherniavska 29.01.2019 - 22:24:

Please please publish it.

Wach 16.12.2018 - 01:31:

I love it! It can mix and match on various occasion.

Roussel 13.12.2018 - 11:53:

J'adore les cache-coeurs...et celui là est tout simplement beau.

Rosemary 12.12.2018 - 01:37:

Looks easy to make, and high beauty reward for time and effort.

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