DROPS HOOK SIZE 3.5 mm – or size hook to get 22 tr x 12 rows = 10 x 10 cm, or A.1 = 5 cm in width, A.2 = 10 cm in width and A.3 = approx. 7 cm in width.
DROPS MOTHER-OF-PEARL BUTTON: Loop (white) NO 523: 4 pieces in all sizes
Replace first tr from beg of row/round with 3 ch. Finish row with 1 tr in 3rd ch from previous row (when piece is worked back and forth) and finish round with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round (when piece is worked in the round).
DO NOT replace first dc at beg of round but work 1 ch before dc at beg of round. Finish with 1 sl st in first ch on round.INCREASE TIP:
Inc 1 tr by working 2 tr in same tr.DECREASE TIP:
Work 1 tr but wait with last pull through (= 2 sts on hook), then work next tr but on last pull through, pull yarn through all 3 sts on hook = 1 st dec.
See diagrams A.1 to A.3.
Crochet Skirt by DROPS designed
Work back and forth, top down to after vent in the side, then work in the round.
Work 186-209-232-258-279-305 ch (incl 3 ch to turn with) on hook size 3.5 mm with Safran. Work first row as follows: 1 tr in 4th ch from hook, 1 tr in each of the next 4 ch, * skip 1 ch, 1 tr in each of the next 6 ch *, repeat from *-* until 3-5-7-5-5-3 ch remain, skip 1 ch and finish with 1 tr in each of the last 2-4-6-4-4-2 tr = 158-178-198-220-238-260 tr. Then work back and forth with 1 tr in every tr – READ CROCHET INFO. REMEMBER THE CROCHET TENSION! When 5 rows have been worked vertically, insert 6 markers in the piece as follows: First marker after 14-14-16-20-21-22 tr, then there should be 26-30-33-36-39-43 tr between every marker, there will be 14-14-17-20-22-23 tr after last marker at the end of row. On next row inc 1 tr before all markers – READ INCREASE TIP! Repeat inc every other row 6-6-7-8-9-10 more times – NOTE: Inc alternately before and after markers = 200-220-246-274-298-326 tr. AT THE SAME TIME when 12 rows in total have been worked vertically, end the vent in the side and continue piece in the round, beg round in the side – READ CROCHET INFO! When piece measures 24-24-25-25-25-26 cm, inc 28-32-30-26-38-22 st evenly on next round = 228-252-276-300-336-348 sts. Now work pattern as follows: Work from 1st round in A.1 (= 12 tr) 19-21-23-25-28-29 times in width. When A.X has been worked 1 time vertically, repeat A.X 1 more time before continuing with next round in diagram. Then work 1-2-2-1-2-3 rounds with 1 tr in every tr, AT THE SAME TIME on last round inc 36-36-36-36-24-36 sts evenly = 264-288-312-336-360-384 tr. Now work from 1st round in A.2 (= 11-12-13-14-15-16 repetitions), AT THE SAME TIME on last round inc 12 tr evenly in all sizes = 276-300-324-348-372-396 tr. Continue with A.1 (= 23-25-27-29-31-33 repetitions) 1 time vertically, AT THE SAME TIME on last round inc 12-20-12-20-12-20 tr evenly = 288-320-336-368-384-416 tr. Now work A.3 (= 18-20-21-23-24-26 repetitions). When A.3 has been worked vertically, repeat A.Z 1-1-1-2-2-2 more times vertically. Now work as follows: 1 ch (= 1 dc), ** work * 4 ch, 1 dc in next ch-space *, repeat from *-* 2 more times, 4 ch, skip 3 tr, 1 dc in next tr **, repeat from **-** the entire round, and finish with 1 sl st in first ch on round.BUTTONHOLE LOOPS:
Along the opening on front piece work buttonhole loops as follows (beg at the bottom): 2 dc in first tr, 3 ch, skip 1 tr, * work 2 dc in each of the next 2 tr, 3 ch, skip 1 tr *, repeat from *-* 3 times in total and finish with 2 dc in last tr at the top, turn and work back as follows: 1 dc in every dc and 3 dc in every ch-space.BUTTON BAND:
Along the other side of the opening work 5 rows with dc back and forth (on 1st row work 2 dc in every tr = 24 dc), cut the yarn. Sew the buttons on to the button band.
Work an edge at top of waist on skirt as follows from RS: Fasten the strand with 1 sl st at the edge of button folding edge, 1 ch, * 1 ch, skip 1 ch, 1 dc in next ch *, repeat from *-* along the entire edge of waist. Fasten off.
|= tr in/around st|
|= tr around ch-space|
|= dc in/around st|
|= dc in ch-space|
|= work 2 tr in same st as follows: 1 tr, but wait with last pull through (there are now 2 loops on hook), work 1 tr in same st. Pull last loop through all 3 loops on hook.|
|= triple tr|
|= 8 ch|
|= Work 1 tr in next tr but wait with last pull through (= 2 sts on hook), work 1 tr in each of the next 2 tr the same way, pull yarn through all 4 sts on hook|
|= 4 ch|
|= beg here = 1st round|
|= round is explained in pattern|