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DROPS 95-6 by DROPS Design

DROPS Crochet top with stripes in Paris

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Size: XS/S – M – L

Materials: DROPS Paris from Garnstudio
150-200-200 g colour no17, off-white
50 g of each of the following colours for all sizes:
No 20, light rose, no 25 moss green, no 26 beige, no 33 dark rose, no 45 orange

DROPS Crochet Hook size 4.5
Mother of pearl buttons nr. 522, 2 - 3 pcs. for side slit.

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pattern type: tops, pattern/technique: lace, stripes,

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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.
Crochet Gauge: width of 14 tr x 8 rows on crochet hook size 4.5 = 10 x 10 cm.
Note: Because of different crochet techniques used by the individual, the gauge may vary, so you might have to drop/go up a hook size to obtain the correct gauge.

Crochet info: At the beginning of each row replace the 1st tr with 3 ch, and at the beginning of each row with dtr replace the 1st dtr with 4 ch. Finish each row as follows: Crochet 1 tr/dtr in the last ch from beginning of the previous row.

Stripes: See diagram M.1 – 1 row in diagram represents 1 crochet row.

Bikini top:
One side: Loosely crochet 12-13-14 ch (inclusive 3 ch to turn with) using hook size 4.5 and off-white Paris.
1st row: 1 tr in the 4th ch from the hook, 1 tr in each of the next 8-9-10 ch = 10-11-12 tr, turn the piece. Read Crochet info and crochet 5-6-7 rows with 1 tr in each tr = 6-7-8 rows in total.
Next row: Crochet 10-11-12 tr (i.e. 1 tr in each tr from previous row), crochet 4 tr in the corner and 11-12-14 tr along the other side of the square = 25-27-30 tr in total. Turn the piece and crochet 6 rows with 1 tr in each tr from previous row, at the same time inc 1 tr at one side of piece (mid front) on every other row a total of 3 times = 28-30-33 tr. NB! Inc 1 tr by crocheting an extra tr in the outermost tr towards mid front. After the last row the piece measures approx 16-18-19 cm.
Other side: Crochet as above, but mirrored.

Assembly: Place the 2 bikini pieces as shown in chart 1. Crochet 1 row of dc round the bikini-top to make an even edge holding the two bikini pieces together. NB! Begin at the side of one piece, crochet all upper edges and finish with the lower edge – crochet approx 1 dc in each stitch and 2 dc in each row, and crochet 46-48-50 dc along the lower edge. Now crochet, very loosely, 41-51-61 ch and turn the piece. Crochet 1 tr in the 4th ch from the hook and then 1 tr in each of the remaining 83-95-107 ch/dc = 85-97-109 tr, turn the piece.

Next row: 1 ch, 1 dc in first tr, *3 ch, 1 tr in the first of the 3 ch just crochet, skip 2 sts, 1 dc in next st*, repeat from *-* until the end of the row = 28-32-36 loops. Now crochet as follows, at the same time making stripes after M.1: Crochet sl sts to the top of the first loop, 4 ch (= 1 dtr), *3 dtr, 3 ch, 3 dtr (= 1 dtr-group) at the top of next loop, 1 dtr at the top of the next loop*, repeat from *-* and finish with 3 dtr, 3 ch, 3dtr in the last loop and 1 dtr in the last dc, turn the piece = 14-16-18 dtr-groups.

Next row: 4 ch, *3 dtr, 3 ch, 3 dtr in the ch-loop in the dtr-group, 1 dtr in the dtr between the dtr-groups*, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 dtr-group in the last ch-loop and 1 dtr in the 4th ch from beginning of previous row. Turn the piece and crochet next row in the same way.

Now continue like this, but crochet round, i.e. continue the pattern with tr-groups in the ch-loops and 1 dtr in the dtr between the tr-groups, but skip the last dtr on row so that the pattern continues round the piece. When piece measures approx 36-38-40 cm (measured from the bottom of the bikini top), cut the thread. NB! Please note that because of the pattern, the lower edge will automatically become wavy - see measurement chart.

Button split at side: Crochet a row of dc along the split at the side, starting on the back piece. Turn the piece and crochet a row of dc along the split on the front piece, at the same time making 2-3 buttonhole loops as follows: 1 dc, 4 ch, skip 2 dc and 1 dc in next st – place the first loop approx 1 cm from the top.

Shoulder straps: Loosely crochet 70-75-80 ch using off-white Paris and attach with a sl st at the top of left bikini top, crochet 3 ch and attach with a sl st 3 sts from the top at the side. Now crochet 1 tr in each of the 70-75-80 ch, cut the thread. Repeat on right bikini top. Attach straps to back piece (crossed) or tie behind the neck.




Diagram

= light pink
= off-white
= orange
= pink
= beige
= moss green

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