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Crochet Gauge: 14 dc and 18 rows should measure 10 x 10 cm.
Crochet info: At the beginning of each row replace each dc with a ch. Finish each row with a dc in the ch from beginning of previous row.
Bikini top: Crochet 2 separate parts and assemble them with a crochet edge.
Crochet loosely 8 (10) ch (inclusive of a ch to turn with) on hook size 5 With Paris.
Crochet 1st row as follows: 1 dc into the 2nd ch from the hook. 1 dc in each of the following 6 (8) ch = 8 (10) dc, turn the piece. Read crochet info and crochet 1 dc in each dc from previous row and continue until the piece measures 6 (7) cm – insert a marking thread in the last row.
Crochet the next row as follows: Crochet 1 dc in each dc from the previous row, crochet 4 dc in the corner and crochet 8 (10) dc down along the other side = 20 (24) dc on row. Turn the piece and crochet 1 dc in each dc from previous row until the piece measures 10 (11) cm from the marking thread – at the same time when the piece measures 3 cm inc. 1 dc at one side of the piece (at the side) on every 3 cm a total of 3 times = 23 (27) dc – NB: Inc 1 dc as follows: crochet 1 extra dc into the second outermost dc from the side. After the last row the piece measures approx. 16 (18) cm from the centre front and out towards the side.
Part 2: Crochet as the 1st one but reversed.
Put the 2 pieces tog. – see fig. 1.
Crochet 1 round of dc along the whole bikini edge as follows (begin at the bottom corner on one of the 2 pieces and crochet from the wrong side): 1 sl st into the 1st st, hereafter crochet a dc into each dc/row along the whole button edge of the bikini (this way the 2 pieces are kept tog.) and hereafter along the other edges, turn the piece.
Crochet a row with laces along the top of the bikini as follows: (don’t crochet along the bottom edge) 4 ch, *skip 1 st, 1 tr into the next st, 1 ch*, repeat from *-* and finish with a tr into the last st, turn the piece.
Now crochet 1 row of dc’s as follows: *1 ch, 1 dc into the 1st tr, 1 dc around the ch, 1 dc into the next tr*, repeat from *-* along the lace edge and cut the thread.
String: Crochet a string from each side of the bikini and a string at the top of each bikini part to be knotted tog. at the back of the neck.
String: Crochet 1 sl st into the corner of the bikini part, crochet 70 ch (the ch row should measure approx 50 cm, or the length you need), turn and crochet 1 dc into the 2nd ch from the hook.
Continue to crochet 1 dc into each ch, and finish with a sl st in the sl st from the beginning, cut the thread.
Bikini trousers in Safran
Materials: DROPS Safran from Garnstudio
150-150-150 g colour no. 22, brown
Drops crochet hook size 3 mm or the size needle to obtain the correct gauge
String: Approx 1 m for the sides.
Crochet Gauge: 21 dc and 26 rows should measure 10 x 10 cm.
Crochet info: Turn every row with a ch.
Binding off tips: Bind off as follows at the end of the row: Turn the work when number of dc left on row equals the number of sts to be bound off and crochet the next row.
Inc. tips: Inc. as follows at the end of the row: Crochet the number of ch equal to number of inc. + 1 ch extra. Turn the piece and crochet 1 dc into the second ch + 1 dc into each of the remaining ch.
The trousers are crochet in 1 piece, begin at the top front and crochet down between the legs and up the back. Crochet loosely 89-95-101 ch (inclusive 1 ch to turn with). Continue to crochet 1 dc into each ch = 88-94-0100 dc.
Crochet the next row as follows: 4 ch, *skip 1 st, 1 tr into the next st, 1 ch*, repeat from *-* and finish with a tr. Continue to crochet a dc into each st. When the piece measures 10-11-11 cm bind off at the end of each row – see binding off tips above: 9 sts 2 times, 4 sts 2 times, 2 sts 1-2-3 times and 1 st 9-10-11 times = 14 dc left on row. The piece now measures approx 21-23-25 cm – insert a marking thread. When the piece measures 8 cm from the marking thread inc. each side at the end of each row – see increasing tips above: 1 st 1-2-3 times, 2 sts 4-3-3 times, 3 sts 4-4-4 times and 2 sts 8-10-11 times = 88-94-100 dc. Crochet rows of dc until the piece measures 30-32-34 cm from the marking thread (= 9-10-10 cm at the sides). Crochet the next row as follows: 4 ch, *skip 1 st, 1 tr into the next st, 1 ch*, repeat from *-* and finish with a tr. Now crochet 1 row of dc into all st. Cut the thread.
Assembly: Crochet around each leg as follows: 1 dc, *1 ch, skip 1 st, 1 dc into the next st*, repeat from *-*. Begin at the right side of the front piece, crochet down along the side, around the opening for the leg and up along the back piece. Repeat for the other side - do not crochet along the top edge on front and back. Pull a thread, for example leather, into a cross at the sides so that the width of the bottoms may be adjusted.