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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 color no17, off-white
50 g of each of the following colors 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 mm/US 7
Mother of pearl buttons nr. 522, 2 - 3 pcs. for side slit.

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Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.
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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
Crochet Gauge: width of 14 dc x 8 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
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 dc with ch 3, and at the beginning of each row with tr replace the 1st tr with 4 ch.
Finish each row as follows: Crochet 1 dc/tr 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:
With off white loosely ch 12-13-14 (includes 3 ch to turn with).
1st row: 1 dc in the 4th ch from the hook, 1 dc in each of the next 8-9-10 ch = 10-11-12 dc, turn the piece. Read Crochet info and crochet 5-6-7 rows with 1 dc in each dc = 6-7-8 rows in total.
Next row: Crochet 10-11-12 dc (i.e. 1 dc in each dc from previous row), crochet 4 dc in the corner and 11-12-14 dc along the other side of the square = 25-27-30 dc in total.
Turn the piece and crochet 6 rows with 1 dc in each dc from previous row, at the same time inc 1 dc at one side of piece (mid front) on every other row a total of 3 times = 28-30-33 dc. Note! Inc 1 dc by crocheting an extra dc in the outermost dc towards mid front.
After the last row the piece measures approx 16-18-19 cm / 6 1/4"-7"-7½".
Other side: Crochet as above, but mirrored.

Place the 2 bikini pieces as shown in chart 1.
Crochet 1 row of sc round the bikini-top to make an even edge holding the two bikini pieces together. Note! Begin at the side of one piece, crochet all upper edges and finish with the lower edge – crochet approx 1 sc in each stitch and 2 sc in each row, and crochet 46-48-50 sc along the lower edge.
Now chain very loosely 41-51-61 and then turn the piece.

Crochet 1 dc in the 4th ch from the hook and then 1 dc in each of the remaining 83-95-107 ch/sc = 85-97-109 dc, turn the piece.

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

Next row: ch 4, *3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr in the ch space in the tr-group, 1 tr in the tr between the tr-groups*, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 tr-group in the last ch space and 1 tr 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 dc-groups in the ch spaces and 1 tr in the tr between the dc-groups, but skip the last tr on row so that the pattern continues round the piece.
When piece measures approx 36-38-40 cm / 14 1/4"-15"-15 3/4"(measured from the bottom of the bikini top), fasten off
Note! 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 sc along the split at the side, starting on the back piece. Turn the piece and crochet a row of sc along the split on the front piece, at the same time making 2-3 buttonhole loops as follows: 1 sc, ch 4, skip 2 sc and 1 sc in next st – place the first loop approx 1 cm / 3/8'' from the top.

Shoulder straps:
Loosely ch 70-75-80 using off-white and attach with a sl st at the top of left bikini top, ch 3 and attach with a sl st 3 sts from the top at the side.
Now crochet 1 dc 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.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

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

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Cristina 16.08.2018 - 12:06:

He llegado a empezar la parte de abajo del top y no me cuadran las 41 cadenetas. ¿ No habría qué hacer otras tantas al otro lado?. Si no, sólo sale una parte del contorno. Gracias

DROPS Design 16.08.2018 kl. 19:15:

Hola Cristina. 41 puntos de cadeneta son en la parte de la espalda + 46 puntos bajos en la parte de abajo del top para el delantero. Para la talla S la primera fila tiene 85 puntos bajos.

Inge 01.07.2018 - 22:06:

"Tegelijkertijd 1 stk meerderen aan de ene kant van het werk (dus langs middenvoor) in elke 2e toer totaal 3 keer = 28-30-33 stk – LET OP: 1 stk meerderen door 1 extra stk in het eerste stk in het midden van het werk haken." Ik snap niet waar ik moet meerderen. Eerst staat er langs middenvoor, maar daarna in het midden van het werk haken. Als ik de 25 stokjes haak, meerder ik dan aan het begin of in het midden van die 25 stokjes?

DROPS Design 05.07.2018 kl. 15:49:

Dag Inge, Je meerdert 1 steek door 1 stokje extra te haken in het buitenste stokje van de vorige toer aan de kant van midden voor. (Heb de omschrijving ietsje aangepast, zodat het wat duidelijker is :))

Jenny Wiberg 03.06.2018 - 14:34:

Hej, förstår inte. Jag tolkar mönstret som att man skall vända och virka fram och tillbaka de första raderna under livet och på varv Men då blir det en öppning i ena sidan. Är det det ni menar med knappsprund, eller var sitter det? Syns inte på någon bild. Tacksam för förkaring.Mvh Jenny

DROPS Design 04.06.2018 kl. 09:19:

Hej Jenny, Vi beskriver varje varv fram och tillbaka tills det står: Virka vidare på samma sätt men nu virkas arb runt. Ja knappsprundet virkas i sidan. Lycka till!

María 29.07.2017 - 23:41:

Acabo de unir las dos copas y he terminado la primera fila de puntos altos (después de la cadeneta de 41 puntos). Me gustaría saber si el contorno q forma esta fila con las copas tiene q cerrar por completo, porque me faltan 5cm más o menos para que cierre completamente. Muchas gracias

DROPS Design 30.07.2017 kl. 12:32:

Hola María, sí, debería cerrar por completo, tal y como se ve en la foto. Esos cm que te quedan puede deberse a una diferencia en la tensión del tejido, por lo que quizás debas añadir más puntos de cadeneta a esa primera fila.

Deborah 04.06.2017 - 23:24:

What is considered mid front for the increase stitch on the bikini top?

DROPS Design 05.06.2017 kl. 11:07:

Dear Deborah, mid front is the place where the two cups will be joinned together, in the middle of the front of top. Happy crocheting!

Deborah 03.06.2017 - 23:26:

Where do you put the increase stitch on the bikini top? Not sure what inc 1. DC by crocheting an extra DC in the outer most DC twords mid front means

DROPS Design 04.06.2017 kl. 12:51:

Hi Deborah, As I read the pattern, you are working treble crochets, not double crochets - and you work 2 treble crochets in the treble crochet on the edge of the piece towards mid front (so every other row). I hope this helps. Kind regards, Deirdre.

Jaelynne 27.04.2017 - 20:11:

I actually had to chain 121 so I have a total of over 200. Now I am at the part where I crochet round. I am totally confused. Maybe I am having difficulty with the translation? Crocheting in the round to me means I don't turn at the end of a row. Is that what you mean? So now I am creating a top that goes over the head as opposed to one where it would slip on like a button shirt? See I am confused and my daughter is expecting to wear this shirt today.

DROPS Design 28.04.2017 kl. 09:06:

Dear Jaelynne, you first work 4 rows back and forth before joining in the round. After chaining, work 1 row with ch-spaces, then work next row with (3 tr,3 ch, 3 tr), work 2 more rows like this then join in the round. You will have then a button split on one side. Happy crocheting!

Jaelynne 27.04.2017 - 07:10:

I have completed the assembly of the bikini top and now I am working on the body. Where it says to "chain loosely 41-51-61" is this intended to be a length long enough to go around the person's whole back?? I chained 71 and it only went halfway around my daughter's back. Granted she is a big girl but I just wanted to be sure that I am doing this properly. Thanks.

DROPS Design 27.04.2017 kl. 09:47:

Dear Jaelynne, you should have a total of 85-97-109 dc (see size) around to fit under bust, you may adjust to the desired measurements if required. Happy crocheting!

Stephanie Geier 10.01.2017 - 23:30:

Ist das Oberteil seitlich geöffnet? Ich verstehe den Teil nicht, wo am unteren Teil des Bikiniteils die Luftmaschenkette drangehäkelt wird. In Größe sx/s sollen das 41 "sehr große Maschen" sein, aber die umschließen nicht meinen Körper. Und meine normale Konfektionsgröße ist S. Wie ist das zu verstehen?

DROPS Design 11.01.2017 kl. 09:27:

Liebe Frau Geier, Sie häkeln zuerst in Reihe von einer der Seite (so haben Sie einen Schlitz in der Seite) und dann häkeln Sie weiter in der Runde (= keine Naht). Weitere Infos über die Grösse können Sie finden. Viel Spaß beim häkeln!

Andrea 07.09.2016 - 00:39:

Podran pasarme un video tutorial con el punto utilizado en la parte de color? o patron pero solo de esa parte, me marea un poco con la parte del biquini. Gracias

DROPS Design 09.09.2016 kl. 20:51:

Hola Andrea. Lo siento, pero ni hacemos ni enviamos ni patrones ni vídeos personalizados.

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