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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.

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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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.


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

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