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DROPS 95-24 by DROPS Design

DROPS Knitted top and crochet bikini top.

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Size: S-M-L-XL-XXL

Materials: DROPS Paris from Garnstudio
200-250-250-300-300 g colour no. 06, pink
and use: DROPS Cotton Viscose from Garnstudio
50 g for all sizes of following colours
04 mustard, 05 red, 06 rust, 07 burgundy, 08 cerise

Drops pointed needles size 5 mm or the size needed to obtain the correct gauge.
Drops crochet hook size 3.5 mm or the size needed to make a square measuring 9 x 9 cm
Drops crochet hook size 5 mm (for the armhole and neck).

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, 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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Knitting gauge: 17 sts x 22 rows on needles size 5 in stocking sts with Paris = 10 x 10 cm.

Decreasing tips (for the armhole and neck): Dec inside 2 edge sts of stocking sts. All decreases are done from the right side.
Dec as follows after the 2 edge sts: Slip a st as if to knit, K1, psso. Dec as follows before the 2 edge sts: K2 tog.

Top: The top is knitted in 4 parts. Start with the lower 2 parts (front and back), and thereafter the upper front and back parts. Then crochet the squares for the waist and sew them in between the upper and lower parts.
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Lower part: Cast on 66-72-82-90-98 sts (inclusive of 1 seam st each side) on needle size 5 mm with Paris. Knit 2 rows of garter sts and continue in stocking sts. When the piece measures 3-3-4-4-5 cm dec 1 st each side on every 3rd cm a total of 3 times = 60-66-76-84-92 sts. When the piece measures 10-11-12-13-14 cm K 1 row from the wrong side before binding off all sts. Knit the other lower part and sew the sides tog inside the seam sts.

Upper part front: Cast on 60-66-76-84-92 sts (inclusive of 1 seam st each side) on needle size 5 mm with Paris. K 1 from the wrong side and continue in stocking sts. At the same time when the piece measures 3 cm inc 1 st each side on every 2 cm a total of 5 times. At the same time when the piece measures 10-10-11-11-12 cm split the piece into 2 mid front for neck and put half the sts on a thread. Now dec for v-neck mid front – see decreasing tips: On every 4th row: 1 st 9 times and on every other row: 1 st a total of 4-4-4-5-5 times. At the same time when the piece measures 15 cm bind off for armhole 5-5-7-8-11 sts 1 time. Continue to dec for armhole as follows: 1 st on every other row - see decreasing tips, a total of 8-9-12-14-14 times.
After all dec for armhole and neck are complete there are 9-11-11-11-12 sts left for the shoulder. Continue until the piece measures 31-32-33-34-35 cm and bind off remaining sts.
Repeat for the other side – NB: knit 1st row from mid front. Begin by picking up 1 st from the other side and K this tog. with the 1st st on row. This is to avoid a notch at the bottom of the V-neck.

Upper part back: Cast on and knit as front part (do not knit the V-neck). Bind off for the armhole as done for the front piece = 44-48-48-50-52 sts. Continue until the piece measures 29-30-31-32-33 cm. Bind off the centre 24-24-24-26-26 sts for neck. Continue to bind off 1 st at each neck side on the next row – see decreasing tips = 9-11-11-11-12 sts left for shoulder. Continue until the piece measures 31-32-33-34-35 cm and bind off. Sew the shoulder seams tog. and sew the sides inside the seam st.

Crochet squares for the waist: Crochet 7-8-9-10-11 squares in Cotton Viscose as explained below. Crochet the squares tog. to a ring before sewing them in between the upper and lower parts.
Crochet square: Crochet 4 ch on hook size 3.5 with burgundy and make a loop with a sl st.
1st round: 3 ch, 2 tr around the loop, 1 ch, *3 tr around the loop, 1 ch*, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times and finish with a sl st in the 3rd ch from beginning of round = 4 tr-groups and 4 ch loops. Turn the piece and change to rust.
2nd round: 3 ch, 2 tr around the ch-loop, 1 ch, 3 tr around the same ch-loop, *3 tr around the next ch-loop, 1 ch, 3 tr around the same ch-loop*, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times and finish with a sl st in the 3rd ch from beginning of round. Turn the piece and change to mustard.
3rd round: 3 ch, 2 tr into the space before the 1st tr-group, *3 tr around the next ch-loop, 1 ch, 3 tr around the same ch-loop, 3 tr in between the next 2 tr-groups*, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, 3 tr around the next ch-loop, 1 ch, 3 tr around the same ch-loop, finish with a sl st in the 3rd ch from beginning of round. Turn the piece and change to cerise.
4th round: 3 ch, 2 tr into the space between before the 1st tr-group, *3 st around the next ch-loop, 1 ch, 3 tr around the same ch-loop, 3 tr in between the next 2 tr-groups, 3 tr in between thr 2 next tr-groups*, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, 3 tr around the next ch-loop, 1 ch, 3 tr around the same ch-loop, 3 tr in between the next 2 tr- groups, finish with a sl st into the 3rd ch from beginning of round. Turn the piece and change to red.
5th round: Crochet the same way as the 4th round (this means you will add a tr-group at each corner for each round). Cut the thread.

How to crochet the squares tog.: 1 dc into the ch-loop at the corner of 1 square, 2 ch, 1 dc into the ch-loop of the next square, 2 ch, 1 dc in between the 1st tr-groups on the 1st square, 2 ch, 1 dc in between the 1st tr-group on the 2nd square and so on. Crochet the squares tog. to form a ring. Put the squares on the upper and lower parts so that the binding off/casting on edges are hidden. Sew in the squares with neat small sts (sew from the wrong side of the square so the seam is invisible).
Crochet edge:
Lastly crochet an edge around the neck and around the armholes on hook size 5 with 2 threads red Cottton Viscose as follows: 1 dc in the 1st st, *1 ch, skip a st, 1 dc into the next st*, repeat from *-* and finish with a ch and a sl st in the 1st dc from beginning of round.

Bikini top:
Size: One size
Materials: Cotton Viscose
100 g colour no. 05, red
50 g colour no. 04, mustard
50 g colour no. 06, rust
50 g colour no. 07, burgundy
50 g colour no. 08, cerise

Drops crochet hook size 3.5 or the size needed to make a square measuring 9 x 9 cm

Crochet square: Crochet 4 ch on hook size 3.5 with burgundy and make a loop with a sl st.
1st round: 3 ch, 2 tr around the loop, 1 ch, *3 tr around the loop, 1 ch*, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times and finish with a sl st in the 3rd ch from beginning of round = 4 tr-groups and 4 ch loops. Turn the piece and change to rust.
2nd round: 3 ch, 2 tr around the ch-loop, 1 ch, 3 tr around the same ch-loop, *3 tr around the next ch-loop, 1 ch, 3 tr around the same ch-loop*, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times and finish with a sl st in the 3rd ch from beginning of round. Turn the piece and continue in mustard.
3rd round: 3 ch, 2 tr into the space before the 1st tr-group, *3 st around the next ch-loop, 1 ch, 3 tr around the same ch-loop, 3 tr in between the next 2 tr-groups*, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, 3 tr around the next ch-loop, 1 ch, 3 tr around the same ch-loop, finish with a sl st in the 3rd ch from beginning of round. Turn the piece and change to cerise.
4th round: 3 ch, 2 tr into the space between before the 1st tr-group, *3 st around the next ch-loop, 1 ch, 3 tr around the same ch-loop, 3 tr in between the next 2 tr-groups, 3 tr in between thr 2 next tr-groups*, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, 3 tr around the next ch-loop, 1 ch, 3 tr around the same ch-loop, 3 tr in between the next 2 tr- groups, finish with a sl st in the 3rd ch from beginning of round. Turn the piece and change to red.
5th round: Crochet the same way as on the 4th round (this means you will add a tr-group at each corner for each round). Cut the thread.

Bikini top: Crochet 6 squares as explained above. If you want the bikini top small crochet 5 rounds. If you want the bikini top larger crochet an extra round with eg. Cerise.
Sew the squares tog. 3 and 3 so they make a triangle – sew edge against edge with small neat sts. Now put the 2 bikini parts tog. with a string at the centre front to keep them in place.
Ribbon for the bottom edge: Crochet 105 ch on hook size 3.5 with red.
1st row: Crochet 1 dc into the 2nd ch from the hook and continue to crochet 1 dc into each ch = 105 dc’s. Now crochet 67 dc along the bottom part of the bikini top (i.e. crochet 1 dc into each tr and 1 dc around each ch-loop at the corners). Continue to crochet 105 ch and turn the piece, crochet 1 dc into the 2nd ch from the hook, hereafter crochet 1 dc in each of the remaining 103 ch and finish with 1 sl st in the last dc on the bikini top. Cut the thread. Continue in red and begin at the right side of the ribbon.
1st row: 1 dc into the 1st dc, 3 ch, 2 tr into the same dc, *1 ch, miss 3 dc, 3 tr into the next dc*, repeat from *-*. Turn the piece and change to cerise.
2nd row: 4 ch, *in between the next 2 tr-groups crochet 3 tr*, repeat from *-* and finish with a tr into the 3rd ch from beginning of previous row. Turn the piece and change back to red.
3rd row: 3 ch, 2 tr around the space in between the 1st tr-group, *3 tr in between the 2 next tr-groups*, repeat from *-* and finish with 3 tr into the last ch-loop, turn the piece.
4th row: *4 ch, 1 tr into the 1st of the 4 ch, 1 dc in between the next 2 tr-groups*, repeat from *-* (=1 picot). Cut and sew the thread.
Crochet a similar picot edge (i.e. only the 4th row) along the bikini parts so make a nice finished edge.
Ribbon at the back: Crochet 64 ch on hook size 3.5 with red and crochet 1st row as follows: 1 dc into 2nd ch from the hook, 1 dc into each of the next 2 ch, *skip a ch, 1 dc into the next 3 ch*, repeat from *-* = 49 dc. Turn the piece, *4 ch, 1 tr into the 1st of the 4 ch, skip 2 ch, 1 dc into the next ch*, repeat from *-*. Cut the thread. Crochet a similar ribbon and sew them tight - 1 at each bikini part.

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