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DROPS 95-28 by DROPS Design

DROPS Crochet bikini top in Paris and bikini bottoms in Safran.

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Bikini top

Size: S/M (L)

Materials: DROPS Paris from Garnstudio
100-100 g colour no. 55, army

Drops crochet hook size 5 mm or the size hook to obtain the correct gauge

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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. 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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Pattern instructions

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: 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.

Part 1:
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.

Assembly:
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.
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Bikini trousers in Safran

Size: S-M-L

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.

Trousers:
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.

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Comments (23)

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Efi Tsalikoglou 08.02.2017 - 12:00:

Thank you again for this beautiful pattern! Can you please tell me how to attach the sides? It doesn't say and at the photo it seems that you just put a ribbon. Is that correct or is there another way? I hope there is... Thank you in advance.

DROPS Design 08.02.2017 kl. 13:59:

Dear Mrs Tsalikoglou, you thread a ribbon in the ch-loops crocheted on both pieces (front and back) in zig zags (like a shoe lace) annd tie them tog at the bottom. Happy crocheting!

Tashi 13.07.2016 - 16:41:

Hello there :) Could you tell me how to do the 'binding off bit' during the bikini bottoms. I'm quite confused by this : 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. and the binding off tips. Please could you explain :) Thank you

DROPS Design 13.07.2016 kl. 17:37:

Dear Mrs Tashi, work row until 9 sts remain before end of row, turn and work next row until 9 sts remain before end of row, turn (= 9 sts dec 1 time on each side, ie repeat these 2 rows 1 more time = 9 sts dec 2 times on each side), and continue that way decreasing number of sts worked at the end of row. Happy crocheting!

Vivian :-) 20.07.2015 - 13:28:

Hei. vil først få si veldig fin bikini. Skal man øke maske på siden mot armen?

DROPS Design 29.07.2015 kl. 13:23:

Hej Vivian, ja det stemmer, du øker mod siden under armen. God fornøjelse!

Jenna 17.08.2014 - 04:34:

I am having issues with the bottom of this pattern. The tops of many of your patterns have been super easy and I love them, but I am having issues with the bottom.. After you do your rows of TR it says to continue DC in each stitch and this basically continues down to be the body of suit, I read that as a DC in each space between the TR and that leaves a large amount of space that will make a visable bottom of a bathing suit. Am I reading this correct?

DROPS Design 20.08.2014 kl. 12:57:

Dear Jenna, remember that there are different crochet terminology for US & UK ENglish - click here to see both wording. Happy crocheting!

Sandra Fisher 12.07.2014 - 16:10:

Im struggling with this pattern from the second part of Part 1. ive got my 20 stitches but when i turn is the row now including the corner i made, and how can something thet measures 10cm also measure 3cm. Im sorry to ask, but it thought this would be a reasonable easy pattern to follow for a beginner/ intermediate. Am i jumping in at the deep end. Thank you in advance.

DROPS Design 14.07.2014 kl. 08:52:

Dear Mrs Fisher, when you have 20 sts, work back and forth with 1 dc in each dc (in rows) over the 20 sts until piece measures 10 cm from marker, at the same time inc 1 dc every 3 cm (measured from marker). Happy crocheting!

Sandra Fisher 12.07.2014 - 14:24:

Hello, im quite new to crochet, but really want to try this parttern, i want to do it in the exact same colours as shown, can you tell me how many balls or yarn i need in each colour as i cant find the quantities needed anywhere and i want to order the yarn while its on sale. Many thanks in advance.

DROPS Design 14.07.2014 kl. 09:35:

Dear Mrs Fisher, you will need 100 g (2 balls) DROPS Paris for the bikini top, the colour no 55 is discontinued, but there are 49 nice colors to choose from in DROPS Paris. Happy crocheting!

Silje Lødøen 06.04.2013 - 20:06:

Hei! Jeg finner ikke fargen 55-army i Paris. Finnes den ikke?

DROPS Design 08.04.2013 kl. 11:36:

Nej, den er desvaerre udgaaet.

Kani Witt 25.02.2013 - 17:20:

Aloha! I love the pattern and had no problems with the first half of the top. But I can't figure out how to reverse it! Has anyone done so? Could you please post here?

DROPS Design 26.02.2013 kl. 10:13:

Dear Mrs Witt, it means to inc on the other side of the 2nd piece than for the first piece so that both pieces are mirrored. Happy crocheting!

Keetie Meijvogel 09.08.2012 - 20:51:

L.s, Ik vind de bikini echt helemaal super! En ik wil hem graag maken, maar ik snap het patroon niet. Vanaf hier En meerder tegelijkertijd ........enz.. Kan ik hier misschien extra uitleg over krijgen? Alvast bedankt. Mvg Keetie Meijvogel

DROPS Design 31.08.2012 kl. 16:33:

Hoi Keetie. Wij kunnen het patroon niet verder uitschrijven. Voor persoonlijke begeleiding of ondersteuning kan je proberen bij je verkooppunt.

Meg 01.06.2012 - 21:19:

Love it

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