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Summer Sweetheart by DROPS Design

DROPS crochet bikini top and skirt in “Muskat”

Bikini top:
Size: Cup size A-B-C.

Materials DROPS Muskat from Garnstudio
100 g for all sizes, color no 18, white


Skirt:
Size: XS - S – M – L – XL
Finished measure around waist: 28 3/8”-31½”-34 5/8”-37 ¾”-43 3/8”
Finished measure around hips: 31½”-35½”-38½”-41 ¾”-46½”
Full length: 13 ¾”-14 ¼”-14½”-15”-15 ¼”

Materials DROPS Muskat from Garnstudio
250-250-300-300-350 g color no 18, white


DROPS crochet hook size 4 mm [US G/6] or size needed to obtain the correct gauge

DROPS Mother of Pearl button, nr 523 - 2 pcs

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: 16 dc x 10 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4’’ x 4’’].

Crochet info: Replace the first dc on each round with 3 ch. Replace first sc on round with 1 ch. Finish each round with 1 sl st in first dc/sc/ch.

Binding off tip (apply to bikini top):
Bind off as follows at beg of row: crochet sl sts on the number of dc to be bound off.
Bind off as follows at the end of row: Turn piece when number of dc to be bound off are left on row.

Increasing tip (apply to skirt): Inc by crocheting 2 dc in 1 dc.

Bikini top:
Right cup: A-cup: crochet round 1 to 10, B cup: crochet round 1-12, C cup: crochet round 1-14.

Right cup: Crochet 4 ch with crochet hook size 4 mm [G/6] and form a ring with a sl st in 1st ch. Continue as follows:
Round 1: 5 sc in ring
Round 2: 2 dc in each sc = 10 dc
Round 3: 2 dc in each dc = 20 dc
Round 4: *4 ch, skip 1 dc, 1 sc in next dc*, repeat from *-* = 10 ch-loops
Round 5: 4 dc in each ch-loop = 40 dc
Round 6: *3 ch, skip 1 dc, 1 sc in next dc*, repeat from *-* = 20 ch-loops
Round 7: 3 dc in each of the first 2 ch-loops, *2 dc in next ch-loop, 3 dc in each of the next 2 ch-loops*, repeat from *-* = 54 dc
Round 8: *3 ch, skip 2 dc, 1 sc in next dc, 3 ch, skip 2 dc, 1 sc in next dc, 3 ch, skip 1 dc, 1 sc in next dc*, repeat from *-* and finish round with 3 ch, skip 2 dc, 1 sc in next dc, 3 ch, skip 2 dc and 1 sl st = 20 ch-loops
Round 9: 3 dc in first ch-loop, *4 dc in next ch-loop, 3 dc in next ch-loop*, repeat from *-* and finish round with 4 dc in the last ch-loop = 70 dc
Round 10: *3 ch, skip 2 dc, 1 sc in next dc, 3 ch, skip 3 dc, 1 sc in next dc*, repeat from *-* = 20 ch-loops.
(Cup size A finishes here)
Round 11: 4 dc in each ch-loop = 80 dc
Round 12: 4 ch, skip 3 dc, 1 sc in next dc*, repeat from *-* = 20 ch-loops
(Cup size B finishes here)
Round 13: Like round 11 = 80 dc
Round 14: Like round 12 = 20 ch-loops
(Cup size C finishes here)

Now crochet shoulder/neck strap. Continue from last round on cup and crochet back and forth.
Row 1: 3 dc in first ch-loop, 1 dc in first sc, *3 dc in next ch-loop, 1 dc in next sc*, repeat from *-* a total of 2 times = 12 dc. Turn piece.
Row 2: 1 dc in each dc, but bind off 2 dc each side – see Binding off tip = 8 dc. Turn piece
Row 3: 1 dc in each dc, but bind off 2 dc each side = 4 dc. Turn piece
Row 4: 1 dc in each dc, and continue until strap measures approx 28 cm [11’’], or required length. Cut the thread and sew.

Now crochet back strap as follows: Crochet as follows in the 5th ch-loop to the left of shoulder/neck strap:
Row 1: 4 dc, 1 dc in next sc and 4 dc in next ch-loop = 9 dc
Row 2: 1 dc in each dc but bind off 2 dc each side – see Binding off tip = 5 dc. Turn piece
Row 3: 1 dc in each dc, but bind off 1 dc each side = 3 dc. Turn piece
Row 4: 1 dc in each dc, and continue until strap measures approx 30 cm [11 3/4’’], or required length. Cut the thread and sew.

Left cup: Like right cup, but crochet back strap in the 5th ch-loop to the right of shoulder/neck strap.

Now crochet the 2 cups tog as follows: beg at right cup. Crochet 4 dc in the 4th ch-loop from shoulder strap on the opposite side of back strap. Crochet 5 rows with 1 dc in each dc. Sew this piece to left cup.

Crochet border: Crochet round all edges, incl straps and piece between cups, as follows: * 1 sc, skip 2 cm [3/4’’], 6 dc in the same dc, skip 2 cm [3/4’’]*, repeat from *-*.

Buttons: Sew on 1 button on shoulder/neck strap and 1 button on back strap. Use crochet border as buttonholes.

Skirt: Crochet in the round from top down. Read Crochet Info! Crochet 151-171-187-203-231 ch on crochet hook size 4 mm [G/6] and form a ring with a sl st in 1st ch. Crochet 1 dc in each of the first 3 ch, *skip 1 ch, 1 dc in each of the next 3 ch*, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in first dc from beg of round = 114-129-141-153-174 dc. Continue with 1 dc in each dc. When piece measures 10, 15 and 20 cm [4”, 6” and 8”] inc 5 dc evenly on round – see Increasing tip = 129-144-156-168-189 dc. When piece measures 25-26-27-28-29 cm [9 ¾”-10 ¼”-10 5/8”-11”-11 3/8”] inc 48 dc evenly = 177-192-204-216-237 dc. When piece measures 35-36-37-38-39 cm [13 ¾”-14 ¼”-14½”-15”-15 ¼”] crochet a border along the bottom edge as follows: *1 sc, skip 2 cm [3/4’’], 6 dc in the same dc, skip 2 cm [3/4’’]*, repeat from *-*. Cut the thread and sew.

Ribbon: Cut 2 threads measuring approx 300 cm [3.3 yds] each. Twist until they resist and fold them double. Tie a knot either end and pull ribbon through the second row at top of skirt, beg mid front.

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