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Crochet DROPS bikini with fan edge in ”Safran”. Size: XS - XL.

DROPS design: Pattern no E-174
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BIKINI BOTTOMS:
Size: XS - S - M - L - XL
Materials: DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
100-100-100-100-100 g color no 17, white

BIKINI TOP:
Size: XS - S - M - L - XL
Materials: DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
50-50-50-50-100 g color no 17, white

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3 mm / C – or size needed to get 26 sc x 28 rows (24 dc x 13 rows) = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

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 INFO:

SC ROW:
Start every row with ch 1 before continuing with sc in every st. NOTE! When inc on sc row, ch 2 at beg of row (instead of ch 1).

DECREASE ON SC ROW:
Dec 1 sc in each side on a row as follows: Work 1 sc, * insert hook in next st, get yarn *, repeat from *-*, make a YO and pull yarn through all 3 sts on hook. Then work 1 sc in every st until 3 sts remain on row, repeat dec in the next 2 sts, 1 sc in last st.

DC ROW:
Start every row with ch 3 before continuing with dc in every st.

DECREASE ON DC ROW:
Dec 1 dc in each side on a row as follows: Work 1 dc, * make a YO, insert hook in next st, get yarn, make a YO and pull yarn through the first 2 sts on hook *. Repeat from *-*, make a YO and pull yarn through all 3 sts on hook. Then work 1 dc in every st until 3 sts remain on row, repeat dec in the next 2 sts, 1 dc in last st.

INCREASE:
Inc 1 st in each side on a row as follows: Work 2 sts in first st. Work 1 st in every st until 1 st remains, work 2 sts in last st.

FAN PATTERN 1: See diagram M.1 (no of sts can be divided by 6 + 1)
ROW 1: Ch 1, 1 sc in first st on row, * skip 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in next st *, repeat from *-* the entire row. Finish with 1 sc in last st, turn piece.
ROW 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in first sc on row, * 1 sc in the middle dc of the 5 dc from previous row, 5 dc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the entire row. Finish with 1 sc in the middle dc of the 5 dc from previous row, 3 dc in last sc on row, turn piece.
ROW 3: Ch 1, 1 sc in first dc on row, * 5 dc in next sc, 1 sc in the middle dc of the 5 dc from previous row *, repeat from *-* the entire row. Finish with 1 sc in 3rd ch from beg of previous row.

FAN PATTERN 2: See diagram M.2. (no of sts can be divided by 4 + 1)
ROW 1: Ch 1, 1 sc in first st on row, * skip 1 st, 5 dc in next st, skip 1 st, 1 sc in next st *, repeat from *-* the entire row. Finish with 1 sc in last st, turn piece.
ROW 2-3: Work as 2nd and 3rd row in FAN PATTERN 1.
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BIKINI BOTTOMS:
Start at top of front piece and work the bottom in one piece. Ch 55-61-67-73-79 + ch 3 to turn with on hook size 3 mm / C with Safran. Work first row as follows: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, then work 1 dc in every ch on row = 55-61-67-73-79 dc (no of sts can be divided by 6 + 1), turn piece - READ DC ROW.
Continue to work as follows: * Dec 1 dc in each side on next row - READ DECREASE ON DC ROW, work another dc row *. Repeat from *-* one more time = 51-57-63-69-75 dc (5 dc rows).
Now continue with sc - READ SC ROW - while AT THE SAME TIME dec on 1st sc row 1 sc in each side - READ DECREASE ON SC ROW. Repeat dec in each side on every other row a total of 10-10-9-10-12 times = 31-37-45-49-51 sc. REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE!
Then dec 1 sc in each side on every row a total of 6-8-12-12-12 times = 19-21-21-25-27 sc. Continue to work sc rows.
When piece measures 19-21-23-24-26 cm / 7½"-8 1/4"-9"-9½"-10 1/4", back piece begins and now piece is measured from here.
Continue and now start to inc 1 sc in each side - READ INCREASE. Repeat inc as follows: Inc 1 sc in each side on every row a total of 0-0-4-4-6 times, on every other row a total of 22-26-26-27-27 times, on every 4th row 3-1-0-0-0 times = 69-75-81-87-93 sc.
Now work dc rows until finished measurements.
After a dc row work as follows: * Inc 1 dc in each side on next row, work another dc row *. Repeat from *-* one more time = 73-79-85-91-97 dc (no of sts can be divided by 6 +1).
Continue to work dc rows until back piece measures 24-24-24-25-26 cm / 9½"-9½"-9½"-9 3/4"-10 1/4", do not cut the yarn.

FAN EDGE AND TIES:
Work row 1-3 in Fan pattern 1 - READ EXPLANATION ABOVE. Then repeat 2nd row: 0-0-0-1-1 time, do not cut the yarn. Then chain for approx. 28-29-30-32-34 cm / 11"-11½"-11 3/4"-12½"-13½". Turn piece and work 1 sl st in every ch, cut yarn and fasten the end. Work another tie the same way and fasten it to the other corner of the fan edge.
Work the fan edge and the ties the same way on front piece.

BIKINI TOP:
Ch 23-25-28-31-32 on hook size 3 mm / C with Safran. Worked back and forth on both sides of the ch row that will be in the middle. Work first row as follows: Work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in every ch until 1 ch remains on row, work 3 sc in the last ch, then work 1 sc in every ch on the other side of the ch row = 45-49-55-61-63 sc on row. Insert a marker in the middle sc (= 22-24-27-30-31 sc on each side of sc with marker). Turn piece.
Work next row as follows: * Work 1 sc in every sc the entire row but work 3 sc in st with marker (= the middle st) *. Repeat from *-* until a total of 6-7-9-11-14 rows have been worked = 55-61-71-81-89 sc on row (= 27-30-35-40-44 sc on each side of sc with marker).
Then work 3 dc rows as follows: * 1 dc in every st the entire row but work 3 dc in st with marker (= the middle st) *. Repeat from *-* 2 more times but on last dc row work 5 dc in st with marker (instead of 3 dc) - while AT THE SAME TIME inc 2-4-2-0-0 sts evenly on row = 65-73-81-89-97 dc (no of sts can be divided by 4 + 1).
Then work 1st row in Fan pattern 2 - READ EXPLANATION ABOVE, insert a marker in the middle sc (mid on top of cup). Then work 2nd row in M.2 but work 5 dc, ch 1, 5 dc in sc with marker (instead of 5 dc). Then work 3rd row in fan pattern (= RS), work 5 dc in the top ch from previous row. Fasten off.
Crochet another cup the same way.

FAN EDGE AND TIES IN THE SIDE:
Chain for approx. 37-38-39-41-43 cm / 14½"-15"-15 1/4"-16"-17" (= right tie) on hook size 3 mm / C with Safran. Continue to work 34-36-38-44-50 sc at the bottom along the edge of the cup (work in front loop of st from RS). Then chain for 2 cm / 3/4'', continue to work 34-36-38-44-50 sc at the bottom along the edge of the other cup (from RS). Then chain for approx. 37-38-39-41-43 cm / 14½"-15"-15 1/4"-16 1/8"-17" (= left tie). Turn piece.
On next row work sc in every st the entire row, turn piece.
On next row (= last row) work sl st in every sc for approx. 17-18-19-21-23 cm / 6 3/4"-7"-7½"-8 1/4"-9", then work 1st row in M.2 (start with 1 sc) until approx. 17-18-19-21-23 cm / 6 3/4"-7"-7½"-8 1/4"-9" remain of ch row, work sl st in every sc the entire row. Fasten off.

TIES AROUND THE NECK:
Chain for approx. 48-49-50-52-54 cm / 19"-19 1/4"-19 3/4"-20½"-21 1/4" on hook size 3 mm / C with Safran. Turn piece, work 1 sl st in every ch, then work 1 sl st in the middle dc of the 5 dc mid on top of cup. Turn piece, work 1 sl st in same st and then work 1 sl st in every ch on the other side of ch row. Fasten off. Work the same way and fasten in the other cup.

Diagram

= sc
= dc
= ch
= row 1
= row 2
= row 3
= start

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