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Vanina by DROPS Design

Bikini top with crocheted squares. The piece is crocheted in DROPS Safran. Sizes S/M – XL/XXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no e-249
Yarn group A
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Sizes: S/M - L – XL/XXL
Materials:
DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
50 g of each of the colours below:
colour 18, off white
colour 04, green
colour 12, peach
colour 13, raspberry
colour 50, light ice blue
colour 11, strong yellow

The piece can also be worked with yarn from:
"Alternative yarn (Yarn group A)" – see the link below.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 2.5 MM – or the size needed to get 28 treble crochets and 16 rows on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.
1 crochet square measures 7½-8-8½ cm in width and height.
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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.
INFORMATION FOR THE PATTERN:

PATTERN:
See diagram A.1. Choose the diagram for your size.

COLOURS:
COLOUR 1:
Cast on + ROUND 1: green
ROUND 2: peach
ROUND 3: raspberry
ROUNDS 4-5: light ice blue

COLOUR 2:
Cast on + ROUND 1: light ice blue
ROUND 2: raspberry
ROUND 3: peach
ROUNDS 4-5: strong yellow

COLOUR 3:
Cast on + ROUND 1: strong yellow
ROUND 2: light ice blue
ROUND 3: green
ROUNDS 4-5: peach

COLOUR CHANGE:
To get the neatest transition when changing colours, work the last stitch (= slip stitch) on the round as follows: Insert the hook into the chain stitch from the beginning of the round, make a yarn over with the new colour and pull the strand through the stitch on the hook.

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BIKINI TOP:
You first work 6 crochet squares which are sewn together to make two cups. Then you work an edge around each cup before they are worked together.

CROCHET SQUARE:
Start with hook size 2.5 mm and work according to diagram A.1 and COLOURS – read PATTERN and COLOURS above. Read COLOUR CHANGE to get a neat transition between colours.
REMEMBER THE CROCHET TENSION!
1 crochet square measures 7½-8-8½ cm in width and height.
Work a total of 6 crochet squares: 2 crochet squares with each colour combination (i.e. COLOUR 1, COLOUR 2 and COLOUR 3).

ASSEMBLY:
The assembly is done with off white.
Sew 1 crochet square in each colour combination (= 3 crochet squares) together, edge to edge so that they form a triangle. Sew one stitch in each stitch.
Sew the 3 other crochet squares together in the same way, but reversed, so that the two triangles of the bikini top are symmetrical.

EDGES:
The edges are worked in off white.
Fasten the strand with 1 double crochet in the corner of one of the triangles. Work 1 double crochet in each stitch/around each chain stitch around the whole triangle, but around the chain-space in the corners work (1 double crochet, 3 chain stitches, 1 double crochet). Cut the strand. Repeat around the other triangle.
Now work the two triangles together along the bottom edge as follows:
Fasten the strand with a double crochet around the chain-space in one corner of the triangle. Work 1 double crochet around the same chain-space, * 2 chain stitches, skip 2 stitches, 1 double crochet in each of the next 2 stitches *, repeat from *-* 4 more times. Work 2 chain stitches, skip 1 stitch, 2 double crochets around the chain-space in the corner. Work 2 double crochets around the chain-space in the corner of the second triangle. Then work in the same way along the bottom edge of this triangle (i.e. work from *-* 4 more times and finish with 2 chain stitches and 2 double crochets around the last chain-space). Turn and work back with 1 double crochet in each stitch/around each chain stitch. Cut and fasten the strand.

TWISTED CORD:
Cut 1 strand of strong yellow, 1 strand of peach and 1 strand of raspberry (= 3 strands) each of 3 metres. Twist them together until they begin to resist. Fold the cord double and it will continue to twist by itself. Tie a knot in each end and even the ends. Start mid front of the bikini top and thread the cord up and down in the row of holes. The cord is tied mid front of the bikini top.
Cut 1 strand of strong yellow, 1 strand of peach and 1 strand of raspberry (= 3 strands) each of 1.5 metres. Twist them together until they begin to resist. Fold the cord double and it will continue to twist by itself. Tie a knot in each end and even the ends. Fasten the cord in the corner at the top of the bikini top. Make another cord and fasten in the same way. The cords are tied at the back of the neck.

Diagram

= Work 4 chain stitches and form them into a ring with 1 slip stitch in the first chain stitch
= 1 chain stitch
= Work 2 treble crochets together as follows: Work 1 treble crochet, but wait with the last yarn over and pull through (= 2 loops on the hook), then work the next treble crochet, but on the last pull through, pull the strand through all 3 loops on the hook
= Work 3 treble crochets together as follows: Work 1 treble crochet but wait with the last yarn over and pull through (= 2 loops on the hook), work one more treble crochet in the same way (= 3 loops on the hook), then work the next treble crochet, but on the last pull through, pull the strand through all 4 loops on the hook
= 1 treble crochet around the chain-space
= 1 half treble crochet around the chain-space
= 1 double crochet around the chain-space
= 1 double crochet in stitch
= The round starts with 1 chain stitch and finishes with 1 slip stitch in the first chain stitch at the beginning of the round
= The round starts with 3 chain stitches and finishes with 1 slip stitch in the 3rd chain stitch at the beginning of the round
= The round starts with 1 chain stitch and finishes with 1 slip stitch in the first chain stitch at the beginning of the round, then work 1 slip stitch in the 2 next stitches from the beginning of the previous round. NOTE: The colour change occurs when working the last slip stitch!
= The round starts with 2 chain stitches and finishes with 1 slip stitch in the 2nd chain stitch at the beginning of the round



Tiziana 21.07.2017 - 14:36:

Buongiorno volevo sapere se le coppe sono cucite insieme sul davanti o sono separate perche dalla spiegazione del bordo inferiore non riesco a capire bene . grazie

DROPS Design 21.07.2017 kl. 15:35:

Buongiorno Tiziana, la confezione delle coppe è spiegata nella sezione bordi: dopo aver fatto i due triangoli, viene lavorato un bordo con il bianco e i triangoli vengono uniti; poi verrà fatto il cordino che si allaccerà sul davanti. Buon lavoro!

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