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Samantha by DROPS Design

Bikini top with stripes, crocheted in DROPS Safran. Sizes XS - XXXL.

DROPS Design: Pattern no e-250
Yarn group A
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Sizes: XS - S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
Materials:
DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
50 g of each of colours:
colour 11, strong yellow
colour 02, medium pink
colour 13, raspberry
colour 28, orange
colour 20, rust
NOTE: If you work the piece in one colour you will need approx. 50-50-50-50-50-100-100 g of Safran.

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.
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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 INFO:
On the first row of the piece, work the first treble crochet in the 5th chain stitch from the hook (= 2 treble crochets). 
At the beginning of each row of treble crochets, replace the first treble crochet with 3 chain stitches.

STRIPES:
NOTE: The stripes are different in the different sizes. (The model in the picture is size XS). See the colour suggestions for the different sizes.
CAST ON + ROW 1: Strong yellow.
ROWS 2-3: medium pink.
ROWS 4-5: raspberry.
ROWS 6-7: orange.

Continue working as follows in the different sizes:
SIZE XS:
ROWS 8-9: rust.

SIZE S:
ROWS 8-9: raspberry.
ROWS 10-11: rust.

SIZE M:
ROWS 8-9: raspberry.
ROW 10: orange.
ROWS 11-12: rust.

SIZE L:
ROWS 8-9: raspberry.
ROWS 10-11: orange.
ROWS 12-13: rust.

SIZES XL and XXL:
ROWS 8-9: raspberry.
ROWS 10-11: orange.
ROW 12: raspberry.
ROWS 13-14: rust.

SIZE XXXL:
ROWS 8-9: raspberry.
ROWS 10-11: orange.
ROWS 12-13: raspberry.
ROWS 14-15: rust.
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BIKINI TOP:
First you work 2 loose cups. Then the cups are threaded onto a twisted cord.

CUP:
Work 21-21-24-27-27-32-38 chain stitches with strong yellow and hook size 2.5 mm – READ STRIPES! Work back and forth as follows (row 1 = right side): Work 1 treble crochet in the 5th chain stich from the hook (= 2 treble crochets) – READ CROCHET INFO, then work 1 treble crochet in each of the next 15-15-18-21-21-26-32 chain stitches, work (2 treble crochets, 1 chain stitch, 2 treble crochets) in the last chain stitch on the row, rotate the piece, skip the last chain stitch (i.e. the chain stitch you have just worked) and continue with 1 treble crochet in each of the remaining 17-17-20-23-23-28-34 chain stitches on the other side of the chain-stitch row = 38-38-44-50-50-60-72 treble crochets + 1 chain stitch. Turn the piece and continue back and forth with 1 treble crochet in each treble crochet on each side of the chain-stitch row and work (2 treble crochets, 1 chain stitch, 2 treble crochets) around the chain stitch at the top of each row. REMEMBER THE CROCHET TENSION! Continue in this way until you have worked a total of 9-11-12-13-14-14-15 rows of treble crochets, but on the last row adjust the number of stitches so that you have 35-39-44-49-51-56-64 treble crochets on each side of the chain stitch at the top (= a total of 70-78-88-98-102-112-128 treble crochets). The piece measures approx. 11-14-15-16-18-18-19 cm along the bottom edge of the cup. Cut the strand.

BOTTOM EDGE OF CUP:
Work an edge back and forth along the bottom of the cup with raspberry. The first row is worked around the side of the outermost treble crochet as follows:

ROW 1: Fasten the strand with 1 double crochet, work 3 chain stitches (= 1 treble crochet), work 1 more treble crochet around the same treble crochet. Work * 1 chain stitch, 2 treble crochets around the next treble crochet *, repeat from *-* 16-20-22-24-26-26-28 more times along the bottom edge of the cup.
ROW 2: Work 3 chain stitches (= 1 treble crochet), work * 1 chain stitch, skip 2 treble crochets, work 2 treble crochets around the next chain stitch *, repeat from *-* 16-20-22-24-26-26-28 more times, work 1 chain stitch and finish with 1 treble crochet in the last stitch.
ROW 3: Work 3 chain stitches (= 1 treble crochet), work * 1 chain stitch, 2 treble crochets around the next chain stitch *, repeat from *-* 17-21-23-25-27-27-29 more times. Do not cut the strand!

EDGE:
Work * 2 chain stitches, 1 double crochet *, repeat from *-* 2 times along the side of the edge at the bottom of the cup. Continue with * 2 chain stitches, skip 1 treble crochet, 1 double crochet in the next treble crochet *, repeat from *-* up to the chain stitch at the top of the cup, work (1 double crochet, 2 chain stitches, 1 double crochet) around this chain stitch and continue downwards in the same way as on the first side. Finish with 1 double crochet around the last treble crochet on last row of the edge at the bottom of the cup. Cut and fasten the strand.

Work 1 more cup in the same way.

TWISTED CORD:
Cut 3 strands of 3 metres with strong yellow. Twist them together until they begin to resist, fold the cord double and it will continue to twist on its own. Tie a knot in each end and cut the strands so that the ends are of even length. Thread the cord up and down between the treble crochet groups in the bottom edge of each of the 2 cups. The bikini is fastened at the back.

Cut 3 strands of 1.2 metres with strong yellow. Twist them together until they begin to resist, fold the cord double and it will continue to twist on its own. Tie a knot at each end and cut the strands so that the ends are even. Thread the cord through the edge at the top of one cup and tie a larger knot on the cord.
Work another twisted cord in the same way and fasten to the top of the other cup. The cords are tied behind the neck.

Diagram


Comments (1)

Heidi Cecilie Brandshaug Løken 22.07.2017 - 11:25:

Hekler str M. Cupen blir 20 cm bred nederst. Hva gjør jeg feil? Den er jo så lang og smal på bildet.

DROPS Design 09.08.2017 kl. 15:19:

Hej Heidi, hækler du i DROPS Safran, så hækler du lidt løsere end hvad vi gør ifølge opskriften. Om du gør det så vælg en nål som er et halvt nummer mindre, da kommer det sikkert til at stemme. God fornøjelse!

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