DROPS / 190 / 23

Seashore Memories by DROPS Design

Crocheted bikini top with fans, worked top down. Sizes S - XXXL. The piece is worked in DROPS Paris.

DROPS Design: Pattern no w-692
Yarn group C or A + A
Sizes: S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group C)
150-150-200-200-200-250 g color 48, petrol

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

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 4.5 MM/US 7 – or the size needed to get 16 treble crochets/single crochets and 9 rows of pattern-2 on 10 cm / 4'' in width and 10 cm / 4'' in height.

DROPS MOTHER OF PEARL BUTTONS, Round (blue) NO 621: 5-5-5-6-6-7 items.

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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. 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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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.

See diagrams A.1 and A.2. A.2 shows how the garment is worn.

ROW 1 (= wrong side): 1 single crochet in each treble crochet.
ROW 2 (= right side): 1 treble crochet in each single crochet.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 onwards.

At the beginning of each row of single crochets, replace the first single crochet with 1 chain stitch.
At the beginning of each row of treble crochets, replace the first treble crochet with 4 chain stitches.

Increase 1 treble crochet by working 2 treble crochets in the same single crochet.
Increase 1 single crochet by working 2 single crochets in the same treble crochet.

The piece is worked back and forth, top down. First work 2 loose cups. Then work the 2 cups together. The top is closed mid back – see A.2.

Work 4 chain stitches with hook size 4.5 mm/US 7 and Paris and form them into a ring with 1 slip stitch in the first chain stitch. Work 4-4-4-5-5-5 single crochets around the ring – read CROCHET INFORMATION. Turn and work 2 treble crochets in each single crochet = 8-8-8-10-10-10 treble crochets. Continue by working PATTERN-2 and at the same time increase 1 stitch crochet in each side – read INCREASE TIP. Increase like this every row a total of 11-13-14-16-18-20 times = 30-34-36-42-46-50 stitches – REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE! The piece now measures approx. 12-14-16-18-20-22 cm / 7''-8''-8¾''. Continue back and forth without further increases until the piece measures 15-16-17-19-20-22 cm / 5 7/8"-6 ¼"-6 5/8"-7 3/8"-7 7/8"-8 5/8" – adjust so that you finish after a row of single crochets (= from the wrong side). Cut and fasten the strand. Work 1 more cup in the same way.

Now work the 2 cups together. NOTE: Make sure you work both cups from the right side!
Work 30-34-36-42-46-50 loose chain stitches, then work 1 single crochet in each of the 30-34-36-42-46-50 treble crochets at the bottom of each cup, work 1 single crochet in each of the 30-34-36-42-46-50 treble crochets at the bottom of the other cup, then work 30-34-36-42-46-50 loose chain stitches at the end of the row = 120-136-144-168-184-200 stitches.
Turn and work 1 treble crochet in each stitch, finish the row with 6 chain stitches (= loop for button) = 120-136-144-168-184-200 treble crochets. Continue with pattern-2 as before, but finish each row of treble crochets with 6 chain stitches (for the loops) until you have worked a total of 4-4-4-5-5-6 loops). When all the loops have been worked, work a row of single crochets AT THE SAME TIME as you increase 0-2-0-0-2-4 single crochets evenly on the row = 120-138-144-168-186-204 single crochets. Cut the strand and start the next row from the wrong side.
The next row is worked as follows (= from the wrong side): Work A.1c, A.1b a total of 18-21-22-24-29-32 times in width and A.1a. Continue until A.1 has been completed in height. Cut and fasten the strand.
Then work an edge on each back piece (on top of back), work as follows on back piece with loops: Fasten the strand with 1 slip stitch in the first chain stitch, work 6 chain stitches (= loop), work 1 single crochet in the same chain stitch, continue with 1 single crochet in each of the remaining 29-33-35-41-45-49 chain stitches cast on. Cut and fasten strand. Work 1 single crochet in each of the 30-34-36-42-46-50 chain stitches on the other back piece. Cut and fasten the strand.

Work chain stitches until you have a cord of approx. 100 cm. Cut and fasten the strand, tie a knot in each end. Thread the cord through the chain stitch ring worked at the beginning of the piece. Make another cord and repeat on the other side of the top. Sew buttons onto the left side of the back.

This pattern has been corrected. .

Updated online: 01.08.2018
adjust so that you finish after a row of treble crochets (= from the right side). (previously single crochets (= from the wrong side)


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= chain stitch
= single crochet in stitch
= treble crochet around chain-space
= row already worked - Start on next row!
= row 1 starts here
= work slip stitches as far as the middle of the chain-space, then work 4 chain stitches

Wiesje 19.03.2019 - 19:01:

Ja inderdaad heb ik niet goed gelezen. Bedankt voor je snelle reactie. Het komt nu vast helemaal goed.

Wiesje 16.03.2019 - 21:42:

Hoe kan het dat er zo'n groot verschil zit tussen de lengte en breedte die in de beschrijving staat. Ik kom uit op 28 cm!!!-ipv 12 cm bij 11 x meerderen en en 30 steken. Ik begrijp niet waar dit grote verschil in zit.

DROPS Design 18.03.2019 kl. 14:10:

Dag Wiesje,

Dat is meer dan 2 keer zo veel. als je patroon 2 volgt, moet je zowel op toer 1 als op toer 2 meerderen. Kan het zijn dat je per ongeluk het dubbele aantal toeren hebt gemaakt?

Pasquet Luce 13.07.2018 - 15:48:

… d'autre part vous dites que pour les augmentations dans le point fantaisie 2 il faut faire une augmentation de chaque côté du rang de double-brides. Mais nous ne dites rien pour le rang des mailles serrée. Je suppose qu'il faut aussi faire une augm. de chaque côté du rang de mailles serrées.

DROPS Design 13.07.2018 kl. 15:54:

Bonjour Mme Pasquet, on augmente soit 1 double-bride (= sur les rangs de double-brides comme c'est le cas pour la 1ère augmentation), soit 1 ms (= sur les rangs de ms) comme indiqué sous AUGMENTATIONS, donc on augmente bien tous les rangs. Bon crochet!

PASQUET 13.07.2018 - 15:36:

Bjr, pour le modèle en taille S, je n'arrive pas à comprendre comment on peut arriver à 12 cm après avoir fait toutes les aug pour obtenir 30 doubles-brides. J'arrive à 20 cm. J'ai changé mon crochet et j'ai refait le même travail avec un cochet n° 4 et là au même endroit j'ai 16 cm. Impossible de diminuer encore la taille du crochet, le fil PARIS n'est pas facile à crocheter, il se dédouble constamment

DROPS Design 13.07.2018 kl. 15:50:

Bonjour Madame Pasquet, avez-vous fait votre échantillon? Vous devez avoir 16 double-brides/maillles serrées en largeur et 9 rangs du point fantaisie-2 en hauteur = 10 x 10 cm. N'hésitez pas à prendre un crochet plus petit si besoin. Bon crochet!

Veronica 03.07.2018 - 20:48:

Brystcupene avsluttes med en rad fastmasker.. Neste del av heklingen er å hekle sammen, men da står det at det skal hekles fastmasker i dobbelstavene nederst på cupen!? Skal det hekles fra vrangen isteden for fra retten? Da vil jo også hempene havne på andre siden?

DROPS Design 05.07.2018 kl. 09:42:

Hei Veronica. Du skal fortsette etter mønster 2 som før. Det ser ut som det er litt uklart forklart i oppskriften, og den er nå blitt sendt til designavdelingen for gjennomgang. Men for øyeblikket: om du avslutter med en rad dobbelstaver fra retten skal du hekle de 2 koppene sammen med en rad fastmasker fra vrangen – slik at mønster 2 fortsetter som vanlig. Om du ser nøye på bildet kan du se at det er slik det er gjort. Det som er viktig er at begge koppene er avsluttet etter samme rad, slik at de blir like. Takk for beskjed og god fornøyelse.

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