Crochet Bikini Top
Design by: paula L. Flowers, Bennett Materials: sport yarn,blend of cotton/rayon. Two 50 gr (13) yds. Per 50 gr ball) optional cup liner. Soft material for cup liner. Sewing needle and thread to match. Optional thin elastic thread, color of your choice for bikini cup, crochet hook: 201/2 mm or size to give gauge. Gauge: 12 dc / 5 row =2 inch square. Stitches sl st, ch, sc, dc, tr. Instruction: make 2 same right and left cups top strap with yarn ch 6, do not turn. Row 1: skip 5 st in previous row, tr in next st, turn. Row 2: ch 4, tr in next st, turn. Row 3-52: repeat row 2. row 53 ch 4, tr in next st, turn. Begin cup: row 54: ch 3 dc in first st, 2 dc in next st, turn. Row 55-74: ch 3, dc in first st, dc in each st across with 2 dc in last st, turn tie off small-medium size ends at row 74. row 74-77: ch 3, dc in first st, dc in each st across with 2 dc in last st, turn. Tie off. Large size ends at row 77. bikini cups: with right side facing you join yarn ar top of cup working sc evenly around entire cup, tie off. Back strap make 3 with yarn ch 6, do not turn, row 1: skip 5 st, in previous row, tr in next st, turn. Row 2: ch 4, tr in next ch, turn row 3-59: repeat row 2, tie off lay right and left cup on flat surface, weave one end of back strap in and out of each dc of row 74-77. copyright Crochet fashion by Paula L. F. Bennet
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