5 mm hook (bikini top)
3.75 mm hook (flowers and contrasting band)
Medium weight yarn in 2 colors (1 skein each)
A – 24 stitches
B – 26 stitches
C – 28 stitches
D – 30 stitches
Row 1: Ch 71 stitches, turn
Row 2: SC 70 stitches, CH 2, turn
Row 3: Skip 1st SC and DC into the second SC *CH2, skip stitch, DC in next stitch* Repeat from * to * until the end of the row. Ch1, turn
Rows 4-6: SC across, CH 1, turn.
Row 7: Fold work in half and mark the center stitch with a marker. SC across until you reach the stitch right before the marker. CH 1, turn.
Row 8: Mark cup size number of stitches out from where you are on your work. SC to the marker, crocheting into the marker point this time, CH 1, turn.
Row 9: SC to midpoint, ch 1, turn.
Row 10: Place a marker 7 stitches in on both sides of your cup size in stitches. SC 6, SC 2 in the marker, SC to next marker, SC 2 in that marker, SC to the end, CH 1, turn. *REMEMBER TO PLACE MARKER BACK INTO THE SPOT WHERE YOU SC 2*!!
Row 11: Repeat Row 10 (SC 6, SC 2 in the marker, SC to next marker, SC 2 in that marker, SC to the end, CH 1, turn).
Row 12: Mark mid point, SC to marker, SC 2TOG, mark spot again, SC to the end, CH 1, turn.
**AGAIN ALWAYS REMEMBER TO PLACE THE MARKER IN THE SAME SPOT!**
Repeat Row 12 until you have 4 SC left on your work.
WORKING THE STRAP:
1. SC 2TOG on your 4 SC left, CH 91, turn.
2. SC across (90 stitches) and SC 2TOG, Bind off.
TO MAKE OTHER CUP:
Start with ROW 8 to make the other cup!
Please follow the link above to learn how to crochet the flowers.
Make 6-8 depending on your cup size.
Using the smaller hook used for the flowers, chain a chain that is 3 times the length of the initial 70 stitches.