DIY CROCHET FLORAL BIKINI TOP | CROP TOP EM CROCHE

PATTERN:

5 mm hook (bikini top)

3.75 mm hook (flowers and contrasting band)

Medium weight yarn in 2 colors (1 skein each)

Cup Sizes:

A – 24 stitches

B – 26 stitches

C – 28 stitches

D – 30 stitches

Size xs/small

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!

CROCHET FLOWERS:

Please follow the link above to learn how to crochet the flowers.

Make 6-8 depending on your cup size.

CONTRASTING STRAP:

Using the smaller hook used for the flowers, chain a chain that is 3 times the length of the initial 70 stitches.

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