Aunt B's Pattern Index

Bikini

© Aunt B 2001




Materials:

Size 10 crochet cotton in any solid color

Size 10 crochet cotton in matching ombre

Ύ" rubber band

1 size "0" silver dress hook

1 size Ό" button

Size hook to acquire gauge

Gauge:

8 sts = 1"

10 rows = 1"

TOP:

1st cup:

starting with solid color

Rnd 1… ch 2, 8 scs in 2nd ch, do not turn, work in rounds

Rnd 2… 2scs in next 8 sts (16sts)

Rnd 3- 4… sc in next 16 sts

Rnd 5… sc in next 2 sts, ch1, skip 1 (hook loop made), sc in next 8 sts, ch 24, sc in next 7 sts, sl st in next st

Fasten Off

2nd cup:

starting with solid color

Rnd 1… ch 2, 8 scs in 2nd ch, do not turn, work in rounds

Rnd 2… 2scs in next 8 sts (16sts)

Rnd 3- 4… sc in next 16 sts

Rnd 5… sc in next 10 sts, ch 12, sc in ch24 loop of first cup, ch 11, sc in next 7 sts, sl st in next st

Fasten Off

Shoulder Straps:

Attach thread in 1st st above side strap, ch 18, sc in center back of side straps, ch 18, attach with a sl st in 1st st above other side strap. Make sure these threads are secured well.

BOTTOM:

Starting with solid color

R1… hold rubber band in hand, put hook inside band and pull up a loop, yo and pull through loop, ch 1, sc, sc 41 more sts in band. (42sts)

R2… ch 2 ( counts as 1st dc now and throughout), dc in next 8 sts, ch 6, skip 6, dc in next 12 sts, ch 6, skip 6, dc in next 9 sts, join, turn (12 stitches in front, 18 sts in back)

R3… ch 2, dc in next 8 sts, ch 3, sc in ch6 loop, ch 3, dc in next 12 sts, ch 3, sc in ch6 loop, dc in next 9 sts, join, turn

R4… ch2, dc in next 7 sts, skip 1 st, sc 4, sc in next sc, ch 4, skip next st, dc in next 10 sts, skip next st, ch 4, sc in next sc, ch 4, skip next st, dc in next 8 sts

(10sts in front, 16 sts in back)

Fasten off

Finish back:

R1…attach thread in 2nd st from ch4 space in front, ch2, dc in next 13 sts, turn (14sts)

R2… ch2, dec over next 2 sts, dc in next 8 sts, dec over next 2 sts, dc in last st, turn (12sts)

R3… ch2, dec over next 2 sts, dc in next 6 sts, dec over next 2 sts, dc in last st, turn (10sts)

R4… ch2, dec over next 2 sts, dc in next 4 sts, dec over next 2 sts, dc in last st, turn (8sts)

R5… ch 2, (dec over nest 2 sts) 3 times, dc in last st (5sts)

Fasten off

Finish front:

R1…attach thread in 1st st from ch4 space in front, ch2, dec over next 2 sts, dc in next 6 sts, dec over next 2 sts, dc in last st, turn (12sts)

R2… ch 2, dec over next 2 sts, dc in next 4 sts, dec over next 2 sts, dc in last st, turn (10sts)

R3… ch 2, (dec over next 2 sts) 4 times, dc in last st, turn (6sts)

R4… ch 2, (dec over next 2 sts) 2 times, dc in last st (4sts)

Fasten off

Over Skirt:

With Ombre

R1… ch 29, working in back loops, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem. Ch 1, turn (28sts)

R2… sc in first st, ch 2, skip 2 (button hole made), sc in next 25, ch 1, turn (28sts)

R3… sc in each st and each ch, turn (28sts)

R4… ch 2 (counts as 1st dc now and throughout), dc in same st, 2dcs in rem. Sts (56sts)

R5… sc in 56 sts, ch 2, turn

R6… dc in each st, ch1, turn

Rep R5 & R6 to desired length

Secure button

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