Coxa Bikini Top

June 19, 2017




~If you don’t understand any part of this pattern, please refer to the video tutorial~

Yarn: Blended sport weight yarn. You can use any type of yarn you prefer. Approximately (50, 50, 60, 60)g.

Hook: 3.0 mm or any size needed to obtain gauge.

Hook I used for this project.

Yarn I used for this project.

Gauge: A row of 7 dc  = 1.0 x 0.5 inch

Stitches used: Chain stitch (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc).

Abbreviation: Wrong side (WS), right side (RS), stitches (sts), space (sp), next (nxt).

Instructions:
Direction in parentheses are for (A/B, B/C, C/D, D/DD).

Foundation chain:
Make a slip knot and ch (17, 19, 21, 23).

Cup (make two)

Row 1(RS): 
Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc across until 1 ch remain, 7 dc in the last ch, dc across on the other side. Turn.

Row 2(WS): 
Ch 3, dc in each of the next (15, 17, 19, 21) sts, 2 dc in nxt st, 3 dc in nxt st, 2 dc in nxt st, dc in each of the nxt (16, 18, 20, 22) sts across. Turn.

Row 3:
Ch 3, dc in each of the sts across until you reach the 3 dc in the same st, 2 dc in nxt st, 3 dc in nxt st, 2 dc in nxt st, dc in of the sts across. Turn.

Row 4 – (6, 8, 10, 12, 14): 
Repeat row 3.

Remember every time you reach the 3 dc in the same st, make 2 dc in first st, 3 dc in nxt st, 2 dc in last st.

Row (7, 9, 11, 13, 15):
*Ch 6, skip nxt 2 sts, sl st in nxt st*, repeat *to* till the end of row. Ch 1, fasten off.

Make another cup, but do not cut off yarn when you have finished.

Continue to make 2 sc in each of the dc-sp at the base of the cup, ch 7, join first cup with sc in dc-sp, sc in the same dc-sp and continue to make 2 sc in each dc-sp across.

Now continue to make the mesh on nxt row.

Row (8, 10, 12, 14, 16): 
*Ch 6, sl st in nxt 6-ch-sp*, repeat *to* till the last 6-ch-sp, ch 4, skip 3 ch, sl st in nxt ch, ch 4, skip 3 ch, sl st in nxt 6-ch-sp, repeat *to* till the end of row.

Continue at the base of both cups.

Ch 6, sc in each of the sts across, 3 sc in 3-ch-sp, sc in nxt st, 3 sc in nxt 3-ch-sp, sc in each of the sts across, 4 sc in 6-ch-sp.

Continue to make the mesh again.

Row (9, 11, 13, 15, 17): 
*Ch 5, sl st in nxt 6-ch-sp,* repeat*to* till the last 6-ch-sp, ch 5, sl st in  4-ch-sp, ch 3, sl st in nxt 4-ch-sp, repeat*to* across, 4 sc in last 6-ch-sp, sl in nxt st. Ch 1, fasten off. Weave in ends.

For the removeable strings (make 4):
Ch 120, sl st in 5th ch from hook to create a small hole, sl st in each sts across, ch 1, fasten off. Tie ends into a knot.

Now insert the end of the string with the small hole in the center top/lower side space of the cup. Insert and pull the other end of string into the small hole. Repeat for each side.

String for the middle part:
Ch 100 or as long as you want, insert in a criss cross pattern in the middle of the bikini.

And you’re done. 
Yippie :)


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