Vega Crochet Bikini Bottom

June 21, 2018


 Hello everyone! I posted a photo of this bikini set on my Instagram account a few days ago and now I've finally finished editing the pattern and video tutorial for the bikini bottom only! I will post the pattern and video tutorial for the top soon. 

 Well if you're familiar with most of my patterns like the Crochet Bodycon Dress, this pattern works the same way from side to side. You only need to know how to do the increase and decrease. But once you understand the method, I assure you don't have to refer to the pattern anymore. 

 This pattern is quite simple and plain but if you want to make a more complicated design just follow the method and create your own design. You can create edging, use filet/motifs, or try use different stitches. Following this design as your foundation, can you imagine all the different design that you can create from this method. 

 If I have the time I will create more design with this pattern and share with you all. I've been busy with work and can't really focus on crochet alone but I will try my best to answer any question about this pattern.

 Anyway, if you don’t understand any part of this pattern, please refer to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel. 




Level: 
Advanced Beginner

Size: Hip (inch)
XS = 35"-36" 
S = 37"-38" 
M = 39"-40" 
L = 41"-42"
XL = 43"-44" 
XXL = 45"-46"
Yarn: 
Cotton acrylic/ blended yarn, (light worsted/DK weight). 
Approximately (70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120) grams.

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

Hook I used for this project.

Yarn I used for this project.

Gauge: 
4 rows of 10 sc = 2.0” x 1.0” inches.

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

Abbreviation: 
Stitches (sts), stitch (st), space (sp), next (nxt), last (lst), wrong side (WS), right side (RS).

Instructions:
Direction in parentheses are for (XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL)

Starting 10 rows of front right side.

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

Row 1: 
Hdc in 3rd chain and in the nxt (4, 4, 6, 6, 8, 8) sts, sc in the nxt 12 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row 2: 
Sc in the nxt 12 sts, hdc in the nxt (5, 5, 7, 7, 9, 9) sts, ch 2, turn.

Row 3: 
Hdc in the nxt (5, 5, 7, 7, 9, 9) sts, sc in the nxt 12 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row 4-10: 
Repeat row 2-3 alternately.

Total 10 rows, 12 sc, (5, 5, 7, 7, 9, 9) hdc.

Now you’re going to increase the number of stitches.

Row 11: 
2 hdc in the first st, hdc in the nxt (4, 4, 6, 6, 8, 8) sts, sc in the nxt 12 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row 12: 
Sc in nxt 12 sts, hdc in nxt (5, 5, 7, 7, 9, 9) sts, 2 hdc in lst st, ch 2, turn.

Row 13-(21, 23, 23, 25, 25, 27): 
Repeat the pattern on previous 2 rows alternately, increasing 1 stitch on each row.

Row (22, 24, 24, 26, 26, 28): 
Sc in nxt 12 sts, hdc in nxt (5, 5, 7, 7, 9, 9) sts, 2 hdc in lst st, ch 17, turn.

Total (12, 14, 14, 16, 16, 18) rows of increase, 12 sc, (17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27) hdc on lst row.

Now continue the nxt 9 rows for the crotch area. Chain 17, will add 15 hdc.

Row (23, 25, 25, 27, 27, 29): 
Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in the nxt (31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41) sts, sc in nxt 12 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row (24, 26, 26, 28, 28, 30): 
Sc in nxt 12 sts, hdc in nxt (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42) sts, ch 2, turn.

Row (25, 27, 27, 29, 29, 31): 
Hdc in the nxt (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42) sts, sc in nxt 12 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row (26, 28, 28, 30, 30, 32)-(31, 33, 33, 35, 35, 37): 
Repeat the pattern on previous 2 rows alternately.

Total 9 rows, 12 sc, (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42) hdc.

Now you’re going to decrease the number of stitches.

Row (32, 34, 34, 36, 36, 38): 
Sc in the nxt 12 sts, hdc in the nxt (15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25) sts, skip the nxt st, hdc in the nxt st, ch 2, turn.

Row (33, 35, 35, 37, 37, 39): 
Skip the first st, hdc in the nxt (15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25) sts, sc in the nxt 12 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row (34, 36, 36, 38, 38, 40)-(43, 47, 47, 51, 51, 55): 
Repeat the pattern on previous 2 rows alternately, decreasing 1 stitch on each row.

Total (12, 14, 14, 16, 16, 18) rows of decrease, 12 sc, (5, 5, 7, 7, 9, 9) hdc on lst row.

Continue 10 rows of front left side.

Row (44, 48, 48, 52, 52, 56): 
Sc in nxt 12 sts, hdc in nxt (5, 5, 7, 7, 9, 9) sts, ch 2, turn.

Row (45, 49, 49, 53, 53, 57): 
Hdc in nxt (5, 5, 7, 7, 9, 9) sts, sc in nxt 12 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row (46, 50, 50, 54, 54, 58)-(53, 57, 57, 61, 61, 65): 
Repeat the pattern on previous 2 rows alternately.

Total 10 rows, 12 sc, (5, 5, 7, 7, 9, 9) hdc.

Now start increasing for the back part.

Row (54, 58, 58, 62, 62, 66): 
Sc in nxt 12 sts, hdc in nxt (4, 4 , 6, 6, 8, 8) sts, 2 hdc in lst st, ch 2, turn.

Row (55, 59, 59, 63, 63, 67): 
2 hdc in the first st, hdc in the nxt (5, 5, 7, 7, 9, 9) sts, sc in the nxt 12 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row (56, 60, 60, 64, 64, 68)-(73, 77, 79, 83, 85, 89): 
Repeat the pattern on previous 2 rows alternately, increasing 1 stitch on each row.

Row (74, 78, 80, 84, 86, 90): 
Sc in nxt 12 sts, hdc in nxt (5, 5, 7, 7, 9, 9) sts, 2 hdc in lst st, ch (8, 10, 8, 10, 8, 10), turn.

Total (21, 21, 23, 23, 25, 25) rows of increase, 12 sc, (26, 26, 30, 30, 34, 34) hdc on lst row.

Now continue the nxt 9 rows for the crotch area
Chain (8, 10, 8, 10, 8, 10), will add (6, 8, 6, 8, 6, 8) hdc.

Row (75, 79, 81, 85, 87, 91): 
Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in the nxt (31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41) sts, sc in nxt 12 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row (76, 80, 82, 86, 88, 92): 
Sc in nxt 12 sts, hdc in nxt (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42) sts, ch 2, turn.

Row (77, 81, 83, 87, 89, 93): 
Hdc in the nxt (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42) sts, sc in nxt 12 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row (78, 82, 84, 88, 90, 94)-(83, 87, 89, 93, 95, 99): 
Repeat the pattern on previous 2 rows alternately.

Total 9 rows, 12 sc, (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42) hdc.

Now you’re going to decrease the number of stitches.

Row (84, 88, 90, 94, 96, 100): 
Sc in the nxt 12 sts, hdc in the nxt (24, 24, 28, 28, 32, 32) sts, skip the nxt st, hdc in the nxt st, ch 2, turn.

Row (85, 89, 91, 95, 97, 101): 
Skip the first st, hdc in the nxt (24, 24, 28, 28, 32, 32) sts, sc in the nxt 12 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row (86, 90, 92, 96, 98, 102)-(104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124): 
Repeat the pattern on previous 2 rows alternately, decreasing 1 stitch on each row.

Total (21, 21, 23, 23, 25, 25) rows of decrease, 12 sc, (5, 5, 7, 7, 9, 9) hdc on lst row. Ch 1, leave a long tail for sewing.

Facing WS, sew side seam and crotch area.  Fasten off, weave in ends.

Flip right side out and you’re done!

Optional, you can make a long chain to create a drawstring and put beads at the end of it.




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