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hottiebluelagoonHottie From the Blue Lagoon Bikini

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This bikini, in stretchy Paton's Katrina, form fits for a flattering shape. The bottoms are Brazilian cut for shapely posteriors.

Size small/medium, with instructions in the notes for how to make larger sizes.

Materials:

2 skeins Paton’s Katrina, in two different colors (one skein each color)
3.25 mm hook
Yarn needle

Gauge:

13 sc and 15 rows = 3 sq. in.

Stitches Used:

ch - chain
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet

Please check your gauge and read the notes before beginning.

Instructions:

For top:

Foundation chain: With MC, chain 27

Row 1: Sc in second chain from hook, sc in each chain across. Turn. (26 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in each sc across. Turn. (26 sc)

Rows 3: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in each sc across, ending in ch 1 turning chain of previous row. Turn. (26 sc)

Rows 4-15: Repeat Row 3.

Row 16: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in next 12 sc. Turn. (13 sc)

Row 17: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in next 11 sc, ending in ch 1 turning chain of previous row. Turn. (13 sc)

Rows 18-30: Repeat Row 17. Fasten off after row 30.

Repeat for second cup.

Sew short ends of L-shape together (see diagram). The foundation chain row should always be towards the middle of your chest (you’ll have to sew one cup right side together and one wrong side together).

Sew inner 3/4” of an inner bottom of cups together.

Sew in all ends.

With CC, sc around entire top, with 3 sc in each corner.

To make ties, attach yarn at each corner and ch 65. Weave in ends.

For Bottoms:

Starting from the back:

Foundation row: With CC, ch 51.

Row 1: Sc in first chain from hook, sc in each ch across. Turn. (50 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, dec one stitch at each end, sc in all other sc. Turn. (48 sc)

Row 3: Ch 1, dec one stitch at each end, sc in all other sc, ending in ch 1 turning chain of previous row. Turn. (46 sc)

Row 4: As Row 3. (44 sc)

Row 5: As Row 3. (42 sc)

Row 6: With MC, ch 2, skip first sc, dc in each sc across, ending in ch 1 turning chain of previous row. Turn. (42 dc)

Row 7: Ch 2, dec one stitch at each end, dc in all other dc, ending in ch 2 turning chain of previous row. Turn. (40 dc)

Rows 8-20: As Row 7, following chart for stitch count:

Row

Stitches

8

38

9

36

10

34

11

32

12

30

13

28

14

26

15

24

16

22

17

20

18

18

19

16

20

14

Row 21: Ch 2, skip first dc, dc in each dc across, ending in ch 2 turning chain of previous row. Turn. (14 dc)

Rows 22-31: Repeat Row 21. (14 dc)

Row 32: Ch 2, inc one stitch at each end, dc in all other dc, ending in ch 2 turning chain of previous row. Turn. (16 dc)

Rows 33-43: As Row 32, following chart for stitch count:

Row

Stitches

33

18

34

20

35

22

36

24

37

26

38

28

39

30

40

32

41

34

42

36

43

38

Row 44: With CC, ch 1, skip first dc, sc in each dc across, ending in ch 2 turning chain of previous row. Turn. (38 sc)

Row 45: Ch 1, skip first sc, sc in each sc across, ending in ch 1 turning chain of previous row. Turn. (38 sc)

Row 46-48: Repeat Row 45. Fasten off after Row 48.

Sew in all ends.

To make ties, attach yarn at each corner and ch 55. Weave in ends.

Notes:

Abbreviations:

MC=Main Color
CC=Contrasting Color
inc - increase
dec - decrease

Tips for working with Paton's Katrina:

  • Leave ends 8-10 inches long and weave in for 4-5 inches.
  • Use stitch markers in each turning chain

To make top bigger, add more rows of sc around.

To make bottoms bigger, start out with a bigger foundation chain, and decrease down to 14 stitches. !4 stitches for 12 rows, then increase to end with number of stitches in Row 8.

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