When I picked this cobalt green yarn to make my shell necklaces I brainstormed ideas of what else I could make with it because I didn't see it in an autumn-y/ winter-y setting, and seeing it solely as a summer color I thought of the beach and cue: a bikini top. Below you have the pattern, so you can make it too!
The bikini top fits sizes S & M.
The triangles measure: 17.5cm (6.9") center down and 17 cm (6.7") at the widest point across.
Yarn: 30 grams of sport yarn
ch6 and join to make a ring.
Rnd 1: in ring, ch 3 (counts as 1st dc)and make a 2dc cluster, ch1 and make 3dc cluster. Repeat this pattern 4 more times. End it by ch1 and sl st into the 1st st.
Rnd 2: ch 4 and sc1 in the ch-space between clusters. Repeat this pattern around. Sl st the last chain into the very first one to end round.
Rnd 3: In first chain, ch3 and dc2,ch3 and then dc3 (in the same chain). Repeat this pattern (dc3, ch3, dc3) for all the chains. Sl st 3 x to get to the first chain for the next round.
Rnd 4: In 1st chain - ch 4(counts as 1st tr) and tr2, ch 2 and tr3. Next ch2 and dc1 in between the first neighboring clusters, ch3 and hdc1 in the ch-space between the next cluster, ch 3 and dc1 between the second neighboring clusters, ch 2 and in the next ch-space tr3, ch2, tr3. One side is made. Two more. The treble shells mark the points of the triangle, so from the second treble shell repeat the above pattern to make the two remaining sides. Sl st to end rnd.
Rnd 5: Sl st 3 x to get to the first chain for the next round.
In 1st chain, ch3 and dc2, ch2 and dc3. Next, ch2 and in next ch-space dc4, dc3 in next 2 chains, dc4 in the next. Ch 2 and make the dc3, ch 2, dc3 shell for the point. Repeat this pattern for the other two sides. Sl st to end the rnd.
Rnd 6: sl st to get to the ch-space of 1st triangle point, ch4 and sc1 in that same chain, ch 5 and sc in 1st chain, ch5 and sc between two sets of dcs we made in previous rounds. Repeat chaining pattern until you get to the second triangle point where in that chain you ch4 and sc1 in same chain. Repeat the whole above pattern for other two sides. Sl st in very first chain you made (1st triangle point).
Rnd 7: In 1st chain (1st triangle point), ch3 and dc2, ch2 and dc3. Next dc3 in first ch-space, dc5 in next, dc3 in next 2 chains, dc5 in next ch and dc3 in last one of the side. From here fill in the second triangle point with this pattern: dc3, ch2, dc3. Repeat the above pattern for the other two sides. Sl st to end round.
Rnd 8: sl st 3x to get to the ch-space of 1st triangle point, ch4 and sc1 in that same chain, ch 3 and sc between 2 sets of dcs you made in previous rounds 2 x, ch5 and sc between 2 sets (b2s for short), ch3, sc b2s, 2x, ch5 and sc b2s, ch3 and sc b2s, then ch3 and sc in the second triangle point where you ch4 and sc in that same chain. From here to the end, repeat the above chaining pattern for the other two sides. Sl st in the 1st triangle point chain.
Rnd 9: ch5 and sc in 3rd st to make a picot, then sc in the same ch-space. ch2+3 (make the picot) ch 2 and sc in the next chain. Repeat this chain picot making to complete the round. Triangle made.
Ties: size optional to fit maker / wearer.
For the upper ties I chained 100. Sew the ties on both bra cups individually. For the body chain I chained around 230 and slid the ties between each and every chain of round 8. Block and it is ready to be worn.
Repeat rnds 6-9 to make size L.