I've posted a new video on my YouTube channel on how to make a floral bikini top!
Watch the video below and you can follow along with the written instructions. Please note, the instructions for the cherry blossoms are found here! It's not the same exact link as the one I used, but I basically used a generic flower pattern.
5 mm hook (bikini top)
3.75 mm hook (flowers and contrasting band)
Medium weight yarn in 2 colors
A - 24 stitches
B - 26 stitches
C - 28 stitches
D - 30 stitches
Row 1: Ch 71 stitches, turn
Row 2: SC 70 stitches, CH 2, turn
Row 3: Skip 1st SC and DC into the second SC *CH2, skip stitch, DC in next stitch* Repeat from * to * until the end of the row. Ch1, turn
Rows 4-6: SC across, CH 1, turn.
Row 7: Fold work in half and mark the center stitch with a marker. SC across until you reach the stitch right before the marker. CH 1, turn.
Row 8: Mark cup size number of stitches out from where you are on your work. SC to the marker, crocheting into the marker point this time, CH 1, turn.
Row 9: SC to midpoint, ch 1, turn.
Row 10: Place a marker 7 stitches in on both sides of your cup size in stitches. SC 6, SC 2 in the marker, SC to next marker, SC 2 in that marker, SC to the end, CH 1, turn. *REMEMBER TO PLACE MARKER BACK INTO THE SPOT WHERE YOU SC 2*!!
Row 11: Repeat Row 10 (SC 6, SC 2 in the marker, SC to next marker, SC 2 in that marker, SC to the end, CH 1, turn).
Row 12: Mark mid point, SC to marker, SC 2TOG, mark spot again, SC to the end, CH 1, turn.
**AGAIN ALWAYS REMEMBER TO PLACE THE MARKER IN THE SAME SPOT!**
Repeat Row 12 until you have 4 SC left on your work.
WORKING THE STRAP:
1. SC 2TOG on your 4 SC left, CH 91, turn.
2. SC across (90 stitches) and SC 2TOG, Bind off.
TO MAKE OTHER CUP:
Start with ROW 8 to make the other cup!
Please follow the link above to learn how to crochet the flowers.
Make 6-8 depending on your cup size.
Using the smaller hook used for the flowers, chain a chain that is 3 times the length of the initial 70 stitches.