Friday, 26 August 2016

Triangle Bikini Top

Who ever said the granny stitch was solely for blankets and throws?! I absolutely love the granny stitch but wanted to incorporate it into something a bit more modern other than a blanket or throw. I had came across a few granny triangle recently but most people seemed to only make banners or triangle scarves with them. Me being me had to be different of course! After about an hour of wrapping yarn around my hook I finally created this retro granny stitch bikini top. It is very easy to make and rather quick to whip up.




For this bikini I used a dk/8 ply yarn but a worsted weight yarn can also be used. I used a 4mm crochet hook.

Chain 4 and slip stitch into the first chain you made to create a loop.

Chain 6 and 3 dc into the ring.

Chain 3 and make another 3 dc into the ring.

Chain 3 and make 2 dc into the ring. Slip stitch into the third chain on your chain 6 that you began with. Fasten off and connect contrasting yarn to any chain 3 space.

Chain 6 and 3 dc into your chain 3 space. Chain 1 and 3 dc into the next ch space. 

Chain 3 and make another 3 dc into the same space.

Chain 1 and 3 dc into the next ch space. Chain 3 and make another 3 dc into the same space.
Chain 1 and 2 dc into the first chain space you started with. Slip stitch into the third chain. Fasten off and connect new yarn to any chain 3 space.

Chain 6 and 3 dc into the ch space. Chain 1.
3 dc into the next space. Chain 1
3 dc into the next space. Chain 3 and make another 3 dc into the same space. Chain 1 
3 dc into the next space. Chain 1
3 dc into the next space. Chain 3 and make another 3 dc into the same space. Chain 1
3 dc into the next space. Chain 1
2 dc into the next space and then slip stitch to the third chain. Fasten off and connect new yarn to any chain 3 space. 

Continue in this pattern until the triangle fits perfectly around you boob! Remember to make 3 dc, chain 3, 3 dc into each of the three corners of the triangle.

Then chain 3 and make 5 dc into the first chain 3 space. Slip stitch into the second dc.
Make 5 dc into the next chain 1 space. Then slip stitch into the second dc. Continue like this until you reach the next corner. Make 5 dc then slip stitch into the same space. Make another 5 dc into same space. Continue in pattern making sure that you make 5 dc, slip stitch, 5 dc into the next corner. When you reach the last corner make 5 dc and a slip stitch in the same space. Do NOT FASTEN OFF.
Make a long chain, long enough to act as shoulder straps. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Do the exact same thing for the second cup.

For the back strap make a very long chain (300/400 chains).

Weave this long chain through the bottom of the two triangles and enjoy!

The color combinations for this bikini are literally endless. Solid colors or lots of colors! The choice is completely up to you.


If you find it difficult to follow the written pattern, you can watch the video tutorial.

Happy hooking!!
Carrie xx

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