Vintage Crochet Beachwear – Bikini and Skirt – free pattern

Easy-crochet bikini has wooden ring joinings. Tie-on skirt is made of granny afghan squares.

SIZES: Bikini: Directions for small size (6-8). Changes for medium size (10) and large size (12) are in parentheses. Skirt fits all sizes.
Fits Body Bust Size: 30 1/2″-31 1/2″ (32 1/2″; 34″).

MATERIALS: Phentex (3 ply) or orlon yarn of knitting worsted weight,
1 4-oz. skein for bikini; 4 4-oz. skeins of any desired colors for skirt. Crochet hook size G. Three 1 1/2″ wooden rings.

GAUGE: 3 dc = 1″; 2 rows = 1″.





BIKINI: PANTIES: Beg at front waistline, ch 41 (43-45) loosely. Row 1: 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, * sk next ch, 2 dc in next ch, repeat from * across, end sk next ch, dc in last ch-19 (20-21) V-sts, counting each 2 dc as 1 V-st. Ch 3, turn each row.
Row 2: Sk first dc. dc in sp between next 2 dc (center of V-st), * V-st of 2 dc in center of next V-st. repeat from * across, end dc in top of turning ch. Repeat last row 8 (9-10) times-10 V-sts. Ch 1. turn.

Shape Crotch: Row 1: Working in back lp. sc in each st across, sc in top of turning ch—23 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sk first sc, sc in next sc and in each sc to within last 2 sc, sk next sc, sc in last sc—2 sc dec. Ch 1, turn. Repeat last row 6 times—9 sc. Work even for 8 rows.
Next Row: Work in sc, working 2 sc in first and last sc—2 sc inc. Repeat last row 10 times—31 sc. Ch 3, turn.
Next Row: V-st of 2 dc in first sc, * sk next sc, V-st in next sc, repeat from * across—16 V-sts. Ch 3, turn each row.
Next Row: V-st in center of each V-st across, end V-st in top of turning ch-1 V-st inc. Repeat last row 7 (8-9) times-24 (25-26) V-sts.





Back Waistband: Next Row: Work 8 V-sts, (dc in center of next V-st, V-st in center of next V-st) 5 (5-6) times, V-st in center of each V-st across.
Next Row: V-st in center of each V-st and dc in sp before each dc across. End off.
Front Waistband: From wrong side join yarn in first ch of starting ch.
Row 1: Working across starting ch, V-st in base of each V-st across. Ch 3, turn.
Next Row: V-st in center of each V-st across; do not turn. Work 1 rnd sc around outer edge of panties, easing in legs and waistline to desired fit. Join with sl st in first sc.
Next Rnd: Working in back lp, sc in each sc. Join; end off.

TABS (make 4): Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across-4 sc. Ch 1, turn. Work in sc for 3 rows. End off, leaving a long end for sewing. Sew a tab to each side of back and front waistband over wooden rings as pictured.

BRA: First Cup: Beg at front edge, ch 23 (25-27).
Row 1: V-st of 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, * sk next ch, V-st of 2 dc in next ch, repeat from * across, end sk next ch, dc in last ch-10 (11-12) V-sts. Ch 3, turn each row.
Row 2: Sk first dc, dc in center of first V-st, * V-st in center of next V-st, repeat from * across, end V-st in center of last V-st.
Row 3: V-st in center of each V-st across, end V-st in last V-st, dc in top of turning ch-9 (10-11) V-sts. Repeat last 2 rows 3 times-6 (7-8) V-sts.
Next Row: Repeat row 2-5 (6-7) V-sts.
Next Row: V-st in each V-st to with-in 1 V-st of end, end dc in last V-st, dc in top of turning ch—4 (5-6) V-sts.
Next Row: Sk first 2 dc, dc in next V-st, V-st in each V-st across—3 (4-5) V-sts. Repeat last 2 rows until 1 V-st remains. Do not end off; work 1 rnd sc around cup, working 3 sc in each of 3 corners and pulling in dec edge slightly. End off.
Make 2nd cup same as first cup.

TABS (make 2): Work same as for tabs for panties.

FINISHING: Sew a tab over ring to corner of each cup opposite dec edge.

TIES (make 4): Make ch 16″ long. End off. Sew one end of a tie to top and side points of each cup; knot other end.

 





SKIRT: SQUARES (make 24): With any desired color, ch 4, join with a si st to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), make 2 dc in ring, ch 1, * 3 dc in ring, ch 1, repeat from * twice, join last ch 1 to top of ch 3 with a sl st (4 groups of 3 dc in rnd).
Rnd 2: SI st to first ch-1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, * 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, 3 dc in same sp, ch 1, repeat from * twice, 3 dc in same sp with first 3 dc, ch 2, join with a sl st to top of ch 3.
Rnd 3: SI st to first ch-1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, * (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, repeat from * around, end (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with a sl st to top of ch 3.
Rnd 4: SI st to first ch-1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, work from * on rnd 3, having 2 groups of 3 dc between corners. Join with a sl st to top of ch 3.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in each dc and ch-1 sp around, working 3 sc in each cor-ner ch-2 sp. Join with a sl st in first sc.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each corner sc. Join; end off.
Work remaining squares in any color combination desired. When changing colors, start rnd with new color, working over end of previous color.

FINISHING: Sew squares tog, catching back lps of sts only, forming strip 3 squares wide, 8 squares long.
Waistband: Join yarn at upper front edge. Work 1 row sc across, dec to desired waist measurement (to dec, pull up a Ip in each of 2 sc, yo hook and through 3 Ips on hook). Ch 1, turn. Work in sc for 4 rows.
Next Row: Ch 3, sk next sc, 2 dc in next sc, repeat from * across. Ch 2, turn.
Next Row: 2 dc in each sp between 2-dc groups; do not turn. Working on side edge of waistband, work 2 dc in side edge of next row, sk next row; continue in this manner working 2 dc in sc, sk next sc, down front edge, across lower edge, up front edge. End off.

TIES (make 2): Make ch 12″ long. Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. End off, leaving 12″ end. Attach a tie to each side of waistband.

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