Basic Bikini Cup by Regina Weiss

Basic Bikini Cup

April 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
3.75 mm (F)
3.5 mm (E)
200 - 250 yards (183 - 229 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

For the Basic Bikini Cup Tutorial, I tried to give an overview of how cup shape and size can be modified by varying stitch height and increases - I’ve included photos, written instructions, AND how-to videos with examples of the strategies used to create one-of-a-kind halter tops and bikinis out of these customized cups!

Pattern Notes:
-Cups are worked by stitching up one side of the foundation row, increasing at the peak (or end) and stitching down the other side. These rows are turned and worked back and forth, placing the increases at the central top for every row.
-First row counts as the foundation row, not Row 1 - be careful when counting your rows. I find it easiest to count by the number of increases.
-Beginning chain does not count as first stitch
-Cups can be worked to desired size by adding rows that maintain the established pattern
-Cups can be put together in a multitude of ways - crochet around them and experiment with inventing unique halters of your own - I tried to include lots of inspiration photos!
-The following includes the pattern of three basic size/shape options, which illustrate the different ways to modify size. Mix and match the strategies as shown to create a custom fit <3