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BIKINI

Sizes: Directions for small size (6-8).  Changes for medium size (10) and large size (12) are in parentheses. 
Fits Body Bust Size: 30 1/2"-31 1/2" (32 1/2 - 34")
Materials:
Reynolds Parfait, 3 (4-4) 30-gram balls.  Steel crochet hook Size 00. One yard round elastic.

Gauge: 5 sc = 1"; 5 rows = 1".

To Bind Off: At beg of row, sl st loosely across specified sts, ch 1, work sc across; at end of row, leave specified sts unworked.  Ch 1, turn.
To Dec 1 Sc: Pull up a lp in each of 2 sts, yo and through 3 lps on hook.
To Inc 1 Sc: work 2 sc in same st.

PANTIES:
BACK:
Beg at upper edge, ch 77 (80-85).
ROW 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 76 (79-84) sc.  Ch 1, turn each row.
ROWS 2-14 (15-16): Sc in each sc.
Shape Leg: Bind off 4 sts each side of next row, then every other row twice, 2 sts each side every other row 6 (6-7) times - 28 (31-32) sc.  End off.

FRONT: Beg at upper edge, ch 81 (84-89). Work in sc on 80 (83-88) sc for 9 (10-11) rows.
Shape Leg and Crotch: Next Row: Sc in each of 16 (17-18) sc.  Ch 1, turn.  Bind off 4 sc at inner edge every row twice, 3 (3-4) sc twice - 2 (3-2) sc.  End off.  Sk next 4 (4-5) sc on last long row, sc in each of next 40 (41-42) sc.  Ch 1, turn.  Dec 1 sc each side every row 11 times - 18 (19-20) sc.  Work 8 rows even, Inc 1 sc each side every other row 5 (6-6) times - 28 (31-32) sc.  End off.  Sk 4 (4-5) sc on last long row, sc in each of next 16 (17-18) sc.  Complete same as for other side of leg shaping.
Upper Front Border: Join yarn in upper side edge, sc in each st across - 80 (83-88) sc.  Ch 3, turn.
ROW 1: Yo hook, pull up a lp in first sc, yo hook and through 2 lps on hook, sk next 2 sts, yo hook, pull up a lp in next st, (yo hook and through 2 lps on hook) 3 times, * ch 2, yo hook, pull up a lp in last st worked in, yo and through 2 lps on hook, sk next 2 sts, yo hook, pull up a lp in next st, (yo hook and through 2 lps on hook) 3 times, repeat from * across, end ch 2, dc in last st.  Ch 3, turn.
ROW 2: Yo hook, pull up a lp in first st, yo hook and through 2 lps on hook, sk next 2 ch, yo hook, pull up a lp in next st, (yo hook and through 2 lps on hook) 3 times, * ch 2, yo hook, pull up a lp in last st worked in, yo and through 2 lps on hook, sk next 2 ch, yo hook, pull up a lp in next st, (yo hook and through 2 lps on hook) 3 times, repeat from * across, end ch 2, dc in top of turning ch.  Ch 3, turn.
ROW 3: Repeat row 2.  End off.
Back Border: Work as for front.

FINISHING: Sew side and crotch seams.  From right side, work 1 rnd sc around each leg opening, easing in to desired fit.  Cut elastic to fit snugly around hips, allowing 1" for joining.  Overlap ends; sew securely.  working over elastic, work 1 rnd sc around upper edge.

BRA:
CUP
(make 2): Ch 16 (17-18).
ROW 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 13 (14-15) ch, 3 sc in last ch; working on other side of foundation ch, sc in each of next 14 (15-16) ch - 31 (33-35) sc.  Ch 1, turn.
ROW 2: Working in back lp, sc in each of next 15 (16-17) sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 15 (16-17) sc - 2 sc inc.
ROWS 3-13 (14-15): Working in back lp, sc in each sc, working 3 sc in center sc 0 55 (59-63) sc.  Turn.

BORDER:
ROW 1:
Work same as for upper border on panties; do not sk any sts between center 2 pats.
ROWS 2 and 3: Same as for upper border.
ROW 4: Sc in each st across.  End off.

LOWER BAND & TIES: Ch 3; sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch - 2 sc. Ch 1, turn.  Work in sc on 2 sts for 60"; end off.
STRAPS (make 2): Work same as for lower band for 30"; end off.
FINISHING: Overlap front edges of cups to desired fit; sew lower edges of cups tog.  Pin lower edge of joined cups to center of band, easing in bse of cups, if necessary.  Sew cups to band.  Sew a strap to top edge of each cup.

 

* From McCall's Crochet It! (mid-70's, no date given).