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The Seaside Triangle Bikini Top – Photo Tutorial

**Click here for the matching Seaside Bikini Bottom pattern!!*



When I found Loops & Threads new line of yarn called “Capri” I knew I wanted to create a colorful triangle bikini top! This pattern is so simple, it is great for beginners! Below you will find the stitches you need to know (basically just how to chain and single crochet) and the tools needed to complete this project! Feel free to comment below with any questions you may have!

 

For this pattern you will need to know the following stitches:

Chain (Ch)

SC (single crochet)

SC decrease (single crochet decrease – insert hook into st, yarn over, pull through (1st loop), insert hook into next st, yarn over, pull through (2nd loop), yarn over, pull through both loops)

SS (Slip stitch)

Yarn:

Loops & Threads Capri (1 ball of Peach and 1 ball of Mint)

Weight: 4

Hook Size:

I/9 5.50mm

Gauge:

10 SC stitches 4 rows = 1 inch tall

Sizes: small, medium & large

The center triangle is where we will begin. The photos demonstrate the steps for the smallest size. For medium and large please refer to the numbers in the parenthesis (). I find it helpful to go through the pattern and circle or highlight the size you are working on.

To Begin:

Ch 17 (21)(25) , turn, SC in 2nd Ch from the hook, SC across (16 st)

Row 1 (decrease): Work a SC decrease in the first two st

SC across, SC decrease in the last two st

Row 2 (SC across): Ch 1, turn, SC in same stitch, SC across

**Repeat Row 1 & 2 until you have four stitches left** (Medium sizes: Row 1, Row 2 twice, Row 1) (Large sizes: Row 1, Row 2 three times, Row 1)

^^NOTE: Adding more of Row 2 with increase the height of the triangle, creating a larger triangle for larger sizes ^^

SC decrease in first 2 st

SC decrease in last 2 st

Ch 1, turn, SC decrease in remaining 2 st, yarn over new yarn color, pull through, ch 1 to lock in new color

Row 1 (new color): Ch 1, SC next st and each following stitch down the left side of the triangle

  

2 SC in the corner of the triangle, SC across the bottom

2SC in the next corner, SC up the right side of the triangle, SS into the last st, Ch 1 to close

Ch 1, place stitch marker in 1st ch *Repeat Row 1 three more times* (SS into Ch where you placed the stitch marker after every row, Ch 1, place stitch marker in new Ch)

At the end of the 4th round, when you are ready to slip stitch into the last stitch, yarn over with your new color and pull through the loops, ch 1 to close

Ch 3, sk st, sc in next st *Repeat down the left side of the triangle until you reach the corner*

SC across the bottom of the triangle until you reach the next corner

Ch 3, sk st, sc in the next st *Repeat up the right side of the triangle*

After the last ch 3, SS into the last st

Ch 4, SC into the next chain space, Ch 4, SC into the next chain space *Repeat down the left side*

SC across the bottom until you get to the next corner

Ch 4, SC into next chain space *Repeat up the right side*

  

Slip stitch after the last ch 4, tie off, weave in any remaining ends

Make two!

Attached yarn to one corner of a triangle (make sure both cups are faced the same way!)

SC across the bottom of the triangle, ch 3, SC into the corner of the next triangle, SC across

Ch 1, turn, SC in same stitch, SC across

Once you reach the ch 3 you made in the previous row, SC over that chain 3 times

SC across, ch 1, turn *Repeat for 2 more rows* (4 rows total)

After you finish the 4th row, 4 SC up the side of the rows, Ch 1 turn *Repeat for 6 rows*

Ch 1, turn, SC decrease in the first two st and SC decrease in the last two st, leaving you with 2 st total

Ch 1 turn, SC decrease in these 2 st leaving you with 1 st, from here chain as many as you need for your circumference (about 80 for this size)

**Repeat on the opposite end of the band (you will need to slip stitch your yarn into the band to begin)**

For the top ties:

Slip stitch yarn into the top of the triangle, behind the chain border, chain as many as you need (about 80 for this size)

 

 

 

 

Be sure to check out the matching Seaside Bikini Bottoms pattern!!

 

 

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Hello, I'm Taylor! I'm an Army wife, boy mom and lover of all things crafty! I especially love crochet and anything pertaining to yarn :) I am excited to share my crochet patterns and other DIY tips here on Bodhi Life Creations!

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