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Easy Art of Ripple Crochet, 1973

Make Ripples with this Bikini!

SIZES: 8-10 (12-14)

(No size charts were given for these sizes.)

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MATERIALS:
Fingering Yarn - (3) 1-oz. Skeins Coral;
                        (1) 1-oz. Skein Maize;
                        (1) 1-oz. Skein Blue;
                        (1) 1-oz. Skein Canary;
Crochet Hook F OR ANY SIZE HOOK REQUIRED FOR GAUGE BELOW.
2-1/2 yds. Round Elastic;
2 Hooks and Eyes;
1 yd.-1/2 inch Elastic.

GAUGE: 11 sts = 2 inches

Directions are given for sizes 8-10. Changes for sizes 12-14 are given in brackets.

___PANTS-FRONT: Ch 13, 1 sc in 2nd st from hook and in each remaining st of ch, ch 1, turn.

___ROW 2: 1 sc in each sc, ch 1, turn. Repeat row 2 for 3 more rows.

___START PATTERN: Working in color sequence as follows: 4 rows Coral, * 2 rows Maize, 2 rows Blue, 2 rows Canary, 4 rows Coral, repeat from * for color sequence.

___PATTERN: 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 3 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, skip 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 3 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, ch 1, turn.

___ROW 2: Skip 1st sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, * 3 sc in center sc of previous row, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, skip center 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, repeat from * across.

___NEXT 6 ROWS: Working in pattern, inc 1 st at beg and end of each row (34 sts).

___NEXT ROW: Inc 2 sts at beg and end of row. Repeat last row until there are 98 104 sts. Work even on 98 104 sts until piece mea sures 10 10-1/2 inches from beg, cut yarn.

___BACK: Work 1st 5 rows same as Front.

___NEXT ROW: Inc 1 st at beg and end of row, then inc 2 sts each side until there are 42 sts.

___NEXT ROW: Inc 1 st at each side.

___NEXT ROW: Inc 2 sts at each side. Repeat last 2 rows until there are 98 104 sts. Work even on 98 104 sts until Back measures same as Front. Sew crotch and side seams.

___EDGE ON LEG OPENING: On right side of work, join Coral at crotch, work 1 row of sc around leg, join. Do not turn this or following rounds. 1 row Maize, 1 row Blue, 1 row Canary, 1 row Coral. At end of last row, ch 1, working reversed sc, * sc in next sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 1, repeat from * around, cut yarn. Draw elastic around leg.

___CASING: On wrong side of work, at top right seam, join yarn in 4th row below top, ch 4, sI st in center st of point in 2nd row, * ch 4, sI st in center st of point in 4th row, ch 4, sI st in center st of point in 2nd row, repeat from * around. Lace elastic in casing.

___BRA: With Coral, ch 141 165, 1 sc in 2nd st from hook and in each remaining st of ch, ch 1, turn. 140 164 sc).

___2nd, 3rd and 4th ROWS: 1 sc in each sc, cut yarn, turn.

___5th ROW: Skip 27 39 sc, join Maize and work in ripple pattern on the next 43 sts. Continue in color sequence as on pants.

___On size 8-10, dec 1 st each end every row until 9 sts remain.

___On size 12-14,
work even on the 43 sts for 1 inch, then dec 1 st each end every other row 7 times, then every row until 9 sts remain. Work other cup to correspond.

___EDGE: Working on right side of work, work edge same as on leg of Pants. Draw round elastic through upper and lower edges of bra.

___STRAPS: Make 2: Ch 150, 1 sc in 2nd st from hook and in each remaining st of ch, working on opposite side 1 sc in each st of starting ch. Sew in place and tie in back. Draw round elastic through bottom row of band. Sew hooks on back band.

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