Today I have a new pattern for you.
The Easy Like Sunday bikini bottom is exactly how the name says. It’s an advanced beginner pattern and it’s definitely a lovely project to create. I’m sure you will enjoy making this for summer!
The process of making this garment is simple. You’ll basically take your measurements and determine the width and length of your crotch. Watch this video to see how I measured my crotch length. To get my crotch length, I used a tape measure and placed it at my hip level (from the back) passing through my crotch underneath and stopped at the same hip level from the front. If you’re not sure what I mean, try to picture how a mother places a diaper on a baby. It looks something like that.
The concept of this garment was done on a typical Sunday morning. Just a normal lazy day at home with my coffee and scrolling through Instagram pictures. One of my neighbors decided to play Lionel Ritchie in the background on a loudspeaker. Great huh, he must be a big fan. Typically I would react a bit from the noise, but this time, I just let it go. For some reason that felt good … the fact that you just let people be happy about themselves while you mind your own business. It’s an easy sunday after all.
Easy Like Sunday Bikini Bottom
Pattern Use: You are welcome to sell your finished items made by this design but please do not use my photos nor share screenshots of this written pattern. I kindly ask you to link back to this website if you wish to share this pattern.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Crochet Terminology: Standard US Crochet Terms
Gauge: 14 dc x 5.5 rows = 2″ x 2″ (10cm x 10cm)
Finished Size: XXS = (I am Petite). Video Guide on How To Adjust The Stitches of This Pattern To Fit Your Own Size will be uploaded on my Youtube Channel next week! Also, I am working on a PDF Pattern for several sizes of this project to make it easier for you. I want to make this as less hassle as possible for you. If you’d like to apply to test this pattern for me, please join my newly built community on Facebook here as I will be posting a testing call soon!
Materials: #1 Superfine/Fingering weight yarn, Size C (3.0mm) crochet hook, Scissors and Yarn Needle
Stitches & Abbreviations: ch (s) = chain (s), dc = double crochet, st (s) = stitch (es), sc = single crochet, sl st = slip stitch, sp = space, ch sp = chain space, dc2tog = double crochet two stitches together, dc3tog = double crochet three stitches together, cdc = cross double crochet stitch, picot stitch
Important Notes before starting your project: Turning ch 3s count as the first stitch of the next row.
To minimize gaps from your turning ch 3s, you can work it like how I did it in the video here.
Row 1: Ch 16, dc on the 4th ch from the hook and in each ch across, ch 3, turn. (14 dc)
Row 2 (Non – increasing Row): Dc in each st across, ch 3, turn. (14 dc)
Row 3: Repeat Row 2 (3 times). Ch 3, turn. (14 dc)
Row 6 (Increasing Row): Dc in the same st, dc in each st across up to the last st, 2 dc in the last st, ch 3, turn. (16 dc)
Repeat Non – increasing row (Row 2) and Increasing Row (Row 6) until you have a total of 22 rows.
Continue with ch 3, cdc in each st across up to the last st, dc in the last st. Fasten off and cut yarn.
Row 1: Connect yarn in the very first st at crotch, ch 3, dc in each st across. (14 dc)
Repeat Row 1 (3 times). Ch 3, turn. (14 dc)
Row 5 (Increasing Row): Dc in the same st, dc in each st across up to the last st, 2 dc in the last st, ch 3, turn. (16 dc)
Row 6 (Non – increasing Row): Dc in each st across. (16 dc)
Repeat Increasing Row (Row 5) and Non – increasing Row (Row 6) (1 more time).
Repeat Increasing Row (Row 5) and continue increasing until you have a total of 45 rows from front part all the way to the back part.
Repeat instructions on Edging. From here, do not cut yarn!
Border (Work along the sides of your bikini bottom)
Ch 1, continue working in each of the rows across the sides. * sc in the next row, ch 3, sl st in the 3rd ch from hook to create a picot stitch *, repeat from * to * across up to the last row, end with 1 sc without picot in the last row. Do not cut yarn!
Continue with ch 3, dc2tog into the ch 3 sp, ch 1, dc3tog in the same ch 3 sp, turn and sl st into the ch 1 sp. (1 row of 2 clusters)
* ch 3, dc2tog in the ch 1 sp, ch 1, dc3tog in the same ch 3 sp, turn and sl st into the ch 1 sp. * (1 row of 2 clusters)
Repeat Row 2 until you have 8 clusters OR until your strap is long enough to fit one side of your hips. Add or subtract clusters as necessary.
To connect the strap to the back piece, this is what you will do at the very last cluster of your strap:
Ch 3, dc2tog in the ch 1 sp. Without twisting the strap, take the opposite part of the bikini and slip st into the ch 3 sp at the end, ch 1, and continue working a dc3tog back into the center ch 1 sp of the current cluster row. Watch this video to see how I connected the straps. Fasten and cut yarn.
With the front of the project facing you, join yarn at the ch 3 sp in the back part of the bikini and repeat instructions from Border to Strap for the other side. Fasten and cut yarn.
With a yarn needle, weave in all ends.
And that’s it! I’d love to see what colors you’ve made with this bikini bottom. Please share your pictures on Facebook or Instagram. You can tag me @whataboutyarn on social medias so I can also take a peek at your works.