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WW yarn in desired color
(Optional) WW yarn in contrasting color
ch - Chain
sc - Single Crochet
st - Stitch
sc2tog - Decrease
F/O - finish off
Bikini Top (Make 2):
Leaving a couple inches extra to start with, Ch11.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and across. Turn (DO NOT CHAIN).
Row 2: sc2tog, sc across til last 2 st. sc2tog. (8st) Turn (DO NOT CHAIN)
Row 3: sc across. (8st)
Row 4: sc2tog, sc across til last 2 st. sc2tog. (6st) Turn (DO NOT CHAIN)
Row 5: sc across. (6st)
Row 6: sc2tog, sc across til last 2 st. sc2tog. (4st) Turn (DO NOT CHAIN)
Row 7: sc across. (4st)
Row 8: sc2tog, sc across til last 2 st. sc2tog. (2st) Turn (DO NOT CHAIN)
Row 9: sc across. (2st)
Row 10: sc2tog, sc across til last 2 st. sc2tog. (1st).
ch1, F/O. Leave long tail for top ties.
Attach tops together either by tying a knot in the starting tails, or sewing together with the tails.
Embellish as you wish (flowers, bows, sc around in contrasting colors, etc).
Cut two long pieces of yarn. Fold in half, and attach in the bottom corners of each bikini piece as you'd attach a tassel. Tie in back.
Weave in ends, and trim any excess on the ties.
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