A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you know about all of these Craftster features?
Total Members: 301,580
Currently Running With Scissors:
616 Guests and 21 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: First Project: Bikini!  (Read 2547 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
sight of stars
« on: March 16, 2006 12:12:04 PM »

So, I've been knitting for a few months, and I got a pattern to make a bikini. I found it so difficult, that I gave up and turned to crocheting. I had only learned the single stitch from before, but I decided to go to AC Moore and buy some hooks and cotton yarn (Sugar n' Cream was on sale for $1 a skein, so I bought a lot!). Anyways, here's what came out:

I was actually pretty pround of myself, I didn't think I could do it! However, my hands are definitely hurting right now!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
SparkleHorse
The Green Fairy
Offline Offline

Posts: 291
Joined: 19-Aug-2005


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2006 01:04:32 PM »

nice job! i gather these crochet bikinis are not for actually swimming in...   Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"But why don't you scream now?" Alice asked, holding her hands ready to put over her ears again.

"Why, I've done all the screaming already," said the Queen. "What would be the good of having it all over again?"
mandalol219
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2006 01:10:38 PM »

that yarn is amazingly cute! I am definatly jealous of all people who can crochet. I'm trying so hard to learn. Anyway, great job! And if you don't mind, where did you get the pattern?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Hi, I'm Amanda =]

I'm just getting back into this, but if any pictures are missing, let me know. Photobucket hates me.
sight of stars
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2006 01:35:34 PM »

Thanks! The color is spring swirl. The top was just an sc L shape I joined together, but i did a few measurements beforehand. For the bottom, I used http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/cce-bikini.html but they have instructions for their top, too.
I'm sure that if you practice, you'll get the hang of it. You also have to learn how to decipher some of the patterns. This is a great website to see how some stitches are done: http://www.hassdesign.com/StitchLegend/
« Last Edit: March 16, 2006 01:39:43 PM by sight of stars » THIS ROCKS   Logged
mandalol219
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2006 01:46:50 PM »

thank you so much for the links!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Hi, I'm Amanda =]

I'm just getting back into this, but if any pictures are missing, let me know. Photobucket hates me.
chiscrochetcrazy
Offline Offline

Posts: 327
Joined: 09-Jul-2005

New Ami Patterns in the shop


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2006 01:52:21 PM »

Great job !! Yep that cotton will hurt the hands.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

poryphia
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2006 03:38:10 PM »

Sweet. You did such a good job.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

threedeer.etsy.com Necklaces, Kanzashi, Earflap Hats...You name it.

Ruby Dearest on Ebay
hi_abbott
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2006 05:21:00 PM »

Great Job!!  I'm working on the bikini from stitch n bitch right now.  I hope to be done with it soon.  yours looks great!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
GroggyFroggy
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2006 10:29:52 PM »

Too cute. I just bought some of the sugar n cream yarn yesterday at ACMoore. I think it's Rosewood? It's in the bedroom where hubby is sleeping or I'd go check. I love crocheting (well...I can almost call it crocheting) with it. Yum!

I will definitely be passing on the crocheted bikini but you did a great job. It's adorable.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

sight of stars
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2006 07:21:39 AM »

Thanks, guys!

So, I am kinda new to this, so I'm clueless as to how I could make this suit swimable in. Is it because the cotton gets too heavy in the water, or would I just have to line it? I wanna give this to my friend for her birthday, but I want to give her a proper warning beforehand!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Sunny Anderson Makes a 3-Minute Quiche ... In a Coffee Mug?!
Fajita Cheese Bread Sliders Recipe
Kelsey Nixon Turns One Slow-Cooker Recipe Into Five Meals
One-Pot Skillet Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
4 Simple and Tasty Breakfast Sandwiches
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Candy, Anyone?
Crafty Kitchen
Meatless Monday: TVP Jerky

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.