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

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

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« 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?

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I'm just getting back into this, but if any pictures are missing, let me know. Photobucket hates me.
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« 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/
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2006 01:46:50 PM »

thank you so much for the links!

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I'm just getting back into this, but if any pictures are missing, let me know. Photobucket hates me.
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2006 01:52:21 PM »

Great job !! Yep that cotton will hurt the hands.

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

Sweet. You did such a good job.

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« 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!
« 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.

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« 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!
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