Bergere Coton 50 Crochet Bathing Suit

Free Bergere de France Pattern - Crochet Bathing Suit How-To
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SKU# Bergere Coton 50 #1 Crochet Bathing Suit
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MEASUREMENTS   

Size

 

2 yrs 4 yrs 6 yrs 8 yrs

Yarn Required: 

Coton Fifty

Colour: Citron

 

50g balls

2

2

3

3


DIFFICULTY
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NEEDLES 

A 3.00mm crochet hook.

 

ACCESSORIES
3 yellow buttons 12 mm dia. ref. 65490 (pk of 7) 

 

ABBREVIATIONS
Chain St = Ch st
Half Double Crochet (UK: Half treble) = hdc (uk: half tr) Slip St = Sl st
2 Half Double Crochet Tog (UK: 2 Half Treble tog) (2 hdctog (uk: 2 half tr tog)): *yo, insert needle into st, yo & draw up lp* rep from *to* once, yo & through all 5 loops on hook.
3 Half Double Crochet Tog (UK: 3 Half Treble tog) (3 hdctog (uk: 3 half tr tog)): *yo, insert needle into st, yo & draw up lp* rep from *to* twice more, yo & through all 7 loops on hook.

STITCHES USED
HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (Half Treble) PATTERN 
(hdc (uk: half tr) patt), using 3.0 mm hook.
Row 1 (RS): 1 hdc (uk: half tr) into the 3rd ch (= first 2 hdc (uk: half tr)), then 1 hdc (uk: half tr) into every foll ch.
Row 2 & every foll row: 2 ch (replaces the 1st hdc (uk: half tr)), 1 hdc (uk: half tr) into the 2nd hdc (uk: half tr) and every foll hdc (uk: half tr). 

TENSION/GAUGE
To achieve a good result it is essential to make a tension square (see “Check Your Tension” instructions at beginning of book).
21 sts & 17.5 rows over hdc (uk: half tr) patt using 3.0 mm hook = 10 cm (4 in) square.

TO MAKE
TOP:
Make a chain of 95-109-121-133 sts. Work in hdc (uk: half tr) patt (= 94-108-120-132 hdc (uk: half tr)).
When work measures 9-10-12-13 cm (31⁄2-4-43⁄4- 5 in) [16-18-22-23 rows] total fasten off.

Finishing:
Fold the band in half & join the short edges.
Make 2 cords 50 cm (20 in) long using 3 strands of yarn.
1.5 cm (1⁄2 in) from the top of the band, on the RS, attach the end of the twisted cord 6-7-8-9 cm (21⁄4- 23⁄4-3-31⁄2 in) from the seam, then fix the end of the 2nd cord 10-11 12-13 cm (4-41⁄4-43⁄4-5 in) from the 1st cord (see diagram).
Sew a button over the top of the end of the cords. Secure & weave in all ends.

PANTS:
Start at the waistband. 

Waistband:
Make a chain of 95-103-113-121 sts. Work in hdc (uk: half tr) patt (= 94-102-112-120 hdc (uk: half tr)) until work measures 6-6-7-7 cm (21⁄2-21⁄2-23⁄4- 23⁄4 in) [10-10-12-12 rows] total.

Bottom of pants:
On the WS of the waistband, at the bottom of the 3rd row, work 1 sl st into the 2nd hdc (uk: half tr) & each of the foll 45-49-54-58 hdc (uk: half tr) (= red dotted line on the diagram).
On the 46-50-55-59 sl sts work in hdc (uk: half tr) patt (= 46-50-55-59 hdc (uk: half tr)) & from the 3rd row, dec at each edge of every row, 3 hdc (uk: half tr) in from edge as foll:
2 yrs: 1 hdc (uk: half tr) 11 times, 2 hdc (uk: half tr) 3 times.
4 yrs: 1 hdc (uk: half tr) 11 times, 2 hdc (uk: half tr) 4 times.
6 yrs: 1 hdc (uk: half tr) 13 times, 2 hdc (uk: half tr) 4 times.
8 yrs: 1 hdc (uk: half tr) 15 times, 2 hdc (uk: half tr) 4 times.
To dec 1 hdc (uk: half tr), 3 hdc (uk: half tr) in from edge: Work 2 ch (replaces 1st hdc (uk: half tr)), 1 hdc (uk: half tr) into each of the foll 2 hdc (uk: half tr), 2 hdctog (uk: 2 half tr tog), cont across row until 5 hdc (uk: half tr) rem, 2 hdctog (uk: 2 half tr tog), 1 hdc (uk: half tr) into each of the last 3 hdc (uk: half tr).
To dec 2 hdc (uk: half tr), 3 hdc (uk: half tr) in from edge: Work 2 ch (replaces 1st hdc (uk: half tr)), 1 hdc (uk: half tr) into each of the foll 2 hdc (uk: half tr), 3 hdctog (uk: 3 half tr tog), cont across row until 5 hdc (uk: half tr) rem, 3 hdctog (uk: 3 half tr tog), 1 hdc (uk: half tr) into each of the last 3 hdc (uk: half tr).
After the final dec, work 3 rows on the rem 12-12- 13-13 hdc (uk: half tr), then cont to inc at each edge, 3 hdc (uk: half tr) in from edge as foll:
2 yrs: 1 hdc (uk: half tr) at each edge of every RS row 6 times, then 1 hdc (uk: half tr) at each edge of every row 3times.
4 yrs: 1 hdc (uk: half tr) at each edge of every RS row 5 times, then 1 hdc (uk: half tr) at each edge of every row 6times.
6 yrs: 1 hdc (uk: half tr) at each edge of every RS row 6 times, then 1 hdc (uk: half tr) at each edge of every row 6times.
8 yrs: 1 hdc (uk: half tr) at each edge of every RS row 6 times, then 1 hdc (uk: half tr) at each edge of every row 8times. 
To inc 1 hdc (uk: half tr), 3 hdc (uk: half tr) in from edge: Work 2 ch (replaces 1 hdc (uk: half tr), 1 hdc (uk: half tr) into each of the foll 2 hdc (uk: half tr), 2 hdc (uk: half tr) into the foll hdc (uk: half tr), work to last 4 hdc (uk: half tr), work 2 hdc (uk: half tr) into the foll hdc (uk: half tr), then 1 hdc (uk: half tr) into each of the last 3 hdc (uk: half tr).
After the final inc work 3 rows on the 30-34-37-41 hdc (uk: half tr) obtained then fasten off.

FINISHING:
Fold the waistband in half & join the short seams.
Using Straight St (see ‘Embroidery Stitches’) join the last row of the pants to the 3rd row of the waistband matching points X & X’ and Y & Y’ (= blue lines on diagram). 
Sew on button (see diagram for position). Secure & weave in all ends. 

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