Hi hi, I know I’m late to post this but this month has been a bit of a roller coaster, so I’d like to apologize to all my subscribers who look forward to regular posts. I know I promised a pattern every week, but it does get crazy sometimes. I will try to work harder to stick to a schedule though, but even if that doesn’t happen, I promise to upload 4 patterns every month. so here goes,
You can use Aunt Lydia crochet thread size 3
DMC Crochet cotton size 3
Any size 3 thread.
Hook size can be 3mm or 3.5mm (I used the 3 for a tighter stitch)
Pattern is written in US terms
Loosely chain 19
R1: DC in 5th chain from hook (this counts as the 1st DC), DC in each chain, placing 3DC in last chain (18DC). Chain 1, 3DC in the 1st chain (other side of the chain 19- the “v” loops) DC along. (18DC, chain 1, 18DC)
R2-7: chain 3 (counts as the 1st DC of the row), turn. DC along (into DC of previous row), *2 DC chain 1, 2 DC* in chain 1 space (from previous row) DC until end of row.
R8: chain 4, DC in same stitch, *skip 2 stitches, DC, chain1, Dc in same stitch* til there are 32 stitches. (count the chain as stitches), chain 1. Mirror the pattern on the other side of the cup.
(ok for a bigger or smaller size, just remember that we are increase each row by 2 stitches on either side, separated by the 2DC, chain 1 DC, so when doing this row, work the *skip 2 stitches, DC, chain1, DC* until you get to the top, use a chain or 1 DC in the center if you have to, it isn’t necessary to have the *2 DC chain 1, 2 DC* in the chain 1 space for this row. )
R9: chain 3 (counts as the 1st DC of the row), turn. DC along (into DC of previous row), *2 DC chain 1, 2 DC* in chain 1 space (from previous row) DC until end of row. 34DC, chain1, 34DC
R10: chain 3, DC in the same stitch, *skip 2 stitches. DC, chain1, DC in the same stitch*, 3 times. (more or less on your preference.)
Fasten off. Make 2 cups, but attach the 2 cups together at R10 with SC, before fastening off .
For the band you need to work in groups of 6+ 1. I used 79 stitches for my top.
There is also a special stitch, the “upside down V”. To do this stitch,
yarn over 2 times, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, (there should be 2 loops on the hook), yarn over, skip 1 stitch, insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on the hook.
R2: Chain4, *skip 2 stitches, DC, chain1, DC in the next stitch*. Repeat ** until there are 3DC left from the previous row, chain 1 and DC in the last stitch.
R3: SC in each chain and each stitch. (79SC)
R4: chain4, *skip 1 stitch, DC in the next stitch*, repeat** til the end of the row.
R5: SC in each chain and each stitch. (79SC)
R6: chain 5. *Repeat skip 1 stitch. “Upside down V” stitch* (instructions above), until there are 2 SC left from the previous row, chain 2, DC in last stitch.
R7: SC in each chain and each stitch. (79SC)
8-12: Repeat rows 2-6.
R13: 2DC in each chain 2 space, DC in each “upside down V” (79DC)
Find the center of the band and place a stitch marker, we are going to attach the cup placing 2 SC in each horizontal DC of the cup, in some cases you may need to use 3SC to a DC or even 1SC to a DC.
e.g, For my top, there are 10 rows (well 9 and the v-stitch for row 10), which means I will have 38SC in each top but there are 39 stitches on half of the band (not counting the stitch with the marker) so I will have to use 3SC in 1 horizontal DC.
Attach the thread you want to use for your ties if you used different colors like I did. Use SC to attach the cups together. The stitch marker should line up with the row of SC we used to attach the cups together.
Do not fasten off, instead, SC downwards (work around the band first and then do the cups) around the entire piece placing 2SC for each DC in the band and 1SC for each row of SC of the band. Place stitch markers at the 1st SC of the band, (1 in the middle if you want 3 ties at the back- this is better in my opinion) and 1 at the bottom of the band. Place stitch markers at the chain 1 of the cup (remember how we did DC separated by a chain 1 for each row?).
When you get back to the starting point of the SC, slip stitch into it, you should have a stitch marker here, slip stitch into the stitch and chain 100 or desired length, HDC along the chain, slip stitch in same stitch. You are to do this around the entire top. You can also use a picot stitch to create a nice edging.
A picot stitch is created by slip stitching into a stitch, chaining 3 or 4 and slip stitching into the same stitch.
I hope this pattern was each to follow but if you need any help or have any questions, or even found any errors, please contact me.
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