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Crochet Bikini Top Patterns

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Crochet Bikini Tops also known as crochet bralettes are so fun to make and perfect for warmer weather! They are fabulous wardrobe addition for vacations and would make beautiful beach wears. The good thing is that any level of Crocheter can make a crochet bikini top!

Easy and free crochet Bikini Tops to make this summer.

Crochet bikinis can be either tops or bottom or both. This post is focusing only on the tops and would be visiting the bottom at another date. Either would make a good beach wear either alone or when layered up with another coverup.

In this post, you’d learn to make a crochet bikini top and be provided with lots of free crochet bikini top patterns to help you make your choice much easier.

How to make a crochet Bikini Top

When the weather warms up and everyone wants to go out to the beach and have some fun, bikinis or bralette is one of the cutest things to wear. If you crochet and have wondered how can you make your own version of a crochet bikini, then you are in the right place.

Crocheting your own bikini top is in fact pretty easy, and also works up pretty quickly. Most crochet bikinis use the basic crochet stitches like single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet. In order to make a bikini top, you first need to determine your perfect cup size.

Picking the right size when making a crochet bikini top

To pick the correct size, you need to check the designer’s measurements in the pattern. Most times, bikini tops come in Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large

Extra Small fits: 32A, 34A, 32B

Small fits: 36A, 34B, 36B, 32C, 34C, 32D

Medium fits: 34C, 32D, 34D, 36D, 32DD

Large fits 36C, 32D, 34D, 36D, 32DD, 38C

Extra Large fits: 36D, 38C or larger

Once you have picked your desired size for the crochet bikini, the next thing is to pick the perfect yarn for the project.

Best yarn to make a bikini top

Generally, when picking yarn for your crochet bikinis, think of the yarn that would hold shape, and of course, the color of the yarn is an added bonus. Keep in mind the factors that would affect your finished bikinis longevity. These include the water, sun which can cause fading of the swimsuit, chemicals from the pool, lotions from suntan, and so on.

The yarn elasticity – This is far more important as you want your bikinis to retain shape after multiple uses. No one wants to spend lots of hours crocheting a beautiful swimsuit and only wear it once as a result of it losing shape.

With all these being said, Acrylic yarn base tops this list as it doesn’t hold much water and keeps shape for a very long time. A good example is the Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, which is used in many of the crochet bikinis listed below.

Crochet Bikini Top Patterns

The pretty picot crochet bralette pattern is one that can be adjusted in terms of length. This size-inclusive bikini top is well written with detailed instructions to help with different cup sizes. The pattern comes in Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large sizes.

If you can make a double crochet and know single Crochet, the. You can make this bikini top. She also has a video tutorial to help you while making this bikini.

Yarn details – This Bikini top is made using just a skein of any worsted weight yarn and a 5 mm crochet hook.

Designer – Carrowaycrochet

Crochet Bikini Top Pattern

The pretty Ivory Lace Bikini Top: Another beginner-friendly bralette pattern with the cups made using just double crochet. This bikini also comes in various sizes with options to help you customize yours.

Yarn details – This Bikini top is made using just a skein of any worsted weight yarn and a 5 mm crochet hook. Designer – Carrowaycrochet.

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The Earth Mother Crop Top is another beautiful bikini top by the same designer as above. This version has a little bit of coverage with more laces added.

Yarn details – This Bikini top is made using just a skein of any worsted weight yarn and a 5 mm crochet hook. Designer – Carrowaycrochet.

The beautiful bralette pattern: includes both written and video tutorials and comes in 7 different sizes using the bust measurement

Designer – Toyslabcreations

The Rainbow Crochet Bikini Top – This Beginner bikini is a fun project with detailed instructions both written and video tutorials. The pattern includes tweaks to adjust the cups.

Yarn – This crochet bralette prototype is written in DK weight, with an option for worsted weight and a larger hook size for larger cup sizes.

Designer – @stardustgoldcrochet

Easy crochet Bikini Top Pattern

Crochet Ruffle Bikini Pattern This beautiful bralette pattern has a detailed video tutorial and comes in six different sizes using the bust measurement of 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42)” 

The following Bikini tops are only available as paid patterns.

The fringe-worthy bikini top is a festive worthy crochet top that can be made using colors of your choice. Made using worsted weight and 5 mm crochet hook. This beautiful pattern comes in various sizes.
Finished bralette cup dimensions are 5.25 (6, 6.75, 7.5, 8.25, 9)“ wide by 4.75 (5.5, 6.25, 7, 7.75, 8.5)” 

Bra sizes that fit in the cup size:
XS – 30A/B, 32A
S – 30C, 32B/C/D, 34A/B, 36A/B
M – 30D/DD, 32D, 34C/D, 36A/B/C, 38A/B, 40A
L – 32DD/DDD/E, 34D/DD, 36D, 38A/B/C/D, 40C/D, 42B
XL – 32F, 34DDD/E, 36DD/DDD/E, 38D/DD, 40D/DD, 42C
2X – 34F/G, 36DDD/E/F/G, 38DDD/E/F, 40DDD/E/F, 42D/DD, 44C

Crochet bikini top pattern

The floral bikini top pattern: Made using Worsted weight #4 weight, and uses about 210 – 300 yards. This pattern comes in 3 different sizes.  

Designer – @Thepurpleponcho

Crochet Bikini top conclusion

Crochet bikinis or swimsuits are fun and easy crochet projects that any level of crocheter can make as it uses the basic crochet stitches and also comes in various sizes. You should totally make your very first bikini top if you haven’t done so. Pick one or more swimsuits from the above examples.

Crochet crop tops are another alternative to bikini tops. The Doli crop top and pearl top are both free patterns here on the blog.

I hope you are now confident enough to make your own version of the crochet bikini top/ crochet bralette, when you do make one, kindly tag the designer with your beautiful makes.

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