Learn how to crochet a simple bikini top for your holiday weekend getaway! Right now I am obsessed of making a bikini top, bralette or a crochet crop top because they are so quick to make and don’t take too much yarn and time to complete the project, I made this cute crochet bikini top while thinking of my island holiday.
This easy and beginner friendly weekend getaway crochet bikini top is works up pretty quick and simple to do just need to know some basic crochet stitch, like single crochet nad double crochet stitch.
This pretty crochet bikini top free pattern include step by step detail video tutorial on youtube too.
I use cotton DK yarn for this project.
Gauge: 4 single crochet stitches x 4 rows = 1 square inch
Let’s get start!
– I used cotton DK weight yarn or Lion brand coboo cotton blend
– 3.50mm crochet hook
– Sewing yarn needle
Skill and abbreviations
You will need to know how to make
-Sl st (slip stitch)
-dc which mean double crochet
-sc which mean single crochet
This pattern is made for beginners! There is a basic skill level required to make.
This top is made in a size small. the other sizes will be written as follow S (M,L) for example Ch 9 (12,15). For small it would be ch9, ch12 for medium, and ch15 for a large.
Start with ch 9 (12,15) Make the cup.
Round 1: sc in the second Ch from hook. sc in each Ch across. In the last chain you will make (2sc, ch2, 2sc) all in the same chain. Now we are on the back side of the chain you will make 1sc in each ch down the row. Ch1, turn your work.
Round 2: sc in each stitch across from the previous round until you get to the ch2 space in the previous round. In that ch2 space make (2sc,ch2,2sc) all in the same chain space, and then make sc in each of the next stitch from previous round. Ch2, turn your work.
Round 3: sc in each stitch across from the previous round until you get to the ch2 space in the previous round. In that ch2 space make (1sc,ch1,1sc) all in the same chain space, and then make sc in each of the next stitch from previous round. Ch2, turn your work.
Stitch chart for the cup.
Round 4-8 : repeat round 3 until you reach your desired width for size small i measure the width is about 6 inch and height for your cup. After we got 2 pieces of the cup we will continue to make outside of each cup border.
Outside cup border
Start at the bottom corner of each cup.
Round1. *Ch4, skip2 st and sc in next* repeat * to * until the end of the round.
Round2. make 4sc in ch space of the previous row. *sl st in the next st, then make 4 sc in the next ch space* repeat * to* until the end of the round. Fasten off and leave long tail for sewing.
Repeat the same process with the other cup.
Connecting the Cups
Now it’s time to connecting the cups together.
Row1. Lay 2 cups flatted together and start the new joined at the bottom of the corner of 1st cup then ch20 -25 away from the cup. Turn And sc in each st along the bottom of cup included the chain that we just make, when you reach the end of first cup ch1 and connect to bottom of second cup with sc and sc in each stitch across. When you reach the end of the second cup then ch20-25 away from the second cup, turn.
Row2. Now we are on to make bottom border or the body, make sc in eash st along the bottom of 2 cups included the chain that we just make on the second cup. Ch1, turn
Row3. Make a pretty lace , ch3 , skip2st then*dc in the next stitch,ch3, dc in next, skip3 st, dc in next st* repeat *to* across until the end of the row. turn.
Row4. Ch3, *dc in next st,skip3 st, dc in next ,ch3,dc in next* repeat *to* across until the end of the row. turn
Row5-6. Repeat row3-4.
After row6, fasten off and weave in ends.
Stitch chart for bottom cup border.
Neck strap, Joined yarn at the top of the cup and ch60 away from the cup, then repeat the same on the other side.
Back strap, Joined yarn at each end of the bottom of the bikini top and ch70 away from the top, then repeat the same on the other side.
Now you have you very own pretty bikini top
If you make one I would love to see your creation tag me on Instagram! would love to see your creation.