Quick Crochet Bralette Bikini Top | Free Crochet Pattern

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Looking for a quick crochet bikini top to make in under 2 hours? Then this classy Betty bralette bikini top is just the thing for you.

The one thing that I love about crocheting bikinis is that it takes no time at all. I could whip up a bikini set in a couple of hours and I’m good to go! And if you happen to have that beach event coming up and realize you don’t have anything to wear, then grab your hook and yarn, and let’s get rolling!

All you would need to know are some basic stitches like the half double crochet, double crochet, and single crochet stitch (Also, check out the matching bottom free pattern here ).

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Betty Bralette with matching Nella Shorts

Betty Bralette with matching Nella Shorts

 

DESIGN INSPIRATION

 

I came across some images from the ’50s and was inspired by how put together the bikinis were back then and I thought this would be a great idea for a classic crochet bralette!

I also wanted this top to fit most if not ALL sizes, so the perfect yarn and perfect sizing were crucial! This baby will not sag! 😁

DESCRIPTION

 

Betty crochet bralette

Betty crochet bralette

This bralette is worked up in 2 repeat sections – the left and right cups, and they are worked in wide half double crochet stitches, from the bottom up. This is basically half-double crochet stitches worked between each post.

 

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Tools and Materials:

 

Yarn weight: DK Category 3

Brand: Cascade Fixation Color: Teal

Hook: 2.25mm

Gauge: 22 Wide Hdc sts x 18 rows = 4”x 4”

No. yarns (balls): Cup size: A[B/C/D/E/F] = 1[1.5/2/2/2/2]

Tools: tapestry needle, measuring tape, scissors, stitch markers

Skill: Beginner

 

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Sienna Two Way Bralette / Rainbow Pride Bralette / Star Coral Bandeau
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Things to Note:

  • Prepare gauge to get the right size.
  • Do note this top is stretchable when using mentioned yarn
  • Refer to the measurement chart here
  • Abbreviation page available in English US format
  • The turning chain does NOT count as a stitch unless mentioned otherwise.
  • If you would like extra support for bigger cups, you can add a rubber band around the bottom band and paddings like these

 

 

Betty Bralette Bikini Top Free Crochet Pattern

 

 

PART 1: Making the Cups

 

  1. Foundation: Ch 39[44/50/55/61/66] + 1,
  2. Row 1: Insert hook through the second Ch from hook and work 1 Hdc st and across for the rest of the chain across. Ch 1 turn
  3. Row 2: On the first st, work 1 Hdc, on the next st, (ref image 1 below) insert hook between the 2nd and 3rd post and complete a Hdc.
  4. Cont to Hdc bet post until the second last post, work 1 Hdc on the last st, Ch 1 turn
  5. Row 3: Work Sc sts on the next 3 sts, followed by 1 Hdc bet post until the 2nd last st, work 1 Hdc, Ch 1 turn
  6. Row 4: .Hdc on 1st st, Hdc bet post for the rest of the sts up till the last 4th st, Sc each st, Ch 1 turn
  7. Row 5: Rep step 5 & 6 for 25[27/30/32/34/36] rows total. You should have the measurements below. (ref image 2)
  8. Bind off and rep steps 1 – 7 to make another cup

 

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Image 1

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Image 2

 

PART 2: Ties

 


Bottom Ties

  1. Row 1: On the last row of the bottom outer Hdc side of your cups, work 2 Dc sts on each row/post for 4 rows. You should have 8 Dc sts. Ch 1 turn (see image 3)
  2. Row 2: Next row, work 8 Dc sts, Ch 1 turn
  3. Row 3: Next row, 1 Dc till last 3 sts, Dc2tog, ch 1 turn
  4. Row 4: Dc each st turn
  5. Row 5 – 9: Rep steps 3 & 4 until you have 4 sts remaining.
  6. Row 10 – 40: Dc 4 sts for 40 rows. You should have 18” in total length. Bind off

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Image 3

 

Top ties (See: How to make ties)

  1. On the next step, prepare to pull two arm’s lengths worth of yarn or approx. 60” of yarn 4 times. Fold in half you should have 120” of double yarn.
  2. Insert hook through the top outer Hdc corner st of the cups and Pt both yarn end and make a Slst.
  3. Work up chains with the double yarn and chain until the end.
  4. Finished length about 25~28 inches.
  5. Rep Part 2 Ties on the other cup.

2 arms length for ties
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PART 3: Connecting cups

 

  1. Align both cups together and with a tapestry needle, thread 15” of yarn and join both cup’s bottom rows together with 2 tight sts (See image 4)
  2. Next, weave through the rows by skipping every other row while pulling yarn and tightening the weave. (image 5)
  3. Then join both cup’s top rows together with 2 tight sts and weave through the rest of the next rows by skipping every other row and then pulling the yarn tight. (image 6)
  4. Secure and bind off.
  5. Weave in all loose ends.

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Image 4 / Image 5 / Image 6

 

 

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