How to Crochet a Bikini

By LeafTV Editor

How to Crochet a Bikini. Crochet has always made for a popular style of garment. Like its sister stitching craft, knitting, crochet is particularly fashionable at present. It seems as though everyone wants the homey handmade, yet sexy, look of a crocheted swimsuit. Learning to crochet a bikini makes for a fun and potentially profitable pastime.

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Crochet a Bikini

Learn to Crochet a Bikini

Step 1

Familiarize yourself with the crochet pattern before you begin. Pick a pattern that is simple and quick if you are not very experienced in crochet.

Step 2

Choose your yarn and hook(s) according to your directions.

Step 3

Adjust your crochet pattern for the correct size for your suit. Instructions are often given for a medium-sized suit, with directives to increase by a certain number of stitches for a size larger or decrease by a certain number for a smaller suit.

Crochet the Bottom of a Bikini

Step 1

Try this simple pattern for the bottom front of a medium bathing suit. Use a 3.5-mm crochet hook. Chain 10. Double-crochet in the second stitch until the end of the row.

Step 2

Chain one and turn. Double-crochet to the row's end. Repeat for eight rows.

Step 3

Increase by one chain in first stitch and then double-crochet to row's end.

Step 4

Chain one and then double-crochet to the end for three more rows. Then, repeat the row where you increase by one.

Step 5

Chain one and double-crochet to the end for three more rows.

Step 6

Repeat another row where you increase by one.

Step 7

Chain two and double-crochet to the end of the row.

Step 8

Chain two and increase in the second stitch. Double-crochet the rest of the row, and increase in last stitch.

Step 9

Chain two and double-crochet the rest of the row. Repeat the final two rows until you have 40 stitches. Fasten off your yarn.

Make the Bottom Back of the Bikini

Step 1

Create the bottom back for this suit. Chain 10. Double-crochet in the second chain through to the row's end.

Step 2

Stitch two rows by double-crocheting each stitch until the row ends.

Step 3

Chain two, turn and do two double crochets in every stitch on the row to give you 18 stitches.

Step 4

Chain two and double-crochet to the row's end.

Step 5

Chain two, do two double crochets in next stitch and then double-crochet to the row's end. Repeat this last row until you have 44 stitches. Fasten off your yarn.

Create the Top of Your Bikini

Step 1

Make the top of your bikini. You will be making two identical pieces to be joined later. Chain 32. Double-crochet in second stitch and keep going until you reach the end of the row.

Step 2

Chain two and double-crochet to the end for the next two rows.

Step 3

Skip two stitches and then double-crochet in each stitch until the row ends. Repeat this for the next five rows.

Step 4

Skip two stitches and double-crochet to end. Repeat this row until 16 stitches are left.

Step 5

Skip one stitch, double-crochet for seven stitches, skip another stitch and double-crochet for seven more stitches.

Step 6

Turn, skip one stitch and double-crochet to the end of the row.

Step 7

Continue to decrease the same way by skipping the middle stitch until only two remain.

Step 8

Slip-stitch and continue on this last stitch by chaining 100 stitches to make the neck tie. Fasten off and cut the yarn.

Assemble the Pieces of Your Bikini

Step 1

Chain 200. Fasten off the yarn.

Step 2

Take a large wool needle and thread the lower edge of your two top sections to create back ties.

Step 3

Chain 75 for ties at the top four corners. Fasten off the yarn and double-crochet around all the edges.