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Summer is just around the corner, which means it is time to start planning your summer wardrobe, including what free crocheted bikini top pattern you should make. I am excited to share these free crochet bikini top patterns with you. There are many different style options, and free crochet patterns that you can choose from to make the perfect bikini to wear this summer.

Easy Crochet Bikini Patterns For Summer

Have you considered crocheting your own bikini top before? If not you definitely should. Making crocheted swimsuits, or crocheted swimwear is a lot of fun, and making an amazing crochet bikini top top is not difficult, and does not require much yarn. These free patterns give you the option to make many different styles of crocheted bikinis so that you can find the perfect one for you.

Making your own bikini top is such a fun project, and you get to enjoy wearing it on hot summer days. Plus, you get to make it so that it fits you perfectly, there are so many great pattern options that you are bound to find one that catches your eye. 

I am so excited to share these free crochet projects with you! There are so many free patterns, Bikini top patterns are a great option because you can make it just how you want, and then you get to enjoy it all summer long. 

What is the Best Yarn to Crochet Bikinis?

When you make a crochet bikini top, you will want to be very selective about what type of yarn you use. Not only are you making a crochet clothing item, but also a crochet swimsuit top. 

The best yarn to use for making a crochet bikini is 100% cotton yarn. You can find this in many different brand options, as well as color options. A popular choice for 100% cotton yarn is Lion Brands’ 24/7 cotton yarn. I prefer to use Hobby Lobby’s 100% cotton yarn, as they have many different color options and varieties available for a reasonable price. 

Stitches Used for Crocheting Bikinis

Most of the different free crochet bikini top patterns have just a few basic stitches that you will need to know how to make. Let’s look at some of the more common basic stitches that you will need to know for the different patterns. 

Chain. A chain stitch is a foundation stitch that is used in many different crochet projects. The chain can be used and foundation or part of a stitch pattern depending on what free crochet bikini top pattern you are looking at. 

Single Crochet. The single crochet stitch is the most common crochet stitch used in these different bikini top patterns. The reason why the single crochet stitch is so common in these patterns is that it is a nice tight stitch that will still create a lovely swimsuit top.

Half Double Crochet. A half double crochet stitch is another small crochet stitch that you may encounter in these different bikini top patterns. This stitch is a little bit taller than a single crochet stitch, but can still make a good crochet stitch to use for this type of pattern.

Slip Stitch. The slip stitch is another basic stitch used in crochet projects. The slip stitch helps to get you from one point to another and also joins around together. 

Increasing and Decreasing. Learning how to increase and decrease your overall number of stitches will also be important when making a crochet bikini top. Increasing or decreasing your overall number of stitches in the room or the round will give your bikini in necessary shape you are looking for. 

Are You a Beginner Who Needs More Help Learning to Crochet?

If you are unfamiliar with any of these Basic crochet stitches mentioned above, or any others that you were crocheted bikini top pattern might require, I have an easy step-by-step tutorial of how to make each of the basic crochet stitches. Be sure to check it out, if you are learning how to crochet

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    Materials Needed to Make Crochet Bikinis

    Each of these patterns for crochet swimsuits may require that you use different materials to make each crochet bikini top. However, let’s Begin by looking at some of the basic materials you want to have on hand in order to make your bikini top. 


    You will want to have at least two skeins of 100% cotton yarn on hand to make a bikini top pattern. Be sure to reference your specific bikini top pattern instructions to make sure that two skeins of yarn are enough. Feel free to use whatever colors to make your bikini top that you want.

    Crochet Hook

    You will also want to have a crochet hook on hand. Typically, this is going to be a smaller crochet hook than normal. I suggest using a size G or 4 mm crochet hook to get you started. You will want to make sure that your crochet hook allows you to make stitches that are small and tight so that there are no holes in between. After all, it would be quite embarrassing to have holes in your bikini top. 

    Other Materials You Might Need

    • Scissors
    • A Tape Measure
    • A tapestry needle or yarn needle
    • Stitch Markers

    Estimated Skill Level

    Since there are many different free crochet bikini top patterns, some of them may be more complicated to make an others. In general, you will find that the bikini top patterns have a skill level of beginner to intermediate crocheter. 

    How to Make a Crochet Bikini Top

    Let’s look at a basic overview of how you can crochet a bikini top no matter which pattern you choose to use. 

    Crochet the Pieces

    Typically, most of these patterns will start off by instructing you to crochet the different pieces that make up the bikini top. For example, this would be starting the bikini cups in different sizes. Make sure to choose a cup size that is appropriate for you. Then you will either add on to the bikini cups, or create the other pieces of the bikini, and sew them on later. 


    Once all of the pieces have been created for your bikini top, it is time to either crochet or sew them together. Make sure that your stitches are nice and tight so that the bikini top is securely fastened. 


    When you are finished assembling the crocheted bikini top, you may choose to add other embellishments to the bikini if you wish. This might be a border around the entire bikini to finish it off, or other things like flowers, buttons, or whatever you prefer. 

    Now that you know the basic overview of how a crocheted bikini top is created, let’s look at the different free crochet bikini patterns

    Free Crochet Bikini Top Patterns

    There are so many amazing crocheted bikini top patterns that I am excited to share with you. Below you will find a picture of the bikini top created by the pattern, then to get the written instructions, click through to each of the written patterns, to explore the step-by-step instructions of how to make each one of these cute crocheted bikini top patterns

    Free Crochet Bikini Top Pattern Ideas

    Tips for Crocheting Bikinis

    Measure Measure Measure

    When you are making any piece of clothing, it’s very important that you measure accurately. Measure once, measure twice, and measure again just for fun to make sure you got it right. 

    Use the Correct Yarn

    When you are making a crochet bikini top, it’s also very important that you use the correct type of yarn. My preference is to use a nice soft 100% cotton yarn from Hobby Lobby. However, any 100% cotton yarn will work. 

    Check the Gauge 

    The gauge of the crochet pattern stitching tightness matches that of the pattern developer. Make sure that your stitch gauge is accurate so that the size of your bikini top turns out correctly. 

    Line the Bikini

    When you are making crocheted clothing, especially a bikini, bra, or crochet bralette it is always a good idea to line the bikini when you are finished before wearing it. This makes sure that there are no holes, or places that can be seen through in your crocheted bikini top

    Reinforce the Straps 

    To help give the straps of your crocheted bikini extra reinforcement, it’s always good to reinforce the straps you are crocheting or add a liner to the straps. 

    Use a Smaller Crochet Hook Size

    Another good way to make sure that you are crocheting nice tight stitches on your bikini top is to use a smaller than usual crochet hook. For example, you might try using one or two sizes smaller than normal so that your stitches are nice and tight.

    Crochet Bikini Patterns FAQs

    Can I line a crochet bikini?

    Absolutely! I highly recommend that you line a crocheted bikini before wearing it, to add an extra level of safety to it. 

    Can I swim in a crochet bikini?

    Yes, a crocheted bikini top that is made with 100% cotton yarn can be used to go swimming in. 

    Are Crochet Swimwear See-Through? Oh Boy! 👀

    Whether crocheted swimwear is see-through or not depends on how it is made. If your stitches are loose, then yes, your bikini top might be see-through. This is why I highly recommend that you not only line the bikini top but also use a smaller than normal crochet hook so that your stitches are nice and tight, without holes unless you’re into that sort of thing. 😳

    Is It Worth To Crochet A Bikini?

    Yes, I do believe that it is worth it to crochet a bikini. Crocheted bikinis don’t cost much to make, because they don’t use much yarn. They are also small, which means that it will not take much time to make the crocheted bikini top. Plus, you get to choose a free pattern for your bikini top, so that it turns out just how you want it. 

    Which Is The Best Yarn To Crochet A Bikini?

    The best yarn to use is 100% cotton yarn. You can find this at your local craft store, in a variety of brand options.

    How Much Yarn Do I Need To Crochet A Bikini?

    You will not need to use much yarn to make a crocheted bikini. The exact amount of yarn you will need depends on what pattern you choose. 

    Are Crochet Bikinis Beginner Friendly?

    The skill level required to make the different crocheted bikini top patterns will depend on which pattern you choose. There are many bikini different patterns that are great for beginner crocheters, and there are a few bikini top crochet patterns that require more intermediate skill levels.  

    How To Give The Crochet Bikinis A Personal Touch?

    There are many different ways you can give appreciate bikinis a personal touch. One of the easiest is to use your favorite color combinations. This gives the bikini top your own personal flare. You can also add embellishments to the bikini top if you wish. 

    Can You Get A Crochet Bikini Wet?

    Yes, you can get any bikini top that is made of 100% cotton yarn wet. 

    How Do I Wash My Crochet Bikini?

    The best way to wash your crocheted bikini is to watch it on a delicate cycle, using cold water. Then hang out outside to dry. Depending on the type of yarn that is used, the color of your bikini top may fade over time, especially if it is exposed to chlorine.

    Do I Need To Line My Crochet Bikini?

    Although it’s not required to line to your crochet bikini, it is highly recommended. Bikini tops without a lining may be see-through in places. 

    How Long Does It Take To Crochet A Bikini?

    The amount of time that it takes to crochet one of these free corchet bikini top pattern ideas will depend on your skill level and how much time you dedicate to it. It will also depend on which bikini pattern you use, some are more detailed than others. 

    Do Crochet Bikinis Stretch Out Over Time?

    Yes, there is a possibility that crocheted bikini tops need to stretch out over time. 

    Can I Use Any Crochet Stitch For A Bikini?

    No, I would not recommend that you use just any stitch for a crocheted bikini. For example, if you make a bikini out of double crochet stitches, there will be quite a few holes in the bikini top. Rather, it’s a better idea to use tighter stitches like a single crochet, or half double crochet, or if you’re going to use a double crochet, make a stitch pattern out of a double crochet and a single crochet. 

    Where Can I Find Crochet Bikini Patterns?

    I’m so glad you asked where you can find cruciate to Katie patterns! I am happy to share so many different free crochet bikini top patterns with you to enjoy! 

    Can I Add Embellishments To My Crochet Bikini?

    Yes, you can feel free to add embellishments to your free crochet bikini top pattern that you wish. However, when you do this, it’s a good idea to keep in mind if the embellishments are waterproof or not, if you intend to wear the bikini top in water. 

    Crochet Bikini Patterns

    I hope you have enjoyed exploring these different free crochet bikini top pattern ideas. These easy crochet bikini pattern ideas can be made in many different ways, using a variety of crochet stitches, color options, and design options. 

    It is my hope that you have found a free pattern to begin making your own crochet bikini, to be a great addition, so that you can enjoy the perfect bikini top this summer! 

    Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy Crocheting!

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