Swimwear free crochet patterns

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It’s time to hit the beach in style.

Summer is almost here, and in no time we will hit the beach or the pool!

While perhaps not the most obvious combination, a crochet bikini and swimsuit pattern is just the thing to get summer into full swing. Whether you’re planning a tropical vacation or just soaking up the sun in your own backyard, having the perfect swimsuit is a must. And what better way to show off your DIY skills and unique style than by creating your own swimsuit?

Crochet is a versatile and fun way to create your own custom swimwear, from classic bikinis to trendy one-piece swimsuits.Moreover, because of the specifics of crochet swimwear, these are easy, super quick projects that very nearly work up themselves.

What’s more, they also don’t require a lot of yarns, so the only stash you need to bust is the one you already have. However, by no means does this mean that these are inferior. Indeed, these are fun, sexy and playful projects for you to enjoy making and wearing.

In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the best free crochet patterns available online for creating your own bikini and crochet swimsuits. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crocheter, there’s a pattern out there for you!

Free Crochet Patterns for aBikini and Swimsuit:

Cocktail Swimsuit

This crochet bikini and one-piece bathing suit combo is undoubtedly one of the neatest out there. Although it’s very definitely a bikini with a top and bottom, it’s also a one-piece swimsuit, the best of both worlds.

Skills: intermediate      Designer:   Filipa Carneiro

Cocktail swimsuitThe full article about this pattern is here:

Pineapple Fantasy Bathing Suit

Without a doubt, this amazing crochet bikini and swimsuit combo is another amazing piece. Overall, the combination of alternating textures, voids and curve-hugging shape gives it a fantastic and vibrant quality.

Skill: Intermediate     Designer: D Crochet

Swim WearThe full article about this pattern is here:

Pineapple Fantasy Bathing Suit

Info about the photos – on Ravelry.

Adria Bikini

However, a crochet bikini and swimsuit need not be a fantastic or fancy project. In fact, this simple and classic bikini project is more than enough to get you into beach mode. It’s straightforward crocheted beachwear, beautiful and timeless.

Adria Bikini is based on easy crochet stitches only. So there is no point in waiting any longer. Make a slip knot, insert the hook and start making your foundation chains.

Skill: easy     Designer: Fashion Martina

bikini adriaThe full article about this pattern is here:

Adria Bikini

Crochet Bikini Top

If you feel more comfortable in shorts or swim trunks, a bikini top will be a perfect fit. Solid colors and elegant lace finishes will match beautifully with any bottom you choose.

Skills: intermediate      Designer:   Elizabeth Pardue

Crochet bikini top

The full article about this pattern is here:

Beaded Bikini Top

More info also on Ravlery.

For more crochet top free patterns go to my last year post:

40 The Best Crochet Halter Tops Free Patterns


What yarn to choose for a crochet bikini?

One thing is certain – don’t go for 100% cotton or other yarns that highly take water in, because you’ll end up with soggy and heavy bikini that slides off your body. Yarns for crochet swimsuits should be acrylic or blends – you can even find yarns that are made especially for this purpose.

Can beginners crochet a bikini?

Of course, because it’s basically two triangles, right? You don’t need any fancy techniques – all you need are proper yarn, crochet hook and basic crochet stitches. You can start with the Adria Bikini pattern above.

Can a crochet swimsuit is better than sewing one?

One potential advantage of crochet swimsuits is that they can be more customizable in terms of size, fit, and design. With crochet, you can adjust the size of the stitches and the number of rows to create a perfect fit for your body. Additionally, crochet allows for more intricate and creative designs, including lace and texture, which may not be possible with sewing.

Crochet bikini or a crochet swimsuit?

It’s good to have options, right? Well, it’s a question you’ve got to discuss with yourself, because it all depends on how you feel in each of them. One thing is certain – you are beautiful and nothing should stop you from enjoying your time on the beach!


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One Comment

  1. YOlanda Carr says:

    I had an experience with crocheting in school and would like to renew my interest in it now that I am already retired from. Work. I’d like to start learning how to crochet bikinis or 1 piece swimsuits.

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