Simply Cute Crochet Bikini Top Pattern
This crochet bikini top is perfect for all your summer activities! This is a very simple crochet bikini top made with only a few basic stitches, yet is absolutely beautiful when finished! It is most definitely BEGINNER FRIENDLY! Summer is full of awesome water activities and this top is perfect for all of it! Pair it with your favorite bottoms or wear it as a top with some high waited shorts and a cute komono! Lets hop to it loves!
If you like this pattern and want more like it check out my Festival Crop Top Tutorial, or my new Vibrant Bikini Pattern pictured below.
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Materials You Will Need
Yarn: I used two different colors (Aqua and White) of 100% mercerized cotton, weighted 4 yarn for this top. If you want the exact yarn I used, it’s Lion Brand Yarns 24/7 Cotton. This is on the thinner side of 4 weight yarn. If you plan on wearing this top in water, as a swim top for example, you will want to use 100% cotton yarn (or something that is a minimum 90% cotton blend). Acrylic yarn does not dry as nicely or as easily as the cotton yarn would. However if you don’t plan on wearing it in the water, I would use Caron Simply Soft acrylic yarn because of how amazingly soft it is (and inexpensive)! How much yarn you will use will depends on how long you make the straps, and the size of the cups. One Skein should be more than enough for any size top in my opinion.
Crochet Hook: I used a Clover brand 3.75mm Hook (also referred to as size F or 5). You could use a 4.5mm hook for a looser stitch, or a 3.25mm for a tighter stitch as well.
Tapestry Needle: This is a yarn needle to weave in your ends.
Scissors: to cut your yarn.
Stitches Used in This Pattern
I will be using abbreviations in this written pattern so here is a list of the names/abbreviations and brief directions for each:
Stitch (ST) – Next chain or stitch you are going to work into
Yarn Over (YO) – wrapping yarn around hook
Chain (CH) – After having an slip knot on your hook, YO and pull through your slip knot. That is a chain 1. YO again and pull through loop on hook. That is your chain 2, and so forth.
Slip Stitch (SS) – Insert hook into next chain/stitch and yarn over. Pull through chain/stitch and continue to pull through the loop on your hook.
Single Crochet (SC) – Insert hook into next chain/stitch and YO then pull through the chain/stitch. YO and pull through both loops on hook.
Picot (p) – Chain three and insert hook into first chain, YO and pull through.
That’s it! With these simple stitches you can make a stunningly simple bikini top to wear all summer long!
Bikini Top Pattern!
It is important to note that you are working in half rounds, so basically a U shape. From one end of the U to the other, turn and working your way back.
You are going to begin by slip knotting your main color of yarn onto your hook, CH13
*If you want your cup to be taller/longer than add a few more chains, if you want it to be wider and shorter use a few less chains to start. The blue top I made was made with 10 beginning chains for reference.
Round 1: SC in the second CH from hook. SC 1 in each Ch to make 12 SC’s total. In the last chain you will want to do another SC, making it have two total SC’s. Ch1 and again do 2 more SC’s in the same CH. Now on the back side of the CH you will do 12 more SC’s until you reach your first starting Chain. Refer to chart below for further clarity.
Start at black dot. Chain down 13 and turn. SC in second CH from hook. SC in every CH and SC 2 in the 13th CH. CH 1, SC 2 more in that same CH. Continue to SC down the back side of the CH.
Round 2: CH 1 and turn. SC in each SC from the previous round until you get to the CH1 space in previous round. In that CH1 space, SC, CH1, SC and then do 1 SC in each of the next SC from previous row.
Round 3-14ish: Continue round 2 until you reach your desired width and height for your cup keeping in mind that for the border you will be adding one more additional row of SC’s around the entire cup.
Bottom of cup: CH1 at the end of your last round and turn so you are working across the bottom of the cup. SC as evenly as possible along the bottom of the cup. *HINT: SC one for each row of SC’s so you should end with around 28*
Repeat: Tie off and repeat exactly for the second cup!
Adding the Border
You can choose to use the same color or switch as I did at this point for the border and straps, its all up to you!
Begin by tying on to the bottom corner or either cup. SC in each St at the bottom of the cup, CH1, SS to the corner of the second cup and SC across in each St on the bottom of the cup.
Once you reach the corner CH 75 (You can make the straps shorter or longer to preference by increasing/decreasing number of chains at this point). Once you are at the end, SS all the way back down in each CH stitch until you reach the corner.
Outside Cup Border: Now SC in the next 3 stitches along the side of the cup, then make a picot(p). *SC in the next 4 stitches, make a picot(p).* Repeat between the * until you reach the top of the cup.It may not be exactly four stitches for a picot left depending on the number of chains you started with and the amount of rounds you made. That is fine, we will just match it to the other side when we get there.
Neck Strap: Once you reach the top of the cup CH80. Then SS all the way down the CH until you reach the first CH again.
Inside Cup Border: SS to the top stitch. Now you will want to see how many SC stitches you did on the outer side until you reach your top picot and do the same amount so the picots are at the same heights on either side of the cup.
For example if from the top of your cup you only have 3 SC then your Picot, on this side you will SC 3, p, then continue with the SC 4, p, SC 4, p until you reach the middle of the cups
When you reach the middle of the cups just SC in the CH 1 connecting the two cups. Again you will want to make sure the picots match with the other cup so match your bottom picot up and follow the sc4, p repeatedly. Repeat the directions for the inside cup and outside cup border and making your strap at the top of the second cup.
When you reach the corner you tied onto to start your border, CH 75 and SS back down the CH for your last strap. SS back to the first SC you made. Weave in any loose ends and You’re Done!!!
Simple and Cute Bikini Top?
CHECK! Now you are ready to rock this cute bikini top to the beach, at the pool, or just laying out in your yard. You do you boo boo 😉 If you have ANY QUESTIONS please please leave me a comment below and I will get back to you ASAP! Also if you would be willing I would love for you to share your finished projects (and you wearing them out doing fun water things!) on my blog’s Facebook Page! Thank you so much! If you have any suggestions for future projects or tutorials please comment below!
XOXO Taylor Lynn