Introduction: Rainbow Crochet Bikini

Picture of Rainbow Crochet Bikini

Hi everyone,

Although summer has passed but why don't we just prepare for our next summer?

This tutorial to show you how to crochet a beautiful rainbow shell bikini so that you can be more attractive on the beach.

This is for intermediate to advance level. In this tutorial, I use soft elastic yarn (double the yarn) with crochet hook size 3.5mm. The bras size in this video is 34B (US size). If you want it bigger, just increase the row of the cup.

Step 1: Supplies and Abbreviations

Picture of Supplies and Abbreviations

These are the supplies you need to make a rainbow crochet bikini:

1. Yarn (seven colors of the rainbow. Here I use soft elastic yarn)

2. A crochet hook, size appropriate with your yarn (here I use 3.5mm)

3. Scissors

4. Tapestry needle

5. Sewing pins and thread

6. A pair of foam bras

Abbreviations used in this tutorial:
- Ch (Chain)

- Sc (Single crochet)

- Dc (Double crochet)

- FPdc (Front post dc)

- BPdc (Back Post dc)

- 2-dc shell / 3-dc shell / 6-dc shell

Step 2: The Cup Patterns

This is the first time I write a pattern. If there's anything that need to be fixed, please feel free to give your opinions.

Below is the pattern of the cup. You need to make 2 cups for the bikini

Note: R stands for "Row"

Ring of 10 ch

R1: 16 dc into the ring

R2: ch 3, 2-dc shell, 1dc, 1FPdc, 1dc, 2-dc shell, 1dc, 1 FPdc, 1dc 2-dc shell, 1dc, 1FPdc, 1dc 2-dc shell, 1dc, 1FPdc, 1dc 2-dc shell, 1dc.

R3: ch 3, 1dc, 2-dc shell, 1dc, 1BPdc, 1dc, 2-dc shell, 1dc, 1BPdc, 1dc, 2-dc shell, 1dc, 1BPdc, 1dc, 2-dc shell, 1dc, 1BPdc, 1dc, 2-dc shell, 2dc.

R4: ch 3, 1dc, 4-dc shell, 1dc, 1FPdc, 1dc, 4-dc shell, 1dc, 1FPdc, 1dc, 4-dc shell, 1dc, 1FPdc, 1dc, 4-dc shell, 1dc, 1FPdc, 1dc, 4-dc shell, 2dc

R5: ch 3, 1dc, 4-dc shell, 1dc, 1BPdc, 1dc, 4-dc shell, 1dc, 1BPdc, 1dc, 4-dc shell, 1dc, 1BPdc, 1dc, 4-dc shell, 1dc, 1BPdc, 1dc, 4-dc shell, 2dc

R6: ch 3, skip 1 st, 1dc, 6-dc shell, 1dc, skip 1st, 1FPdc, skip 1st, 1dc, 6-dc shell, 1dc, skip 1st, 1FPdc, skip 1st, 1dc, 6-dc shell, 1dc, skip 1st, 1FPdc, skip 1st, 1dc, 6-dc shell, 1dc, skip 1st, 1FPdc, skip 1st, 1dc, 6-dc shell, 2dc

R7: ch 3, skip 1 st, 1dc, 6-dc shell, 1dc, skip 1st, 1BPdc, skip 1st, 1dc, 6-dc shell, 1dc, skip 1st, 1BPdc, skip 1st, 1dc, 6-dc shell, 1dc, skip 1st, 1BPdc, skip 1st, 1dc, 6-dc shell, 1dc, skip 1st, 1BPdc, skip 1st, 1dc, 6-dc shell, 2dc

R8: ch 3, skip 1 st, 1dc, 6-dc shell, 1dc, skip 1st, 1FPdc, skip 1st, 1dc, 6-dc shell, 1dc, skip 1st, 1FPdc, skip 1st, 1dc, 6-dc shell, 1dc, skip 1st, 1FPdc, skip 1st, 1dc, 6-dc shell, 1dc, skip 1st, 1FPdc, skip 1st, 1dc, 6-dc shell, 2dc

R9: ch 3, skip 1st. 2dc, 6-dc shell, 2dc, skip 1st, 1BPdc skip 1st, 2dc, 6-dc shell, 2dc, skip 1st, 1BPdc skip 1st, 2dc, 6-dc shell, 2dc, skip 1st, 1BPdc skip 1st, 2dc, 6-dc shell, 2dc, skip 1st, 1BPdc skip 1 st, 2dc, 6-dc shell, 3dc,.

R10: ch 3, skip 1st. 2dc, 6-dc shell, 2dc, skip 1st, 1FPdc skip 1st, 2dc, 6-dc shell, 2dc, skip 1st, 1FPdc skip 1st, 2dc, 6-dc shell, 2dc, skip 1st, 1FPdc skip 1st, 2dc, 6-dc shell, 2dc, skip 1st, 1FPdc skip 1 st, 2dc, 6-dc shell, 3dc,

R11: ch 3, skip 1st. 2dc, 6-dc shell, 2dc, skip 1st, 1BPdc skip 1st, 2dc, 6-dc shell, 2dc, skip 1st, 1BPdc skip 1st, 2dc, 6-dc shell, 2dc, skip 1st, 1BPdc skip 1st, 2dc, 6-dc shell, 2dc, skip 1st, 1BPdc skip 1 st, 2dc, 6-dc shell, 3dc,.

Step 3: Making the Boder and the Straps

There's clear instructions in this video, so I didn't write down the pattern.

Step 4: The Back Part

This step show you how to crochet the back strap of the bikini. I didn't write down the pattern as well but the key is working in the back loops.

Step 5: Attach the Foam Bra and Finish

This step show you how to sew the foam bra into the cups and finish the bikini.

Hope you'll find my instructions easy to follow. If you have any question, please feel free to comment or inbox me. Happy crocheting!

Comments

GeekCrafterGirlz432 (author)2016-11-05

Wouldn't it get soggy and stretch out when you wore it into the water?!

Oh, it depends on the kind of yarn or thread you use to crochet. Cotton can work really well in making swimsuit.

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-11-05

Making your own is a great idea. My wife can never find one at a store that fits properly. So she always has to make or modify her swimsuits.

Yes, it's great to wear your self-made swimsuit because it will perfectly fit and comfortable.

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