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30+ Easy Crochet Bralette And Bikini Top Patterns 

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A crochet bralette is a wireless, fancy mix of a top with a bra that you don’t necessarily need to hide. What this means is you can either wear them on their own or as a crop top under a blazer.

Would you like to crochet your own bralette? I’ve curated a list of super cute patterns that I’m sure you will love.

They are versatile small garment that can be worn in a few different ways. Whether you are looking for a pattern to make a bikini top or a fancy layering piece to wear under a sheer top, then this list is for you.

crochet bralette patterns

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How to crochet a bralette?

The construction for most bralette patterns is similar and very simple. Since these are small garments, you don’t need to know a lot of fancy stitches.

Generally, these are the steps to crochet a bralette:

  • Firstly, you crochet the two cups. For better coverage, most patterns will call for closed stitches, such as single crochet, half double crochet and double crochet stitches.
  • Secondly, you will make the bodice portion of your bralette. Here, it can be a simple strap to tie on the back or rows to join the bodice. Or a combination of both.
  • Next, you will add the shoulder straps. Again, this can be a simple halter style strap to tie at the back of your neck or to tie at the back portion of the bodice.
  • Lastly, you can add pads (bra cups), but this one is optional.

Another thing to keep in mind when choosing a pattern is that they are usually customizable. Most bralette patterns are simple and easy to adapt to your style.

How to determine your bralette size?

Figuring out what size your crochet bralette or bikini top needs to be may be tricky. Many times you need a smaller cup, but a larger under chest band (or vice-versa). Here is the recommended way to do it accurately:

  • First, you will need a measuring tape. The fabric measuring tape is the best kind for body measurements.
  • Secondly, find someone to help you, it’s the best way to do it accurately. But if that’s not possible, you can still do it yourself.
  • Thirdly, stand straight and relaxed, preferably in front or a mirror. And it’s okay if you keep a bra on, that way you will have a more accurate measurement for the bralette size you need.
  • Next, wrap the tape around the fullest part of your chest, but not too tight.
  • Lastly, measure your under chest for the band size. You may have to tweak the pattern yourself by adding stitches here and there to adjust it to your size.

Remember, it’s always best to have someone else to measure it for you, but if you don’t you can still do it yourself. If you need a guide on how to take body measurements, the Craft Yarn Council has very good information with illustrations on how to measure for garment making.

Materials needed to crochet a bralette

Most crochet bralette patterns will call for a small list of supplies. And they are very affordable to make. Usually, you will need to purchase yarn only. Since other materials, such as scissors and tapestry needles, are one-time purchases.

Buy if you need to invest in other materials and tools, here is what you will need in most cases:

Yarns for Crochet Bralettes

The best yarn types for crochet bralette are the lighter weight made of natural fibers. Here is a list of my favorite yarns for crochet bralettes:

The reason why these are great yarns for bralettes is because they are light weight (fingering to medium weight) made of natural fibers.

Cotton, linen, and bamboo are great fiber options because they are perfect for the warmer seasons. Therefore, they are perfect for bralettes and bikini tops.

Crochet hooks

Crochet hooks that you need to crochet bralettes are usually the smaller sizes. But always make sure you follow the recommendation in the pattern you’re using.

My go-to crochet hooks are Clover Amour. I have the set with 10 sizes, and I love them.

Other supplies and notions

The other tools you will need are probably things you already have, even if you are an occasional crocheter. But this is what you will need for most patterns.

Do crochet bralette cups need bra inserts or pads?

Not necessarily! Unless you want to give your crochet bralette more coverage and support. In this case, even if the pattern doesn’t call for it, you can still easily adapt it your way.

Here is how you can do it:

  1. Chose a pattern that will be easy to adapt to insert a pad. Usually, cups designed with closed/solid stitches will work better to insert pads.
  2. Purchase a removable bra pad according to your size, you can easily find them online (see supply list above).
  3. Depending on the pattern, you can either sew on a fabric liner or crochet a second piece for each cup and sew them together. Then, insert the pad between the liner and the cup.
  4. Insert the pad as you sew the liner. You can leave a small opening if you want the pads to be removable, like in sport bras. Or just close it totally.
  5. Another way to add the pad is by crocheting a row of stitches to attach it. This is my favorite method because the pads will be secured in place permanently with the stitches. 

For this last method, see this video by Cassiekoy Crochet with great instructions. 

More pattern collections you will love

Crochet bralette patterns

Before we dive into the list of crochet bralette patterns, I wanted to mention that this is a mix of paid and free patterns. I’ve added the free ones on top of the list.

Generally, when you pay for a PDF download it’s only a small fee. And the advantage of getting a PDF download is that you will have an ad free file that’s yours forever.

Before you go, check these latest patterns and tutorials:

Final thoughts

And there you have the list of crochet bralette patterns. I hope you have come across one (or more) that you love. Whether you’re making it now or later, I recommend you pin it to your Pinterest Boards, that way you will have a great list or bralettes to always refer to.

Bralettes are great makes for yourself, but also amazing gifts for the girls in your family and friends. Not to mention, they great for craft markets, since they are quick to crochet, you can make great profit selling them.

What’s next?

Drop a comment below if you have any questions or if you just would like to say “hi”. Another way to reach out to me is by joining my community group on Facebook

If you use any of my patterns or tutorials for a project, please tag me @zamiguz or use the hashtag #zamiguzmakers. I would love to see what you make.

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Friday 25th of August 2023

Thank you so much for including my Sunday Morning bralette in this wonderful list!

xoxo Noelebelle Crochet


Friday 25th of August 2023

You're welcome, Neena. It's a great pattern and beautiful photos! Maggie

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