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How to Crochet: The Sassy Summer Bikini

How to Crochet: The Sassy Summer Bikini

This summer heatwave has me and many others longing for the beach! For that reason, I have gotten a lot of requests for a swimsuit crochet video tutorial. Here is my Sassy Summer Bikini hot off the hook!! This full coverage two-piece suit can be made to fit any size!

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This two-piece swimsuit has a nice repeat pattern that is easy to follow for any crocheter. Please read the NOTES section for all the information and follow along with the video tutorial if you get stuck! Enjoy!!

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To learn how to make this bikini, follow this video tutorial:

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

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Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
You may sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:

**Get the full kit of supplies here!!**

-Willow Yarns Ripples in the color Friendship
3.00mm crochet hook (or 3.50mm crochet hook) The smaller, the better!!
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Thread
Sewing Needles
Lining Fabric

NOTES:
-You can make this bikini any size just by continuing or stopping your increases and making the straps/strings longer or shorter.
To see the measurements, watch the intro of the video tutorial at 7 minutes in to the video.
-You can use any colors you want. I used a cotton blend yarn, Size 4 Medium Yarn but you can use any Double Knitting Yarn or any Aran Yarn as well. I highly recommend using a cotton yarn or cotton blend yarn.
-This bikini took me 2 days to make.
-Ch 3 at the beginning of a row counts as a stitch unless otherwise specified (See video tutorial for explanation)
-TIP: Maybe adding a single crochet around the entire bottom will give it a better shape and more form fitting.


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Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

Top of Bikini: Make 2
Ch 20

Row 1: DC in 5th ch from hook and across, 3 DC in last ch, ch 1, 3 DC in same ch. Working on opposite side of foundation row, DC in each ch across. Ch 3, turn.  (38 DC)

Row 2: DC in each st across to ch-1 space, [2 DC, ch-1, 2 DC] in ch-1 space, DC in each st to the end of the row. Ch 3, turn.

Rows 3-10: Repeat Row 2 or however many times as you need to get full coverage.

Last row:
After your last row, ch 1, turn, sc in each st until you get to the ch-1 sp. sc in ch-1 sp, ch 101, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across until you get back down to the ch-1 sp. sc in the same ch 1 sp. sc in each st until the end of the row. (see video tutorial to have visual instructions)

Once you have both triangles made, line the inside with your fabric and sew that on. (See video tutorial for visual instructions).

For back strap: Ch 301, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across. (300 sc) Fasten off, weave in ends. Weave the strand through the bottom of the triangles. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Bottoms: Starts at 49 minutes into video tutorial
Back side:
Ch 16

Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook and across. ch 3, turn. (14 DC)

Row 2: DC in each st across. Ch 3, turn. (14 DC)

Row 3: DC in first st (same st as ch-3), DC in each st across until the last st, 2 DC in last st. Ch 3, turn. (16 DC)

Row 4-33: Repeat row 3
You can repeat row 3 as many times as you need to, to make the backside as big as you need to have full coverage. I ended when I had 76 DC on row 33.

Row 34-38: DC in each st across. Ch 3, turn. (76 DC)
You can repeat these rows to make your waist as high as you need it to be. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Front side of the Bottoms:

Turn your backside piece upside down so you work on the foundation row. (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Attach yarn to beginning,

Row 1: Ch 3, DC in each st across, ch 3, turn. (14 DC)

Row 2-6: DC in each st across. Ch 3, turn. (14 DC)

Row 7: DC in first st (same st as ch-3), DC in each st across until the last st, 2 DC in last st. Ch 3, turn. (16 DC)

Rows 8-23:  Repeat row 7
You can repeat row 7 as many times as you need to, to make the front-side as big as you need to have full coverage. I ended when I had 48 DC on row 23.

Row 24-28: DC in each st across. Ch 3, turn.
You can repeat these rows to make your waist as high as you need it to be. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Before tying the sides, line the inside with your fabric and sew that on. (See video tutorial for visual instructions).

Ties for the side of the bottoms: (Skip ahead in the video tutorial to 1 hour and 10 minutes for this part)
Ch 201 (or as many as you want), sc in 2nd ch from hook and across. Fasten off, weave in ends.
See video tutorial for tips/tricks.

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!

~Nadia


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6 responses

  1. I am new to crocheting and am having trouble with the chain 1 space. After row 1 I have the 38DC. How many DC should I have after each subsequent rows?

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    • You should add 4 stitches to each row, so row 2 will have 42 sts, then the next row will have 46 sts and so on. I hope that makes sense and you are able to make this bikini! ~Nadia

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      • You are great Nadia. You are a very patient teacher. I could easily make the swim suit following your pattern alone. Thank you so much. I am from India.

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  2. Hello Nadia,
    I found u on YouTube & I fell in love with your very detailed instructions. I am very inspired by ur work. I am working on the bathing suit & completed the bottom, I did increase as u mentioned to get a bigger size but I guess I underestimated my bum. I don’t want to start over, it is not wide enough. Do you think putting a few rows of stitches running vertically will help my problem?
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Thanks Patsy(new crocheter)

    P.s can you make a circle sweater/jacket like the granny square pumpkin? I am also at the end of my granny square sweater. Winter is approaching & I live in MA so having a few with variety would be nice

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