Even if it isn’t beach season, we love looking at a crochet bikini set just for fun. There’s something about a handmade, natural creation that gives off a bohemian vibe. Instead of going for regular bras, a crochet bra is also beautiful underneath summer-themed tops. If you don’t have one yet, you should at least have a crochet bralette. That’s why we’re going to show you how to make a rope bra with some easy crochet tips you’ll be excited to use at the beach.
A Step-by-Step Guide: Making A Rope Crochet Bralette
Making a rope crochet bralette creates a free-spirited beach theme. It’s fun and playful, and with the different colors you can use, you can make one uniquely your own. These are the steps on how to make a rope bra with crochet:
Things you need:
- Cotton yarn
- 3.50 mm hook
- Tapestry needle
- Measuring tape
Step 1. Make your measurements. It’s essential to get the right measurements for your bust so that you create a comfortable bralette.
- Measure your band size
- Measure your cup size
Step 2. Identify your gauge. Since we all crochet differently, the measurements must stay true to your preference.
- Crochet 20 sts long of double crochet stitches in 6 rows
- Measure the number of double crochet sts per inch
- Measure the rows per inches vertically
- Measure your gauge (a gauge is the number of stitches and rows for every 2 inches)
Step 3. Start with the triangle cups of your bralette by making a magic ring.
- Make two chain stitches and three double crochet stitches in your magic run and do this three times. Use a slip stitch and join it with your first double crochet.
- Make the 2nd round by doing one double crochet stitch into the same stitch and do one double crochet in each of the next two double crochet stitches. Do the same thing and use a slip stitch so you can join it to the first double crochet.
- Repeat these steps until you get to the sixth round or the until the sides match your measurement.
NOTE: Stretch out the corners of your triangle while working on them so you can monitor the progress. This is one of the best ways on how to make a rope bra with crochet.
Step 4. When you finish with the first triangle, tie the yarn and cut it but leave an attached cord on the 2nd triangle.
Step 5. These triangles will be, you guessed it, the cups of your bralette. Position them beside each other with the right side facing.
Step 6. Use a stitch marker for the corners where your two triangles meet.
Step 7. Position your hook on the top and center of one triangle and put another stitch marker on the opposite triangle in the same position.
Step 8. Work a third of the way towards the center marker with a single crochet stitch, a half double crochet, and double crochet. If a third of the way is not a whole number, round it down and add more double crochet stitches.
Step 9. Continue to work beyond the middle marker towards the other marker with the same mirrored stitches.
Step 10. Now that we’re done with the triangles, we will switch our attention to the band. Add the number of stitches that will be equal to your band measurement on both sides.
Step 11. Start creating chain stitches equal to your band’s measurement and use a double crochet stitch in the 2nd chain stitch at the triangle’s corner. Continue to create chain stitches similar to your band’s measurement, which is an essential part of learning how to make a rope bra with crochet.
Step 12. Proceed to the 2nd row and make two chain stitches and repeat the process in the 11th step.
Step 13. To create the strap, make as much as 300 chain stitches. The amount depends on your bust size. It is ideal to make more than enough chain stitches so you can just remove the parts you don’t need.
Step 14. Chain the amount of stitches until you have sufficient length to get your chain’s end to the middle of your triangles.
Step 15. Repeat the length of the chain before skipping to the other cup. Do one hdc in the double crochet before getting to the space for your chain. Your chains should be slightly tight to avoid any loose strings.
Step 16. To finish, do more half double crochet stitches in the next chain space, and add one double crochet in the same space. After making a second chain strap that’s the same length as the first, you can cut the yarn and rejoin six stitches away from the last double crochet.
Step 17. As a final step, you can now start weaving in all the ends excepts the ends of your chain straps.
Step 18. Now, for the best part, wear the top and cross your chain straps at the back.
NOTE: You can do a criss-cross on the straps using all the eyelets at the back, but you don’t have to do it on all the eyelets. The more you do this, the more difficult it is to loosen or adjust it.
As an additional tip, you can check out more bralette tutorials online if you want to add a spin to the traditional style. We recommend that you also check the videos for more interactive steps on how to make a rope bra with crochet. Know more about bra styles.
There are many reasons to love a crochet bralette. They’re a great accent for your regular summer outfit or an excellent undergarment for loose, thin clothes. Now that you know how to make a rope bra with crochet, you can work on more bralettes for yourself and others.